John Mayo

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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.

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?

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