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MAYO REPORT: Analyzing the Marvel NOW! Relaunches

MAYO REPORT: Analyzing the Marvel NOW! Relaunches

In a special MAYO REPORT, John takes a look at Marvel's increasingly common tactic of relaunching series to boost sales numbers.

MAYO REPORT: DC Comics' March Delays Point Toward a Weak April

MAYO REPORT: DC Comics' March Delays Point Toward a Weak April

DC Comics' recent delays indicate that April may be particularly weak for the publisher even as Marvel looks ahead to an "Amazing Spider-Man" #1's sales boost.

"Batman" Only Title over 100K in March, "Superior Spider-Man" Tops Marvel's Sales

Snyder and Capullo's "Batman" remained the #1 comic in March, the only title to top 100K, while "Superior Spider-Man" remained Marvel's best seller.

"Batman" Still #1 While Marvel Tops Overall March Sales as Image Surges over 11% Share

DC takes 4 of the top ten spots, but Marvel remains the overall sales leader even while Image accounts for over 11% of the Direct Market.

THE MAYO REPORT: Marvel's Relaunches Softening,

THE MAYO REPORT: Marvel's Relaunches Softening, "Walking Dead" Moving Up the Sales Chart

Marvel's January relaunches open soft while "Walking Dead" remains steady, helping the title move into the Top Ten.

"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.

"Batman" and "Forever Evil" Lead February Top 10, Marvel Still Ahead in Market Share

For the second month in a row, two DC titles topped Diamond's single-issue chart, with Marvel once again leading dollar and unit share.

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.

"Harley Quinn" Maintains Top 10 Rank; Image Takes 10% of the Direct Market in January

"Batman," "Detective" lead the charts, "Harley Quinn" remains in the Top 10 and Image accounts for over 10% of all comics sold in January.

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 Walking Dead" Holds #1 Spot for Second Year in Diamond's Top 1000 Sellers of 2013

For the second year in a row, "The Walking Dead" had the industry's bestselling single issue, as "Saga" was the bestselling collection.

"Origin II" Snikts to the Top of December Sales Charts, "Harley Quinn" Remains Strong

Marvel rides "Origin II" #1 to the top sales position overall in December, but "Harley Quinn" helps DC dominate the Top Ten.

"Walking Dead" #115, "Saga" TPB Top Diamond's Sales Charts for 2013

Diamond has released its top ten selling comics and graphic novels for 2013, with "Walking Dead" and "Saga" taking both #1 positions.

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%.

"Batman," "Harley Quinn" Take Top Two Slots on November Sales Charts

"Batman" and "Harley Quinn" took the #1 and 2 slots on November's sales charts, even as Marvel remained the #1 publisher overall.

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 Walking Dead's" Tenth Anniversary Issue Tops October Sales Charts

Robert Kirkman's zombie epic gives Image the best selling comic in October, while DC Comics and Marvel split Dollars and Units sold.

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.

Sales Report: Crime Pays for DC Comics in September,

Sales Report: Crime Pays for DC Comics in September, "East of West" Rides High

"Forever Evil" and Villains Month were a potent combination in September, driving DC Comics to dominate the direct market, while Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's "East of West" ruled the graphic novel charts.

Villains Unite, Drive DC Comics To the Top of September's Sales Chart

Villains Unite, Drive DC Comics To the Top of September's Sales Chart

Despite the controversies surrounding DC Comics' Villains Month, the event, coupled with "Forever Evil" #1, drove the publisher to a commanding #1 position on September's sales charts.

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.

Marvel's

Marvel's "Infinity" Tops August Sales Chart, "Superman Unchained" Remains Strong

Marvel's "Infinity" event opens big in August, with the first issue landing in the #1 slot, while DC's "Superman Unchained" continues to sell strong and Rocket Raccoon lands high on the graphic novel sales chart.

The Mayo Report:

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.

DC, Marvel Split #1 Position on Diamond's July Sales Charts

DC, Marvel Split #1 Position on Diamond's July Sales Charts

DC Comics edges out Marvel for the #1 position in dollars earned for July 2013 thanks to "Superman Unchained," "Batman" and the Trinity War, but the House of Ideas maintained its top slot for units moved.

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.

Led by

Led by "Superman Unchained," DC Takes Top Three Sales Spots for June

DC's "Superman Unchained" #1 and "Batman/Superman" #1 top the bestselling comics in June, while Image had a diverse representation in the top ten graphic novels and trade paperbacks.

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.

"X-Men" #1, "Adventure Time" OGN Top Diamond's May 2013 Charts

Marvel's "X-Men" debuted at #1, leading Marvel to another month as top publisher, while BOOM! Studios' "Adventure Time" OGN topped the sales charts in a May which saw an increase of 16% over last year.

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.

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