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Hot 10 Runners-Up

Hot 10 Runner-Up List The Hot 10 relies on multiple criteria for a Key Issue to make the list.  One preferable indicator is that a comic will yield three data points of increased sales over a 7-day cycle to show consistent growth across multiple grades Yet each week, without fail there are exciting sales that don't check all the boxes to make the list but we want to share them with you right here

Low $105
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Mid $330
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High $1.4k
  • Premiere issue of Golden Age horror series
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.4 sold for $2,950 [No previous data]
Low $1.6k
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Mid $3.5k
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High $14k
  • 1st appearance of Black Knight, Sir Percy, ancestor of Dane Whitman
  • Debut of the Ebony Blade, an enchanted sword used by Knights Templar
  • 1st appearance of Mordred, not affiliated with Modred the Mystic
  • 1st appearance of Morgan le Fey
  • Debut of Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur
  • πŸ’¬ Bry's Comics Analysis
  • Incredibly scarce with only 90 unrestored graded copies, the highest being an 8.5 of which there are only two and haven't been listed for sale since 2008
  • The next highest grade, 7.0 sold in 2020 for $12,000 yet lower grades have not sold for increased amounts in later sales which could mean they're primed to level-up in dollars
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 4.5 sold for $3,900 [No previous data]
Low $380
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Mid $1.1k
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High $4.7k
  • 2nd appearance and 1st cover of Two-Face
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 3.0 sold for $2,050 [No previous data]
Low $130
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Mid $445
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High $1.3k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.5 sold for $2,000 [$247 in 2003] +710%
Low $8
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Mid $20
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High $75
  • First solo story featuring Man-Thing
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.6 sold for $950 [$318 in 2018] +199%
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 6.5 sold for $153 [$75 in May] +104%
Low $960
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Mid $3.4k
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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
  • [November 2020 - Alfred Molina to reprise the role of Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 3]
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $144,000 [$54,500 in 2016] +164%
Low $70
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Mid $225
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High $750
  • 1st appearance of Contessa Valentina Allegro De Fontaine, the romantic interest of Nick Fury and a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • [August 2021 - it is possible Valentina is assembling a Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers team]
  • 1st cameo appearance of Jacob Fury, the younger brother of Nick Fury who later becomes Scorpio then Kraken
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 7.0 sold for $600 [$228 in June] +163%
Low $75
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Mid $360
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High $1.1k
  • First solo-titled Captain America series in the Silver Age beginning with issue #100
  • Formerly titled Tales of Suspense
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 1.5 sold for $170 [$65 inn Aug] +162%
Low $85
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Mid $350
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High $950
  • 2nd appearance of Captain America in the Silver Age
  • First solo battle of the Hulk versus the Thing, briefly fought in Fantastic Four #12
  • Cover appearance of the Hulk versus the Thing
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.0 sold for $4,320 [$2,195 in Jan 2020] +97%
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.5 sold for $2,888 [$1,875 in April] +54%
Low $335
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Mid $1k
 | 
High $4.2k
  • 1st cover appearance of the Penguin
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 4.0 sold for $5,777 [$3,000 in 2018] +93%
Low $1.1k
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Mid $3.2k
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High $10.3k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Classic 'needle to the eye' cover
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 2.5 sold for $4,000 [$2,160 in Oct] +85%
Low $70
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Mid $210
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High $1.2k
  • 2nd appearance of Green Goblin
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 5.0 sold for $1,236 [$740 in July] +67%
Low $50
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Mid $150
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High $900
  • 2nd appearance of the Puppet Master
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.5 sold for $1,995 [$1,200 in May] +66%
Low $40
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Mid $120
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High $450
  • 1st appearance of Dracula, created by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan, inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic character
  • 1st appearance of Van Helsing
  • 1st appearance of Frank Drake, a descendant of Dracula
  • [Feb 2021 - speculation that Ethan Hawke is portraying Dracula for Moon Knight TV series. Additional speculation is that he has been cast as Randall Spector, Marc's brother]
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 4.5 sold for $388 [$239 in Jan] +62%
Low $150
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Mid $450
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High $2.8k
  • 1st appearance of Tyrannus, an immortal Roman Emperor with ties to the Deviants
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 6.0 sold for $1,650 [$1,020 in 2019] +62%
Low $500
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Mid $1.5k
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High $5k
  • Published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority
  • Infamously gory panel of three women's decapitated heads on spikes (tap cover and swipe to view)
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 1.8 sold for $600 [$371 in March] +62%
Low $9
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Mid $25
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High $75
  • 1st team appearance of the Female Furies: Bernadeth, Lashina, Mad Harriet and Stompa, trained by Granny Goodness to be warriors for Darkseid
  • 1st appearance of Funky Flashman, a parody of Stan Lee
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $2,000 [$1,300 in June] +54%
Low $80
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Mid $225
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High $800
  • 1st full appearance of Riri Williams
  • Variant cover art by Chris Turcotte, 'Horsemen of Apocalypse'
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.5 sold for $1,600 [$1,040 last week] +54%
Low $4
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Mid $10
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High $35
  • Classic battle of The Hulk vs Adam Warlock
  • "Death" of Adam Warlock
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.4 sold for $230 [$150 in Aug 2020] +53%
Low $80
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Mid $210
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High $850
  • Origin of Green Goblin
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.4 sold for $4,320 [$2,850 in Feb] +52%
Low $20
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Mid $95
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High $365
  • Iconic cover art by Jack Kirby
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.6 sold for $4,080 [$2,732 in July] +49%
Low $10
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Mid $30
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High $115
  • Black Knight joins the Avengers
  • 1st unofficial team appearance of the Invaders: Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner
  • πŸ’¬ Bry's Comics Analysis
  • This Key Issue is my #1 pick for a sharp increase in demand if/when Black Knight becomes an Avenger
  • We have also recently seen increased interest in issues where characters with strong relationships in the Marvel Cinematic Universe meet for the first time in comics and team memberships
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.0 sold for $579 [$390 in June] +48%
Low $45
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Mid $130
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High $465
  • First meeting of Doctor Strange and the Fantastic Four
  • 1st full cover appearance of Doctor Strange
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 6.5 sold for $550 [$375 in May] +47%
Low $45
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Mid $215
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High $850
  • 1st appearance of Dane Whitman, becomes the third Black Knight
  • [Kit Harrington cast as Dane Whitman]
  • πŸ’¬ Bry's Comics Analysis
  • It can’t be understated how much the Black Knight could mean to the MCU without Captain America and Iron Man
  • Harrington has the right vibe for a virtuous but inexperienced hero to develop over time into something greater with audiences following his journey along the way
  • This Captain America-type path could mean this second most significant key of the character could experience massive gains as well
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $8,700 [$5,950 in May] +46%
Low $310
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Mid $950
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High $3.8k
  • Cover art by Jerry Robinson featuring the Joker
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 1.8 sold for $5,250 [$3,600 in July] +46%
Low $120
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Mid $400
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High $1.2k
  • 1st appearance of Ned Leeds, later becomes Hobgoblin
  • 3rd appearance of Sandman
  • 4th appearance of Kraven the Hunter
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $24,000 [$16,730 in 2012] +43%
Low $480
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Mid $1.8k
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High $5.1k
  • Captain America joins the Avengers
  • 1st cover appearance of Captain America on an official Marvel Comics cover (previously Timely, then Atlas)
  • 1st appearance of Captain America in the Silver Age
  • Death of Bucky, in a flashback
  • 1st cameo appearance of Baron Heinrich Zemo
  • πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 1.8 sold for $1,350 [$950 in July] +42%