As promised, the Covrprice.com runners-up list. The second half of the Top 20.
#11 STRANGE ACADEMY #1 J. SCOTT CAMPBELL | MARVEL | 2020
As noted in our Top 10, rumors are swirling that Marvel is developing a Wong-centric project resembling STRANGE ACADEMY. Lately, when there’s been smoke, there’s fire, and many fans are looking intently at this book. It’s hard not to with the sheer amount of first appearances (EMILY BRIGHT, DOYLE DORMAMMU, SHAYLEE MOONPEDDLE, CALVIN MORSE, DESSY, GERMAN, GUSLAUG, ZOE LAVEAU, ALVI, IRIC & TOTH). While Strange Academy is moving across all covers, this Campbell variant is getting some serious traction to try and catch up to the first print’s market value. We tracked 11 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 206%, with a high sale of $144.46 for a CGC 9.8 and a current NM raw FMV of $62.
#12 MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #2 JONBOY MEYERS COVER E (1:50) | MARVEL | 2023
The community has embraced Miles Morales fully, yet many can’t help but notice he severely lacks a rogues gallery unique to him. Marvel aims to remedy that, introducing several new villains like Starling and the newcomer, Rabble. While Starling is featured on this fantastic cover, Rabble conquers the interior. But, like many modern villains, will either have staying power? Only time will tell, but the community is monitoring closely as we tracked 21 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 89%, with a high sale of $80 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $53.
#13 SPAWN #1 | IMAGE | 1992
We touched on this book several weeks ago before our Year-End report. We wondered whether Spawn would appear among the top-selling aftermarket books for the fifth consecutive year. Well, not only did Spawn make it to the top, he CLAIMED the top spot! This book is a powerhouse and continues to be one of the best-selling books year after year. We tracked 38 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 87%, with a high sale of $170 for a CGC 9.8. An FMV for a raw NM copy is $32.
#14 MARVEL SUPER-HEROES SECRET WARS #1 | MARVEL | 1984
This book is still strong despite falling from our #2 spot on our Top Ten last week. It marks the beginning of one of THE most popular comic runs of the 80s. It introduced the fanbase to numerous characters and zany events, but a lasting introduction is that of the Beyonder. Well, as a voice and some light, at least. He has massive potential for the future, and the community has taken notice in the event Marvel pulls from this run when adapting SECRET WARS. We tracked 24 copies with a 7-day trend of 101% and a high sale of $425 for a CGC 9.8 copy with a VF FMV of $37.
#15 SECRET WARS II #3 | MARVEL | 1985
This book fell a little further, dropping all the way from our #1 spot on the Top Ten last week. Yet, this book features the Beyonder’s first cover and full appearance (in human form). Rumors have been swirling he may appear as a Kang variant in the upcoming ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTAMANIA. But it’s been confirmed he will return in Marvel comics this year as part of a HUGE event. We are traversing murky waters, and the spec has been insane! We tracked 23 copies sold with a 7-day trend of 98% and a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw FN FMV of $9.
#16 STAR WARS #1 | MARVEL | 1977
Collectors have been waiting for a market like this that enables them to acquire modern keys for less than during the recent market craze. This has been one such book collectors have been focusing on. It’s a key that helped jumpstart the Star Wars behemoth as it features numerous first appearances like LUKE SKYWALKER, OBI-WAN KENOBI (COVER ONLY), LEIA ORGANA, C-3PO, R2-D2, and DARTH VADER. It’s s a pretty penny, but that hasn’t stopped fans from picking it up. This week, we tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 87%, with a high sale of $4,494 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw VF FMV of $182.
#17 MARVEL SUPER-HEROES SECRET WARS #8 | MARVEL | 1984
There isn’t much more to say about this modern key. Marvel has plans to release a SECRET WARS film, although they are still determining if they will adapt this run. A nugget of the alien symbiote that makes up the beloved Spider-Man suit appeared in SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. The table has been set, and the community has to wait to see what the pop culture FEAST will comprise. We tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 85%, with a high sale of $785 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw VF FMV of $142.
#18 WOLVERINE #1 | MARVEL | 1988
Wolverine has been living on our Top Ten and Runner-Up list for the past few months in some capacity. But one that has stuck around more than others is this book, an affordable key that lets fans acquire the first outing of his first ongoing series. Folks continue to buy this first ongoing series as the storyline within is an iconic Wolvie run that is potential cinema gold. We tracked 24 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 92%, with a high sale of $430 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $68.
#19 BATMAN/SPAWN #1 BARNES & NOBLE | DC | 2022
This book held up strong but appears to be faltering as collectors who acquired a copy appear to be holding them. Upon release, it quickly became THE variant to get (out of more than 12). While high-grade copies are tough to come by as big box retailer shelves are hell on floppies, less-than-mint copies are still circulating. Since its release, this book has seen steady gains in the aftermarket and on our Top Ten and Runner-Up lists! We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 97%, with a high sale of $30 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $30.
#20 TALES OF SUSPENSE #94 | MARVEL | 1967
This book features the first appearance of MODOK, or M.O.D.O.K (Mental Mobile Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing). Fans previously got an animated series on Hulu featuring the character but recently got their first live-action glimpse during the trailer for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTAMANIA. The community is psyched to see Marvel take a crack at him, as he is hard to adapt menacingly. Heck, the glimpse we got of MODOK without the mask was comical, but with the mask was a different story! We tracked 19 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 105%, with a high sale of $440 for a CGC 7.5 and a raw VG FMV of $105.