Top Ten for Week of 5/20/22

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. )

#10 SPAWN #9 | IMAGE | 1993
This week was a relatively quiet week in the aftermarket world of comics, leaving room for some of the more steady sellers and collector investment books collectors to pop back up into the Top 10. 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 rumor is the key factor pushing her first appearance in this issue to sell 21 copies, had a 7-day trend of 103%, and had a high sale of $192 for a CGC 9.8.

#9 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 | MARVEL | 1992
This is another big collector book that found its way back to the list. Since his first appearance in an end credit scene of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, Miguel O’Hara’s nostalgic first solo-series issue has been steadily increasing in value. These sales will likely continue well up to (and after) the movie’s release, especially as rumors of a live-action depiction of the character, also featuring Oscar Isaac, continue to stick around. This week we tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 137% and a high sale of $38.25 for an NM raw copy!

This book is persistent, as it reappears on the list after a relatively quiet week in comic books. The cameo of Red Hood’s new Robin continues its hot trend with 22 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 114%, and a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8.

#7 PAPER GIRLS #1 | IMAGE | 2015
The buzz for Paper Girls picked up significantly after a first look at the Amazon Prime TV adaptation debuted last week. This Brian K. Vaughn story follows four girls involved in some serious time travel business the morning after Halloween 1988, leaving fans with some Stranger Things vibes. This first issue suffered a significant dip in value after its initial option news in 2019. However, fans are once again grabbing this book up before the show drops, hoping Prime continues the track record of solid adaptations like Invincible. We tracked 29 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 103%, with a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.8.

#6 NEW AVENGERS #7 | MARVEL | 2005
The MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS has teased the debut of many new characters and new team appearances. Once the Illuminati were confirmed, fans flocked to pick up the first appearance of the legendary marvel group. Since the film is still fresh, we’ll keep our lips zipped over our concerns about the Illuminati’s longevity until next week. For now, we tracked 35 sales with a 7-day trend of 88% and a high sale of $324 for a CGC 9.8 and raw copies at an FMV of $46.

#5 THOR #1 | MARVEL | 2014
The first cover appearance of Jane Foster as Thor lands in the exact same spot as last week. With THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER up next, fans hope it will be entertaining, maybe even electrifying. This week we tracked 33 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 98%, with a high sale of $307.65 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw FMV of $102.

Grim is the latest from Boom! Studios, written by Stephanie Phillips, to receive massive hype. The series follows Jessica Harrow, a dead Reaper recruit who doesn’t know how that came to pass and is searching for the Grim Reaper. With the success of Boom!’s recent titles over the past several years, fans were in a hurry to pick up their favorite cover for this book. Jae Lee and June Chung absolutely crushed this one. We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 181%, with a high sale of $20 for a raw copy.

As we mentioned, Grim #1 had a ton of variants from numerous high-profile artists within the industry. This one per store variant from Dave Johnson left collectors and speculators eager to be first in line to pick up some of the limited supply when visiting their LCS. Skull cover collectors will want this once they lock eyes with the giant skull gracing the cover, which explains us tracking 40 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 108% with a high sale of $45 for a raw copy.

#2 SECRET WARS #1 | MARVEL | 2015
Outside of what’s to come in the next few years, where does the MCU head next in terms of the multiverse (in a broad sense)? After the events of MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, many are looking toward this Secret Wars series as the endgame to, well, Endgame. This story from Johnathan Hickman, where universes collide and ultimately collapse the multiverse, is an epic book with nearly every Marvel hero of note making an appearance. Speculation feels that this is where the MCU is headed long-term. The surreal cover A art from Alex Ross makes this the cherry on top, and many felt the need to pick up this former under-the-radar book out of nearly 50 variants. We tracked 30 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 203%, with a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8.

We told you we had an odd #1 in-store. This book features the first appearance of the adult Franklin Richards, son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm, aka Avatar. With god-like reality-warping abilities, he is one of the most powerful entities in all of Marvel comics, whom Collectors have turned their eyes to after a brief mention of the existence of the Richards children in the new DOCTOR STRANGE film. The film gave fans very few new books to speculate on, so the market gravitated to this one. Once believed to be a Mutant, in this issue, it’s revealed that his subconscious altered his anatomy into looking like it had an X gene. Why collectors choose this over Franklin’s first appearance as a baby or child have us scratching our heads. Still, if there’s a character in the MCU to collapse the multiverse, it’s Franklin Richards, and a full-powered adult version will be required to do so. We tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 294%, with a high sale of $140 for a CGC 9.4.

One thought on “ Top Ten for Week of 5/20/22”

  1. Don’t sleep on Spidey 2099/Miguel! These are quite affordable right now but unless Spider Verse 2 is a complete dud, they will likely skyrocket.

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