Covrprice.com Top Ten for Week of 12/17/21

Since Covrprice.com  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. )

#10 STAR WARS CRIMSON REIGN #1 STEVEN CUMMINGS (1:50) | MARVEL | 2021
While it may not mean much now, this new #1 for a Star Wars title features the first appearances of The Archivist, Imara Vex, Bright, Sear, and Marina. Any book with that many firsts is worth keeping a close eye on. This week, the market heat around this issue helped this high ratio 1:50 variant hit big high sales. It sold 25 copies, had a 7-day trend of 91%, and a high sale of $119.95 for a raw copy.

#9 MARVEL TEAM-UP #95 | MARVEL | 1980
There’s some speculation that Clint Barton’s wife, Laura Barton (played by actress Linda Cardellini), MAY be Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse in the comics). This theory is centered around Laura and Clint’s close relationship and open discussions around his missions, and even her assistance in several cases. While this remains to be seen, fans are pretty excited about it and helped push her first appearance to a new high sale of $600 for a CGC 9.8. 23 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 103%, and had a high sale of $599.99 for a CGC 9.8.

#8 CAPTAIN MARVEL #17 | MARVEL | 2004
This was our runner-up book on the 11/1/21 Top 10 list. It’s been long speculated that Phyla-Vell, the cloned daughter of Mar-vell, would possibly appear in the MCU (specifically in GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 3). While there’s been no confirmation or set-up to introduce the character in the near future, speculation has been re-ignited from new speculation chatter. This renewed interest made collectors rush online to buy Phyla-Vell’s first full appearance. It sold 11 copies last week, had a 7-day trend of 277%, and had a high sale of $595 for a CGC 9.8.

#7 SPIDER-MAN INDIA #1 | MARVEL | 2005
Back in June 2021, rumors circulated that Spider-Man India would appear in SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE 2. We received a confirmation of this with the first official teaser of SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE. This teaser features Miles swinging through what is most likely the world of Spider-Man India. This former $1 book is now on fire. 19 copies sold, had a 7-day trend of 160% and had a high sale of $299.99 for a CGC 9.6. It’s important to note that while this is his first U.S. appearance, he first appeared in India (released by Gotham Entertainment Group) 2 months before. That first is incredibly tough to find, expensive, and almost always in V.G. condition.

#6 BATTLE CHASERS PRELUDE | IMAGE | 1998
Battle Chasers’ content has been teased for years now. However, Deadline recently reported that ‘Battle Chasers’ T.V. Series From ‘John Wick’ Creator Derek Kolstad Based On Comics In Works At Alcon Entertainment.” Derek Kolstad is a big name to add to this project. Hollywood is itching for his next project, so this has a high chance of making it through the development/production process. The prelude issue and its gold variant are seeing significant traction. 14 copies sold (of just the standard cover), had a 7-day trend of 262%, and a high sale of $32.99 for a raw copy. The gold version has a FMV of $70 raw.

#5 STAR WARS SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE #1 | DARK HORSE | 1996
This book features the first appearance of Prince Xizor and the first cover appearance of Dash Rendar. This book is specifically trending due to speculation that Prince Xizor will appear in the new Star Wars series CRIMSON REIGN (as noted in #10). 23 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 224% and had a high sale of $279 for a CGC 9.8

#4 ANIMAL CASTLE #1 | ABLAZE | 2021
As a nod to George Orwell’s Animal Farm, this series by writer Xavier Dorison and artist Felix Delep features a twist on the concept where all animals are NOT equal. It was initially released in France in 2019 & 2010 as a two-part graphic novel. The synopsis describes the series as “Nestled in the heart of a farm forgotten by men, the Animal Castle is ruled with an iron hoof by President Silvio. The bull and its dog militia savor their power, while the other animals are exhausted by work until the arrival of the mysterious Azelard, a traveling rat who will teach them the secrets of civil disobedience.” Fans immediately took to this very hard-to-find series and turned to online sources to find a copy. It sold 78 copies, had a 7-day trend of 124%, and a high sale of $39.99 for a raw copy.

#3 X-MEN LEGENDS #9 KAARE ANDREWS ADAMANTIUM FOIL | MARVEL | 2021
With X-Men ’97 so topical, this variant screams ’90’s with an animated art style and an excellent shiny foil cover to top it off. You might as well through in the word “adamantium” to make it X-Tra ’90s. This fun variant sold 39 copies, had a 7-day trend of 297%, and had a high sale of $25 for a raw copy.

#2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #365 | MARVEL | 1992
Returning to the list this week is this preview of SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1. Per CGC, it gets the honor of being the first appearance of Miguel O’Hara and Spider-Man 2099. With such significant teaser trailer heat, it sold 127 copies last week with a 7-day trend of 125% and a high sale of $461.99 for a CGC 9.8. Other books being debated as his first appearance (at least via cameo) are Marvel Age #114, the 1991 Marvel Annual Report and a pull-out poster of 2099, and Spider-Man in Web of Spider-Man #90.

#1 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 | MARVEL | 1992
Between all the various cameo appearances and preview appearances in #365, this is still the first series of Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099. And it’s on fire right now (especially that Toybiz white 2nd print). The character, voiced by Oscar Isaac, is getting a massive spotlight in the forthcoming Across The Spiderverse animated film, with the new trailer immediately sparking tremendous interest!! Last week, it sold 142 copies, giving it a 7-day trend of 128%, and had a high sale of $315 for a CGC 9.8.

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