John Mayo

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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.

"Harley Quinn," "Superman" & "Detective" Enter Top Ten in April

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A number of DC Comics title saw strong increases in June, while "Walking Dead," "Amazing Spider-Man" showed their staying power.

MAYO REPORT: "Walking Dead" Rises, DC Holds the $2.99 Line

Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo returns with a look at DC Comics quietly holding the line at $2.99 - for the most pert - and the rise of "Walking Dead" into a Top Ten title.

"Original Sin," Spidey Top May Sales Chart, "Walking Dead" Sees Increase

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel topped May's direct market sales, thanks to "Original Sin" and Spider-Man, Batman remains strong at DC and "Walking Dead" saw a sales boost.

MAYO REPORT: Marvel's "Amazing" April Sales Numbers

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest edition of "Amazing Spider-Man" debuted to sales over 530K, and "Deadpool's" nuptials increased reader interest.

"Amazing Spider-Man" Flies High, Batman Family Stays Strong in April 2014 Sales

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Amazing Spider-Man" debuted to record numbers while Batman locked in half the top ten slots and Image dominates graphic novel sales in April 2014.

MAYO REPORT: Analyzing the Marvel NOW! Relaunches

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In a special MAYO REPORT, John takes a look at Marvel's increasingly common tactic of relaunching series to boost sales numbers.

MAYO REPORT: DC Comics' March Delays Point Toward a Weak April

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' recent delays indicate that April may be particularly weak for the publisher even as Marvel looks ahead to an "Amazing Spider-Man" #1's sales boost.

"Batman" Only Title over 100K in March, "Superior Spider-Man" Tops Marvel's Sales

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Snyder and Capullo's "Batman" remained the #1 comic in March, the only title to top 100K, while "Superior Spider-Man" remained Marvel's best seller.

THE MAYO REPORT: Marvel's Relaunches Softening, "Walking Dead" Moving Up the Sales Chart

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's January relaunches open soft while "Walking Dead" remains steady, helping the title move into the Top Ten.

"Batman" Once Again Best Selling Title in February, "Walking Dead" Nabs Two Top 10 Spots

Tue, March 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Batman" tops February's sales, "Wolverine" and "Fantastic Four" debut in top 10 while "Walking Dead" takes #8, 9 slots.

THE MAYO REPORT: DC's Dark Knight Rules a Weak January

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' Batman sales were a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster January, which finds a number of New 52 titles walking the cancellation line.

Sales Report: Only One Title Sold Over 90K in January; "Saga" TPB Remains Strong

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

"Batman" was the only title to top 100K in sales for January, with no other title reaching 90K while "Saga" TPB sales remain strong.

THE MAYO REPORT: Analyzing Gimmicks, Events & "Walking Dead" in 2013

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

2013 was a year of gimmick covers, big events and, of course, "The Walking Dead." John Mayo parses the big points in his year-end analysis.

"Walking Dead" #115, "Justice League of America" #1 Nearly Tie for Best-Selling Single Issue of 2013

Tue, January 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Walking Dead" #115 and "Justice League of America" #1 led the way in 2013, each selling over 326K, while Marvel took 498 of the top 1000 slots.

THE MAYO REPORT: Marvel's #.1 'Jumping On' Effectiveness

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Mayo looks at December's sales numbers, including the effectiveness of Marvel's .1 numbering in appealing to casual readers.

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