It was a Spider-Man type of week on the Hottest Comics index, and several Spider-Keys were getting the rub from the latest Across the Spider-Verse footage.
Movie trailers almost always spur the secondary market, and Across the Spider-Verse has done just that. Of course, with so many different Spider-Man variants being flashed on the screen, it is no surprise that buyers were taking to eBay in response.
Let’s delve deeper and see what else was trending this time around.
There had been rumors galore that Jessica Drew would make her long-awaited debut in the Into the Spider-Verse sequel. Amidst the pure, joyous chaos of the latest Across the Spider-Verse trailer, we see Spider-Woman in her classic costume among the other Spider-Variants.
How large a role will she take in the new movie? That remains to be seen, but chances are that Spider-Woman will arrive in her own movie, especially with all the Sony spinoffs that have been given the green light as of late.
Those Black Suit Saga keys are always popular among collectors. Even before Venom got his own movie franchise and well ahead of a piece of the symbiote being left in the MCU, fans loved these comics. With the promise of bigger and better things for the Black Suit Saga on the big screen, it’s propelled these issues for months.
Although Web of Spider-Man #1 found its way onto the Coldest Comics list this week, ASM #252 with its classic cover made leaps forward.
The early Wolverine appearances are perennial favorites and never a bad investment. With the allure of Hugh Jackman bringing Logan to the MCU in Deadpool 3, it’s put an added emphasis on adding those to keys to your collections.
Here we have Wolverine’s first appearance, albeit in cameo on the final page, in Hulk #180. It’s been getting more popular as of late, and much of that is due to it being a cheaper alternative to that holy of holy grails, Hulk #181.
Over on the Coldest Comics, the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever keys took a major hit in the sales department. That’s only natural when dealing with movie spec. As interest in the film wanes, so does the interest in the key issues. However, Namor’s Silver Age appearances are still thriving for the most part. Hence, his fan-favorite team-up comic with Iron Man, which was published in 1968, is still on the move.
It all comes from the anticipation for the Submariner’s next MCU appearance.
Will Matt Reeves add Bane to the cast for The Batman 2? We’re all waiting for his next move, and buyers are stockpiling the villain’s keys just in case. While this is not his first appearance, Bane breaking Batman’s back on the cover of Batman #497 remains one of the most iconic of the Dark Knight’s 1990s comics.
Artists and fans alike love their Batman covers, and the ‘90s had some of the best and most popular, so ranking Batman #497 high on that list is a testament to this issue’s significance.