CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 9/2/22

As promised, the runners-up list. The second half of the Top 20.

The first appearance of Tiger Division makes an appearance this week as the 5-issue limited series featuring the Korean heroes inches closer to its November release. Fan reaction to the team comprised of The General, Luna Snow, Mr. Enigma, Gun-R II, Lady Bright, and White Fox was (relatively) small but stellar, leading to increased hype for the upcoming release. Those fans made it known in the aftermarket as we tracked 11 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 150%, with a high sale of $25 for a raw copy and an NM Raw FMV of $19.

The world the Mandalorian occupies is harsh, dirty, and ruthless, and this 1:50 Jim Cheung variant nails that aesthetic. A world where Grogu, whose first full appearance is in this book must navigate at the hip of his guardian in Mando. Fans of the character(s) and series received a treat with the high ratio variant of the release and opened their wallets to secure a copy. We tracked 11 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 124% with a high sale of $104 for a raw copy with an NM FMV of $82.

#13 BATMAN #609 | DC | 2002
This issue features the first appearance of Thomas Elliot, who later becomes HUSH in issue #619. THE BATMAN director, Matt Reeves, who recently signed a new contract with Warner Brothers has spoken on the record about wanting to introduce Hush into his Batman universe. Between The Joker, the Court of Owls, and now Hush… not all can be in the next film. Or, can they? Regardless, Thomas’s first appearance in this issue is trending with 11 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 113%, and had a high sale of $230 for a CGC 9.8 with a Raw NM FMV of $37.

Facsimile copies of incredibly famous and influential issues have been all the rage for some time now, and it’s about time Batman received that treatment. A cheaper option than the minimum $37,000 for a low-grade raw copy of the original is a must-have for many collectors. Most don’t have pockets that deep, but luckily a reprint of the first appearance of Batman and Commissioner Gordon has reached fans’ collections. We tracked 53 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 90% with a high sale of $16 for a raw copy. However, the current raw FMV is at $7.

Everything featuring Ben Reilly has been popping after the recent leak from Hasbro. That includes his first solo story and issue 1 of a 4-issue run that released along with four other titles in which Ben Reilly’s Scarlet Spider replaced Spider-Man. Scarlet Spider is beloved by the fanbase, and they are grabbing titles such as this before he makes his appearance on the big screen in the upcoming Across the Spider-Verse. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 208% with a high sale of $80 for a CGC 9.6 and a raw NM FMV of $13.

#16 NEW AVENGERS #4 | MARVEL | 2005
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill is set to return for the upcoming Secret Invasion in early 2023, and fans continue to snag her first appearance in this book. With shooting near total completion, the mystery of Emilia Clarke’s unknown character, and the upcoming Secret Invasion comic title set to release in November, the hype for the series is bubbling beneath the surface as fans have their attention currently on She-Hulk. But soon, it will be Secret Invasion time, and collectors are getting ahead of the curve as they figure Maria Hill will play a prominent role. We tracked 16 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 146%, and had a high sale of $35 for a CBCS 9.6 and a raw NM FMV of $14.

We’re a few weeks removed since Marvel dropped the slate for their next two phases of the MCU. With one of those titles being SECRET WARS, we’re bound to see increased interest in anything associated as we enter the quiet before the storm. This book competes with the 2015 limited series SECRET WARS #1, as fans debate which storyline the film will follow. While we wait for more information, both Secret Wars books have been steadily increasing in value. We tracked 16 copies, had a 7-day trend of 115%, and had a high sale of $700 for a CGC 9.8 to go with a raw NM FMV of $54.

#18 SANDMAN #18 | DC | 1990
Season 1 of Sandman was a smashing success, introducing thousands to the fantastic series from Neil Gaiman. Fans, new and old alike, who tuned into the series were treated to a bonus episode adapting a story that first appeared in this book, “Dream of a Thousand Cats.” Widely regarded as one of the best stories featured in the series, collectors couldn’t help but pick up the source material in the aftermarket. With the future of Sandman on Netflix in doubt, collectors are choosing to remain optimistic, thankful they received a beautifully animated adaptation of a beloved story with many more hopefully on the horizon. We tracked 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 150%, with a high sale of $41 for an NM raw copy and a Raw FN FMV of $13.

This Jim Shooter gem is a coveted book for many collectors. With art by Mike Zeck, this book started hitting a new high in popularity when the NO WAY HOME movie teased a possible black suit Spider-Man. A piece of the symbiote, attached to Sony’s Venom, was left behind in the MCU and ignited a hunt for this issue of Secret Wars. Aside from being the origin of the black symbiote costume, it is often forgotten that this is also the second appearance of Julia Carpenter, a character that is rumored to be in the MADAME WEB movie. We tracked 14 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 127%, with a high sale of $765 for a CGC 9.8 and a current NM raw FMV of $214.

#20 MEET THE SKRULLS #1 | MARVEL | 2019 The solicitation for Secret Invasion dropped on Disney+ to go with a release date of Spring 2023. It specifically mentions a group infiltrating for years. While that could mean many Skrulls, many fans’ attention shifted to this book. It features the first appearance of The Warners, a Skrull family that has completely integrated into society (with a dad who works at Shield), and G’iah. There is precedent for a semi-crossover as G’iah has disguised herself as Pepper Potts previously. Some sites speculate that this is actress Emilia Clarke’s secret role (or possibly a blend of other rumored roles of Veranke the Skrull Queen and S.W.O.R.D director Abigail Brand). We tracked 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 148%, with a high sale of $35.46 for a CGC 8.5 and an NM raw FMV of $20.

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