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Hot 10 [Archive]

Week 21 of the Hot 10. Issues featured below are last week's record breakers. The next list will go live on December 4th. ๐Ÿ”” Thank you for your support in allowing the continued development of this resource when clicking the eBay links to make ANY purchase  ๐ŸŽ Subscribe for $1.99 per month or $19.99 for the year (save $3.98) and unlock 18 categories plus ๐ŸšจKey Issue Alert push notifications

Low $760
Mid $4k
High $12k
  • 1st appearance of the Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age
  • First time the Human Torch activates his power while shouting, 'Flame On'
Low $3.1k
Mid $9.2k
High $38.5k
  • ๐Ÿ… #3 on the Hot 10
  • 1st team appearance of the X-Men: Cyclops, Jean Grey aka Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Professor X and Magneto
  • Homo Superior concept, coined by Magneto to describe humans born with special abilities introduced in this issue
  • Many collectors who are interested in purchasing high-end keys know that the big Blue Chip books are going to become far more unattainable rather than head in the other direction
  • X-Men #1 is one such key
  • Take a look the trajectory of X-Men #1 for average sales of books graded 8.0:
  • 2002-2005 sold for $4,500
  • 2006-2008 sold for $6,500
  • 2009-2017 sold for $12k
  • 2018 - 2020 sold for $25k
  • 2021 sold for $50k
  • This week a Heritage Auction sale closed at $50,400 which is an astounding 68% increase over the all-time high of $30k in 2019
  • Also this week, a 9.0 graded copy with white/off white pages sold for $78,000, +50% higher than the previous record of $52k
  • CGC 2.5 sold for $7,200, +22% higher than 2020โ€™s all-time high sale of $5,880
  • And a 1.0 graded copy inched up $100 from Decemberโ€™s $3,100 sale
  • 10 years ago a 1.0 had a high sale of $523
  • 5 years ago a 1.0 hit $1,000 for the first time
  • 2020 and 2021 both posted $3k+ sales
  • But this book is still charging up and when itโ€™s ready to take-off, itโ€™s going to be a rocket
Low $65
Mid $170
High $710
  • 1st appearance Ahsoka Tano, a Togruta Jedi
  • 1st appearance of Captain Rex
Low $960
Mid $3.4k
High $11.8k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Dr. Octopus
  • Debut of the 'Spider's Web' fan letters section
  • An editing error has Doctor Octopus mistakenly refer to Spider-Man as Super-Man
Low $30
Mid $160
High $800
  • First consumer-facing cover image of Miles Morales, predates Ultimate Fallout #4 (1st appearance of Miles in-story) by three months
Low $20
Mid $80
High $200
  • 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]
Low $80
Mid $600
High $2.3k
  • 1st appearance of Mephisto
  • [November 2020 - an image in stained glass in the Loki preview looks to depict a demon that resembles Mephisto]
Low $60
Mid $150
High $600
  • $0.75 Canadian price variant
Low $340
Mid $925
High $4.4k
  • 1st team appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto
  • 1st appearance of Scarlet Witch
  • 1st appearance of Quicksilver
  • 1st appearance of Mastermind, later assumes the identity of Jason Wyngarde
  • 1st appearance of Toad
  • 2nd appearance of Magneto
  • Although the Scarlet Witch's costume is colored green on the cover, it is red in the story
  • [December 2020 - Evan Peters listed as a cast member in WandaVision via Chrome TV lends greater credence to the rumor that he'll appear as Quicksilver]