Since Covrprice.com 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 IRON MAN #219 | MARVEL | 1987
In the same spot as last week, this book is related to the long-anticipated cast, and team announcement of Thunderbolts finally revealed at D23. The group’s core members are Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Ghost, Red Guardian, US Agent, Taskmaster, Winter Soldier, and Black Widow (Yelena Belova). Keep this list in mind as we continue going through our top ten. This particular issue is the first appearance of Ghost. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 114%, with a high sale of $140 for a CGC 9.6. FMV for a raw VF copy is $28.
#9 TRUTH RED, WHITE & BLACK #1 | MARVEL | 2003
Marvel FINALLY dropped some cast announcements at D23, including the return of Isiah Bradley in “Captain America: New World Order”, who first appears in this book. Marvel laid the groundwork in the first season of Falcon and Winter Solider, and they seem to be looking to build upon the character. His first appearance has seen some heat behind it, a welcome sight for many collectors after the cooldown that ensued after the conclusion of the series. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 103%, with a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8. FMV for a raw NM copy is currently $35.
#8 GHOST RIDER #1 | MARVEL | MAY 1, 1990
Ghost Rider saw a resurgence in the 90s, introduced to a whole new generation of readers upon the release of his 2nd series. With it came the first appearance of Daniel Ketch, who later became the second Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider also happens to be a prominent member of many iterations of the Midnight Suns, an IP that just received a video game and one that has a ton of potential in the MCU. With the original Ghost Rider’s appearance costing over $2,000, many collectors shift their focus to something more attainable. We tracked 21 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 94%, with a high sale of $335 for a CGC 9.8. FMV for a raw NM copy is currently $28.
#7 MAN-THING #1 | MARVEL | 1979
This first appearance of Man-Thing is well out of reach for many collectors, so the community has been split on what to collect next that doesn’t break the bank. Man-Thing isn’t particularly known by the public at large, leading this to be an excellent entry point after word spread of his blink, and you’ll miss it appearance in the trailer for the upcoming Werewolf by Night Halloween Special. However, this won’t be his first MCU jaunt, as his likeness appeared on the Grandmasters citadel in Thor: Ragnarok. We tracked 21 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 121%, with a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.8. FMV for a raw NM copy is currently $16.
#6 BLADE RUNNER #1 | MARVEL | 1982
Plain as day, Blade Runner is a classic. It spawned numerous remastered editions and a sequel in Blade Runner 2099. Blade Runner 2099 didn’t quite achieve cult status, but it was well received, for the most part, enough that Amazon Studios tapped Ridley Scott once again to develop a sequel TV series. Naturally, the market couldn’t help but zero in on the comic book adaptation. It’s too early to tell if this show will be lost amongst the other Blade Runner pieces of media, like tears in the rain, or if it will carve out its own place in the lexicon, but until that conclusion is reached, the market has spoken. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 118%, with a high sale of $41.67 for a raw copy. FMV for a raw NM copy is currently $29.
#5 THE INCREDIBLE HULK #250 | MARVEL | 1980
Marvel and Disney sure know how to make waves, often dropping tidbits of information that launch lesser-known characters into the forefront of discussion. Well, they did it again with a character named Sabra, who will appear in “Captain America: New World Order.” Her first cameo appearance was in this book. With some added controversy behind the character and her origins (go ahead, Google it), it’s a recipe for increased sales in the aftermarket. How significant her role will be is unknown, but that won’t stop collectors from taking a chance on the character, keeping this book on our Top Ten two weeks in a row. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 141%, with a high sale of $259 for a CGC 9.6. FMV for a raw NM copy is $60.
#4 MARVEL PRESENTS #1 | MARVEL | 1975
Boom, Marvel strikes again, sending the community into a minor frenzy with a trailer for the upcoming Werewolf by Night Halloween Special. Disney+ has now added a page for the special event, confirming that the location will be at the Bloodstone Temple after the death of its owner, likely Ulysses Bloodstone, who debuts in this issue of Marvel Presents. We tracked 24 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 117%, with a high sale of $175 for a CGC 9.4 and a raw FN FMV of $25.
#3 MIDNIGHT SUNS #1 KEVIN EASTMAN (1:25) | MARVEL | 2022
Kevin Eastman is a legend who helped bring one of the greatest, if not greatest, indie comics to fruition. It goes without saying that his name carries some weight, with fans picking up his work when they can. Recently, Eastman returned to do some work on a Marvel book, which hasn’t happened often. This 1:25 variant has the added bonus of featuring The Midnight Suns, comprised of Blade, Wolverine, Magik, Spirit Rider, and Nico Minoru, all characters with a dynamic following amongst the community. We tracked 40 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 95%, with a high sale of $35 for a raw copy. FMV for a raw NM copy is currently $21.
#2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #503 | MARVEL | 2004
We know that Loki is coming back for a second season. Season 1 absolutely shook the Multiverse, with Kevin Feige confirming that is the route Marvel will take for the new several phases. What shenanigans will Loki, Sylvie, and Kang get up to in season 2? This book features the first appearances of two characters; Tess Black, the daughter of Loki, and an immortal sorceress of chaos, Morwen. The community sees the high probability of Loki crossing a timeline and running into his daughter (albeit with no factual information), and they’ve acted accordingly. Not to mention the possibility Loki will have to deal with the fallout of Multiverse of Madness, hence the additional sorceress speculation. Once again, only time will tell, but this is the kind of lower-risk book the community has been picking up as of late. We tracked 57 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 140%, with a high sale of $23 for a raw copy and a VF FMV of $8.
#1 THE INCREDIBLE HULK #256 | MARVEL | 1980
We’ve touched on Sabra already, but we have to mention this lesser-known character has topped the charts two weeks in a row with this first full appearance. The community is highly interested in Sabra and her potential. It’s been a while since the community has had a character for which they could scour $1-$5 bin’s before visiting the aftermarket. We tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 384%, with a high sale of $349 for a CGC 9.6 and a raw FN FMV of $66.