John Mayo

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Sales Report for July, 2013: "Superman Unchained," "Superior Spider-Man" Stay Strong

Tue, August 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Superman Unchained" topped the estimated sales charts for the second month running in July, 2013 with strong showings from "Justice League," "Superior Spider-Man," "Guardians of the Galaxy" & more.

The Mayo Report: Superman & Batman Soar, Valiant Remains Steady

Wed, July 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo looks at the June, 2013 sales numbers, finding strength in DC's new series and "Batman," some concern for "Avengers AI," continuing "Walking Dead" dominance and Valiant maintains a strong presence.

Sales Report for June, 2013: "Superman Unchained," "Kick Ass 3" Debut Strong

Tue, July 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" soared to the top of the sales charts in June, Marvel was the overall top publisher and "The Walking Dead" once again ruled the trade paperback chart.

The Mayo Report: Female X-Men and My Little Ponies

Wed, June 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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 "X-Men" Tops Charts

Tue, June 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 - "Jupiter's Legacy" Tops 105K

Wed, May 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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

Wed, May 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

The Mayo Report: Marvel's Galactic March Sales

Wed, April 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"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.

Sales Estimates for March, 2013 - "Guardians" Debuts To Galactic Sales

Tue, April 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "Justice League of America's" Massive Debut

Wed, March 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Sales Estimates for February, 2013 - "Justice League of America" Debuts Huge

Tue, March 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

The Mayo Report: "Superior Spider-Man" Debuts, Looking Ahead To "Green Lantern" Creative Changes

Thu, February 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing AvX, New 52 and Marvel NOW! in 2012

Mon, January 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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

Fri, January 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

The Mayo Report: "Amazing Spider-Man," "Marvel NOW! & Batman Top December

Wed, January 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Sales Estimates for December, 2012 - "Amazing Spider-Man" Finale Tops Charts

Tue, January 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"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.

The Mayo Report: Marvel NOW! and DC Comics' New 52 Report Card

Wed, December 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Sales Estimates for November, 2012 - "All-New X-Men" Leads Marvel NOW! Sales Domination

Tue, December 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

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.

The Mayo Report: Marvel NOW! Tops Charts, "Walking Dead" Shambles Upwards

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

"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.