One of Marvel Studio’s most anticipated films yet, Black Panther is already a hot ticket. Written and illustrated by industry legends Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito, “Black Panther: The Sound and the Fury #1” puts Black Panther on a mission, testing his prowess against his long-standing nemesis, KLAW as well as three new villains.
Designed in collaboration with eBay, Marvel and eBay seller Mycomicshop, the unique cover was illustrated by accomplished comics illustrator Sanford Greene. This new special edition will only be available on eBay for $9.99; but, for a limited time beginning on Wednesday, 2/7 at 8am PST the one-of-a-kind edition will cost $5.99 with free US shipping via eBay’s Daily deals. Available while supplies last — only 3000 total copies are being sold.
The Black Panther — created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby — first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in July of 1966. Since then, the first African American Super Hero has made frequent appearances in various animated films, television series, and video games.
“Ever since he first appeared on the comic book pages in 1966, Black Panther has become an iconic character of the Marvel franchise,” said Sam Bright, Senior Director of Art & Collectibles at eBay. “When approached about this collaboration, we jumped at the opportunity to exclusively connect our 170 million buyers with this unique piece of Super Hero history.”
Currently, there are over 52,000 live listings for Black Panther related items on eBay. Black Panther items first spiked the week the film’s first trailer was released in October 2017, with sales increasing 23 percent.* In anticipation of the box office premiere of the Black Panther on February 16, sales of Black Panther merchandise have more than doubled.*
This special edition of “Black Panther: Sound and Fury #1” follows successful exclusive variant covers on eBay, including “Marvel Legacy #1” and “The Spectacular Spider-Man #1” – which sold out in 26 hours.
eBay Black Panther by the Numbers Data*
- Purchases of Black Panther items have increased dramatically ahead of the feature film - sales have more than doubled from Oct 2016-Jan 2017 to Oct 2017-Jan 2018.
- Black Panther sales spiked the week the first movie trailer was released: sales increased by 23% the week of October 16, 2017.
- Currently, there over 52,000 Black Panther available listings.
*All data based on sold and listed items on eBay.com from 10/1/2016-1/25/2018