Top Ten for Week of 6/10/22

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 MIND MGMT #1 | DARK HORSE | 2012
Matt Kindt’s IG account recently posted a picture with the word MIND MGMT, “hoping to be able to talk about this soon.” While many immediately took this cryptic message to mean a content deal, the most likely scenario has to do with Matt Kindt’s new MIND MGMT series, launching in July. Under his imprint, titled Flux House, Kindt will launch MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG at Dark Horse Comics. This will be the first time the series will be illustrated by artists other than Kindt. Regardless, this created a surge for speculators to buy into the first issue. We tracked 10 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 144%, with a high sale of $70 for a raw copy.

The recent death of the Grand Inquisitor should have reduced the value of this book. However, sales have remained relatively steady. This may be due to OBI-WAN series writer, Joby Harold, confirming that the series will not break canon. One source of canon contention is that the Inquisitor is still alive in the STAR WARS: REBEL animated series, which takes place five years after OBI-WAN. What does this mean for the Grand Inquisitor in the OBI-WAN series? We can only hold our breath as we go into the second half of the series this Wednesday. This week, we tracked 12 sold copies at a 7-day trend of 120% and a high sale of $353 for a CGC 9.8.

With over 140,000 attendees, MegaCon 2022 broke the record for the largest southern convention in the US. With so many attendees and high demand for exclusives, this particular cover sold out within the first two hours of the convention’s first day. The print run for this book has not been released; however, it may be minuscule. Nevertheless, the reprinted iconic cover, as a virgin foil, is enough to catch the eye of many collectors. We tracked 10 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 151%, with a high sale of $500 for a raw copy.

#7 THE BOYS #1 | DC | 2006
As of June 3rd, The Boys are back! Amazon Prime Video debuted three new episodes of the third season. Leading up to this debut was a rekindled interest in the book that started it all. THE BOYS #1 introduces many, now iconic, characters, such as Billy Butcher, Hughie Campbell, A-Train, Frenchman, and Mother’s Milk. We tracked 13 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 119%, with a high sale of $400 for a CGC 9.8.

#6 SPEED RACER #1 | NOW | 1987
ACCORDING to the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, JJ Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, is set to produce a new series. Speed Racer is beloved, first appearing in manga form way back in 1967, followed directly by an animated version in Japan and later America. This first, ongoing comic book adaptation of the manga is being snagged up quickly as the news hit social media, with fans eager to get the taste of the 2008 Speed Racer film out of their mouths. The community has strong opinions on JJ Abrams; however, he has a solid track record of bringing nostalgia to life. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 143%, with a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8.

As noted in our recent Market Report, while Gorr’s first appearance holds a spot in the top ten, sales and prices have been falling for this THOR: LOVE & THUNDER key issue. We tracked 26 copies sold (down from 40 last week) at a 7-day trend of 95%, with a high sale of $427 for a CGC 9.8 (down from $500 last week). Keep in mind that prices have been fluctuating for this book for years. However, this is a trend to keep an eye on. Its entry on this list alludes that it may be down, but it’s definitely not out.

The Spider-Smasher is here! The long-anticipated debut of this character finally reached fans last week. Skan was the cover artist that first placed Knull on the front cover in a store exclusive for VENOM #5, and he did the same with Spider-Smasher. The 1:50 ratio cover is a beautiful portrayal of the new Spider-Smasher character. We tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 103%, with a high sale of $104 for a raw copy, with the FMW still pretty close at $98.

#3 STAR WARS #17 | DARK HORSE | 2000
As the beginning of the second half of OBI-WAN KENOBI starts on Wednesday, there is plenty to speculate on from the last three episodes. One of the biggest nods to other Star Wars lore was Obi-Wan finding out that Lyra has assisted other Jedi in escaping the planet. In this scene, Obi-Wan asks, “Quinlan was here?” Lyra responds that Obi-Wan is not the only Jedi she has assisted. This minor exchange was enough to ignite interest in Quinlan Vos’ first appearance. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 174%, with a high sale of $409 for a CGC 9.8.

The AVENGERS FOREVER series has been busy introducing a multitude of multiversal variants. In March, AVENGERS FOREVER #3 introduced the first female Moon Knight. In this book, we see the introduction of a variant of T’Challa, known as Vibranium Man. More importantly, the book shows Vibranium Man launched into the sun. After residing in a vibranium cocoon, we see a new T’Challa emerge from the cocoon in the form of the Star Panther. Double first appearances? It sure seems that way! We tracked 127 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 228%, with a high sale of $35 for a raw copy. However, due to the large number of copies listed on sites like eBay, the FMV is currently $15.

GRIM #1 is a brilliant new series from BOOM! STUDIOS. However, there was a narrow window between the release of the 1st print and the order close on the 2nd print for retailers. Due to this, plus significant allocations, the 2nd print cover has been scarce. The popularity of Grim and the low print run contributed to the high amount of sales we saw this week. We tracked 47 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 878%, with a high sale of $100 for a raw copy. Did you find a copy?

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