November 2020 (2nd week) Comic Book Sales Charts and Figures

The 2nd week of November saw a drop from last week’s high unit volume sales of 182 units to this week’s 98 units. If you read last week’s report, you will know the spike was due to a single buyer purchasing huge units from a single seller. Looks now this week is back to normal.

  • 36% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. Batman related titles took the lead here, accounting for 20% of the unit sales. This is followed Star Wars and Captain America, which took 10% each.
  • 29% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. For this price category, Amazing Spider-Man took 20% here. It is interesting to note that these ASM newsstand issues with any kind of significance are getting harder to find in the $10 and below category as most of them are priced here. After ASM, Batman titles took 15% while Star Wars took another 10%.
  • 22% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. ASM is again the lead here with 20% market share. Batman and Avengers each took another 10% share, with the rest being shared among 1 or 2 issues per title/character such as X-Men, Hulk, Star Wars etc al.
  • 11% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. 11 issues sold over the $100 mark with 2 of them breaking the 4 digit barrier.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Knights of the Old Republic #9

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $1,399

The first cameo appearance of Darth Raven is on fire. Taking the top spot for the 2nd time, after doing so in the 4th week of Oct, this is the book’s third entry. It means 2 out of the 3 entries for this book is spent in the number one spot!

The previous sale of $960 for a CGC 9.6 looks cheap to this week’s $1,399 sale for a raw VFNM copy. This number is closer to the $1,100 sale that debuted in the 3rd week of October.

Direct editions of this book is only sell for $350 in this condition. Hence, the newsstand premium is huge as it is around 300%.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2, #36

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $500

The all black cover of Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2, #36 makes its 3rd chart entry, following its second entry 2 weeks ago. However, this sale is rather tricky because it has a sketch of the 911 incident on the cover.

Its last sale was $158 for a CGC 9.6. This sale, for another CGC 9.6, is for $500. Although there is a 250% price increase, I am not sure how much is due to the sketch drawing, rather than for the book itself.

Jedi Mace Windu One Shot

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $225

It must be the Mandalorian Season 2 influence as this is the third Star Wars book on the chart this week. This time, it is the first appearance of Asajj Ventres, which is making its 3rd chart entry. The 2nd entry was made on the 2nd week of October.

This sale was for a VF raw copy. Its selling price of $225, is in line with the previous sale of $300 for a VFNM raw copy.

The newsstand premium has been maintained at around 50-75% as direct editions in VF condition are selling for $150-$170.

Batman Adventures Vol 2, #16

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $175

Our second entry this week comes from Batman Adventures Vol 2, #16. This issue features the Joker and Harley Quinn wedding cover that has been desired by Harley Quinn fans for quite some time now.

This $175 sale is for a VF raw copy. Direct edition of this book in this condition can be had for around $70-80. Doing the math, it means this sale has a newsstand premium of 100%.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2, #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $114

Continuing the dominance of Spider-Man comics this week is Ultimate Comics Spider-man #1. This entry marks the 9th time it has entered the charts. I believed it now holds the record for the most entries into the charts, after equaling the record last week.

This sale is for a VF raw copy and went for $115. It continues the downward price streak from $190 to $150 and the current $115. This is to be expected given how hot this comic was months ago.

Comparing to direct editions however still gives us a solid 100% newsstand premium.

Ultimate Fallout #4

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $1,280

Just missing out the the top spot is Ultimate Fallout #4. This is the book’s 7th entry into the charts, after clinching number #1 on the 3rd week of October.

This week’s sale was for a raw VF, which went for $1,280. The previous entry was also for a VF, but it was a CGC 8.0. Due to the grading difference, the price for the graded copy went for $2,750, which is a $1k difference. This is something you might want to take note of if you have a raw newsstand.

A direct edition raw in VF is selling only for $250. This mean the newsstand premium for this sale is a staggering 400%!

Knights of the Old Republic #42

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $230

The first new chart entry this week comes from another Knights of the Old Republic issue. This #43 issue is another contender for the full appearance of Darth Raven, in competition with the #9 that occupies the number one spot.

The sale this week is for a NM raw copy, which sold for $230. Relative to the regular editions, which are selling for $100, this sale indicates a newsstand premium of 100%.

Amazing Spider-Man #601

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $182

It seems that this week’s top 10 charts is nothing but Star Wars and Spider-Man. The number 6th position this week is Amazing Spider-Man #601, with its much beloved Scott Campbell cover. It is the book’s 7th entry, after its 6th just 2 weeks ago.

The $182 sale this week is for a CGC 9.4 copy, which is similar to what previous newsstand sales have went for.

Premium wise, it is around 70% as a direct edition CGC 9.4 is selling for $110. This is lower than the 400% premium in the last sale.

Star Wars Insider #140

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $166

The name Ahsoka was mentioned in the latest episode of the Mandalorian, which lead to an explosion of comic sales related to her. This sales is one of those and is the first time the book has entered the charts.

To my knowledge, Star Wars Insider #140 is desired only for the cover. There is no other sales data after the episode was aired so I can’t tell if there is any newsstand premium.

Avengers Arena #14

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $100

The last new entry this week comes from Avengers Arena #14. This cover is already a fan favorite so it is not surprising to see a newsstand version selling well. It also speaks to the popularity of X-23, who has been out of the spotlight recently.

This copy of Avengers Arena #14 is only a raw VF but commands a $100 price tag. Relative to direct editions, which are selling at around $10 in NM condition, the newsstand premium is huge!

However, if this sale draws out other newsstand copies, I expect this 1000% newsstand premium to be reduced over time.

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