CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 4/7/23

Since  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:

As one of the most popular MegaCon exclusives, Will Jack’s Power Girl cover flew off the shelves on the convention’s first day. The foil covers were the most popular, hitting the aftermarket almost immediately after the book sold out at the con. We tracked 13 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 141%, with a high sale of $175 for an NM raw copy and a current raw FMV of $114.

Marvel has announced that AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 (2023) will be “the most shocking Spider-Man issue in 50 years.” This, of course, is referencing the tragic death of Gwen Stacy. Solicitations for the May issue depict artwork eerily similar to this one. Fans speculate that this shocking death may be the only Mary Jane. As anticipation grows for the progression of this storyline and the epic reveal, fans are reminiscing on the anniversary of the first shocking death in Spider-Man mythos. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 138%, with a high sale of $7,200 for a CGC 9.8 (Heritage).

The king is finally off the pedestal! For over three weeks, this issue dominated our top ten list. However, as everyone finally has their hands on a copy, sales are starting to slow. Nevertheless, it is still an issue to watch. Interest in it is waning by minuscule amounts, and fans are determined to get their hands on the first appearance of Dream Spider! We’ll keep an eye on this issue as we watch the future of Dream Spider unfold! We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 115%, with a high sale of $62 for a CGC 9.6 with a current NM raw FMV of $17.

#14 MOON KNIGHT #1 | MARVEL | 1980
This past week brings strange rumors about the return of Moon Knight. Eagle-eyed fans noticed several QR codes in the Moon Knight series on Disney+. While these codes initially led to several different comic issues, one was particularly interesting. The third episode contains a QR code that offers a free digital copy of MOON KNIGHT ANNUAL Vol. 2 #1. This issue is a Kang-centric storyline, where Moon Knight faces the time-traveling titan. So what sparked the new rumor? All the QR codes in the series now point to the annual issue with Kang. This minuscule change has caused speculation that Moon Knight will return for a Season 2 and play a significant role in the Kang Saga (specifically with Rama-Tut). Fans are scrambling to pick up key issues of Moon Knight once again! We tracked 22 copies at a 7-day trend of 128% and a high sale of $450 for a CGC 9.8.

#15 DARKHAWK #1 | MARVEL | 1991
So, this is an interesting addition this week. Its place on the list is due to one comic book Instagram influencer wanting to prove to their followers how easy it is to manipulate the market by directly making a book trend in the aftermarket. The book he selected is, of course, Darkhawk #1. He asked all his followers to buy as many copies as possible on eBay to manipulate the market and Top 10 lists like this one. And well, it worked… kind of. Yet, while his point is valid, this isn’t new news for those who read this report weekly. Many books on this weekly list often come from unsupported rumors, other sites, apps, or Youtube channels. Anything and anyone with followers can use their influence to create sudden demand for a book. Yet, we always make a point to highlight when this happens and inform our followers on which books are moving on artificial traction. And yes, this is one of them. But, at the same time, Darkhawk is a beloved character for ’90s collectors who have great nostalgia for the under-utilized Marvel character. We have seen this book trend organically multiple times over the years, hitting an all-time high of $400 for a 9.8 back in 2021 when there were loose rumors of Darkhawk’s possible introduction into the MCU. Just a year ago, those rumors recirculated when one site reported that James McEvoy would play the live-action version of Darkhawk. Of course, no confirmations ever came about to support that. Yet, this info still lingers, giving sparks of hope to Darkhawk fans. Yet, the overall lesson of this experiment is still applicable. Be careful buying upon speculation and unconfirmed rumors. Be patient, buy smart, and buy what you like. And with that said, if you want this week’s hot book and it gets you into your LCS, that’s awesome, as it keeps this industry alive. With all that said, we tracked 21 copies sold of this direct edition, at a 7-day trend of 114%, with a high sale of $190 for a CGC 9.8 and a current NM raw value of $13.

#16 ACTION COMICS #1053 NATHAN SZERDY (1:25) | DC | 2023
If you were unable to secure a copy of the MegaCon Exclusive foil of Power Girl, this issue has also been tracking a ton of heat! Fans can’t get enough of Power Girl, and her covers have become highly collectible. What adds to this issue is its exclusivity as a retailer incentive cover. The price point is a lot more friendly to the casual collector than some of the MegaCon Foil cover, which is the likely reason we tracked 35 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 60% with a high sale of $43 for a raw copy and a current NM raw value of $24.

#17 ALL-STAR COMICS #58 | DC | JAN 10, 1976
Power Girl recently got a new name, Paige, and is gearing up for her one-shot release in late May. Her covers have been extremely popular, and fan interest in her character has steadily grown. It makes sense that her first appearance has received a spike in sales. It is not a difficult or pricey issue to find, making it a sweet spot for both casual and serious collectors alike. We tracked 10 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 136%, with a high sale of $165 for a VF raw copy.

This iconic cover will randomly pop up on our lists. Fans love the Todd McFarlane cover enough to make it a frequent resident of our top lists. It’s always great to see this book reemerge and join the ranks once more. We tracked 16 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 103%, with a high sale of $1,136 for a CGC 9.9 and a raw NM FMV of $13.

The entry of the notorious alien symbiote into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is now a reality, courtesy of Dr. Strange’s wizardry and Tom Hardy’s interdimensional travel arrangements. This development paves the way for the Secret Wars storyline to bring Spider-Man, our beloved superhero, in contact with the black suit costume, which eventually evolves into the infamous Venom. While we eagerly anticipate updates on the Secret Wars film, the demand for this issue remains high, with sales continuing to soar. We tracked 26 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 80%, with a high sale of $1,090 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $221.

This issue is slow-placed in the beginning but delivers an explosive finish. As the thrilling series continues to raise the stakes, we see the painful image of Olivia being stabbed through the back by a lightsaber. The issue ends on a cliffhanger, leaving fans wondering if this issue will officially be classified as the character’s death. The retailer incentive is a wise choice if you’re speculating on this issue becoming a key in the future… or if you love amazing Star Wars artwork! We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 83%, with a high sale of $25 for a raw copy.