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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.

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

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

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.

"Original Sin," "Amazing Spider-Man" Top May Sales, "Walking Dead" Re-enters Top Ten

"Original Sin," "Amazing Spider-Man" Top May Sales, "Walking Dead" Re-enters Top Ten

Marvel's latest event series opens strong, Spider-Man's relaunch maintains momentum and "Walking Dead" shambles back up the charts in May.

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

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

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

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

"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.

Spider-Man, Batman Dominate Top Ten Sales Chart for April 2014

Spider-Man, Batman Dominate Top Ten Sales Chart for April 2014

Marvel's Amazing and Superior Spider-Men dominated April 2014 sales, while "Batman Eternal" launched strong and Image controls the TPB charts.

MAYO REPORT: Analyzing the Marvel NOW! Relaunches

MAYO REPORT: Analyzing the Marvel NOW! Relaunches

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

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

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

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

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.

"Batman" Still #1 While Marvel Tops Overall March Sales as Image Surges over 11% Share

"Batman" Still #1 While Marvel Tops Overall March Sales as Image Surges over 11% Share

DC takes 4 of the top ten spots, but Marvel remains the overall sales leader even while Image accounts for over 11% of the Direct Market.

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.

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