Since Covrprice.com came 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 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #6 | MARVEL | 2017
It’s been reported by Comicbook.com that “Star Wars: Rupert Friend Rumored to Have Been Cast as Grand Inquisitor for Obi-Wan Kenobi.” While appearing via a cameo in 2016’s STAR WARS: KANAN #12, this 2017 issue is his first full appearance. This rumor was shared across many new sources, helping us track 24 copies with a 7-day trend of 215%, and a high sale of $625 for a CGC 9.8.
#9 THE AVENGERS #53 JOSHUA SWAY SWABY BLACK HISTORY MONTH | MARVEL | 2022
A new character appeared in this issue that fans have dubbed “Red Panther” due to the all-red Panther suit. While we wait for more information from the next issue, this first appearance of Red Panther also featured a nice Sway Miles Morales cover, with 66 copies tracked at a 7-day trend of 116% and a high sale of $35 for a raw copy.
#8 NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI #1 DIRECT EDITION | MARVEL | 2006
Thanks to a new DOCTOR STRANGE: MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS during Sunday’s Super Bowl, the likelihood of Marvel’s Illuminati appearing in the film now seems highly likely. Many clues allude to this, from Illuminati symbols to the six chairs and a clear voiceover of Patrick Stewart. This one-shot is the first Illuminati solo issue, specifically closing out Civil War and leading directly into Planet Hulk. 30 copies were tracked with a 7-day trend of 280% and a high sale of $100 for a CGC 9.8.
#7 SECRET AVENGERS #19 | MARVEL | 2011
A recent image from Empire Magazine was released, showing Marc Spector in his Mr. Knight persona. This was just speculation last month that has now turned into reality. This first appearance of the Mr. Knight suit (not the persona) first landed on our Top 10 in early January and has returned to the list this week with 44 copies tracked, a 7-day trend of 193%, and a high sale of $300 for a CGC 9.8.
#6 BLACK PANTHER #3 | MARVEL | 2022
Tosin falls from the #1 spot this week as his first appearance slows down a bit in sales. This week, we tracked 84 copies with a 7-day trend of 119% and a high sale of $185 for a CGC 9.8 with raw copies at an FMV of $47.
#5 STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #20 CHRIS SPROUSE LUCASFILM 50TH ANNIVERSARY | MARVEL | 2022
This issue features the first official comic book cover appearance of the Mandalorian and Grogu, aka Baby Yoda. This book sold a TON of copies online last week, with 168 copies tracked with a 7-day trend of 68% and a high sale of $35 for a raw copy.
#4 THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #244 | MARVEL | 1997
Last week, it was revealed that Sony had cast Russell Crowe for their KRAVEN feature. This is a little confusing since Crowe has already been cast as Zeus for THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, and that character doesn’t seem to fit this film well. This possible continuity conflict has led many to theorize that Crowe will most likely play Sergei Kravinoff, the first Kraven. It leaves Aaron Taylor-Johnson potentially playing Sergei’s son Alexei “Alyosha” Kravinoff, whose first appearance is in this issue and later takes on Kraven The Hunter’s mantle. This speculation landed 41 copies on Covrprice with a 7-day trend of 288% and a high sale of $35 for a raw copy. To add to the mix, it’s also rumored that Ana Kravinoff may also appear in the film, making it a family affair in their hatred for Spider-Man.
#3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #88 | MARVEL | 2022
In today’s comic collecting world, ANY Marvel first appearance is instantly hot, and this particular issue features the first appearance of The Queen Goblin. Sales continued to be brisk, with 131 copies tracked, a 7-day trend of 95%, and a high sale of $21 for a raw copy.
#2 NEW AVENGERS #7 | MARVEL | 2005
As noted, the Illuminati’s live-action appearance seems to be highly likely in DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Their first appearance (featuring Reed Richards, Namor, Stephen Strange, Charles Xavier, Black Bolt, and Tony Stark) is in this issue and was instantly on fire during and post-Superbowl. Covrprice tracked 93 copies sold in ONE day with a 7-day trend of 140% and a high sale of $500 for a CGC 9.8 (with one 9.8 that reached as high as $700 on Monday) and raw copies hitting over $100. This one is going to keep going until the film’s release.
#1 THE AVENGERS #53 JAVIER GARRON REGULAR | MARVEL | 2022
While the Illuminati was a last-minute contender, sneaking into the list with just a few hours left before this list is created, this standard cover of the first “Red Panther” was the hottest book of the week, with 121 copies tracked, a 7-day trend of 167%, and had a high sale of $25 for a raw copy. The character’s longevity potential will be revealed with the next issue or two.