CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 3/25/22

As promised, the runners-up list. The second half of the Top 20.

#11 MS. MARVEL #1 | MARVEL | 2014
The MS. MARVEL Disney+ trailer was finally released last week. As noted with Ms. Marvel #5, Kamala’s key issues are pretty pricey, with this first issue at a more accessible entry point. We tracked 10 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 152%, and had a high sale of $310 for a CGC 9.8.

In 2020, Miles Morales went from a fan-favorite character to a modern-day grail character. Sales skyrocketed in such an incredible way that we had never seen for a modern character pre-Covid. This enthusiasm has extended into 2022 as we hear his potential live-action appearance murmurs. 12 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 102%, and had a high sale of $3,300 for a CGC 9.8.

In the new Ms. Marvel Disney+ trailer, Kamala’s/Ms. Marvel’s Embiggen power is shifting to what looks like quantum bands. This spurred plenty of online debate and speculation, leading many to believe that Quasar, whose first appearance (formerly Marvel Man) is in this issue, may have close ties to Kamala and possibly even appear in the series. It’s a “stretch,” but this spec helped move 10 copies, giving it a 7-day trend of 161% with a high sale of $255 for a CGC 9.6.

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, sales were briskly moving all week, with 22 copies tracked at a 7-day trend of 80% and a high sale of $15 for a raw copy.

This issue is the first appearance of Kid Quick, the Future State Flash. DC seems determined to weave in a younger version of the future Justice League as DC plans to revisit the character in the upcoming one-shot, MULTIVERSITY: TEEN JUSTICE. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 120%, and a high sale of $79 for a CGC 9.8.

Still riding that DOCTOR STRANGE trailer heat, this Illuminati one-shot returns to the list, with 13 copies tracked at a 7-day trend of 159% and a high sale of $95 for a CGC 9.6.

If you watched Venom, you know that Venom refers to himself as “Lethal Protector” throughout the film. This caused the direct edition of this first issue, from which the reference stems, to land one again on our list with 22 copies sold, had a 7-day trend of 90%, and had a high sale of $175 for a CGC 9.8.

#18 SPAWN #9 | IMAGE | 1993
Persistent rumors of ANGELA being introduced into the MCU via GUARDIANS continue to drive Angela’s first appearance. Shortly after her creation, the character fell into a long heated legal battle between Todd McFarlane and Neil Gaiman over who owned the overall rights to the character. This became a heated debate with no official contract and went to court, leaving Gaiman the winner of a substantial settlement with McFarlane giving Gaiman ownership of Angela. A year later, Gaiman sold the character to Marvel, making her a sister of THOR. However, her MCU rumors helped her first appearance in this issue to sell 11 copies, had a 7-day trend of 116%, and had a high sale of $180 for a CGC 9.8.

Wolverine is another one of those characters that fans are desperate to hear about when he’ll appear in the MCU. He’s easily one of if not THE, most anticipated Marvel character we hope to see integrated into the MCU. Either way, Wolverine’s key books are increasing fast. This origin series sold 11 copies, had a 7-day trend of 117%, and had a high sale of $400 for a CGC 9.8.

#20 KING CONAN #3 | MARVEL | 2022
As previously mentioned, 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 sent collectors online to obtain a copy. We tracked 25 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 50% and a high sale of $28 for a raw copy.

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