Ultraman Tops the CBCS Hot List

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Since changing the format of the CBCS Hot List a couple of week’s ago I have been intrigued by what drives the secondary market. As an outsider looking in, I just assumed it was Marvel and then everything else. That may be true in a sense, but I love seeing these smaller publishers make waves. So, this week as Ultraman tops the CBCS Hot List, I’m thrilled for the disruption it may cause. Now, let’s get started.

Ultraman #1 – July 1993

As mentioned above, Ultraman #1 tops the CBCS Hot List this week on the back of Netflix announcing that an animated Ultraman feature was in development. That news boosted Ultraman #1 sales by nearly 2700%. Coming from the sports card side of the hobby, I’m wondering if there may be any interest in the cards that came issued in the polybag along with the comic as well.

Ultraman Tops the CBCS Hot List

Ghost Rider #28 – August 1992

Ghost Rider #28 took a huge swing this week as news broke about a possible Midnight Sons movie in the works. That little glimmer of hope shot sales up over 1000%. Readers know this one is a must-have though. There are lots of first to be found in Ghost Rider #28. The least of which is a cameo of The Nine, better known as the Midnight Sons. That’s Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, Morbius, Blade, Hannibal King, Frank Drake, Sam Buchanan, Victoria Montesi, and Louise Hastings. In other words, a whole lot of new faces in the MCU. Also, of note here, Ghost Rider #2 and Ghost Rider #31 also took big jumps as well due to the news mentioned above.

Nemesis #1 – May 2010

With sales of this book jumping over 600% this week, that’s good enough for Nemesis #1 to land in the third spot on the CBCS Hot List. This Icon publication received some run with the news that Emerald Fennel has been tapped to write a script for the book. While I can’t say I’m familiar with the character, his tag line “Makes Kick-Ass Look Like $#IT” is pretty funny.

DC Comics Presents #47 – July 1982

Leave it to Kevin Smith to make comic book news, right? As images from his He-Man Netflix series were released this week, the market reacted. In fact, sales of this book saw an increase of 400%. Why you may ask? Well, DC Comics Presents #47 gives readers the first appearances of He-Man and Skeletor in a DC comic. Similarly, Masters of the Universe #1 also saw an increase in sales due to the same news.

Ultraman Tops the CBCS Hot List

Amazing Spider-Man #258 – November 1984

The final book on this week’s CBCS Hot List is Amazing Spider-Man #258 with a 300% jump in sales. As all things Symbiote remain hot, ASM #258 is a part of that heatwave. Also, the Fantastic Four tie-ins are an added bonus for that fan base as well. I’m not saying this is a long-term play, but at the moment it’s a nice flip if you have it or can grab it on the cheap.

Ultraman Tops the CBCS Hot List

That’s going to wrap up the CBCS Hot List this week. Let us know what you think about the list and what books you are picking up in the comments. If you missed last week’s list you can check it out here. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of our CBCS May Special with code BESTVALUE for 5% off your grading fees.

Finally, this week’s CBCS Hot List was powered by BAM! Box. Grab $8 off your first BAM! Comic Box with code NYWC8.

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Eric Norton

Eric has been collecting cards since he was seven, buying singles with his allowance from the lone card shop in his hometown of Springtown, TX. Currently, Eric’s collecting interest revolve around picking up cards he had in his childhood that he let go of at some point, and Seattle Mariners third basemen, Kyle Seager.

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