As promised, the Covrprice.com runners-up list. The second half of the Top 20.
#11 KING CONAN #3 | MARVEL | 2022
Writer Jason Aaron recently came under fire for giving his highly sexualized supernatural princess in this issue the name Matoaka, which is known to be the actual name of Pocahontas. The true story of Pocahontas is now seen as a tragic one, centered around slavery and abuse. Aaron apologized, admittedly not knowing the sensitivity over the name’s use, and noted that “the character’s name and appearance will be adjusted for the rest of this mini-series and in all digital and collected editions.” Aaron also donated all money received for this issue and donated it to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. So, while this was not recalled, it will be the only copy with the Matoaka name and thereby sent collectors rushing online to obtain a copy. We tracked 51 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 150% and a high sale of $49.50 for a raw copy. However, due to the flood of copies online, the FMV has dropped to $18.
#12 BLACK PANTHER #3 | MARVEL | 2022
Tosin is hanging in there. After not appearing in issue #4, fans are itching to see more of him. Maye issue #5? Regardless, we tracked a steady 33 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 125% and a high sale of $300 for a CGC 9.8.
#13 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #307 | MARVEL | 1988
Deadline recently reported that “‘Kraven The Hunter’: ‘White Lotus’ Breakout Fred Hechinger To Play Chameleon In Sony’s Marvel Pic.” Unfortunately, Chameleon’s first appearance is in the very pricey AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (1963). Since that is FAR out of reach for most of us, the most accessible book to pick up is this issue, as it features his origin, a shift/upgrade in his power levels, and a full solo cover by Todd McFarlane. We tracked 34 copies sold this week, at a 7-day trend of 115%, and had a high sale of $265 for a CGC 9.9.
#14 KING CONAN #3 JAY ANACLETO VARIANT | MARVEL | 2022
As noted for #11, the controversy around this issue moved all copies of issue #3. It helps that the character in question, formerly called Matoaka, is on all three covers. We tracked 51 copies sold of this cover by Jay Anacleto variant, with a 7-day trend of 150%, and had a high sale of $49.50 for a raw copy.
#15 SECRET WARS II #3 | MARVEL | 1985
This issue features the first cover appearance and first full appearance of the Beyonder (human form). This week, 22 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 156% and a high sale of $56 for an NM raw copy. This is trending due to Marvel recently releasing a MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR first look, featuring Lawernce Fishburne’s role as The Beyonder.
#16 SPAWN #1 | IMAGE | 1992
What’s left to say about SPAWN #1? It has a massive print run, and content seems ways away. Still, Spawn is one of the most beloved modern comic characters driven by nostalgia and McFarlane fans. Since the dawn of CoverPrice, this particular issue has been the best-selling comic of all comics we track. Spawn #1 is the #1 book in our user’s collections to support this. This week, we tracked 25 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 118%, and a high sale of $240 for a CGC 9.8
#17 STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC EYE OF THE STORM #2 MICO SUAYAN (1:25) | MARVEL | 2022
This issue features the first team appearance of the Shear and the first full appearance of a Leveler (aka Nameless, as called by Marchion Ro) (tied with HIGH REPUBLIC #15). It makes sense why this is suddenly trending. The Great Leveler was first mentioned in HIGH REPUBLIC #10 (but not shown) and a cameo in #12. They also first had a cameo in STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC TRAIL OF SHADOWS #5 (and is even featured on the cover of David Baldeon’s 1:25 variant). They’re weapons/creatures of immense power that can nullify and disconnect Jedi from the Force and even turn them to stone, nicknamed “The Jedi Killer.” Every appearance of a Leveler has looked different from one to the next, which is why it’s hard for folks to pinpoint the “go-to” book. This seems like a pretty big deal for the Star Wars universe as it will most likely be utilized for years. While we think the honor should go to STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC TRAIL OF SHADOWS #5, the debate is still out there since EYE OF THE STORM #2 shows what they are and who controls them. If you know the answer to that, then you’ll understand why Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #2 variant is SO hot right now as well. Last week, we tracked 29 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 93%, and a high sale of $100 for a raw copy. These are all going to be hot for a while.
#18 STRANGE #1 ARTGERM | MARVEL | 2022
Clea as the new Sorcerer Supreme has brought a lot of attention to this new series. Having a gorgeous cover by Artgerm sure doesn’t hurt. We tracked 48 copies with a 7-day trend of 82% and a high sale of $10 for a raw copy.
#19 MOON KNIGHT #1 | MARVEL | 1980
This highly anticipated Moon Knight Disney+ series continues to push this first issue to his ongoing series. We tracked 30 copies this week at a 7-day trend of 88% and a high sale of $860 for a CGC 9.8.
#20 BALDER THE BRAVE #1 | MARVEL | 1985
Apparently, we need even MORE speculation for DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. This bit of spec is around Thor’s half-brother Balder (in the comics) appearing in the film. This is specifically due to a quick shot of a sword-carrying statue in the building that a captured Dr. Strange is led into (before being presented to the alleged Illuminati). He’s also speculated to be one of the Illuminati members. Balder’s first appearance is in the super pricey Journey Into Mystery #85 (first Loki), so fans turned to his first solo series. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 136%, and a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.6.