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#10 BLACK PANTHER #5 | MARVEL | 2009 Again, with rumors of Shuri actress Letitia Wright taking on the Black Panther mantle, her first “in story” appearance (note: that she appears in costume on the cover of issue #1 for this 2009 series) in the Black Panther costume is on the last page of this issue. This has been trending for a while now, but this recent recycle rumor helped it move 26 copies, have a 7-day trend of 220% and a high sale of $750 for a CGC 9.8.
#9 GHOST RIDER #28 | MARVEL | 1992 This is also back on the list due to persistent 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 42 copies, had a 7-day trend of 138% and had a high sale of $350 for a CGC 9.8.
#8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #545 DJURDJEVIC | MARVEL | 2008 The recent SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME trailer led to A LOT of speculation. The “make everyone forget” spell led many to story parallels seen in the “ONE MORE DAY” and “ONE MOMENT IN TIME” storylines that circled around Peter Parker & Mary Jane making a deal with Mephisto to save Aunt May by sacrificing their Marriage and erasing decades of continuity. The heavy speculation is centered around Dr. Strange as Mephisto in disguise. Hence why this specific variant is ALSO trending. It’s in this issue where the deal with Mephisto was made, helping it sell 30 copies with a 7-day trend of 289% and a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8.
#7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #638 | MARVEL | 2010 Continuing on from #8, ASM #638 reveals what the terms of the deal were in issue #545. It sold 49 copies, had a 7-day trend of 186% and had a high sale of $345 for a CGC 9.8.
#6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #545 | MARVEL | 2008 And yeah, the Spider-Man trailer sure dominated this list. The “deal with the devil” story helped push this standard cover to new highs. It sold 36 copies, had a 7-day trend of 265% and had a high sale of $290 for a CGC 9.8.
#5 WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1 | MARVEL | 2020 Variety is reporting that “Marvel Studios is searching for a Latino actor to lead an untitled Halloween special for Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed.” Even they note that “The special could be based on “Werewolf by Night,” and could feature Jake Gomez, who “was introduced into the Marvel universe last year in the comic “Werewolf by Night (Vol. 3) #1.” Created by Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Scot Eaton, and Benjamin Jackendoff, Gomez is described to be a descendant of the Native American tribe Hopi who has been cursed with lycanthropy, also through his lineage.” See, even Variety is getting into the spec game. This news lit a fire under Jake’s first appearance in this issue, moving 41 copies with a 7-day trend of 310% and a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8.
#4 OBLIVION SONG PINK SIGNATURE VARIANT #1 | IMAGE | 2018 As noted, Deadline is reporting that “Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal is set to produce and star in Oblivion Song, a film based on the acclaimed series of graphic novels by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici.” While all issues are hot, this “pink variant” (just a little pink signature at the bottom right) picked up steam quickly, selling 31 copies with a 7-day trend of 420% and had a high raw sale of $275.
#3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #641 | MARVEL | 2010 Not only is this a great negative cover (which collectors LOVE right now), but it also features the conclusion on the “One Moment in Time” storyline where Dr. Strange casts a spell to make the world forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man (much like the trailer). So, technically, this is the one book that actually DOES have some direct story connections to the film. Hence, it sold 48 copies, had a 7-day trend of 322% and had a high raw sale of $68.
#2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #544 | MARVEL | 2007 Collectors went ALL in on the One More Day story parallels and picked up the full storyline, which started here. It sold 75 copies, had a 7-day trend of 326% and had a high sale of $500 for a CGC 9.8.
#1 OBLIVION SONG #1 | IMAGE | 2018 Again, as noted, Oblivion Song was on fire last week and sold a massive 160 copies with a 7-day trend of 215% and had a high sale of $260 for a CGC 9.8. Even though it was optioned shortly after it was released in 2018, all it needed was 2021 and Jake Gyllenhaal to make this book move.