Since Covrprice.com 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. )
#1 VENOM #25 2ND PRINT (MARVEL, 2020) Many were speculating that this cover would trend. After a day of selling at cover price, it just took off. It also helps that this issue is the first cameo appearance of Codex. It sold 79 copies, had a 7-day trend of 252% and had a high sale of $125 for a CGC 9.8. (Covrprice had incorrectly rotten it was cameo of Knull)
#2 CATWOMAN #23 (DC, 2020) This one sold 47 copies, had a 7-day trend of 228% and had a high raw sale of $25. Author Blake Northcott has officially brought back SNOWFLAME to modern-day DC. This should get interesting. This issue also has a first appearance of CATGIRL on the cover and inside (not named). Since CATGIRL is on the cover, this took precedence over the variant.
#3 THOR #5 (MARVEL, 2020) The first appearance of THE BLACK WINTER is also still doing well. In fact, it’s just getting started. Moving 61 copies, had a 7-day trend of 138% and had a new high sale of $349 for a CGC 9.8.
#4 STRANGE ACADEMY #1 (MARVEL, 2020) Strange Academy #1 sold 54 copies, had a 7-day trend of 118% and had a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8. When it came out, it was a no brainer buy. It’s packed with first appearances, such as: EMILY BRIGHT, DOYLE DORMAMMU, SHAYLEE MOONPEDDLE, ZOE LAVEAU, CALVIN MORSE and DESSY. With all the crazy market heat around Spider-Verse characters, collectors and speculators have their eyes on Strang Academy as the NEXT book to speculate on. Granted, this will take a while to get traction for these characters. However, when you look at books like YOUNG AVENGERS and AGENTS OF ATLAS, bulk first appearance books like this are a smart LONG TERM buy.
#5 CATWOMAN #23 WOO-CHUL LEE (DC, 2020) As mentioned above, with the 1st appearance of Catgirl and the reappearance of Snowflam, this variant sold 37 copies, had a 7-day trend of 161% and had a high raw sale of $30.
#6 TMNT: THE LAST RONIN ASHCAN (IDW, 2020) The Last Ronin sold 16 copies, had a 7-day trend of 360% and had a high raw sale of $53. This ashcan has been reportedly free (dependent on your LCS… and probably not anymore) and were handed out to those who picked up TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #106. For those who did, we’re happy to see this selling for $40 (with a height of $50). It’s now selling for $20 as copies come to market. The Last Ronin series could be a major hit. We’re definitely excited about this one.
#7 THE OLD GUARD #1 (IMAGE, 2017) The Old Guard is a bonafide hit! We were watching this last week, wondering if aftermarket sales would take off post-release. And, it has! It sold 42 copies, had a 7-day trend of 136% and had a high sale of $153 for a CGC 9.8.
#8 VENOM #9 (MARVEL, 2018) The first full appearance of Dylan Brock is starting to move again (first cameo is VENOM #7… which is also doing well). The world of Venom, Eddie, Knull and Dylan are aftermarket gold right now. This issue sold 32 copies, had a 7-day trend of 176% and had a high sale of $120 for a CGC 9.6.
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#9 ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4 (MARVEL, 2011) There’s not much to say. Obviously, there’s been no “fallout” in prices for Miles’ first appearance. He’s still holding strong and sold 53 copies, had a 7-day trend of 97% and had a high sale of $1,150 for a CGC 9.8.
#10 VENOM #3 STEGMAN 3RD PRINT (MARVEL, 2018) This 3rd print of the 1st appearance of KNULL is becoming THE book to have, according to the market. While rarer than the earlier prints, the first prints are catching up in price. This issue sold 35 copies, had a 7-day trend of 144% and had a high sale of $875 for a CGC 9.8.