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

This week’s newsstand sales see a pretty big fall from 122 copies last week to 74 copies this week. However, high priced sales are still consistent.

  • 32% of newsstand comics sold are at $10 and below prices. In this category, I saw lots of X-Men titles started to sell regularly. While they are not worth a lot right now, their prices might rise in the futures .
  • 49% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. This category saw a return to being the segment with the largest market share. Most books sold in this group are Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Batman returns. There is a also a couple of Star Books books including Darth Maul, the Son of Dathomir #1, Star Wars Tales #19, Star Wars Rebel Hesist #1 etc.
  • 5% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. It is interesting that there are more newsstand comics that sold above $100 and books in this price range. That is not usually how a normal price distribution works.
  • 13% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. About 10 newsstand books are sold above $100. 6 of these 10 are CGC graded, thus accounting for the higher prices compared to raws.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Star Wars Clone Wars #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $500

One of the hottest newsstand book makes a comeback after missing last week’s charts.

A newsstand copy of Clone Wars #1 sold this week for $500. This is a VF copy.

However, the newsstand premium isn’t that high. The direct edition in VF will usually sell between $350 to $400.

Wonder Woman Vol 2, #184

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $265

Last week saw the sale of Adam Hughes Catwoman cover. This time, it is his Wonder Woman cover.

On average, a 9.6 of this book will sell for $130 while a 9.8 is around $200. This sales means a newsstand premium of more than 100%.

So, take note of Adam Hughes covers when you are hunting for newsstand books!

Amazing Spider-Man #700

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $275

Amazing Spiderman #700 has been selling regularly. However, its price point is always lower than the top 10 books, thus preventing it from entering the charts.

Well, a 9.8 newsstand finally broke through the price barrier and this means a first entry for Amazing Spider-Man #700.

Compared to the regular 9.8 which sells for $110, this newsstand sales has a newsstand premium of more than 100%.

Justice League Vol 2, #40

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $103

Making its third entry into the charts, Justice League Vol 2, #40 continue to sell way above the regular edition.

The direct edition on average sells for $10-$13. Since the newsstand is selling above $100, it means a 10X newsstand premium.

Batman Beyond #6

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $75

Batman Beyond #6 made its first entry into the charts with a one book sale of $75 in VF condition. I would gladly pay more if I saw it earlier.

Inque is a character I am paying attention to more and more. I recommend that you guys hunt for this newsstand edition asap before any formal news spike it beyond your budget.

Currently, the newsstand premium is still small so you should take advantage of it while it lasts.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2, #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $299

Continuing the hot sales streak, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 sold one copy this week.

The price paid for a 7.5 copy is very high compared to last week. Previously, such condition books only sold for $70-80. This $299 means a jump of over 300%.

Let’s see if this is an outlier or the new price point.

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire #1

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $200

Heir to the Empire #1 is another Star Wars book that makes regular entry into this chart. Unfortunately I falsely thought this is a 1998 book when it is actually a 1996 book, which is outside my tracking period.

So this will be the book’s last entry into this charts.

The newsstand premium for this book is around 100%.

Superior Spider-Man #20

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $250

It is usually the Campbell variant for this book that takes the headline. However, this newsstand sale of its regular cover is nothing to sneeze at.

On average, the 9.8 of the direct edition usually sells for less than $100. In fact, you don’t see these often because it is not worth the money to grade it.

This sale of $265 marks a newsstand premium of more than 100%. Lets see if more pops up.

Amazing Spider-Man #546

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $79

Amazing Spider-Man #546 last entry was in the last week June. It came back this week with a newsstand sale of $79.

Compared to June’s sales of $180, it is a pretty big drop although this is a VF copy compared to June’s sale of NM copy.

Daredevil Vol 2, #10

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $47

We saw plenty of Daredevil Vol 2, #9 newsstand sales in the past 2 weeks. This time, it is #10 that is making its first entry into the charts.

One reason for its popularity is that folks are arguing for this to be the full first appearance, with her on the cover. I wouldn’t take sides in this debate but I would recommend to just get both.

The regular edition for #10 sells for less than $20, meaning the newsstand premium is about 100%.

Some honorable mentions this week include these 2 books:

Action Comics Vol 2, #9

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $21

The first appearance of Black Superman made its first sales entry here. As rumors continue about his character, expect this book to continuing getting interest.

While it has not able to see further increase in prices that is high enough to break into the charts, the book is still selling.

This week saw another sale of $21. Regular editions is selling around $10.

Superman Batman #22

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $25

Due to Batman Beyond getting hot, there are now books like this popping out that is arguing for his first appearance in DC continuity.

As a result of this heat, the newsstand edition saw a super quick sale. This listing was sold in less than a few hours of being listed!

Unforunately, it is a mid grade copy so the sale price is not high.

I have been writing these sales reports for almost 7-8 weeks now (You can look at all past sales reports here). If there are improvements you wish to see, I would love to hear from you in the comments. Let me know what you think is useful and what are things you feel are missing.

3 thoughts on “July 2020 (3rd week) Comic Book Sales Charts and Figures

  1. Great article! Last year, I was lucky enough to get the Batman Beyond miniseries 1-6 for $100…and they were all newsstand. I didn’t realize they were newsstand until I opened the box. Dumb luck.

  2. I also see several sellers touting Daredevil #10 as a first full appearance. Utter nonsense, she appears in several panels and on 7 pages in Daredevil #9.

    You may also pick up a bit more data if you search for listings with newsstand spelled newstand. I see quite a few that are misspelled.

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