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The Mayo Report: "Secret" & "Star Wars" Fuel Marvel, Image Continues to Grow

The Mayo Report: "Secret" & "Star Wars" Fuel Marvel, Image Continues to Grow

"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

"Archie" #1 Sales Top 100K, "Walking Dead" Surges Higher on July 2015 Sales Chart

Marvel's "Secret Wars" and "Star Wars" continue to dominate while "Invader Zim," Mad Max" and other series launch strong.

"Archie" Debuts in Top Ten, "Star Wars," Secret Wars" Fuel Marvel to Top of July Sales

"Archie" Debuts in Top Ten, "Star Wars," Secret Wars" Fuel Marvel to Top of July Sales

Archie Comics' flagship overhaul paid off for the publisher, but Marvel remained the top company overall.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" Sales, "NonPlayer's Return & More

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" Sales, "NonPlayer's Return & More

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

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Continue to Lead Marvel to Top of Sales Charts in June 2015

Marvel's one-two franchise punch helps the publisher maintain its #1 position, even while DC Comics sees strong debuts for several series.

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Continue to Dominate Direct Market's Top Ten Sales in June

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Continue to Dominate Direct Market's Top Ten Sales in June

DC Comics' "Justice League of America" debuted strong, but Marvel remained the top publisher by a large margin in June 2015.

"Secret Wars" #1, BOOM!'s New "Bravest Warriors" Mini Both Sell Over 500K Copies in May 2015

"Secret Wars" #1, BOOM!'s New "Bravest Warriors" Mini Both Sell Over 500K Copies in May 2015

Marvel's "Secret Wars" and BOOM! Studios' new "Bravest Warriors" series led a Top Ten where every entry sold over 100K copies.

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Lead Marvel to Dominate May 2015 Top Ten Sales Chart

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Lead Marvel to Dominate May 2015 Top Ten Sales Chart

BOOM! Studios' latest "Bravest Warriors" mini debuted strong at #2, while DC Comics' "Convergence" finished outside of the top ten.

"Convergence" Launches Huge for DC, "Star Wars" #4 Cracks 200K

"Convergence" Launches Huge for DC, "Star Wars" #4 Cracks 200K

DC's crossover event opened to massive numbers, while Marvel's "Star Wars" line continues to impress on April 2015's sales charts.

"Star Wars" Tops April Sales Chart, DC's "Convergence" Dominates Top Ten

"Star Wars" Tops April Sales Chart, DC's "Convergence" Dominates Top Ten

Aside from a lone issue of "Batman," Diamond's top ten in April consisted solely of "Convergence" and "Star Wars" titles.

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.

"Star Wars" Continues to Dominate the Direct Market, "Princess Leia" #1 Sells Over 250K

"Star Wars" Continues to Dominate the Direct Market, "Princess Leia" #1 Sells Over 250K

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.

"Princess Leia" Leads Marvel to Take 9 of March's Top Ten Sales Slots

"Princess Leia" Leads Marvel to Take 9 of March's Top Ten Sales Slots

DC's sole title to place in the top ten for March's Direct Market sales was the print release of digital-first series "Batman: Arkham Knight."

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?

"Orphan Black" #1 Hits Nearly 500K In Sales, "Vader," "Spider-Gwen" Both Top 250K

"Orphan Black" #1 Hits Nearly 500K In Sales, "Vader," "Spider-Gwen" Both Top 250K

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.

"Orphan Black" #1 Was the Best-Selling Title in February 2015

"Orphan Black" #1 Was the Best-Selling Title in February 2015

IDW Publishing's BBC series tie-in landed in the direct market's number one slot in February, while "Darth Vader" debuted in the #2 position.

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.

"Star Wars" #1 Accounted for About 1 in 7 Comics Sold in January

"Star Wars" #1 Accounted for About 1 in 7 Comics Sold in January

The Force was with Marvel in January, as "Star Wars" #1 sold about nine times as many copies as the next bestselling title.

"Star Wars" Launches Marvel to Top of January's Sales Charts

"Star Wars" Launches Marvel to Top of January's Sales Charts

According to Diamond Comics, Marvel's return to a galaxy far, far away helped the publisher take a large portion of the direct market's January sales.

The Mayo Report: Spidey's Sales Stand Above the Rest in a Strong 2014

The Mayo Report: Spidey's Sales Stand Above the Rest in a Strong 2014

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?

The Mayo Report: Where Were DC's Loot Crate Sales Numbers for December?

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

"Batman" Takes #1 Spot on December Sales Chart, Marvel Dominates Top Ten

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's powerhouse regains its #1 position, but "AXIS" helps Marvel sweep seven of the top ten spots.

Marvel, Image Dominate Direct Market's Year End Top Ten Charts for 2014

Marvel, Image Dominate Direct Market's Year End Top Ten Charts for 2014

Marvel's relaunches and events ruled the Top Ten single issues in 2014, while Image controlled the graphic novel sales chart.

Marvel Flies High in November, as "Amazing Spider-Man," "Captain America" Top 100K in Sales

Marvel Flies High in November, as "Amazing Spider-Man," "Captain America" Top 100K in Sales

"All-New Captain America" and "Spider-Verse" debut strong, leading Marvel to take 8 of the top 10 sales slots in the Direct Market.

"Spider-Verse," "All-New Captain America" Lead Marvel to Top of November Sales Charts

"Spider-Verse," "All-New Captain America" Lead Marvel to Top of November Sales Charts

More Spider-Men and a new Sentinel of Liberty helped Marvel Comics to the top of the Direct Market sales charts for November 2014.

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.

"Walking Dead" Tops 325K in October, Female-led "Thor" Debuts with 150K in Sales

"Walking Dead" Tops 325K in October, Female-led "Thor" Debuts with 150K in Sales

Robert Kirkman's zombie epic lifts Image Comics' direct market share in October, while Marvel's new goddess of thunder launches big.

"The Walking Dead," "Death of Wolverine" Gain Top Spots in October

"The Walking Dead," "Death of Wolverine" Gain Top Spots in October

"The Walking Dead" #132 topped the bestsellers in October, but Marvel took back the top publisher spot with "Death of Wolverine" leading the way.

"Death of Wolverine" #1 Tops 260K, but "Futures End" One-Shots Dominate September Sales

"Death of Wolverine" #1 Tops 260K, but "Futures End" One-Shots Dominate September Sales

Marvel's farewell to Logan opened with over a quarter-million in sales, while DC's 3D covers once again ruled September overall.

"Death of Wolverine" Tops September 2014 Sales Charts, "Futures End" Dominates Overall

"Death of Wolverine" Tops September 2014 Sales Charts, "Futures End" Dominates Overall

DC Comics' month-long event propelled the publisher to the #1 spot overall, but Marvel's Death of Wolverine stood atop the Top Ten in September 2014.

DC Entertainment Tops September Sales Charts With 3.5 Million Comics Sold

DC Entertainment Tops September Sales Charts With 3.5 Million Comics Sold

The "Futures End" event and deluxe "Death of the Family" book & mask set helped push the publisher to the top.

"Batman," "Spider-Man" Reclaim Top Spots in August

"Batman," "Spider-Man" Reclaim Top Spots in August

After being displaced by "Rocket Raccoon" last month, DC's "Batman" climbed back into pole position with "Amazing Spider-Man" right behind.

"Batman," "Amazing Spider-Man" Lead the Way in August

"Batman," "Amazing Spider-Man" Lead the Way in August

August's sales charts saw "Batman" soar to the top, followed closely by "Amazing Spider-Man," "Original Sin" and "The Multiversity."

MAYO REPORT: "Grayson" Debuts Strong, and The Loot Crate Effect

MAYO REPORT: "Grayson" Debuts Strong, and The Loot Crate Effect

"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

"Rocket Raccoon" Soars to the Top of July's Sales Charts

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.

"Rocket Raccoon" #1 Leads the Way for Marvel in July, "Harley Quinn" Continues Success

"Rocket Raccoon" #1 Leads the Way for Marvel in July, "Harley Quinn" Continues Success

Marvel climbed to the top of July's direct market sales, with "Rocket Raccoon" #1 leading the way, while Image dominates the trade paperback charts.

The Mayo Report: "Harley Quinn," "Superman" Rise in June, "Original Sin" Dips

The Mayo Report: "Harley Quinn," "Superman" Rise in June, "Original Sin" Dips

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

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

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

"Batman" Retakes #1 Slot in Direct Market for June, Johns/Romita "Superman" Debuts at #5

"Batman" Retakes #1 Slot in Direct Market for June, Johns/Romita "Superman" Debuts at #5

"Harley Quinn" #7 was DC Comics' second-highest selling title in June 2014, while Marvel retains its overall position as the #1 publisher.

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

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

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.

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