Top Ten for Week of 10/27/23

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1. Dazzler Vol.1 #1
The Taylor Swift rumor that she would appear in Deadpool 3 as Dazzler continues to burn strong. While there haven’t been any additional rumors, Swift’s highly successful music tour and media appearances have kept this book hot. Even though X-MEN #130 is the first appearance of the mutant, the price difference has left that book in the runner-ups. Fans have opted to collect the first solo series of the Dazzler, a much more friendly price point for collectors. We tracked 71 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 118%, with a high sale of $252 for a CGC 9.8 and a current raw NM FMV of $23.

2. Predator Vs Wolverine #1 – Tyler Kirkham – Blood Blast
PREDATOR VS WOLVERINE was a hot release when it debuted last month. It saw another spike during last week’s exclusive Kirkham cover, nicknamed Blood Blast! This is not to be confused with his NYCC exclusive cover, which featured a virgin green cover with the same artwork. Instead, this book is a trade cover with a red background. It was limited to a 3000 print run, and copies immediately hit the aftermarket. For fans of Tyler Kirkham, this book is an excellent piece with a decent price tag, unlike its NYCC counterpart, which currently sells for nearly double. We tracked 54 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 100%, with a high sale of $25 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $19.

3. Duke #1 – Ashcan – Cobra Commander – 2023 NYCC – EBay – Spot Foil (Limited 1000)
*SPOILERS* The debut of a shared universe between Transformers and G.I. Joe sent waves across the comic community. IMAGE has since been putting work into the Energon universe and has debuted old/new characters. Duke is one of the most popular characters in the franchise. He will be receiving his own limited series in December. This particular book was a journey to obtain. Those who wanted a copy had to purchase it through eBay and could only pick it up at the convention at the eBay booth. However, additional copies were also provided via the eBay live-streaming service for those unable to attend the convention. After the event ended, these books started hitting the aftermarket, and value began to climb. We tracked 17 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 305%, with a high sale of $95 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $83 (and climbing).

4. American Psycho #1 – Randall Bruder – Business Card (1:10)
American Psycho is one of the most recognizable slasher films and deserves fantastic comic book covers’—queue Randall Bruder, who illustrated the infamous “business card” variant. While the foil NYCC exclusive is going for an astronomical price, fans are taking the opportunity to get a cheaper copy through the 1:10 retailer incentive variant. However, this book is not an easy pick-up either. It has been increasing in both desirability and monetary value. For those collecting the business card variants, be on the lookout for issues #2 and #3. It has been reported that these books will also have open-order business card covers. We tracked 34 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 138%, with a high sale of $71 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $49.

5. RANGER STRANGER – Tyler Jensen – Regular
For the most part, most casual comic book collectors have never heard of the indie book RANGER STRANGER. However, a couple of weeks ago, Kevin Hart’s production company, HartBeat, signed up to develop the series into an adult animated television show. Queue the race to acquire a copy of this now coveted first issue. After this initial bump in popularity, sales have started to slow down. It will likely pick up again after we get more information from Kevin Hart or Scout Comics. We tracked 37 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 125%, with a high sale of $12 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $12.

6. The Omega Men Vol.1 #3
Lobo has always been a fan favorite in the DC universe. This book shot up in popularity last year when it was announced that James Gunn and Peter Safran would take over the reins of DC Studios. When there were confirmations that no DCEU actors would return to the new cinematic universe, rumors began circulating that Jason Mamoa could be recast as Lobo. The rumors were that Lobo would appear in Superman: Legacy. Recently, Variety released an article on Aquaman 2, in which they stated that their sources have shared that Momoa is currently in talks to play Lobo in a future Gunn production. Nevertheless, this is enough to keep the book on the hot list! We tracked 39 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 93%, with a high sale of $390 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $78.

7. Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars Vol.1 #8 – Direct
This book either ends up on the runner-ups or our top ten every week. It is an essential book for fans of the symbiote and Venom. There likely was a spike in sales that coincided with the release of the new PS5 game, Spider-Man 2, which sees Venom take one of the villain spotlights. The symbiote plays a critical part in the storyline… However, we won’t give away spoilers here! We tracked 31 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 102%, with a high sale of $650 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw VF FMV of $121.

8. Bloodstrike Vol.1 #1
Yes, this book is the first comic book ever to use thermal-reactive ink, where readers were encouraged to rub parts of the cover to reveal the red ink (blood) splatters. However, that is not why this book is picking up heat. Last week, Rob Liefeld debuted a concept trailer on what a possible Bloodstrike film could look like. The video received tons of positive feedback as Rob shared that this proof of concept was the first step in developing a possible cinematic experience, with Phil Silvera taking the reins as director. We tracked 30 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 95%, with a high sale of $40 for a CGC 9.6 copy and a current raw VF FMV of $3.

9. Gargoyles Vol.1 #1 – Newsstand
For those 90s kids, Gargoyles was a staple of Saturday morning cartoons. Unlike other Disney shows that populated the line-up, Gargoyles was known for the darker tone and serious subject matters it addressed. Most recently, it was announced that a live-action adaptation was in early development, with legendary horror director James Wan to take on the project. Many fear that Gargoyles will receive the same lackluster live-action treatment that Disney has been producing lately. However, putting a horror director at the helm of the project might already show they intend to keep the darker undertones of the show. Even though this project is still in its infancy, fans of the legendary creatures of the night are hunting down copies of the first issue. Moreso, they are hunting down the harder-to-find newsstand copy. We tracked 14 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 183%, with a high sale of $391 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $70.

10. Wolverine #36 – Ryan Stegman – Regular
There are very few books that live up to the hype that it builds prior to release. This book is an exception. Fans were already hyped for the debut of the Hellverine, so much so that the books flew off the shelves upon release! A few weeks ago, we reported that the 2nd print 1:25 retailer incentive had already reached an NM FMV of $70. It now sits at $128! The Hellverine is in demand, and this book continues to see consistent aftermarket sales. Good luck tracking this one down! We tracked 21 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 115%, with a high sale of $100 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current NM FMV of $24.