Thing (#1-36) 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 ]

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Top 50 CPVs Thing CPV in the Top 50 (& “Runners Up”):

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Thing Values #1-36
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
#1Top 50 $10
$9
$32 $0.75 $65
▲ $5
$49 $39 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  Origin of Thing (Ben Grimm); Origin of the Fantastic Four
Ties for #50 in this year’s Top 50.
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
 
#2 $2 $2 $6 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 8/1983   
#3 $2 $2 $6 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  Doug notes: Inhumans-c/s; BYRNE-s;  
#4 $1 $1 $6 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 10/1983   
#5 $2 $2 $6 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Doug notes: Wonder Man, She-Hulk & Spider-Man-c/s;  
#6 $3 $3 $5 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Versus Puppet Master; All-black issue  
#7 $2 $2 $5 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 1/1984   
#8 $2 $2 $5 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 2/1984   
#9 $2 $1 $5 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 3/1984   
#10 $2 $2 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  Doug notes: Torch & Fantastic Four-c/s;  
#11 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  Doug notes: 1st Appearance of Rocky Grimm Space Ranger-c/s;  
#12 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 6/1984   
#13 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 7/1984   
#14 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 8/1984   
#15 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 9/1984   
#16 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 10/1984   
#17 $2 $3 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 11/1984   
#18 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 12/1984   
#19 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 1/1985   
#20 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 2/1985   
#21 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 3/1985   
#22 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Returns to Earth
Doug notes: Rocky Grimm Space Ranger-c/s;
 
#23 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Quits Fantastic Four  
#24 $1 $1 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  Death of Miracle Man; Versus Rhino
Doug notes: RHINO-c/s;
 
#25 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 7/1985   
#26 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Doug notes: FIFTH Full appearance of the TASKMASTER-c/s;  
#27 $9 $8 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  1st Appearance of Sharon Ventura  
#28 $5 $4 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearance of Demolition Dunphy (later becomes D-Man)  
#29 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#30 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Doug notes: Secret Wars-II; Beyoner-c/s;  
#31 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run; Devil Dinosaur-c/s;  
#32 $2 $2 $4 $0.95 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run; Vance Astro of the Guardians of the Galaxy-c/s;  
#33 $4 $4 $4 $0.95 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Death of Titania
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
 
#34 $3 $3 $4 $0.95 $14
▲ $4
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Death of The Sphinx
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
 
#35 $9 $7 $4 $0.95 $30
▲ $5
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearance of Ms. Marvel II (Sharon Ventura); Origin of Ms. Marvel II
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
 
#36 $6 $5 $4 $0.95 $24
▲ $4
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  2nd appearance of Ms. Marvel (Sharen Ventura),; Final Issue; Continued in West Coast Avengers #10
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
 
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  
 
 = Flagged to highlight price guide disagreement
 
Thing Canadian Price Variant Example Photo:
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 1
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Thing CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 8/15/2017
Census Count
8/21/2018
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
1 368 4 433 9 +65 +5
2 15 17 +2
3 9 9
4 10 11 +1
5 11 12 +1
6 13 14 +1
7 7 7
8 6 6
9 5 6 +1
10 5 5
11 7 7
12 21 21
13 4 4
14 12 12
15 15 15
16 6 6
17 5 5
18 5 5
19 4 5 +1
20 4 4
21 4 4
22 3 3
23 3 4 +1
24 6 7 +1
25 7 8 +1
26 6 7 +1
27 4 4
28 1 1
29 4 4
30 6 6
31 3 4 +1
32 4 4
33 3 4 2 +1 +2
34 1 1
35 20 32 1 +12 +1
36 8 12 1 +4 +1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
615
> 99% 
4
< 1% 
709
~98%
13
~2%
 +94
  ~91% 
 +9
  ~9% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 2
Titles: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Z
 
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