August 2020 (3rd week) Comic Book Sales Charts and Figures

This week’s newsstand sales saw a total of 126 copies being sold. However, there were no 4 digit sales like last week, which was more of a outliner week. In fact, if I discount the 9.8 sales this week, which can be high regardless of newsstand or not, the highest price obtained this week is only $220.

  • 38% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. Lots of Spiderman, Batman, Wolverine sold here. Even Moon Knight Vol 5 is seeming some sales.
  • 32% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. In this range, we are seeing DC 52 series etc getting higher price sales.
  • 17% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. 2 series stand out this week. One is Ultimate Comics Spider-Man while the other is Kate Bishop related titles such as Young Avengers and Hawkeye. As her own TV show starts to begin production, I expect anything Kate Bishop related to get hotter and hotter.
  • 12% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. Although the proportion of sales in this category is similar to last week, the total amount has fallen due to the absence of any 4 digit figure sales.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2, #1

Copies sold: 3
Average Sales: $190 and $220

3 newsstand copies of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man sold this week around the average price of $200.

All 3 copies are in very fine condition, which explains their lower prices compared to previous sales. Their newsstand premium, however is still considered high with a 300-400% increase over direct editions.

This entry also marks the book’s 5th entry into the charts.

What if #105

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $175-250

This is What if #105’s 3rd entry into the charts, after making 2 entries in July 1st and last week.

The previous 2 sales were around $190 and were for VF condition books. This 2 sale is for NM copies and averages around $200.

However, compared to direct editions which was selling for $180 in NM condition, there isn’t a strong newsstand premium here.

Batman #567

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $109

Batman #567 debuted in the charts on the last week of June. It finally make a comeback this week with a $109 sale for a NM copy.

Direct editions for this book usually sells for $40 in NM condition. Hence, this sale means Batman #567 is able maintain a newsstand premium of 100%, like its sale in June.

Infinity #4

Copies sold: 4
Average Sales: $100

The latest hyped book of the modern market makes its first entry into the newsstand charts. This issue contains the first appearance of Thane, son of Thanos.

Infinity #4 sold an impressive 4 copies this week. The first 2 sales were in the $20 region while the last 2 spiked to $100. All copies were not NM condition.

Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E #0

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $66

Another familiar comic returns as Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E #0 makes it 4th entry into the charts.

This sale is for a 8.5 raw copy and sold for $66. Compared to the highs of $100 in May, this book is starting to slow down.

In addition, the newsstand premium for this book has also been reduced. A direct edition in 8.5 is selling for similar amounts.

Hulk Vol 2 #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $216

Hulk Vol 2, #1 is another frequent chart topper. This entry marks the book’s 4th entry into the charts.

This particular sale was for a CGC 8.0 grade. A direct edition 8.0 will usually cost around $50. This $200 sale means a newsstand premium of 4X over the regular.

Ever since Red Hulk is rumored to appeared in the MCU, this book has sold well and will continue to sell well until there is an official debulk of the rumor that Red Hulk appear.

Amazing Spider-Man #607

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $170

Making its 3rd entry into the charts is Amazing Spider-Man #607, which features the sexy Black Cat cover by Campbell.

This new sale continues the up trend seen by this book as previous sales was around $150.

This price also means that the newsstand premium for this book continues to be maintained at 300% over the direct.

Star Wars Tales #24

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $100

Star Wars Tales #24 makes an impressive 5th entry into the charts, with this $100 sale for a NM copy.

However, the newsstand premium is still small, with a 10% difference over the regular. Lets see if this trend will change in the coming months as newsstand copies disappeared from Ebay.

Deadpool #1

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $40-80

Making its first entry into the charts is Deadpool #1 from its first ongoing series from 1997.

This book made 2 sales. One VF copy sold for $40 while a VG copy sold for a $79. It is safe to say prices are all over for this book.

Similar condition books for direct editions will cost between $20-40. So, the newsstand premium is still pretty vague.

Amazing Spider-Man #546

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $60

The last entry is also another familiar comic. Amazing Spider-Man #546 makes it 6th entry into the charts, making it probably the issue with the highest number of appearances on the charts. That is not to say it is the most popular as it can also be interpreted as the most common.

This sale maintains the 100% newsstand premium the book has always enjoyed.

Here are the honorable mentions

Hawkeye Vol 4, #11

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $50

This week saw 2 copies sold for Hawkeye Vol 4, #11. This book made its debut on the 4th week of July and continued to see sales interest.

For those who have not read it yet, this is an interesting issue as the story is written from the perspective of Pizza Dog. If you want a geniue book with reader interest instead of pure speculation, this is it.

Star Wars Tales #18

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $15

Star Wars Tales #18 is not an expensive book but it has been getting regular sales. This book features an awesome Boba Fett photo cover, which should see more interest once the Mandalorian season 2 starts to air on Disney+.

In fact, Star Wars Tales series has been seeing good sales for #1, #7, #19 and of course #24.

One to watch out for.

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