Fantastic Four Pence Price Variants

A page from: Marvel & DC Pence Price Variant Issue Guide (2019)
By Benjamin Nobel, with research assistance from Stephen Cranch
Fantastic Four Pence Price Variants
#1-31, #42-55, #58-68, #85-143, #149-175, #177-189, #212, #229-237, Annual #3 (166 confirmed pence variants)
Issue Baseline
(Non-Variant)
2019 Value NM-
Pence Variant
Printed
Cover Price
Variants
On Census
(As of 11/13/18)
#1Silver Age Top 50 $160,000 9d
 Marvel, 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
#3 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#2Silver Age Top 50 $15,000 9d
 Marvel, 1/1962  1st Appearance of Skrulls; Second appearance of Fantastic Four
#12 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#3Silver Age Top 50 $14,000 9d
 Marvel, 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
#14 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#4Silver Age Top 50 $15,000 9d
 Marvel, 5/1962  1st Appearance of Giganto; Death of Giganto; 1st Silver Age Sub-Mariner appearance
#13 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#5Silver Age Top 50 $20,000 9d
 Marvel, 7/1962  1st Appearance of Doctor Doom; Origin of Doctor Doom
#10 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#6Silver Age Top 50 $6,800 9d
 Marvel, 9/1962  1st Appearance of Yancy Street Gang; 2nd Appearances of Doctor Doom and the Silver Age Sub-Mariner; 1st Marvel villain team-up
#28 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#7Silver Age Top 50 $4,300 9d
 Marvel, 10/1962  1st Appearances of Kurrgo and The Xantha
#40 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#8Silver Age Top 50 $4,300 9d
 Marvel, 11/1962  1st Appearances of Alicia Masters and Puppet Master
#41 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#9Silver Age Top 50 $4,300 9d
 Marvel, 12/1962  3rd Silver Age Sub-Mariner appearance
#42 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#10Silver Age Top 50 $4,300 9d
 Marvel, 1/1963  1st Appearance of Ovoids; Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appear in story; Doctor Doom appearance; Invisible Girl pin-up
#43 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#11Silver Age Top 50 $4,200 9d
 Marvel, 2/1963  1st Appearances of Impossible Man and The Popuppians; Origins of Impossible Man, Fantastic Four (retold)
#44 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#12Silver Age Top 50 $13,000 9d
 Marvel, 3/1963  1st Appearance of The Wrecker I (Dr. Karl Kort); 1st meeting of the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk
#17 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#13 $3,500 9d
 Marvel, 4/1963  1st Appearances of The Watcher, Red Ghost (Ivan Kragoff); Origin of Red Ghost
Steve notes: Last ‘MC’ cover logo
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#14 $1,600 9d
 Marvel, 5/1963  2nd appearance of the Puppet Master; Sub-Mariner appearance
Steve notes: First ‘Marvel Comics Group’ Price Boxes
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#15 $1,600 9d
 Marvel, 6/1963  1st Appearances of Awesome Android and Mad Thinker
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#16 $2,200 9d
 Marvel, 7/1963  1st Appearances of Princess Perla and the King of the Micro World and Lizard Men of Tok; 1st Ant-Man crossover
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#17 $1,600 9d
 Marvel, 8/1963  Cameo appearances by President John F. Kennedy and Ant-Man; Doctor Doom appearance
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#18 $2,400 9d
 Marvel, 9/1963  1st Appearances of Super-Skrull and Skrull King; Origin of Super-Skrull
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#19 $1,600 9d
 Marvel, 10/1963  1st Appearance of Rama-Tut; Origin of Rama-Tut
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#20 $1,650 9d
 Marvel, 11/1963  1st Appearance of Molecule Man; Origin of Molecule Man
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#21 $1,200 9d
 Marvel, 12/1963  1st Appearance of Hate-Monger; Origin of Hate-Monger
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing.
 
#22 $925 9d
 Marvel, 1/1964  Sue Storm gains more powers; 2nd appearance of the Mole Man
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#23 $925 9d
 Marvel, 2/1964  Doctor Doom appearance
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#24 $925 9d
 Marvel, 3/1964  1st Appearances of Moloids and Infant Terrible
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#25 $2,100 9d
 Marvel, 4/1964  Hulk versus Thing classic cover; 2nd Silver Age appearance of Captain America
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#26 $1,800 9d
 Marvel, 5/1964  Hulk versus Thing conclusion
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#27 $1,100 9d
 Marvel, 6/1964  1st Doctor Strange crossover; Versus Sub-Mariner
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#28 $1,350 9d
 Marvel, 7/1964  Early X-Men appearance
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#29 $675 9d
 Marvel, 8/1964  Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;  
#30 $675 9d
 Marvel, 9/1964  1st Appearance of Diablo; Origin of Diablo
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#31 $525 9d
 Marvel, 10/1964  1st Appearance of Franklin Storm
Steve notes: Pence indicia contains regional distributor details; cover date missing;
 
#42 $325 10d
 Marvel, 9/1965   
#43 $325 10d
 Marvel, 10/1965  1st Appearance of Vibranium; Doctor Doom appearance  
#44 $325 10d
 Marvel, 11/1965  1st Appearance of Gorgon  
#45 $3,200 10d
 Marvel, 12/1965  1st Appearances of Inhumans, Black Bolt (cameo), Crystal, Karnak, Lockjaw, and Triton  
#46 $1,200 10d
 Marvel, 1/1966  1st Appearance of The Seeker; 1st full appearance of Black Bolt  
#47 $450 10d
 Marvel, 2/1966  1st Appearances of Maximus, Alpha primitives, Aireo (later Skybreaker)  
#48 $3,000 10d
 Marvel, 3/1966  1st Appearances of Galactus and Silver Surfer; 2nd Appearance of Maximus  
#49 $1,500 10d
 Marvel, 4/1966  1st Appearance of The Punisher (Galactus robot); 2nd Appearances of Silver Surfer and Galactus; Versus Galactus  
#50 $1,500 10d
 Marvel, 5/1966  1st Appearance of Wyatt Wingfoot  
#51 $600 10d
 Marvel, 6/1966  1st Appearance of Negative Zone; 2nd Appearances of Ben Grimm (imposter) and Wyatt Wingfoot; Death of Ben Grimm (imposter)  
#52Silver Age Top 50 $4,000 10d
 Marvel, 7/1966  1st Appearance of Black Panther (T’Challa)
#48 in this year’s Silver Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
 
#53 $525 10d
 Marvel, 8/1966  1st Appearances of Klaw, T’Chaka, and Vibranium; 2nd Appearance of Black Panther; Origins of the Black Panther and Klaw; Death of T’Chaka  
#54 $275 10d
 Marvel, 9/1966  1st Appearances of Prester John and Evil Eye; Origin of Prester John  
#55 $550 10d
 Marvel, 10/1966  Thing versus Silver Surfer  
#58 $200 10d
 Marvel, 1/1967   
#59 $200 10d
 Marvel, 2/1967   
#60 $200 10d
 Marvel, 3/1967   
#61 $150 10d
 Marvel, 4/1967   
#62 $150 10d
 Marvel, 5/1967  1st Appearance of Blastaar  
#63 $150 10d
 Marvel, 6/1967  Versus Blastaar; Versus Sandman  
#64 $175 10d
 Marvel, 7/1967  1st Appearances of Supreme Intelligence and Kree Sentry #459  
#65 $350 10d
 Marvel, 8/1967  1st Appearances of Kree, Kree Supreme Intelligence, and Ronan the Accuser  
#66 $525 10d
 Marvel, 9/1967  1st Appearances of the Beehive, the Enclave, Maris Morlak, Wladyslav Shinski, and Carlo Zota; Two-part origin of Him (Adam Warlock) begins  
#67 $725 10d
 Marvel, 10/1967  1st brief appearance of Him (Adam Warlock); Origin of Him (Adam Warlock)  
#68 $150 10d
 Marvel, 11/1967  1st Appearance of Dr. Santini  
#85 $105 1/-
 Marvel, 4/1969  Steve notes: Price increases to one schilling  
#86 $105 1/-
 Marvel, 5/1969  2nd Appearance of Hauptmann  
#87 $105 1/-
 Marvel, 6/1969  Death of Gustav Hauptmann; Versus Doctor Doom  
#88 $105 1/-
 Marvel, 7/1969   
#89 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 8/1969  1st Appearance of Skrull Slave-Master  
#90 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 9/1969  2nd Appearance of Skrull Slave-Master  
#91 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 10/1969  1st Appearance of Torgo  
#92 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 11/1969  2nd Appearance of Torgo  
#93 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 12/1969   
#94 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 1/1970  1st Appearance of Agatha Harkness  
#95 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 2/1970  1st Appearance of The Monocle  
#96 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 3/1970   
#97 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 4/1970  1st Appearances of the Monster from the Lost Lagoon and the Monster’s Mate  
#98 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 5/1970   
#99 $105 1/-
 Marvel, 6/1970  Inhumans appearance  
#100Bronze Age Top 50 $190 1/-
 Marvel, 7/1970  100th anniversary issue; Mad Thinker and Puppet Master appearances
#43 in this year’s Bronze Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
 
#101 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 8/1970  1st Appearances of Gimlet and Top Man  
#102 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 9/1970   
#103 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 10/1970  2nd Appearance of Agatha Harkness; Versus Magneto  
#104 $95 1/-
 Marvel, 11/1970   
#105 $90 1/-
 Marvel, 12/1970  1st Appearances of Dr. Phillip Zolten Rambow, The monster (Larry Rambow)  
#106 $90 1/-
 Marvel, 1/1971  2nd Appearances of Dr. Phillip Zolten Rambow, The monster (Larry Rambow)  
#107 $105 1/-
 Marvel, 2/1971  1st Appearance of Janus; Classic Thing transformation cover  
#108 $90 1/-
 Marvel, 3/1971  1st Appearance of Nega-Man (Janus’s evil other self); 2nd Appearance of Janus (the scientist)  
#109 $90 1/-
 Marvel, 4/1971   
#110 $100 1/-
 Marvel, 5/1971  Annihilus appearance  
#111 $90 1/-
 Marvel, 6/1971  1st Appearance of Collins (landlord of the Baxter building)  
#112Bronze Age Top 50 $475 1/-
 Marvel, 7/1971  Classic Hulk versus Thing cover and battle issue; 2nd Appearance of Collins
#5 in this year’s Bronze Age Pence Price Variant Top 50.
 
#113 $70 1/-
 Marvel, 8/1971  1st Appearance of Overmind  
#114 $70 1/-
 Marvel, 9/1971  2nd Appearance of Overmind  
#115 $70 1/-
 Marvel, 10/1971  1st Appearance of Eternals; Origin of Overmind  
#116 $110 6p
 Marvel, 11/1971  Origin of Stranger
Steve notes: Decimalisation commences at 6p regular price
 
#117 $65 6p
 Marvel, 12/1971  1st Appearances of Asmodeus, Chiron, and Kaliban  
#118 $65 6p
 Marvel, 1/1972  1st Appearances of Ben Grimm (Earth-A), Reed Richards (Earth-A), Sue Storm Grimm (Earth-A)  
#119 $65 6p
 Marvel, 2/1972   
#120 $75 6p
 Marvel, 3/1972  1st Appearance of Air-Walker  
#121 $90 6p
 Marvel, 4/1972  2nd Appearance of Air-Walker  
#122 $105 6p
 Marvel, 5/1972  Silver Surfer and Galactus appearances  
#123 $90 6p
 Marvel, 6/1972  President Nixon cover and appearance; Silver Surfer and Galactus appearances  
#124 $50 6p
 Marvel, 7/1972   
#125 $50 6p
 Marvel, 8/1972   
#126 $60 6p
 Marvel, 9/1972  Origin of Fantastic Four retold; Fantastic Four #1 cover swipe  
#127 $50 6p
 Marvel, 10/1972   
#128 $55 6p
 Marvel, 11/1972   
#129 $75 6p
 Marvel, 12/1972  1st Appearance of Thundra  
#130 $50 6p
 Marvel, 1/1973  2nd Appearance of Thundra  
#131 $75 6p
 Marvel, 2/1973  1st Appearance of Omega  
#132 $75 6p
 Marvel, 3/1973  Inhumans appearance  
#133 $75 6p
 Marvel, 4/1973  Thing versus Thundra  
#134 $50 6p
 Marvel, 5/1973   
#135 $50 6p
 Marvel, 6/1973   
#136 $50 6p
 Marvel, 7/1973   
#137 $50 6p
 Marvel, 8/1973   
#138 $50 6p
 Marvel, 9/1973   
#139 $50 6p
 Marvel, 10/1973   
#140 $50 6p
 Marvel, 11/1973  Origin of Annihilus; Versus Annihilus  
#141 $50 6p
 Marvel, 12/1973   
#142 $45 6p
 Marvel, 1/1974  1st Appearance of Darkoth the Death-Demon; Versus Doctor Doom  
#143 $45 6p
 Marvel, 2/1974   
#149 $45 7p
 Marvel, 8/1974  Steve notes: Regular price to 7p / Intro ‘All-Colour Comics’ Banner  
#150 $75 7p
 Marvel, 9/1974  Quicksilver and Crystal wedding  
#151 $28 7p
 Marvel, 10/1974   
#152 $28 8p
 Marvel, 11/1974  Steve notes: Regular price increases to 8p  
#153 $28 8p
 Marvel, 12/1974   
#154 $28 8p
 Marvel, 1/1975   
#155 $40 8p
 Marvel, 2/1975   
#156 $40 8p
 Marvel, 3/1975   
#157 $40 8p
 Marvel, 4/1975   
#158 $28 9p
 Marvel, 5/1975  Steve notes: Regular price increases to 9p  
#159 $28 9p
 Marvel, 6/1975   
#160 $28 9p
 Marvel, 7/1975   
#161 $18 9p
 Marvel, 8/1975   
#162 $18 9p
 Marvel, 9/1975   
#163 $18 9p
 Marvel, 10/1975   
#164 $20 9p
 Marvel, 11/1975  1st Appearances of Crusader (Marvel Boy) and Frankie Raye  
#165 $20 9p
 Marvel, 12/1975  Death of Crusader; Origin of Crusader (Marvel Boy)  
#166 $35 9p
 Marvel, 1/1976  Hulk appearance  
#167 $35 9p
 Marvel, 2/1976  Gateway Arch cover; Hulk appearance  
#168 $18 9p
 Marvel, 3/1976  Thing replaced by Luke Cage (Power Man)  
#169 $18 9p
 Marvel, 4/1976   
#170 $18 9p
 Marvel, 5/1976   
#171 $18 10p
 Marvel, 6/1976  1st Appearance of Gorr
Steve notes: Regular price increases to 10p
 
#172 $20 10p
 Marvel, 7/1976  2nd Appearance of Gorr  
#173 $20 10p
 Marvel, 8/1976   
#174 $20 10p
 Marvel, 9/1976   
#175 $20 10p
 Marvel, 10/1976   
#177 $18 10p
 Marvel, 12/1976  1st Appearances of Captain Ultra and Texas Twister; Origin of Texas Twister  
#178 $18 10p
 Marvel, 1/1977   
#179 $18 10p
 Marvel, 2/1977  1st Appearance of Metalloid  
#180 $18 12p
 Marvel, 3/1977  Steve notes: Regular price increases to 12p  
#181 $12 12p
 Marvel, 4/1977   
#182 $12 12p
 Marvel, 5/1977   
#183 $12 12p
 Marvel, 6/1977   
#184 $12 12p
 Marvel, 7/1977   
#185 $12 12p
 Marvel, 8/1977  1st Appearance of Nicholas Scratch; 2nd Appearance of New Salems Witches  
#186 $12 12p
 Marvel, 9/1977  1st Appearances of Salems Seven, Brutacas, Gazelle, Hydron, Reptilla, Thornn, Vakume, and Vertigo; Origin of New Salems Witches  
#187 $12 12p
 Marvel, 10/1977   
#188 $12 12p
 Marvel, 11/1977   
#189 $12 12p
 Marvel, 12/1977   
#212 $15 12p
 Marvel, 11/1979   
#229 $6 20p
 Marvel, 4/1981   
#230 $6 20p
 Marvel, 5/1981   
#231 $6 20p
 Marvel, 6/1981   
#232 $8 20p
 Marvel, 7/1981   
#233 $6 20p
 Marvel, 8/1981   
#234 $6 20p
 Marvel, 9/1981   
#235 $6 20p
 Marvel, 10/1981  Origin of Ego the Living Planet  
#236 $8 40p
 Marvel, 11/1981  20th anniversary issue; Doctor Doom appearance; Back-up story by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby  
#237 $6 20p
 Marvel, 12/1981  1st Appearances of Julie Angel, Spinnerette, and Solons  
Annual #3 $450 1/6-
 Marvel, 1966  Wedding of Reed Richards and Susan Storm  
Also see: Fantastic Four (#247-293, Annual #17-19) Canadian Price Variants
Issue Baseline
(Non-Variant)
2019 Value NM-
Pence Variant
Printed
Cover Price
Variants
On Census
(As of 11/13/18)
 
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