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Top 10 Selling Valiant Books of 2020

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1) Harbinger (1992) #1 (with coupon) - 1st app Pete, Faith, Flamingo, Torque, and Kris.

2) Rai (1992) #0 (Matte) - 1st (full) app Bloodshot.

3) Eternal Warrior (1992) #4 - 1st app Bloodshot (cameo)

4) X-O Manowar (1992) #1 - 1st app X-OManowar

5) Rai (1992) #0 (Glossy) - 1st (full) app Bloodshot.

6) Solar, Man of the Atom (1991) #10 (First Print) - 1st app of The Eternal Warrior and Geomancer

7) Bloodshot (1993) #1 - 1st Issue. 1st Chromium cover.

8) Solar, Man of the Atom (1991) #3 - 1st Toyo Harada and Harbinger Foundation.

9) Harbinger (1992) #0 (Pink Sendaway) - Estimated 3,500 copies were sent to readers who had redeemed the six mail-away coupons available from Harbinger issues #1-6. 1st app of Joe Irons (spoiler, he dies).

10) Nintendo Comics System (1989) Preview - 1st Valiant app of Mario (cover), Link, Princess Zelda, and Captain N: The Game Master. Very hard to find in high grade.

NOTE: Bad Idea's The Hero Trade #1 would likely place at #4 or #3 on this list depending on the available sales data. I am tracking $20,000+ in after market sales, but clearly do not have information on all sales (many were private).
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Re: Top 10 Selling Valiant Books of 2020

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The Top 10 Selling VEI books of 2020 were:

1) Bloodshot (2019) #1 (1:250 Carbon Fiber) - 180-200 known copies. 1st app of Eidolon and General Grayle.

2) X-O Manowar (2017) #1 (1:500 Brushed Metal) - 180-200 known copies. 1st app of Schon.

3) Bloodshot Salvation #1 (1:250 Brushed Metal) - 180-200 known copies. 1st app of Daddy.

4) Harbinger #1 (DMG Promo) - Low qty in circulation.

5) Divinity #1 (1:40 LaRosa) - <350 known copies. 1st app of Divinity, Eva Adams, David Camp, Butterfly Man, and Hawk Man.

6) Bloodshot #1 (DMG Promo) - Low qty in circulation.

7) Harbinger (2012) #8 (1:125 Lemire) - 500 known copies. "Highly Prized" by VEI collectors. 1st modern app of Torque.

8) Ninja-K #1 (1:250 Brushed Metal) - 180-200 known copies. 1st app of Ninja-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I. Yup, that is a LOT of 1sts.

9) Shadowman (2012) #13 (1:50 Davis) - 400 known copies. "Highly Prized" by VEI collectors. 1st app of Punk Mambo.

10) Eternity #1 (1:40 Massafera) - 2nd most in demand Divinity cover (after Divinity #1 LaRosa). 1st app of Brothers of the Bomb, Doctor Tear, Grimm-1, Keeper, and the Agents of Change.

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Re: Top 10 Selling Valiant Books of 2020

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Thanks for putting these together this year DBS. My favorite pickup was a DMG Bloodshot 1 signed by the cast of Bloodshot, including Vin Diesel. It sort of slipped under the radar on Heritage.
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:clap:

Thanks Jesse!

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Thanks for complying the list DBS.

I think I might be addicted and in need of help as I have a CGC 9.8 copy of all 10 books in both lists.

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Re: Top 10 Selling Valiant Books of 2020

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DirtbagSailor wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:08:55 pm
7) Harbinger (2012) #8 (1:125 Lemire) - 500 known copies. "Highly Prized" by VEI collectors. 1st modern app of Torque.
Huh, I never really noticed this until now (about 8 years later :lol:) .....

In VH-1, Torque dies in issue #6 and his deceased body is last seen in issue #7 (not counting later flashback app's), whereas in VH-2, he isn't even introduced before issue #8.

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Re: Top 10 Selling Valiant Books of 2020

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magnus20009 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:27:23 am
I think I might be addicted and in need of help as I have a CGC 9.8 copy of all 10 books in both lists.
You're still alright unless you also have a slabbed 9.8 HERO TRADE. :P


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