John Mayo

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Big Events, Relaunches Boosted Comic Book Sales in 2015

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel had a strong 2015 thanks in large part to "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars," while "Dark Knight III" helped DC's numbers trend up at year's end.

Marvel Titles Accounted for Over Half of 2015's Top 1000 Comics

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" dominating Top Ten sales charts all year, Marvel Comics commanded the top publisher position in 2015.

Mayo Report: Marvel Relaunches, "Batman/TMNT" Debut Strong in December

Tue, January 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Dark Knight remains DC's biggest property, "Secret Wars" maintains Marvel's momentum & "Rick and Morty" shows staying power.

"Secret Wars" Tops December Sales, "Star Wars" Enjoys "Vader Down" Bump

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Frank Miller's new Batman tale holds strong, but Marvel's universe-changing event continues to top the sales charts.

The Mayo Report: "Dark Knight III," "Vader Down" Lead a Strong November

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Despite the overall numbers being up for the month, November's sales show that the Direct Market has some potentially tough months ahead.

Frank Miller's "Dark Knight III" Debuts to 440K In Sales

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

"Vader Down" #1 landed with over 380K in sales, while every other Top Ten series sold over 100K in November 2015.

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.

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