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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  πŸ”” 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 $30
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Mid $140
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High $330
  • 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 Suicide Squad 2]
  • πŸ“ˆ +1500% copies sold versus the previous week
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 $1
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Mid $2
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High $10
  • 1st appearance of Bloodsport
  • [Idris Alba confirmed for Suicide Squad 2]
  • 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 as Economos and also King Shark - Deadline reports Agee will reprise his role as Economos in the Peacemaker HBO Max series]
  • 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 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]
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • 1st appearance and origin of Barbara Minerva as the third Cheetah
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • 1st appearance of Tim Drake, later becomes Robin
  • [June 2020 - rumored to be in the Matt Reeves movie]
  • [August 2020 - rumored to be in Titans season 3]
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 $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • 1st full appearance of King Shark
  • [Steve Agee confirmed for Suicide Squad 2]
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $35
  • 1st team appearance of the Powerpuff Girls in a standard comic book
  • [August 2020 - Variety reports a live-action Powerpuff Girls series is in development for the CW]
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
  • 1st appearance of Liberty Belle
  • 1st cameo appearance of Tomcat the son of Wildcat, Ted Grant
  • 1st cover appearance of Citizen Steel (cover only)
  • [December 2020 - Cyclone will appear in the Black Adam movie, played by Quintessa Swindell]
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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
  • [August 2020 - Court of Owls are confirmed for the upcoming game by WB Montreal. A Talon was shown but it’s unclear if it is going to be William Cobb who first appeared in Batman #2 (2011)]
  • [August 2020 - there is a great deal of speculation that Matt Reeves' Batman is hinting at a Court of Owls subplot]
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]
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  • Variant cover art by Todd McFarlane