August 2020 (1st week) Comic Book Sales Charts and Figures

The first week of August saw similar sales volume as the last week of July. In total, around 93 copies of newsstand comics produced after 1998 were sold.

There was more new entries into the charts this week, thus expanding the number of issues that are commanding solid newsstand premiums in the marketplace.

  • 39% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. I noticed Dakan starting to pop up in this low price group.
  • 39% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. Spider-Man, Batman and X-Men continued to dominate sales in this category. There are also some Star Wars titles such as Star Wars Legacy being sold in this price range.
  • 13% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. Similar to the above, there are a lot of Spider-Man and Batman issues sold here but there is also more diversity. Characters such as Red Hulk, Daredevil and Batman Beyond are selling in these higher price ranges as well.
  • 8% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. About half of these are in CGC which accounts for the higher prices. Some even contain Stan Lee’s signature so they can be expensive for reasons other than being a newsstand.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

God of Thunder #2

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $229

Leading the charts this week is a new entry by God of Thunder #2. This issue featured the first appearance of Gorr, the God Butcher.

The current price for a regular edition is currently going for $70-$80. Hence, this sale commanded a newsstand premium of over 100%.

Batman Beyond #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $149

A low grade of Batman Beyond #1 sold for $149

It is hard to tell if there was any newsstand premium because there hasn’t been many sales for low grade Batman Beyond #1.

In addition, the supply is so limited that any cheap copies of this book will be bought up, newsstand or not.

Star Wars Tales #23

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $110

The first full/cameo appearance of Darth Revan continues to see great interest among comic buyers.

The previous sale saw a low grade copy sold for $75. This copy, which is also low grade, sold for $100, an increase of 40%.

This is again a very big newsstand premium sale as regular editions for a low grade copy goes for $20-25.

Amazing Spider-Man #601

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $90

Continuing its hot sales streak from July, which saw 3 newsstand sales, a Amazing Spider-Man #601 newsstand sold for $90.

The condition for this copy is 6.0, which direct edition sells for under $40.

Amazing Spider-Man #431

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $61

The last new entry into the sales chart belong to Amazing Spider-Man #431.There is no first appearance in this book but it has always been popular among Carnage fans.

This sale is for a very fine copy, which usually goes for $40-50 in regular edition.

Hence, the newsstand premium for this book is not big yet and might present a buying opportunity.

Wolverine Vol 3, #66

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $150

Making its first entry in the sales chart is Old Man Logan’s first appearance.

On average, this book in CGC 9.4 will usually sell for $60-70.

A sale of $150 means a newsstand premium of over 100%.

Starting to see the trend?

Astonishing X-Men Vol 3, #6

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $120

Even since S.W.O.R.D started showing up in MCU, this book has been seeing regular sales. However, most of the books were sold at the $10-20 price range.

In contrast, this sale of $120 takes Astonishing X-Men #6 to a new level, commanding a newsstand premium of 600%.

Batman #609

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $100

This is another new entry featuring the first appearance of Hush.

A 9.6 copy sold for $100 this week. While this number might seem low, it is high relative to what other regular 9.6 goes for, which is around $40-50.

This means Batman #609 is able to command a newsstand premium of 150% over its direct edition counterpart.

Hulk Vol 2, #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $80

The first appearance of Red Hulk has become a regular on this newsstand sales chart. It will sell as long as the price is not too ridiculous.

A near mint sold for $150 in July. This is a 7.0 condition book and it sold for $80.

Daredevil Vol 2, #9

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $60

Echo’s first appearance is still selling after the rumors have cooled down after it first surfaced in June.

The past sales saw a price point of around $80 for a very fine condition newsstand. This sale of $60 for a similar condition book puts it is slightly down from the peak.

However, if we compare to direct editions, newsstands are still commanding a 100-120% premium of the direct editions.

Besides the top 10 books, these 2 books also deserve special mention for their repeat sales.

Batman #655

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $35

Batman #655 has always sell well for both its newsstand as well as direct editions. Unfortunately, its selling price is always just short of the top 10 newsstand sales for that week.

However, if you believe in Daiman Wayne, this book in newsstand is a must. When Daiman gets hot, the newsstand premium of this book will surely increase.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2, #36

Copies sold: 4
Average Sales: $30-40

Like Batman #655, this book has make regular newsstand sales but the prices are always just a bit shy from entering into the top 10.

With a whole black cover, getting this in 9.8 for regular editions is already a challenge. If you want to talk about high grade newsstand for this, it is going to take some luck.

4 thoughts on “August 2020 (1st week) Comic Book Sales Charts and Figures

  1. Glad you’re keeping up the newsstand sales chart. You’ll have another big one to add for this week. Sold my Amazing Fantasy 15 newsstand this morning for $1200. First Amadeus Cho Appearance. Still awaiting payment though.

        1. Nope you can add it to whichever week it talks in. Payment was made last night. So a book I paid $60 for in February sold for $1200 or $1260 if shippings included.

          On an unrelated matter my Marvel Now Point One CGC 9.6 2nd Print First Full Kamala Khan is still listed but I have a buyer who’s gotten the money together and should be making his offer tomorrow for $1000. That was $66 back in March. So two highly profitable sales recently. Not counting the others.

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