CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 9/30/22

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

You know the sentiment of the community. If there is a new first appearance of a Spider-centric character in a book, the community usually moves to pick it up. This book is brand new and features two first appearances in Sun-Spider and the Spinstress, which has collectors moving to acquire. It also features the first disabled Spider character in Sun-Spider, a welcome inclusion to the lexicon. Add a sweet 1:10 design variant from Helen Chen, and you have a recipe for a high spot on the Runner Up list! We tracked 43 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 115%, with a high sale of $16 for a raw copy and a current NM FMV of $9.

We, the community know two things for certain; Loki will return for a 2nd season, and Marvel is taking a decidedly multiversal turn. This book features the first appearances of 2 characters: Tess Black, the daughter of Loki, and an immortal sorceress of chaos, Morwen. The community sees the probability of Loki crossing a timeline in S2 and running into his daughter as high (albeit with absolutely NO concrete information). Not to mention the possibility Loki will have to deal with the fallout of Multiverse of Madness, hence sorceress. Only time will tell if the attention this book has received from collectors is warranted, but it is a lower-risk book said collectors have been gravitating toward as of late. We tracked 13 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 239%, with a high sale of $30 for an NM raw copy and a VF FMV of $10.

As Wolverine key issues continue to climb outreach of many collectors, they are constantly looking for relatively cheap keys to acquire. This book often comes up in the key issue conversation as it is the start of the Weapon X storyline and the origin of Wolverine. You know, two massively influential points in Wolverine’s ever-evolving story. With the Canadian colossus (in importance, not stature) looming large over the greater MCU (and, let’s be honest, what fans have been dying for), we shall see if this storyline is ever adapted. If so, numerous fans will apparently be ready, especially after that sly She-Hulk tease. We tracked 25 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 190%, with a high sale of $270 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $34.

#14 SPAWN #1 | IMAGE | 1992
As frequently noted, Spawn is one of the most beloved modern comic characters. Driven by nostalgia and McFarlane fans, his first appearance remains the BEST and most consistent aftermarket seller year after year. With the major McFarlane signing at CGC on the horizon, many are looking to acquire last-minute books to submit. This week, his reign continues with 32 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 98%, and a high sale of $199 for a CGC 9.8. A raw NM FMV copy of this book sells for $52.

#15 WOLVERINE #1 | MARVEL | 1988
The trend continues for ole’ Wolvie, seeing several lower-cost keys on our list. After a clawed man who happened to get into a bar fight was mentioned in She-Hulk, Wolverine has seen an uptick in sales. Why wouldn’t he? As soon as fans of the show and the wider world found out about that reference, the bar brawl from the first X-Men film immediately came to mind. The community wants some Wolverine on the big screen after his sad farewell in Logan! We tracked 27 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 97%, with a high sale of $385 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $75.

A bit random, but another fan-favorite character’s first solo series popped up on our list. It goes without saying Venom is incredibly popular, gaining a ton of steam that never let up with the release of this book. Marvel returned to the well earlier this year, re-launching Venom: Lethal Protector, and it’s been well received. Fans can’t help but re-visit the original, especially as they read the new series by Venom’s original co-creator David Michelinie. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 105%, with a high sale of $149 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $21, a relatively low intro price for a high-grade foil book, one that could easily be messed up from a couple of read-throughs.

#17 WONDER MAN #1 | MARVEL | 1991 reported that the Wonder Man series could be a satire set in Hollywood. While this has not been confirmed, the rumor has increased interest in the first ongoing Wonder Man series, which primarily takes place in Hollywood. Interest and credence to the rumors have been buoyed by the confirmation that Trevor Slattery will return to Wonder Man, the most satirical character ever to be introduced by the MCU throughout his multiple appearances. We tracked 10 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 167%, with a high sale of $77.77 for a CGC 9.6 and a raw NM FMV of $9.

The man Mike Zeck absolutely crushed this Doom cover, bringing forth one of his best of all time as he depicts Doom after his battle with the Beyonder. When Secret Wars was announced at SDCC and Fantastic Four on the horizon, fans couldn’t help but theorize Dr. Doom and the Beyonder might also be on the horizon. If so, this is a must-have book after Doom defeats the Beyonder, ending the Secret Wars (off-panel, no less.) If not, it’s still an excellent book. We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 90%, with a high sale of $135 for a CGC 9.6 and an FN raw FMV of $20.

#19 THE PUNISHER #1 | MARVEL | 1987
Yet another premiere issue in a first-time ongoing solo title for a beloved character makes an appearance on our list! The Punisher’s first appearance is one pricey key, but this is a nice consolation prize for many. The Punisher is as popular as ever, with strong outings in many Marvel titles. With Daredevil returning to the MCU, fans are hoping the Punisher will do the same. Rosario Dawson flamed the fires of anticipation at SDCC before she had to retract her statements. But many continue to wonder, was there some truth to her words? We tracked 14 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 100% with a high sale of $319.95 for a CGC 9.8 with a raw FN FMV of $33.

The first appearance of Venom will always be popular amongst fans. He is one of the most popular characters of all time; whether it be for his sunny disposition or his bright, outward appearance, we can’t say for sure. That, and the cover for this book by the great Todd McFarlane, is one of the most iconic of all time. With an upcoming signing at CGC, many fans are making budgetary decisions when looking to acquire one of the legend’s most iconic works. We tracked 13 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 81%, with a high sale of $2,027 for an NM+ raw copy (dang!) and an NM FMV of $651.We tracked 13 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 81%, with a high sale of $2,027 for an NM+ raw copy.

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