CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 9/16/22

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

September 11th is an emotional day for many Americans. Only a month after the initial tragedy, Marvel addressed it the best way they saw fit, with both heroes and villains coming together as Americans to do what they could in the aftermath. Their main objective; assist the heroes of the day, the first responders. Some took issue with the book as it addressed an extremely sensitive subject, but most saw it as a tribute worth collecting. With each anniversary, this book receives a corresponding bump in sales as collectors revisit the somewhat controversial book. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 168%, with a high sale of $220 for a CGC 9.8 to go with a Raw NM FMV of $61.

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. Said show is still unfolding, helping maintain her appearances on the Top Ten and Runners lists as new and old collectors discover and enjoy the character. While many are chasing She-Hulk’s first appearance, her second series’s meta-aware (and third-wall breaking) first issue continues to garner much interest. We tracked 26 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 150%, with a high sale of $240 for a CGC 9.8 and an NM FMV of $34.

Sales are rocketing into the stratosphere for the first appearance of The Rocketeer! A live-action Disney+ reboot was announced last year, but since then, it’s been quiet, leading to a drop in value. The Rocketeer was never a superstar in comic fandom, but he does have a strong following who are eager to see the return of a fan-favorite character. Fans feel (and hope) news for the upcoming project could be coming soon, especially after hearing nothing at D23. Some appear to be snagging up his first appearance before they feel it is too late. Only time will tell. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 166%, with a high sale of $295 for a CGC 9.8 and a Raw VF of $25.

Another issue riddled with tragedy and war appears on the list this week. An epic Todd McFarlane cover portrays a burning Washington, a tattered American Flag, and a morose Spidey. With the recent announcement from CGC that they will be hosting a McFarlane signing, many moved to pick up the relatively cheap book that features some of his best work. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 361%, with a high sale of $70 for a CGC 9.2 with raw NM FMV of $17.

You got that right, 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 #, the issue that started it all. We tracked 21 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 107%, with a high sale of $182.75 for CGC 9.8 copy and an NM Raw FMV of $53.

Falling to our Runner-Up list after appearing in the Top Ten last week, this 1:25 from Paulo Siqueira has all new momentum behind it. This book features the first appearance of a new Thunderbolts squad, including the first appearances of Gutsen Glory and Eegro the Unbreakable. Coincidentally, Marvel just revealed their live-action Thunderbolts squad at D23. While it differs from what appears in this book, it still saw a bump as fans continued to pick up the first issue in a new run. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 94%, with a high sale of $41 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $29.

#17 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) maintains its spot on at least one of our lists. The hype for this book has slowed, dropping close to the bottom of the runner-up list. However, Star Wars fans are still picking it up for its long-term spec potential. We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 94%, with a high sale of $125.50 for a CGC 9.8 with an NM FMV of $12.

#18 BLACK PANTHER #1 | MARVEL | 1998
The first appearance of Okoye, Nakia, and Zuri is surging again as news for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continues to reach fans. While whispers of reshoots so close to release have some worried, most have been thrilled with the news coming out of D23. It reportedly features some fantastic new moments for the Dora Milaje, which Nakia and Okoye both led in the comics. The hype is building for the upcoming film, and with many Black Panther keys well out of reach, this is a fun book for collectors to pick up for a more modest cost. We tracked 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 119%, with a high sale of $120 for a CGC 9.6 and a Raw NM FMV of $33.

#19 BATMAN #127 INHYUK LEE (1:25) | DC | 2022
The community wasn’t entirely sure how they felt when the character of Failsafe was first revealed. Shrouded in mystery, Failsafe had an obvious name but uncertain origins. That answer came in this book, revealing Failsafe as the failsafe plan for a Batman who broke his one rule. Created by an alternate personality of Batman, fans are excited to see the next chapter for this character and showed that in the aftermarket. We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 78%, with a high sale of $38 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $23.

Lee Bermejo is a beloved artist in the community who cut his teeth on books like Joker and Batman: Noel. He has a visceral style that pairs perfectly with his creative outlook. Bermejo has brought something new to the table that isn’t a dedicated comic or art book, and it’s something in between. This book is packed with some of his best Batman work loosely tied together. There’s no better way to bring an idea to life than with a 1:50 foil variant, one the community has moved to pick up in the aftermarket. We tracked 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 113%, with a high sale of $62.04 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $38.

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  1. Hello, I am a big fan of your FOC email and was wondering when you might be doing your FOC report again. Thank you !

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