June 2020 (4th week) Comic Book Sales Charts and Figures

The last week of June saw similar sales activity as the previous week, although high value sales was a bit down. The biggest chunk of sales still occur in the $11 to $30 range.

The total sold number of newsstand editions after 1999 is 121 copies in this week.

  • 24% of newsstand comics sold are $10 and below. This is lower than last week as most copies are selling in the higher priced category. Overall, the price per newsstand copy has been rising for the whole of June.
  • 65% of newsstand comics sold are between $11 and $30. Last week was 42% while the week before was 20+%. This increase has been a pretty healthy trend for the newsstand market.
  • 7% of newsstand comics sold are between $31 to $100. This is slightly down from last week’s 10%.
  • 3% of newsstand comics sold are over $100. Specifically, 4 copies sold in this price range.

The average price from newsstand sellers seems to be stabilizing in the second category. On average, buyers are willing to buy in this range regardless of how good the condition of the comic.

The biggest sellers are still Amazing Spider-Man and Batman titles. However, the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man featuring Miles Morales is also coming up strong. Lastly, X-Men newsstands are also seeing an increased sales activities.

Here are the top 10 newsstand sales for the last week of June

Captain Marvel Vol 7, #14

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $400

The biggest sale this week came from a first entry into the charts: Captain Marvel Vol 7, #14. Although this book features the lamest cameo appearance, many collectors still consider it the first appearance of Kamala Khan.

For regular editions, this book has been selling in the $200. This newsstand sale represents a premium of 100%.

Amazing Spider-Man #546

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $180

Continuing its 4th week on the charts, Amazing Spider-Man #546 is still selling well. In fact, it is holding on to its new higher price of $180, compared to $50 just 3 weeks ago.

If this new pricing holds, it means the newsstand premium for this book is 3X relative to a regular edition.

This premium should tell you to start hoarding any Spider-Man characaters’ first appearances.

Batman #567

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $85

Even after the poor representation of Cassandra Cain in the movie, I am glad her first appearance is still able to sell!

The average selling price for Batman #567 regular editions is around $40. This sales put the newsstand premium at almost 100%.

This is becoming a stronger and stronger trend of newsstand premium being double of what a regular edition can command.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Force Strom #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $50

Dawn of the Jedi Force Strom #1 is the only Star Wars book that got into the charts this week. It had a solo sale of $50 for a VF- copy.

This price is similar to what regular editions have been selling. So, no newsstand premium exist for this book.

Does it mean it is a good buying opportunity?

Action Comics Vol 2, #9

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $37

Action Comics Vol 2, #9 is another new entry into the charts.

Similar to Amazing Spider-man #698, I am not sure why is this book is having such a high newsstand premium as it contains no first appearance. The cover is also a homage to other Superman covers.

One possible reason is the current “Black Lives Matter” situation, which might prompt collectors to look books with powerful black character covers or stories.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2, #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $245

Continuing its selling streak, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2, #1 sold just one copy. However, it was a VF- condition book that sold for $245.

This price is similar to last week’s chart, which means this book is holding on to its 300% newsstand premium. It seems the VF condition is not a deterrence to collectors who want this book.

Black Panther Vol 5, #5

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $123

Rounding off the last over $100 sales this week is Black Panther Vol 5, #5. This issue is the first appearance of Shuri as Black Panther.

We were just discussing in the community of whether collectors will consider this as Shuri’s first appearance as Black Panther, given she has appeared in costume on the cover of #1.

Looks like collectors care enough to pay a 4X newsstand premium for it.

Daredevil Vol 2, #9

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $80

Daredevil Vol 2, #9 is doing a second week on the charts with 2 sales of its newsstand editions.

Prices for these sales average around $80. So, this seems that the $8 sale last week was a lucky buy by one buyer.

Comparing to the selling price of $30 for direct editions, the newsstand editions are commanding 2.5X more premium. This enforces what I say in Spider-Man #546.

Amazing Spider-Man #698

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $39

This sale marks the first entry into the charts by Amazing Spider-Man #698.

Frankly speaking, I am puzzled by this book as it contains no significance nor spectacular cover art. One possible reason is the rising average price for newsstand editions, even for non key issues as mentioned above.

This sale is about 4X what direct editions are selling for.

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

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $25

This sales marks the second time the book returns to the chart. It was here in May and was absent for the whole of June until now. It did made another sale last week but was overshadowed by the rest of the top 10 for that week.

The low selling price is due to the poor condition of the book. This was a 3.0 copy and was still able to sell for $25.

If it was regular edition, I doubt anyone will want to buy a 3.0 modern comic.