Top Ten for Week of 8/5/22

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. )

It’s finally here! The trailer for BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER debuted at SDCC, and we got our first glimpse at Riri Williams in Wakanda. With a series for Disney+ in the making, we’re more than excited to see Riri Williams on the big screen for the first time. As Riri makes headlines, fans are again ready for a second wave (or maybe third or fourth) of collecting. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 114%, with a high sale of $615.43 for a CGC 9.8.

Among the appearance of characters, such as Riri Williams and Namor, fans also were shown footage of Okoye and Nakia. These characters debut in this 1998 issue of Black Panther. It looks like the future of the Black Panther mantle will be passed down to a successor. Many fan theories put Okoye, Nakia, and Shuri at the top of that speculation list. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 148%, with a high sale of $306.87 for a CGC 9.8.

SDCC confirmed that the Thunderbolts are officially coming to the MCU, and that information continues to propel this book forward! The interest in the Thunderbolts team was enough to bring this book into our top ten list. We tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 100%, with a high sale of $2,160 for a CGC 9.8* (*note, this was a Heritage sale. The typical FMV for a 9.8 elsewhere (ie. eBay) is around $650. Newsstands typically see a premium, yet even those are around $1,500. This high direct edition sale was a unique and interesting trend this week).

SDCC confirmed many fan theories with trailers and poster reveals! One news that came out of SDCC was the confirmation that Cassie Lang would prominently feature in the ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. This news caused a rise in sales for her first appearance as the Stinger. Keep in mind that her first appearance, as Cassie Lang, is in MARVEL PREMIERE 47. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 136%, with a high sale of $230 for a CGC 9.8.

#6 AVENGERS #267 | MARVEL | 1986
Based on Feig’s reveal of the MCU’s Phase 6, this first appearance of THE COUNCIL OF KANGS seems essential moving forward. Kang has been set up to be quite the adversary over the next two phases of the MCU, and the fan base is gearing up for it. It sold 36 copies, had a 7-day trend of 100%, and had a high sale of $299 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw FMV of $50.

#5 AVENGERS #268 | MARVEL | 1986
While some collectors may want AVENGERS #267 for the key appearance, many fans want to read the story all the way through. This issue is the second part of the Kang Dynasty storyline and has recently seen an uptick after the SDCC news on the next Avengers movie! We tracked 26 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 140%, with a high sale of $275 for a CGC 9.8.

With more footage of the SHE-HULK series, this book is seeing yet another spike since the last trailer debuted. With two weeks away from the first episode, it is likely we will be seeing She-Hulk on the top ten or runner-up list once more. We tracked 45 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 93%, with a high sale of $968.99 for a CGC 9.8.

#3 PAPER GIRLS #1 | IMAGE | 2015 The first season of Paper Girls was released on Amazon last Friday, receiving positive feedback from fans and critics alike. We tracked 51 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 101%, with a high sale of $130 for a CGC 9.8. However, what is interesting about the sales is that many sellers are reporting their listings as sitting at a standstill. For the time being, it seems that the supply of this issue outweighs the current demand. It has only been a couple of days since the release of the series, so there are chances that this may change.

#2 X-MEN #200 | MARVEL | 1985
Here is another book placed at the top of our lists because of SDCC announcements. The exclusive first look into the next saga of the X-Men Animated Series showed off a new version of Magneto. In the preview, Magneto dawned the same costume displayed on this issue’s cover. We tracked 55 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 141%, with a high sale of $189 for a CGC 9.8.

Rising from #8 last week to #1, Marvel recently announced the next 2 Avengers movies, the second of which had the title SECRET WARS. A dead giveaway, but the potential behind that ambitious undertaking could bring us the likes of the X-Men and more sooner than we anticipated. We tracked 66 copies, had a 7-day trend of 122%, and had a high sale of $1050 for a CGC 9.8 and raws trending at an FMV of $66.

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