CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 5/19/23

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

Only five days old, this issue is already one of the top sellers. SOMETHING EPIC is, quite literally, a story of pure imagination. The interior is stunning, a true masterpiece of Kudranski’s style, and a great contrast between a grey, “normal” world and the colorful one of imagination. Aside from the intriguing narrative, Kudranski illustrated a special thank you cover for retailers that ordered the book. This exclusive has been taking off, with many wanting their own piece of something epic! We tracked 6 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 97%, with a high sale of $75 for a raw copy (which is also the current (NM FMV).

A captivating addition to the Star Wars mythos emerges with the introduction of Dr. Cuata, a remarkable new character renowned for his expertise in kyber crystals. Notably, his research served as inspiration for Galen Erso, the architect of the Death Star. With significant connections to the history and future of the Star Wars universe, Dr. Cuata’s first appearance has been swiftly gaining momentum. We tracked 44 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 68%, with a high sale of $29 for an NM+ raw and a raw NM FMV of $13.

#13 “SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 | MARVEL | 1992
Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099 is almost here! From his end credits cameo to the trailers today, Spider-Man 2099 is one of the most highly anticipated variants to hit the big screen. As we inch closer to the film’s release date, spider variants are taking over our list. However, for most collectors, Miguel O’Hara’s alter ego is at the top of their list! We tracked 24 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 116%, with a high sale of $55 for a CGC 9.6 copy and a raw NM FMV of $10.

#14 FANTASTIC FOUR #310 | MARVEL | 1988
Wild rumors are constantly stirring the comic hobby! The latest one suggests that the upcoming Fantastic Four film will feature Mila Kunis as She-Thing. However, that rumor was quickly debunked. Nevertheless, collectors still tried to acquire the first appearance of She-Thing, AKA Sharon Ventura, AKA Ms. Marvel. We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 103%, with a high sale of $16 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $7.

Miles Morales has grown as a character, and his first appearance into a highly desired collectible. Sony is set to release their PS5 video game exclusive, Spider-Man 2, which features Miles in a prominent role. Then there is the release of the highly anticipated Across the Spider-Verse movie, which is releasing in under a month! This modern grail still has tons of heat as they continue to move through the aftermarket! We tracked 21 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 96%, with a high sale of $2,000 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $643.

#16 X-MEN #213 | MARVEL | 1987
Speculation is everything in the game of collecting comic books. Since the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, fans have been scrutinizing every detail to determine what the future of the MCU may hold. One theory is that the MCU is gearing up to introduce none other than Mr. Sinister. In the comics, the High Evolutionary was inspired by Mr. Sinister’s genetic experiments. In fact, he was a protege to Mr. Sinister while he was on Earth. It wouldn’t be a stretch to believe that the MCU High Evolutionary may have a similar background allowing Mr. Sinister to appear. In the meantime, grab your copy of his first cameo appearance! We tracked 20 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 92%, with a high sale of $137 for a CGC 9.8 and an NM FMV of $23.

Collectors have sought out the infamous printer malfunction as a popular recalled error. To identify an error copy, examine the dead body depicted at the bottom of Cover A. You have an error copy in your possession if it is not visible. We tracked 20 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 102%, with a high sale of $80 for a CGC 9.8 and an NM FMV of $11. Though, online sellers are blasting copies out in bulk for lower prices.

#18 STAR WARS #1 | MARVEL | 1977
Disney+ has given fans more access to the expanding universe of Star Wars than ever before. New characters, planets, and plots are all making their way to the streaming service and future movies. As Star Wars continue to thrive, many fans are eager to pick up a copy of the book that started it all. This issue holds many first appearances and many that debuted before their appearance in the cinema! This issue was published one month before the limited release of the film. After the limited release, Star Wars became so popular that it expanded to a broader release. The rest is history… and fans want a piece of that history! This week, we tracked 14 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 167%, with a high sale of $3,883 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $233.

Even though Runescape has been around for more than 20 years, this twelve-page preview will introduce many readers to the game’s world for the first time. The issue explores the history of the significant event known as the God Wars. It sets the stage for a four-part series that introduces a new character, potentially appearing in future game versions. Don’t miss out on this new series, and grab your copy of Runescape’s first comic book appearance! We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 81%, with a high sale of $14.99 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $7.

Leaks about the upcoming Kraven the Hunter film have been circulating online, revealing that the Rhino will be the primary antagonist. However, there are conflicting reports about the Rhino’s role, with some suggesting he will be responsible for triggering Kraven’s enhanced powers. In contrast, others claim Kraven will hunt him throughout the movie. Regardless, this news has sparked a surge in interest in the first appearance of Rhino. We tracked 13 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 121%, with a high sale of $500 for a CGC 6.5 copy and a VG FMV of $289.

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