Top Ten for Week of 10/13/23

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1. Dazzler Vol.1 #1
This book continues to dazzle its way up the charts! Last Monday, Taylor Swift attended a Kansas City Chiefs game with her friends. Need more exciting news? Well, what if we said her friends were Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), and Shawn Levy (Deadpool 3 director)… now it gets interesting! Of course, it is important to remember that Taylor Swift is good friends with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. Ryan Reynolds is good friends with both Hugh Jackman and Shawn Levy… So, it’s likely that this is simply a group of friends all hanging out with each other and having a good time. Or, we can speculate that this must be confirmation that Dazzler will appear in Deadpool 3! Whatever side of the speculation you stand on won’t stop the upward trend this book is experiencing once more! We tracked 70 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 194%, with a high sale of $258 for a CGC 9.8 and a current raw VF FMV of $15.

2. Spawn #1
This book is consistently moving through the top 20 lists every week. There is rarely a week where we aren’t writing about Spawn, and for good reason. It is hands down one of the most affordable, most popular, and reasonably found books in the aftermarket. Additionally, Call of Duty released its 6th season this past week, containing 8 Spawn skins, including Al Simmons and the Violator in his true form. This exposure has sent Spawn to the top of the aftermarket list! We tracked 74 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 112%, with a high sale of $180 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $29.

3. Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1
Nothing will send a book into the spotlight like news that a live-action project is in the works. Last week, CD Projekt Red announced that the popular video game would soon be in production. However, whether this was to be a movie or a television series was not clarified. The showrunners are a company named Anonymous Content. They are the creators behind shows like Mr. Robot and True Detective, making it more likely that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a series. This first issue in the series is making waves, likely due to its relevance to the movie and its affordability as a key comic. We tracked 35 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 171%, with a high sale of $91 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current raw NM FMV of $16.

4. The X-Men Vol.1 #130 – Newsstand
This book has a lot going for it. It is not only the first appearance of Dazzler but also the first appearance of Sebastian Shaw and the 2nd appearance of Kitty Pryde and Emma Frost. However, this week, we have seen a resurgence of Dazzler books, thanks to footage from a Kansas City Chiefs football game. Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Shawn Levy (Deadpool 3 director) were in attendance at this game. Joining them, most importantly, was Taylor Swift. While no other new rumors have surfaced, this was enough to spark a renewed interest in the Dazzler rumors! We tracked 42 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 117%, with a high sale of $600 for a CGC 9.6 and a current raw FN FMV of $81 as copies flood and stay on the market.

5. Wolverine #37 – Greg Capullo – Virgin (1 Per Store)
Legendary modern-day artist Greg Capullo illustrates a Wolverine that leaps off the page. What makes this book so hard to find is that it was a thank you from distributors to retailers, and stores with a Diamond account and a Penguin Randomhouse account likely received copies from both. Nevertheless, this book sped from retailer shelves and vanished into the aftermarket. Tracking one down in the wild might be difficult. However, we still see many selling very well on eBay. We tracked 46 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 91%, with a high sale of $858 for a raw copy and a current NM FMV of $64.

6. The Department Of Truth #1 – Martin Simmonds – Cover A
It’s old news that THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH was headed to Netflix in 2021. Due to extenuating circumstances, the writer’s strike most recently halted production. There has been little news since then. This past week, rumors started floating around that Tynion himself had confirmed that the Netflix series was moving forward and was back in production. This came directly via his 9.26 Newsletter, where he stated, “Martin and I were coming up on what we knew was going to be a brief sabbatical on Department of Truth while I worked on the Television adaptation (which I’m excited to get back into now that it looks like the WGA strike is over.” When you read that, there is no confirmation of continued traction on the project. Yet, the internet twisted his words a bit and ran with it. Recently, Tynion did return to ‘X’ (the site formally known as Twitter) after a one-month hiatus. This return was to promote a new ‘bootleg’ variant of THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #1, which may have also helped spike a slight interest in this first print. We tracked 31 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 125%, with a high sale of $85 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current raw NM FMV of $16.

7. Transformers #1 – Ian Bertram – Foil (1:100)
In July, Image released a TRANSFORMERS #1 ashcan edition that took SDCC by storm. The series’ first issue was released three months later, and this retailer incentive 1:100 foil cover is just as popular! If you recall, the Transformers are now in a shared universe with G.I. Joe, a huge surprise to most. This also marks the premiere issue of an ongoing Transformers run at Image. If the 1:100 ratio cover is too far out of reach, try going for a 1:50 cover, which is also seeing heat! For the 1:100, we tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 106%, with a high sale of $180 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $137.

8. Batman #609
Back in 2022, a promotional website for The Batman had users solve puzzles that the Riddler had posted, with a video of Thomas Wayne’s campaign promotions. The solved riddles unlocked this video, quickly flashing HUSH words across the screen. Fast forward to today, a recent interview with The Hot Mic with Jeff Sneider and John Rocha was very cryptic about Hush being the next villain. This was hardly a confirmation but rather more fuel to the already-established rumor. Nevertheless, this was enough fuel for fans to track down the first appearance of Thomas Elliot (who would later become the villain Hush). We tracked 21 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 116%, with a high sale of $175 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $39.

9.  Wolverine #36 – Ryan Stegman – Regular
Behold, an indestructible rage mutant meets the spirit of vengeance! A force has never been so terrifying as that of the Hellverine. This book was hyped up before its release and nearly flew off the shelves when it debuted. The second print retailer incentives (1:25) are already reaching $70 for preorders! Most LCS are out of this book already, so your best bet at getting a copy will be in the aftermarket. Good luck finding this character’s debut! We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 112%, with a high sale of $170 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current NM FMV of $22.

Before release, we saw preorders for this book skyrocket for this bubblegum cover with a high sale of $199. Last week, we saw more of the same but hit as high as $276! Bubble gum covers have become a big collector’s item, and this recent cover release proves the value it can pull. Schmidt illustrates a beautiful Black Canary cover that fans are all hunting down! We tracked 17 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 118%, with a current raw NM FMV of $154.