As promised, the Covrprice.com runners-up list. Think of this as the second half of the top 20.
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#11 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #300 (MARVEL, 1988) This first full appearance of Venom just continues to hit crazy new heights. In 1988, this issue was massively popular with a significant print run. 32 years later, Venom has been cemented as one of Marvel’s most popular characters. It sold 15 copies, had a 7-day trend of 203% and had a high sale of $5,200 for a CGC 9.8.
#12 SPAWN #1 (IMAGE, 1992) We’re running out of things to say about Spawn #1. Umm… his costume is black and red… there are skulls, etc. It’s our most consistent selling book… week after week for years now. It sold 29 copies, had a 7-day trend of 128% and had a high sale of $144.94 for a CGC 9.8.
#13 ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4 (MARVEL, 2011) Spawn really only has one competitor (that easily overtook him this year), and that’s Miles Morales. With an Oscar, an upcoming sequel, and a PS5 launch title… Miles is probably the hottest thing in comics right now. He sold 32 copies, had a 7-day trend of 103% and had a high sale of $1,025 for a CGC 9.8.
#14 MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #72 (MARVEL, 1991) For key Wolverine issues, this one fits the bill. This features a key origin story of Wolverine’s Adamantium and memory loss that was a mystery for decades until this issue. It also the first Weapon X. It sold 29 copies, had a 7-day trend of 105% and had a high sale of $175 for a CGC 9.8.
#15 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #194 (MARVEL, 1979) The first Blak Cat makes an appearance on the list. Prices are increasing due to rumors of Amber Heard playing the role in the Sony Marvel Universe. It sold 12 copies, had a 7-day trend of 249% and had a high sale of $750 for a CGC 9.6.
#16 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES #1 (ARCHIE, 1988) Man, this book came out of nowhere and is just scorching the aftermarket. It sold 18 copies, had a 7-day trend of 150% and had a high sale of $535 for an NM raw copy.
#17 BATGIRL #50 MIDDLETON (DC, 2020) The first appearance of Ryan Wilder, which is the name of the new CW Batwoman. It seems that DC is leading up to a slow introduction of Ryan to the Bat moniker in the comics as well. It sold 28 copies, had a 7-day trend of 93% and had a high sale of $29.99 for a raw copy.
#18 THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #1 (IMAGE, 2020) This hot series from James Tynion IV is following the path of his other successful title, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN. It sold 25 copies, had a 7-day trend of 149% and had a high sale of $72 for a CGC 9.8.
#19 THE NEW TEEN TITANS #23 NEWSSTAND (DC, 1982) As noted with the direct edition of this book in the TOP 10, it’s the first Adrian Chase (later Vigilante) and Blackfire. It sold 12 copies, had a 7-day trend of 204% and had a high sale of $24.18 for a raw copy.
#20 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3 (MARVEL, 2015) With all the Star Wars heat, movement on Dr. Aphra’s first is picking back up with speculation that we’ll know more of her future content appearance post-MANDALORIAN Season 2. It sold 20 copies, had a 7-day trend of 120% and had a high sale of $266.91 for a CGC 9.8.]