CovrPrice Top 10 for Week Ending May 29, 2020

Since  came on the scene, they have become a go to spot for watching eBaytrends on comics. They scour thousands of eBay sales to cultivate data to spotlight the hottest selling comics. Here is this week’s Top Ten Comics: (Please note, potential spoilers do follow, and, these results are for auction that closed last week. )

This issue has the first appearance of the second version of JACKPOT (aka Alana Jobson). The Deadline article mentions both versions, though it doesn’t specify which one the film will focus on. ASM #546 is seeing the biggest gains right now. It’s worth noting that this issue is also the second appearance of our favorite recent villain, Mr. Negative, and the first appearance of the villain “Freak”. It sold 41 copies, had a 7-day trend of 730% and had a high sale of $69.99 for a CGC 9.6 (though a raw copy hit a high of $55).

Okay, where to start on this one. First, let’s get into the numbers. It sold 13 copies, had a 7-day trend of 1,745% (probably the highest ever on our Top 10), and had a high sale of $152.50 for a raw copy! Crazy right? This book was selling for cover price (ding!) since its release back in September 2019. Then, as copies dried up, sellers began listing this as RARE and having a low print run and prices began jumping from $53 to $60 and then to this $152 height. Then copies started showing up mixed into Walmart value 3-packs, which sellers began calling this a “Walmart variant” (it’s not). A Walmart employee reached out to us to mention that these 3-packs are only available at Supercenters (which there are 3,571 of), but not all carry comics. So, while this print run is not AS rare as it once was thought to be, it should still be relatively small when you compare it to the first print. As sellers rushed to list their copies found at Walmart, eBay became flooded and dragged this down to $60, with lower grade copies selling for $20 to $30 (those Walmart packs can be brutal on comic condition). Also, it’s worth noting that, other than being a great cover (which is often enough of a reason for a book to spike), there’s nothing notable about this issue. Sometimes a book can shoot up out of the blue with no news, no content, no first appearance, and then suddenly appear at Walmart and then be able to ride the waters of an eBay flood. It’s books like these that surprise even comic market veterans. (We will have the full story on this one this weekend, and it is an interesting story of how FOMO can send a book sky high)

Here’s a trickle effect of the Jackpot news. While there’s nothing particularly notable about this issue, it does have a nice cover AND it is a #1 issue for Jackpot. It sold 27 copies, had a 7-day trend of 347% and had a high sale of $16.99 for a NM+ raw copy.

While the Director’s cut had the larger trend percentage, this version still sold more and also sold FOR more. While this is the first appearance of Jackpot, it’s important to note that it’s also the appearance of our favorite villain, Mr. Negative. It sold 26 copies, had a 7-day trend of 297% and had a high sale of $49.99 for a NM raw copy.

Yep, if Silk and Jackpot get to be on this list, then Nightwatch wants in as well. His firsts are WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #97 (1993) as Kevin Trench, which is selling for $10 and this WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #99 as his first appearance as Nightwatch. This is the issue collectors seem to be leaning towards. It sold 28 copies, had a 7-day trend of 274% and had a high sale of $112.50 for a CGC 9.8.

DEADLINE is reporting “Marc Guggenheim Scripting Spider-Man Universe Heroine ‘Jackpot’ Movie For Sony Pictures”. This news has made her first appearance (as Sara Ehret) in this 2007 FCBD “SWING SHIFT” book jump in price. It sold 15 copies, had a 7-day trend of 381% and had a high sale of $22 for a raw copy.

In the same press announcement for Jackpot, both Nightwatch and Silk are mentioned (in reference to a previous 2018 announcement) as ALSO being developed theatrically. This lit a HUGE fire under Cindy Moon’s first appearance as Silk in this issue. It sold 35 copies, had a 7-day trend of 144% and had a high sale of $149.99 for a CGC 9.8. Raw copies have been averaging at $70, with one NM copy selling for $100!

This was an interesting entry. We’ll get into a little more below, but it was announced that JACKPOT is being written for a theatrical release by Sony. While Jackpot does appear in this issue, it’s more notably the first appearance of Menace (Lily Hollister). Menace isn’t noted anywhere in the press announcement, so we assume that there’s speculation out there that Menace would be a villain in that film. Who knows. We’ll have to wait and see. Regardless, it sold 24 copies, had a 7-day trend of 151% and had a high sale of $26.25 for a NM- raw copy.

9. DARTH VADER #3 (MARVEL, 2015)
While Dr. Aphra isn’t quite capturing what Ashoka’s doing over in CLONE WARS #1 (hitting well over $1K in a 9.8), she sure is moving a lot of books at steady prices. She has yet to be confirmed to appear in any upcoming Star Wars content, but fans sure seem to hope so. She sold 30 copies, had a 7-day trend of 116% and had a high sale of $225 for a CGC 9.8.

Miles is probably one of the best (and loved) characters out of the last decade. His value is just skyrocketing on a weekly basis now, with raws averaging around $200. It sold 31 copies, had a 7-day trend of 103% and had a high sale of $599.99 for a CGC 9.8. AND then on 5/25, a 9.8 sold for $696!

6 thoughts on “CovrPrice Top 10 for Week Ending May 29, 2020”

  1. Haha I’m the one that bought the Miles Morales for $696. I sold my 9.4 and used the proceeds to put towards a 9.8

    1. I won’t remove mine from the poly bag to grade it don’t want to make it incomplete like a death of Superman or Xforce 1 out of the bag. Eventually I’ll be the only one with Miles still unopened.

      1. And that polybag is probably eating away at your comic slowly.. I almost feel the same way though. I still have a Ren & Stimpy in it’s original polybag and everytime I pull it out I’m tempted just to see if the scratch and sniff on it still smells like it should.

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