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G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero (#4-50, Yearbook #1-2) Price Guide 2021


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From: The 2021 CPV Price Guide for 80's & 90's Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero — 2021 Price Guide Values #4-50, Yearbook #1-2
Issue Direct Edition Value CPV
Cover Price
Type 1A Canadian Price Variant Value CGC-Confirmed
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
#4 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$25 $0.75 $46 $34 $28 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  1st Appearances of Vance Wingfield, Tyler Wingfield, and Shary Wingfield  
#5 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$25 $0.75 $46 $34 $28 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  1st Appearance of General Flagg
Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
 
#6 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$19$25 $0.75 $46
▲ $4
$34 $28 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  1st Appearance of Oktober Guard
Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Oktober Guard. 75¢ cover price.
 
#7 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$25 $0.75 $46
▲ $6
$34 $28 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 1/1983  Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
Jay notes: Easier to find as a CPV than surrounding issues, for whatever reason.
CGC label note: Oktober Guard appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$18$25 $0.75 $46 $34 $28 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.  
#9 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$25 $0.75 $46 $34 $28 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 3/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 11/12/2019 for $7  
#10 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$25 $0.75 $46 $34 $28 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 4/1983  1st Appearances of Billy, Dr. Venom, and Springfield
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#11 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$18 $0.75 $48 $36 $29 $20 $14 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  1st Appearances of Doc, Snow Job, Destro, Gung-Ho, Airborne, and Wild Bill
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/24/2020 for $13, a raw 8.0 on 4/21/2020 for $32
Jay notes: 1st major 1st apperance CPV in title -- Destro, one of the few characters who would re-occur in the series from here til the end.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Airborne, Gung-Ho, Doc, Snow Job & Wild Bill. 1st app. of Destro in cameo (face hidden).
 
#12 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 12 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$18 $0.75 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 6/1983   
#13 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 13 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$18 $0.75 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  1st Appearance of Torpedo  
#14 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 14 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$18 $0.75 $38 $33 $27 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  1st full appearance of Destro
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 8.0 on 1/29/2019 for $23, a raw 7.0 on 9/13/2019 for $28, a CGC 9.8 on 11/27/2020 for $850
Jay notes: 1st Destro Cover
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Destro. 1st appearance of Ace. 75¢ cover price.
 
#15 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 15 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$18 $0.75 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  1st Appearance of Major Bludd
Conan notes: A raw 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/16/2020 for $20
Jay notes: 2nd major 1st appearance inside a CPV in title -- that of Major Bludd.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Major Bludd. 75¢ cover price.
 
#16 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 16 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$18 $0.75 $39 $34 $27 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  1st Appearances of Tripwire and Cover Girl
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/13/2019 for $22
Jay notes: With certainty I can say issues 16-24 are the scarest CPV's in the run. This might have had to do with print run, or perhaps something about the distribution in Canada, but whatever the reason, finding these issues in high grade is very difficult!
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#17 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 17 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$18 $0.75 $36 $32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  1st Appearance of Ace
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
 
#18 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 18 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$18 $0.75 $36 $32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.  
#19 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 19 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$18 $0.75 $39 $34 $27 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Death Kwinn; Death General Flagg; Death Dr. Venom; Death Scar-Face
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: "Death" of Dr. Venom, Scarface & Kwinn. Snake-Eyes pin-up & fact file. 75¢ cover price.
 
#20 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 20 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$18 $0.75 $36 $32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.  
#21Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 21 Canadian Price Variant picture$83$120 $0.75 $525
▲ $250
$352 $281 $197 $132 $66 
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance of Storm Shadow; Silent issue
#2 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: The few copies that sold in 2020 were all record-breaking prices! Raw mid-grades selling for $500-600! This book will continue climbing in price given the history and importance behind the creation of this issue as Larry Hama briliantly needed to recreate the wheel to meet a last minute deadline! Check out this YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpaUTV3qrc
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 8/13/2020 for $130, a raw 3.5 on 10/29/2020 for $198
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
Paul notes: A CGC 6.0 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $282 in 2020.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Storm Shadow. Silent issue. 75¢ cover price.
 
#22 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 22 Canadian Price Variant picture$20$28 $0.75 $51
▲ $11
$38 $31 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  1st Appearances of Duke and Roadblock
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/2/2020 for $9
Jay notes: Another major 1st appearance, that of Duke! Also John Byrne cover. One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Roadblock, Duke & Doctor Hundtkinder. Funeral of General Flagg.
 
#23 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 23 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$10 $0.75 $35 $31 $25 $17 $12 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  Jay notes: Classic Michael Golden cover! One of the scarest CPV's in the run.  
#24 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 24 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$10 $0.75 $55 $41 $33 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearances of Firefly, Wild Weasel, and Zartan
Jay notes: #24 has to be at minimum twice as scarce as #25, 1st Stormshadow cover, 1st Zartan and Firefly (two fan favorites).
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Firefly & Wild Weasel. Zartan cameo on last page.
 
#25Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 25 Canadian Price Variant picture$24$35 $0.75 $70
▲ $15
$52 $42 $29 $20 $10 
 Marvel, 7/1984  1st Appearances of Deep Six, Mutt, Dreadnoks, Cutter, Buzzer, Ripper, and Torch
#72 in this year's Top 100.
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/13/2019 for $18
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Zartan. 1st appearance of Cutter, Junkyard, Mutt, Deep Six, Buzzer, Ripper & Torch.
 
#26Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 26 Canadian Price Variant picture$24$26 $0.75 $75
▲ $20
$50 $40 $28 $19 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Origin of Snake Eyes
#57 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A very important issue to own for the G.I. Joe enthusiast
Jay notes: One of Marvel's most under-rated stories in the 80s!
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. "Death" of the Hard Master. 75¢ cover price.
 
#27 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 27 Canadian Price Variant picture$20$26 $0.75 $50 $38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  Origin of Snake Eyes
Jay notes: Part 2 of the Snake Eyes origin, when you first find out Storm Shadow has been infiltrating Cobra only to try to find Zartan who killed his master (which makes sense when Baroness kills him later).
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. 75¢ cover price.
 
#28 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 28 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$10 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 10/1984   
#29 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 29 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$10 $0.75 $22 $19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Crimson Guard. 75¢ cover price.  
#30 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 30 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$10 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck Dreadnoks cover!  
#31 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 31 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  1st Appearance of Spirit
Jay notes: We learn more about Snake Eyes and Wolf. Important issue and relatively scarce in high grade. Classic Destro Vs Snake Eyes Cover!
 
#32 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 32 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearances of Lady Jaye, Blowtorch, Recondo, and Ripcord
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Recondo, Blowtorch, Rip-Cord & Lady Jaye.
 
#33 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 33 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  1st Appearance of Bongo the Balloon Bear
CGC label note: Billy revealed as Cobra Commander's son.
 
#34 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 34 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1985   
#35 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 35 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$6 $1.00 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Jay notes: John Byrne.  
#36 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 36 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1985   
#37 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 37 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$6 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Flint, Tomax & Xamot, and Footloose
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Flint, Footloose, Tomax & Xamot.
 
#38 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 38 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $1.00 $22 $19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck Destro Vs Storm Shadow! High demand.  
#39 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 39 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1985   
#40 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 40 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$6 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearances of Shipwreck and Barbecue
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Shipwreck & Barbecue. $1.00 cover price.
 
#41 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 41 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#42 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 42 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1985   
#43 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 43 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $1.00 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  1st Appearance of Scrap-Iron; Death Soft Master; Death Candy (Bongo)
Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck 'DEATH' cover!
CGC label note: "Death" of the Soft Master & Candy. 1st appearance of Scrap-Iron. $1.00 cover price.
 
#44 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 44 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  1st Appearances of Airtight, Bazooka, Dr. Mindbender, B.A.T.S., Crankcase, and Heavy Metal
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Heavy Metal, Airtight, Bazooka, Crank-Case & Doctor Mindbender.
 
#45 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 45 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearances of Alpine and Quick Kick
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/12/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Quick-Kick & Alpine. Zartan revealed as Hard Master's killer.
 
#46 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 46 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $0.95 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  1st Appearance of Terror-Drome; Death of Professor Appel
Conan notes: A raw 5.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2020 for $13
Jay notes: First time Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes together (as a team), on cover! Amazing Mike Zeck again!
 
#47 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 47 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearance of Beach Head & Wet Suit
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Beachhead & Wet Suit.
 
#48 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 48 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  1st Appearance of Sgt. Slaughter
Jay notes: Zartan infiltrates GI Joe base and is hammered on by Slaughter. Classic story.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Sgt. Slaughter.
 
#49 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 49 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  1st Appearances of Leatherneck, Lift-Ticket, Slip Stream, and Serpentor; Origin of Serpentor
Jay notes: 1st Serpentor, who will become a major adversary of Cobra Commander over the next 50 issues!
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#50 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 50 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $1.50 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Double-sized
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Zarana. 18 page G.I. Joe Special Missions preview by Larry Hama & Herb Trimpe.
 
Yearbook #1 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Yearbook #1 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$5 $1.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Yearbook (annual) #1  
Yearbook #2 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Yearbook #2 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$5 $1.75 $11 $10 $8 $5 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearance of Dragonsky  
Issue Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
CPV
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 Price Variant Value
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 8/27/2019
Census Count
9/15/2020
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
417121935+22+3
515051768+26+3
6109--1343+25+3
79311135+20+4
876--931+17+1
973--902+17+2
1085--1031+18+1
1196--1252+29+2
1266--841+18+1
13771844+7+3
14106113914+33+13
1564--79--+15--
1665--741+9+1
1757--692+12+2
18611761+15--
1966--803+14+3
2068--83--+15--
211,02271,31619+294+12
2268--99--+31--
2357--752+18+2
249211141+22--
257611073+31+2
26114--1602+46+2
27109--1451+36+1
2868--99--+31--
2948--56--+8--
3065--901+25+1
3156--641+8+1
3276--105--+29--
33571782+21+1
3490--110--+20--
3545--611+16+1
3647--541+7+1
3748--61--+13--
3855--71--+16--
3951--631+12+1
4059--701+11+1
4141--46--+5--
4283--1031+20+1
437711023+25+2
4443--54--+11--
4541--52--+11--
46691894+20+3
4761--791+18+1
4878--113--+35--
4952--872+35+2
50651874+22+3
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
4,396
> 99% 
24
< 1% 
5,605
~98%
104
~2%
 +1,209
  ~94% 
 +80
  ~6% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero (#4-50, Yearbook #1-2) Values 2021


From: The 2021 CPV Price Guide for 80's & 90's Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]

G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero — 2021 Price Guide Values

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#4 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $46
 Marvel, 10/1982  1st Appearances of Vance Wingfield, Tyler Wingfield, and Shary Wingfield  
#5 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $46
 Marvel, 11/1982  1st Appearance of General Flagg
Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
 
#6 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $46
▲ $4
 Marvel, 12/1982  1st Appearance of Oktober Guard
Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Oktober Guard. 75¢ cover price.
 
#7 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $46
▲ $6
 Marvel, 1/1983  Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
Jay notes: Easier to find as a CPV than surrounding issues, for whatever reason.
CGC label note: Oktober Guard appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $46
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.  
#9 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $46
 Marvel, 3/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 11/12/2019 for $7  
#10 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $46
 Marvel, 4/1983  1st Appearances of Billy, Dr. Venom, and Springfield
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#11 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $48
 Marvel, 5/1983  1st Appearances of Doc, Snow Job, Destro, Gung-Ho, Airborne, and Wild Bill
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/24/2020 for $13, a raw 8.0 on 4/21/2020 for $32
Jay notes: 1st major 1st apperance CPV in title -- Destro, one of the few characters who would re-occur in the series from here til the end.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Airborne, Gung-Ho, Doc, Snow Job & Wild Bill. 1st app. of Destro in cameo (face hidden).
 
#12 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 12 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
 Marvel, 6/1983   
#13 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 13 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
 Marvel, 7/1983  1st Appearance of Torpedo  
#14 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 14 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $38
 Marvel, 8/1983  1st full appearance of Destro
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 8.0 on 1/29/2019 for $23, a raw 7.0 on 9/13/2019 for $28, a CGC 9.8 on 11/27/2020 for $850
Jay notes: 1st Destro Cover
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Destro. 1st appearance of Ace. 75¢ cover price.
 
#15 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 15 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
 Marvel, 9/1983  1st Appearance of Major Bludd
Conan notes: A raw 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/16/2020 for $20
Jay notes: 2nd major 1st appearance inside a CPV in title -- that of Major Bludd.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Major Bludd. 75¢ cover price.
 
#16 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 16 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $39
 Marvel, 10/1983  1st Appearances of Tripwire and Cover Girl
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/13/2019 for $22
Jay notes: With certainty I can say issues 16-24 are the scarest CPV's in the run. This might have had to do with print run, or perhaps something about the distribution in Canada, but whatever the reason, finding these issues in high grade is very difficult!
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#17 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 17 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $36
 Marvel, 11/1983  1st Appearance of Ace
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
 
#18 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 18 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $36
 Marvel, 12/1983  Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.  
#19 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 19 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $39
 Marvel, 1/1984  Death Kwinn; Death General Flagg; Death Dr. Venom; Death Scar-Face
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: "Death" of Dr. Venom, Scarface & Kwinn. Snake-Eyes pin-up & fact file. 75¢ cover price.
 
#20 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 20 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $36
 Marvel, 2/1984  Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.  
#21Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $525
▲ $250
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance of Storm Shadow; Silent issue
#2 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: The few copies that sold in 2020 were all record-breaking prices! Raw mid-grades selling for $500-600! This book will continue climbing in price given the history and importance behind the creation of this issue as Larry Hama briliantly needed to recreate the wheel to meet a last minute deadline! Check out this YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpaUTV3qrc
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 8/13/2020 for $130, a raw 3.5 on 10/29/2020 for $198
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
Paul notes: A CGC 6.0 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $282 in 2020.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Storm Shadow. Silent issue. 75¢ cover price.
 
#22 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 22 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $51
▲ $11
 Marvel, 4/1984  1st Appearances of Duke and Roadblock
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/2/2020 for $9
Jay notes: Another major 1st appearance, that of Duke! Also John Byrne cover. One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Roadblock, Duke & Doctor Hundtkinder. Funeral of General Flagg.
 
#23 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 23 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $35
 Marvel, 5/1984  Jay notes: Classic Michael Golden cover! One of the scarest CPV's in the run.  
#24 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 24 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $55
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearances of Firefly, Wild Weasel, and Zartan
Jay notes: #24 has to be at minimum twice as scarce as #25, 1st Stormshadow cover, 1st Zartan and Firefly (two fan favorites).
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Firefly & Wild Weasel. Zartan cameo on last page.
 
#25Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 25 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $70
▲ $15
 Marvel, 7/1984  1st Appearances of Deep Six, Mutt, Dreadnoks, Cutter, Buzzer, Ripper, and Torch
#72 in this year's Top 100.
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/13/2019 for $18
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Zartan. 1st appearance of Cutter, Junkyard, Mutt, Deep Six, Buzzer, Ripper & Torch.
 
#26Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 26 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $75
▲ $20
 Marvel, 8/1984  Origin of Snake Eyes
#57 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A very important issue to own for the G.I. Joe enthusiast
Jay notes: One of Marvel's most under-rated stories in the 80s!
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. "Death" of the Hard Master. 75¢ cover price.
 
#27 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 27 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $50
 Marvel, 9/1984  Origin of Snake Eyes
Jay notes: Part 2 of the Snake Eyes origin, when you first find out Storm Shadow has been infiltrating Cobra only to try to find Zartan who killed his master (which makes sense when Baroness kills him later).
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. 75¢ cover price.
 
#28 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 28 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 10/1984   
#29 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 29 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $22
 Marvel, 11/1984  CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Crimson Guard. 75¢ cover price.  
#30 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 30 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 12/1984  Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck Dreadnoks cover!  
#31 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 31 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 1/1985  1st Appearance of Spirit
Jay notes: We learn more about Snake Eyes and Wolf. Important issue and relatively scarce in high grade. Classic Destro Vs Snake Eyes Cover!
 
#32 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 32 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearances of Lady Jaye, Blowtorch, Recondo, and Ripcord
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Recondo, Blowtorch, Rip-Cord & Lady Jaye.
 
#33 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 33 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 3/1985  1st Appearance of Bongo the Balloon Bear
CGC label note: Billy revealed as Cobra Commander's son.
 
#34 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 34 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 Marvel, 4/1985   
#35 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 35 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $16
 Marvel, 5/1985  Jay notes: John Byrne.  
#36 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 36 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 Marvel, 6/1985   
#37 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 37 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Flint, Tomax & Xamot, and Footloose
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Flint, Footloose, Tomax & Xamot.
 
#38 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 38 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $22
 Marvel, 8/1985  Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck Destro Vs Storm Shadow! High demand.  
#39 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 39 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 Marvel, 9/1985   
#40 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 40 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearances of Shipwreck and Barbecue
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Shipwreck & Barbecue. $1.00 cover price.
 
#41 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 41 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#42 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 42 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 Marvel, 12/1985   
#43 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 43 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $30
 Marvel, 1/1986  1st Appearance of Scrap-Iron; Death Soft Master; Death Candy (Bongo)
Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck 'DEATH' cover!
CGC label note: "Death" of the Soft Master & Candy. 1st appearance of Scrap-Iron. $1.00 cover price.
 
#44 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 44 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $14
 Marvel, 2/1986  1st Appearances of Airtight, Bazooka, Dr. Mindbender, B.A.T.S., Crankcase, and Heavy Metal
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Heavy Metal, Airtight, Bazooka, Crank-Case & Doctor Mindbender.
 
#45 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 45 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $14
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearances of Alpine and Quick Kick
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/12/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Quick-Kick & Alpine. Zartan revealed as Hard Master's killer.
 
#46 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 46 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
 Marvel, 4/1986  1st Appearance of Terror-Drome; Death of Professor Appel
Conan notes: A raw 5.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2020 for $13
Jay notes: First time Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes together (as a team), on cover! Amazing Mike Zeck again!
 
#47 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 47 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $14
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearance of Beach Head & Wet Suit
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Beachhead & Wet Suit.
 
#48 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 48 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $16
 Marvel, 6/1986  1st Appearance of Sgt. Slaughter
Jay notes: Zartan infiltrates GI Joe base and is hammered on by Slaughter. Classic story.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Sgt. Slaughter.
 
#49 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 49 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
 Marvel, 7/1986  1st Appearances of Leatherneck, Lift-Ticket, Slip Stream, and Serpentor; Origin of Serpentor
Jay notes: 1st Serpentor, who will become a major adversary of Cobra Commander over the next 50 issues!
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#50 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 50 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $18
 Marvel, 8/1986  Double-sized
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Zarana. 18 page G.I. Joe Special Missions preview by Larry Hama & Herb Trimpe.
 
Yearbook #1 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Yearbook #1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $20
 Marvel, 3/1985  Yearbook (annual) #1  
Yearbook #2 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Yearbook #2 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $11
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearance of Dragonsky  
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/15/2020
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
41935+22+3
51768+26+3
61343+25+3
71135+20+4
8931+17+1
9902+17+2
101031+18+1
111252+29+2
12841+18+1
13844+7+3
1413914+33+13
1579--+15--
16741+9+1
17692+12+2
18761+15--
19803+14+3
2083--+15--
211,31619+294+12
2299--+31--
23752+18+2
241141+22--
251073+31+2
261602+46+2
271451+36+1
2899--+31--
2956--+8--
30901+25+1
31641+8+1
32105--+29--
33782+21+1
34110--+20--
35611+16+1
36541+7+1
3761--+13--
3871--+16--
39631+12+1
40701+11+1
4146--+5--
421031+20+1
431023+25+2
4454--+11--
4552--+11--
46894+20+3
47791+18+1
48113--+35--
49872+35+2
50874+22+3
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
5,605
~98%
104
~2%
 +1,209
  ~94% 
 +80
  ~6% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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