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#10 WAR OF THE REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (MARVEL, 2019) We went into this in more detail in our WEEK IN REVIEW. However, the short version of this is this: At a recent press announcement for Disney+ Singapore, a comment was made toward Kevin Feige that it was “high time we get a Southeast Asian Marvel superhero on Disney+.” Mr. Feige was quoted with the reply, “I think it is. And I think you won’t have to wait there very long at all. We’ve announced a number of shows and we’ve got more in the works.” This news sent speculators racing to Google to search “Southeast Asian Marvel characters” and found this series (despite most characters being from China and Korea). It sold 37 copies, had a 7-day trend of 144% and had a high sale of $199.95 for a CGC 9.8.
#9 BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #1 NATACHA BUSTOS 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT (MARVEL, 2016) DEADLINE reported this week that ‘Black Panther’ Helmer Ryan Coogler Stakes His Proximity Media Banner To 5-Year Exclusive Disney Television Deal; Wakanda Series In Works For Disney+. This news has spread like wildfire among speculators with MANY Wakanda related storylines and characters seeing increases in price. While there weren’t many listed, collectors jumped all over this variant and moved 10 copies, had a 7-day trend of 623% and had a high sale of $79.65 for a CGC 9.6.
#8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #55 (MARVEL, 2020) Pat Gleeson announced ANOTHER version of his cover. This time it’s blue. This caused a short spike of interest in this FIRST standard cover. It sold 74 copies, had a 7-day trend of 106% and had a high sale of $149.99 for a CGC 9.8.
#7 THE MIGHTY THOR #459 (MARVEL, 1993) Recent set leaks have shown Chris Hemsworth as Thor in an outfit (vest) similar to that of THUNDERSTRIKE. Now, in the MCU, Thor hasn’t really had an Earth alter ego. THUNDERSTRIKE’s origin is a little more detailed then we’ll go into here, but the alter ego of Thunderstrike was Eric Masterson (not Donald Blake). Eric first appeared in Thor #391. Since Marvel did away with the alter egos, Eric’s role in this film is non-existent. So, collectors jumped straight to THOR #459, which is the first appearance of THUNDERSTRIKE. Keep in mind, this cinematic connection will most likely only be via the outfit. Even more specifically, it’s probably JUST the vest. So, there you go. Vest spec. It sold 17 copies, had a 7-day trend of 524% and had a high sale of $29.99 for a raw copy.
#6 LUNA #1 JENNY FRISON VIRGIN (1:25) (BOOM!, 2021) Jenny Frison has some dedicated fans, deservedly so. Her work is absolutely gorgeous. But her work on a low print/ hard to find series… then you have some market heat. It sold 18 copies, had a 7-day trend of 519% and had a high sale of $29.99 for a raw copy.
#5 THE FOREVER MAPS #1 (SCOUT, 2019) Scout’s recent press release announced “Scout Comics & Entertainment is proud to announce that THE FOREVER MAPS by Michael Lagace and Todor Hristov is in development as a feature film with Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE) adapting. Matthew Goldberg, Igor De Laurentiis, Ira Napoliello, Lit Entertainment, and Scout Comics are attached to produce.” This news helped ANOTHER Scout book land on our TOP 10 for the second week in a row. It sold 29 copies, had a 7-day trend of 366% and had a high sale of $29 for a raw copy.
#4 THE IMMORTAL HULK #43 DECLAN SHALVEY MARVEL VS ALIEN (MARVEL, 2021) IMMORTAL HULK #43 took over our top 10 due to some controversy over anti-semitic imagery. In one panel, Joe Fixit is in a Jewelry store. In the window behind him, a poor depiction of the Star of David and the store name “JEWERY” in reverse. Artist Joe Bennett publicly apologized and stated that he simply misspelled the store name. Regardless, this caused an uproar forcing Marvel to offer an optional recall where stores could exchange these for corrected versions. Also notable is that all future re-printings will replace the panel with edited versions. This sent collectors racing to online stores to buy up copies, driving up price and demand. It sold 68 copies, had a 7-day trend of 251% and had a high sale of $34.99 for a raw copy. However, the market has been flooded with copies and prices have already come down to $15 for this cover.
#3 THE IMMORTAL HULK #43 (MARVEL, 2021) Yep. ALL covers had that controversial panel. This Alex Ross cover is the standard cover, so it (of course) sold the most with 167 copies, with a 7-day trend of 139% and had a high sale of $62.29 for a high-grade raw copy. Yes, one hungry buyer dove in deep into that one. We confirmed it was not a bulk sale. However, due to flooding, this has also settled to $15.
#2 BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #1 (MARVEL, 2016) As noted, Disney is developing a WAKANDA series. Collectors immediately ran to this series as a reactive response to this news announcement. There are a BUNCH of key characters to focus on (with a few in this issue). For now, take your time and pick up cheap Black Panther books from $1 and back issue bins. This issue still sold 65 copies, had a 7-day trend of 491% and had a high sale of $38.40 for a raw copy.
#1 THE IMMORTAL HULK #43 JOE BENNETT HOMAGE (MARVEL, 2021) Of course, the artist at the center of this controversy is Joe Bennett. Due to this, collector’s focused on this variant the most. It sold 85 copies, had a 7-day trend of 400% and had a high sale of $71.19 for a high-grade raw copy. Market flooding has brought this down to its current $20 price.