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August 14 2020

THE TRENDING 20  Updated every Friday, this weekly feature tracks 20 comics that are trending upwards in copies sold and dollars, versus the previous week's sales  🔔 Our sincerest gratitude for contributing to the continued development of Key Collector when you utilize our eBay links to make ANY purchase (at no additional cost to you)

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  • Horror series about a family of vampires who have reached the end of an era, peacefully coexisting alongside humans
  • [April 2020 - writer Donny Cates confirmed he sold an idea to be adapted into a TV series. It could be an unpublished story, an independent series or Redneck]
Low $240
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Mid $700
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High $1.8k
  • First solo ongoing Silver Surfer series
  • Origin of the Silver Surfer
  • Origin of the Watchers
  • 1st appearance of Shalla-Bal
  • Silver Surfer first says, "where soars the Silver Surfer...there must he soar alone!"
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Mid $12
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High $45
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Frye, a man who experimented on himself with Gamma radiation to discover immortality after the death of his wife
  • *also the name of a character who was first irradiated with Gamma, before David Banner from the 1977 TV series
  • Circulation: 43,481
Low $25
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Mid $140
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High $375
  • 1st appearance of M.O.D.O.K., a Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing
  • [A stop-motion animated television series will premiere on Hulu with the main character voiced by Patton Oswald - premiere date May 21, 2021]
Low $20
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Mid $80
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High $250
  • Premiere issue that features one-shot stories disconnected from one another except for the unsettling, paranormal presence of the Ice Cream Man
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 9,454
  • [January 2021 - Roku acquired the distribution rights to Quibi's programming portfolio. Previously, Quibi optioned Ice Cream Man for an anthology-style streaming program but it is not yet known if the property was part of the deal]
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • An 80 year old woman dies and is reborn in a fantasy world of magic and monsters
  • [August 2020 - a writer has been hired to pen the screenplay for Netflix]
Low $300
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Mid $900
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High $3.5k
  • Second printing: 6,000 copies
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Mid $2
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High $8
  • 1st full appearance of Virus
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Mid $15
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High $60
  • Variant second printing cover art by Esad Ribic
  • Cover art from interior final page where Gorr says "this is why all gods must die"
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 6,742*
  • *this number represents store orders but there were also copies found in Walmart 3-packs
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Mid $5
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High $18
  • 1st appearance of Sunny, a protege of Deathstroke
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • Variant fourth printing cover art by Joe Bennett
  • 1st cover appearance of the son of Dr Frye
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Mid $15
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High $50
  • Variant third printing cover art by Billy Tan
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 1,451
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Mid $3
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High $12
  • 1st cover appearance featuring Clint Barton and Kate Bishop
  • First unofficial meeting of Clint Barton and Kate Bishop (Kate is unaware of Barton's real identity, disguised as a Captain America replacement)
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Mid $3
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High $12
  • Premiere issue of a four-part miniseries about a stranded cruise ship that winds up on the sea floor after an astrological event causes the water to roll back hundreds of miles
  • [August 2020 - the solicitation for the newest volume of Riptide begins with: soon to be a major motion picture]
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • Origin of the Tron universe
  • 1st U.S. appearance of Tron in an original comic book story
  • Previous illustrated versions of Tron appeared in Sunday newspaper comic strips
  • [August 2020 - the director of LION is onboard with Jared Leto starring]
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Mid $2
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High $10
  • Variant cover art by Riccardo Federici featuring the Robin King
Low $30
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Mid $90
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High $300
  • Error edition, two covers:
  • Top cover: store exclusive with art by Jonboy Meyers
  • Inner cover: retailer incentive (1:100) by Ryan Stegman
  • * be aware that not every Jonboy Meyers cover is an error edition with the second cover
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Mid $2
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High $6
  • 1st full appearance of Codex
  • 1st appearance of an alternate reality Agent Venom
Low $15
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Mid $50
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High $170
  • 1st appearance of Miss America aka America Chavez
  • [December 2020 - confirmed to be introduced in Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness played by Xochitl Gomez]
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Mid $2
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High $8
  • 1st appearance of Whisper A'Daire, a loyal agent in the employ of Ra's al Ghul
  • 1st appearance of Kyle Abbot, Whisper's bodyguard who is also a shape-shifter