Top Ten for Week of 4/1/22

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. )

It’s rumored that actor Christopher Abbott will be playing The Foreigner in Sony’s KRAVEN film. In the comics, The Foreigner was formerly Married to Silver Sable, and this connection has allowed speculators to believe that Silver Sable may also appear in the film. Her first appearance in this issue moved 15 copies this week, at a 7-day trend of 152%, and had a high sale of $610.01 for a CGC 9.8.

#9 STAR WARS #2 | MARVEL | 1977
Obi-Wan’s Disney+ series’ May release isn’t too far away. While we wait, his first comic book appearance continues to get more attention. Last week, we tracked 31 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 97%, and had a high sale of $810 for a CGC 9.6.

Speculation is still holding out that the Sam Alexander version of Nova will appear in the recently announced MCU Nova project with Moon Knight writer Sabir Pirzada. The current rumor is that the show/film will feature BOTH Richard Rider and Sam Alexander. With Sam’s first appearance in this issue of Marvel Point One #1 (2011), collectors are divided between the regular cover and this variant. Since Sam doesn’t appear on either cover (Richard Rider appears in the background of the standard cover), it’s merely a matter of which one you like more. This Bradshaw variant sold 21 copies, had a 7-day trend of 156%, and had a high sale of $350 for a CGC 9.8.

The recent health concerns around George Perez have spotlighted the need for us, as a community, to contribute to vital organizations like the Hero Initiative. The Hero Initiative was created as a charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need. George Perez, a founding board member himself, is an example of a comic book creator whom this charity would directly benefit from. Marvel & DC came back together to reprint this classic crossover in a trade paperback limited to 7000 copies. It lands on this week’s list in the same spot as last week, with 49 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 91% and a high sale of $380 for a raw copy. However, the fair market value is currently trending at $247. Once again, we ask for those reselling their copy to consider donating a portion of those profits to the Heroes Initiative. Many sellers are doing so, with many contributing all of their earnings, which is fantastic. Initially costing $30, this book intended to benefit the charity rather than create a rare exclusive with aftermarket value. Suppose we can work together to share these aftermarket sales. In that case, this limited TPB will be an even more significant success by increasing those initial funds raised and giving directly back to the creators we love.

#6 GHOST RIDER #31 | MARVEL | 1992
Over the past several years, there have been constant rumors and speculation that a Danny Ketch-led Midnight Sons is in development for Disney+. When another online source mentions the Midnight Sons, this and issue #28, the first cameo appearance of The Midnight Sons (via a future premonition), both begin to move in the aftermarket. Over the past few years, the market has favored issue #28. However, this week it’s all about their first full appearance in Ghost Rider #31, with 41 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 121% and a high sale of $400 for a CGC 9.8.

#5 VOLTRON #1 | MARVEL | 1985
Per Hollywood Reporter, a “Live-Action ‘Voltron’ Movie, With Rawson Marshall Thurber to Direct, Ignites Bidding War” immediately lit a fire under this 80’s favorite first appearance in comic books. We’ve tracked 35 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 154% and a high sale of $665 for a CGC 9.8.

#4 SECRET WARS II #3 | MARVEL | 1985
This issue features the first cover appearance and first full appearance of the Beyonder (human form). This week, in anticipation of his appearance (played by Lawernce Fishburne) in the MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR series, 18 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 373% and a high sale of $149 for a CGC 9.8.

#3 POINT ONE #1 | MARVEL | 2011
As noted, there are rumors that both the Richard Rider and Sam Alexandar versions of Nova are in active development. Like the Bradshaw variant, this standard cover of Sam’s first appearance out-sold the variant with 52 copies, had a 7-day trend of 153% and had a higher sale of $400 for a CGC 9.8.

#2 NOVA #1 | MARVEL | 1976
Also, while Sam Alexander is unconfirmed, Richard Rider’s Nova is almost a sure thing in the upcoming NOVA project. His first appearance in this issue has been trending ever since Kevin Feige first mentioned it several years ago. This issue is now on fire with official confirmation, with 74 copies tracked at a 7-day trend of 131% and a high sale of $3000 for a CGC 9.8.

#1 NEW AVENGERS #40 | MARVEL | 2008
Several online sources claim that Emilia Clarke is definitely playing Veranke the Skrull Queen. While this remains unconfirmed, these renewed rumors lit a fire (once again) in Veranke’s first appearance in this issue, with 68 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 154%, and a high sale of $392 for a CGC 9.8

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