Articles By John Mayo
Showing results 1-20 of 135
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.