Top Ten for Week of 11/17/23

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1. The Uncanny X-Men Vol.1 #164 – Newsstand
***SPOILER ALERT*** Love it or hate it, everyone agrees that the end credit scenes for The Marvels were essential to the overall direction of the MCU. The scene had two cameo appearances, but we’ll just cover the one. The scene featured an alternate universe version of Maria Rambeau, Monica Rambeau’s mother. However, in this universe, she is the hero known as Binary. In the comic books, Carol Danvers portrays this role. The MCU has revamped characters in the past, and it looks like Binary is the latest to receive a redesign. Nevertheless, fans are excited for her future in the MCU, favoring the newsstand copy over the direct… but not by much! We tracked 44 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 210%, with a high sale of $160 for a raw copy and a current raw VF FMV of $33.

2. The Uncanny X-Men Vol.1 #164
***SPOILER ALERT*** This book directly relates to the end credits scene that we talk about in our #1 spot. While this book is still hot, it is still trailing behind X-MEN 164 – NEWSSTAND. Collectors typically find newsstand copies of books more challenging to find and, therefore, more exclusive. In the case of this issue, the two variants are fairly neck-in-neck in terms of value. We’ll see if that remains true as the aftermarket gets cleared out of Binary’s first appearance! We tracked 69 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 116%, with a high sale of $255 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current raw VF FMV of $27.

3. X-Men #27 – Peach Momoko – New Champions
Last month, a series of covers was released that fell under the banner of “New Champions”. All of these covers were theoretical sidekicks to established Marvel superheroes. Of all the covers, Maystorm was the first to be taken from concept to featured in a comic book. Momoko announced that Maystorm will be a permanent part of her ULTIMATE X-MEN series. This announcement immediately lit a fire under this book and sent it to the top of our lists as fans rushed to pick up a copy of Maystorm’s first cover appearance! We tracked 25 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 218%, with a high sale of $25 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $24.

4. Beneath The Trees Where Nobody Sees #1 – Patrick Horvath – Cover A
The cuddly serial killer bear, known as Samantha, is causing quite a stir. It isn’t because of all the murderous tendencies in a quaint little village. It is because this book is heating up on the aftermarket! There are two reasons for this: everyone who reads it loves it and is hooked for more! It’s also VERY tough to find. This scarcity and fanfare are helping this book stick to the Top 10 list longer than most new “hot” books tend to do. We tracked 40 copies sold, a 7-day trend of 105%, a high sale of $30 for a raw copy, and a current raw NM FMV of $14.

5. The Amazing Spider-Man #37 – Arthur Adams (1:25)
This issue marks the first appearance of Norman Osbo… wait, Marvel Comics published that issue #37 57 years ago. No, this issue is not a minor or major key. It is simply great artwork and a notable artist. It probably helps that the subject of the cover is the ever-gorgeous Mary Jane Watson. Aside from the great cover work, this book is a retailer variant and the return of the spidey-variant, Rek-Rap. A couple of funhouse villains debut in this issue, but their importance is yet to be determined in the overarching story. In the meantime, we tracked 54 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 64%, with a high sale of $40 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $29.

6. Astonishing X-Men #4 – John Cassaday – Beast Cover
Peach Momoko has built a huge fanbase with her artwork. There are also tons of supporters of her unique limited series. Her next big project, ULTIMATE X-MEN, will feature a new X-Men team. The mutant, Armor, will lead that new team! Armor’s significance in this series has shined a light back on her first appearance. With such an important role, fans are curious to see if Armor has what it takes to live up to the title of Leader of the X-Men! We tracked 22 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 151%, with a high sale of $64 for a CGC 9.6 copy and a current raw FN FMV of $3.

7. Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #10 – Riccardo Faccini – Regular
The Bad Batch was a hit when it arrived on Disney+. The show was a spin-off of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, focusing on a group of elite troopers with genetic mutations. Ironically, these genetic enhancements allowed the clones to resist the mandate of Order 66, turning them into fugitives from their own brethren. This book marks their first comic book debut and is moving fast in the aftermarket! The Bad Batch has a strong fandom and it shows with the 19 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 122% with a high sale of $80 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current raw NM FMV of $10.

8. Daredevil Vol.2 #9
The first trailer for Echo has been released and generated hype over the new show. The production is set to be the inaugural Marvel show to feature the new “Marvel Spotlight” banner. This banner will indicate that the show will function much like a one-shot comic. Viewers will not have to do their “MCU homework” to understand the series. To top it all off, we see the return of the brutal, terrifying Kingpin. So many positives surround this show that it makes sense that Maya Lopez’s first appearance is seeing its second week on our top ten list! We’ve tracked 21 copies sold, reflecting a 7-day trend of 104%. A CGC 9.8 copy achieved an impressive high sale of $200, with the current fair market value for a raw NM copy standing at $79.

9. X-Force #46 – Jeff Dekal (1:25)
Not every book must be a key to be in our top ten! Some books deliver a fantastic cover that everyone needs in their collection, like this one! Jeff Dekal illustrates a beautifully contrasting image of X-23. This cover is also a retailer incentive, making it that much more difficult to find. While the hunt continues, we tracked 20 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 91%, with a high sale of $74 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $52.

10. Ghost Rider #17 – Bjorn Barends
When Marvel first announced The Hellverine, very few people took the character seriously. However, the debut has proved that both the story and character were amazing! While fans did buy into WOLVERINE #36, the first cover and full appearance, many did not buy into this book. This was due to Marvel not advertising this as the first cameo of the Hellverine. As Hellverine became more popular, this book became harder to track down as fans have caught wind of the cameo appearance hidden behind this fantastic cover! We tracked 16 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 105%, with a high sale of $63 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $39.

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