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  • Three-issue series inspired by manga comics
  • Mature-themed loosely based on X-Men characters
  • Three-issue series inspired by manga comics
  • Mature-themed loosely based on X-Men characters
Low $25
Mid $85
High $280
  • Twelve-issue English adaptation of the 1985 series
  • Manga-style, reads right to left, beginning from what is traditionally the last page
  • Twelve-issue English adaptation of the 1985 series
  • Manga-style, reads right to left, beginning from what is traditionally the last page
Low $2
Mid $8
High $20
  • Comic book adaptation of the Japaneses role-playing game influenced by dark fantasy and heavy metal
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,709
  • Comic book adaptation of the Japaneses role-playing game influenced by dark fantasy and heavy metal
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,709
Low $2
Mid $8
High $25
  • 56-page preview of Shonen Jump #1 with stories including: Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Naruto, One Piece, Sandland, Shaman King and Yuyu Hakusho
  • 90,000 copies of this preview was circulated nationwide
  • 56-page preview of Shonen Jump #1 with stories including: Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Naruto, One Piece, Sandland, Shaman King and Yuyu Hakusho
  • 90,000 copies of this preview was circulated nationwide
Low $1
Mid $2
High $10
  • Six-issue english translation of the manga series, The Return of Godzilla which was an adaptation of the 1984 Japanese film of the same name
  • Six-issue english translation of the manga series, The Return of Godzilla which was an adaptation of the 1984 Japanese film of the same name
Low $3
Mid $9
High $30
  • Adaptation of the cult classic manga horror story, translated into English
  • Adaptation of the cult classic manga horror story, translated into English
Low $15
Mid $50
High $150
  • First U.S. adaptation of Dragon Ball Z in standard comics
  • Values listed are for the first printing
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $734 [No Previous Data]
  • First U.S. adaptation of Dragon Ball Z in standard comics
  • Values listed are for the first printing
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $734 [No Previous Data]
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Mid $2
High $10
  • Five-issue manga series about a seemingly normal woman who transforms into the ultimate cyber weapon
  • Five-issue manga series about a seemingly normal woman who transforms into the ultimate cyber weapon
Low $10
Mid $35
High $115
  • 104-page hardcover manga collection of stories about life for a common Japanese family in the decades after the atomic bomb
  • First published in Weekly Manga Action
  • Adapted into a film titled Sakura Country
  • Multiple award winner including the Grand Prize for manga at the Japan Media Arts Festival (2004) and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Creative Prize (2005)
  • 104-page hardcover manga collection of stories about life for a common Japanese family in the decades after the atomic bomb
  • First published in Weekly Manga Action
  • Adapted into a film titled Sakura Country
  • Multiple award winner including the Grand Prize for manga at the Japan Media Arts Festival (2004) and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Creative Prize (2005)
Low $3
Mid $9
High $35
  • Variant cover art by Gurihiru
  • Comic shops qualified to order this variant after matching the quantity of copies ordered for Silk #4
  • Variant cover art by Gurihiru
  • Comic shops qualified to order this variant after matching the quantity of copies ordered for Silk #4
Low $1
Mid $2
High $8
  • First Hellsing manga story published by Dark Horse Comics
  • First published in Japanese as serialized story in Young King OURs (May 1997)
  • [March 2021 - Derek Kolstad (John Wick) and Amazon Studios are developing a live-action feature film based on the iconic Japanese action-horror manga Hellsing]
  • First Hellsing manga story published by Dark Horse Comics
  • First published in Japanese as serialized story in Young King OURs (May 1997)
  • [March 2021 - Derek Kolstad (John Wick) and Amazon Studios are developing a live-action feature film based on the iconic Japanese action-horror manga Hellsing]
Low $5
Mid $15
High $55
  • Variant cover art by Chika Ogaki
  • Manga edition
  • Comic shops qualified to order this variant if their orders matched or exceeded the quantity ordered of issue #2
  • Variant cover art by Chika Ogaki
  • Manga edition
  • Comic shops qualified to order this variant if their orders matched or exceeded the quantity ordered of issue #2
Low $4
Mid $12
High $40
  • Variant cover art by Sana Takeda
  • Manga variant featuring Gambit and Jubilee
  • Variant cover art by Sana Takeda
  • Manga variant featuring Gambit and Jubilee
Low $2
Mid $8
High $25
  • Final issue
  • Reprint of Ryoichi Ikegami's series translated into English
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 2,777
  • Final issue
  • Reprint of Ryoichi Ikegami's series translated into English
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 2,777
Low $2
Mid $8
High $20
  • Second-to-final issue
  • Reprint of Ryoichi Ikegami's series translated into English
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 2,895
  • Second-to-final issue
  • Reprint of Ryoichi Ikegami's series translated into English
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 2,895
Low $5
Mid $18
High $70
  • Three issue limited series, black and white, 80 pgs
  • An old man with extrasensory powers psychically controls the residents of an entire block of apartments until a young girl with similar abilities arrives to challenge him
  • Three issue limited series, black and white, 80 pgs
  • An old man with extrasensory powers psychically controls the residents of an entire block of apartments until a young girl with similar abilities arrives to challenge him
Low $20
Mid $80
High $200
  • Premiere issue of the first U.S. Cowboy Bebop standard comic book based on the Japanese anime series created in 1997
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 8,156
  • Premiere issue of the first U.S. Cowboy Bebop standard comic book based on the Japanese anime series created in 1997
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 8,156
Low $5
Mid $18
High $65
  • 1st appearance of Battle Angel, Alita
  • 1st appearance of Battle Angel, Alita
Low $315
Mid $730
High $2.6k
  • Introduction of Dragon Ball Z
  • 1st appearance of Goku, the main character of Dragon Ball
  • Introduction of Dragon Ball Z
  • 1st appearance of Goku, the main character of Dragon Ball
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
X-Men: Phoenix - Legacy of Fire #1 Marvel/MAX $1 $2 $10
Dragon Ball #1 Viz $25 $85 $280
Bastard #1 Viz $2 $8 $20
Shonen Jump #0 Viz $2 $8 $25
Godzilla #1 Dark Horse $1 $2 $10
Tomie #1 Viz $3 $9 $30
Dragon Ball Z #1 Viz $15 $50 $150
Genocyber #1 Viz $1 $2 $10
Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms Last Gasp $10 $35 $115
Silk #7 Marvel $3 $9 $35
Hellsing #1 Dark Horse $1 $2 $8
All-New Hawkeye #5 Marvel $5 $15 $55
X-Men '92 #3 Marvel $4 $12 $40
Spider-Man: The Manga #31 Marvel $2 $8 $25
Spider-Man: The Manga #30 Marvel $2 $8 $20
Domu: A Child's Dream #1 Dark Horse $5 $18 $70
Cowboy Bebop #1 Tokyo Pop $20 $80 $200
Battle Angel Alita #1 Viz $5 $18 $65
Weekly Shonen Jump #838 Shueisha $315 $730 $2.6k