Top 15 List of Comics Submitted to CGC for Grading (Week of May 14th, 2024)

This week, CGC saw a surge of submissions featuring both hot new releases as well as some sought-after back issues. Here’s a breakdown of the top 15 comics submitted for the week of May 14, 2024.

  1. Deadpool 1 Comic Mint Foil Edition (2024, Marvel Comics): This first issue with a “virgin” cover (no text or logos) could be a future collectible, especially if the story arc gains popularity. The “Mint Foil” edition adds another layer of appeal for variant cover enthusiasts.
  1. Transformers 1 (2023, Image/Skybound): This first issue from the new creative team at Image Comics is a significant milestone for the Transformers franchise.
  1. Star Wars: Visions – Takashi Okazaki 1 (2024, Marvel Comics): This debut issue ties into the popular “Star Wars: Visions” animated anthology. With a limited print run and the involvement of a renowned artist (Takashi Okazaki), collectors might be hoping for a high-grade copy to hold value.
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2023, Marvel Comics): This recent issue boasts a massive sales jump compared to the previous one, potentially indicating a turning point in the series or a hot storyline.
  3. Ultimate Spider-Man (2024, Marvel Comics): One of the Hottest books of 2024 so far!
  1. Eros/Psyche 2 Variant Cover D (2021, Ablaze): This cover pays homage to the cult classic film “Pulp Fiction,” making it a unique collectible for fans of both the movie and the comic series.
  2. Ultimate Spider-Man 1 Campbell Variant Cover (2024, Marvel Comics):
  3. Ultimate Spider-Man 1 Torque Variant Cover (2024, Marvel Comics):
  1. X-Men 1 (1991, Marvel Comics): The first appearance of the Acolytes.
  2. Ultimate Spider-Man 1 Stegman Variant Cover (2024, Marvel Comics)
  1. Fire and Ice 1 Variant Cover W (2023, Dynamite Entertainment): This virgin first issue with its adult themes and a potentially limited print run could be a target for collectors seeking rare variants.
  2. G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero: Larry Hama Cut 1 (2023, Image/Skybound): This reprint of the classic G.I. Joe #1 by legendary writer Larry Hama might be a nostalgic grab for collectors, especially in high grades.
  3. Batgirl 23 Bird Ctiy Comics Foil Edition B (2024, D.C. Comics): Reprints can be valuable too, especially limited foil editions like this one. Who doesn’t love a Foil reprint?
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Mexican Edition/Momoko Variant cover (2024, Kamite): This unique variant featuring a popular cover artist (Peach Momoko) and a “Death of Splinter” storyline could be a double whammy for collectors, especially those interested in international editions.
  5. Spawn 1 (1992, Image Comics): A fan favorite, Spawn #1 often finds its way onto this list.

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