Since Covrprice.com came bagged on the scene, they have become a go to spot for watching eBay trends 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 BLACK PANTHER #3 TAURIN CLARKE (1:25) | MARVEL | 2022
TOSIN ODUYE’s first appearance is still very topical, with this variant still trending with 24 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 208%, and a high sale of $600 for a raw copy. With that said, the market is stabilizing a bit, with the FMV settling at $403. This book’s future requires some heavy follow-through from Marvel, and expectations are very high, which will be tough to live up to. For now, prices seem relatively stable.
#9 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #210 NEWSSTAND | MARVEL | 1980
It was recently announced that Sony Pictures is moving forward with their Madame Web solo film, starring Dakota Johnson. There’s speculation that Madame Web will be the younger/Julia Carpenter version. However, upon the news, this first appearance of Madame Web spiked in sales, moving 30 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 172%, and had a high sale of $950 for a CGC 9.6.
#8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #637 OLIVER COIPEL | MARVEL | 2010
As mentioned, there’s high speculation that Sony’s Madame Web will focus on the Julia Carpenter version. Julia was the second Spider-Woman who later became the character Arachne. During this Grim Hunt storyline, and in this specific issue, the new Kraven the Hunter (Sasha Kravinoff) mortally wounds Madame Web. Before her death, Madame Web transfers her prophetic powers to Julia, making her the new Madame Web. If Dakota is playing Julia Carpenter, this issue will only get hotter… or (if she’s not) it’ll crash and burn. Regardless, 14 copies sold this week with a 7-day trend of 392% and had a high sale of $220 for a CGC 9.8, with raws at an FMV of $62. The MIKE FYLES cover is also doing fantastic, with a raw FMV of $87.
#7 DAREDEVIL WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR #2 JORGE FORNES (1:25) | MARVEL | 2022
This gorgeous ’80s style Daredevil homage was an instant hit of the week with 34 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 181%, and had a high sale of $90 for a raw copy with a current FMV of $76.
#6 BLACK PANTHER #3 GARY FRANK VARIANT | MARVEL | 2022
All of Tosin’s first appearance issues have been briskly moving all week. This Gary Frank variant surged forward with 44 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 164%, and had a high sale of $60 for a raw copy.
#5 STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #3 | MARVEL | 2017
*SPOILERS* This issue features the first cover appearance of the fan-favorite Clone Wars bounty hunter, Cad Bane. At the end of BOOK OF BOBA FETT, episode 6, fans were surprised and delighted by the first live-action appearance of Cad. You can find many fan reaction videos on Youtube, with several fans crying over this reveal. Cad Bane’s books are now on fire. His first cover appearance sold 62 copies, had a 7-day trend of 145%, and a high sale of $721 for a CGC 9.9.
#4 STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #2 | MARVEL | 2017
*SPOILERS* Move over Black Krrsantan, there’s a new bounty hunter in town. This issue features the first in-canon appearance of Cad Bane and was the instant “go-to” book for collectors. It sold 83 copies, a 7-day trend of 162%, and had a high sale of $850 for a CGC 9.8. Note: the graphic novel STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE CLONE WARS is technically Cad Bane’s first appearance. Due to it being a graphic novel, it often spurs many debates amongst collectors.
#3 THE NEW TEEN TITANS #21 | DC | 1982
Deadline recently reported” ‘Titans’ Sets Season 4 Villains: Joseph Morgan As Brother Blood, Franka Potente As Mother Mayhem, Lisa Ambalavanar As Jinx.” Brother Blood and Mother Mayhem both first appeared in New Teen Titans #21. It took about a week for the fire to kick in for these. But once it did, it took off like a rocket with 71 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 218%, and had a high sale of $190 for a CGC 9.8. Note: Jinx first appeared via cameo in Tales of the Teen Titans #56 and fully in issue #57.
#2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #88 | MARVEL | 2022
In today’s comic collecting world, ANY Marvel first appearance is instantly hot. This particular issue features the first appearance of the Queen Goblin. While she’s nowhere close to hitting Tosin’s numbers, sales are brisk and solid with 157 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 175%, and had a high sale of $16 for a raw copy. Like all new characters, will she take off? Many fans have compared her to Red Goblin, specifically noting his significant fall in market value. That makes this book a gamble. However, at this current price, the risk for this book is low. There are some great variants out there for it too.
#1 BLACK PANTHER #3 | MARVEL | 2022
Tosin holds on tight to the #1 spot for the second week in a row. His first appearance moved 188 copies online with a 7-day trend of 163% and had a high sale of $185 for a CGC 9.8 with raw jumping up to an FMV of $57. Let’s see how he does next week.