As promised, the Covrprice.com runners-up list. The second half of the Top 20.
#11 PEACEMAKER #1 | DC | 1987 DC is obviously investing in PEACEMAKER, giving the character his own HBO series. It’s clear that John Cena enjoyed playing the role, and it shows on screen. This issue also marks the first appearance of Peacemaker’s father, Wolfgang Schmidt who’s also rumored to appear in the HBO series. This helped Peacemaker’s 2nd solo series sell 36 copies with a 7-day trend of 85% and had a high raw sale of $50.
#12 DEFENDERS #1 GEORGE PEREZ HIDDEN GEM (1:25) | MARVEL | 2021 The recent issue features a new Defenders team, consisting of Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Red Harpy, the Masked Raider and Cloud. However, it also features the first cameo appearance of Omnimax and first appearance of Taaia, the mother of Galactus. Taaia’s’ appearance appears to be the key driver of recent sales, which helped sell 33 copies with a 7-day trend of 100% and had a high sale of $30.77 for a raw copy.
#13 SPECIAL EDITION MARVEL EDITION #15 | MARVEL | 1973 This week, the SHANG-CHI premiere took place with mostly positive reviews. Leading into this film, collectors are still picking up copies of his first appearance as Marvel weaves Shang-Chi into the MCU. His first sold 17 copies, had a 7-day trend of 180% and had a high sale of $2251 for a CGC 9.4.
#14 SPAWN #1 | IMAGE | 1992 Recently, it was announced by The Hollywood Reporter that “Brian Tucker, who penned the 2013 Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg crime thriller Broken City, has been hired to write the script for the feature (Spawn) project”. It was also noted that McFarlane will direct the film as well. Not that this book needed any more of a boost, but it did just that. It sold 27 copies, had a 7-day trend of 104% and had a high sale of $299.95 for a CGC 9.8.
#15 DEFENDERS #1 PEACH MOMOKO SILVER SURFER BLACK (1:50) | MARVEL | 2021 The first appearance of Taaia, Galactus’ Mom is the key driver for this books recent boom in sales and price. This 1:50 is a huge hit as it sold 26 copies, had a 7-day trend of 111% and had a high sale of $139 for a raw copy.
#16 TALES OF SUSPENSE #77 | MARVEL | 1966 The market constantly surprises us. Peggy Carter has been around in the MCU for nearly a decade now, including having her own show. Despite this, her first full appearance in this issue had very little market interest. However, with WHAT IF!, that one episode spike renewed interest in her first appearance and sold 19 copies with a 7-day trend of 147% and had a high sale of $179.99 for a FN/VF raw copy.
#17 IRON MAN #120 | MARVEL | 1979 This first appearance of Justin Hammer suddenly finds its way onto the list this week. There is some speculation that we’ll see the character again in the MCU. It sold 19 copies, had a 7-day trend of 148% and had a high sale of $100 for a VG raw copy.
#18 GHOST RIDER #1 | MARVEL | 1990 This 90’s classic Ghost Rider cover features the first appearance of Danny Ketch (the 2nd Ghost Rider) and also the villain Deathwatch. This book is trending due to loose rumors of a Danny Ketch Ghostrider/Midnight Sons project being one the rumored “9 new Marvel shows” that are in development. It sold 24 copies, had a 7-day trend of 112% and had a high sale of $535 for a CGC 9.8.
#19 GHOST RIDER #28 | MARVEL | 1992 As noted above, there are loose rumors/speculation that a Danny Ketch led Midnight Sons is in development for Disney+. This issue features the first cameo appearance of The Midnight Sons (via a future premonition). Their first full appearance is Ghost Rider #31. Issue #28 is the market preference and sold 20 copies, had a 7-day trend of 132% and had a high sale of $99 for a CGC 9.8.
#20 MOON KNIGHT #13 NEWSSTAND | MARVEL | 1981 As noted with the direct edition (in spot #6), this issue features the first fight between Moon Knight and Daredevil. Again, this is still mostly wishful thinking of seeing an on-screen battle between the two fan-favorite Marvel characters. This newsstand edition sold 11 copies, had a 7-day trend of 233% and had a high sale of $59.99 for a raw copy.