Comics Sales 2014 – February – Surprise high and low sales report

Comics Sales 2014 – February – Surprise high and low sales report

Market report by comics historian Terry Hoknes – hoknes@hotmail.com of www.HoknesComics.com

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Every month Diamond Distributors reports the top 300 best selling highest ordered new comic books of the month

Retailers order new products 2 months in advance and must predict how well new comics will sell for them.

What happens every month is some titles are over-ordered and some retailers under-order.

As a stereotypical rule most retail shops will order extra heavy on all DC and Marvel titles knowing they might have potentially longer shelf life.  All other smaller publishers most retailers will NOT take the same risk with financially.

Therefore the best selling comics of the year are predictably from the “big 2″ publishers and the smallest print runs and books that sell out the quickest are from the smallest publishers.

Let’s analyze the best selling comics of the past month.  In the following list I will make notes of any comics I believe stand out specifically for having higher or lower orders than might have been expected.  This will strongly affect the future back issue prices of these comics.

Batman holds continuously as the best selling ongoing series but sales have been down and sales this month were so poor in comic shops that only 1 comic sold over 100,000 copies.

Harley Quinn sales stay decently strong and each issue has been selling out and going to 2nd prints.   If popularity stays up the early issues could eventually become valuable for future collectors.

Walking Dead – same as Harley Quinn.  Orders are quite high but issues do sell out and many go to 2nd prints.  If the TV series continues for a few more years these issues are likely to see price increases for future collectors.  Walking Dead has 2 issues in the top 10 – this is a first for the title ever!

2014 is the year that Marvel is restarting all their series with new #1′s.  None of them had crazy high orders and since Marvel only prints whats ordered they all sell out and have 2nd prints immediately.

Some very major series debut with decent but definitely not impressive numbers:  Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Punisher, Ms Marvel.

Ms Marvel had the most hype of the 4 and yet had the smallest order and sold out.  Marvel debuted other titles with even smaller print runs yet so these are the ones to watch out for if the public enjoys them.

Batman Jokers Daughter #1 continued its popularity and decent 51,000 orders.

Most of DC’s issues hit #28 this month and many steampunk variant covers that are all the rage right now. With the regular covers having print runs of only about 35,000 the variants will be a lot less common than the big print books.   Action / Wonder Woman etc.

Looking at the rest of the list with a quick overview I will mention titles that I think the print runs were too high or too low.

If the print runs were too high then those copies are just gonna sit on shelves.

If the print runs were too low it likely sold out immediately at Diamond and in comic shops and has the best chance of all new comics to go up in value quickly.

PRINT RUNS TOO HIGH ?

As usual most Marvel/DC/Dark Horse comics do not sell out and retailers take bigger chances making these books unlikely to ever go up in value.

PRINT RUNS TOO LOW ?

Devils Hopyard #1 – 2,200 from Arrden Entertainment sold out instantly and hit $15.00 already

Black Science #4 came in at a decent 26,000.   This was the best selling Image comic of the month (not counting Walking Dead). Sales have only slightly picked up so its likely going to be another sellout for this issue which keeps going to 2nd prints.

Lazarus and Deadly Class are the only 2 other Image titles that still sell over 20,000 copies.  Image sales overall keep dropping on almost all titles.

Manifest Destiny #4 13,200 – why is the hottest comic on Earth so underordered by retailers !?!?!??!

Revenge #1 17,300 / Fuse #1 15,900 / Undertow #1 14,800 / Apocalypse Al #1 14,000 / Mercenary Sea #1 10,700 / One Hit Wonder #1 9,700

Once again Image comics debuts a bunch of new series this month and the sales keep dropping month to month.   Any quality books are selling out quickly in advance at Diamond and retailers are not taking any chances.

Here are the Image comics that sold less than 5,000 copies this month:

Bounce #10 4,900 / Drumhellar #4 4,500 / Minimum Wage #2 4,100 / Krampus #3 4,000 / Voice In The Dark #4 3,400 / Think Tank #12 2,900 /

Royals Masters Of War #1 – new DC title with great reviews small orders at 12,700.

Cryptozoic Man #4 11,200 – still fairly small orders for the last issue of this popular series

Bunker #1 10,300 – sold out instantly with talks of a new movie – instant price increases.

Steam Wars #4 – a new issue of Star Wars done steampunk style – small print run as usual at only 1,500 copies.

PRINT RUNS – TOSS UP ?

Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 – many variant covers with print run of 30,000 – still a high number and it did sell out but the variants will have over inflated demand so hard to say the future of this one.

Vampire Diaries #2 – TV show from DC major publisher but print run only 6,000 – either demand is not there any longer or retailers are not taking any chances.

GI Joe Comics – there are a lot of new series released each month but most have print runs only about 5,000 – long run these books could be harder to find.

White Suits #1 – Dark Horse 5,000 – very safe print run

DC Villains Month 3D cover 2nd print complete set – only 2,200 sets at $199.99 were made making these 2nd print 3D covers very rare for a DC product.   Demand could possibly grow for the more popular ones like Jokers Daughter and Harley Quinn.

Manifest Destiny #1 – 3rd printing – print run only 1,800 copies – demand is so high for this title that 3rd print might go up in value.

 

Best Selling comics of Jan 2014 – interesting books to note for high or low sales:

 

Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Batman 28 $3.99 DC 114,089
2 Forever Evil 5 $3.99 DC 92,014
3 Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 88,923
4 Superior Spider-Man 27.NOW $3.99 Marvel 86,405
5 Justice League 28 $3.99 DC 80,901
6 Superior Spider-Man 28 $3.99 Marvel 75,477
7 Fantastic Four 1 $3.99 Marvel 65,775
8 Walking Dead 121 $2.99 Image 65,244
9 Walking Dead 122 $2.99 Image 64,810
10 All New X-Men 23 $3.99 Marvel 64,625
11 Harley Quinn 3 $2.99 DC 63,967
12 Avengers 26 $3.99 Marvel 59,775
13 Batman Superman 8 $3.99 DC 58,138
14 Detective Comics 28 $3.99 DC 56,619
15 Justice League of America 12 $3.99 DC 56,259
16 Uncanny X-Men 17 $3.99 Marvel 56,163
17 Guardians of Galaxy 12 $3.99 Marvel 55,454
18 Punisher 1 $3.99 Marvel 54,558
19 Origin II 3 $3.99 Marvel 53,640
20 Uncanny Avengers 17 $3.99 Marvel 53,181
21 X-Men 10.NOW $3.99 Marvel 52,486
22 Batman Jokers Daughter 1 $4.99 DC 51,066
23 New Avengers 14 $3.99 Marvel 50,668
24 Ms Marvel 1 $2.99 Marvel 50,286
25 Green Lantern Red Lanterns 28 $2.99 DC 49,200
26 Amazing X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 48,161
27 X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 47,498
28 X-Force 1 $3.99 Marvel 47,427
29 Wolverine 2 $3.99 Marvel 47,339
30 New Warriors 1 $3.99 Marvel 45,765
31 Superman Wonder Woman 5 $3.99 DC 44,847
32 Batman And Two Face 28 $2.99 DC 43,380
33 The Star Wars 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 42,686
34 Thor God of Thunder 19.NOW $3.99 Marvel 42,034
35 Loki Agent of Asgard 1 $2.99 Marvel 41,921
36 She-Hulk 1 $2.99 Marvel 41,894
37 Deadpool 23 $2.99 Marvel 41,204
38 Deadpool 24 $2.99 Marvel 41,130
39 Avengers World 3 $3.99 Marvel 39,999
40 Hawkeye 15 $2.99 Marvel 39,546
41 Kick-Ass 3 6 $4.99 Marvel 39,534
42 Serenity Leaves On The Wind 2* $3.50 Dark Horse 38,630
43 Night of Living Deadpool 3 $3.99 Marvel 37,974
44 Nightwing 28 $2.99 DC 36,940
45 Captain America 16.NOW $3.99 Marvel 36,534
46 Wolverine And X-Men 41 $3.99 Marvel 35,800
47 Earth 2 20 $2.99 DC 35,732
48 Forever Evil Arkham War 5 $2.99 DC 35,564
49 Batman The Dark Knight 28 $2.99 DC 35,455
50 Wolverine and X-Men 42 $4.99 Marvel 35,392
51 Action Comics 28 $3.99 DC 35,305
52 Aquaman 28 $2.99 DC 34,939
53 Batgirl 28 $2.99 DC 34,567
54 Superman 28 $2.99 DC 34,296
55 Flash 28 $2.99 DC 33,853
56 Captain America 17 $3.99 Marvel 33,312
57 Justice League 3000 3 $2.99 DC 33,308
58 All New Invaders 2 $3.99 Marvel 32,293
59 Punisher 2 $3.99 Marvel 31,709
60 Daredevil 36 $2.99 Marvel 31,494
61 Wonder Woman 28 $2.99 DC 31,464
62 Indestructible Hulk 19 $3.99 Marvel 31,192
63 Winter Soldier Bitter March 1 $3.99 Marvel 31,137
64 Star Wars 14 $2.99 Dark Horse 30,828
65 Turok Dinosaur Hunter 1* $3.99 Dynamic Forces 30,722
66 Justice League Dark 28 $3.99 DC 30,519
67 All New X-Factor 3 $3.99 Marvel 29,915
68 Iron Man 21 $3.99 Marvel 29,546
69 Green Lantern Corps 28 $2.99 DC 29,142
70 Black Widow 3 $3.99 Marvel 28,127
71 Green Lantern New Guardians 28 $2.99 DC 27,212
72 Mighty Avengers 6 $3.99 Marvel 27,195
73 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 16 $3.99 IDW 26,942
74 Wake 6 $2.99 DC 26,843
75 Batman Black & White 6 $4.99 DC 26,744
76 Teen Titans 28 $2.99 DC 26,732
77 Green Arrow 28 $2.99 DC 26,725
78 Mighty Avengers 7 $3.99 Marvel 26,512
79 Nova 13.NOW $3.99 Marvel 26,147
80 Iron Man Annual 1 $4.99 Marvel 26,047
81 Miracleman 3 $4.99 Marvel 25,970
82 Superior Carnage Annual 1 $4.99 Marvel 25,806
83 Cataclysm Ultimates Last Stand 5 $3.99 Marvel 25,752
84 Black Science 4 $3.50 Image 25,713
85 Worlds Finest 20 $2.99 DC 25,585
86 Savage Wolverine 15 $3.99 Marvel 25,190
87 Catwoman 28 $2.99 DC 23,974
88 Forever Evil Rogues Rebellion 5 $2.99 DC 23,725
89 Thunderbolts 22 $2.99 Marvel 23,629
90 Supergirl 28 $2.99 DC 23,567
91 Red Hood And The Outlaws 28 $2.99 DC 23,236
92 Suicide Squad 28 $2.99 DC 22,882
93 Injustice Year Two 2 $2.99 DC 22,703
94 Superior Spider-Man Team Up 10 $3.99 Marvel 22,124
95 Mlp Friendship Is Magic 100 Penny Press 1 $1.00 IDW 21,957
96 Superman Lois Lane 1 $4.99 DC 21,550
97 Lazarus 6 $2.99 Image 21,198
98 Deadly Class 2* $3.50 Image 21,159
99 My Little Pony Friends Forever 2 $3.99 IDW 20,676
100 Batwoman 28 $2.99 DC 20,672
101 Constantine 11 $2.99 DC 20,385
102 Avengers Assemble 24 $3.99 Marvel 20,059
103 Secret Avengers 15 $3.99 Marvel 20,059
104 Secret Avengers 16 $3.99 Marvel 20,022
105 Batman 66 8 $3.99 DC 19,795
106 Superior Foes of Spider-Man 8 $2.99 Marvel 19,193
107 Forever Evil Argus 5 $2.99 DC 19,157
108 Swamp Thing 28 $2.99 DC 19,146
109 Trillium 6 $2.99 DC 18,819
110 DC Universe Vs Masters of the Universe 5 $2.99 DC 18,769
111 Tomb Raider 1 [*] $3.50 Dark Horse 18,486
112 Birds of Prey 28 $2.99 DC 18,092
113 Marvel Knights Spider-Man 5 $3.99 Marvel 18,073
114 Trinity of Sin Pandora 8 $2.99 DC 17,703
115 George Romeros Empire of Dead Act One 2 $3.99 Marvel 17,624
116 Animal Man 28 $2.99 DC 17,559
117 Revenge 1 $2.99 Image 17,362
118 X-Men Legacy 24 $2.99 Marvel 17,307
119 A Plus X 17 $3.99 Marvel 17,075
120 Trinity of Sin The Phantom Stranger 16 $2.99 DC 17,012
121 Avengers AI 9 $2.99 Marvel 16,906
122 Superboy 28 $2.99 DC 16,448
123 Fuse 1 $3.50 Image 15,957
124 DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn 1 $7.99 DC 15,587
125 Manhattan Projects 18 $3.50 Image 15,076
126 Marvel Knights X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 15,014
127 Undertow 1 $2.99 Image 14,859
128 Talon 16 $2.99 DC 14,691
129 TMNT Ongoing 31 $3.99 IDW 14,684
130 Legenderry A Steampunk Adv 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14,570
131 Batman Beyond Universe 7 $3.99 DC 14,435
132 Astro City 9 $3.99 DC 14,289
133 Adventure Time 25 $4.99 Boom 14,191
134 Fables 138 $2.99 DC 14,109
135 Apocalypse Al 1 $2.99 Image 14,055
136 Fatale 20* $3.50 Image 13,862
137 He Man And The Masters of the Universe 10 $2.99 DC 13,816
138 Larfleeze 8 $2.99 DC 13,338
139 Manifest Destiny 4 $2.99 Image 13,291
140 Dexter Down Under 1 $3.99 Marvel 13,203
141 Ten Grand 7 $2.99 Image 13,201
142 X-Files Season 10 9 $3.99 IDW 13,129
143 Star Wars Darth Vader & Cry of Shadows 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 13,111
144 X-Files Conspiracy TMNT 1* $3.99 IDW 13,104
145 IIIi 12 $2.99 Dark Horse 13,029
146 God Is Dead 6 $3.99 Avatar 12,852
147 All Star Western 28 $3.99 DC 12,782
148 Royals Masters of War 1* $2.99 DC 12,755
149 Red Sonja 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12,622
150 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Force War 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 12,443
151 Fairest 23 $2.99 DC 12,350
152 Marvel Knights Hulk 3 $3.99 Marvel 12,305
153 God Is Dead 7 $3.99 Avatar 12,008
154 X-Files Conspiracy Transformers 1* $3.99 IDW 11,897
155 Spawn 240 $2.99 Image 11,827
156 Batwing 28 $2.99 DC 11,786
157 Twilight Zone 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11,537
158 Adventure Time Flip Side 2 $3.99 Boom 11,318
159 Revolutionary War Deaths Head II 1 $3.99 Marvel 11,310
160 Cryptozoic Man 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11,291
161 Sons of Anarchy 6 $3.99 Boom 11,228
162 Chew 40 $2.99 Image 11,193
163 Rat Queens 5 $3.50 Image 11,121
164 Adventures of Superman 10 $3.99 DC 11,075
165 Smallville Season 11 Alien 3 $3.99 DC 11,061
166 Satellite Sam 6 $3.50 Image 10,797
167 Conan The Barbarian 25 $3.50 Dark Horse 10,736
168 Mercenary Sea 1 $2.99 Image 10,728
169 Dead Body Road 3* $2.99 Image 10,659
170 Unity 4 $3.99 Valiant 10,644
171 Coffin Hill 5 $2.99 DC 10,435
172 Bunker 1 $3.99 Oni 10,378
173 Revolutionary War Supersoldiers 1 $3.99 Marvel 10,310
174 Batman Lil Gotham 11 $2.99 DC 10,030
175 Samurai Jack 5 $3.99 IDW 9,989
176 Star Trek Khan 5 $3.99 IDW 9,930
177 Star Trek Ongoing 30 $3.99 IDW 9,906
178 Dead Boy Detectives 3 $2.99 DC 9,889
179 Alex + Ada 4 $2.99 Image 9,862
180 X-O Manowar 22 $3.99 Valiant 9,808
181 One Hit Wonder 1 $3.50 Image 9,719
182 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 26 $3.99 IDW 9,663
183 King Conan Conqueror 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9,646
184  Grimm Fairy Tales Oz 6 $2.99 Zenescope 9,631
185 TMNT Utrom Empire 2 $3.99 IDW 9,542
186 Transformers Robots In Disguise 26 $3.99 IDW 9,535
187 Sonic The Hedgehog 257 $2.99 Archie 9,325
188 Sex 11 $2.99 Image 9,302
189 Disney Kingdoms Seekers of Weird 2 $3.99 Marvel 9,182
190 Hinterkind 5 $2.99 DC 8,948
191 Sidekick 5 $2.99 Image 8,943
192 BPRD Hell On Earth 116 $3.50 Dark Horse 8,674
193 Archer & Armstrong Archer 0 $3.99 Valiant 8,671
194 Regular Show 9 $3.99 Boom 8,554
195 Harbinger 21 $3.99 Valiant 8,473
196 Secret 5 $3.50 Image 8,394
197 Harley Quinn 1 $2.99 DC 8,273
198 Lobster Johnson Get Lobster 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 8,266
199 Teen Titans Go 2* $2.99 DC 8,216
200 Doc Savage 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8,214
201 Stormwatch 28 $2.99 DC 8,207
202 Shadow 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8,063
203 Abe Sapien 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 7,995
204 Transformers Regeneration One 99 $3.99 IDW 7,994
205 Quantum & Woody 8 $3.99 Valiant 7,992
206 Sonic Universe 60 $2.99 Archie 7,902
207 Bloodshot & Hard Corps 0 $3.99 Valiant 7,895
208 Eternal Warrior 6 $3.99 Valiant 7,862
209 Legends of Red Sonja 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7,673
210 Regular Show 10 $3.99 Boom 7,623
211 Unwritten Vol 2 Apocalypse 2* $3.99 DC 7,537
212 Rachel Rising 23 $3.99 Abstract 7,511
213 Powerpuff Girls 6 $3.99 IDW 7,456
214 Wraith Welcome To Christmasland 4 $3.99 IDW 7,404
215 100 Bullets Brother Lono 8 $2.99 DC 7,357
216 Bloodshot & Hard Corps 19 $3.99 Valiant 7,281
217 Shadowman 15 $3.99 Valiant 7,239
218 Serenity Leaves On The Wind 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 7,107
219 Scribblenauts Unmasked Crisis of Imagination 2 $2.99 DC 7,101
220 Harley Quinn 2 $2.99 DC 6,995
221 Massive 20 $3.50 Dark Horse 6,976
222 Letter 44 4 $3.99 Oni 6,945
223 Baltimore Chapel of Bones 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 6,922
224 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Clash of Queens 1 $3.99 Zenescope 6,791
225 Rover Red Charlie 3 $3.99 Avatar 6,770
226 G.I. Joe 13 $3.99 IDW 6,740
227 Amazing Spider-Man Movie Adaptation 2 $2.99 Marvel 6,721
228 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 199 $3.99 IDW 6,652
229 Army of Darkness Vs Hack Slash 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6,629
230 Three 5 $2.99 Image 6,594
231 Terminator Salvation Final Battle 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 6,563
232 Ash & The Army of Darkness 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6,563
233 Egos 2 $2.99 Image 6,548
234 Godzilla Rulers of the Earth 9 $3.99 IDW 6,531
235 Simpsons Comics 209 $2.99 Bongo 6,509
236 Judge Dredd 16 $3.99 IDW 6,456
237 Movement 9 $2.99 DC 6,417
238 Ghosted 7 $2.99 Image 6,403
239  Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Age of Darkness $5.99 Zenescope 6,388
240 Spongebob Comics 29 $2.99 United Plankton 6,377
241 Ghostbusters 13 $3.99 IDW 6,355
242 Five Ghosts 9 $2.99 Image 6,348
243 Extinction Parade 5 $3.99 Avatar 6,326
244 Umbral 4 $2.99 Image 6,264
245  Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 94 $2.99 Zenescope 6,175
246 Vampire Diaries 2 $3.99 DC 6,132
247 Morning Glories 37 $3.50 Image 6,116
248 Terminator Enemy of My Enemy 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6,068
249 TMNT New Animated Adventures 8 $3.99 IDW 6,034
250 Battlestar Galactica 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5,992
251 Halo Escalation 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5,961
252 Maxx Maxximized 4 $3.99 IDW 5,943
253 Sheltered 7 $2.99 Image 5,939
254 Beware The Batman 5* $2.99 DC 5,904
255 Futurama Comics 70 $2.99 Bongo 5,901
256 Crossed Badlands 47 $3.99 Avatar 5,899
257 Crossed Badlands 48 $3.99 Avatar 5,829
258 Red Sonja Berserker One Shot $4.99 Dynamic Forces 5,810
259 Invincible Universe 10 $2.99 Image 5,803
260  Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 20 $3.99 Zenescope 5,780
261 G.I. Joe Special Missions 12 $3.99 IDW 5,743
262 Judge Dredd Mega City Two 2 $3.99 IDW 5,700
263 Regular Show Skips 4 $3.99 Boom 5,604
264 Peter Panzerfaust 17 $3.50 Image 5,598
265  Grimm Fairy Tales Tales From Oz 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5,555
266  Grimm Fairy Tales Code Red 3 $2.99 Zenescope 5,528
267 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5,394
268  Grimm Fairy Tales Ascension 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5,327
269 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 36 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5,320
270 Kings Watch 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5,318
271 Protectors Inc 4 $2.99 Image 5,301
272 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 11 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5,296
273 Bad Ass 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5,202
274  Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Asylum 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5,185
275 Mark Waid Green Hornet 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5,126
276 Robotech Voltron 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5,118
277 Mass Effect Foundation 8 $3.99 Dark Horse 5,097
278 White Suits 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5,039
279 Aphrodite IX 8 $2.99 Image 4,998
280 Savage Dragon 193 $3.99 Image 4,979
281 Robocop Last Stand 7 $3.99 Boom 4,975
282 Bounce 10 $2.99 Image 4,934
283 Bravest Warriors 17 $3.99 Boom 4,892
284 Painkiller Jane Price of Freedom 4 $2.99 Marvel 4,764
285 Vampirella 38 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 4,758
286 Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble 5 $2.99 Marvel 4,686
287 Grimm 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4,657
288 Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man 23 $2.99 Marvel 4,585
289 Drumhellar 4 $3.50 Image 4,575
290  Grimm Fairy Tales Quest 4 $3.99 Zenescope 4,570
291 Creepy Comics 15 $3.99 Dark Horse 4,559
292 Mind Mgmt 19 $3.99 Dark Horse 4,481
293 Sergio Aragones Funnies 12 $3.50 Bongo 4,477
294 All New Soulfire 3 $3.99 Aspen 4,450
295 Pariah 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 4,377
296 Illegitimates 3 $3.99 IDW 4,373
297 Uncanny 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4,332
298 Gravel Combat Magician 1 $3.99 Avatar 4,287
299 Vampirella Southern Gothic 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4,284
300 Robocop Beta One Shot $3.99 Boom 4,263
301 Sex Criminals 1 $3.50 Image 4,259
302 Curse 2 $3.99 Boom 4,233
303 Vandroid 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 4,229
304 City The Mind In The Machine 1* $3.99 IDW 4,224
305 Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 4,218
306 Minimum Wage 2 $3.50 Image 4,187
307 Robocop To Live And Die In Detroit One Shot $3.99 Boom 4,164
308 X 10 $2.99 Dark Horse 4,164
309 Loki Ragnarok & Roll 1 $3.99 Boom 4,139
310 Scooby Doo Where Are You 42* $2.99 DC 4,127
311 Dark Horse Presents 33 $7.99 Dark Horse 4,118
312 Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4,074
313 Bar Maid 3 $3.50 Zenescope 4,047
314 Artifacts 34 $3.99 Image 4,038
315 Krampus 3 $2.99 Image 4,026
316 Robocop Memento Mori One Shot $3.99 Boom 4,012
317 Peanuts Vol 2 16 $3.99 Boom 3,984
318 Robocop Hominem Ex Machina One Shot $3.99 Boom 3,979
319 The Lone Ranger 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 3,972
320 Artifacts 35 $3.99 Image 3,932
321 Fox 4 $2.99 Archie 3,928
322 Robert E Howards Savage Sword 7 $7.99 Dark Horse 3,913
323 Red Sonja Dollar Book 1 $1.00 Dynamic Forces 3,906
324 Hacktivist 2 $3.99 Boom 3,889
325 Revelations 2 $3.99 Boom 3,855
326 Shahrazad 3 $3.50 Big Dog 3,854
327 Archie 652 $2.99 Archie 3,852
328 Midas Flesh 3 $3.99 Boom 3,694
329 Great Pacific 13 Cvr A $2.99 Image 3,690
330 Jericho Season 4 5 $3.99 IDW 3,678
331 Ben 10 4 $3.99 IDW 3,575
332 Captain Midnight 8 $2.99 Dark Horse 3,565
333 Thunder Agents 6 $3.99 IDW 3,521
334 Jennifer Blood 36 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 3,513
335 Battlestar Galactica Starbuck 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 3,509
336 Memory Collectors 3 $3.99 IDW 3,481
337 Haunted Horror 9 $3.99 IDW 3,456
338 Suicide Risk 10 $3.99 Boom 3,455
339 Five Weapons 7 $3.50 Image 3,451
340 A Voice In The Dark 4 $3.99 Image 3,441
341 Strain The Fall 8 $3.99 Dark Horse 3,412
342 Clown Fatale 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 3,355
343 Noir 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 3,335
344 TMNT Color Classics Series 2 4 $3.99 IDW 3,305
345 Sixth Gun 38 $3.99 Oni 3,206
346 Skyman 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 3,200
347 The Spider 17 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 3,187
348 Night of Living Deadpool 1 $3.99 Marvel 3,150
349 Death Sentence 5 $3.99 Titan 3,093
350 Black Bat 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 3,066
351 1 For $1 Mass Effect Foundation 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 3,012
352 Bad Blood 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 2,979
353 Furious 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 2,971
354 Codename Action 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 2,963
355 Executive Assistant Assassins 18 $3.99 Aspen 2,962
356 Think Tank 12 $3.99 Image 2,955
357 Damsels 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 2,935
358 Grimm Warlock 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 2,899
359 Super Dinosaur 22 $2.99 Image 2,873
360 Knights of the Dinner Table 205 $5.99 Kenzer 2,803
361 Damsels 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 2,763
362 Black Widow 1 $3.99 Marvel 2,674
363 Garfield 22 $3.99 Boom 2,656
364 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 15 $3.50 Big Dog 2,617
365 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 16 $3.50 Big Dog 2,612
366 Judge Dredd Classics 8 $3.99 IDW 2,588
367 Stitched 19 $3.99 Avatar 2,544
368 Looney Tunes 217* $2.99 DC 2,531
369 Deadly Class 1 $3.50 Image 2,496
370 Occultist 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 2,445
371 Catalyst Comix 8 $2.99 Dark Horse 2,442
372 Juice Squeezers 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 2,433
373 Guardians of Galaxy 11.NOW $3.99 Marvel 2,385
374 Indestructible 3 $3.99 IDW 2,347
375 Elephantmen 54 $3.99 Image 2,325
376 Devils Hopyard 1 $3.99 Ardden 2,264
377 Villains Month 3D Motion Complete Set $199.99 DC 2,261
378 Sex Criminals 3 $3.50 Image 2,202
379 Ballistic 4 $3.50 Black Mask 2,189
380 Deadworld Restoration 3 $3.99 IDW 2,117
381 Popeye Classics Ongoing 19 $3.99 IDW 2,114
382 Sex Criminals 4 $3.50 Image 2,089
383 Life With Archie 34 $3.99 Archie 2,087
384 Nancy Dragon In Hell One Shot $3.99 Amigo 1,962
385 All New X-Factor 1 $3.99 Marvel 1,916
386 Michael Avon Oemings Victories 9 $3.99 Dark Horse 1,844
387 Afterlife With Archie 3 $2.99 Archie 1,830
388 Manifest Destiny 1 $2.99 Image 1,823
389 John Carpenters Asylum 4 $3.99 Storm King 1,813
390 Batman 28 Combo Pack $4.99 DC 1,802
391 Gold Digger 207 $3.99 Antarctic 1,784
392 Manifest Destiny 3 $2.99 Image 1,778
393 Samurai Jack Special Directors Cut $7.99 IDW 1,756
394 Gate Way 2 $3.99 IDW 1,722
395 Miracleman 2 $4.99 Marvel 1,632
396 Earth 2 Annual 2 $4.99 DC 1,624
397 Sinister Dexter 3 $3.99 IDW 1,595
398 Deceivers 3 $3.99 Boom 1,590
399 Steam Wars 4 $3.99 Antarctic 1,572
400 Avengers World 1 $3.99 Marvel 1,554
406 Steam Engines of Oz Vol 2 3 $3.99 Arcana 1,450
412 Cavewoman Deadly Venom One Shot $3.75 Basement 1,353
414 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 221 $3.99 Archie 1,296
415 Fubar Guts And Glory One Shot $3.99 Alterna 1,285

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE FEBRUARY 2014

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE FEBRUARY 2014

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

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

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

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

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

MARKET REPORT:

#1 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) The most popular back issue series by far with #1 issues selling around $9.00.   Sets of #1-4 first prints selling up to $40.00

#2 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.  This book has been hot off an on for a year now and latest prices have pushed it up to $60.00 for #1 based on new TV show talk.

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

#3 BUNKER (ONI 2014)  Reports of a TV show in the works before #1 was even released made this a hot sellout instantly with sales for the regular cover and the 1:10 hitting record sales within days of release.    Highest sales so far are $15.00 for regular cover and $19.00 for variant cover.    Many retailers were able to sell their copies instantly marked up.

#4 MERCENARY SEA (IMAGE 2014) #1 came out in Feb – it was one of 4 hot speculator books the same week but it wasnt hot until after a few days and then caught fire at up to $15.00 a copy within a week of release and immediately went to a 2nd printing.

#5 DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00

#6 DC STEAMPUNK VARIANT COVERS (DC 2013) The Batman related comics all had 1:25 ratio steampunk variant covers and sales were as high as $55.00 each and popular covers for Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Batman etc.

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

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

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

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

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

#12 DEVIL’S HOPYARD #1 (ARRDEN 2014) New small print #1 sold out instantly sales up to $15.00 within 3 days of release.

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

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

#15 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released recently and many sales as high as 3x guide for certain covers sold individually.

#16 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #53 is super hot with the introduction of another comic character into the TV series.  #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#17 MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 VARIANT (MARVEL 2013)  This variant cover featuring rapper Eminem has been super hot and brought up to $100.00 for this 1:25 ratio variant which has stayed hot after months.
#18 HOUSE OF MYSTERY ANNUAL #1 (DC VERTIGO 2009)    This DC classic title was brought back as a halloween annual and featured the first appearance of IZombie.   Print run was much smaller on this high cover price book.  High sale of $80.00 for this one recently.

164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

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

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

60, Izombie1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

#21 PREACHER (DC 1995)  Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1.  A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013.
#22 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1 – Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on the chart.    Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013.

#23 PRETTY DEADLY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales sporadic up to $6.00.     Many sales reports of #2 and #3 for above cover as high as $8.00 each.

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

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

#26 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1986)  Common 80′s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet.  Prices hit up to $15.00 for this 60 cent book.

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

#28 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.
#29 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

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

#31 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.
#32 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year.   Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing.  Copies so far up to $8.00

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

#34 HONEY WEST & THE CAT (2013)  A 2 issue mini-series combining 2 different classic 1960′s TV show characters into one mystery tale.  The series shipped 6 months late but came out and the #2 photo cover was in hot demand as stores ordered very few copies.  In fact #2 was split between 2 covers with a print run of only 600 copies each.  Photo cover was extra popular selling up to $15.00 immediately.

#35 BAD ASS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 has sold for $5.00 but the 1:10 variant features a homage to the 1st app of Deadpool in New Mutants #98 and is very popular at $23.00

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

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

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

#39 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009)  Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.
#40 HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year.  First and last year bringing the most interest.
#41 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#42 Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed.  Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.
#43 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4

215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

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

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

#46 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#47 WILDWORK #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) New mini-series based on Dracula in the old west by Eric Red and Ben Dunn.  Very small print run and most retailers did not even order copies.   Sold copies up to $20.00 within first week and more online speculator market reports hype this up as the #1 best pick at the moment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#56 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER  (2013)  #1 and #2 and #3 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white.  Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980′s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag.   They appear to be gay lovers in the story.  Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors.  Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.

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

#58 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

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

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

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

#61 DRUMHELLAR (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00

#62 SLEEPERS #1 (WILDSTORM 2002) Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – decade old series now picked up for a new movie from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  Prices hit $10.00 in early December 2013.
#63 DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover.  Both #1 and #2 have gone to 2nd print.
#64 WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters.  #1 had 4 regular covers which sold above cover in sets and a variant of Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00

#65 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-25 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#66 47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012)  5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

#67 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.     We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#68 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.    Now copies at $10.00

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

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

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

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#71 ALL CRIME COMICS (2013) Small crime indie title with very small print run has sold out #1 and #2 with above cover sales.
#72 FOX #1 (ARCHIE / RED CIRCLE 2013) New series with 4 different regular covers.   Some selling as high as $12.00 each in first week. Fiona Staples artist of Saga did one of the 4 covers.   In late October 2013 Archie comics for the first time possibly ever held down the top 3 spots of hottest new sold out comics.
#73 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441
#74 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.  Print runs saw their peak with #10.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#75 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#76 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

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

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

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

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

#79 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

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

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

#81 FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013)  New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350.   Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies.  Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond.   Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Prices cooled down after a few weeks.

#82 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

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

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

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

#89 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets of ongoing series are popular.

#90 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

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

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

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

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

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

#94 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

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

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

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

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

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

#104 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#105 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4
119, Manhattan Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#106 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#107 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

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

#109 ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.

#110 INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.

#111 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-12  Photo variants. Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently the 1:25 photo cover sells each month on average at about $60.00 instead of an estimated $15.00 for a 1:25 variant.

#112 THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair.  The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00

#113 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00
#114 HALLOWEEN FEST 2013 – Just like Free Comic Book Day, there is an annual Halloween free comic book day on Halloween each year and this year there were 22 giveaway promo comics.   Individually most sold instantly at a high price of $5.00 each and a My Little Pony hit $7.00 week of release.   Batman, Skyward, Thor, Sonic, Sesame Street, Zombies, Ben 10, Spider-man are some of the titles this year.
#115 WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#116 INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #1 (DC 2014)  Injustice Gods Among Us series ended after 12 issues and is retitled in 2014.  Some early high sales of #1.

#117 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.

95 Clone 1 $2.99 Image 23,292
172 Clone 2 $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525
200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954

#118 BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

#119 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#120 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originally I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers

178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132, Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188, Uber, 4, $3.99, Avatar, 12,030

 #121 STAR WARS: LUCAS DRAFT (DARK HORSE 2013) #1 took a month to sell out but finally did even with high print run and some sporadic sales online up to $7.50
#122 SUPER #1 (UNLIKELY COMICS 2013)  Small kickstarter title  with above cover sales.
#123 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!  We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.
#124 LEGION OF MOLLY DOVES #1 (2013) New small print indie publisher storyline about time travel.   Only one early sale online so far at $9.00
#125 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.

#126 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#127 TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.

#128 CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.   New TV show reports could drive this one up.

#129 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-6  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877
189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256
207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118
215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#130 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#131 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

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

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

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

#135 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#136 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#137 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

#138 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

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

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

#140 COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.   2nd printings use the new title of FBP.

#141 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#142 SKYWARD #1-4 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#143 DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013)  New small print run selling about $6.00
#144 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.
#145 CHOOSE THEIR FATE (SHH PRODUCTIONS 2013) New adults only title with photo nudity and high cover price of $9.95 yet some ebay sellers asking up to $40.00 and one sale as high as $15.00

#146 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

#147 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

#148 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

#149 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #1 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

#150 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

#151 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.

285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
#152 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again.   All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
#153 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
#154 KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez.   This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.
#155 GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

#156 HARBINGER (VALIANT 2012) Some sales a bit above cover.

#157 ROCKET GIRL (IMAGE 2013)  Sold out instantly some sellers getting above cover.

#158 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#159 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

#160 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#157 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#158 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#159 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#160 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#161 SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

#162 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#163 LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#164 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

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

#166 GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

#167 BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960′s Dell Comics character.

#168 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

#169 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

#170 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

#171 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

#172 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#173 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

#174 THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

#175 FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

#176 MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

#177 A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#178 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

#179 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

#180 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#181 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#182 SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#183 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#184 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#185 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#186 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#187 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#188 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#189 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#190 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#191 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#192 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#193 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#194 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

#195 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#196 RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

#197 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#198 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#199 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#200 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

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

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

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

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

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY FEBRUARY 2014

Top 200 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY FEBRUARY 2014

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

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

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

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

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

MARKET REPORT:

#1 BUNKER (ONI 2014)  Reports of a TV show in the works before #1 was even released made this a hot sellout instantly with sales for the regular cover and the 1:10 hitting record sales within days of release.    Highest sales so far are $11.00 for regular cover and $19.00 for variant cover.    Many retailers were able to sell their copies instantly marked up.

#2 DREDD UNDERBELLY (TITAN 2014) One-shot based on new movie was underprinted and overlooked by most retailers and prices hit $16.00 the week of release in January 2014 but continued to be hot after a month reaching a high of $50.00

#3 MANIFEST DESTINY (IMAGE 2013) The most popular back issue series by far with #1 issues selling around $9.00.   Sets of #1-3 first prints selling up to $27.00

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

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

#6 DEVIL’S HOPYARD #1 (ARRDEN 2014) New small print #1 sold out instantly sales up to $15.00 within 3 days of release.

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

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

#9 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

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

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

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

#12 HONEY WEST & THE CAT (2013)  A 2 issue mini-series combining 2 different classic 1960′s TV show characters into one mystery tale.  The series shipped 6 months late but came out and the #2 photo cover was in hot demand as stores ordered very few copies.  In fact #2 was split between 2 covers with a print run of only 600 copies each.  Photo cover was extra popular selling up to $15.00 immediately.

#13 BAD ASS (DYNAMITE 2014) #1 has sold for $5.00 but the 1:10 variant features a homage to the 1st app of Deadpool in New Mutants #98 and is very popular at $23.00

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

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

#16 BATMAN #1-9 – Most issues from #3-9 sell averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#17 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 (ARCHIE 2013) 4 regular covers and 52 variant exclusive store covers made this the hottest new comic released recently and many sales as high as 3x guide for certain covers sold individually.

#18 SANDMAN (DC VERTIGO 1989) #1 – Reports of a movie caused new interest in this key DC 80′s book so we are sneaking it on the chart.    Sales over $100.00 in late Dec 2013.

#19 PRETTY DEADLY (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales sporadic up to $6.00.     Many sales reports of #2 and #3 for above cover as high as $8.00 each.

#20 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).
30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#21 CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 (IDW 2013) At first the title did not even sell out but eventually did and then went to a 2nd printing and continuous promotion on the Comic Book Men TV series led demand to grow and grow.  A #1-2 set regular print cover sold for $41.00 this week.
#22 PREACHER (DC 1995)  Once the hottest back issue almost 20 years ago and word of a new tv/movie in the works saw back issues reach for highest prices ever for #1.  A raw copy hit $385.00 on Nov 24th 2013.
#23 IZOMBIE (DC VERTIGO 2009) #1-28  Series became hot in early November when news of a tv/movie show was potentially in the worls and all related issues have become hot sellers.   #1 frequently selling for $20.00 each.    The series lasted 28 issues and sales had dropped down to 7500 copies by the last issue #28.

60, Izombie1, $1.00, DC, 33,025

107, Izombie2, $2.99, DC, 18,620

237, Izombie28, $2.99, DC, 7,507

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

#25 LEGENDS #3 (DC 1986)  Common 80’s mini-series with 1st app of Modern Suicide Squad which is getting media attention, not only in the Arrow TV series, but a stand alone script that hit the internet.  Prices hit up to $15.00 for this 60 cent book.

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

#27 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.
#28 CAPTAIN MARVEL (MARVEL 2013) #17 Final issue features a cameo at the end of the new muslim Ms Marvel who gets her own new series next year.   Sold out quick and went to 2nd printing.  Copies so far up to $7.00

#29 WWE ONGOING (2014) New ongoing series based on World Wrestling federation sports characters.  #1 had 4 regular covers which sold above cover in sets and a variant of Undertaker was very popular bringing at least $15.00

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

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

#32 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS (DC 2009)  Harley Quinn is super hot and demand is strong for this older title.
#33 HARLEY QUINN #1-38 (DC 2000) Harley Quinn is the hottest character currently from the last 20 years and seems almost any appearance of the character is up in value and demand this year.  First and last year bringing the most interest.
#34 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#35 Y THE LAST MAN (DC 2000) Brian K Vaughan rumours of a potential new movie started brewing but not yet confirmed.  Authors popular series once again in demand as his current series Saga continues to dominate in current popularity.

#36 FOX #1 (ARCHIE / RED CIRCLE 2013) New series with 4 different regular covers.   Some selling as high as $12.00 each in first week. Fiona Staples artist of Saga did one of the 4 covers.   In late October 2013 Archie comics for the first time possibly ever held down the top 3 spots of hottest new sold out comics.

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

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

#39 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#40 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-25 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#41 47 RONIN (DARK HORSE 2012)  5 issue mini-series recently came out as a movie and drew interest up as high as $25 for #1.

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

164, House of Mystery Halloween Annual, 1, $4.99, DC, 11,127

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

#44 WILDWORK #1 (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013) New mini-series based on Dracula in the old west by Eric Red and Ben Dunn.  Very small print run and most retailers did not even order copies.   Sold copies up to $20.00 within first week and more online speculator market reports hype this up as the #1 best pick at the moment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#52 INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #1 (DC 2014)  Injustice Gods Among Us series ended after 12 issues and is retitled in 2014.  Some early high sales of #1.

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

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

#55 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER  (2013)  #1 and #2 and #3 are small digest sized indie comics in black and white.  Very small print runs and the stories are making fun of real life 1980′s hard rock stars Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins of Black Flag.   They appear to be gay lovers in the story.  Rock stars Hall and Oates also appear in the series as their satanic worshiping neighbors.  Series appeals to non-comic fans and most sellers getting a bit above cover.

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

#57 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

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

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

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

#60 DRUMHELLAR (IMAGE 2013) #1 sold out and some early sales up to $8.00

#61 SLEEPERS #1 (WILDSTORM 2002) Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – decade old series now picked up for a new movie from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  Prices hit $10.00 in early December 2013.
#62 DEATH SENTENCE (TITAN 2013) New series in Oct 2013 sold out instantly and selling a bit above cover.  Both #1 and #2 have gone to 2nd print.

#63 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.     We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.

#64 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.    Now copies at $10.00

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

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

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

197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#67 WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#68 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441
#69 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4

215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

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

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#72 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

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

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

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

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

#75 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

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

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

#77 FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 (STUDIO FARLAINE 2013)  New small print publisher – possibly smallest distributed comic of the year with print run of only 1350.   Two versions of #1 exist as an early promo copy was sent out only to retailers with a print run of only 250 copies.  Both versions sold out before release date at Diamond.   Copies hit a high of $40.00 within first week of release.  We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.   Prices cooled down after a few weeks.

#78 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

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

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

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

#85 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets of ongoing series are popular.

#86 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

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

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

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

#88 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

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

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

#91 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

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

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

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

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

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

#101 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#102 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4
119, Manhattan Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#103 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#104 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

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

#106 ZOMBIE ANNIHILATION (SILVER PHOENIX 2013) #1 new Kickstarter small print book selling for double cover and some sellers asking 15x cover.

#107 INCOGNITO (MARVEL ICON 2008) Mini-series with TV/movie rumours recently made copies jump from dormant to $10.00.

#108 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-12  Photo variants. Normally I do not include variants if they just have a predictable higher market value due to small print run but I am including this issue as its truly a hot issue climbing in value and selling way more than expected for the print run.  Currently the 1:25 photo cover sells each month on average at about $60.00 instead of an estimated $15.00 for a 1:25 variant.

#109 THE OTHER DEAD (IDW 2013) #1 of the regular and subscription covers sold as sets as high as $18.00 for the pair.  The series was delayed in stores potentially due to the controversial 1:10 variant cover featuring President Obama with machine guns which sold way above a typical variant price hitting $40.00

#110 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00
#111 HALLOWEEN FEST 2013 – Just like Free Comic Book Day, there is an annual Halloween free comic book day on Halloween each year and this year there were 22 giveaway promo comics.   Individually most sold instantly at a high price of $5.00 each and a My Little Pony hit $7.00 week of release.   Batman, Skyward, Thor, Sonic, Sesame Street, Zombies, Ben 10, Spider-man are some of the titles this year.

#112 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.

95 Clone 1 $2.99 Image 23,292
172 Clone 2 $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525
200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954

#113 BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

#114 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#115 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originally I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers

178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132, Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188, Uber, 4, $3.99, Avatar, 12,030

 #116 STAR WARS: LUCAS DRAFT (DARK HORSE 2013) #1 took a month to sell out but finally did even with high print run and some sporadic sales online up to $7.50
#117 SUPER #1 (UNLIKELY COMICS 2013)  Small kickstarter title  with above cover sales.
#118 ALL CRIME COMICS (2013) Small crime indie title with very small print run has sold out #1 and #2 with above cover sales.
#119 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!  We helped bring awareness to this great comic before release date.
#120 LEGION OF MOLLY DOVES #1 (2013) New small print indie publisher storyline about time travel.   Only one early sale online so far at $9.00
#121 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.

#122 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#123 TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.

#124 CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.   New TV show reports could drive this one up.

#119 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-6  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877
189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256
207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118
215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#125 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#126 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

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

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

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

#130 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#131 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#132 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

#133 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

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

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

#135 COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.   2nd printings use the new title of FBP.

#136 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#137 SKYWARD #1-4 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.   We helped bring awareness to this amazing book before release date.
#138 DEVIL’S DOG #1 (2013)  New small print run selling about $6.00
#139 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.
#140 CHOOSE THEIR FATE (SHH PRODUCTIONS 2013) New adults only title with photo nudity and high cover price of $9.95 yet some ebay sellers asking up to $40.00 and one sale as high as $15.00

#141 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #4 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #4 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.       Week Four   Joker’s Daughter at $110.00    Doomsday at $20   Black Adam at $20   Killer Croc at $13   First Born at $13   Man-Bat at $13   Bane at $12   Sinestro at $12   Secret Society at $12   Ocean Master at $12   Parasite at $11.   Joker’s Daughter is without the single most hyped up and hottest comic of the entire year and may have set world record prices for a pre-sale of a new release as collectors were paying up to $110.00 each for a copy of this book just to make sure they got one.   That is paying almost 40x cover price before it even came out.   Very few customers got a copy unless they were a regular file customer for Batman: The Dark Knight series.  It was the hottest of all the 3D covers and the hottest comic of the entire year.   However the downside I predicted is that prices could only come down and that has already started to happen.

#142 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #3 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #3 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.      Week Three   Clayface at $20   Dial E at $46    Eclipso at $20   Deathstroke at $25   The Rogues at $15    Cheetah at $14     Penguin at $13    Ra’s Al Ghul at $13     Arcane at $13    Black Hand at $12   Scarecrow at $12    Shadow Thief at $12   Lex Luthor at $11    H’el at $7

#143 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

#144 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #1 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

#145 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

#146 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.

285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
#147 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.
#148 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00 but then came back down again.   All 3 issues sold out instantly at Diamond.
#149 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.
#150 KINGS WATCH (DYNAMITE 2013) #1 the subscription cover sold as high as $9.00 in the first week by George Perez.   This series brings back three classic golden age characters as a team: The Phantom with Flash Gordon and Mandrake The Magician.
#151 GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

#152 HARBINGER (VALIANT 2012) Some sales a bit above cover.

#153 ROCKET GIRL (IMAGE 2013)  Sold out instantly some sellers getting above cover.

#154 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#155 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

#156 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#157 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#158 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#159 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#160 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#161 SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

#162 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#163 LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#164 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

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

#166 GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

#167 BRAIN BOY (DARK HORSE 2012) #1 some sellers getting more than cover for this new series that brings back a classic 1960′s Dell Comics character.

#168 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

#169 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

#170 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

#171 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

#172 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#173 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

#174 THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

#175 FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

#176 MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

#177 A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#178 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

#179 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

#180 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#181 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#182 SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#183 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#184 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#185 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#186 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#187 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#188 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#189 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#190 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#191 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#192 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#193 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#194 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

#195 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#196 RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

#197 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#198 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#199 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#200 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

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

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

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

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