John Mayo drills down into DC Comics' sales numbers over the first five months of the New 52, analyzes Marvel's diminished sales and looks at the significance of DC sweeping the top ten spots.
Diamond has released its sales information for January, 2012, and John Mayo has crunched the numbers, with DC Comics continuing its domination of the charts led by a top ten sweep.
John Mayo gets into specific details about 2011's sales numbers, analyzing trends, measuring the impact of DC Comics' September relaunch and highlighting issues facing the direct market in 2012.
John Mayo returns with complete charts for the top 1000 selling comics and trades through Diamond Comics for 2011, with DC ruling the top ten but Marvel leading the overall market.
Marvel took lead in number of comics sold and total dollar amount in December, edging out DC Comics for the final month of 2011, though DC maintained its hold on the top of the charts with eight of the top ten titles.
John Mayo digs into at December's sales numbers, which saw Marvel edging out DC Comics in total units sold, while DC topped Marvel in the top 300 titles. As John explains, naming a "winner" is a matter of perspective.
John Mayo analyzes the Direct Market sales estimates for November, from DC's third month as the #1 publisher to Jonathan Hickman's "FF" and "Fantastic Four" performance and more.
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.