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 FIRST SEVEN DAYS #1 | BAD IDEA | 2022
Bad Idea continues with their creative comic release campaigns. This particular issue was a secret release solicited under a fake publisher name and promoted through Diamond Distribution with fake information. Once again, another exclusive from Bad Idea has sent collectors hunting for the elusive copy of this dystopian storyline. FOMO has taken over the market and given this book enough heat to take the top spot this week. We tracked 66 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 1,282%, with a high sale of $130 for a raw copy.
#2 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 SALVADOR LARROCA HUSTL. EMINEM (LIMITED 5000) | MARVEL | 2022
Whether you are searching for the spotlight variant or the first print, these books have grown past the reach of many modern-day collectors. The iconic 8 Mile scene was recreated with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. While Eminem doesn’t appear in the book, it is fun to imagine a quick wit smart-mouth like Spidey going toe-to-toe with the real Slim Shady. We tracked 98 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 122%, with a high sale of $258 for a raw copy.
#3 MARJORIE FINNEGAN TEMPORAL CRIMINAL #1 ANDY CLARKE | ARTIST WRITERS & ARTISANS INC | 2021
Whenever news breaks, we always see an upward trend in comic books. This is especially true for more obscure titles that may only be on some people’s radars. However, these obscure storylines make some of the best media. An adaptation of this comic has a director, Ruben Fleisher, already attached to the project, along with an unnamed screenwriter. While we wait and see what the future holds for Marjorie, her temporal crimes have landed her in the top 10 list this week. We tracked 38 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 255% with a high sale of $60 for a GCC 9.8 copy.
#4 MARJORIE FINNEGAN TEMPORAL CRIMINAL #1 MIKE DEODATO | ARTIST WRITERS & ARTISANS INC | 2021
The news of an adaptation has made both the regular cover and this variant hot commodities. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 197%, with a high sale of $75 for a CGC 9.8 copy.
#5 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 SALVADOR LARROCA HUSTL. EMINEM SPOTLIGHT (LIMITED 1000) | MARVEL | 2022
This cover is a nice B&W variant of the original book. Additionally, this variant is limited to a fifth of the original book’s print run. Due to this variant being the more difficult one to obtain, we see slightly less movement than the full-color print. However, that hasn’t stopped these books from going for nearly 3.5x times the price of its original full-color cover. We tracked 20 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 178% with a high sale of $808 for a raw copy.
#6 THE INCREDIBLE HULK #234 | MARVEL | 1979
While many speculate about Quasar’s appearance in Ant-Man 3, the rumors about Quasar have existed long before this year. In 2017, James Gunn tweeted a picture of a VCR with a prominent sticker that said “Quasar.” As some might remember, this was posted when Gunn was working on the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 script. Is this speculation reaching? Or is it perhaps a subtle clue that we will see the character soon? Either way, we tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 176%, with a high sale of $535 for a CGC 9.8 copy.
#7 SPIDER-MAN THE LOST YEARS #1 | MARVEL | 1995
Hallow’s Eve has debuted and revealed her previous identity, Janine Godbe, AKA Elizabeth Tyne. While it has been a long time since we saw this character with any significant role, it is clear to see her transformations have made her a deadly threat in the Dark Web storyline. Who knows what the future holds for Hallow’s Eve; in the meantime, we tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 135%, with a high sale of $76 for a CGC 9.6 copy.
#8 MARVEL SUPER-HEROES SECRET WARS #8 | MARVEL | 1984
What more is there to say about this mini-grail? The MCU has already confirmed they will release a movie based on Secret Wars. Additionally, they teased the alien symbiote in Spider-Man: No Way Home. All the ingredients are there to make this an excellent speculation buy with tons of fuel behind it. We tracked 13 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 148%, with a high sale of $255 for a CGC 9.0 copy.
#9 DETECTIVE COMICS #639 | DC | 1991
Most of these sales have been labeled as Sonic’s first appearance, which is interesting. This issue does contain a promotional 16-page insert of Sonic. However, this insert should not be confused with the 20-page debut of the speeding hedgehog. Additionally, this promotional insert was released nearly two months AFTER the debut of SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1, released alongside the Sega Genesis. Yet it does precede the ongoing Sonic series from Archie comics. We tracked 10 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 195%, with a high sale of $18 for a raw copy.
#10 DEADPOOL #1 KEN LASHLEY THE HAUL NOTORIOUS B.I.G. | MARVEL | 2022
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. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 122%, with a high sale of $150 for a raw copy.