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The Hot 10 is a weekly market analysis of the most significant transactions related to established Key Issues using eBay, auction houses and other cited sources Thank you for utilizing the eBay links when making ANY purchase and contributing to the continued develpment of Key Collector Comics

Low $20
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Mid $85
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High $220
  • 🏅#10 on the Hot 10
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Legion of Monsters: Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Morbius, Werewolf By Night
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $1,130 [$1,028 in June] +10%
  • 9.4 sold for $716 [$500 last week] +43%
  • 8.5 sold for $400 [$333 in July] +20%
  • This is the third consecutive week that Marvel Premiere #28 has been on the Hot 10 reaching the #3 spot in week one and #5 last week
Low $125
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Mid $600
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High $1.6k
  • 🏅#9 on the Hot 10
  • 2nd appearance of Daredevil
  • 2nd appearance of Electro
  • First crossover of Matt Murdock and the Fantastic Four after the team hires him as their lawyer
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.2 sold for $3,240 [$1,924 in 2002] +68%
  • 7.5 sold for $1,900 [$650 in Dec] +192%
Low $220
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Mid $750
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High $2.2k
  • 🏅#8 on the Hot 10
  • Variant cover art by Dave Filoni
  •  Special edition Dark Horse 100, limited to 1000 copies
  • 1st appearance of Ahsoka Tano in a comic book
  • Ten copies of this book were distributed to 100 retailers, selected via a lottery
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.8 sold for $16,000 [$9,000 in May] +78%
  • Another sale occurred in 9.8 this week for $12,500
  • 9.6 sold for $5,500 [$4,100 in Apr] +34%
  • 9.0 sold for $3,000 [$1,800 in Dec] +67%
  • The Clone Wars variant has had an unbelievable history of sales data that began in 2017
  • Between 2008 and 2016, a 9.8 sold for an average $100
  • In 2017, a $370 sale landed and elevated the value to $350-$500
  • 2020 started out with a $625 sale in January and December closed with a $5,000 sale, one week after a Disney Investor call confirmed Tano’s standalone series on the streaming service
  • 2021 has logged 7 sales in 9.8 – two sold in April for $8k
  • There were zero sales in May thru July until this week’s $12,500 sale and $16,000
  • Listed on eBay is one 9.8 for $18k
  • 20% of the 1,000 printed copies are graded with the majority of grades in 9.8 (78) then 9.6 (68)
  • The remaining 58 graded copies fall between 8.5 (5) and 9.4 (31)
  • While not exceedingly rare in 9.8, demand for this issue vs market availability continues to drive the value higher with quantities low enough for sellers to trickle out their inventory and squeeze the market to buy high
Low $35
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Mid $120
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High $320
  • 🏅#7 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Storm Shadow, a former friend of Snake Eyes and the Young Master of the Arashikage Clan
  • Solo story featuring Snake-Eyes, told without any text or dialogue
  • [December 2020 - Andre Koji cast as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe Origins Snake-Eyes movie]
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 8.0 sold for $400 [$375 in June] +7%
  • 5.5 sold for $200 [$110 in Nov] +82%
  • CANADIAN PRICE VARIANT:
  • 6.5 sold for $380 [$66 in 2007] +476%
  • Canadian Price Variants are a niche collectible that sell for considerably more than standard (U.S.) priced issues on select key issues
  • Publishers began printing price-specific versions for the Canadian market beginning in 1982 as the value of the U.S. and Canadian dollar grew further apart
  • Later in the decade, publishers consolidated printing by including both prices in the price box, eliminating the need for CPVs
  • The Marvel G.I. Joe series began printing a separate CPV beginning with issue #2 which continued through #50 (Aug 1986)
  • The typical Marvel CPV is $0.75 with a U.S. cost of $0.60 or $0.95 with a U.S. cost of $0.75
  • It is estimated that 10% of Newsstand comics printed during this timeframe were CPVs
  • Like Newsstands, they are more difficult to find in higher grade due to distribution in spinner racks or alongside magazines in grocery stores
  • CGC did not recognize Canadian, UK or Australian price variants until 2019 so the population of quantities for these collectibles can mostly only assumed to be scarce
  • For this issue, the CGC census reports 49 total CPVs graded compared to 1,536 of the standard price
  • In grade 6.5, there are 4 CPVs compared to 25 of the standard
Low $30
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Mid $95
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High $325
  • 🏅#6 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance and origin of Bullseye
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $1,800 [$1,260 in July] +43%
  • 9.4 sold for $900 [$800 in June] +6%
  • 9.0 sold for $515 [$510 in July] +1%
Low $5
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Mid $18
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High $90
  • 🏅#5 on the Hot 10
  • 1st full appearance of Apocalypse
  • Newsstand Edition
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.8 sold for $1,400 [$1,100 in April] +27%
  • 8.5 sold for $111 [$80 in March] +39%
  • 8.0 sold for $103 [$90 in Jul2y] +14%
  • The highest sale of a Direct Edition copy of X-Factor #6 graded 9.8 is $1,000
  • In 1986, when this issue was published, it is estimated that Direct Editions and Newsstands were being produced in equal quantities
  • Newsstand Editions are as abundant as Direct Editions in mid-to-lower grades
  • Premium values for Newsstand Editions are reasonable for high-grade copies that are proven to be more scarce than Direct Editions
  • CGC does not track the difference in graded copies of Direct vs Newsstand for X-Factor #6 but according to GPA, there were 26 Newsstands graded 9.8 sold over the past 5 years versus 521 Direct Editions
Low $35
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Mid $115
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High $350
  • 🏅#4 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Grendel, Hunter Rose
  • 1st appearance of Argent the Wolf
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.2 sold for $1,320 [$962 in May] +37%
  • A separate sale occurred in 9.2 for $1,170
  • 9.0 sold for $775 [$735 in May] +5%
  • A separate sale occurred in 9.0 for $750
  • 7.0 sold for $612 this week, slightly lower than the $667 sale in June 2021
  • In June 2020, a 7.0 sold for $168 (+264%)
  • There were 6 copies of Primer #2 that sold this week
  • Prior to this week, a copy of Primer #2 sold on June 30
  • Primer #2 now joins fellow Independent comics from the 80s on the Hot 10: TMNT #1, Albedo #2 (Usagi), Bone #1 and The Crow #1
  • The 9.2 copy of Primer #2 that sold for $1,320 likely sold for a higher amount due to it belonging to musician Glenn Danzig (Misfits) who not only collects but has written a number Verotik comics and even derived his solo album’s logo from the 1984 cover of Crystar Crystal Warrior #8 for his bands Samhain and Danzig
Low $335
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Mid $1.4k
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High $6.1k
  • 🏅#3 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance and origin of Electro
  • [July 2020 - Jamie Foxx confirmed to reprise his role as Electro in Spider-Man 3]
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 8.0 sold for $5,400 [$2,816 in 2019] +92%
  • 4.5 sold for $2,040 [$2,000 in July] +2%
  • 2.0 sold for $930 [$420 in Nov] +121%
Low $15
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Mid $65
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High $180
  • 🏅#2 on the Hot 10
  • 2nd appearance of Werewolf by Night
  • First mention of the Darkhold
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $765 [$500 in May] +53%
  • 8.0 sold for $280 [$150 last week] +87%
  • 7.0 sold for $136 [$75 in Aug 2020] +81%
  • A new record also occurred this week in 7.5 (+18%)
Low $295
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Mid $1.2k
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High $4.1k
  • 🏅 #1 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Kang, the original version
  • [December 2020 - Jonathan Majors is confirmed as Kang for five MCU projects including Ant-Man 3: Quantumania]
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 7.5 sold for $5,500 [$2,250 in May] +144%
  • 2.5 sold for $1,300 [$850 in July] +53%
  • 1.8 sold for $464 [$425 in June] +9%
  • A new record also occurred in the following grades:
  • 7.0 (+8%) / 5.5 (+4%) / 5.0 (+2%)
  • This is the fourth consecutive week that Avengers #8 has been on the Hot 10 and second week in a row at #1