Top Ten for Week of 6/5/21

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. )

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#10 X-MEN #53 | MARVEL | 1996 This issue features the first full appearance of ONSLAUGHT. His reappearance at the end of X-MEN WAY OF X #2 has stirred up interest in his first appearance.. It sold 41 copies, had a 7-day trend of 130% and had a high sale of $265 for a CGC 9.8.

#9 MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #117 | MARVEL | 1992 This issue marks the first meeting of WOLVERINE and VENOM. This book was showcased on the podcast and took off due to long-term potential and a fun/nostalgia based cover. It sold 17 copies, had a 7-day trend of 353% and had a high sale of $140 for a CGC 9.8.

#8 HARDCORE #1 2ND PRINT | MARVEL | 2012 Deadline announced that “Adam Wingard To Direct ‘Hardcore’ For Universal And Robert Kirkman”. This series first appeared during TOP COW’s 2010 Pilot Season. If you recall, Top Cow tested various comic concepts through their pilot season. If readers responded well to one, then it continued on to a full or limited series. However, Kirkman/Silvestri’s HARDCORE did not. Flash forward to 2018 when the title was refreshed under SKYBOUND in the new HARDCORE (2018) series. The similarities are VERY close. The biggest change is centered around how Assassins take over the bodies of random people by taking a “Hardcore Shot” to the spine. In the new series, they do it via VR headsets. Note: This film will be developing the more recent 2018 version. Despite this, the hard to find 2nd print of this first version from 2012 sold 12 copies, had a 7-day trend of 536% and had a high sale of $58 for a raw copy.

#7 INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 | MARVEL | 2016 This issue features the 1st appearances of Victor von Doom as Iron Man and the Tony Stark A.I. (third version). This book is now trending due to strong speculation that Robert Downey Jr. will be the A.I. for Riri Williams. It sold 41 copies, had a 7-day trend of 159% and had a high sale of $250 for a CGC 9.8. As noted, keep in mind that this is the third version of Tony’s A.I. The first A.I. appeared in SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1, where the A.I. was destroyed in SUPERIOR IRON MAN #9. The 2nd A.I. appeared in IRON MAN: HYPERVELOCITY, where the A.I. was also presumed to be destroyed… despite leaving his fate unresolved. Both of these first A.I.s were essentially used while tony was incapacitated. The most current version (version 3) is the most “Tony Stark” like and the one that mentors Riri in Invincible Iron Man. However, due to these previous appearances, there will be plenty of debate in the future of 1st overall appearance (Superior) vs. most relevant appearance (Infamous).

#6 CAPTAIN AMERICA #16 | MARVEL | 2006 This issue marks the 1st appearance of Red Skull’s daughter, Synthea Schmidt, as SIN (previously appearing as Mother Superior). This is trending due to speculation that she could appear as the main villain in CAPTAIN AMERICA 4. It sold 17 copies, had a 7-day trend of 441% and had a high sale of $599.99 for a CGC 9.8.

#5 BITTER ROOT #13 SANFORD GREENE BEAT STREET | IMAGE | 2021 Sanford Greene has continuously created some fantastic film homage variants throughout his BITTER ROOT run. However, on the heels of recent Bitter Root news, this gorgeous BEAT STREET homage hit that “must-have” nerve for collectors and sold 10 copies with a 7-day trend of 814% and had a high sale of $49.99 for a raw copy.

#4 SEASON’S BEATINGS #1 MARKO DJURDJEVIC VARIANT | MARVEL | 2018 This hard-to-find Kang variant shows up on this list due to an aftermarket boost in sales after being showcased o a podcast. It sold 16 copies, had a 7-day trend of 691% and had a high sale of $44.99 for a raw copy.

#3 WYTCHES #1 | IMAGE | 2014 In a recent Comic Book Resources interview, Scott Synder gave an update on Wytches and Undiscovered Country content adaptations: “With Undiscovered Country, we’re working on the screenplay right now for New Republic,” he said. “We have about another four weeks before we hand in the draft so it’s commenced and it’s all good. And Wytches is definitely still in development too.” This news brought new life to this book that had plummeted in value since it was first optioned back in 2014. This news helped this issue move 102 copies, have a 7-day trend of 315% and had a high sale of $249.99 for a CGC 9.8.

#2 SUPERMAN 10-CENT ADVENTURE #1 | DC | 2003 This issue is the first appearance of Supergirl (Cir-El), who will be appearing on CW’s THE FLASH, played by actress Sasha Calle. It sold 80 copies, had a 7-day trend of 487% and had a high sale of $24.95 for a raw copy.

#1 HARDCORE #1 | IMAGE/TOP COW | 2010 As noted, this Top Cow Pilot season book landed in the #1 spot after Universal announced that it’s developing this comic into a film and will focus on the more updated 2018 version. It sold 50 copies, had a 7-day trend of 1,115% and had a high sale of $74.95 for a NM+ raw copy.

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