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 DEADLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1 BILL SIENKIEWICZ (1:50) | MARVEL | 2022
Since 1979, Bill Sienkiewicz has been illustrating iconic comic covers, and this one is no exception. This limited series is set to explore a darker part of the Spider-Man mythos. This retailer incentive contrasts the hopeful red and blue of Spider-Man’s costume against the dreary and washed-out yellow background. Throw in a terrifying bear, and it is truly a masterpiece. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 108%, with a high sale of $73 for a raw copy. A raw NM copy has settled to the current FMV of $38.
#9 GEIGER #1 GARY FRANK B&W THANK YOU COVER | IMAGE | 2021
This past week we learned that the GEIGER series will be getting a T.V. adaptation, courtesy of Justin Simien, Geoff Johns, and Paramount Television. This news, as most comic news does, created a ripple of interest and value for the initial book in the series. The initial printing came with a cover A and a glow-in-the-dark variant. In addition to this black-and-white retailer appreciation variant, there was also a 2nd printing of this book. We tracked 13 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 193% with a high sale of $160 for a CGC 9.8. FMV for an NM raw copy will run you $34.
#8 BATMAN #666 | DC | 2007
Matt Reeves shared some interesting news this past week, stating that he has plans for a direct sequel to The Batman and spinoffs. The spinoffs are set to dive into villain backgrounds and explore their characters. Potential villains for these spinoffs include Clayface, Scarecrow, and Professor Pyg. Of those characters, the more attainable one is the first cameo appearance of Professor Pyg, which runs for a raw NM FMV of $40. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 116%, with a high sale of $291 for a CGC 9.8. The other contributing driver behind the recent spike in price is the introduction of Damian’s future Batman costume, pulled from #666, in the current issue of Batman vs. Robin #2. D.C. appears committed to building Damian towards his “destined birthright” as Batman., making this a key book to watch.
#7 YOUNGBLOOD #2 PINK LOGO | IMAGE | 1992
It seems that the showrunners have officially found their writer for this film. Kurt Johnstad (“300”) has officially been tapped to script the movie. With news that the film is moving forward, interest is reignited in this character’s first appearance. This book debuts not only the first appearance of Prophet but also of Shadowhawk. Cover A of this book has the title filled in with green letters. However, it seems that the pink lettering has also been gaining traction! We tracked 24 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 122%, with a high sale of $115 for a CGC 9.8. The FMV of a raw NM copy is $11.
#6 STAR WARS #6 | MARVEL | 2016
Fans are enjoying the recent Dr. Aphra run with its solid story arcs and character building. They also want 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 26 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 114%, with a high sale of $23 for a raw copy. A raw NM copy has an FMV of $18.
#5 G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #299 JOHN ROYLE COVER RI (1:10) | IDW | 2022
Sometimes a great cover is simply a great cover, and no spec or news is needed to drive its popularity. This is what we have here, with a cover by John Royle. This retailer incentive quickly doubled in price from retailer value within the week. We tracked 24 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 144%, with a high sale of $25 for a raw copy, and FMV for a raw NM copy is $21.
#4 HULK #1 | MARVEL | 2008
Red Hulk spec is back! Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross has been recast with superstar Harrison Ford. This news has sparked a new wave of speculation that a huge casting like this means Red Hulk is eventually (hopefully) on the way. However, there are no hard facts about whether this will come to fruition. Nevertheless, we tracked 36 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 122%, with a high sale of $425 for a CGC 9.8. FMV for a raw NM copy will run about $83.
#3 YOUNGBLOOD #2 GREEN LOGO | IMAGE | 1992
The first appearance of Prophet was so hot this week that both the pink AND green lettering made the list! We tracked the green logo at 20 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 279%, with a high sale of $105 for a CGC 9.8. The FMV for a raw NM copy of this book is $13.
#2 RESONANT #1 | VAULT | 2019
Here is a book not many may know… This book is about a father’s post-apocalyptic struggle to find medicine for his son. The apocalyptic event in question is called a Wave, a mysterious effect that causes humanity to act irrationally and impulsively at the height of violence. While this book may have passed you by, it has since jumped to one of the most popular books this week. BET+ has secured a deal to make this story an ongoing T.V. series. We tracked 27 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 396%, with a high sale of $20 for a raw copy. An FMV for a raw NM copy will run $10.
#1 GEIGER #1 | IMAGE | 2021
This book is the cover A of this issue and the most popular-selling cover! We tracked 104 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 254%, with a high sale of $105 for a CGC 9.8. An FMV for a raw NM copy runs $12.