DC Comics' "Justice League" remains on top of the sales chart while Marvel increases it's position over October in both units and dollars, significantly closing the gap between it and DC.
John Mayo returns to look at October's Direct Market sales estimates in depth, analyzing DC's second month of sales dominance and what it means for the publisher and the industry as a whole.
DC Comics' "Justice League" #2 led the way for seven titles to crack the 100K mark in October, helping DC take 56% of the month's total unit sales.
John Mayo crunches the numbers and analyzes what September's big relaunch means for DC Comics, comparing it to their last universe-wide reboot, One Year Later.
Batman and Frank Miller top the September sales charts as DC Comics dominates the Top 100 and Legendary Comics' "Holy Terror" takes the top spot in the trade paperback rankings.
"Fear Itself" and "Spider-Island" continue to perform for Marvel while DC Comics took the top two sales positions in August with the final issue of "Flashpoint" and the debut of the New 52 with "Justice League" #1.
Marvel sees an influx of "Spider-Island" residents as "Amazing Spider-Man" #666 takes the title of Best Selling Comic in July with DC Comics' top performer, "Flashpoint" #3, landing at number four on the chart.
Death continues to be good for sales as "Death of Spider-Man drove "Ultimate Spider-Man" #160 to the top of the charts by a large margin, followed by "Fear Itself" #3 and "Flashpoint" #2.
John Mayo analyzes the May sales estimates, which saw numbers drop across the board despite Marvel and DC Comics' summer events being in full swing, and looks ahead to DC's September linewide relaunch.
The second issue of Marvel's summer event, "Fear Itself," topped May's direct market sales chart, with no titles cracking the 100K mark and DC Comics' "Flashpoint" #2 settling for a distant second place.
John Mayo takes an in-depth look at the Direct Market numbers for April, focusing in on the final issues of "Brightest Day," what it means for DC Comics moving forward, Marvel's CrossGen relaunch numbers and more.
Marvel's "Fear Itself" gets off to a strong start, topping the April sales charts with an estimated 148K copies while the latest volume of Vertigo's "Fables" easily dominates trade paperback sales.
John Mayo crunches the numbers for March 2011, focusing on event marketing, traditional performances by "The Walking Dead" and "Fantastic Four," IDW's Godzilla cover gimmick and more.
Overall sales rose for a second month in row, though still lagging behind March, 2010. Marvel's "FF" #1 easily topped the monthly charts and the third collection of Vertigo's "The Unwritten" led trade paperback sales.
With February 2011 proving to be another weak month for overall comic book sales, John Mayo returns with his in-depth analysis, tracking trends and data for specific titles across the Top 300 sales chart.
Overall, February sales numbers rebounded from January's lows, but the highest charting title, "Green Lantern," still set a record low for the number one selling title since Diamond first began releasing their data.
Despite "Fantastic Four" #587 hitting six figures, January's sales slip across the board. John Mayo looks at the data, from price increases to non-shipping titles, in an effort to discern the origins of the drops.
Inside you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks for January 2010 with Marvel's "Fantastic Four" #587 easily topping a weak month of monthly comic sales and "Jack of Fable" leading TPBs.
John Mayo breaks down direct market comic book and graphic novel sales trends for 2010, with "Avengers" #1 leading the pack of monthly comics and "The Walking Dead" vol. 1 easily topping the trade paperback charts.