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

The first week of July saw the total number of post-1998 newsstand sales reduced to just 70 copies. However, there was a bigger number of higher priced sales being made in this week.

Here are the breakdown in terms of sales per price bracket:

  • 36% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. This increase comes at the expense of the next price category.
  • 28% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. This represents a pretty big drop from last week’s 65%. It also accounted for the drop in the total copies being sold. The main reason is that the sellers that sold in the last week of June seem to have fewer newsstand listings for this week.
  • 23% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. This is a pretty big jump from the previous week’s 7%. This fits in with what I said about more higher priced books being sold last week. Among the books sold here were quite a few Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2, featuring the hot as hell Miles Morales. The first appearance of Batwoman also make an appearance here.
  • 11% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. Specifically, 8 copies are sold above this price level.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for last week.

Ultimate Fallout #4

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $850-8000

Ultimate Fallout #4 made the biggest newsstand sales since this top 10 chart is created.

A 9.8 copy sold for $8100 while a 8.0 copy sold for $800.

Due to the high price of the 9.8 copy, there was some discussion on whether this is a shilled auction. Nevertheless, until further evidence comes up, this is one of biggest newsstand premium for a post 1998 newsstand book.

Batman #655

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $299

A 9.6 copy for Batman #655 sold for $300 last week. This is also the first time the book has made it way into the top 10 chart.

In comparison, a regular 9.6 Btman #655 sells for just $70. As such, this newsstand sale represent a premium of 4X over the direct edition.

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire #2

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $200-$80

Another popular Star Wars book has made it comeback to the charts after missing it last week. The Heir to the Empire #1 is the first appearance of Admiral Thrawn if you are not aware of SW books.

2 copies of this issue sold last week. A VF copy sold for $80 while a NM copy sold for $200.

In regular editions, this issue usually sells for $50 in VF and $70-80 in NM condition.

Daredevil Vol 2, #21

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $200

This book first entry on the 3rd week of June was also for a CGC 9.8 copy. Its selling price then was $180, which is similar to this book’s sale.

Currently, Superior Spider-Man has not been actively featured in the comics. However, that does not seem to reduce the interest in his first appearance here.

Regular 9.8 sells for $100 only.

Justice League Vol 2, #40

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $75

When Justice League Vol 2, #40 debuted on the charts for the 2nd week of June 2020, it had the highest newsstand premium of almost 10X.

This sale of $75 is less than the $100 sale in June. However, the condition of this copy is only a VF- while that copy was a NM.

Overall, this issue still commands a pretty high newsstand premium.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $1500

After missing the charts last week, Clone Wars #1 came up with a vengeance.

A raw NM copy sold for $1500, although issue #2 was included in the sale. However, I do not think that makes any difference to this high price sale.

A non newsstand copy will usually sell for $500 in the NM range. This $1500 sale means a newsstand premium of 3X over the regular.

What if #105

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $300

Another first entry into the charts is What if #105. A VF copy for this issue sold for a staggering #300 in raw condition.

This is another modern book that is riding on all the Spiderverse craze currently. FYI, a regular direct edition sells for under $100.

Hulk Vol 2, #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $150

This sale is the second entry of Hulk Vol 2, #1 to the charts. With a strong possibility of appearing in the MCU, the first appearance of the Red Hulk is seeing some strong interest.

A 9.4 CGC copy of this issue sold in May for $300. This sale is for a NM raw.

Usually, this book will cost you only around $50 for the direct edition. With a newsstand, it is regularly commanding a 3X premium.

Amazing Spider-Man #601

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $95

The famous Scott Campbell cover for #601 finally made its first entry into the charts.

A 7.5 raw copy for this book was sold for $95 last week. A direct version for this book with similar condition will usually sell for $40 or less.

So, this sales means the newsstand premium is 2X over the direct edition.

Star Wars Tales #1

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $80

Another Star Wars book made its first entry into the charts. This time, it is Star Wars Tales #1.

There was 2 sales and both were around this price, regardless of condition.

To my limited knowledge, there seems to be no significance to this book. However, please drop me a comment if that is not the case.

Star War books are hot!

Besides these hot 10, other worthy mentions includes:

  • Amazing Spider-Man #546: The first appearance of Jackpot continues to sell well 5th week in a row. A 8.5 copy sold for $70 while the regular only commands $15.
  • Star Wars: Jedi vs Sith #1: The first appearance of Darth Bane is starting to see some real heat. It has been selling well for a few weeks now but a newsstand sale happen last week. A Vf newsstand copy sold for $55.
  • Batman #567: Appearing on the top 10 charts in the last week of June, the first appearance of Cassandra Cain continues to sell. It didn’t make it this week’s top 10 as there were simply too many high priced sales. It sold a VF copy for $47.

That is for this week’s update. Hope you have enjoyed it.