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

The 3rd week of November saw sales returning to the 87 sales volume as seen in the last few weeks of November. With increased economic uncertainty and no stimulus cheques on the way, a slow down of the sales volume is to be expected.

  • 33% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. 40% of these sales are related to Spider-Man issues that have no significance. The rest are a pretty mixed bag. Even prominent titles such as Batman and Star Wars took less than 10% each for this price category’s market share.
  • 39% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. Batman dominated this category as it accounts for 38% of the total sales. This is followed by Star Wars which took 17%, as well as Spider-man and X-Men which took 15% each.
  • 16% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. At this higher price category, Star Wars took the crown as it occupied 50% of the sales here. This is probably due to the Mandalorian series sparkling the speculation heat among collectors.
  • 8% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. Only 7 issues this week saw sales about the $100 mark. There is however one 4 digit sales.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Batman Beyond #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $1,300

Batman Beyond, appearing for the 9th time in the charts, has once again take the top spot. The last time it did this was way back on the 5th week of July.

This tine, a 9.6 copy sold for a record breaking $1,300. This is probably the highest amount that a newsstand edition of this book has fetched.

A direct edition of Batman Beyond #1 9.6 usually goes for $750. Hence, in this case, there is a newsstand premium of 80% being paid.

Amazing Spider-Man #568

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $199

Another new entry this week comes from Amazing Spider-Man #568. There is no first appearances within this issue although the cover is pretty cool.

For this sale, it is a CGC 9.8 which fetched $199. While this might not sound high, it is almost 3X the price of a regular 9.8. This high newsstand premium is why this book took the number 3 spot this week.

What if #105

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $148

What if #105 makes its 8th entry into the charts after making its 7th just 2 weeks ago. While popular, this book’s newsstand premium isn’t as huge as some of the other books in this list.

In this case, the sale is for a CGC 9.0 and it went for $148. When compared to a direct edition 9.0, there isn’t too much difference. Hence, for this sale, the small newsstand premium is still

Venom Vol 2, #2

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $70

This week is full of new entries and this is another one, which features Venom Vol 2, #2. It features a ASM #300 homage cover, which has been a popular collector item among Agent Venom fans.

Direct editions of this book is only selling for around $20. This means the newsstand premium of this book is around 200%, which is comparable to other Agent Venom newsstand comics featured here. One to watch.

Star Wars Tales #24

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $60

A familiar book came back to the charts since its previous entry on the 3rd week of September. This is Star Wars Tales #24 8th entry.

Despite the book’s popularity, prices have declined a bit. This sale of $60 is for a VF copy, which is slightly lower than what it was selling for a few months back.

In terms of newsstand premium, there isn’t any to speak of for this sale.

Power Girl Vol 2, #27

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $499

Our first new entry for this week comes from Power Girl #27. This features a gorgeous and sexy cover by Warren Louw. It is also a pretty low print run book of 16k.

For a new entry, its newsstand premium is pretty impressive. A 9.6 direct edition of this book is priced around $130. Compared to this, the newsstand premium for this sale is almost 300%.

Let’s see if more newsstand will turn up after this impressive sale.

Amazing Spider-Man #529

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $60-$150

The third new entry this week comes from another Amazing Spider-Man book, issue #529. This issue features the first appearance of the Iron Spider-Man Armor.

This sale is for a CGC 9.4, which sells for $30-$40 if it was a direct edition. The difference implies a newsstand premium of 300%-400%, which is another impressive sale.

X-Force #116

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $110

X-Force #116 is this week’s 4th new entry. It features the first appearance of X-Statix members, including the popular Doop. I also featured this as an honorable mentioned book on the 4th week of August.

Prices then were around $50. This sale doubles that with a $110 sale. In addition, it also created a newsstand premium of 600% since a direct raw sells for $15.

New Avengers #35

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $60

The second last new entry this week is New Avengers #35, which featured a awesome cover showing the Venomizing of Wolverine. Some might consider this the first appearance of “Venomized Wolverine” if this character is ever created.

This $60 sale is for a CGC 9.2. There is no completed sale listing for a direct edition 9.2 while a 9.8 is listed for $80. Hence, there is definitely some newsstand premium here.

Star Wars Tales #7

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $56

The final new entry this week is also a Star Wars book and it is Star Wars Tales #7. This book features the first appearance of Boba Fett’s daughter, Ailyn Vel. Everything Boba Fett is hot now so it is not surprising to see this book here.

Although the sold price is only $56, it is for a Fine condition book. If this is a direct edition comic, it will be under $20. This sale hence has a premium of 150%.

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