Remember the start of 2018? So many resolutions – we were going to start eating right, working out, cataloging our whole collections… A few of these have gone out the window, but adding stuff to the database is infinitely easier than eating salad and donning trainers.
So now that we’re officially past the mid-point of 2018, we’re curious to see how the Gearogs, Comicogs, Posterogs, Bookogs and Filmogs databases have grown since the start of the year, and which items are the most collected and wanted among these communities. Check out the proportion of growth of each below. Gearogs has slowed down a bit having only increased by 10% so far this year, but Posterogs is booming at 99% growth since the start of the year (granted, it only launched in September ’17, but we’ll call it a victory).
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The Comicogs database is now 25,000+ comics strong. The proportion of superhero comics is up from 20% to 30%, and where Marvel and DC were once in close competition for the most catalogued publisher, Marvel is now the clear winner with almost a third more comics catalogued than DC. That said, Marvel doesn’t even crack the top 10 most collected items list. Image Comics really dominates both the most collected and most wanted lists with the Saga comics. If you’re not familiar with this acclaimed series, it’s a monthly space opera/fantasy that’s been going strong since 2012, and has been described as “Star Wars meets Game Of Thrones“.
Topping the most wanted list is The Incredible Hulk #181 with the first full appearance of Wolverine, which – in good condition – regularly goes for several thousands of dollars on the second-hand market. Second to that on the most wanted list is Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring Spider-man’s debut appearance. Near mint copies are notoriously collectible – a CGC (Certified Guarantee Company, a comic book grading service) NM- 9.2 sold last year for $460,000. If you’re less picky about condition, it’s possible to get your hands on a copy for a lot less.
Most Collected Comics on Comicogs
- Batman: The Killing Joke – DC Comics (1988)
- Saga, Vol. 1 TP #1-6 – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga, Vol. 3 TP #13-18 – Image Comics (2013)
- Saga, Vol. 2 #7-12 – Image Comics (2014)
- Saga, Vol. 4 TP #19-24 – Image Comics (2014)
- Paper Girls, Vol. 1 #1 – Image Comics (2015)
- The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye Vol. 1 – Image Comics (2004)
- Saga, Vol. 5 TP #25-30 – Image Comics (2015)
- Hellboy Vol 1: Seed Of Destruction – Dark Horse Books (2003)
- Batman Vol 3 #1: “I Am Gotham, Part One” – DC Comics (2016)
Most Wanted Comics on Comicogs
- The Incredible Hulk: And now… the Wolverine! Vol. 1 #181 – Marvel Comics Group (1974)
- Amazing Fantasy Vol. 1 #15 – Atlas Magazines (1962)
- Saga #5A – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #2C – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #1C – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #6B – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #2A – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #4B – Image Comics (2012)
- The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #6 – Marvel (1963)
- Saga #1D – Image Comics (2012)