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October 7 2021

The Trending 20 is a weekly feature that tracks which comic books are showing a notable increase in interest by analyzing quantities sold on eBay during the current week compared to the previous week   Refreshed every Thursday

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  • Variant cover art by Riley Rossmo
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  • First comic book published by Dark Horse Comics founded in 1986
  • 1st appearance of Concrete, an average man's journey through life in a stone body
  • 1st appearance of Black Cross, a fearless warrior in a post-apocalyptic world
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  • A crew of astronauts near the conclusion of their seven-year journey to investigate an alien construction project in an asteroid belt
  • [October 2021 - Charles Soule Update: some pretty significant movement just happened on this one. If there are ten steps between writing a comic and seeing it on a screen, this one's on step five and most stuff never gets past step two, even if it's optioned so this feels pretty great]
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  • 1st full appearance of Killer Croc
  • Batman #357 is commonly cited as Killer Croc's first appearance but he appears no different in his first cameo appearance in Detective Comics #523 than he does in #357. In this issue, it is revealed that the previously obscured figure has crocodile features
  • 2nd cameo appearance of Jason Todd, in one panel, mentioned by name
  • [October 2021 - a synopsis for Batwoman Episode 2 reveals a "new incarnation of Killer Croc" will appear]
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  • 1st team appearance of the Secret Six: August Durant, Carlo di Rienzi, Crimson Dawn, King Savage, Lili de Neuve and Tiger Force
  • 1st appearance of Mockingbird
  • [February 2021 - rumored to be back in development for a TV series on the CW after previously falling through the first time it was mentioned in 2018]
  • [October 2021 - it is being rumored that the Secret Six will spin-off from the Peacemaker series. There is also a version of this team that first appears in Villains United #1]
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  • Origin of Santa Claus, revealed to be an Omega Level Mutant (in this story)
  • Wraparound cover art by Art Adams
  • [October 2021 - based on a tweet by Gunn, some outlets are speculating Santa will be introduced in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special]
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  • 1st appearance of Weapon H, a Hulk and Wolverine hybrid created by the Weapon X Program
  • "Weapons of Mutant Destruction" part 6
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 24,995
  • [Speculation that Weapon H could be returning in Al Ewing's Gamma Flight series]
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  • 1st appearance of Joseph Chapman, later becomes the third Union Jack
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  • 2nd cameo appearance of Carnage including mention by name, a hand, an arm and partial face
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  • Iconic cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Origin and death of Jackal
  • 1st appearance of Peter Parker's clone, Ben Reilly who later becomes the Scarlet Spider
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  • Variant cover art by Stan Sakai
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  • "Secret Wars" part 3
  • 1st appearance of Volcana
  • 1st appearance of the second Titania, Mary McPherran
  • [April 2020 - speculation that Titania will be a She-Hulk villain on Disney+]
  • [May 2021- confirmation Jameela Jamil will portray Titania in She-Hulk. THR later reports it will be the McPherran version but this is unconfirmed]
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  • First solo series featuring Venom
  • 1st cameo appearance of General Orwell Taylor
  • Red holofoil cover
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  • Variant cover art by Agnes Garbowska
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  • 1st appearance of The Fraggles in comic books
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  • An immortal warrior performs dangerous jobs for the U.S. government in exchange for the truth about his own existence
  • Written by Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt
  • [March 2021 - optioned for film and a Netflix anime series]
  • [October 2021 - Mattson Tomlin (The Batman 2022 film) is set to write the live-action film for Netflix]
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  • Story revisits plot points from West Coast Avengers where Billy and Tommy were revealed to be fragments of Mephisto's soul that were recovered by Master Pandemonium
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  • Variant retailer appreciation cover
  • Commander Canada alternate reality variant cover with interior Free Comic Book Day: Just Beyond - Monstrosity
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  • 1st appearance of Paibok the Power Skrull, a bionically enhanced Captain in the Skrull Empire
  • [September 2021 - rumored for Secret Invasion, possibly will be played by Kingsley Ben-Adir]