U.K. Pence

Pence Price Variant Issue Guide (Marvel & DC)

By Benjamin Nobel, with research assistance from Stephen Cranch

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Greetings, fellow collector! This is an issue guide for Pence Price Variants from Marvel & DC based on the extensive research of Stephen Cranch. Huge thanks to Steve; creating this guide without his input would have been like trying to stand up and walk without a backbone! (Note: Archie, Charlton, Dell, Gold Key and King Comics also published pence price variants but this inaugural issue guide will cover just Marvel & DC).

What is a pence price variant? If you’re already familiar, skip ahead to the 2019 Top 50 lists or the full guide. If you’re new to pence price variants, next is a brief introduction to hopefully pique your interest:

Introduction To Pence Price Variants

The very first thing to learn is that these weird-looking things below…

… are all examples of prices! Readers from the U.K. already know this (so bear with me), but many other readers may be asking, in surprise, “Those weird things are prices?” Yes! Prices. I live in the USA, drive on the right-hand side of the road and pay for comics in dollars and cents, but my friend Steve meanwhile lives in Britain, drives on the left-hand side of the road and pays for comics in pounds and pence — and those symbols pictured above are telling us the cost in pence!

You saw a variety of symbols: d‘s and p‘s and the funny-looking “1/-” which may strike some readers as quite a lot of letters & symbols to denote comic book prices in Britain!?

Before decimalization, nine pence was written “9d”; after decimalization, nine pence was written “9p”.

Before decimalization, nine pence was written “9d”; after decimalization, nine pence was written “9p”.

Funny story: you know how in the USA there are 100 pennies to 1 dollar? In Britain it is 100 pence to 1 pound, but that wasn’t always the case: before 1971 there were 240 pence to 1 pound. No joke! Back in those days, pence prices were denoted with a ‘d‘ — nine pence would be “9d” (and the “1/-” symbol denotes a “shilling”; back then, 1 shilling was equal to 12 pence). Then in 1971, Britain went through what is referred to as “decimalization” — resetting to 100 pence to 1 pound — and from that point forward pence prices began to be denoted with a ‘p‘.

And with that handy bit of knowledge, you, dear reader, are now out ahead of your American comic-collecting peers when it comes to understanding pence variants; most of your American friends look at those symbols and shrug their shoulders but you now know that those are prices.

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Here’s the second important thing you should learn about pence price variants: they are actually first print originals printed in the USA, published simultaneously with their U.S. cents counter-parts by the same original publisher. The Marvels are U.S.-published Marvels; the DC’s are U.S.-published DC’s… And they are all first print Type 1A Cover Price Variants!

OK: I just used a term you may (or may not) know: “Type 1A Cover Price Variant” has now been floating around in the comic collecting nomenclature since 2010 when the Overstreet Price Guide published an article by comic book historian (and Senior Overstreet Advisor) Jon McClure, entitled “A History of Publisher Experimentation and Variant Comic Books”. His most recent definition of Type 1A cover price variants is as follows:

Type 1A: U.S. Published Foreign Distribution Variants

Cover Price Variants intended for foreign distribution with limited regional distribution, published simultaneously with standard or “regular” editions. In the majority of cases, the indicia and all aspects of the book are identical to regular U.S. editions except for the cover price. In some instances other alterations may be present. These may include missing or different cover dates, regional indicia details and variant company logos. Other minor alterations may also be present.

What Jon’s Type 1A definition basically means is that Pence Price Variants were…

… ♬ B-O-O-O-O-R-N IN THE U-S-A ♫: The comics were printed at the same time and in the same location (on the same presses; same paper; same ink) as their U.S. cents priced counterparts, but with pence-only printed prices and, in the early years, alternative indicias and sometimes missing cover dates as well. There is currently no evidence to determine which batch were printed first — cents or pence — or whether they alternated.

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Now onto the third important fact you should know about pence price variants: The U.K. is smaller than the USA in population. Much smaller. In 1970, according to the U.S. Census and World Bank data, the USA had a population of just over 205 million people. The U.K. meanwhile had a population of just under 56 million people in that same year.

Jon McClure estimates original print run for the pence price variants equivalent to approximately 5% of U.S. print run size.

Jon McClure estimates original print run for the pence price variants equivalent to approximately 5% of U.S. print run size.

With such a huge disparity in market size, you can already see that if you “zoom out” and look at any given issue number where a pence price variant exists, that variant is going to be a relatively small percentage of the total copies sold for that issue worldwide. In his 2010 article, Jon McClure estimates original print run for the pence price variants equivalent to approximately 5% of U.S. print run size, but with an estimated survival rate of only 1-2% of total copies (with many of those survivors suffering damage from the overseas shipping).

That’s 1-2% of total copies he is citing; but it is also important to realize that at time of distribution, 100% of the local comic book marketplace within the U.K. received the pence price variants (when they exist). In other words, if you were a comic collector in the U.K. and there was a pence variant for sale for a given issue, that pence variant was your only choice at time of distribution; if you wanted a “regular” U.S. cents copy of that same issue, you had to rely on the after-market for imported copies (you had to find your nearest comic book dealer).

Canadian vs U.K. variant distribution distinction

Left: each Type 1A variant issue that exists also had a “regular” counter-part distributed in Canada. Right: When a Pence variant exists, it was the only type distributed in the U.K. for that issue.

Let’s think about that last point for a moment, as a contrast to the newsstand-exclusive Type 1A Canadian price variants of the 1980’s during which there were two types of each issue distributed in Canada whenever a price variant exists: newsstand copies (the Type 1A variants) and direct edition copies (the “regular” copies — which were identical to the ones sold in the USA).

In his Canadian Newsstand Cover Price VARIANTS 2018-2019 Market Report, Senior Overstreet Advisor Doug Sulipa walks through his scarcity estimates for the Type 1A Canadian price variants from Marvel & DC and shows that if we consider two stacks of comics originally sold in Canada for an illustrative issue — a newsstand stack and a direct edition stack — and we adjust those two stacks for survivorship differences, that the size of the surviving direct edition stack is 3x larger than the size of the newsstand stack. Thus, the Type 1A Canadian price variants are the more locally-rare type there, and that’s before thinking about the 10x larger separate stack representing the U.S. market!

That’s an important contrast to understand when thinking about pence price variants so let’s repeat the point: Canada was distributed two types for each issue (“regular” and “variant”) whereas the U.K. market was distributed one type — just the pence price variants (when they exist).

Collectors within in the U.K. may therefore not view the variants as “locally-rare”; thus, collectors from the USA and Canada (and elsewhere) can find opportunities to acquire the more-rare Type 1A variants at bargain prices from U.K. sellers who do not recognize what they own as being anything special.

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If you’ve made it this far into the introduction, you are now way out ahead of the pack among your fellow collectors in understanding pence price variants because you now understand both the main problems/challenges the pence price variants face as a “class” of collectibles, as well as the main opportunities.

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Whether your comic buying budget is small or large, there are interesting pence price variants out there for you!

If your interest in the opportunities for pence price variants as collectibles has been piqued, you’ll next be interested to learn how the “price variant window” is wonderfully large, producing a great many interesting major and minor key issues in a range that truly has something for everyone: you can find something interesting with a budget of as little as 5 dollars all the way to as high as 5 figures!

And that’s because this large price variant window spans all the way back to May of 1960 for Marvel (marking the cover date of the first known single 9d price printed comics, Gunsmoke Western #58 and Journey Into Mystery #58), and July of 1971 for DC, and ends way out in December 1981 for Marvel and September of 1981 for DC (the last cover month before consistent dual pence/cents pricing commenced on Direct Edition comics, thus effectively ending the need for and existence of pence-only priced variants).

This window gives us Silver Age plus Bronze Age variants to hunt for, but pence variants do not exist for all titles published during the window and even when they do exist there are often frustrating “gaps” in runs. Marvel produced 6,546 comics between the confirmed pence dates of May 1960 to December 1981, covering 200 titles, but a total of only 3,017 first printing Marvel pence price variants are today known to exist — about 46%. For DC, 840 pence variants are known to exist.

Which specific pence variants actually exist? Enter the Issue Guide! Below, you will find Top 50 lists for the Silver and Bronze ages, and beneath those lists you will find each and every Marvel and DC title where pence variants have ever been found to date. Click any title to reach the issue guide page for that title. Key issues (such as 1st appearances of important characters) are noted throughout the guide; we also note the cover price found on the pence price variants, the CGC census count of variants (when found), and the baseline (non-variant) 2019 issue value in NM-. Steve’s research has revealed certain date ranges where the pence variant indicia is assumed to contain regional distributor details — issues within these ranges have special notes throughout the guide but readers should note that not all issues have actually been checked.

Steve and I hope you enjoy the guide! Have any questions or suggestions? Spot any mistakes? Or just want to chat about pence price variants? Tell us what’s on your mind, we’ll be glad to hear from you!

Top 50 Silver Age Pence Price Variants
Baseline values shown are 2019 non-variant value in 9.2; Census data shown is as of 11/13/2018
1
Amazing Fantasy #15 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Fantasy #15
Marvel Comics, 9/1962
1st Appearances of Spider-Man, Peter Parker, Aunt May, Uncle Ben, and Flash Thompson; Origin of Spider-Man; Death of Uncle Ben
Ben notes: Indicia reads 9/1962 on both regular copies and pence copies; however, the cover of regular copies reads “Aug” under the issue number while the month was omitted from the cover of the pence copies. As a result, CGC catalogs the regular copies with an 8/1962 census entry (going by the cover month) but meanwhile catalogs the pence copies with a 9/1962 census entry (going by the indicia). This gives the unfortunate false impression of the pence price variant being a later month reprint instead of a first print original.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $375,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
2
Incredible Hulk #1 Pence Price Variant
Incredible Hulk #1
Marvel Comics, 5/1962
1st Appearances of the Incredible Hulk, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, and General Ross; Origin of the Incredible Hulk
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $265,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
3
Fantastic Four #1 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #1
Marvel Comics, 11/1961
1st Appearances of Fantastic Four, Invisible Girl (Sue Storm), Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Thing (Ben Grimm), Mole Man (Harvey Elder), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards); Origin of Fantastic Four
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $160,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
4
Journey into Mystery #83 Pence Price Variant
Journey into Mystery #83
Marvel Comics, 8/1962
1st Appearances of Thor, Dr. Donald Blake, Stone Men from Saturn, and Korg; Origin of Thor
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $80,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
5
Amazing Spider-Man #1 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #1
Marvel Comics, 3/1963
1st Appearances of Chameleon, J. Jonah Jameson, and John Jameson; Origin of Spider-Man retold
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $72,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
6
X-Men #1 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #1
Marvel Comics, 9/1963
1st Appearances of Angel (Warren Worthington III), Beast (Hank McCoy), Cyclops (Scott Summers), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Magneto, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Professor X, and X-Men; Origin of X-Men
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $50,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
7
Tales of Suspense #39 Pence Price Variant
Tales of Suspense #39
Marvel Comics, 3/1963
1st Appearances of Iron Man (Tony Stark), Yinsen, and Wong-Chu; Origin of Iron Man
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $50,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
8
Tales to Astonish #27 Pence Price Variant
Tales to Astonish #27
Marvel Comics, 1/1962
1st Appearances of Ant-Man (out of costume) and Hijacker
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $48,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
9
Avengers #1 Pence Price Variant
Avengers #1
Marvel Comics, 9/1963
1st Appearance of the Avengers; Origin of the Avengers
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $42,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
10
Fantastic Four #5 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #5
Marvel Comics, 7/1962
1st Appearance of Doctor Doom; Origin of Doctor Doom
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $20,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
11
Strange Tales #110 Pence Price Variant
Strange Tales #110
Marvel Comics, 7/1963
1st Appearances of Doctor Strange, The Ancient One, Wong, Nightmare, and the Amulet of Agamotto
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $19,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
12
Fantastic Four #2 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #2
Marvel Comics, 1/1962
1st Appearance of Skrulls; Second appearance of Fantastic Four
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $15,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
13
Fantastic Four #4 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #4
Marvel Comics, 5/1962
1st Appearance of Giganto; Death of Giganto; 1st Silver Age Sub-Mariner appearance
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $15,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
14
Fantastic Four #3 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #3
Marvel Comics, 3/1962
1st Appearances of Miracle Man, the Baxter Building, Fantasti-Car, Fantasti-Copter, and Pogo Plane; Fantastic Four don costumes and establish headquarters; Origin retold
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $14,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
15
Amazing Spider-Man #2 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #2
Marvel Comics, 5/1963
1st Appearances of Mysterio (as alien), Tinkerer, and Vulture
Steve notes: First ‘Marvel Comics Group’ Price Boxes
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $13,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
16
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 Pence Price Variant
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1
Marvel Comics, 12/1963
1st Appearances of Sgt. Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, General Samuel Sawyer, Robert Ralston, Junior Juniper, Gabriel Jones, Izzy Cohen, and Dino Manelli
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $13,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
17
Fantastic Four #12 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #12
Marvel Comics, 3/1963
1st Appearance of The Wrecker I (Dr. Karl Kort); 1st meeting of the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $13,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
18
Incredible Hulk #2 Pence Price Variant
Incredible Hulk #2
Marvel Comics, 7/1962
1st Appearance of Toad Men; 1st Green Hulk; 2nd appearance of Hulk
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $12,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
19
Tales to Astonish #35 Pence Price Variant
Tales to Astonish #35
Marvel Comics, 9/1962
1st Appearance of Ant-Man (in costume); 2nd Appearance of Ant-Man
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $11,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
20
Amazing Spider-Man #3 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #3
Marvel Comics, 7/1963
1st Appearance of Doctor Octopus; Origin of Doctor Octopus
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $11,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
21
Daredevil #1 Pence Price Variant
Daredevil #1
Marvel Comics, 4/1964
1st Appearances of Daredevil, Karen Page, and Foggy Nelson; Origin of Daredevil
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $11,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
22
Amazing Spider-Man #4 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #4
Marvel Comics, 9/1963
1st Appearances of Betty Brant, Sandman, and Liz Allen; Origin of Sandman
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $8,400
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
23
Strange Tales #89 Pence Price Variant
Strange Tales #89
Marvel Comics, 10/1961
1st Appearance of Fin Fang Foom; Origin of Fin Fang Foom
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $8,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
24
Journey into Mystery #84 Pence Price Variant
Journey into Mystery #84
Marvel Comics, 9/1962
1st Appearances of Executioner and Jane Foster; 2nd Appearance of Thor
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $8,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
25
Avengers #4 Pence Price Variant
Avengers #4
Marvel Comics, 3/1964
1st Appearance of Baron Zemo (Heinrich Zemo); Death of Bucky (James Barnes); Revival of Captain America (1st Silver Age appearance), who joins the Avengers
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $8,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
26
Journey into Mystery #85 Pence Price Variant
Journey into Mystery #85
Marvel Comics, 10/1962
1st Appearances of Balder, Heimdall, Loki, Odin (cameo), and Tyr; 3rd appearance of Thor
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $7,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
27
Incredible Hulk #3 Pence Price Variant
Incredible Hulk #3
Marvel Comics, 9/1962
1st Appearances of Bruto the Strongman, Cannonball, Ringmaster, Teena the Fat Lady, The Clown, Circus of Crime, and Aunt Polly; Origin of the Hulk retold
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $7,200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
28
Fantastic Four #6 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #6
Marvel Comics, 9/1962
1st Appearance of Yancy Street Gang; 2nd Appearances of Doctor Doom and the Silver Age Sub-Mariner; 1st Marvel villain team-up
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $6,800
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
29
Amazing Spider-Man #5 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #5
Marvel Comics, 10/1963
Doctor Doom appearance
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $6,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
30
Amazing Spider-Man #14 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #14
Marvel Comics, 7/1964
1st Appearance of Green Goblin I (Norman Osborn)
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $6,200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
31
X-Men #4 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #4
Marvel Comics, 3/1964
1st Appearances of Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Mastermind, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Toad
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $6,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
32
Tales of Suspense #40 Pence Price Variant
Tales of Suspense #40
Marvel Comics, 4/1963
2nd appearance of Iron Man; 1st sppearance of Gargantus
Steve notes: Last ‘MC’ cover logo
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $5,800
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
33
Incredible Hulk #4 Pence Price Variant
Incredible Hulk #4
Marvel Comics, 11/1962
1st Appearance of Boris Monguski and Mongu
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $5,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
34
Incredible Hulk #5 Pence Price Variant
Incredible Hulk #5
Marvel Comics, 1/1963
1st Appearances of Tyrannus and General Fang
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $5,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
35
Amazing Spider-Man #6 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #6
Marvel Comics, 11/1963
1st Appearance of The Lizard; Origin of The Lizard
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $5,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
36
Incredible Hulk #6 Pence Price Variant
Incredible Hulk #6
Marvel Comics, 3/1963
1st Appearances of Metal Master and Teen Brigade
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $5,250
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
37
Strange Tales #101 Pence Price Variant
Strange Tales #101
Marvel Comics, 10/1962
1st Appearance of Destroyer (Charles Stanton); Human Torch features begin
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,800
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
38
X-Men #2 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #2
Marvel Comics, 11/1963
1st Appearances of Vanisher (Telford Porter) and Amos Frederick Duncan
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,700
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
39
Rawhide Kid #17 Pence Price Variant
Rawhide Kid #17
Marvel Comics, 8/1960
Origin of Rawhide Kid
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
40
Fantastic Four #7 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #7
Marvel Comics, 10/1962
1st Appearances of Kurrgo and The Xantha
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,300
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
41
Fantastic Four #8 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #8
Marvel Comics, 11/1962
1st Appearances of Alicia Masters and Puppet Master
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,300
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
42
Fantastic Four #9 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #9
Marvel Comics, 12/1962
3rd Silver Age Sub-Mariner appearance
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,300
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
43
Fantastic Four #10 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #10
Marvel Comics, 1/1963
1st Appearance of Ovoids; Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appear in story; Doctor Doom appearance; Invisible Girl pin-up
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,300
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
44
Fantastic Four #11 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #11
Marvel Comics, 2/1963
1st Appearances of Impossible Man and The Popuppians; Origins of Impossible Man, Fantastic Four (retold)
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
45
Amazing Spider-Man #13 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #13
Marvel Comics, 6/1964
1st Appearance of Mysterio (identified); Origin of Mysterio
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
46
Tales of Suspense #52 Pence Price Variant
Tales of Suspense #52
Marvel Comics, 4/1964
1st Appearance of The Black Widow
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
47
Tales to Astonish #44 Pence Price Variant
Tales to Astonish #44
Marvel Comics, 6/1963
1st Appearance of Wasp; Origin of Wasp
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:
48
Fantastic Four #52 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #52
Marvel Comics, 7/1966
1st Appearance of Black Panther (T’Challa)
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $4,000
Pence Variant Cover Price: 10d
Pence Variants on Census:
49
Amazing Spider-Man #7 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #7
Marvel Comics, 12/1963
2nd Appearance of the Vulture; Versus Vulture
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $3,800
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census: none
50
Amazing Spider-Man #9 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #9
Marvel Comics, 2/1964
1st Appearances of Doctor Bromwell and Electro; Origin of Electro
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; missing cover date.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $3,700
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9d
Pence Variants on Census:

Top 50 Bronze Age Pence Price Variants
Baseline values shown are 2019 non-variant value in 9.2; Census data shown is as of 11/13/2018
1
Iron Man #55 Pence Price Variant
Iron Man #55
Marvel Comics, 2/1973
1st Appearances of Thanos, Blood Brothers, Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Douglas), Kronos, Mentor (A’Lars), Starfox (Eros)
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $1,500
Pence Variant Cover Price: 6p
Pence Variants on Census:
2
Werewolf By Night #32 Pence Price Variant
Werewolf By Night #32
Marvel Comics, 8/1975
1st Appearance of Moon Knight; Origin of Moon Knight
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $1,350
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9p
Pence Variants on Census:
3
Amazing Spider-Man #101 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #101
Marvel Comics, 10/1971
1st Appearance of Morbius
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $700
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census:
4
Tomb of Dracula #10 Pence Price Variant
Tomb of Dracula #10
Marvel Comics, 7/1973
1st Appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $700
Pence Variant Cover Price: 6p
Pence Variants on Census:
5
Fantastic Four #112 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #112
Marvel Comics, 7/1971
Classic Hulk versus Thing cover and battle issue; 2nd Appearance of Collins
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $475
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
6
Ghost Rider #1 Pence Price Variant
Ghost Rider #1
Marvel Comics, 8/1973
1st cameo appearance of Son of Satan (Damion Hellstrom)
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $430
Pence Variant Cover Price: 6p
Pence Variants on Census: none
7
Amazing Adventures Volume 2 #11 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Adventures Volume 2 #11
Marvel Comics, 3/1972
1st Appearances of Beast (in furry form) and Carl Maddicks; Origin of Beast (in furry form); X-Men appearance in flashback
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $425
Pence Variant Cover Price: 6p
Pence Variants on Census:
8
X-Men #101 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #101
Marvel Comics, 10/1976
1st Appearance of Phoenix (Jean Grey); Death of Jean Grey
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $375
Pence Variant Cover Price: 10p
Pence Variants on Census:
9
Silver Surfer #14 Pence Price Variant
Silver Surfer #14
Marvel Comics, 3/1970
Spider-Man appearance
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $360
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
10
Avengers #93 Pence Price Variant
Avengers #93
Marvel Comics, 11/1971
Giant-size issue; Neal Adams cover and art
Steve notes: Decimalisation commences at 6p regular price
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $340
Pence Variant Cover Price: 8p
Pence Variants on Census:
11
Daredevil #131 Pence Price Variant
Daredevil #131
Marvel Comics, 3/1976
Origin and 1st Appearance of the new Bullseye. 1st Appearance of Jacob Conover.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $340
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9p
Pence Variants on Census:
12
Amazing Spider-Man #100 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #100
Marvel Comics, 9/1971
Anniversary issue; Classic John Romita and Frank Giacoia cover
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $325
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census:
13
Avengers #112 Pence Price Variant
Avengers #112
Marvel Comics, 6/1973
1st Appearances of the Lion God and Mantis
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $300
Pence Variant Cover Price: 6p
Pence Variants on Census:
14
Avengers #83 Pence Price Variant
Avengers #83
Marvel Comics, 12/1970
1st Appearances of The Liberators, Tom Fagan, Valkyrie (Brunhilde)
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $260
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
15
Amazing Spider-Man #102 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #102
Marvel Comics, 11/1971
Origin of Morbius
Steve notes: Decimalisation commences
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $260
Pence Variant Cover Price: 8p
Pence Variants on Census: none
16
X-Men #66 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #66
Marvel Comics, 3/1970
Last new story with original X-Men; Hulk appearance and battle
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $250
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
17
Iron Man #54 Pence Price Variant
Iron Man #54
Marvel Comics, 1/1973
1st Appearance of Moondragon (as Madame MacEvil)
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $250
Pence Variant Cover Price: 6p
Pence Variants on Census: none
18
X-Men #65 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #65
Marvel Comics, 2/1970
Death of Changeling
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $240
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
19
Amazing Spider-Man #86 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #86
Marvel Comics, 7/1970
Origin of Black Widow
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $240
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
20
Amazing Spider-Man #90 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #90
Marvel Comics, 11/1970
Death of Captain Stacy
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $240
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
21
Daredevil #168 Pence Price Variant
Daredevil #168
Marvel Comics, 1/1981
1st Appearance of Elektra (Elektra Natchios)
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $240
Pence Variant Cover Price: 15p
Pence Variants on Census:
22
X-Men #64 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #64
Marvel Comics, 1/1970
1st Appearance of Sunfire; Origin of Sunfire
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $235
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
23
Thor #193 Pence Price Variant
Thor #193
Marvel Comics, 11/1971
Giant-size issue; Silver Surfer appearance
Steve notes: Decimalisation commences
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $235
Pence Variant Cover Price: 8p
Pence Variants on Census:
24
X-Men #100 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #100
Marvel Comics, 8/1976
Old X-Men vs. New X-Men
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $230
Pence Variant Cover Price: 10p
Pence Variants on Census:
25
Amazing Spider-Man #96 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #96
Marvel Comics, 5/1971
Drug story not approved by the Comics Code Authority
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $225
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
26
Amazing Spider-Man #97 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #97
Marvel Comics, 6/1971
Drug story not approved by the Comics Code Authority
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $225
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census:
27
Amazing Spider-Man #98 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #98
Marvel Comics, 7/1971
Drug story not approved by the Comics Code Authority
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $225
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
28
Incredible Hulk #141 Pence Price Variant
Incredible Hulk #141
Marvel Comics, 7/1971
1st Appearance of Doc Samson; Origin of Doc Samson
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $215
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
29
Sub-Mariner #34 Pence Price Variant
Sub-Mariner #34
Marvel Comics, 2/1971
Prelude to 1st Defenders story
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $210
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
30
Silver Surfer #12 Pence Price Variant
Silver Surfer #12
Marvel Comics, 1/1970
Abomination appearance.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
31
Silver Surfer #13 Pence Price Variant
Silver Surfer #13
Marvel Comics, 2/1970
1st Appearance of Doomsday Man
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
32
Silver Surfer #15 Pence Price Variant
Silver Surfer #15
Marvel Comics, 4/1970
Fantastic Four appearance.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
33
Silver Surfer #16 Pence Price Variant
Silver Surfer #16
Marvel Comics, 5/1970
Mephisto & Nick Fury appearances
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census:
34
Silver Surfer #17 Pence Price Variant
Silver Surfer #17
Marvel Comics, 6/1970
Mephisto, Nick Fury & Dum Dum Dugan appearances. Fantastic Four & Tony Stark cameo.
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census:
35
Silver Surfer #18 Pence Price Variant
Silver Surfer #18
Marvel Comics, 9/1970
Inhumans appearance; Last Issue
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census:
36
Avengers #87 Pence Price Variant
Avengers #87
Marvel Comics, 4/1971
1st Appearances of B’Tumba, T’Chaka, and N’Baza; Origin of Black Panther; Death of N’Baza; Death of B’Tumba
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
37
Amazing Spider-Man #94 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #94
Marvel Comics, 3/1971
Origin of Spider-Man retold
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
38
X-Men #96 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #96
Marvel Comics, 12/1975
1st Appearance of Moira MacTaggart
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9p
Pence Variants on Census:
39
X-Men #97 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #97
Marvel Comics, 2/1976
1st Appearance of Lilandra Neramani
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $200
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9p
Pence Variants on Census:
40
Strange Tales #180 Pence Price Variant
Strange Tales #180
Marvel Comics, 6/1975
1st Appearance of Gamora; Warlock appearance
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $195
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9p
Pence Variants on Census:
41
X-Men #98 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #98
Marvel Comics, 4/1976
Jack Kirby & Stan Lee cameo in 2 panels
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $195
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9p
Pence Variants on Census:
42
X-Men #99 Pence Price Variant
X-Men #99
Marvel Comics, 6/1976
1st Appearance of Black Tom Cassidy
Steve notes: Regular price increases to 10p
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $195
Pence Variant Cover Price: 10p
Pence Variants on Census:
43
Fantastic Four #100 Pence Price Variant
Fantastic Four #100
Marvel Comics, 7/1970
100th anniversary issue; Mad Thinker and Puppet Master appearances
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $190
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census:
44
Avengers #100 Pence Price Variant
Avengers #100
Marvel Comics, 6/1972
Barry Windsor-Smith cover featuring all past Avengers
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $185
Pence Variant Cover Price: 6p
Pence Variants on Census:
45
Tomb of Dracula #13 Pence Price Variant
Tomb of Dracula #13
Marvel Comics, 10/1973
1st Appearance of Deacon Frost; Origin of Blade the Vampire Slayer
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $185
Pence Variant Cover Price: 6p
Pence Variants on Census:
46
Werewolf By Night #33 Pence Price Variant
Werewolf By Night #33
Marvel Comics, 9/1975
2nd Appearance of Moon Knight
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $185
Pence Variant Cover Price: 9p
Pence Variants on Census:
47
Amazing Spider-Man #84 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #84
Marvel Comics, 5/1970
2nd Appearances of The Schemer (Richard Fisk), Vanessa Fisk (Kingpin’s wife)
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $175
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
48
Amazing Spider-Man #85 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #85
Marvel Comics, 6/1970
Schemer revealed as the Kingpin’s son
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $175
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census: none
49
Amazing Spider-Man #93 Pence Price Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #93
Marvel Comics, 2/1971
1st Appearance of Arthur Stacy
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $175
Pence Variant Cover Price: 1/-
Pence Variants on Census:
50
New Teen Titans #2 Pence Price Variant
New Teen Titans #2
DC Comics, 12/1980
1st Appearances of Deathstroke (Slade Wilson), Trigon, Wintergreen, Ravager (Grant Wilson); Death of Ravager
Non-Variant 9.2 Value (2019): $175
Pence Variant Cover Price: 15p
Pence Variants on Census:
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DC’s pence price variant window spans July & August of 1971, followed by issues between the cover dates of February 1978 to September 1981 inclusive. The first pence-only printed DC comics found are Action Comics #402, Adventure Comics #408, Detective Comics #413, Jimmy Olsen #139 all cover dated July 1971, and Flash #208 cover dated August 1971.

For monthly DC titles, no pence copies have been found for comics cover dated September 1978 to November 1978 inclusive. All monthly titles which cross these dates have a 3 issue gap. This gap coincides with, and is likely explained by, the increase and subsequent decrease in the US cover prices (35c to 50c September 1978 / 50c to 40c December 1978). For bi-monthly titles, September 1978 dated issues exist, but no pence issues exist for the following two months. No DC annuals have been found as pence only printed copies. Unlike Marvel, DC pence copies are distinguished by the pence price alone (no other changes were made such as removing the cover date, additional indicia distribution details, or different logo/banners).

Within Marvel’s pence price variant window, no pence copies have yet been found for comics cover dated December 1964 to July 1965 inclusive. Most monthly titles have a 9 or 10 issue gap around these dates, potentially due to shipping strikes. Almost every title which crosses the cover dates of October 1966 to December 1966 has a two issue pence gap. This may explain why Amazing Spider-Man completists haven’t found #42 and #43 yet; they probably don’t exist (ditto Avengers 33/34, Daredevil 21/22, Fantastic Four 56/57, Sgt. Fury 35/36, and Tales To Astonish 85/86). However, Strange Tales only misses one issue (#151) as does Tales of Suspense (#84). Two-Gun Kid has all issues as pence copies but as a bi-monthly title you can see there may have been a missing issue had it been monthly.

No pence copies have been found for comics cover dated December 1967 to March 1969 inclusive — a 16 issue gap — nor for comics cover dated April 1974 to July 1974 inclusive. This four issue gap coincides with the transition from 6p to 7p. No pence copies have been found for comics cover dated February 1981 to March 1981 inclusive either; this two issue gap coincides with the transition from 15p to 20p.

Many single issues do not appear to exist when the issue was double-sized, e.g. Avengers #200, Astonishing Tales #8, Ghost Rider #50, The Invaders #41, Thor #300, X-Men #137. Nor have pence copies been found for the ‘Giant Size’ titles of 1974 and 1975. Only 5 annuals have been found with pence only printed copies, all cover dated 1965 (Amazing Spider-Man #2, Fantastic Four #3, Journey Into Mystery #1, Marvel Tales #2, Sgt. Fury #1).

The U.K. distributor for all pence variants was Thorpe and Porter except with some exceptions being distributed by L Miller & Co. including Amazing Adventures and three western titles — Gunsmoke Western, Rawhide Kid and Two-Gun Kid — for issues cover dated May to August 1960. Miller continued to distribute the western titles up to August 1961, but with cents cover prices and variant indicias. Thorpe & Porter took over from September 1961, becoming the sole distributor for Marvel comics in the U.K. from this point.

Below is a summary for Marvel of the price changes throughout the pence price variant window:

Click any title below to open the issue guide page for that title:

Key comic in titleAction Comics (#402, #480-486, #490-499, #501-523)
Adventure Comics (#408, #456-458, #473-485)
All-Star Comics (#71-73)
All-Star Squadron (#1)
Key comic in titleAmazing Adult Fantasy (#7-14)
Key comic in titleAmazing Adventures (#5-6)
Key comic in titleAmazing Adventures Volume 2 (#3-22, #26-39)
Key comic in titleAmazing Fantasy (#15)
Key comic in titleAmazing Spider-Man (#1-17, #28-41, #44-54, #71-120, #215-223, Annual #2)
Aquaman (#60-63)
Arak Son of Thunder (#1)
Key comic in title2001: A Space Odyssey (#1-10)
Key comic in titleAstonishing Tales (#2-7, #9-22, #25-36)
Key comic in titleAvengers (#1-8, #19-32, #35-45, #63-120, #153-182, #184-199, #201-203, #206-214)
Batman (#297-299, #301-302, #306-339)
Battlestar Galactica (#2, #9, #19)
Black Goliath (#1-5)
Black Lightning (#7-10)
Key comic in titleBlack Panther (#1, #7-15)
Brave and the Bold (#140-142, #145-178)
Key comic in titleCaptain America (#159-171, #176-253, #256-264)
Key comic in titleCaptain Marvel (#12-21, #25-30, #34-48, #53-62)
Challengers of the Unknown (#85-87)
Chamber of Chills (#19-20, #22, #25)
Key comic in titleChamber of Darkness (#6-8)
Key comic in titleChampions (#1-12)
Claw the Unconquered (#10-12)
Key comic in titleConan the Barbarian (#11-35, #41-53, #57-81, #121-129)
Creatures on the Loose (#31-37)
Crypt of Shadows (#21)
Key comic in titleDaredevil (#1-3, #9-20, #23-33, #51-108, #112-149, #151-160, #163-168, #170-177)
Dazzler (#2-10)
Key comic in titleDC Comics Presents (#1, #4-37)
Dead of Night (#10)
Key comic in titleDefenders (#4-7, #9, #11-12, #15-54, #71-91, #94-102)
Key comic in titleDetective Comics (#413, #475-478, #496-499, #501-506)
Doctor Strange (#4-21, #25-34, #46-50)
Doorway to Nightmare (#2-4)
Key comic in titleEpic Illustrated (#2-9)
Eternals (#1-18)
Key comic in titleFantastic Four (#1-31, #42-55, #58-68, #85-143, #149-175, #177-189, #212, #229-237, Annual #3)
Key comic in titleFantasy Masterpieces (#1-2)
Fear (#23-31)
Key comic in titleFirestorm the Nuclear Man (#1-4)
Key comic in titleFlash (#208, #259-264, #268-299, #301)
Frankenstein (#12-18)
Freedom Fighters (#13-15)
Key comic in titleThe Ghost Rider (#1-6)
Key comic in titleGhost Rider (#1-4, #7, #9-19, #22, #36, #39-49, #51-52, #55-63)
Ghosts (#62-67, #71-104)
Key comic in titleGreen Lantern (#101-107, #111-144)
Key comic in titleGunsmoke Western (#58-59, #66-77)
Key comic in titleHouse of Mystery (#263-296)
House of Secrets (#151-153)
Key comic in titleHoward the Duck (#1-26)
Human Fly (#1-19)
Human Torch (#8)
Key comic in titleIncredible Hulk (#1-6, #114-152, #161-166, #258-266)
Key comic in titleInhumans (#1-9)
Invaders (#3-40)
Iron Fist (#3-7)
Key comic in titleIron Man (#12-42, #47-66, #69, #71-111, #122-142, #145, #147-153)
John Carter Warlord of Mars (#24-28)
Key comic in titleJonah Hex (#10-15)
Key comic in titleJourney into Mystery (#58-60, #62-109, #119-125, Annual #1)
Journey into Mystery Volume 2 (#8-9, #12-18)
Jungle Action (#11-23)
Justice League of America (#161-194)
Kamandi the Last Boy on Earth (#56-58)
Karate Kid (#13-15)
Ka-Zar Lord of the Hidden Jungle (#5-18)
Ka-Zar the Savage (#1-9)
Key comic in titleKid Colt Outlaw (#91, #95-119, #124-129, #133-137)
Krypton Chronicles (#1)
Kull the Conqueror (#7-10)
Kull the Destroyer (#11, #18)
Legion of Super-Heroes (#259-279)
Key comic in titleLogan’s Run (#1-7)
Machine Man (#10-18)
Man-Thing (#8-22)
Man-Thing Volume 2 (#1, #6)
Key comic in titleMarvel Chillers (#1-5)
Marvel Classics Comics (#5, #7, #9-36)
Marvel Double Feature (#10)
Marvel Feature (#2-7)
Key comic in titleMarvel Premiere (#22, #24, #26-34, #37-57, #59-61)
Key comic in titleMarvel Presents (#1-9)
Marvel’s Greatest Comics (#68, #93)
Key comic in titleMarvel Spotlight (#8-13, #17, #26-31)
Key comic in titleMarvel Spotlight Volume 2 (#1-7, #9-10)
Marvel Super Action (#30-36)
Marvel Super Heroes (#72, #80, #104)
Key comic in titleMarvel Tales (#104, #126-134, Annual #2)
Key comic in titleMarvel Team-Up (#24-37, #39-80, #82-99, #101, #111-112)
Marvel Triple Action (#28, #30, #32, #43-47)
Marvel Two-in-One (#11-71, #74-82)
Master of Kung Fu (#36-96, #99-107)
Men of War (#11-26)
Micronauts (#28-36)
Mister Miracle (#23-25)
Key comic in titleMonsters on the Prowl (#9-12, #15-16)
Moon Knight (#1-3, #6-14)
Key comic in titleMs. Marvel (#1-23)
Key comic in titleMy Girl Pearl (#7)
Mystery in Space (#111-117)
New Adventures of Superboy (#1-21)
New Gods (#17-19)
Key comic in titleNew Teen Titans (#1-11)
Night Rider (#5)
Not Brand Echh (#1)
Key comic in titleNova (#1-16, #20-24)
Omega the Unknown (#1-6)
Patsy and Hedy (#70-71)
Key comic in titlePatsy Walker (#89)
Key comic in titlePower Man and Iron Fist (#20-57, #65-66, #68-76)
Key comic in titleRawhide Kid (#17, #24-42, #48-54, #56-60, #151)
Key comic in titleRed Sonja (#1, #7-14)
Key comic in titleROM (#1-3, #17-22, #24-25)
Savage She-Hulk (#9-10, #15-23)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (#13-15)
Secrets of Haunted House (#11-13, #17-40)
Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes (#1-3)
Key comic in titleSgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (#1-10, #21-34, #37-47, #107-117, #128, #132, #152, #163-166, Annual #1)
Sgt. Rock (#323-356)
Shade the Changing Man (#6-8)
Shazam! (#34-35)
Shogun Warriors (#4-20)
Showcase (#97, #101-103)
Key comic in titleSilver Surfer (#11-18)
Skull the Slayer (#2-8)
Key comic in titleSon of Satan (#1-4)
Key comic in titleSpectacular Spider-Man (#1, #53-61)
Spider-Woman (#5-34, #37-38, #40-41)
Star Hunters (#3-6)
Star Trek (#13-14, #16-17)
Key comic in titleStar Wars (#2-5)
Steel the Indestructible Man (#1-4)
Key comic in titleStrange Tales (#75-77, #79-125, #136-150, #152-162, #175-187)
Key comic in titleSub-Mariner (#12-69)
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (#246-258)
Super Friends (#10-13, #15-47)
Superman (#321-326, #330-363)
Key comic in titleSuperman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (#139)
Supernatural Thrillers (#13, #15)
Super-Villain Team-Up (#3-9)
Key comic in titleTales of Suspense (#10, #13-58, #69-83, #85-95)
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (#1-3)
Key comic in titleTales to Astonish (#10, #14-61, #71-84, #87-97)
Tales to Astonish Volume 2 (#4-14)
Tarzan (#24-29)
Key comic in titleThor (#126-132, #135-146, #163-221, #226-282, #285-299, #301-303, #306-314)
Tomb of Darkness (#10-20, #23)
Key comic in titleTomb of Dracula (#7-18, #23-28, #55-62)
Key comic in titleTwo-Gun Kid (#54-55, #60-72, #77-90)
Uncanny X-Men (#144-152)
Unexpected (#183-186, #200-214)
Unknown Soldier (#222-255)
Untold Legend of the Batman (#1-3)
Vault of Evil (#23)
Key comic in titleWarlock (#4-5, #9-15)
Weird War Tales (#70-103)
Weird Western Tales (#45-47, #50-70)
Weird Wonder Tales (#5-11)
Key comic in titleWerewolf By Night (#6-14, #20-39, #41)
Key comic in titleWhere Monsters Dwell (#3-23, #25-27, #30, #32-37)
Witching Hour (#77-83)
Wonder Woman (#240-246, #250-283)
Worlds Unknown (#8)
Wyatt Earp (#29)
Key comic in titleX-Men (#1-7, #13-24, #27-37, #55-66, #73-86, #89-93, #96-101, #108-120, #123-136, #138-141)

Recommended Further Reading

Steve’s Pence Threads
Read Up On Comics and Pence Price Variants @ The Thought Balloon
The Comic Book Price Guide For Great Britain – Cents Or Pence?
A History of Publisher Experimentation and Variant Comic Books
Applause To CBCS’s New “75¢ Canadian Price Variant” Labeling
Mile High Comics Newsletter: Rare British Pence Editions
HobbyDB: Marvel Comics Pence Price Variants

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18 thoughts on “Pence Price Variant Issue Guide (Marvel & DC)

  1. varyant555 (formerly Mr. Cover Price Variant) says:

    That’s a nice! image of FF 236 and Gunsmoke 73. Are you aware that all of Marvels FF 116 and Where Monsters Dwell 12 type 1a price variants were mistakenly printed with a 6p! cover price on them instead of the correct 8p price. Both books are Marvel 52 pagers from late 1971. I have a FF 116 with the printed 6p on the cover.

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    • Get Marwood & I says:

      Hello Varyant555. Good spot! You can add Conan #11 to that list, also a squarebound issue at 6p, not 8p like the other post-decimalisation November 1971 copies (ASM #102, Avengers #93, Daredevil #81, Hulk #145, Sub-Mariner #43 and Thor #193).

      Are you saying this was a mistake because you know it / have evidence, or is it just speculation? I’ve never seen anything concrete on it 🙂

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  2. varyant555 says:

    In my opinion it was a printing mistake and not the intended
    cover price that they corrected or I imagine all of those Marvel 1971 52 pagers would have been printed with 6p cover prices. 6p would have been about equal to 20 cents and 8p would be about equal to 25 cents back then if I am correct?

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  3. Get Marwood & I says:

    Thinking about it, while I think you’re right (Varyant555) that there was a mistake with the pricing on the 1971 pence issues, it’s the 8p that was the mistake, not the (more logical) 6p.

    You’ve probably see a good few ASM #102’s with sticker residue over the 8p price. And Hulk 145’s. What the picture below shows (images gathered from different ebay sellers) is that the 8p was often replaced with a 6p sticker. So whoever did this thought the 8p was too dear / the wrong price, even though it better reflected the worth based on the size of the issue, compared to the regular sized 6p issues.

    If the 6p issues were the mistake, they would have 8p stickers on them, no?

    We may never know… 😉

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  4. Toby watts says:

    Brilliant article 👏👏👏, it’s nice to read about this contentious subject in a purely factual way. Next time a penny hater try’s telling me there reprints from the u.k i can link this article and not have to try explaining myself 🤣.

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