Top Ten for Week of 10/15/21

Since  came bagged 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 THE ETERNALS #1 | MARVEL | 1976
We’re less then a month away from the ETERNALS film, which just looks amazing. The market is confidently buying up copies of this first appearance as excitement for the film builds. It sold 26 copies, had a 7-day trend of 90% and had a high sale of $2,199.99 for a CGC 9.8. However, this can’t touch the highest sale it had back in May for $3,800 when the first trailer was released. Can this book get back to that price? If not, then this book shows signs of the old collecting market when books hit their height during a trailer. We’ll see.

#9 BRIGHTEST DAY #4 | DC | 2010
This issue features the first appearance of Jackson Hyde, who later becomes Aqualad. This book is trending as Jackson gears up to take the mantle of Aquaman in the recently released AQUAMAN: THE BECOMING series. Note that, while Jackson as Aqualad first appears on the cover of Brightest Day #10 (which reveals his initial partial origin… which is altered post Rebirth), he doesn’t actually become Aqualad until TEEN TITANS #10 (2016). Regardless, this first appearance of Jackson is the market favorite. It sold 22 copies, had a 7-day trend of 113% and had a high sale of $29.99 for a raw copy.

NYCC has ended. However, many of the exclusives that came from it are heating up in the aftermarket. JTC’s negative variants have been very popular, with every one selling out. This variant is no different. It’s unknown if these were available at the convention, however online retailer ReedPop made this available via their site a week before, which allowed this book to gain traction over the week. It sold 17 copies, had a 7-day trend of 159% and had a high sale of $185 for a raw sale.

Legendary artist Stan Sakai lends his skill to this awesome incentive variant, which instantly became a difficult book to find in stores. Due to demand and low supply, it sold 31 copies, had a 7-day trend of 144% and had a high sale of $99.95 for a raw copy.

#6 MOON KNIGHT #3 | MARVEL | 2021
As mentioned in previous weeks, this issue features the first appearance of Hunter’s Moon. It’s unknown where or how Marvel will take this character, but either way, they’ve set him up to play a close role to Marc Spector. It holds a spot on this week’s list with 52 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 93% and had a high sale of $190.50 for a CGC 9.8.

This is kind of a Venom spoiler… so, skip this entry if you absolutely don’t want to hear any references pulled from the film. This isn’t a big one if it helps… but If you watched Venom, then you know that Venom refers to himself as “Lethal Protector” throughout the film. This caused the direct edition of this first issue, of which the reference stems from, to land in our top 10 once again this week. It sold 55 copies, had a 7-day trend of 95% and had a high sale of $260 for a CGC 9.8.

One of the breakout stars of the recent “WandaVision” Disney Plus series was Agatha Harkness as portrayed by actress Kathryn Hahn. Fans of the show were disappointed when lead actress, Eilzabeth Olsen, was quoted back in June as saying she “would be shocked” if the show was renewed and that it was always meant to be a limited series. The good news is, a spin-off series focussing on the Harkness character was recently confirmed. Details for this new project are sparse outside of Hahn reprising her Harkness role, and “WandaVision” head writer Jac Schaeffer serving as writer and executive producer. With the new series announcement (combined with the unlikelihood of a second “WandaVision” season), sales for Fantastic Four #94 (Agatha Harkness first appearance) have blown up. It sold 36 copies, had a 7-day trend of 210% and had a high sale of $1,500 for a CGC 9.4.

In a recent tweet from James Gunn responding to a fan’s question of “Any shot we get the introduction of a new character in the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special?”. He responded with, “In my incredibly subjective & admittedly often odd opinion, we’ll be introducing one of the greatest MCU characters of all time.” This immediately sent folks speculating on who this could be… when most landed on the most powerful Mutant in the Marvel comic book universe… Santa. That’s right! In this Holiday Special issue, Cerebro discovers the most powerful Omega level mutant it’s ever registered… which turns out to be this Christmas Icon. It sold 41 copies, had a 7-day trend of 185% and had a high sale of $45 for a NM raw copy.

#2 PROPHET #1 | IMAGE | 1993
It was recently announced by The Hollywood Reporter that “Jake Gyllenhaal, Director Sam Hargrave Team for Studio 8’s ‘Prophet’” and “Gyllenhaal will star as John Prophet, a man conscripted by Germans near the end of World War II and subjected to scientific experiments that gave him superhuman strength. Hargrave will direct the film, which is based on Rob Liefeld’s comic books. Marc Guggenheim, the scribe known for his work on The CW’s Arrowverse TV shows, is penning the script.” This reignited sales for all Prophet’s key issues, like this first issue for his 1993 ongoing series. It sold 69 copies, had a 7-day trend of 142% and had a high sale of $75 for a CGC 9.8.

If you recall, back in May 2020 it was announced that Marc Guggenheim was set to pen the script for this film by Studio 8. That was the last time when it landed in the #1 spot. Though, it was trending for months previous due to hints that Rob Liefeld dropped via Twitter. The market moved swiftly on this issue even back then, though the price stayed relatively reasonable. Yet, this news of Jake Gyllenhaal casted as Prophet had reignited the market once again for his first appearance in YOUNGBLOOD #2… but in a MUCH bigger way. Last week it sold 126 copies, had a 7-day trend of 157% and had a high sale of $365 for a CGC 9.8. It’s also worth noting that the Green Logo also sold about 63 copies, but for a lower CGC 9.8 price of $135.

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