WEEK IN REVIEW

April 15th, 2019

 

Welcome to CovrPrice’s weekly newsletter! This week we see some big sales for Moon Knight and Ghost Rider. Be sure to sign up for CovrPrice.com and start your 14-day free trial.

Tuesday, 4/9/19

 

SHAKER: VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #1 FINCH MRRC (Marvel Retailer Resource Center) Virgin Variant (Marvel, 2009) sold for a massive $2,999 raw. RAW! This variant is truly one of the rarest variants known and is quite elusive. There are currently only 4 copies on the CGC census, 2 are 9.8. This book has been out for 10 years and only FOUR copies have been graded. Moon Knight has a large fan base. When one comes to market, it doesn’t last long. With that said, this sale of $3K makes sense. One year ago, a CGC 9.8 copy sold for $2,100. This cover is tricky too. It uses the same David Finch cover art as the 1:20 retailer incentive. The only difference is the 1:20 variant has trade dressing (Moon Knight title) at the bottom and the variant logo at the top right.  This MRRC variant has no trade dressing and the variant logo at the bottom left. Good luck hunting for this! Hopefully, someone owns this and didn’t realize it. (Find on eBay)

Wednesday, 4/10/19

SHAKER: AMAZING FANTASY #15 (Marvel, 1962) sold a CGC 2.0 for $17,999. For the same price, you can also buy the basic model of the 2019 Kia Soul Wagon (if that’s your thing). Honestly, we simply googled $17,999 and “new car” and that was the first thing that came up. Still, Spidey is the best bet for that amount… unless you need transportation. We digress. This isn’t the highest sale ever, which was $20K in 6/18. However, it’s “Amazing” at how much this has jumped in value over just the past 6 years. In 2013, the same grade sold for about $4,500. In 2016/2017, thanks to SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, it jumped to $11K and then after went back down to $6K in 2018. This recent price jump of $18 to 20K seems to be holding. This Spidey character seems to be pretty popular.  (Find on eBay) (Find on MCS)

Thursday, 4/11/19

SHAKER: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #1 Quesada B&W Variant is another book sought out by collectors. Today a CGC 9.8 sold for $799.95. The highest ever is not too far away @ $899.95 in 12/18. While CGC doesn’t notate it (but CBCS does), this issue marks the first appearance of Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, General Hux, and Captain Phasma. In terms of modern Star Wars, this is pretty significant and should be highly sought after for years to come. (Find on eBay)

SHAKER: CRIME DOES NOT PAY #24 sold raw (2.0 condition) for $2,200. Not too many copies of this pre-code horror (PCH) classic come to market. So, even at a low grade, PCH collectors scooped this up quickly. (Find on eBay)

Friday, 4/12/19

SHAKER: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: BLACK CAT #1 J. Scott Campbell Variant sold for $950 for a CGC 9.8. (highest was $1,399.99) When this book is listed and sold, it’s just another reminder about how bad we want a copy.  (Find on eBay)

SHAKER: BLACK WIDOW #6 J. Scott Campbell (yep, another Campbell) variant sold for $650 for a CGC 9.8. This is actually the highest sale ever for this variant, topping the last highest at $500 earlier this year.  (Find on eBay)

SHAKER: SPAWN #1 Newsstand Edition sold a CGC 9.8 for $350. This is actually the lowest sale for the same grade in over a year. The highest sold price was $459 in August 2018. In terms of rarity, Spawn Newsstands are definitely that… especially when you look at the massive print run for the direct market edition. Many shake their heads at this significant price increase for JUST a barcode. However, if you look at these like the survivors they are, a 9.8 is pretty impressive. Newsstands were dying out quickly, even by the early ’90s. If you did find one, these were center creased on spinner racks at big book stores and thumbed through at street newsstands. Collectors like to celebrate a book like this that made it through all those years unscathed with such a high grade. It just means it earned that 9.8 more then it’s 9.8 direct market brethren. I feel like we can really go deep and make this a whole social commentary. Guess we’ll save that for our imaginary novel, COMICS AND THE HUMAN CONDITION, “Are you a Newsstand in a Direct Market world?” (Find on eBay) (Find on MCS)

Saturday, 4/13/19

SHAKER: THE UNTAMED: A SINNER’S PRAYER #1 1:10 Variant (Stranger Comics, 2011) sold for $699 for a CGC 9.8. Previous highest was $450 on 3/19. That $699 means folks are pretty darn excited about what HBO can do for Niobe and the world of Asunda. $699 isn’t chump change. With that said, raw copies are still pretty much holding at $100. This mostly all black cover does tend to show wear pretty easily. (Find on eBay)

SHAKER: MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #28 30 Cent Variant (Marvel, 1971) sold an elusive CGC 9.8 for $3K. We chatted a couple of newsletters ago about price variants (for which 30 cent variants were created to test a 5 cent increase in 5 different test markets). We specifically mentioned how desired the 35 cent variants are. 30 cent variant, while sought after, don’t frequently compare price wise. Except for this book. Granted, 9.8’s are incredibly rare. There are five 9.8 copies on the CGC census (out of 72 copies graded). (Find on eBay)

Sunday, 4/14/19

SHAKER: MS. MARVEL #1 ARTHUR ADAMS Sketch Variant (Marvel, 2014) sold a CGC 9.8 for $350 which is tied for the highest ever from previous $350 sales in 12/18 and 9/18. Ms. Marvel (Kamala Kahn) IS coming to the MCU at some point. So, while sales are holding, we can definitely see this go even higher. (Find on eBay)

Monday, 4/15/19

SHAKER: NIOBE #1 HOKNES Variant (Limited to 100 copies) sold for $1,125 RAW, dwarfing the last raw sale of $700 on 4/12. Above, we mentioned how immensely hot NIOBE is. Granted, it helps that this is super limited to 100 copies. You’re simply not going to find this sitting at your LCS. We’re really interested to see what this will do when this actually hits HBO. (Find on eBay)

SHAKER: GHOST RIDER #1 1:50 Neal Adams Variant (Marvel, 2011) sold a raw copy for $550. Here’s another GHOST book. Literally and figuratively. This Neal Adams version of GHOST RIDER rarely appears to any marketplace. There are only 9 copies on the CGC census and only two are 9.8. Back in 2015, there were only 5 graded. So, 1 copy per year has made its way to CGC. That’s SO totally Ghost Rider. (Find on eBay)


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