John Mayo

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The Mayo Report: Analyzing The "Spider-Verse" Effect

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" #9 was the best-selling title in November 2014, but how far did the "Spider-Verse" halo effect spread?

Marvel Flies High in November, as "Amazing Spider-Man," "Captain America" Top 100K in Sales

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"All-New Captain America" and "Spider-Verse" debut strong, leading Marvel to take 8 of the top 10 sales slots in the Direct Market.

MAYO REPORT: October Was the Best Month of Comic Sales in Over Ten Years

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With seven series performing particularly well in October, the direct market saw its biggest month of sales in over a decade.

"Walking Dead" Tops 325K in October, Female-led "Thor" Debuts with 150K in Sales

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman's zombie epic lifts Image Comics' direct market share in October, while Marvel's new goddess of thunder launches big.

MAYO REPORT: A Deeper Look at DC Comics' September Sales Domination

Tue, October 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics once again laying claim to September, John Mayo looks deeper into the numbers "Futures End" produced.

"Death of Wolverine" #1 Tops 260K, but "Futures End" One-Shots Dominate September Sales

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's farewell to Logan opened with over a quarter-million in sales, while DC's 3D covers once again ruled September overall.

MAYO REPORT: "Batman," "Amazing Spider-Man" Lead A Weak August

Tue, September 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Overall, August 2014 was a weak month of comic sales, with "Multiversity debuting under the 100K mark and a number of titles on the cancellation bubble.

"Batman," "Spider-Man" Reclaim Top Spots in August

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

After being displaced by "Rocket Raccoon" last month, DC's "Batman" climbed back into pole position with "Amazing Spider-Man" right behind.

MAYO REPORT: "Grayson" Debuts Strong, and The Loot Crate Effect

Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Grayson" opens strong, "Original Sin" numbering tricks muddy the sales waters, and how might the Loot Crate sales data affect comic shop orders?

"Rocket Raccoon" Soars to the Top of July's Sales Charts

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's furriest superstar muscled his way to the top of July's sales charts, with his teammate, "Legendary Star-Lord," also landing in the Top Ten.

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

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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

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

Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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.

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

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"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.

MAYO REPORT: Analyzing the Marvel NOW! Relaunches

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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.

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

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

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

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