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"Batman" Once Again Best Selling Title in February, "Walking Dead" Nabs Two Top 10 Spots

"Batman" tops February's sales, "Wolverine" and "Fantastic Four" debut in top 10 while "Walking Dead" takes #8, 9 slots.

THE MAYO REPORT: DC's Dark Knight Rules a Weak January

THE MAYO REPORT: DC's Dark Knight Rules a Weak January

DC Comics' Batman sales were a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster January, which finds a number of New 52 titles walking the cancellation line.

Sales Report: Only One Title Sold Over 90K in January;

Sales Report: Only One Title Sold Over 90K in January; "Saga" TPB Remains Strong

"Batman" was the only title to top 100K in sales for January, with no other title reaching 90K while "Saga" TPB sales remain strong.

THE MAYO REPORT: Analyzing Gimmicks, Events &

THE MAYO REPORT: Analyzing Gimmicks, Events & "Walking Dead" in 2013

2013 was a year of gimmick covers, big events and, of course, "The Walking Dead." John Mayo parses the big points in his year-end analysis.

"Walking Dead" #115, "Justice League of America" #1 Nearly Tie for Best-Selling Single Issue of 2013

"Walking Dead" #115 and "Justice League of America" #1 led the way in 2013, each selling over 326K, while Marvel took 498 of the top 1000 slots.

THE MAYO REPORT: Marvel's #.1 'Jumping On' Effectiveness

THE MAYO REPORT: Marvel's #.1 'Jumping On' Effectiveness

John Mayo looks at December's sales numbers, including the effectiveness of Marvel's .1 numbering in appealing to casual readers.

Sales Report: Marvel Expands Lead Over DC in December; IDW, Image Remain Strong

Sales Report: Marvel Expands Lead Over DC in December; IDW, Image Remain Strong

Marvel grew its lead over DC in December, taking control of over 35% of the direct market while IDW and Image remained strong.

THE MAYO REPORT: Are Event Title Sales Cooling?

THE MAYO REPORT: Are Event Title Sales Cooling?

John Mayo looks at November 2013 sales data, wondering if event sales are slowing down and comparing Marvel NOW! with the New 52.

Sales Report: Marvel, DC's Dollar Share Dips Under 30% Each in November

Sales Report: Marvel, DC's Dollar Share Dips Under 30% Each in November

Marvel and DC split the Top Ten sales positions in November, though both companies' total dollar share dropped to under 30%.

Mayo Report: Variants Boost

Mayo Report: Variants Boost "Walking Dead," Joker's Daughter Rises Again

John Mayo looks at "The Walking Dead's" October domination, the return of the Joker's Daughter one-shot for a second month and "Battle of the Atom."

Sales Report:

Sales Report: "Walking Dead" Rules October; "Infinity," "Zero Year" Still Strong

Variants and a highly publicized 10th Anniversary storyline send "Walking Dead" over 310K in sales while four more titles broke the 100K line.

The Mayo Report: What Does Villains Month's Sales Success Really Mean for DC?

The Mayo Report: What Does Villains Month's Sales Success Really Mean for DC?

DC Comics "won" the battle for dominance of the Direct Market in September thanks to the Villains Month 3D gimmick covers, but how is the New 52 performing overall? John Mayo breaks it down for CBR.

The Mayo Report:

The Mayo Report: "Infinity," "Trinity War" and Comic Book Events

While "Infinity" topped August's sales charts easily, John Mayo looks at what makes a comic book event series and explains why Marvel's latest doesn't quite fit the traditional definition.

Sales Report: August Sales Dip, But Marvel's

Sales Report: August Sales Dip, But Marvel's "Infinity" Tops 250K

Sales in August were down overall, but Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's "Infinity" led Marvel to the #1 position with over 250K issues ordered as "Superman Unchained," "Batman" and "Justice League" all topped 100k.

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The Mayo Report: "Trinity War" Increases Sales, "Superman Unchained" Still On Top

John Mayo returns for an analysis of the July, 2013 sales numbers, explaining the sales effect of "Age of Ultron's" conclusion, "Trinity War's" lead-in to Villains Month and the Ultimate line's sales struggle.

Sales Report for July, 2013:

Sales Report for July, 2013: "Superman Unchained," "Superior Spider-Man" Stay Strong

"Superman Unchained" topped the estimated sales charts for the second month running in July, 2013 with strong showings from "Justice League," "Superior Spider-Man," "Guardians of the Galaxy" & more.

The Mayo Report: Superman & Batman Soar, Valiant Remains Steady

The Mayo Report: Superman & Batman Soar, Valiant Remains Steady

John Mayo looks at the June, 2013 sales numbers, finding strength in DC's new series and "Batman," some concern for "Avengers AI," continuing "Walking Dead" dominance and Valiant maintains a strong presence.

Sales Report for June, 2013:

Sales Report for June, 2013: "Superman Unchained," "Kick Ass 3" Debut Strong

Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" soared to the top of the sales charts in June, Marvel was the overall top publisher and "The Walking Dead" once again ruled the trade paperback chart.

The Mayo Report: Female X-Men and My Little Ponies

The Mayo Report: Female X-Men and My Little Ponies

John Mayo returns with a look at the sales data for May, 2013, explaining why sales estimates can and should differ from the numbers on royalty statements. Plus, a quick look at IDW's equine success story.

Sales Estimates for May, 2013: All-New, All-Female

Sales Estimates for May, 2013: All-New, All-Female "X-Men" Tops Charts

Marvel retook the top slot in May, with Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel's "X-Men" exploding into stores with more than 175K in sales, while "Adventure Time," "Saga" and "Walking Dead" led the graphic novel charts.

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 -

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 - "Jupiter's Legacy" Tops 105K

DC topped the charts with "Batman" #19, and Marvel's "Thanos Rising" debuted strong, but the big news is Image Comics placing two titles in the Top Ten with "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 topping 105K in sales.

The Mayo Report: DC Comics' Gatefold Cover Gambit

The Mayo Report: DC Comics' Gatefold Cover Gambit

John Mayo looks at Image Comics' expanded presence in the Top 50 and analyzes the level of success DC experienced with its initially-branded "WTF Certified" gatefold cover promotion.

The Mayo Report: Marvel's Galactic March Sales

The Mayo Report: Marvel's Galactic March Sales

"Guardians of the Galaxy" #1 and its multiple variants helped propel Marvel to taking 46% of the March comics market while DC saw "Justice League of America" #2 drop as expected, though it still sold a strong 92K copies.

Sales Estimates for March, 2013 -

Sales Estimates for March, 2013 - "Guardians" Debuts To Galactic Sales

Marvel's latest "Guardians of the Galaxy" series debuted at the top of the sales charts while "Wolverine," and "Age of Ultron" also fared well with "Batman" and Justice League titles topping DC's sales.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "Justice League of America's" Massive Debut

John Mayo analyzes the performance of "Justice League of America" #1 from an historical perspective, explains why "Vibe" could have benefited from more aggressive promotion and looks at "Hellblazer's" final years.

Sales Estimates for February, 2013 -

Sales Estimates for February, 2013 - "Justice League of America" Debuts Huge

DC Comics' "Justice League of America" #1 broke the 300K mark and Marvel's "Uncanny X-Men" relaunch performed strongly as well, "Vibe" didn't shake up the charts and Alan Moore topped the TPB list.

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The Mayo Report: "Superior Spider-Man" Debuts, Looking Ahead To "Green Lantern" Creative Changes

John Mayo looks at January's sales numbers, analyzing "Superior Spider-Man's" debut numbers and the overall Marvel NOW! performance while looking ahead to the challenge the Green Lantern franchise faces.

Sales Estimates for January, 2013 - Spidey Sales Continue to Dominate

Sales Estimates for January, 2013 - Spidey Sales Continue to Dominate

Marvel's "Superior Spider-Man" debuted to strong sales in January, outpacing the penultimate chapter of "Death of the Family" in Batman" #16 while the latest collections of "Fables" and "Saga" top the trades list.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing AvX, New 52 and Marvel NOW! in 2012

The Mayo Report: Analyzing AvX, New 52 and Marvel NOW! in 2012

John Mayo looks back on 2012's sales numbers, comparing the continuing strength of DC's New 52 top titles with Marvel's AvX and Marvel NOW! initiative, the across the board growth in the industry and more.

Top 500 Comics, Trades for 2012

Top 500 Comics, Trades for 2012

John Mayo returns with complete charts for the top 500 selling comics and trades through Diamond Comics for 2012, a year which saw "The Walking Dead" take the top spot on both charts.

The Mayo Report:

The Mayo Report: "Amazing Spider-Man," "Marvel NOW! & Batman Top December

John Mayo drills past the dominance of Marvel NOW! and Batman in the top ten December-releasing titles, looking at "Hawkeye" bucking traditional sales trends, Valiant's performance and more.

Sales Estimates for December, 2012 -

Sales Estimates for December, 2012 - "Amazing Spider-Man" Finale Tops Charts

"Amazing Spider-Man" goes out with a bang as the title's final issue tops the December sales charts while the Marvel NOW! initiative, Batman's "Death of the Family" and Justice League round out the top ten.

The Mayo Report: Marvel NOW! and DC Comics' New 52 Report Card

The Mayo Report: Marvel NOW! and DC Comics' New 52 Report Card

John Mayo returns with his analysis of November's Marvel NOW! sales numbers, plus a look at DC Comics' New 52 performance from its 2011 launch through the latter portion of 2012.

Sales Estimates for November, 2012 -

Sales Estimates for November, 2012 - "All-New X-Men" Leads Marvel NOW! Sales Domination

November was a very good month for Marvel as the publisher's Marvel NOW! initiative had 8 of the top ten best-selling titles leading to overall sales domination while IDW's "My Little Pony" debuted at #15.

The Mayo Report: Marvel NOW! Tops Charts,

The Mayo Report: Marvel NOW! Tops Charts, "Walking Dead" Shambles Upwards

"Uncanny Avengers" #1 debuts with over 300K in sales, but can Marvel NOW! maintain a strong performance in the months ahead? John Mayo crunches the numbers on this and "The Walking Dead's" top 10 appearance.

The Mayo Report: DC Dominates September, but Marvel NOW! Arrives in October

The Mayo Report: DC Dominates September, but Marvel NOW! Arrives in October

John Mayo gives his monthly analysis of the industry sales numbers, looking at DC Comics' September sales victory and explaining the challenges Marvel faces as it rolls out its Marvel NOW! initiative.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing August, Predicting Marvel NOW!

The Mayo Report: Analyzing August, Predicting Marvel NOW!

John Mayo takes a look at August's numbers, predicts the sales bump for the Marvel NOW! relaunch and looks at "Before Watchmen" and the past year of DC's New 52.

Sales Estimates for August, 2012 -

Sales Estimates for August, 2012 - "Avengers Vs. X-Men" Tops The Charts

Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" reestablished its position at the top of the sales charts for July, while DC's "Batman: Earth One" performed well as the bestselling graphic novel of August.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "The Walking Dead's" Chart-Topping Numbers (UPDATED)

John Mayo looks at the sales numbers for "The Walking Dead" #100, explaining the discrepancies between his estimates and Image's reported sales while looking at the title's potential future performance. UPDATED with more info from Image.

Sales Estimates for July, 2012 -

Sales Estimates for July, 2012 - "The Walking Dead" Tops the Chart

"The Walking Dead" easily took the number one sales slot for July, while DC Comics placed first in overall units and dollars, while "Batman: Earth One" was the best selling graphic novel.

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