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

Sales volume finally rebounded this week after selling below the 100 copies mark for the past few weeks. This week saw 136 newsstand copies being sold on Ebay. However, majority of these sales occurred in the lower price category, with only a few books selling above $30.

  • 45% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. Surprisingly, the most frequently sold series comes from Sonic the Hedgehog and Cherly Blossom, which are not the most mainstream titles that collectors collect.
  • 41% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. In this price range, Indestructible Hulk, Batman Vol 2 as well as Uncanny X-Men sold the most. There is also a number of Star Wars issues that sold but they don’t belong to the same series.
  • 7% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. Black Panther has the most number of issues in this price category as fans are scoping up newsstands even with no first appearance.
  • 5% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. Only 7 books sold above $100 this week.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Black Panther Vol 5, #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $599

Our first new entry this week comes from Black Panther Vol 5 #1, who took the number one crown without any serious competition. This cover represents the first time we see Shuri as Black Panther.

This shows Shuri is still a hot property as speculators continue to speculate on her taking over the Black Panther mantle from her on screen brother.

This is a 9.4 CGC copy that sold for $599. In contrast, a 9.8 direct edition is selling for around the same price.

The newsstand premium implied by this is at least 3-4x if we believe that a 9.4 direct should be around $100-150.

Jedi Mace Windu One Shot

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $300

The first appearance of Asajj Ventres continues to heat up as this book makes its second entry after debuting on the 4th week of September. That sale was $135 for a 7.0 raw copy.

This time, the amount is much higher due to the copy sold being a raw VFNM book. That being said, did it have a newsstand premium?

The answer is yes as regular editions in this grade usually sells for only $175-200. This created a newsstand premium of 50-75%, which is an improvement over the previous sale which has no premium.

Marville #5

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $169

The second new entry this weeks comes from an interesting book: Marville #5. As far as I know, there is nothing special about this book except for the cover, which borders on soft porn material lol.

This is a CGC 8.5 copy which sold for $169. Considering that CGC 9.4 of regular editions sells for $80, this is a pretty big newsstand premium.

Would I pay for this at such a premium? I would not but I am obviously not the target audience here.

Black Panther Vol 5, #5

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $99

Black Panther Vol 5, #5 continues its hot streak as it made its 4th entry into the charts this week. The previous entry was on the 2nd week of September and created a record breaking sale of $400.

Things seem to be calm down a bit as this fine condition raw copy sold for $99. This sale puts it more in line with the prices on the 1st week of September.

However, the newsstand premium for this book still exist. A regular fine copy will fetch around $60 so the newsstand version is commanding almost a 100% premium.

Green Lantern Vol 5, #20

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $80

The cameo appearance of Jessica Cruz finally made its debut this week, after being picked as a honorable mention in the 2nd week of August. And when I say cameo, it is literally just a hand appearance. However, that has not stop fans from buying this book.

This $80 sale is for a raw vf copy. Compared to regular editions which are selling $20, there is 300% newsstand premium!

Batman Beyond #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $410

Batman Beyond #1 took the number two spot this week, making this its 5th entry into the charts. The previous entry was in the 2nd week of September.

This week’s sale was for a vf copy which manage to secure $410 in sales. This is in line with previous sales of $500-600 for a VFNM copy.

In terms of newsstand premium, there isn’t too much of it. Currently, direct editions of this book are catching up with the newsstands as they are also selling in the $400-500 range for a vfnm book.

Will the next newsstand sales improve the premium? I would think so as they adjust to the new prices of the direct editions.

Captain Marvel Vol 7, #14

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $250

Appearing for the 4th time is Kamala Khan’s cameo appearance in Captain Marvel Vol 7, #14. I always dislike the way the market worships this book but it is what it is.

The previous sale on 1st week of September was for a CGC grade 8.5, which went for $700. This time, the sale is for a very fine raw and its price is lower than $700.

However, compared to the direct editions which sells for $150 in this grade, there is still a newsstand premium of 40-50%. It is not as much as a graded copy but is still much desired.

Amazing Spider-Man #430

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: 9.6 for $100 and raw NM for $35

Another new entry this week comes from Amazing Spider-Man #430, containing the cosmic Carnage story line. Its twin book, #431 already made it to the charts on the 1st week of August so it is not surprising to see this book here.

2 copies of this book sold this week. The highest amount is a CGC 9.6. Its sale price of $100 is about 40% higher than a regular 9.6, which usually goes for $60-70.

Batman Beyond #6

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $90

The first appearance of Inque does not create as much market talk as Batman Beyond himself. However, the fact that this book had entered the charts for the 3rd time means there are collectors out there buying this book.

Its previous entries was in the 2nd week of September and 3rd week of July. This sale is more similar to the July sales in terms of book condition and price.

Premium wise, the newsstand edition is commanding about 30% more than what a direct edition in similar condition will sell for, which is around $60.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2, #36

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $70

The last new entry this week comes from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2, #30. This issue contains the first appearance of Morlun. With rumors of a MCU spiderverse, Morlun might become more visible in the coming years.

This sale of $70 is for a NM raw copy. Regular NM copies are selling for $15, which means the newsstand premium is around 400%!

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