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2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A)
Of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s

CPV Price Guide 2022 Edition Jump: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Z
This is the 2022 guide [see 2021 or past price guide editions]


2022 Edition Contents:
Introduction
Market Reports & Articles
Noteworthy Sales
Noteworthy Live eBay Auctions
Mis-Listed Variant Opportunities
Top 50 Variants
Top 20 Magazines
Methodology & Usage
2022 Values By Title
Most Active At CGC
Support Team CPV
Also See...
Price Guide Collaborators (alphabetically):

Bill Alexander — Overstreet Advisor, U.S.-published comic book cover price variant specialist and historian. (Contact by email)
Tim Bildhauser — Overstreet Advisor and International comics specialist. (Contact by email)
Paul Clairmont — Overstreet Advisor and proprietor of pnjcomics.com
Jay Halstead — Overstreet Advisor and Director of the International Comic Exchange
Jon McClure — Senior Overstreet Advisor, comic book historian, discoverer of Marvel 30 and 35 cent variants, and proprietor of jonmcclurescomics.com
Benjamin Nobel — Project organizer; author of the Rare Comics blog
Conan Saunders — Overstreet Advisor and Vice President at mycomicshop.com
Doug Sulipa — Senior Overstreet Advisor since guide #2 in 1972, and proprietor of dougcomicworld.com
Angelo Virone — Cover price variant collector and historian. (Contact by email)
Article Contribution:

Greg Holland — Overstreet Advisor, CGCData.com administrator, writer for GPAnalysis and SlabData.com.
Jayden Mitchell — Proprietor of CaptCan Comics.

Many thanks to everyone above, who all volunteered their time and advice to make this 2022 price guide edition and all of its great contents possible; readers are encouraged to support these superstars of our great hobby by patronizing their stores and sending them your variant wishlists! Let us know if you like our guide — your continued suggestions, corrections, and feedback are greatly appreciated!

Introducing The 2022 Price Guide Edition

Welcome to edition #5 of what began with our inaugural 2018 edition of this guide, which marked our hobby's first comprehensive price guide for 1980's newsstand-exclusive cover price variants from Marvel and D.C. — covering the two heavyweight comic book publishers of the era. Subsequent editions brought coverage of variants from Archie, Gladstone, and Modern. And this year our coverage universe continues to expand, with the addition of several of the more popular Warren & Harris magazine titles such as the often-requested Vampirella series (and with these additions we have introduced a new Top 20 Magazines list encompassing the magazines and graphic novels in the guide that would fall under CGC's magazine tier if submitted).

Readers should note that there are other publishers that produced Type 1A variants during this 1970's-1990's timeframe as well that we have yet to cover — collectors interested in exploring variants from other publishers such as Charlton (not to mention other types of variants) are encouraged to read Jon McClure's 2021 article published in The Overstreet Guide to Grading Comics Sixth Edition, entitled "A History of Publisher Experimentation and Variant Comic Books, 2021 Edition" (pick up your copy here). "Type 1" and "Type 1A" price variants are defined below:

Official Type 1 & 1A Variant Definitions

Introducing The Variants — Marvel & D.C.

Introducing The Price Variants — Marvel & D.C.

First, let us discuss Marvel and D.C. Entering the 1980's, Marvel and D.C. each sold comics through two distinct distribution channels: "Direct Edition" copies were directly sold to comic shops on a non-returnable (but discounted) basis; "Newsstand" copies meanwhile were distributed to newsstands across North America, and unsold copies could be returned. In the beginning of the 1980's, all of North America got the same identical newsstand copies.

But starting in October of 1982, due to currency fluctuation, these publishers could no longer afford to charge the same 60¢ price on newsstands in population centers like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal — i.e. places where buyers would be paying in Canadian currency. For this reason, both publishers started to demand 75 cents from those newsstand customers north of the border. But instead of placing both US and Canadian prices on newsstand copies as they eventually did, from 10/1982, out to 8/1986 for Marvel and out to 9/1988 for D.C., these publishers produced two distinct batches of newsstand copies: a higher cover price batch and a lower cover price batch.

Type 1A 1980's Newsstand Cover Price Variants: Market size disparity chart [Click here for a detailed explanation of these graphics, or New! Click here for a video walkthrough Video]

Each batch was produced simultaneously with the other copies on the same manufacturing equipment, so all are 1st print copies (each batch involving only a change of the black/key plate), but the number of copies created for each batch was different, with each batch sized to fit the corresponding market: the Direct Edition batch size was informed by comic shop order levels, and each of the two Newsstand batch sizes were informed by the size of the target market and newsstand sales trends. The smaller batch of higher cover price newsstand copies — the copies today known as "Type 1A cover price variants" were therefore sold in vastly smaller numbers.

But equally important is that newsstand comics were purchased mostly by readers, whereas direct edition comics were mostly purchased by collectors, who then preserved their condition. Direct editions of this era were so well preserved in fact, that the consensus among the Overstreet advisors on our collaboration team is that direct editions represent roughly 80% of the total surviving copies of 1980's comic books. That leaves roughly 20% as newsstand copies; and applying the approximate 90:10 market size difference by population size shown above, we reach an estimate of roughly 18% of surviving copies being regular newsstand copies and roughly 2% being the Type 1A price variant newsstand copies, as we illustrate below (note: the tilde symbol '~' means 'approximately' as these are estimates):

Direct Edition Comic Books:  An Estimated 80% of Surviving 1980's copies Newsstand Comic Books: An Estimated 20% of Surviving 1980's copies [Click here for a detailed explanation of these graphics, or New! Click here for a video walkthrough Video]

It is important to note, however, that each individual issue will have its own survivorship characteristics depending on factors including the overall share of newsstand sales (versus direct edition) at the time of publication (with newsstand distribution in 1982 considerably stronger than in 1988), and whether comic shops ordered enough direct edition copies of the issue to satiate collector demand (if collectors could not get their fill at their local comic shops for a particular issue, they may have turned to their local newsstands to collect copies of that issue, driving a higher than average CPV survivorship rate). Issues like Batman #423 and Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 have current CGC census rarity of closer to 1% for the CPV, while Thor #337 has current CGC census rarity closer to 6% for the CPV, as of September 2021. Across this year's Top 100 list the CPV census rarity is 2.3% for Marvel and DC issues. Across all Marvel and DC issues where we have photo-confirmed the existence of a CPV, the CPV census percentage is 2.5% as of September 2021 (and here is a link listing the individual census CPV percentages for each).

It is also important to consider that the marketplace for CGC-graded CPVs is focused on the major keys, representing a small subset of the overall universe of CPVs that actually exist. Many of the major key issues were published earlier in the window; among the top keys in our guide, the median publication year is 1984. And for Marvel (which represents a greater share of sales in the comic book marketplace versus DC) the top Marvel keys have a median publication year of 1983 — in other words, skewed more towards the beginning of the price variant window.

Given these factors, a separate question that can be studied is what share of actual marketplace sales do CPVs represent, among the most popular issues where CPVs exist? This year the folks at GPAnalysis kindly supplied statistics for all of their sales data from 2019-onward for CGC graded comics, among the universe of issues where GPA has recorded a CPV sale at any time since 2002 (this universe will therefore exclude all sales for issues where the CPV is known to exist but has not changed hands as a CGC-graded copy since 2002). Greg Holland did a great job of crunching the numbers and analyzing the breakdowns — see his new article here for more details. Across Marvel and DC there were a total of 780 unique issue numbers with a total of 69,188 sales in the GPA data set, 2,365 of which were price variant copies and 66,823 of which were regular-cover-priced copies (inclusive of both direct editions and regular newsstand copies). In 9.8 there were 24,423 total sales in the data set, of which 530 were price variant copies and 23,893 were regular cover price copies.

CPV Rarity Study: GPAnalysis Sales Data, 1/2019 to 11/2021 [Click here for Greg's article presenting GPA data in greater detail]

Introducing The Variants — Archie, Gladstone, & Modern
Introducing The Price Variants — Archie, Gladstone, & Modern

Thanks to the research efforts of Salvatore Miceli, our guide's coverage universe now includes these additional publishers. Each of these publishers has varying dates during which price variants were published, and there are also different distribution circumstances to keep in mind versus over at Marvel/DC: for example with Archie, direct editions were generally only introduced much later (with certain titles only getting their first direct editions way out in September of 1988), with early 1980's keys like Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #320 (1st Cheryl Blossom Appearance) having had only newsstand distribution. Archie kept publishing their price variants well past the end of the '80s and into the '90s (Gladstone also published variants into the 90's). Read more detailed introductions at the following links about the variants from Archie, Gladstone, & Modern. [Note: Articles are also now available for Harvey and Whitman CPVs, although we have not added these publishers into the pages of the price guide yet; also see the Market Reports & Articles section that follows, for articles covering pre-1980's Canadian Price Variants.]

Advisor Market Reports & Articles
In this section, we present market reports and articles contributed by guide collaborators as well as outside contributors. These reports & articles each represent the views of the individual authors. Click any report title to read the full article. For convenience, prior years' articles are included; new articles published subsequent to last year's guide are denoted with: "New!"
New!CPV Market Report: Year In Review
By Bill Alexander — "The gap between certified 9.6 and 9.8 books in what they sell for, is still continuing to grow wider and wider. At comic book auction houses, I have noticed that some certified 9.8 graded copies of popular key books are sometimes ..." [ continue reading » ]
Market Report + Dell and Archie CPVs 1951-1959
By Bill Alexander — "It appears there has been a big noticeable increase in demand for newsstand edition comics versus direct edition comics especially with certified 9.8 grade comics published from 1979 on ..." [ continue reading » ]
Notable Sales, Archie "Phase 1" CPVs, and Widening 9.8 Premiums
By Bill Alexander — "I have noticed a continuing widening gap in sales prices between certified 9.6 graded comics and certified 9.8 graded comics that are of the same issue number. ..." [ continue reading » ]
Harvey Canadian Price Variants
By Bill Alexander, Salvatore Miceli, and Benjamin Nobel — "Everyone knows about Marvel's 35¢ cover price variants from 1977 (Type 1), but few know that Harvey published 35¢ Type 1A cover price variants in 1974... and 1973... and 1972... and... " [ continue reading » ]
Record-Breaking 2018 Sales for Canadian Price Variants
By Bill Alexander and James Gilbreath — "2018 saw many record breaking and high end sales for Canadian price variants in the hobby ..." [ continue reading » ]
New!2021 Canadian Price Variant Market Report
By Tim Bildhauser — "Much like the rest of the comic market I believe we're seeing the threshold begin to lower in terms of what constitutes an acceptable grade. Collectors are realizing that there are some CPVs that are out of their price range in the higher grades ..." [ continue reading » ]
Amazing Spider-Man #238 Remains the King of CPVs
By Tim Bildhauser — "This year we saw unprecedented sales, some of which were record highs and others that are so consistent that they firmly established the fact that mainstream collectors have accepted and embraced CPVs as an unquestionably legitimate part of the hobby ..." [ continue reading » ]
Fun, Frustration and General Observation
By Tim Bildhauser — "Regardless of which perspective one may have about CPVs, there's no doubt and no denying that they're becoming a greater force in the mainstream of comic collecting ..." [ continue reading » ]
Price Variants and the International Collector
By Tim Bildhauser — "One of the main styles of collecting comics, that is growing in popularity, is assembling what is referred to as a set ..." [ continue reading » ]
PNJ Comics 2020 Canadian Price Variant Market Report
By Paul Clairmont — "People need to remember the distribution channels for these books was not speciality shops with owners wearing white gloves carefully laying them out for the fine art crowd to come and carefully handle. These books were stuffed into unforgiving newsstands and spinner racks in convenience stores and grocery stores with employees unloading them with the same care as tossing tin cans of corn onto a store shelf ..." [ continue reading » ]
First-To-Market CPV Keys Seeing Exceptionally Strong Sales
By Paul Clairmont — "If you can achieve being first to market with the highest certified copy of even a semi-key book you can almost set your price ..." [ continue reading » ]
A Common-Sense Approach To Understand Canadian Price Variant Scarcity
By Paul Clairmont — "Here is a simple and very common-sense approach to understand the scarcity of Canadian Price Variant comics ..." [ continue reading » ]
CPVs Are Hot on ICE
By Walter Durajlija and Jay Halstead — "Can you believe, with how hot this book has been, that it's now been almost 4 years since an Amazing Spider-Man #238 CPV has sold in 9.8? ..." [ continue reading » ]
Canadian Whites and Type 1A Variant Perspective
By Walter Durajlija — "I would advise collectors in Canada to zoom out and keep the 'big picture' in mind when it comes to Type 1A variant scarcity ..." [ continue reading » ]
Collecting CPVs for Profit
By James Gilbreath — "The CPV window was open for a considerable period of time and encompassed an incredibly fertile period of game changing imagination and innovation in the industry. There are so many keys to choose from during this era, a more detailed examination is called for ..." [ continue reading » ]
2019 in Review
By James Gilbreath — "Once a niche topic, CPV discussion has exploded on comic forums everywhere in the last few years ..." [ continue reading » ]
New!The Hottest CPVs of 2021
By Jay Halstead — "I've always felt Spidey and Star Wars are the two easiest CPV's to find, as it should be, as these were immensely popular titles during that time. But in high grade, most of the Star Wars CPVs are still extremely elusive ..." [ continue reading » ]
My Take on the Market 2020
By Jay Halstead — "Bob Overstreet used to preach the slow and steady approach, which I'm not a huge fan of, when a book goes up and is trading for a higher amount, my feeling is that the book should show significant upward momentum in my survey. But unlike Bob who rarely went backwards on values, we are a small unit who still are early enough into this where we can make corrections where need be ..." [ continue reading » ]
New!Canadian Price Variants (CPVs) and GPAnalysis.com Recorded Sales
By Greg Holland — "The increased interest in CPVs combined with higher sales prices for CPVs has them being submitted to CGC and entering the market more often than the overall CGC Census percentages in recent years. As the prices have increased for CPVs, the condition which is 'worth submitting' to CGC has decreased ..." [ continue reading » ]
New!Canadian Price Variants (CPVs) and the CGC Census
By Greg Holland — "A dramatic increase in the numbers of CPV Marvel comic books graded by CGC is evident, particularly in the last five years. A similar recent increase can be observed for CPV D.C. Comics issues, although the counts are significantly ..." [ continue reading » ]
From a Seller's Perspective...
By Tony LeBlanc — "I started classifying comics as CPVs about 12 years ago. At first, I was surprised to see that roughly 80% of all my sales were predominantly from fellow Canadians. Now that CPVs are more mainstream, I would estimate that about 65% of my CPV sales goes to the States and this percentage continues to rise ..." [ continue reading » ]
Overstreet Price Guide #50 Full Market Report
By Jon McClure — "I have long argued that Type 1A variants of all eras would climb in interest due to scarcity ..." [ continue reading » ]
A Short History in Comics: 35 Cent Cover Price Variants and Various Reminiscences
By Jon McClure — "It's been a fun and challenging ride so far, and I think it's just getting started for Type 1a Variants, so sit back and enjoy the fireworks ..." [ continue reading » ]
Where Have All the Cartoon Books Gone?
By Salvatore Miceli — "The demand for Gladstone, Archie and Harveys are still in its infancy. The growth potential in CPV values for these 3 publishers is massive in my personal opinion especially given that most 30-40 year olds are familiar enough with most of the properties to feel comfortable and nostalgic enough to begin investing in them ..." [ continue reading » ]
New!CaptCan Comics 2021 CPV Market Report
By Jayden Mitchell — "We have become known for our selection of Canadian Price Variants & intend to continue expanding our CPV inventory ..." [ continue reading » ]
New!CPVs: The Even Rarer Newsstand Choice
By Benjamin Nobel — "I attribute a lot of the growth in our guide's website usage to one of the "mega-trends" that has been slowly unfolding in our hobby: investment grade newsstand comics from the copper and modern ages have slowly but surely ..." [ continue reading » ]
Welcome to CPV Price Guide #4!
By Benjamin Nobel — "In today's age of an endless supply of 'manufactured-rarity' retailer incentive variants we could choose to take home, many of which collectors are asked to shell out $25-$50+ to own, it is so nice by contrast to have a universe of 'naturally-occurring' Type 1A price variants within the world of 1980's (and 1990's) newsstand comics ..." [ continue reading » ]
Whitman 1984 Canadian Price Variants
By Benjamin Nobel — "These are Quite Rare in High Grade, with 9.2 copies worth $75.00 or more each ..." [ continue reading » ]
CPV Census: Most Actives Table
By Benjamin Nobel — "A lot of the big DC Canadian Price Variant comics are shockingly hard to find compared against Marvel ..." [ continue reading » ]
Two Ways to Win Update
By Benjamin Nobel — "When collecting any given key comic book issue, it is better to have two ways to win, than just one ..." [ continue reading » ]
The Story of the Wawa Collection
By Philip Standhart and Craig Foxhoven — "When he opened the door, Craig and I were speechless ..." [ continue reading » ]
Canadian Newsstand Cover Price VARIANTS 2018-2019 Market Report
By Doug Sulipa — "Canadian Newsstand Cover Price VARIANT editions, were easily our #1 bestselling VARIANTS of the year ... " [ continue reading » ]
New!Canadian Price Variants And Overstreet's Top 25 Copper Age Comics
By Angelo Virone — "I predict with confidence, if the economy holds up, Key CPV's will break many more records given that new collectors as well as seasoned ones, not yet into this space, develop a better understanding of their true potential ..." [ continue reading » ]
Get Them Now or Chase Them Later
By Angelo Virone — "Given the fact that regular newsstand copies for key Copper and Modern age books are now selling at multiples to their direct edition counterparts, I strongly believe and predict that KEY CPV's in the highest grades are presently under-valued as newsstand price variants because they are the scarcest of the first printings ..." [ continue reading » ]
State of the CPV Market
By Angelo Virone — "It's interesting to see well known collectors who never fully got into Canadian Price Variant comics now entering the space paying big bucks for top graded key issues ... " [ continue reading » ]
The "Quebec Effect" on the Supply of CPVs
By Angelo Virone and Benjamin Nobel — "The Quebec Effect definitely would have had some noteworthy directional impact on the "big picture" rarity characteristics for Canadian Price Variant comics ... " [ continue reading » ]
Comic Book Table Talk: Predict, Invest, Collect!
By Angelo Virone — "Introducing my personal method when investing: I call it my 'Comic Score Card' ... "
[ continue reading » ]
Additional articles:

Overstreet Guide to Grading Comics A History of Publisher Experimentation and Variant Comic Books, 2021 Edition, By Jon McClure
Published within the pages of The Overstreet Guide to Grading Comics, Sixth Edition, Jon's newest article updates his 2010 epic about different kinds of variants (which to date marks the longest article ever published in the Overstreet Price Guide — it appeared in OPG #40, p. 1010-1033). The 2021 Edition of Jon's article is a 50+ page variant reference guide complete with an A-Z list of variant publishers and their history, encompassing every known variant published up to 1990. A powerful tool for investors and treasure hunters alike! Take home your copy today.


Australian Price Variants ("APVs"), By Benjamin Nobel
Marvel published these awesome Australian Price Variants in the 1990's, encompassing keys like New Mutants #98 & ASM #361.

Pence Price Variant Issue Guide (Marvel & DC), By Benjamin Nobel, with research assistance from Stephen Cranch
An introduction and issue guide to U.K. Price Variants published by Marvel & DC.

Archie Canadian Price Variants, By Benjamin Nobel, with research assistance from Salvatore Miceli
Sharing Sal's research into Archie Canadian Price Variants of the 1980's and 1990's.

Archie Canadian/Pence Price Variants and the Betty's Diary #36 Mystery, By Benjamin Nobel, with research assistance from Bill Alexander
We're all used to single-price Type 1A's, but Archie published these cool dual-priced Candian/Pence copies!

Gladstone Canadian Price Variants, By Benjamin Nobel, with research assistance from Salvatore Miceli
Sharing Sal's research into Gladstone Canadian Price Variants of the 1980's and 1990's.

CPV Discussions In Overstreet #49 Market Reports, By Benjamin Nobel
Excerpts of OPG reports from Conan Saunders, Jay Halstead, Marc Sims, Jim McCallum, Dr. Steven Kahn, Steve Ricketts, Ben Nabonog, Joseph Fiore, Tim Bildhauser, Brock Dickinson, Jon McClure, Paul Clairmont, and Doug Sulipa.

ThunderCats #1 True Canadian Price Variant vs. 75¢ "Logo" Copies, By Benjamin Nobel
Angelo and I investigate the ThunderCats #1 situation.

Applause to CGC Now Labeling Type 1A's as "Canadian Price Variant", "Australian Price Variant", and "UK Price Variant", By Benjamin Nobel
Starting May 2019, CGC now dignifies our Type 1A's with price variant labels!

Applause To CBCS's New "75¢ Canadian Price Variant" Labeling, By Benjamin Nobel
CBCS beats CGC to the punch, changing their treatment of Type 1A price variants to now carry price variant labels!

Investing in Canadian Price Variants: 11 Tips, By Benjamin Nobel
Tips for the investors among us.

CGC 9.8 Census Comparison: 1970's Keys vs. 1980's Keys, By Benjamin Nobel
A fascinating comparison, looking into the CGC census data.

"Canadian Edition" vs. "Canadian Price Variant", By Benjamin Nobel
2017 article laying out the case for why grading companies needed to change their labeling to "Canadian Price Variant".

95¢ and $1.00 DC Price Variants: How Do We Know What They Are?, By Benjamin Nobel
A fascinating phenomenon inside the indicia pages of these DC price variants!

even more articles »

Noteworthy Sales Examples: Canadian Price Variant Comics
Issue Grade Sale Price Sale Date
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.8 $7,800 HA, 11/19/2020
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $5,285 3/14/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.8 $4,650 3/1/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $4,301 Pedigree, 9/9/2021
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $3,850 5/9/2021
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $3,480 HA, 7/26/2021
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $3,360 HA, 6/28/2021
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $3,120 HA, 7/12/2021
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $2,811 6/20/2021
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 OWW $2,488 6/6/2021
Transformers #1 CGC 9.8 $2,425 9/13/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $2,340 HA, 8/26/2021
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $2,328 10/10/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $2,300 Aug-18
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #22 CGC 9.8 $2,136 5/27/2021
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 9.2 $2,104 5/22/2021
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 9.4 $2,101 8/25/2021
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 9.2 $2,075 5/22/2021
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Newsstand) CGC 9.8 $2,069 12/7/2020
Batman #386 CGC 9.8 $2,025 2/15/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CBCS 9.8 $1,875 11/19/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,827 May-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,813 11/20/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #27 CGC 9.8 $1,807 5/23/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,800 Oct-18
Transformers #1 CGC 9.8 $1,800 17-Dec
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,748 11/10/2019
Wolverine Limited Series #3 CGC 9.8 $1,700 20-Oct
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,673 5/14/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,625 12/15/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $1,610 2/10/2021
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $1,525 12/13/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $1,522 8/25/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,522 9/13/2020
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $1,510 20-Aug
Batman #357 CGC 9.8 $1,500 Jan-18
Batman #408 CGC 9.8 $1,500 19-Nov
Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica #320 CGC 9.4 $1,465 6/26/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $1,400 6/22/2020
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $1,377 8/26/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #238 Ungraded $1,359 3/16/2021
Batman #386 CGC 9.8 $1,352 12/4/2020
Star Wars #68 CBCS 9.6 $1,292 6/20/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,282 Oct-18
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.8 $1,275 5/24/2020
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 CGC 9.8 $1,250 12/20/2020
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.8 $1,224 7/29/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,180 12/12/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,150 Aug-18
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #14 CGC 9.8 $1,121 3/17/2021
Masters of the Universe (Star) #1 CGC 9.8 $1,117 8/4/2021
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 CGC 9.8 $1,105 PNJ, 2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,102 1/11/2019
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.8 $1,092 Oct-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,020 PNJ, 12/24/2017
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.6 $1,002 8/26/2021
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $1,000 10/9/2020
Wolverine Limited Series #3 CGC 9.8 $1,000 2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $1,000 5/26/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $1,000 8/17/2020
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 CGC 9.8 $1,000 Jul-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,000 17-Dec
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $1,000 17-Dec
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.2 $1,000 3/3/2020
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.8 $1,000 6/5/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.4 $987 9/12/2020
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $960 12/20/2020
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $933 12/27/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $932 7/2/2019
Avengers #257 CGC 9.8 $932 6/26/2019
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1-4 Set CGC 9.8 $930 PNJ, 2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $921 4/26/2020
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.8 $915 3/8/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $911 5/8/2021
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $911 11/4/2018
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.8 $905 MCS, 11/19/2020
Transformers #1 CGC 9.6 $866 5/29/2021
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #6 CGC 9.8 $865 5/9/2021
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #14 CGC 9.8 $850 MCS, 5/3/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $840 12/22/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $825 MCS, 8/12/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $810 9/5/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $810 11/26/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #238 (No Tattooz) CGC 9.6 Qualified $810 5/19/2020
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $801 7/2/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $800 MCS, 10/7/2020
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $800 10/23/2019
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #3 CGC 9.8 $800 5/22/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.2 $795 3/3/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.4 $781 2/12/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Newsstand) CGC 9.6 $779 12/6/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $764 Aug-18
Spectacular Spider-Man #90 CGC 9.8 $760 1/25/2021
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $750 5/24/2020
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.8 $750 8/27/2020
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.6 $750 2018
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.8 $750 6/22/2019
Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 CGC 9.6 $750 2018
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.8 $750 2018
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #32 CGC 9.8 $750 5/23/2021
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #4 CGC 9.8 $750 6/6/2021
Defenders #112 CGC 9.8 $749 PNJ, 8/4/2021
Defenders #112 CGC 9.8 $749 PNJ, 8/5/2021
Defenders #112 CGC 9.8 $749 PNJ, 8/6/2021
Defenders #112 CGC 9.8 $749 PNJ, 9/29/2021
Defenders #112 CGC 9.8 $749 PNJ, 9/30/2021
Detective Comics #576 CGC 9.8 $745 12/29/2019
Detective Comics #577 CGC 9.8 $733 4/28/2020
Batman #359 CGC 9.8 $730 1/7/2021
Longshot #1 CGC 9.8 $726 5/6/2020
Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CGC 8.5 $720 2019
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.8 $717 5/1/2021
Booster Gold #1 CGC 9.8 $715 2019
Fury of Firestorm #24 CGC 9.8 $700 2019
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $699 5/30/2021
Batman #359 CGC 9.8 $680 8/21/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #239 CGC 9.8 $667 11/4/2019
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.8 $655 8/23/2020
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $650 MCS, 7/23/2020
Batman #423 CGC 9.6 $650 19-Nov
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.6 $650 2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $649 4/22/2019
Amazing Spider-Man #233 CGC 9.8 $643 19-Nov
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #2 CGC 9.8 $638 5/9/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $620 4/11/2021
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.6 $615 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 8.0 $614 Sep-18
Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 CGC 9.6 $612 1/5/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $610 Aug-18
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 8.0 $600 6/8/2021
Batman #386 CGC 9.4 $600 10/29/2018
Batman #386 CGC 9.6 $600 Jul-18
Brave and the Bold #200 CGC 9.8 $600 2018
Star Wars #68 CGC 9.8 $600 2/20/2019
Detective Comics #523 CGC 9.8 $600 5/26/2019
Wonder Woman #9 CGC 9.4 $600 5/16/2019
Sonic the Hedge Hog #0 CGC 9.8 $599 DCW, 2021
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 CGC 8.5 $597 5/3/2020
Star Wars #68 CBCS 9.4 $590 12/20/2020
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21 Raw/unspecified $589 7/13/2020
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.8 $575 MCS, 4/11/2019
Batman #357 PGX 9.4 $567 11/21/2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.6 $565 7/5/2021
Ghost Rider #81 CGC 9.8 $553 11/4/2019
Star Wars #68 VF $551 3/1/2021
Batman #363 CGC 9.8 $550 20-Jun
Masters of the Universe (DC) #1 CGC 9.8 $547 11/1/2020
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $543 6/13/2021
TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1 (Direct) CGC 9.6 $541 4/25/2021
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.6 $526 6/6/2021
Amazing Spider-Man #257 CGC 9.8 $520 9/20/2020
Care Bears #1 CGC 9.8 $517 7/2/2019
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $513 2018
Thor #338 CGC 9.8 $500 May-18
Wonder Woman #7 CGC 9.6 $500 Aug-18
Continue to more noteworthy sales »

The Top 50 CPVs By Median Advisor Variant Value
  Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
1
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $950
▲ $425
1st Appearance of Storm Shadow; Silent issue
Angelo notes: In 2021 many grades broke into new highs: In May a 9.2 CGC ow/w sold for $2104, another copy sold in May (9.2 w CGC) for $2075; March 7.0 ow/w $440, July 6.0 w $395, July 4.5 w $300, July 3.0 $239 ow/w. The few copies that sold in 2020 were all record-breaking prices as well! Raw mid-grades sold for $500-600! This book will continue climbing in price given the history and importance behind the creation of this issue as Larry Hama briliantly needed to recreate the wheel to meet a last minute deadline! Check out this YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpaUTV3qrc
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 4.5 on 6/1/2021 for $127, a raw 3.0 on 8/13/2020 for $130, a raw 3.5 on 10/29/2020 for $198
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
Paul notes: A CGC 6.0 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $282 in 2020.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Storm Shadow. Silent issue. 75¢ cover price.
2
Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 320 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $695
▲ $45
1st Appearance Of Cheryl Blossom
Angelo notes: In 2021 a 9.0 CGC sold in February for $469, an 8.0 CGC sold in March for $348, a 5.5 CGC sold in March for $200. In June 2020 a 9.4 CGC sold for $1465 and a 5.5 CGC in October 2019 for $200. First appearance of Cheryl Blossom! This mega key Price Variant is really tough to find in higher grades and scarcely comes up for sale. Very early CPV Cheryl Blossom appearances are great investments.
Ben notes: Note that Archie only introduced direct editions much later, so for earlier Archie issues like this one there was only newsstand distribution and thus two total types (the two different cover priced newsstand versions) instead of three; one thing this difference means is that the percentage of total copies that are the CPV is much higher when compared to Marvel/DC CPVs.
Doug notes: 1st appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM in Dare to be Bare = 5 page-s;
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Cheryl Blossom. 75¢ cover price.
3
Amazing Spider-Man 238 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $685
▲ $175
1st Appearance of Hobgoblin; Came with Tattooz
Angelo notes: Rumors are still circulating that the Hobgoblin will be coming to the big screen so it's only a matter of time. In September 2021 a 9.0 CGC sold for $847, June an 8.0 CGC sold for $600 and an 8.5 CGC SS sold in May for $1017. In 2020 the following grades sold for breakout prices: 4.0 CGC for $160 in October; 5.0 CGC for $335 in July; 9.2 CGC for $800 in March; 9.8 CGC in March sold for $4650 becoming the highest amount paid for any CPV on a public auction only to have this price shatterered once agian a few months later in November when a second copy sells in another public auction for $7800. This has become a must have book for the serious C.P.V. collector and/or investor.
Ben notes: Classic cover contender. Also refer to my prior note in this separate 10/2017 blog post », and this 6/2021 update »
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 (no tattooz) on 12/24/2020 for $112, a raw 8.0 on 2/15/2021 for $420, a raw 2.0 on 3/20/2020 for $80, a CGC 8.5 on 12/26/2019 for $350
Jon notes: Amazing Spider-Man #238 is not incomplete without Tattooz. It was printed in a standard, old-fashioned way, independent of the Tattooz inserted later, just like many other in-house or paid advertisement inserts from any era. This problem originates from the fact that the comic's cover mentions Tattooz, as does the cover to Fantastic Four #252(3/83). Ideally, the Tattooz are absent due to the slow degradation of the contents that will eventually affect the paper quality inside. Overstreet Guide listings are confused, forced to respond to CGC's myopic view. Once upon a time, I called Bob Overstreet and told him that the Fantastic Four #252's Tattooz were being used as Amazing Spider-Man #238's Tattooz and that the cure was to list them as same value, which he agreed with and subsequently did so. Collectors aren't sure what to believe and that's how the myth is perpetuated, the myth of being incomplete without Tattooz. At some point, although my original note remains in the guide about the switching of Tattooz between books, this was changed back to the original mistaken listing (including the explicit mistaken statement that no Type 1a Canadian variants exist with Tattooz) with two values, with and without Tattooz. Fantastic Four #252 is listed in the Overstreet Guide #50 at $8 with Tattooz and $6 without in NM-, and Amazing Spider-Man #238 is listed at $180 with and $85 without in NM-, a discrepancy that highlights this dilemma, with Tattooz worth between $2 and $95 for the same useless item, which is ridiculous. Worse yet, the Tattooz are valued at $10 higher than the book by itself! All any grading company would have to do is say ''no Tattooz'' on the label and have a blue label, leaving it to the collector to decide on the relative importance of its inclusion. There is little difference between the mistaken use of the term ''Canadian Edition'' for Type 1a variants and insisting books without inserts are incomplete; thankfully the misidentification of "Canadian Edition" now reads "Canadian Price Variant." Any NM- or better copy should be taken seriously with or without the insert. Tattooz were inserted in Amazing Spider-Man #238 and Fantastic Four #252 and advertised on the covers; Captain America #279(3/83) and Star Wars #69(3/83) were also given Tattooz inserts without any advertising on the covers. Because neither of the latter books are considered incomplete without the inserts and would receive CGC blue labels, it stands to reason that Amazing Spider-Man #238 and Fantastic Four #252 are not incomplete without Tattooz either; the only difference is the ads on the covers, and those are irrelevant as they are part of the cover of the comic book. The only cure to allow for promotional extras, be they trading cards, inserts, or spare tires, is to eliminate them from the nomenclature as the extraneous and unnecessary items that they are, at least in regards to grading a book independently. Any insert loosely attached at the staple is not part of the book. If an item is glued into the binding it becomes part of the book, just as rebound comics exist, but those become a new and unique product that is not a variant. The day will come when Amazing Spider-Man #238 is selling for serious money and the color of the label, instead of the quality of the book, will largely determine the value, which creates an increasing financial incentive for inserting the Tattooz. If you are investing in this book, do you really think half of the value is in the Tattooz?
Paul notes: 75¢ variants of this issue did indeed come with Tattooz included; book is considered incomplete at CGC (green qualified label) if absent — read Jon's note as well, regarding CGC's treatment. A VF- Amazing Spider-Man #238 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2018
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Hobgoblin. Manufactured with "Tattooz" insert & sample. 75¢ cover price.
4
Saga of the Swamp Thing 37 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $550
▲ $175
1st Appearance of John Constantine
Angelo notes: This book has been on everyone's radar for good reason and so has the price. In October of 2021 a 9.0 CGC sold for $689, in August an 8.0 with no page quality specified on the CGC label sold for $379.58. In 2020 the price for this issue has been everywhere: 9.0 CGC sold for $356 in April, 9.2 CGC sold for $550 in October , 9.6 sold in January for $600, a second copy in 9.6 CGC sold in the spring for $300. I believe the latter prices were soft and ocurred prior to rumors hitting the street that Constantine is coming to the small and big screen.(Leaked reports claim that J.J. Abrams is introducing changes to the character and getting ready to offer a darker tone to the story). Lets not forget a 5.5 CGC sold for $300 in 2019. A CGC 9.6 variant sold in 2018 for $750.
Doug notes: First FULL appearance of JOHN CONSTANTINE aka HELLBLAZER; ALAN MOORE Story;
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of John Constantine. 95¢ cover price.
5
Transformers 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $360
▲ $60
1st Appearance of Transformers
Angelo notes: In 2021: 9.6 CGC in April $1203, 9.4 CGC in August $795, 9.2 CGC in January $315, 8.5 CBCS in August $231, 5.5 CGC in March $155. Every CPV collector should have a copy of this book given the importance of this issue. A good number of copies were printed with a manufactoring flaw due to a dull blade (top and/or bottom edge of covers). A 9.8 CGC copy sold in 2020 for $2425 and a 9.2 CGC sold for $400.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,800 in December 2017
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 8.5 on 5/3/2021 for $741, a CGC 8.5 on 11/18/2019 for $77, a CGC 9.2 on 7/3/2020 for $350
Doug notes: ORIGIN and FIRST appearance in Comics of the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS; The FIRST BATTLE between the Autobots & the Decepticons; The FIRST Appearance in Comics of; MEGATRON, Ravage, OPTIMUS PRIME
CGC label note: Origin & 1st comic appearance of the Autobots & the Decepticons. $1.00 cover price.
6
Star Wars 68 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $350
▲ $190
1st Appearance of Fenn Shysa
Angelo notes: In March of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $5282, a 9.6 CGC sold for $2623 , 9.4 CGC sold for $550, 9.2 CGC sold for $757 and in July an 8.0 CGC sold for $317. In 2020, two copies in 9.8 CGC sold for $1000 and $1510 compared to $600 in 2019. Yellow cover makes it easier to see every fault.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 1/14/2020 for $45, a raw 6.5 on 4/27/2020 for $65, a CGC 9.0 on 8/21/2020 for $117, a CGC 9.8 on 7/23/2020 for $650
Doug notes: ORIGIN and Re-Introduction of BOBA FETT classic cover & Story;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
7
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Mini Series 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $345
▲ $145
1st Appearances of Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady in comics. Newsstand AND Direct Variant CPV exist
Angelo notes: Not one but THREE first comic book appearances; Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady! Prices in 2020 and 2021 have gone up for many grades. In 2021: 9.6 CGC NEWSSTAND copy sold in January for $1250, an 8.5 CGC NEWSSTAND copy sold in March for $400.
Ben notes: This entry is for the $1.25 NEWSSTAND CPV. It is such an interesting circumstance that in addition to the single-price NEWSSTAND copies, Archie also produced single-price DIRECT EDITION copies of this issue as well (in other words, rather than placing both $1.00 and $1.25 CAN on all direct editions, they produced two distinct batches, a $1.00 direct edition and a $1.25 direct edition). Having observed a solid number of both newsstand and direct edition CPV sales since the time this issue began to "take off" in collector interest (and value), our median advisor value for NEWSSTAND $1.25 CPV copies came in higher than the median advisor value for DIRECT EDITION $1.25 CPV copies this year, so we are presenting separate listings/values accordingly. However: please note that CGC "lumps together" both types by cover price on their census, making it impossible to know how many of their census copies are newsstand versus direct; so the CGC count number you see is inclusive of BOTH types and just gives the $1.25 cover price census count for the issue number at large. Also, see my separate two-part post on this issue: Part I & Part II
CGC label note: 1st comic book appearance of Krang, Bebop & Rocksteady. $1.25 cover price.
8
Batman 357 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $340
▲ $25
1st Appearance of Jason Todd; Killer Croc appearance (cameo); Cont. in Detective Comics 524
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC sold in August of 2021 for $1932. In July of 2020 an 8.0 CGC sold for $125. PGX 9.4 sold for $566.81 in 2019 and a 9.2 CGC sold for $441.44 in the same year. A 9.8 CGC sold in early 2018 for $1,500. In August of 2021 rumors have started circulating again that a Red Hood movie is coming.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 7/24/2020 for $46, a CGC 6.0 on 5/28/2019 for $50, a raw 6.0 on 7/6/2020 for $57, a CGC 6.0 on 10/12/2020 for $90, a CGC 8.0 on 7/6/2020 for $125, a raw 6.0 on 7/15/2020 for $170
Doug notes: Low Print = 97,741 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; FIRST appearance of JASON TODD (Later becomes the RED HOOD); FIRST brief appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC; (See Detective #523 for First cameo appearance; See Detective #524 for First FULL appearance);
CGC label note: 1st full app. of Killer Croc (Waylon Jones) & Jason Todd. "Atari" insert included. 75¢ cover price.
9
Batman 423 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $310
▲ $108
Todd McFarlane cover
Angelo notes: An 8.5 CGC sold in April 2021 for $333. A 9.6 CGC sold for $600 in 2020 and a 9.4 CGC sold the same year for $349. A raw VF+ sold for $229 in 2019. A 9.6 CGC sold for $640 in November 2019. This being a McFarlane cover and the last CPV issue in the title makes it particularly desirable.
Ben notes: Classic cover contender. A CGC 8.5 variant sold for $333 in April of 2021
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title; Classic Todd McFARLANE Cover Art; Jim STARLIN story;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
10
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $300
▲ $95
Origin of the alien symbiote that eventually becomes Venom.
Angelo notes: Along with ASM #252, Spectacular #90 and Marvel Team-up #141 this is another must own book for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit that eventually becomes Venom. In 2021: May 9.8 CGC $3850, June 9.8 CGC $2488 ow/w, June 9.6 CGC $526, September 9.4 CGC $492.99, June 9.2 CGC $404, August 9.0 CGC $249.44, June 8.0 CGC $354, May 7.0 CGC $175, May 6.5 CGC $119.
Ben notes: Classic cover contender.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,000 in December 2017; a CGC 9.6 variant sold for $615 in 2018; a CGC 8.5 variant sold for $173.50 in August 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 7/16/2020 for $82, a CGC 9.4 on 2/14/2020 for $130, a CGC 9.4 on 3/17/2020 for $140, a raw 8.0 on 7/6/2020 for $160, a CGC 9.4 on 1/16/2020 for $162, a raw 8.0 on 11/23/2020 for $329
CGC label note: Origin alien symbiote that eventually becomes Venom. $1.00 cover price.
11
Blip 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $285
▲ $145
1st Appearances of Donkey Kong and Mario; Video game magazine in comic-book format
Angelo notes: In 2021 two low grade raw copies sold between $200 to $300, and a CGC 6.0 sold for $284. In my opinion, a book that is investment-worthy with more upside potential.
Ben notes: Something that really strikes me about the Blip series is that it is the only instance I am aware of among CPVs where there exist both dual-price newsstand copies *and* single-price newsstand copies (the CPVs) (here's pictures of what I mean).
Doug notes: FIRST Comic Book appearance of MARIO BROS (in 6 Page Story); FIRST Comic Book appearance of DONKEY KONG (in same 6 Page Story); TV Star Matthew Laborteaux PHOTO cover; Video Games of the Stars; Atari 2600 & other early Video Games; Missile Command, Centipede, Pitfall, Arcadia-2001, Dig Dug; Steve Grant story; Bob Camp art; LOWER PRINT RUN and Scarcer Bronze Age Marvel Comics & Video Game Collectible item;
CGC label note: Matthew Laborteaux photo cover. 1st comic book appearance of Mario & Donkey Kong.
12
Jughead 325 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $275
2nd Appearance Of Cheryl Blossom
Angelo notes: Second appearance of Cheryl Blossom. This issue came out the same month as Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #320. A key book that needs more attention! Very early CPV's of Cheryl Blossom appearances definitely need a price hike given the difficulty finding high graded copies.
Doug notes: SECOND appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM in Barely Friendly = 6 page-s; First appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM in this Title; Same Month as Betty & Veronica #320; Jason Blossom app; RARE due to HIGH demand; Very Undervalued as compared to B&V#320;
Paul notes: A CGC 6.0 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $115 in 2020.
CGC label note: 2nd appearance of Cheryl Blossom.
13
Amazing Spider-Man 252 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $265
▲ $61
1st Appearance of the black costume; Amazing Fantasy 15 cover homage
Angelo notes: In March of 2021 a 9.8 sold for $3816, in May a 9.8 CGC sold for $3360; a SS in 9.8 CGC sold for $4600 (August); a 9.6 CGC for $1200 (May), an 8.5 CGC ow/w for $204.39 (August), in October a 5.0 CGC sold for $102.89. Other grades have also experienced break-out prices lighting a fire under this book. In 2020 the following grades sold for: 9.0 CGC S.S. Lee for $426 in March; 9.4 CGC S.S. Lee in August for $740; 9.8 CGC in October for $1800. Along with Marvel Team-up #141, Spectacular #90 and Secret Wars #8 this book is a must have for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit which eventually becomes Venom.
Ben notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,813 in November 2020. An "event" comic that received immediate collector interest, it is likely that many collectors may have not been able to load up at their local comic shop with as many copies as they wanted, and thus headed to the newsstands to add additional copies. We see an extraordinarily high number of CGC census copies of both the variant (relative to other CPVs) and the "regular" types for this particular issue.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,282 in October 2018; back in December 2017 a CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,000; a VG/FN variant sold for $107.58 in August 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 8/23/2021 for $72, a raw 2.5 on 1/28/2021 for $85, a CGC 7.0 on 7/8/2021 for $135, a raw 2.5 on 12/31/2019 for $35, a raw 6.0 on 6/6/2019 for $48, a raw 5.0 on 6/16/2020 for $61, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $63, a CGC 8.5 on 5/7/2019 for $86, a raw 8.0 on 12/30/2019 for $98, a CGC 9.2 on 11/19/2019 for $106, a raw 8.0 on 9/21/2020 for $195, a CGC 9.4 on 11/20/2020 for $280, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2019 for $300
Paul notes: Example ASM #252 variant sales at PNJ Comics: A CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #252 variant sold for $1,020.00 on 12/24/2017, an NM+ variant sold for $250.00 on 3/7/2018, an NM variant sold for $215 in 2018, and a raw VG/FN variant sold for $80 in 2020.
CGC label note: Ties w/ Marvel Team-Up #141 for 1st app. of the black costume. Amazing Fantasy #15 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
14
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $250
▲ $146
1st Appearance of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau); Origin of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
Angelo notes: This book has been on fire with speculation, easter eggs! In 2021 several sold: 9.8 CGC in February $2000, 9.6 CGC July $900, 9.4 CGC May $501, 9.0 CGC June $275
Doug notes: First appearance & ORIGIN of Monica Rambeau, as she becomes the new Black Female CAPTAIN MARVEL cover & story; Monica Rambeau is currently known as Spectrum; Monica Rambeau Later became a Member of the AVENGERS;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of the new Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau). Avengers appearance. $1.25 cover price.
15
Thor 337 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $225
▲ $73
1st Appearance Beta Ray Bill; 1st Simonson Thor
Angelo notes: In 2021 many grades have shattered record prices: 9.8 CGC September $4,301,9.8 CGC August $2880, 9.8 CGC July $3480, 9.8 CGC July $3120, 9.8 CGC June $3360, in October a 9.8 CGC with ow/w pages sold for $2,328 at a buy-it-now price shortly after getting posted for sale, in November a 9.8 CGC sold for $2040. A 9.6 CGC in May sold for $626 and another in September for $472.69, 9.4 CGC July $345, 9.0 CGC July $295, 8.0 CGC July $182. This book seems to be on everyone's want list in anticipation of huge news regarding Beta Ray Bill coming to the big screen.
Ben notes: Classic cover contender.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 copy of Thor 337 CPV sold for $4,301 at auction in September 2021.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CBCS 9.2 on 4/15/2021 for $250, a CGC 9.2 on 4/30/2021 for $270, a CGC 9.6 on 7/20/2021 for $550, a raw 4.0 on 12/30/2019 for $41, a raw 2.5 on 5/4/2020 for $76, a CGC 8.5 on 11/19/2019 for $119, a raw 5.0 on 8/4/2020 for $120, a CGC 9.2 on 7/22/2020 for $146, a raw 9.0 on 1/11/2019 for $175, a CGC 9.2 on 9/16/2019 for $225, a CGC 9.6 on 1/14/2020 for $330, a CGC 9.8 on 10/7/2020 for $800, a CGC 9.8 on 8/12/2019 for $825
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of BETA RAY BILL as he becomes new THOR, and the Series Begins; First appearance of LORELEI-c/s; Classic Walt Simonson-c/a begins; CBG's 2012 Book Listed as the #2 Greatest Comic Cover of All-Time; A CGC 9.2 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $129.
Paul notes: Example Thor #337 variant sales at PNJ Comics: A CGC 9.6 Thor #337 variant sold for $350 in 2019, and a CGC 9.0 variant sold for $135 in 2020.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Beta Ray Bill. Nick Fury appearance. 75¢ cover price.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Mini Series 1DE Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $210
1st Appearances of Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady in comics. Newsstand AND Direct Variant CPV exist
Angelo notes: Not one but THREE first comic book appearances; Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady! In 2021: a 9.8 CGC DIRECT EDITION sold in February for $1965 and a second copy for $1610, two DIRECT EDITION copies in 9.6 CGC sold in February $623 and $610, 9.4 CGC DIRECT EDITION sold in February for $325. A 9.8 CBCS DIRECT EDITION sold in November 2020 for $1875 on a public auction.
Ben notes: This entry is for the $1.25 DIRECT EDITION CPV. It is such an interesting circumstance that in addition to the single-price NEWSSTAND copies, Archie also produced single-price DIRECT EDITION copies of this issue as well (in other words, rather than placing both $1.00 and $1.25 CAN on all direct editions, they produced two distinct batches, a $1.00 direct edition and a $1.25 direct edition). Having observed a solid number of both newsstand and direct edition CPV sales since the time this issue began to "take off" in collector interest (and value), our median advisor value for NEWSSTAND $1.25 CPV copies came in higher than the median advisor value for DIRECT EDITION $1.25 CPV copies this year, so we are presenting separate listings/values accordingly. However: please note that CGC "lumps together" both types by cover price on their census, making it impossible to know how many of their census copies are newsstand versus direct; so the CGC count number you see is inclusive of BOTH types and just gives the $1.25 cover price census count for the issue number at large. Also, see my separate two-part post on this issue: Part I & Part II
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ThunderCats 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $200
▲ $120
Based on the animated television series
Angelo notes: News is out that a Thundercats animated movie is being made. This issue is very hot and for good reasons. In 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold in March for $2100, a 9.6 CGC sold for $695 in April and an 8.5 CGC sold in March for $239.
Ben notes: Beware of logos; my full note can be found here ».
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 1/7/2019 for $10, a raw 2.0 on 1/14/2019 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 3/19/2020 for $20, a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2020 for $20, a raw 6.0 on 2/19/2019 for $30, a raw 7.0 on 1/31/2019 for $35, a CGC 9.2 on 12/26/2019 for $50
CGC label note: Based on the animated television series. 75¢ cover price.
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Batman 386 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $195
▲ $10
1st Appearance of Black Mask
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 sold for $2025 in early 2019.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 CPV sold for $1,352 12/2020
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 1.8 on 6/4/2020 for $23, a CGC 6.5 on 1/16/2020 for $43
Doug notes: Low Print = 75,303 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; FIRST appearance of ROMAN SIONIS aka the BLACK MASK cover & story = Part-1 of 3-Parts;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of Black Mask (Roman Sionis). 95¢ cover price.
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Marvel Team-Up 141 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $190
▲ $40
Ties with Amazing Spider-Man 252 for first appearance of the black costume
Angelo notes: In 2021 several copies sold : 9.6 CGC in July $790, two in 9.4 CGC in July $457 and $380 ow/w, 9.2 CGC in June $243 , 5.0 CGC in August $70. In 2020 two copies in 9.8 CGC sold for $1224 and $1250. Along with ASM #252, Spectacular #90 and Secret Wars #8 this is another must own book for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit that eventually becomes Venom.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 6/8/2021 for $36, a raw 5.5 on 6/7/2021 for $92, a raw 7.5 on 4/19/2021 for $112, a CGC 9.2 on 1/21/2019 for $150
CGC label note: Ties w/ Amazing Spider-Man #252 for 1st app of the black costume. Daredevil & Black Widow app. 75¢ cover price.
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Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 322 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $184
▲ $14
Cheryl meets Archie for the first time
Angelo notes: First meeting of Cheryl Blossom and Archie Andrews.Very early CPV's of Cheryl Blossom are great investments when found in high grade.
Doug notes: 3rd appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM in this Title, in Fast and Loose = 6 page-s; First meeting of CHERYL BLOSSOM and Archie Andrews; Betty and Veronica in LINGERIE Cover by Dan DeCarlo
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
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Punisher 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $180
▲ $18
Double-size
Angelo notes: In 2021: a 9.6 CGC in March sold for $500, 9.4 CGC sold in July for $375, 9.2 CGC in September for $200 and another in April for $190, 9.0 CGC in July for $141. A 9.6 CGC in May 2020 sold for $450. A CGC 9.0 sold for $270 in 2019. Punisher series was great on Netflix and now that there's no news about his return on T.V. would be a great time to buy this book.This character is just too important, it's all a matter of when and not if he will reappear on either the small or big screen.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 4/21/2021 for $68, a CGC 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $80, a CGC 8.0 on 6/3/2021 for $135, a CGC 9.0 on 5/28/2019 for $51, a raw 6.5 on 10/6/2020 for $74, a CGC 9.2 on 12/24/2019 for $81, a CGC 9.0 on 8/5/2019 for $270
Doug notes: Double Size Giant; ORIGIN of Frank Castle the PUNISHER; JIGSAW becomes Punisher's ARCH-ENEMY; FIRST appearances of; The Trust, Don Cervello, Gregario, Charlie Siciliano, Tony Massera & Aleric; PUNISHER is #27 on IGN's 2014 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All-Time List; Classic Mike ZECK & and Phil Zemelman Painted Cover; Mike Zeck & John Beatty art;
CGC label note: Jigsaw appearance. $1.50 cover price.
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Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 321 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $160
▲ $5
Cheryl Blossom appearance
Angelo notes: Very early appearances of Cheryl Blosoom are great investments if you can find in high grade.
Doug notes: 2nd appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM in this Title, in Pool Your Talents = 5 page-s;
CGC label note: Cheryl Blossom appearance.
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X-Factor 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $155
▲ $7
1st Appearance of Apocalypse
Angelo notes: This book has been on the upswing in 2021 with renewed speculation that this villain will be coming back to the movie screen in the coming years. In July 2021 a 9.6 CGC for $522, 9.2 CGC July $247, 7.5 CGC April $85. Two copies in 9.8 CGC sold for $600 and $1000; 9.6 CGC sold in August for $378; 9.4 CGC in May for $145; 9.2 CGC in April for $141. Numerous copies were printed with a common manufactoring flaw (top right corner).
Bill notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $750 in 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $40, a raw 6.0 on 7/30/2021 for $65, a CGC 7.5 on 4/20/2021 for $85, a CGC 9.2 on 7/15/2021 for $247, a raw 2.0 on 4/1/2020 for $23, a raw 4.5 on 6/1/2020 for $45, a CGC 9.8 on 11/19/2020 for $905
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur). Alliance of Evil appearance. 95¢ cover price.
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Star Wars 81 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $152
▲ $52
First post-Return of the Jedi story
Angelo notes: In August of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $281.10; in June a 7.0 CGC ow/w sold for $135. This issue is a must have book for hard core Star Wars fans and investors (similar to #68).
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 9/25/2020 for $16, a raw 3.5 on 11/2/2020 for $17, a CGC 9.4 on 1/15/2020 for $74
Doug notes: Classic BOBA FETT, Hans Solo, & Princess Leia PAINTED cover by Tom Palmer; BOBA FETT cover & story;
CGC label note: Return of Boba Fett. 75¢ cover price.
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Archie's Pals 'n Gals 161 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $150
▲ $12
3rd Appearance of Cheryl Blossom
Angelo notes: In my opinion, an UNVERVALUED CPV. Cheryl Blossom's third appearance; first solo story; second Jason Blossom; multiple SEXUAL suggestive panels well-disguised on the cover making this controversal indeed! See one of my previous market reports and scroll all the way to the bottom where I point them out in detail!
Doug notes: FIRST SOLO Story & Third overall appearance CHERYL BLOSSOM in Snob Hill, 11 page story; Cheryl Blossom Pinup; Second appearance of Jason Blossom; Archie in DRAG cover; CONTROVERSIAL Hidden SEXUAL and Sexual Innuendo Scenes HIDDEN in Busy BORDER Images; First appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM in this Title;
CGC label note: 3rd appearance of Cheryl Blossom.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $140
▲ $8
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC sold for $1500 in June 2021.
Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 Sonic the Hedge Hog #1 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $265 in 2019
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
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Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $135
▲ $55
X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four in all
Angelo notes: 1st appearance of the Beyonder and Battleworld. Speculation is pointing to a future MCU climax leading to a Secret Wars storyline taking place on Battleworld! If it's confirmed this book will enjoy another increase in value. In March of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $1498, in September a 9.6 CGC sold for $407, in August a 9.4 CGC sold for $300.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 4/5/2021 for $37, a raw 2.0 on 6/17/2019 for $12, a raw 4.5 on 5/26/2020 for $21, a raw 3.0 on 10/1/2019 for $23, a raw 4.0 on 8/8/2019 for $24
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $225 in 2020.
Paul notes: A CGC 9.2 Secret Wars #1 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $120 in 2021
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
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Marvel Tails 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $130
1st Appearance of Peter Porker
Angelo notes: 1st appearance of Spider-Ham, Hulk-Bunny, Goose Rider, Captain Americat, J.Jonah Jackal, May Porker & Larval Earth, canonically called Earth-8311. Spider-Ham has been a smashing success given the Spider-verse movie! In March 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $237. A CGC 9.8 CGC sold for $1092. This one-shot issue is definately a must own book given all the possibilities these characters have for future projects on both the small as well as the big screen.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.2 on 4/14/2021 for $124, a CGC 9.2 on 1/5/2021 for $130, a CGC 9.2 on 8/9/2019 for $125
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham. 75¢ cover price.
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Booster Gold 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $128
1st Appearance of Booster Gold (Michael Carter); Versus Blackguard
Angelo notes: A 9.6 CGC sold in October of 2021 for $303
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 6/28/2019 for $25, a raw 5.0 on 6/1/2020 for $40, a CGC 9.2 on 1/21/2020 for $86
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Booster Gold & Skeets. Blackguard appearance. 95¢ cover price.
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Marvel Movie Showcase 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $125
▲ $25
Reprints Star Wars 1-3
Angelo notes: Key Star Wars comics have been on fire in 2020 and 2021 and this book has far more room to grow. In Jan of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $400. In August 2020 a 9.6 CGC sold for for $265. An 8.5 CGC sold in December of 2019 for $350. A CGC 7.5 CGC sold for $265 in April 2018 only to be auctioned once again shortly after for $208. Dark cover makes it difficult to find in higher grades.
CGC label note: Collects "Star Wars: A New Hope" movie adaptation part 1 of 2 $1.50 cover price.
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Spectacular Spider-Man 90 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $124
▲ $14
New costume; Black Cat's new powers
Angelo notes: Jan. 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $760, May a 9.4 CGC sold for $300, September a 9.0 CGC sold for $127. A 9.6 CGC ow/w sold in July 2020 for $250. A must have book for any collector/investor interested in the black suit that eventually becomes Venom. Dark cover makes it harder to find in the highest grades.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 5/5/2021 for $21, a raw 2.0 on 7/27/2020 for $18, a raw 4.5 on 8/6/2020 for $41, a raw 6.5 on 6/25/2020 for $58, a raw 8.5 on 1/31/2019 for $70, a raw 8.5 on 1/31/2019 for $80
Doug notes: BLACK CAT Solo-c/s; Spider-Man in Alien BLACK COSTUME in Last Panel = TIES for First app;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 Spectacular Spider-Man #90 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $265 in 2020
CGC label note: 1st black costume in title. Black Cat appearance. 75¢ cover price. Vision & Scarlet Witch cameo.
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Superman Annual #11 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $115
▲ $17
Versus Mongul
Angelo notes: A 9.6 CGC sold in October of 2020 for $209. A 9.4 CGC sold for $300 in 2019
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/25/2020 for $91
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of BLACK MERCY cover & story; BLACK MERCY has appeared in the SUPERGIRL TV Series; Classic ALAN MOORE Story; MOGOL cover & story; MONGUL is #41 on IGN's Top-100 Comic Book Villain Of All Time List; Batman, Robin & Wonder Woman-c/s;
CGC label note: Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman & Mongul appearance. $1.60 cover price.
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Suicide Squad 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $113
▲ $7
Angelo notes: The second installment of the Suicide Squad movie was well-received by the audience. It's still an affordable book with much upside given other movie installments will be made. A 9.6 CGC sold in April of 2021 for $345 and a 9.4 CGC in August for $250. In 2018 a 9.6 CGC sold for $500 and a raw NM- sold for $150.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 5/14/2021 for $16, a raw 5.0 on 9/9/2020 for $17
Doug notes: New Modern Copper Age SUICIDE SQUAD Team s First series begins = Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, DEADSHOT, Enchantress, Mindboggler, Nightshade, Plastique & Rick Flag; Amanda Waller Begins;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
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Masters of the Universe Limited Series 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $110
▲ $30
Angelo notes: In July of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $600. He-Man movie announced. A 9.8 CGC copy sold for $455 in November 2019 and another in November 2020 for $547
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 4/21/2021 for $25, a raw 3.0 on 3/16/2021 for $29, a raw 4.5 on 8/23/2021 for $45, a raw 6.0 on 3/26/2021 for $60, a raw 8.0 on 3/26/2021 for $80, a CGC 9.6 on 10/18/2019 for $81
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price. 1st full comic devoted to "Masters of the Universe". Based on the Mattel action figures.
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Wolverine Limited Series 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $110
▲ $13
Angelo notes: In 2021 : two copies in March graded 9.6 CGC sold for $401, 9.2 CGC March $162. In October 2020 a 9.8 CGC sold for $1700. Dark cover in high grades makes it the more difficult book to find within the series, however they do come up for sale online and at cons.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 5/20/2021 for $66, a raw 7.0 on 2/27/2020 for $36
Doug notes: YUKIO kills Asano Kimura; Third appearance of Lord Shingen Yashida and YUKIO; MARIKO Yashida & The Hand appear; The TOUGHEST issue to find in HIGH GRADE due to the BLACK COLORS on the Cover;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
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Tales of the Teen Titans 44 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $110
▲ $5
1st Appearances of Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Jericho; Origins of Deathstroke and Jericho
Angelo notes: 1st Appearances of Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Jericho (Deathstroke's son); Nightwing joins Titans; Origins of Deathstroke and Jericho. Rumors are getting stronger that a script has been finalized for a movie. Prices have started to increase in 2021; 9.6 CGC July $380, 9.4 CGC July $200, 8.5 CGC March $120, 7.0 CGC March $110.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/15/2020 for $48, a raw 4.5 on 2/27/2021 for $36, a raw 5.0 on 3/31/2021 for $40, a raw 5.0 on 2/27/2021 for $40, a raw 5.0 on 12/28/2020 for $60, a raw 7.0 on 11/14/2019 for $49, a raw 5.5 on 5/25/2020 for $66
Paul notes: A CGC 9.4 Tales of the Teen Titans #44 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $170 in 2017
CGC label note: Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing. 1st appearance of Jericho. Origin of Deathstroke. 95¢ cover price.
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Amazing Spider-Man 265 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $110
▲ $10
1st Appearance of Silver Sable
Angelo notes: Silver and Black movie has been canceled. Female super-heroes is a market that has earned Marvel's expansion interests. Tough to find in 9.8. A 9.0 CGC sold in October 2019 for $90.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/19/2020 for $23, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $27, a CGC 9.2 on 5/27/2020 for $66, a raw 7.5 on 6/12/2019 for $78
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Silver Sablinova aka SILVER SABLE; Spider-Man vs the Black Fox cover & story; Sony Pictures is developing a BLACK CAT / SILVER SABLE Big Screen MOVIE
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Silver Sable. Black Fox appearance. 75¢ cover price.
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Saga of the Swamp Thing 20 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $105
Alan Moore scripts begin
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/19/2021 for $21
Doug notes: First ALAN MOORE Story & CLASSIC Series Begins;
CGC label note: Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing begins. 95¢ cover price.
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Batman 366 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $104
▲ $10
1st Appearance of Robin (Jason Todd)
Angelo notes: A 9.6 CGC sold in July 2019 for $345 & a 9.2 CGC sold in February 2019 for $200.
Ben notes: A cool feature about this Classic Cover is its unique integration of the Batman logo into the artwork (here are some others)
Bill notes: A raw NM variant sold for $330 in 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/9/2021 for $22, a raw 5.5 on 3/24/2020 for $29, a raw 4.0 on 8/5/2020 for $29, a CGC 8.0 on 12/16/2019 for $37
Doug notes: Low Print = 97,741 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; Batman vs JOKER Battle cover & story; First appearance of Jason Todd as ROBIN in Costume; Early appearance of HARVEY BULLOCK; Alfred's daughter Julia Remarque begins as a continuing character; Classic Walt Simonson cover;
CGC label note: 1st Jason Todd in Robin costume. Joker appearance. 95¢ cover price.
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Masters of the Universe 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $100
▲ $15
Angelo notes: In August of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $1117. He-Man movie announced. Star Comics are the tougher books to find but stick with high grades only.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 5/4/2020 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 1/7/2019 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 1/7/2019 for $13
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Rocket Raccoon 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $100
▼ $5
Angelo notes: In July of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $240. A 9.4 CGC sold for $200 in January 2019. Prices on this book dipped in 2020 but should make a strong upswing if GOTG #3 focuses on Rocket Raccoon. Regardless, this is a great book to own in higher grades so take advantage if you can save a few bucks.
Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/28/2019 for $55
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
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Longshot 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $100
▲ $35
1st Appearances of Longshot, Spiral (Rita Wayword)
Angelo notes: In August of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $1995 and a second copy in April sold for $1949. Rumors are circulating that Longshot may be introduced on screen which probably helped fuel the sale of two 9.8's for $750 and $1000 in 2020.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 1/16/2020 for $12, a raw 3.0 on 5/26/2020 for $15, a raw 4.5 on 2/10/2020 for $23, a raw 6.0 on 1/20/2020 for $24
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Longshot & Spiral. $1.00 cover price.
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Wolverine Limited Series 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $100
▲ $5
1st Appearance of Yukio
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 2/9/2021 for $18, a raw 8.5 on 2/8/2021 for $170, a raw 6.5 on 2/27/2020 for $41
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title; Mariko Yashida, Yukio, Lord Shingen, The Hand, Katsuyori & Noburu-Hideki appear;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
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Saga of the Swamp Thing 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $100
Origin of Swamp Thing (new origin)
Angelo notes: The story in this issue is second to none. CPV copies of this book have been soft the last year. A 9.2 CGC in May of 2021 sold for $153. A 9.2 CGC sold for $220 in 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.5 on 7/16/2021 for $22, a CGC 9.2 on 8/6/2019 for $220
Doug notes: 2nd ALAN MOORE Script issue; First All-New ORIGIN of SWAMP THING by ALAN MOORE
CGC label note: New origin of Swamp Thing. Floronic Man appearance. 95¢ cover price.
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Detective Comics 523 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $100
▲ $10
1st Appearance of Killer Croc in cameo
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 CGC sold for $600 in 2019. A raw NM+ variant sold for $396 in 2018.
Angelo notes: A book that deserves more attention
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 1/23/2021 for $23, a raw 5.5 on 3/29/2021 for $31, a raw 3.0 on 5/18/2020 for $32
Doug notes: FIRST cameo appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC anywhere (preceded 1st cameo in Batman #357 from 3/1983 by ONE MONTH); Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played KILLER CROC in the 8/2016 SUICIDE SQUAD Movie; BATMAN vs SOLOMON GRUNDY Battle cover and Story;
Paul notes: In my opinion, a very undervalued key copper age book. A CGC 9.4 Detective Comics #523 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $232 in 2017
CGC label note: Ed Hannigan & Dick Giordano cover. 1st appearance of Killer Croc in cameo. Solomon Grundy app. 75¢ cover price.
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Voltron 1 Canadian Price Variant picture
Voltron #1
Modern, 1985
$1.00 $95
▲ $24
1st Appearance of Voltron in comics
Angelo notes: In April of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $319 and a 9.2 CGC in February for $150. Voltron is a popular T.V. series that has been around for decades capturing the imagination and interest of collectors who are now seeking this book for investment porposes and recapture special moments from their youth.
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price
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Blip 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $95
▲ $30
Doug notes: Spider-Man plays Spider-Man Video Game PHOTO cover; Spider-Man plays Spider-Man 4 page Photo article with STAN LEE and GREEN GOBLIN; Spider-Man in End Game, vs Green Goblin, 6 page Comics story by David Kraft, with John Romita art; SECOND Comic Book appearance of DONKEY KONG (in 2 Page BLIP TIPS II Article, showing the Game Screen & Tips on Playing the Game); TRON: Movie Bomb, Arcade Superhit (in 2 Page Article, showing 2 Game Screens & Tips on Playing the Game); Blip Tips-1: Basketball Games; Design Wizard, 2-1/2 page article on ROB FULOP, with image of DEMON ATTACK Screen; Blip Confidential (Game Secret Tips), 1-1/2 page article with a Paragraph Each on; Centipede, Frenzy, MS PACMAN, Mousetrap, Frogger, Qix, Tempest, Robotron, Turbo & Zaxxon, and Images of Centipede, Pacman & Ms Pacman; Socks & Parcheesi, 3 page short story by Robert Harras with Text illustrations by Rob Zaine; LOWER PRINT RUN and Scarcer Bronze Age Marvel Comics & Video Game Collectible item;
CGC label note: 6-page Spider-Man story Green Goblin appearance. Photo cover. $1.25 cover price.
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Wolverine Limited Series 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $95
▲ $6
Death of Shingen Yashida
Angelo notes: In May 2021 a 9.4 CGC sold for $357. In December of 2020 a 9.8 CGC sold for $465 ,September 2020 a 9.8 CGC sold for $350, 9.6 CGC February $202.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CBCS 9.0 on 4/29/2021 for $105, a raw 8.0 on 2/18/2020 for $30
Doug notes: Mariko Yashida, Yukio, the Hand & X-MEN appear; Death of Lord Shingen Yashida & Noburu-Hideki; MARIKO Yashida and WOLVERINE get engaged;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
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G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 26 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $95
▲ $20
Origin of Snake Eyes
Angelo notes: A very important issue to own for the G.I. Joe enthusiast. Record prices in 2021: May 9.8 CGC w $2000, May 9.6 CGC ow/w $394.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 7/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 5.0 on 4/22/2021 for $12, a raw 6.0 on 4/12/2021 for $17
Jay notes: One of Marvel's most under-rated stories in the 80s!
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. "Death" of the Hard Master. 75¢ cover price.
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Brave and the Bold 200 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.00 $95
1st Appearances of Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Outsiders, and Brimstone; Giant-size; Final Issue
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC sold for $600 in early 2018. Another 9.8 CGC sold for $300 (October 2020) minutes after being posted; after a short communication with the seller he confirmed he wasn't aware of the true value of the book.
Doug notes: 68 Page GIANT; Scarcer LAST ISSUE; FIRST appearance of Tatsu Yamashiro aka KATANA; BATMAN and Golden Age BATMAN-c/s; 16 page Preview and FIRST appearance of BATMAN and the OUTSIDERS;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 Brave and the Bold #200 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $242 in 2017
CGC label note: Last issue. 16 page preview featuring 1st app. Batman & the Outsiders. (Halo, Geoforce & Katana) $2.00 cover price.
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Avengers 257 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $95
▲ $10
1st Appearance of Nebula
Angelo notes: James Gunn recently mentioned that GOTG 3 will focus on Nebula and her sister. In Jan of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $900, in October a 9.6 CGC with ow/w pages sold for $300, in August a 9.2 CGC sold for $149. A 9.8 CGC sold in June 2019 for $930.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 4/16/2021 for $29, a raw 2.0 on 8/11/2020 for $8, a raw 5.0 on 9/16/2020 for $20, a raw 4.5 on 3/25/2020 for $23
Doug notes: First appearance of NEBULA; Karen Gillan playing NEBULA in the GUARDIANS of the GALAXY #1 Movie; A CGC 9.0 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $79.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Nebula. Ka-Zar, Shanna, Zabu & Terminus appearance. 75¢ cover price.
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Top Canadian Price Variant Magazines & Graphic Novels

Magazine tier if submitted to CGC
The Top 20
  Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
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Vampirella 113 Canadian Price Variant picture
Vampirella #113
Warren, 1988
$4.95 $750
 Warren, 1988  Very Low print run
Ben notes: Cover artwork first appeared on the cover of Vampi #64.
Doug notes: SCARCE; RETURN and First Harris Issue; Very Low Print Run; BONDAGE-c; MUMMY-s; Gonzalez-a; Brunner-a; Mayo-a;
CGC label note: 1st Harris issue.
 
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Marvel Graphic Novel 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $5.95 $220
 Marvel, 1982  Origin & 1st Appearance of The New Mutants, (Cannonball, Psyche, Sunspot & Wolfsbane).
Angelo notes: In 2021 several copies sold: 9.8 CGC in April $1160, 9.6 CGC in May $500, 9.4 CGC in May $400, 9.2 CGC in Jan $163. A 9.8 CGC sold for $1,075 in July 2019.
Ben notes: Readers should be aware that Marvel Graphic Novel does not fit the same mold as the newsstand-exclusive comic book variants that make up the rest of the Marvel guide. These Marvel Graphic Novel books are magazine-tier at CGC/CBCS, and beyond the size difference to regular comics the distribution differed as well, with these books distributed as graphic novels with just one version priced at $5.95 for Canada, as opposed to there being direct edition and newsstand versions.
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Marvel Graphic Novel #4 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $1105 in 2019
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of The New Mutants (Cannonball, Psyche, Sunspot & Wolfsbane).
 
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Creepy 146 Canadian Price Variant picture
Creepy #146
Warren, 1985
$3.50 $200
 Warren, 1985  1st from Harris; resurrection issue
CGC label note: Richard Corben cover. Bill Wray frontispiece. 1st Harris issue.
 
4
Vampirella 112 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.75 $190
 Warren, 3/1983  Low print run; last Warren issue
Doug notes: 3/1983; 84 Page Giant; SCARCE LAST Warren issue; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT and Martin Hoffman; VAMPIRELLA in The Walker of Worlds PANTHA appears by Rich Margopoulos and JOSE GONZALEZ; THE FOX
CGC label note: Last Warren issue. Pantha appearance.
 
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Vampirella 111 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.75 $180
 Warren, 1/1983  Low print run
Doug notes: 1/1983; 92 pages; Giant Collector's edition; All Reprint issue; Beast Mistress in BONDAGE GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by Alberto Pujolar Originally appeared on Devilina 1 from Atlas Seaboard ; VAMPIRELLA and the Curse of the MacDaemons by Flaxman Loew and JOSE GONZALEZ; VAMPIRELLA and the Undead of the Deep by Flaxman Loew and JOSE GONZALEZ; The Time Eater by Jack Butterworth and Paul Neary; The Munificent in Addan and Son by Bill DuBay and Esteban Maroto; Force-Feed by Cary Bates and Leopold Sanchez; Fog by Nicola Cuti, Carmine Infantino, and Dick Giordano; The French Coagulation by Gerry Boudreau, Carl Wessler and Luis Bermejo; Reprints from Vampirella 28, 29, 39, 40, 59, 62 and 68; Lower Print Run and SCARCER High Numbered issue
CGC label note: Devilina #1 cover image reversed.
 
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Vampirella 100 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.50 $150
 Warren, 10/1981  Origin reprinted; Vampirella appears to be topless
Doug notes: 10/1981; 84 Page Giant; 1981-1982 YEARBOOK; 75% Reprints; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted COLLAGE Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT, Jose Gonzales and Sanjulian; VAMPIRELLA in Call It Chaos Vampirella appears Topless NUDE in Al-New 21 page story by Archie Goodwin and Anton Caravana; LAST New Story by Archie Goodwin for the Series; Appearances by; Adam Van Helsing, Conrad Van Helsing, Mr. Hoag, Orphans, Lydia Mordstrom and Chaos; The Origin of Vampirella
CGC label note: Anton Caravana obituary & photo. Archie Goodwin's last Vampirella story. Nudity panels.
 
7
Vampirella 107 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.25 $130
 Warren, 8/1982  Lower Print run
Doug notes: 8/1982; 68 Pages; All Reprints issue, but with New Cover Art; SNOW WHITE GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by SANJULIAN; Special all Esteban MAROTO Art issue; VAMPIRELLA in The Blood Red Queen of Hearts by Bill DuBay and Esteban Maroto; Moonspawn by Doug Moench and Esteban Maroto; Black And White Vacuum To Blues by Doug Moench and Esteban Maroto; The Circus of King Carnival by Gerry Boudreau and Esteban Maroto; Look What They've Done by Steve Skeates and Esteban Maroto; SNOW WHITE and the Deadly Dwarfs by Gerry Boudreau, Steve Skeates and Esteban Maroto; Reprints from Vampirella 26, 34, 39, 49 and Eerie 36; Lower Print Run and SCARCER High Numbered issue ;
CGC label note: 1982 Yearbook.
 
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Vampirella 109 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.75 $125
 Warren, 10/1982  Doug notes: 10/1982; 1982-1983 YEARBOOK; Mostly Reprints; New Cover Art; Vampire Woman GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by SANJULIAN; 100 Page GIANT Summer Spectacular; Art of FELIX MAS Special Issue 70 pages of Art by FELIX MAS ; VAMPIRELLA in The Corpse With the Missing Mind by Bill DuBay with JOSE GONZALEZ art; The Sultan of 42nd Street by B Gerry Boudreau; Carl Wessler with FELIX MAS art; Dungeons of the Soul by T. Casey Brennan with FELIX MAS art; Out of the Nameless City by John Jacobson with FELIX MAS art; The Climbers of the Tower by Bill DuBay with JOSE GONZALEZ art; Miranda by Fred Ottenheimer with FELIX MAS art; The Dorian Gray Syndrome by Don Glut with FELIX MAS art; The Killer by Steve Skeates with FELIX MAS art; Minra by Ed Newsome with FELIX MAS art; Changes by Steve Skeates with FELIX MAS art; Reprints from Vampirella 18, 22, 24, 34, 38, 39, 55, Creepy 45 and 52; Lower Print Run and SCARCER High Numbered issue  
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Vampirella 101 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.25 $120
 Warren, 12/1981  Lower Print run
Doug notes: 12/1981; 68 Pages; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by Noly Panaligan; With SPANKING Panel; VAMPIRELLA in Attack of the Star Beast by Rich Margopoulos and Gonzalo Mayo; Appearances by; Y'ayn, Pendragon, Vanessa Haven, Conrad Van Helsing, Greaves, Anton, Gina; Cassandra St. Knight SOLO Story in Hell on Earth by Rich Margopoulos and J Rafael Auraleón; PANTHA
CGC label note: Noly Panaligan cover. Jose Gonzalez frontispiece.
 
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Vampirella 102 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.25 $120
 Warren, 1/1982  Lower Print run
Doug notes: 1/1982; 76 Pages; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT; VAMPIRELLA in Return of the Blood Red Queen by Rich Margopoulos and Gonzalo Mayo; Appearances by; Pendragon, Conrad Van Helsing, Blood Red Queen of Hearts, Abelius, Waitress, Cryssie Collins; Cassandra St. Knight SOLO Story in Kill Quake by Rich Margopoulos and J Rafael Auraleón; PANTHA
CGC label note: Jose Gonzalez frontispiece.
 
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Vampirella 103 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.25 $120
 Warren, 3/1982  Lower Print run
Doug notes: 3/1982; 76 Pages; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT; Christmas issue; VAMPIRELLA in The Last Prince Pendragon and Cryssie Collins appear by Rich Margopoulos and JOSE GONZALEZ; JOSE GONZALEZ Returns as the Regular Artist, thru to end of series; Cassandra St. Knight
CGC label note: Jose Gonzalez frontispiece.
 
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Vampirella 104 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.25 $120
 Warren, 4/1982  Lower Print run
Doug notes: 4/1982; 68 Pages; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT; VAMPIRELLA in The Wax House by Rich Margopoulos and JOSE GONZALEZ; PANTHA SOLO Story in Death Snare by Rich Margopoulos and Jose Ortiz; Appearances by; Adam Van Helsing, Starpatch, Quark and Mother Blitz; THE FOX
CGC label note: Jose Gonzalez frontispiece.
 
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Vampirella 105 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.25 $120
 Warren, 5/1982  Doug notes: 5/1982; 68 Pages; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT; VAMPIRELLA and PANTHA in Horrors of Heartache City 48 Page story by Bill DuBay with JOSE GONZALEZ art; Pendragon and PANTHA appear; Reprints from Vampirella 67,68,71,75; Lower Print Run and SCARCER High Numbered issue
CGC label note: $2.25 cover price.
 
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Vampirella 106 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.25 $120
 Warren, 7/1982  Lower Print run
Doug notes: 7/1982; 68 Pages; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT; Decapitation panel; VAMPIRELLA in A Love Blessed in Hell Tristan appears by Rich Margopoulos and JOSE GONZALEZ; PANTHA
CGC label note: Jose Gonzalez frontispiece.
 
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Vampirella 108 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.75 $120
 Warren, 9/1982  Vamp nudity splash page.
Doug notes: 9/1982; 84 page Giant; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT; Nude Topless VAMPIRELLA splash page; VAMPIRELLA in Spawn of the Star Beast Part 2; Conrad Van Helsing appears by Rich Margopoulos and JOSE GONZALEZ; PANTHA
CGC label note: 1981 Warren Creator Awards.
 
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Vampirella 110 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.75 $120
 Warren, 12/1982  Doug notes: 12/1982; 84 Page Giant; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT His FINAL Cover for the Series ; VAMPIRELLA in A Feast of Fear by Rich Margopoulos and JOSE GONZALEZ; The Masque of the Red Death
CGC label note: Jose Gonzalez frontispiece.
 
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Vampirella 67 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $100
 Warren, 3/1978  Doug notes: 3/1978; 76 Pages; First VAMPIRELLA PHOTO COVER modeled by BARBARA LEIGH Barbara Leigh was the Actress intended to play VAMPIRELLA in the Never-Filmed HAMMER Horror Movie ; VAMPIRELLA in The Glorious Return of Sweet Baby Theda by Bill DuBay and JOSE GONZALEZ; The Quest by Budd Lewis and Ramon Torrents; Fish Bait by Nicola Cuti and Alex Niño; Home Sweet Horologium by Nicola Cuti and Paul Neary; Choice Cuts by Cary Bates and Russ Heath; The Last Dragon King
CGC label note: 1st Barbara Leigh photo cover. 8 page color story with art by Esteban Maroto.
 
18
Vampirella 58 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $90
 Warren, 3/1977  Doug notes: 3/1977; 92 page Giant; VAMPIRELLA GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by ENRICH TORRES-PRAT; Super Special Giant Holiday issue; Vampirella: Lenore, story Pendragon and Adam Van Helsing appearance by Roger McKenzie with JOSE GONZALEZ art; A Matchstick Angel, story by Budd Lewis with Ramon Torrents art; Yellow Heat, story by Bruce Jones with Russ Heath art; The Christmas Flower, story by Budd Lewis with Jose Ortiz art; The Wambaugh, story by Bruce Jones with Rafael Auraleón art; Little Monsters, story by Roger McKenzie, with Carmine Infantino and Dick Giordano art; Sleeping Beauty, story by Esteban Maroto and Bill DuBay with Esteban Maroto art
CGC label note: Enrich cover. Giant holiday issue.
 
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Eerie 81 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $90
 Warren, 2/1977  Frazetta-c, King Kong
Doug notes: 2/1977; 84 Pages; Nude GGA / Good Girl Art Painted Cover by FRANK FRAZETTA; SEVEN stories & cover each based on the QUEEN KONG cover by FRAZETTA with NUDE Girl on Top of Empire State Building Like KING KONG ; EIGHT page slick COLOR section; GCD Notes; Goodbye, Bambi Boone = 8 page story by Cary Bates with Carmine Infantino & Dick Giordano art; Taking Of Queen Bovine = 8 page story by Gerry Boudreau with Ramon Torrents art; The Bride Of Congo: The Untold Story = 10 page story by Bill DuBay with Carmine Infantino & Gonzalo Mayo art; You're A Big Girl Now = 10 page story by Bruce Jones with RICHAED CORBEN art; Starchild = 5 page story by Louise Jones & David Michelinie with Jose Ortiz art; The Giant Ape Suit = 8 page story by Roger McKenzie with Luis Bermejo art; Golden Girl = 8 page story by Nicola Cuti with Leopold Sanchez art; Brief biography on; Cary Bates, Luis Bermejo, Gerry Boudreau, Rich Corben, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Dick Giordano, Carmine Infantino, Bruce Jones, Louise Jones, Gonzalo Mayo, Roger McKenzie, David Michelinie, Jose Ortiz, Leopold Sanchez, Ramon Torrents;
CGC label note: 8 page color story with art by Richard Corben. All interior stories based on front cover theme.
 
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Creepy 113 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $90
 Warren, 11/1979  All Wrightson-r issue
Doug notes: 11/1979; 68 Pages including Covers; BERNI WRIGHTSON cover; 1979 Annual Yearbook; All BERNI WRIGHTSON art issue; The Muck Monster = story & art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON; The Laughing Man = story by Bruce Jones and BERNIE WRIGHTSON; The Pepper Lake Monster = story & art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON; Clarice = story by Bruce Jones with art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON; Cool Air = story by H.P. Lovecraft, adapted by BERNIE WRIGHTSON; Country Pie = story by Bruce Jones, with art by Carmine Infantino, and BERNIE WRIGHTSON; A Martian Saga = story by Nicola Cuti and BERNIE WRIGHTSON; SCARCER issue, Due to HIGH DEMAND;
CGC label note: 1979 Yearbook. Bernie Wrightson issue.
 
 

Price Guide Methodology

The team of price guide collaborators have independently submitted advice on variant values for the top key comic books. The median of those advised values collected for each issue — i.e. the middle ground number at which exactly half of advisors gave an equal or lower value opinion and half of advisors gave an equal or higher opinion — were used to compile a Top 100. By comparing these median advisor values for each issue against the "base Direct Edition value" for those same issues, a variant premium was discovered which helped inform the rest of the guide. The base Direct Edition values were determined by (1) an extrapolation of observed marketplace asking prices for the issue around the research period of August-November 2021, and (2) opinions from up to three different popular comic book price guides.

Using This Guide to Canadian Price Variant Comics

This guide is presented on a best-efforts basis, but none of the included information is guaranteed to be free of human error; and due to the sheer volume of issues included in the guide (over five thousand), it was not possible to individually verify all information issue by issue or to confirm the existence of every variant by observing a photograph of each variant proving its existence, but we have included Marvel & DC variant pictures with 99% picture coverage. For those issues where we have not verified the existence of the variant with pictures, there is reason to believe the variants should exist; but is it also possible that certain included issues were actually direct edition exclusives lacking newsstand distribution, or had newsstand distribution in the US but not Canada. Therefore you should use this guide only as one tool among your comics research tool-belt, and you should verify information with other sources before acting. Expected variant cover price, for example, can be error-checked by referencing a direct edition copy and looking up the small-print Canadian price tag — that small-print price would then be the expected cover price used for the smaller newsstand batch (although we have found exceptions, such as Thundercats #1).

Information columns presented in the guide are: Issue (and date), Direct Edition value, the expected cover price found on variant newsstand copies, and finally our guided Variant values (all guided values presented are for "raw" copies; all guided values are presented in US Dollars). The final column is used to indicate when the variant for the issue has been confirmed at CGC, i.e. at least one variant copy appears on the CGC Census as of 9/21/2021; when found, we show the number of variant copies on record as of that date. At the bottom of each row, a Note may appear for a given issue for noteworthy items such as 1st appearances; Advisor notes are displayed in green; CGC label notes (when key comments notes were found) are displayed in blue. In the full guide pages for each title, rows are highlighted in yellow by noteworthy value above a threshold. Direct edition value columns are highlighted with a pink circle in cases where noteworthy value disagreement among price guides was spotted and flagged.

CGC census information is presented throughout the guide, comparing the year-over-year census counts for both the main/regular census entry and the variant census entry. The census counts shown are drawn from the 10/27/2020 census snapshot for last year's counts, and the 9/21/2021 census snapshot for this year's counts. We have introduced a page presenting the top CGC census grades for top CPVs. Note that as of May 2019, CGC now catalogs the variants on their census under the name "Canadian Price Variant" while pointing out the variant cover price on the right-hand side of the label. In May of 2020, CBCS released their census; we have not yet integrated their census data into our guide. As of October of 2018, CBCS began denoting the variants as "Canadian Price Variant" with the cover price included in the label name itself, e.g. "75¢ Canadian Price Variant."

The most common terminology you will find in the marketplace for these variants are "Cover Price Variants", "CPVs" (CPV being an abbreviation for Cover Price Variant or for Canadian Price Variant depending on context), "Type 1A Variants", "Canadian Price Variants", "Canadian Newsstand Editions", and older slabs prior to October 2018 for CBCS and prior to May 2019 for CGC will show the variant name as "Canadian Edition."

Example CBCS and CGC labels (current labeling treatment as of time of guide publication): Canadian Price Variant Comics: Labeling

Also see:
How to Support Team CPV
Ongoing Mis-Listed Variant Opportunities
Detailed Walkthrough of Canadian Price Variant Rarity Graphics
The Top 100 Variants of the 2022 Guide
Top CGC Grades For Top Canadian Price Variants
Educational Images Sellers May Include In CPV Listings (Free Usage)
CPV YouTube Video by Mint Hunter Comics
Prior Price Guide Edition (2021 Edition)
All Past Price Guide Editions
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Full Comics Price Guide to 80's & 90's Canadian Price Variants

Canadian price variant comics key = title contains important/valuable issue(s):

'mazing Man (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
2010 (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
A-Team (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleAction Comics (#536-600, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Adventure Comics (#492-503) CPV Values 2022
Adventures of Bayou Billy (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleAdventures of Superman (#424-444, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Adventures of the Outsiders (#33-46) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleAll Star Squadron (#14-67, Annual #1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleAlpha Flight (#1-37) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleAmazing Spider-Man (#233-279, Annual #16-19) CPV Values 2022
Ambush Bug (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Ambush Bug Stocking Stuffer (#1) CPV Values 2022
Amethyst (#1-16, Special #1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleAmethyst Princess of Gemworld (#1-12, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Angel Love (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
Annie (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Aquaman (#1-4, Special #1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleArak Son of Thunder (#14-50, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleArchie (#319-459) CPV Values 2022
Archie 3000 (#1-16) CPV Values 2022
Archie and Friends (#15-22) CPV Values 2022
Archie and Me (#136-161) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleArchie at Riverdale High (#88-113) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleArchie Giant Series Magazine (#520-630) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleArchie Meets the Punisher (#1) CPV Values 2022
Archie's Christmas Stocking (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleArchie's Girls Betty and Veronica (#320-347) CPV Values 2022
Archie's Joke Book Magazine (#287-288) CPV Values 2022
Archie's Love Showdown Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Archie's Pal Jughead Comics (#71-92) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleArchie's Pals 'n Gals (#160-224) CPV Values 2022
Archie's R C Racers (#1-10) CPV Values 2022
Archie's Spring Break (#1) CPV Values 2022
Archie's Super Teens (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleArchie's TV Laugh-Out (#87-105) CPV Values 2022
Archie's Vacation Special (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Arion Lord of Atlantis (#1-35, Special #1) CPV Values 2022
Atari Force (#1-20) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleAvengers (#224-270, Annual #11-15) CPV Values 2022
Balder The Brave (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBatgirl Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBatman (#352-423, Annual #8-12) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBatman and the Outsiders (#1-32, Annual #1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBatman Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Beauty and The Beast (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Best of DC (#29-71) CPV Values 2022
Betty (#28-49) CPV Values 2022
Betty and Me (#130-197) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBetty and Veronica (#1-111) CPV Values 2022
Betty and Veronica Spectacular (#16-23) CPV Values 2022
Betty and Veronica Summer Fun (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Betty's Diary (#1-40) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBizarre Adventures (#33-34) CPV Values 2022
Blackhawk (#251-273) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBlade Runner (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBlip (#1-7) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBlue Beetle (#1-23) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBlue Devil (#1-31, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Blue Ribbon Comics (#5-14) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBooster Gold (#1-25) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleBrave and the Bold (#191-200) CPV Values 2022
Buckaroo Banzai (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCaptain America (#274-320, Annual #6-7) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCaptain Atom (#1-19, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCaptain Carrot (#8-20) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCare Bears (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Carneys (#1) CPV Values 2022
Cartoon Network Christmas Spectacular (#1) CPV Values 2022
Cartoon Network Presents Space Ghost (#1) CPV Values 2022
Centurions (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Cheryl Blossom (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Cheryl Blossom 2nd Series (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Cheryl Blossom 3rd Series (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Cheryl Blossom Goes Hollywood (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Cheryl Blossom Special (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCloak and Dagger Limited Series (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCloak and Dagger (#1-7) CPV Values 2022
Conan the Barbarian Movie Special (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Conan the Barbarian (#139-185, Annual #7-10) CPV Values 2022
Conan The Destroyer (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Conan The King (#20-35) CPV Values 2022
Conqueror of the Barren Earth (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Conservation Corps (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Cops (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Cosmic Boy (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCreepy (#86-146) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCrisis on Infinite Earths (#1-12) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleCrystar (Saga of) (#1-11) CPV Values 2022
Dakota North (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDaredevil (#187-233) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDaring New Adventures of Supergirl (#1-13) CPV Values 2022
Dark Crystal (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDazzler (#20-42) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDC Comics Presents (#50-97, Annual #2-4) CPV Values 2022
Deadman (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Defenders (#112-152) CPV Values 2022
Demon (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Dennis the Menace (#12-13) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDetective Comics (#519-590) CPV Values 2022
Dilton's Strange Science (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Doctor Strange (#55-78) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDonald Duck (#246-279) CPV Values 2022
Donald Duck Comics Digest (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Doom Patrol and Suicide Squad Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDoom Patrol (#1-12) CPV Values 2022
Dreadstar and Company (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDroids (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
DuckTales (#1-13) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleDune (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleEerie (#81-139) CPV Values 2022
Elfquest (#1-13) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleElvira's House of Mystery (#1-11, Special #1) CPV Values 2022
Eternals (#1-11) CPV Values 2022
Everything's Archie (#103-157) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleEwoks (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
Explorers of the Unknown (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Faculty Funnies (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleFalcon (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Fantastic Four (#247-293, Annual #17-19) CPV Values 2022
Firestar (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Firestorm the Nuclear Man (#65-75) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleFlash (#314-350) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleFlash Volume 2 (#1-16, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Flintstones (#1-21) CPV Values 2022
Fly (#5-9) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleFraggle Rock (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
Funny Stuff Stocking Stuffer (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleFurther Adventures of Indiana Jones (#1-34) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleFury of Firestorm (#5-64, Annual #1-5) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleG.I. Combat (#246-288) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleG.I. Joe, a Real American Hero (#4-50, Yearbook #1-2) CPV Values 2022
Gargoyle (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Get Along Gang (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleGhost Rider (#73-81) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleGoblin (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleGreen Arrow (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleGreen Lantern (#157-205) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleGreen Lantern Corps (#206-224, Annual #1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleGroo the Wanderer (#1-18) CPV Values 2022
Hanna-Barbera All-Stars (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Hanna-Barbera Presents (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
Haunt of Fear (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleHawkeye (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Hawkman (#1-17, Special #1) CPV Values 2022
Heathcliff (#1-9) CPV Values 2022
Hercules (#2-4) CPV Values 2022
Hercules Vol 2 (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Heroes Against Hunger (#1) CPV Values 2022
Heroes For Hope (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleHex (#1-18) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleHouse of Mystery (#309-321) CPV Values 2022
Howard the Duck (#32) CPV Values 2022
Iceman (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleIncredible Hulk (#276-322, Annual #11-14) CPV Values 2022
Incredible Hulk Versus Quasimodo (#1) CPV Values 2022
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleIron Man (#163-209, Annual #5-7) CPV Values 2022
Jack of Hearts (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Jemm, Son of Saturn (#1-12) CPV Values 2022
Jetsons (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleJonah Hex (#65-92) CPV Values 2022
Jonni Thunder (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Josie and the Pussycats (#106) CPV Values 2022
Josie and the Pussycats 2nd Series (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleJughead (#325-352) CPV Values 2022
Jughead 2nd Series (#1-32) CPV Values 2022
Jughead's Baby Tales (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Jughead's Diner (#1-7) CPV Values 2022
Jughead's Jokes (#78) CPV Values 2022
Jughead's Pal Hot Dog (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Jughead's Time Police (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Justice League International (#7-17, Annual #2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleJustice League of America (#207-261, Annual #1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleJustice League (#1-6, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Ka-Zar the Savage (#29) CPV Values 2022
Katy Keene (#8-33) CPV Values 2022
Katy Keene Special (#2-7) CPV Values 2022
King Conan (#13-19) CPV Values 2022
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Knuckles' Chaotix (#1) CPV Values 2022
Knuckles: The Dark Legion (#1) CPV Values 2022
Koosh Kins (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Krull (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Kull the Conqueror (#1-10) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleLast Days of the Justice Society (#1) CPV Values 2022
Last Starfighter (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Laugh Comics (#374-400) CPV Values 2022
Laugh (#1-29) CPV Values 2022
Legend of Wonder Woman (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleLegends (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Legion of Substitute Heroes (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleLegion of Super-Heroes (#292-313, Annual #2-3) CPV Values 2022
Legionnaires Three (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleLife of Pope John Paul II, The (#1) CPV Values 2022
Life With Archie (#232-286) CPV Values 2022
Little Shop of Horrors (#1) CPV Values 2022
Lois Lane (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleLongshot (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Losers Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Machine Man (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Mad House (#130) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMagik (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Man of Steel (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Manhunter Vol 2 (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
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Key comic in titleMarvel Graphic Novel (#3-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMarvel Movie Showcase (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Marvel Movie Spotlight (#1) CPV Values 2022
Marvel Saga (#1-9) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMarvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (#1-12) CPV Values 2022
Marvel Super Special (#28) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMarvel Tails (#1) CPV Values 2022
Marvel Tales (#144-190) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMarvel Team-Up (#122-150, Annual #5-7) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMarvel Two-In-One (#92-100, Annual #7) CPV Values 2022
Mask Vol 1 (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Mask Vol 2 (#1-9) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMaster of Kung Fu (#117-125) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMasters of the Universe Limited Series (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
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Key comic in titleMickey Mouse (#219-256) CPV Values 2022
Mickey Mouse Comics Digest (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Micronauts Vol 1 (#57) CPV Values 2022
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Mighty Crusaders (#6-10) CPV Values 2022
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Mighty Mutanimals (#1-9) CPV Values 2022
Millennium (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
Mister Miracle (Special #1) CPV Values 2022
Misty (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleMoon Knight (#35) CPV Values 2022
Moon Knight Fist of Khonshu (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Muppet Babies (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
Muppets Take Manhattan (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleNew Adventures of Superboy (#34-54) CPV Values 2022
New Archies (#1-22) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleNew Mutants (#1-42, Annual #1, Special #1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleNew Teen Titans (#24-40, Annual #1-2) CPV Values 2022
Night Force (#3-14) CPV Values 2022
Nightcrawler (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Obnoxio the Clown (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleOfficial Handbook of the Conan Universe (#1) CPV Values 2022
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (#1-15) CPV Values 2022
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 (#1-9) CPV Values 2022
Original Dick Tracy (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Original Shield (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Pep (#386-411) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titlePeter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham (#1-9) CPV Values 2022
Phantom Stranger (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titlePhoenix: The Untold Story (#1) CPV Values 2022
Planet Terry (#1-12) CPV Values 2022
Power Lords (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Power Man and Iron Fist (#86-124) CPV Values 2022
Power of the Atom (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titlePower Pack (#1-25) CPV Values 2022
Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
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Questprobe (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (#1) CPV Values 2022
Rawhide Kid (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleRed Sonja (#1-13) CPV Values 2022
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Key comic in titleRed Sonja The Movie (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Red Tornado (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Reggie's Revenge (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Riverdale High (#1-8) CPV Values 2022
Robotech Defenders (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Robotix (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleRocket Raccoon (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleRom Spaceknight (#35-75, Annual #1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleRook (#1-14) CPV Values 2022
Royal Roy (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Sabrina (#1) CPV Values 2022
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (#75-77) CPV Values 2022
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Holiday Special (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Sabrina the Teenage Witch One-Shot (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSaga of Crystar (#1-11) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSaga of the Swamp Thing (#6-45, Annual #1-2) CPV Values 2022
Savage Sword of Conan (#80-128) CPV Values 2022
Savage Tales (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Scooby-Doo (#1-20) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSecret Origins (#1-30, Annual #1-2) CPV Values 2022
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Sectaurs (#1-7) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSgt. Rock (#369-422, Annual #3-4) CPV Values 2022
Shadow War of Hawkman (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Shazam: The New Beginning (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Sheena (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSmurfs (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Solomon Kane (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Son of Ambush Bug (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Sonic's Friendly Nemesis Knuckles (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Sonic and Knuckles Mecha Madness Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSonic and Knuckles Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Sonic Blast Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Sonic Live Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Sonic Quest: The Death Egg Saga (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSonic the Hedgehog Mini Series (#0-3) CPV Values 2022
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Sonic the Hedgehog in Your Face Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Spanner's Galaxy (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSpecial Edition X-Men (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSpectacular Spider-Man (#71-117, Annual #4-5) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSpider-Woman (#46-50) CPV Values 2022
Spiral Zone (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Squadron Supreme (#1-12) CPV Values 2022
Star Trek (#1-54, Annual #1-3) CPV Values 2022
Star Trek Movie Special (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Star Trek The Next Generation (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleStar Wars (#64-106, Annual #2-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleStar Wars Return of the Jedi (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Starriors (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Steel Sterling (#5-7) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleStrawberry Shortcake (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Street Sharks Mini Series (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Street Sharks (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSuicide Squad (#1-17) CPV Values 2022
Super Powers Vol 1 (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Super Powers Vol 2 (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Super Powers Vol 3 (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Super Sonic vs. Hyper Knuckles (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSuper-Villain Classics (#1) CPV Values 2022
Supergirl (#14-23) CPV Values 2022
Supergirl Movie Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSuperman (#376-423, Annual #9-12, Special #1-3) CPV Values 2022
Superman Vol 2 (#1-21, Annual #1-2) CPV Values 2022
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (#1) CPV Values 2022
Superman: The Secret Years (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleSwamp Thing (#46-59) CPV Values 2022
Sword of The Atom (#1-4, Special #1-3) CPV Values 2022
Tails (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Tales From The Crypt (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Tales of Asgard (#1) CPV Values 2022
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes (#314-354, Annual #4-5) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleTales of the Teen Titans (#41-91, Annual #3-4) CPV Values 2022
Tarzan of the Apes (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Team America (#5-12) CPV Values 2022
Teen Titans Spotlight (#1-21) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Mini Series (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (#1-72, Special #1-11) CPV Values 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet Archie (#1) CPV Values 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet The Conservation Corps (#1) CPV Values 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Movie (#1) CPV Values 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie II (#1) CPV Values 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie III (#1) CPV Values 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Universe Sourcebook (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Presents Donatello and Leatherhead (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Presents Merdude and Michaelangelo (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
That Wilkin Boy (#52) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleThe Life of Pope John Paul II (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleThing (#1-36) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleThor (#324-370, Annual #10-13) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleThunderCats (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
TMNT Adventures Year of the Turtle (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
TMNT Presents April O'Neil (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
TMNT Presents April O'Neil The May East Saga (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
To Riverdale and Back Again (#1) CPV Values 2022
Top Dog (#1-9) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleTransformers (#1-19) CPV Values 2022
U.S. 1 (#1-12) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleUncanny X-Men (#162-208, Annual #6-9) CPV Values 2022
Uncle Scrooge Comics Digest (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleUnknown Soldier (#268) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleV (#1-18) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleVampirella (#58-113) CPV Values 2022
Vault of Horror (#1-6) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleVeronica (#1-63) CPV Values 2022
Vision and Scarlet Witch (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Vision and Scarlet Witch Vol 2 (#1-11) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleVoltron (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Wally the Wizard (#1-12) CPV Values 2022
Walt Disney's Christmas Parade (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWalt Disney's Comics and Stories (#511-547) CPV Values 2022
Walt Disney's Comics Digest (#1-7) CPV Values 2022
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures (#1-20) CPV Values 2022
Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald (#1-18) CPV Values 2022
Walt Disney's Pinocchio Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge (#210-242) CPV Values 2022
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Adventures (#1-21) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWarlord (#62-131, Annual #1-6) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWeb of Spider-Man (#1-17, Annual #1) CPV Values 2022
Weird Science (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWeird War Tales (#116-124) CPV Values 2022
Weird (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWest Coast Avengers Limited Series (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWest Coast Avengers (#1-11) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWhat If (#35-47) CPV Values 2022
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (#1-26) CPV Values 2022
Who's Who in Star Trek (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Who's Who Update '87 (#1-5) CPV Values 2022
Who's Who Update '88 (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
Wild Dog (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa Mini Series (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWolverine Limited Series (#2-4) CPV Values 2022
Wonder Man (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWonder Woman (#296-329) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWonder Woman Vol 2 (#1-20) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleWorld's Finest Comics (#284-323) CPV Values 2022
World of Archie (#16-22) CPV Values 2022
World of Krypton (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
World of Metropolis (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
World of Smallville (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleX-Factor (#1-7) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleX-Men (Uncanny) (#162-208, Annual #6-9) CPV Values 2022
X-Men Alpha Flight (#1-2) CPV Values 2022
X-Men and the Micronauts (#1-4) CPV Values 2022
Yogi Bear (#1) CPV Values 2022
Key comic in titleZatanna Special (#1) CPV Values 2022
Zen Intergalactic Ninja Mini Series (#1-3) CPV Values 2022
Zen Intergalactic Ninja (#1-3) CPV Values 2022

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Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #819,194+2,709242+72
Amazing Spider-Man #25214,945+2,090466+97
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Mini Series #11,516+1,516167+75
Thor #3376,842+1,513399+87
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #163,008+1,34082+46
Amazing Spider-Man #2388,031+1,202217+47
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #13,958+86187+39
Star Wars #682,174+83956+21
Transformers #13,799+77383+28
Web of Spider-Man #16,555+71187+26
Marvel Team-Up #1413,011+62298+17
Batman #4231,857+60926+8
X-Factor #66,080+56761+8
Wolverine Limited Series #25,854+55660+21
Wolverine Limited Series #45,038+55353+7
Wolverine Limited Series #35,358+49648+11
Saga of the Swamp Thing #372,705+46133+8
Tales of the Teen Titans #445,400+461103+9
ThunderCats #11,102+45655+24
New Mutants #14,581+44886+13
Alpha Flight #12,194+41686+24
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #211,778+40051+32
New Teen Titans Annual #21,320+37243+21
Thor #3391,207+35870+16
Amazing Spider-Man #2652,600+35343+10
Thor #3381,366+349146+39
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #31,114+32913+6
Star Wars #81583+32920+11
Punisher #13,024+31961+17
Superman Vol 2 #4390+3034+4
Batman #4042,855+29910+2
Masters of the Universe #11,067+29619+9
Masters of the Universe Limited Series #1962+27248+20
Uncanny X-Men #193970+25919+11
X-Factor #11,951+25019+7
Spectacular Spider-Man #901,034+24843+14
Sonic the Hedgehog #1242+2427+2
Wonder Woman Vol 2 #12,179+23331+7
Longshot #11,172+23034+19
Batman #3571,777+22831+4
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #71,302+21719+4
Vision and Scarlet Witch #1430+21030+21
Marvel Tails #11,042+21043+8
Booster Gold #11,379+20753+11
Amazing Spider-Man #2392,324+19953+5
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #2739+1958+3
Spectacular Spider-Man #101463+19315+7
New Mutants #261,515+19221+4
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #4855+1899+5
Uncanny X-Men #1641,543+18240+8
Crisis on Infinite Earths #72,263+17830+5
Avengers #2571,144+17229+5
Uncanny X-Men #1711,284+17221+10
X-Factor #52,300+17035+2
Crisis on Infinite Earths #12,107+16919+5
Voltron #1485+16824+8
New Mutants #14796+16718+5
Batman #3861,280+16523+6
Uncanny X-Men #166778+16016+5
Uncanny X-Men #184818+1569+2
Power Pack #1774+15136+8
Uncanny X-Men #2011,736+14624+4
Sonic the Hedgehog Mini Series #0145+1452--
Secret Wars II #3239+1414+3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1570+14051+27
Transformers #8512+1388+2
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #6741+1358+4
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #10799+1348+4
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #9696+13410+4
Wonder Woman Vol 2 #7784+13115+3
Amazing Spider-Man #256817+1288+1
Super-Villain Classics #1342+12622+9
Uncanny X-Men #207596+12614+5
Suicide Squad #11,365+12624+7
Uncanny X-Men #191621+1254--
Detective Comics #583523+1246+3
Amazing Spider-Man #258812+12413+4
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #5747+1247+4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Mini Series #3124+12416+7
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1386+1206+1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Mini Series #2120+12020+6
Uncanny X-Men #168720+11920+8
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #11629+1196+4
Thor #364225+1163+3
Marvel Team-Up #131177+1162+1
Justice League #1863+11640+3
Sonic the Hedgehog Mini Series #1115+1153+1
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #12687+11211+4
Transformers #5557+11210+4
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #32227+1101+1
Batman #4051,051+1099+3
Amazing Spider-Man #257432+10711+4
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #26279+1047+5
New Mutants #181,039+10016+2
Spectacular Spider-Man #107254+1009+6
Star Wars Return of the Jedi #1530+9841+16
Marvel Graphic Novel #41,414+96126+12
Uncanny X-Men #205809+9510+4
Green Lantern #201396+9323+9
Avengers #227212+937+4
Spectacular Spider-Man #98143+932+1
Superman Vol 2 #1855+916+2
Secret Wars II #1367+912--
Vision and Scarlet Witch Vol 2 #1138+907+3
Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #1487+9014+3
Thing #1739+8932+3
Batman #4061,000+888+4
Magik #1306+877+4
Flash Volume 2 #1770+8626+1
Alpha Flight #33634+8616+5
Crisis on Infinite Earths #81,497+8418+4
Uncanny X-Men #169592+8315+3
Archie Meets the Punisher #182+821+1
Transformers #3596+8219+5
Saga of the Swamp Thing #25335+7916+5
Transformers #4503+797--
Uncanny X-Men Annual #9480+783+1
Detective Comics #576593+788+1
Star Wars #88204+787+3
Batman #368829+7719+3
Star Wars Return of the Jedi #4283+7524+7
Iron Man #170383+756+2
Batman #407879+748+3
Swamp Thing #50415+7210+2
Wonder Woman Vol 2 #9379+724--
Batman #366654+7115+4
Mask Vol 1 #1133+698+1
New Mutants Annual #1274+68----
Elfquest #1219+681+1
Detective Comics #575550+6712+3
Amazing Spider-Man #261543+6715+4
Uncanny X-Men #194377+663--
Captain America #275205+6417+5
Transformers #2643+6419+5
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #19376+641+1
Blade Runner #1423+6311+5
Star Wars Return of the Jedi #3240+6317+2
Uncanny X-Men #162530+628+4
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #219362+62----
Amazing Spider-Man #250610+6212+5
Saga of the Swamp Thing Annual #2292+6211+4
New Mutants #9248+622--
Longshot #3338+629+7
Masters of the Universe Limited Series #2213+609+4
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #48182+60----
Fury of Firestorm #2860+606+1
Star Wars Return of the Jedi #2242+5925+13
Star Wars Annual #3276+584+2
Thor #344502+575+1
Uncanny X-Men #173604+579+1
Amazing Spider-Man #275934+5716+8
Amazing Spider-Man #263573+5715+6
Saga of the Swamp Thing #20512+5618+3
Uncanny X-Men #200517+567--
Swamp Thing #49250+5611+1
Captain America #31271+552+2
Eternals #1167+555+1
Dune #1157+5411+7
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #43161+545+2
Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7298+548--
Brave and the Bold #200740+5417+2
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #2109+541--
Uncanny X-Men Annual #6490+543--
Star Wars #71180+5411+2
Detective Comics #578472+534--
Amazing Spider-Man #268578+523+2
Uncanny X-Men #183416+527+2
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #27209+525+4
Detective Comics #577502+519+2
Amazing Spider-Man #245575+5116+5
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #14195+5124+10
Uncanny X-Men #176477+505+1
Amazing Spider-Man #259677+508+3
Amazing Spider-Man #260503+5014+6
All Star Squadron #25158+503+1
Rocket Raccoon #1629+4921+6
Masters of the Universe #2148+491--
Uncanny X-Men #188490+494+1
West Coast Avengers Limited Series #1181+499+3
West Coast Avengers #1177+49--+-6
Uncanny X-Men #198384+484+1
Daredevil #232372+487+1
Moon Knight Fist of Khonshu #1163+481+1
Transformers #10196+488+2
New Mutants #25611+484+1
Amazing Spider-Man #253585+4829+9
Star Wars Annual #2316+488+4
Crisis on Infinite Earths #6449+476+5
A-Team #1148+474+3
Uncanny X-Men #172642+474--
Hawkeye #1330+4711+2
Daredevil #196647+4710+2
Fantastic Four #258190+466+3
Web of Spider-Man Annual #1254+462+1
Marvel Movie Showcase #1196+4614+3
Justice League of America Annual #2314+467--
Iron Man #200275+453+1
Uncanny X-Men #163366+457+3
Uncanny X-Men #202483+453+1
Daredevil #188647+4510+2
Detective Comics #523209+4512+2
Daredevil #187606+444+2
DuckTales #144+441--
Star Wars #84136+444+2
Legends #1514+4312+2
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #49140+433+1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #7243+431--
Secret Wars II #2144+424+1
Special Edition X-Men #1278+423+2
Superman Annual #11364+4210+2
Groo the Wanderer #1327+42----
Secret Wars II #5158+414+1
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #3105+414+1
Amazing Spider-Man #254484+4115+3
Crisis on Infinite Earths #4420+413+2
Masters of the Universe Limited Series #3187+4111+3
Nightcrawler #1202+412--
Incredible Hulk #282102+407+4
Incredible Hulk #300350+407+1
Uncanny X-Men #195332+404+1
Droids #1252+4010+1
Star Wars #94159+406+3
Uncanny X-Men #179464+396+2
Saga of the Swamp Thing #21343+3915+3
ThunderCats #2147+393--
Daredevil #189577+398+4
Legends #31,382+3823+2
X-Factor #4138+383--
Iceman #1196+385+3
Sonic the Hedgehog #238+38----
Cloak and Dagger Limited Series #1313+386+1
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #22140+383+3
Batman #400638+377+2
DC Comics Presents #87367+375+2
Magik #467+36----
Conan the Barbarian Movie Special #1139+366--
Uncanny X-Men #165511+3613+4
New Mutants #16502+363+1
Amazing Spider-Man #272417+364+2
Star Wars #104148+366+1
Amazing Spider-Man #269358+362+1
Amazing Spider-Man #267365+367+1
Fantastic Four #286422+369+2
Amazing Spider-Man #278313+364+3
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18292+364+1
Uncanny X-Men #181327+353--
Amazing Spider-Man #264426+354+1
Uncanny X-Men #199383+352--
Amazing Spider-Man #255526+3515+5
Star Wars #100229+353+1
Superman #423438+356+2
Uncanny X-Men #186595+354+1
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #25150+355+2
Amazing Spider-Man #249349+357+2
Uncanny X-Men #206269+347+2
Tales of the Teen Titans Annual #3330+348+3
Uncanny X-Men #167509+339+3
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #46132+336+2
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #11161+335+3
Superman Vol 2 #9115+33----
Blip #199+333+1
Uncanny X-Men #178339+326--
Thor #36694+321--
Batman #358202+325+2
Uncanny X-Men #175538+324+1
Avengers #26770+321--
New Mutants #13170+323--
Obnoxio the Clown #1125+329+3
Amazing Spider-Man #244434+3217+7
Web of Spider-Man #8118+323+2
Falcon #1169+329+1
Sonic the Hedgehog Mini Series #232+321--
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #42147+321--
Crisis on Infinite Earths #3299+313+1
Voltron #2101+313--
Star Wars #74184+3112+3
Amazing Spider-Man #266301+314+2
Ewoks #1155+3016+2
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #47117+301--
New Teen Titans #26292+3013+2
Wonder Woman #300169+308+3
Amazing Spider-Man #276480+309+4
Star Wars #69130+3010+2
Uncanny X-Men #197398+304+1
Batman #417275+309+3
Uncanny X-Men #189302+302+1
Batman #359310+2911+1
Doom Patrol #1102+293+1
Batman #363166+297--
Star Wars #64123+299+1
Star Wars #90161+293+1
Star Wars #65124+298+2
Daredevil #190679+296--
Amazing Spider-Man #236347+2916+7
Transformers #19172+291+-3
New Mutants #19161+291+1
New Mutants #2181+29----
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #30122+293+2
Amazing Spider-Man #243279+2912+3
Uncanny X-Men #180318+286--
Detective Comics #58597+282+1
New Mutants Special #1178+283+2
Star Wars #92155+286--
Uncanny X-Men #208222+284+1
New Mutants #29100+281--
Fury of Firestorm #24220+2814+1
Batman #408241+286+2
Batman and the Outsiders #1275+284+1
Amazing Spider-Man #274421+289+4
Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1347+2813--
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #428+28----
Uncanny X-Men #190282+283+1
Amazing Spider-Man #273275+274+1
Action Comics #600167+27----
Thor #340173+2710+1
Amazing Spider-Man #234291+2714+3
Web of Spider-Man #2255+27----
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Star Wars #66147+2711+1
Detective Comics #525147+276--
Transformers #9167+277+3
Green Arrow #1251+277+1
Uncanny X-Men #182267+275--
Crisis on Infinite Earths #9332+275+1
Heroes For Hope #1198+273+1
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #4486+27----
Star Wars #102142+274--
Dune #272+272--
Amazing Spider-Man #251456+2713+4
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #50120+274--
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #34138+27----
Iron Man Annual #5130+26----
Star Wars #76149+269+2
Mask Vol 2 #169+26----
Phoenix: The Untold Story #1292+265--
Blue Beetle #1202+26----
Captain America #29091+262--
Captain America #30762+261+1
Detective Comics #566177+267+4
Smurfs #1175+259+3
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #4099+253+2
Spectacular Spider-Man #9976+252+1
Scooby-Doo #125+25----
Vision and Scarlet Witch #241+25----
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #28129+252+2
Detective Comics #532209+256--
All Star Squadron #2336+25----
Star Wars #96115+254+1
Transformers #17168+255+3
Master of Kung Fu #12583+253+1
Star Wars #75149+256+2
ThunderCats #389+25----

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CPV Price Guide Q&A

What does CPV mean in comics?

✔️Accepted answer: In the comic book collecting hobby, CPV stands for Canadian Price Variant (or Cover Price Variant, depending on the context). Canadian Price Variants are a subset of cover price variants, representing Type 1A price variants published in the USA and then distributed in Canada.

What is a Type 1A price variant?

✔️Accepted answer: The terms 'Type 1A price variant' (and 'Type 1 price variant') were coined by comic book historian Jon McClure and were first recognized by the Overstreet Price Guide in the 2010 edition (#40). The terms describe cover price variant comics published simultaneously with the regular editions, but given different cover prices and distributed in restricted market areas. Type 1 price variants were distributed in 'test market' areas, whereas Type 1A price variants were distributed in Canada, Australia, or the UK (depending on the variant).

How many Canadian Price Variants are there?

✔️Accepted answer: Our 2022 edition guide covers 5,741 issues where CPV versions exist across Marvel, DC, Archie, Gladstone, Modern, and selected titles from Warren and Harris. There are other publishers we have not yet covered, such as Charlton, Harvey, and Whitman (although our guide now has articles available covering Harvey and Whitman).

How many CPVs does CGC have on census?

✔️Accepted answer: As of November 2021, for Marvel Comics there are 6,979 CGC-graded CPVs on census, across 1,114 different issues. For DC Comics that count is 2,273 CGC-graded CPVs, across 778 different issues. For Archie Publications, 395 CGC-graded CPVs across 88 issues.

When did Marvel and DC produce CPVs?

✔️Accepted answer: The cover price variant windows for both Marvel and DC began in October of 1982. Marvel's window lasted until August of 1986, while DC's lasted until September of 1988. Other publishers covered in the guide also had their own windows with differing start and end dates.

How rare are CPVs?

✔️Accepted answer: Across the top 100 Marvel and DC variants in our 2022 edition guide, the CGC census rarity for the CPVs as of the time of this publication was 2.3%, but each individual issue can be higher or lower depending on its unique circumstances such as whether the comic shop orders of direct edition copies were sufficient to satisfy initial collector demand. Note that Archie Publications only widely introduced direct editions much later.

Why did the CPV price variant window end?

✔️Accepted answer: Publishers didn't stop selling comics to Canadians when CPVs ended, but rather, the regular newsstand batch and the CPV newsstand batch were 'merged' together, i.e. with one newsstand batch to cover all of North America,carrying a main US price and a small-print CAN price.

The information within CPVPriceGuide.com is presented on a best-efforts basis, but none of the included information is guaranteed to be free of error and therefore you should use this guide only as one tool among your comics research tool-belt, and you should verify information with other sources before acting. Please read the full methodology & guide usage information. Our latest price guide edition of our comprehensive guide to Canadian Price Variant comics is the 2021 Edition, published December 2020.