As we approach Thanksgiving, we are thankful for you, our CovrPrice friends and followers. We are also thankful to be part of an industry we love. Our daily lives revolve around comic book trends and we always look forward to seeing what makes it into our Top 10. We don’t always know what will make it until the list fills up on Sunday night. Still, this week’s list should make sense to those who follow recent comic news and some of the week’s hottest sales. With content confirmations, most of this week’s entries are left with pure content speculation. The rest contains books that comic book fans want for their collections. Thank you for taking the time to read it weekly.
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#1: THE OMEGA PEOPLE #3 | direct current | 1983 | James Gunn and Jason Mamoa’s recent Lobow entries were exciting enough for the Main Man’s market heat to keep his first appearance in the top spot for two weeks in a row. While confirmation will take some time, fans are picking up on this more than ever before for now. This week we tracked it at a high sale of $380 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a $75 NM FMV.
#2: THE SPECTER #54 | direct current | 1997 | And back to back we have ANOTHER James Gunn related spike. Gunn last week shared an image of Mr. Terrific on Instagram. There was no additional information, but this news was enough to make Mr. Dusting off Terrific’s first appearance in this song. This has DC fans buzzing in anticipation. We followed it at a high sale of $150 for a CGC 9.6 copy and a $90 raw NM FMV.
#3: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1 – DECLAN SHALVEY | TREE! WORKSHOP | 2014 | It was recently announced that 20th Century Studios will relaunch John Carpenter’s film ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Despite the fatigue of the market, we still see comic book trends for properties whose origins never came from the comic book industry. But this 2014 Boom! Series marked the first time the 1981 film got a comic book adaptation. We tracked it at a high sale of $25 for a raw copy, with a current NM FMV of $15.
#4: WHITE TIGER #1 | MARVEL | 2007 | News recently leaked (and partially speculated) that White Tiger will be joining the cast of Disney+’s DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN series. While this makes sense, it’s still undetermined which iteration. Some sources point directly to the possible casting of Jenny Ortega (also unconfirmed) as Angela Del Toro. Del Toro first appeared in Daredevil #58 and then in full costume in White Tiger #1. However, if White Tiger makes an appearance, she could also potentially play Ava Ayala, who first appeared in 2011’s Avengers Academy #20. Both books are trending, but Del Toro’s version takes a spot in the Top 10 with a high retail price of $300 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a raw NM FMV of $21.
#5: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 – HUMBERTO RAMOS | MARVEL | 2014 | Recent Silk news about a showrunner in Angela Kang and the series coming to MGM+ and Amazon Prime has sent Cindy Moon’s first appearance as Silk to the 5th spot. While MGM+ has some fans’ concerns, we’ll have to wait and see how this takes shape. With renewed market heat, we tracked it at a high sale of $295 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a $115 raw NM FMV.
#6: DEADPOOL #1 – KEN LASHLEY – THE HAUL – Notorious BIG | MARVEL | 2022 | This first appearance of Notorious BIG in a Marvel comic was FINALLY sold out at THE HAUL. With a confirmed print run of 3000 copies, we expected this to tumble once buyers received their copies. But oddly enough, this seems to be going up again! 3K is a high run so we’ll have to watch this over the next few weeks to see how it goes. We tracked it at a high sale of $80 for a raw copy and a current $65 NM FMV.
#7: SILK #1 | MARVEL | 2015 | Silk Heat continues with this first solo series. While her first performance is once again rising in price, this was one of the next major issues for Cindy Moon. We tracked it at a high sale of $112 for a CGC 9.8 copy, with a $25 raw NM FMV.
#8: BLACK PANTHER #2 | MARVEL | 2005 | Shuri’s first performance puts her claws into maintaining a TOP 10 spot. Her first appearance continues to trend, with fans seeing long-term potential in her character. We tracked it at a high sale of $351 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a $103 raw NM FMV.
#9: STAR WARS: HIDDEN EMPIRE #1 – ARTHUR ADAMS (1:50) | MARVEL | 2022 | At first glance, this issue features a beautiful Art Adams 1:50 variation featuring Darth Maul. But dig a little deeper, and it also features Iden Versio’s first cameo comic book appearance. Iden should be familiar to fans of Star Wars video games as she was a playable character in 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront II. This helped trend this 1:50 selling high at $80 for an unedited copy and is currently sitting at a $64 NM FMV. It’s worth noting that while only trending at the cover price, the standard issue is already the 2nd best-selling aftermarket book of the week, quickly overtaking the first, Omega Men #3 .
#10: BLADE: VAMPIRE NATION #1 – GABRIELE DELL OTTO (1:25) | MARVEL | 2022 | This recently released variant incentive was a difficult book to find in stores. That’s why fans of both Gabriele Dell’Otto (who knocked this out of the park) and Blade had to turn to online sales. We tracked it at a high sale of $60 for a raw copy and a current $39 NM FMV.
And that’s your TOP 10 COMICS OF THE WEEK for 11/21/22! Want to see what made the RUNNER-UP list? See HERE.
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