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 DMZ #1 | VERTIGO | 2005
The full trailer for HBO’s DMZ series was recently released, and it’s been met with mixed reactions due to some of its significant departures from the original comic series. With that said, anticipation for the new Rosario Dawnson series moved 13 copies this week at a 7-day trend of 329% and a high sale of $395 for a CGC 9.8.
#9 TIMELESS #1 MARK BUCKINGHAM 3RD PRINT | MARVEL | 2022
On the right-hand side of this 3rd print, a female Black Panther with white hair is featured. There’s speculation that this could be an alternate reality version of Storm and T’Challa’s daughter. While there’s no confirmation of this, sales were briskly moving all week, with 35 copies tracked at a 7-day trend of 145% and a high sale of $20 for a raw copy.
#8 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.” This bit of speculation helped the first appearance of Talon, the Court’s assassin, and the Court’s first mention in this issue to take off. With much debate around the Court’s first appearance, the market still favors issue #6. We tracked 40 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 130%, with a high sale of $60 for a CGC 9.4 with raws at an FMV of $30.
#7 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #6 | MARVEL | 2017
If you saw the Disney+ KENOBI trailer, then you saw clear shots of the Inquisitors and the Grand Inquisitor, whose first appearance in STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #6 was already on fire before the trailer, thanks to speculation and rumors. We tracked 38 copies sold this week at a 7-day trend of 161% and a high sale of $600 for a CGC 9.8.
#6 STAR WARS THE HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #2 | IDW | 2021
While he had a cameo appearance in HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #1, this 2nd issue features the first full appearance of Marchion Ro. Marchion has been a key adversary across the High Republic titles, seemingly controlling the Levelers, aka the Nameless. The Levelers are weapons/creatures of immense power that can nullify and disconnect Jedi from the Force and even turn them to stone. Marchion’s influence over the Levelers makes him a tremendous threat to the Jedi. After this reveal, fans rushed out to pick up a copy of the already trending first appearance. Last week, we tracked 52 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 117%, and had a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.8.
#5 CAPTAIN CARTER #1 ANIMATION VARIANT (1:25) | MARVEL | 2022
This “What If” animated variant of Captain Carter #1 was already gearing up to be one of the hottest books of the week. High-priced pre-orders set the bar for this high-demand issue. We tracked 67 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 95%, and had a high sale of $95 for a raw copy. While the FMV has since settled $60, sales have been moving back upwards to those initial high values.
#4 BATMAN #28 | DC | 2014
Per Deadline regarding CW’s GOTHAM KNIGHTS, “Fallon Smythe plays Harper Row. Described as streetwise, acerbic, and often underestimated, the blue-haired bisexual is a gifted engineer who can fix anything. But what Harper wants most of all is to repair the broken lives of her and her brother, Cullen, the only person she trusts.” Harper Row’s first appearance is in Batman #7 New 52 (2012). However, Harper’s first appearance as Bluebird is in this issue, Batman #28 New 52 (2014), of which we tracked 42 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 163%, and a high sale of $165 for a CGC 9.8. Look out for that rare combo variant (see below)!
#3 KING CONAN #3 | MARVEL | 2022
As mentioned last week, writer Jason Aaron was recently criticized 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 32 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 241% and a high sale of $25 for a raw copy.
#2 THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #116 | MARVEL | 1986
Deadline is reporting that “Catch-22 star Christopher Abbott is set to join Sony Pictures’ Marvel movie Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the title role. While unconfirmed, sources say Abbott would play the film’s main villain, The Foreigner — one of Spider-Man’s bigger adversaries in the comics.” The Foreigner’s first full appearance in this issue began to trend after all the cheap copies initially disappeared. We tracked 64 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 150%, and had a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.6.
#1 WEST COAST AVENGERS #46 | MARVEL | 1989
If your 2022 bingo card had a West Coast Avengers issue heating up, then you’re doing pretty good. However, if you have the Great Lakes Avengers’ first issue on your list, then you’re a savant. This team, featuring Doorman, Flartman, Dinah Soar, and Big Bertha, were a team of Marvel’s misfits and D-list heroes. This book is trending specifically due to Mr. Immortal, who first appeared in this issue and is speculated to appear in the upcoming Disney+ SHE-HULK series. This speculation steam from a leaked SHE-HULK audition for a character named Dr. Revive, which many feels is Mr. Immortal. While very unconfirmed, this helped move 60 copies at a 7-day trend of 214%, with a high sale of $365 for a CGC 9.8.