WEEK IN REVIEW

July 29th, 2022

Welcome to COVRPRICE’s Weekly Comic Report!

This week we cover the hottest sales of the week. We mix in some incredibly tough books to find with a splattering of some of our other favorite shakers of the week. You’re missing out if you’re not checking out the SHAKERS list every day. They’re there one day and refreshed the next. Enjoy, and have a happy weekend!


 

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COMIC BOOK SHAKERS

 

SHAKER: AVENGERS ACADEMY #1 MCKONE 1:75 VARIANT) | MARVEL COMICS | 2010

By Yves Navant

Avengers Academy is receiving some attention thanks to public records and a little gossip. This week we received a high sale of $100 raw for this 1:75 variant (meaning that for every 75 copies ordered of the standard cover, the retailer was allowed to order one of these variants). Illustrated by series co-creator Mike McKone, Avengers Academy launched in 2010 and focused on young characters being housed and trained by the Avengers. The focus of the Academy was to train young powered individuals together to avert future disaster due to the youth’s potential for eventual supervillainy. The book was good, but what has collectors excited is the fact that Marvel and Disney recently trademarked a slew of names and titles, among them Avengers Academy. It’s doubtful we’ll see the direct comic book iteration of this version of Avengers Academy in the MCU. Still, we could see the Young Avengers appearing in various MCU shows and films absorbed into this title. The MCU has taken steps to introduce key members of the Young Avengers, and Avengers Academy COULD simply be a more approachable and impactful title. Spoilers abound due to Marvel’s recent trademarks, but this is a fun book in its own right, deserving of its new high sale.

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SHAKER: BACK TO THE FUTURE #1 (VA COMIC CON) | IDW | 2015

By Keith Shimabukuro

Back to the Future was one of the most nostalgic 80’s franchise movies, similar to Ghostbusters or Die Hard, where the subsequent movies didn’t hold up as well as the original but remained as memorable and enjoyable to this day (well, Back to the Future 2 is awesome… and Ghostbusters 2 is fun). The first appearance of Back to the Future was in a Harvey Comics 4-issue limited series in 1991, appropriately titled BACK TO THE FUTURE. Unfortunately, Bob Gale, the co-writer of the movie (along with Robert Zemeckis), stated that only the movies were canon at the time, leaving this series as non-canon. So why is this IDW series important? Because Gale returned to the franchise to write these new canonical stories of Doc Brown and Marty McFly! There were a ton of variants (40) published for this issue, which essentially watered everything down, but the VA Comic Con variant with the cool foil Delorian has stood above the rest raw copies selling for $50 and a 9.8 sale at an all-time high of $550 on 7/25/22. Great Scott!

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SHAKER: BATMAN BEYOND: THE WHITE KNIGHT #1 (B&W THANK YOU, 1 PER STORE) | DC COMICS | 2022

By Yves Navant

This rare variant just sold for $799.99 in a CGC graded 9.8. Set 10 years in the Future, the story features a retired Bruce Wayne and (former dead Robin, current hope for the Future of Gotham City) Jason Todd fighting to save their city from a villain who has stolen the Wayne family fortune and has taken over Gotham. This issue also features a cameo appearance by the new, future Robin! All of that sounds great, right? Some confusion over the shipping and availability of the first issue and one of its two covers lead to secondary market prices for the standard first issue to skyrocket. This, however, is a black and white sketch cover so rare that every comic store received one single copy, sent to retailers as a thank you for continued patronage and support. With a new title featuring concepts inspired by the beloved Batman Beyond animated series and spinning out of the pages of Batman: the White Knight and Curse of the White Knight, this new book is a collector favorite, made even more covetous due to the scarcity of the rarest of rare variant “Thank You” covers.

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SHAKERS: CONCEPTUAL FUNNIES #1 – THE INVISIBLE COMIC | BAD IDEA | 2020

By Matt DeVoe

Whether you love or hate this “book,” it has officially left an infamous mark on comic book collecting. The industry was sharply split on this intended promotional gimmick for the (then) new publisher Bad Idea. Many collectors saw the humor in creating and slabbing an invisible comic (simply mylar sheets stapled together). Others saw this as a mockery of grading comics, exclusives, and comic collectors as a whole. This was compounded by the fact that these copies were all sold for thousands of dollars directly by the publisher, which only pushed the narrative of “would a collector literally buy… nothing?” Though, with a few years of distance on this, it was undoubtedly an interesting experiment on what makes a collectible and what we truly ARE willing to purchase. Regardless of how anyone feels, this is now a desired collectible for all those reasons above. It’s a blip in comic history that will likely never be replicated, a key market driver for almost any exclusive. So what is the price of “nothing”? This week a graded CGC 3.0 sold for a new high of $2,499.

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SHAKER: DOC SAVAGE COMICS #1 | STREET AND SMITH | 1940

By Matt DeVoe

Doc Savage first appeared in the historic debut issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE #1 in 1933. Featuring a gorgeous Walter Baumhofer cover, this book is impossible to find, and copies rarely come to market. Unable to purchase this first appearance, fans often turn to this 1940 first issue of Doc’s ongoing series, with a reprinted Jack Farr cover from DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE #13. Despite being more accessible to find than Doc’s first appearance, this is still not particularly easy to track down either. To support that, a PGX 8.0 sold this week for $4,050, a price on par with CGC sales near that grade. In 2020, the original film plans of Doc Savage, played by The Rock at Sony Pictures, were scrapped and pivoted to a TV series. The likelihood of this making it to a full series is probably high as it falls in line with popular action series like Jack Reacher and Jack Ryan (granted, Doc is a superhero… but still). 

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SHAKER: EIGHT BILLION GENIES #1 – TRISH FORSTNER – BIRD CITY – SUPER MARIO 3 HOMAGE (LIMITED TO 500) | IMAGE | 2022

By Matt DeVoe

We’ve covered this book a ton lately, so we don’t need to dig into it more than we already have. However, this week’s new high sale of $408 raw and $781 in a 9.8 is too notable to ignore. While we’re not tracking WhatNot sales, a seller named 9th Wonder sold a raw copy for a massive $750 on the live-auction platform.

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SHAKER: THE INCREDIBLE HULK #250 | MARVEL | 1980

By Keith Shimabukuro

The Silver Surfer, like Sub-Mariner, has been a hot commodity as his introduction into the MCU may not be that far off with Disney acquiring the rights to the Fantastic Four and announcing a movie for 2024 as part of Marvel’s phase 6. The Hulk and Silver first tangled way back in Tales to Astonish #92 and have met many times, including teaming up in the early days of the Defenders. It’s always nice to see a comic book grow organically in price instead of shooting straight up, as those gains are more sustainable over time. In early 2021, you could get a 9.8 for around $200, but that price has gradually gone up, setting a high of $495 on 5/31/22 and then breaking through to $545 on 7/20/22. This is a tough book in 9.8, being square bound with a black cover. However, finding that nice raw copy could pay off as the FMV is only $15.

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SHAKER: THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #1 – SDCC (LIMITED TO 500) | RADICAL COMICS | 2009

By Mr. Long/Short

There are several different types of collectors in the hobby. While the key collectors continue to dominate the market, there is a growing base within the community that seek out super rare modern books. The Last Days of American Crime #1 SDCC Exclusive is a perfect example. There is a running joke in the community that goes, “you know a book is rare when you can’t even find a picture of it online.” This amazing Alex Maleev variant sold for $298 and is the only sale we have seen in the past two years. There is only one copy currently graded by CGC. This book is a perfect example of how scarcity still matters even after the spec on a book dies. Unfortunately, the Netflix show for The Last Days of American Crime did not live up to the standard set by Remender and Maleev’s spectacular comic book. That said, collectors are still willing to pay a premium for a book that rarely pops up. It’s worth pointing out that not only is this miniseries a great read, but Alex Maleev’s covers on all three issues are also nothing short of stunning, including Greg Tocchini’s cover B for issue #1.

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SHAKER: MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURES #13 | STORY COMICS |1953

By Jeremy Imlach

There’s nothing quite like a PreCode Horror (PCH) skull cover. This cover was created by artist Dick Beck and included four stories: Death Comes in Small Pieces, Life’s Blood, Witches Never Die, and The Living Dead. There are a total of 41 books on the CGC census, the highest grade being an 8.0, which sold for $18,000 in November of last year. Recently a raw book sold for a new high of $1,260, estimated at a 3.0 grade. Covrprice has the FMV listed at just over $1,000, but it’s worth noting there are only three recorded raw sales. Just remember, if you come across a PCH skull comic, make sure to check it out!

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SHAKER: RICHIE RICH #1 | HARVEY | 1960

By Matt DeVoe

Americans are fascinated with billionaires, and in this time of extreme income inequality, we can’t seem to get enough news about the insanely rich. According to Forbes, Richie $ Rich is the 2nd wealthiest fictional character, behind Santa Claus, who has infinite wealth, but beats out Scrooge McDuck, Willie Wonka, Bruce Wayne, Montgomery Burns, and Cruella De Vil. The character was created by Alfred Harvey and Warren Kremer in 1953 and first appeared in Little Dot #1, distributed by Harvey Comics. This first issue from the first solo-titled series sold for a new high of a 9.4 at $28,999. Ironically, you have to be rich to afford a high-grade copy of this issue, which seems very appropriate and most likely Richie Rich approved! 

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SHAKER: SMASH COMICS ISSUE #50 | QUALITY COMICS | 1944

By Jeremy Imlach

Here’s another classic PreCode Horror (PCH) skull cover, this one by artist Alex Kotzky. The story covers Hiram the Hermit, who has the biggest diamond in the world, and a pet coyote! Smash Comics debuted in 1939 and ran for ten years, running for 85 total issues. As we’ve come to learn, these PCH books with skulls are shaking the market! Recently, the highest-graded comic on the CGC census, a 9.4, sold for $2,640. There are only eight other books on the CGC census, all lower grades. There have only been two other recorded sales, both raw. One sold in September of 202 for $280.50 at an estimated 6.0, with another sold in March of the same year at $9.49 for an estimated 0.3. The lower sale skews the data, so it’s hard to judge FMV on this one. Either way, being a PCH skull cover, you know it’s valuable!

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SHAKER: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: IMPOSTER SYNDROME #1 – ONLINE EDITION | IDW | 2021

By Matt DeVoe

After a shadowed cameo in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #46, this issue features the first full appearances of Surge the Tenrec & Kitsunami the Fennec. The two characters are the current adversaries in the ongoing Sonic series, sent by Dr. Egg as replacements for Sonic and Tails. This series is the first time IDW has deviated from the core Sonic game-based characters and storylines, creating their own new characters and offering fans new and unexpected storylines. Surge has a fun backstory as her creation was inspired by the infamous Ashura glitch from Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (video game). If you weren’t a hardcore gamer in the ’90s, the Ashura glitch caused Sonic to appear in different color palettes, with the more iconic color of the glitch being green. This fun game connection and first full appearance have made this online variant highly sought after, bringing in an all-time high sale of $175 raw this week. The Evan Stanley RI 1:10 is an excellent pick-up as that’s just starting to move, with a new high raw sale of $39. 

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SHAKER: VAMPIRELLA STRIKES #1 MILO MANARA VIRGIN ART VARIANT (LIMITED TO 69) | DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT | 2013

By Yves Navant

This virgin art (no text, title, or publisher masthead appears over the cover art) variant of Vampirella Strikes #1 sold this week for $699.99. Limited to 69 copies, this variant is a true ghost of a variant. It’s VERY tough to find. Appropriately for Vampirella, the book sold raw. The book is the first issue of a 2013 miniseries in which Vampirella faces supernatural menaces in Boston while God tries to recruit her to do some freelance work. Would that even be reportable as taxable income? The cover is illustrated by Italian artist Milo Manara, whose work is defined by its eroticism. Manara, a legendary illustrator, caused quite a furor with a Spider-Woman variant for Marvel in 2014, leading to Marvel’s censorship of the cover and fueling the Hawkeye Initiative (Google it; it’s a riot). Manara has continued to create variant covers for mainstream publishers while also creating work that pays homage to the heroic women who worked through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. A cult favorite character like Vampirella, illustrated by an infamous creator of controversial erotica like Manara, is a match made in Heaven. Or Hell. Or Drakulon. This virgin art variant, its print run of 69 copies, and its bloody high sale price is proof of that.

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SHAKER: VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #2 – FRANCESCO MATTINA – ZOMBIE (1:10) | MARVEL | 2009

By Matt DeVoe

Francesco Mattina is one of the industry’s best artists. His covers are quite popular, which is one reason why so many retailers hire him to do their exclusives. For that reason, his work feels like it’s everywhere. Yet, his early work, like this Zombie 1:10, is getting new eyes due to his considerable exposure. This 1:10 had nice price bumps this week with a new high sale of $63 raw and $320 for a 9.8. If you recall, 2009 was ALL about zombies. Between the Walking Dead’s popularity and high fanfare for Marvel Zombies, Marvel geared up for MARVEL ZOMBIES: THE RETURN by doing a Zombie Theme month in October 2009. While they weren’t incredibly popular then (folks were getting a little Zombied-out), collectors are now picking them up.

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SHAKER: WALT DISNEY WINNIE-THE-POOH #1 | WESTERN | 1977

By Matt DeVoe

There are no more evergreen characters than Disney’s massive cast. One of those key characters in Winnie-The-Pooh (and his own large cast of characters). Created by writer A. A. Milne and English illustrator E. H. Shepard in 1926, the various stories around these anthropomorphic animals were quite popular. The Walt Disney Company licensed the property in 1961 and adapted the book series into multiple features. These were some of Disney’s most successful franchises at the time. In the ’90s, the Milne family and other original rights holders entered into lawsuits with Disney for about sixteen years that ended with Disney being granted the full rights of the character in 2007, yet ordered to pay the original rights holders a fair royalty for past and future use of the character. As of 2021, the original Winnie-the-Pooh rights are now public domain. The Disney version of Winnie will be unaffected, and the rights are available for anyone to do anything they like with the original version of Winnie and friend. When this happens, things always get a little weird. In the next several years, expect a splattering of new content and products that will significantly vary from Disney’s versions. All of these factors play into the growing demand for Winnie’s first appearance in this U.S. Gold Key/Western comic. Two weeks ago, a CGC 9.8 sold for a new high of $969. This week, a 9.8 sold for a NEW new high of $1,099. Like a nasty stomach flu, Pooh is on the move!

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SHAKER: WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP #51 | SHUEISHA | 1984

By Nick Richardson

This is the piece that started it all, the phenomenon of Dragon Ball. In a previous weekly report, we covered Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball, but not the VERY first appearance of Dragon Ball and Son Goku. Fans were introduced to Son Goku 38 years ago, and to say it changed the genre of Manga and Shonen, in general, can’t be understated. It defined the genre for generations and continues to reach new generations by becoming an evergreen brand with the help of a sequel ongoing in Manga today and the recent worldwide release of a feature film titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. A recent raw copy sold for a massive $1,125. That’s some serious cash for a raw book for something that was meant to be handled, read multiple times, and passed around. Though, it’s not surprising to see such an influential piece of history fetch a high price. Oh, and there were 3.9 million of them printed. Yet, they rarely come to market. One fan got lucky by grabbing a piece of history in the rare chance it did, featuring the first appearance of a character and franchise that has grossed 30 billion dollars and counting.

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SHAKER: X-MEN ADVENTURES ISSUE #1 – NEWSSTAND | MARVEL |  1992

By Matthew Glover

Duh Nuh Nuh Nuh NUUUH Nuh Nuh, Dun Nuh Nuh Nuh NUUUH Nuh Nuh (read that as the theme from the 90’s X-men Animated Series). Kevin Feige must be a big fan of this iconic theme song that woke kids of the 90’s out of their beads on Saturday mornings. Not only did that theme play in Multiverse of Madness, but it also played in the last episode of Ms. Marvel. Also, it was announced by Marvel Animation at SDCC that the X-men 97 series will soon be released. Some collectors argue that this comic is a quasi-first appearance for those characters, or rather a rendition of those characters. Even so, it is Morph’s first appearance, a character created for the animated series. With that SDCC news, an eager buyer with deep pockets sprung for a 9.8 Newsstand at $1,200.00 on July 25. The last time this issue sold in a 9.8 was November of 2021, at $799.99. The fair market value on a raw copy of this book is around 45 dollars.

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SHAKER: ZOMBIE TRAMP #1 NYCC | ACTION LAB COMICS | 2014

By Nick Richardson

The Zombie Tramp IP is as undead as the main character Janey Belle, escort to the stars. When contracted for work with an officer, said officer instead plans to feed her to his zombified son. She receives a bite, and boom, Zombie Tramp is born. This graphic book caters to readers who love grindhouse horror, zombie boobs, and humor, to which it has found its niche and some success. With each issue, there are often several variants released as well. This book was released in 2014 during NYCC and was limited to 50 copies! This variant, featuring Zombie Tramp in full Statue of Liberty regalia, just sold for a pretty penny, $1,200 for a CGC 9.8, to be exact. With Raw copies going for around $850, the market for this book is HEALTHY. Its rarity is due to the low-print relaunch of Zombie Tramp after Action Lab Comics took over publishing from original creator Dan Mendoza in 2014. Unfortunately, their relationship soured and led to the demise of the scantily clad zombie after several bitter legal battles. Mendoza ended up winning, relaunching the title in 2021 via Kickstarter. Zombie Tramp has a small but passionate following, still selling issues as recently as this year. Fans of the series don’t mind the calamity, routinely paying top dollar for the numerous variants of this adult-themed series.

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SPECIAL SHAKER REPORT: MOST VALUABLE SDCC EXCLUSIVES*

*note: for time, only listing exclusives valued over $70 and does not include sets, hardcover, or trade paperbacks. The market shifts quickly, and prices may have already shifted up or down in market value. These prices were pulled on 7/27/22.
By Matt DeVoe

 

SHAKER: SACRED HEART #1 | BAD IDEA

    • Currently trending at $750
    • Requirements & cost: Find Matt Kindt at SDCC and state, “I hear you have something for me.” Copies were also distributed to Bad Idea pin holders at the SDCC Bad Idea party. Cost: $0 (except for those who bought the pins)

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SHAKER: WESLEY SNIPES: THE EXILED ASHCAN – FOIL – SDCC 2022 | WHATNOT | 2022

    • Currently trending at $425
    • Requirements & cost: Minimal copies provided at SDCC. Most sold directly on Whatnot. Cost unknown. 

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SHAKER: INVINCIBLE #8 – RYAN OTTLEY – SDCC 2022 – COLOR FOIL | IMAGE

    • Currently trending at $245
    • Requirements & cost: Ryan Ottley’s booth. Cost unknown. 

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SHAKER: INVINCIBLE #12 – RYAN OTTLEY – SDCC 2022 – B&W FOIL (LIMITED 250) | IMAGE

    • Currently trending at $240
    • Requirements & cost: Ryan Ottley’s booth. Cost unknown. 

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SHAKER: INVINCIBLE #8 – RYAN OTTLEY – SDCC 2022 – B&W FOIL (LIMITED 250) | IMAGE

    • Currently trending at $240
    • Requirements & cost: Ryan Ottley’s booth. Cost unknown. 

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SHAKER: SPAWN #1 – BLANK – GOLD FOIL – SDCC 2022 (SIGNED) | IMAGE

    • Currently trending at $240
    • Requirements & cost: Image booth, $75 for a set of signed and unsigned. 

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SHAKER: SPAWN #1 – BLANK – GOLD FOIL – SDCC 2022 | IMAGE

    • Currently trending at $215
    • Requirements & cost: Image booth, $75 for a set of signed and unsigned. 

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SHAKER: INVINCIBLE #12 – RYAN OTTLEY – SDCC 2022 – COLOR FOIL (LIMITED 250) | IMAGE

    • Currently trending at $200
    • Requirements & cost: Ryan Ottley’s booth. Cost unknown. 

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SHAKER: STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN #1 – GRANOV – SDCC 2022 – VIRGIN B&W (LIMITED 400) | MARVEL

    • Currently trending at $192
    • Requirements & cost: Dan Quintana & EM Gist’s Booths in artist alley. Cost unknown.

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SHAKER: NOTTINGHAM #1 – SHANE CONNERY VOLK – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 50) | MAD CAVE STUDIOS

    • Currently trending at $175
    • Requirements & cost: Mad Cave Booth for $50

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SHAKER: GRIM #1 – VERONICA FISH – SDCC | BOOM! STUDIOS

    • Currently trending at $163
    • Requirements & cost: Boom booth for $40

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SHAKER: INVINCIBLE #8 – RYAN OTTLEY – SDCC 2022 | IMAGE

    • Currently trending at $150
    • Requirements & cost: Ryan Ottley’s booth. Cost unknown. 

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SHAKER: A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY #1 – WHATNOT – SDCC 2022 | MARVEL | 2022

    • Currently trending at $149
    • Requirements & cost: Visit the Marvel booth. 100 copies were available during the first hour of the convention each day, and an additional 100 on Whatnot during streams. Price unknown.

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SHAKER: DAREDEVIL #1 – MARCO CHECCHETTO – MARVEL FANFARE PANEL – VIRGIN – SDCC 2022 | MARVEL

    • Currently trending at $143
    • Requirements & cost: Attend Marvel Fanfare Panel, Free

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SHAKER: SPACE USAGI #1 – STAN SAKAI – EMERALD GREEN FOIL – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 500) | DOGU

    • Currently trending at $120
    • Requirements & cost: $40 at Stan Sakai’s booth only

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SHAKER: SPACE USAGI #1 – PEACH MOMOKO – COLD FOIL – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 500) | DOGU

    • Currently trending at $116
    • Requirements & cost: $40 at Stan Sakai’s booth and on ​​Stan’s website on Saturday, 7/14

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SHAKER: CAPTAIN MARVEL #39 – GURIHIRU – SDCC 2022 | MARVEL

    • Currently trending at $100
    • Requirements & cost: Marvel booth, free to annual subscribers of the Marvel Unlimited app (which was discounted at SDCC for $50)

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SHAKER: MOON KNIGHT #13 – EM GIST – VIRGIN – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 800) | MARVEL

    • Currently trending at $100
    • Requirements & cost: Dan Quintana & EM Gist’s Booths in artist alley. Cost unknown.

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SHAKER: BATMAN #125 – MICO SUAYAN – 2022 SDCC – BIG TIME COLLECTIBLES – JOKER VIRGIN SKETCH | DC | 2022

    • Currently trending at $100
    • Requirements & cost: Unknown

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SHAKER: NEW MUTANTS #27 – LEINIL YU & SUNNY GHO – SDCC 2022 | MARVEL

    • Currently trending at $100
    • Requirements & cost: Next Big Thing panel, free

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SHAKER: HARLEY QUINN #16 – KRS – SOZOMAIKA – SDCC 2022 – VIRGIN FOIL | DC

    • Currently trending at $99
    • Requirements & cost: KRS booth, price unknown 

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SHAKER: STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN #1 – GRANOV – SDCC 2022 – VIRGIN (LIMITED 800) | MARVEL

    • Currently trending at $90
    • Requirements & cost: Dan Quintana & EM Gist’s Booths in artist alley. Cost unknown.

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SHAKER: BRZRKR #1 – TRADD MOORE – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 1000) | BOOM!

    • Currently trending at $90
    • Requirements & cost: Bait Booth for $40

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SHAKER: SPACE USAGI #1 – PEACH MOMOKO – RUBY RED FOIL – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 500) | DOGU

    • Currently trending at $90
    • Requirements & cost: $40 at Stan Sakai’s booth only

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SHAKER: BATMAN #125 – ALEX ROSS – COVER A | DC

    • Currently trending at $90
    • Requirements & cost: Presales on Alec Ross website & Alex Ross booth. $40

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SHAKER: DARK CRISIS #1 – DARK CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS – SPECIAL EDITION – SDCC 2022 | DC

    • Currently trending at $80
    • Requirements & cost: Dark Crisis Panel, free

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SHAKER: BATMAN #125 – ALEX ROSS – VIRGIN | DC

    • Currently trending at $80 raw/ $219 for a CGC
    • Requirements & cost: Presales on Alec Ross website & Alex Ross booth. $40

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SHAKER: THOR #25 – KEN LASHLEY – KRS – HULK 181 – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 1000) | MARVEL

    • Currently trending at $79
    • Requirements & cost: KRS booth for $30

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SHAKER: BATMAN #125 – ALEX ROSS – SKETCH – SDCC 2022 | DC

    • Currently trending at $75
    • Requirements & cost: Alex Ross Website only – Saturday 7/16, $3

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SHAKER: BRZRKR #1 – TRADD MOORE – SKETCH – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 600) | BOOM!

    • Currently trending at $70
    • Requirements & cost: Bait Booth for $20

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SHAKER: SPACE USAGI #1 – PEACH MOMOKO – PLATINUM FOIL – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 500) | DOGU

    • $Currently trending at 70
    • Requirements & cost: $40 at Stan Sakai’s booth only

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WATCHING: SDCC EXCLUSIVES

These were some rare and low-print exclusives that have yet to move.

 

SHAKER: MINDSET #1 – LIANA KANGAS – SDCC 2022 (LIMITED TO 50) | VAULT

    • No sales, currently listed for $140+
    • Requirements & cost: We Can Be Heroes Booth during Mindset creator signings, $50 

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SHAKER: SKYBOUND X #25 – MARIA WOLF – FOIL – SDCC 2022 | IMAGE

    • Currently only one sale at $15. However, one copy is listed for $175+
    • Requirements & cost: Maria Wolf’s booth. Cost unknown. 

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SHAKER: DEAD END #1 – WHATNOT – BORED APE YACHT CLUB – SECRET – FOIL – SDCC 2022 | URANIUM AGE COMICS

    • Currently listed for $300. No completed sales (one sold but was canceled)
    • Requirements & cost: Unknown

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SHAKER: WOMEN OF MARVEL #1 – WOMEN OF MARVEL PANEL – SDCC 2022 | MARVEL

    • Currently, only one sale at $50, and listed prices are all over $140
    • Requirements & cost: Women of Marvel Panel, Free

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RUMORED/OPTIONED COMICS

RUMORED/OPTIONED:  SPIDER-PUNK

As noted by everyone, recent SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE merchandise leaks revealed a web-shooting guitar and Spider-Punk mask, effectively confirming Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk’s appearance in the upcoming film. Characters with minor appearances don’t typically get their own toy lines, so expect a big splashy appearance by our favorite Anarchic webhead. His first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #10 had some light movement yesterday and today. Yet as the news spreads, expect a surge in sales over the next several days.

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RUMORED/OPTIONED: SAN DIEGO COMIC CON NEWS

There was SO much out of SDCC, and just Marvel alone will take up this whole market report. Plus, you’ve heard it all by now. SDCC news has been well-shared across the interwebs. However, if you want a nice and tidy breakdown of what was announced, ET online covered it HERE

 

WHAT THE WATCHER IS WATCHING

WATCHING:  BLACK CAT ANNUAL #1 – 2ND PRINT – SUNGHAN YUNE | MARVEL |2021

By Van Denby

This week’s Top 10 on CoverPrice featured cover A for this issue. It’s moving very well at the moment, yet the one I’m personally watching is the 2nd printing. While currently trending at $6-8, this cover features the first full cover appearance of the Tiger Division team, who are also named on the cover. A few years ago, Kevin Feige noted that an Asian team was being developed for the MCU. However, we have The Protectors, Agents of Atlas, and now The Tiger Division all in the spec running. Setting aside WHO will be on the team, the big question is what will it be called? With that said, due to its affordable market price, this may be worth a look if you come across a copy or two.

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KEY COMIC OF THE WEEK

KEY OF THE WEEK: SAGA #1 – FIONA STAPLES – DIAMOND RETAILER SUMMIT (LIMITED 500) | IMAGE | APR 25, 2012

By Mr. Long/Short & Nick Richardson

The Diamond Retailer Summit is a chance for comic community retailers and distributors to put a collective finger on the pulse of the industry. Often, it is similar to a convention (albeit much smaller) in regards to it being a time to get together with other community members and talk shop. Also similar is the chance for people to get their hands on some special books, often extremely limited and only available at the event. The Fiona Staples Saga #1 was one such book, with a limited print run of 500 copies. Released one month after the initial debut of Saga, this book had a healthy aftermarket immediately and still does. Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples is an independent comic phenomenon. This RRP variant for issue #1 is a modern ghost by every standard. Currently, there are 282 copies graded on the CGC census. A 9.6 copy sold this week for $2,350, an all-time high in that grade and an $850 jump from its last sale four years ago, followed by a hefty 9.8 sale of $3,866. That’s just $144 shy of the all-time high sale of $4K in June 2021. There is renewed interest in Saga as Vaughn and Staples have returned to the title for another 54 issues to complete their epic masterpiece. Given the nature of the story, it is hard to imagine that this series will ever grace this big screen. Yet, it’s hands-down the most requested to be adapted. And Hollywood has tried. HARD. Only to be turned down by BKV, with his focus on completing the entire story arc without being influenced by content development. Even without content, it’s one of the most celebrated modern books that attract all collectors due to its extreme scarcity and masterful storytelling.

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