2009 TOP 25 BESTSELLER LIST

I’ve compiled a list of our 25 Bestselling titles in 2009 so you can see what customers spent their money on at Floating World.  A couple notes on how the list was compiled.  This is based on dollar amount, so I multiplied quantity sold by retail price.  Also I eliminated certain redundancies where applicable.  Meaning, I only let Walking Dead, Batman & Robin, Scott Pilgrim, etc… appear on the list once, even though other volumes or issue numbers were among the bestsellers.

So what did we learn from this year’s list?  4 of the bestselling titles weren’t even available from Diamond!  Shows what they know.  6 of the 25 titles were published by Portland companies.  Also if you work here you’ll have an opportunity to hand sell a lot of copies (see: me or Jamie).  First Thursday signings generated lots of sales (see: David Mack).  Marvel only had 1 title on the list.  16 of the titles were from indy publishers.  Secret Acres has published 7 titles since their foundation in 2008; 2 of those books showed up on our list.  Walking Dead and Scott Pilgrim are unstoppable.

THE LIST!

1.   SCOTT PILGRIM VOL. 5 (Oni Press)
2.   WATCHMEN TP (DC/Vertigo)
3.   YOU HAVE KILLED ME (Oni Press)
4.   WALKING DEAD VOL 9 (Image)
5.   KABUKI ALCHEMY HC (Marvel/Icon)
6.   CAPACITY TP (Secret Acres)
7.   LOEG CENTURY #1 (Top Shelf)
8.   KRAMERS 7 (Buenaventura)
9.   ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL 2 HC (DC)
10. BLANKETS (Top Shelf)

11. BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 (DC)
12. BOOK OF GENESIS BY ROBERT CRUMB (W.W. Norton)
13. FILTH TP (DC/Vertigo)
14. MONSTERS GN (Secret Acres)
15. A DRIFTING LIFE (D&Q)
16. ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL 1 TP (DC)
17. CATERER #3 (Floating World)
18. THB COMICS FROM MARS (Adhouse)
19. MULTIFORCE (Picturebox)
20. GIANT THB 1.V.2 (Horse Press)

21. BART SIMPSON’S TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #15 (Bongo)
22. WEDNESDAY COMICS #1 (DC)
23. BEN JONES HC (Picturebox)
24. LOCAL (Oni)
25. TEKKON KINKREET (Viz)

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    […] Best of 2009 | Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon, posts its 25 bestselling comics and graphic novels of the year — a list topped by the fifth volume of Scott Pilgrim, Watchmen, You Have Killed Me and the ninth volume of The Walking Dead. [Floating World Comics] […]

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