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:
#1 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 SALVADOR LARROCA HUSTL. EMINEM (LIMITED 5000) | MARVEL | 2022
With a print run of 5,000, many assumed it would be a more accessible book to get their hands on. Boy, were they wrong. Only available on Eminem.com, this book sold out incredibly quickly as fans from multiple communities vied to attain a copy. The aftermarket was flush with them almost immediately, with prices skyrocketing due to the nature of the book. Come on. It features Eminem in a rap battle with Spider-Man! Who wouldn’t want a copy? Considering Eminem is an icon that damn near rivals Spider-Man, it’s easy to see why people opened their wallets. Not to mention Em himself claims he is a Spider-Man fan, placing him in his own Top 5. Unfortunately for most, this book quickly grew out of reach. We tracked a massive 368 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 257%, with a high sale of $240 for a raw copy with an FMV of $187.
#2 EVE #1 CVR A ANINDITO | BOOM! | 2021
A recent tweet to EVE writer Victor LaValle asked, “is it true Eve from @boomstudios has or is getting optioned?” Victor responded, “It is true. There’s an amazing team working hard to make it a reality.” While this is some confirmation, it still needs to be made official. We all know that these deals/negotiations can easily fall through. Yet, this is a great series worth picking up to collect/read. With that said, this news moved many copies, with 36 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 361% and a high sale of $90 for a CGC 9.8 copy and an NM FMV of $13.
#3 POP KILL #1 2ND PRINT PAPERFILMS ADAM HUGHES NUDE (LIMITED 1000) | KICKSTARTER | 2020
This is the first time a book on our Top 10 trended due to nudity and featured an adult/censored cover. But as the saying goes, sex sells. Pop Kill has numerous censored covers across its four issues, with this being the first to hit our list. It is also the nude version of Adam Hughes’ “clothed” cover for issue #4, which was only available on Kickstarter with a limited run of 270 copies. That “clothed” cover is now VERY expensive, trending at an NM FMV of $859 and $1,900 in a 9.8. With such high value, this nude version had fans racing to buy on copy on Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner’s Paperfilms website. It instantly sold out, with at least 18 buyers flipping their copies at a profit. We tracked it at a 7-day trend of 509% with a high sale of $325 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $260.
#4 ASTONISHING X-MEN #9 | MARVEL | 2005
The fandom has hawkish eyes, and Ryan Reynolds knows this. Reynolds was reading a comic during the announcement video declaring Hugh Jackman would return as Wolverine. Fans began speculating this was a slight nod to the possible female villain in the third film, specifically Danger, the sentient human form of the X-Men’s Danger Room. We tracked 31 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 230%, with a high sale of $15 for a raw copy and a VF FMV of $8.
#5 DEADPOOL #1 KEN LASHLEY THE HAUL NOTORIOUS B.I.G. | MARVEL | 2022
As we previously noted, this is the first appearance of Notorious B.I.G. on a Marvel cover. Upon release, this store exclusive went for double the retail value when it hit the third-party markets. Yet, it remained available at The Haul for weeks at its $30 asking price. With a 3000 print run, it took a while to sell out until it eventually did last week. We anticipated a severe drop in price as buyers received their copies. And it DID drop to an FMV of $55 NM raw. But then the super hot Spider-Man Eminem book came along and let this variant drift in its market boost wake with a considerable boost in sales and price. We tracked 41 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 162%, with a high sale of $181 for a raw copy. The current NM FMV is $144. Typically, most exclusives over a 1K print run will sit at its initial buy-in. Yet, this AND the Eminem book break so many rules and buying habits that the market has long established. This cements the fact that these particular books cross multiple generations and types of collectors. Crazy considering these are still available on the Haul’s webstore
#6 THE OMEGA MEN #3 | DC | 1983
Lobo is proving to be quite the mainstay on our Top Ten! With numerous teases from James Gunn and the fawning over Lobo from Jason Mamoa, it’s safe to say Lobo has a few influential fans over at DC. While only Gunn and his partner know which characters they will be adapting, the community has taken heart in knowing there is a lot of love for Lobo. We tracked 34 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 91%, with a high sale of $390 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $78.
#7 THE SENTRY #1 | MARVEL | 2000
We don’t have much to speculate on with Phase 5 of the MCU. One rumor recently circulated that the Sentry will be the main antagonist in the in-development THUNDERBOLTS film. The rumor was specifically sparked by an unconfirmed Marvel casting request for an “Evil Superman” type. The Sentry/Void conflict would make an exciting addition to the MCU. With that said, proceed cautiously. We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 113%, with a high sale of $350 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $115.
#8 SABAN’S MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 | HAMILTON COMICS | 1995
What a sad day for the Power Ranger community as Jason David Frank, or as many knew him, Tommy the Green Ranger, recently passed away. People deal with tragedy in different ways, and some opted to pick up the first appearance of the Green Ranger in comics to celebrate the beloved Ranger. RIP JDF. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 116%, with a high sale of $41 for a CGC 8.5 copy and a raw VF FMV of $8. If you or someone you know is struggling, reach out. Dial 988 or visit 988lifeline.org to speak with someone who can help.
#9 DAREDEVIL #58 | MARVEL | 2004
This book features the first appearance of Angela Del Toro, the fourth White Tiger (not in costume), as well as the modern depiction of the Night Nurse. Fans have been speculating who Jenna Ortega will be playing in the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again series debuting on Disney+. Many believe it will be this version of the White Tiger. However, there has yet to be concrete evidence. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 97%, with a high sale of $382 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw FN FMV of $6.
#10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 HUMBERTO RAMOS REGULAR | MARVEL | 2014
The market moves quickly, and the first appearance of Silk has dropped slightly as other news takes the spotlight. Outside of a showrunner in Angela Kang and its debut on MGM+(formerly Epix), fans are in the dark for now. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 95%, with a high sale of $249 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $119.