HOT 10 COMICS

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1 Jungle Action #6

WRITER: Don McGregor
ARTIST: Rich Buckler
Okay, Black Panther is a runaway smash and all things associated with it are going crazy.  This book, featuring the 1st Appearance of Killmonger, has basically doubled in price in the past 30 days.  Expect to pay $500 for a graded NM copy.

2 Fantastic Four #52

WRITER: Stan Lee
ARTIST: Jack Kirby
The only reason that JA #6 beat this out for the top spot was because this book had already seen heat for many months.  Still, with 8.0's hitting $2000, this book deserves to be up here this week.

3 Spawn #166 2nd Print /3000

WRITER: David Hine
ARTIST: Brian Haberlin
This cover is not easy to find (like most of the Spawn books from the 2000's).  The last sale went for nearly $100 and there are only a couple even available on eBay at the moment.

4 Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

WRITER: Amy Reeder
ARTIST: Natacha Bustos
Unpressable Defects spec guru Mel V has been shouting about Moon Girl forever.  Well, her cartoon was announced and this book has shot up to $30 raw.

5 Archie Comics #50

WRITER: Unknown
ARTIST: Unknown
If you are paying attention, classic Archie covers are moving well–especially this one in particular.  A 5.5 just sold for $2300 and a 7.5 sold for $6000.

6 Black Panther (Vol. 3) #2

WRITER: Reginald Hudlin
ARTIST: John Romita, Jr.
Holding steady on the list and still increasing in price to $20-25 with a TON of sales.  A groundswell of support for Shuri to be inducted into the Disney Princess family could mean that this book is only in the early stages of increase.

7 X-Men Blue #21 Stephanie Hans 1:50 Variant

WRITER: Cullen Bunn
ARTIST: Jacopo Camagni
Pre-sales and day of sales were in the $75-100 range.  Then it became clear that the supply was just not there for this great cover.  The price ballooned to $200+ and has now settled in the $170-180 range.

8 Amazing Spider-Man #796

WRITER: Dan Slott
ARTIST: Mike Hawthorne
Similar to the last Hot 10 with issue #795, this one is selling in the $15-20 range out of the gate.  People are clamoring for the Red Goblin but it is still unclear at this point which book will be considered his first.

9 Wonder Woman (Vol. 3) #27 Frank Quitely 1:10 Variant

WRITER: Gail Simone
ARTIST: Aaron Lopresti
Classic pose and the lack of copies for sale have pushed this from a $20 back in December to nearly $100 now.

10 Comics Scene #31

WRITER: Various
ARTIST: Various
Not a comic, but it deserves mentioning this week.  Our own Topher S wrote about, and backed it up with evidence, that this is the first published image of Harley Quinn.  Subsequently, the price has risen from $3 to $40 to $50.

Venom: Lethal Protector #1 White Printing Error

WRITER: David Michelinie
ARTIST: Mark Bagley
To be honest, I wasn't even aware there was a white variant of this.  This was a printing error from the Gold edition.  In any case, there are only 2 on the CGC census and this copy sold this week for $8000 and the buyer has already received offers over $10k for it (ha.com).  People with big money are putting it into comics–makes no sense to an average Joe like me, but it IS happening…

Venus #17

WRITER: Bill Everett
ARTIST: Bill Everett
I keep telling everyone that this market is insane at the moment.  This exact book (1 of 2 8.5 copies) sold back in December for around $8k.  This week, it sold for over $10k. OPG value is around $3k.  Absolutely incredible.

16 comments

  • Great list but TT 12 needs to stay on this list 7 copies sold just today lowest being for 39. I sold a copy today within an hour.

  • Black Panther overload, but justified. Even Black Panther Vol. 1 #1 was seeing lots of rising sells as well. Always love that Archie 50 cover. Such a classic. Also those late Venus issues are HTF with some really awesome PCH covers. So not totally surprised about those golden age books on the list. Rarest Venom comic = really high sales.

  • My jungle action 5 and 6 are probably 9.8’s. They need to go to the graders, My FF #52 I had Graded it’s a 4.0 paid $10 for it on eBay 7 years ago. Have a dozen Shuri first appearances. Have a few Moongirl #1s but it’s a cartoon if anyone cared about and specd cartoons then Thunder and Lightning 1st appearances from the Black Lightning family would already be up there. They had their own cartoon and are about to take over as the main superheroes of the live action show. There’s a lot of great Marvel and DC cartoons out there and I would guess 99% of comicbook collectors don’t watch most or any of them they may watch one or two or the DC animated movies, how many of you watch DC superhero girls? ASM #796 is a bust imo, I understand it is selling at $15 but outside of the variant with Red Goblin on the cover I don’t see any long term value. The Xmen variant is pretty, I don’t know what people see in that Wonder Woman Variant. But to each their own. Thanks for the list Ben excellent job.

  • I thought Shuri and M’Baku are the breakout characters from the movie. Maybe I’m alone but the Man Ape vs Panther fight and Gorilla City with the throne scene was the best things in the movie. Unlike Killmonger we know Shuri and M’Baku will be in future movies.

  • How is ASM 797 Mayhew not on this list people are just throwing bags of cash at that book right now

  • Ah I suppose the fact it hasn’t been released yet would be the reason? Still, that business is insane

  • Well I guess I have to send in both my moon girl reg cover along with my variant to cgc … have a couple silver age babies going first but next shipment after those will be the moon girl 1s that I had the incredible foresight to see the value in on release day and even I read the regular cover I am looking at it now and think it may still grade 9.8 but we’ll see and we’ll also see if a tiny bit of color rub will keep my 1:25 from being a 9.8.

    • cbaileypacker

      You should have had the foresight to sell the Moon Girl 1 variant last year.
      I had the foresight to sell my 4x Moon Girl 1 variant CBCS 9.8’s a year ago, for $350/each. It was selling at its peak a year ago, March/April of 2017 for $360-400. Even with this recent news, it still hasn’t risen back to summer 2017 prices from the first Moon Girl hype train go round.

      • If I was planning on selling it at all I would agree with you but I plan on holding it long term. That along with most of the other books I’m slabbing are going to be for my PC. I can’t afford to buy most slabbed books I want out right but have gotten lucky buying raw books and variants on release day so the cgc machine is getting slowly turned on and I’m gonna start slabbing a bunch of books but just like 2-3 every paycheck lol. Mostly silver age and moderns to start with but I have so many I just don’t know where to start but think the mg variant will be going this Friday along with either a Tec 363 or an adventure comics 300. Then the regular cover will go in a later submission shortly after.

  • I have a raw Jungle Action 6. Probably 8.0. Keep long term or sell now?

  • Hi,

    I was one of the lucky ones to get Thanos 13 1st print for the cover price. This book is selling for $70 on ebay. Can someone give an advise? Do you think it can grow more? Should I sell now or wait? Do these kind of modern investments keep growing? Or Is it just the trend? Are these kind of books (First app weapon H, first app red goblin etc) going to keep growing? Does someone have some experience in investing to answer these questions:

    Thank you in advance

    James

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