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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

"The Walking Dead" Dominates Diamond Comics' 2012 Top 500 Lists

Diamond Comics Distributors has released its lists of the top 500 bestselling comic book and graphic novels as "The Walking Dead" leading the pack for both lists with strong showings from Marvel and DC.

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.

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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.

Marvel Dominates November With Marvel NOW!

Marvel Dominates November With Marvel NOW!

Marvel Comics' new Marvel NOW! #1 issues dominated the single issue sales charts in November, while DC continued its spread over the top graphic novels and trade paperbacks for the month.

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 Walking Dead" Sees 39% Sales Increase in October

According to sales estimates by CBR's John Mayo, orders for "The Walking Dead" #103 hit 74,372 copies, a more than 39-percent increase from the previous issue and the biggest circulation gain of any title for the month.

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Sales Estimates for October, 2012 - "Uncanny Avengers" Debuts Big, "Walking Dead" Leaps Into Top 10

Marvel NOW! opened big with Rick Remender and John Cassaday's "Uncanny Avengers" #1 topping October's sales while Robert Kirkman's "Walking Dead" shot up the charts to land in the top 10.

"The Walking Dead" Cracks Diamond's Top Ten for October

"The Walking Dead" #103 landed at #9 on Diamond's October sales chart, marking the rare breakthrough into the Top 10 by an independent title. The question, though, is why. ROBOT 6's Kevin Melrose explores possible reasons.

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Marvel's "Uncanny Avengers" Leads The Way In October

Marvel led October sales thanks to strong showings from the debut of Rick Remender and John Cassaday's "Uncanny Avengers" and the conclusion of "Avengers Vs. X-Men" while "The Walking Dead" #103 broke into the top ten.

NYCC: ICv2 White Paper Presentation Spotlights Comics Sales & Trends

NYCC: ICv2 White Paper Presentation Spotlights Comics Sales & Trends

Comics sales are up, graphic novel sales are down and ICv2's Milton Griepp explained why, digging into the specifics during his White Paper at the ICv2 Conference preceding New York Comic Con.

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.

Sales Estimates for September, 2012 - DC Comics Zero Month Scores Big

Sales Estimates for September, 2012 - DC Comics Zero Month Scores Big

Marvel's penultimate "AvX" chapter took the number one position, but DC Comics' zero month issues dominated the rest of September's Top ten slots, leading the publisher to overall sales dominance for the month.

"AvX" Tops DC Comics' Zero Month-Heavy September Sales Chart

While Marvel Comics' current event remained the chart topper for comic shops in September, "Avengers Vs. X-Men" was the only book in the top ten not linked to DC's New 52 #0 initiative as DC led overall sales for the month.

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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.

"AvX" Edges Out the New 52 In August

Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" issues lead sales in August, while DC continues a strong market presence with "Batman," "Justice League" and "Before Watchmen."

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.

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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.

"The Dark Knight" Sales Effect, Vertigo's Future & Digital Rankings

DC Comics' Bob Wayne and John Cunningham discuss July sales as "Before Watchmen" to "Batman: Earth One" perform strongly alongside "The Walking Dead's" major performance. Plus, an exclusive look at DC's top 20 digital titles.

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