WEEK IN REVIEW

June 5th, 2020

Welcome to our weekly Newsletter! This week we see some crazy sales for Batman Beyond, call out a super rare Lady Death variant, highlight some sweet covers by Peach Momoko, and continue to be shocked at the price jumps of Ultimate Fallout #4.


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COVRPRICE COMIC BOOK SHAKERS

Every day CovrPrice’s Daily Shaker List calls out comics with the highest sales value sold that day. Throughout the week we pull the more interesting ones and elaborate on them here. Check out our sweet Shaker List here.

 

SHAKER: ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – WRAITH #1 (MARVEL, 2007)

It’s been a month since we checked in on WRAITH, and man he had his biggest sale yet at $350 for 9.8. Donnie Cates has plans for WRAITH and has already mentioned his connection to Knull. There’s a lot of potential in this book. 

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SHAKER: BATMAN BEYOND #1 (DC, 1999)

Man, we mention this book a lot, but it KEEPS going up and up. This week it hit an all-time high of $775. And then…. Just a few days later a 9.8 sold for $890! What is going on with this book? (I write that as I stare at a Batman Beyond action figure on my desk.) 

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SHAKER: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (MARVEL, 2014) 

Why should Miles have all the fun? This first print started moving this week and hit $600 in a CGC 9.8 and $300 raw! However, like Miles, the first appearances are moving out of reach financially. As they do, the subsequent printings are finally seeing big jumps after years of remaining very affordable (many well under $15). Here’s how they’re all doing:

  • 2nd Print: Hit $88 raw last week.
  • 3rd Print: Multiple $50 sales this week (with one high-grade sale at $86)
  • 4th Print: $20 sales this week.
  • 5th Print: $35 sale this week (bump up from $10)
  • Comic Bug Color Variant (indica notes as 6th Print): Hit $50 last week with a CGC 9.8 sale $225 (jump up from $100). While the print runs are mostly unknown above (2nd print is said to be between 6K to 6,500), the Comic Bug variant was limited to 3,000 copies while the B&W was limited to 1,500 copies. Even together, those are the lowest print runs for EOSV #2. 

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SHAKER: GHOST-SPIDER #2 PEACH MOMOKO 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL, 2019)

This highly sought after variant hit a massive $850 in a 9.8 this week. Crazy times here folks. 

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SHAKER: LADY DEATH: NIGHTMARE SYMPHONY #1 ARTGERM VIRGIN HOLO FOIL (COFFIN COMICS, 2018)

If you recall, Coffin Comics did a Kickstarter for this book back in November 2019. They offered a set of 3 covers done by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau: LEGEND EDITION, NOIR EDITION & HOLO EDITION. This set was limited to 77 copies. The “kicker”? You had to pledge $799 to get them. Granted, you received a set of some of the rarest Artgerm covers ever. Then they added on one more, a METAL version that was limited to 13 copies and raffled 10 off. These covers really don’t come out very often. However, this week a CGC 9.9 for the Holo cover sold for $1,325. Keep an eye out for these as they hit the market. 

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SHAKER: SPAWN #226 B&W INCENTIVE SKETCH (IMAGE, 2012)

This variant had TWO crazy, CRAZY high sales this week for a CGC 9.8. One at $1,787 and another at $1,500, which obliterated the previous high sales of $245 for a CGC 9.8 in January 2019. Spawn fans have money to spend!

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SHAKER: SPAWN FAN EDITION #2 PLATINUM EDITION (IMAGE,1996)

Speaking of SPAWN, this platinum fan edition also had a big sale of $565 for a CGC 9.8. This issue features the first appearance of Nordic Hellspawn. 

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SHAKER: SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 TOYBIZ 2ND PRINT (MARVEL, 1992)

While this 2nd print had its biggest sale of $895 for a CGC 9.8 back in 2018 right after he appeared at the end of INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, this week’s sale of $630 for a 9.8 is showing signs that it is going back up.

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SHAKER: SPIDER-MEN II #1 – TEDESCO VARIANT (1:50) (MARVEL, 2017)

This week, this Julian Totino Tedesco variant hit a big $575 for a CGC 9.8. However, many might not realize that this has been a pricey book for a while and has been climbing for about a year now. Last August, this jumped from $150 in a 9.8 for $415, hitting $500 later in that month and then again last week. Raw copies were hitting $200 back in September 2019 and then took a sharp dive by October, selling for as low as $17 (for a VF copy). However, this was obtainable for under or at $80 (dependent on condition). This book features the first appearance of EVIL MILES, who many are speculating to become a more prevalent villain in the comics and potentially future content. It’s worth noting that the Michael Turner SDCC 2017 virgin variant is also seeing some nice price bumps, with a recent copy selling for $125 raw. 

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SHAKER: STAR WARS #42 (MARVEL, 1980 )

The origin of Boba Fett and first mention of the Mandalorians had its biggest CGC 9.8 sale of $801 this week. This was as low as $343 for a 9.8 a few months ago in March. That’s a pretty big jump!

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SHAKER: STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 1:50 VARIANT (MARVEL, 2020)

The BOUNTY HUNTERS variant is really taking off. It hit a new high price of $245.37 raw. It may be time to pay closer attention to future Star Wars high ratio variants.

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SHAKER: STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #2 – DAVID AJA 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL, 2017)

Like the Spider-Men II Tedesco variant, this Darth Maul Aja cover has also dried up with only one copy currently listed. After hitting $150 raw, one eager buyer pulled the trigger at the full price of $700 for the lone CGC 9.8. As you’ve seen EVERYWHERE, Star Wars first appearances are scorching like never before. This issue features the 1st appearance of the bounty hunter Cad Bane. There is speculation that the confirmed casting of actor Michael Biehn COULD be playing the role of Cad Bane. Like all of these rumors, we’ll have to wait and see. $700 is a pretty big gamble.

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SHAKER: SUPERMAN: BRADMAN COMMISSION (DC, 1988)

We talked about this book back in June 2019 when a CGC 9.4 sold for $2,500, almost matching a 9.6 sale the year before. Well, this week a 9.2 sold for $8,500!!!!!! Grades go down and the prices go up?! Just to re-highlight what we wrote back in 2019: What do you get for the kid that has everything? Apparently, his own custom comic starring alongside Superman. British billionaire Godfrey Bradman commissioned this as a party favor for his son Daniel’s Bar Mitzvah in 1988. It’s a short 8-page story, which makes for a thin book. The 2010 coffee table book “75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking” noted that the print run was around 200 copies. Do billionaires and their guests care enough about a custom comic to carefully care for it over the past 31 years? Probably not. Only 41 copies have been graded with two 9.8’s. So, who knows where the other 160 copies are floating around.

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SHAKER: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #100 – ULTIMATE COMICS PEACH MOMOKO VARIANT (LIMITED TO 250) (IDW, 2019)

Yeah, you’re probably hearing the name “Peach Momoko” on a daily basis now. While fans are snatching up her various covers left and right, it was THIS TMNT cover that got many of us to sit up and pay a little more attention. This cover is gorgeous and easily our favorite cover of hers. Apparently, many others did as well since this was selling for $70 just two weeks ago and now hot $499.99 raw this week! Cowabunga! 

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SHAKER: ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4 (MARVEL, 2011)

Like we showed with EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Miles various printings for his first appearance are moving like crazy this week!! Here’s the rundown:

  • 1st Print: This first print hit a new all-time high (again) at $795 for a CGC 9.8 while raw copies are hitting $266. Man, this book is a freight train right now.   
  • 2nd Print: Hit $60 raw this week and $355 in a 9.8.
  • 2nd Print Variant: After years of being ignored, this variant hit a high of $70 raw and $320 in a 9.8 this week. 
  • Newsstand EditionTalk about rare, this newsstand version is incredibly hard to find. Roughly 1 lonely copy pops up each year, this year’s new sale was on June 7th, marking a new height of $960.01 for a raw copy!!!
  • 1:25 Variant: This MARKO DJURDJEVIC variant had its biggest sale yet at $4,150 for a CGC 9.8! This variant is officially one of the most expensive modern variants ever. 

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SHAKER: VENOM: FIRST HOST #3 – 2ND PRINT (MARVEL, 2018)

This issue marks the first full appearance of SLEEPER, another Venom Symbiote. This 2nd print is his first cover, making it more appealing to collectors. Enough so, to keep pushing the market values up to $110 raw and $499 in a 9.8. Remember when folks were pulling these out of Walmarts packs last year? 

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SHAKER: WOLVERINE #4 (MARVEL, 1982)

During these stressful times, collectors have been buying up LONG undervalued books, like this first Wolverine series. This issue #4 had a big sale this week at $399 for a CGC 9.8. It used to sell for about $150 at the beginning of the year. A high-grade raw copy is only about $30… so this is a perfect GAP book. 

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SHAKER: DISASTER INC. #1 PEACH MOMOKO VARIANT (AFTERSHOCK, 2020)

EL REY COMICS commissioned this variant from Peach Momoko. That should have been enough for this limited to 300 copy variant to spike. And then… it had an error. This error, brought to our attention by Andy Tomberlin at www.comicbookinvest.com, has the wrong book title on the back cover. Instead of saying DISASTER INC. #1 PEACH MOMOKO, it says GODKILLERS #1 PEACH MOMOKO. Granted, this isn’t the most notable error… but it sure fanned the flame with raw copy sale of $250. 

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RUMORED/OPTIONED COMIC BOOKS

 

RUMORED/OPTIONED: STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE EMPIRE #1 (DARK HORSE, 1995)

Speculation has been circulating that General Thrawn may appear in upcoming Disney+ Star Wars content. While it’s not clear when, this rumor helped push his first appearance in this issue to $400 for a CGC 9.8 and $70 raw. This issue also features the first appearance of Mara Jade. Don’t forget to seek out this Mattina variant for his 2018 solo series, this 1:50 Mattina variant has had a sale of $300 raw a couple weeks ago. It will most likely hit for way more the next time one is listed. 

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COMICS THE WATCHER WATCHES

WATCHING: THE CROW #1 (CALIBER, 1989)

Uhh, so is something going on with THE CROW? Because all of his key books were REALLY moving this week. For starters, this first issue hit a massive $1,050 for a raw copy… which is the highest ever. Most copies sell for $300, but one 9.6 raw sold in January for $697. A CGC 9.6 sale of The Crow’s first appearance in CALIBER PRESENTS #1 hit a new high of $637. Lastly, the awesome McFarlane cover for the 1999 THE CROW series had a new high sale of $250 for a CGC 9.8 and $40 for a raw copy. Crow books are on the move and we’ll be keeping an eye and ear out for new content news… if that’s even what’s driving this.

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KEY COMIC OF THE WEEK

KEY OF THE WEEK: GHOSTLY WEIRD STORIES #122 (Star Publications, 1954)

We mentioned how L.B. Cole books are booming right now. Well, here’s another, and man is this one good looking book. It may just be our favorite cover of his yet. This had an all-new high sale of $2,366 raw.

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Written By: Matt DeVoe | [email protected]


 

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