Top 10 comic books that have increased in value in the past week, including Secret Wars and the Batman/Spawn Crossover

What an unusual Top Ten we have here! Rarely do we not see leftovers from the previous week, but the second week of 2023 is already changing the paradigm. Some familiar faces and previous Runner-Up books such as Spider-Man 2099, Spawn/Batman and Eminem return to the Top Ten, while completely new ones appear. A blue Superman electrically rises to the top, while speculation about the Beyonder has passed critical mass. See all the details on this week’s Top Ten!

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#10: SPIDER MAN 2099 #1 | MARVEL | 1992 | Here’s a book that hit our #2 spot last week before barely making its way into the top ten. Not surprising, since fans are bombarded with Spider-man 2099 via his new run on Spider-Man 2099: Exodus, Across the Spider-Verse merchandise, and more. The hype for Spider-Man 2099 is intangible, and his first solo series is an excellent way for collectors new and old to pick up a key on the cheap. Fans have taken note, which has helped this book gain momentum. We tracked it at a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a $17 raw NM FMV.

#9: POISON IVY #8 – JENNY FRISON – COVER E – FOIL (1:50) | direct current | 2023 | In her recent run, Poison Ivy has turned over a new leaf, angling to be more of a hero while taking on the divisive topic of fracking. The series has its fans, but this Jenny Frison 1:50 variation certainly helped to get a few more on board. She even made the Top Ten last week with her cover for Harley Quinn #25. It’s safe to say that people love her work, especially when she portrays some of DC’s heavy hitters. We tracked it at a high sale of $90 for a raw specimen with a $50 NM FMV.

#8: POISON: DEAD PROTECTOR #1 | MARVEL | 1993 | Yet another book to hit our lists lately. Rumors continue to circulate that the Lethal Protector storyline is ripe for an adaptation by Venom 3’s new director, Kelly Marcel. Keep in mind this is all speculation, but this book marks the start of one of the most recognizable runs for Venom ever made. Fans hope that Sony chooses to adjust the storyline. We tracked it at a high sale of $160 for a CGC 9.8 and a $19 raw NM FMV.

#7: STAR WARS #30-ANDRES GENOLET – DESIGN | MARVEL | 2023 | The recent Star Wars run has been packed with first appearances of new characters, species, and now droids. This book features several first appearances from unnamed characters, but the focus is on the rather cold addition of the Nihil droids. This book has a menacing Nihil droid front and center, the only cover that does, and it’s SICK! Has anyone else got Iron Giant vibes? And is Nihil short for annihilate or an ode to Darth Nihilus? We tracked it at a high sale of $19 for a raw copy and an $8 VF FMV.

#6: THE INCREDIBLE HULK #347 | MARVEL | 1988 | Joe Fixit, a personality of The Hulk, recently got his own comic series. While that book wasn’t on this list, its first appearance was! Fans often choose to go straight to the source, as they have so many times before, and this is no different, especially when it’s an easy-to-get book with prices that are always affordable. We tracked it at a high sale of $289 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a $20 VF FMV.

#5: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 – SALVADOR LARROCA – HUSTL. – EMINEM – SPOTLIGHT (LIMITED 1000) | MARVEL | 2022 | This book just won’t stop! It’s been an absolute tear-jerker since release, with the secondary market blown up. At the time of writing, a recent auction for a CGC 9.9 raised $5,900 (final sale numbers are pending). Not bad for a book that retails for $75 and ships precariously in a regular PO box. Fans are, of course, willing to shell out crazy money for a rarer black and white variant with a fifth of the print run compared to the original, but where does that stop? No one knows, but follow the journey on CovrPrice, because we’ve got the details and the data! We tracked it at a high sale of $2,400 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a $438 NM FMV.

#4: SUPERMAN #123-GLOW-IN-THE-DARK | direct current | 1997 | The ’90s were filled with epic costumes for some of our favorite heroes. Superman received the same treatment, crushing it with the blue suit intended to contain his new electromagnetic powers. This glow-in-the-dark direct edition cover was released to commemorate the event, while newsstand editions did not glow. Fans seem to be on the lookout for this issue as Jon Kent has begun developing his own electrical powers in his most recent run! We followed it at a high sale of $80 for a CGC 9.4 copy and a $3 FN FMV.

#3: BATMAN/PAWN #1 – BARNES & NOBLE | direct current | 2022 | This book was one of over 12 variants released to commemorate Batman and Spawn’s third appearance and quickly became one of THE books to get. Although released exclusively for a major retailer, these books moved quickly. Fewer high-quality copies hit the aftermarket because the retailer’s shelves are not conducive to new, new books. Since its release, this book has made steady gains in the aftermarket and on our Top Ten and Runner-Up lists! We tracked it at a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a $38 NM FMV.

#2: MARVEL SUPERHEROES SECRET WARS #1 | MARVEL | 1984| This book marks the beginning of an epic storyline that introduced the fanbase to a host of new characters and crazy happenings. One of those characters was The Beyonder, well, at least his voice, because he was just kind of light. The Beyonder has enormous potential for the future. While Marvel recently announced that their Secret Wars project will be pushed back to 2026, it’s unknown if they’ll lean more on this storyline, the 2015 series, or something new. That’s yet to deter fans from picking up this entry-level number, hoping that Marvel could pull off this run. We tracked it at a high sale of $468 for a CGC 9.8 instance with a $35 VF FMV.

#1: SECRET WARS II #3 | MARVEL | 1985 | Marvel has a habit of building characters for an inevitable payoff. Whether in a big or small way is always up for grabs, but fans seem to have a weird feeling about the Beyonder. He was previously trending for his appearance (played by Lawernce Fishburne) in the MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR series, but facts and rumors are circulating, making him trending all over again. Now it’s been confirmed that he will return in comics this year, part of an event that will reportedly be BIG for the Marvel Universe. Completely unconfirmed are the rumors that he will appear as a Kang variant in the upcoming ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTAMANIA. While he first appeared as a light and a voice in SECRET WARS #1, this book marks his first cover and full appearance in human form. Fans are choosing to pick up this cheap book quickly before more news or rumors can push it even higher. We tracked it at a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.8 and a raw $9 FN FMV.

And that’s your TOP 10 COMICS OF THE WEEK for 1/9/23!

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