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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 $40
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Mid $120
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High $400
  • 1st appearance of Ares, Greek god of war, in Marvel continuity
  • [April 2021 - speculation that Ares will appear in Thor Love & Thunder and/or on a team]
  • 1st appearance of Hermes (Mercury), messenger god
  • 1st appearance of Hera, the wife of Zeus
  • 1st appearance of Dionysius, god of wine
  • 1st cameo appearance of Artemis (Diana), goddess of hunters
  • 1st cameo appearance of Hephaestus (Vulcan), weapons-maker of the gods
  • 1st appearance of Harokin, a deceased Asgardian adversary to Thor
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.2 sold for $1,200 [$275 in 2014] +336%
Low $175
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Mid $550
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High $2.1k
  • Iconic cover art by Jack Kirby
  • Classic battle of Silver Surfer vs Galactus
  • 3rd appearance of Silver Surfer
  • 2nd appearance of Galactus
  • 1st appearance of Wyatt Wingfoot
  • 1st appearance of the Ultimate Nullifier
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 2.5 sold for $400 [$140 in Dec] +186%
Low $290
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Mid $810
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High $4.2k
  • 1st appearance of Killer Moth, an adversary of Batman that aimed to be an anti-Batman with a wide arsenal of weaponry
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.0 sold for $5,000 [$1,793 in 2008] +179%
Low $280
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Mid $1k
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High $6.2k
  • 2nd appearance of Iron Man
  • Debut of Iron Man's 'Model 1' armor, colored gold
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 2.0 sold for $596 [$235 in 2019] +154%
Low $90
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Mid $365
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High $1.4k
  • 1st appearance of Pharaoh Rama-Tut, later revealed to be the time-traveler Kang the Conqueror
  • Stan Lee first uses the phrase "Nuff Said" in the Special Announcements section
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 7.5 sold for $2,900 [$1,350 in Oct] +115%
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $3
  • One of four connecting covers
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.9 sold for $1,050 [$500 in 2019] +110%
  • There are 11 copies graded 9.9 vs 3,521 copies graded 9.8 but it is not defined how many of the 11 copies are this specific cover
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.9 sold for $1,050 [$500 in 2019] +110
Low $445
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Mid $1.8k
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High $10.5k
  • 1st team appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto
  • 1st appearance of Scarlet Witch
  • 1st appearance of Quicksilver
  • 1st appearance Mastermind, later becomes 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
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 2.0 sold for $1,760 [$965 in Feb] +82%
Low $65
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Mid $290
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High $925
  • First crossover of Spider-Man in the Avengers title
  • 2nd appearance of Kang the Conqueror
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.0 sold for $1,211 [$661 in 2009] +83%
Low $4
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Mid $12
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High $45
  • Patsy Walker, formerly Miss America, becomes Hellcat
  • Patsy Walker discovers the first Cat's superhero suit and takes the moniker Hellcat
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High] Mark Jewelers
  • 9.8 sold for $2,300 [$1,300 in 2019] +77%
Low $190
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Mid $770
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High $2k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Scorpion, Mac Gargan appears in The Amazing Spider-Man #19
  • [January 2021 - Scorpion joins the impossibly long list of rumored spin-offs in development. Mac Gargan, the identity of The Scorpion, was introduced in Spider-Man Homecoming but has not donned the suit yet]
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 1.8 sold for $600 [$360 in April] +67%
Low $410
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Mid $1.6k
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High $6.3k
  • 1st team appearance of the Sinister Six: Doctor Octopus, Kraven, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman
  • 3rd appearance of Kraven, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio and Sandman
  • Reprinted in Marvel Tales #150
  • Character profiles of Dr. Doom, the Lizard and others
  • Additional pages explaining how Spider-Man's powers and gadgetry work
  • [July 2020 - speculation that a Sinister Six team will be formed in Spider-Man 3]
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 7.5 sold for $5,800 [$3,500 in April] +66%
Low $40
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Mid $115
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High $300
  • 1st appearance and origin of Werewolf by Night
  • [May 2020 - unconfirmed rumor that Jack Russell will appear in the MCU]
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 5.5 sold for $695 [$430 in April] +62%
Low $410
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Mid $1.4k
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High $5k
  • 1st appearance of Fin Fang Foom, translated his name means 'he whose limbs shatter mountains and whose back scrapes the sun'
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.0 sold for $12,000 [$7,500 in 2017] +60%
Low $25
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Mid $80
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High $275
  • 1st appearance and origin of Elektra
  • First written work on Daredevil by Frank Miller
  • Elektra misspelled 'Elecktra' on the cover
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $5,250 [$3,300 in May] +59%
Low $50
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Mid $150
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High $500
  • 2nd appearance of Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 8.0 sold for $650 [$420 in June] +55%
Low $4.1k
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Mid $18.5k
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High $44k
  • 1st appearance of Iron Man
  • Debut of Iron Man's 'Model 1' armor
  • 1st appearance of Wong-Chu, a Viet Cong warlord and Iron Man's first enemy
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 2.0 sold for $6,300 [$4,532 in Jan] +39%
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $18
  • 1st appearance of Super Mario in a comic book story
  • 1st appearance of Donkey Kong in a comic book story
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $1,800 [$1,328 in May] +36%
Low $60
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Mid $180
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High $600
  • Reintroduction of Two-Face after being absent from comics since 1954
  • In World's finest #173, Batman appears as Two-Face (1968)
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.4 sold for $2,000 [$1,495 in May] +34%
Low $1k
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Mid $3.2k
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High $11k
  • 1st appearance of the Silver Surfer
  • 1st cameo appearance of Galactus
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 1.5 sold for $1,150 [$860 in Feb] +34%
Low $2.6k
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Mid $6.5k
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High $23k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Doctor Doom
  • [November 2020 - speculation that Doom will be hinted at or appear in the Black Panther sequel as well as other MCU projects]
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 5.5 sold for $20k [$15,500 in Apr] +29%
  • In this grade, another sale occured this week for $18,500