Articles By John Mayo
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Tue, March 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books
How did "Orphan Black" #1 become IDW's best-selling issue ever, and can it sustain sales from its chart-topping start?
Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books
IDW's tie-in to the hit BBC series moves almost half-a-million copies of its debut issue, while "Dartth Vader" and "Spider-Gwen" debut to over 250,000.
Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books
John Mayo looks at Marvel's impressive "Star Wars" #1 numbers, and explores the power of a jumping-in story point over a jumping-on issue.
Tue, February 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books
The Force was with Marvel in January, as "Star Wars" #1 sold about nine times as many copies as the next bestselling title.
Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books
In 2014, the direct market had its third strongest year since 2007, with Marvel accounting for 9 of the 10 best selling issues, and Image grabbing the tenth spot.
Tue, January 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books
John Mayo breaks down the direct market's December sales, noting that the chart didn't include "Batman" #36's Loot Crate print run.
Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's powerhouse regains its #1 position, but "AXIS" helps Marvel sweep seven of the top ten spots.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.