CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 10/14/22

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

#11 WOLVERINE #154 | MARVEL | 2000
Wouldn’t you know it, Deadpool and Wolverine are still feeling some heat from last week’s announcement. While most Wolverine vs. Deadpool books fell off the list, this particular book with the two battling it out on the cover is clinging to the runner-up spot. We tracked it with 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 125%, with a high sale of $130 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $24.

#12 HULK #1 | MARVEL | 2008
Red Hulk remains on our lists after rumors that Harrison Ford could replace the late, great William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross as the leader of the Thunderbolts and Red Hulk. It’s a sore subject considering Hurt passed away last year, having embodied the character for 14 years. They may be pivoting entirely, and fans dig the re-cast, picking up issues of the first appearance of Red Hulk in this book. We tracked 17 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 124%, with a high sale of $300 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $58.

#13 STAR WARS #6 | MARVEL | 2015
Fans are enjoying the recent Dr. Aphra run with its solid story arcs and character building. They also enjoy the introduction of new characters and the return of some older ones. That includes the brilliant Sana Starros, or as some may know her, Sana Solo. Collectors found their way to her first appearance in this book, some anticipating her arc is just getting started. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 297%, with a high sale of $115 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $11.

We covered this book already in our Top Ten, but that was the Direct Edition. Now, it’s the Newsstand edition’s turn! Back then, no one knew that Newsstand editions would turn into their own little collection niche the way it has. Often commanding higher prices, many didn’t pick them up when available. While the Direct edition is much more prevalent, there certainly is a market for those collectors who aim to attain a copy of this book and the first direct meeting and battle between Deadpool and Wolverine. We tracked 29 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 110%, with a high sale of $162.54 for a raw copy with a VF FMV of $53.

Perhaps one of the most iconic covers in Spider-Man and Todd McFarlane’s time at Marvel, this book is finally picking up speed! This issue started the wealth of homage covers we have today. Additionally, this is the first issue in which McFarlane began to hide Felix the Cat drawings in his artwork. The reason behind this is quite interesting, and McFarlane details this in his blog. We will probably see an uptick of McFarlane covers as we get closer to McFarlane’s in-house signing with CGC. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 78%, with a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.8. FMV for a raw NM copy is currently $32. Not bad for what was a $1 book for over two decades.

#16 WOLVERINE #1 | MARVEL | 1982
It took eight years for the ragin’ Canadian, aka Wolverine, to get his own series. Eight years! And a limited series, no less! Less popular characters have debuted with more. Yet four issues didn’t stop Wolverine from cementing his hold upon the comic fandom. But bub, this series came out swinging, with a fantastic story from Chris Claremont and the ever-popular art from Frank Miller. There’s a reason Wolverine became a favorite of many, and that started with this book, for the most part. We tracked 21 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 94%, with a high sale of $835 for a CGC 9.8 with a raw NM FMV of $120.

Dark Ride, from the minds of Birthright, finally dropped, and the community is thrilled! After a sneak peek in July in Skybound X #25, the whole shebang has reached audiences. But it still flew under the radar until now. Copies of the rarer issues were being snagged up left and right, driving the aftermarket price on all ratio variant copies, including this fantastic 1:25. We tracked 23 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 88%, with a high sale of $55 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $24.

This book features the first appearance of Tony Stark as an A.I. for the Infamous Iron Man, aka Dr. Doom. Hence, the infamous part. With the speculative comic market being what it is, unsubstantiated rumors can hold some sway. One such rumor flew recently that Armor Wars, the upcoming Marvel series being upgraded into a movie. Bumping up the budget just enough to afford the likes of Robert Downey Jr. to reprise his role as Tony Stark, but in A.I. form. Will it happen? Who knows, but that hasn’t stopped the aftermarket from being hot for this book. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 119%, with a high sale of $85 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $16.

#19 MAN-THING #1 | MARVEL | 1974
The Werewolf by Night has officially debuted! With that, we received the first MCU content of Man-Thing! The first appearance of the beloved character is in SAVAGE TALES #1. This is a much more attainable collectible and Man-Thing’s first solo series. It is also the second appearance of Howard the Duck! We tracked 12 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 148%, with a high sale of $399 for a CGC 9.0. FMV for a raw FN copy is $101.

The upcoming Werewolf by Night Halloween Special will release very soon. You would think Elsa Bloodstone would have been the one to land on the Top 10. However, this issue received the most traction due to the show’s timeframe, the central location of Bloodstone Temple, and the likely reference or inclusion of Ulysses Bloodstone (who debuted in this issue of Marvel Presents). We tracked 17 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 94%, with a high sale of $250 for a CGC 9.6 and a raw FN FMV of $23.

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