Top Ten for Week of 12/24/21

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. )

#10 VENGEANCE #1 | MARVEL | 2011
It shouldn’t be a major spoiler that filmgoers were provided with the first trailer for DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS after the final credits of SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. In the trailer, we see the back of America Chavez. This quick shot helped through more kindling on the fire building around her key appearances and covers. That 2-second shot helped move 19 copies of her first appearance with a 7-day trend of 119% and had a high sale of $1,700 for a CGC 9.8.

With SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME released, the next Spidey-based film to look forward to is SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE. Since the first film’s release, Spider-based books have not only skyrocketed but have also retained value. There’s a tremendous number of alternate Spider-Men/Women to speculate upon, with one frontrunner Spider-Punk (Hobart “Hobie” Brown). His first appearance in this issue has organically grown over the past several years due to him becoming a popular cosplay character. However, after the trailer, Spider-Man India and Spider-man 2099 saw significant spikes in price. This has forced collectors to buy into these other characters sooner rather than later. This moved 18 copies with a 7-day trend of 175% and had a high sale of $228 for a CGC 9.8.

#8 ODINN’S EYE #1 | BAD IDEA | 2021
One of Bad Idea’s final five, Odinn’s Eye, their new title proved challenging to find in stores. This has been typical across all of their titles, which have forced collectors to turn to online sales, which moved 20 copies, gave it a 7-day trend of 162%, and had a high sale of $75 for a raw copy.

Spillover from the recent America Chavez heat has extended to this MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE cover, which features the first appearance of America Chavez on a cover (which is very tiny on one of the playing cards). What’s more notable is that inside, this issue features the first appearance of America Chavez in the Marvel 616 universe. In this issue, she appears younger from her Vengeance appearances and features her more modern look/costume. This long undervalued issue moved 46 copies, had a 7-day trend of 121%, and had a high sale of $299 for a CGC 9.8.

As previously noted, insider Daniel Richtman recently reported that a project centered on Marvel’s Sleepwalker is in development (in some capacity) at Marvel. However, the recent reveal of the Hasbro Marvel Legends Series Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness action figure line included Sleepwalker. Most of the line features characters appearing in the film. Sleepwalkers inclusion, along with D’Spayre (first in Marvel Team-Up Vol.1 #68) and Rintrah, have spiked their first appearances. With speculation on Sleepwalker already, this gave it that extra push and sold double the number of copies it did last week with 49 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 127%, and a high sale of $285 for a CGC 9.8.

Returning to the list this week (once again) 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. This first is still going strong with 79 copies sold, giving it a 7-day trend of 92%, and had a high sale of $446 for a CGC 9.8.

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#4 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 | MARVEL | 1992
This first Spider-Man 2099 ongoing series also returns to the list as it continues its upwards trajectory with 84 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 99%, and a high sale of $298 for a CGC 9.8.

This week’s #3 entry is not a comic book, yet it falls into the grey area of being comic-book adjacent. As we noted in our weekly review last week, the new “Spider-Man movie: No Way Home” hit theaters. Sony Pictures produced this limited edition Daily Bugle newspaper to promote the release to coincide with the film’s release. Limited to 3000 copies and distributed through a New York City pop-up newsstand, those who were lucky enough to scoop one up were happy to see it become a huge hit on the secondary market. In the past 7 days, 70 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 131% and had a high sale of $200 for a copy.

#2 X-MEN #282 GOLD 2ND PRINT | MARVEL| 1991
With Phase 4 of the MCU underway, the big question for fans is when and where the X-Men and mutants will first appear. Collectors have been buying into key X-Men characters in a big way over the past year. However, certain characters seem to get pulled into the speculation wave. This was seen when many thought that Omega Red would be the first mutant to appear in FLACON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. Then there was the speculation that Magneto might appear in WANDAVISION. While neither of those happened, the recent connections between time travel have led speculators to Bishop and his first appearance in Uncanny X-Men #282. How, when, and where is not clear. Yet, they focused on this gold 2nd print last week and pushed 26 copies to sell, giving it a 7-day trend of 493%, and had a high sale of $400 for a CGC 9.8. The current front running X-speculation is that the Illuminati and Charles Xavier will appear in DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. As always, we’ll have to wait and see.

#1 WHAT IF? #18 | MARVEL | 1979
Again, that short DOCTOR STRANGE trailer was just enough to help several books land on this week’s list, including this first appearance of “Evil Doctor Strange.” As seen in the trailer, a more sinister Strange appears (as seen in the Disney+ What If? series), with a voice-over stating, “I hope you understand. The greatest threat of our universe is you.” While this issue isn’t the same character, it’s the closest thing. This issue features “What if Doctor Strange was a disciple of Dormammu.” 37 copies sold, had a 7-day trend of 551% and had a high sale of $140 for a CGC 9.6.

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