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.
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.
John Mayo breaks down the direct market's December sales, noting that the chart didn't include "Batman" #36's Loot Crate print run.
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's powerhouse regains its #1 position, but "AXIS" helps Marvel sweep seven of the top ten spots.
Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" #9 was the best-selling title in November 2014, but how far did the "Spider-Verse" halo effect spread?
With seven series performing particularly well in October, the direct market saw its biggest month of sales in over a decade.
Robert Kirkman's zombie epic lifts Image Comics' direct market share in October, while Marvel's new goddess of thunder launches big.
With DC Comics once again laying claim to September, John Mayo looks deeper into the numbers "Futures End" produced.
Marvel's farewell to Logan opened with over a quarter-million in sales, while DC's 3D covers once again ruled September overall.
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.
After being displaced by "Rocket Raccoon" last month, DC's "Batman" climbed back into pole position with "Amazing Spider-Man" right behind.
"Grayson" opens strong, "Original Sin" numbering tricks muddy the sales waters, and how might the Loot Crate sales data affect comic shop orders?
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.
In June, DC Comics' "Harley Quinn" sales exploded, while Marvel's "Original Sin" event exhibited signs of weakness.
A number of DC Comics title saw strong increases in June, while "Walking Dead," "Amazing Spider-Man" showed their staying power.
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.
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.
The latest edition of "Amazing Spider-Man" debuted to sales over 530K, and "Deadpool's" nuptials increased reader interest.
"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.