CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 4/28/23

As promised, the runners-up list. The second half of the Top 20.

This series began it’s run three long years ago and is finally reaching its conclusion. While the DCeased series of books has its fans, it’s had its share of mixed reviews. But, this book is undoubtedly feeling the power. Sun Khanmunaki is an artist rapidly gaining in popularity, and her 1:50 features her specific style of fan-favorite DC women. It’s gorgeous and a great way to conclude a series. Fans took note, leading us to track 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 93%, with a high sale of $80 for a raw copy.

#12 SPIDER-BOY #1 | MARVEL | 1996
It’s incredible to see how much staying power this book has! Spider-Boy fever took over the community and maintained its hold. But, now that the dust has settled (somewhat), this book is still hanging in there. As the amalgamation of Superboy and Ben Reilly’s Spider-Man, he’s already cool, albeit not the one fans we’re necessarily looking for. Add the attention the Spider-Boy name is receiving as of late, and you have a former dollar bin book making some solid gains! We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 97%, with a high sale of $25 for a raw copy and an FN FMV of $8.

A glimpse is all it took. Grand Admiral Thrawn was seen for 1 second in the ASHOKA trailer, and almost every major book he’s involved with saw a spike. How could they not, as the hype behind the character is incredible? While his first appearance is seeing the majority of attention, we’re beginning to see more attention on books such as this, his origin story. We tracked 11 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 178%, with a high sale of $102.50 for a CGC of 9.6 and a current NM FMV of 42.

Spider-Man 2099 first appeared in this book, and since Sony began to reveal the character would be joining the fold for ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE, this book has been seeing some action. Well, that continues as fans got more of an idea of how involved Spider-Man 2099, voiced by Oscar Isaac, would be in the upcoming film. From the most recent trailer, he feels almost antagonistic, but come on, 2099 is still a variant of Spidey. And a dang good one at heart. So, seeing how the portrayal plays out in the film will be interesting, with tons of fans securing this book before the mystery is revealed. We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 183%, with a high sale of $56 for a CGC 9.2 copy and a raw NM FMV of $17.

#15 X-MEN #1 COVER D | MARVEL | 1991
Hot dang, does this book ebb and flow? Of course, it would, as it’s one of the most recognizable modern-day comic covers! Jim Lee crushed it, delivering an iconic Magneto cover that finds new fans daily. This is a cheap and accessible key for nearly every collector, featuring the first team appearances of X-Men Gold, Blue, and The Acolytes and a preview of Omega Red. We tracked 13 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 141%, with a high sale of $108.50 for a CGC 9.8.

Initially, this book flew under the radar as many rolled their eyes at the solicitation, “The most ambitious comic book of all time is finally here!” We’ve all heard that before, but then this book did something interesting. For the most part, it delivered. While being the most ambitious comic of all time is hardly quantifiable, it did bring the heat with great art; It’s been an interesting story. It gained traction amongst the community as more learned about it, and more rave reviews rolled in. We tracked 17 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 127% with a high sale of $20 for a raw copy.

#17 SILVER SURFER #53 | MARVEL |1991
This book flashed hot after the release of THE MARVELS trailer, and it cooled down considerably, as fans were excited to learn who Zawe Ashton would be portraying in the film. Rumors flew she would be playing the sister of Carol Danvers before Marvel put the controversy to bed and confirmed she would be playing Dar-Benn. First appearing in this book, Dar-Benn is a pretty unknown character with a few cool accomplishments under their belt, such as ruling the Kree empire and creating an artificial Silver Surfer. Excitement has cooled considerably, though, at least until the community learns more. We tracked 41 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 119%, with a high sale of $93 for a CGC 9.6 copy and a raw FN FMV of $6.

This book held out for some time but finally saw a hefty drop and fell off our list completely (primarily due to Spidey-boy competition). But only for a short time! It’s back, baby! Dream Spider first appeared in this book and was IMMEDIATELY a hot commodity. Fans were grabbing up as many copies as possible, but interest slowed down like all things. The fact it’s popped up on our list again could be a good sign, as it could indicate that fan interest hasn’t dissipated but merely shifted for the time being. We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 110%, with a high sale of $125 for a CGC 9.8 with a current NM raw FMV of $18.

The Mandalorian season 3 has been completed, with steady declines in viewership weekly. The common complaint was that this season felt disjointed like it needed to be more sure of what it wanted. While books in the same vein as this have seen a slowdown in sales, this book remains steady. It features the first cameo of Grogu and the traditional comic appearance of Din Djarin and the Armorer. Although they both appeared in magazines, graphic novels, and even on comic covers before this issue, fans still look to acquire this book. We tracked 21 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 88%, with a high sale of $91 for a CGC 9.8.

Last time we mentioned this book, we reckoned you would see it pop up on this list more often as SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE draws closer. Well, we weren’t lyin’! Here it is again, as we are less than two months from the film and relatively fresh off a new trailer. As we draw closer, more collectors will look to offload their first appearance of Miles Morales to capitalize on the hype. Regardless, that’s good for many collectors looking to score a copy! We tracked 20 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 93%, with a high sale of $2k for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $488.

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