Ahead of the highly anticipated Black Panther film release, eBay is selling a limited amount of copies of Black Panther: The Sound and the Fury #1 with an exclusive variant cover. This special-edition is predicted to sell out quickly.
“The fantastic technology of Wakanda comes to Dubai! But when the villainous KLAW launches a plot to extort billions from the citizens of the city, T’CHALLA’s diplomatic mission becomes a search and rescue for the BLACK PANTHER! Written and illustrated by industry legends Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito, THE SOUND AND THE FURY puts the Black Panther on a mission that will test his prowess against his long-standing nemesis, as well as three new villains – BLOKK, GARROTTE, and SHEN-YU! Featuring a special presentation of FANTASTIC FOUR #53, featuring the earliest conflict between T’Challa and Klaw, and the introduction of VIBRANIUM!”
About the comic + cover:
- The variant cover was designed in collaboration between eBay, Marvel and eBay seller Mycomicshop, and illustrated by accomplished comics illustrator Sanford Greene.
- The comic is being released a week prior to the Black Panther movie premiere, which has sold more advance tickets than any other Marvel movie in history.
- The limited edition variant cover comic – with limited copies being sold – has a MSRP of $9.99 but will cost $5.99 with free U.S. shipping on eBay’s Daily Deals beginning Wednesday, 2/7 at 8am PT. It’s available for pre-order at 8am PT on Tuesday 2/6. Available while supplies last.
- Listing link (live on 2/7 at 8a.m. PT): https://www.ebay.com/blackpanther
In celebration of the comic book release, eBay is revealing Black Panther sales trends on the marketplace*:
- Purchases of Black Panther items have increased dramatically ahead of the feature film – sale 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.
Regularly releasing limited edition variant covers like “Marvel Legacy #1” and “ The Spectacular Spider-Man #1” which sold out in 26 hours , eBay is a top destination to shop rare and exclusive comic memorabilia.
About the Comic Artist, Sanford Greene
Sanford Greene has worked professionally in the comic illustration and related industries for over 15 years. Working for mainline publishers such as, Marvel , DC , Dark Horse and Image Comics. You can see his most recent work on the hit Marvel series “ Power Man and Iron Fist “ as well as covers for “ Black Panther ” and “ Inhumans “. He is currently working on his creator owned online comic series for Webtoons called “1000” and the anticipated new title called “ Bitter Root “ for Image comics.
*All data based on sold and listed items on eBay.com from 10/1/16-1/25/2018
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