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. )
Last top ten of 2021 (no runners-up this week) Sorry for the delay, away on holiday.
#10 DOCTOR STRANGE #81 | MARVEL | 1987
This issue features the first full appearance of Rintrah. Initially, this book saw light movement with the recent reveal of the Hasbro Marvel Legends Series Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness action figure line, which included a build-a-figure of Rintrah. Then, in the recent teaser trailer, you see an overshot of all the sorcerers running. One of these sorcerers includes what appears to be a green horned creature that resembles Rintrah. Collectors have moved on less confirmation. These two factors helped 14 copies sell, a 7-day trend of 238%, and had a high sale of $655 for a CGC 9.8.
#9 MACROSS #1 | COMICO | 1984
This issue features the first appearance of Robotech in comics. If you recall, the film adaptation of the franchise has been in development at Sony Pictures for years. This week, 21 copies suddenly sold with a 7-day trend of 164% and had a high sale of $250 for a CGC 9.4. This means someone knows something, or a Youtube influencer recently mentioned it. Either way, it’s suddenly hot this week!
#8 JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #2 KYLE HOTZ B&W VIRGIN (1:25) | DC | 2021
Sometimes a gorgeous cover is all a trending book needs to be. This Kyle Hotz 1:25 was tough to find in stores, therefore sending collectors online to help move 24 copies with a 7-day trend of 157%, and had a high sale of $50 for a raw copy.
#7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #365 | MARVEL | 1992
Returning to the list this week (once again) in this first appearance of Miguel O’Hara and Spider-Man 2099 (via a preview of SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1). This first is still going strong with 46 copies sold, giving it a 7-day trend of 82%, and had a high sale of $425 for a CGC 9.8.
#6 SLEEPWALKER #1 | MARVEL | 1991
As noted with Rintrah, 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, and 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 30 copies with a 7-day trend of 136%, and a high sale of $400 for a CGC 9.8.
#5 MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1 | MARVEL | 2012
America Chavez’s first cover (which is very tiny on one of the playing cards) returns to this week’s list. As previously noted, this issue also 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 38 copies, had a 7-day trend of 117%, and had a high raw sale of $65. It also had it’s highest sale for a 9.8 of $299 on 12/14.
#4 THE GOOD ASIAN #1 | IMAGE | 2021
This 2021 title by writer Pornsak Pichetshote was recently on EW’s Top 10 comics and Fortune Magazine’s Top 10 Books of the year (and TONS of others). This spotlight on its quality and cultural importance helped it land in the Top 10 for the first time. This week, 22 copies sold, had a 7-day trend of 209%, and had a high sale of $20 for a raw copy.
#3 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 | MARVEL | 1992
Once again, this first Spider-Man 2099 ongoing series also returns to the list as it continues its upwards trajectory with 48 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 104%, and a high sale of $269 for a CGC 9.8.
#2 AVENGERS FOREVER #1 BETSY COLA (1:25) | MARVEL | 2021
When you have all the up-and-coming female stars of the MCU on a well-done homage by artist Betsy Cola, it’s no wonder that this sold 34 copies with a 7-day trend of 166% and a high sale of $45 for a raw copy.
#1 STAR WARS TALES OF THE JEDI #1 | DARK HORSE | 1993
This issue features the first appearances of Ulic Qel-Droma & Cay Qel-Droma. However, that’s not why this book is trending. Per Comicbook.com,” but new details have emerged that Lucasfilm could be developing another animated project in the form of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi. Images have surfaced online featuring the gift given to employees of Lucasfilm, with its packaging featuring the logos of projects that the studio has been developing this year.” Other sources ran with this and helped move 75 copies online with a 7-day trend of 278% and a high sale of $174.99 for a CGC 9.8.