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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. Issues that have three data points of record breaking sales within a week's time are preferred in qualifying for this list Any purchase using the eBay links funds the continued development of Key Collector Comics.

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Low $50
Mid $150
High $550
  • 🏅#10 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of M'Baku, aka Man-Ape, the leader of the White Gorilla Cult
  • 1st appearance of W'Kabi, the second-in-command to T'Challa
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.4 sold for $1,900 [$1,800 in Apr] +6%
  • 9.2 sold for $1,200 [$540 in 2021] +122%
  • 🏅#10 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of M'Baku, aka Man-Ape, the leader of the White Gorilla Cult
  • 1st appearance of W'Kabi, the second-in-command to T'Challa
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.4 sold for $1,900 [$1,800 in Apr] +6%
  • 9.2 sold for $1,200 [$540 in 2021] +122%
Low $95
Mid $375
High $975
  • 🏅#9 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of the High Evolutionary, a geneticist obsessed with evolutionary experimentation
  • 1st appearance of Man-Beast, a wolf modified by the High Evolutionary
  • 1st appearance of Fafnir, a dragon from the realm of Nastrond
  • Introduction of Wundagore Mountain
  • 🚨 Key Issue Alert: [September 2021 - an inside source confirms High Evolutionary will play a major role in GotG Vol. 3 but will NOT be the primary antagonist. High Evolutionary will have ties to Rocket Raccoon and will plant the seeds for the intro of Galactus/ Sources confirmed actor Chukwudi Iwuji for the role of High Evolutionary]
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.0 turned in its second highest sale at $1,950, just below January’s $2,220 high
  • 8.0 sold at its highest this year at $1,100 but still just below $1,199 from September 2021
  • Sales this week occurred in grades 7.5 through 5.5 selling for 2x-3x higher than 2020 and $150-$200 higher than 2021 in most mid-range grades
  • Interest is increasing in this book based on new image leaks from Guardians of the Galaxy that seem to confirm information Key Collector received back in September 2021
  • 🏅#9 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of the High Evolutionary, a geneticist obsessed with evolutionary experimentation
  • 1st appearance of Man-Beast, a wolf modified by the High Evolutionary
  • 1st appearance of Fafnir, a dragon from the realm of Nastrond
  • Introduction of Wundagore Mountain
  • 🚨 Key Issue Alert: [September 2021 - an inside source confirms High Evolutionary will play a major role in GotG Vol. 3 but will NOT be the primary antagonist. High Evolutionary will have ties to Rocket Raccoon and will plant the seeds for the intro of Galactus/ Sources confirmed actor Chukwudi Iwuji for the role of High Evolutionary]
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.0 turned in its second highest sale at $1,950, just below January’s $2,220 high
  • 8.0 sold at its highest this year at $1,100 but still just below $1,199 from September 2021
  • Sales this week occurred in grades 7.5 through 5.5 selling for 2x-3x higher than 2020 and $150-$200 higher than 2021 in most mid-range grades
  • Interest is increasing in this book based on new image leaks from Guardians of the Galaxy that seem to confirm information Key Collector received back in September 2021
Low $160
Mid $600
High $1.9k
  • 🏅#8 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Annihilus, ruler of the Negative Zone
  • 1st appearance of Franklin Richards, as an unnamed infant, considered by Marvel to be the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe
  • Introduction of the Cosmic Control Rod, a weapon used by Annihilus that manipulates matter
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $17,000 [$7,200 in 2019] +136%
  • Similar to Batman #251, the new high in 9.8 that occurred April 8, 2022 for $33,600 is having a trickle down effect in lower grades of this issue
  • Also contributing to a triple digit increase in copies sold this week versus last week and average sales 1.5x higher than 2020 is the double-speculative potential of two major characters possible introduction to the MCU at some point in the near future: Annihilus, possibly related to the recently confirmed Nova intro and Franklin Richards which could happen in the Fantastic Four movie
  • 🏅#8 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Annihilus, ruler of the Negative Zone
  • 1st appearance of Franklin Richards, as an unnamed infant, considered by Marvel to be the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe
  • Introduction of the Cosmic Control Rod, a weapon used by Annihilus that manipulates matter
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $17,000 [$7,200 in 2019] +136%
  • Similar to Batman #251, the new high in 9.8 that occurred April 8, 2022 for $33,600 is having a trickle down effect in lower grades of this issue
  • Also contributing to a triple digit increase in copies sold this week versus last week and average sales 1.5x higher than 2020 is the double-speculative potential of two major characters possible introduction to the MCU at some point in the near future: Annihilus, possibly related to the recently confirmed Nova intro and Franklin Richards which could happen in the Fantastic Four movie
Low $200
Mid $800
High $2k
  • 🏅#7 on the Hot 10
  • Iconic cover art by Neal Adams
  • Issue credited for revitalizing the Joker as a homicidal villain instead of a comical villain
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.4 sold for $3,600 [$3,250 in Apr] +11%
  • 7.0 sold for $900 [$875 in July] +3%
  • This issue made it to the Hot 10 multiple times over the past two years but most recently at the end of April after the passing of legendary artist, Neal Adams. A 9.8 sold on April 30 for $35,000 over the previous high in 2021 of $11,100. This week and in weeks to come, new high sales will be established in most grades due to the top grade record-breaker
  • 🏅#7 on the Hot 10
  • Iconic cover art by Neal Adams
  • Issue credited for revitalizing the Joker as a homicidal villain instead of a comical villain
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.4 sold for $3,600 [$3,250 in Apr] +11%
  • 7.0 sold for $900 [$875 in July] +3%
  • This issue made it to the Hot 10 multiple times over the past two years but most recently at the end of April after the passing of legendary artist, Neal Adams. A 9.8 sold on April 30 for $35,000 over the previous high in 2021 of $11,100. This week and in weeks to come, new high sales will be established in most grades due to the top grade record-breaker
Low $12
Mid $40
High $120
  • 🏅#6 on the Hot 10
  • Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing, formerly Robin
  • Joseph adopts the name Jericho
  • Origin of Deathstroke and Jericho
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.0 sold for $170 [$159 in Feb] +7%
  • 7.5 sold for $103 [$75 in Jan] +37%
  • 5.5 sold for $85 [$51 in 2019] +67%
  • MARK JEWELERS RECORD BREAKER
  • 9.2 sold for $400 [$180 in Dec] +122%
  • Many of George Perez’s classic covers and titles are seeing a major surge in interest this week after the artist’s passing
  • 🏅#6 on the Hot 10
  • Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing, formerly Robin
  • Joseph adopts the name Jericho
  • Origin of Deathstroke and Jericho
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.0 sold for $170 [$159 in Feb] +7%
  • 7.5 sold for $103 [$75 in Jan] +37%
  • 5.5 sold for $85 [$51 in 2019] +67%
  • MARK JEWELERS RECORD BREAKER
  • 9.2 sold for $400 [$180 in Dec] +122%
  • Many of George Perez’s classic covers and titles are seeing a major surge in interest this week after the artist’s passing
Low $85
Mid $315
High $975
  • 🏅#5 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Mac Gargan, becomes Scorpion in The Amazing Spider-Man #20
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $4,888 [$4,123 in Nov] +19%
  • 8.5 sold for $1,100 [$850 in Mar] +29%
  • 0.5 sold for $90 [$57 in 2020] +58%
  • 🏅#5 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Mac Gargan, becomes Scorpion in The Amazing Spider-Man #20
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $4,888 [$4,123 in Nov] +19%
  • 8.5 sold for $1,100 [$850 in Mar] +29%
  • 0.5 sold for $90 [$57 in 2020] +58%
Low $200
Mid $875
High $2.5k
  • 🏅#4 on the Hot 10
  • Golden Record Reprint
  • First reprint of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' #1 sold with a vinyl record narration of the story text
  • No cover price, inside back cover promotes additional narrated children's books
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.2 sold for $2,500 [$1,938 in Aug] +29%
  • 8.5 sold for $1,500 [$1,400 in Feb] +7%
  • 8.0 sold for $1,900 [$1,377 in Mar] +38%
  • 🏅#4 on the Hot 10
  • Golden Record Reprint
  • First reprint of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' #1 sold with a vinyl record narration of the story text
  • No cover price, inside back cover promotes additional narrated children's books
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.2 sold for $2,500 [$1,938 in Aug] +29%
  • 8.5 sold for $1,500 [$1,400 in Feb] +7%
  • 8.0 sold for $1,900 [$1,377 in Mar] +38%
Low $75
Mid $415
High $1.2k
  • 🏅#3 on the Hot 10
  • 2nd team appearance of the Inhumans
  • 1st full appearance of Black Bolt
  • 1st appearance of Seeker, an Inhuman
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 7.5 sold for $899 [$770 in Feb] +17%
  • 5.5 sold for $480 [$445 in Mar] +8%
  • 4.0 sold for $322 [$283 in Apr] +14%
  • 🏅#3 on the Hot 10
  • 2nd team appearance of the Inhumans
  • 1st full appearance of Black Bolt
  • 1st appearance of Seeker, an Inhuman
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 7.5 sold for $899 [$770 in Feb] +17%
  • 5.5 sold for $480 [$445 in Mar] +8%
  • 4.0 sold for $322 [$283 in Apr] +14%
Low $20
Mid $80
High $200
  • 🏅#2 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi, in story
  • 1st appearance of Han Solo, in story
  • 1st appearance of Chewbacca
  • 1st appearance of Greedo, a bounty hunter
  • 1st appearance of the Millennium Falcon and the Death Star
  • 1st appearance of a character named Jabba the Hutt but visually different from the movie due to a change in the character's design. Later it is explained to have been a different character named Mosep
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.8 sold for $6,100 [$5,000 in Apr] +22%
  • There was an additional sale this week for $5,600 that also surpassed the previous record
  • 7.5 sold for $180 [$170 in Apr] +6%
  • WHITMAN EDITION NEWSSTAND/BLACK DIAMOND WITH UPC BOX
  • 5.0 sold for $290 [$105 in Feb] +176%
  • 🏅#2 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi, in story
  • 1st appearance of Han Solo, in story
  • 1st appearance of Chewbacca
  • 1st appearance of Greedo, a bounty hunter
  • 1st appearance of the Millennium Falcon and the Death Star
  • 1st appearance of a character named Jabba the Hutt but visually different from the movie due to a change in the character's design. Later it is explained to have been a different character named Mosep
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.8 sold for $6,100 [$5,000 in Apr] +22%
  • There was an additional sale this week for $5,600 that also surpassed the previous record
  • 7.5 sold for $180 [$170 in Apr] +6%
  • WHITMAN EDITION NEWSSTAND/BLACK DIAMOND WITH UPC BOX
  • 5.0 sold for $290 [$105 in Feb] +176%
Low $175
Mid $670
High $1.8k
  • 🏅#1 on the Hot 10
  • First solo titled series featuring Ghost Rider
  • 1st cameo appearance of Daimon Hellstrom, Son of Satan, multiple panels, in shadows
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 4.5 sold for $559 [$470 in Jan] +19%
  • 2.0 sold for $175 [$57 in 2017] +207%
  • A 9.2 tied the previous highest record with a $2,000 sale this week
  • 🏅#1 on the Hot 10
  • First solo titled series featuring Ghost Rider
  • 1st cameo appearance of Daimon Hellstrom, Son of Satan, multiple panels, in shadows
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 4.5 sold for $559 [$470 in Jan] +19%
  • 2.0 sold for $175 [$57 in 2017] +207%
  • A 9.2 tied the previous highest record with a $2,000 sale this week
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Avengers #62 Marvel $50 $150 $550
Thor #134 Marvel $95 $375 $975
Fantastic Four Annual #6 Marvel $160 $600 $1.9k
Batman #251 DC $200 $800 $2k
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 DC $12 $40 $120
Amazing Spider-Man #19 Marvel $85 $315 $975
Amazing Spider-Man #1 Marvel $200 $875 $2.5k
Fantastic Four #46 Marvel $75 $415 $1.2k
Star Wars #2 Marvel $20 $80 $200
Ghost Rider #1 Marvel $175 $670 $1.8k