Cold Cut Distribution has released its Top 300 books of 2006, a list dominated by the likes of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Lenore, Squee, Tintin, Optic Nerve and the like. In fact, Slave Labor books held the first 36 spots.
Cold Cut specializes in reorders for independent comics, so this list doesn’t really serve as an indy-mirror version of the Diamond charts. However, it makes for an interesting look at the staying power of some properties. For instance, Jhonen Vasquez’s perennial best-seller Johnny the Homicidal Maniac #1, which held Cold Cut’s No. 1 spot, was first published by Slave Labor in 1996.
It’s impossible to tell how many reorders that top spot represents — Cold Cut didn’t release sales figures — but it seems pretty impressive that JTHM is apparently still drawing new fans. (Eight of the Top 10 positions were held by individual issues of the series and the trade paperback.)
(Link via the Slave Labor blog)