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"Rocket Raccoon" #1 Leads the Way for Marvel in July, "Harley Quinn" Continues Success

Marvel climbed to the top of July's direct market sales, with "Rocket Raccoon" #1 leading the way, while Image dominates the trade paperback charts.

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The Mayo Report: "Harley Quinn," "Superman" Rise in June, "Original Sin" Dips

In June, DC Comics' "Harley Quinn" sales exploded, while Marvel's "Original Sin" event exhibited signs of weakness.

"Harley Quinn," "Superman" & "Detective" Enter Top Ten in April

A number of DC Comics title saw strong increases in June, while "Walking Dead," "Amazing Spider-Man" showed their staying power.

"Batman" Retakes #1 Slot in Direct Market for June, Johns/Romita "Superman" Debuts at #5

"Harley Quinn" #7 was DC Comics' second-highest selling title in June 2014, while Marvel retains its overall position as the #1 publisher.

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MAYO REPORT: "Walking Dead" Rises, DC Holds the $2.99 Line

John Mayo returns with a look at DC Comics quietly holding the line at $2.99 - for the most pert - and the rise of "Walking Dead" into a Top Ten title.

"Original Sin," Spidey Top May Sales Chart, "Walking Dead" Sees Increase

Marvel topped May's direct market sales, thanks to "Original Sin" and Spider-Man, Batman remains strong at DC and "Walking Dead" saw a sales boost.

"Original Sin," "Amazing Spider-Man" Top May Sales, "Walking Dead" Re-enters Top Ten

Marvel's latest event series opens strong, Spider-Man's relaunch maintains momentum and "Walking Dead" shambles back up the charts in May.

MAYO REPORT: Marvel's

MAYO REPORT: Marvel's "Amazing" April Sales Numbers

The latest edition of "Amazing Spider-Man" debuted to sales over 530K, and "Deadpool's" nuptials increased reader interest.

"Amazing Spider-Man" Flies High, Batman Family Stays Strong in April 2014 Sales

"Amazing Spider-Man" debuted to record numbers while Batman locked in half the top ten slots and Image dominates graphic novel sales in April 2014.

Spider-Man, Batman Dominate Top Ten Sales Chart for April 2014

Spider-Man, Batman Dominate Top Ten Sales Chart for April 2014

Marvel's Amazing and Superior Spider-Men dominated April 2014 sales, while "Batman Eternal" launched strong and Image controls the TPB charts.

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."

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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.

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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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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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