The Rising FMV of Knull

by Matt Tuck

733616_venom-3-197x300 The Rising FMV of KnullDid you invest in Knull’s early appearances in 2018? Now that he’s getting set to take on Marvel’s superstars, the market for Knull key issues is booming.

Why the Speculation on Knull?

Normally, a market boom is brought on by a movie or television announcement. Not in this case.

While many fans have theorized how Knull could be incorporated into Sony’s Venom-verse, there’s nothing substantiated to say he’s coming to live-action. No, the current God of the Symbiotes boom is being generated by his overall position in the Marvel Universe.

knull-184x300 The Rising FMV of KnullKnull and DC’s The Batman Who Laughs are on equal footing in this respect. Both characters were hugely popular from their first panels, and the editorial teams responded accordingly. DC has milked the Batman Who Laughs for everything he’s worth, and fans buy up those appearances. Knull has gradually spread his symbiote-dragon wings and has emerged as much more than a Venom rouge’s gallery villain.

In Venom #25, Eddie Brock warns the Avengers about Knull, teasing an epic showdown between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the God of the Symbiotes. Of course, we knew this day would come ever since Knull appeared in Silver Surfer Black. If he’s powerful enough to behead a Celestial with All-Black the Necrosword, there’s no question that he’s being primed for an intergalactic face-off with Marvel’s A-list heroes.

Upgrading Knull’s position to a Thanos-level threat has stirred the speculative pot. Here’s the latest on the three of the biggest Knull keys.

Thor-6-198x300 The Rising FMV of KnullTHOR: GOD OF THUNDER #6

Technically, this issue marks the first appearance of what would later be named Knull. We see him only in a cameo, and no one thought much about it for five years later when Donny Cates gave the character a name and a personality.

Since then, this has been an extremely hot issue, and it’s only getting hotter. Two years ago, a 9.8 had a fair market value of $178. In 2019, that FMV increased to $201. Over the past 90 days, it has reached $240.

 

Venom-3-third-print-190x300 The Rising FMV of KnullVENOM #3

Knull’s first full appearance has reached new heights. For much of this year, the standard cover of Venom #3 at a 9.8 has been a $100-$115 comic. On May 5, it surged to $200. Since then, it has steadily traded hands for $150 or more. Recently, one sold for $215 on June 14. A year ago, it averaged $96, and it will likely double that in a few months.

There were several variants, but the most important of those was the third printing since that is considered his first cover appearance. After the 9.8 averaged $62 in 2018 and $91 last year, it has soared to a $281 90-day FMV. It routinely sells for over $300 and set a record high of $375 on April 28. It hasn’t sold for less than $275 since the middle of May.

Venom-5-skan-virgin-195x300 The Rising FMV of KnullVENOM #5 (SKAN VARIANT)

The standard cover for Venom #5 is only a $30 comic, but if you picked up the Skan Srisuwan variants, you are reaping the rewards.

The trade dress Skan variant had averaged a respectable $51 in 2019, and the “virgin” cover carried a $79 FMV. Both editions have exploded in the past month. The 9.8 trade dress cover had never sold for more than $100 in two years, but that was obliterated last month when two sales netted $190 and $231, respectively. Likewise, the virgin edition has been steaming along. From January to mid-April, this variant at a 9.8 didn’t sell for over $68. Since April 25, it has sold for $350 three times, and it has a 90-day FMV of $200.

 

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10 comments

dimitra June 18, 2020 - 4:29 pm

Hello, betwwen the three of them,which is the most important? Theoretically..

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Matt Tuck June 18, 2020 - 5:09 pm

Which of the three prints? It’s a matter of opinion, but I lean toward the third print, since it’s Knull’s first cover appearance.

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dimitra June 19, 2020 - 5:00 am

Venom issue 3,third printing, right?Also, do you have any info about when will be the time that Knull will make his first major impact in marvels universe?I mean when he will take some marvels superstar hero?thanks a lot.

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Matt Tuck June 19, 2020 - 10:51 am

I haven’t read anything about when the Knull invasion will begin, but Venom #25 definitely set the stage.

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dimitra June 19, 2020 - 6:34 pm

Thanks again for your info.I have add it to my collection.Also,i think to buy amazing spiderman 361,Ultimate fallout 4 and hulk 2008 atomic variant,all graded.Do you think that is good choice for future investment?

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Matt Tuck June 20, 2020 - 1:50 pm

The problem with those is that the hype has already set in, and the prices are so inflated. If you can get some deals, go for it.

darkhorse305 June 27, 2020 - 10:06 pm

Ultimate fallout 4 Djurdevic variant will be the Hulk 181 of the next generation, there is going to be a day when you wished you grabbed all the copies under $1000

Matt Tuck June 29, 2020 - 11:14 am

That’s a bold statement.

darkhorse305 June 27, 2020 - 9:59 pm

Already started done. It was in the Absolute Carnage storyline and continues covertly in different books spread out through Thor, Silver Surfer, and Valkyrie, even Miles Morales got involved

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darkhorse305 June 27, 2020 - 9:55 pm

Whichever gets you the big bucks at the moment, Thor God of Thunder #6 is actually just a cameo appearance, Venom #3 and 5 are just avatars, Keep an Eye out for the Web of Venom storyline with Wraith. (according to Donny Cates) Who was the last person to actually physically fight him and win.

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