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August 28 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  🔔 THANK YOU for contributing to the continued development of Key Collector when utilizing our eBay links to make ANY purchase (at no additional cost to you)

Low $55
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Mid $170
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High $490
  • 2nd appearance of Black Adam in an original story
  • A movie is in production starring The Rock, Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam with Hawkman, Cyclone and Atom Smasher confirmed to also appear
Low $8
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Mid $25
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High $75
  • Team-up Superman and Shazam vs Black Adam
  • [DC FanDome - the Rock hints at a possible Black Adam vs Superman face-off]
Low $1
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Mid $3
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High $12
  • 1st appearance of Weasel
  • [Sean Gunn confirmed for The Suicide Squad]
Low $8
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Mid $20
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High $75
  • 1st appearance of Booster Gold and his sidekick Skeets
  • 1st appearance of Blackguard
  • [Pete Davidson is confirmed for the role of Blackguard in The Suicide Squad]
  • [September 2020 - James Gunn confirms Davidson will also play a role in the John Cena Peacemaker spin-off series for HBO Max]
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • 1st appearance of Bloodsport
  • [Idris Alba confirmed for The Suicide Squad]
  • 1st appearance of Maggie Sawyer, DC's first openly gay female character
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • 1st appearance of Warden John Economos [Steve Agee confirmed for The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker spin-off]
  • 1st team appearance of Onslaught AKA Jihad: Chimera (Nightshade), Djinn, Jaculi, Manticore, Ravan and Rustam
  • 1st appearance of Simon LaGrieve
  • Trial by Fire' story arc (#1-#8) - teased by James Gunn as the inspiration for The Suicide Squad
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • "Year Two" part 1
  • 1st appearance of the second Reaper, Judson Caspian
  • [DC Fandome - Head of DC Films Walter Hamada mentioned the upcoming Batman movie as a year two film. Not Batman: Year Two the storyline specifically but the second year that Bruce Wayne was operating as Batman. There was no mention of The Reaper either]
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • 1st appearance and origin of Barbara Minerva as the third Cheetah
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $10
  • 1st appearance of Tim Drake, later becomes Robin
  • [January 2021 - actor Jay Lycurgo confirmed as Tim Drake in Titans S3]
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • 1st appearance of Icon, an alien who crash-landed on earth and took the form of a black child
  • 1st appearance of Rocket, the first teen mother depicted in DC Comics
  • First preview of Static, a 3-page sneak peek
  • [December 2020 - Icon is now rumored to be a project in-development at Warner Bros with Rocket also said to be in the mix]
Low $8
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Mid $20
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High $80
  • 1st appearance of Static Shock, the first black superhero to star in his own cartoon series
  • [October 2020 - Warner Brothers and Michael B. Jordan to produce a Static Shock movie]
Low $8
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Mid $18
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High $75
  • 1st full appearance of King Shark
  • [Sylvester Stallone confirmed to voice King Shark in The Suicide Squad]
Low $8
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Mid $20
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High $80
  • 1st team appearance of the Powerpuff Girls in a standard comic book
  • [March 2021 - Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet and Yana Perrault have been cast as the three heroes]
Low $5
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Mid $15
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High $50
  • Matt Reeves cited Darwyn Cooke's Batman: Ego as an inspiration for his Batman film
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • 1st appearance of Thomas Elliot, later revealed to be Hush
  • [August 2020 - some are speculating that the Riddler character in the Batman movie trailer is actually Hush]
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • 1st appearance of Cyclone, Maxine Hunkel, previously Red Tornado
  • [December 2020 - Quintessa Swindell will portray Cyclone/Maxine Hunkel]
  • 1st appearance of Liberty Belle
  • 1st cameo appearance of Tomcat the son of Wildcat, Ted Grant
  • 1st cover appearance of Citizen Steel (cover only)
Low $1
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Mid $3
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High $12
  • 1st appearance of The Talon, William Cobb, an assassin for the Court of Owls and the great-grandfather of Dick Grayson
  • [August 2020 - WB Montreal confirms the Court of Owls will be a villain in the Gotham Knights video game. There is also speculation that the upcoming Batman film could set-up a Court of Owls introduction]
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $30
  • 1st full team appearance of The Court of Owls
Low $8
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Mid $20
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High $75
  • 1st appearance Luke Fox, becomes the second Batwing in issue #20
  • Retirement of first Batwing, David Zavimbe
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 13,570
  • [November 2020 - will appear in a back-up story with Grifter in Future State]
Low $1
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Mid $3
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High $12
  • Variant cover art by Todd McFarlane