On the heels of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War film debut, eBay is releasing an exclusive Avengers variant cover comic book, offering fans a wide selection of amazing Marvel Universe finds and revealing the top five Avengers characters according to marketplace data.
Avengers #1 (2018) brings Marvel’s “big three” back together – Thor Odinson, Steve Rogers, and Tony Stark – in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.
The new eBay exclusive variant cover features a unique design created in partnership between Marvel, eBay and eBay seller My Comic Shop, who commissioned artist Mahmud Asrar to bring the cover to life. Featuring Captain Marvel as the first-ever female lead on an eBay variant cover – alongside Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and Black Panther – the limited Avengers #1 variant cover issue will be available exclusively on eBay starting May 2nd at 8:00am PT for $5.99 with free shipping. A limited edition of only 3,000 copies will be produced. Visit: ebay.com/avengers.
Offering even more for Avengers fanatics, eBay is launching a new curated destination comprised entirely of memorabilia from the franchise. Much of the inventory is rare and not available for purchase anywhere else, including comic Amazing Fantasy #15 – valued at $94,000 – and Tales of Suspense #39, valued at $13,500. Additional store merchandise includes Funko Pops, costume accessories, posters, life-size character cardboard cutouts, and more. The store is live now at eBay.com/TheAvengersareBack.
“We are thrilled to give lifelong Avengers fans and new collectors alike access to rare and exclusive memorabilia from one of the most prominent comic book franchises of our time,” said Sam Bright, Senior Director of Art & Collectibles at eBay. “We strive to create an online marketplace that connects people to their passions, offering our 170 million active buyers products that speak to whatever they may be interested in, including their favorite movies.”
Finally, eBay is revealing the top five most popular Avengers characters of all time, based on total sales volume*:
- Iron Man
- Captain America
In addition to the top five, Black Widow ranks as the most popular female character, landing the #7 slot on the list, and Groot is breaking out as a star character, with total sales of Groot related items more than doubling from 2016 to 2017*.
*All data based on sold and listed items on eBay.com between January 1, 2012 – April 23, 2018