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This week we saw a massive sale for the 1st appearance of Batman, Brother Voodoo values continue to rise, and Deadpool enters the MCU! Let’s do this!
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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: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #565 (MARVEL, 2008)
This issue features the first appearance of Ana Kravinoff, the new Kraven the Hunter. A few months ago, SCREENRANT lightly suggested the potential inclusion of Ava as an alternate Kraven, With a multiverse plotline, anything could be possible… which continues to drive interest in this issue. This had a massive sale of $999.99 for a CGC 9.8 this week. We reached out to the seller to confirm this outside the norm sale, of which they confirmed that they did sell one of their two copies listed. They mentioned that the asking price was a fishing price, hoping to bring in higher offers until a buyer “outright” bought it. While we can’t investigate it much further, you should take a big sale like this with a grain of salt.
SHAKER: BATMAN #423 (DC, 1988)
This classic McFarlane cover may just be our favorite Batman cover. It hit a new high of $1,299.99 for a CGC 9.8. Key McFarlane books are smart investments right now.
SHAKER: BATMAN BEYOND #1 – FREE VERSION (DC, 1999)
These free reprints are immensely tough to get in high grade. Collectors didn’t treat free books with the care we tend to today. With that in mind, this week’s CGC 9.8 sale of $300 seems like a great price.
SHAKER: CHAMPIONS #1 – INCENTIVE ALEX ROSS VARIANT (MARVEL, 2016)
A team with Ms. Marvel (Kamal), Miles and Nova (Sam), Viv Vision, and Amadeus Cho (Braun/Hulk) is basically a checklist of all the hot (newish) Marvel characters. Many speculate that this young team could be the far future of the MCU. Even if it isn’t, this awesome Alex Ross cover has long been undervalued. It’s a great cover with Kamala and Miles front and center. Back in June, you could have picked one up for under $100. The recent raw sale of $257 means this variant is on it’s way up.
SHAKER: DARTH VADER #3 – ADI GRANOV – 4TH PRINT – PURPLE (MARVEL, 2015)
Are we getting closer to Dr. Aphra news? This 5th print of her first appearance made a big leap in price to a new high of $510 for a CGC 9.8. The purple also just seems to pop.
SHAKER: G.I. JOE, A REAL AMERICAN HERO #1 (MARVEL, 1982)
Seriously, these nostalgia-based books are super hot. This week a direct edition hit a new high of $1,099.99 for a CGC 9.8.
SHAKER: G.I. JOE, A REAL AMERICAN HERO #21 – NEWSSTAND (MARVEL, 1984)
Continuing with G.I. Joe, this classic silent issue and first appearance of Storm Shadow sold for a massive $4,999.99 for a CGC 9.8! This tops the last new high of $2950.00 a couple of weeks ago, which beat out the previous high of $1,200 back in June 2020. $1,200 to $5K in six months is pretty amazing. GRADE your high-grade raws!
SHAKER: JUSTICE LEAGUE #31 – COMBO PACK (DC, 2014)
We’ve been saying this for a while, but pay close attention to combo packs. Like subsequent printings, these combo covers featured alternate logos and cover colors, creating a true variant. Their rarity is exceptional, especially towards the end of their run. A raw copy of the first full appearance of Jessica Cruz sold for $200 raw (and $850 in a 9.8 back in October).
SHAKER: MARVEL BOY #1 (MARVEL, 2000)
This 1st appearance of Noh-Varr aka Marvel Boy is heating up due to speculation of his inclusion on a possible Young Avengers MCU team. Basically, unconfirmed guessing until Marvel finally gives ANY release slate info. It sold for $300 for a CGC 9.8.
SHAKER: POWER GIRL #27 – NEWSSTAND (DC, 2011)
This fan favorite Warren Louw cover is already a pricey cover. However, make it a newsstand variant and then you have this big sale of $500 for a CGC 9.6.
SHAKER: SAVAGE DRAGON #137 – LIMITED EDITION (IMAGE, 2008)
Political books can be hit or miss. However, politicians (especially Presidents) in cartoons/comics have been a staple in this country since 1789. While the landscape has changed since then, today’s creators sometimes use their small pulpit to share their personal views and support. This particular cover, with Savage Dragon endorsing Barack Obama’s run for Presidency in 2008, has held its value quite well. It’s most recent raw sale went for $150 raw.
SHAKER: THE SENTRY #1 (MARVEL, 2000)
The Sentry #1 continues its upward trend (with no content rumors) with this new high sale of a 9.8 at $675.
SHAKER: SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #3 – 2ND PRINTING (BOOM, 2019)
This 2nd print is “killing” it in the aftermarket. It sold for $300 in a CGC 9.6 and to increase.
SHAKER: SPIDER-VERSE #1 – PATRICK BROWN 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL, 2019)
Over the past 4 months, this variant has really jumped in price. This used to sell for a solid $50 and most recently had a new high raw sale of $124.99. There aren’t many copies listed currently. The ones that are listed are mostly CGC 9.8 copies at very high amounts (that they may just get). This is a fantastic cover with all the key Spider-Verse characters. With the successful INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE films and talk of the Multiverse in the next Spider-Man film, it makes sense why this variant is getting so much interest.
SHAKER: STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY – AHSOKA & PADME #1 – 1:10 (IDW, 2018)
With all the excitement around Ashoka, this hard to find variant keeps increasing with each listing. Its recent sale of $115 makes this a variant to keep an eye out for at your LCS.
SHAKER: STRANGE TALES #169 (MARVEL, 1973)
With rumors of Brother Voodoo in DOCTOR STRANGE 2 (sorry, the full title is way too long… though at this point we could have just written it), his first appearance in this issue is hitting all new highs like this week’s raw sale of $530 for a high grade raw.
SHAKER: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES #1 – CANADIAN PRICE – $1.25 (ARCHIE, 1988)
There are four different covers for this book and ALL are just going nuts! This time the Canadian Price Variant had a big sale at a massive $1,875 for a 9.8. Man, talk about serious TURTLE POWER!
SHAKER: ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4 (MARVEL, 2011)
Miles is well covered at this point. However, a NM+ raw sold for a huge $799.
SHAKER: THE WALKING DEAD #2 (IMAGE, 2003)
Are Walking Dead books down in price? Nope! This week’s $1,500 9.8 was a big sale for THE WALKING DEAD #2.
SHAKER: WITZEND #3 (WALLACE WOOD, 1967)
This week, a copy of this book sold a rare CGC 9.8 for $1,388.43. It has a lot going for it, including a written/drawn story by Steve Ditko and another drawn by Frank Frazetta.
SHAKER: X-23 #1 – GABRIELE DELL’OTTO 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL, 2010)
This is one of our favorite all-time variants. It was one of the early covers that put Dell’Otto on collector’s radars. It sold for $2,200 in a 9.8, hovering closely to last month’s all-new high sale of $2,300. Soooo good!
RUMORED/OPTIONED: BLACK PANTHER 2
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Shoot to Begin in July”. While it doesn’t state who (or if anyone) will take on the Black Panther mantle. It does mention that “Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who was one of the stars of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, is in talks to play one of the antagonists”
RUMORED/OPTIONED: DEADPOOL 3
Deadline is reporting that “Marvel Studios And Ryan Reynolds Tap The Molyneux Sisters To Pen The Sequel”. While this has been met with mixed feelings, Ryan Reynolds has a great handle on comedy… let alone Deadpool himself. There has to be the right tone that feels like the Fox films, yet fits within the new Marvel/Disney wheelhouse. They may just be a perfect choice. The great news is we’re getting Deadpool in the MCU!
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that “Rosario Dawson, Ava DuVernay team up for DMZ comic adaptation on HBO Max”. This fantastic series is especially poignant in today’s political climate. Sales are up for both this first issue and the convention variant.
RUMORED/OPTIONED: THE LAST OF US
Per the Hollywood Reporter, “’The Last of Us’ Series Gets HBO Greenlight”. Wow, HBO is the new Legendary Films (but actually making things). We LOVE this game and can’t wait to see it come to life.
Deadline is reporting that “20th Century Studios has engaged 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg to direct the fifth installment in the Predator series. The script is being written by Patrick Aison, whose producer-writer credits include the series Kingdom, Jack Ryan, and Treadstone.” This pushed this first appearance to a new high of $775 for a CGC 9.8.
WHAT THE WATCHER IS WATCHING
WATCHING: WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #10 (MARVEL, 2007)
Some books heat up under the radar, and this first appearance of Wolverine’s son Daken is one of them. This 1:100 “3rd Claw” variant has been an expensive book for a while now. However, this standard “two claw” cover has slowly been heating up since April. It currently has a $50 to $60 market value. Daken was a great idea that was a bit mismanaged. After his death and reincarnation, his current appearances in X-Men are fantastic. The market prices reflect this growing interest.
KEY COMIC OF THE WEEK
KEY OF THE WEEK: BONE #1 (CARTOON BOOKS, 1991)
Wow. Two CGC 9.8’s sold this week. One for $12K on eBay and another for $13,200 on Heritage. While it’s been almost a year since we’ve heard any news on the Netflix animated series, they tend to follow through. With a global fanbase of all-ages, these new high sales may just be worth it.
KEY OF THE WEEK: DETECTIVE COMICS #27 (DC, 1939)
This first appearance of Batman/Bruce Wayne (and Commissioner Gordan) sold for a life-changing $1.5 million for a CGC 7.0. This squashes the last sale 10 years ago for $492,937.50 on 11/18/10. It also beats a 7.5 and 8.0 sold that same year. For a character like BATMAN, this will continue to go up in price… forever.
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