Articles By John Mayo
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, January 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books
Marvel grew its lead over DC in December, taking control of over 35% of the direct market while IDW and Image remained strong.
Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
John Mayo looks at November 2013 sales data, wondering if event sales are slowing down and comparing Marvel NOW! with the New 52.
Tue, December 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Marvel and DC split the Top Ten sales positions in November, though both companies' total dollar share dropped to under 30%.
Wed, November 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
John Mayo looks at "The Walking Dead's" October domination, the return of the Joker's Daughter one-shot for a second month and "Battle of the Atom."
Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Variants and a highly publicized 10th Anniversary storyline send "Walking Dead" over 310K in sales while four more titles broke the 100K line.
Wed, October 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
DC Comics "won" the battle for dominance of the Direct Market in September thanks to the Villains Month 3D gimmick covers, but how is the New 52 performing overall? John Mayo breaks it down for CBR.
Tue, October 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
"Forever Evil" and Villains Month were a potent combination in September, driving DC Comics to dominate the direct market, while Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's "East of West" ruled the graphic novel charts.
Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
While "Infinity" topped August's sales charts easily, John Mayo looks at what makes a comic book event series and explains why Marvel's latest doesn't quite fit the traditional definition.
Tue, September 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Sales in August were down overall, but Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's "Infinity" led Marvel to the #1 position with over 250K issues ordered as "Superman Unchained," "Batman" and "Justice League" all topped 100k.
Wed, August 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
John Mayo returns for an analysis of the July, 2013 sales numbers, explaining the sales effect of "Age of Ultron's" conclusion, "Trinity War's" lead-in to Villains Month and the Ultimate line's sales struggle.
Tue, August 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
"Superman Unchained" topped the estimated sales charts for the second month running in July, 2013 with strong showings from "Justice League," "Superior Spider-Man," "Guardians of the Galaxy" & more.
Wed, July 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
John Mayo looks at the June, 2013 sales numbers, finding strength in DC's new series and "Batman," some concern for "Avengers AI," continuing "Walking Dead" dominance and Valiant maintains a strong presence.
Tue, July 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" soared to the top of the sales charts in June, Marvel was the overall top publisher and "The Walking Dead" once again ruled the trade paperback chart.
Wed, June 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
John Mayo returns with a look at the sales data for May, 2013, explaining why sales estimates can and should differ from the numbers on royalty statements. Plus, a quick look at IDW's equine success story.
Tue, June 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books
Marvel retook the top slot in May, with Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel's "X-Men" exploding into stores with more than 175K in sales, while "Adventure Time," "Saga" and "Walking Dead" led the graphic novel charts.