There are several new additions and some deletions from the hot list. There are only three superhero movies coming out in the next few months so most of the recent changes have been unrelated to movie releases. For the record, Teen Titans Go, Spiderman into the Spiderverse and Venom are the three movies between now and the first week of October. First appearances, variant covers, and major life changes sum up most of the hot books for summer 2018. Tom King’s Mister Miracle is the notable exception. If you’ve read the story you know that it deserves to be on this list.
We are currently watching all the Mark Millar properties to see if the Netflix deals will impact the comic books. Thus far we haven’t seen any rise in value for Jupiter’s Legacy, Huck, American Jesus, Empress, or Sharkey the Bounty Hunter. Will speculators pick up these books before the shows are released?
Comics will be listed in alphabetic order and linked to ComicsPriceGuide.com so that you can look at the changing prices or see creators and member sales.
Modern (1993 – Today)
52 #7 (June 2006) – 1st Appearance of Katherine Kane ***NEW ADDITION***
Alias #1 (Nov 2001) – 1st Appearance of Jessica Jones
All-New Wolverine #2 (January 2016) – 1st Appearance of Honey Badger ***NEW ADDITION***
Amazing Spider-man #4 (September 2014) – 1st Appearance of Silk ***NEW ADDITION***
Amazing Spider-man 798 – 1st Full Appearance of Red Goblin
Avenging Spider-man #9 (Sept 2012) – 1st Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel
Batgirl #23A (July 2018) – Gorgeous Josh Middleton variant cover that has caught fire. ***NEW ADDITION***
Batman #567 (July 1999) – 1st Appearance of Cassandra Cain ***NEW ADDITION***
Batman #50 (Sept 2018) – Batman and Catwoman Marriage issue. There are currently 78 variant issues for this book some are especially hot right now, Michael Turner, Alex Ross, Jim Lee pencils only, Jason Fabok, and Warren Lauw ***NEW ADDITION***
Black Panther #2 – 1st Appearance of Shuri aka Aja-Adanna
Captain Marvel #14 (Sept 2013) – 1st Appearance of Kamala Khan who becomes Ms. Marvel
Die!Die!Die! #1 (July 2018) – The Kirkman surprise book ***NEW ADDITION***
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #44 (Aug. 1992) – 1st Appearance of Cyttorak. In the middle of July, this book shot up from $3.00 to $38. Our price of $13 is the average but it will probably cost you more. ***NEW ADDITION***
Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (Nov. 2014) – 1st Appearance of Spider-Gwen ***NEW ADDITION***
Factor X #1 – 1st Appearance of Bedlam (Jesse Aaronson)
Invincible #1 – 1st Appearance of Invincible + Kirkman + low production
Mister Miracle #1 (October 2017) – Tom King’s unique and mystery-laden take on Mister Miracle ***NEW ADDITION***
New Mutants #8 (Jan 2004) – 1st Appearance of Surge. ***NEW ADDITION***
Teen Titans #12 (Nov 2017) – 1st Appearance of the Batman who laughs
Thanos #13 (Jan 2018) – 1st Frank Castle Cosmic Ghost Rider and King Thanos
Thor: God of Thunder #6 (May 2013) – 1st Appearance of Knull, king of the symbiotes
Totally Awesome Hulk #22 – 1st Appearance of Weapon H
Ultimate Fallout #4 (October 2011) – 1st Miles Morales as Spider-man ***NEW ADDITION***
Copper Age (1984 – 1993)
Amazing Spider-Man 238 (Mar 1983) – 1st appearance of Hobgoblin
Amazing Spider-Man 263 (April 1985) – 1st Appearance of Normie Osborn who turns into a red Goblin in #799
Amazing Spider-Man 252 (May 1984) – Alien Costume in Amazing Spiderman
Amazing Spider-Man 300 (May 1988) – 1st Full Venom, McFarlane Art, always sells fast
Daredevil #254 (May 1988) – 1st Appearance of Typhoid Mary, she will be the primary villain for the 2nd season of Netflix Iron Fist. ***NEW ADDITION***
Iron Man #219 – 1st Appearance of Ghost (Villain for the new movie) This is part 1 of a 3 part story.
New Mutants #87 (March 1990) – 1st appearance of Cable
New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991) – 1st Appearance of Deadpool
Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 (June 1985)- 1st Appearance of John Constantine
Sandman #1 (Jan. 1989) – 1st appearance of copper age Sandman
Secret Wars #8 (Dec 1984) – Black Alien costume
Silver Surfer #44 (Dec 1990) – 1st Infinity Gauntlet
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (July 1984) – 1st Nightwing
Thanos Quest #1 (Sept. 1990) – Thanos obtains infinity gems
Uncanny X-Men #266 (Aug. 1990) – 1st Full Appearance of Gambit
Wonder Woman #7 (Aug 1987) – 1st Modern Cheetah Barbara Minerva
X-Factor #6 (July 1986) – 1st Appearance of Apocalypse
X-Force #11 (June 1992) – 1st Full Appearance of Domino
Youngblood #2 (June 1992) – 1st Appearance of John Prophet. According to Variety, a movie deal has been signed for a John Prophet flick. ***NEW ADDITION***
Bronze Age (1970 – 1984)
Black Lightning #1 (1977) – 1st Appearance of Black Lightning. Several other issues are selling well.
DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980) – 1st Appearance of Cyborg ***NEW ADDITION***
Green Lantern #87 (Dec. 1971) – 1st Appearance of John Stewart
Iron Fist #15 (Sept. 1977) – 1st Appearance of Bushmaster. Netflix Luke Cage Villain.
Iron Man #55 (Feb 1973) – 1st Appearance of Thanos. No one is hotter than the Mad Titan
Jungle Action #5 (July 1973) – 1st solo Black Panther Story
Jungle Action #6 (Sept 1973)- 1st Appearance of Killmonger
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 (1972) – 1st Appearance of Luke Cage. Sweet Christmas, who doesn’t like Luke Cage?
Marvel Premiere #15 (May 1974)- 1st Appearance of Iron Fist
Marvel Premiere #47 (April 1979) – Scott Lang as the new Ant-Man
New Gods #1 (March 1971) – 1st Appearance of Orion Jack Kirby’s fourth world is selling well ***NEW ADDITION***
Shazam #1 (Feb. 1973) – 1st Appearance of Shazam, Captain Marvel Jr., and Mary Marvel since Golden Age ***NEW ADDITION***
Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (1982) – 1st Appearance of Cloak and Dagger
Thor #339 (Jan. 1984) – 1st Appearance of Storm Breaker Hammer (seen in Avenger’s Infinity War)
Thor Annual #11 (Nov. 1983) – 1st Appearance of Eitri the giant dwarf (seen in Avenger’s Infinity War)
Silver Age (1956-1970)
Aquaman #35 (October 1967) – 1st Appearance of Black Manta ***NEW ADDITION***
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968) – 1st Appearance of Carol Danvers
Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963) – 1st Appearance of the Wasp
This list of hot comic books is always in progress. Please visit the forum on ComicsPriceGuide.com and give me your suggestions for filling in this list.
– Ron C.