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2019 Edition Contents:
Introduction
Advisor Market Reports
Noteworthy Sales
Top 50 Variants
Methodology & Usage
2019 Values By Title
Most Active At CGC
Also See…

Collaborators (alphabetically):

Bill Alexander — Overstreet Advisor, U.S.-published comic book cover price variant specialist and historian. (Contact by email)
Paul Clairmont — Overstreet Advisor and proprietor of pnjcomics.com
Walter Durajlija — Overstreet Advisor, Shuster Award winner, proprietor of Big B Comics, icomicexchange.com and author of comicbookdaily.com
Jon McClure — Senior Overstreet Advisor, comic book historian, discoverer of Marvel 30 and 35 cent variants, and proprietor of jonmcclurescomics.com
Benjamin Nobel — Project organizer; author of the Rare Comics blog
Doug Sulipa — Senior Overstreet Advisor since guide #2 in 1972, and proprietor of dougcomicworld.com
Angelo Virone — Cover price variant collector and historian. (Contact by email)

Many thanks to the collaborators, who all volunteered their time and advice to make this 2019 guide edition possible; readers are encouraged to support these superstars of our great hobby by patronizing their stores and sending them your variant wishlists! Let us know if you like our guide — your continued suggestions, corrections, and feedback are greatly appreciated!

Introducing The 2019 Price Guide Edition

Last year we published our inaugural 2018 edition, our hobby’s first comprehensive price guide for 1980’s newsstand-exclusive cover price variants from Marvel and D.C. — covering the two heavyweight comic book publishers of the era. This year we continue to cover Marvel & D.C. and have expanded our coverage with eighteen additional 1980’s titles which astute readers like you reported as missing. Readers should note that there are other publishers who produced Type 1A variants during this timeframe as well, beyond Marvel & D.C. — collectors interested in exploring variants from other publishers such as Archie (not to mention other types of variants) are encouraged to read Jon McClure’s article published in the Overstreet Price Guide #40, p. 1010-1033, entitled “A History of Publisher Experimentation and Variant Comic Books” (also available to read online here).

Introducing The Variants

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

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

Each batch was produced simultaneously with the other copies by the publisher on the same manufacturing equipment, so all are 1st print copies (each batch involving only a change of the black/key plate), but the number of copies created for each batch was different, with each batch sized to fit the corresponding market: the Direct Edition batch size was informed by comic shop order levels, and each of the two Newsstand batch sizes were informed by the size of the target market and newsstand sales trends. The smaller batch of higher cover price newsstand copies — the copies today known as “Type 1A” variants — were therefore sold in vastly smaller numbers, were purchased mostly by readers, and have estimated survivorship of ~2% of copies (CGC census data for most issues shows variant rarity between 1-2% of census copies), as we illustrate below:

Direct Edition Comic Books:  An Estimated 80% of Surviving 1980's copies
Newsstand Comic Books: An Estimated 20% of Surviving 1980's copies
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Type 1A 1980's Newsstand Cover Price Variants: Market size disparity chart
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Official Type 1 & 1A Variant Definitions

Advisor Market Reports & Articles
In this section, we present market reports and articles contributed by guide collaborators as well as outside contributors. These reports & articles each represent the views of the individual authors. Click any report title to read the full article.
Record-Breaking 2018 Sales For Canadian Price Variants
By Bill Alexander and James Gilbreath — “2018 saw many record breaking and high end sales for Canadian price variants in the hobby …” [ continue reading » ]
Price Variants and the International Collector
By Tim Bildhauser — “One of the main styles of collecting comics, that is growing in popularity, is assembling what is referred to as a set …” [ continue reading » ]
A Common-Sense Approach To Understand Canadian Price Variant Scarcity
By Paul Clairmont — “Here is a simple and very common-sense approach to understand the Canadian Price Variants scarcity …” [ continue reading » ]
Canadian Whites and Type 1A Variant Perspective
By Walter Durajlija — “I would advise collectors in Canada to zoom out and keep the ‘big picture’ in mind when it comes to Type 1A variant scarcity …” [ continue reading » ]
A Short History in Comics: 35 Cent Cover Price Variants and Various Reminiscences
By Jon McClure — “It’s been a fun and challenging ride so far, and I think it’s just getting started for Type 1a Variants, so sit back and enjoy the fireworks …” [ continue reading » ]
Two Ways To Win Update
By Benjamin Nobel — “When collecting any given key comic book issue, it is better to have two ways to win, than just one …” [ continue reading » ]
Canadian Newsstand Cover Price VARIANTS 2018-2019 Market Report
By Doug Sulipa — “Canadian Newsstand Cover Price VARIANT editions, were easily our #1 bestselling VARIANTS of the year … ” [ continue reading » ]
Comic Book Table Talk: Predict, Invest, Collect!
By Angelo Virone — “Introducing my personal method when investing: I call it my “Comic Score Card” … “[ continue reading » ]
Older articles:
A History of Publisher Experimentation and Variant Comic Books, By Jon McClure
Investing in Canadian Price Variants: 11 Tips, by Benjamin Nobel
CGC 9.8 Census Comparison: 1970’s Keys vs. 1980’s Keys, by Benjamin Nobel
“Canadian Edition” vs. “Canadian Price Variant”, by Benjamin Nobel
95¢ and $1.00 DC Price Variants: How Do We Know What They Are?, By Benjamin Nobel
more articles »
Noteworthy Variant Sales Examples
Issue Grade Sale Price Sale Date
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $2,300 Aug-18
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 9.6 $1,827 May-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,800 Oct-18
Transformers #1 CGC 9.8 $1,800 17-Dec
Batman #357 CGC 9.8 $1,500 Jan-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,282 Oct-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,150 Aug-18
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.8 $1,092 Oct-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,020 PNJ, 12/24/2017
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 CGC 9.8 $1,000 Jul-18
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8 $1,000 17-Dec
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.8 $1,000 17-Dec
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $764 Aug-18
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.6 $750 2018
Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 CGC 9.6 $750 2018
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 CGC 9.8 $750 2018
X-Factor #6 CGC 9.6 $650 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #238 CGC 8.0 $614 Sep-18
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.6 $615 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.6 $610 Aug-18
Batman #386 CGC 9.6 $600 Jul-18
Brave and the Bold #200 CGC 9.8 $600 2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $513 2018
Thor #338 CGC 9.8 $500 May-18
Wonder Woman #7 CGC 9.6 $500 Aug-18
Batman #359 CGC 9.6 $477 Oct-18
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $452 2018
Thing #1 CGC 9.8 $450 2018
Batman #368 CGC 9.8 $445 Apr-18
Detective Comics #523 NM+ $396 2018
Thor #337 CGC 9.8 $396 2018
Transformers #1 CGC 9.6 $385 Oct-18
Punisher #1 CGC 9.6 $385 May-18
Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC 9.8 $376 Apr-18
Marvel Team-Up #141 CGC 9.6 $359 DCW, 10/22/2018
Batman #366 NM $330 2018
Detective Comics #523 CGC 9.6 $307 Oct-18
Marvel Tails #1 CGC 9.4 $300 PNJ, 10/15/2018
Punisher #1 NM+ $300 Sep-18
Wolverine Limited Series #4 CGC 9.8 $294 2017
Uncanny X-Men #164 CGC 9.6 $290 Sep-18
Batman #357 PGX 9.4 $278 Jul-18
Batman #353 CGC 9.8 $275 PNJ, 12/13/2017
Batman #369 CGC 9.8 $270 PNJ, 3/16/2018
Wonder Woman #298 CGC 9.8 $265 PNJ, 6/28/2018
Marvel Movie Showcase #1 CGC 7.5 $265 2018
Avengers #257 CGC 9.6 $255 Sep-18
Batman #423 CGC 9.4 $250 2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 NM+ $250 PNJ, 3/7/2018
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4 $250 Oct-18
Continue to more noteworthy sales »
Top 50 Variants (& Runners Up) of the 2019 Guide — Slideshow

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The Top 50 (& Runners Up) By Median Advisor Variant Value
  Issue Direct
Edition
9.2
CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
1
Amazing Spider-Man #238
Marvel, 3/1983
$160 $0.75 $425
▲ $185
1st Appearance of Hobgoblin; Came with Tattooz
Angelo notes: A 9.6 CGC variant sold in August 2018 for $2,300. Many record-breaking prices in other grades (raw and graded). This has become the must have book for the serious C.P.V. collector and/or investor.
Paul notes: 75¢ variants of this issue did indeed come with Tattooz included; book is considered incomplete at CGC (green qualified label) if absent — read Jon’s note as well, regarding CGC’s treatment. A VF- Amazing Spider-Man #238 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160.00 on 2/23/2018
Ben notes: Classic cover contender. Also refer to my prior note in this separate blog post »
Jon notes: This book is NOT incomplete without Tattooz. It was printed in a standard, old fashioned way, independent of the Tattooz inserted later just like Mark Jewelers ads from the 1970s were inserted. Should we call Incredible Hulk #181 without a Mark Jewelers insert incomplete? I believe this problem originates from the fact that the comic’s cover mentions Tattooz, as does the cover to Fantastic Four #252. Ideally, the Tattooz ARE absent due to the slow degradation of the contents that will eventually effect paper quality inside. Overstreet listings are confused, forced to respond to CGC’s nonsense. Once upon a time, I called Bob Overstreet and told him that the FF #252’s Tattooz were being used as Spidey #238’s Tattooz and that the cure was to list them as same value, which he agreed with and subsequently did so. Collectors aren’t sure what to believe and that’s how the CGC myth is perpetuated. At some point, although my original note remains in the guide about the switching of Tattooz between books, this was changed back to the original mistaken listing (including the explicit mistaken statement that NO Type 1A Canadian variants exist) with two values, with and without Tattooz. The FF #252s are listed in Overstreet #48(2018) at $8 with Tattooz and $6 without in NM-, and ASM #238 is listed at $160 with and $80 without in NM-, a discrepancy that highlights this dilemma, with Tattooz worth between $2 and $80 for the same item. As no copies of FF #252 Type 1A have ever been confirmed to have Tattooz, all copies submitted would automatically be delineated as CGC green label incomplete unless Tattooz were inserted, thereby CREATING a variant which is not valid, as home made variants do not a variant make. ALL CGC would have to do is say “no Tattooz” on the label and have a blue label, leaving it to the collector to decide on the relative importance of its inclusion. There is little if any difference between doubling down on the term “Canadian Edition” for Type 1As and insisting books without inserts are incomplete. The situation is ridiculous; it is a conceptual failure. Any real NM- or better copy will and should be taken seriously with or without the insert. Tattooz were inserted in Amazing Spider-Man #238 and Fantastic Four #252 and advertised on the covers; Captain America #279(3/83) and Star Wars #69(3/83) were given Tattooz without advertising on the covers. Because neither of the latter books are considered incomplete without the inserts and would receive CGC blue labels, it stands to reason that ASM #238 and FF #252 are not incomplete without Tattooz either, as the books are complete, having been printed in a standard way, independent of the Tattooz that were then inserted. The only difference is the ads on the covers, and those are irrelevant as they are part of the printing process of the book itself. NO copies of Type 1a FF #252s have EVER surfaced with a Tattooz insert and likely do not exist, as multiple dealers’ stock from that era has revealed, further evidence that the books ought to be considered complete without the Tattooz insert.
2
Batman #357
DC, 3/1983
$140 $0.75 $295
▲ $75
1st Appearance of Jason Todd; Killer Croc appearance (cameo); Cont. in Detective Comics 524
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC variant sold in early 2018 for $1,500.
Walter notes: This is becoming a signifigant key with lots of interest.
Ben notes: A 2% type 1A variant survivorship assumption against the 97,741 total circulation statement number would imply under 2,000 surviving variant copies; of those, the vast majority of survivors likely are in the 2.0 to 8.0 condition range. Near-Mint-range survivors are therefore quite scarce indeed, reflected in the very low CGC census count of variants.
Doug notes: Low Print = 97,741 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; FIRST appearance of JASON TODD (Later becomes the RED HOOD); FIRST brief appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC; (See Detective #523 for First cameo appearance; See Detective #524 for First FULL appearance);
3
Saga of the Swamp Thing #37
DC, 6/1985
$145 $0.95 $265
▲ $55
1st Appearance of John Constantine
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold in 2018 for $750.
Doug notes: First FULL appearance of JOHN CONSTANTINE aka HELLBLAZER; ALAN MOORE Story;
4
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero #21
Marvel, 3/1984
$90 $0.75 $260
▲ $72
1st Appearance of Storm Shadow; Silent issue
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.0 variant sold for $115 in 2018.
5
Transformers #1
Marvel, 9/1984
$125 $1.00 $250
▲ $65
1st Appearance of Transformers
Angelo notes: A good number of copies were printed with a manufactoring flaw due to a dull blade (top and/or bottom edge of covers). A raw variant described as 9.0-9.2 sold for $200 in September of 2018.
Ben notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold in October 2018 for $385.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,800 in December 2017
Doug notes: ORIGIN and FIRST appearance in Comics of the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS; The FIRST BATTLE between the Autobots & the Decepticons; The FIRST Appearance in Comics of; MEGATRON, Ravage, OPTIMUS PRIME, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Starscream, Rumble, Frenzy, Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Laserbeak, Bumblebee, Huffer, Ironhide, Sunstreaker, Cliffjumper, Sideswipe, Brawn, Blue Streak, Mirage, Prowl, Jazz, Windcharger, Gears, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Cybertron & the Ark; Soundwave, Optimus Prime, & Ravage will appear in the upcoming BUMBLEBEE Transformers MOVIE which Debuts on December 21/2018;
6
Amazing Spider-Man #252
Marvel, 5/1984
$95 $0.75 $228
▲ $42
1st Appearance of the black costume; Amazing Fantasy 15 cover homage
Angelo notes: In August 2018, a 9.8 CGC variant sold for $1,150 and a 9.6 CGC variant sold for $764. Record-breaking prices in other grades as well. Along with Marvel Team-up #141, Spectacular #90 and Secret Wars #8 this book is a must have for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit which eventually becomes Venom.
Paul notes: Example ASM #252 variant sales at PNJ Comics: A CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #252 variant sold for $1,020.00 on 12/24/2017, an NM+ variant sold for $250.00 on 3/7/2018, and an NM variant sold for $215.00 on 6/3/2018.
Ben notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold in October 2018 for $1,800.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,282 in October 2018; back in December 2017 a CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,000; a VG/FN variant sold for $107.58 in August 2018
7
Marvel Graphic Novel #4
Marvel, 1982
$135 $5.95 $215
Origin & 1st Appearance of The New Mutants, (Cannonball, Psyche, Sunspot & Wolfsbane).
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,000 in July 2018.
Ben notes: We are including Marvel Graphic Novel in the guide this year due to popular demand, but readers should be aware that it does not fit the same mold as the newsstand-exclusive comic book variants that make up the rest of the guide. These Marvel Graphic Novel books are magazine-tier at CGC/CBCS, and beyond the size difference to regular comics the distribution differed as well, with these books distributed as graphic novels with just one version priced at $5.95 for Canada, as opposed to there being direct edition and newsstand versions.
8
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8
Marvel, 12/1984
$75 $1.00 $175
▲ $30
Origin of the alien symbiote that eventually becomes Venom.
Angelo notes: Along with ASM #252, Spectacular #90 and Marvel Team-up #141 this is another must own book for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit that eventually becomes Venom
Ben notes: Classic cover contender.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,000 in December 2017; a CGC 9.6 variant sold for $615 in 2018; a CGC 8.5 variant sold for $173.50 in August 2018
9
X-Factor #6
Marvel, 7/1986
$95 $0.95 $165
▲ $25
1st Appearance of Apocalypse
Angelo notes: Two separate variant copies in CGC 9.6 sold in 2018 for $650. Numerous copies were printed with a common manufactoring flaw (top right corner).
Bill notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $750 in 2018
10
Batman #386
DC, 8/1985
$80 $0.95 $160
▲ $35
1st Appearance of Black Mask
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $600 in the summer of 2018. Black Mask will be the villian for the upcoming movie, “Birds of Prey”
Doug notes: Low Print = 75,303 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; FIRST appearance of ROMAN SIONIS aka the BLACK MASK cover & story = Part-1 of 3-Parts;
11
Punisher #1
Marvel, 1/1986
$75 $1.50 $150
▲ $40
Double-size
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold in May 2018 for $385; a raw copy described as NM+ sold for $300 in September of 2018
Doug notes: Double Size Giant; ORIGIN of Frank Castle the PUNISHER; JIGSAW becomes Punisher’s ARCH-ENEMY; FIRST appearances of; The Trust, Don Cervello, Gregario, Charlie Siciliano, Tony Massera & Aleric; PUNISHER is #27 on IGN’s 2014 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All-Time List; Classic Mike ZECK & and Phil Zemelman Painted Cover; Mike Zeck & John Beatty art;
12
Star Wars #68
Marvel, 2/1983
$70 $0.75 $145
▲ $23
1st Appearance of Fenn Shysa
Angelo notes: T.V. show was announced by Disney that supposedly will rely on elements from this particular issue. Jon Favreau will write and be the executive producer.
Doug notes: ORIGIN and Re-Introduction of BOBA FETT classic cover & Story;
13
Marvel Team-Up #141
Marvel, 5/1984
$60 $0.75 $140
▲ $28
Ties with Amazing Spider-Man 252 for first appearance of the black costume
Angelo notes: Along with ASM #252, Spectacular #90 and Secret Wars #8 this is another must own book for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit that eventually becomes Venom
14
Tales of the Teen Titans #44
DC, 7/1984
$85 $0.95 $128
▲ $8
1st Appearances of Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Jericho; Origins of Deathstroke and Jericho
Angelo notes: 1st Appearances of Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Jericho (Deathstroke’s son); Nightwing joins Titans; Origins of Deathstroke and Jericho. A CGC 9.8 variant sold in 2018 for $750; a PGX 9.4 variant sold in 2018 for $199. Rumor has it that a live action movie is being discussed
Paul notes: A CGC 9.4 Tales of the Teen Titans #44 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $170.00 on 12/14/2017
15
Booster Gold #1
DC, 2/1986
$35 $0.95 $126
▲ $10
1st Appearance of Booster Gold (Michael Carter); Versus Blackguard
16
Marvel Tails #1
Marvel, 11/1983
$4 $0.75 $125
▲ $90
1st Appearance of Peter Porker
Angelo notes: 1st appearance of Spider-Ham, Hulk-Bunny, Goose Rider, Captain Americat, J.Jonah Jackal, May Porker & “Larval Earth,” canonically called Earth-8311. Spider-Ham will be starring in the upcoming Spider-Verse animated movie. Done right, this superhero parady and its universe MAY prove to have huge future potential. A raw variant copy in VF/NM sold in September 2018 for $95. This one-shot issue has huge untapped potential for both the small and big screen if done right.
Ben notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold in October 2018 for $1092.
17
Suicide Squad #1
DC, 5/1987
$75 $1.00 $122
▲ $7
Angelo notes: A raw 9.2 variant sold for $150 in 2018. Dark cover makes it tough to find in higher grades
Doug notes: New Modern Copper Age SUICIDE SQUAD Team s First series begins = Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, DEADSHOT, Enchantress, Mindboggler, Nightshade, Plastique & Rick Flag; Amanda Waller Begins;
18
Rocket Raccoon #1
Marvel, 5/1985
$65 $1.00 $105
▲ $7
19
Amazing Spider-Man #239
Marvel, 4/1983
$65 $0.75 $102
▲ $10
2nd Appearance of Hobgoblin
Ben notes: First Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle.
20
Blip #1
Marvel, 2/1983
$20 $1.25 $100
1st Appearances of Donkey Kong and Mario; Video game magazine in comic-book format
Angelo notes: A very tough book to find in higher grade. 1st Appearance of Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. in comics
21
Wolverine Limited Series #3
Marvel, 11/1982
$60 $0.75 $98
▲ $3
Angelo notes: Dark cover in high grade makes it the most difficult book to find within the series
Doug notes: YUKIO kills Asano Kimura; Third appearance of Lord Shingen Yashida and YUKIO; MARIKO Yashida & The Hand appear; The TOUGHEST issue to find in HIGH GRADE due to the BLACK COLORS on the Cover;
22
Wolverine Limited Series #2
Marvel, 10/1982
$60 $0.75 $96
▼ $4
1st Appearance of Yukio
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title; Mariko Yashida, Yukio, Lord Shingen, The Hand, Katsuyori & Noburu-Hideki appear;
23
Superman Annual #11
DC, 9/1985
$50 $1.60 $95
▲ $15
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of BLACK MERCY cover & story; BLACK MERCY has appeared in the SUPERGIRL TV Series; Classic ALAN MOORE Story; MOGOL cover & story; MONGUL is #41 on IGN’s Top-100 Comic Book Villain Of All Time List; Batman, Robin & Wonder Woman-c/s;
24
Uncanny X-Men #201
Marvel, 1/1986
$40 $0.75 $95
▲ $5
1st Appearance of Cable as baby Nathan; Starjammers & Binary appearance; Storm becomes team leader
Ben notes: A CGC 8.5 variant sold for $119 in 2017
Doug notes: First appearance of Baby Nathan Summers who will grow up to become CABLE = Over FOUR YEARS (FIFTY MONTHS) Before His First full appearance in New MUTANTS #87;
25
Spectacular Spider-Man #90
Marvel, 5/1984
$40 $0.75 $95
▲ $40
New costume; Black Cat’s new powers
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.0 variant sold in February 2018 for $76. A must have book for any collector/investor interested in the black suit that eventually becomes Venom.
Doug notes: BLACK CAT Solo-c/s; Spider-Man in Alien BLACK COSTUME in Last Panel = TIES for First app;
26
Amazing Spider-Man #265
Marvel, 6/1985
$40 $0.75 $94
▲ $24
1st Appearance of Silver Sable
Angelo notes: “Silver and Black” movie coming. Female super-heroes is a market that has earned Marvel’s expansion interests. Undervalued in my opinion, and quite tough in very high grade.
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Silver Sablinova aka SILVER SABLE; Spider-Man vs the Black Fox cover & story; Sony Pictures is developing a BLACK CAT / SILVER SABLE Big Screen MOVIE
27
Thor #337
Marvel, 11/1983
$50 $0.75 $92
▲ $12
1st Appearance Beta Ray Bill; 1st Simonson Thor
Angelo notes: Three separate copies sold in 2018 in CGC 9.8, for $396, $452 & $513
Paul notes: Example Thor #337 variant sales at PNJ Comics: A CGC 9.4 Thor #337 variant sold for $140.00 on 12/7/2017 and a CGC 9.2 variant sold for $120.00 on 1/20/2018
Ben notes: Classic cover contender.
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of BETA RAY BILL as he becomes new THOR, and the Series Begins; First appearance of LORELEI-c/s; Classic Walt Simonson-c/a begins; CBG’s 2012 Book Listed as the #2 Greatest Comic Cover of All-Time; A CGC 9.2 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $129.
28
Wolverine Limited Series #4
Marvel, 12/1982
$60 $0.75 $90
▲ $10
Death of Shingen Yashida
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold shorlty after the last guide came out for $294
Doug notes: Mariko Yashida, Yukio, the Hand & X-MEN appear; Death of Lord Shingen Yashida & Noburu-Hideki; MARIKO Yashida and WOLVERINE get engaged;
29
Star Wars #81
Marvel, 3/1984
$50 $0.75 $90
▲ $24
First post-Return of the Jedi story
Doug notes: Classic BOBA FETT, Hans Solo, & Princess Leia PAINTED cover by Tom Palmer; BOBA FETT cover & story;
30
Saga of the Swamp Thing #20
DC, 1/1984
$45 $0.95 $90
▲ $15
Alan Moore scripts begin
Doug notes: First ALAN MOORE Story & CLASSIC Series Begins;
31
Avengers #257
Marvel, 7/1985
$35 $0.75 $90
▲ $30
1st Appearance of Nebula
Angelo notes: A 9.6 CGC variant sold in September 2018 for $255. Nebula seems to be gearing up for more exposure in the MCU.
Doug notes: First appearance of NEBULA; Karen Gillan playing NEBULA in the GUARDIANS of the GALAXY #1 Movie; A CGC 9.0 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $79.
32
Saga of the Swamp Thing #21
DC, 2/1984
$34 $0.95 $90
▲ $26
Origin of Swamp Thing (new origin)
Angelo notes: T.V. show was announced that supposedly will rely on elements from this particular issue. The story in this issue is second to none.
Doug notes: 2nd ALAN MOORE Script issue; First All-New ORIGIN of SWAMP THING by ALAN MOORE
33
Batman #423
DC, 9/1988
$30 $1.00 $90
▲ $30
Todd McFarlane cover
Angelo notes: A 9.4 CGC variant sold in the summer of 2018 for $250.
Ben notes: Classic cover contender.
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title; Classic Todd McFARLANE Cover Art; Jim STARLIN story;
34
Brave and the Bold #200
DC, 7/1983
$30 $2.00 $90
▲ $10
1st Appearances of Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Outsiders, and Brimstone; Giant-size; Final Issue
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC variant sold for $600 in early 2018
Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 Brave and the Bold #200 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $242.00 on 12/13/2017
Doug notes: 68 Page GIANT; Scarcer LAST ISSUE; FIRST appearance of Tatsu Yamashiro aka KATANA; BATMAN and Golden Age BATMAN-c/s; 16 page Preview and FIRST appearance of BATMAN and the OUTSIDERS;
35
Marvel Movie Showcase #1
Marvel, 11/1982
$55 $1.50 $80
▲ $12
Reprints Star Wars 1-3
Angelo notes: A CGC 7.5 variant sold for $265 in April 2018 only to be auctioned once again shortly after for $208. Dark cover makes it difficult to find in higher grades.
36
Batman #366
DC, 12/1983
$45 $0.95 $80
▲ $10
1st Appearance of Robin (Jason Todd)
Angelo notes: A 9.2 CGC variant sold in March 2018 for $189 & a CGC 9.0 variant sold in June 2018 for $190.
Bill notes: A raw NM variant sold for $330 in 2018
Doug notes: Low Print = 97,741 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; Batman vs JOKER Battle cover & story; First appearance of Jason Todd as ROBIN in Costume; Early appearance of HARVEY BULLOCK; Alfred’s daughter Julia Remarque begins as a continuing character; Classic Walt Simonson cover;
37
Detective Comics #523
DC, 2/1983
$42 $0.75 $80
▲ $5
1st Appearance of Killer Croc in cameo
Angelo notes: A raw NM+ variant sold for $396 in 2018.
Paul notes: In my opinion, a very undervalued key copper age book. A CGC 9.4 Detective Comics #523 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $232.00 on 12/14/2017
Doug notes: FIRST cameo appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC anywhere (preceded 1st cameo in Batman #357 from 3/1983 by ONE MONTH); Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played KILLER CROC in the 8/2016 SUICIDE SQUAD Movie; BATMAN vs SOLOMON GRUNDY Battle cover and Story;
38
Saga of the Swamp Thing #25
DC, 6/1984
$50 $0.95 $79
▲ $11
1st Cameo Appearance of Constantine; Alan Moore story; Jason Blood appearance
Doug notes: ALAN MOORE Story; Etrigan the DEMON appears; FIRST Cameo appearance of JOHN CONSTANTINE aka HELLBLAZER = One panel Cameo, Appears ONE YEAR before the First FULL appearance in #37
39
Batman #404
DC, 2/1987
$40 $1.00 $75
▲ $7
Origin of Batman; Year One Part I
Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Scripts Begin; BATMAN Year One Part-1 of 4-Parts; First appearance of SEINA KYLE aka the Modern CATWOMAN; Camren Bicondova is playing Selina Kyle aka CATWOMAN in the GOTHAM Fox TV Series; First appearance of Carmine (the Roman) Falcone
40
New Mutants #26
Marvel, 4/1985
$40 $0.75 $75
1st Appearance of Legion (David Charles Haller)
Doug notes: FIRST FULL appearance of David Charles Haller aka LEGION, the mutant son of Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller; Chris Claremont story; Bill Sienkiewicz painted cover & interior art; LEGION is affiliated with X-MEN and Muir Island X-Men; MULTIPLE MAN appears;
41
Batman #368
DC, 2/1984
$40 $0.95 $70
▲ $5
Versus Crazy-Quilt; Continued in Detective Comics #535
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC variant sold for $445 in April 2018.
Doug notes: Low Print = 89,217 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; First appearance of JASON TODD as he Officially becomes the NEW Second ROBIN cover & story; JASON TODD later becomes RED HOOD in Batman #635;
42
Batman #400
DC, 10/1986
$40 $2.10 $70
▲ $10
Anniversary edition; Double-size
Doug notes: Low Print = 89,747 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; 68 Page Giant ANNIVERSARY issue; 2 page intro by Stephen King; Bill Sienkiewicz-c/a; * ARTISTS Include, John Byrne, George Perez, Art Adams, Terry Austin, Joe Kubert, Brian Bolland; * PINUPS by Mike Grell, Michael W. Kaluta, Bernie Wrightson, Steve Rude
43
Flash #324
DC, 8/1983
$38 $0.75 $70
▲ $10
Death of Reverse-Flash; Versus Reverse-Flash; Kid Flash appearance (as Wally West)
Doug notes: Lower Print Run; Barry Allen the FLASH Kills Professor ZOOM the REVERSE FLASH cover & story; Under-Valued & Hot Bronze Age KEY issue;
44
Flash #323
DC, 7/1983
$38 $0.75 $70
▲ $20
Flash Vs. Reverse Flash
Doug notes: Professor Zoom Reverse Flash
45
Legends #3
DC, 1/1987
$30 $1.00 $70
▲ $4
1st Appearance of new Suicide Squad; Death of Blockbuster (Mark Desmond)
46
Batman #359
DC, 5/1983
$25 $0.75 $70
▲ $10
Origin Killer Croc; Continued in Detective Comics #526
Angelo notes: A 9.2 CGC variant sold for $175 in February 2018.
Paul notes: A CGC 9.0 Batman #359 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $165.00 on 12/13/2017
Bill notes: 1st Killer Croc cover with face revealed. A CBCS 9.8 copy sold for $520.00 in August 2016; a CGC 9.6 copy sold for $477 in October 2018.
Doug notes: Low Print = 97,741 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; THIRD FULL appearance of KILLER CROC cover & story; FIRST Full KILLER CROC Cover (First time Face is Revealed on a Cover); Joker, Penguin, Scarecrow & Riddler appear on cover; FIRST comic book work by DAN JURGENS;
47
Smurfs #1
Marvel, 12/1982
$22 $0.75 $70
▲ $28
Doug notes: FIRST American Standard Format COMICS appearance of the SMURFS;
48
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16
Marvel, 12/1982
$15 $1.25 $70
▲ $48
1st Appearance of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau); Origin of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
Doug notes: First appearance & ORIGIN of Monica Rambeau, as she becomes the new Black Female CAPTAIN MARVEL cover & story; Monica Rambeau is currently known as Spectrum; Monica Rambeau Later became a Member of the AVENGERS;
49
Jonah Hex #92
DC, 8/1985
$40 $0.95 $68
▲ $2
Final Issue
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
50
Unknown Soldier #268
DC, 10/1982
$40 $0.75 $65
Fall of Berlin
Angelo notes: Fall of Berlin; Death of Unknown Soldier. One of the most infamous covers for price variants in the 1980’s. A tough book to obtain in very high grade.
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; ONLY Canadian Price Variant in Title
51
Ewoks #1
Star, 5/1985
$35 $0.75 $65
▲ $17
Angelo notes: A raw 9.6 variant sold for $132 in 2018. Black cover makes it tough to find in the highest of grades.
Walter notes: Later Ewoks issues are much scarcer.
52
Thing #1
Marvel, 7/1983
$32 $0.75 $65
▲ $5
Origin of Thing (Ben Grimm); Origin of the Fantastic Four
Angelo notes: During the summer of 2018, a CGC 9.8 variant sold for $450 and a CGC 9.6 variant sold for $175. Beautiful cover by an artist that needs no introduction.
Doug notes: 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
53
Web of Spider-Man #1
Marvel, 4/1985
$28 $0.75 $65
▲ $9
1st Appearance of the Vulturions
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold in April 2018 for $376. A book with future potential.
Ben notes: Charles Vess Painted Cover. Classic cover contender.
Bill notes: Spider-Man discovers that his spider sense does not work against the alien symbiote.
Doug notes: Fifth appearance of Spider-Man in BLACK Alien Costume cover & story; Classic CHARLES VESS Painted cover; First appearance of the Vulturions;
54
Batman #358
DC, 4/1983
$10 $0.75 $65
▲ $5
1st Killer Croc cover (face hidden); Versus Killer Croc; Continued in Detective Comics #525
Doug notes: Low Print = 97,741 Copies in Pub. Circ. Stmt; TIED with DETECTIVE #525 for SECOND FULL appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC (same Month as DETECTIVE #525 from 4/1983); Tied with Detective #525 for First KILLER CROC Cover (Face is Hidden);
55
Detective Comics #566
DC, 9/1986
$6 $1.00 $65
▲ $5
Doug notes: Classic Batman ROGUES GALLERY cover & story; Villains Profiled includes; Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, Ras al Ghul, Poison Ivy, Riddler, & Mad Hatter; Doug Moench story; GENE COLAN & Bob Smith art; Dick Giordano cover; Green Arrow & Black Canary backup story with Onyx & Barricade;
56
Ghost Rider #81
Marvel, 6/1983
$35 $0.75 $64
▲ $4
Zarathos leaves Johnny Blaze; Final issue
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
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Price Guide Methodology

All collaborators have independently submitted advice on variant values for the top key comic books. The median of those advised values for each issue — i.e. the middle ground number at which exactly half of advisors gave an equal or lower value opinion and half of advisors gave an equal or higher opinion — were used to compile a Top 50. By comparing these median advisor values for each issue against the “base Direct Edition value” for those same issues, a variant premium was discovered which helped inform the rest of the guide. The base Direct Edition values were determined by (1) an extrapolation of observed marketplace asking prices for the issue around the research period of August-September 2018, and (2) opinions from up to three different popular comic book price guides.

Using This Guide

This guide is presented on a best-efforts basis, but none of the included information is guaranteed to be free of human error; and due to the sheer volume of issues included in the guide, it was not possible to individually verify all information issue by issue or to confirm the existence of every variant by observing a photograph of each variant proving its existence. It is possible that certain included issues were actually direct edition exclusives lacking newsstand distribution. Therefore you should use this guide only as one tool among your comics research tool-belt, and you should verify information with other sources before acting. Expected variant cover price, for example, was determined algorithmically based on a set of known examples; actual variant price issue by issue may vary from this base set, and can be error-checked by referencing a direct edition copy and looking up the small-print Canadian price tag — that small-print price would then be the expected cover price used for the smaller newsstand batch.

Information columns presented in the guide are: Issue (and date), Direct Edition value, the expected cover price found on variant newsstand copies, and finally our guided Variant values (all guided values presented are for “raw” copies; all guided values are presented in US Dollars). The final column is used to indicate when the variant for the issue has been confirmed at CGC, i.e. at least one variant copy appears on the CGC Census as of 8/21/2018; when found, we show the number of variant copies on record as of that date. At the bottom of each row, a Note may appear for a given issue for noteworthy items such as 1st appearances; Advisor notes are displayed in green. In the full guide pages for each title, rows are highlighted in yellow by noteworthy value above a threshold. Direct edition value columns are highlighted with a pink circle in cases where noteworthy value disagreement among price guides was spotted and flagged.

CGC census information is presented throughout the guide, comparing the year-over-year census counts for both the main/regular census entry and the variant census entry. The census counts shown are drawn from the 8/15/2017 census snapshot for last year’s counts, and the 8/21/2018 census snapshot for this year’s counts. Note that CGC has chosen to catalog the variants on their census under the name “Canadian Edition” while pointing out the variant cover price on the right-hand side of the label (this change to point out the variant cover price is as of June 2018). As of the time of guide publication, CBCS has not yet released their census. As of October of 2018, CBCS began denoting the variants as “Canadian Price Variant” with the cover price included in the label name itself, e.g. “75¢ Canadian Price Variant.”

The most common terminology you will find in the marketplace for these variants are “Cover Price Variants”, “CPVs” (CPV being an abbreviation for Cover Price Variant), “Type 1A Variants”, “Canadian Price Variants”, “Canadian Newsstand Editions”, and “Canadian Editions.” We frown upon and discourage dubbing these variants “Canadian Editions” because that phrase inappropriately conflates them with the actual Canadian Editions of the 1940’s and 1950’s (read more about this here »). We applaud the new CBCS labeling which denotes the variants as the 1st print US-published cover price variants they truly are, and we encourage CGC to follow CBCS’s lead.

Example CBCS and CGC labels (as of time of guide publication):


Also see:

Detailed Walkthrough of Canadian Price Variant Rarity Graphics
“A Variant A Day” — The Top 365 Variants of the 2019 Guide
List of 1st Appearances (and 2nd Appearances) of the 2019 Guide
Educational Images Sellers May Include In CPV Listings (Free Usage)

Full Price Guide

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‘mazing Man (#1-8) Prices
2010 (#1-2) Prices
A-Team (#1-3) Prices
Key comic in titleAction Comics (#536-600, Annual #1) Prices
Adventure Comics (#492-503) Prices
Key comic in titleAdventures of Superman (#424-444, Annual #1) Prices
Adventures of the Outsiders (#33-46) Prices
Key comic in titleAll Star Squadron (#14-67, Annual #1-3) Prices
Key comic in titleAlpha Flight (#1-37) Prices
Key comic in titleAmazing Spider-Man (#233-279, Annual #16-19) Prices
Ambush Bug Stocking Stuffer (#1) Price
Ambush Bug (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleAmethyst Princess of Gemworld (#1-12, Annual #1) Prices
Amethyst (#1-16, Special #1) Prices
Angel Love (#1-8) Prices
Annie (#1-2) Prices
Aquaman (#1-4, Special #1) Prices
Key comic in titleArak Son of Thunder (#14-50, Annual #1) Prices
Arion Lord of Atlantis (#1-35, Special #1) Prices
Atari Force (#1-20) Prices
Key comic in titleAvengers (#224-270, Annual #11-15) Prices
Balder The Brave (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleBatgirl Special (#1) Price
Key comic in titleBatman (#352-423, Annual #8-12) Prices
Key comic in titleBatman and the Outsiders (#1-32, Annual #1-2) Prices
Key comic in titleBatman Special (#1) Price
Beauty and The Beast (#1-4) Prices
Best of DC (#29-71) Prices
Bizarre Adventures (#34) Price
Blackhawk (#251-273) Prices
Key comic in titleBlade Runner (#1-2) Prices
Key comic in titleBlip (#1-7) Prices
Key comic in titleBlue Beetle (#1-23) Prices
Key comic in titleBlue Devil (#1-31, Annual #1) Prices
Key comic in titleBooster Gold (#1-25) Prices
Key comic in titleBrave and the Bold (#191-200) Prices
Buckaroo Banzai (#1-2) Prices
Key comic in titleCaptain America (#274-320, Annual #6-7) Prices
Key comic in titleCaptain Atom (#1-19, Annual #1) Prices
Key comic in titleCaptain Carrot (#8-20) Prices
Key comic in titleCare Bears (#1-5) Prices
Centurions (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleCloak and Dagger Limited Series (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleCloak and Dagger (#1-7) Prices
Conan the Barbarian Movie Special (#1-2) Prices
Conan the Barbarian (#139-185, Annual #8-11) Prices
Conan The Destroyer (#1-2) Prices
Conan The King (#20-35) Prices
Conqueror of the Barren Earth (#1-4) Prices
Cops (#1-2) Prices
Cosmic Boy (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleCrisis on Infinite Earths (#1-12) Prices
Dakota North (#1-2) Prices
Key comic in titleDaredevil (#187-233) Prices
Key comic in titleDaring New Adventures of Supergirl (#1-13) Prices
Dark Crystal (#1-2) Prices
Key comic in titleDazzler (#20-42) Prices
Key comic in titleDC Comics Presents (#50-97, Annual #2-4) Prices
Deadman (#1-4) Prices
Defenders (#112-152) Prices
Demon (#1-4) Prices
Dennis the Menace (#12-13) Prices
Key comic in titleDetective Comics (#519-590) Prices
Doctor Strange (#55-78) Prices
Doom Patrol and Suicide Squad Special (#1) Price
Key comic in titleDoom Patrol (#1-12) Prices
Dreadstar and Company (#1-6) Prices
Key comic in titleDroids (#1-3) Prices
Dune (#1-3) Prices
Elfquest (#1-13) Prices
Key comic in titleElvira’s House of Mystery (#1-11, Special #1) Prices
Eternals (#1-11) Prices
Key comic in titleEwoks (#1-8) Prices
Key comic in titleFalcon (#1-4) Prices
Fantastic Four (#247-293, Annual #17-19) Prices
Firestar (#1-4) Prices
Firestorm the Nuclear Man (#65-75) Prices
Key comic in titleFlash (#314-350) Prices
Key comic in titleFlash Volume 2 (#1-16, Annual #1) Prices
Key comic in titleFraggle Rock (#1-8) Prices
Funny Stuff Stocking Stuffer (#1) Price
Key comic in titleFurther Adventures of Indiana Jones (#1-34) Prices
Key comic in titleFury of Firestorm (#5-64, Annual #1-5) Prices
Key comic in titleG.I. Combat (#246-288) Prices
Key comic in titleG.I. Joe, a Real American Hero (#4-50, Yearbook #1-2) Prices
Gargoyle (#1-4) Prices
Generic Comic (#1) Price
Get Along Gang (#1-6) Prices
Key comic in titleGhost Rider (#73-81) Prices
Key comic in titleGreen Arrow (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleGreen Lantern (#157-205) Prices
Key comic in titleGreen Lantern Corps (#206-224, Annual #1-3) Prices
Key comic in titleGroo the Wanderer (#1-18) Prices
Key comic in titleHawkeye (#1-4) Prices
Hawkman (#1-17, Special #1) Prices
Heathcliff (#1-9) Prices
Hercules Vol 2 (#1-4) Prices
Hercules (#2-4) Prices
Heroes Against Hunger (#1) Price
Heroes For Hope (#1) Price
Key comic in titleHex (#1-18) Prices
Key comic in titleHouse of Mystery (#309-321) Prices
Howard the Duck (#32) Price
Iceman (#1-4) Prices
Incredible Hulk Versus Quasimodo (#1) Price
Key comic in titleIncredible Hulk (#276-322, Annual #11-14) Prices
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (#1-3) Prices
Key comic in titleIron Man (#163-209, Annual #5-7) Prices
Jack of Hearts (#1-4) Prices
Jemm, Son of Saturn (#1-12) Prices
Key comic in titleJonah Hex (#65-92) Prices
Jonni Thunder (#1-4) Prices
Justice League International (#7-17, Annual #2) Prices
Key comic in titleJustice League of America (#207-261, Annual #1-3) Prices
Key comic in titleJustice League (#1-6, Annual #1) Prices
Ka-Zar the Savage (#29) Price
King Conan (#13-19) Prices
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (#1-6) Prices
Krull (#1-2) Prices
Kull the Conqueror (#1-10) Prices
Key comic in titleLast Days of the Justice Society (#1) Price
Last Starfighter (#1-3) Prices
Legend of Wonder Woman (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleLegends (#1-6) Prices
Legion of Substitute Heroes (#1) Price
Key comic in titleLegion of Super-Heroes (#292-313, Annual #2-3) Prices
Legionnaires Three (#1-4) Prices
Little Shop of Horrors (#1) Price
Lois Lane (#1-2) Prices
Key comic in titleLongshot (#1-6) Prices
Losers Special (#1) Price
Machine Man (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleMagik (#1-4) Prices
Man of Steel (#1-6) Prices
Manhunter Vol 2 (#1-3) Prices
Key comic in titleMarvel Graphic Novel (#3-4) Prices
Key comic in titleMarvel Movie Showcase (#1-2) Prices
Marvel Movie Spotlight (#1) Price
Marvel Saga (#1-9) Prices
Key comic in titleMarvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (#1-12) Prices
Key comic in titleMarvel Tails (#1) Price
Marvel Tales (#144-190) Prices
Key comic in titleMarvel Team-Up (#122-150, Annual #5-7) Prices
Key comic in titleMarvel Two-In-One (#92-100, Annual #7) Prices
Mask Vol 1 (#1-4) Prices
Mask Vol 2 (#1-9) Prices
Key comic in titleMaster of Kung Fu (#117-125) Prices
Key comic in titleMasters of the Universe Limited Series (#1-3) Prices
Key comic in titleMasters of the Universe (#1-2) Prices
Micronauts Vol 1 (#57) Price
Micronauts Vol 2 (#1-20) Prices
Millennium (#1-8) Prices
Mister Miracle Special #1 Price
Misty (#1-5) Prices
Moon Knight Fist of Khonshu (#1-6) Prices
Key comic in titleMoon Knight (#35) Price
Muppet Babies (#1-8) Prices
Muppets Take Manhattan (#1-3) Prices
New Adventures of Superboy (#34-54) Prices
Key comic in titleNew Mutants (#1-42, Annual #1, Special #1) Prices
Key comic in titleNew Teen Titans (#24-40, Annual #1-2) Prices
Night Force (#3-14) Prices
Nightcrawler (#1-4) Prices
Obnoxio the Clown (#1) Price
Official Handbook of the Conan Universe (#1) Price
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (#1-15) Prices
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 (#1-9) Prices
Key comic in titlePeter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham (#1-9) Prices
Phantom Stranger (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titlePhoenix: The Untold Story (#1) Price
Planet Terry (#1-12) Prices
Power Lords (#1-3) Prices
Power Man and Iron Fist (#86-124) Prices
Power of the Atom (#1-2) Prices
Key comic in titlePower Pack (#1-25) Prices
Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titlePunisher (#1-5) Prices
Questprobe (#1-3) Prices
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (#1) Price
Rawhide Kid (#1-4) Prices
Red Sonja She-Devil (#1-2) Prices
Red Sonja The Movie (#1-2) Prices
Red Sonja (#1-13) Prices
Red Tornado (#1-4) Prices
Robotech Defenders (#1-2) Prices
Robotix (#1) Price
Key comic in titleRocket Raccoon (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleRom Spaceknight (#35-75, Annual #1-4) Prices
Royal Roy (#1-6) Prices
Key comic in titleSaga of Crystar (#1-11) Prices
Key comic in titleSaga of the Swamp Thing (#6-45, Annual #1-2) Prices
Savage Tales (#1-6) Prices
Key comic in titleSecret Origins (#1-30, Annual #1-2) Prices
Secret Wars II (#1-9) Prices
Sectaurs (#1-7) Prices
Key comic in titleSgt. Rock (#369-422, Annual #3-4) Prices
Shadow War of Hawkman (#1-4) Prices
Shazam: The New Beginning (#1-4) Prices
Sheena (#1-2) Prices
Key comic in titleSmurfs (#1-3) Prices
Solomon Kane (#1-6) Prices
Son of Ambush Bug (#1-6) Prices
Spanner’s Galaxy (#1-6) Prices
Key comic in titleSpectacular Spider-Man (#71-117, Annual #4-5) Prices
Key comic in titleSpider-Woman (#46-50) Prices
Spiral Zone (#1-4) Prices
Squadron Supreme (#1-12) Prices
Star Trek Movie Special (#1-2) Prices
Star Trek The Next Generation (#1-6) Prices
Star Trek (#1-54, Annual #1-3) Prices
Key comic in titleStar Wars Return of the Jedi (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleStar Wars (#64-106, Annual #2-3) Prices
Starriors (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleStrawberry Shortcake (#1-6) Prices
Key comic in titleSuicide Squad (#1-17) Prices
Super Powers Vol 1 (#1-5) Prices
Super Powers Vol 2 (#1-6) Prices
Super Powers Vol 3 (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleSuper-Villain Classics (#1) Price
Supergirl Movie Special (#1) Price
Supergirl (#14-23) Prices
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (#1) Price
Key comic in titleSuperman (#376-423, Annual #9-12, Special #1-3) Prices
Superman Vol 2 (#1-21, Annual #1-2) Prices
Superman: The Secret Years (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleSwamp Thing (#46-59) Prices
Sword of The Atom (#1-4, Special #1-3) Prices
Tales of Asgard (#1) Price
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes (#314-354, Annual #4-5) Prices
Key comic in titleTales of the Teen Titans (#41-91, Annual #3-4) Prices
Tarzan of the Apes (#1-2) Prices
Team America (#5-12) Prices
Teen Titans Spotlight (#1-21) Prices
Key comic in titleLife of Pope John Paul II, The (#1) Price
Key comic in titleThing (#1-36) Prices
Key comic in titleThor (#324-370, Annual #10-13) Prices
Key comic in titleThunderCats (#1-5) Prices
Top Dog (#1-9) Prices
Key comic in titleTransformers (#1-19) Prices
U.S. 1 (#1-12) Prices
Key comic in titleUncanny X-Men (#162-208, Annual #6-9) Prices
Key comic in titleUnknown Soldier (#268) Price
V (#1-18) Prices
Vision and Scarlet Witch (#1-4) Prices
Vision and Scarlet Witch Vol 2 (#1-11) Prices
Wally the Wizard (#1-12) Prices
Key comic in titleWarlord (#62-131, Annual #1-6) Prices
Key comic in titleWeb of Spider-Man (#1-17, Annual #1) Prices
Key comic in titleWeird War Tales (#116-124) Prices
Weird (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleWest Coast Avengers Limited Series (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleWest Coast Avengers (#1-11) Prices
Key comic in titleWhat If (#35-47) Prices
Who’s Who in Star Trek (#1-2) Prices
Who’s Who Update ’87 (#1-5) Prices
Who’s Who Update ’88 (#1-4) Prices
Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (#1-26) Prices
Wild Dog (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleWolverine Limited Series (#2-4) Prices
Wonder Man (#1) Price
Key comic in titleWonder Woman (#296-329) Prices
Key comic in titleWonder Woman Vol 2 (#1-20) Prices
Key comic in titleWorld’s Finest Comics (#284-323) Prices
World of Krypton (#1-4) Prices
World of Metropolis (#1-2) Prices
World of Smallville (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleX-Factor (#1-7) Prices
X-Men Alpha Flight (#1-2) Prices
X-Men and the Micronauts (#1-4) Prices
Key comic in titleZatanna Special (#1) Price

Most Active Issues (By CGC Census Volume 8/15/2017 – 8/21/2018):
Issue # 8/21/2018
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 11,231 78 +1,681 +26
Amazing Spider-Man #252 8,909 198 +1,069 +58
New Mutants #1 2,477 16 +700 +9
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 3,345 62 +600 +20
Amazing Spider-Man #238 4,788 65 +570 +18
Web of Spider-Man #1 4,453 22 +453 +8
Amazing Spider-Man #265 1,255 11 +448 +6
Thor #337 2,358 69 +391 +23
X-Factor #6 4,421 31 +371 +10
Wolverine Limited Series #3 3,867 17 +370 +7
Wolverine Limited Series #2 4,210 19 +369 +7
Punisher #1 1,877 16 +360 +10
New Mutants #26 848 9 +320 +4
Wolverine Limited Series #4 3,492 20 +311 +6
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 1,876 13 +276 +7
Wonder Woman Vol 2 #1 1,220 4 +274 +2
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 794 67 +247 +20
Marvel Team-Up #141 1,210 19 +245 +13
Batman #404 1,910 3 +240
New Mutants #18 569 8 +224 +4
Uncanny X-Men #201 1,257 4 +207
Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 1,496 11 +206 +3
Transformers #1 2,086 26 +187 +11
Batman #423 470 3 +187 +1
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New Mutants #16 375 1 +53
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Hawkeye #1 196 2 +36
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Alpha Flight #33 355 4 +26 +2
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New Mutants #8 103 3 +26 +3
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Justice League of America Annual #2 99 1 +25 +1
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Star Trek #1 209 1 +25
Uncanny X-Men #199 262 1 +25 +1
Superman Annual #11 106 1 +25 +1

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