Top Ten for Week of 9/9/22

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 BATMAN #609 | DC | 2002This 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 while also adding a HUSH easter egg in the media campaign for The Batman. 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 17 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 88%, and had a high sale of $195 for a CGC 9.8 with a Raw NM FMV of $38.

The Power Rangers are iconic, having spanned decades with a particular emphasis on fantastic comics as of late. Fans have been grabbing up any new first appearances in the ever-expanding Ranger world, like in this book with the full introduction of the Death Ranger. Dark, we know, but dang, is it sweet. There are a lot of backstories to dig into when it comes to the Death Ranger and the being behind the mask, Spa’ark (and former Omega Ranger), so we encourage you to dig a little deeper. It’s worth it. The community seems to agree with that sentiment as we tracked 11 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 156%, with a high sale of $85 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $52.

Yep, Eight Billion Genies is STILL on the list! Fans continue to pick up the first issue of this series as each subsequent release keeps collectors engaged and wanting to go back to the main cover for issue #1 that started it all. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 93%, with a high sale of $200 for CGC 9.8 copy and an NM Raw FMV of $50.

Uh-Oh, Hasbro may be in trouble. With a recently leaked image on the back of a game of Trouble, fans got treated to a surprising image of Scarlet Spider, also known as Ben Reilly. 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 139%, with a high sale of $127 for an NM Raw comic and an NM Raw FMV of $110.

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 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 150%, with a high sale of $76 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of #38.

And just like that, She-Hulk is back in the Top Ten! She-Hulk ruffled some feathers last week, while others are cheering on the controversial moment as they feel it hits the tone of this series. She-Hulk finds her specific tone and style in this series that has carried through her numerous comic book iterations and provided inspiration for the Disney+ show. 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. We tracked 26 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 92%, with a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.6 with an NM FMV of $36.

The Thunderbolts are back in the headlines, and this 1:25 variant is receiving some love. It features two first appearances in Gutsen Glory and Eegro the Unbreakable, two new members of a new Thunderbolts roster that also makes its first appearance. Coupled with recent reports, Florence Pugh will lead the Thunderbolts as Yelena Balova, the Thunderbolts title has a lot of momentum behind it, and the aftermarket is reacting accordingly. We tracked 30 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 80%, with a high sale of $45 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $37.

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 where 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 276%, with a high sale of $150 for an NM raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $89.

Reports surfaced earlier this year of an Alien movie being released by Hulu. Many wrote off the news as a sad end to the franchise, that is, until they saw Prey. Fans were blown away. With potentially leaked Aliens concept art floating around the internet, now they are even more so. Naturally, Alien and Predator are meant to meet, with their first battle featured in this book. Fans think that battle may be the natural conclusion for a Hulu trilogy, but until further notice, it’s only speculation. We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 154%, with a high sale of $76 for a raw copy with a VF Raw FMV of $11.

#1 STAR WARS #26-EM GIST | MARVEL | 2022
A book with over four new first appearances (Ambassador Givens, Major Sharin, General Palton, and Qi’Ra’s nephew and niece Jon and Beverly) reclaims the top spot. While the hype for the variants of this book has slowed down, fans are still going after Cover A strong as they aim to acquire a book with enormous potential for the next arc. We tracked 35 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 99%, with a high sale of $21 for a raw copy with an NM FMV of $16.

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