Top 15 List of Comics Submitted to CGC for Grading (April 23, 2024)

This week, collectors sent a diverse selection of comics to CGC for grading, with some driven by nostalgia, hot characters, and limited-edition variants. Let’s delve into the top 15 and explore the potential reasons behind their popularity:

  1. Star Trek: Annual 2023 nn Photo Variant Cover D (2023, IDW Publishing): This comic features a photo cover of legendary Star Trek actors William Shatner and Patrick Stewart. With the recent resurgence of Star Trek content, this variant could be attracting fans seeking a unique piece of memorabilia.
  2. Ghost-Spider 2 Mexican Edition/El Quinto Mundo Edition (2024, Panini Mexico): This Mexican exclusive features a foil cover, making it a visually striking collectible for fans of Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacy) and variant hunters.
  3. Marvel Comics #1 (2023, Pure Silver Foil): This mysterious entry with a pure silver foil cover could be generating speculation due to its limited nature and the lack of information about its content. First issues with unique covers often pique collector interest.
  4. Star Wars 45 Christopher Variant Cover A (2024, Marvel Comics): This variant by artist John Tyler Christopher could be sought after by Star Wars fans who enjoy his work or collectors who specialize in action figure variants.
  5. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars 8 (1984, Marvel Comics): This classic comic features the origin of the symbiote that bonds with Eddie Brock to become Venom. With Venom’s continued popularity, key issues in his origin story remain valuable.
  6. Spider-Man 7 Ramos Variant Cover (2023, Marvel Comics): This variant by artist Humberto Ramos might be popular due to his acclaimed work on Spider-Man and the potential connection to the first appearance of Spider-Boy (already a valuable collectible).
  7. Venom: Lethal Protector 1 (1993, Marvel Comics): This iconic comic features the first issue of Venom’s own ongoing series, with a Spider-Man appearance. The combination of a popular character’s first solo title and a guest appearance by another major hero makes this a desirable comic.
  8. Spawn 1 (1992, Image Comics): The first appearance of Spawn (Al Simmons) is a cornerstone of Image Comics and the 1990s collector market. Movie speculation and Spawn’s popularity continues to drive submissions for grading.
  9. Spider-Man 1 Silver Edition (1990, Marvel Comics): This issue features the Lizard as the main villain, but might be graded due to its “Silver Edition” status.
  10. Amazing Spider-Man 300 (1988, Marvel Comics): This significant issue features the full first appearance of Venom (Eddie Brock), making it a highly sought-after collectible for Spider-Man and Venom fans. This just happens to be one of the most submitted book for grading.
  11. New Mutants 98 (1991, Marvel Comics): The first appearance of Deadpool, a character who has exploded in popularity in recent years. Movie news is keeping this book hot.
  12. Ultimate Spider-Man 1 Third Printing/Jonathan Comics Edition B (2024, Marvel Comics): Easily one of the most popular books out right now and the Jonathan Comics cover is straight fire!
  13. Thundercats 1 Asrar “Virgin” Foil Edition (2024, Dynamite Entertainment): This it the visually stunning Mahmud Asrar foil variant.
  14. Ultimate Spider-Man 1 (2024, Marvel Comics): Again one of the most popular books of the year and the First Print Cover A is the preferred cover.
  15. Looney Tunes 277 Spectral Comics Edition B (2024, D.C. Comics): This is the Gabriele Dell’Otto edition, exclusive to Spectral Comics featuring Bat Duck and Super Bugs Limited to 1,000 sets.

Which one is your favorite? Please let us know in the comments.

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