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

The first week of September saw a total of 117 newsstand (published after 1998) copies being sold. A higher percentage of sales happen on the above $100 mark.

  • 36% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. There isn’t one stand out series that sold the most. Instead, there is a wide variety of titles that sold including Captain America, Sonic, X-Men, Detective Comics etc.
  • 28% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. Titles that sold the most include Knights of the Old Republic, Wonder Woman and Batman.
  • 15% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. With the passing of Chadman Bostwick, the comic community continued to believe that Shuri might take over the Black Panther mantle. This has resulted in Black Panther selling very well in this price category.
  • 14% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. We have a pretty healthy sale of 15 copies being sold in this price category.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Captain Marvel Vol 7, #14

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $700

The first cameo appearance of Kamala Khan makes its 3rd entry into the charts. The previous 2 occasions was in June 4th week and August 2nd week.

This sales for a 8.5 copy and it went for $700. In comparison, a regular 9.8 sold for $550.

That tells you that the newsstand premium for this book is huge.

Black Panther Vol 4, #2

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $300

The first appearance of Shuri makes her debut into the charts this week with 2 sales: 1 vf raw sold for $300 while a 9.4 sold for similar price.

This is in line with the whole market being hot on Shuri being the next Black Panther.

The newsstand premium for this book is currently uncertain. While the vf raw has a premium of 100%, the 9.4 copy is about the same price as regular 9.4.

Venom FlashPoint #1

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $200

This marks the second time that Venom FlashPoint #1 makes an appearance in the charts. This book is actually a reprint but is hard to find. A newsstand copy will be doubly so.

The previous sale was in June 1st week and sold for $150. These 2 sales fetch a higher amount of $200, a 30% increase.

Relative to direct editions, which sells for under $100, there is a 100%.

Venom Vol 2 #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $148

Another new entry into the charts this week again comes from Agent Venom. I hope this has given you some insights in just how collectible Agent Venom keys can be.

A direct edition of this book will usually sell for $30-40. A $148 newsstand sale works out to be 300-400% premium.

Black Panther Vol 5, #5

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $70

After a long absence (this book debut in June 4th week), Black Panther Vol 5, #5 returns to the chart. This is riding on the Shuri being the next Black Panther speculation that is currently being discussed in the comic community.

This copy is a low grade copy but sells for $70. In comparison, a low grade direct will usually retail for $50.

What if #105

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $600

What if #105 continues its impressive sales record with a 5th entry into the charts. This time, a 9.6 sold for $600.

A regular 9.6 sells for $300 so this sale created a newsstand premium of 100%.

This is the first time that we saw a newsstand premium for this book. The previous sales were without such premium and was deemed as undervalued by me.

Batman #609

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $269

Making its second entry into the charts is Batman #609, featuring the first appearance of Hush. The first sale was in August 1st week.

For this sale, a 9.8 sold for $269. In contrast, a 9.8 direct will usually sell for $120. This indicates a newsstand premium of 100%.

Currently, both sales so far has been CGC graded. It will be interesting to see if raw copy newsstand of this book can perform well.

Batman Vol 2 #21

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $150

Batman Vol 2 #21 makes it debut this week. This issue contains the first appearance of Duke Thomas.

This copy is a CGC 9.4 and sold for $150. For comparison, a direct 9.8 edition cost you less than $80.

That works out to be a newsstand premium of more than 100%. This shows that even minor newsstand Batman keys are worth hunting for.

Star Wars Tales #23

Copies sold: 2
Average Sales: $50 and $90

This is Star Wars Tales #23’s third entry into the charts. The first entry was in July 4th week and August 1st week.

The sale price is similar to the previous sale of $110. However, those were low grade while these 2 sales were from vf to nm. This means there is very little newsstand premium.

Thor #617

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $64

Thor #617 is the first appearance of Kid Loki, who has been rumored to appear in the Loki Disney+ show. This is the first time the book has appeared in the charts.

This raw copy is in vfnm condition and sells for $64. The direct editions goes for well down $10. This means this book has a newsstand premium of 600-700%, which is pretty impressive.

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