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Mayo Report: "Convergence," "Star Wars" Lead to Highest Grossing Month in Over a Decade

Mayo Report: "Convergence," "Star Wars" Lead to Highest Grossing Month in Over a Decade

Big event debuts, strong "Star Wars" sales and increasing prices all contributed to a more than solid month for the comic book industry.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing Marvel's March Domination, DC's New 52 Slide

The Mayo Report: Analyzing Marvel's March Domination, DC's New 52 Slide

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.

Mayo Report: How Did "Orphan Black" #1 Sell A Half-Million Copies?

Mayo Report: How Did "Orphan Black" #1 Sell A Half-Million Copies?

How did "Orphan Black" #1 become IDW's best-selling issue ever, and can it sustain sales from its chart-topping start?

The Mayo Report: "Star Wars'" Strong Launch & Jumping-In Vs. Jumping-On Points

The Mayo Report: "Star Wars'" Strong Launch & Jumping-In Vs. Jumping-On Points

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "The Walking Dead's" Chart-Topping Numbers (UPDATED)

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "The Walking Dead's" Chart-Topping Numbers (UPDATED)

John Mayo looks at the sales numbers for "The Walking Dead" #100, explaining the discrepancies between his estimates and Image's reported sales while looking at the title's potential future performance. UPDATED with more info from Image.

MAYO REPORT: March 2009 Sales Analysis

MAYO REPORT: March 2009 Sales Analysis

CBR's John Mayo breaks down the particularly low sales numbers for March of 2009 -- books like "Marvel: Your Universe" and "The Mighty" seeing huge sales drops-- and shows you what a month of no event comics looks like.

MAYO REPORT: December 2008 Sales Analysis

MAYO REPORT: December 2008 Sales Analysis

Marvel once again dominated the sales figures in December 2008, with their highest dollar amount since 2003. Also, John discusses which titles are likely to be affected when Diamond's new cutoff levels kick in this year.

MAYO REPORT: November 2008 Sales Analysis

MAYO REPORT: November 2008 Sales Analysis

November 2008 was another month during which what comics didn’t come out were just as important as what comics did. And what's going on with trade paperback sales of Brian Wood's "DMZ?"

MAYO REPORT: September 2008 Sales Analysis

MAYO REPORT: September 2008 Sales Analysis

The absence of new issues of "Final Crisis," "Batman," "Justice League of America," "Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds" hit DC hard in September, and Marvel came out on top with "Secret Invasion" #6.

MAYO REPORT: August 2008 Sales Analysis

MAYO REPORT: August 2008 Sales Analysis

August was an important month for DC Comics, with "Watchmen" outselling the seven new releases in the top trades combined. But the publisher also had a setback with "Family Dynamic."

MAYO REPORT: June 2008 Sales Analysis

MAYO REPORT: June 2008 Sales Analysis

John Mayo returns with an analysis of his estimated sales numbers for June, 2008, which saw “Secret Invasion” lead the pack once again, with Hellboy trades showing big bumps and Buffy still going strong.

MAYO REPORT: April, 2008 Sales Analysis

MAYO REPORT: April, 2008 Sales Analysis

John Mayo returns with an analysis of his estimated sales numbers for April, 2008, which saw “Secret Invasion” lead the pack. What’s it all mean? John has the answers.

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