The 10 best comics that have increased in value over the past week include X-Men, Ant-Man and the Micronauts

We’re seeing the market react to leaked trailers, some long-running rumors that have finally (apparently) been confirmed, and much more. News from the past week continues to permeate our roster, along with the return of a fan favorite in The Vision. Marvel is kicking Phase Five into high gear, using the basics of Phase Four and opening up the void of characters and storylines for the masses. The market has taken notice, and several unreleased books on this list will debut. Read on, fellow comic book enthusiasts, and find out everything you need to know about this week’s Top Ten!

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#ten: STRANGE ACADEMY: FINAL #1 – PEACH MOMOKO (1:50) | WONDER | 2022 | Another brand new book appears on this list, with a 1:50 Momoko gem featuring Magik on the cover. Strange Academy is a beloved run, and it’s the first issue in a peripheral series that intrigues fans! With the recent troubles at NYCC, Momoko has seen her fair share of headlines, with many fans choosing to show their support by buying her work, especially on a favorite series when it’s available. We tracked 29 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 53%, with a high sale of $145 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $86.

#9: FIRST WONDER #47 | WONDER | 1979 | QUANTUMANIA is on the horizon, and it’s only fitting that Scott and Cassie Lang’s first appearance make it onto our list! Scott Lang has proven to be a fan favorite, and each new release he’s featured in tends to see an increase in sales. With the (possible) culmination of his trilogy, collectors again contribute to the statistics by regularly buying this book on the secondary market. This is harder to do than others on our list because this book is expensive. We tracked 15 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 135%, with a high sale of $2,400 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a gross FMV VF of $107.

#8: YOUNG AVENGERS #6 | WONDER | 2005 | The hype for Ant-Man and the Wasp: QUANTUMANIA is palpable within the community. With Cassie Lang rumored in the recent trailer, it lends some credence to a possible Young Avengers appearance in the future. As seen for the first time in this issue, she takes on the nickname Stature, due to her massive size attributed to taking Pym Particles. We tracked 20 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 144%, with a high sale of $200 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a gross NM FMV of $34.

#seven: MOON KNIGHT ANNUAL #1 – BILL SIENKIEWICZ (1:25) | WONDER | 2022 | This book is brand new, but this 1:25 variant is experiencing a bit of heat in the secondary market. Bill Sienkiewicz is a key performer of the Fist of Knonshu, with one of the most valuable MK variants being 1 from Sienkiewicz:25 variant for Moon Knight #1 (2014). Diehard fans don’t pass on this one, maybe it’s flying under the radar. We tracked 38 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 97%, with a high sale of $50 for a raw copy and an NM FMV of $20.

#6: MICRONAUTS #1 | WONDER | 1979 | This book has been a dollar bin staple for years, but recently got a new lease of life! With the return to the Quantum Realm in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: QUANTAMANIA, there’s speculation that we might get a live-action appearance from the Micronauts, specifically Arcturus Rann, who first appeared in this book. The community feels that now is the time to introduce the Microns, an old series of action figures that received a comic adaptation. Until movie releases or more information is revealed, their appearance is currently just a theory, one that the fandom seized on and got away with! We tracked 21 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 202%, with a high sale of $225 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a VF FMV gross of $18.

#5: AVENGERS #6 | WONDER | 2010 | Marvel has been slowly laying the groundwork for a Young Avengers appearance in the MCU. A late (but significant) member of the Young Avengers roster was a Royal in every way. Azari T’Challa Black, the son of Black Panther and a certain mutant named Storm, first appears in this book. While many theorize we could see a version of this character in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, there’s little to no evidence to prove it. But, the community thinks it would be quite logical to change his mother to Nakia. They opted to reprise his first appearance before he potentially made his debut. We tracked 26 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 187%, with a high sale of $250 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a gross NM FMV of $27.

#4: WEST COAST AVENGERS #45 | WONDER | 1989 | The last time this book appeared on this list was before the release of Multiverse of Madness. Since he didn’t appear in this movie, this book took a back seat for a while. It was recently announced that the Vision will receive a new series on Disney+ with the working title of Vision Quest! Of course, the Vision was last seen in WandaVision, a distinct ghostly white, devoid of the memories that made Vision, well, the Vision. With this book being White Vision’s first appearance, the community can’t help but assume that’s where Marvel will pick up its story. We tracked 36 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 137%, with a high sale of $235 for a CGC 9.6 copy with a gross VF FMV of $45.

#3: GEIGER #1 | PICTURE | 2021 | Cover A for this recently Green-lit TV adaptation is the only remaining issue of this book in the Top Ten. Being the most accessible, it makes sense that this would be the book the community chose once the news broke. We tracked 43 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 119%, with a high sale of $115 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a gross NM FMV of $12.

#2: AMAZING X-MEN #3 | WONDER | 2004 | This book features SWORD’s first “cameo” and a trademark Abigail, a widespread lead agent. Abigail Brand is quite the character, one who happens to be a mutant and can take spirit fingers to the next level with full fledged flaming fists. We tracked 34 copies sold, with a 7-day trend of 273%, with a high sale of $110 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a gross NM FMV of $16.

#1: AMAZING X-MEN #6 | WONDER | 2004 | For months, rumors about who exactly Emilia Clarke would play in the MCU have been circulating. Thanks to recent Secret Invasion brand GIFs posted on the Marvel Tenor account (of all things), we have something close to confirmation that Emilia Clarke will be playing the Abigail brand in the upcoming Secret Wars. Fans love to have semi-solid information, and it was enough to send it to the secondary market to ensure its first “full” appearance in this book, with the SWORD agency While we got our first look at SWORD in WandaVision, we appear to be in store for many more! We tracked 61 copies sold, at a 7-day trend of 228%, with a high sale of $253 for a CGC 9.8 copy and a gross NM FMV of $22.

And here is your TOP 10 COMICS OF THE WEEK of 10/31/22! Want to see what made the RUNNER-UP list? check it out HERE.

Daniel K. Denny