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She-Hulk is rumored all the time to hit the small screen. Here is a checklist that covers many first appearances and other cool books from the first appearance of the She-Hulk in 1980 to 1996.
Will we cover her appearances and some key books from 1996 and on? Of course we will (maybe), we just want you to enjoy these key books first. Too much of a good thing is never good!

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She-Hulk Checklist

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #1

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The Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980) – The first appearance/origin of Jennifer Walters; She-Hulk. Art from John Buscema and Charles Stone. Written by Stan Lee. Cover by John Buscema.

The Savage She-Hulk #2 (1980) – First appearances of Buck Bukowski, Lou Monkton, Dr. Daniel Ridge Sr., Zapper Ridge, Nick Trask, Jill Ridge, and William Morris Walters.

The Savage She-Hulk #6 (1980) – She-Hulk first teams with Iron Man. A Bob (Mr. Iron Man) Layton cover too. First appearance of Ralphie Hutchins. Lots more on Ralphie in a bit.

The Savage She-Hulk #9 (1980) – First appearance of Ultima.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #11

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #16

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #17

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Savage She-Hulk #11 (1980) – This is a fantastic Michael Golden cover.

The Savage She-Hulk #16 (1981) – The first appearance of Microwave. Also the last. It gets better next issue….

The Savage She-Hulk #17 (1981) – First appearance of Man-Elephant. Yep. At least this character has about five appearances in their 35 year history. Disney needs to use this dude.

The Savage She-Hulk #18 (1981) – How about one more ridiculous first appearance of a fourth rate character? Grappler. Looks like he may have also appeared in five comics in 35 years.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #19

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel TeamUp #107

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #21

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #22

The Savage She-Hulk #19 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins clones himself. He creates many first appearances as he tries to kill She-Hulk as different villains. This issue, he first appears as Brute.

Marvel Team-Up #107 (1981) – Jennifer steps outside of her solo series for the first time to join the rest of the Marvel Universe. Here she teams with Spider-Man. Art and cover by the late great Herb Trimpe.

The Savage She-Hulk #21 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as the Seeker.

The Savage She-Hulk #22 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Radius.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #23

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #24

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Click to Buy/Bid – Savage She-Hulk #25

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The Savage She-Hulk #23 (1981) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Torque.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 (1981) – She-Hulk appears with a slew of others from the Marvel Universe. Bob Layton pencils.

The Savage She-Hulk #24 (1982) – Ralphie Hutchins first appears as Kyr.

The Savage She-Hulk #25 (1982) – The last issue of The Savage She-Hulk. The aftermarket likes this comic. See you again Jen!

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel 2 in 1 #88

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Click to Buy/Bid – Avengers #221

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Click to Buy/Bid – Incredible Hulk #278

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Click to Buy/Bid – AMZ SPM Annl #16

Marvel Two-In-One #88 (1982) – She-Hulk teams with the Thing. Art by Alan Kupperberg.

Avengers #221 (1982) – Not only is this the first time She-Hulk appears in an Avengers comic, but it’s also the first time she joins the team.

The Incredible Hulk #278 (1982) – The first time She-Hulk appears in a Hulk book. Although she appears with her team, the Avengers.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (1982) – John Romita Jr. art. She-Hulk appearance.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #254

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Click to Buy/Bid – Avengers #233

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Fantastic Four #254 (1983) – As with most comic book characters, there is always one creator that defines the character to the point that the majority of collectors will associate that particular character with “them”. Batman/Miller, Spider-Man/McFarlane, Green Lantern/Adams, Nick Fury/Steranko…..you get the idea. We’re not putting She-Hulk on the scale of those characters, but the creator is the one we’re talking about here. This comic is the first time John Byrne writes and draws She-Hulk in a comic book. Byrne/She-Hulk.

Avengers #233 (1983) – John Byrne fill in issue. It also happens to be part of his Fantastic Four #254 story. John writes and John draws. He doesn’t do the next issue and he didn’t do the previous issue. What John wants, John gets.

Thor #334 (1983) – Jennifer first appears in a Thor comic, with her Avengers team of course. Three issues later though, The Thor character will never be the same. Going from a B-lister to an A-lister, but that’s another story for another day.

The Thing #5 (1983) – John Byrne writes. She-Hulk appears in several issues of the Thing, starting here. Appearing in a solo role.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Cap #288

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #265

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Click to Buy/Bid – Doc Strange #67

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Click to Buy/Bid – Avengers Annl #13

Captain America #288 (1983) – First time She-Hulk appears in a Cap title. Art by Mike Zeck.

Fantastic Four #265 (1984) – Jennifer joins the Fantastic Four team. John Byrne writes, pencils, inks, and does the cover art. Byrne in complete control here.

Doctor Strange #67 (1984) – First time in a Doctor Strange book. As an Avenger.

Avengers Annual #13 (1984) – Here’s a beauty to own. She-Hulk drawn by legend Steve Ditko. Ditko pencils, Byrne inks and a Byrne/Ditko cover.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #275

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Click to Buy/Bid – Thor #353

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Click to Buy/Bid – SH MRV GN #18

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Fantastic Four #275 (1985) – First solo cover since her own series. Amazing Byrne cover too.

Thor #353 (1985) – Legend Walt Simonson started his epic run 16 issues ago. Forever changing the Thor character. Okay not about Thor here, but about the legend Walt Simonson writing, drawing, inking She-Hulk in this book.

Marvel Graphic Novel #18 (1985) – John Byrne gets an entire book to draw and write on the She-Hulk. Not just any book, a Marvel graphic novel. That’s 72 oversized pages of awesome John Byrne She-Hulk.

Longshot #4 (1985) – She-Hulk appearance. Art from Art Adams. She makes the Adams cover too.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #286

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #291

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #293

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Fantastic Four #286 (1986) – John Byrne writes with Chris Claremont. John draws with Butch Guice.

Fantastic Four #291 (1986) – This cover pays homage to Action Comics #1. She-Hulk takes the place of Superman and holds the car above her head. This John Byrne cover is on point.

Fantastic Four #293 (1986) – Jerry Ordway provides this great cover of the She-Hulk.

Thing #36 (1986) – She-Hulk vs Ms. Marvel. No not THAT Ms. Marvel, the “new” Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura) that appeared a few issues prior in Thing #27. Sharon last appeared in a comic book in 2007, but this checklist isn’t about Sharon.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Fantastic Four #296

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Click to Buy/Bid – Comet Man #4

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel Fanfare #37

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Click to Buy/Bid – Alpha Flight #61

Fantastic Four #296 (1986) – Jim Shooter and Stan Lee write this comic. Barry Windsor-Smith cover.

Comet Man #4 (1987) – This odd comic features Kelley Jones art and a Bill Sienkiewicz She-Hulk cover.

Marvel Fanfare #37 (1988) – Norm Breyfogle She-Hulk art. What’s not to love here? Norm also does the She-Hulk back cover.

Alpha Flight #61 (1988) – Jim Lee She-Hulk art. What’s not to love here?

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Click to Buy/Bid – Dr STRG SS #1

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Click to Buy/Bid – She-Hulk Cermony

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel Age #70

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Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme #1 (1988) – Jen makes an appearance with the Avengers.

Sensational She-Hulk Ceremony (1989) – A two part She-Hulk story. Written by the late great creator Dwayne McDuffie and art by June Brigman.

Marvel Age #70 (1989) – A John Byrne She-Hulk cover.

Damage Control #1 (1989) – Another great comic from the late Dwayne McDuffie. This dude brought it every time he wrote a comic. She-Hulk appearance with the Avengers.

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Click to Buy/Bid – MCP #18

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #1

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #2

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Click to Buy/Bid – Marvel Age #76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel Comics Presents #18 (1989) – She-Hulk story written and drawn by John Byrne.

Sensational She-Hulk #1 (1989) – Origin retold. John Byrne start the second series. Writer/artist here. Awesome Byrne cover here as well. Actually, from here on out every single John Byrne She-Hulk cover in this series is stellar. The number one cover here still remains as one of the most iconic She-Hulk covers of all time. This series acted as the modern day Deadpool series does today. Breaking the fourth wall and complete zany-ness. John Byrne’s run here was simply a work of art in every sense of the word. If a television show ever hits, this comic (series) might be the place to go as far as speculation is concerned. We feel that the TV series (total speculation here) would be based more from here and not the first series. Again, we’re speculating and could be completely incorrect. No one knows. Invest wisely! 

Sensational She-Hulk #2 (1989) – First appearance of Weezi Mason.

Marvel Age #76 (1989) – As a growing trend for quite a while, Marvel or John Byrne loved putting Jennifer in a bathing suit on his covers.

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #4

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #7

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Sensational She-Hulk #3 (1989) – Spider-Man appearance by John Byrne. Byrne puts Spidey right on his cover too.

Sensational She-Hulk #4 (1989) – First appearance of Lexington Loopner.

Sensational She-Hulk #7 (1989) – First appearance of Big Enilwen.

Sensational She-Hulk #10 (1989) – First appearance of Pseudo-Man.

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Click to Buy/Bid – AVGS WC Annl #4

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Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23 (1989) – Rob Liefeld pencils She-Hulk.

Avengers West Coast Annual #4 (1989) – Amanda Conner pencils Jen.

Sensational She-Hulk #11 (1990) – Bryan Hitch first pencils on the She-Hulk. He’ll go on to do mant other issues throughout.

Sensational She-Hulk #13 (1990) – First Dale Keown cover. First appearance of Wildmoon.

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #15

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #18

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Sensational She-Hulk #14 (1990) – First appearances of The Critic and Professor Brent Wilcox. A rare color corrective cover exist. 

Sensational She-Hulk #15 (1990) – Dale Keown begins a mini-run of covers.

Sensational She-Hulk #18 (1990) – First Dr. Bob Doom and Max Louden.

Sensational She-Hulk #19 (1990) – The first appearances of Nosferata and Jack Serious (Joker). This is the first of a two-parter spoofing DC’s Batman. Another awesome Keown cover as well. We love this book.

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Sensational She-Hulk #20 (1990) – First appearances of Big Al G’houl, Commissioner Gruber, Three-Face, Slimeface, Professor Hugo Oddt, and Dogwoman.

Sensational She-Hulk #21 (1990) – First appearance of Abominatrix, Captain Rectitude, and Wanda Louise Mason.

Sensational She-Hulk #22 (1990) – Blonde Phantom makes an appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #23 (1991) – Wanda Louise Mason first appears as Phantom Blonde.

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #29

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Marvel Illustrated #1 (1991) – She-Hulk makes the solo cover of the first Marvel swimsuit issue.

Uncanny X-Men #272 (1991) – Jim Lee art. She-Hulk appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #29 (1991) – Venom appearance. A classic She-Hulk cover by Tom Morgan.

Sensational She-Hulk #31 (1991) – John Byrne returns to the series. Writes/art/inks. Cover art as well.

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Click to Buy/Bid – Iron Man #273

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #34

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #35

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Iron Man #273 (1991) – John Byrne writes an Iron Man story with a She-Hulk appearance.

Sensational She-Hulk #34 (1991) – Fantastic John Byrne cover. Demi Moore homage cover.

Sensational She-Hulk #35 (1992) – First appearance of The Living Eraser.

Sensational She-Hulk #37 (1992) – Punisher, Wolverine and Spider-Man appear on the COVER (John Byrne) only. A hysterical cover.

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #39

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #40

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #41

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Sensational She-Hulk #39 (1992) – And another awesome cover from Byrne.

Sensational She-Hulk #40 (1992) – The first appearance of Marvel Editor at the time Renee Witterstaetter as herself. Renee has done a ton of writing and coloring on top of her editorial work. She’s often seen at Michael Golden’s booth at your local convention. The cover here….wow. Why was John Byrne so into sexually exploiting the She-Hulk on so many covers?? They must have sold well to the fanboys. This issue is the most expensive aftermarket comic in the entire Sensational She-Hulk. More than the corrective color issue a few issues back.  A scarce book here drives up the price and one of the last sexual innuendo covers in this run. John Byrne officially runs into the “political correctness police”. Pushed the envelope too far according to Marvel standards we guess.  

Sensational She-Hulk #41 (1992) – The first time creator John Byrne appears (as himself) in the She-Hulk series.

Marc Spector: Moon Knight #41 (1992) – The first time Jennifer appears in a Moon Knight comic.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Quasar #38

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #50

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #52

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Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #54

Quasar #38 (1992) – It’s not so much that She-Hulk appears in this Quasar series for the first time. Really who cares? For now maybe. But this comic was drawn by none other than Greg Capullo.

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Click To Buy/Bid – Sensational She-Hulk #60

Sensational She-Hulk #50 (1993) – The 50th anniversary issue. 48 pager. John Byrne loads the book up with guest appearances from a number of Marvel characters. This issue would be the last Byrne issue as Jennifer looks for a new creative team to take over her comic series. John Byrne appears in this issue and says that this comic should die (be canceled) due to the fact he’s not on it anymore.

Sensational She-Hulk #52 (1993) – This issue features an Adam Hughes cover!

Sensational She-Hulk #54 (1993) – The first official appearance of Jennifer’s momma into the Marvel universe; Elaine Ann Banner Walters.

Sensational She-Hulk #60 (1994) – The series ends here. It was a good ride. 60 issues. 14 years later. Penciler and Cover artist Pat Olliffe pays homage to John Byrne’s number one issue cover. Fantastic job here from Pat. Sorry to see you go Jennifer!  

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A potentially light week as far as the speculation side goes, plenty of great reading ahead. Although there is one speculation comic that will make up for the entire week this Wednesday…..

There will not be a bigger book this week. Batman #43 is where it’s at. Guarantee it. No way. Scott Synder and Greg Capullo introduce a new villain into Batman’s life this Wednesday, Mr. Bloom. We all know what happens when these two creative minds get together within these pages right? The villain is right there on the cover too. No cameo, little panel, a hand, no this dude is right there in plain sight. Although there are two other variants, the Mr. Bloom cover makes for an attractive collectors piece. He only graces the regular cover and not the others. A better resell with the character on the cover like that. Bottom line here, Mr. Bloom will be blooming in the aftermarket on Wednesday and thereafter. A seriously big book this week.

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Superman may have the same scenario brewing. DC says Superman faces a new threat lurking in the shadows in Action Comics #43. Let’s all read and find out who or what it is. And the same holds for Starfire #3. A new character appearance could be in here. The Darwyn Cooke variant is sold out too. Another sold out Darwyn Cooke variant comic this week; Justice League Gods and Monsters #1.

Comic fans get a first this week. Adam.3 #1 will be the first for creator Scott Kolins. A first in his very own creator owned character starring in a new series. Thanks to Dark Horse this is happening. Comic fans win! Be sure to check it out and support Scott. He’s a cool dude.

Independent publisher Action Lab Entertainment making some noise this Wednesday. Archon Battle of the Dragon #1 and F1rst Hero Fight For Your Life #1 are both sold out. Speaking of sold out, but not sold out….YET, From Titan Comics, Doctor Who Event 2015 Four Doctors #1. Doctor Who fans will be all over this.

There will be no shortage of number one comics to check on this week. Two very good stories await us from IDW; String Divers #1 and Boy-1 #1. From Image Comics Beauty #1 and Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #1. Beauty #1 will have a promo package sent to retailers. It will contain a pamphlet and a condom. Yes, you read that right. Click the red link or comic cover and see what those packages are selling for. Sheesh. Yankee #1 is not a baseball story, rather a unique story from Alternative ComicsGuardian Knight Comics‘ Gears And Bones #1Americatown #1 from Boom Studios, Dark Horse’s King Tiger #1, and rounding out the InvestComics Hot Picks week is DC’s DC Comics Bombshells #1.

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A couple of eye candy covers to mention, the Michael Del Mundo Planet Hulk #4 cover. Wow. And Secret Wars #5 Black Panther cover by Sophie Campbell is sweet.

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Here’s a small sampling of the comics I like this month and no I am not spending money on the insane cover price DC is asking for the Harley annual that smells like weed.

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Looking for Ultron keys?  Scoop up these Perez Classics before it’s too late.

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Ultron doesn’t appear in the Avengers again until 202.

 

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That sure looks like Klaw in the Avengers 2 trailer and he’s not the only reason to hunt down this key Black Panther book ( first Vibranium! )  The market is already wise to this one so prices are going to be high but it is a pretty safe bet.  Ya might be tempted to sell now with Marvel’s big phase 3 news but Black Panther key books are only going to rise in value  due to the broad appeal of this character.

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Fantastic Four 173, 174 ( First Counter-Earth )

Upcoming events from Marvel look to incorporate their own multiverse like story lines.  The High Evolutionary created one of those worlds here.

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SUICIDE SQUAD:

Let’s get a head start on the Suicide Squad film speculation.  Here are the first appearances of some of the more obscure members:

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First Mindboggler

I cannot believe how many Firestorm comics are fast becoming key DC books!

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First Jaculi

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First Vixen

God this is an awful cover!

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Other Key Suicide Comics:  Vol.1 1,23,49

 

And some other last minute comics…

 

Spider-Man Summer Sampler 2012 ( First Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel )

Are you looking for the spot where Carol Danvers appeared as Captain Marvel for the first time?  She appeared on the cover to this freebee months before Avenging Spider-Man 9 and issue one of the regular series.

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Silver Surfer 44 ( First Infinity Gauntlet )

With the announcement of the Infinity War films Marvel has thrown down the gauntlet for speculators!  While others are throwing away money on comics like the Infinity War 1-6 series ( which might just prove to have no connection the films other than the title ) I’m betting on cheap back issues like this.

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In the world a comic collecting we love it when a character takes the market by storm.  Though the jury is out on Livewire she definitely has a shot at becoming the next big thing in comics.  At first glace she doesn’t seem to have much going for her, like a weak origin and a first appearance in Superman Adventures 5 which is by no means a favorite amongst comic fans.  But like HQ she has a killer costume and sometimes that’s all it takes.

If her introduction into the New 52 blows fans away then look out, her small list of past appearances will see  value increase similar to early HQ appearances.

Currently Superman Adv 5 and Action 835 are hot.  With recently sales of 40 and even 100 for Superman Adv 5 no one can deny her electric rise in popularity.  Unfortunately for people who paid a lot for those comics they might be upset to learn that her image appeared first at the end of the previous issue, Superman Adventures 4!  That’s not to say that issue 5 isn’t valuable.  It is her first cover and first appearance in a narrative. It’s just not a first appearance and in comics that is often the most important thing to collect.

 

-Topher

@Larfleeze

Comic Broker Report – Undervalued Moderns Special

The market can be slow to reflect the value of certain issues.  This can happen for many reasons.  Each month I try to give readers the opportunity to get in on a sleeper well before the market catches up.  Though I am not always right I try to select comics that are worth collecting even if you might never make a penny on the fast flip.  I have featured some of these comics in the past.  They make this list because they remain largely unknown to the collecting community.

 

Batman Volume 1 Issue 656

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If you are looking for Damian Wayne’s first full appearance then here ya go!  Issue 655 along with its variant and other printings are often the ones collectors want but they only feature Batman’s son in shadows.  This issue is where we get to see the league trained badass for the first time!

Iron Man,Incredible Hulk,Nick Fury       Iron Man 2: Agents of Shield ( second appearance )

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It’s odd to me that Agent Coulson’s first appearance is so undervalued.  It’s pretty tough to find and features a character that is loved by most Marvel fans.  With Agents of SHIELD getting better with each episode I hope these two comics see significant increases in value.

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So if you don’t appreciate Coulson’s first actual appearance in a comic then you can pick up these two which feature his first appearance ( and named appearance ) in the regular Marvel Universe.

Th Invincible Iron Man ( 2008 ) 10,11

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Ok there are a ton of these to hunt down.  Why?  Well recently the actor who voiced Iron Man’s A.I.  J.A.R.V.I.S. told us he’s playing the Vision.  This means that the A.I. that Stark created is becoming one of the most popular Avengers in the next film.  The Vision first appeared in Avengers 57 and it highly valued.  But as the film version will be bringing the Stark A.I. to life as an android,  these comics should be worth a lot more than the currently are.  Issue 10 features the first appearance of the RESCUE armor, made for Pepper Potts by Tony.  In Issue 11 we learn that the A.I. system in her armor is the J.A.R.V.I.S intelligence!  That makes these issues the first comic appearance of the intelligence system which will become the Vision in Avengers 2.  So far the hardest issues to find are the second print for issue 10.  This us due to the first cover for RESCUE.  Issue 10 has variants, the hardest one to find being the secret retailer variant.  The only way to tell is a barcode variation pictured above!

Elektra Assassin 2

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Ok I admit I am a huge Bill Paxton fan.

Once we learned that his character on A.O.S. was secretly a Hydra agent this book should have seen some market action.  It has a wonderful cover and is written by an industry great.

Action Comics 471

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Despite many who were disappointing by the Man of Steel I have come to realize that it is a very good film.  Russel Crow actually steals it along with Zod’s top soldier Faora who first appears  in this issue of Action Comics.

Supernaturals 4

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It’s still amazing to me that Groot is coming to a theater near you in August.  For a character with less that 5 pre Copper Age appearances it just seems insane that an Alien like this is being thrust into the mainstream. To my knowledge this issue is his first appearance in the modern age.  This series inserted masks into the issues and I believe the ones with the Ghost Rider mask are the hardest to find.

Chuck Norris  and the Karate Kommandos 1

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First appearance of this legend is all you need to know.

Captain America 208, first appearance of Arnim Zola

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If you geeked out as much as me with Zola’s incredible appearance in the Winter Soldier then I applaud your love of insanely twisted comic villains!

 

-Topher

@Larfleeze

BEST SELLING COMIC BOOKS of this DECADE (2010-2013)

BEST SELLING COMIC BOOKS of this DECADE (2010-2013)

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We are about to take an in depth analysis of  the Best Selling Comic Books of this time period to show the state of the current comic industry and look for any trends and to answer the all important question of “Can a comic with a gigantic print run have a chance of going up in value?”.

Only 131 different comic books have sold over 100,000 copies so far this decade.

Only 6 comics have sold over 200,000 in the past 40 months – a rare feat in the current comic economy.    In the same 40 month time period 50 years ago (1960 to early 1963) at least 1,200 different comics reached that sales figure !

The current biggest print runs either come with a new #1 series beginning, multiple covers, highlight of a storyline such as a 1st appearance or Death of a major character.

Walking Dead #100 is the best selling comic of this decade.  This super impressive for a number of reasons.  Its not a #1, its not a Marvel/DC title, its not a 1st appearance and its not even a superhero title.   Walking Dead is a sensation due to the huge interest in the TV show it ranks #1 mainly due to increasing demand for the title but primarily due to a large amount of variant covers which every Deadhead seemed to want.    Also impressive that Image has no other comics ever selling numbers that large and also the fact that no past issue of The Walking Dead had ever sold more than 80,000 copies before.

On the chart you will see its overall ranking followed by its monthly rank at Diamond when it was published.

Issue # is followed by original cover price and publisher and print run numbers.   Year and Month

I took current price values from 2 major online comic dealers – Mycomicshop.com and MileHighComics.com

I’ve had the debate so many times about whether its ever worth stockpiling new #1 issues when they have such massive print runs.  Surely these are not a good investment.  The majority of comics don’t go up in value in the first place nevermind an overprinted comic.

So here we will find out if this is true or not issue by issue.

First of all I am not here to advertise for either online comic dealer but wanted to show 2 prices to show how one dealer prices their books differently than the next.   Comics are worth whatever you want to pay.   MileHighComics are consistently much higher yet they often have up to 50% sales of their entire website inventory.

The one driving factor that makes books valuable is QUALITY.  Some titles offer an exciting storyline with amazing artwork. They may have a big influence in the superhero universe which makes these books historically important in the timeline chronology of the specific hero and their universe overall.  This helps keep demand up in the future and certain books will prove over time to be very important.    When this happens we find that the books do in fact sell out and increase.

Just because a book has a massive print run does NOT mean that it cannot sell out.  Comics values are all based on supply and demand.  A perfect example of this is the death of Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-man #700.  Not only the biggest print run of any Spider-man comic this decade but also historically important in his timeline which helped sell  the book out, go up in value instantly, and have 4 printings.

Does this mean then that all comics with high print runs must be important.   Definitely not !    There are still many books on the list which due to large print runs never sold out and stores were stuck with extra copies as they over estimated what they could sell and therefore the books may have even landed up in the $1.00 clearance bin.   You will see numerous books on the list that are still worth cover price.

Let’s just analyze the Top 10 best selling comics of the decade based on their price increase or no-increase.

Out of the top 10 we find Walking Dead, Justice League, Uncanny Avengers, Guardians, Avengers VS X-men 6, Avengers all hovering near the cover price.   That is 6 of the top 10 which shows in this instance that 40% of the top 10 actually sold out quick and had huge price gains:   Avengers VS X-men 1, Amazing Spider-man 700, Batman 1, Superior Spider-man 1.

In the top 20 the only books to show increases are Action 1, Avengers VS X-men 3 and 4.

So out of the top 20 only 7 have really gone up and 13 have not.

BEST SELLING COMICS – RANKED IN ORDER
DIAMOND RANKING – COMIC TITLE – ISSUE # – PRICE – PUBLISHER – PRINT RUN – YEAR – MONTH – MYCOMICSHIP – MILEHIGHCOMICS
1 1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00
2 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50
3 1 Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00
4 1 Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
5 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00
6 1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00
7 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00
8 1 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00
9 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00
10 2 Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
11 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00
12 2 Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00
13 1 All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50
14 1 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00
15 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00
16 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00
17 2 Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
18 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00
19 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
20 3 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00
21 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00
22 2 Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50
23 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00
24 1 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00
25 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00
26 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00
27 1 Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00
28 2 Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
29 1 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70
30 1 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00
31 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00
32 2 Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00
33 3 Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00
34 3 Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
35 2 Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00
36 3 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
37 3 Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00
38 2 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00
39 4 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00
40 1 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00
41 3 Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00
42 1 X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00
43 1 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00
44 3 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
45 1 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00
46 1 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00
47 1 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60
48 3 Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00
49 3 Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00
50 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00
51 2 Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00
52 1 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
53 3 Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00
54 4 Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00
55 1 Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00
56 2 Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00
57 2 Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00
58 3 Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00
59 1 Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00
60 4 Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00
61 1 New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00
62 3 Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00
63 1 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00
64 2 Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00
65 4 Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00
66 4 Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50
67 4 Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00
68 3 Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00
69 3 Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50
70 5 Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80
71 3 Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
72 4 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00
73 4 Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00
74 4 Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00
75 5 Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00
76 5 Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
77 4 Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00
78 3 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00
79 4 Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
80 6 Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
81 4 New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50
82 1 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00
83 4 Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
84 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet
85 7 Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00
86 1 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80
87 8 Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
88 5 Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00
89 2 Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50
90 5 Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00
91 9 Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
92 2 Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80
93 3 Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00
94 5 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50
95 6 Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00
96 6 Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25
97 10 Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
98 7 Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00
99 5 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
100 3 Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00
101 1 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00
102 2 Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80
103 5 Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00
104 4 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00
105 7 Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00
106 2 Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00
107 5 Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
108 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet
109 5 A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00
110 4 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
111 3 Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00
112 2 Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00
113 1 Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00
114 4 Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60
115 6 Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00
116 4 AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00
117 6 Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00
118 5 Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00
119 7 Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00
120 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50
121 6 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
122 5 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00
123 5 Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60
124 8 Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00
125 4 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
126 5 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
127 2 Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65
128 5 Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00
129 3 Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00
130 7 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
131 8 Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00

 

Here we rank the most valuable comics from the Best Selling Comic chart simply based on how valuable they are now.  Which have been the best investment from the entire list.  Using  MyComicShop.com current prices (May 2013) we find out how many comics have been a good investment even with a large print run.

The first 8 comics on the list are hot titles and completely sold out from MyComicShop.com so we sorted these titles by the highest prices at MileHighComics.com

The most valuable recent mass produced comics are Batman #13 (Death In The Family) which is up to $50.00 after 7 months and Superior Spider-man #1 at $23.00 and Amazing Spider-man #700 at $20.00 in only 5 months.

Note that the top 9 are all DC comics and 8 of them relate to Batman.

Only the top 12 out of 131 titles have reached $20.00 or higher – about 9% success rate

Only the top 21 out of 131 titles have reached $10.00 or higher – about 15% success rate

Only the top 31 out of 131 titles have reached $8.00 or higher – about 22% success rate

Only the top 38 out of 131 titles have reached $6.00 or higher – about 28% success rate

Another way to look at this is you have a 28% chance of doubling your money on a mass print comic.

You have about a 15% chance of tripling your money on a mass print comic.

The bottom 8 comics on the list are currently being sold for LESS than cover price !

So you have about a 6% chance of losing your shirt ….

MOST VALUABLE AT MYCOMICSHOP.COM

1 1 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00 25
2 6 Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00 30
3 2 Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00 26
4 5 Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60 68
5 3 Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00 66
6 2 Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00 47
7 2 Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00 61
8 4 Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00 58
9 3 Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00 91
10 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00 109
11 1 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00 24
12 1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00 104
13 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00 60
14 2 Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00 39
15 2 Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00 54
16 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00 56
17 2 Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00 51
18 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00 55
19 1 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00 38
20 1 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00 46
21 2 Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00 16
22 5 Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00 29
23 4 Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00 97
24 3 Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00 27
25 4 Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00 28
26 2 Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50 32
27 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 64
28 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 65
29 3 Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00 57
30 5 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50 113
31 4 Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60 49
32 1 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00 19
33 1 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00 50
34 1 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00 53
35 6 Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25 36
36 8 Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00 45
37 1 All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50 94
38 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50 114
39 1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00 77
40 6 Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00 43
41 3 Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00 62
42 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00 90
43 3 Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00 71
44 4 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00 41
45 3 Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00 12
46 1 Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00 3
47 2 Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00 87
48 3 Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00 52
49 1 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70 22
50 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 78
51 3 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 79
52 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 82
53 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 83
54 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 86
55 3 Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 88
56 4 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00 13
57 8 Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00 76
58 3 Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00 48
59 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet 128
60 4 Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00 85
61 4 Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50 80
62 3 Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50 84
63 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00 70
64 4 AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00 63
65 4 Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00 67
66 4 Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00 72
67 1 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00 31
68 7 Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00 44
69 5 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00 119
70 5 Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00 59
71 5 Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80 81
72 2 Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80 4
73 3 Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00 33
74 1 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00 23
75 4 Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00 92
76 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50 115
77 3 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 122
78 3 Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 96
79 6 Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 99
80 4 New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50 112
81 10 Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 103
82 5 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 124
83 7 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 126
84 1 Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 120
85 2 Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 105
86 2 Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 116
87 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 121
88 2 Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 95
89 3 Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 106
90 3 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 117
91 2 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 110
92 1 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 127
93 5 Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 98
94 3 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 111
95 4 Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 123
96 4 Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 107
97 8 Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 101
98 9 Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 102
99 5 Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 108
100 4 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 118
101 6 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 125
102 4 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 130
103 5 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 131
104 1 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00 1
105 3 Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00 9
106 1 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60 5
107 4 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 34
108 5 Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 35
109 1 Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00 10
110 3 Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00 40
111 1 Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00 7
112 1 New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00 15
113 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet 129
114 7 Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00 37
115 1 X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00 17
116 1 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80 20
117 1 Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00 89
118 1 Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00 18
119 7 Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00 75
120 2 Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00 2
121 5 A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00 93
122 5 Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00 14
123 7 Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00 100
124 1 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00 21
125 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00 69
126 2 Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50 11
127 5 Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00 73
128 5 Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00 42
129 6 Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00 74
130 2 Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65 8
131 2 Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80 6

So which publishers have had the most succcess with big print runs:

Over 300,000 = Image 1 / DC 1 / Marvel 1
Over 200,000 = Image 1 / DC 1 / Marvel 4
Over 175,000 = Image 1 / DC 4 / Marvel 13
Over 150,000 = Image 1 / DC 13 / Marvel 22

It would appear that Marvel really is the top publisher based on the best selling and hyped up comics.

However out of the 131 comics to reach sales of 100,000 DC is actually in the lead.

Thanks to the New 52 re-launch of titles DC has 71 of the 131 titles which is more than half the entire list.

Marvel is close with 58 titles and Image sneaks in with 2 major hyped up books.  No other publishers make the list.

BEST SELLING COMICS – SORTED BY PUBLISHER (alphabetically)
1 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50 115
2 1 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00 25
3 2 Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00 26
4 1 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00 31
5 2 Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50 32
6 1 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00 24
7 2 Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 95
8 1 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00 38
9 2 Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00 87
10 3 Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00 33
11 3 Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 106
12 2 Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00 39
13 3 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 117
14 3 Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00 91
15 2 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 110
16 4 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 34
17 1 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00 46
18 3 Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00 27
19 1 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00 50
20 3 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 122
21 1 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00 53
22 1 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60 5
23 3 Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00 40
24 3 Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00 66
25 2 Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00 47
26 1 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 127
27 3 Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00 57
28 4 Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00 67
29 1 Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00 3
30 2 Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00 61
31 2 Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00 51
32 3 Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00 71
33 1 Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00 7
34 4 Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00 28
35 3 Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00 62
36 2 Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00 54
37 4 Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00 58
38 4 Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50 80
39 4 Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00 72
40 3 Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 88
41 3 Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50 84
42 5 Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80 81
43 4 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00 41
44 4 Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00 85
45 5 Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00 29
46 4 Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00 92
47 3 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 111
48 4 Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 107
49 5 Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 35
50 9 Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 102
51 3 Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00 48
52 6 Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25 36
53 3 Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00 12
54 5 Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00 73
55 2 Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00 2
56 5 Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 108
57 4 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 118
58 3 Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00 52
59 2 Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00 16
60 4 Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60 49
61 6 Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00 74
62 6 Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00 30
63 5 Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00 14
64 7 Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00 75
65 6 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 125
66 5 Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60 68
67 8 Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00 76
68 5 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 131
69 2 Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65 8
70 3 Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00 9
71 8 Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00 45
1 1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00 77
2 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet 129
1 1 Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00 89
2 1 Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 120
3 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00 55
4 1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00 104
5 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00 69
6 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00 109
7 2 Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 105
8 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00 70
9 1 All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50 94
10 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 78
11 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 64
12 2 Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 116
13 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 65
14 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 121
15 3 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 79
16 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 82
17 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00 90
18 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 83
19 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 86
20 1 Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00 10
21 1 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70 22
22 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00 60
23 1 X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00 17
24 1 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00 23
25 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00 56
26 1 New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00 15
27 1 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00 21
28 3 Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 96
29 4 Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00 97
30 5 Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 98
31 4 Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 123
32 6 Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 99
33 4 New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50 112
34 1 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00 19
35 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet 128
36 7 Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00 100
37 1 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80 20
38 8 Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 101
39 2 Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50 11
40 5 Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00 42
41 2 Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80 6
42 5 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50 113
43 6 Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00 43
44 10 Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 103
45 7 Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00 44
46 5 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 124
47 1 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00 1
48 2 Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80 4
49 4 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00 13
50 7 Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00 37
51 5 A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00 93
52 1 Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00 18
53 4 AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00 63
54 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50 114
55 5 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00 119
56 4 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 130
57 5 Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00 59
58 7 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 126

Does the cover price of a comic affect how many copies stores will sell?  Well generally speaking expensive books can have resistance but lets look at the rare few expensive cover price books to take the lead on this ranking.

Amazing Spider-man #700 and Batman Annual #1 are the most valuable back issues with a hefty cover price.

Death of Peter Parker in #700 was an amazing triumpth in Dec 2012 selling out over 200,000 copies at $7.99 and even reached a 4th printing.    Note that Point One #1 was $5.99 and now sells for $1.70 !

HIGHEST COVER PRICE COMICS TO SELL OVER 100,000 COPIES
1 1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00 104
2 5 Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00 42
3 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00 90
4 2 Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00 16
5 5 Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60 68
6 1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00 77
7 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50 115
8 1 Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00 89
9 1 Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 120
10 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00 55
11 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00 69
12 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00 109
13 2 Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 105
14 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00 70
15 2 Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00 26
16 1 All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50 94
17 1 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00 31
18 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 78
19 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 64
20 2 Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 116
21 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 65
22 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 121
23 3 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 79
24 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 82
25 1 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00 24
26 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 83
27 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 86
28 1 Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00 10
29 2 Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 95
30 1 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70 22
31 1 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00 38
32 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00 60
33 2 Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00 87
34 3 Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00 33
35 3 Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 106
36 3 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 117
37 3 Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00 91
38 2 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 110
39 1 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00 46
40 1 X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00 17
41 1 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00 50
42 3 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 122
43 1 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00 23
44 1 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00 53
45 1 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60 5
46 3 Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00 40
47 3 Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00 66
48 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00 56
49 1 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 127
50 3 Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00 57
51 4 Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00 67
52 1 Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00 3
53 2 Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00 61
54 3 Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00 71
55 1 Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00 7
56 1 New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00 15
57 3 Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00 62
58 1 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00 21
59 4 Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50 80
60 4 Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00 72
61 3 Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 88
62 3 Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50 84
63 5 Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80 81
64 3 Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 96
65 4 Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00 85
66 5 Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 98
67 4 Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00 92
68 3 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 111
69 4 Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 123
70 6 Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 99
71 4 New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50 112
72 1 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00 19
73 4 Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 107
74 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet 128
75 1 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80 20
76 8 Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 101
77 2 Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50 11
78 9 Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 102
79 2 Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80 6
80 3 Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00 48
81 5 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50 113
82 6 Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00 43
83 10 Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 103
84 7 Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00 44
85 5 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 124
86 3 Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00 12
87 1 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00 1
88 2 Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80 4
89 5 Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00 73
90 4 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00 13
91 7 Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00 37
92 2 Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00 2
93 5 Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 108
94 5 A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00 93
95 4 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 118
96 3 Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00 52
97 1 Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00 18
98 6 Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00 74
99 4 AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00 63
100 7 Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00 75
101 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50 114
102 6 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 125
103 5 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00 119
104 8 Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00 76
105 4 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 130
106 5 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 131
107 2 Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65 8
108 5 Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00 59
109 7 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 126
110 1 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00 25
111 2 Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50 32
112 2 Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00 39
113 4 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 34
114 3 Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00 27
115 2 Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00 47
116 2 Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00 51
117 4 Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00 28
118 2 Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00 54
119 4 Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00 58
120 4 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00 41
121 4 Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00 97
122 5 Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00 29
123 7 Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00 100
124 5 Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 35
125 6 Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25 36
126 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet 129
127 4 Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60 49
128 6 Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00 30
129 5 Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00 14
130 3 Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00 9
131 8 Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00 45

Finally what are the overall best selling titles on a month to month basis.  Here we look at the 131 best selling comics sorted by title so we can look for the most popular titles.

DC Comics line of the New 52 shows a gigantic presence on this list dominating with huge consecutive runs of monthly issues:

Batman 20 issues in a row, Justice League also all 20 issues in a row, Action 5, Green Lantern 4, Detective 3 and Flash 2 issues.

A totally amazing feat that Batman and Justice League have had prints of over 100,000 of every issue of the entire series 20 issues so far.  Batman #19 even recently ranked as the #1 comic of April 2013.

Marvel’s greatest success titles are:  Avengers VS X-men – all 12 issues of mini-series, Age Of Ultron 4 issues, Siege all 4 issue mini-series and Uncanny Avengers #1-2.     Marvel has many #1 issues achieve huge print runs but automatically retailers always drastically drop their orders on the second issues.

DIAMOND RANKING – COMIC TITLE – ISSUE # – PRICE – PUBLISHER – PRINT RUN – YEAR – MONTH – MYCOMICSHIP – MILEHIGHCOMICS

BEST SELLING COMICS – ALPHABETICAL BY TITLE
A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00
Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00
Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00
Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00
Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00
Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00
Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50
Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00
Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00
Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00
Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00
Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00
AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00
Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00
Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00
Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50
Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00
Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00
Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00
Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00
Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00
Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00
Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00
Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00
Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50
Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50
Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00
Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00
Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60
Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00
Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00
Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00
Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00
Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00
Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00
Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60
Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00
Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00
Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00
Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00
Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25
Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00
Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00
Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00
Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00
FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80
Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65
Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00
Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00
Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00
Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00
Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00
Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60
Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00
Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00
Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00
Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet
Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00
Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00
Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00
Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00
Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00
Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00
Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00
Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00
Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00
Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00
Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00
Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80
Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00
Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00
Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50
New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00
New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50
Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00
Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50
Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00
Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00
Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80
Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80
Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50
Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00
Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50
Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00
Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00
Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet
Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70
Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00
Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00
Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00
Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00
Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for compiling original Diamond sales lists.

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

Terry Hoknes (author) from 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 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

DIGGLE/DANIEL to take over ACTION COMICS

Writer Andy Diggle and artist Tony Daniel will be taking over ACTION COMICS as of issue 18. Current writer Grant Morrison will be leaving, presumably to work on the recently touted and long awaited MULTIVERSITY, with Frank Quitely and the Charlton heroes on the first arc.  The Promo art features Superman in the black uniform, which appears to be his same new 52 Kryptonian armor/body suit, which has the ability to change color and design. It was also seen in ACTION COMCIS #0, when a fully grown Superman was shown to somehow be on Krypton at the asme time as infant Kal-El. Superboy was also seen on Krypton in SUPERGIRL #0, so maybe Diggle and Daniel’s run will include that story.

Here’s the release from DC’s Blog page.

Next spring, ACTION COMICS will come to you from an all-new creative team. Beginning with issue #18, writer Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS; GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE) and artist Tony Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS; JUSTICE LEAGUE) will be bringing you the Man of Steel’s adventures in the acclaimed series.

 “I’ve always had a positive experience working with DC Comics, and it’s amazing to be welcomed back into the fold in such fine style,” Diggle told THE SOURCE. “Even in an industry dominated by superheroes, Superman is THE superhero – the original and best – and I’m flattered, daunted and inspired in equal measure at being given the opportunity to build on such an incredible and historic legacy. The word ‘iconic’ is bandied around a lot in comics, but Superman defines the term. I’m excited to be working with Tony Daniel, whose artistic and storytelling skills will be bringing the world(s) of Superman to stunning visual life. Together we’ll be carving out spectacular new adventures that respect the past while redefining the future of the Man of Steel.”

 

“First, let me say that I am really excited to be working with Andy Diggle on ACTION COMICS,” continued Daniel. “Superman is a character I’ve wanted to work on for quite a while now and I’m now very fortunate to be given this tremendous opportunity to work with such an iconic character. I look forward to drawing each and every character in Superman’s universe. I anticipate this being a fun ride for me and hopefully for Superman fans as well. I can’t wait to get Andy’s first script and sharpening my pencils! Thank you everyone for your support of my work on BATMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS over the years. I already miss the Dark Knight, but I look forward to starting anew with the Man of Steel in ACTION COMICS. I hope to see you all in Metropolis!”

 

ACTION COMICS #18 is due out in March.

DC’s SUPERMAN FAMILY April Solicits

DC’s the SOURCE blog has added the SUPERMAN family April Solicits. Looks the return of Silver Banshee, a rebooted Brainiac (which is a shame, ’cause Geoff Johns only just rebooted him in the Old DCU), and the WILDSTORM UNIVERSE invades superan’s world with Helspont and the Daemonites in SUPERMAN and GEN 13’s GRUNGE in Superboy, where FAIRCHILD is already a cast member.


ACTION COMICS #8

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by GARY FRANK
1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
It’s the epic 30-page conclusion of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ majestic opening storyline! $3.99 gets you front row seats to the ascension of the DC Universe’s first Super Hero as The Man of Steel goes toe to tentacle with the all-new Brainiac for the final fate of Metropolis!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.


SUPERMAN #8

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Superman, agent of the Daemonites?! How has Helspont bent The Man of Steel to his will?

(Not final cover)

SUPERBOY #8
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Well, that rescue mission didn’t go exactly as planned…and things have only gotten worse for Superboy, as N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s plans for him and the Teen Titans take a deadly turn! If he wants to keep his head, he’s gonna have to take down another dangerous young metahuman for them: the bruiser once known as Grunge!


SUPERGIRL #8

Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by GEORGE PEREZ and BOB WIACEK
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the NYPD hunt her down, Supergirl takes refuge with a new friend named Siobhan. While Supergirl may have temporarily escaped her troubles, Siobhan’s are just about to catch up with her: the curse of the Silver Banshee has risen, and this time it’s brought its family with it…
Don’t miss this special issue featuring artwork by comics legend George Pérez!

WONDER WOMAN gets a new origin, ACTION COMICS gets a new artist (for 2 issues)

 

In DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, Wonder Woman will have a new origin, in which she is the daughter of Hippolyta … and Zeus! In recent interviews, writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang have teased that readers should expect the unexpected in this edgier, horror take on the superhero genre ­and the king of the gods will ensure that nothing goes as planned for his defiant daughter.

Originally created by the goddess Aphrodite and raised to perfection on the Amazon island of Themiscyra, the newest incarnation of Wonder Woman has a new costume and now a new origin ­ but she remains Wonder Woman. Strong. Proud. Fearless. WONDER WOMAN is the 12th title in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 to sell more than a 100K copies.

 

DC also announced that Andy Kubert will be doing a two-issue sting (filling in for regular artist Rags morales) on Action Comics #5 & #6. They also teased at least an appearance by Krypto. This makes me happy.

Andy had this to share with readers:

“When Editor Matt Idelson asked if I would be interested and/or able to fit into my schedule two upcoming issues of Action Comics with Grant, I couldn’t say no,” said Kubert. “I don’t know of any other artist that would have. Drawing the latest incarnation of Superman and working with one of the best writers on the planet made it a very easy decision for me. And in this story, I get to do some VERY iconic stuff! I gotta admit, I’m a little nervous… Fun Fact for those keeping score: I had never drawn Superman in a comics interior for an entire issue. I had done inking over Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway for an issue each over their beautiful pencils way (and I mean WAY) back when but this is my first opportunity to pencil the Man of Steel interior pages for my very own!”

 

DC #1s for the SUPER-family, SUICIDE SQUAD, and BLUE BEETLE.

DC has announced some more #1s (are there any more? I dunno) Including the SUPERMAN family books,  with two decidedly different takes on the Man of Steel by Perez and Morrison/Morales, A new SUICIDE SQUAD with some decidedly different takes on KING SHARK, DEADHSOT, and HARLEY QUINN, and a one title that has this IC reporter in a quandry…I LOVE Tony Bedard’s writing (and he’s a good guy), but we all know I’m a TED KORD guy. Well, Tony Bedard is writing the new BLUE BEETLE ongoing…and it’s Jaime Reyes as Beetle. Now, when I expressed my mixed feelings on facebook, Tony graciously thanked me for my compliments to him, and simply asked that I “…give Jaime a chance.”

So, we’ll see. But I still miss you, Ted!

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A new era of DC Comics begins as the longest-running monthly comic of all time releases its first issue #1 since 1938.

This September, New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) joins with sensational artist Rags Morales to bring you tales of The Man of Tomorrow unlike any you’ve ever read before in ACTION COMICS #1. This momentous first issue will set in motion the history of the DC Universe as Superman defends a world that doesn’t trust their first Super Hero.

The first Action Comics #1 is now the most sought-after comic book of all time. This September, one of comics’ most imaginative storytellers will make history again in Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ ACTION COMICS #1.

Superman #1: The Man of Tomorrow, Today

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What is Superman’s startling new status quo? How does it affect his friends, loved ones and his job at The Daily Planet? Find out in SUPERMAN #1, written by legendary comics creator George Perez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, NEW TEEN TITANS and WONDER WOMAN) and illustrated by Jesus Merino.

Supergirl #1 and Superboy #1: The New Superman Family

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Supergirl’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman and none of his affection for the people of Earth. Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson (Smallville, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) will team up with artist Mahmud Asrar to give a new take on the teenager from Krypton in SUPERGIRL #1.

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They thought he was just a failed experiment, grown from a combination of Kryptonian and human DNA. But when the scope of his stunning powers was revealed, he became a deadly weapon. SUPERBOY #1 will be written by Scott Lobdell with art by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean.

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It’s not easy being Jaime Reyes. He has to deal with high school, family and all the drama that comes with being a teenager. Also, he’s linked to a powerful scarab created by an alien race who seek to subjugate planets – or annihilate them. It’s up to one teen hero to turn this instrument of destruction into a force for good in BLUE BEETLE #1, written by Tony Bedard (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and illustrated by Ig Guara (FLASHPOINT: GRODD OF WAR) and Ruy Jose.

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Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! They’re a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they’re sheer suicide! Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? Find out in SUICIDE SQUAD #1, written by Adam Glass (FLASHPOINT: LEGION OF DOOM) with art by Marco Rudy (THE SHIELD).

ACTION COMICS #900 PREVIEW

DC is offering this sneak peek at this week’s ACTION COMICS #900. It’s…dare I say…Action packed! Plus, it’s one of this week’s InvestComics HOT PICKS.

ACTION COMICS #900

 

Written by PAUL CORNELL, RICHARD DONNER, DAVID GOYER, DAMON LINDELOF and more; Art by PETE WOODS, JESUS MERINO and more; Cover by DAVID FINCH; 1:5 Variant cover A by ADAM HUGHES; 1:5 Variant cover B by ALEX ROSS

Superman returns to ACTION COMICS just in time for the title’s historic 900th issue, which clocks in at 100 pages! Everything Paul Cornell and Pete Woods have been building to over the last year culminates here in the ultimate Superman vs. Lex Luthor battle! But that’s not all – this story will lay the grounds for an insanely epic story coming out this summer in the pages of ACTION!

Plus, an incredible roster of guest talent help us celebrate this landmark issue, including the screenwriter of The Dark Knight, David Goyer; famed Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner; the co-creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof; and the creative team behind the hit DC UNIVERSE ONLINE game!

ACTION COMICS #900 WILL BE PACKED WITH…ACTION!

DC’s THE SOURCE Blog is listing the goods on the oversized anniversary 900th issue of ACTION COMICS.  The issue finishes Cornell’s BLACK RINGS story, sets up next issue’s REIGN OF DOOMSDAY conclusion, and much much more. Plus features THREE covers, by Finch, Ross, and Hughes.  Here’s what The Source had to say:

The 51-page lead story by Paul Cornell, Pete Woods and Jesus Merino sees Superman return to ACTION just in time for both the conclusion of the critically-acclaimed “Black Ring” story starring Lex Luthor and the start of the next act of “Reign of Doomsday”. As a bonus, Dan Jurgens, Rags Morales, Ardian Syaf, Jamal Igle and Gary Frank are each contributing their artistic talents to special segments of this main story.

But wait, there’s more!

Action #900 will contain short comic stories by:

– Damon Lindelof & Ryan Sook
– David Goyer & Miguel Sepulveda
– Geoff Johns & Gary Frank
– Paul Dini & RB Silva

And that’s STILL not enough…

Richard Donner and Derek Hoffman collaborated on a story that’ll be presented in a screenplay format that we’ll run alongside storyboards by Matt Camp.

Brian Stelfreeze adds in a two-page spread showing the evolution of Superman throughout the decades, drawn in the art styles of some of Superman’s most well-known artists

ACTION COMICS #899 PREVIEW

Here’s a peek at ACTION COMICS #899, due out next week

ACTION COMICS #899

 

Written by PAUL CORNELL ; Art by PETE WOODS; Cover by DAVID FINCH & BATT

Lex Luthor has left no stone unturned in his quest for the Black Lantern energy, but he’s not the only one searching for it – Brainiac wants the energy and the knowledge it offers all to himself. Trust us, this is gonna be the most vicious Luthor/Brainiac team-up ever. It all sets the stage for both a conclusion and a beginning in next month’s historic ACTION COMICS #900, featuring the return of you-know-who…

  • Superman
  • 32pg.
  • Color
  • $2.99 US

On Sale March 30, 2011