John Mayo

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Articles By John Mayo

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The Mayo Report: Marvel's All-New Relaunches Lead to a Record-Setting October

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Relaunches, variants, "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" pushed Marvel past its previous high sales benchmark set in 2008

Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen & More Lead Marvel to Massive October Sales

Mon, November 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's All-New #1 issues result in the publisher owning over 50% of the direct market's sales in October 2015.

The Mayo Report: "Star Wars" Juggernaut Rolls On as "Secret Wars" Finale Looms

Tue, October 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Star Wars'" books continue to dominate, "Daredevil" doesn't see a bump from the Netflix series, and more.

"Star Wars: Shattered Empire" Tops September Direct Market Sales

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto's movie-bridging comic soars, even as overall sales dip in September.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "The Walking Dead's" Undying Climb Up the Sales Charts

Tue, September 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

While Marvel dominated August's sales chart, and DC was a solid #2, Image Comics continues to impress thanks in large part to its zombie juggernaut.

"Secret," "Star Wars" Rule August Sales Chart, "Walking Dead" Surges Into Top Ten

Mon, September 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel maintained its top position even while Image and DC reclaimed some top ten spots, but monthly sales were weaker as a whole.

The Mayo Report: "Secret" & "Star Wars" Fuel Marvel, Image Continues to Grow

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Secret Wars" is paving the way nicely for Marvel's All-New, All-Different series, and Image Comics continues to strengthen its Direct Market position.

"Archie" #1 Sales Top 100K, "Walking Dead" Surges Higher on July 2015 Sales Chart

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Secret Wars" and "Star Wars" continue to dominate while "Invader Zim," Mad Max" and other series launch strong.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" Sales, "NonPlayer's Return & More

Thu, July 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Does "Renew Your Vows'" strong debut indicate fans want a married Peter Parker, and how did a 217 week delay affect Nate Simpson's second issue?

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Continue to Lead Marvel to Top of Sales Charts in June 2015

Wed, July 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's one-two franchise punch helps the publisher maintain its #1 position, even while DC Comics sees strong debuts for several series.

Mayo Report: "Secret Wars" Debuts Huge, "Convergence" Closes Out Strong

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics had its biggest month ever in the Direct Market thanks to its latest event's debut even as DC Comics' 2-month event finished strong.

"Secret Wars" #1, BOOM!'s New "Bravest Warriors" Mini Both Sell Over 500K Copies in May 2015

Mon, June 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Secret Wars" and BOOM! Studios' new "Bravest Warriors" series led a Top Ten where every entry sold over 100K copies.

Mayo Report: "Convergence," "Star Wars" Lead to Highest Grossing Month in Over a Decade

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Big event debuts, strong "Star Wars" sales and increasing prices all contributed to a more than solid month for the comic book industry.

"Convergence" Launches Huge for DC, "Star Wars" #4 Cracks 200K

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC's crossover event opened to massive numbers, while Marvel's "Star Wars" line continues to impress on April 2015's sales charts.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing Marvel's March Domination, DC's New 52 Slide

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' current line of titles not only dominated March's top ten, it accounted for nearly 50% of every comic sold in the Top 300.

"Star Wars" Continues to Dominate the Direct Market, "Princess Leia" #1 Sells Over 250K

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Beyond "Leia" selling over a quarter-million copies to land in the #1 position, Marvel's "Star Wars" titles combine for four of March's top ten best-selling series.

Mayo Report: How Did "Orphan Black" #1 Sell A Half-Million Copies?

Tue, March 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

How did "Orphan Black" #1 become IDW's best-selling issue ever, and can it sustain sales from its chart-topping start?

"Orphan Black" #1 Hits Nearly 500K In Sales, "Vader," "Spider-Gwen" Both Top 250K

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

IDW's tie-in to the hit BBC series moves almost half-a-million copies of its debut issue, while "Dartth Vader" and "Spider-Gwen" debut to over 250,000.

The Mayo Report: "Star Wars'" Strong Launch & Jumping-In Vs. Jumping-On Points

Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo looks at Marvel's impressive "Star Wars" #1 numbers, and explores the power of a jumping-in story point over a jumping-on issue.

"Star Wars" #1 Accounted for About 1 in 7 Comics Sold in January

Tue, February 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Force was with Marvel in January, as "Star Wars" #1 sold about nine times as many copies as the next bestselling title.