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

In June 2020 (1st week), a total of 47 newsstand comics sold. I only consider sales of comics published after 1998 as the supply of newsstand really tighten after it.

  • 83% of these newsstand comics were sold below $10. All of them are non key issues. This confirms the observation no newsstand premium exist for regular comics issues.
  • 6% of newsstand comics sold between $11 to $30. These were all Batman and Spiderman comics but none were key issues.
  • Another 6% sold between $31 to $100. Unsurprisingly, these contain first appearances and were landmark issues such as Spider-Man #500
  • Only 2 or 4% of the copies sold above $100

It is interesting to note that most of the auctions for non key newsstands did not end well. Most are sold below $10, indicating that there isn’t any strong demand for newsstand editions for non key issues. If you are a newsstand comic seller, it is best to list them as Buy It Now, rather than using the auctions.

Below are some of the key issues that commands a newsstand premium over the direct editions. This week has only four listings as there isn’t that many high price sales for newsstand comics.

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $125 for a 7.0 copy

Consistent with sales results in May, this book still commands a significant newsstand premium.

In this condition, regular copies are selling for $40, indicating a 3X newsstand premium.

Justice League of America #21

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $70

Despite the constant exposure of the Winter Soldier on screen, this book has never really take off in a big way. It seems that whatever is holding back this back is affecting the newsstand editions as well.

Regular copies of this book sells for $50-$60. This indicates almost no newsstand premium. Does this mean that an addition criteria for a newsstand premium to exist is how much heat the regular versions is receiving?

Batman #635

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $110 for very fine copy

Red Hood remains a popular Batman character despite having no media news.

Regular copies of this book in very fine condition sells for $60-$70. This sales confirms a newsstand premium of almost 100%.

Vengeance #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $80 for very fine condition

Vengeance #1 continues to sell out at every listing. They usually do not even last for more than 24 hours.

A very fine copy of the regular edition of Vengeance #1 is currently selling for $40. At such prices, the newsstand premium is around 100%. This is slightly lower than what was report for the May newsstand comic book sales.

However, 100% premium is still nothing to complaint about.

If you have additional data or feedback, please leave them in the comments.