Fantastic Four (#247-293, Annual #17-19) Values 2019

From: The 2019 Price Guide for 1980’s Marvel & DC Newsstand Canadian Cover Price Variants (Type 1A)
by Bill Alexander, Paul Clairmont, Walter Durajlija, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles ]

Fantastic Four Values #247-293, Annual #17-19
Issue Direct Edition Value Canadian
Variant
Cover Price
Type 1A Canadian Cover Price Variant Value CGC-Confirmed
Market-
place
Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
9.2
NM-
9.0
VF/NM
8.0
VF
6.0
FN
4.0
VG
2.0
GD
#247 $5 $4 $6 $0.75 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  1st Appearance of Kristoff Vernard; Death of Zorba
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
 
#248 $4 $4 $6 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  Doug notes: INHUMANS  
#249 $4 $4 $6 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1982   
#250 $4 $4 $8 $1.25 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1983  Versus Gladiator; X-Men appearance (Skrulls impersonating); Double-size
Doug notes: Spider-Man
 
#251 $4 $4 $6 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  1st Appearance of Sharon Selleck  
#252 $3 $3 $8 $0.75 $16
▲ $4
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1983  Includes Tattoozs
Paul notes: 75¢ variants for this particular issue were manufactured without the Tattooz.
 
#253 $3 $3 $6 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1983   
#254 $3 $3 $6 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  Angelo notes: 1st appearance of Mantracora; 1st John Byrne She-Hulk  
#255 $4 $4 $6 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1983   
#256 $3 $3 $6 $0.75 $16
▲ $1
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  Doug notes: Avengers, Galactus & Nova  
#257 $4 $4 $8 $0.75 $16
▲ $1
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  Death of Anelle; Skrull throne-world destroyed by Galactus  
#258 $4 $3 $8 $0.75 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  Origin of Terrax the Tamer; Fantastic Four do not appear in story  
#259 $4 $3 $8 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Versus Doctor Doom; Versus Tyros the Terrible  
#260 $4 $4 $8 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Death of Tyros the Terrible; Death of Terrax; Continued in Alpha Flight #4
Doug notes: Silver Surfer
 
#261 $3 $3 $6 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Origin of the Fantastic Four; Continued from Alpha Flight #4  
#262 $3 $3 $6 $0.75 $18
▲ $2
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Origin of Galactus; John Byrne appears in story
Doug notes: ORIGIN OF GALACTUS; JOHN BYRNE; A CGC 9.8 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $89.
 
#263 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1984   
#264 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1984  Cover swipe of Fantastic Four #1; Continued in Thing #10  
#265 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $20
▲ $4
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  1st Appearance of Lyja (as Alicia Masters); Team returns from Secret Wars; She-Hulk joins Fantastic Four
Doug notes: SHE-HULK Joins FF; JOHN BYRNE; A CGC 9.8 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $99.
 
#266 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  1st Appearance of Karisma (Mary Brown); Origin of Karisma (Mary Brown)  
#267 $4 $4 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  Sue has a miscarriage  
#268 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 7/1984  Origin of She-Hulk  
#269 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  1st Appearance of Terminus  
#270 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  Versus Terminus  
#271 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  1st Appearance of Gormuu  
#272 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $18
▲ $2
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  1st Appearance of Nathaniel Richards
Doug notes: First brief appearance of NATHANIEL RICHARDS, the Warlord & Father of Reed Richards; NATHANIEL RICHARDS, is later revealed to be both Rama-Tut and then KANG the Conqueor; Kang is #65 in IGN’s Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time List;
 
#273 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $18
▲ $2
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Origin of Kang
Doug notes: First FULL appearance of NATHANIEL RICHARDS, the Warlord & Father of Reed Richards; NATHANIEL RICHARDS, is later revealed to be both Rama-Tut and then KANG the Conqueor; Kang is #65 in IGN’s Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time List
 
#274 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  Thing solo story; Alien costume freed; Continued from The Thing #19
Doug notes: Spider-Man in Black Costume
 
#275 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  Doug notes: SHE-HULK Solo story  
#276 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  B&W Cover  
#277 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Versus Mephisto; Versus Dire Wraiths; Thing returns from Battleworld  
#278 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Origin of Doctor Doom; Kristoff becomes second Doctor Doom  
#279 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  1st Appearances of Hate-Monger (H.M. Unger), Hate-Monger III (H.M. Unger); Versus Doctor Doom  
#280 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearance of Malice (Susan Richards); Sue becomes Malice  
#281 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Doug notes: Hate Monger & Malice; Daredevil-c/s;  
#282 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Secret Wars II; Fantastic Four travels into Microverse  
#283 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1985   
#284 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  Versus Psycho-Man; Invisible Girl becomes Invisible Woman  
#285 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1985   
#286 $4 $3 $12 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Return of Jean Grey; Continues from Avengers #263
Doug notes: Second appearance of X-FACTOR; Return of JEAN GREY; A CGC 9.6 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $99.
 
#287 $2 $2 $4 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1986   
#288 $3 $3 $4 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Doctor Doom vs. Beyonder; Secret Wars II cross-over  
#289 $2 $2 $4 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Death of Basilisk (Basil Elks); Versus Blastaar  
#290 $2 $2 $4 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Versus Annihilus; Versus Blastaar  
#291 $2 $2 $4 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  Doug notes: Action #1 cover swipe  
#292 $2 $2 $4 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Doug notes: HITLER cover  
#293 $2 $2 $4 $0.95 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title  
Annual #17 $4 $4 $6 $1.25 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1983   
Annual #18 $4 $4 $4 $1.25 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  Kree-Skrull War ends; Wedding of Black Bolt and Medusa  
Annual #19 $4 $3 $4 $1.50 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 1985  Continues in Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #286  
Issue Market-
place
Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
Canadian
Variant
Cover Price
9.2
NM-
9.0
VF/NM
8.0
VF
6.0
FN
4.0
VG
2.0
GD
CGC-Confirmed
Direct Edition Value Type 1A Canadian Cover Price Variant Value
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
Fantastic Four Canadian Price Variant Example Photo:
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 1
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Fantastic Four CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 8/15/2017
Census Count
8/21/2018
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
247 87 1 90 1 +3
248 105 1 110 1 +5
249 122 1 122 1
250 208 2 215 2 +7
251 102 1 108 1 +6
252 133 1 138 1 +5
253 111 2 116 2 +5
254 52 52
255 93 1 97 1 +4
256 111 115 +4
257 61 1 63 1 +2
258 102 104 +2
259 74 75 +1
260 66 67 +1
261 76 77 +1
262 50 51 1 +1 +1
263 44 44
264 69 1 72 1 +3
265 66 67 1 +1 +1
266 40 41 +1
267 55 1 56 1 +1
268 31 35 1 +4 +1
269 69 69
270 59 1 59 1
271 69 72 +3
272 57 60 +3
273 66 68 1 +2 +1
274 69 71 +2
275 48 50 +2
276 46 50 +4
277 63 64 +1
278 79 80 +1
279 38 39 +1
280 50 51 +1
281 44 54 +10
282 69 71 +2
283 48 1 52 1 +4
284 52 53 +1
285 51 51
286 245 264 4 +19 +4
287 58 1 58 1
288 39 1 39 1
289 31 2 32 2 +1
290 36 39 +3
291 68 1 71 1 +3
292 52 1 56 1 +4
293 35 39 +4
Annual #17 34 36 +2
Annual #18 34 36 +2
Annual #19 13 13
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
3,480
> 99% 
21
< 1% 
3,612
> 99% 
29
< 1% 
 +132
  ~94% 
 +8
  ~6% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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