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1 Captain Marvel (2012) #14

WRITER: Kelly Sue DeConnick
ARTIST: Scott Hepburn
Like Carol Danvers last list, Kamala Khan is now crazy on fire again.  I'm sure it has nothing to do with her being incorporated into the MCU…This 1st cameo is weak, but people are paying for it at the moment.  $125+ for raws to be exact.

2 ANMNPO #1 2nd Print

WRITER: Various
ARTIST: Various
I will just say it…I know this book has value, but it makes no sense to me.  I dislike preview books as 1st appearances, especially when the character was already on the cover of CM #17 2nd print.  Meh, what do I know.  It’s settled at a $40-50 book.

3 Deadly Class #1

WRITER: Rick Remender
ARTIST: Wesley Craig
I'll be honest, the SYFY trailer for this show looked pretty good.  We shall see next year if it can hold, but right now, expect to pay $40 for a raw and $175+ for a graded 9.8.

4 Infidel #1

WRITER: Pornsak Pichetshote
ARTIST: Aaron Campbell
Is it just me or does the writer's name, just, let's just say, don't google his name on your work computer…anyway…option news hits again.  Selling for $15-20.

5 52 Weeks #11

WRITER: Geoff Johns
ARTIST: Joe Bennett
TV spec still holds some weight as this $3-4 book is now selling in the $10+ range.  To be honest, even though there are an abundance of these, $3-4 was probably undervalued to start with.

6 Zombie Tramp (2014) #1 Josh Howard Virgin Variant /1500

WRITER: Dan Mendoza
ARTIST: TMChu
There are a ton of ZT sales that would surprise you…I only say that because it surprises me.  Regardless of what you think, she sells.  This is one of many ZT books that could be ‘Hot' at the moment.  This one's $150-175.

7 Avengers #257

WRITER: Roger Stern
ARTIST: John Buscema
How has Nebula's 1st appearance been so overlooked?  She will clearly play a key in the next Avenger's movie and people are starting to notice.  Expect to pay $200 for a 9.8 which is double what it was 6 months ago.

8 Betty and Veronica #261

WRITER: Dan Parent
ARTIST: Dan Parent
In case you have missed it, a lot of Archie stuff is moving well at the moment.  This book is up on top of that list because of Vampironica.  Good luck finding this one but expect to pay $150 for it.  #262 is the 2nd part to the story and is selling for $100 too.

9 WWE #17 Kim Hyeonjin 1:15 ‘Virgin' Variant

WRITER: Dennis Hopeless
ARTIST: Serg Acuna
Clearly riding on the coattails of #16 (which is still selling well, btw), this even harder to find variant is selling close to $100 at the moment.

10 A Walk Through Hell #1 Black Variant

WRITER: Garth Ennis
ARTIST: Goran Sudzuka
Ennis, horror, all black cover.  Selling $10-15 out of the gate, but it can still be had for cover if you look around.

Body Bags #1

WRITER: Jason Pearson
ARTIST: Jason Pearson
Ok, 1 website (not ours) says, ‘buy this book' and people go out and do so.  All I am doing is reporting the results and there have been sales in the $30-40 range and tons of the cheap copies are all gone.

Blue Beetle #54

WRITER: Name
ARTIST: Jack Kamen
A classic in every sense of the word, but 2 separate copies sold for record highs this week, both around $4k for a 5.0 and a 5.5.

25 comments

  • Gary Nusser

    Aaaaargh Stein. Now I will absolutely never be able to find that B&V 261!

  • fastballspecial

    Good list lots of variety.
    No Eternal love is only critique.

  • Topher

    Finally Avengers 257 is getting some love!

  • Yea Gary I hear ya bought that 261 I want one too now it’s gonna be even harder or more expensive if you want to take that route. I prefer looking forever until I find a beater in a bin or or a rare underpriced gem cuz that’s how I role.

  • natethegreat80

    Only 2 this week – #5 and #7. I wonder what a Avengers 257 9.8 Canadian Edition would sell for now.
    I’m in GGA heaven when it comes to those Kamen Blue Beetle covers.

  • People are paying upwards of $200 for a raw Cap Marvel 17.. I see a lot of $150 & $175 sales. A raw copy sold for $240

    The first print of All New Marvel Now Point One #1 is also selling crazy (hate that long ass title)

  • Is Pornsak his real first name??? …. where’s Wikipedia when you need it?

  • keyissuenorris

    My favorite article. Pretty for good for me. I have 4, 5 and 7. I was bidding on the Infidel book at the time, but managed to find a copy at a car boot for £1. Thanks.

  • Lillington

    Why is Body Bags popular again? It was a huge favorite of mine back in the 90s.

  • I totally agree with you that CM17 2nd Print is the book to get. I guess a lot of people can’t afford that book since everyone’ been on it for 4 years so they’re looking for the next best thing? sigh.

  • A. J. Diesel

    Great list! Keep your eyes on GI Joe #1, raws selling really well.

  • Good list keep up the good work! I’ve mentioned it before, but I believe double+ covers are ones to watch. Currently selling for record numbers, I believe double covers are finally getting the respect they deserve due to the rarity and uniqueness of some no matter the title. Golden Age double covers are especially hot!

  • I collect Archie and had no clue about those B&V issues. Crazy! And I bought three of those CM 14s in the back issue bins at Hastings (RIP) for a buck each. Time to cash in!

  • I’m in awe that the original Vampironica two-parter is going for that much. I do have them, but it’s a favorite.

    Interesting fact, that story was actually digital first.

  • I know you guys don’t (usually) put well established, already expensive books on your top 10, but the ASM 700 Ditko is surging heavy again, renewed interest no doubt from ASM 800 (and the fact that it’s a bona fide modern key with the “death” of Peter and the first full appearance of Superior Spidey certainly not hurting it either).

    • If Amazing Spider-Man #700 (non-Ditko cover) is a key, then the term has lost all meaning. Slott also “kills” Parker in #698 and in Superior #6 or 8 (IIRC). Are those keys, too?

  • Ilovecomicbooks

    I love the Top 10. Make it weekly if possible. Unfortunately, I don’t have any books on the Top 10.

  • Thank god the Deadly Class trailer is decent looking! 😀 I have a bunch of the first issue. But now wishing I had bought a bunch more.

  • I thought for sure I’d see Exiles 3 game variant on one of these hot 10 lists. That one continues to sell for over $25 as a regular priced variant.

    I agree that some of these on this list are hard to understand. But demand doesn’t always match quality.

  • AAAAAAAH are you KIDDING me with that Body Bags stuff??? JUST LAST WEEK I dug a copy out of a bunch of longboxes I was prepping to sell, and thought “You know, this should be worth something.” Looked it up, it was selling for likt $5, so I think i threw it in with the boxes I essentially gave away at HPB. Christ on a cracker, my timing is great!

  • notlouferrigno

    I passed on a Avengers #257 for $10 in January

  • why reccomend Ebay sellers on your + page is that not redundant considering eBay already does this

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