John Mayo

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Sales Estimates for May 2012 - "AvX," "Batman" Top The Charts

Tue, June 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel and DC continue to dominate the sales charts in May, with "AvX," "Batman" and related tie-ins and crossovers filling seven of the top ten slots while Johns and Lee's "Justice League" hardcover tops the trades.

The Mayo Report For April 2012: "Walking Dead" Rules The Trades Charts

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics rises to the top of the trades list based on the strength of "The Walking Dead" while Marvel rides AvX to sales dominance even as DC's New 52 sales are leveling off nicely.

Sales Estimates for April, 2012 - AvX Nabs Top Spot

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

For the second month in a row, Marvel's AvX takes the top spot on the sales chart, AVX: VS debuts in the Top Ten and "Batman" overtakes "Justice League" as DC Comics' top seller.

The Mayo Report for March: AvX, "Saga" Debut Strong

Wed, April 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo looks at Marvel's AvX sales numbers, but reminds readers that there were other impressive debuts in March, specifically pointing to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' new Image series, "Saga."

Sales Estimates for March 2012 - "AvX" Rules the Charts

Tue, April 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel shoots back to the top of the sales charts in March with "AvX" owning the top two spots and "Avengers Assemble" landing at #5 with the remainder of the top ten spots filled by DC's big guns.

The Mayo Report: "The Walking Dead" Shambles Up the Charts

Wed, March 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo crunches the numbers for February 2012 comics sales, finding good news for DC's New 52 relaunch and "The Walking Dead" and discusses what domination of the top ten could mean for the rest of the industry.

Sales Estimates for February 2012 - DC Maintains Top Ten, Marvel Tops Overall Sales

Tue, March 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond has released its sales information for February, 2012, and John Mayo has crunched the numbers to find DC sweeping the Top Ten once again while Marvel leads in total dollars and sales

The Mayo Report: Checking In On DC's New 52

Thu, February 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo drills down into DC Comics' sales numbers over the first five months of the New 52, analyzes Marvel's diminished sales and looks at the significance of DC sweeping the top ten spots.

Sales Estimates for January 2012 - "Justice League" Remains on Top

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond has released its sales information for January, 2012, and John Mayo has crunched the numbers, with DC Comics continuing its domination of the charts led by a top ten sweep.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing 2011's Sales, Trends

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo gets into specific details about 2011's sales numbers, analyzing trends, measuring the impact of DC Comics' September relaunch and highlighting issues facing the direct market in 2012.

Top 1000 Comics, Trades of 2011

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo returns with complete charts for the top 1000 selling comics and trades through Diamond Comics for 2011, with DC ruling the top ten but Marvel leading the overall market.

Sales Estimates for December, 2011 - Marvel Edges Into Top Spot

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel took lead in number of comics sold and total dollar amount in December, edging out DC Comics for the final month of 2011, though DC maintained its hold on the top of the charts with eight of the top ten titles.

The Mayo Report: Marvel, DC Comics' December Analysis

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo digs into at December's sales numbers, which saw Marvel edging out DC Comics in total units sold, while DC topped Marvel in the top 300 titles. As John explains, naming a "winner" is a matter of perspective.

The Mayo Report: DC Comics Remains Strong in November

Mon, December 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo analyzes the Direct Market sales estimates for November, from DC's third month as the #1 publisher to Jonathan Hickman's "FF" and "Fantastic Four" performance and more.

Sales Estimates for November, 2011 - DC, Marvel Gap Closes

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' "Justice League" remains on top of the sales chart while Marvel increases it's position over October in both units and dollars, significantly closing the gap between it and DC.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing DC's October Dominance

Tue, November 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo returns to look at October's Direct Market sales estimates in depth, analyzing DC's second month of sales dominance and what it means for the publisher and the industry as a whole.

Sales Estimates for October, 2011 - 7 Titles Crack 100K

Tue, November 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' "Justice League" #2 led the way for seven titles to crack the 100K mark in October, helping DC take 56% of the month's total unit sales.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing DC Comics' September Sales

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo crunches the numbers and analyzes what September's big relaunch means for DC Comics, comparing it to their last universe-wide reboot, One Year Later.

DC Comics Dominates September's Sales

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Batman and Frank Miller top the September sales charts as DC Comics dominates the Top 100 and Legendary Comics' "Holy Terror" takes the top spot in the trade paperback rankings.

Sales Estimates for August, 2011, "Justice League" on Top

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Fear Itself" and "Spider-Island" continue to perform for Marvel while DC Comics took the top two sales positions in August with the final issue of "Flashpoint" and the debut of the New 52 with "Justice League" #1.

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