CovrPrice.Com Runners-Up for Week of 10/27/23

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:

After a brief one-month hiatus from ‘X’ (formerly Twitter), James Tynion returned to promote an NYCC exclusive cover for Department of Truth #1. He placed a limit of 75 per day and one per person, along with a price tag of $10, something the community appreciated greatly. That led to long lines and time for fans to ponder the series that got optioned back in 2021. We haven’t received any updates since, but if it moves forward, fans of the series will be ready with this limited-to-500 variant for issue #1! We tracked 20 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 85%, with a high sale of $200 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $136.

This book has fallen behind Dazzler #1 in regards to fan attention, primarily due to the price tag! It routinely goes for more money these days as the T-Swift as Dazzler rumors continue to shake the market. But it has more going for it. Not only is it the first appearance of Dazzler but also the first appearance of Sebastian Shaw and the 2nd appearance of Kitty Pryde and Emma Frost. Hence the higher price tag. There’s been so much fuel poured on the rumor fire that Dazzler-centric books are continuously hitting Top Ten lists everywhere, and this book is no different. We tracked 18 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 125%, with a high sale of $379 for a CGC 9.4 and a current raw NM FMV of $300.

13. LOBO #1
THE OMEGA MEN #3 is the Lobo key to acquire, but this is a nice runner-up! It marks the first ongoing series for the character and delves into his origin, something sorely missed when he debuted seven years prior. Lobo is hot right now, thanks to all the rumors swirling regarding Jason Mamoa appearing as the character in the upcoming Superman: Legacy. James Gunn egged those rumors on by posting a picture of Lobo to his Mastodon (a decentralized social media service) account. Add in the turmoil surrounding the upcoming Aquaman 2, which completes the recipe for some aftermarket speculation and heat! We tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 93%, with a high sale of $129 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw VF FMV of $8.

Spider-Man is that dawg! He’s arguably the most popular character on the face of the earth, and when Marvel debuted him in the black suit, the fandom took notice and never stopped. Collectors are constantly aiming to acquire the early Spider-Man black suit keys, and this book is near the top of the food chain, right behind ASM #300. It’s followed by the likes of MARVEL TEAM-UP #141 or SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #90, but it routinely is at the top of fans’ must-have lists. It’s doubtful that will ever go away, but it doesn’t hurt to spotlight it when it trends enough to make it on our lists. We tracked 11 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 209%, with a high sale of $1,700 for a CGC 9.8. FMV for a raw NM copy is $212.

15. BATMAN #609
Since this book cracked the Top Ten, it’s been constantly spotlighted as a book to acquire before The Batman 2 drops. The reason is the heavy rumors regarding Hush and his potential appearance in the film. More rumors, including the most recent spec driver, pop up every few months. Jeff Sneider was on a podcast called The Hot Mic a few weeks ago. He was asked about Hush being a potential villain and gave a cryptic answer. Pair that with DC debuting Shush recently, and it was off to the races, leading us to track 26 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 79%, with a high sale of $230 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw NM FMV of $42.

16. X-FORCE VOL.1 #2
This book received its fair share of spillover hype since Deadpool 3 was announced and got the ole Merc with a Mouth at the forefront of the community. It’s notable as the 2nd appearance of Deadpool and a much cheaper book to acquire. It also features the first appearance of Weapon X, or Garrison Kane, a former member of Cable’s group, Six Pack. When collectors are priced out of The New Mutants #98, they often settle for this book, which had a MUCH larger distribution percentage. This book is everywhere, and often in high grade. We tracked 17 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 131%, with a high sale of $500 for a CGC 9.8 and a current NM raw FMV of $9.

Spawn is damn near a mainstay on these lists at this point. It feels like we can’t escape him, and if a major con goes down featuring an exclusive of his, he’s popping up. The Toddfather was unable to attend NYCC due to his son getting married, so he offered attendees this signed sampler book, limited to 250 copies. It was a darling of NYCC and made many a happy collector. Last week, we started to see some of those copies hit the aftermarket and hit some crazy high sales! We tracked 9 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 433%, with a high sale of $550 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $338.

This book hit astronomical prices before Shang Chi debuted in the MCU. It’s been crickets for the character since then, leading to a substantial drop in sales. Still, it’s been spotlighted all over the internet lately as a book to watch, and it appears several collectors have done just that. Some argue it’s undervalued, as Shang Chi was among the few genuinely well-liked Marvel films since ENDGAME. Yet, Marvel hasn’t done much of anything with the character. That could change on a dime, and some want to be prepared if that comes to pass, leading us to track 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 135% with a high sale of $770 for a raw CGC 9.4 and a current raw NM FMV of $166.

While Marvel and Disney have opted to spread their slate of MCU movies and TV shows out, we are quietly growing closer to X-Men ’97! Fans are pumped for the direct continuation of the beloved 90s show and the debut of the main villain, Mr. Sinister! He first appeared in this book and has always been a foil for the X-Men, a character fans desperately want to see adapted. There have been longstanding rumors that Javier Bardem was cast to play Mr. Sinister in an undisclosed MCU film, but without further confirmation, fans have hung their hats on seeing him in X-Men 97. We tracked 16 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 101%, with a high sale of $270 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $43.

Skybound was arguably the winner of NYCC, bringing about so much excitement for the Energon Universe. This book was a part of that and a giveaway for those who attended the Energon panel. It was announced that Duke would appear in TRANSFORMERS #2 and that the Energon Universe occurred before the G.I. Joe and Cobra organizations formed. That shed some needed light on the fact this is NOT a prequel and is more like the MCU before the Avengers assembled, per Skybound. G.I. Joe and their mortal enemy Cobra aren’t a thing yet, and these books aim to explore their development. Fans are incredibly excited about the universe Skybound is building that started in Void Rivals #1. It’s been a fun ride, and the community is only getting started! We tracked 17 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 85%, with a high sale of $100 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $71.

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