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#1 THE JOKER THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #3 LEE BERMEJO COVER B | DC | 2022
This book is the sequel to James Tynions ongoing Joker series, and this cover B variant features the art of Lee Bermejo. Bermejo was the artist behind one of the most iconic iterations of the Joker in the graphic novel Joker, written by Brian Azzarello. Fitting, he would return to the character, delivering a visceral cover that can’t help but be tongue in cheek as it features a Santa Joker with a wee-little redhead Robin on his lap. Fans are here for it, propelling this book to our top spot on this week’s Top Ten! We tracked 86 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 142%, with a high sale of $20 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $12.
#2 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 SALVADOR LARROCA HUSTL. EMINEM (LIMITED 5000) | MARVEL | 2022
This book has become quite an interesting outlier in the comic community. Rarely do we see longevity attached to a variant such as this, but this book keeps cooking. With a cover featuring Eminem doing battle with Spider-Man, a rap battle that is, this book did what many before it could not. Reach across multiple genres of collectors to bring them together, all aiming to acquire this limited and tough-to-get variant. Whether you are searching for the spotlight variant or the first print, these books have quickly become expensive with healthy aftermarket. We tracked 57 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 97%, with a high sale of $250 for a raw copy with an NM FMV of $176.
#3 UNCANNY X-MEN #229 | MARVEL | 1988
This book was an under-the-radar key for years before Logan was released in theatres and revealed the big bad of the film, The Reavers. First appearing in this book, the Reavers consisted of Pretty Boy, Bonebreaker, and Skullbuster. It also featured the first appearance of Tyger Tiger (mad creative), a crimelord based in Madripor. Recently, speculation began to swirl that the casting announcement of Sandrine Holt in the Daredevil Born Again series could point to a live-action adaptation of Tyger Tiger. The community proceeded to do its thing. We tracked 32 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 111%, with a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw FN FMV of $6.
#4 SPIDER-MAN: THE LOST YEARS #1 | MARVEL | 1995
Hallow’s Eve is set to receive her own title after the Dark Web storyline. Previously shrouded in mystery, she was revealed to be Elizabeth Tyne, formerly Janine Godbe, who first appeared in this book. Confusing, we know, but with word of an ongoing title and the reception Hallow’s Eve received, fans of the character continued the trend from last week by visiting the aftermarket to secure her first appearance. We tracked 24 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 133%, with a high sale of $65 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $15.
#5 DAREDEVIL #254 | MARVEL | 1988
Many fans have been eying the return of Charlie Cox as Daredevil in any capacity. Since the announcement of Daredevil Born Again, little snippets of information have slowly reached the fanbase. One tidbit is the casting of Margarita Levieva as a love interest of Matt Murdock. Speculation began to run rampant that she was cast to play Typhoid Mary, who first appeared in this book. Remember that this is purely speculation, but some in the community didn’t mind and opted to pick up a copy. We tracked 11 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 255%, with a high sale of $350 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw VF FMV of $24.
#6 MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #1 DOTUN AKANDE (1:25) | MARVEL | 2022
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur have been around for some time and have developed a following. Marvel went ahead and dropped a new ongoing series to a fair bit of fanfare, and this 1:25 Akande variant was the apple of many collectors’ eyes. With a TV adaption set to debut on Disney Channel and Disney+ early in 2023, many wonders if Marvel will be adapting this newest ongoing series that aims to introduce the younger generation to a fun set of heroes. We tracked 17 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 159%, with a high sale of $80 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $70.
#7 INFINITE CRISIS #5 JIM LEE REGULAR | DC | 2006
Fans were recently treated to some comforting news. With the shakeup at DC, many were worried that Blue Beetle would be scraped. Luckily, that is not the case. Recently, a teaser poster for the upcoming film was dropped, depicting the Blue Beetle logo and a 2023 release date. Fans visited the aftermarket in search of the first appearance of Jaimie Reyes as Blue Beetle, the man behind the mask set to appear in the film. We tracked 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 182%, with a high sale of $195 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $39.
#8 THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS #1 | BAD IDEA | 2022
Bad Idea has a few things down pat. One of which is building the hype train for a book, both before and after its release. They did something different with their latest release, dropping this book secretly under a fake publisher name and promoting it through Diamond Distribution. Once the cat was out of the bag, the community reacted accordingly by snagging what copies they could in the aftermarket. That has slowed down significantly from last week, but the trend continues. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 64%, with a high sale of $51 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $31.
#9 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3 | MARVEL | 2015
Doctor Aphra continues to be a popular character with a beloved ongoing run. Fans have been eager to discover what comes next, and as her story unfolds, they tend to return to her first appearance. She also is set to be the latest release for the mobile game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, hyping fans even further for a well-developed character that doesn’t feature the surname Solo or Skywalker. We tracked 13 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 101%, with a high sale of $325 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $119.
#10 MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #1 PEACH MOMOKO COSTUME B (1:200) | MARVEL | 2022
This 1:200 variant from Peach Momoko is one of many for this new run of Spider-Man. Fans have been grabbing up copies en masse as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is right around the corner, and Miles Mania is increasing. Also, it features the first appearance of a new character in Raneem, who later becomes Rabble. Not much is known about Rabble, but Momoko is a known commodity with a dedicated fanbase, leading to high sales for this high-ratio book. We tracked 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 102%, with a high sale of $235 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $222.