Top Ten for Week of 9/2/22

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 WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #118 | MARVEL | 1994
One leaked image from Hasbro’s game of Trouble, themed with characters and images from the upcoming Spider-Verse film, featured a surprising inclusion of the Scarlet Spider, aka Ben Reilly himself. With this leak, Scarlet’s first appearance in this issue has flown off the aftermarket shelves. Of course, the films’ screen time and the specific focus on the many spider characters will vary, but Ben has a recognizable look and notorious storyline. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 102%, with a high sale of $1,000 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw FMV of $100. Rightfully so, considering how cool the character and his origin are.

San Diego Comic-Con revealed a wealth of information to the collecting community. Somewhat overshadowed, the Tiger Division is finally getting its time in the sun. On November 2nd, the Tiger Division will debut in their own limited series. The team will consist of White Fox, Luna Snow, Taegukgi, Lady Bright, Mr. Enigma, The General, and Gun-R II. BLACK CAT ANNUAL #1 is the debut of the Tiger Division. Even harder to find is the second printing of this book. We tracked 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 158% with a high sale of $40 for a raw copy with a current FMV of $16.

In addition to having an excellent cover, the son of Hulk, Skaar, makes his first appearance in this issue. This book first peaked last year in June when a 9.8 sold for $799.95. While it never dropped significantly, the price settled but has begun to spike again thanks to some of the minor glimpses/events that occurred in the first two episodes of She-Hulk. We tracked 20 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 109% with a high sale of $227.50 for a CGC 9.6 with a Raw FMV of $77.

What’s left to say about this book? It refuses to leave the list. We tracked 27 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 114%, with a high sale of $235 for a CGC 9.8, a new high for this first issue with a growing FMV raw price of $63.

The last time we saw this book in the Top 10 was in June, after its successful debut at Orlando’s MegaCon convention. The reprinted virgin foil cover caught the eyes of many attendees, and with record-breaking attendance, the book sold out within a few hours. It seems the same rang true for the Toronto convention. A way to distinguish the two is the color swap of the background. The MegaCon cover (Raw FMV: $378) has an orange background with a yellow moon. The Toronto cover (Raw FMV: $127) flips the two colors, with yellow being the dominant color. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 217%, with a high sale of $175 for an NM+ raw copy.

The excitement for She-Hulk has ebbed slightly, falling to our runner-up list as anticipation for other projects take some of the spotlight. While many are chasing She-Hulk’s first appearance, her second series’s meta-aware (and third-wall breaking) first issue has garnered much interest. She-Hulk finds her specific tone and style in this series that has carried through her numerous comic book series and provided inspiration for the upcoming Disney+ show. We tracked 34 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 103%, with a high sale of $220 for a CGC 9.8.

Amano’s most notable work was last year’s HARLEY QUINN #1. Taking it a step further, Amano delivers a mesmerizing ratio cover that captures an abundance of emotions. The contrast of the colors and the subtle creature shadows truly encapsulates what seems like a Dark Knight in mourning. We tracked 52 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 99% with a high sale of $60 for a raw copy.

#2 STAR WARS #26 EM GIST | MARVEL | 2022
A book with over four new first appearances will likely hold the top ten for a few weeks. Although it has bumped down a spot, this book still sells exceptionally well. Star Wars continues to overwhelm collectors’ feeds this week, inspiring them to acquire this new release with multiple first appearances that could possibly be a significant key in this new arc. We tracked 79 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 89%, with a high sale of $25 for a raw copy with an FMV of $17.

All it takes is an optioned book, and the market will demand to have it part of their collection. That is the case with this book. Endeavor Content and Jason Fuchs have acquired the rights to TRESPASSER and aim to produce a thriller film. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which a farmer and his daughter receive a visit from an individual outside of this world. We tracked 10 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 842%, with a high sale of $75 for an NM raw copy and a current raw FMV of $90.

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