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"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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 -

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 - "Jupiter's Legacy," "Walking Dead" Land in Top Ten

Marvel and DC Comics took eight of the top ten spots in Diamond's April, 2013 sales chart, but Image Comics' landed in #3 and #8 respectively with "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 and "The Walking Dead" #109.

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.

Marvel Rides

Marvel Rides "Guardians," "Age of Ultron" To Top March's Sales Charts

The launches of "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Age of Ultron" and "Wolverine" led Marvel to the number on publisher slot in March while DC Comics' Batman and Justice League titles remained strong.

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.

"Justice League of America" Tops February Sales Charts

DC Comics' "Justice League of America" #1 tops February charts while Marvel remains the number one publisher overall thanks in part to the debut of "Uncanny X-Men" and continuing strength of "Superior Spider-Man."

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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.

Marvel Sees

Marvel Sees "Superior" Sales In January

"Superior Spider-Man" led Marvel Comics to its position as the top-selling publisher in the direct market for January, while DC Comics' Bat-books and "Justice League" continue to perform.

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.

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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.

DC Looks Back Over 2012 Sales, Forward to 2013

DC Looks Back Over 2012 Sales, Forward to 2013

DC execs Bob Wayne and John Cunningham look back over the year that was 2012 for sales of the New 52 and original graphic novels, teasing plans for "Superman" backlist and "Before Watchmen" collected editions in 2013.

"Amazing Spider-Man" #700 Tops December Sales Chart

"Amazing Spider-Man" #700 led Marvel to an easy #1 position on December's comic sales charts while "The Walking Dead" was joined by fellow Image titles "Chew," "Saga" and "Fatale" to dominate the graphic novel Top Ten.

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