Superman: Man of Steel Vol 1 #18 (1992) DC Comics
We will be looking at what has happened to the market in the week following the announcement of the #1 book. Trends, listings, and sales prices will be tracked from the perspective of both raw and the highest CGC graded books.
As every comic book investor has seen, a good trailer brings a huge groundswell of response. The trailer featured a couple of nice shots of Doomsday and the resulting demand for this mass-produced comic has been off the charts. In my personal opinion, they should have kept Doomsday under wraps – it would have been very nice treat for moviegoers. I am sure investors love it because the books they have been hoarding for the last couple of months are flying off of eBay.
As of 12/7/15, there are 284 active listings on eBay!!! Prices range from $25 raw to $12,000 for a CGC 9.9 OBO on eBay.
Sales exceeding over 100 listings flew off of eBay in a week. This is a new record for the 7 Days Later Column!
There have been over 100 completed auctions since 12/1/15 with the overwhelming majority of them being graded sales. Everyone who held onto these is getting them out and striking the iron while it is hot. A sold listing for a raw 4th printing went for $107 and a 9.8 CGC SS by Louise Simonson went for $255.
Market Analysis (Last Week)
Superman Man of Steel #18 (1- 4th printing)
Superman Man of Steel #18 (5th printing)
As you can see from the graph above, a last week view shows significant increase in this book in sales. Obviously, the trailer has made mass strides in this book gaining momentum. I think after the Batman vs. Superman movie debuts, we will see this book revert back to its normal prices again. Doomsday lovers will get a chance to see him on the big screen and I believe it will be their only chance. He will fade back into the DC Universe as quickly as he came.