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Concluding our conversation with DC Comics' John Rood and Bob Wayne, CBR News discusses the mixed results DC has experienced in holding prices at $2.99, their hopes for the future of print and digital and much more.
In the first of a 2-part exclusive interview, DC Comics' John Rood and Bob Wayne discuss the publisher's relaunch initiative, the future of Vertigo, "Flashpoint's" importance to the New 52 and much more.
Marvel sees an influx of "Spider-Island" residents as "Amazing Spider-Man" #666 takes the title of Best Selling Comic in July with DC Comics' top performer, "Flashpoint" #3, landing at number four on the chart.
Death continues to be good for sales as "Death of Spider-Man drove "Ultimate Spider-Man" #160 to the top of the charts by a large margin, followed by "Fear Itself" #3 and "Flashpoint" #2.
John Mayo analyzes the May sales estimates, which saw numbers drop across the board despite Marvel and DC Comics' summer events being in full swing, and looks ahead to DC's September linewide relaunch.
The second issue of Marvel's summer event, "Fear Itself," topped May's direct market sales chart, with no titles cracking the 100K mark and DC Comics' "Flashpoint" #2 settling for a distant second place.
John Mayo takes an in-depth look at the Direct Market numbers for April, focusing in on the final issues of "Brightest Day," what it means for DC Comics moving forward, Marvel's CrossGen relaunch numbers and more.
Marvel's "Fear Itself" gets off to a strong start, topping the April sales charts with an estimated 148K copies while the latest volume of Vertigo's "Fables" easily dominates trade paperback sales.
John Mayo crunches the numbers for March 2011, focusing on event marketing, traditional performances by "The Walking Dead" and "Fantastic Four," IDW's Godzilla cover gimmick and more.
Overall sales rose for a second month in row, though still lagging behind March, 2010. Marvel's "FF" #1 easily topped the monthly charts and the third collection of Vertigo's "The Unwritten" led trade paperback sales.
With February 2011 proving to be another weak month for overall comic book sales, John Mayo returns with his in-depth analysis, tracking trends and data for specific titles across the Top 300 sales chart.
Overall, February sales numbers rebounded from January's lows, but the highest charting title, "Green Lantern," still set a record low for the number one selling title since Diamond first began releasing their data.
Despite "Fantastic Four" #587 hitting six figures, January's sales slip across the board. John Mayo looks at the data, from price increases to non-shipping titles, in an effort to discern the origins of the drops.
Inside you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks for January 2010 with Marvel's "Fantastic Four" #587 easily topping a weak month of monthly comic sales and "Jack of Fable" leading TPBs.
John Mayo breaks down direct market comic book and graphic novel sales trends for 2010, with "Avengers" #1 leading the pack of monthly comics and "The Walking Dead" vol. 1 easily topping the trade paperback charts.
Inside you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks for November 2010 with DC's "Batman: The Dark Knight" leading monthly series and the latest "Fables" collection topping the TPBs.
Inside you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks for November 2010 with DC's "Batman: The Return" easily topping the monthly charts and "The Walking Dead vol 13" leading the trades.
Inside you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks for October 2010 with Marvel's "Uncanny X-Force" handily topping the monthly charts and "Superman Earth One" dominating the trades.
Inside you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks for September 2010 with Marvel's "Wolverine" relaunch topping the monthly charts and "Old Man Logan" heading up the trades.
August had the fifth lowest number of total units sold for the top 300 comics since the start of the final order era with no comic selling over 100,000 units. John Mayo analyzes the data and offers his conclusions.