Runners-Up for 11/15/19

As promised, the Runners-Up list, think of these as the second part of the Top 20. Now then, on to #11-20.

#11 X-Force #1  RYP Variant (Marvel, 2019) This wolverine variant sold 18 copies, had a 7-day trend of 108% and had a high raw sale of $13.

#12 New Mutants #1 Adams Variant (Marvel, 2019) Like many collectors, we love Art Adams. This may not be our favorite of his, but it still sold 26 copies, had a 7-day trend of 73% and is trending at ratio of $25.

#13 X-Force #1 Granov Variant (Marvel, 2019) It’s a new X-Force #1 and a fricking Granov cover, of course this book is going to sell. sold 20 copies, had a 7-day trend of 92% and had a high raw sale of $26.

#14 Spawn #9 (Image, 1993) The first appearance of Angela (who’s now in the Marvel comic universe) is trending. She sold 13 copies, had a 7-day trend of 141% and had a high raw sale of $41.

#15 The Amazing Spider-Man #365 (Marvel, 1992) is the first appearance of Spider-Man #2099. Keep an eye out for the rare Australian Price variant (currently selling for $55). Australian price variants have hit really big numbers for other key issues. This standard version sold 22 copies, had a 7-day trend of 82% and had a high sale of $161 for a CGC 9.8.

#16 Wolverine #1 (Marvel, 1988) This a great book to pick up. It’s pretty cheap and is already starting to trend upwards. It sold 15 copies, had a 7-day trend of 120% and had a high sale of $156 for a CGC 9.8.

#17 Spider-Women Alpha #1 (Marvel, 2016) It was originally mentioned that the next SPIDER-VERSE would be centered around this issue. Whether or not that’s true it still features 3 key Spider-Women that are expected to appear in the film. The variant is a super pricey book as well. This standard edition sold 17 copies, had a 7-day trend of 105% and had a high sale of $135 for a CGC 9.8.

#18 Thanos #15 4th Print (Marvel, 2018) This 4th print of the first “Fallen One” aka Black Surfer has him featured on this variant cover. It was super underordered and was hard to find. It sold 11 copies, had a 7-day trend of 156% and had a high raw sale of $40. (Find on eBay) (Find on MCS)

#19 X-Force #1 McFarlane Hidden Gem Variant (Marvel, 2019) We would love to hear your opinion on this variant. Several of the hidden gem variants can be hit or miss. Regardless, McFarlane is McFarlane and his exclusive covers will always be collectible. It sold 25 copies, had a 7-day trend of 67% and had a high raw sale of $150.

#20 The Amazing Spider-Man #362 (Marvel, 1992) is the 2nd full appearance of Carnage. It’s also a key issue that sets the table for Maximum Carnage (which VENOM 2 is rumored to be based on). It sold 16 copies, had a 7-day trend of 101% and had a high sale of $60 for a CGC 9.8.

19 thoughts on “ Runners-Up for 11/15/19”

    1. I agree, that cover is awful. Whoever at Marvel signed off on that being the cover art should be either shamed or fired.. are they trying to get people to not buy the book?

    1. BTW, I love the Putri cover to the Spider-Women comic. I always pick it up if I see it in high grade.

      The variant cover (Stacey Lee) is sweet too, but pricey!

  1. I always thought Angela jumping from The Spawn universe to he Marvel universe and being within continuity for both was a little odd.

      1. That is correct. Neil Gaiman created the character and always had the rights to her. He and McFarlane has a falling out and Neil sued. McFarlane replaces Angela with another angel named Tiffany.

        1. Does marvel allow creators to “own” the characters in their books? Didn’t think Marvel operates that way…so bringing Angela over would essentially mean Marvel has the rights now…not Gaiman. Or is that logic flawed…

          1. Marvel doesn’t let creators ‘own’ the characters, but, I believe, the creators now receive credit for their ‘invention’, as well as royalties. Not sure about Gaiman and Angela, but Gaiman, I would imagine, doesn’t play by the same rules as your ‘average’ creator would. I would suspect.

          2. Building on what Todd said (Todd CHU member, not the Toddfather), Gaiman took McFarlane to court in 2002, over the creative rights to Angela. The case dragged on for over 10 years, when Todd and Gaiman came to an out of court settlement. Details of the settlement were never revealed. Gaiman aquired the full rights to Angela then he immediately turned around, in 2012, and sold the rights of Angela to Marvel. So, I believe Marvel does know own the rights to Angela, exclusively.

            1. I guess I don’t get why Marvel felt it needed to buy a character from another universe rather than “copying” it in some way, tweak a few things to avoid copywrite infringement, then call it their own. Happens all the time in this business.

              Did Angela have a huge fan base that Marvel wanted to bring over?

              I guess I should just look it up in Wikipedia and quench
              My curiosity…I’m just being lazy at this point.

              1. I don’t think anyone was clamoring for Angela until Gaiman sold her. Why did he sell her? I’d imagine it was a big f-you to Todd McFarlane. For years Todd and Neil were fighting over ownership of Marvel Man (Miracle Man here stateside) and both laid claim. Gaiman had sold his interest in the book to Marvel. Neil also sold his ownership of Angela to Marvel because he didn’t care to do anything with her. He took the rights back from Todd as an f-you to Todd as mentioned before.

                1. Well, if you read the history (I thought they agreed on a swap of Miracleman for the 3 characters Gaiman created in issue #9 of Spawn, including Angela but that deal fell through over a trademark issue), I honestly can’t blame Gaiman for what he did. Todd helped create Image and then created Spawn. He asked Gaiman and others to come write issues in Spawn. For someone who was promoting creator owned content, by not allowing Gaiman to retain the rights for his own creations in for the issue he wrote for McFarlane, McFarlane was doing exactly what he preached against and the whole reason he started Image Comics. In the end, Gaiman won the rights to Angela and others and then yes, sold her to Marvel as the nice F U to McFarlane.. 🙂

                2. “It emerged in 2009 that original creator Mick Anglo had retained the rights to Marvelman from the beginning, meaning that the purchase of those rights by Quality Communications, Eclipse and McFarlane was illegitimate.”

                  I had to read up more cause I have nothing better to do and was curious…. So yeah, it was lawsuit for Miracleman and the other creators Caiman created in his witten issue of Spawn…. I think its hilarious that none of them owned the rights to Miracleman and then Marvel goes and buys the rights in the same year 2009 announced at SDCC…. 🙂

  2. My Wolverine #1 is signed by big John Buscema.
    Have seen this issue on a few Top 10 lists now for the last several months.
    I think it’s time to get it VSP at CBCS

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