Top Ten for Week of 3/11/22

Since  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. )

Deadline is reporting that actress Ariana DeBose “is set to join Sony Pictures’ Marvel movie Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor Johnson in the titular role. Although it’s unconfirmed, sources say DeBose would play Calypso in the movie.” Even Deadline is playing in the speculation game, which was enough of a motivation for fans to buy Calypso’s first appearance and origin in this Spider-Man issue. We tracked 30 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 175%, with a high sale of $600 for a CGC 9.8.

#9 BATMAN #2 | DC | 2011
With THE BATMAN heating up the box office, many walked out of the film discussing what might be next for Robert Pattison’s Batman. While there’s a spoiler-filled hint at where the next film could go, many fans are hoping for an appearance of The Court of Owls. Robert Pattison was recently asked about the Court, and he responded that the Court of Owls is “probably going to be in the sequel. I mean, I’m literally just guessing.” However, that’s enough for plenty of speculators, youtube channels, and other news sources to spin that comment and chop off the “just guessing” part. This bit of speculation helped the first appearance of Talan, the Court’s assassin, and the Court’s first mention in this issue to take off. We recently covered their first appearance debate in one of our market reports, where we determined that the aftermarket greatly favors issue #6 (purely on a market value level). You can read that here. Regardless, we tracked 30 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 225%, with a high sale of $250 for a CGC 9.8.

#8 NEW AVENGERS #7 | MARVEL | 2005
As previously noted, the Illuminati’s live-action appearance seems to be highly likely in DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Their first appearance in this issue is still on fire, with Covrprice tracking 76 sales at a 7-day trend of 98% and a high sale of $500 for a CGC 9.8 and raw copies at an FMV of $75.

While this new release features a great variant cover from Martin Simmonds, the issue also features the first appearance of Rutherford Winner, a former Hydra agent. While first appearing in the digital-only Daughters of the Dragon – Marvel Digital Original #2, this issue marks his first official comic book appearance. We tracked 39 copies of this first with a 7-day trend of 196% and had a high sale of $80.74 for a raw copy.

#6 TWIG ASHCAN #1 | IMAGE | 2022
While TWIG #1 doesn’t release until May 4th, this ashcan’s high market price shows that this new Skottie Young and Kyle Strahm series has some heat behind it. Online sales are still moving briskly. This week we tracked 40 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 190%. Raw copies hit high sales of $202.50, though the current FMV is $101.

#5 DAREDEVIL #310 | MARVEL | 1992
The new trend for hot books is to first pick up the official first appearance, then the first cover appearance, and then the first ongoing series. This particular issue features the first cover appearance of Calypso, rumored to be played by actress Ariana DeBose. We tracked 26 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 425% and a high sale of $75 for a CBCS 9.8.

In this issue, Marvel sneakily introduced the first appearance of The Punisher with his controversial new chest symbol. After right-wing extremist groups took the original skull symbol as their own, Marvel was forced to pivot away from the association. Initially, the symbol was expected to first appear in the new Punisher series, with #1 hitting this week on March 9th. However, this surprise sent fans rushing to find copies. We tracked 47 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 241%, at a high sale of $25.99 for a raw copy. The FMV has settled to $11, with recent copies even selling for cover price. The big question is, how long will this new symbol last?

#3 BODIES #1 | DC/VERTIGO | 2014
Deadline also reported that. “‘Bodies’: Netflix Greenlights Adaptation Of Si Spencer’s Mind-Bending Graphic Novel From ‘Pursuit Of Love’ Producer Moonage Pictures.” This news immediately moved all cheap copies off from e-Bay with 36 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 457%, and a high sale of $44.99 for a raw copy.

Mariama Spector, the first female Moon Knight, debuted last week in Avengers Forever #3. We tracked 81 copies of this first appearance at a 7-day trend of 254% and a high sale of $22.50 for a raw copy for this new character heat.

As a surprise promotion for THE BATMAN, multiple IMAX theatres around the country provided a free promotional copy of “The Long Dark Halloween” by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. This promo features a new cover by Simone Bianchi with characters resembling their on-screen appearance. This cover is borrowed from the upcoming variant for Harley Quinn #13, which releases on March 22nd. Though, that isn’t slowing sales. We tracked 153 copies sold last week for this free book, at a 7-day trend of 353%, and a high sale of $75 for a raw copy. The current FMV has settled to $31.

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