Top Ten for Week of 5/27/22

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. )

With a legend like Kevin Eastman being brought on board, a long-time rumor for this book was the first crossover between Marvel and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sadly, that was not the case. However, Eastman did deliver a masterful piece of literature and art. Eastman’s cover heightens this collection of wonderfully told Elektra short stories with his distinct and highly recognizable art style. Elektra has had many iconic covers, and the legend himself has added this cover to the list. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 83%, with a high sale of $55 for a raw copy.

#9 THOR #1 | MARVEL | 2014
This first cover appearance of Jane Foster as Thor is iconic, leading fans to think of this book when thinking of the character. That trend continues after a round of Thor: Love and Thunder information took the internet by storm as we tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 91%, with a high sale of $375 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw FMV of $93. By the way, have you seen the new THOR LOVE AND THUNDER TRAILER? After watching this smorgasbord of fun, we expect Thor books to dominate the Top 10 once again next week.

As we mentioned last week, 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 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 149% with a high sale of $56 for a raw copy.

#7 X-FACTOR #221 | MARVEL | 2011
Now that Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness has been released, fans are redirecting their energy towards the next big blockbuster, THOR LOVE AND THUNDER. There are finally teaser trailers, images, and leaked information to use for speculation. One of those leaked images shows an individual that fans believed to be the goddess, Bastet. This was confirmed last week, which sent the first appearance of the goddess soaring in popularity. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 235%, with a high sale of $50 for a high-grade raw copy.

Last week was packed full of exciting news. One of those exciting reports shared that 20th Century Fox and Hulu teamed up to begin working on a reboot of this property. This group of literary characters are set to grace the super screen once more, which significantly increases interest in their first appearance. We tracked 31 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 144%, with a high sale of $85 for a CGC 9.6, with raw copies tracking at an FMV of $40.

#5 FANTASTIC FOUR #245 | MARVEL | 1982
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. 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 26 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 184%, with a high sale of $311 for a CGC 9.8.

Once again, last week was like walking into a mine full of diamonds for nerds. One of those diamonds was the long-awaited SHE-HULK trailer for Disney+. While some fans believe it is an unrefined diamond, needing some more polished CGI work, most fans agree that it brings an element of light-heartedness and humor into the MCU. After emotionally heavy shows like WandaVision and Moon Knight, it is a welcomed change of pace to have a fun-filled, action-packed super show. While many are chasing She-Hulk’s first appearance, the meta-aware first issue of her second series has garnered a lot of interest. We tracked 39 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 145%, with a high sale of $284 for a CGC 9.8.

Now that there is a first look at the SHE-HULK series from Disney+, this book has finally picked up the speed it deserves. The cover homage of this book is sure to remain an iconic cover for years past the Disney+ debut. We tracked 50 copies (up from 17 last week) with a 7-day trend of 116% and had a high sale of $1,150 for a CGC 9.8.

#2 DAREDEVIL #25 | MARVEL | 1967
Along with the recent spike of interest in She-Hulk, another green hero has caught many a collector’s eye. 13 years before the first appearance of She-Hulk, we were introduced to the villain Leap-Frog (Vincent Patillo). This character is believed to be briefly seen in the She-Hulk trailer. However, it could also be the son of Leap-Frog, Frog-Man. We tracked 62 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 105%, with a high sale of $211 for a raw copy.

Fifteen years after the debut of Leap-Frog, his son, Eugene Patillo, would find his father’s costume. However, instead of turning to a life of crime, he decided to join the superheroes. Based on the SHE-HULK trailer, many speculate that She-Hulk will be representing Leap-Frog or Frog Man in court. With no official news on this yet, make sure to hold on to both first appearances of Leap-Frog and Frogman. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 326%, with a high sale of $250 for a CGC 9.6.

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