1 Deadpools Secret Secret Wars #2 Bachalo Gwenpool Variant (2015) Marvel

1428357_xl WRITER: Cullen Bunn
ARTIST: Matteo Lolli
The bubble is now stretched as far as it's going to go lol. No words can properly describe what is going on with this book. There is going to be a mini Gwenpool story in Howard the Duck book in the near future. (Marvel………….) This made people lose their minds, and turned a $4 book into a $60 book overnight. I pray this book doesn't ever see the Top 10 again honestly, but with the Booster Gold news from last night…. I'm ready to go to James Franco's house and wait for the impending Apocalypse.

2 We Can Never Go Home #1 Retail (2015) Black Mask

We-Can-Never-Go-Home-1-Cover WRITER: Matthew Rosenberg
ARTIST: Patrick Kindlon
This book has now surpassed some of its own variants in price. That hasn't happened in any other instance I can think of. Black Mask is putting out quality material and to real comic fans, that's what matters. This summer, they have filled the niche Image has held in the past and have strong momentum. Raw's are still going for $120 and the very rare 9.8 copies you see on eBay are now $250+.

Star Wars #2 Han Solo Action Figure Variant (2015) Marvel

WRITER: Jason Aaron
ARTIST: John Cassaday
This book takes a vacation from the Top 10 yet always finds its way back. It's now selling for over $110 raw on eBay and people can't bid on them fast enough. For some reason there just aren't that many copies of this book compared to the other action figure variants. Not sure if it's print run, or Solo's popularity creating this supply and demand issue. Regardless, this book has no reason not to continue the upward trend with the movies coming releasing in short order.

4 Marvel Knights Spider-Man #20 2nd Ptg Variant (2005) Marvel

WRITER: Reginal Hudlin
This is the 1st appearance of Mary Jane Watson in Iron Man armor. Thanks Marvel, you've run out of stories to write and characters to ruin, so let's throw MJ in some armor and sell some books. This is the harder to find 2nd print variant of the MK:S #20. The few copies that popped up have sold instantly for $25-30. If the MJ theory is true, then this might have some staying power.

5 Space Riders #1 (2015) Black Mask

WRITER: Fabian Rangel
ARTIST: Alexis Ziritt
This books has quietly moved into the $50 range raw over the past few weeks. It's another Black Mask title and has a cover only Ben C can relate too. Print run is something of a mystery because I can't find any information on it. My assumption is it's rare, but I've been proven wrong before. It's a hot book  and you should pick it up if you can find it on shelves still.

Amazing Fantasy Vol 2 #15 (2006) Marvel Comics

WRITER: Greg Pak
ARTIST: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cho = New Hulk which makes this books fibrous gold. 14k copies were printed and that is pretty small if you consider the history of the books name and number. Marvel had big plans for a character in this book. It's a $100 book right now, and of all the books in the top 10 I personally think it has the most growth potential. He is an interesting character and has a mother who had a significant part already in the MCU. She wasn't put there accidentally. Cho and Khan are the two best Marvel properties in years and hopefully they utilize them properly.

Harley Quinn #1 Vol 2 (2013) Adam Hughes Variant (2014) DC

WRITER: Amanda Connor
ARTIST: Chard Hardin
Hughes variants are going nuts again right now, even more than normal. This book has now reached the $750-800 mark in 9.8. raw copies are nearing $350-400. Supergirl #23 and Spider-Gwen went extra Chua the past few weeks as well. The ceiling can't be too far with these books right?!?

8 Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #5 Cover F Joe Quesada Sketch Variant 1:250 (2015) Marvel

WRITER: Dan Slott
ARTIST: Adam Kubert
Extremely rare Spider-Man variants always hold value. Look at what the Dell'Otto #667 has done the past few weeks. There can't be more than 350 of these based on previous print numbers. You never know with Marvel though, they might put these in Chuck E Cheese 3 packs down the road. Marvel doesn't print 1:250 variants often so when the MJ put on Iron Man type armor in this issue it had some meaning. Raw copies have sold for over $400 this week. Graded 9.8's might go for crazy money.


Captain Marvel Vol. 6 #17 2nd Print(2013) Marvel Comics

WRITER: Kelly Sue DeConnick
ARTIST: Filipe Andrade
$550 and above is now the going rate for this book in 9.8 and you can't touch a raw copy for under $175 in decent condition. Crazy times we are living in, but this character is one of the best things Marvel has going for it right now. Brilliant stories and angles so far. I hope we get to see her in the Inhumans movie in a few years. It will give the character more time to become mainstream. This has BA #12 type value written all of it, and it's way more rare. Buy if you can afford them.

10 Batman Adventures #12 ComicConBox Black/White Variant

WRITER: Kelley Puckett
ARTIST: Mike Parobeck
This variant is exactly what is going to cause the bubble to pop. The recipe for $$$ isn't difficult. Let's make variants for a book that is already hot, and put it in a subscription box. Then we can have tiered boxes with more rare “sketch” variants. My opinion is moot, because the public loves these. The colored versions sell all day for $50 and the b/w for over $100. The cover is creepy if you ask me, it has a weird lesbian thing going, which I know is now “cannon” with Harley and Ivy, but did they really need to go there? lol… BA #12 was a children's book and still is if I remember correctly.

Preacher #1 (1996) DC

WRITER: Garth Ennis
ARTIST: Glen Fabry
Seth Rogen sent out a teaser image, and this book got incredibly hot again. The time to buy this cheap has passed, but don't get left at the altar.

Booster Gold Vol. 1 #1 (1986) DC

WRITER: Dan Jurgens
ARTIST: Dan Jurgens
DC…………. 🙁

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  • Santos

    Black mask is in the house.

  • Santos

    I cannot wait to see a renew your vows 5 1:200 and 1:250 9.8 SS………in blue ink to hit the market…same blue as the ASM logo color.

  • William Hild

    2 weeks ago I was laughing/poking fun at Deadgwen or gwenpool or whatever. But I am no longer laughing. Boy did I miss the boat on #1.

  • microchipsandsalsa

    I got a copy of Gwenpool but I am fighting with myself on whether to sell or not. I got a weird feeling about it like it will be a hit. It has all the ingredients in my opinion. Well for now at least. I guess I’ll wait to see how her character is portrayed in the comics. If she has more of a Deadpool personality then I think it could be huge. It’s the best or worst parts depending on how you look at it of Deadpool and HQ! Plus I kinda like the design so far.

    • Candletric

      I would sell. The hybrid characters…including Gwen-pool….have a 1/1,000,000 shot at appearing in a movie. Too many studios hold different rights to different characters. These characters have truly no staying power beyond comics.

    • Iñigo

      I am avoiding this like the plague, but Gwen + Deadpool = Harley Quinn … I think that if they do it right, they have a hit with the same people who like Harley. Of course, this could go anywhere, but I would guess that’s the direction they have planned for her.

    • Santos

      If gwenpool is written well i wouldnt be surprised if she gets a mini down the road. I hope not….why? Because then spider gwen would just be another gwenpool character….they, marvel, need to focus on spider gwen IMO….build her charclacter more….but thats just me being biased

  • Santos

    I agree 100% with this as well. Characters should be hot based on comic book stories and great arcs, not based on tv show rumors.

  • Jason S

    Someone better call Satan, and tell him that Hell has frozen over…….wow, Booster Gold has made on honorable mention on the Top 10.

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    Another killer list as always. I can see Captain Adam 83 coming in strong within the next week as well.

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    Love it! Brings so much excitement to each week with all the news no one sees coming.

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    Yes, Batman Adventures 12 is a children’s book. So imagine how a girl who might grow up lesbian — or who’s being raised by one or more lesbians — would feel seeing you describe a loving, non-sexually explicit image as “creepy” or “weird.” This is your site, so you can say what you want, but when you inject your politics — especially in a way that demeans people or reduces them to their sexuality — you risk losing people whose politics differ from yours. Like me. I find the site very valuable, informative and entertaining, so this was a huge disappointment. Please keep up the good work. Without indulging personal asides that will alienate significant segments of the new audiences discovering comics. Thanks.

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