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

The 2nd week of September 2020 saw a total of 116 newsstand copies (published in and after 1998) being sold. While the unit sales is in line with previous sales, the dollar amount has fallen due to the lack of big ticket sale items.

  • 45% of newsstand comics sold are sold at $10 and below prices. Sonic continues to sell well here. Other well selling titles in this price range includes Dark Metal, Batman and Star Wars.
  • 23% of newsstand sales are sold between $11 and $30. This week saw good sales for titles such as Daredevil Vol 2, Wolverine Vol 2 and Ms Marvel Vol 2. Wolverine #155 in particular has been regularly demanded as this issue saw multiple sales.
  • 21% of newsstand sales are sold between $30 and $100. There is a jump from last week’s 15% to this week’s 21% proportion. That is an increase of 40%. Titles selling well here includes Batman Vol 2 and Amazing Spider-Man. Batman Beyond issues are also selling more sales in this price range.
  • 9% of newsstand sales are sold above $100. One particular issue to note is Wolverine Vol 2 #155 9.6. As I have mentioned, this issue is starting to sell well as I have seen it appeared multiple times but just not expensive enough to break into the top 10.

Below are the top 10 newsstand sales for the week.

Ultimate Fallout #4

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $6.650

Ultimate Fallout #4 makes it a 4th appearance into the charts and what an entry.

This 9.6 copy sold for $6,650, which is the highest I have seen since the chart was started. The last week was a 9.2 sale for $3,500 in Aug.

Compared to the direct editions of 9.6, which is selling for $400, this sale s an whooping increase of 15X times.

Black Panther Vol 5, #5

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $400

The first appearance of Shuri as Black Panther makes its 3rd entry into the charts. This sale is a record breaking entry for this book.

The previous sale was $70 and $123 respectively. This sale of $400 is a 4-5 times increase!

Regular editions of this book in raw is selling for $100. Hence, the newsstand premium works out to be 400%.

New X-Men #128

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $200

The first appearance of Fantomex makes its first entry into the charts with this sale. The comic went for $200 for a vf- copy, which is pretty impressive.

In contrast, a direct edition in this condition is usually sold for $20. This means a newsstand premium of 10X.

I hope this sparks off a trend of modern X-Men books seeing more newsstand premium being established.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2, #36

Copies sold: 5
Average Sales: $50 -$75

After being highlighted in the honorable section in August 1st week, Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2, #36 finally made its debut into the top 10 chart.

This issue sold 5 copies this week alone, with sales ranging from $50 for fine copies to $75 for near mint copies. The highest sale was for a 9.6 copy that went for $125.

Currently, the newsstand premium is still not strong with this book as both editions are selling for similar amounts. Undervalued?

Batman Beyond #6

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $62

The second Batman Beyond book to make it into the charts this week comes from Batman Beyond #6. This is the book’s second entry into the chart.

Batman Beyond #6’s first entry was in July 3rd week. That sale was for $75 for a VF copy. This sale is lower but is for a very good copy.

There is no sales data for direct editions of Batman Beyond #6 in vg condition. However, since NM copies are selling in the $70-80 range, I would say the newsstand premium still exists for this book.

Batman Beyond #1

Copies sold: 4
Average Sales: $500 – $600

Batman Beyond #1 is another book that makes a 4th entry into the charts.

This week, it sold a lot t with a total of 4 copies being sold in a single week! On average, the book is selling for $600 in 9.0 condition.

This works out to be a newsstand premium of almost 100% as regular raw copies are selling for $300-400.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $300

Clone Wars #1 makes a 6th entry into the charts with this sale of $300 for a Fine copy. It is not a record breaking sale but still shows the demand for this book.

Unfortunately, if we compare to sales of direct editions, there isn’t much difference between the two. It seems that for mid to low grades, there is no newsstand premium for this book, which seems to plague Star Wars books.

Knights of the Old Republic #7

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $190

Another new entry into the charts is Knights of the Old Republic #7, the first appearance of Rohlan Dyre. This series has been selling well in general but is that a newsstand premium?

In this case, the answer is a strong Yes! Regular editions of this book is selling for $30-50. This sale created a newsstand premium of 4-6X, which is unusual for a Star Wars comic. Keep your eyes peel for this one.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2, #1

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $66

The Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 makes an impressive 7th entry into the charts. This is probably the highest number achieved by any books so far since the inception of this chart.

Price wise, this sale is for a fine copy so the price of $66 is not as high as other sales.

However, it will only cost you $30 and below for the direct edition. This means a newsstand premium of 100% still exist for this book, even if it is not the best condition book.

Batman #655

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $59

Batman 655, the first appearance of Daiman Wayne, was in my honorable mention in the August 1st week sale report. Due to the absence of heavy hitters this week, this book finally squeezed into the top 10 chart.

This sale is for a VF- copy and it sold for $59. In comparison, direct edition of this book in VF- condition will usually sell for $15-18. This implies a newsstand premium of 400%, which is very impressive even though the absolute price level is not high.

Ebay newsstand alert

Since New X-Men #128 made its debut this week, I want to highlight that 2 newsstand copies of this book is still available on Ebay as of this writing.

You can check out their listings here.

Both copies are in 9.8, which is tough for any newsstand books. One is selling for $500 while the other is for $1100. Given that a raw copy sold for $200, the $500 listing seems undervalued. I would pick it if I do not already have a copy in my collection.

Here are the honorable mentions for this week

X-Men Vol 2 #205

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $50

Besides Fantomex, another modern X-Men character worth paying attention is Hope Summers. Her first appearance is in this book.

A newsstand copy of X-Men Vol 2, #205 sold for $50 this week. In contrast, a direct edition will sell for $35.

The newsstand premium, in this case, is around 40% which is still reasonable. One to hunt for.

New Avengers Vol 3, #8

Copies sold: 1
Average Sales: $50

Regular readers will know that the first appearance of Thane recently made entries into the top 10 chart, with New Avengers Vol 3, #9 and Infinity #4. Both books went for $200 for their newsstand editions.

New Avengers Vol 3, #8 contains another significant first appearance: The Black Order. A newsstand copy sold for $50 this week, which signals that the market is paying attention to this book.

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