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How Many Amazing Spider-Man Stan Lee CGC SS Books Exist?

By Benjamin Nobel, August 31, 2018

Every Marvel collector has a “favorite” comic book title within the Marvel universe — and for many, that top title is Amazing Spider-Man. Here’s a thought experiment: Pick any issue number out of the Amazing Spider-Man title that you wish to collect. Let’s pretend that you tell me the issue number and I then reach behind my back and pull out two slabbed copies of that very issue; in my left hand I offer you a CGC Universal (Blue Label) copy of the issue number you picked out, while in my right hand I offer you a CGC Signature Series (“CGC SS” — Yellow Label) copy in identical grade which has been Signed by Stan Lee: in this hypothetical scenario, which copy do you think is “the more rare” of the two choices?

Let’s think about the answer.

For these many years since the advent of the Signature Series, it has been possible to attend a comic con and participate in a Stan Lee signing. There has effectively been a “floating upper limit” to how many copies of any given Amazing Spider-Man issue could be signed by Stan Lee, if desired. Because getting yourself one was just a matter of securing a nice raw unsigned copy, and then transforming that copy into a Stan Lee CGC SS copy, by bringing it to the convention (or hiring a facilitator to wait in line on your behalf), getting it signed by Stan Lee in the presence of a CGC witness, and then handing it over to CGC to be graded and given a Yellow Label, thereby permanently authenticating the legendary signature of this true icon of the comic book world, and increasing the grand total Stan Lee CGC SS copies of that issue in existence.

So any answer to the question of “rarity” of a Stan Lee CGC SS copy of any given issue number of Amazing Spider-Man has historically always been more of a derivative of the answer to how rare the issue number itself is, and then the cost and availability of the next Stan Lee signing. Said another way: the cost of a slabbed Stan Lee CGC SS copy has historically always had to be “weighed against” the cost and ease of creating a new Stan Lee CGC SS copy of that same issue.

A top collecting “theme” I talked about here in my Rare Comics to Collect themes discussion, is the notion that this situation was always destined to one day change: i.e. that some day in the future, there will be a finite number of comics that have been signed by Stan Lee under the CGC Signature Series and that will be it… At that point, there are bound to be many attempted forgeries of Stan Lee’s iconic signature, and so the trust in the CGC Signature Series will become so important that this unique class of certification will put Stan Lee CGC SS books into a class of their own — becoming thought of as a sort of “variant” if you will.

Enter this month’s news…

Earlier this month, Bleeding Cool reported that Stan Lee will no longer be doing public signings. Screen Rant also reported on this development, saying, “It’s a sad day for comic book fans as it has been announced that Stan Lee will no longer be participating in public of convention signings. Lee is widely considered a comic book legend…”

In the articles, someone close to Stan was cited as follows (my emphasis added in bold):

“To be very clear, Stan is 100% not doing any conventions / public signings. … His private signings had also been paused … Stan is signing a very small amount of items per week at his discretion, some for Desert Wind.”

The “Desert Wind” cited above is parent of Celestial Comics, and as of this writing they are still advertising a Stan Lee private signing on their events page which I’ve also screen-captured below for posterity:

The page states: “As many of you know, Stan Lee has been getting older and as such signing opportunities are getting more rare. And getting books signed that are eligible for CGC Signature Series Grading is becoming more difficult. The exact date and location of this signings will not be announced for security reasons. So we are simply authorized to announce accepting books early and will accept books up to the deadline, so submit early so you don’t get caught by surprise and miss the signing. Prices may change at any moment but currently the price to get a modern tier book signed and graded is $205.00. That price includes grading of a modern tier book, our witnessing and handling fee and Stan’s signing fee. It does NOT include return shipping or the CGC $5.00 form fee. “

So it seems from the above, that there still will be new Stan Lee CGC SS books created from this point forward, but that we may see the numbers grow at a comparable trickle compared to the huge flow of new Stan Lee CGC SS books that were created historically in years past.

9/14/2018 update — Desert Wind has changed the description on their website with new and important details. Here is the full updated message screencaptured below:
Stan Lee 2018 Signing Info UPDATE

The updated info reads as follows: “As many of you know Stan Lee’s signing opportunities are getting more rare. Stan has retired from and is no longer making appearances at conventions and has limited getting items signed by him to private signings arranged through authorized agents. Stan is only signing a limited number of items a day (currently 15-20 items) and as a result, getting your item(s) signed by Stan has now created a huge demand. Desert Wind Enterprises, who is an authorized agent, has been informed by the Stan Lee Management team that signings with Stan will continue to take place BUT the signings will be limited to a specific number of items signed for each authorized agent during a signing. The signing that was scheduled to take place from May until July was postponed and is currently taking place right now beginning in September. Due to the change in Stan’s signing ability, this signing is considered full. The Stan Lee Management team is currently working to get all items for the current signing signed for all agents. It is anticipated this signing will take until the end of 2018 to complete. Once the present signing is completed, the Stan Lee Management team will announce the next signing to take place and the signing price. The next signing is not expected until approximately the beginning of 2019. In response to this situation and high demand to get items signed by Stan, Desert Wind Enterprises has a new procedure for customers requesting to get their memorabilia signed by Stan. Due to the time it may take to get an item(s) signed by Stan, we have created a reservation system for getting onto the signing list. … SIGNATURE QUALITY: Due to Stan’s age and physical stature, his signature may vary and both Stan Lee and Desert Wind Enterprises can not be responsible for the quality/clarity of Stan’s signature.”

If you’re like me, one question you may have wondered about is: just how many Stan Lee CGC Signature Series books are there anyway? [We could also ask how many Yellow Label copies exist at other grading companies like CBCS but for this post I am focusing solely on CGC.]

How many are there?

I asked around to several CGC Signature Series facilitators — what I’d been hoping is that they all might be willing to actually make a guess, much like guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar. [There’s a really neat “wisdom of crowds” phenomenon with jelly bean jar guessing, where the average of the guesses of a large crowd invariably comes close to nailing the answer.] But unfortunately the facilitators I asked were not willing to play the guessing game. I also asked CGC if they had ever published a number of Signature Series books that have been signed by Stan Lee — or in the alternative if that information could be looked up in their system somehow — but unfortunately the answer I got in reply was, “No, I don’t think we would have the numbers for those. Sorry about that.

So how might we collectors try and get a handle on the numbers? Can we come up with some number that gives us at least a clue as to how many Stan Lee CGC Signature Series books exist in total? How about how many Amazing Spider-Man Stan Lee CGC SS Books Exist in particular?

When we consider one individual title like Amazing Spider-Man, how about we turn to one of the great tools that collectors of today have at our fingertips — a tool collectors of the past (or ourselves as kids) probably would never have even dreamed of: The CGC Census!

The CGC census comes right out and tells us the number of signature series copies that exist for any given issue! Unfortunately it does not tell us who signed the books… However, this census data does still give us excellent information as an upper boundary: i.e. if there are, say, 50 Signature Series copies of a given issue of Amazing Spider-Man, then at most Stan Lee would have signed all of those. [In actuality he would have only signed some percentage; problem is we can’t know that percentage — but we do know for a fact that he cannot have signed any more than the grand total shown on the census!]

I wanted to learn the answer (and I wanted to share the answer with you) to the question: if we look up each individual issue of Amazing Spider-Man on census today one by one, how does the Signature Series count tally up? (And looking at the data now marks an important snapshot in time because given the recent news shared earlier, from now on it seems clear that there is only going to be a comparable “trickle” of new CGC SS copies that carry Stan Lee’s signature, while meanwhile the flow of signed books from other creators will continue to hit the census unabated from here — so it should interest us to know what the census numbers look like now).

So I checked! Here’s what I found.

[By the way, some day down the line I intend to examine lots of different Marvel titles and I’ll share what I learn here on the blog at that time; but for today I’m just going to look at the Amazing Spider-Man title; I made use of Greg Holland’s indispensable research website to assemble the information].

The Answer (for Amazing Spider-Man): No More Than 60,000

If we add up the number of Signature Series copies on census for every issue of Amazing Spider-Man, the grand total across the entire title comes in at just under the 60,000 mark. Below I’ll show the CGC SS count for each individual issue — the census data shown will be as of the 8/21/2018 snapshot — but starting with the “big picture” grand-total, it strikes me that 60,000 is a fairly low number in the scheme of things! Imagine for sake of argument that “Amazing Spider-Man CGC Signature Series” was actually one issue… if we learned it had a print run of 60K that would strike us as fairly small in the context of the average paid circulation numbers for the title (for example in 1970 the average total paid circulation is shown at 322,195 copies; for 1980, 296,712 copies; for 1990, 334,893 copies…)

But that ~60K number is spread across 1,324 different census entries (all of the issues and census variants of those issues); so on average there are roughly 44 Signature Series copies per Amazing Spider-Man census entry. And of course some of those census entries have quite a lot more and others have precious few (for more obscure variants, it is even possible to have in your collection the one and only copy of the issue ever signed under the Signature Series… as far as the idea of “rarity” is concerned, this is quite incredible to ponder!). We don’t know how these numbers will look in the future at the point when Stan Lee puts down his signing pen completely, but this snapshot in time is informative in the context of the recent news.

Here below is a table of each census entry for Amazing Spider-Man on census [thanks again to Greg Holland for your fantastic census research tool!], sorted by publication date, and showing how many CGC Signature Series copies were found on record (as of 8/21/2018) — which tells us that, as of this date, it isn’t possible that Stan Lee has signed any more than this number of copies of each issue to date:

Amazing Spider-Man — Maximum Stan Lee CGC SS Count As of 8/21/2018:
Issue Number / Census Variant Publication Date CGC SS Count
Amazing Spider-Man 1 3/63 393
Amazing Spider-Man 2 5/63 138
Amazing Spider-Man 3 7/63 165
Amazing Spider-Man 4 9/63 132
Amazing Spider-Man 5 10/63 131
Amazing Spider-Man 6 11/63 153
Amazing Spider-Man 7 12/63 79
Amazing Spider-Man 8 1/64 83
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1 1964 126
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1 Canadian Edition 1964 7
Amazing Spider-Man 9 2/64 151
Amazing Spider-Man 9 U.K. Edition 2/64 2
Amazing Spider-Man 10 3/64 91
Amazing Spider-Man 11 4/64 66
Amazing Spider-Man 11 United Kingdom 4/64 1
Amazing Spider-Man 12 5/64 61
Amazing Spider-Man 13 6/64 152
Amazing Spider-Man 14 7/64 316
Amazing Spider-Man 15 8/64 134
Amazing Spider-Man 16 9/64 124
Amazing Spider-Man 17 10/64 91
Amazing Spider-Man 18 11/64 89
Amazing Spider-Man 19 12/64 94
Amazing Spider-Man 20 1/65 138
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2 1965 31
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2 Canadian Edition 1965 3
Amazing Spider-Man 21 2/65 52
Amazing Spider-Man 22 3/65 42
Amazing Spider-Man 23 4/65 71
Amazing Spider-Man 24 5/65 44
Amazing Spider-Man 25 6/65 111
Amazing Spider-Man 26 7/65 52
Amazing Spider-Man 27 8/65 49
Amazing Spider-Man 28 9/65 79
Amazing Spider-Man 29 10/65 46
Amazing Spider-Man 30 11/65 43
Amazing Spider-Man 30 U.K. Edition 11/65 1
Amazing Spider-Man 31 12/65 237
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Golden Record Reprint 1966 142
Amazing Spider-Man 32 1/66 32
Amazing Spider-Man 33 2/66 171
Amazing Spider-Man 34 3/66 61
Amazing Spider-Man 35 4/66 42
Amazing Spider-Man 36 5/66 49
Amazing Spider-Man 37 6/66 61
Amazing Spider-Man 38 7/66 80
Amazing Spider-Man 39 8/66 402
Amazing Spider-Man 39 U.K. Edition 8/66 1
Amazing Spider-Man 40 9/66 296
Amazing Spider-Man 41 10/66 262
Amazing Spider-Man 42 11/66 176
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 3 11/66 32
Amazing Spider-Man 43 12/66 95
Amazing Spider-Man 44 1/67 66
Amazing Spider-Man 45 2/67 121
Amazing Spider-Man 46 3/67 148
Amazing Spider-Man 47 4/67 103
Amazing Spider-Man 48 5/67 56
Amazing Spider-Man 48 United Kingdom 5/67 1
Amazing Spider-Man 49 6/67 48
Amazing Spider-Man 50 7/67 635
Amazing Spider-Man 51 8/67 90
Amazing Spider-Man 52 9/67 43
Amazing Spider-Man 53 10/67 76
Amazing Spider-Man 54 11/67 47
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 4 11/67 19
Amazing Spider-Man 55 12/67 68
Amazing Spider-Man 56 1/68 91
Amazing Spider-Man 57 2/68 46
Amazing Spider-Man 58 3/68 58
Amazing Spider-Man 59 4/68 141
Amazing Spider-Man 60 5/68 38
Amazing Spider-Man 61 6/68 49
Amazing Spider-Man 62 7/68 105
Amazing Spider-Man 63 8/68 43
Amazing Spider-Man 64 9/68 117
Amazing Spider-Man 65 10/68 52
Amazing Spider-Man 66 11/68 98
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 5 11/68 40
Amazing Spider-Man 67 12/68 71
Amazing Spider-Man 68 1/69 52
Amazing Spider-Man 69 2/69 66
Amazing Spider-Man nn 2/69 1
Amazing Spider-Man 70 3/69 76
Amazing Spider-Man 71 4/69 54
Amazing Spider-Man 72 5/69 42
Amazing Spider-Man 73 6/69 31
Amazing Spider-Man 74 7/69 47
Amazing Spider-Man 75 8/69 57
Amazing Spider-Man 76 9/69 49
Amazing Spider-Man 77 10/69 49
Amazing Spider-Man 78 11/69 59
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 6 11/69 19
Amazing Spider-Man 79 12/69 20
Amazing Spider-Man 80 1/70 26
Amazing Spider-Man 81 2/70 25
Amazing Spider-Man 82 3/70 32
Amazing Spider-Man 83 4/70 14
Amazing Spider-Man 84 5/70 37
Amazing Spider-Man 85 6/70 24
Amazing Spider-Man 86 7/70 58
Amazing Spider-Man 87 8/70 29
Amazing Spider-Man 87 United Kingdom 8/70 1
Amazing Spider-Man 88 9/70 33
Amazing Spider-Man 89 10/70 28
Amazing Spider-Man 90 11/70 78
Amazing Spider-Man 91 12/70 31
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 7 12/70 7
Amazing Spider-Man 92 1/71 31
Amazing Spider-Man 93 2/71 35
Amazing Spider-Man 94 3/71 41
Amazing Spider-Man 95 4/71 32
Amazing Spider-Man 96 5/71 97
Amazing Spider-Man 97 6/71 135
Amazing Spider-Man 97 U.K. Edition 6/71 1
Amazing Spider-Man 98 7/71 99
Amazing Spider-Man 99 8/71 25
Amazing Spider-Man 100 9/71 372
Amazing Spider-Man 100 U.K. Edition 9/71 2
Amazing Spider-Man 101 10/71 160
Amazing Spider-Man 102 11/71 29
Amazing Spider-Man 103 12/71 7
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 8 12/71 6
Amazing Spider-Man 104 1/72 8
Amazing Spider-Man 105 2/72 23
Amazing Spider-Man 106 3/72 15
Amazing Spider-Man 107 4/72 22
Amazing Spider-Man 108 5/72 11
Amazing Spider-Man 109 6/72 30
Amazing Spider-Man 110 7/72 51
Amazing Spider-Man 111 8/72 15
Amazing Spider-Man 112 9/72 27
Amazing Spider-Man 113 10/72 30
Amazing Spider-Man 114 11/72 9
Amazing Spider-Man 115 12/72 14
Amazing Spider-Man 116 1/73 18
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 9 1973 9
Amazing Spider-Man 117 2/73 13
Amazing Spider-Man 118 3/73 9
Amazing Spider-Man 119 4/73 86
Amazing Spider-Man 120 5/73 43
Amazing Spider-Man 121 6/73 606
Amazing Spider-Man 122 7/73 420
Amazing Spider-Man 123 8/73 29
Amazing Spider-Man 124 9/73 31
Amazing Spider-Man 125 10/73 24
Amazing Spider-Man 126 11/73 21
Amazing Spider-Man 127 12/73 28
Amazing Spider-Man 128 1/74 24
Amazing Spider-Man 129 2/74 1211
Amazing Spider-Man 130 3/74 17
Amazing Spider-Man 131 4/74 9
Amazing Spider-Man 132 5/74 10
Amazing Spider-Man 133 6/74 9
Amazing Spider-Man 134 7/74 36
Amazing Spider-Man 135 8/74 81
Amazing Spider-Man 136 9/74 97
Amazing Spider-Man 137 10/74 14
Amazing Spider-Man 138 11/74 8
Amazing Spider-Man 139 12/74 8
Amazing Spider-Man 140 1/75 6
Amazing Spider-Man 141 2/75 19
Amazing Spider-Man 142 3/75 5
Amazing Spider-Man 143 4/75 3
Amazing Spider-Man 144 5/75 12
Amazing Spider-Man 145 6/75 7
Amazing Spider-Man 146 7/75 5
Amazing Spider-Man 147 8/75 17
Amazing Spider-Man 148 9/75 11
Amazing Spider-Man 149 10/75 57
Amazing Spider-Man 150 11/75 15
Amazing Spider-Man 151 12/75 18
Amazing Spider-Man 152 1/76 20
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 10 1976 5
Amazing Spider-Man 153 2/76 1
Amazing Spider-Man 154 3/76 9
Amazing Spider-Man 155 4/76 12
Amazing Spider-Man 155 30 Cent Price Variant 4/76 4
Amazing Spider-Man 156 5/76 5
Amazing Spider-Man 156 30 Cent Price Variant 5/76 1
Amazing Spider-Man 157 6/76 15
Amazing Spider-Man 157 30 Cent Price Variant 6/76 1
Amazing Spider-Man 158 7/76 6
Amazing Spider-Man 159 8/76 8
Amazing Spider-Man 160 9/76 4
Amazing Spider-Man 161 10/76 24
Amazing Spider-Man 162 11/76 23
Amazing Spider-Man 163 12/76 7
Amazing Spider-Man 164 1/77 9
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 11 1977 24
Amazing Spider-Man 165 2/77 4
Amazing Spider-Man 166 3/77 5
Amazing Spider-Man 167 4/77 11
Amazing Spider-Man 168 5/77 10
Amazing Spider-Man 169 6/77 4
Amazing Spider-Man 169 35 Cent Price Variant 6/77 1
Amazing Spider-Man 170 7/77 3
Amazing Spider-Man 170 35 Cent Price Variant 7/77 1
Amazing Spider-Man 171 8/77 6
Amazing Spider-Man 171 35 Cent Price Variant 8/77 1
Amazing Spider-Man 172 9/77 5
Amazing Spider-Man 172 35 Cent Price Variant 9/77 3
Amazing Spider-Man 173 10/77 8
Amazing Spider-Man 173 35 Cent Price Variant 10/77 1
Amazing Spider-Man 174 11/77 10
Amazing Spider-Man 175 12/77 12
Amazing Spider-Man 176 1/78 11
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 12 1978 5
Amazing Spider-Man 177 2/78 18
Amazing Spider-Man 178 3/78 6
Amazing Spider-Man 179 4/78 8
Amazing Spider-Man 180 5/78 7
Amazing Spider-Man 181 6/78 6
Amazing Spider-Man 182 7/78 3
Amazing Spider-Man 183 8/78 8
Amazing Spider-Man 184 9/78 4
Amazing Spider-Man 185 10/78 12
Amazing Spider-Man 186 11/78 10
Amazing Spider-Man 187 12/78 18
Amazing Spider-Man 188 1/79 5
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 13 1979 3
Amazing Spider-Man nn All Detergent Giveaway 1979 3
Amazing Spider-Man 189 2/79 17
Amazing Spider-Man 190 3/79 20
Amazing Spider-Man 191 4/79 11
Amazing Spider-Man 192 5/79 9
Amazing Spider-Man 193 6/79 13
Amazing Spider-Man 194 7/79 450
Amazing Spider-Man 195 8/79 38
Amazing Spider-Man 196 9/79 12
Amazing Spider-Man 197 10/79 8
Amazing Spider-Man 198 11/79 11
Amazing Spider-Man 199 12/79 11
Amazing Spider-Man 200 1/80 199
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 14 1980 20
Amazing Spider-Man nn Aim Toothpaste 32 pg Giveaway 1980 9
Amazing Spider-Man 201 2/80 36
Amazing Spider-Man 202 3/80 15
Amazing Spider-Man 203 4/80 6
Amazing Spider-Man 204 5/80 22
Amazing Spider-Man 205 6/80 16
Amazing Spider-Man 206 7/80 2
Amazing Spider-Man 207 8/80 1
Amazing Spider-Man 208 9/80 11
Amazing Spider-Man 209 10/80 18
Amazing Spider-Man 210 11/80 35
Amazing Spider-Man 211 12/80 3
Amazing Spider-Man 212 1/81 21
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 15 1981 26
Amazing Spider-Man 213 2/81 10
Amazing Spider-Man 214 3/81 7
Amazing Spider-Man 215 4/81 5
Amazing Spider-Man 217 6/81 6
Amazing Spider-Man 218 7/81 7
Amazing Spider-Man 219 8/81 9
Amazing Spider-Man 220 9/81 17
Amazing Spider-Man 221 10/81 4
Amazing Spider-Man 222 11/81 9
Amazing Spider-Man 223 12/81 3
Amazing Spider-Man 224 1/82 3
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 16 1982 18
Amazing Spider-Man nn 1982 3
Amazing Spider-Man 225 2/82 6
Amazing Spider-Man 226 3/82 9
Amazing Spider-Man 227 4/82 8
Amazing Spider-Man 228 5/82 5
Amazing Spider-Man 229 6/82 14
Amazing Spider-Man 230 7/82 16
Amazing Spider-Man 231 8/82 5
Amazing Spider-Man 232 9/82 5
Amazing Spider-Man 233 10/82 12
Amazing Spider-Man 234 11/82 10
Amazing Spider-Man 235 12/82 11
Amazing Spider-Man 236 1/83 11
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 17 1983 3
Amazing Spider-Man 237 2/83 8
Amazing Spider-Man 238 3/83 470
Amazing Spider-Man 238 Canadian Edition 3/83 11
Amazing Spider-Man 239 4/83 82
Amazing Spider-Man 239 Canadian Edition 4/83 2
Amazing Spider-Man 240 5/83 13
Amazing Spider-Man 241 6/83 16
Amazing Spider-Man 242 7/83 9
Amazing Spider-Man 243 8/83 6
Amazing Spider-Man 244 9/83 19
Amazing Spider-Man 244 Canadian Edition 9/83 2
Amazing Spider-Man 245 10/83 25
Amazing Spider-Man 246 11/83 9
Amazing Spider-Man 247 12/83 7
Amazing Spider-Man 248 1/84 21
Amazing Spider-Man 249 2/84 8
Amazing Spider-Man 250 3/84 30
Amazing Spider-Man 251 4/84 21
Amazing Spider-Man 252 5/84 1079
Amazing Spider-Man 252 Canadian Edition 5/84 20
Amazing Spider-Man 253 6/84 14
Amazing Spider-Man 254 7/84 14
Amazing Spider-Man 255 8/84 10
Amazing Spider-Man 256 9/84 28
Amazing Spider-Man 257 10/84 6
Amazing Spider-Man 258 11/84 18
Amazing Spider-Man 258 Canadian Edition 11/84 1
Amazing Spider-Man 259 12/84 18
Amazing Spider-Man 259 Canadian Edition 12/84 1
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 18 12/84 12
Amazing Spider-Man 260 1/85 20
Amazing Spider-Man 260 Canadian Edition 1/85 1
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 19 1985 9
Amazing Spider-Man 261 2/85 28
Amazing Spider-Man 261 Canadian Edition 2/85 1
Amazing Spider-Man 262 3/85 9
Amazing Spider-Man 263 4/85 8
Amazing Spider-Man 264 5/85 7
Amazing Spider-Man 265 6/85 49
Amazing Spider-Man 266 7/85 9
Amazing Spider-Man 267 8/85 8
Amazing Spider-Man 268 9/85 16
Amazing Spider-Man 269 10/85 7
Amazing Spider-Man 270 11/85 10
Amazing Spider-Man 271 12/85 4
Amazing Spider-Man 272 1/86 11
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 20 1986 3
Amazing Spider-Man 273 2/86 6
Amazing Spider-Man 274 3/86 27
Amazing Spider-Man 275 4/86 29
Amazing Spider-Man 276 5/86 17
Amazing Spider-Man 277 6/86 12
Amazing Spider-Man 278 7/86 16
Amazing Spider-Man 279 8/86 5
Amazing Spider-Man 280 9/86 10
Amazing Spider-Man 281 10/86 6
Amazing Spider-Man 282 11/86 28
Amazing Spider-Man 283 12/86 16
Amazing Spider-Man 284 1/87 12
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 21 1987 272
Amazing Spider-Man 285 2/87 48
Amazing Spider-Man 286 3/87 8
Amazing Spider-Man 287 4/87 5
Amazing Spider-Man 288 5/87 1
Amazing Spider-Man 289 6/87 46
Amazing Spider-Man 290 7/87 18
Amazing Spider-Man 291 8/87 4
Amazing Spider-Man 292 9/87 18
Amazing Spider-Man 292 Second Printing 9/87 4
Amazing Spider-Man 293 10/87 144
Amazing Spider-Man 294 11/87 111
Amazing Spider-Man 295 12/87 13
Amazing Spider-Man 296 1/88 14
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 22 1988 20
Amazing Spider-Man 297 2/88 17
Amazing Spider-Man 298 3/88 485
Amazing Spider-Man 299 4/88 358
Amazing Spider-Man 300 5/88 3044
Amazing Spider-Man 301 6/88 265
Amazing Spider-Man 302 7/88 48
Amazing Spider-Man 303 8/88 63
Amazing Spider-Man 304 9/88 46
Amazing Spider-Man 305 9/88 52
Amazing Spider-Man 306 10/88 115
Amazing Spider-Man 307 10/88 41
Amazing Spider-Man 308 11/88 51
Amazing Spider-Man 309 11/88 42
Amazing Spider-Man 310 12/88 40
Amazing Spider-Man 311 1/89 90
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 23 1989 1
Amazing Spider-Man 312 2/89 171
Amazing Spider-Man 313 3/89 109
Amazing Spider-Man 314 4/89 65
Amazing Spider-Man 315 5/89 94
Amazing Spider-Man Parallel Lives nn 5/89 2
Amazing Spider-Man 316 6/89 461
Amazing Spider-Man 317 7/89 113
Amazing Spider-Man 318 8/89 51
Amazing Spider-Man 319 9/89 47
Amazing Spider-Man 320 9/89 30
Amazing Spider-Man 321 10/89 37
Amazing Spider-Man 322 10/89 49
Amazing Spider-Man 323 11/89 110
Amazing Spider-Man 324 11/89 55
Amazing Spider-Man 325 11/89 48
Amazing Spider-Man 326 12/89 12
Amazing Spider-Man 327 12/89 13
Amazing Spider-Man 1 1990 2
Amazing Spider-Man 328 1/90 209
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 24 1990 3
Amazing Spider-Man MPI Audio Edition nn 1990 4
Amazing Spider-Man 329 2/90 14
Amazing Spider-Man 330 3/90 29
Amazing Spider-Man 331 4/90 16
Amazing Spider-Man 332 5/90 22
Amazing Spider-Man 333 6/90 20
Amazing Spider-Man 334 7/90 13
Amazing Spider-Man 335 7/90 13
Amazing Spider-Man 336 8/90 15
Amazing Spider-Man 337 8/90 20
Amazing Spider-Man 338 9/90 14
Amazing Spider-Man 339 9/90 17
Amazing Spider-Man 340 10/90 13
Amazing Spider-Man 341 11/90 18
Amazing Spider-Man 342 12/90 15
Amazing Spider-Man 3 Polish Edition 1991 2
Amazing Spider-Man 343 1/91 16
Amazing Spider-Man 4 Polish Edition 1991 1
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 25 1991 1
Amazing Spider-Man 344 2/91 98
Amazing Spider-Man 345 3/91 48
Amazing Spider-Man 346 4/91 59
Amazing Spider-Man 347 5/91 56
Amazing Spider-Man 348 6/91 14
Amazing Spider-Man 349 7/91 17
Amazing Spider-Man 350 8/91 33
Amazing Spider-Man 351 9/91 17
Amazing Spider-Man 352 10/91 15
Amazing Spider-Man 353 11/91 24
Amazing Spider-Man 354 11/91 19
Amazing Spider-Man 355 12/91 19
Amazing Spider-Man 356 12/91 23
Amazing Spider-Man 357 1/92 23
Amazing Spider-Man 358 1/92 51
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 26 1992 5
Amazing Spider-Man 359 2/92 21
Amazing Spider-Man 360 3/92 58
Amazing Spider-Man 361 4/92 1378
Amazing Spider-Man 361 Second Printing 4/92 96
Amazing Spider-Man 362 5/92 744
Amazing Spider-Man 362 Second Printing 5/92 12
Amazing Spider-Man 265 Second Printing 6/92 1
Amazing Spider-Man 363 6/92 414
Amazing Spider-Man 364 7/92 10
Amazing Spider-Man 365 8/92 347
Amazing Spider-Man 101 Second Printing 9/92 8
Amazing Spider-Man 366 9/92 6
Amazing Spider-Man 367 10/92 8
Amazing Spider-Man 368 11/92 10
Amazing Spider-Man 369 11/92 4
Amazing Spider-Man 370 12/92 6
Amazing Spider-Man 371 12/92 4
Amazing Spider-Man 372 1/93 10
Amazing Spider-Man 373 1/93 6
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 27 1993 2
Amazing Spider-Man 374 2/93 20
Amazing Spider-Man 375 3/93 320
Amazing Spider-Man 376 4/93 6
Amazing Spider-Man 377 5/93 5
Amazing Spider-Man 378 6/93 60
Amazing Spider-Man 379 7/93 12
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Amazing Spider-Man 3 Mile High Comics Edition 8/14 3
Amazing Spider-Man 3 Variant Edition 8/14 3
Amazing Spider-Man 1.3 9/14 3
Amazing Spider-Man 1.3 Ross Sketch Cover 9/14 8
Amazing Spider-Man 4 9/14 401
Amazing Spider-Man 4 Campbell Negative Edition 9/14 122
Amazing Spider-Man 4 Campbell Sketch Cover 9/14 135
Amazing Spider-Man 4 Campbell Variant Cover 9/14 148
Amazing Spider-Man 4 Ramos Variant Cover 9/14 263
Amazing Spider-Man 1.4 10/14 3
Amazing Spider-Man 1.4 Campbell Sketch Cover 10/14 69
Amazing Spider-Man 1.4 Campbell Variant Cover 10/14 60
Amazing Spider-Man 1.4 Ross Sketch Cover 10/14 6
Amazing Spider-Man 5 10/14 2
Amazing Spider-Man 5 Hastings Edition 10/14 4
Amazing Spider-Man 1.5 11/14 1
Amazing Spider-Man 1.5 Ross Sketch Cover 11/14 9
Amazing Spider-Man 6 11/14 5
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Choo Variant Cover 12/14 4
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Decomixado Edition 12/14 100
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Golden Variant Cover 12/14 11
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Hasbro Edition 12/14 8
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Ross Variant Cover 12/14 5
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Totally Pop Culture Edition 12/14 12
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Variant Edition 12/14 2
Amazing Spider-Man 8 Stan Lee Edition 12/14 72
Amazing Spider-Man 8 Stan Lee Sketch Edition 12/14 122
Amazing Spider-Man 8 Variant Edition 12/14 7
Amazing Spider-Man 1 United Arab Emirates Edition 2015 2
Amazing Spider-Man 10 1/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 10 Variant Edition 1/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 4 Korean Edition 2015 4
Amazing Spider-Man 5 Korean Edition 2015 1
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Korean Edition 2015 1
Amazing Spider-Man 9 1/15 5
Amazing Spider-Man 9 ComicXposure Edition 1/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 9 ComicXposure Sketch Edition 1/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 9 Dell’Otto Variant Cover 1/15 6
Amazing Spider-Man 9 Hastings Edition 1/15 5
Amazing Spider-Man 9 Hastings Fade Edition 1/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 9 Stegman Variant Cover 1/15 6
Amazing Spider-Man 9 Young Variant Cover 1/15 37
Amazing Spider-Man 11 2/15 4
Amazing Spider-Man 11 Dell’Otto Variant Cover 2/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 11 Lugz Variant Cover 2/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1 2/15 8
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1 Variant Edition 2/15 7
Amazing Spider-Man 12 3/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 12 Dell’Otto Variant Cover 3/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 12 ESPN Variant Cover 3/15 5
Amazing Spider-Man 12 Variant Edition 3/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 13 3/15 6
Amazing Spider-Man 13 Dell’Otto Variant Cover 3/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 13 Larroca Variant Cover 3/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 14 4/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 14 Noto Variant Cover 4/15 32
Amazing Spider-Man 14 Variant Edition 4/15 5
Amazing Spider-Man 15 ComicXposure Edition 4/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 15 ComicXposure Sketch Edition 4/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 15 Decomixado Edition 4/15 63
Amazing Spider-Man 15 Variant Edition 4/15 8
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Korean Edition 5/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 16 5/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 16 Variant Edition 5/15 4
Amazing Spider-Man 16.1 5/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 16.1 Variant Edition 5/15 8
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Korean Edition 5/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man Special 1 Variant Edition 5/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 17 Hastings Edition 6/15 16
Amazing Spider-Man 17.1 6/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 17.1 Variant Edition 6/15 19
Amazing Spider-Man 3 Korean Edition 6/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 18 7/15 5
Amazing Spider-Man 18 Variant Edition 7/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 11 Mexican Edition 8/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 11 Mexican Edition/Variant Editio 8/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 18.1 8/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 18.1 Variant Edition 8/15 6
Amazing Spider-Man 12 Mexican Edition/Campbell Varia 9/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 12 Mexican Edition/Variant Editio 9/15 6
Amazing Spider-Man 19.1 9/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 19.1 Variant Edition 9/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 21 Italian Edition 9/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 20.1 10/15 1
Amazing Spider-Man 1 12/15 159
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Bagley Variant Cover 12/15 15
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Campbell Variant Cover 12/15 83
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Camuncoli Variant Cover 12/15 15
Amazing Spider-Man 1 ComicXposure Edition 12/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Cook Variant Cover 12/15 12
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Cosplay Variant Cover 12/15 3
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Del Mundo Variant Cover 12/15 39
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 12/15 8
Amazing Spider-Man 1 JScottCampbell.com Edition 12/15 273
Amazing Spider-Man 1 JScottCampbell.com Sketch Edit 12/15 120
Amazing Spider-Man 1 KwanChang.com Edition 12/15 59
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Midtown Comics Edition 12/15 21
Amazing Spider-Man 1 More Fun Comics Edition 12/15 2
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Ramos Variant Cover 12/15 42
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Ross Sketch Cover 12/15 49
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Ross Variant Cover 12/15 31
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Sketch Edition 12/15 597
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Variant Edition 12/15 13
Amazing Spider-Man 2 12/15 46
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Camuncoli Variant Cover 12/15 4
Amazing Spider-Man 3 1/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 3 Variant Edition 1/16 16
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Mexican Edition/Campbell Sketc 2016 3
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Mexican Edition/Variant Cover 2016 4
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Mexican Edition 2/16 3
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Mexican Edition/Campbell Varia 2/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Mexican Edition/Variant Editio 2/16 22
Amazing Spider-Man 1.1 2/16 6
Amazing Spider-Man 1.1 Stegman Variant Cover 2/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 1.1 Variant Edition 2/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 4 2/16 4
Amazing Spider-Man 5 2/16 4
Amazing Spider-Man 1.2 Variant Edition 3/16 3
Amazing Spider-Man 1.3 4/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 1.3 Variant Edition 4/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 7 4/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Variant Edition 4/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 1.4 5/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 9 5/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 9 La Mole Comic Con Edition 5/16 6
Amazing Spider-Man 9 La Mole Comic Con Sketch Editi 5/16 6
Amazing Spider-Man 9 Lotay Variant Cover 5/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 9 McLeod Variant Cover 5/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 10 6/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 10 Perkins Variant Cover 6/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 11 6/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 12 7/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 14 8/16 3
Amazing Spider-Man 7 Mexican Edition/Dell’Otto Vari 8/16 3
Amazing Spider-Man 15 9/16 41
Amazing Spider-Man 15 Aspen Comics Edition 9/16 84
Amazing Spider-Man 15 Aspen Comics Sketch Edition 9/16 35
Amazing Spider-Man 15 JScottCampbell.com Edition 9/16 216
Amazing Spider-Man 15 JScottCampbell.com Sketch Edit 9/16 125
Amazing Spider-Man 15 Lopez Variant Cover 9/16 6
Amazing Spider-Man 15 Second Printing 10/16 4
Amazing Spider-Man 16 10/16 3
Amazing Spider-Man 16 ComicXposure Edition 10/16 17
Amazing Spider-Man 16 ComicXposure Sketch Edition 10/16 25
Amazing Spider-Man 16 Marvel Collector Corps Edition 10/16 3
Amazing Spider-Man 17 10/16 18
Amazing Spider-Man 17 Stan Lee Edition 10/16 23
Amazing Spider-Man 17 Stan Lee Sketch Edition 10/16 12
Amazing Spider-Man 17 Variant Edition 10/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 18 11/16 3
Amazing Spider-Man 18 Decomixado Edition 11/16 46
Amazing Spider-Man 18 Keown Variant Cover 11/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 19 12/16 1
Amazing Spider-Man 19 Kuder Variant Cover 12/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 19 Ramos Negative Edition 12/16 15
Amazing Spider-Man 19 Ramos Sketch Cover 12/16 13
Amazing Spider-Man 19 Ramos Variant Cover 12/16 14
Amazing Spider-Man 20 Bianchi Variant Cover 12/16 2
Amazing Spider-Man 21 1/17 1
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1 1/17 2
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1 Valdes Variant Cover 1/17 1
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1 Variant Edition 1/17 3
Amazing Spider-Man 22 Bianchi Variant Cover 2/17 1
Amazing Spider-Man 23 3/17 6
Amazing Spider-Man 23 Bianchi Variant Cover 3/17 2
Amazing Spider-Man 23 ComicXposure Edition 3/17 5
Amazing Spider-Man 23 ComicXposure Sketch Edition 3/17 3
Amazing Spider-Man 23 Convention Edition 3/17 50
Amazing Spider-Man 24 4/17 1
Amazing Spider-Man 24 Dell’Otto Variant Cover 4/17 14
Amazing Spider-Man 24 Jusko Variant Cover 4/17 34
Amazing Spider-Man 25 5/17 61
Amazing Spider-Man 25 ComicXposure Edition 5/17 8
Amazing Spider-Man 25 ComicXposure Sketch Edition 5/17 5
Amazing Spider-Man 25 Immonen Sketch Cover 5/17 12
Amazing Spider-Man 25 Immonen Variant Cover 5/17 2
Amazing Spider-Man 25 JScottCampbell.com Edition A 5/17 182
Amazing Spider-Man 25 JScottCampbell.com Edition B 5/17 93
Amazing Spider-Man 25 JScottCampbell.com Edition C 5/17 143
Amazing Spider-Man 25 Johnson Variant Cover 5/17 23
Amazing Spider-Man 25 Lim Variant Cover 5/17 5
Amazing Spider-Man 25 Remastered Edition 5/17 9
Amazing Spider-Man 25 Unknown Comics Convention Edit 5/17 27
Amazing Spider-Man 25 Unknown Comics Edition 5/17 13
Amazing Spider-Man 25 WonderCon Edition 5/17 41
Amazing Spider-Man 29 ComicXposure Edition A 8/17 6
Amazing Spider-Man 29 ComicXposure Edition B 8/17 4
Amazing Spider-Man 29 ComicXposure Edition C 8/17 13
Amazing Spider-Man 29 ComicXposure Edition D 8/17 10
Amazing Spider-Man 30 Variant Edition 9/17 6
Amazing Spider-Man 32 11/17 8
Amazing Spider-Man 32 Variant Edition 11/17 13
Amazing Spider-Man 789 12/17 5
Amazing Spider-Man 789 Ditko Variant Cover 12/17 49
Amazing Spider-Man 789 Lenticular Cover 12/17 81
Amazing Spider-Man 789 McKone Variant Cover 12/17 9
Amazing Spider-Man 789 Shattered Comics Edition 12/17 107
Amazing Spider-Man 789 Sketch Edition 12/17 130
Amazing Spider-Man 789 Second Printing 1/18 11
Amazing Spider-Man 791 1/18 8
Amazing Spider-Man 792 2/18 15
Amazing Spider-Man 792 Stegman Variant Cover 2/18 6
Amazing Spider-Man 792 Variant Edition 2/18 12
Amazing Spider-Man 793 2/18 11
Amazing Spider-Man 793 Variant Edition 2/18 2
Amazing Spider-Man 795 4/18 4
Amazing Spider-Man 795 Variant Edition 4/18 3
Amazing Spider-Man 796 4/18 24
Amazing Spider-Man 796 Variant Edition 4/18 11
Amazing Spider-Man 795 Second Printing 5/18 4
Amazing Spider-Man 795 Unknown Comics Edition/Second 5/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 797 ComicXposure Dell’Otto Edition 5/18 4
Amazing Spider-Man 797 ComicXposure Edition 5/18 8
Amazing Spider-Man 797 Kuder Variant Cover 5/18 16
Amazing Spider-Man 797 Mayhew Variant Cover 5/18 77
Amazing Spider-Man 797 McGuinness Variant Cover 5/18 47
Amazing Spider-Man 797 Ramos Variant Cover 5/18 31
Amazing Spider-Man 797 Remastered Edition 5/18 5
Amazing Spider-Man 797 Unknown Comics Edition 5/18 23
Amazing Spider-Man 797 Variant Edition 5/18 8
Amazing Spider-Man 798 6/18 35
Amazing Spider-Man 798 ComicXposure Edition 6/18 6
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Dell’Otto Variant Cover B 6/18 8
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Dell’Otto Variant Cover C 6/18 8
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Dimension X Comics Edition 6/18 2
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Dodson Variant Cover 6/18 7
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Garron Variant Cover 6/18 42
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Kirkham Sketch Cover 6/18 91
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Land Sketch Cover 6/18 6
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Land Variant Cover 6/18 13
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Unknown Comics Edition 6/18 24
Amazing Spider-Man 798 Variant Edition 6/18 60
Amazing Spider-Man 799 6/18 5
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Cave Collector Edition 6/18 11
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Cho Variant Cover A 6/18 50
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Cho Variant Cover B 6/18 48
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Comic Mint Edition 6/18 13
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Crain Variant Cover 6/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Linsner Variant Cover A 6/18 2
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Linsner Variant Cover B 6/18 3
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Linsner Variant Cover C 6/18 3
Amazing Spider-Man 799 McGuinness Variant Cover 6/18 18
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Unknown Comics Convention Edit 6/18 48
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Unknown Comics Edition 6/18 31
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Unknown Comics Edition B 6/18 24
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Variant Edition 6/18 11
Amazing Spider-Man 799 Second Printing 7/18 6
Amazing Spider-Man 800 7/18 18
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Bagley Variant Cover 7/18 28
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Bradshaw Variant Cover 7/18 14
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Cassaday Variant Cover 7/18 2
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Cho Variant Cover 7/18 10
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Crain Variant Cover 7/18 3
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Dell’Otto Variant Cover 7/18 9
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Dell’Otto Variant Cover C 7/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Dell’Otto Variant Cover E 7/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Dell’Otto Variant Cover F 7/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Dodson Variant Cover 7/18 12
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Frenz Variant Cover 7/18 14
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Hughes Variant Cover 7/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Hughes Variant Cover B 7/18 8
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Hughes Variant Cover C 7/18 5
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Hughes Variant Cover D 7/18 31
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition A 7/18 48
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition B 7/18 81
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition C 7/18 51
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition D 7/18 51
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition E 7/18 65
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition F 7/18 70
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition G 7/18 51
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition H 7/18 50
Amazing Spider-Man 800 JScottCampbell.com Edition I 7/18 97
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Kirkham Variant Cover 7/18 17
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Kirkham Variant Cover B 7/18 15
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Kirkham Variant Cover C 7/18 2
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Kirkham Variant Cover D 7/18 19
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Land Variant Cover 7/18 19
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Mattina Variant Cover 7/18 14
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Mayhew Variant Cover 7/18 96
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Moebius Variant Cover 7/18 20
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Ramos Variant Cover 7/18 18
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Remastered Edition 7/18 12
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Remastered Sketch Edition 7/18 5
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Rivera Variant Cover 7/18 10
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Romita Variant Cover A 7/18 8
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Romita Variant Cover B 7/18 23
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Romita Variant Cover C 7/18 24
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Shattered Comics Edition 7/18 26
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Shattered Comics Sketch Editio 7/18 20
Amazing Spider-Man 800 Sketch Edition 7/18 17
Amazing Spider-Man 801 Mayhew Variant Cover A 8/18 35
Amazing Spider-Man 801 Mayhew Variant Cover B 8/18 35
Amazing Spider-Man 801 Ramos Variant Cover 8/18 7
Amazing Spider-Man 1 9/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 1 AlexRossArt.com Edition A 9/18 20
Amazing Spider-Man 1 AlexRossArt.com Edition B 9/18 21
Amazing Spider-Man 1 AlexRossArt.com Edition C 9/18 17
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Brooks Variant Cover D 9/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Brooks Variant Cover E 9/18 3
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Midtown Comics Edition 9/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Opena Variant Cover 9/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Parrillo Variant Cover A 9/18 19
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Parrillo Variant Cover C 9/18 2
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Romita Variant Cover 9/18 1
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Sketch Edition 9/18 2
Amazing Spider-Man 1 Variant Edition 9/18 2
Amazing Spider-Man Free Behind-the-Scenes Edition 1 9/18 7
Amazing Spider-Man Title Grand Total (Across 1,324 Census Entries): 58,807

So there you have it… not the “ideal answer” but certainly one way to tease out an answer, to the question: How Many Amazing Spider-Man Stan Lee CGC SS books exist (how many Amazing Spider-Man comic books have been signed by Stan Lee under the CGC Signature Series)? Our exercise above shows us that as of 8/21/2018, no more than 58,807 can possibly exist.

Stan Lee has given comic book collectors one helluva gift with these CGC SS copies… giving us what essentially boils down to a more-rare variant of sorts that we can choose to collect for any given issue / any given census variant: sure, we could collect a raw copy of the issue, or sure, we could collect a Universal Grade Blue Label copy of the issue, but Stan Lee has given us the gift of yet another even-more-rare option for our collections: a Stan Lee CGC Signature Series Yellow Label copy of that same issue! Thank you Stan Lee for giving collectors such a gift!

To my fellow collectors, I wish you Happy Collecting!

– Ben 🙂

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The “Cover Swipe Test”: 2 More Price Variant Keys Passing It

By Benjamin Nobel, July 13, 2018

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If, like me, you’re a collector who is into cover price variants, then you probably also keep a lot of 75¢ variant keys on your eBay email alert lists… and like me, you may have noticed that recently for Amazing Spider-Man #238 and for Web of Spider-Man #1, there are some really cool cover swipes popping up in our eBay alerts these days! Since these two mega-keys were not originally among the 7 variants I highlighted last year as destined for future classic cover status, and since I keep seeing cover swipes for these two books popping up in my alerts these days, I’ve been wanting to make a post to highlight them.  So here goes! 🙂

The “Cover Swipe Test” — a concept I talked about in a post last year entitled 7 Variants Destined For Future Classic Cover Status — is the idea that for a past important comic book cover, being cover swiped is an excellent test of being deserving of future Classic Cover status down the road once the comic has sufficiently aged that the comic book “authorities” of the future will feel it has grown old enough to officially deem it a Classic Cover.

The “cover swipe test” is like a form of “peer review” — other creators (or even the original creators themselves) are essentially teaching us just how important that past comic cover is… i.e. it is so great, so important, and/or so absolutely classic, that they decided to pay homage to it by putting their own “twist” on the original… their own twist on the classic! What better “future classic cover test” can there be than that?!  

So when we see new cover swipes coming out, we should also be thinking about collecting the original as a future Classic Cover contender; and when hunting down our copy of the original, it is especially interesting when there is a more-rare cover price variant of the issue that we can collect as our preference, as is the case for the two comics I am going to highlight today: Amazing Spider-Man #238 (published by Marvel in March of 1983), and Web of Spider-Man #1 (published by Marvel in April of 1985)!

Amazing Spider-Man #238:

The Type 1A 75¢ cover price variant for ASM #238 is among those variants that “needs no introduction” — it takes the #1 spot in the top 50 variants of our 2018 guide and has featured prominently in many of my past posts (including this one linked to here which served as my 2018 “advisor note” on the issue), the book features the key first appearance of Hobgoblin, and because it originally came with Tattooz which many newsstand-goers tore out and used, finding high grade copies of the variant is exceptionally difficult. The original cover is credited to the team of John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr. The cover swipes I’ve lately been seeing pop up in my email alerts these days are shown below: the Amazing Spider-Man #797 and #800 variant covers by Mike Mayhew:

Amazing Spider-Man 238 Cover Swipe: Amazing Spider-Man 797

Amazing Spider-Man 238 Cover Swipe: Amazing Spider-Man 797

Amazing Spider-Man 238 Cover Swipe: Amazing Spider-Man 800

Amazing Spider-Man 238 Cover Swipe: Amazing Spider-Man 800

Web of Spider-Man #1:

While ASM #238 topped our 2018 top 50 list, Web of Spider-Man #1 meanwhile came in towards the bottom of the list at only the #49 spot — and in his advisor note, Angelo Virone commented: “Undervalued in my opinion”… And I must agree: Web of Spider-Man #1 is too important a comic to be valued as low as it currently is in the marketplace!

The absolutely gorgeous painted cover by Charles Vess isn’t the only thing this book has going for it. In the first appearances department, this book gets credit as the 1st Appearance of the Vulturions. And as Doug Sulipa notes, the issue is the fifth appearance of Spider-Man in the black alien costume.

The more I research this issue, the more I’ve been learning just how darn important this book really is to the Venom story-line: We learn in this book that the symbiote does not trigger Spidey’s spider senses, and we also see the alien costume reacting to sound vibrations as its weakness… something absolutely critical for Spider-Man to learn! In this 2014 article by Mark Ginocchio, Mark does a great job of exploring the issue and its importance, and concludes about the issue that Web of #1 might be the most historically significant No. 1 Spider-Man book since ASM #1 in 1963.”

Below side by side are the original cover by Charles Vess (75¢ variant pictured), and the new cover swipe we’ve been seeing pop up in our watchlists: Amazing Spider-Man #1 variant cover by Lucio Parrillo.

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Painted Covers

The cover of Web of Spider-Man #1 by Charles Vess falls under a category of comic book covers that I’m quite fond of: painted covers. Some of the comic book covers we see out there which are derived from paintings by artists, are already classic works of art to my way of thinking, whether those covers are the subject of future cover swipes or not. For the cover of Web of Spider-Man #1 to be a painted cover and then to also pass the Cover Swipe Test makes that cover all the more important as a Classic.

Vess was responsible for some other phenomenal painted covers in the 80’s too, and while we’re on the subject you simply must see his painted cover for Amazing Spider-Man #261 (2/1985) if you haven’t yet seen it… It is one of my favorite all-time Spider-Man covers, and also happens to feature Hobgoblin:

Amazing Spider-Man 261 -- 75 Cent Cover Price

Amazing Spider-Man 261 — 75 Cent Cover Price Variant Pictured. Painted Cover by Charles Vess.

Isn’t that a phenomenal painted cover?! It is interesting to think about the juxtaposition between the 75¢ cover priced newsstand copies of something like ASM #261 above, from the 1980’s price variant window with its incredible “natural rarity” (as walked through here with explanatory graphics), against today’s “1:something” retailer incentive variants with their artificially manufactured rarity (i.e. with print run restricted on purpose to create a more-rare version of the issue number).

Every single copy sold of today’s incentive variants are treated from day one as a collectible to preserve and protect (the buyers of such incentive variants are paying through the nose to own them, so to then take the book home and read it for enjoyment would be equivalent to setting fire to a pile of cash for fun — not going to happen). So excepting accidental loss/damage, every single copy produced of a modern-day retailer incentive variant is going to survive and its owner will strive to preserve it in tip-top shape.

Meanwhile, a newsstand buyer from the 1980’s who purchased the above Amazing Spider-Man #261 cover price variant, didn’t know they had just landed something special, didn’t know it was dramatically more rare than the 60¢ newsstand copies or the prevalent direct edition copies sold in comic shops (and didn’t even think about there being a difference between newsstand vs. direct edition comics as distinct first-print types produced for two different distribution channels). And that original buyer of the above 75¢ variant paid seventy five cents for it on the newsstand. That’s an entertainment purchase where the vast majority of newsstand-goers were buying that comic to read it, and where preserving it in high grade was the last thing on their minds… unless they happened to be a collector buying from newsstands — and so to land a high-grade copy with 75¢ cover price we need to find one originally purchased by that collector, who was the exception and not the norm of typical newsstand-goers.

Calling All Artists: Cover Swipe Challenge

In my post last year on the subject of Classic Covers and the “Cover Swipe Test”, one of the comics I included was Alpha Flight #3, which I dubbed a Classic Cover Contender because John Byrne has told us it is his personal favorite of all the covers he’s ever created.

Picture this scenario: Suppose you and I were tasked with updating a list of classic covers to include more modern comic books. Upon hearing John Byrne tell us his personal favorite cover that he’s ever created is Alpha Flight #3, how would we treat that input? Would we dare say “thanks anyway but we disagree” and exclude his personal favorite cover? Not a chance! That comic would go right onto our list, to mark a key work from a key superstar. Thus, Alpha Flight #3 is a clear future classic cover contender.

But as relates to the Cover Swipe Test, is Alpha Flight #3 actually swipeable? Leave it to Byrne to come up with a cover so cool, so interesting, but also so structurally complicated and fascinating, that I wonder if this particular cover is even swipeable by another artist? It would be a real challenge for sure, for another artist to swipe, and I’d love to see it attempted! Any artists out there up for the challenge? The mostly-black-and-white artwork, and the yellow title with red outline remind me of another black-and-white Byrne cover that I’d love to see another artist pay homage to with a cover swipe: Spectacular Spider-Man #101!

Before I bring this post to a close, while we’re on the subject of John Byrne covers I should also show you a great John Byrne cover from an issue that landed in our 2018 guide’s top 50The Thing #1. Looking over the top fifty, this is the only John Byrne cover I notice among books that made that highest-value toplist, coming in at #44. Doug Sulipa’s advisor note for the issue is as follows: “JOHN BYRNE cover art & story; ORIGIN and LIFE HISTORY of BEN GRIMM, from Yancy Street Gang Days, College Football Days, First Meeting with Reed Richards & the Rocket that Made him into the THING of the Fantastic Four.” The cover strikes me as truly iconic and a great cover swipe candidate.

The Thing #1, 75 Cent Cover Price Variant

The Thing #1, 75 Cent Cover Price Variant

Classic Cover Contenders — An Intriguing Collecting Angle

The idea of collecting future “Classic Cover” issues today — i.e. before the comic book authorities of tomorrow are using that phrase on labels, is an intriguing collecting angle that I for one really enjoy thinking about! The inclusion of the “Classic Cover” phrase on CGC labels of older comics surely brings more value to those books than they would have without that designation, but today’s grading companies stop applying that phrase with books that are “too recent” but clearly will deserve that designation in the future.

So for more modern books we collectors are really on our own to determine which comics will be dubbed “Classic Cover” comics in the future… But we’re not really on our own at all! Because fortunately, through their words and actions — actions like paying homage to past important covers — comic book creators are teaching us which more-modern comics are eventually destined to be the Classic Cover books of tomorrow. And when the universe of Classic Cover contenders intersects with the universe of Type 1A cover price variants, that makes for an interesting collecting category indeed!!

Venn Diagram:  Future Classic Cover Contenders intersecting with Type 1A Cover Price Variants.

Venn Diagram: Future Classic Cover Contenders intersecting with Type 1A Cover Price Variants.

Happy Collecting! 🙂

– Ben

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Incremental Improvement to CGC’s “Canadian Edition” Labeling

By Benjamin Nobel, June 22, 2018

Angelo’s CGC graded copy of Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #1 reads “75¢ cover price” at the right-hand side of the label. Based on this past precedent, would CGC be amenable to labeling a submission of mine in the same manner? Yes:

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Angelo recently shared a discovery, finding a CGC-graded 75¢ cover price copy of Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #1 which CGC had labeled with the words “75¢ cover price” at the right-hand side of the label.  When Angelo shared this, I happened at the time to have five Type 1A variants in at CGC for grading, some with 75¢ cover prices and some with 95¢ cover prices, and I went ahead and requested they apply the same treatment that Angelo’s book had gotten, i.e. adding “75¢ cover price” / “95¢ cover price” accordingly, at the right-hand side of the labels, for each of the five books in my submission. Because hey, pointing out the variant cover price on the label would be a heck of a lot better than not pointing out the variant cover price on the label, right?! Good news: as you can see by the pictures at right, there are now five more CGC-graded Type 1A cover price variants where CGC points out the variant cover price on the label.

I’ll take an incremental improvement over no improvement; but we are still a long way from the ideal. Currently there is an unfortunate situation where for all of the 1980’s comics where Type 1A newsstand Canadian cover price variants exist, CGC pretends there are two types for each issue instead of recognizing all three types, by ignoring the newsstand vs. direct edition difference: instead of differentiating between direct edition and newsstand, CGC “lumps together” both types by cover price and then dubs the higher cover price newsstand copies as “Canadian Edition” when breaking them out on census with their own variant census entry [I talk about this in depth in the following post: “Canadian Edition” vs. “Canadian Cover Price Variant”].

Unfortunately I think CGC is facing not just an intellectual question but a business question when it comes to this subject — when I previously asked about changing the variant name itself, it was explained to me that such an undertaking would be very costly in terms of the man hours necessary to make the changes. Apparently it isn’t (currently) as easy as a “find/replace” but rather would be an issue-by-issue ordeal. By contrast, copy/pasting “75¢ cover price” a few times into their Key Comments database in response to a customer request, on a piecemeal basis, is apparently no problem!

So next time you submit Type 1A’s to be graded by CGC, include a special request that the cover price be inputted into the Key Comments notes (if it is not already there). Having the variant cover price pointed out on the label is an incremental step better than not having it pointed out, by drawing attention to the fact that the cover price on the comic is not the standard cover price. One of the hallmarks of these Type 1A variants is that if you didn’t know in advance what the cover price is supposed to be for a given issue, you could easily mistake a Type 1A variant for a regular newsstand copy, because they are 100% identical beyond that price box difference.  If you were to snip the price box out with scissors (don’t!), your rare cover price variant would be rendered indistinguishable from a regular copy.  So for CGC to point out the variant cover price on the label is very helpful because it is a prompt for someone looking at the slab to realize “hey, wait, that’s a higher cover price than the regular ones!” Would it be better if the variant cover price was actually part of the census variant name itself?  Yes. But this is still an incremental improvement, one I’m pleased to share with you today — and I wouldn’t be making this post at all if Angelo hadn’t shared his discovery so big thanks to Angelo! 🙂

Happy Collecting! 🙂
– Ben p.s. You probably already figured out some of the five books in my CGC submission from their label notes but I’ll list all five now: Flash #348 (95¢ cover price), New Mutants #1 (75¢ cover price; Origin of Karma; 2nd appearance of the New Mutants), Web of Spider-Man #15 (95¢ cover price; 1st appearance of Chance [Nicholas Powell]; Black Fox appearance), Amazing Spider-Man #267 (75¢ cover price; Spider-Man in the suburbs; Human Torch & Matt Murdock appearance), and Amazing Spider-Man #263 (75¢ cover price; Birth of Norman “Normie” Osborn; Spider-Kid and Black Cat appearance)

p.p.s.  Here’s Angelo’s Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #1:

p.p.p.s.  7/16/2018 — Another reader sent me pictures of their freshly graded Type 1A variant copy of Batman #386, with 95¢ cover price pointed out at the right side of the label:

p.p.p.p.s. 7/17/2018 — Another example, courtesy of Mr. Cover Price Variant, who came across the below Type 1A variant copy of Batman #423, with $1.00 cover price pointed out at the right side of the label:

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Voltron #1-3, Type 1A $1.00 Cover Price Variants

By Benjamin Nobel, June 13, 2018

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A Type 1A $1.00 cover price variant exists for Voltron #1!

In our comic book collecting hobby, the world of Type 1A cover price variants is a fun and exciting area, especially in those cases where our variants were newsstand exclusives and the corresponding direct editions carried both prices on their covers — such as with the 1980’s cover price variants from Marvel and from DC — with that newsstand exclusivity aspect along with the bifurcation of the market into being served by both direct edition and newsstand types, helping drive a situation of extreme relative rarity for the newsstand-exclusive cover price variants (click here for graphics explaining this rarity phenomenon along with a detailed walk-through/discussion).

But Marvel and DC weren’t the only publishers to experiment with Type 1A variants.  We see this type of variant from several other publishers as well, including Archie for example; we also see Type 1A variants among the Vampirella magazine title published by Warren and later by Harris (notice the Canadian Edition CGC census entry for Vampirella #113 as an example key), and a reader of this very blog discovered and brought to my attention Type 1A’s from Harvey — just to name a few other example publishers beyond Marvel and DC.

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And yet another publisher that produced Type 1A variants in the 1980’s — and the subject of this post — was Modern, publishing the Voltron mini-series in 1985 (which was based on the original Japanese anime television show). And as we know, Voltron is today back on TV as a hit Netflix series, with Season 6 about to be released this month. Viewers seem to love it: on Rotten Tomatoes the show carries an average audience score of 93%!  Which comic book should we look to, in order to collect Voltron’s key first appearance?

Voltron’s First Appearance

Voltron first appeared on our screens on the television show.  So over in the world of comics, the 1985 Voltron mini-series published by Modern marks the first appearance of Voltron in comics — and this fact is noted on the CBCS label for Voltron #1 as you can see in the below example (key comments note at right reads “1st appearance of Voltron in comics“):

CBCS label note indicates:

CBCS label note indicates: “1st appearance of Voltron in comics”

Doug Sulipa, of Doug Sulipa’s Comic World agrees, and he carries the below note for issue #1 of Voltron, similarly noting that the issue contain’s Voltron’s first appearance in comics:

As of today, the 1st appearance credit is not (currently) recognized on CGC’s labels as of this writing, as we can see from the example copy below, which carries a blank key comments field:

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And to double-verify CGC’s current treatment (as of today), we can also see the blank key comments field when looking up the book in the current census (here’s a link to the issue on CGC’s census).   What the CGC census information does tell us about the issue — and here’s an annotated screenshot below to illustrate — is that CGC confirms it has graded 150 total copies to date of Voltron #1, out of which 145 copies are “regular” copies with 75 cent cover price, versus five copies graded to date with a $1.00 cover price, which is a census rarity ratio for the variant of 1:30 copies graded by CGC to date for the issue (CGC’s current policy for comics of this era is to pretend there are only 2 types for each issue, instead of 3 — i.e. CGC is lumping together by cover price the US newsstand and direct edition copies as if they were one and the same [i.e. counting both of those 75 cent cover price types in the main census entry for the issue number], and then CGC is separately denoting the $1.00 cover price newsstand copies with the variant entry of “Canadian Edition” [a naming convention by CGC which unfortunately carries the false implication that this was “the” edition for Canada — not to mention conflating these with the real Canadian Editions of the 1940’s/1950’s — when in reality Direct Edition copies carried $1.00 in small print and were also sold in Canada]):

Voltron #1 CGC Census:  CGC pretends there are two types, instead of three.

Voltron #1 CGC Census: CGC pretends there are two types, instead of three, lumping together by cover price.

Unlike the actual Canadian Editions of the 1940’s/1950’s where the printing plates were shipped north, the advertisements were changed, and a local edition was published by a Canadian publisher, by contrast these 1980’s Type 1A variants were published by the same publisher as the other copies, at the same time, on the same equipment, with the same ink, using the same paper, and are 100% fully identical on the inside to their 75 cent newsstand counter-parts. The cover price being the single physical feature that differs among newsstand copies — $1.00 instead of 75¢ — these $1.00 cover price copies of Voltron #1 thus fall under Jon McClure’s Type 1A Price Variant definition (shown below).

In the CGC census screenshot shown earlier, I included pictures of the price boxes of the various types at the left of the data, to illustrate how the main census entry represents both the Direct Edition type and the US newsstand type, and how the variant census entry denoted as “Canadian Edition” represents the newsstand copies carrying the $1.00 cover price.  Below for reference are full front covers of example copies of each of these three types:

• Direct Edition (most prevalent and best preserved type):

Voltron #1, Direct Edition example

Voltron #1, Direct Edition example (most prevalent and well-preserved type)

• 75¢ Newsstand (handled like magazines; not as well preserved):

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• $1.00 Newsstand (most rare type of 1st print copy of Voltron #1):

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Full Mini-Series #1-3 Have $1.00 Variants

Fortunately for collectors, not only is there a $1.00 cover price variant for issue #1, the Type 1A variants exist for issues #2 and #3 as well! Here are example pictures for $1.00 cover price variant copies of #2 and #3:

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Happy Collecting! 🙂

– Ben

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Three Variants That Surprised Me

By Benjamin Nobel, April 11, 2018

Thanks to the help of users of The 2018 Price Guide for 1980’s Marvel & DC Newsstand Canadian Cover Price Variants (Type 1A), we have gotten reports of titles that we missed — one of those titles really surprised me and motivated me to make this post!

Surprise #1: Blip #1 (Marvel, 2/83)!

First, what is Blip and why might the title give us something interesting to collect? Blip, while physically sized as a comic book, was marketed as “Blip: The Video Games Magazine” (my emphasis here on “Magazine”). And when we look up the CGC census entry for issue #1, we see this interesting key comments note:

Blip #1 CGC Census entry

“1st comic book appearance of, Mario & Donkey Kong.”

This issue is credited with the first comic book appearances of Mario and Donkey Kong — that’s interesting indeed! And the publication date, February 1983, places it right smack within Marvel’s 1980’s Canadian price variant window where newsstand copies of their comic books carried a single price (i.e. Marvel produced a small batch with higher cover price for the Canadian newsstand market, and a big batch with lower cover price for the US newsstand market). So what about the cover prices for Blip, self-described as a magazine, not a comic book?

Let’s go looking for a newsstand copy to find out! If we go hunting for a copy of Blip #1 on eBay… what do we find as far as direct editions vs. newsstand copies? We find direct editions out there — they have a Blip logo in place of a bar code — and depending on what’s listed at the time, we might also find newsstand copies when we look. At the particular time I went hunting on eBay, I found this:

Both direct edition and newsstand copies appear on eBay... but something about the newsstand copies really surprised me!!

Both direct edition and newsstand copies appear on eBay… but something about the newsstand copies really surprised me!!

We can tell the newsstand copies from their bar codes, but what do the cover price boxes of newsstand copies look like? Will we find a single price? Or, both US and Canadian prices? Let’s take a look… here’s a newsstand copy of #1, from that second eBay listing:

Blip #1 Newsstand example copy...

Blip #1 Newsstand example copy…

Let’s zoom in on that price box, shall we?

Blip #1 newsstand price box zoom-in.

Blip #1 newsstand price box zoom-in.

As we can see, this newsstand copy carries a $1.00 cover price, and “CAN. $1.25” beneath it, covering both the US and Canada.  With newsstand copies covering both countries in this way, there would be no need for Marvel to have produced single-price copies, right?  Right?  Well SURPRISE: $1.25 cover price variants actually exist too! Take a look:

Blip #1, $1.25 Cover Price Variant

It exists! Blip #1, $1.25 Cover Price Variant!

By publication window, it is possible that cover price variants for issues #1 through #7 of Blip exist (if any readers can personally verify other issues beyond #1 and #2 which we’ve already verified, please chime in!)

This fascinating situation for Blip #1 actually reminds me of an oldie-but-goodie which sure did surprise me in a very similar fashion when I first learned of it, and shares an interesting similarity with Blip — the similarity of being a Magazine (but in this case actually sized as one):

Surprise #2: Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1 (Marvel, 7/68)

Published all the way back in July of 1968, with an awesome cover by John Romita and with story written by Stan Lee himself, Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1 pre-dates the advent of direct editions and back in 1968 did not carry a bar code on the cover like we saw on the Blip cover.

The cover price of this magazine?  The vast majority of copies carry a 35 cent cover price along with the small print “40¢ in CAN”…  So with both countries covered in this way, there would be no need for Marvel to have produced any single-price copies, right?  Right?  Well SURPRISE:

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Yep: single-price 40 cent cover price copies actually exist too!  And interestingly, CGC kept it simple when it came to categorizing these into their system…   With 1980’s comics, as we know, their current policy is to pretend there are only 2 types for each issue, instead of 3 — lumping together US newsstand and direct edition copies, and then breaking out Canadian price variant newsstand copies, as “Canadian Edition” in their system/labeling. But for Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1? They kept it simple: as you can see from the screenshot below, the 40¢ cover price copies are simply denoted “40 Cent Price Variant” (wouldn’t it have been nice had CGC used similar labeling terminology on the 1980’s Canadian price variants, i.e. “75 Cent Price Variant” etc.?):

CCG census entry:

If the regular copies carried US and Canadian prices, it would stand to reason that such copies were sold in the US and Canada (why bother to include the Canadian price otherwise). So if part of the market demand from Canada was satisfied by the copies with both prices on them, then only some remaining part of the market demand from Canada was satisfied by the single-price copies. How this split looked between the types — for both Spectacular Spider-Man and for Blip — is something I think we’re going to have to file under unsolved mysteries for now, but the CGC census data over time will be a great help in observing the relative rarity between the types (even though graded copies only represent a small sliver of what was sold to the public, CGC census data can tell us a lot about relative rarity between comics, much like election polling or television ratings are done with just a small sliver of the population but inform us about relative popularity).

Tangent Surprise: Zatanna Special #1 (DC, 1987)

Before I proceed to the third surprising variant I had in mind for this post, I want to go on a slight tangent and mention something else that has surprised me since the publication of our guide: we received reports of comics we had included in the guide, as actually being direct edition exclusives (that we should thus remove) — i.e. cases where collectors had concluded that newsstand copies simply do not exist and that only direct edition copies were ever sold for the given issue. One of the issues reported to us in this way (i.e. reported as being a direct edition exclusive that we should thus remove) was Zatanna Special #1 (published by DC in 1987).

Now normally, when we observe a direct edition comic book from the 1980’s that has one of these…

Zatanna Special Direct Edition Logo

… i.e. a box on the cover containing something other than a bar code, I’d naturally assume that newsstand copies were also produced for that issue (because why bother having a box included at all otherwise).  The use of these boxes in the design made it easy to run off the different batches, where only the black/key plate needed to be changed to transition between the direct edition and newsstand batches.  By contrast, take a comic from the 80’s that was a direct edition exclusive, like Omega Men #3 (too bad there was no newsstand distribution of that key, that would have been fun to collect if there was!), and there was simply no need for such a logo box because there was just the one print run batch… and so the cover simply doesn’t have a logo box:

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Omega Men #3, first appearance of Lobo

But Zatanna Special #1 does have a logo box on its cover. So, shouldn’t newsstand copies also exist? Despite the existence of a logo box in the design of Zatanna Special #1, it was reported to us as being a direct edition exclusive, i.e. it was reported to us that no newsstand copies whatsoever exist of the issue, which was surprising for me to hear when it was reported.  I was eventually able to hunt down a newsstand copy (finding a US priced one):

Zatanna Special #1 Newsstand

They exist!  This is a US priced newsstand copy, and I haven’t seen a Canadian price variant yet, but you can see in the picture above that it carries a single price… [An expensive price that may have kept sales on the lower side — and up in Canada a full $2.85 was demanded!] Thus, knowing newsstand copies do exist and seeing the single price, we simply must presume that its Canadian Price Variant counterpart exists too! 

[The approach our team decided to take on the guide when considering reports of possible direct edition exclusives is that if the direct editions carry a logo box — like Zatanna Special #1 does — we must in turn assume newsstand distribution also occurred as our baseline assumption, even if the newsstand numbers were so extremely small that it might seem as though newsstand distribution did not occur by the difficulty of finding one.]

Interesting side note: DC has plenty of examples too, of comics where direct editions do not carry a logo box and yet newsstand editions still exist! One example like this which I collected recently is Detective Comics #583. Here’s an example direct edition pictured below… where’s the logo box? Surprise: It isn’t there!

Detective Comics #583, Direct Edition

And yet, newsstand copies of Detective #583 do in fact exist too; here’s an example of the Canadian Price Variant: