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- Tipped in standalone section of the Diamond Comics Distributors catalog used to promote, solicit and order Marvel comics arriving in stores in October of 2011.
- First cover appearance of Miles Morales. Predates his first appearance in comics and first cover appearance in comics (Ultimate Fallout #4) by 3 months.
- At number 9 this week is a book that causes controversy everywhere it goes.
- If there is one thing that collectors love as much as a good 1st appearance, it's arguing about what is a good 1st appearance. So buckle up for the question of questions.
- Is this the first appearance?
- Miles technically appears in this solicitation before he appears in any other publication but this is an advertisement and not a story so no.
- Things get trickier and there is a compelling argument to make when an advertisement includes actual comic pages like Amazing Spider-Man #365 which previews Spider-Man 2099 #1.
- This book is, however, comic book sized so it slides into a bag and board and then fits into a short box.
- It is gradable by CGC and collectors are chasing it big time.
- Just this last May, a CGC 9.8 copy sold for a whopping $2,200 on eBay and renewed the first app debate.
- This week we have a new all-time high sale at $3,200 for a 9.6 that's sure to set that debate going again.
- In case you missed that, the new sale was for a 9.6, not a 9.8.
- And that $1,000 jump in high price coupled with the drop to a 9.6 moves this book squarely into the number 2 position for Miles Morales books people will pay big money for.
- The Ultimate Fallout #4 Newsstand edition is still king with a CGC 9.6 fetching approx. $7,500 these days and who knows what would happen if the 9.8 came to market.
- But the Ultimate Fallout #4 1:25 Djurdjevic variant has traditionally been the right behind it with an average of $3,000 in 9.6. An average that now puts it on par (and slightly behind) this book.
- But it was not alone, this week a raw copy with damage along the edges sold for $280. The very next day, another copy with abraided corners sold for $500.
- Earlier in the month, a 9.4 changed hands for $2,200.
- What does this mean for 1st appearances, preview appearances, catalog appearances and advertisements? Traditionalists will not be happy to hear this but they look primed to take off at some point in the next couple of years.
- This book is far from the only example of this phenomena with books like Marvel Previews #64 (Shuri), Great Salt Lake Comic Con pamphlet (Hellboy), Previews Catalog March 1992 (Spawn), Up 'N Comic Magazine #15 (also Spawn), CBG #953 (Spawn again!) also commanding big premiums.
- And then there's the Miles effect, which answers the 'why now?'
- For a start, Miles has been hot for most of the year.
- This week, Sony Interactive also dropped the PS5 version of the "Spider-man Miles Morales" game.
- And rumors persist that Sony are going all in on Miles Morales and have cast a live action version for a soon to be announced movie (possibly spun out a multiverse storyline in Spider-Man 3).