Maus is #1!

Yes, it’s number one, it’s Top of the Pops

Today The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman reached #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers list.

From Mediaite:

The graphic novel is also available as two paperback volumes, Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History and Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, which are ranked #3 and #7 respectively on Amazon’s list of Best Sellers in all Books at the time of publication.

The various editions are also dominating the top of the lists of Amazon Best Sellers in the History, Comics & Graphic NovelsGraphic Novels, Historical & Biographical Fiction Graphic Novels, and Biographies categories.

Many of the recent Amazon reviews expressly credit the McMinn County School Board’s decision for their purchase of the book.

Also Mediaite notes the Nirvana Comics shop efforts:

There are more purchases coming, many more. Richard Davis, the owner of the Nirvana Comics bookstore in Knoxville, Tennessee, launched a GoFundMe to purchase Maus for students. The original goal was to collect funds to be able to loan several copies to local students, but as donations continued to pour in, Davis expanded his goal to purchase as many copies as possible for students across the U.S.

As of Sunday, the GoFundMe had raised over $75,000.


At Barnes & Noble it’s the paperback box set that is #1.


Now my agent called me on the telephone
He said, “Son, your record’s just got to number one”
And you know what this means?
This means you can earn some real money