Top Ten for Week of 4/15/22

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As noted last week, this issue introduces several new appearances that could turn into future key Bat roles. However, it’s currently trending due to a cameo appearance of Red Hood’s sidekick, a new Robin. DC sent out one of their rare one-per-store exclusives for this title, which just skyrocketed in value last week with 22 copies tracked, at a 7-day trend of 120% with a high sale of $360 for a raw copy.

#9 SPIDER-PUNK #1 – MIKE DEL MUNDO (1:25) | MARVEL | 2022
This issue marks the first solo series for Hobart “Hobie” Brown, the hardcore rocker variant Spider-Punk. Debuting in Amazing Spider-Man 10, Spider-Punk has become one of the most popular spider-variants to come out of the spider-verse. His popularity has even earned him this first solo series, which also debuts variants of Kraven the Hunter, Taskmaster, and Riri Williams, as Riot Heart. Mike Del Mundo delivers some of his best work in a cover that matches the aesthetic of Spider-Punk’s persona. We tracked 39 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 88% with a high sale of $55 for a raw copy. The current FMV stands at $35.12.

Takashi Okazaki made his entrance in Marvel back in 2020 with his first 1:50 cover, Werewolf by Night #1. It was an explosive debut and Okazaki has done it once again with his 1:50 Spider-Punk 1. The bold lines and vibrant colors scream Spider-Punk and the current market agrees. We tracked 45 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 117% with a high sale of $158 for a raw copy.

#7 MOON KNIGHT #1 | MARVEL | 1980
This highly anticipated Moon Knight Disney+ series is finally here with two episodes in and Episode 3 just hours away. Unlike any other piece of Marvel content, this series offers the audience an intriguing and unpredictable new addition to the MCU. Interest in his first issue spiked last week with 49 copies tracked at a 7-day trend of 105% and a high sale of $800 for a CGC 9.8.

Disney+ has effectively boosted the popularity of the character as we approach the 3rd episode and, subsequently, the halfway point of the series. Prior to Moon Knight’s debut, Kevin Fiege mentioned that Moon Knight was destined for a larger role in the MCU, expanding his mythos into the larger scope of the cinematic world. According to the CGC census, there are only 80 9.6 graded copies of this book, making it a highly desirable, and hard-to-find issue. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 365% with a high sale of $19,200 for a CGC 9.6.

#5 BRIGHTEST DAY #4 | DC | JUN 16, 2010
Last week it was announced by Variety that “HBO Max to Develop Aqualad Origin Story ‘You Brought Me the Ocean,’ Charlize Theron to Produce.” This issue features the first appearance of Jackson Hyde. While Jackson first appears in this issue, he first appears as Aqualad on the cover of Brightest Day #10. He is not re-introduced until almost seven years later in TEEN TITANS #6 with altered powers, a complete redesign/younger appearance (to match the animated version) and a new origin. He doesn’t become Aqualad until TEEN TITANS #10 (2016). However, we tracked 34 copies sold of his first appearance, at a 7-day trend of 269% with a high sale of $40 for a raw copy.

The cameo appearance of a new Robin (and Red Hood’s sidekick) was still one of the hottest books of the week with 119 copies (down from last week’s 268) sold, a 7-day trend of 88%, and had a high sale of $25 for a raw copy. However, the current raw FMV is $18.

This issue features the first full appearance of Howie, a werewolf-like character with possible ties to WEREWOLF BY NIGHT. Note that he appears in multiple panels in issue #10, which will lead to debate on whether issue #16 should even be deemed the first appearance. For now, fans are chasing this issue. Last week, this was on our runner-up list with 11 copies sold. This week, it makes the TOP 10 with 53 sold copies tracked, at a 7-day trend of 228%, and a high sale of $20 for a raw copy.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA returns to the Top 10 this week. If you recall, a new show was announced back in October. However, a couple weeks ago it was reported that this reboots’ showrunner moved on to another project. While not dead, this does mean it will be significantly pushed back. Despite this delay, several online sources touted this as a book to pick up ASAP, which sent buyers picking up a copy. We tracked 86 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 142%, and a high sale of $295 for a CGC 9.8.

Ben Reily, a clone of Peter Parker, embarks on a new persona as the villain CHASM. This new role will have MANY fans divided. Out of all the Chasm variants, this one by Patrick Gleason is the only one with Chasm on the cover (kind of). We tracked 123 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 104%, and a high sale of $21 for a raw copy

One thought on “ Top Ten for Week of 4/15/22”

  1. Cover Price is way off base on the 1st Howie. First cameos are in Strange Academy #5 (it’s in Marvel Wiki!) story pages #1 and #10. He is first mentioned by name in a short in the Strange Academy Death of Doctor Strange one-shot.

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