The 10 best comics that have risen in value over the past week include Predator, Sandman and more

What an assortment of books to reach the top ten this week! It has a bit of everything from the return of EIGHT BILLION GENIUS to a highly controversial book that caused an “ultimate fallout” in the comedy community. Recent press releases from PREY and SANDMAN also highlight some key issues. Speculators received a slew of new information this week, in the form of a new broadcast based on DARK SPACES WILDFIRE. We also got a look at new character appearances in SHE-HULK and the upcoming IRONHEART series. The MCU announcement of SECRET WARS rekindles interest in a specific book in the Spider-Man mythos. Finally, Poison Ivy is the star subject of a beautiful 1:50 ratio that has caught the attention of many collectors!

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#ten POISON IVY #3 – SEB MCKINNON (1:50) | CC | 2022

DC released some phenomenally ratio covers, and McKinnon delivered his first comedic twist with this haunting and surreal Poison Ivy cover. We tracked it to a high sale of $225 for a raw copy.

#9 THE SAND MAN #8 | CC | 1989

As mentioned earlier, Netflix went for something bold and created Sandman. While number 1 appeared earlier on this list, with the first appearance of Dream, this book features the first appearance of her older sister, Death. By all accounts, Kirby Howell-Baptiste squashed the role of Death, and fans of the comics and series alike hit the secondary market, paying a premium to secure his first appearance. We tracked it to a high sale of $1,370 for a CGC 9.8 and a gross NM FMV of $140.

#8 PREDATOR #1 | BLACK HORSE | 1989

In preparation for the launch of PREDATOR #1 (2022), Marvel released a plethora of Predator crossover covers to build up the hype. However, the most likely candidate for this book’s hype probably stems from the critical/audience success of the Hulu movie PREY. In all likelihood, the popularity of the action-thriller and its new take on the franchise helped drive interest in the first issue of Predator and landed it in the top 10 for the very first time! We tracked it to a high sale of $850 for a CGC 9.8, with raw NM copies at an FMV of $60.

#seven THE SAND MAN #1 | CC | 1988

Sandman on Netflix is ​​finally here, and so far it’s been well received. Often referred to as a comic that could never be adapted, fans were skeptical after Netflix experienced some turmoil earlier this year which led to some downturn in the market. It’s starting to heat up as a whole new audience discovers this Neil Gaiman creation, choosing to go straight to the source and acquire Dream’s first appearance. Sandman’s debut issue retains the same No. 7 spot it had last week. This week we tracked it to a high sell of $950 for a CGC 9.8 and a NM gross FMV of $206.

#6 MARVEL SUPERHERO SECRET WARS #8 | WONDER | 1984

This book once cost a considerable amount of money because it featured the origin of Spider-Man’s black suit that would later become Venom and is often considered the first appearance of the black suit. With the confirmation of Phase Six of the SECRET WARS movie, get ready to see more of this book hitting the market in case the community sees Tom Holland donning the black suit. With some Venom left behind after the events of NO WAY HOME, the potential is there. A fun fact, the graded sales of this book sell for over $120 up to a 5.0 rating. Maybe it’s time to get your comics rated! We tracked it to a high sale of $810 for a CGC 9.8 and a gross NM FMV of $215.

#5 HOOD #1 | WONDER | 2002

Rumored for years to appear in Hawkeye and then Ironheart, confirmation came this week when set photos showed actor Anthony Ramos as Parker Robbins. These leaked images and chatter pushed sales back up to numbers similar to what we saw in 2020. Graded copies also hit $600, with several sales this week in the $480-600 range. While many are skeptical of the investment in villains, the Hood offers a lot of dynamics that could work very well in the Ironheart series and the MCU as a whole. We tracked it to a high sale of $575 for a CGC 9.8 with a gross NM FMV of $46.

#4 EIGHT BILLION GENIUS #1 | PICTURE | 2022

This book has had its share of glory, and he can’t seem to get enough of it! Going back to the top 10, we find that the first issue of this popular series remains a must-have for collectors. We followed it to a sell high of $169.99 for a CGC 9.8 with a current trend at $40.

#3 THE INCREDIBLE HULK #213 | WONDER | 1977

It only takes one glimpse of a potential character to create the buzz behind key issues, and that’s a prime example. The most recent She-Hulk teaser shows a character whose identity is obscured, which some have assumed to be Jack of Hearts. To add to this speculation, Jack of Hearts played a prominent role in the latest She-Hulk comic. Nonetheless, this only marks the first appearance of the Jack of Hearts in a standard comic book. He first made an appearance in DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU #21 and then fully appeared in #22. We tracked him to a high sale of $112.95 for a CGC 9.4 with raw NM copies at $18.

#2 DARK SPACES: WILDFIRE

By SYFY.COM, “Universal has officially partnered with IDW Publishing for a pair of upcoming TV projects based on hit comic book series. Universal Content Productions – which co-produces genre juggernauts like Resident Alien and Chucky – is currently turning on an adaptation of Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman Dark Spaces: Wildfire The show is set to follow a group of incarcerated female firefighters who plan a brazen heist while trying to contain a raging wildfire in the hills of California. An interesting note, this book was the first in a series of nine new original series that IDW promoted. IDW has spent a lot of resources promoting these new titles, many of which have prominent writers behind the projects. The following title, TRVE KVLT, out this Wednesday. We tracked it to a high sale of $19.96 for an NM raw copy.

#1 ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4 – CLAYTON CRAIN – C2E2 – FACSIMILE – IN GOD WE TRUST – ACETATE (LIMITED 750) | WONDER | 2011

Last week, this Miles Morales facsimile threw the comedy community into disarray. There were several different versions of the story, coming from the dealers, Black Flag and CGC. Amidst the chaos, the notoriety of this book has grown in popularity. Finding a comedic social media channel not covering this controversy was rare. Where are we today? Marvel has never issued an official statement, but they have sent a notice with updated terms to all retailers that have had an exclusive (in the past, present, or future) that it is prohibited to modify a book without Marvel’s approval. CGC stands by its statement of recognition of this book as a true blue brand book, with which the whole market has unanimously disapproved. As this book begins to lose interest (mostly due to fatigue), last week’s residual spotlight on this book has brought it to our top spot this week. Although there have been many gross sales of this book, we have omitted books that may have unconfirmed sales or have been flagged as troll/shill auctions. We tracked it to a high sale of $1,800 for a CGC 9.9 with a gross NM FMV of $566.

And HERE is your TOP 10 COMICS OF THE WEEK for 08/15/22!

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Daniel K. Denny