Top Ten for Week of 11/10/23

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1. Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #10 – Riccardo Faccini – Regular
The Bad Batch is a beloved offshoot based in the Star Wars universe focusing on a group of clones who differ from their “brothers” and all possess unique skills. It’s a Dave Filoni love child and debuted in the Clone Wars before receiving their own series in 2021. Now, they are seeing their debut in the comic universe, as this book marks their first appearance! Typically, Star Wars-centric first appearances do well on the aftermarket, but with the fandom the Bad Batch has garnered, this book is seeing heavy aftermarket movement. We tracked 32 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 230% with a high sale of $16 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $12.

2. Spawn #1
Spawn is a consistent performer in the aftermarket, and many of you are likely familiar with its recurring presence on our list. However, recent buzz surrounding the character stems from his appearance, in the form of skins, in the latest Call of Duty video game. Additionally, the CEO of Blumhouse Productions has reaffirmed their commitment to delivering the long-anticipated Spawn film, slated for release in 2025. The success of Blumhouse’s production of ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ is undoubtedly bolstering their efforts and driving sales for this particular comic book. In our tracking, we’ve recorded 70 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 87%. A CGC 9.8 copy achieved a high sale of $229, and the current raw NM fair market value sits at $44.

3. Dazzler Vol.1 #1
These rumors just won’t quit! It’s not often that the comic community witnesses such fervent excitement for a seemingly ordinary book. However, the rumor mill went into overdrive when it was suggested that Taylor Swift might appear as Dazzler in Deadpool 3. This book has become the go-to option for collectors looking to snag a Dazzler key, even though the rumor remains unconfirmed. The community’s attention has zeroed in on this book, driving its prices steadily upward with each passing week as the rumor continues to hang in the balance. Interestingly, the book’s ascent is intertwined with Taylor Swift’s real-life achievements, as she recently joined the billionaire club. This accomplishment has further propelled the aftermarket value of this particular book. We’ve observed 56 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 91%. Notably, a CGC 9.6 copy reached a high sale of $125, while the current raw NM fair market value stands at $21.

4. The Maxx #1
In October, rumors began circulating about a potential Maxx movie in development at Paramount, with Channing Tatum reportedly attached to the project. While no official confirmation has been released, the mere prospect has sparked interest in this book. The Maxx is an intriguing series with a dedicated fanbase. Whether the rumors materialize into a live-action adaptation or an animated revival, the anticipation is palpable. An animated version of The Maxx debuted in the ’90s, maintaining the dark and gritty tone of the comic. The possibility of revitalizing this series has enthusiasts in the community on the hunt for a copy before any official confirmation. Fortunately, this book is readily available and budget-friendly. We’ve tracked 30 copies sold recently, with a 7-day trend of 159%. A CGC 9.8 copy reached a high sale of $110, while the current raw NM fair market value stands at $3.

5. The Amazing Spider-Man #36 – Arthur Adams (1:25)
Some of the buxom ladies spread across the comic industry have developed a die-hard fan base. Whenever the likes of Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and, to a lesser degree, Black Cat appear as the main focus on a variant cover, the fans are eager to pick it up. This 1:25 from Arthur Adams is no different, seeing two hot weeks in a row! It also features the first appearance of the Repossessor (Editor’s note: In a Marvel Comics solicitation on X, they call him “the repulsive Re-Po”), a demonic repo man unearthed by Goblin Queen to “reclaim her children.” The dude also has beef with Spidey, and the community loves it! We tracked 27 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 150%, a high sale of $56 for a raw copy, and a current raw NM FMV of $44.

6. Beneath The Trees Where Nobody Sees #1 – Patrick Horvath – Cover A
The community has spoken! WIth a loud voice, they have decided on the opinion this book is begging for an adaptation, that is. That would be new for IDW, as they aren’t typically known for dark and gruesome titles that would translate well to the screen. Despite that, this title featuring anthropomorphic animals confronting a serial killer has captured readers and is going gangbusters on the aftermarket. Immediately after release, cheap copies online sold out. Usually, we see hype die down a bit, and it has to a degree due to availability. It’s sustaining success, and how could it not with support from the likes of Patton Oswalt, who went so far as to proclaim, “FINALLY, MURDER AND FORENSICS ARE ADORABLE!” We tracked 23 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 160%, a high sale of $34 for a raw copy, and a current raw NM FMV of $18.

7. Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 – Gabriel Rodriguez – Lunar Retailer Thank You (1 Per Store)
Halloween has come and gone, but this horrific Dracula interpretation from the likes of James Tynion is still going strong! The man is brilliant at horror, and when the community heard his name attached to this project, they were all over it. While it was much harder to get than the other 11 variants this book received, it’s the only one appearing on this list two weeks in a row. While spooky season is behind us, we have more spooky stories from Tynion heading our way, but the community is continuing to aim for this variant. We tracked 30 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 121%, a high sale of $48 for a raw copy, and a current raw NM FMV of $45.

8. X-Men #27 – Peach Momoko – New Champions
Peach Momoko is an industry darling, and when her name is attached to a project, people take notice. Like when the announcement Momoko would be heavily involved in the launch of the new Ultimate X-Men, creating and developing new heroes to fill out the team. One of those was Maystorm, a protege of Storm and a new member. Momoko pulled out all the stops, bringing her signature style to this cover featuring the character. That’s gone a long way in building hype for the upcoming release of the new Ultimate universe! We tracked 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 169%, with a high sale of $55 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current raw NM FMV of $16.

9. The X-Men Vol.1 #130 – Newsstand
We haven’t seen this book for a few weeks as Dazzler #1 has been stealing all the limelight, but it’s quietly been rising in value! That all started when it was rumored Taylor Swift would appear in Deadpool 3 as Dazzler. Affiliated books were off to the races since. Typically, we see ebb and flow, but they’ve more flow than ebb. There has been a steady stream of “coincidences” that drive this book, such as Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds spotted with Swift at a Chiefs game or Director of Deadpool 3 Shawn Levy claiming it “would be a great idea” to bring Swift into the MCU. Despite no confirmation, this book has FEASTED on rumors, and its FMV has improved since said rumors began. The most recent high CGC 9.4 sale went for what a CGC 9.6 did the week prior! We tracked 27 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 102%, with a high sale of $410 for a CGC 9.4 copy and a raw FN FMV of $107.

10. Ghost Rider #17 – Bjorn Barends
The Weapons of Vengeance crossover was not what the community expected, but it’s delivered so far! This book was hard to acquire, as the average fan had no idea what Marvel had in store. That is until they reached the final page and saw the preview for Wolverine #36 and the debut of Hellverine! It’s been a race for some collectors since to secure a copy, driving up the aftermarket price for this book exponentially. It’s seen nearly $20 added to its NM FMV since last week alone! What a cover! We tracked 13 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 192%, with a high sale of $110 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current raw NM FMV of $62.

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