Top Ten for Week of 3/29/24

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#1: X-MEN #200 | MARVEL | 1985
Magneto becomes the headmaster of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in this issue. He also dons a pretty sick costume with a ridiculously large M on his chest, like anyone would be guessing who he is. Despite the gimmick, he appears in the same costume in the recently released X-Men 97′. He also takes over leadership duties due to the absence of Charles Xavier. With the show’s return, this book has seen a MASSIVE spike in interest over the past few weeks and will likely remain hot for a while! We tracked 91 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 35%, with a high sale of $159 for a CGC 9.8 and a current raw FN FMV of $6.

#2: X-MEN #244 | MARVEL | 1989
Jubilee has never experienced as much love as she did during the height of the original X-Men animated series. Now that the X-Men are back, that love is coming full circle! While some fans were upset at the casting shakeup, others have embraced it wholeheartedly, putting their money where their mouth is and snagging a copy of Jubilee’s first appearance on the aftermarket. We tracked 25 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 26%, with a high sale of $35 for a raw VF copy and a current raw NM FMV of $36.

While Ultimate Black Panther hasn’t seen the same heights as Ultimate Spider-Man, it’s still doing incredibly well. That was to be expected, as Spider-Man is the most popular hero in the world. But Black Panther is absolutely spectacular, with fans eagerly jumping on the bandwagon. With advertising such as “Wakanda goes to War!” who wouldn’t take a second look? Collectors have been doing so since it debuted, caught up in rumors of lost books and destroyed copies. Some aren’t sitting on their hands until that shakes out; instead, they grab a copy if and when they can! We tracked 27 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 9%, with a high sale of $114 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current raw NM FMV of $21.

#4: X-MEN #221 | MARVEL | 1987
We’ve known Mr. Sinister would be the main villain for X-Men 97’ for months now, thanks to showrunners confirming that before the series even released. We even got to spot him in the opening credits of the revitalized series. And it’s just getting started. Mr. Sinister is a villain with depth and untapped potential. Fans are beginning to clue in on that, scouring the aftermarket for his first appearance in this book. Sales have been on an upward trajectory for weeks now, and when he finally debuts, we could see another bump. We tracked 33 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 25%, with a high sale of $100 for a CGC 9.4 copy and a raw VF FMV of $45.

This book is too legit to quit! Seriously, it won’t stop popping up on this list, and that’s a good thing. There are no rumors of an adaptation or gimmick in the first appearance; it’s just raw comics. That’s a rare feat, with books constantly popping up on this list thanks to internet rumors before falling off, never to be heard from again. Not this book, at least not yet. The Ultimate Universe is back with a bang! We tracked 33 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 5%, with a high sale of $247 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a current raw NM FMV of $87.

#6: X-MEN #213 | MARVEL | 1987
Currently, we have the Sabretooth War playing out within the pages of Wolverine, and this book is a hell of a Wolverine vs. Sabretooth cover! Outside of that, it’s a lowkey “key” featuring Mr. Sinister’s first cameo. Mr. Sinister is the main villain in the recently released X-Men 97′ and has long been theorized as a perfect villain to battle the X-Men in live-action. The Sinister itch is at least being scratched for now thanks to X-Men 97′, sending many collectors to secure a copy of his first cameo as his first FULL appearance is growing out of reach for some. We tracked 22 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 34%, with a high sale of $31 for an NM raw copy and a current NM FMV of $21.

Alex Ross and Iron Man go together like peas and carrots. Once this book hit LCS shelves, it was a star. The art was a contributing factor, but fans were interested in the debut of James Stark, Tony’s son. While he hadn’t donned the armor yet, fans coveted his first appearance. Collectors must shift their gaze to AVENGERS: TWILIGHT #3 to see James put on the armor. If the aftermarket is any indication, the armor does not maketh the man. We tracked 13 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 25%, with a high sale of $30 for an NM raw and a current NM FMV of $22.

Fans continue to pick up this one-per-store variant whenever they can. Reviews surrounding the book are stellar, with the community happily embracing a story that’s fun, energetic, and concise. Since the book is sold out at the distributor level and features a handful of variant covers, it’s a lot easier for fans to dive in and collect the series and for a clear #1 variant to rise to the top! We tracked 12 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 21%, with a high sale of $36 for a raw copy and a current raw NM FMV of $15.

#9: SPAWN #1 | IMAGE | 1992
Once again, Spawn lands on the list, which isn’t surprising. He’s an aftermarket mainstay with a bright future in front of him. We are still waiting for more information regarding the upcoming film and could be waiting even longer. Jason Blum is determined to keep his lips sealed about the project. Todd McFarlane remains optimistic yet quiet. Despite the ups and downs, the aftermarket continues to support our favorite Hell Spawn! We recorded 33 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 0% at a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.8 and a current raw NM FMV of $24.

While this book had a ‘quiet’ debut, once fans found out what it was all about, they were all in. It rocketed up Top Ten lists and saw a healthy eBay aftermarket on the back end. Since then, it has done nothing but steadily rise in value. That was no different last week, as this quiet storybook tale filled with murder continues to rise up the charts. Some fans believe there is an imminent announcement about this book being optioned for the screen, causing some to take another look around the internet for a copy. With nothing concrete currently out there, it remains nothing more than a rumor for now. We tracked 18 copies sold at a 7-day trend of 17%, with a high sale of $225 for a CGC 9.8 and a current NM FMV of $65.

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