John Mayo

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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.

Sales Estimates for October, 2012 - "Uncanny Avengers" Debuts Big, "Walking Dead" Leaps Into Top 10

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

Marvel NOW! opened big with Rick Remender and John Cassaday's "Uncanny Avengers" #1 topping October's sales while Robert Kirkman's "Walking Dead" shot up the charts to land in the top 10.

The Mayo Report: DC Dominates September, but Marvel NOW! Arrives in October

Wed, October 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo gives his monthly analysis of the industry sales numbers, looking at DC Comics' September sales victory and explaining the challenges Marvel faces as it rolls out its Marvel NOW! initiative.

Sales Estimates for September, 2012 - DC Comics Zero Month Scores Big

Tue, October 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's penultimate "AvX" chapter took the number one position, but DC Comics' zero month issues dominated the rest of September's Top ten slots, leading the publisher to overall sales dominance for the month.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing August, Predicting Marvel NOW!

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

John Mayo takes a look at August's numbers, predicts the sales bump for the Marvel NOW! relaunch and looks at "Before Watchmen" and the past year of DC's New 52.

Sales Estimates for August, 2012 - "Avengers Vs. X-Men" Tops The Charts

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

Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" reestablished its position at the top of the sales charts for July, while DC's "Batman: Earth One" performed well as the bestselling graphic novel of August.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "The Walking Dead's" Chart-Topping Numbers (UPDATED)

Wed, August 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo looks at the sales numbers for "The Walking Dead" #100, explaining the discrepancies between his estimates and Image's reported sales while looking at the title's potential future performance. UPDATED with more info from Image.

Sales Estimates for July, 2012 - "The Walking Dead" Tops the Chart

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

"The Walking Dead" easily took the number one sales slot for July, while DC Comics placed first in overall units and dollars, while "Batman: Earth One" was the best selling graphic novel.

The Mayo Report: Before Watchmen Launches Huge for DC

Mon, July 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo is back with analysis for the industry's June 2012 sales numbers, which saw DC Comics' Before Watchmen series' open big while AvX continues strong, though its companion titles lag behind.

Sales Estimates for June, 2012 - AvX, Before Watchmen Dominate Top 10

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

Marvel's AvX remained at the top of the sales charts for June, while DC's "Batman" and "Justice League" were joined in the top ten by every Before Watchmen debut, all topping preorder numbers of 100,000.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "AvX," "Batman" Sales For May

Wed, June 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo goes in-depth with May's numbers, examining the halo-effect of "AvX" and "Night of the Owls," explaining why "Earth 2" sales numbers may climb even higher and looking at the "Walking Dead" sales phenomenon.

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."