John Mayo

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Rebirth, "Civil War II" Result in Highest Direct Market Sales Numbers in 20 Years

Tue, July 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond likely under-reported the numbers on Rebirth due to returnability, which means DC had an even bigger month than it would appear.

"Civil War II" Sells Over 500K Copies in June, "Batman" Cracks 400K

Mon, July 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Both Marvel and DC saw major sales increases in June, with DC's top seven titles combining to sell over 1,000,000 copies.

The Mayo Report: "DC Universe: Rebirth" Could Have Sold Even More Copies

Mon, June 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' chart-topping one-shot could have sold more, "Civil War II's" should have a positive on Marvel's line, and DC's Hanna-Barbera titles debuted strong.

"DC Universe: Rebirth" Sells 235k Copies, "Civil War II" #0 Tops 175k

Mon, June 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The first printing of DC Comics' not-a-reboot debuts big, "Civil War II" starts off with a bang, and "The Punisher" cracks the 100k mark.

MAYO REPORT: Marvel's Marvelous April Sales, DC's Rebirth & What They Mean To Retailers

Tue, May 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel dominated the Direct Market again in April, but can DC Comics stage a comeback when Rebirth arrives?

Marvel's "Black Panther" #1 Sells More Than A Quarter Million Copies

Mon, May 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Though March sales trended down overall, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" debuted with impressive numbers.

MAYO REPORT: Can DC Comics Maintain Sales Momentum Heading Into Rebirth?

Wed, April 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Will "Batman" and "Superman" maintain March's numbers as they head towards Rebirth? What does "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" mean for BOOM!?

"Batman" Sales Up Nearly 60% in March; "Power Rangers" #1 Cracks 100K

Tue, April 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Bruce Wayne's return to his superhero lifestyle led to DC Comics having the best-selling single issue in March.

Mayo Report: DC Comics Sales Rise Slightly in February, While Overall Market Dips

Tue, March 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Dark Knight III" led DC to a solid month, while the overall market dipped by 500,000 units from January.

Only Three Titles Top 100K In February's Direct Market Sales

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Two Batman series and Marvel's "Star Wars" were the only comic titles to crack 100,000 in sales for February 2016.

The Mayo Report: "Walking Dead" January 2016 Performance, "Power Rangers" Franchise Potential

Tue, February 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's overall dominance continues, DC Comics may be rebooting, and BOOM! Studios may have an expandable property on its hands.

"Walking Dead" #150 Tops 156K in January Sales, "Spider-Man/Deadpool" Opens Strong

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Image's zombie drama celebrates its anniversary with a major sales bump, while Marvel's wise-cracking team-up debuts over 130K.

Big Events, Relaunches Boosted Comic Book Sales in 2015

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel had a strong 2015 thanks in large part to "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars," while "Dark Knight III" helped DC's numbers trend up at year's end.

Marvel Titles Accounted for Over Half of 2015's Top 1000 Comics

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" dominating Top Ten sales charts all year, Marvel Comics commanded the top publisher position in 2015.

Mayo Report: Marvel Relaunches, "Batman/TMNT" Debut Strong in December

Tue, January 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Dark Knight remains DC's biggest property, "Secret Wars" maintains Marvel's momentum & "Rick and Morty" shows staying power.

"Secret Wars" Tops December Sales, "Star Wars" Enjoys "Vader Down" Bump

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Frank Miller's new Batman tale holds strong, but Marvel's universe-changing event continues to top the sales charts.

The Mayo Report: "Dark Knight III," "Vader Down" Lead a Strong November

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Despite the overall numbers being up for the month, November's sales show that the Direct Market has some potentially tough months ahead.

Frank Miller's "Dark Knight III" Debuts to 440K In Sales

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Vader Down" #1 landed with over 380K in sales, while every other Top Ten series sold over 100K in November 2015.

The Mayo Report: Marvel's All-New Relaunches Lead to a Record-Setting October

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Relaunches, variants, "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" pushed Marvel past its previous high sales benchmark set in 2008

Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen & More Lead Marvel to Massive October Sales

Mon, November 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's All-New #1 issues result in the publisher owning over 50% of the direct market's sales in October 2015.