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

This week’s newsstand sales managed to keep above the 100 copy mark as 113 total newsstand copies were sold. In addition, there is a bigger proportion of higher value sales relative to last week. For example, in the above $100 price category, we have more than 10% of copies sold belonging in this category.

  • 31% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. In this price category, I am again seeing plenty of Sonic the Hedgehog sales. I wonder who is buying all these up? Other titles selling well here are Batman and Wolverine.
  • 31% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. Spider-man dominated the sales here as I am selling different Spider-Man selling for more than $10. Batman also sell well but not as much as Spider-Man here. Another title that did well here is Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic series.
  • 24% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. For this price category, I am seeing the same titles as the previous category selling well here.
  • 12% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. We have 14 comics selling above $100 this week, with quite a number of duplicate sales.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Ultimate Fallout #4

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $2,750

Ultimate Fallout #4 takes the top spot once again with its 6th entry into the charts. This is also the second time that Ultimate Fallout #4 has taken the top spot this month. (First one is in October 1st week).

The copy that sold this week was a CGC 8.0. It went for a staggering $2,750, which is sandwiched between September 2nd week’s sale of $6,600 (9.6CGC) and Oct 1st week‘s $800 (Raw 4.0).

In contrast, a direct edition CGC 8.0 is only worth $250 currently. This means the newsstand premium is around 1000%!

Amazing Spider-Man #430

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $745

After debuting last week with a CGC 9.6 sale of $100, this book made a big jump this week with a sale of $745 for a CGC 9.8 copy. This book features the popular Cosmic Carnage storyline.

This sale also created a much more impressive newsstand premium relative to last week’s 40%. Compared to the direct edition’s 9.8, which cost $150, the newsstand premium is around 400%!

Wolverine Vol 2, #131

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $524

Wolverine Vol 2, #131 made its second entry into the charts. It first appeared in the 2nd week of August.

This book is desirable due to it being a recalled book. The last newsstand sale for $240 for a raw vf. This time, the price has nearly doubled for a similarly conditioned book.

Direct editions of this book are selling for $10 so the premium is an unbelievable 50X!

Black Panther Vol 4, #2

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $424

The first appearance of Shuri makes a return to the charts after debuting on the 1st week of September.

The newsstand premium then was uncertain as different copies sold with different degrees of premium. However, this sale has solidify it.

This copy was a raw vfnm and sold for $424. In contrast, the direct edition usually sell for around $125. The premium, in this case, is pretty solid at almost 300%.

Vengeance #1

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $285 and $50

Vengeance #1 made its 3rd entry this week with 2 copies sold (previous entry was on the 2nd week of August). The cheaper sale for a very poor condition book, with part of the cover torn off.

The higher sale was a raw 5.0 copy, which still isn’t high grade but is able to command a strong price. As such, the newsstand premium is around an impressive 450%.

Knights of the Old Republic #9

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $1,150 and $850

Making a grand debut is Knights of the Old Republic #9, which features the cameo appearance of the popular Darth Revan. It is a very small appearance but is enough to drive collectors wild.

This book sold 2 copies this week, with very close selling price for both. One is a raw NM while the other is a raw VFNM copy

Regular editions are currently selling for $200-250. The premium, in this case then around 300-400%, which is pretty rare for a Star Wars comic.

Amazing Spider-Man #431

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $745

The sale of Amazing Spider-Man #430 and #431 was actually a single set sale but I divided the price equally among the 2 books. This entry is #431’s second entry after its August 1st week debut.

In that debut, the newsstand premium was insignificant. However, this sale has raised the premium to around 400% as well. Will the premium stay or translate to the lower grades?

Batman Beyond #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $450

Another book that made a 6th entry into the charts is Batman Beyond #1, after making its fifth just last week.

The sale amount for both weeks were pretty consistent as they sit around the $450 range, with conditions around vf to vfnm.

Unfortunately, that also means that there is no newsstand premium for these raw copy sales yet.

Justice League Vol 2, #50

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $375

Returning to the charts for the second time is Justice League Vol 2, #50. This book features the first appearance of the 3 Jokers storyline.

This book debuted 2 weeks ago, with a sale price of $240 for a CGC 9.8. This sale is for a similar condition book but prices have jumped 50% to $375.

This also means the newsstand premium has increased from the previous 100% to 200%.

Batman #655

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $175

The first appearance of Daiman Wayne made its second entry after debuting on the 2nd week of September. This time, the sale is for a CGC 9.4, which went for $175.

While the dollar amount might not seem impressive, the newsstand premium is actually large. This is because direct editions in CGC 9.4 is only selling for $50-60.

This means the newsstand premium is around 200%.

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