SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for March 11 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for March 11 2015

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Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article lets you know what retailers did NOT order enough of and/or what books publishers are confident demand will continue on. This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!

It is very common that if a Marvel or DC comic gets any hype it can sell a 1,000 copies in a day easily!

So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

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ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie #665 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $3.99 – 22 copies
Archie #665 (Sanford Greene Variant Cover), $3.99 – 123 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Bill And Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Felipe Smith), $3.99 – 562 copies
Cluster #1 (Damian Couceiro 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 501 copies
Mouse Guard Legends Of Guard Volume 3 #1 (Of 4)(Cover A David Peterson), $3.99 – 513 copies

CARTOON BOOKS
Tuki Save The Humans #3, $3.99 – 304 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #1 (Of 4), $2.99 – 589 copies

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DC COMICS
Batman Arkham Knight #1 (Dan Panosian Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,971 copies
Detective Comics Endgame #1 (One Shot), $2.99 – 3,141 copies
I Zombie #1 (Special Edition), $1.00 – 8,700 copies
Multiversity Guidebook #1 (Rian Hughes 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $7.99 – 3,988 copies
Superman #38 (John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $4.99 – 1,899 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Altered States Red Sonja #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Billy Tan), $3.99 – 325 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Casanova Acedia #2, $3.99 – 248 copies
Postal #2 (Cover A Linda Sejic), $3.99 – 27 copies
Postal #2 (Cover B Isaac Goodhart), $3.99 – 12 copies
Southern Cross #1 (Cover A Becky Cloonan), $2.99 – 1,523 copies
Spawn Resurrection #1 (Cover A Jonboy), $2.99 – 1,186 copies
Spawn Resurrection #1 (Cover B Todd McFarlane), $2.99 – 1,095 copies
Surface #1 (Cover A Langdon Foss & Jordie Bellaire), $3.50 – 640 copies
Surface #1 (Cover B Marco Rudy), $3.50 – 317 copies
Surface #1 (Cover C Michael Walsh & Jordie Bellaire), $3.50 – 317 copies
Walking Dead #138, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

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LEGENDARY COMICS
Harvester #2, $3.99 – 59 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Fantastic Four #644 (Leonard Kirk Regular Cover), $3.99 – 497 copies
Guardians Team-Up #2 (Stephane Roux Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,426 copies
Howard The Duck #1 (Joe Quinones Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,691 copies
New Avengers #31 (In-Hyuk Lee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 473 copies
Spider-Gwen #2 (Javier Rodriguez Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #2 (John Cassaday 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #3 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,439 copies

ONI PRESS
Hellbreak #1 (Brian Churilla Regular Cover), $1.00 – 5,998 copies
Sixth Gun Dust To Dust #1, $3.99 – 292 copies

RED ANVIL
Unit 5 #1, $3.99 – 29 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Ninjak #1 (Cover A Lewis LaRosa), $3.99 – 335 copies

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Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

History of Skottie Young Baby Marvel Variant covers

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Skottie Young baby variant covers have become a natural regular event to promote every single new Marvel #1 for years now. Lets look back at the history of these as these have proven extremely popular.

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The first Young variant cover was for his popular run of Wizard Of Oz related comics from Marvel back in February 2009. However the official baby theme has not started yet.

WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #1 (OF 8) 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR (PP #851)
MARVEL COMICS (W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Skottie Young by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young; variant cover by Young
From Marvel Comics. The premier American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic to life! Scheduled to ship 02/11/09.

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In July 2009 Young was hired for this all ages title.
IRON MAN ARMORED ADVENTURES YOUNG VAR – MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Skottie Young Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
From the new hit show on Nicktoons Network comes Iron Man Armored Adventures! After a tragic airplane crash, 16-year-old Tony Stark’s loses his father and is so injured that he must use his dad’s repulsor technology to keep himself alive. In the aftermath, Tony also discovers a prototype for the IRON MAN suit, and donning it, Iron Man resolves to fight the enemies of World Peace! Fortunately, he has the help of Jim Rhodes and Pepper Potts, because in addition to trying to save the world he also has to deal with one of the most formidable forces in the known universe: HIGH SCHOOL! 40 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

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MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 (OF 8) 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR – MARVEL COMICS
(W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Skottie Young Written by ERIC SHANOWER Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
The epic continues! Fresh off their landmark run on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, superstars ERIC SHANOWER (Age of Bronze) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (X-MEN) return with L. Frank Baum’s MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ. Join new characters Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead as they’re whisked to Oz, and meet foes and friends! You’ve NEVER seen L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece like this before… 32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

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Perhaps Young’s claim to fame came with his cover for both printings of Amazing Spider-man #611 featuring both Spider-man and Deadpool. This title regularly selling at $30.00

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #611 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR (PP #896) MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Kelly (A) Eric Canete (CA) Skottie Young by Joe Kelly & Eric Canete; variant cover by Skottie Young
From Marvel Comics. Deadpool-Man, Deadpool-Man – does whatever a Deadpool can…spins a web any size – but not really…Deadpool’s don’t have webs. Look out! Here comes the Deadpool-Man! What force on Earth has brought the Merc with a Mouth and the Web-headed Wonder closer together than Quesada and Twitter? And how does it tie to the upcoming Spider story “The Gauntlet”?! And finally – Who is Lady Stilt-Man?! Joe Kelly (Deadpool Classic; This issue of Amazing Spider-Man) and Eric Canete (Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin) bring you 2079’s top Marvel Comic of the last 70 years (sorry, Dazzler #500)! Scheduled to ship 12/23/09. (161)

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LOCKJAW AND PET AVENGERS UNLEASHED #4 (OF 4) YOUNG VAR MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Eliopoulos (A) Ig Guara (CA) Skottie Young
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Pencils & Cover by IG GUARA Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
WHO IS THE GOLDEN ONE? The answer may mean the destruction of the Pet Avengers. Will the team make the ultimate sacrifice to save their friends’ world? Find out in the action-stuffed finale by Eisner-nominated CHRIS ELIOPOULOS and fan favorite artist IG GUARA! 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

At this point the popularity of Young was proven and he was hired regularly from this point to do variant covers and did a series of Deadpool variants in 2011.

DEADPOOL CORPS #12 YOUNG VAR MARVEL COMICS
(W) Victor Gischler (A) Marat Mychaels (CA) Skottie Young
Written by Victor Gischler Penciled by Marat MYCHAELS Cover by Rob Liefeld Variant Cover by Skottie young
“YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION,” PART 6 The revolution is over and the fate of the Krook people is now in their own hands, but what of the fate of the Deadpool Corps? As they try to escape with their tons of ill-gotten booty, the very fate of the Corps itself is in the balance. The scintillating conclusion to the Space Family Wilson’s adventures across the far-flung cosmos. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory

Deadpool Team Up #883 shows some of the first leanings towards the childlike superhero versions he has become known for in early 2011.

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Before Guardians Of The Galaxy fever caught on Young did his first Rocket Raccoon and Groot cover.

ANNIHILATORS #4 (OF 4) YOUNG VAR MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Timothy Green, Tan Eng Huat (CA) Skottie Young
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT & TIMOTHY GREEN II Cover by ALEX GARNER
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG TWO AWESOME STORIES IN ONE COSMIC BOOK! This is it: the galaxy’s
most powerful squad and most beloved duo face their fiery finales! First, the Annihilators must prove they are the ace team of universal protectors that Star-Lord dreamed they could be…or perish in the attempt! Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon and Groot face the horrible, reality-twisting menace – who has a key connection to Rocket’s secret past – that lurks in the heart of the Half-World Asylum! Want to show the House of Ideas that you want more Marvel Cosmic? Spread the word and buy this issue! 48 PGS./Rated T+

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Over the next year he would be hired to do a few more variant covers for Marvel including:
FF #5 I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA YOUNG VAR Jun 2011
FF #12 50TH ANNIVERSARY YOUNG VAR Nov 2011
ROAD TO OZ #1 (OF 6) YOUNG VAR NOW Sept 2012

His destiny would be set in October 2012 with the creation of his first BABY cover.
RED SHE-HULK #58 YOUNG VAR NOW MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves (CA) Skottie Young
From Marvel Comics. All-new ongoing! The Earth’s strongest female set on a path of destruction!!! Her enemies? Every powered being in the Marvel Universe!!! NOTE: Supplies limited. Consult your retailer for availability. Scheduled to ship 10/03/12.

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From this point on the series of baby young covers would be constantly released.
October 10th 2012 is the date of the first of over hundred different #1 Young baby variant covers.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 YOUNG VAR NOW MARVEL COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A) Cassaday (CA) Skottie Young
THIS IS IT! The greatest era of the Marvel Universe starts here! From the ashes of AvX an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble! Dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! as the superstar dream team of Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Venom) and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Captain America) deliver high stakes action in UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 – sporting a jaw-dropping cover by Cassaday! No fan can miss the blockbuster debut of an all-new Avengers team featuring members from all across the Marvel Universe…a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike! Captain America begins his quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together – so why is Professor Xavier’s dream more at risk than ever?
The funeral of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes! The first attack of the most loathsome villain in history will quake the Marvel Universe forever! But following the devastating events of Avengers VS X-Men, can Captain America pull together a team that can get along for its first mission?

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Since these have been popular almost since day 1 they will always be sought out by collectors. They are fun!
Almost all Young variants are ordered to a specific initial order print run guaranteeing that they almost always sell out even before their release date. That doesn’t make these rare but does make them some what limited. So far not many have shown much price increase but there are definitely collectors who seek these out. Its only time before collectors start to collect sets of these and hunt out the best covers.

There is a Young #1 variant released almost every week of the year now from Marvel.  Even the three recent Star wars series had connecting covers that make one gigantic Young baby picture of young versions of all the Star Wars characters.

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for March 4 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for March 4 2015

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Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

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ANTARCTIC PRESS
Littlest Zombie Summer Dead Special #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 94 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Cluster #2 (Cover A James Stokoe), $3.99 – 386 copies
HaloGen #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Afu Chan), $3.99 – 428 copies
Palmiotti And Brady’s The Big Con Job #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Amanda Conner), $3.99 – 369 copies

BOUNDLESS COMICS
Lady Death Apocalypse #1 (Juan Jose Ryp Leather Cover), $19.99 – 11 copies
Lady Death Apocalypse #1 Deluxe Collector Box Set, $79.99 – 34 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Lady Killer #2 (Of 5)(Joelle Jones 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – 5,967 copies
Lady Killer #3 (Of 5), $3.50 – 6,293 copies
Neverboy #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Conor Nolan), $3.99 – 1,822 copies

DC COMICS
Wonder Woman #38 (David Finch & Richard Friend 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 3,797 copies

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Altered States Vampirella #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Billy Tan), $3.99 – 327 copies
Blackcross #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Jae Lee), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Blood Queen Vs Dracula #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Jay Anacleto), $3.99 – 314 copies

E-COMIX
Pussycats #0 (Of 4), $3.99 – 43 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Monster Motors The Curse Of Minivan Helsing #1 (Of 2)(Cover A Nick Roche), $3.99 – 267 copies
Robert Heinlein’s Citizen Of The Galaxy #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Eric Gignac), $3.99 – 235 copies
Winterworld #0 (Cover A Tommy Lee Edwards), $3.99 – 453 copies

IMAGE COMICS
68 Jungle Jim Guts N Glory #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Nat Jones & Jay Fotos), $3.99 – 80 copies
Big Man Plans #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Eric Powell), $3.50 – 983 copies
Descender #1 (Cover A Dustin Nguyen), $2.99 – 1,817 copies
Descender #1 (Cover B Jeff Lemire), $2.99 – 195 copies
Nameless #2, $2.99 – 141 copies

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Hawkeye #1 (Ramon K. Perez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,870 copies
Avengers #42 (Scott Kolins Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Guardians Team-Up #1 (Arthur Adams Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,449 copies
Princess Leia #1 (Of 5)(Terry Dodson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 3,713 copies
Star Wars #2 (Sergio Aragones Variant Cover), SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Zombies Vs Cheerleaders 2015 St Patty’s Day Edition (Cover A DW Miller), $3.99 – 2 copies

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Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
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History of Action Figure Toy Variant Comic Covers

2015 marks the year that a new craze in variant covers has become the norm. Marvel has had a massive surprise hit on their hands doing a line of action figure variant covers running through their Star Wars titles this year. However they didn’t create the format ! Let’s take a look at a history of “action figure” covers.

The indie comic Scud The Disposable Assassin had the first action figure cover back in 1995 on issue #9

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In 1998 Batman Gotham Adventures #3 featured a cool action figure style gimmick cover.

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In 2006 a small indie publisher released possibly the first cover made to look believably real with bubble.

ACTION FIGURE JOURNALS OF RICHARD MARZELAK #1 – BABOON BOOKS by Richard Marzelak (January 2006)
In the year 2053, a young couple, shopping at an estate sale, discover a box filled with personal journals detailing the life of an artist who flourished in the early part of the 21st century. They begin reading one of the volumes which covers his days at “Hasmark,” the world’s largest toy and greating card company.

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It is believed there might be a Baltimore Comic Con variant cover of Hellshock from Jae Lee at Image that had action figure variant cover but I have not located it.

Early 2013 saw the release of the He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe #1 variant cover.  This is quite rare!
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In October 2013 DC released 4 photo toy action figure variant covers for Injustice Gods Among Us
Issues #10 11 12 and Year 2 #2.

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #10 VAR ED – DC COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Jheremy Raapack & Various (CA) Photo
Hoping to stop Batman’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering, Superman has decided to take him out of the game. He’s going to go worldwide with the news that the Caped Crusader is really Bruce Wayne. But at the last minute, Batman plays his one remaining ace. He’s about to turn off the lights on the JLA’s satellite headquarters.

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The comic that really started the new trend was Spread in August 2014

SPREAD #1 2ND PTG (MR) – IMAGE COMICS (W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Kyle Strahm
Ten years ago, we dug too deep. We unleashed something ancient that couldn’t be controlled. Something that couldn’t be stopped, twisting everything it touched into more of itself. The Spread. Humanity was nearly destroyed before we found a way to slow the Spread to a crawl. Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl. And if he can save her, he might save the world.

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In October 2014 Marvel released possibly their first real action figure cover in their month of Hasbro toy variant covers.
AVENGERS #36 HASBRO VAR TRO – MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) TBD
IN 7 MONTHS TIME RUNS OUT! Rated T+
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January 2015 saw Marvel release their first Star Wars comics in 29 years. Each new issue comes out with many variant covers including a regular running Action Figure figure paying tribute to the original Kenner action figures of the 1970s.

STAR WARS #1 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR – MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A) John Cassaday (CA) John Tyler Christopher
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!

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So far 7 action figure variants are announced for
Star Wars #1 2 3 4 5
Darth Vader #1
Princess Leia #1

The new fad will officially take over in May 2015 when Marvel is adding NINE more action figure variants !!
UNCANNY X-MEN #600 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE C VAR MARVEL COMICS $5.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #600 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE B VAR MARVEL COMICS $5.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #600 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE A VAR MARVEL COMICS $5.99
DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #1 (OF 4) ACTION FIGURE VAR SWA MARVEL $4.99
SECRET WARS JOURNAL #1 (OF 5) ACTION FIGURE VAR SWA MARVEL COMICS $3.99
SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #1 (OF 4) ACTION FIGURE SWA MARVEL COMICS $3.99
ULTIMATE END #1 (OF 5) CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR SWA MARVEL COMICS $3.99
SECRET WARS #2 (OF 8) CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR MARVEL COMICS $4.99
SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR MARVEL COMICS $4.99

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Since these have been popular almost since day 1 they will always be sought out by collectors. They are fun! But we are likely going to get bombarded with these in the future. It will be interesting to see if retailers keep selling out or if they learn to order more as Diamond never has any leftover after retailers make their initial orders.

Its only time before collectors start to collect sets of these and realize they are variants therefore print runs are much smaller than regular covers.

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 25 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 25 2015

CLICK the RED links to be directed to Ebay. Get the comics BEFORE they sell out at your shop!

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Black Hood #1 (Michael Gaydos Regular Cover), $3.99 – 385 COPIES

BOOM! STUDIOS
Curb Stomp #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Tula Lotay), $3.99 – 307 COPIES
Munchkin #2 (Cover A Ian McGinty), $3.99 – 381 COPIES

DARK HORSE COMICS
Mister X Razed #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 947 COPIES

DC COMICS
Mortal Kombat X #3, $3.99 – 6,223 COPIES
Secret Origins #10, $4.99 – SOLD OUT (BATGIRL / FIRESTORM / POISON IVY)
Suiciders #1 (Lee Bermejo Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,152 COPIES

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
King Prince Valiant #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99 – 788 COPIES

HERMES PRESS
Phantom #2 (Of 6), $3.99 – 300 COPIES

IDW PUBLISHING
D4VE #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Fiona Staples), $3.99 – 520 COPIES
Garbage Pail Kids Love Stinks #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Mark Pingatore), $3.99 – 1,274 COPIES
Joe Frankenstein #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Graham Nolan), $3.99 – 956 COPIES
Orphan Black #1 (Cover A Cat Staggs), $3.99 – 276 COPIES
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Andy Kuhn), $3.99 – 1,145 COPIES
Zombies Vs Robots #2 (Cover A Ashley Wood), $3.99 – 674 COPIES

IMAGE COMICS
Criminal Special Edition #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Comic Format), $4.99 – 2,009 COPIES
Criminal Special Edition #1 (One Shot)(Cover B Magazine Format), $5.99 – 4,127 COPIES

MARVEL COMICS
Darth Vader #2 (Adi Granov Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,982 COPIES
Fantastic Four #643 (Leonard Kirk Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,921 COPIES
New Avengers #30 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99 – 32 COPIES
Spider-Gwen #1 (Javier Rodriguez Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #1 (John Cassaday 3rd Printing Variant Cover) $3.99 – 880 COPIES

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Little Mermaid #1 (Of 5)(Cover A David Finch), $3.99 – 43 COPIES

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The rarity of DC Combo Pack comics 2011-2015

The rarity of DC Combo Pack comics 2011-2015

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In 2011 DC started marketing the Combo Pack which was a bagged edition of their most popular comics with the price $1.00 higher than the regular cover with the digital code included to download a copy of the comic.

DC released hundreds of comics in this format over the next 3 1/2 years but it appears to be coming to an end. Sales on these marked up combo packs is very low – these might be the future collectible comics as the print runs are potentially only 5% the print run of the regular cover.

These have never been seen as a collectible which gives them the great opportunity to actually become one once collectors realize how few of these are out there. Plus how many people actually bought these and then opened up the bag so bagged versions could even be scarcer.

Here is the solicitation announcement from DC for the very first Combo Pack comic
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 COMBO PACK – August 31st 2001.
DC COMICS (W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS 1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
1:200 Pencil variant cover by Jim Lee
Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes!
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
This spectacular debut issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

Only 12 Combo packs were released by DC in 2011. Here is the complete list and the month solicited.
Print run is also included compared to the regular edition.
6 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 COMBO PACK 14,400 / 171,300
7 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 COMBO PACK 2ND PTG low ?? / 46,500
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 COMBO PACK 3RD PTG 7,500 / 15,500
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 COMBO PACK 15,800 / 180,000
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 COMBO PACK 9,900 / 158,700
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 COMBO PACK 7,000 142,700
11 BATMAN #5 COMBO PACK 4,600 / 130,400
11 ACTION COMICS #5 COMBO PACK 4,200 / 105,000
11 JUSTICE LEAGUE #5 COMBO PACK 6,000 / 138,500
12 BATMAN #6 COMBO PACK ?? estimated 4,000 / 128,400
12 ACTION COMICS #6 COMBO PACK ?? estimated 3,500 / 96,500
12 JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 COMBO PACK 5,400 / 135,300

Since then sales have just slowly been falling though many more titles have been added.
The last Combo Pack to actually chart on the Diamond Top 300 best selling comics was
Batman #31 way back in May 2014 with only 1,600 copies ordered by retailers with a $4.99 cover price

That means the print run of the combo pack is only approximately 1% of the regular cover !!!!!

It only ranked #400 of the month. Since then no combo packs have made the chart so it could be possible that the average print run of the combo packs in early 2015 might only be 1,000 copies each.
That makes these combo pack covers as rare as any high profile variant cover !!!

What high profile issues have a combo pack?
Before Watchmen #1 – all 4 series
Justice League of America #1 (2013)
Superman Unchained #1 (2013)
Batman Superman #1 (2013)
Superman Wonder Woman #1 (2013)
Forever Evil #1 (2013)
Sandman Overture #1-5 (2013)
Justice League United #1 (2014)
Green Lantern #28 (2014)
Superman #38 (2015)
Every issue of Batman, Superman, Detective, Action, Justice League from Jan 2012 to Mar 2015

Only a few issues are scheduled for spring 2015 before the line ends
The final titles released in March 2015 are:
Batman #40 / Detective Comics #40 / Green Lantern #40 / Justice League #40 / Superman #40
plus Batman Superman #20 / Superman Wonder Woman #17
One final combo pack is scheduled for May 2015 – Sandman Overture #5

My guess is that the final combo pack releases of Superman Wonder Woman will be the ultra rarest Combo Packs ever released and might be as low as a print run of 350 copies each.

Either the line is being totally cancelled due to poor sales OR DC has simply decided not to release any during Summer 2015 due to Convergence as all their regular titles are not being published.

Its only time before collectors start to realize how hard these are to find. Now Diamond sometimes has some of these still in stock so your local retailer might be order some of the more recent issues still.

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Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during EARLY FEBRUARY 2015

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during EARLY FEBRUARY 2015

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This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

This list is updated every 2 weeks. This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market. I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month. This list focuses on all regular edition covers. (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs). If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price. However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales. Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:

#1 EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of new Gwen Stacy Spider-woman had a high print run of 50,000 but yet still sold out with sales continuing 3 months in a row now up as high as $100.00. 1:25 ratio variant cover now up to $350.00. A new ongoing series debuts Feb 2015. 2nd printing released in October also sold out instantly with sales also up to $15.00 each for Marvel’s hottest new character of 2014. 3rd printing in Nov 2014 sold as high as $15.00 each. 4th printing also sold out and up a bit. Literally thousands of copies sold instantly above cover of the hottest Marvel comic of 2014.

#2 STAR WARS #1 (MARVEL 1977) With news of the new Marvel series collectors were hunting out the original #1 and prices had tripled since last year!    A CGC 9.8 copy hit $1800.00 in Feb 2015.

#3 CIVIL WAR #1-7 (MARVEL 2006) Entire mini-series heated up like crazy in Feb 2015 and all tie-ins and especially rare limited variant covers all hitting record prices.

#4 WONDER WOMAN #38 (DC 2015) 1:100 ratio was barely ordered by retailers causing it to heat up to $300.00 a copy for this new key issue.

#5 LADY KILLER #1 (DARK HORSE 2014) Popular new title in January 2015 sold out instantly and #1-2 both sold out and jumped in value immediately. Random sales up to $15.00 each for #1 and #2.

#6 HAWK AND DOVE #1 (DC 1988) New ongoing series featured 1st female Dove and heated up in Feb 2015 up to $20.00

#7 ENORMOUS TREASURY (IMAGE 2012) One-shot oversized treasury comic magazine with retail cover price of $9.99 was selling up to $30.00 each with the release and hype of the new ongoing series. New TV show announcement in Feb 2015 shot all issues of Enormous into high demand again.

#8 ENORMOUS #1 and #2 and #3 (215 INK 2014) Small indie publisher released new ongoing series which is a followup to the 2 year old Image treasury one-shot from 2012. Regular covers of #1 hit up to $20.00 each and the smaller print run of issue #2 and #3 sold out super fast causing shortages everywhere with sales immediately up to $28.00 with Diamond selling out way in advance for issues #2 and #3. #2 had shipped late to some retailers. #3 came out soon after and hit up to $25.00.

#9 SLEEPWALKER #1 (MARVEL 1991) Print run was 500,000 but overnight this common forgotten title was in high demand after the character was brought back in Fantastic Four #642 leading up to the 2015 Secret Wars.

#10 MORLOCKS #1 (MARVEL 2002) heated up in Feb 2015 up to $20.00 – all series in demand.

#11 SHOWCASE #75 (DC 1968) 1st app of Hawk And Dove – all early key issues of this team heated up in Feb 2015 – this silver age book now up to $150.00

#12 RUST #1 (MALIBU 1991) Newly discovered that this small print run indie featured possibly the first appearance of Spawn ever – regular cover up to $20.00 and a limited foil cover up to $150.00

#13 FOOM #15 (MARVEL 1976) Marvel fanzine magazine features cameo 1st app of Ms Marvel before she debuted in #1. Up to $50.00

#14 DARK HORSE INSIDER #37 (DARK HORSE 1995) This promo comic features Ghost In The Shell preview. Up to $50.00

#15 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529 (MARVEL 2006) 1st app of new costume and tie-in to Civil War heated up again up to $30.00

#16 UNCANNY X-MEN #169 (MARVEL 1983) 1st app Callisto and Morlocks heated up in Feb 2015

#17 ALIAS #24 (MARVEL 2003) 1st Purple Man app soon to be in new TV show played by David Tennant.

#18 AVENGERS #236 (MARVEL 1983) Spider-man joins Avengers. All related Spider-man/Avengers comics heated up in Feb 2015 with talk of new Spider-man movie coming.

#19 AVENGERS #316 (MARVEL 1990) Spider-man joins Avengers. All related Spider-man/Avengers comics heated up in Feb 2015 with talk of new Spider-man movie coming.

#20 STAR WARS #1 HOT TOPIC VARIANT (MARVEL 2015) This variant was recalled due to back cover ad leaking Grey Hulk and prices skyrocketed on Jan 28th 2015 up to $250.00 a copy.

#21 MORTAL KOMBAT X #1 (DC 2015) Video game tie-in comic was underordered and sold out instantly up to $15.00 immediately in Jan 2015.

#22 ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4 (MARVEL 2011) 1st app of Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-man. Up to $20.00 and rising. 1:25 ratio variant hit $100.00

#23 FROZEN (JOES BOOKS 2015) Disney adaptation by small publisher sold out quickly even with hefty cover price in Feb 2015 up to $20.00

#24 OFFICER DOWNE #1 (IMAGE 2011) Old image title heated up with new movie news in Feb 2015

#25 FANTASTIC FOUR #642 (MARVEL 2015) Marvel reverted the FF title back to the original numbering with this issue which was mostly ignored and sold out quickly as it is part 1 of storyline leading to cancellation and this years Secret Wars storyline. Up to $15.00 each.

#26 INCREDIBLE HULK #324 (MARVEL 1986) 1st app of Grey Hulk rumoured to becoming important in Secret Wars.

#27 INCREDIBLE HULK #92 (MARVEL 2006) 1st app of Planet Hulk has become hot once again this time up to $80.00

#28 WOLVERINES #3 1:25 RATIO VARIANT (MARVEL 2015) 1st app Fantomelle – this variant cover was in super high demand driving prices up to $75.00

#29 ACTION COMICS #521 (DC 1981) 1st app of Vixen with new movie news has made this common issue a key issue now up to $40.00

#30 WHAT IF VENOM POSSESSED DEADPOOL (MARVEL 2011) One-shot has stayed steady and prices keep increasing now over $100.00

#31 NEW AVENGERS #1 (MARVEL 2004) Spider-man joins Avengers. All related Spider-man/Avengers comics heated up in Feb 2015 with talk of new Spider-man movie coming.

#32 DAREDEVIL #111 (MARVEL 2008) 1st Lady Bullseye heated up in Feb 2015 up to $20

#33 BATMAN #417 (DC 1988) 1st app KG Beast up to $20.00

#34 WWE SUPERSTARS #1 (SUPER GENIUS 2013) 4 different regular covers featured wrestler CM Punk who retired and this title became hot up to $40.00

#35 DETECTIVE COMICS #474 (DC 1976) 1st modern Deadshot app is super hot up to $100.00

#36 FIRESTORM #24 (DC 1986) 1st app Blue Beetle heated up in Jan 2015

#37 WEIRD WAR TALES #93 (DC 1983) 1st app of Lt. Matt Shreve of the Arrow TV show hit high immediately in Dec 2014 up to $80.00

#38 SWAMP THING #49 & #50 (DC 1986) 1st and 2nd app of Justice League Dark by Alan Moore heating up as of Jan 2015 up to $30 each

#39 BIRTHRIGHT #1 (IMAGE 2014) Slowly heating up and selling out up to $10.00

#40 MUNCHKIN #1 (BOOM 2015) Instant sell out due to demand for game card included up to $10.00

#41 THRILLKILLER Graphic Novel (DC 1998) Small print run constant in demand has driven prices to $50.00

#42 SUICIDE SQUAD #23 (DC 1989) 1st app of Oracle Barbara Gordon heated up in Jan 2015

#43 THE ACTIVITY #1 (IMAGE 2012) Updated movie news made this hot title reignited in demand up to $15.00

#44 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #532 (MARVEL 2006) Civil War storyline heating up and this is one of the key issues up to $20.00

#45 SECRET WARS #2 (MARVEL 2007) 1st app of Skye Daisy Johnson from Agent of Shield TV show. Book heated up the entire series in Dec 2014 with prices hitting up to $30 each.

#46 WONDER WOMAN #268 (DC 1980) 1st app and only app of Lumberjack heated up in Jan 2015 with news he would appear in the new Supergirl TV show. Up to $40.00

#47 THRILLKILLER ’62 #1-3 (DC 1998) Popular mini-series continues to sell up to $15.00 each.

#48 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of Silk who now teams up in the new Spider-woman ongoing series.

#49 NYX #3 (MARVEL 2003) 1st app Wolverines daughter X23. Continually selling high up to $100.00

#50 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#51 INCREDIBLE HULK #181 (MARVEL 1974) 1st full appearance of Wolverine is always in demand and the most valuable Marvel comic of the past 40 years and yet its hot again and prices in all grades selling above guide.

#52 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#53 BATMAN #1-9 (DC 2011) Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $80.00. Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00. Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles. #1 variants hitting record prices up to $500.00

#54 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#55 UNCANNY X-MEN #266 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Gambit is even hotter due to new movie news hitting over $100.00

#56 CAPTAIN AMERICA #168 (MARVEL 1973) 1st Baron Zemo II heated up in Jan 2015 up to $25.00

#57 CAPTAIN AMERICA #275 (MARVEL 1982) 1st full Baron Zemo II heated up in Jan 2015 up to $30.00

#58 STAR WARS #1 AND #2 ACTION FIGURE VARIANT (MARVEL 2015) Huge buzz created a sellout of 980,000 copies of the return of Star Wars to Marvel in January 2015 – many variants did very well but the action figure variant was so popular it started a series of action figure variants that have all doubled in value quickly. World record set of over 65 different exclusive store covers hitting various high prices.

#59 DARTH VADER #1 ACTION FIGURE VARIANT (MARVEL 2015) Huge print run for regular cover but all variants were popular with 17 store exclusive covers commanding high prices. Darth Vader action figure up to $10.00

#60 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) With the current season of the TV show airing speculators are continually jumping on the original comics that tie in to new episodes which are now currently up to about issue #69. #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne. All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices. #92 and #93 extremely hot at $30.00 each. Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108. This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#61 AVENGERS #144 (MARVEL 1975) 1st app of Patsy Walker Hellcat to be in new TV show

#62 ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS (IDW 2007) Numerous mini-series are in demand due to new movie news in 2015.

#63 COWBOY NINJA VIKING #1 (IMAGE 2009) This back issue became superhot when it was announced this comic was going to be a movie starring Chris Platt. Book hit up to $100.00 a copy by Nov 20th 2014.

#64 SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (MARVEL 2014) Manara 1:50 variant sold up to $125.00 copy with tons of pre-press scandal about the porn artist drawing a risque female sexy variant cover. Sold out quickly even the regular cover.

#65 WYTCHES #1 (IMAGE 2014) New horror series had immediate news reports of a new show in the works which caused quick sellout and prices jumping up to $10.00.

#66 FEATHERS #1 (BOOM 2015) New series was under-ordered with some sales up to $10.00 in Jan 2015

#67 FLASH ANNUAL #2 (DC 2013) 1st New 52 meeting of The Flash and Green Lantern heated up due to a smaller print run and prices hitting up to $40.00 each. July 2013 release ranked #71 $4.99 print run of 34,114.

#68 OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1 (KABOOM 2014) This new comic based on Cartoon Network took a month to heat up and then skyrocketed into constant high sales between $20 and $40 each in Dec 2014.

#69 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2002) Decade old DC series announced to be future TV show drove prices up in Nov 2014 as high as $20.00

#70 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each. Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $70.00 by Oct 2014.

#71 SILVER SURFER #44 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Infinity Gauntlet has driven up demand averaging $15.00

#72 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 (MARVEL 2012) 1st app Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy. Variant covers also super hot. She also appears in issue #10.

#73 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Ongoing series based on the 1966 Batman TV show has continued to have demand and earliest issues are starting to rise with #1 hitting up to $15.00 so far. #1 had print run of 50,000 in July 2013.

#74 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2012) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy.

#75 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #14 and #17 features cameos of Kamala Khan the new Ms Marvel who now has her own new series. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $15.00 each for 1st and 2nd printings.

#76 MARVEL SUPER HEROES WINTER SPECIAL (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Squirrel Girl in this ignored giant size annual from 1991. Prices as high as $100.00 with new ongoing series debuting in January 2015

#77 SHAZAM #25 (DC 1976) 1st app of Isis rumoured to be the wife of Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie – prices up to $50.00

#78 SHAZAM #28 (DC 1976) 1st bronze/modern app of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming Shazam movie caused prices of this book to continue to climb as high as $315.00 for a VF copy in early September 2014. Demand for all issues of the #1-35 series were up and all cheap copies sold and super high demand for #1 from 1973. Some VG copies have hit $100.00

#79 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 1987) Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $50.00 by Oct 2014 with increased interest in all early Suicide Squad comics.

#80 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1987) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices continually climbing over a few months and how hit up to $40.00 for this 60 cent book.

#81 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2014) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel with new movie news instantly driving prices up on 1st and 2nd printings.

#82 FIRESTORM (DC 1977) #1 and #3 and #7 are the key issues that collectors have lined up to buy with many ties to the brand new The Flash TV series. #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak who is in The Flash and in the Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

#83 MARVEL PREMIERE #47 (MARVEL 1978) 1st modern Ant-Man became hot after a movie was announced based on this version of the character. NM copies hitting $200.00 and CGC 9.8 hitting $800.00

#84 DAREDEVIL #131 (MARVEL 1973) 1st app Bullseye now up to $200.00 for NM.

#85 DEADPOOL GLI SUMMER SPECIAL (MARVEL 2007) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#86 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way. TV Show news reported in July 2014 leading prices up to that point to fluctuate greatly with a high of $22.00 for #1 and $5.00 for #2.

#87 THANOS QUEST #12 (MARVEL 1990) Individual sales up to $40.00 each – all Thanos appearances in demand.

#88 INFINITY GAUNTLET #1-6 (MARVEL 1991) Entire mini-series is super hot

#89 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-4 (DC 1987) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series.

#90 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-3 (DC 1979) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series. This is the first comic book mini-series ever published !

#91 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#92 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series. TV Series confirmation in July 2014 sent prices skyrocketing up to $25.00 each for #1 and sets selling later issues up to $10.00 each

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#93 FLASH #92 (DC 1993) 1st app Impulse – speculators hoping he might appear in TV show. Prices vary up to $30.00

#94 SUPERBOY #0 (DC 1994) 1st app of King Shark brought copies up to $6.00 for this massive printed book.

#95 SUPERBOY #9 (DC 1994) Early app of King Shark also heated up when interest in all appearances heated up in Feb 2015. Only up to $6.00 due to being a large print run book.

#96 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#97 SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. All issues in demand even with high print runs. #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple. Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row. #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

#98 PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

#99 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1-4. Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on The chart. #1 Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013. #4 has increased demand starting in Sept as it features 1st app of Lucifer who gets his own series.

#100 WAYWARD #1 (IMAGE 2014) Jim Zub’s new series debuted with 4 covers but all sold out and tons of sales mostly in the $8.00 range for each cover.

    OTHER PAST HOT TITLES THAT HOLD A CONSTANT HIGH $$$ VALUE BUT ARE NO LONGER CLIMBING.

GREAT LAKES AVENGERS X-MAS SPECIAL (MARVEL) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #418 (MARVEL 1996) Peter Parker’s stillborn baby issue became hot in Nov 2014 up to $10.00

AVENGERS #257 (MARVEL 1985) 1st app of Nebula from Guardians of Galaxy movie heated up starting in Aug 2014 up to $30.00 but varies

MICRONAUTS #8 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Captain Universe became hot as of Oct 2014 hitting up to $30.00

LEGENDS #1 (DC 1986) 1st app of Amanda Waller from Suicide Squad became a hot book in fall 2014.

MOON KNIGHT #57 (MARVEL 1993) Tie-in to Infinity Crusade storyline believed to be the rarest book of the entire crossover series soon to be in a movie storyline. Stephen Platt art originally made this a hot book in 1993.

DC COMICS PRESENTS #49 (DC 1982) Early appearance of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming 2019 Shazam movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Copies up to $50.00

MALIGNANT MAN #1 (BOOM 2011) Book heated up in January 2015 with movie news.

STAR WARS #42 68 81 (MARVEL 1980) Boba Fett key issues from original comic book series tieing into Empire Strikes Back. Common issues finally shot up in value in late 2014 as high as $80 each.

BATMAN #386 (DC 1985) 1st app Black Mask – copies selling over $100.00

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized format reprinting the comic sold out instantly with some higher sales.

LUCIFER #1 (DC 2005) Reports of a new TV series based on the character boosted demand in Sept 2014

DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (MARVEL 2012) Super hot 4 issue mini-series which is now selling for up to $150.00 a set after 2 years of release.

X-FORCE #2 and #11 (MARVEL 1991) 2nd full app of Deadpool skyrocketed in media coverage and demand once the Deadpool movie was confirmed in Sept 2014. Prices hit up to $30.00 by Oct 2014 and a case of 200 copies sold that month for $2,000.00 at a comic con.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released in Oct 2013. High critical praise and a rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $24.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $15.00.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

WHAT IF #49 (MARVEL 1993) Infinity Gauntlet storyline has renewed interest.

GHOST IN THE SHELL #1 (DARK HORSE 1995) Classic series heated up again in Jan 2015 with new movie news.

TOOTH AND CLAW #1 (IMAGE 2014) The series has been retitled with #3 and original printings are sold out causing demand for #1.

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #4 (DC 2014) Cover art by Adam Hughes sold instantly up to $12.00 each in Nov 2014.

ANNIHILATOR #1 and #2 (LEGENDARY COMICS 2014) Classic comic writer Grant Morrison published his new series with this new indie publisher which led to a sell out instantly with small print run and tons of sales in the $10.00 range immediately. Print run of #1 was 10,300 copies. Both issues sold out immediately.

EVIL WITHIN #1 2 3 (TITAN 2014) New mini-series small print all issues sold out with some higher sales.

GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1-4 (MARVEL 2005) Mini-series featuring early appearances of Squirrel Girl. Up to $25.00 for a set.

FACE VALUE #1 and #2 (FACE VALUE COMICS 2014) Small print comic about an autistic hero reached TV news media coverage and comic became super hot overnight hitting a high of $80.00 within days of release. #2 eventually sold out with some sales up to $15.00 each.

GODKILLER WALKS AMONG US #1 (BLACK MASK 2014) #1 initially didnt sell out but then reports of a trilogy of cartoon movies based on the series helped sell out #1 and #2 with increasing demand.

THE HUMANS #1 (IMAGE 2014) First printing sold out quickly with some sales above cover.

A TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 – #2 (2014) New small print indie #1 has sold out and heated up to $11.00 a copy and #2 sold out in advance of release. Print run of #1 was 3,400 copies in Sept 2014.

HUGH HOWEY’S WOOL #1 2 3 4 5 6 (2014) Book adapted to comic book series sold out quickly due to small print run and hype of a new movie. The variant cover was printed as a 1:4 and sales of both issues up to $20.00 each and a huge buzz for this title. #2 was also an instant sellout hitting $15.00 each in August 2014. #3 came out in Sept and hit $12.00 each. Print run of #1 was only 2,600 copies. Complete mini-series is now out and all issues have sold above cover.

MARVEL TEAM UP #95 (MARVEL 1979) 1st app of Mockingbird who appears in the TV Show Shield.

ROMAN RITUAL #1 (AMIGO COMICS 2014) Small print indie sold out quickly with sales over $10.00 instantly.

EX-MACHINA #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2004) Recent sales up to $50.00. Print run was 28,000 copies in June 2004.

RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-6 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

BLACK WIDOW #11 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL 2014) Deadpool variant had smaller print run and hit up to $40.00

WOLVERINE #80 (MARVEL 1994) Rumours that X23 first appeared in this issue shot prices up.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22 (MARVEL 1988) 1st app of Speedball high demand starting in Sept 2014

GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 (DC 2014) Sold out and some sales have gone up.

THE PHANTOM #1 (HERMES 2014) 4 regular covers with high demand from European collectors drove prices up a bit on all covers.

DEATH OF WOLVERINE CANADA VARIANTS (MARVEL 2014) All 4 issues feature a special Canada variant cover with flag that many retailers surprisingly didnt order enough so once again Canadian cover variants heated up quickly and hitting $10.00 mark.

BOB’S BURGERS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 sold out instantly with sales up to $10.00 each based on the TV show.

ADVENTURES INTO FEAR #19 (MARVEL 1971) 1st appearance of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices easily hitting $200.00 for VF copies

HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MARVEL 1976) 1st ongoing issue of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices hitting $100.00 for NM copies and $1,000.00 for CGC 9.8

GONERS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Sold out instantly and some sales up to $6.00 each instantly.

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4 (MARVEL 2014) Massive high print run didnt stop the biggest Marvel event of 2014 from selling out – all issues have gone to 2nd printings and now demand is growing for 1st prints that are sold out everywhere.

WOLVERINE #8 9 10 11 12 (MARVEL 2014) Three months to die storyline begins and all issues sell out quickly and immediately go to 2nd printings causing high price increases for this debut issue of the storyline hitting up to $15.00 each on #8 and #9 – Higher price sales as well for later issues. Selling well in sets.

BAD DREAMS #1-4 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of all issues up to $10.00 each

SPREAD #1 (IMAGE 2014) New release in July 2014 sold out with sales up to $8.00 each immediately and a 2nd printing on the way. Small print run for the 2nd printing of #1 with a unique action figure cover was super hot with dozens of sales at $10.00 each the week of release.

SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

THE FADE OUT Magazine (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the magazine sized edition with instant sales up to $20.00 each and tons of sales online.

BRASS SUN #1 (2014) #1-5 mini-series – issues #1-3 have sold up to $10.00 each

HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

BOOSTER GOLD (DC 1986) High demand for this #1 issue 80′s book up to $40.00

STATIC #45 (DC 1996) Final issue small print run hitting up to $40.00

A-NEXT #7 (MARVEL 1999) 1st app of Hope Pym caused high demand with rumour of appearance in upcoming Ant Man movie. Prices jumped up to $15.00

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #35 (1995) 1st app of Venom 2099 – sales up to $20.00

V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

THOR #1 (MARVEL 2014) New series featuring female character sold out even the regular cover with high print run some sales up to $8.00 each

THE HUMANS #0 (2014) New kickstarter comic to be picked up by Image comics with sales up to $25.00 each.

NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

FIGMENT #1 AND #2 (MARVEL 2014) New Disney tie-in series was vastly underordered by retailers causing sellouts of the first 2 issues which both hit up to $15.00 each and went to 2nd printings immediately.

BREATH OF BONES (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini-series became hot overnight in August 2014 with reports of a potential TV/movie deal hitting up to $17.00 for #1 and sets of #1-3 selling for $25.00

THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) Original 12 issue mini-series very popular due to TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and prices have pushed it up to $100.00 for #1.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1-4 Mini-series – new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly. All issues have sold for $10.00 each and #1 has super high demand selling as high as $15.00. Reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 and #2 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) Small indie publisher mini-series. Two regular covers of botgh issues have all sold up to $10.00 each

BEE AND PUPPYCAT (KABOOM 2014) #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings and both selling above cover with sales of #1 up to $10.00 each.

RAGNAROK (IDW 2014) First printing sold out immediately with some higher sales up to $14.

BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

KEVIN KELLER #14 (ARCHIE 2014) Batman Dark Knight tribute variant cover instantly sold out at Diamond and hit $8.00 week of release. Issue #15 is an X-Men tribute variant cover and also sold out quickly.

WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

LOW (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately but large print run with some copies selling up to $6.00 each.

LITTLE NEMO RETURNS TO SLUMBERLAND (IDW 2014) #1 sold out instantly and some sellers getting a bit above cover.

EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber. Online pre-sales were doing well above cover. Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 (DC 2014) Released in July and sold out by September with some sales up to $6.00

CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

JASON SHIGA’S DEMON #1 (SHIGABOOKS 2014) Very small print mini sized comic sales up to $20.00 in August 2014

OWLGIRLS #1 (2014) New small indie print run sold out instantly and sales immediately up to $10.00 each

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36/37 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized double sized memorial issue. First printing sold out quickly and hit a high of $60.00 per copy with a 2nd printing shipped the very next week to fill demand.

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36 (ARCHIE 2014) The Death of Archie received widespread media coverage and sales were very strong the first week of release peaking at up to $15.00 per cover. Five different covers available with the Fiona Staples cover possibly the most popular. Issue #37 featuring Archie’s funeral was released the next week and sold out quickly at Diamond.

INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

JAEGIR (REBELLION 2014) One-shot with some sales at $10.00 for this 2000 AD series.

EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00. 4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well. This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue. It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity. All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (MARVEL 2014) The connecting cover version instantly hit $9.00 the day of release and sold out everywhere helping the regular cover to sell out quickly as well and go to 2nd printing.

GRAYSON #1 SUBSCRIPTION COVER (DC 2014) New series based on Robin debuted and sold out with the subscription cover hitting higher dollars immediately.

WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MARVEL 2014) Giant print run but yet a sell out and already a 3rd printing has caused sales to start slowly sneaking up on #1.

INCREDIBLE HULK #271 (MARVEL 1982) 1st app Rocket Raccoon in Marvel universe continuity and comic format.

ROCKET RACCOON #1-4 (MARVEL 1986) Mini-series released before character joined Guardians Of The Galaxy. $80.00 per set is a standard price.

MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year. Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back. Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings. Sets now all sell above cover.

SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45 (DC 1998) Early Harley Quinn appearance sales up to $50.00

INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO (1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off. Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month. Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) Mini-series with new rumour of potential Movie brought new interest in August 2014 after it had originally been hot at release week in 2013. Some sales above cover.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. ith the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game. All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release. Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH ! #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release. Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low. Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book. Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July. I sold a few sets at $100.00. Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies. Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out. Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March. #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6. One season of the TV series seems guaranteed. #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00 Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20. Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month. Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11. #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month. Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing. Highest ratings online for story and art. Super small print run. More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series). Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out. Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4 Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well. #1 2nd printing hit $12.00 #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4. I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc. Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down. Smaller print run. Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month. News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again. #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

HAWKEYE #1-10 The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings. #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00. Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings. New issues still sell out. It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1. Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now. #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale. $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print. #2 currently in the $20-30 range. #3 $10. #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image. #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011) Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!
6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs. Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April. #1 now at $90.00. Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype. Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title. The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March. Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00 #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3. Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5. #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12 Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16 TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week. #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st. Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover. #1 settled down now to about $50.00. Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series. $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698, 699700 Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10 Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings. Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1 New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $9.00

ACTION #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

LOCKE AND KEY (2008) Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00 for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00 Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for the initial Diamond sales figures data

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during LATE JANUARY 2015

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during LATE JANUARY 2015

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Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

This list is updated every 2 weeks. This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market. I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month. This list focuses on all regular edition covers. (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs). If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price. However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales. Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:

#1 STAR WARS #1 HOT TOPIC VARIANT (MARVEL 2015) This variant was recalled due to back cover ad leaking Grey Hulk and prices skyrocketed on Jan 28th 2015 up to $250.00 a copy.

#2 EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of new Gwen Stacy Spider-woman had a high print run of 50,000 but yet still sold out with sales continuing 3 months in a row now up as high as $70.00. 1:25 ratio variant cover now up to $300.00. A new ongoing series debuts Feb 2015. 2nd printing released in October also sold out instantly with sales also up to $15.00 each for Marvel’s hottest new character of 2014. 3rd printing in Nov 2014 sold as high as $15.00 each. 4th printing also sold out and up a bit. Literally thousands of copies sold instantly above cover of the hottest Marvel comic of 2014.

#3 STAR WARS #1 (MARVEL 1977) With news of the new Marvel series collectors were hunting out the original #1 and prices had tripled since last year!

#4 WONDER WOMAN #38 (DC 2015) 1:100 ratio was barely ordered by retailers causing it to heat up to $300.00 a copy for this new key issue.

#5 SLEEPWALKER #1 (MARVEL 1991) Print run was 500,000 but overnight this common forgotten title was in high demand after the character was brought back in Fantastic Four #642 leading up to the 2015 Secret Wars.

#6 MORTAL KOMBAT X #1 (DC 2015) Video game tie-in comic was underordered and sold out instantly up to $15.00 immediately in Jan 2015.

#7 FANTASTIC FOUR #642 (MARVEL 2015) Marvel reverted the FF title back to the original numbering with this issue which was mostly ignored and sold out quickly as it is part 1 of storyline leading to cancellation and this years Secret Wars storyline. Up to $15.00 each.

#8 INCREDIBLE HULK #324 (MARVEL 1986) 1st app of Grey Hulk rumoured to becoming important in Secret Wars.

#9 INCREDIBLE HULK #92 (MARVEL 2006) 1st app of Planet Hulk has become hot once again this time up to $80.00

#10 WOLVERINES #3 1:25 RATIO VARIANT (MARVEL 2015) 1st app Fantomelle – this variant cover was in super high demand driving prices up to $75.00

#11 ACTION COMICS #521 (DC 1981) 1st app of Vixen with new movie news has made this common issue a key issue now up to $40.00

#12 LADY KILLER #1 (DARK HORSE 2014) Popular new title in January 2015 sold out instantly and #1-2 both sold out and jumped in value immediately. Random sales up to $15.00 each for #1 and #2.

#13 WHAT IF VENOM POSSESSED DEADPOOL (MARVEL 2011) One-shot has stayed steady and prices keep increasing now over $100.00

#14 WWE SUPERSTARS #1 (SUPER GENIUS 2013) 4 different regular covers featured wrestler CM Punk who retired and this title became hot up to $40.00

#15 DETECTIVE COMICS #474 (DC 1976) 1st modern Deadshot app is super hot up to $100.00

#16 ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4 (MARVEL 2011) 1st app of Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-man. Up to $20.00 and rising. 1:25 ratio variant hit $100.00

#17 FIRESTORM #24 (DC 1986) 1st app Blue Beetle heated up in Jan 2015

#18 WEIRD WAR TALES #93 (DC 1983) 1st app of Lt. Matt Shreve of the Arrow TV show hit high immediately in Dec 2014 up to $80.00

#19 SWAMP THING #49 & #50 (DC 1986) 1st and 2nd app of Justice League Dark by Alan Moore heating up as of Jan 2015 up to $30 each

#20 MUNCHKIN #1 (BOOM 2015) Instant sell out due to demand for game card included up to $10.00

#21 THRILLKILLER Graphic Novel (DC 1998) Small print run constant in demand has driven prices to $50.00

#22 SUICIDE SQUAD #23 (DC 1989) 1st app of Oracle Barbara Gordon heated up in Jan 2015

#23 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #532 (MARVEL 2006) Civil War storyline heating up and this is one of the key issues up to $20.00

#24 SECRET WARS #2 (MARVEL 2007) 1st app of Skye Daisy Johnson from Agent of Shield TV show. Book heated up the entire series in Dec 2014 with prices hitting up to $30 each.

#25 WONDER WOMAN #268 (DC 1980) 1st app and only app of Lumberjack heated up in Jan 2015 with news he would appear in the new Supergirl TV show. Up to $40.00

#26 THRILLKILLER ’62 #1-3 (DC 1998) Popular mini-series continues to sell up to $15.00 each.

#27 CAPTAIN AMERICA #168 (MARVEL 1973) 1st Baron Zemo II heated up in Jan 2015 up to $25.00

#28 CAPTAIN AMERICA #275 (MARVEL 1982) 1st full Baron Zemo II heated up in Jan 2015 up to $30.00

#29 STAR WARS #1 ACTION FIGURE VARIANT (MARVEL 2015) Huge buzz created a sellout of 980,000 copies of the return of Star Wars to Marvel in January 2015 – many variants did very well but the action figure variant was so popular it started a series of action figure variants that have all doubled in value quickly.

#30 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) With the current season of the TV show airing speculators are continually jumping on the original comics that tie in to new episodes which are now currently up to about issue #69. #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne. All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices. #92 and #93 extremely hot at $30.00 each. Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108. This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#31 UNCANNY X-MEN #266 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Gambit is even hotter due to new movie news hitting over $100.00

#32 AVENGERS #144 (MARVEL 1975) 1st app of Patsy Walker Hellcat to be in new TV show

#33 ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS (IDW 2007) Numerous mini-series are in demand due to new movie news in 2015.

#34 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of Silk who now teams up in the new Spider-woman ongoing series.

#35 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#36 INCREDIBLE HULK #181 (MARVEL 1974) 1st full appearance of Wolverine is always in demand and the most valuable Marvel comic of the past 40 years and yet its hot again and prices in all grades selling above guide.

#37 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#38 COWBOY NINJA VIKING #1 (IMAGE 2009) This back issue became superhot when it was announced this comic was going to be a movie starring Chris Platt. Book hit up to $100.00 a copy by Nov 20th 2014.

#39 SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (MARVEL 2014) Manara 1:50 variant sold up to $125.00 copy with tons of pre-press scandal about the porn artist drawing a risque female sexy variant cover. Sold out quickly even the regular cover.

#40 WYTCHES #1 (IMAGE 2014) New horror series had immediate news reports of a new show in the works which caused quick sellout and prices jumping up to $10.00.

#41 FEATHERS #1 (BOOM 2015) New series was under-ordered with some sales up to $10.00 in Jan 2015

#42 FLASH ANNUAL #2 (DC 2013) 1st New 52 meeting of The Flash and Green Lantern heated up due to a smaller print run and prices hitting up to $40.00 each. July 2013 release ranked #71 $4.99 print run of 34,114.

#43 OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1 (KABOOM 2014) This new comic based on Cartoon Network took a month to heat up and then skyrocketed into constant high sales between $20 and $40 each in Dec 2014.

#44 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2002) Decade old DC series announced to be future TV show drove prices up in Nov 2014 as high as $20.00

#45 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each. Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $70.00 by Oct 2014.

#46 SILVER SURFER #44 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Infinity Gauntlet has driven up demand averaging $15.00

#47 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 (MARVEL 2012) 1st app Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy. Variant covers also super hot. She also appears in issue #10.

#48 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Ongoing series based on the 1966 Batman TV show has continued to have demand and earliest issues are starting to rise with #1 hitting up to $15.00 so far. #1 had print run of 50,000 in July 2013.

#49 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2012) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy.

#50 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #14 and #17 features cameos of Kamala Khan the new Ms Marvel who now has her own new series. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $15.00 each for 1st and 2nd printings.

#51 MARVEL SUPER HEROES WINTER SPECIAL (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Squirrel Girl in this ignored giant size annual from 1991. Prices as high as $100.00 with new ongoing series debuting in January 2015

#52 SHAZAM #25 (DC 1976) 1st app of Isis rumoured to be the wife of Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie – prices up to $50.00

#53 SHAZAM #28 (DC 1976) 1st bronze/modern app of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming Shazam movie caused prices of this book to continue to climb as high as $315.00 for a VF copy in early September 2014. Demand for all issues of the #1-35 series were up and all cheap copies sold and super high demand for #1 from 1973. Some VG copies have hit $100.00

#54 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 1987) Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $50.00 by Oct 2014 with increased interest in all early Suicide Squad comics.

#55 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1987) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices continually climbing over a few months and how hit up to $40.00 for this 60 cent book.

#56 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2014) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel with new movie news instantly driving prices up on 1st and 2nd printings.

#57 FIRESTORM (DC 1977) #1 and #3 and #7 are the key issues that collectors have lined up to buy with many ties to the brand new The Flash TV series. #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak who is in The Flash and in the Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

#58 MARVEL PREMIERE #47 (MARVEL 1978) 1st modern Ant-Man became hot after a movie was announced based on this version of the character. NM copies hitting $200.00 and CGC 9.8 hitting $800.00

#59 DAREDEVIL #131 (MARVEL 1973) 1st app Bullseye now up to $200.00 for NM.

#60 DEADPOOL GLI SUMMER SPECIAL (MARVEL 2007) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#61 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS X-MAS SPECIAL (MARVEL) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#62 THANOS QUEST #1-2 (MARVEL 1990) Individual sales up to $40.00 each – all Thanos appearances in demand.

#63 INFINITY GAUNTLET #1-6 (MARVEL 1991) Entire mini-series is super hot

#64 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-4 (DC 1987) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series.

#65 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-3 (DC 1979) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series. This is the first comic book mini-series ever published !

#66 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#67 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series. TV Series confirmation in July 2014 sent prices skyrocketing up to $25.00 each for #1 and sets selling later issues up to $10.00 each

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#68 FLASH #92 (DC 1993) 1st app Impulse – speculators hoping he might appear in TV show. Prices vary up to $30.00

#69 SUPERBOY #0 (DC 1994) 1st app of King Shark brought copies up to $6.00 for this massive printed book.

#70 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #418 (MARVEL 1996) Peter Parker’s stillborn baby issue became hot in Nov 2014 up to $10.00

#71 AVENGERS #257 (MARVEL 1985) 1st app of Nebula from Guardians of Galaxy movie heated up starting in Aug 2014 up to $30.00 but varies

#72 MICRONAUTS #8 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Captain Universe became hot as of Oct 2014 hitting up to $30.00

#73 LEGENDS #1 (DC 1986) 1st app of Amanda Waller from Suicide Squad became a hot book in fall 2014.

#74 MOON KNIGHT #57 (MARVEL 1993) Tie-in to Infinity Crusade storyline believed to be the rarest book of the entire crossover series soon to be in a movie storyline. Stephen Platt art originally made this a hot book in 1993.

#75 DC COMICS PRESENTS #49 (DC 1982) Early appearance of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming 2019 Shazam movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Copies up to $50.00

#76 MALIGNANT MAN #1 (BOOM 2011) Book heated up in January 2015 with movie news.

#77 STAR WARS #42 68 81 (MARVEL 1980) Boba Fett key issues from original comic book series tieing into Empire Strikes Back. Common issues finally shot up in value in late 2014 as high as $80 each.

#78 BATMAN #386 (DC 1985) 1st app Black Mask – copies selling over $100.00

#79 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized format reprinting the comic sold out instantly with some higher sales.

#80 LUCIFER #1 (DC 2005) Reports of a new TV series based on the character boosted demand in Sept 2014

#81 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1-4. Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on The chart. #1 Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013. #4 has increased demand starting in Sept as it features 1st app of Lucifer who gets his own series.

#82 WAYWARD #1 (IMAGE 2014) Jim Zub’s new series debuted with 4 covers but all sold out and tons of sales mostly in the $8.00 range for each cover.

#83 DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (MARVEL 2012) Super hot 4 issue mini-series which is now selling for up to $150.00 a set after 2 years of release.

#84 ENORMOUS TREASURY (IMAGE 2012) One-shot oversized treasury comic magazine with retail cover price of $9.99 was selling up to $30.00 each with the release and hype of the new ongoing series.

#85 ENORMOUS #1 and #2 and #3 (215 INK 2014) Small indie publisher released new ongoing series which is a followup to the 2 year old Image treasury one-shot from 2012. Regular covers of #1 hit up to $20.00 each and the smaller print run of issue #2 and #3 sold out super fast causing shortages everywhere with sales immediately up to $28.00 with Diamond selling out way in advance for issues #2 and #3. #2 had shipped late to some retailers. #3 came out soon after and hit up to $25.00.

#86 X-FORCE #2 and #11 (MARVEL 1991) 2nd full app of Deadpool skyrocketed in media coverage and demand once the Deadpool movie was confirmed in Sept 2014. Prices hit up to $30.00 by Oct 2014 and a case of 200 copies sold that month for $2,000.00 at a comic con.

#87 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way. TV Show news reported in July 2014 leading prices up to that point to fluctuate greatly with a high of $22.00 for #1 and $5.00 for #2.

#88 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#89 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released in Oct 2013. High critical praise and a rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $24.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $15.00.

#90 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#91 WHAT IF #49 (MARVEL 1993) Infinity Gauntlet storyline has renewed interest.

#92 GHOST IN THE SHELL #1 (DARK HORSE 1995) Classic series heated up again in Jan 2015 with new movie news.

#93 TOOTH AND CLAW #1 (IMAGE 2014) The series has been retitled with #3 and original printings are sold out causing demand for #1.

#94 SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #4 (DC 2014) Cover art by Adam Hughes sold instantly up to $12.00 each in Nov 2014.

#95 ANNIHILATOR #1 and #2 (LEGENDARY COMICS 2014) Classic comic writer Grant Morrison published his new series with this new indie publisher which led to a sell out instantly with small print run and tons of sales in the $10.00 range immediately. Print run of #1 was 10,300 copies. Both issues sold out immediately.

#96 EVIL WITHIN #1 2 3 (TITAN 2014) New mini-series small print all issues sold out with some higher sales.

#97 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1-4 (MARVEL 2005) Mini-series featuring early appearances of Squirrel Girl. Up to $25.00 for a set.

#98 FACE VALUE #1 and #2 (FACE VALUE COMICS 2014) Small print comic about an autistic hero reached TV news media coverage and comic became super hot overnight hitting a high of $80.00 within days of release. #2 eventually sold out with some sales up to $15.00 each.

#99 GODKILLER WALKS AMONG US #1 (BLACK MASK 2014) #1 initially didnt sell out but then reports of a trilogy of cartoon movies based on the series helped sell out #1 and #2 with increasing demand.

#100 THE HUMANS #1 (IMAGE 2014) First printing sold out quickly with some sales above cover.

    OTHER PAST HOT TITLES THAT HOLD A CONSTANT HIGH $$$ VALUE BUT ARE NO LONGER CLIMBING.

A TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 – #2 (2014) New small print indie #1 has sold out and heated up to $11.00 a copy and #2 sold out in advance of release. Print run of #1 was 3,400 copies in Sept 2014.

HUGH HOWEY’S WOOL #1 2 3 4 5 6 (2014) Book adapted to comic book series sold out quickly due to small print run and hype of a new movie. The variant cover was printed as a 1:4 and sales of both issues up to $20.00 each and a huge buzz for this title. #2 was also an instant sellout hitting $15.00 each in August 2014. #3 came out in Sept and hit $12.00 each. Print run of #1 was only 2,600 copies. Complete mini-series is now out and all issues have sold above cover.

MARVEL TEAM UP #95 (MARVEL 1979) 1st app of Mockingbird who appears in the TV Show Shield.

ROMAN RITUAL #1 (AMIGO COMICS 2014) Small print indie sold out quickly with sales over $10.00 instantly.

EX-MACHINA #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2004) Recent sales up to $50.00. Print run was 28,000 copies in June 2004.

RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-6 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

BLACK WIDOW #11 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL 2014) Deadpool variant had smaller print run and hit up to $40.00

WOLVERINE #80 (MARVEL 1994) Rumours that X23 first appeared in this issue shot prices up.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22 (MARVEL 1988) 1st app of Speedball high demand starting in Sept 2014

GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 (DC 2014) Sold out and some sales have gone up.

THE PHANTOM #1 (HERMES 2014) 4 regular covers with high demand from European collectors drove prices up a bit on all covers.

DEATH OF WOLVERINE CANADA VARIANTS (MARVEL 2014) All 4 issues feature a special Canada variant cover with flag that many retailers surprisingly didnt order enough so once again Canadian cover variants heated up quickly and hitting $10.00 mark.

BOB’S BURGERS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 sold out instantly with sales up to $10.00 each based on the TV show.

ADVENTURES INTO FEAR #19 (MARVEL 1971) 1st appearance of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices easily hitting $200.00 for VF copies

HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MARVEL 1976) 1st ongoing issue of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices hitting $100.00 for NM copies and $1,000.00 for CGC 9.8

GONERS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Sold out instantly and some sales up to $6.00 each instantly.

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4 (MARVEL 2014) Massive high print run didnt stop the biggest Marvel event of 2014 from selling out – all issues have gone to 2nd printings and now demand is growing for 1st prints that are sold out everywhere.

WOLVERINE #8 9 10 11 12 (MARVEL 2014) Three months to die storyline begins and all issues sell out quickly and immediately go to 2nd printings causing high price increases for this debut issue of the storyline hitting up to $15.00 each on #8 and #9 – Higher price sales as well for later issues. Selling well in sets.

BAD DREAMS #1-4 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of all issues up to $10.00 each

SPREAD #1 (IMAGE 2014) New release in July 2014 sold out with sales up to $8.00 each immediately and a 2nd printing on the way. Small print run for the 2nd printing of #1 with a unique action figure cover was super hot with dozens of sales at $10.00 each the week of release.

SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

THE FADE OUT Magazine (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the magazine sized edition with instant sales up to $20.00 each and tons of sales online.

BRASS SUN #1 (2014) #1-5 mini-series – issues #1-3 have sold up to $10.00 each

HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

BOOSTER GOLD (DC 1986) High demand for this #1 issue 80′s book up to $40.00

STATIC #45 (DC 1996) Final issue small print run hitting up to $40.00

A-NEXT #7 (MARVEL 1999) 1st app of Hope Pym caused high demand with rumour of appearance in upcoming Ant Man movie. Prices jumped up to $15.00

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #35 (1995) 1st app of Venom 2099 – sales up to $20.00

V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

THOR #1 (MARVEL 2014) New series featuring female character sold out even the regular cover with high print run some sales up to $8.00 each

THE HUMANS #0 (2014) New kickstarter comic to be picked up by Image comics with sales up to $25.00 each.

NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

FIGMENT #1 AND #2 (MARVEL 2014) New Disney tie-in series was vastly underordered by retailers causing sellouts of the first 2 issues which both hit up to $15.00 each and went to 2nd printings immediately.

BREATH OF BONES (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini-series became hot overnight in August 2014 with reports of a potential TV/movie deal hitting up to $17.00 for #1 and sets of #1-3 selling for $25.00

MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) Original 12 issue mini-series very popular due to TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and prices have pushed it up to $100.00 for #1.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. All issues in demand even with high print runs. #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple. Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row. #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

BATMAN #1-9 (DC 2011) Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00. Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1-4 Mini-series – new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly. All issues have sold for $10.00 each and #1 has super high demand selling as high as $15.00. Reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 and #2 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) Small indie publisher mini-series. Two regular covers of botgh issues have all sold up to $10.00 each

BEE AND PUPPYCAT (KABOOM 2014) #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings and both selling above cover with sales of #1 up to $10.00 each.

RAGNAROK (IDW 2014) First printing sold out immediately with some higher sales up to $14.

BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

KEVIN KELLER #14 (ARCHIE 2014) Batman Dark Knight tribute variant cover instantly sold out at Diamond and hit $8.00 week of release. Issue #15 is an X-Men tribute variant cover and also sold out quickly.

WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

LOW (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately but large print run with some copies selling up to $6.00 each.

LITTLE NEMO RETURNS TO SLUMBERLAND (IDW 2014) #1 sold out instantly and some sellers getting a bit above cover.

EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber. Online pre-sales were doing well above cover. Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 (DC 2014) Released in July and sold out by September with some sales up to $6.00

CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

JASON SHIGA’S DEMON #1 (SHIGABOOKS 2014) Very small print mini sized comic sales up to $20.00 in August 2014

OWLGIRLS #1 (2014) New small indie print run sold out instantly and sales immediately up to $10.00 each

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36/37 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized double sized memorial issue. First printing sold out quickly and hit a high of $60.00 per copy with a 2nd printing shipped the very next week to fill demand.

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36 (ARCHIE 2014) The Death of Archie received widespread media coverage and sales were very strong the first week of release peaking at up to $15.00 per cover. Five different covers available with the Fiona Staples cover possibly the most popular. Issue #37 featuring Archie’s funeral was released the next week and sold out quickly at Diamond.

INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

JAEGIR (REBELLION 2014) One-shot with some sales at $10.00 for this 2000 AD series.

EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00. 4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well. This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue. It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity. All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (MARVEL 2014) The connecting cover version instantly hit $9.00 the day of release and sold out everywhere helping the regular cover to sell out quickly as well and go to 2nd printing.

GRAYSON #1 SUBSCRIPTION COVER (DC 2014) New series based on Robin debuted and sold out with the subscription cover hitting higher dollars immediately.

WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MARVEL 2014) Giant print run but yet a sell out and already a 3rd printing has caused sales to start slowly sneaking up on #1.

INCREDIBLE HULK #271 (MARVEL 1982) 1st app Rocket Raccoon in Marvel universe continuity and comic format.

ROCKET RACCOON #1-4 (MARVEL 1986) Mini-series released before character joined Guardians Of The Galaxy. $80.00 per set is a standard price.

MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year. Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back. Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings. Sets now all sell above cover.

SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45 (DC 1998) Early Harley Quinn appearance sales up to $50.00

INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off. Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month. Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) Mini-series with new rumour of potential Movie brought new interest in August 2014 after it had originally been hot at release week in 2013. Some sales above cover.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. ith the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game. All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release. Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH ! #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release. Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low. Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book. Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July. I sold a few sets at $100.00. Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies. Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out. Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March. #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6. One season of the TV series seems guaranteed. #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00 Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20. Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month. Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11. #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month. Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing. Highest ratings online for story and art. Super small print run. More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series). Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out. Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4 Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well. #1 2nd printing hit $12.00 #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4. I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc. Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down. Smaller print run. Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month. News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again. #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

HAWKEYE #1-10 The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings. #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00. Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings. New issues still sell out. It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1. Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now. #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale. $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print. #2 currently in the $20-30 range. #3 $10. #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image. #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011) Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!
6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs. Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April. #1 now at $90.00. Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype. Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title. The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March. Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00 #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3. Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5. #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12 Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16 TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week. #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st. Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover. #1 settled down now to about $50.00. Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series. $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700 Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10 Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings. Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1 New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $9.00

ACTION #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

LOCKE AND KEY (2008) Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00 for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00 Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during EARLY JANUARY 2015

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during EARLY JANUARY 2015

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Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

This list is updated every 2 weeks. This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market. I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month. This list focuses on all regular edition covers. (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs). If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price. However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales. Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:

#1 EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of new Gwen Stacy Spider-woman had a high print run of 50,000 but yet still sold out with sales continuing 3 months in a row now up as high as $60.00. 1:25 ratio variant cover now up to $250.00. A new ongoing series debuts Feb 2015. 2nd printing released in October also sold out instantly with sales also up to $15.00 each for Marvel’s hottest new character of 2014. 3rd printing in Nov 2014 sold as high as $15.00 each. 4th printing also sold out and up a bit. Literally thousands of copies sold instantly above cover of the hottest Marvel comic of 2014.

#2 INCREDIBLE HULK #92 (MARVEL 2006) 1st app of Planet Hulk has become hot once again this time up to $80.00

#3 ACTION COMICS #521 (DC 1981) 1st app of Vixen with new movie news has made this common issue a key issue now up to $40.00

#4 LADY KILLER #1 (DARK HORSE 2014) Popular new title in January 2015 sold out instantly and #1-2 both sold out and jumped in value immediately. Random sales up to $15.00 each for #1 and #2.

#5 WHAT IF VENOM POSSESSED DEADPOOL (MARVEL 2011) One-shot has stayed steady and prices keep increasing now over $100.00

#6 DETECTIVE COMICS #474 (DC 1976) 1st modern Deadshot app is super hot up to $100.00

#7 WEIRD WAR TALES #93 (DC 1983) 1st app of Lt. Matt Shreve of the Arrow TV show hit high immediately in Dec 2014 up to $80.00

#8 THRILLKILLER Graphic Novel (DC 1998) Small print run constant in demand has driven prices to $50.00

#9 SECRET WARS #2 (MARVEL 2007) 1st app of Skye Daisy Johnson from Agent of Shield TV show. Book heated up the entire series in Dec 2014 with prices hitting up to $30 each.

#10 THRILLKILLER ’62 #1-3 (DC 1998) Popular mini-series continues to sell up to $15.00 each.

#11 STAR WARS #1 ACTION FIGURE VARIANT (MARVEL 2015) Huge buzz created a sellout of 980,000 copies of the return of Star Wars to Marvel in January 2015 – many variants did very well but the action figure variant was so popular it started a series of action figure variants that have all doubled in value quickly.

#12 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) With the current season of the TV show airing speculators are continually jumping on the original comics that tie in to new episodes which are now currently up to about issue #69. #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne. All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices. #92 and #93 extremely hot at $30.00 each. Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108. This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#13 COWBOY NINJA VIKING #1 (IMAGE 2009) This back issue became superhot when it was announced this comic was going to be a movie starring Chris Platt. Book hit up to $100.00 a copy by Nov 20th 2014.

#14 SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (MARVEL 2014) Manara 1:50 variant sold up to $125.00 copy with tons of pre-press scandal about the porn artist drawing a risque female sexy variant cover. Sold out quickly even the regular cover.

#15 WYTCHES #1 (IMAGE 2014) New horror series had immediate news reports of a new show in the works which caused quick sellout and prices jumping up to $10.00.

#16 UNCANNY X-MEN #266 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Gambit is even hotter due to new movie news hitting over $100.00

#17 ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS (IDW 2007) Numerous mini-series are in demand due to new movie news in 2015.

#18 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#19 INCREDIBLE HULK #181 (MARVEL 1974) 1st full appearance of Wolverine is always in demand and the most valuable Marvel comic of the past 40 years and yet its hot again and prices in all grades selling above guide.

#20 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#21 FLASH ANNUAL #2 (DC 2013) 1st New 52 meeting of The Flash and Green Lantern heated up due to a smaller print run and prices hitting up to $40.00 each. July 2013 release ranked #71 $4.99 print run of 34,114.

#22 OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1 (KABOOM 2014) This new comic based on Cartoon Network took a month to heat up and then skyrocketed into constant high sales between $20 and $40 each in Dec 2014.

#23 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2002) Decade old DC series announced to be future TV show drove prices up in Nov 2014 as high as $20.00

#24 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each. Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $70.00 by Oct 2014.

#25 SILVER SURFER #44 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Infinity Gauntlet has driven up demand averaging $15.00

#26 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 (MARVEL 2012) 1st app Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy. Variant covers also super hot. She also appears in issue #10.

#27 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Ongoing series based on the 1966 Batman TV show has continued to have demand and earliest issues are starting to rise with #1 hitting up to $15.00 so far. #1 had print run of 50,000 in July 2013.

#28 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2012) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy.

#29 MARVEL SUPER HEROES WINTER SPECIAL (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Squirrel Girl in this ignored giant size annual from 1991. Prices as high as $100.00 with new ongoing series debuting in January 2015

#30 SHAZAM #25 (DC 1976) 1st app of Isis rumoured to be the wife of Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie – prices up to $50.00

#31 SHAZAM #28 (DC 1976) 1st bronze/modern app of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming Shazam movie caused prices of this book to continue to climb as high as $315.00 for a VF copy in early September 2014. Demand for all issues of the #1-35 series were up and all cheap copies sold and super high demand for #1 from 1973. Some VG copies have hit $100.00

#32 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 1987) Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $50.00 by Oct 2014 with increased interest in all early Suicide Squad comics.

#33 DAREDEVIL #131 (MARVEL 1973) 1st app Bullseye now up to $200.00 for NM.

#34 DEADPOOL GLI SUMMER SPECIAL (MARVEL 2007) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#35 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS X-MAS SPECIAL (MARVEL) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#36 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1987) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices continually climbing over a few months and how hit up to $40.00 for this 60 cent book.

#37 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2014) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel with new movie news instantly driving prices up on 1st and 2nd printings.

#38 FIRESTORM (DC 1977) #1 and #3 and #7 are the key issues that collectors have lined up to buy with many ties to the brand new The Flash TV series. #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak who is in The Flash and in the Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

#39 MARVEL PREMIERE #47 (MARVEL 1978) 1st modern Ant-Man became hot after a movie was announced based on this version of the character. NM copies hitting $200.00 and CGC 9.8 hitting $800.00

#40 THANOS QUEST #1-2 (MARVEL 1990) Individual sales up to $40.00 each – all Thanos appearances in demand.

#41 INFINITY GAUNTLET #1-6 (MARVEL 1991) Entire mini-series is super hot

#42 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-4 (DC 1987) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series.

#43 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-3 (DC 1979) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series. This is the first comic book mini-series ever published !

#44 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#45 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series. TV Series confirmation in July 2014 sent prices skyrocketing up to $25.00 each for #1 and sets selling later issues up to $10.00 each

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#46 FLASH #92 (DC 1993) 1st app Impulse – speculators hoping he might appear in TV show. Prices vary up to $30.00

#47 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #418 (MARVEL 1996) Peter Parker’s stillborn baby issue became hot in Nov 2014 up to $10.00

#48 AVENGERS #257 (MARVEL 1985) 1st app of Nebula from Guardians of Galaxy movie heated up starting in Aug 2014 up to $30.00 but varies

#49 MICRONAUTS #8 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Captain Universe became hot as of Oct 2014 hitting up to $30.00

#50 LEGENDS #1 (DC 1986) 1st app of Amanda Waller from Suicide Squad became a hot book in fall 2014.

#51 MOON KNIGHT #57 (MARVEL 1993) Tie-in to Infinity Crusade storyline believed to be the rarest book of the entire crossover series soon to be in a movie storyline. Stephen Platt art originally made this a hot book in 1993.

#52 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of Silk who now teams up in the new Spider-woman ongoing series.

#53 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #14 and #17 features cameos of Kamala Khan the new Ms Marvel who now has her own new series. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $15.00 each for 1st and 2nd printings.

#54 DC COMICS PRESENTS #49 (DC 1982) Early appearance of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming 2019 Shazam movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Copies up to $50.00

#55 WHAT IF #49 (MARVEL 1993) Infinity Gauntlet storyline has renewed interest.

#56 GHOST IN THE SHELL #1 (DARK HORSE 1995) Classic series heated up again in Jan 2015 with new movie news.

#57 TOOTH AND CLAW #1 (IMAGE 2014) The series has been retitled with #3 and original printings are sold out causing demand for #1.

#58 SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #4 (DC 2014) Cover art by Adam Hughes sold instantly up to $12.00 each in Nov 2014.

#59 MALIGNANT MAN #1 (BOOM 2011) Book heated up in January 2015 with movie news.

#60 ANNIHILATOR #1 and #2 (LEGENDARY COMICS 2014) Classic comic writer Grant Morrison published his new series with this new indie publisher which led to a sell out instantly with small print run and tons of sales in the $10.00 range immediately. Print run of #1 was 10,300 copies. Both issues sold out immediately.

#61 EVIL WITHIN #1 2 3 (TITAN 2014) New mini-series small print all issues sold out with some higher sales.

#62 STAR WARS #42 68 81 (MARVEL 1980) Boba Fett key issues from original comic book series tieing into Empire Strikes Back. Common issues finally shot up in value in late 2014 as high as $80 each.

#63 BATMAN #386 (DC 1985) 1st app Black Mask – copies selling over $100.00

#64 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized format reprinting the comic sold out instantly with some higher sales.

#65 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1-4 (MARVEL 2005) Mini-series featuring early appearances of Squirrel Girl. Up to $25.00 for a set.

#66 FACE VALUE #1 and #2 (FACE VALUE COMICS 2014) Small print comic about an autistic hero reached TV news media coverage and comic became super hot overnight hitting a high of $80.00 within days of release. #2 eventually sold out with some sales up to $15.00 each.

#67 GODKILLER WALKS AMONG US #1 (BLACK MASK 2014) #1 initially didnt sell out but then reports of a trilogy of cartoon movies based on the series helped sell out #1 and #2 with increasing demand.

#68 ENORMOUS #1 and #2 and #3 (215 INK 2014) Small indie publisher released new ongoing series which is a followup to the 2 year old Image treasury one-shot from 2012. Regular covers of #1 hit up to $20.00 each and the smaller print run of issue #2 and #3 sold out super fast causing shortages everywhere with sales immediately up to $28.00 with Diamond selling out way in advance for issues #2 and #3. #2 had shipped late to some retailers. #3 came out soon after and hit up to $25.00.

#69 X-FORCE #2 and #11 (MARVEL 1991) 2nd full app of Deadpool skyrocketed in media coverage and demand once the Deadpool movie was confirmed in Sept 2014. Prices hit up to $30.00 by Oct 2014 and a case of 200 copies sold that month for $2,000.00 at a comic con.

#70 A TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 – #2 (2014) New small print indie #1 has sold out and heated up to $11.00 a copy and #2 sold out in advance of release. Print run of #1 was 3,400 copies in Sept 2014.

#71 HUGH HOWEY’S WOOL #1 2 3 4 5 6 (2014) Book adapted to comic book series sold out quickly due to small print run and hype of a new movie. The variant cover was printed as a 1:4 and sales of both issues up to $20.00 each and a huge buzz for this title. #2 was also an instant sellout hitting $15.00 each in August 2014. #3 came out in Sept and hit $12.00 each. Print run of #1 was only 2,600 copies. Complete mini-series is now out and all issues have sold above cover.

#72 MARVEL TEAM UP #95 (MARVEL 1979) 1st app of Mockingbird who appears in the TV Show Shield.

#73 ROMAN RITUAL #1 (AMIGO COMICS 2014) Small print indie sold out quickly with sales over $10.00 instantly.

#74 EX-MACHINA #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2004) Recent sales up to $50.00. Print run was 28,000 copies in June 2004.

#75 RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-6 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

#76 ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

#77 BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

#78 BLACK WIDOW #11 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL 2014) Deadpool variant had smaller print run and hit up to $40.00

#79 WOLVERINE #80 (MARVEL 1994) Rumours that X23 first appeared in this issue shot prices up.

#80 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22 (MARVEL 1988) 1st app of Speedball high demand starting in Sept 2014

#81 LUCIFER #1 (DC 2005) Reports of a new TV series based on the character boosted demand in Sept 2014

#82 GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 (DC 2014) Sold out and some sales have gone up.

#83 THE PHANTOM #1 (HERMES 2014) 4 regular covers with high demand from European collectors drove prices up a bit on all covers.

#84 THE HUMANS #1 (IMAGE 2014) First printing sold out quickly with some sales above cover.

#85 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1-4. Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on The chart. #1 Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013. #4 has increased demand starting in Sept as it features 1st app of Lucifer who gets his own series.

#86 WAYWARD #1 (IMAGE 2014) Jim Zub’s new series debuted with 4 covers but all sold out and tons of sales mostly in the $8.00 range for each cover.

#87 DEATH OF WOLVERINE CANADA VARIANTS (MARVEL 2014) All 4 issues feature a special Canada variant cover with flag that many retailers surprisingly didnt order enough so once again Canadian cover variants heated up quickly and hitting $10.00 mark.

#88 BOB’S BURGERS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 sold out instantly with sales up to $10.00 each based on the TV show.

#89 ADVENTURES INTO FEAR #19 (MARVEL 1971) 1st appearance of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices easily hitting $200.00 for VF copies

#90 HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MARVEL 1976) 1st ongoing issue of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices hitting $100.00 for NM copies and $1,000.00 for CGC 9.8

#91 GONERS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Sold out instantly and some sales up to $6.00 each instantly.

#92 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4 (MARVEL 2014) Massive high print run didnt stop the biggest Marvel event of 2014 from selling out – all issues have gone to 2nd printings and now demand is growing for 1st prints that are sold out everywhere.

#93 WOLVERINE #8 9 10 11 12 (MARVEL 2014) Three months to die storyline begins and all issues sell out quickly and immediately go to 2nd printings causing high price increases for this debut issue of the storyline hitting up to $15.00 each on #8 and #9 – Higher price sales as well for later issues. Selling well in sets.

#94 BAD DREAMS #1-4 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of all issues up to $10.00 each

#95 DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (MARVEL 2012) Super hot 4 issue mini-series which is now selling for up to $150.00 a set after 2 years of release.

#96 ENORMOUS TREASURY (IMAGE 2012) One-shot oversized treasury comic magazine with retail cover price of $9.99 was selling up to $30.00 each with the release and hype of the new ongoing series.

#97 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way. TV Show news reported in July 2014 leading prices up to that point to fluctuate greatly with a high of $22.00 for #1 and $5.00 for #2.

#98 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#99 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released in Oct 2013. High critical praise and a rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $24.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $15.00.

#100 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

OTHER PAST HOT TITLES THAT HOLD A CONSTANT HIGH $$$ VALUE BUT ARE NO LONGER CLIMBING.

SPREAD #1 (IMAGE 2014) New release in July 2014 sold out with sales up to $8.00 each immediately and a 2nd printing on the way. Small print run for the 2nd printing of #1 with a unique action figure cover was super hot with dozens of sales at $10.00 each the week of release.

SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

THE FADE OUT Magazine (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the magazine sized edition with instant sales up to $20.00 each and tons of sales online.

BRASS SUN #1 (2014) #1-5 mini-series – issues #1-3 have sold up to $10.00 each

HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

BOOSTER GOLD (DC 1986) High demand for this #1 issue 80′s book up to $40.00

STATIC #45 (DC 1996) Final issue small print run hitting up to $40.00

A-NEXT #7 (MARVEL 1999) 1st app of Hope Pym caused high demand with rumour of appearance in upcoming Ant Man movie. Prices jumped up to $15.00

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #35 (1995) 1st app of Venom 2099 – sales up to $20.00

V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

THOR #1 (MARVEL 2014) New series featuring female character sold out even the regular cover with high print run some sales up to $8.00 each

THE HUMANS #0 (2014) New kickstarter comic to be picked up by Image comics with sales up to $25.00 each.

NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

FIGMENT #1 AND #2 (MARVEL 2014) New Disney tie-in series was vastly underordered by retailers causing sellouts of the first 2 issues which both hit up to $15.00 each and went to 2nd printings immediately.

BREATH OF BONES (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini-series became hot overnight in August 2014 with reports of a potential TV/movie deal hitting up to $17.00 for #1 and sets of #1-3 selling for $25.00

MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) Original 12 issue mini-series very popular due to TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and prices have pushed it up to $100.00 for #1.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. All issues in demand even with high print runs. #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple. Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row. #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

BATMAN #1-9 (DC 2011) Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00. Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1-4 Mini-series – new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly. All issues have sold for $10.00 each and #1 has super high demand selling as high as $15.00. Reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 and #2 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) Small indie publisher mini-series. Two regular covers of botgh issues have all sold up to $10.00 each

BEE AND PUPPYCAT (KABOOM 2014) #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings and both selling above cover with sales of #1 up to $10.00 each.

RAGNAROK (IDW 2014) First printing sold out immediately with some higher sales up to $14.

BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

KEVIN KELLER #14 (ARCHIE 2014) Batman Dark Knight tribute variant cover instantly sold out at Diamond and hit $8.00 week of release. Issue #15 is an X-Men tribute variant cover and also sold out quickly.

WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

LOW (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately but large print run with some copies selling up to $6.00 each.

LITTLE NEMO RETURNS TO SLUMBERLAND (IDW 2014) #1 sold out instantly and some sellers getting a bit above cover.

EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber. Online pre-sales were doing well above cover. Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 (DC 2014) Released in July and sold out by September with some sales up to $6.00

CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

JASON SHIGA’S DEMON #1 (SHIGABOOKS 2014) Very small print mini sized comic sales up to $20.00 in August 2014

OWLGIRLS #1 (2014) New small indie print run sold out instantly and sales immediately up to $10.00 each

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36/37 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized double sized memorial issue. First printing sold out quickly and hit a high of $60.00 per copy with a 2nd printing shipped the very next week to fill demand.

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36 (ARCHIE 2014) The Death of Archie received widespread media coverage and sales were very strong the first week of release peaking at up to $15.00 per cover. Five different covers available with the Fiona Staples cover possibly the most popular. Issue #37 featuring Archie’s funeral was released the next week and sold out quickly at Diamond.

INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

JAEGIR (REBELLION 2014) One-shot with some sales at $10.00 for this 2000 AD series.

EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00. 4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well. This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue. It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity. All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (MARVEL 2014) The connecting cover version instantly hit $9.00 the day of release and sold out everywhere helping the regular cover to sell out quickly as well and go to 2nd printing.

GRAYSON #1 SUBSCRIPTION COVER (DC 2014) New series based on Robin debuted and sold out with the subscription cover hitting higher dollars immediately.

WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MARVEL 2014) Giant print run but yet a sell out and already a 3rd printing has caused sales to start slowly sneaking up on #1.

INCREDIBLE HULK #271 (MARVEL 1982) 1st app Rocket Raccoon in Marvel universe continuity and comic format.

ROCKET RACCOON #1-4 (MARVEL 1986) Mini-series released before character joined Guardians Of The Galaxy. $80.00 per set is a standard price.

MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year. Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back. Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings. Sets now all sell above cover.

SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45 (DC 1998) Early Harley Quinn appearance sales up to $50.00

INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off. Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month. Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) Mini-series with new rumour of potential Movie brought new interest in August 2014 after it had originally been hot at release week in 2013. Some sales above cover.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. ith the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game. All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release. Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH ! #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release. Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low. Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book. Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July. I sold a few sets at $100.00. Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies. Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out. Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March. #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6. One season of the TV series seems guaranteed. #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00 Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20. Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month. Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11. #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month. Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing. Highest ratings online for story and art. Super small print run. More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series). Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out. Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4 Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well. #1 2nd printing hit $12.00 #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4. I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc. Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down. Smaller print run. Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month. News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again. #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

HAWKEYE #1-10 The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings. #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00. Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings. New issues still sell out. It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1. Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now. #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale. $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print. #2 currently in the $20-30 range. #3 $10. #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image. #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011) Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!
6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs. Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April. #1 now at $90.00. Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype. Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title. The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March. Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00 #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3. Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5. #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12 Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16 TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week. #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st. Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover. #1 settled down now to about $50.00. Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series. $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700 Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10 Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings. Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1 New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $9.00

ACTION #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

LOCKE AND KEY (2008) Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00 for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00 Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 18 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 18 2015

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

NewComics20150218

This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Herald Lovecraft And Tesla #2, $3.99 – 500 copies left
Pirate Eye Exiled From Exile #1 (Of 4)(Carl Yonder Regular Cover), $3.99 – 489 copies
Pirate Eye Exiled From Exile #1 (Of 4)(Carl Yonder Painted Variant Cover), $4.99 – 248 copies
Stray #1 (Mike Norton Regular Cover), $3.99 – 796 copies
Stray #1 (Khary Randolph Variant Cover), $4.99 – 258 copies

BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
Lady Mechanika #4 (Cover A Joe Benitez), $3.99 – 1,802 copies (covers combined)
Lady Mechanika #4 (Cover B Kenneth Rocafort), $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Plunder #1 (Cover A Skuds McKinley), $3.99 – 264 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
EI8HT #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – 1,454 copies
Lady Killer #1 (Of 5)(Joelle Jones 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS
Batgirl #39 (Cameron Stewart Regular Cover), $2.99 – 1,610 COPIES
Mortal Kombat X #1 (Ivan Reis 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 1,546 copies
Multiversity Mastermen #1 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Regular Cover), $4.99 -2,560 copies
Wonder Woman #39 (David Finch & Batt Regular Cover), $2.99 – 574 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Alice Cooper #6 (Cover A David Mack), $3.99 – 265 copies
Dawn Vampirella #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Joseph Michael Linsner), $3.99 – 647 copies
King Mandrake The Magician #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99 – 746 copies
Legenderry Green Hornet #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Joe Benitez), $3.99 – 699 copies
Pathfinder Origins #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $4.99 – 497 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Bitch Planet #3, $3.50 – 8 copies
IXth Generation #2, $3.99 – 20 copies
Reyn #2, $2.99 – 15 copies
Secret Identities #1, $3.50 – 290 copies
Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Sparks Nevada Marshal On Mars #1 (Of 4)(Cover A J. Bone), $3.99 – 221 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Universe Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (Of 4), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Silk #1 (Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,280 copies

REDAN PUBLISHING
Ultimate Spider-Man Magazine #2, $4.99 – 67 copies

TITAN
Sleepy Hollow The Official Magazine #2, $9.99 – 18 copies

TITAN COMICS
13 Coins #5 (of 6), $3.99 – 169 copies
Captain Stone #3 (Of 6), $3.99 – 90 copies
Mono #3 (Of 6), $3.99 – 66 copies

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 11 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 11 2015

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

NewComics20150211

This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless The Pirate Princess #1 (Of 4)(Rosy Higgins Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,183 copies left
Princeless The Pirate Princess #1 (Of 4)(Soojin Paek Variant Cover), $4.99 – 214 copies

AMIGO COMICS
Rogues The Burning Heart #2 (Of 5), $3.99 – 77 copies
Roman Ritual #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 57 copies

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT
Cavewoman The Return #1 (Cover A Rob Durham), $3.99 – 100 copies
Cavewoman The Zombie Situation #1 (Cover A Devon Massey), $3.99 – 78 copies

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Zombie Killustrated #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 27 copies

ASPEN COMICS
Fathom Kiani Volume 4 #1 (Cover A Guiseppe Cafano), $3.99 – 276 copies

BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
Lady Mechanika Collected Edition #2 (Issues 2 & 3)(Cover A Joe Benitez), $4.99 – 484 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Help Us Great Warrior #1 (Of 8)(Cover A Madeleine Flores), $3.99 – 45 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Prometheus Fire And Stone Omega #1 (One Shot), $4.99 – 1,317 copies

DC COMICS
Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special #1 (Amanda Conner Regular Cover), $4.99 – 4,398 copies
Mortal Kombat X #2, $3.99 – 6,031 copies
Secret Six #2 (Dale Eaglesham Regular Cover), $2.99 – 1,688 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Down Town #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $3.99 – 820 copies
Legenderry Red Sonja #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Joe Benitez), $3.99 – 803 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Empty #1, $3.50 – 9 copies
Walking Dead #137, $2.99 – 52 copies
Witchblade #180 (Cover A Dale Keown), $3.99 – 29 copies

JOE BOOKS
Disney’s Frozen Adaptation #1, $4.99 – 401 copies

LEGENDARY COMICS
Harvester #1, $3.99 – 565 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Giuseppe Camuncoli Regular Cover), $3.99 – 819 copies
Darth Vader #1 (Adi Granov Regular Cover), $4.99 – 4,400 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Divinity #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic), $3.99 – 10 copies

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

The history of BLANK VARIANT COVERS index

BlankCoverMasters2002

Blank covers have become all the rage but not overnight. Now it seems that every single new comic book from all publishers also contains a blank cover version. These are fun to collect and of course the purpose is for talented artists to use them as their canvass for their own 1 of a kind unique covers. Many have become very valuable online. But what about the blank covers themselves?

A few interesting trends have emerged over time. These books are always usually printed at the exact quantity requested by retailers during their initial orders. Rarely do these books stay in stock. So now they are instantly sell outs and have potential as collectibles. But seems very few talk about them. Whats interesting about these is the potential for sellouts is even greater as artists may want to buy massive quantities of copies rather than just the typical 1 copy to read.

All publishers have jumped on the bandwagon and are using this as an extra tool for revenue.
But looking back the publishers weren’t so quick to jump on the bandwagon and notice in the early days how sporadic it really was between releases.

BlankVariantHistoryChart

This chart I have compiled is every known Blank cover variant I could locate from all Diamond listings since 2002. Note how all the earliest blank covers actually were “framed” and not completely white blank as they are today.

In 2002 that lone blank variant came out featuring the Image comics version of Masters Of The Universe dynamic forces variant cover.

Jump to 2007 and for some reason Marvel decides to put out a blank cover variant for the Death of Captain America. But it would be another 11 months before Marvel attempted another one. Dynamite Comics was the next publisher to regularly start publishing blank covers. The format was not a success yet as 2008 saw only 2 blank covers published. Dynamite and Dynamic Forces both put out a few high priced blanks in that time period.

Image only once did a blank cover during these early years back in 2009.

It was only in May 2009 that the regularly produced blank variant from Marvel began starting with Avengers #1. This became a way to help promote big launches for new Marvel titles which continues to this day. Marvel would from this point on usually publish 1 blank variant every single month on wards.

DC Comics held off and never had a blank variant until late in September 2012 with their “We Can Be Heroes” theme which ran over a bunch of titles including Batman #0. It was at this point that every publisher saw the potential for sales and demand.

So 2013 is really the break through year where the onslaught of blank variants became an almost weekly event.

It’s already been over a decade since the first one shot and now 8 years since the first Marvel blank.

Its only time before collectors start to realize how hard these are to find. Now Diamond does not usually keep these blank variants in stock which means they are instantly sold out so watch for potential rising prices on all future blanks as well.

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 4 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for February 4 2015

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

NewComics20150204

This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

215 INK
Enormous #6 (Cover A Mehdi Cheggour), $3.99 – 506 copies left
Enormous #6 (Cover B Colin Lorimer), $3.99 – 383 copies

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Sherlock Holmes Steam Detective #1, $3.99 – 84 copies

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Afterlife With Archie Magazine #4, $4.99 – 298 copies

ASTRONAUT INK
New Zodiax #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Joe St. Pierre), $3.50 – 68 copies

BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
Lady Mechanika #0 And #1 Collected Edition (Cover A Joe Benitez), $3.99 – 772 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Cluster #1 (Cover A James Stokoe), $3.99 – 320 copies

BOUNDLESS COMICS
Lady Death Apocalypse #1 (Renato Camilo Regular Cover), $4.99 – 290 copies

CRUMB COMICS
Mr Natural #3 (Of 3), $4.95 – 61 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Goon Once Upon A Hard Time #1 (Eric Powell Regular Cover), $3.50 – 1,068 copies
Lady Killer #2 (Of 5), $3.50 – 689 copies
Rat God #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – 1,571 copies

DC COMICS
Deathstroke #1 (Tony S. Daniel 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1,972 copies
Superman #38 (John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson Regular Cover), $4.99 – 853 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
King Jungle Jim #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99 – 602 copies
Legenderry Vampirella #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Joe Benitez), $3.99 – 801 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Nameless #1, $2.99 – 66 copies
Postal #1 (Cover A Linda Sejic), $3.99 – sold out
Saga #25, $2.99 – 280 copies
Spawn #250 (Cover A Todd McFarlane), $5.99 – 270 copies
Wytches #4, $2.99 – 179 copies

LEGENDARY COMICS
Annihilator #5 (Of 6), $3.99 – 778 copies

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Captain America Fear Him #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 936 copies
Ant-Man #2 (Mark Brooks Regular Cover), $3.99 – 325 copies
Avengers #41 (Bryan Hitch Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 (Of 5)(Robbie Rodriguez 4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 402 copies
Marvel’s Ant-Man Prelude #1 (Of 2), $2.99 – 915 copies
Miracleman #15 (John Totleben Regular Cover), $4.99 – 119 copies
Return Of The Living Deadpool #1 (Of 4)(Jay Shaw Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,739 copies
Star Wars #1 (John Cassaday 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Star Wars #2 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $3.99 – 4,418 copies
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2 (Erica Henderson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,341 copies

TITAN COMICS
Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #1 (NYCC Photo Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Doctor Who The Twelfth Doctor #1 (NYCC Photo Variant Cover), $3.99 – 5 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Imperium #1 (Cover A Raul Allen), $3.99 – 253 copies

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen #1 (Cover A Sean Chen), $3.99 – 164 copies

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for January 28 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for January 28 2015

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

NewComics20150128

This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

BOOM! STUDIOS
Abigail And The Snowman #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Roger Landridge), $3.99 – 322 copies left
Amazing World Of Gumball 2015 Special #1 (Cover A Matt Cummings), $4.99 – 212 copies
Munchkin #1 (Cover A Ian McGinty), $3.99 – 21 copies

COMIXTRIBE
Find #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 81 copies

DC COMICS
Effigy #1 (W. Scott Forbes Regular Cover), $2.99 – 2,232 copies
Multiversity Guidebook #1 (Rian Hughes Regular Cover), $7.99 – 2,715 copies
Vertigo Quarterly Black #1, $7.99 – 593 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
King Flash Gordon #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99 – 952 copies
King The Phantom #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99 – 1,117 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Creature Cops Special Varmint Unit #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Leandro Panganiban), $3.99 – 606 copies
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99 – 769 copies
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Paulina Ganucheau), $3.99 – 240 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Bitch Planet #2, $3.50 – 75 copies
Casanova Acedia #1, $3.99 – 1,080 copies
Dying And The Dead #1, $4.50 – 131 copies
They’re Not Like Us #2, $2.99 – 83 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Uncanny Avengers #1 (Daniel Acuna Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,767 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Quantum And Woody Must Die #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Mike Hawthorne), $3.99 – 347 copies

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for January 21 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for January 21 2015

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

NewComics20150121

This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Steampunk Goldilocks #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 99 copies left

BLEEDING COOL
Bleeding Cool Magazine #14, $4.99 – 198 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Burning Fields #1 (Of 8)(Cover A Colin Lorimer), $3.99 – 209 copies

BOUNDLESS COMICS
Lady Death #26 , $3.99 – 271 copies

DANGER ZONE
Holy F*ck #1 (Daniel Arruda Massa Jesus Cover), $4.99 – 569 copies
Holy F*ck #1 (Daniel Arruda Massa Regular Cover), $3.99 – 446 copies
Holy F*ck #1 (Daniel Arruda Massa Satan Cover), $4.99 – 634 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Groo Friends And Foes #1, $3.99 – 1,369 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Twilight Zone Shadow And Substance #1 (Cover A Guiu Vilanova), $3.99 – 557 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
Creeple Peeple #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Tim Lattie), $3.99 – 472 copies
G.I. JOE Snake Eyes Agent Of Cobra #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Paolo Villanelli), $3.99 – 653 copies
Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Nacho Arranz), $3.99 – 656 copies
Judge Dredd Classics The Dark Judges #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Darick Robertson), $3.99 – 455 copies
Millennium #1 (Cover A Menton J. Matthews III), $3.99 – 650 copies
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Volume 3 #1 (Cover A A.C. Farley), $3.99 – 355 copies
Transformers Punishment #1 (One Shot)(Cover A Livio Ramondelli), $5.99 – 707 copies
Zombies Vs Robots #1 (Cover A Ashley Wood), $3.99 – 559 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Autumnlands Tooth And Claw #3 (Cover A Benjamin Dewey), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Drifter #3 (Cover A Nic Klein), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Intersect #3 (Cover A Ray Fawkes), $3.50 – 50 copies
Reyn #1, $2.99 – 224 copies
Rumble #2, $3.50 – 15 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #13 (Olivier Coipel Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,733 copies
Fantastic Four #642 (Leonard Kirk Regular Cover), $3.99 – 899 copies
Fantastic Four #642 (Michael Golden Connecting Cover Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Powers #1 (Michael Avon Oeming Regular Cover), $3.99 – 854 copies

ROBOT PAPER
Henchmen I Henchbot #1 (Of 6), $3.50 – 128 copies

TITAN COMICS
13 Coins #4 (Of 6), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Captain Stone #2 (Of 6), $3.99 – 130 copies
Mono #2 (Of 6), $3.99 – 94 copies

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Ivar Timewalker #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Raul Allen), $3.99 – 3,005 copies

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Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for January 14 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for January 14 2015

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

BLACK MASK COMICS
Godkiller Walk Among Us #1 (Anna Wieszczyk 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Reimena Yee), $3.99 – 276 copies
BOOM Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 (Cover A Jake Lawrence), $9.99 – 199 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Conan Red Sonja #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 2,943 copies

DC COMICS
Fables The Wolf Among Us #1 (Chrissie Zullo Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,700 copies
Mortal Kombat X #1 (Cover A Ivan Reis Scorpion), $3.99 – 1,409 copies
Mortal Kombat X #1 (Cover B Ivan Reis Sub-Zero), $3.99 – 1,290 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Alice Cooper #5 (Cover A David Mack), $3.99 – 243 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Rat Queens Special Braga #1 (Cover A Tess Fowler), $3.50 – 398 copies
Rat Queens Special Braga #1 (Cover B Roc Upchurch), $3.50 – 200 copies
Walking Dead #136, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers #40 (Dale Keown Regular Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 (Julian Totino Tedesco Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,946 copies
Spider-Verse #2 (Of 2), $4.99 – 1,315 copies
Star Wars #1 (John Cassaday Regular Cover), $4.99 – 1,978 copies
Wolverines #2 (Nick Bradshaw Regular Cover), $3.99 – 482 copies

SUPER GENIUS
WWE Superstars #11, $3.99 – 198 copies

VEROTIK
Verotik World #4 (Weird Voodoo), $4.95 – 44 copies

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during LATE DECEMBER 2014

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during LATE DECEMBER 2014

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

This list is updated every 2 weeks. This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market. I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month. This list focuses on all regular edition covers. (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs). If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price. However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales. Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:

#1 FLASH ANNUAL #2 (DC 2013) 1st New 52 meeting of The Flash and Green Lantern heated up due to a smaller print run and prices hitting up to $40.00 each. July 2013 release ranked #71 $4.99 print run of 34,114.

#2 EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of new Gwen Stacy Spider-woman had a high print run of 50,000 but yet still sold out with sales continuing 15 weeks in a row now up as high as $50.00. 1:25 ratio variant cover now up to $150.00. A new ongoing series debuts Feb 2015. 2nd printing released in October also sold out instantly with sales also up to $15.00 each for Marvel’s hottest new character of 2014. 3rd printing in Nov 2014 sold as high as $15.00 each. Literally thousands of copies sold instantly above cover of the hottest Marvel comic of 2014.

#3 SECRET WARS #2 (MARVEL 2007) 1st app of Skye Daisy Johnson from Agent of Shield TV show. Book heated up the entire series in Dec 2014 with prices hitting up to $30 each.

#4 OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1 (KABOOM 2014) This new comic based on Cartoon Network took a month to heat up and then skyrocketed into constant high sales between $20 and $40 each in Dec 2014.

#5 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) With the current season of the TV show airing speculators are continually jumping on the original comics that tie in to new episodes which are now currently up to about issue #69. #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne. All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices. #92 and #93 extremely hot at $30.00 each. Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108. This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#6 COWBOY NINJA VIKING #1 (IMAGE 2009) This back issue became superhot when it was announced this comic was going to be a movie starring Chris Platt. Book hit up to $100.00 a copy by Nov 20th 2014.

#7 SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (MARVEL 2014) Manara 1:50 variant sold up to $125.00 copy with tons of pre-press scandal about the porn artist drawing a risque female sexy variant cover. Sold out quickly even the regular cover.

#8 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2002) Decade old DC series announced to be future TV show drove prices up in Nov 2014 as high as $20.00

#9 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each. Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $70.00 by Oct 2014.

#10 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 (MARVEL 2012) 1st app Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy. Variant covers also super hot. She also appears in issue #10.

#11 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Ongoing series based on the 1966 Batman TV show has continued to have demand and earliest issues are starting to rise with #1 hitting up to $15.00 so far. #1 had print run of 50,000 in July 2013.

#12 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2012) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy.

#13 MARVEL SUPER HEROES WINTER SPECIAL (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Squirrel Girl in this ignored giant size annual from 1991. Prices as high as $100.00 with new ongoing series debuting in January 2015

#14 WYTCHES #1 (IMAGE 2014) New horror series had immediate news reports of a new show in the works which caused quick sellout and prices jumping up to $10.00.

#15 SHAZAM #25 (DC 1976) 1st app of Isis rumoured to be the wife of Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie – prices up to $50.00

#16 SHAZAM #28 (DC 1976) 1st bronze/modern app of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming Shazam movie caused prices of this book to continue to climb as high as $315.00 for a VF copy in early September 2014. Demand for all issues of the #1-35 series were up and all cheap copies sold and super high demand for #1 from 1973. Some VG copies have hit $100.00

#17 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 1987) Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $50.00 by Oct 2014 with increased interest in all early Suicide Squad comics.

#18 DEADPOOL GLI SUMMER SPECIAL (MARVEL 2007) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#19 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS X-MAS SPECIAL (MARVEL) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#20 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1987) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices continually climbing over a few months and how hit up to $40.00 for this 60 cent book.

#21 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2014) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel with new movie news instantly driving prices up on 1st and 2nd printings.

#22 FIRESTORM (DC 1977) #1 and #3 and #7 are the key issues that collectors have lined up to buy with many ties to the brand new The Flash TV series. #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak who is in The Flash and in the Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

#23 THANOS QUEST #1-2 (MARVEL 1990) Individual sales up to $40.00 each – all Thanos appearances in demand.

#24 INFINITY GAUNTLET #1-6 (MARVEL 1991) Entire mini-series is super hot

#25 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-4 (DC 1987) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series.

#26 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-3 (DC 1979) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series. This is the first comic book mini-series ever published !

#27 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #418 (MARVEL 1996) Peter Parker’s stillborn baby issue became hot in Nov 2014 up to $10.00

#28 AVENGERS #257 (MARVEL 1985) 1st app of Nebula from Guardians of Galaxy movie heated up starting in Aug 2014 up to $30.00 but varies

#29 MICRONAUTS #8 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Captain Universe became hot as of Oct 2014 hitting up to $30.00

#30 LEGENDS #1 (DC 1986) 1st app of Amanda Waller from Suicide Squad became a hot book in fall 2014.

#31 MOON KNIGHT #57 (MARVEL 1993) Tie-in to Infinity Crusade storyline believed to be the rarest book of the entire crossover series soon to be in a movie storyline. Stephen Platt art originally made this a hot book in 1993.

#32 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of Silk who now teams up in the new Spider-woman ongoing series.

#33 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #14 and #17 features cameos of Kamala Khan the new Ms Marvel who now has her own new series. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $15.00 each for 1st and 2nd printings.

#34 DC COMICS PRESENTS #49 (DC 1982) Early appearance of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming 2019 Shazam movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Copies up to $50.00

#35 WHAT IF #49 (MARVEL 1993) Infinity Gauntlet storyline has renewed interest.

#36 TOOTH AND CLAW #1 (IMAGE 2014) The series has been retitled with #3 and original printings are sold out causing demand for #1.

#37 SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #4 (DC 2014) Cover art by Adam Hughes sold instantly up to $12.00 each in Nov 2014.

#38 ANNIHILATOR #1 and #2 (LEGENDARY COMICS 2014) Classic comic writer Grant Morrison published his new series with this new indie publisher which led to a sell out instantly with small print run and tons of sales in the $10.00 range immediately. Print run of #1 was 10,300 copies. Both issues sold out immediately.

#39 EVIL WITHIN #1 2 3 (TITAN 2014) New mini-series small print all issues sold out with some higher sales.

#40 STAR WARS #42 68 81 (MARVEL 1980) Boba Fett key issues from original comic book series tieing into Empire Strikes Back. Common issues finally shot up in value in late 2014 as high as $80 each.

#41 BATMAN #386 (DC 1985) 1st app Black Mask – copies selling over $100.00

#42 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized format reprinting the comic sold out instantly with some higher sales.

#43 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1-4 (MARVEL 2005) Mini-series featuring early appearances of Squirrel Girl. Up to $25.00 for a set.

#44 FACE VALUE #1 and #2 (FACE VALUE COMICS 2014) Small print comic about an autistic hero reached TV news media coverage and comic became super hot overnight hitting a high of $80.00 within days of release. #2 eventually sold out with some sales up to $15.00 each.

#45 GODKILLER WALKS AMONG US #1 (BLACK MASK 2014) #1 initially didnt sell out but then reports of a trilogy of cartoon movies based on the series helped sell out #1 and #2 with increasing demand.

#46 ENORMOUS #1 and #2 and #3 (215 INK 2014) Small indie publisher released new ongoing series which is a followup to the 2 year old Image treasury one-shot from 2012. Regular covers of #1 hit up to $20.00 each and the smaller print run of issue #2 and #3 sold out super fast causing shortages everywhere with sales immediately up to $28.00 with Diamond selling out way in advance for issues #2 and #3. #2 had shipped late to some retailers. #3 came out soon after and hit up to $25.00.

#47 X-FORCE #2 and #11 (MARVEL 1991) 2nd full app of Deadpool skyrocketed in media coverage and demand once the Deadpool movie was confirmed in Sept 2014. Prices hit up to $30.00 by Oct 2014 and a case of 200 copies sold that month for $2,000.00 at a comic con.

#48 A TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 – #2 (2014) New small print indie #1 has sold out and heated up to $11.00 a copy and #2 sold out in advance of release. Print run of #1 was 3,400 copies in Sept 2014.

#49 HUGH HOWEY’S WOOL #1 2 3 4 5 6 (2014) Book adapted to comic book series sold out quickly due to small print run and hype of a new movie. The variant cover was printed as a 1:4 and sales of both issues up to $20.00 each and a huge buzz for this title. #2 was also an instant sellout hitting $15.00 each in August 2014. #3 came out in Sept and hit $12.00 each. Print run of #1 was only 2,600 copies. Complete mini-series is now out and all issues have sold above cover.

#50 MARVEL TEAM UP #95 (MARVEL 1979) 1st app of Mockingbird who appears in the TV Show Shield.

#51 ROMAN RITUAL #1 (AMIGO COMICS 2014) Small print indie sold out quickly with sales over $10.00 instantly.

#52 EX-MACHINA #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2004) Recent sales up to $50.00. Print run was 28,000 copies in June 2004.

#53 RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-6 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

#54 ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

#55 X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

#56 BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

#57 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#58 BLACK WIDOW #11 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL 2014) Deadpool variant had smaller print run and hit up to $40.00

#59 WOLVERINE #80 (MARVEL 1994) Rumours that X23 first appeared in this issue shot prices up.

#60 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22 (MARVEL 1988) 1st app of Speedball high demand starting in Sept 2014

#61 LUCIFER #1 (DC 2005) Reports of a new TV series based on the character boosted demand in Sept 2014

#62 GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 (DC 2014) Sold out and some sales have gone up.

#63 THE PHANTOM #1 (HERMES 2014) 4 regular covers with high demand from European collectors drove prices up a bit on all covers.

#64 THE HUMANS #1 (IMAGE 2014) First printing sold out quickly with some sales above cover.

#65 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1-4. Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on The chart. #1 Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013. #4 has increased demand starting in Sept as it features 1st app of Lucifer who gets his own series.

#66 WAYWARD #1 (IMAGE 2014) Jim Zub’s new series debuted with 4 covers but all sold out and tons of sales mostly in the $8.00 range for each cover.

#67 DEATH OF WOLVERINE CANADA VARIANTS (MARVEL 2014) All 4 issues feature a special Canada variant cover with flag that many retailers surprisingly didnt order enough so once again Canadian cover variants heated up quickly and hitting $10.00 mark.

#68 BOB’S BURGERS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 sold out instantly with sales up to $10.00 each based on the TV show.

#69 ADVENTURES INTO FEAR #19 (MARVEL 1971) 1st appearance of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices easily hitting $200.00 for VF copies

#70 HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MARVEL 1976) 1st ongoing issue of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices hitting $100.00 for NM copies and $1,000.00 for CGC 9.8

#71 BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

#72 INCREDIBLE HULK #181 (MARVEL 1974) 1st full appearance of Wolverine is always in demand and the most valuable Marvel comic of the past 40 years and yet its hot again and prices in all grades selling above guide.

#73 MARVEL PREMIERE #47 (MARVEL 1978) 1st modern Ant-Man became hot after a movie was announced based on this version of the character. NM copies hitting $200.00 and CGC 9.8 hitting $800.00

#74 GONERS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Sold out instantly and some sales up to $6.00 each instantly.

#75 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4 (MARVEL 2014) Massive high print run didnt stop the biggest Marvel event of 2014 from selling out – all issues have gone to 2nd printings and now demand is growing for 1st prints that are sold out everywhere.

#76 WOLVERINE #8 9 10 11 12 (MARVEL 2014) Three months to die storyline begins and all issues sell out quickly and immediately go to 2nd printings causing high price increases for this debut issue of the storyline hitting up to $15.00 each on #8 and #9 – Higher price sales as well for later issues. Selling well in sets.

#77 BAD DREAMS #1-4 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of all issues up to $10.00 each

#78 DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (MARVEL 2012) Super hot 4 issue mini-series which is now selling for up to $150.00 a set after 2 years of release.

#79 SPREAD #1 (IMAGE 2014) New release in July 2014 sold out with sales up to $8.00 each immediately and a 2nd printing on the way. Small print run for the 2nd printing of #1 with a unique action figure cover was super hot with dozens of sales at $10.00 each the week of release.

#80 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

#81 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

#82 THE FADE OUT Magazine (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the magazine sized edition with instant sales up to $20.00 each and tons of sales online.

#83 FIGMENT #1 AND #2 (MARVEL 2014) New Disney tie-in series was vastly underordered by retailers causing sellouts of the first 2 issues which both hit up to $15.00 each and went to 2nd printings immediately.

#84 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series. TV Series confirmation in July 2014 sent prices skyrocketing up to $25.00 each for #1 and sets selling later issues up to $10.00 each

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#85 BREATH OF BONES (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini-series became hot overnight in August 2014 with reports of a potential TV/movie deal hitting up to $17.00 for #1 and sets of #1-3 selling for $25.00

#86 ENORMOUS TREASURY (IMAGE 2012) One-shot oversized treasury comic magazine with retail cover price of $9.99 was selling up to $30.00 each with the release and hype of the new ongoing series.

#87 BRASS SUN #1 (2014) #1-5 mini-series – issues #1-3 have sold up to $10.00 each

#88 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way. TV Show news reported in July 2014 leading prices up to that point to fluctuate greatly with a high of $22.00 for #1 and $5.00 for #2.

#89 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#90 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released in Oct 2013. High critical praise and a rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $24.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $15.00.

#91 HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

#92 BOOSTER GOLD (DC 1986) High demand for this #1 issue 80′s book up to $40.00

#93 STATIC #45 (DC 1996) Final issue small print run hitting up to $40.00

#94 A-NEXT #7 (MARVEL 1999) 1st app of Hope Pym caused high demand with rumour of appearance in upcoming Ant Man movie. Prices jumped up to $15.00

#95 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #35 (1995) 1st app of Venom 2099 – sales up to $20.00

#96 V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

#97 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

#98 THOR #1 (MARVEL 2014) New series featuring female character sold out even the regular cover with high print run some sales up to $8.00 each

#99 THE HUMANS #0 (2014) New kickstarter comic to be picked up by Image comics with sales up to $25.00 each.

#100 NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

OTHER PAST HOT TITLES THAT HOLD A CONSTANT HIGH $$$ VALUE BUT ARE NO LONGER CLIMBING.

MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) Original 12 issue mini-series very popular due to TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and prices have pushed it up to $100.00 for #1.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. All issues in demand even with high print runs. #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple. Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row. #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

BATMAN #1-9 (DC 2011) Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00. Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1-4 Mini-series – new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly. All issues have sold for $10.00 each and #1 has super high demand selling as high as $15.00. Reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 and #2 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) Small indie publisher mini-series. Two regular covers of botgh issues have all sold up to $10.00 each

BEE AND PUPPYCAT (KABOOM 2014) #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings and both selling above cover with sales of #1 up to $10.00 each.

RAGNAROK (IDW 2014) First printing sold out immediately with some higher sales up to $14.

BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

KEVIN KELLER #14 (ARCHIE 2014) Batman Dark Knight tribute variant cover instantly sold out at Diamond and hit $8.00 week of release. Issue #15 is an X-Men tribute variant cover and also sold out quickly.

WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

LOW (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately but large print run with some copies selling up to $6.00 each.

LITTLE NEMO RETURNS TO SLUMBERLAND (IDW 2014) #1 sold out instantly and some sellers getting a bit above cover.

EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber. Online pre-sales were doing well above cover. Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 (DC 2014) Released in July and sold out by September with some sales up to $6.00

CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

JASON SHIGA’S DEMON #1 (SHIGABOOKS 2014) Very small print mini sized comic sales up to $20.00 in August 2014

OWLGIRLS #1 (2014) New small indie print run sold out instantly and sales immediately up to $10.00 each

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36/37 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized double sized memorial issue. First printing sold out quickly and hit a high of $60.00 per copy with a 2nd printing shipped the very next week to fill demand.

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36 (ARCHIE 2014) The Death of Archie received widespread media coverage and sales were very strong the first week of release peaking at up to $15.00 per cover. Five different covers available with the Fiona Staples cover possibly the most popular. Issue #37 featuring Archie’s funeral was released the next week and sold out quickly at Diamond.

INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

JAEGIR (REBELLION 2014) One-shot with some sales at $10.00 for this 2000 AD series.

EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00. 4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well. This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue. It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity. All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (MARVEL 2014) The connecting cover version instantly hit $9.00 the day of release and sold out everywhere helping the regular cover to sell out quickly as well and go to 2nd printing.

GRAYSON #1 SUBSCRIPTION COVER (DC 2014) New series based on Robin debuted and sold out with the subscription cover hitting higher dollars immediately.

WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MARVEL 2014) Giant print run but yet a sell out and already a 3rd printing has caused sales to start slowly sneaking up on #1.

INCREDIBLE HULK #271 (MARVEL 1982) 1st app Rocket Raccoon in Marvel universe continuity and comic format.

ROCKET RACCOON #1-4 (MARVEL 1986) Mini-series released before character joined Guardians Of The Galaxy. $80.00 per set is a standard price.

MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year. Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back. Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings. Sets now all sell above cover.

SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45 (DC 1998) Early Harley Quinn appearance sales up to $50.00

INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off. Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month. Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) Mini-series with new rumour of potential Movie brought new interest in August 2014 after it had originally been hot at release week in 2013. Some sales above cover.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. ith the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game. All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release. Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH ! #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release. Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low. Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book. Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July. I sold a few sets at $100.00. Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies. Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out. Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March. #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6. One season of the TV series seems guaranteed. #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00 Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20. Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month. Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11. #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month. Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing. Highest ratings online for story and art. Super small print run. More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series). Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out. Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4 Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well. #1 2nd printing hit $12.00 #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4. I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc. Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down. Smaller print run. Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month. News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again. #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

HAWKEYE #1-10 The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings. #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00. Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings. New issues still sell out. It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1. Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now. #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale. $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print. #2 currently in the $20-30 range. #3 $10. #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image. #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011) Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!
6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs. Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April. #1 now at $90.00. Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype. Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title. The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March. Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00 #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3. Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5. #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12 Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16 TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week. #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st. Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover. #1 settled down now to about $50.00. Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series. $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700 Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10 Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings. Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1 New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $9.00

ACTION #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

LOCKE AND KEY (2008) Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00 for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00 Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

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SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for January 7 2015

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for January 7 2015

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

NewComics20150107

This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Steam Tales #1, $3.99 – 118 copies

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie #663 (Ron Salas Knievel Poster Variant Cover), $3.99 – 49 copies

BLISS ON TAP
I Play The Bad Guy #2 (Of 6), $3.99 – 59 copies

BOOM! STUDIOS
Feathers #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Jorge Corona), $3.99 – 409 copies

DARK HORSE COMICS
Lady Killer #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – 1,309 copies

DC COMICS
Green Arrow #38, $2.99 – 667 copies

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Chaos Smiley The Psychotic Button (One Shot)(Cover A Mirka Andolfo), $4.99 – 356 copies
Red Sonja Vulture’s Circle #1 (Cover A Jay Anacleto), $3.99 – 441 copies
Red Sonja Vulture’s Circle #1 (Cover B Walter Geovani), $3.99 – 202 copies
Red Sonja Vulture’s Circle #1 (Cover C Lucio Parrillo), $3.99 – 111 copies

IDW PUBLISHING
WEIRD Love #5 (Cover A Iger Shop), $3.99 – 526 copies

IMAGE COMICS
Autumnlands Tooth And Claw #1 (Benjamin Dewey 2nd Printing Cover), $2.99 – 2,083 copies
Humans #3, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
IXth Generation #1 (Cover A Stejpan Sejic), $3.99 – 1,019 COPIES
ODY-C #2, $3.99 – 161 copies
Sinergy #3 (Cover A Michael Avon Oeming), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Sinergy #3 (Cover B Charlie Adlard), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

LEGENDARY COMICS
Epochalypse #2, $3.99 – 460 copies

MARVEL COMICS
Angela Asgard’s Assassin #2 (Stephanie Hans Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,671 copies
Ant-Man #1 (Mark Brooks Regular Cover), $4.99 – 1,549 copies
Avengers No More Bullying #1 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $1.99 – 1,817 copies
Operation S.I.N. #1 (Of 5)(Michael Komarck Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1,317 copies
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (Erica Henderson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,150 copies
Wolverines #1 (Nick Bradshaw Regular Cover), $3.99 – 2,060 copies

OSSM COMICS
Separators #2, $3.99 – 40 copies

TITAN
Sleepy Hollow Official Magazine #1, $9.99 – 7 copies

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for December 31 2014

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for December 31 2014

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
This article is immensely useful in determining what retailers have under ordered and what is going to sell out fast.
This column is here to help promote every new comic book series debuting this week.
Pictured are the 3 new series that are selling out the fastest at Diamond !

NewComics20141231

This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly so a book can easily sell out within minutes if the book gets some buzz and/or good response from readers!
So many comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled the week BEFORE release date!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price” as its a limited variant)

BOOM! STUDIOS
Abigail And The Snowman #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Roger Landridge), $3.99 – 839 COPIES

IDW PUBLISHING
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Rachael Stott), $3.99 – 203 COPIES (COVERS COMBINED)
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Juan Ortiz), $3.99
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB-A George Perez), $3.99 – 326 COPIES
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB-B Blank), $3.99 – 188 COPIES

IMAGE COMICS
East Of West #16 (Cover A Nick Dragotta), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
Wytches #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Miracleman Annual #1 (Gabriele Dell’Otto Regular Cover), $4.99 – 1,999 COPIES
S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (Julian Totino Tedesco Regular Cover), $4.99 – 2,950 COPIES

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
X-O Manowar #31 (Cover A Raul Allen), $3.99 – 333 COPIES
X-O Manowar #31 (Cover B Raul Allen), $3.99 – 200 COPIES

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

www.HoknesComics.com – carries all these new comics and all new products in stock and does special orders!!
Weekly article by Terry Hoknes, comic book historian, writer of the Investing In Comic Book series (gold,silver,bronze) and also Canada’s leading comic book retailer focusing on hot sold out comic books and small publishers at www.HoknesComics.com
Contact Terry at hoknes@hotmail.com

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during EARLY DECEMBER 2014

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles during EARLY DECEMBER 2014

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

HotComics201412Early

This chart is styled like the old classic Wizard Magazine Top 10 Hottest Comic charts that were published every month in the 1990′s.

This list is updated every 2 weeks. This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market. I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month. This list focuses on all regular edition covers. (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs). If you think I have missed any hot MODERN titles/issues please let me know. Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold out releases of MODERN comics online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price. However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales. Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

(If you spot an error or a forgotten book/price please let me know)

MARKET REPORT:

#1 OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1 (KABOOM 2014) This new comic based on Cartoon Network took a month to heat up and then skyrocketed into constant high sales between $20 and $40 each in Dec 2014.

#2 SECRET WARS #2 (MARVEL 2007) 1st app of Skye Daisy Johnson from Agent of Shield TV show. Book heated up the entire series in Dec 2014 with prices hitting up to $30 each.

#3 EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of new Gwen Stacy Spider-woman had a high print run of 50,000 but yet still sold out with sales continuing 15 weeks in a row now up as high as $50.00. 1:25 ratio variant cover now up to $150.00. A new ongoing series debuts Feb 2015. 2nd printing released in October also sold out instantly with sales also up to $15.00 each for Marvel’s hottest new character of 2014. 3rd printing in Nov 2014 sold as high as $15.00 each. Literally thousands of copies sold instantly above cover of the hottest Marvel comic of 2014.

#4 COWBOY NINJA VIKING #1 (IMAGE 2009) This back issue became superhot when it was announced this comic was going to be a movie starring Chris Platt. Book hit up to $100.00 a copy by Nov 20th 2014.

#5 SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (MARVEL 2014) Manara 1:50 variant sold up to $125.00 copy with tons of pre-press scandal about the porn artist drawing a risque female sexy variant cover. Sold out quickly even the regular cover.

#6 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2002) Decade old DC series announced to be future TV show drove prices up in Nov 2014 as high as $20.00

#7 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 2011) New ongoing series features Harley Quinn including some new origin issues. All early issues sold out and sets selling quite high. #1,6,7 are major key issues selling up to $30.00 each. Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $70.00 by Oct 2014.

#8 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 (MARVEL 2012) 1st app Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy. Variant covers also super hot. She also appears in issue #10.

#9 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2012) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel appeared in this past issue with new movie news instantly driving prices up to $35.00 a copy.

#10 MARVEL SUPER HEROES WINTER SPECIAL (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Squirrel Girl in this ignored giant size annual from 1991. Prices as high as $100.00 with new ongoing series debuting in January 2015

#11 SUICIDE SQUAD (DC 1987) Reports of a new movie drove #1 up to $50.00 by Oct 2014 with increased interest in all early Suicide Squad comics.

#12 DEADPOOL GLI SUMMER SPECIAL (MARVEL 2007) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#13 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS X-MAS SPECIAL (MARVEL) Early appearance of Squirrel-Girl up to $20.00

#14 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1987) Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet. Prices continually climbing over a few months and how hit up to $40.00 for this 60 cent book.

#15 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MARVEL 2014) Carol Danvers as the new Captain Marvel with new movie news instantly driving prices up on 1st and 2nd printings.

#16 FIRESTORM (DC 1977) #1 and #3 and #7 are the key issues that collectors have lined up to buy with many ties to the brand new The Flash TV series. #23 (1983) 1st app Byte Felicity Smoak who is in The Flash and in the Green ARROW TV show – popular female character helped drive demand for this 1980′s comic.

#17 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-4 (DC 1987) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series.

#18 WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-3 (DC 1979) New potential Krypton TV series rumour heats up this classic DC Superman mini-series. This is the first comic book mini-series ever published !

#19 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #418 (MARVEL 1996) Peter Parker’s stillborn baby issue became hot in Nov 2014 up to $10.00

#20 WYTCHES #1 (IMAGE 2014) New horror series had immediate news reports of a new show in the works which caused quick sellout and prices jumping up to $10.00.

#21 AVENGERS #257 (MARVEL 1985) 1st app of Nebula from Guardians of Galaxy movie heated up starting in Aug 2014 up to $30.00 but varies

#22 MICRONAUTS #8 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Captain Universe became hot as of Oct 2014 hitting up to $30.00

#23 LEGENDS #1 (DC 1986) 1st app of Amanda Waller from Suicide Squad became a hot book in fall 2014.

#24 MOON KNIGHT #57 (MARVEL 1993) Tie-in to Infinity Crusade storyline believed to be the rarest book of the entire crossover series soon to be in a movie storyline. Stephen Platt art originally made this a hot book in 1993.

#25 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (MARVEL 2014) 1st app of Silk who now teams up in the new Spider-woman ongoing series.

#26 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #14 and #17 features cameos of Kamala Khan the new Ms Marvel who now has her own new series. Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing. Copies so far up to $15.00 each for 1st and 2nd printings.

#27 SHAZAM #25 (DC 1976) 1st app of Isis rumoured to be the wife of Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie – prices up to $50.00

#28 SHAZAM #28 (DC 1976) 1st bronze/modern app of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming Shazam movie caused prices of this book to continue to climb as high as $315.00 for a VF copy in early September 2014. Demand for all issues of the #1-35 series were up and all cheap copies sold and super high demand for #1 from 1973.

#29 DC COMICS PRESENTS #49 (DC 1982) Early appearance of Black Adam – major DC villain who will appear in the upcoming 2019 Shazam movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Copies up to $50.00

#30 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Ongoing series based on the 1966 Batman TV show has continued to have demand and earliest issues are starting to rise with #1 hitting up to $15.00 so far. #1 had print run of 50,000 in July 2013.

#31 TOOTH AND CLAW #1 (IMAGE 2014) The series has been retitled with #3 and original printings are sold out causing demand for #1.

#32 SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #4 (DC 2014) Cover art by Adam Hughes sold instantly up to $12.00 each in Nov 2014.

#33 ANNIHILATOR #1 and #2 (LEGENDARY COMICS 2014) Classic comic writer Grant Morrison published his new series with this new indie publisher which led to a sell out instantly with small print run and tons of sales in the $10.00 range immediately. Print run of #1 was 10,300 copies. Both issues sold out immediately.

#34 EVIL WITHIN #1 2 3 (TITAN 2014) New mini-series small print all issues sold out with some higher sales.

#35 STAR WARS #42 68 81 (MARVEL 1980) Boba Fett key issues from original comic book series tieing into Empire Strikes Back. Common issues finally shot up in value in late 2014 as high as $80 each.

#36 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized format reprinting the comic sold out instantly with some higher sales.

#37 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1-4 (MARVEL 2005) Mini-series featuring early appearances of Squirrel Girl. Up to $25.00 for a set.

#38 FACE VALUE #1 and #2 (FACE VALUE COMICS 2014) Small print comic about an autistic hero reached TV news media coverage and comic became super hot overnight hitting a high of $80.00 within days of release. #2 eventually sold out with some sales up to $15.00 each.

#39 GODKILLER WALKS AMONG US #1 (BLACK MASK 2014) #1 initially didnt sell out but then reports of a trilogy of cartoon movies based on the series helped sell out #1 and #2 with increasing demand.

#40 ENORMOUS #1 and #2 and #3 (215 INK 2014) Small indie publisher released new ongoing series which is a followup to the 2 year old Image treasury one-shot from 2012. Regular covers of #1 hit up to $20.00 each and the smaller print run of issue #2 and #3 sold out super fast causing shortages everywhere with sales immediately up to $28.00 with Diamond selling out way in advance for issues #2 and #3. #2 had shipped late to some retailers. #3 came out soon after and hit up to $25.00.

#41 X-FORCE #2 and #11 (MARVEL 1991) 2nd full app of Deadpool skyrocketed in media coverage and demand once the Deadpool movie was confirmed in Sept 2014. Prices hit up to $30.00 by Oct 2014 and a case of 200 copies sold that month for $2,000.00 at a comic con.

#42 A TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 – #2 (2014) New small print indie #1 has sold out and heated up to $11.00 a copy and #2 sold out in advance of release. Print run of #1 was 3,400 copies in Sept 2014.

#43 HUGH HOWEY’S WOOL #1 2 3 4 5 6 (2014) Book adapted to comic book series sold out quickly due to small print run and hype of a new movie. The variant cover was printed as a 1:4 and sales of both issues up to $20.00 each and a huge buzz for this title. #2 was also an instant sellout hitting $15.00 each in August 2014. #3 came out in Sept and hit $12.00 each. Print run of #1 was only 2,600 copies. Complete mini-series is now out and all issues have sold above cover.

#44 MARVEL TEAM UP #95 (MARVEL 1979) 1st app of Mockingbird who appears in the TV Show Shield.

#45 ROMAN RITUAL #1 (AMIGO COMICS 2014) Small print indie sold out quickly with sales over $10.00 instantly.

#46 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #127 was the first truly hot key issue since #108 a year earlier. #127 began a new storyline with new direction and new character and up to $13.00 a copy a week after release with 2nd printing on the the way. #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series. #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne. All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices. #92 and #93 extremely hot at $30.00 each. Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108. This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100). By May 2014 the more recent issues #100-108 had doubled in price with #108 now at $22.00. Demand in spring of 2014 grew strong on speculation for issues #60-70 as the TV series approached those issues.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead, 106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead, 107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead, 108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead, 109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead, 110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead, 111, $2.99, Image, 74,857

#47 EX-MACHINA #1 (DC/WILDSTORM 2004) Recent sales up to $50.00. Print run was 28,000 copies in June 2004.

#48 RAT QUEENS (IMAGE 2013) #1-6 Kurt Wiebe (writer of Peter Panzerfaust) had rave reviews which helped lead to a new cartoon TV series announced on June 15th which sent a frenzy for any/all issues of Rat Queens into super high demand with #1 selling up to $16.00 each and within days all other issues were hitting up to $12.00 each. Even 2nd printings of #1 and #2 in high demand. #1 variant cover hit $100.00

#49 ALPHA FLIGHT #17 (MARVEL 1998) 1st Big Hero 6. Sales up to $40.00 for this new key issue before the new movie from Disney appears.

#50 BIG HERO 6 (MARVEL 2008) #1-6 Disney plans an upcoming movie based on this series and all back issues are hot and have sales up to $50.00 for #1.

#51 NEW MUTANTS #98 (MARVEL 1991) 1st app of Deadpool – the hottest Marvel character of the 1990′s.

#52 BLACK WIDOW #11 1:25 VARIANT (MARVEL 2014) Deadpool variant had smaller print run and hit up to $40.00

#53 WOLVERINE #80 (MARVEL 1994) Rumours that X23 first appeared in this issue shot prices up.

#54 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #22 (MARVEL 1988) 1st app of Speedball high demand starting in Sept 2014

#55 LUCIFER #1 (DC 2005) Reports of a new TV series based on the character boosted demand in Sept 2014

#56 GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 (DC 2014) Sold out and some sales have gone up.

#57 THE PHANTOM #1 (HERMES 2014) 4 regular covers with high demand from European collectors drove prices up a bit on all covers.

#58 THE HUMANS #1 (IMAGE 2014) First printing sold out quickly with some sales above cover.

#59 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1-4. Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on The chart. #1 Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013. #4 has increased demand starting in Sept as it features 1st app of Lucifer who gets his own series.

#60 WAYWARD #1 (IMAGE 2014) Jim Zub’s new series debuted with 4 covers but all sold out and tons of sales mostly in the $8.00 range for each cover.

#61 DEATH OF WOLVERINE CANADA VARIANTS (MARVEL 2014) All 4 issues feature a special Canada variant cover with flag that many retailers surprisingly didnt order enough so once again Canadian cover variants heated up quickly and hitting $10.00 mark.

#62 BOB’S BURGERS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 sold out instantly with sales up to $10.00 each based on the TV show.

#63 ADVENTURES INTO FEAR #19 (MARVEL 1971) 1st appearance of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices easily hitting $200.00 for VF copies

#64 HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MARVEL 1976) 1st ongoing issue of Howard The Duck skyrocketed in demand after appearing in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie that debuted on August 1st in theatres prices hitting $100.00 for NM copies and $1,000.00 for CGC 9.8

#65 MARVEL PREMIERE #47 (MARVEL 1978) 1st modern Ant-Man became hot after a movie was announced based on this version of the character. NM copies hitting $200.00 and CGC 9.8 hitting $800.00

#66 GONERS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Sold out instantly and some sales up to $6.00 each instantly.

#67 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4 (MARVEL 2014) Massive high print run didnt stop the biggest Marvel event of 2014 from selling out – all issues have gone to 2nd printings and now demand is growing for 1st prints that are sold out everywhere.

#68 WOLVERINE #8 9 10 11 12 (MARVEL 2014) Three months to die storyline begins and all issues sell out quickly and immediately go to 2nd printings causing high price increases for this debut issue of the storyline hitting up to $15.00 each on #8 and #9 – Higher price sales as well for later issues. Selling well in sets.

#69 BAD DREAMS #1-4 (RED 5 2014) New mini-series had very small print run and sales of all issues up to $10.00 each

#70 DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (MARVEL 2012) Super hot 4 issue mini-series which is now selling for up to $150.00 a set after 2 years of release.

#71 SPREAD #1 (IMAGE 2014) New release in July 2014 sold out with sales up to $8.00 each immediately and a 2nd printing on the way. Small print run for the 2nd printing of #1 with a unique action figure cover was super hot with dozens of sales at $10.00 each the week of release.

#72 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #25 (1984) 1st cameo appearance ever of John Constantine became hot once TV show news became official in April 2014.

#73 SAGA OF SWAMP THING #67 (1987) 1st appearance of Hellblazer in preview heated up with new Constantine TV Show news in May 2014.

#74 THE FADE OUT Magazine (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately of the magazine sized edition with instant sales up to $20.00 each and tons of sales online.

#75 FIGMENT #1 AND #2 (MARVEL 2014) New Disney tie-in series was vastly underordered by retailers causing sellouts of the first 2 issues which both hit up to $15.00 each and went to 2nd printings immediately.

#76 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series. TV Series confirmation in July 2014 sent prices skyrocketing up to $25.00 each for #1 and sets selling later issues up to $10.00 each

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#77 BREATH OF BONES (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini-series became hot overnight in August 2014 with reports of a potential TV/movie deal hitting up to $17.00 for #1 and sets of #1-3 selling for $25.00

#78 ENORMOUS TREASURY (IMAGE 2012) One-shot oversized treasury comic magazine with retail cover price of $9.99 was selling up to $30.00 each with the release and hype of the new ongoing series.

#79 BRASS SUN #1 (2014) #1-5 mini-series – issues #1-3 have sold up to $10.00 each

#80 OUTCAST #1 (IMAGE 2014) New title from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman sold out its hefty print run immediately and within a day of release was up from $2.99 to $15.99 before settling. 2nd printing on the way. TV Show news reported in July 2014 leading prices up to that point to fluctuate greatly with a high of $22.00 for #1 and $5.00 for #2.

#81 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie. #1 hit new high close to $150 by May 2014 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#82 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released in Oct 2013. High critical praise and a rumour of a new movie based on this series helps keep the demand high. Sales up to $24.00 for #1 or $50.00 for a set of the 4 covers of #1. #2 now sells for $15.00.

#83 HELLBLAZER (DC VERTIGO 1988) Issue #1 growing constantly in demand as new TV show Constantine approaches.

#84 BOOSTER GOLD (DC 1986) High demand for this #1 issue 80′s book up to $40.00

#85 STATIC #45 (DC 1996) Final issue small print run hitting up to $40.00

#86 A-NEXT #7 (MARVEL 1999) 1st app of Hope Pym caused high demand with rumour of appearance in upcoming Ant Man movie. Prices jumped up to $15.00

#87 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #35 (1995) 1st app of Venom 2099 – sales up to $20.00

#88 V-WARS #1 (DYNAMITE 2014) Regular cover sales jumped to $10.00 each immediately with news of a new tv series and a 2nd printing was on the way. 2 months after release some copies selling at $20.00 each.

#89 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (IMAGE 2014) Pre-sales were super strong and within days of release the comic had reached $12.00 for first printings leading to an instant 2nd printing announcement. Two weeks after release sales hit $20.00

#90 THOR #1 (MARVEL 2014) New series featuring female character sold out even the regular cover with high print run some sales up to $8.00 each

#91 THE HUMANS #0 (2014) New kickstarter comic to be picked up by Image comics with sales up to $25.00 each.

#92 NAILBITER (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out in advance of release and within first week of release copies hit $10.00 for new ongoing series about serial killers.

#93 MS MARVEL (MARVEL 2014) #1 1st printing of #1-2 both sold out and interest high in new Muslim superhero and prices hit high of $27.00 for #1 regular cover and tons of sales around $10.00 recently.

#94 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) Original 12 issue mini-series very popular due to TV series. This book has been hot off an on for a year now and prices have pushed it up to $100.00 for #1.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#95 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14 (DC 2014) This low print run Superman title was mostly ignored so retailers did not order enough of this Joker cover which sold out instantly hitting up to $20.00 within days of release.

#96 SAGA #1-12 (IMAGE 2012) With the relaunch of the title at #19 and every issue selling out demand and high praise has kept interest up and #1 now selling on average $110.00 highest ever. All issues in demand even with high print runs. #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple. Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row. #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title. Even issues up to #20 are still selling out immediately even with high print runs.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga, 9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga, 10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga, 11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga, 12, $2.99, Image, 53,339

#97 PREACHER (DC 1995) Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1. A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013. #13 with 1st Herr Starr super hot selling up to $65.00 a copy in speculation of appearing in the new TV series. Issue #51 later also became super hot with a 100 Bullets preview.

#98 SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (DC 1992) #17 first cameo appearance of Doomsday who eventually killed Superman a month later. This issue had much smaller print run than the hyped up Superman issues once Superman died. Two printings exist and many charging more for the 2nd printing. In past month sales jumped as high as $50.00 and $100.00 for the 2nd printing raw.

#99 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) Hottest Image title of the past year with #1 selling up to $50.00. #2-3 both approaching $20 each. Reprint sets even selling very strong. 4 printings of #1 all above cover price. #7B had a Silvestri/MacFarlane cover which hit up to $10.00 immediately.

#100 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #4 #5 #22 #23 #65 #66 (DC 1996) DC female villain Livewire is the hottest back issue series and her first 6 appearances all happened in this smaller print Superman title from the 1990′s aimed at younger readers. All issues are hot with sales of #4 up to $50.00 and #5 up to $125.00 a high sale on #23 so far at $16.00

OTHER PAST HOT TITLES THAT HOLD A CONSTANT HIGH $$$ VALUE BUT ARE NO LONGER CLIMBING.

BATMAN #1-9 (DC 2011) Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for up to $60.00. Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00. Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

ACTION COMICS #835 (DC 2006) 1st app of female Livewire in regular DC universe. Recent hot book and prices increasing quickly now at about $13.00 2nd-4th appearances are in issues #839 and #842 which should all sell out easily.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #18 (DC 1992) The first full appearance of Doomsday who would kill Superman in the same storyline a month later. Rumours of Doomsday being in the next Superman movie has helped drive a ton of interest in his early appearances. Sales up to $30.00 for this one. There are 5 printings and the 5th printing is the rarest with the highest asked prices online.

BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 (DC 1992) 1st app of cartoon version of Harley Quinn – super hot 1990′s DC issue all year long.

HAUNTED (RED 5 2014) #1-4 Mini-series – new horror series small print run of 1,800 copies sold out instantly. All issues have sold for $10.00 each and #1 has super high demand selling as high as $15.00. Reports of a new movie based on the comic help sales.

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 and #2 (COMIXTRIBE 2014) Small indie publisher mini-series. Two regular covers of botgh issues have all sold up to $10.00 each

BEE AND PUPPYCAT (KABOOM 2014) #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings and both selling above cover with sales of #1 up to $10.00 each.

RAGNAROK (IDW 2014) First printing sold out immediately with some higher sales up to $14.

BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1 (DC 1992) There are 3 printings of the 1st app of Bane in this rare one-shot selling at $40.00

X-FACTOR (MARVEL 1986) #5 #6 1st appearances of Apocalypse are continually hot yet common with new movie news coming.

LUMBERJANES (BOOM 2014) #1 and #2 both sold out fairly quick and went to 2nd printings causing interest to grow and prices at about $6.00 within a month of release and mini-series now announced to be an ongoing series.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 and #14 (MARVEL 2006) #6 1st full app of Winter Soldier to star in the new Captain America movie has interest high hitting a peak of $30.00 plus there is a variant cover as well. #14 features a classic cover and the origin of Winter Soldier and hit a high of $50.00. The real 1st app is in the common issue #1.

KEVIN KELLER #14 (ARCHIE 2014) Batman Dark Knight tribute variant cover instantly sold out at Diamond and hit $8.00 week of release. Issue #15 is an X-Men tribute variant cover and also sold out quickly.

WINTER WORLD (IDW 2014) #1 Chuck Dixon’s 1984 classic mini-series was brought back with also media news causing sellouts of #1 and hitting up to $10.00 immediately for the regular and subscription covers.

LOW (IMAGE 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately but large print run with some copies selling up to $6.00 each.

LITTLE NEMO RETURNS TO SLUMBERLAND (IDW 2014) #1 sold out instantly and some sellers getting a bit above cover.

EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber. Online pre-sales were doing well above cover. Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each. In November talk of a TV show heated up the series a little bit.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 (DC 2014) Released in July and sold out by September with some sales up to $6.00

CATWOMAN #51 (DC 2006) Adam Hughes classic jail cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $55.00

IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28 Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers. #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each. The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.
60, Izombie, 1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie, 2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie, 28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

JASON SHIGA’S DEMON #1 (SHIGABOOKS 2014) Very small print mini sized comic sales up to $20.00 in August 2014

OWLGIRLS #1 (2014) New small indie print run sold out instantly and sales immediately up to $10.00 each

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36/37 (ARCHIE 2014) Magazine sized double sized memorial issue. First printing sold out quickly and hit a high of $60.00 per copy with a 2nd printing shipped the very next week to fill demand.

LIFE OF ARCHIE #36 (ARCHIE 2014) The Death of Archie received widespread media coverage and sales were very strong the first week of release peaking at up to $15.00 per cover. Five different covers available with the Fiona Staples cover possibly the most popular. Issue #37 featuring Archie’s funeral was released the next week and sold out quickly at Diamond.

INVINCIBLE #110 (IMAGE 2014) Media report of Robert Kirkman talking about the rape in the story caused a sellout and instant overnight hit on April 11th 2014 with online sales hitting up to $40.00 immediately before cooling down. Interest in issue #44 started shortly after for the first app of Anissa – the villain who does the raping.

JAEGIR (REBELLION 2014) One-shot with some sales at $10.00 for this 2000 AD series.

EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00. 4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well. This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue. It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity. All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West, 1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West, 1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West, 1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West, 2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West, 3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

IMAGE COMICS WHATS NEXT (IMAGE 2013) This preview comic holds the 1st printed appearance of Rat Queens and become extra hot hitting up to $30.00 once the Rat Queens TV series news was announced on June 15th 2014.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (MARVEL 2014) The connecting cover version instantly hit $9.00 the day of release and sold out everywhere helping the regular cover to sell out quickly as well and go to 2nd printing.

GRAYSON #1 SUBSCRIPTION COVER (DC 2014) New series based on Robin debuted and sold out with the subscription cover hitting higher dollars immediately.

WOODS (BOOM 2014) #1 new ongoing series sold out quickly at Diamond and quickly went to 2nd printing with regular covers selling a bit above cover and high demand for variant covers.

WONDER WOMAN #184 (DC 2002) Adam Hughes classic cover artwork constantly in demand with copies selling as high as $40.00

HARLEY QUINN (DC 2013) #0 1 2 – all sold out and have 2nd printings. Sets selling especially well up to $30 for #0-4 1st prints. #1 many sales at $8.00

ROCKET RACCOON #1 (MARVEL 2014) Giant print run but yet a sell out and already a 3rd printing has caused sales to start slowly sneaking up on #1.

INCREDIBLE HULK #271 (MARVEL 1982) 1st app Rocket Raccoon in Marvel universe continuity and comic format.

ROCKET RACCOON #1-4 (MARVEL 1986) Mini-series released before character joined Guardians Of The Galaxy. $80.00 per set is a standard price.

MOON KNIGHT (MARVEL 2014) #1 and #2 are both in 2nd printings and sporadic sales prices but some sales up to $10.00 each.

COWL (IMAGE 2014) #1 sold out instantly and hit up to $8.00 week of release and quickly went to 2nd printings on the first 2 issues.

SEX CRIMINALS (IMAGE 2013) #1 has 6 printings all sold out and all early issues sold out and commanding higher prices. 4th printing of #1 had a very small print run and a fun photo cover which had high demand and prices hit $20.00 immediately.

GHOSTED #9 (IMAGE 2014) 1st app of Nailbiter in this issue caused a sell out and sales up to $15.00 in early May 2014.

PAX ROMANA #1 (IMAGE 2007) Older image title from Jonathan Hickman heated up like crazy in May 2014 as high as $60.00 a copy when TV Show news were announced.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year. Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back. Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings. Sets now all sell above cover.

SATELLITE SAM TIJUANA BIBLE (IMAGE 2014) To boost sales of regular #8 a special 8 page black and white graphic sex promo comic was given out to retailers. The comic was not even shipped to the UK due to content causing strong demand and instant sales as high as $45.00 a copy week of release.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #23 (DC VERTIGO 1999) DC adult title from 15 yrs ago that featured a preview of “100 Bullets” which is now announced as a new TV/movie in the works. Sales recently up to $20.00 Preview also appeared in Preacher #51.

PLANETOID #1 (IMAGE 2012) Previous Image series became hotter and hotter in late May 2014 hitting up to $10.00 a copy with new TV news.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMEN CORPSE (2006) This older series became hot in April 2014 with sporadic high sales.

DR. STENSON PRESENTS SANITARIUM (2014) #1 mini comic based on a real horror movie had small print run selling out instantly and hitting high of $15.00 week of release.

EPIC ILLUSTRATED #3 (MARVEL 1980) 1st app of Dreadstar in this common magazine became super hot in early April 2014 with numerous sales of $100.00 each and one copy hit $200.00 raw.

RUNAWAYS (MARVEL 2003) Brian K Vaughan (Saga) decade old Marvel series has been hot all year long with a high of $80.00 for #1.

DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 (DC 1980) Key issue features 1st app of Cyborg (will be in the new Superman movie) and the New Teen Titans before they received their own title.

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (DC 1984) Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. Tons of interest for high grade investment copies and raw selling up to $100.00

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 (DC 2014) Canada variant cover some sales up to $8.00 week of release and sold out immediately at Diamond leading to new Canada variant covers to come out this summer.

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45 (DC 1998) Early Harley Quinn appearance sales up to $50.00

INVINCIBLE #111 (IMAGE 2014) Start of a new direction but smaller print run led a quick sellout of all covers and even the regular cover was up to $8.00 a week after release in the storyline followup to the rape in the issue before.

100 BULLETS (DC VERTIGO 1999) #1 and early issues all selling well with #1 up to $50.00 due to new tv/movie announcement.

DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00. 2nd print came out a month later and sales all over the board from low to high but many high sales up to $30.00 each.

WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off. Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month. Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. 9 months later in June 2014 news of a movie deal hit and sparked new interest in the title with a few high sales.

THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) Mini-series with new rumour of potential Movie brought new interest in August 2014 after it had originally been hot at release week in 2013. Some sales above cover.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 (MARVEL 2014) the Return of Peter Parker took readers by surprise and issue sold out instantly and some sales up to $10.00 each for 1st prints the month before Amazing Spider-man #1 reboots.

GREEN LANTERN (DC 2014) #28 Red Lanterns – Daughter storyline with Supergirl sold out and gone to 2nd printing. Many sales up to $10.00 each.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – GLOBAL CONQUEST MINI-SERIES #1-5 – These printings seem to have disappeared and the few sales that appear if marketed correctly bring $20.00 an issue.

BLACK SCIENCE (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $9.00 per each of the 2 regular covers. #2 sold out instantly from Diamond and stores appeared to be shorted everywhere and copies hit up to $25.00 each immediately for the 2 covers.

BATMAN: MAD LOVE (DC 1994) Early app of Harley Quinn – hot like all 90′s Harley appearances.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009) Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.

HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year. First and last year bringing the most interest.

FUTURAMA (BONGO 2000) #1 and #2 lead the pack with sales of $25.00 or higher for these TV show inspired series which is still running after 14 years and 70 issues.

WARRIOR #1 (2006) When the ultimate warrior died in April 2014 demand for this back issue skyrocketed up to $100.00 a copy.

SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) Series reported in Jan 2014 to be a new TV series saw new interest with #1′s selling constantly at $10.00

X-FILES CONSPIRACY (IDW 2014) There are a few series and the rarer 1:25 ratio variants are super hot selling between $25 and $60 each.

DMZ (DC 2006) #1-72. DC Vertigo series from creator Brian Wood is reported in early Feb 2014 coming to SyFy channel. ith the announcement of Sandman movie, and the iZombie TV show and now DMZ. Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, both of whom previously collaborated on “Mad Men” for AMC, are set to produce. Copies of #1 hit a high of $40.00 in early Feb 2014.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009) This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie. Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book. High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.
164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

ALIAS #1 (MARVEL MAX 2002) Decade old series announced to be turned into a new TV series drove demand up quickly with prices hitting $34.00 for #1. Not to be confused with a different TV show from last decade with the same title. Demand for the character also brought renewed interest for the Spider-man series Pulse featuring Alias but prices have not yet gone up.

SECRET SERVICE (MARVEL 2012) Mini-series by Mark Millar will be turned into a future movie causing some interest and random high sales.

LETTER 44 (ONI 2013) #1 came out as a $1.00 book and yet early reviews were so great that the book sold out and now selling at $6.00

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 (ARCHIE 2012) There are 2 covers and the 2nd cover is a horror theme and the first appearance on cover only of the “Afterlife With Archie” zombie theme which is now an ongoing series. 2nd cover hit $30.00 a year after release.

SIMPSON COMICS AND STORIES (BONGO 1993) #1 early one-shot comic and 1st full app of The Simpsons in comics

SIMPSON COMICS #1 (BONGO 1993) First issue of ongoing series and many following issues now in higher demand by TV fans.

WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters. #1 had 4 regular covers which now sell for up to $50.00 for a set of 5 including the Undertaker variant. Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00 on its own.

DREADSTAR #1 (1982) Hype of this character coming to movie theatres drove up demand starting in April 2014.

WEIRD LOVE (IDW 2014) New pre-code 1950′s horror romance theme book small print run and some sales immediately higher than cover. 2nd printing came out a month later and 1st prints up to $7.00 each

DEAD LETTERS (BOOM 2014) #1 1st printing sold out immediately and hit a high of $18.00 a copy week of release before cooling a bit.

THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game. All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release. Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH ! #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release. Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low. Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book. Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July. I sold a few sets at $100.00. Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies. Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out. Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

PREACHER PREVIEW (DC 1995) Considered the 1st true appearance of this thin preview issue reached a high sale of $350.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

DC STEAMPUNK 1:25 VARIANT EDITIONS (DC FEB 2014) Many of DC’s main core titles had a 1:25 variant ratio with a steampunk theme and #28 issues of Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Detective, Nightwing and Harley Quinn #3 all were selling at record prices due to extra high demand as high as $50.00 each. Wonder Woman #28 was the hottest hitting a high of $85.00

A VOICE IN THE DARK (Kickstarter Edition) This early original printing came out before Image Comics put out the official series. Copies hit a high of $60.00 on Nov 24th 2013. Regular Image edition has sold out but not yet risen.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC VERTIGO 2010) #1 New series helped boost interest in earlier series. Sales recently of $25.00 for #1.

DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book. I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples. Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow. A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.

Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed. Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March. #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6. One season of the TV series seems guaranteed. #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00 Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20. Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month. Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11. #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

ABSOLUTE VERTIGO (DC 1995) A regular produced comic featuring another Pre-#1 appearance hit a high of $55.00 on Nov 24th 2013.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run. Currently at about $70.00 instead of an estimated $25.00 for a 1:50 variant.

CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month. Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

RED STAR (IMAGE 2000) Older series with recent news of potential TV show in the works shot prices up as high as $20.00 for #1 in early Feb 2014.

OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing. Highest ratings online for story and art. Super small print run. More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00. We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date. Strong popularity kept prices high on this one after 2 months.

SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series). Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012) 5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out. Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4 Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well. #1 2nd printing hit $12.00 #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4. I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc. Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down. Smaller print run. Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month. News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again. #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

HAWKEYE #1-10 The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings. #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00. Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings. New issues still sell out. It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1. Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837

ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now. #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale. $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print. #2 currently in the $20-30 range. #3 $10. #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image. #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011) Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!
6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs. Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April. #1 now at $90.00. Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype. Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title. The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March. Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00 #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3. Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5. #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men, 4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men, 5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12 Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16 TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week. #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st. Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover. #1 settled down now to about $50.00. Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series. $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing, 4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

AMAZING SPIDERMAN #700 DITKO VARIANT (MARVEL 2012) Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly was hotter than normal. It came out in December 2012 featuring the death of Peter Parker. But this rare variant was a 1:200 ratio which usually are worth about $100.00 but by January this comic hit a high peak of $1200.00 making it a record high sales price for any new comic in 2013.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700 Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

REVIVAL (Image) #1-10 Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings. Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5 Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April 2013 on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

SUPERMAN #1 New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $15.00

SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at $9.00

ACTION #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

GHOST PROJEKT #1 (ONI 2010) It was announced about Sept 22nd 2013 that the show was optioned for NBC tv series and the 3 year old title became super hot with #1 selling as high as $35.00 each. It has now cooled off and settled more around $15.00

LOCKE AND KEY (2008) Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00 for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00 Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

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