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

The first week of October 2020 saw one of the lowest sales volume, with only 72 newsstand comics (published after 1998) being sold. This reflects the general softening of the comics market, after the peak in September.

  • 37.5% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. There wasn’t any particular strong titles that sold particularly well. Instead, it was a mix of almost everything including Sonic the Hedgehog, New X-Men, Moon Knight Vol 3 etc.
  • 37.5% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. Similar to the previous category, there wasn’t any standout series this week for this price level.
  • 12.5% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. In this price category, Amazing Spider-Man sold the best. It had multiple issues selling in the $50 range.
  • 12.5% of newsstand sales are sold above $100.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Ultimate Fallout #4

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $800

The current king of modern keys makes its 5th entry into the charts. Compared to the $6,650 price tag for the previous sale on the September 2020 (2nd week), this $800 sale seems soft.

However, that sale was for a 9.6 while this sale is for a raw VG copy. Current low grade copies of the direct editions are selling for $150. This means that the newsstand premium for this sale is 450%.

While this premium is smaller than the 15X for the previous sale, it is still a significant amount.

Amazing Spider-Man #569

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $285

Amazing Spider-Man #569 is on a hot selling streak as this is its third consecutive appearance in the charts. Looks like Anti-Venom is getting a lot of interest from collectors.

Prices however seem to be softening. This sale is for a graded 9.6 copy but is lower compared to its first and 2nd entry prices. In particular, the first sale was also for a 9.6 but it went for $350.

However, compared to direct edition 9.6, this book still holds a premium of 50%.

Justice League Vol 2, #50

Copies sold:
Average Sales: $240

After being highlighted as one of the honorable mention on the 2nd week of August, this book finally made its debut into the charts proper.

For those who might not know, this issue is the first time the 3 Jokers are mentioned.

This sale is for a 9.8 CGC copy. Direct editions of 9.8s are selling for around $110. This means this book is commanding around 100% newsstand premium for a 9.8.

To me, that seems to be low since the raw copies have a premium of 8-10X.

Star Wars: Jedi vs Sith #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $175

We finally have a Star Wars book this week and it comes from Jedi vs Sith #1, which made its debut just 2 weeks ago. This issue contains the Darth Bane’s first appearance.

In that sale, there was no newsstand premium. It seems this is still the case even though prices have went up from $80-$100 to this $175 sale.

Unfortunately, the price increase applies to direct editions as well due to the recent rumor that Darth Bane will be featured heavily in all future Star Wars properties.

Star Wars Legacy #1

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $99

Making its 2nd entry this week is Star Wars Legacy #1. It made its debut on the 2nd week of August with a $150 sale. It was the only Star Wars book that week which had any newsstand premium.

This week’s 2 sales of around $100 seems to indicate that the newsstand premium is still in intact. These 2 copies are VF raw, which are selling for $50 for direct editions.

However, I still think Star Wars Legacy #2 is the book to look out for because it contains the first appearance of Darth Talon, arguably the most popular character out of this series.

Thor God of Thunder #2

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $510

God of Thunder #2 makes its 3rd entry into the charts with this sale. Currently, this series is hot and many other issues have already made their way into the charts including #1 and #6.

The previous sale was in the last week of August and went for #375 for a VF copy. This sale is higher because it is a graded 8.0 copy.

The previous sale for a newsstand graded copy (7.5) was in August 13th which went for only $46. Within 2 months, this book has increased almost 1000%!

Captain America Vol 5, #6

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $250

Since its debut in the first week of June, this book has not re-entered the charts until now. With the Falcon and Winter Snow in production, collectors might have a renewed interest in this book.

In that entry, there was no newsstand premium for the book. However, this sale shows that a premium is now available.

This sale is a for a 9.0 CGC grade. Direct edition with the same grade are only selling for $75. Thus, the newsstand premium is now around 150%.

Amazing Spider-Man #611

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $199

Amazing Spider-man #611 makes its 2nd entry after debuting last week. That first sale was for a CGC 9.0 while this is for a CGC 9.6. This is why this sale price is doubled of what it sold for last week.

In terms of significance, it is just the cover and nothing else. However, it is a very memorable cover and will probably reach a classic cover status.

In terms of newsstand premium, this price is about 400% higher than what a regular 9.6 will sell for. This is in line with last week newsstand premium that was achieved.

Osborn #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $150

Our only new entry this week is Osborn #1. It is a very unknown book but one that I have been picking up for less than cover prices because it contains many first appearances.

Many of these first appearances are related to the Dark Avengers franchise so they might have a chance to appear in the MCU.

Now, the secret seems to be out as both direct and newsstand editions have seen increased in prices. The latter has a strong increase with a premium of almost 7X!

What if #105

Copies sold:
Average Sales: $

Coming it at the 10th position is the familiar What If #105. This is the book’s 6th entry, which is pretty impressive for a character who isn’t hype as much as Spider-Gwen or Silk.

The previous sale on 1st week of September was $600 for a 9.6. It was the first time this book saw any newsstand premium.

This time, the sale is for a raw Fine copy and went for $100. Regular editions in this condition are usually sold for $40.

This means the newsstand premium has been preserved at 100-150%.

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