John Mayo

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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.

The Mayo Report: Spidey's Sales Stand Above the Rest in a Strong 2014

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In 2014, the direct market had its third strongest year since 2007, with Marvel accounting for 9 of the 10 best selling issues, and Image grabbing the tenth spot.

The Mayo Report: Where Were DC's Loot Crate Sales Numbers for December?

Tue, January 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo breaks down the direct market's December sales, noting that the chart didn't include "Batman" #36's Loot Crate print run.

"Batman" Takes #1 Spot on December Sales Chart, Marvel Dominates Top Ten

Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's powerhouse regains its #1 position, but "AXIS" helps Marvel sweep seven of the top ten spots.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing The "Spider-Verse" Effect

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" #9 was the best-selling title in November 2014, but how far did the "Spider-Verse" halo effect spread?

Marvel Flies High in November, as "Amazing Spider-Man," "Captain America" Top 100K in Sales

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"All-New Captain America" and "Spider-Verse" debut strong, leading Marvel to take 8 of the top 10 sales slots in the Direct Market.

MAYO REPORT: October Was the Best Month of Comic Sales in Over Ten Years

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With seven series performing particularly well in October, the direct market saw its biggest month of sales in over a decade.

"Walking Dead" Tops 325K in October, Female-led "Thor" Debuts with 150K in Sales

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman's zombie epic lifts Image Comics' direct market share in October, while Marvel's new goddess of thunder launches big.

MAYO REPORT: A Deeper Look at DC Comics' September Sales Domination

Tue, October 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics once again laying claim to September, John Mayo looks deeper into the numbers "Futures End" produced.

"Death of Wolverine" #1 Tops 260K, but "Futures End" One-Shots Dominate September Sales

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's farewell to Logan opened with over a quarter-million in sales, while DC's 3D covers once again ruled September overall.

MAYO REPORT: "Batman," "Amazing Spider-Man" Lead A Weak August

Tue, September 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Overall, August 2014 was a weak month of comic sales, with "Multiversity debuting under the 100K mark and a number of titles on the cancellation bubble.

"Batman," "Spider-Man" Reclaim Top Spots in August

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

After being displaced by "Rocket Raccoon" last month, DC's "Batman" climbed back into pole position with "Amazing Spider-Man" right behind.

MAYO REPORT: "Grayson" Debuts Strong, and The Loot Crate Effect

Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Grayson" opens strong, "Original Sin" numbering tricks muddy the sales waters, and how might the Loot Crate sales data affect comic shop orders?

"Rocket Raccoon" Soars to the Top of July's Sales Charts

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's furriest superstar muscled his way to the top of July's sales charts, with his teammate, "Legendary Star-Lord," also landing in the Top Ten.

The Mayo Report: "Harley Quinn," "Superman" Rise in June, "Original Sin" Dips

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In June, DC Comics' "Harley Quinn" sales exploded, while Marvel's "Original Sin" event exhibited signs of weakness.

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