It’s funny how much things change over the span of a couple months. The last time I wrote this Hot Comics of 2018 post there wasn’t much happening with movies and now it’s mostly movie related. Some of the hot comics have remained popular, others have cooled, while new issues are jumping on center stage for their ovation. Here is a link to the previous Hot Comics List for Summer if you want to compare the two lists.
The hot comic book list is more than my opinion or research. It takes interviews with LCS, talking to the admins of Comics Price Guide and YouTuber, Brayan Arango with https://www.youtube.com/user/
Together we put this list out to help you follow the trends.
Comics will be listed by the movie or subject and linked to ComicsPriceGuide.com so that you can look at the changing prices, creators, covers and member sales.
Captain Marvel-related – The Captain Marvel keys have added in Annual #16 since our last update
Avengers 346 – 1st Starforce which includes Captain Atlas, Supreme Intelligence, Dr. Minerva, Ultimus, Shatterax, and Korath
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 – Origin and 1st Appearance of Monica Rambeau She is the first female Captain Marvel.
Avenging Spider-man #9 (Sept 2012) – 1st Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel #14 (Sept 2013) – 1st Appearance of Kamala Khan who becomes Ms. Marvel
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968) – 1st Appearance of Carol Danvers
Spider-verse Related – This is a combination of the movie hype and the upcoming Spider-Geddon event in the comics.
Marvel Tails #1 (Nov. 1983) – 1st Appearance of Peter Porker ***This comic is smokin’ like bacon on a skillet.***
Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham#1 (May 1985) – Peter Porker gets his own series, which lasts for 17 issues
Edge of the Spider-verse #2 – 1st Appearance of Spider Gwen
Amazing Spider-man (vol. 3) #4 – 1st Appearance of Silk
Amazing Spider-man #365 – 1st Appearance of Miguel O’Hara, Spiderman 2099
Ultimate Fall-out #4 – 1st Miles Morales, Spider-man
Daredevil (vol. 3) #21 – 1st Superior Spider-man, Otto Octavius/Peter Parker blend (Earth 616)
Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 3) #10 – 1st Hobart Brown, Spider-Punk (Earth 138)
Venom and Carnage Related – If it’s got Donnie Cates on the cover it’s probably hot.
Carnage Mind Bomb #1 (Feb. 1996) – First Solo Carnage Book and mentioned by Donnie Cates in an interview.
Thor: God of Thunder #6 (May 2013) – 1st Appearance of Knull, king of the symbiotes
Venom (vol. 4) #3 (Aug. 2018) – 1st Full Appearance of Knull
Venom (vol. 4) #4 (Sept. 2018) – Origin of Knull, god of the symbiotes
Venom (vol. 4) #7E (Dec. 2018) – Tongue enhanced version went from cover to $15 overnight when people started noticing.
Daredevil #227-233 – The Born Again story arc by Frank Miller is being used by Netflix for Season 3 of Daredevil. Prices are currently fluctuating greatly from $70 to $20 for the entire run. We are watching the prices of these books to see if a consistent pattern emerges.
Batman #417 – 1st Appearance of the KG Beast – In the latest issue of Batman (#56) Dick Grayson gets a special gift from the KG Beast. I’m avoiding spoilers with that description. This book has gained some importance plus the Zeck cover is beautiful.
Batman Damned #1 – 1st Full Appearance of Batman’s Member – This book includes Batman and the Bat-A-Wang. More people than regular comic book collectors will want this book, thus the value will rise. All the puns that I’m avoiding right now…so many that I’m about to burst.
Darkhawk #1 (Mar 1991) – This book and Marvel Age #97, (Feb 1991) which is a 5-page preview, are seeing increases as the loyal and vocal fans of Darkhawk continue to chant his praises. Give me a “D”! Give me an “A”! Give me a price increase!
Daredevil #254 (May 1988) – Origin and 1st Appearance of Typhoid Mary. The increases that we’ve seen have been in graded books above 9.0, ungraded have remained steady.
God Country #1 (Jan. 2017) – Since all of the #1’s are seeing increases I’ve linked to the title. This increase is driven by a television or movie deal.
Invincible Iron Man #10 (April 2009) – 1st Appearance of Rescue Armor
Power Pack #1 (Aug. 1984) – Origin and 1st Appearance of the Power Pack. It’s a little surprising to see this on the list but the value is going up.
Spawn #1 Newsstand Variant (May 1992) – 1st Appearance of Spawn. Another Spawn movie is in the works. For this one, we need to be very specific. A regular ungraded issue isn’t worth a lot but the Newsstand variant (barcode on the cover) in high grades is going up. Graded above 9.2 is going up because so few were distributed through newsstands and most took some abuse.
Swamp Thing Halloween Horror #1 (Dec. 2018) – This 100-page giant reprints Batman #237 and House of Secrets #92 which are both great reads. The reason this is on the hot list is due to the original story by Azzarello which features Twiglet and Bi’tal. This is a Walmart exclusive.
Teen Titans (vol. 6) #20B – 1st Full Appearance of Crush, Lobo’s Daughter. The regular cover and A variant haven’t seen big increases but this one is hot. This cover features the concept art for Crush. People are digging on this tough girl, Crush, don’t overlook her.
Teen Titans Special #1 – Cameo of Crush, Lobo’s Daughter – This is a sought-after book but it hasn’t risen in value much. It’s probably undervalued in the current market. This is actually the second Teen Titans Special but DC mislabeled it as #1.
In the coming days, I will be updating this with other issues as my research continues.
by Ron Cloer