Top Ten for Week of 6/17/22

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 MS. MARVEL #1 | MARVEL | 2014
MS. MARVEL on Disney+ finally dropped its first episode to a mostly positive reception amongst a spackling of frustration from fans of the original comic version of Kamala/Ms. Marvel. With Kamala’s pricey key issues out of reach, this first issue is an excellent and more accessible entry point for the budget-minded collector and possibly the younger fans that Ms. Marvel is targeting. Still, this book has some heat behind it as new and old fans of Kamala Khan move to pick it up. We tracked 19 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 108%, and had a high sale of $300 for a CGC 9.8 and a Raw FMV of $88.86.

Artist Hikaru Uesugi, who rose to prominence with his work on Deadpool: Samurai, brings his signature style to this 1:100 variant, featuring his co-creation of Sakura Spider. While Sakura Spider first appeared in US comics in DEADPOOL: BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #4 – 2021, this is her first official cover. Its scarcity is understandable as fan reactions to the run have been less than stellar, leading to fewer vendors looking to pick up 100 issues in order to snag a copy of this variant. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 133%, with a high sale of $201 for a raw copy.

#8 Sandman #13 | DC | 1990
Sandman’s key issues have been hot for years, with some ebb and flow. Not only is it a favorite series for collectors, but it’s also had some form of content development for nearly a decade. While fans primarily focused on issues #1 (first Dream), #4 (first Lucifer) & #8 (first Death), these other minor keys are finally getting traction thanks to the recent trailer from Netflix, along with a good look at Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine. We tracked 17 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 127%, with a high sale of $275 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw FMV of $23.84.

With a short retailer order window, heavy allocation, and it being a second print, this book was bound to be scarce. The popularity of Grim has appeared to cement, and the low print run contributed to the high amount of sales we saw this week. We tracked 33 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 83%, with a high sale of $60 for an NM+ raw copy and a Raw FMV of $33.

Gorr’s first appearance refuses to leave the list. As fans and eagle-eyed viewers have had time to marinate with the recent Thor trailer, Gorr is reaching audiences like never before ahead of his debut on the big screen. Despite a drop in value after that trailer release, Gorr has “tested the highest out of any villain that Marvel’s had,” per Takika Waititi, helping stabilize his first appearances market value. This week, we tracked 31 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 94%, with a high sale of $425 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw FMV of $133.

Marvel gave out Black, White, and Blood titles to popular characters like Wolverine, Moon Knight, Carnage, and Elektra. Of course, Deadpool had to get one of his own, and it doesn’t disappoint. However, the main draw of issue #4 is the first US comic appearance of the manga-influenced Sakura Spider. As noted, her cover appearance on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 (1:100) VARIANT immediately drew collectors back to this first. We tracked 23 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 158%, with a high sale of $52 for a CGC 9.8 to go with a high raw sale of $40, right in line with its raw FMV of $39.

With the recent confirmation of The Thunderbolts coming to the MCU, fans rushed out to grab their first appearance in THE INCREDIBLE HULK #449 . That issue quickly moved out of reach for many. Subsequently, fans moved to pick up the next best thing in their first ongoing title. While Marvel billed the Thunderbolts as the next great team, stepping in for the absent Avengers and Fantastic Four, they had a significant secret. The Thunderbolts were, in fact, a team of villains, a fact that wasn’t revealed until readers got their hands on this book! We tracked 27 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 164%, with a high sale of $270 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw FMV of $34.

#3 SANDMAN #5 | DC | 1989
As mentioned in the entry for Sandman #13, the recent Sandman trailer lit a small fire under some of the early minor Sandman keys. This issue features the first appearance of Merv Pumpkinhead, a janitor of sorts for the boo’s protagonist, The Sandman. Coinciding with the first trailer’s release, Netflix announced that ole Merv would be voiced by no other than Mark Hamill! Fans have reacted in kind as they moved to pick up this book. With many fond memories of Hamill’s Joker, having him tackle another wise-cracking oddity, like Merv Pumpkinhead, made this a must-have first. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 306%, with a high sale of $335 for a CGC 9.8 and an FMV of $40.

Remember when the DC/FORTNITE collaboration took over our TOP 10 list for a solid month? Well, Fortnite is back, this time with Marvel. Thanks to an exclusive Iron Spider-Man suit available via a download code included in this book, Fortnite players once again rushed into their LCS and online shops to pick up a copy. We tracked 39 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 196%, with a high sale of $20 for a raw copy. However, the FMV has since settled to around $10 due to the large volume of available copies.

Deadline recently announced that “Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Movie Taps Jake Schreier As Director.” This immediately captured fans’ attention since, until last week, a Thunderbolts hadn’t been officially announced. Sure, it’s been evident for years now that a super team of villains and anti-heroes was being pulled together (specifically by La Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus). However, a team name was never mentioned, leading to plenty of online debate over whether this team would form as the Dark Avengers or Thunderbolts. Keep in mind that William Dafoe’s Norman Osborn was introduced in SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, so Dark Avengers wasn’t impossible (while still the least likely of the two). Regardless, a spike in sales for the Thunderbolts’ first appearance in INCREDIBLE HULK #449 and Dark Avengers #1 skyrocketed and has never stopped. This officially confirms the team debate and immediately sets a fire under HULK #449. We tracked 74 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 141%, with a high sale of $899 for a CGC 9.8.

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