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Amazing Spider-Man (#233-279, Annual #16-19) CPV Values 2022


Canadian Price Variant Values, 2022 Price Guide
From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for 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 ]
Amazing Spider-Man — 2022 Price Guide Values #233-279, Annual #16-19
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
#233 Amazing Spider-Man 233 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$10 $0.75 $26 $23 $18 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  Versus Tarantula
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $643 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 8.5 on 5/11/2021 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10, a raw 8.5 on 7/31/2020 for $16
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Tarantula appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#234 Amazing Spider-Man 234 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$10 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  Marvel Guide to Collecting Comics
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $11, a CGC 9.2 on 5/11/2021 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $7, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 16 page preview of the Marvel Comics Guide to Collecting Comics. 75¢ cover price.
 
#235 Amazing Spider-Man 235 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$10 $0.75 $24 $21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  Origin of Will O' the Wisp
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.0 on 5/18/2021 for $34, a raw 6.0 on 7/27/2020 for $10, a raw 7.5 on 4/20/2020 for $14, a raw 8.5 on 9/21/2020 for $17
CGC label note: Origin of Will O' the Wisp. Tarantula appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#236 Amazing Spider-Man 236 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$10 $0.75 $22 $19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 1/1983  Death of Tarantula I (Anton Rodriguez)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $15, a CGC 9.8 on 3/4/2021 for $400, a raw 7.5 on 6/10/2019 for $9, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 11/23/2020 for $10, a raw 7.5 on 7/27/2020 for $14
CGC label note: "Death" of Tarantula. Will-O'-The-Wisp appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#237 Amazing Spider-Man 237 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$10 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 1/26/2021 for $10, a raw 8.0 on 1/16/2021 for $16, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 6/18/2020 for $15
CGC label note: Stilt-Man appearance.
 
#238Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 238 Canadian Price Variant picture$215$225 $0.75 $685
▲ $175
$459 $367 $257 $172 $86 
 Marvel, 3/1983  1st Appearance of Hobgoblin; Came with Tattooz
#3 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Rumors are still circulating that the Hobgoblin will be coming to the big screen so it's only a matter of time. In September 2021 a 9.0 CGC sold for $847, June an 8.0 CGC sold for $600 and an 8.5 CGC SS sold in May for $1017. In 2020 the following grades sold for breakout prices: 4.0 CGC for $160 in October; 5.0 CGC for $335 in July; 9.2 CGC for $800 in March; 9.8 CGC in March sold for $4650 becoming the highest amount paid for any CPV on a public auction only to have this price shatterered once agian a few months later in November when a second copy sells in another public auction for $7800. This has become a must have book for the serious C.P.V. collector and/or investor.
Ben notes: Classic cover contender. Also refer to my prior note in this separate 10/2017 blog post », and this 6/2021 update »
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 (no tattooz) on 12/24/2020 for $112, a raw 8.0 on 2/15/2021 for $420, a raw 2.0 on 3/20/2020 for $80, a CGC 8.5 on 12/26/2019 for $350
Jon notes: Amazing Spider-Man #238 is not incomplete without Tattooz. It was printed in a standard, old-fashioned way, independent of the Tattooz inserted later, just like many other in-house or paid advertisement inserts from any era. This problem originates from the fact that the comic's cover mentions Tattooz, as does the cover to Fantastic Four #252(3/83). Ideally, the Tattooz are absent due to the slow degradation of the contents that will eventually affect the paper quality inside. Overstreet Guide listings are confused, forced to respond to CGC's myopic view. Once upon a time, I called Bob Overstreet and told him that the Fantastic Four #252's Tattooz were being used as Amazing Spider-Man #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 myth is perpetuated, the myth of being incomplete without Tattooz. 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 Tattooz) with two values, with and without Tattooz. Fantastic Four #252 is listed in the Overstreet Guide #50 at $8 with Tattooz and $6 without in NM-, and Amazing Spider-Man #238 is listed at $180 with and $85 without in NM-, a discrepancy that highlights this dilemma, with Tattooz worth between $2 and $95 for the same useless item, which is ridiculous. Worse yet, the Tattooz are valued at $10 higher than the book by itself! All any grading company 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 difference between the mistaken use of the term ''Canadian Edition'' for Type 1a variants and insisting books without inserts are incomplete; thankfully the misidentification of "Canadian Edition" now reads "Canadian Price Variant." Any NM- or better copy 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 also given Tattooz inserts without any 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 Amazing Spider-Man #238 and Fantastic Four #252 are not incomplete without Tattooz either; the only difference is the ads on the covers, and those are irrelevant as they are part of the cover of the comic book. The only cure to allow for promotional extras, be they trading cards, inserts, or spare tires, is to eliminate them from the nomenclature as the extraneous and unnecessary items that they are, at least in regards to grading a book independently. Any insert loosely attached at the staple is not part of the book. If an item is glued into the binding it becomes part of the book, just as rebound comics exist, but those become a new and unique product that is not a variant. The day will come when Amazing Spider-Man #238 is selling for serious money and the color of the label, instead of the quality of the book, will largely determine the value, which creates an increasing financial incentive for inserting the Tattooz. If you are investing in this book, do you really think half of the value is in the Tattooz?
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 in 2018
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Hobgoblin. Manufactured with "Tattooz" insert & sample. 75¢ cover price.
 
#239Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 239 Canadian Price Variant picture$47$50 $0.75 $94 $63 $50 $35 $24 $12 
 Marvel, 4/1983  2nd Appearance of Hobgoblin
#52 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC sold in January 2021 for $800, a 9.6 CGC in May for $330 and a 9.0 CGC in March for $130.
Ben notes: First Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle.
Bill notes: An Amazing Spider-Man 239 variant in CGC 9.8 sold for $667, Nov-2019
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 7/22/2021 for $17, a raw 5.5 on 2/7/2021 for $50, a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $52, a raw 5.0 on 2/10/2020 for $13, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $32, a raw 3.0 on 12/16/2019 for $42
Doug notes: First HOBGOBLIN vs Spider-Man BATTLE cover and Story; SECOND appearance of Roderick Kingsley aka the Original HOBGOBLIN cover and story; MADAME WEB appears; ** It is Rumored that NED LEEDS Will finally become HOBGOBLIN in a Spider-Man Movie; HOBGOBLIN is #57 on IGN's Top-100 Comic Book Villain Of All Time List;
CGC label note: 1st Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle. Madame Web appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#240 Amazing Spider-Man 240 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$10 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 7/22/2021 for $14, a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $16, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $10
CGC label note: Vulture appearance.
 
#241 Amazing Spider-Man 241 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$10 $0.75 $22 $19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 6/1983  Origin of Vulture
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/3/2021 for $13, a CGC 7.5 on 5/11/2021 for $22, a raw 7.5 on 2/6/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $14
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#242 Amazing Spider-Man 242 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$10 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  Versus Mad Thinker
Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/11/2021 for $3
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#243 Amazing Spider-Man 243 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$10 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/21/2021 for $6, a raw 5.0 on 5/11/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $8, a CGC 8.5 on 5/17/2021 for $26, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#244 Amazing Spider-Man 244 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$22 $0.75 $52
▲ $16
$39 $31 $22 $15 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  Versus Hobgoblin; 3rd Appearance of Hobgoblin (cameo)
Ben notes: 1st appearance of Arnold "Lefty" Donovan
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 7/22/2021 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $25, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $11, a raw 3.0 on 3/11/2019 for $12
CGC label note: Hobgoblin cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#245 Amazing Spider-Man 245 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$25 $0.75 $50
▲ $8
$38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Lefty Donovan becomes Hobgoblin; 4th appearance Hobgoblin (cameo)
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $193 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 4/21/2021 for $9, a raw 5.0 on 6/21/2021 for $23, a CGC 9.4 on 4/5/2021 for $51, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2021 for $36, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $13
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#246 Amazing Spider-Man 246 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$10 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/3/2021 for $8
CGC label note: "Daydreamers!" story featuring cameos by Cary Grant, John Travolta, Meryl Streep & Woody Allen. 75¢ cover price.
 
#247 Amazing Spider-Man 247 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$10 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Versus Thunderball
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 5/11/2021 for $3, a raw 3.0 on 4/2/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $11
CGC label note: Thunderball & Frog-Man appearance. 75¢ cover price
 
#248 Amazing Spider-Man 248 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$10 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Versus Thunderball
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/23/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $22, a raw 6.0 on 12/17/2020 for $24, a CGC 9.2 on 4/15/2021 for $61, a raw 6.5 on 3/13/2019 for $16, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $19
CGC label note: Thunderball appearance. "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" back-up story. 75¢ cover price.
 
#249 Amazing Spider-Man 249 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$16 $0.75 $35
▲ $3
$31 $25 $17 $12 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 6/21/2021 for $8, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $18
CGC label note: Hobgoblin vs. Kingpin. 75¢ cover price.
 
#250 Amazing Spider-Man 250 Canadian Price Variant picture$18$16 $0.75 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 3/1984  Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $492 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 7/22/2021 for $22, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $38, a raw 7.5 on 3/26/2019 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $17
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#251 Amazing Spider-Man 251 Canadian Price Variant picture$18$16 $0.75 $32
▲ $2
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  Versus Hobgoblin; Last old costume; Secret Wars gateway
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 7/22/2021 for $28, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $22, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $18
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#252Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 252 Canadian Price Variant picture$135$115 $0.75 $265
▲ $61
$178 $142 $99 $67 $33 
 Marvel, 5/1984  1st Appearance of the black costume; Amazing Fantasy 15 cover homage
#13 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In March of 2021 a 9.8 sold for $3816, in May a 9.8 CGC sold for $3360; a SS in 9.8 CGC sold for $4600 (August); a 9.6 CGC for $1200 (May), an 8.5 CGC ow/w for $204.39 (August), in October a 5.0 CGC sold for $102.89. Other grades have also experienced break-out prices lighting a fire under this book. In 2020 the following grades sold for: 9.0 CGC S.S. Lee for $426 in March; 9.4 CGC S.S. Lee in August for $740; 9.8 CGC in October for $1800. 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.
Ben notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,813 in November 2020. An "event" comic that received immediate collector interest, it is likely that many collectors may have not been able to load up at their local comic shop with as many copies as they wanted, and thus headed to the newsstands to add additional copies. We see an extraordinarily high number of CGC census copies of both the variant (relative to other CPVs) and the "regular" types for this particular issue.
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
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 8/23/2021 for $72, a raw 2.5 on 1/28/2021 for $85, a CGC 7.0 on 7/8/2021 for $135, a raw 2.5 on 12/31/2019 for $35, a raw 6.0 on 6/6/2019 for $48, a raw 5.0 on 6/16/2020 for $61, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $63, a CGC 8.5 on 5/7/2019 for $86, a raw 8.0 on 12/30/2019 for $98, a CGC 9.2 on 11/19/2019 for $106, a raw 8.0 on 9/21/2020 for $195, a CGC 9.4 on 11/20/2020 for $280, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2019 for $300
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, an NM variant sold for $215 in 2018, and a raw VG/FN variant sold for $80 in 2020.
CGC label note: Ties w/ Marvel Team-Up #141 for 1st app. of the black costume. Amazing Fantasy #15 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
 
#253Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 253 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$20 $0.75 $65
▲ $17
$49 $39 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearance of The Rose
Ties for #100 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $428 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 6/21/2021 for $7, a raw 3.5 on 9/21/2020 for $7, a raw 8.0 on 3/20/2019 for $11
Doug notes: SECOND issue in series with Spider-Man in Alien Symbiote BLACK Costume that later becomes VENOM; First appearance of Richard Fisk the original ROSE partial cover & Story; Richard Fisk, the ROSE is the son of Wilson Fisk the KINGPIN;
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Rose. 75¢ cover price.
 
#254 Amazing Spider-Man 254 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$10 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 7/1984  Versus Jack O Lantern
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $257 in November 2019.
CGC label note: Jack O'Lantern appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#255 Amazing Spider-Man 255 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$10 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Versus Red Ghost
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/2/2021 for $5, a raw 3.5 on 6/21/2021 for $6, a raw 6.5 on 8/18/2020 for $10
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Black Fox (Raul Chalmers). 75¢ cover price. Red Ghost & Super Apes appearance.
 
#256Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 256 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$30 $0.75 $70
▲ $21
$52 $42 $29 $20 $10 
 Marvel, 9/1984  1st Appearance of Puma; Origin of Puma; Versus Puma
#87 in this year's Top 100.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 3/12/2020 for $12, a raw 5.5 on 6/24/2020 for $13, a raw 7.5 on 7/27/2020 for $21
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Puma (Thomas Fireheart). 75¢ cover price. Black Cat & Rose appearance.
 
#257Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 257 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$10 $0.75 $70
▲ $52
$52 $42 $29 $20 $10 
 Marvel, 10/1984  2nd Appearance of Puma; Versus Puma
#88 in this year's Top 100.
Doug notes: FIRST cameo appearance Ned Leeds as HOBGOBLIN in Half page Panel; It is possible for Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) to become the Hobgoblin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Jacob Batalon plays NED LEEDS in multiple MCU MOVIES; Second appearance of Thomas Fireheart aka THE PUMA cover and story; Spider-Man vs PUMA Battle cover and story; Appearances by; Black Cat, Rose, Arranger and Kingpin; Mary Jane Watson reveals she knows Spider-Man s Identity as Peter Parker;
CGC label note: 2nd appearance of Puma. Black Cat, Hobgoblin, Rose & Kingpin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#258 Amazing Spider-Man 258 Canadian Price Variant picture$21$10 $0.75 $40 $30 $24 $17 $11 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  Angelo notes: This issue has quickly become a must-have book by collectors/investors because it's revealed that Spider-Man's new costume is an alien symbiote!
Bill notes: The alien symbiote's weakness to sound wave vibrations is revealed
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/29/2021 for $8, a raw 2.0 on 5/24/2021 for $9, a raw 2.0 on 9/21/2020 for $8, a raw 8.0 on 6/21/2019 for $13
CGC label note: Spider-Man's new costume revealed to be an alien symbiote. Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Black Cat & Hobgoblin app. 75¢
 
#259 Amazing Spider-Man 259 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$22 $0.75 $36
▲ $3
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Origin of Mary Jane Watson; Spider-Man back to old costume
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.6 on 6/10/2021 for $67, a raw 3.0 on 7/24/2019 for $9, a raw 7.0 on 9/7/2020 for $20, a raw 8.5 on 8/17/2020 for $30
CGC label note: Origin of Mary Jane Watson. Hobgoblin, Rose, Mister Fantastic & She-Hulk appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#260 Amazing Spider-Man 260 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$22 $0.75 $35
▲ $5
$31 $25 $17 $12 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 12/17/2020 for $5, a raw 8.0 on 5/3/2021 for $32, a CGC 9.6 on 3/12/2021 for $100, a raw 3.5 on 7/24/2019 for $11, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $12
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. Susan & Franklin Richards cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#261 Amazing Spider-Man 261 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$24 $0.75 $51
▲ $4
$38 $31 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  Versus Hobgoblin; Painted cover
Ben notes: Charles Vess Painted Cover, Hobgoblin; A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $234 in June of 2021.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 2/2/2021 for $6, a raw 3.5 on 9/21/2020 for $7
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#262 Amazing Spider-Man 262 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$15 $0.75 $28
▲ $6
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Photo cover; Spider-man unmasked
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/22/2021 for $8, a raw 5.5 on 5/5/2021 for $10, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $13, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Scott Leva (as Spider-Man) photo cover. 75¢ cover price.
 
#263 Amazing Spider-Man 263 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$8 $0.75 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  1st Appearance of Spider-Kid (Ollie Osnick)
Ben notes: Birth of Norman ("Normie") Osborn Jr.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $249 in July 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 9/21/2020 for $25, a raw 8.5 on 8/14/2020 for $34
CGC label note: Spider-Kid & Black Cat appearance. Birth of Norman "Normie" Osborn. 75¢ cover price.
 
#264 Amazing Spider-Man 264 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$8 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 7/22/2021 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $14, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $8
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#265Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 265 Canadian Price Variant picture$42$50 $0.75 $110
▲ $10
$74 $59 $41 $28 $14 
 Marvel, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Silver Sable
#37 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Silver and Black movie has been canceled. Female super-heroes is a market that has earned Marvel's expansion interests. Tough to find in 9.8. A 9.0 CGC sold in October 2019 for $90.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/19/2020 for $23, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $27, a CGC 9.2 on 5/27/2020 for $66, a raw 7.5 on 6/12/2019 for $78
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
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Silver Sable. Black Fox appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#266 Amazing Spider-Man 266 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$8 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a CGC 9.6 on 6/30/2021 for $87
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#267 Amazing Spider-Man 267 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$8 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $14, a raw 8.0 on 5/5/2021 for $15, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10
CGC label note: Spider-Man in the suburbs. Human Torch appearance. Matt Murdock cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#268 Amazing Spider-Man 268 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$8 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Secret Wars II; Cover forms diptych with Web of Spider-Man #6
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 6/21/2021 for $10
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#269 Amazing Spider-Man 269 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$10 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  Versus Firelord
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 5.5 on 3/11/2019 for $8
CGC label note: Firelord appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#270 Amazing Spider-Man 270 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$10 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearance of Kate Cushing; Versus Firelord
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 12/17/2020 for $4, a raw 5.5 on 6/21/2021 for $13
CGC label note: Firelord & Avengers (Captain America, Hercules, Black Knight & Starfox) appearance. Avengers #96 cover homage.
 
#271 Amazing Spider-Man 271 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$8 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Versus Manslaughter
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a CGC 9.6 on 4/6/2021 for $63, a raw 6.5 on 6/4/2019 for $9, a raw 6.0 on 4/28/2020 for $12
CGC label note: Crusher Hogan appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#272 Amazing Spider-Man 272 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$8 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  1st Appearance of Slyde; Versus Slyde
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 6/21/2021 for $5, a CGC 9.4 on 3/2/2021 for $30
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of Slyde (Jalome Beacher). Puma appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#273 Amazing Spider-Man 273 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$8 $0.95 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Secret Wars II tie-in
CGC label note: Beyonder & Puma appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#274 Amazing Spider-Man 274 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$8 $0.95 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Versus Beyonder; Secret Wars II
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 1.8 on 6/18/2021 for $5, a raw 3.5 on 5/3/2021 for $11, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $26, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $11, a raw 7.5 on 12/4/2019 for $29
Doug notes: Spirit of Vengeance
CGC label note: Zarathos, Beyonder, Mephisto & Kingpin app. 95¢ cover price. Interior cover pin-up.
 
#275 Amazing Spider-Man 275 Canadian Price Variant picture$21$30 $1.50 $58
▲ $4
$44 $35 $24 $16 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Origin of Spider-Man; Double-sized
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $38, a raw 3.5 on 9/21/2020 for $17, a raw 3.0 on 3/11/2019 for $21
CGC label note: Hobgoblin, Rose & Kingpin appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
#276 Amazing Spider-Man 276 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$16 $0.95 $32
▲ $2
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Death of the Fly; Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 6/21/2021 for $6, a raw 8.0 on 6/3/2019 for $10
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Scourge appearance. "Death" of the Fly. Rose cameo. 95¢ cover price.
 
#277 Amazing Spider-Man 277 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$8 $0.95 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  Versus Kingpin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $7, a raw 8.0 on 6/4/2019 for $10
Doug notes: VESS-c/a
CGC label note: Matt Murdock & Kingpin appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#278 Amazing Spider-Man 278 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$8 $0.95 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Death of Wraith
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 6/21/2021 for $4, a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $7, a raw 5.5 on 6/4/2019 for $7
CGC label note: "Death" of the Wraith. Scourge, Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#279 Amazing Spider-Man 279 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$8 $0.95 $25
▲ $3
$22 $18 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Jack O Lantern versus Silver Sable; Jack O Lantern cover/story
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/23/2021 for $5
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Silver Sable & Jack O' Lantern appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
Annual #16Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 Canadian Price Variant picture$76$140 $1.25 $250
▲ $146
$168 $134 $94 $63 $31 
 Marvel, 12/1982  1st Appearance of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau); Origin of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
#14 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been on fire with speculation, easter eggs! In 2021 several sold: 9.8 CGC in February $2000, 9.6 CGC July $900, 9.4 CGC May $501, 9.0 CGC June $275
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;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of the new Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau). Avengers appearance. $1.25 cover price.
 
Annual #17 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #17 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$12 $1.25 $36
▲ $12
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  CGC label note: Kingpin appearance.  
Annual #18 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$12 $1.25 $27
▲ $9
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Wedding of J. Jonah Jameson
CGC label note: Stan Lee script. Scorpion appearance. J. Jonah Jameson & Marla Madison wed.
 
Annual #19 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #19 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$12 $1.50 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  CGC label note: 1st appearance of Alistaire Smythe. Spider-Slayer & Kingpin appearance.  
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
Amazing Spider-Man CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
233235625712+22+6
2342641129114+27+3
23524442656+21+2
236318934716+29+7
23723242537+21+3
2386,8291708,031217+1,202+47
2392,125482,32453+199+5
24029763218+24+2
241285730311+18+4
24219332054+12+1
243250927912+29+3
2444021043417+32+7
2455241157516+51+5
24627532956+20+3
247189820511+16+3
24826742837+16+3
24931453497+35+2
250548761012+62+5
251429945613+27+4
25212,85536914,945466+2,090+97
2535372058529+48+9
2544431248415+41+3
2554911052615+35+5
25668978178+128+1
257325743211+107+4
258688981213+124+4
25962756778+50+3
260453850314+50+6
2614761154315+67+4
26231043334+23--
263516957315+57+6
26439134264+35+1
2652,247332,60043+353+10
26627023014+31+2
26732963657+36+1
26852615783+52+2
26932213582+36+1
27024942767+27+3
27120922304+21+2
27238124174+36+2
27324832754+27+1
27439354219+28+4
275877893416+57+8
27645054809+30+4
27728923105+21+3
27827713134+36+3
27921612373+21+2
Annual #161,668363,00882+1,340+46
Annual #1717211902+18+1
Annual #1825632924+36+1
Annual #19312--3761+64+1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
42,712
~98%
924
~2%
49,700
~97%
1,279
~3%
 +6,988
  ~95% 
 +355
  ~5% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Amazing Spider-Man Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Amazing Spider-Man in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Amazing Spider-Man title.

Which issues of Amazing Spider-Man have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #233-279 and Annual #16-19 of Amazing Spider-Man. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #238, 239, 252, 253, 256, 257, 265, and Annual #16.

Why don't more Amazing Spider-Man issues have variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: The cover price variant window in the 1980s was only open from October of 1982 to August of 1986 for Marvel (and September of 1988 for DC) which means that only those Amazing Spider-Man issues published within this specific window have Type 1A price variants. Newsstand copies from before the window opened were priced the same for the Canadian market as for the US market, whereas the closing of the window was the result of the merger of the two single-price newsstand batches into one big dual-price batch (i.e. with both US and CAN prices included) to cover all of North America.

Are the Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Amazing Spider-Man 1980s cover price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel (by contrast the well-preserved direct edition type sold in comic shops were not price variants). Within the newsstand distribution channel, the price variants were distributed only to a restricted geographic area within the larger North American newsstand market: that restricted area being Canada. Canada had one tenth the population of the United States in the 1980s. As a result, Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants from the 1980s are a dramatically more rare newsstand type, and collectors who care about relative rarity are keen to target the price variant version of issue numbers they seek for their collections of interesting and rare comic books.

Are Amazing Spider-Man 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Amazing Spider-Man Type 1A price variants are first printings which were published simultaneously with the other types, on the exact same manufacturing equipment, at the same time, on the same paper, using the same ink, and with publication origin being the USA. The indicia, interior pages, and all other aspects of the variants beyond the cover price box are 100% identical to their regularly priced newsstand counterparts. The Amazing Spider-Man price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Amazing Spider-Man price guide page above, the variant values represent a sizable premium over the values of the commonplace direct editions in the same grades.

Help, I cannot find CGC 9.8 copies available for the Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants I am looking for?!

✔️Accepted answer: We recommend lowering your grade expectations for all of the 1980s cover price variants, including those in the Amazing Spider-Man title. Remember, the price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel, which means they were treated as reading material, not as collectibles, by both the staff that handled them, and the typical buyers who as a general rule were members of the general public actually interested in reading the comics. Collectors buying comics from newsstands was the exception, not the norm. As a result, surviving copies in the 9.8 NM/MT grade tier can be exceptionally difficult to find among the Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

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Amazing Spider-Man (#233-279, Annual #16-19) Values 2022


From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for 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 ]

Amazing Spider-Man Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#233 Amazing Spider-Man 233 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $26
 Marvel, 10/1982  Versus Tarantula
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $643 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 8.5 on 5/11/2021 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10, a raw 8.5 on 7/31/2020 for $16
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Tarantula appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#234 Amazing Spider-Man 234 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 11/1982  Marvel Guide to Collecting Comics
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $11, a CGC 9.2 on 5/11/2021 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $7, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 16 page preview of the Marvel Comics Guide to Collecting Comics. 75¢ cover price.
 
#235 Amazing Spider-Man 235 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
 Marvel, 12/1982  Origin of Will O' the Wisp
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.0 on 5/18/2021 for $34, a raw 6.0 on 7/27/2020 for $10, a raw 7.5 on 4/20/2020 for $14, a raw 8.5 on 9/21/2020 for $17
CGC label note: Origin of Will O' the Wisp. Tarantula appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#236 Amazing Spider-Man 236 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $22
 Marvel, 1/1983  Death of Tarantula I (Anton Rodriguez)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $15, a CGC 9.8 on 3/4/2021 for $400, a raw 7.5 on 6/10/2019 for $9, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 11/23/2020 for $10, a raw 7.5 on 7/27/2020 for $14
CGC label note: "Death" of Tarantula. Will-O'-The-Wisp appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#237 Amazing Spider-Man 237 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 1/26/2021 for $10, a raw 8.0 on 1/16/2021 for $16, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 6/18/2020 for $15
CGC label note: Stilt-Man appearance.
 
#238Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 238 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $685
▲ $175
 Marvel, 3/1983  1st Appearance of Hobgoblin; Came with Tattooz
#3 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Rumors are still circulating that the Hobgoblin will be coming to the big screen so it's only a matter of time. In September 2021 a 9.0 CGC sold for $847, June an 8.0 CGC sold for $600 and an 8.5 CGC SS sold in May for $1017. In 2020 the following grades sold for breakout prices: 4.0 CGC for $160 in October; 5.0 CGC for $335 in July; 9.2 CGC for $800 in March; 9.8 CGC in March sold for $4650 becoming the highest amount paid for any CPV on a public auction only to have this price shatterered once agian a few months later in November when a second copy sells in another public auction for $7800. This has become a must have book for the serious C.P.V. collector and/or investor.
Ben notes: Classic cover contender. Also refer to my prior note in this separate 10/2017 blog post », and this 6/2021 update »
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 (no tattooz) on 12/24/2020 for $112, a raw 8.0 on 2/15/2021 for $420, a raw 2.0 on 3/20/2020 for $80, a CGC 8.5 on 12/26/2019 for $350
Jon notes: Amazing Spider-Man #238 is not incomplete without Tattooz. It was printed in a standard, old-fashioned way, independent of the Tattooz inserted later, just like many other in-house or paid advertisement inserts from any era. This problem originates from the fact that the comic's cover mentions Tattooz, as does the cover to Fantastic Four #252(3/83). Ideally, the Tattooz are absent due to the slow degradation of the contents that will eventually affect the paper quality inside. Overstreet Guide listings are confused, forced to respond to CGC's myopic view. Once upon a time, I called Bob Overstreet and told him that the Fantastic Four #252's Tattooz were being used as Amazing Spider-Man #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 myth is perpetuated, the myth of being incomplete without Tattooz. 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 Tattooz) with two values, with and without Tattooz. Fantastic Four #252 is listed in the Overstreet Guide #50 at $8 with Tattooz and $6 without in NM-, and Amazing Spider-Man #238 is listed at $180 with and $85 without in NM-, a discrepancy that highlights this dilemma, with Tattooz worth between $2 and $95 for the same useless item, which is ridiculous. Worse yet, the Tattooz are valued at $10 higher than the book by itself! All any grading company 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 difference between the mistaken use of the term ''Canadian Edition'' for Type 1a variants and insisting books without inserts are incomplete; thankfully the misidentification of "Canadian Edition" now reads "Canadian Price Variant." Any NM- or better copy 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 also given Tattooz inserts without any 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 Amazing Spider-Man #238 and Fantastic Four #252 are not incomplete without Tattooz either; the only difference is the ads on the covers, and those are irrelevant as they are part of the cover of the comic book. The only cure to allow for promotional extras, be they trading cards, inserts, or spare tires, is to eliminate them from the nomenclature as the extraneous and unnecessary items that they are, at least in regards to grading a book independently. Any insert loosely attached at the staple is not part of the book. If an item is glued into the binding it becomes part of the book, just as rebound comics exist, but those become a new and unique product that is not a variant. The day will come when Amazing Spider-Man #238 is selling for serious money and the color of the label, instead of the quality of the book, will largely determine the value, which creates an increasing financial incentive for inserting the Tattooz. If you are investing in this book, do you really think half of the value is in the Tattooz?
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 in 2018
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Hobgoblin. Manufactured with "Tattooz" insert & sample. 75¢ cover price.
 
#239Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 239 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $94
 Marvel, 4/1983  2nd Appearance of Hobgoblin
#52 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC sold in January 2021 for $800, a 9.6 CGC in May for $330 and a 9.0 CGC in March for $130.
Ben notes: First Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle.
Bill notes: An Amazing Spider-Man 239 variant in CGC 9.8 sold for $667, Nov-2019
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 7/22/2021 for $17, a raw 5.5 on 2/7/2021 for $50, a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $52, a raw 5.0 on 2/10/2020 for $13, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $32, a raw 3.0 on 12/16/2019 for $42
Doug notes: First HOBGOBLIN vs Spider-Man BATTLE cover and Story; SECOND appearance of Roderick Kingsley aka the Original HOBGOBLIN cover and story; MADAME WEB appears; ** It is Rumored that NED LEEDS Will finally become HOBGOBLIN in a Spider-Man Movie; HOBGOBLIN is #57 on IGN's Top-100 Comic Book Villain Of All Time List;
CGC label note: 1st Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle. Madame Web appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#240 Amazing Spider-Man 240 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 5/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 7/22/2021 for $14, a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $16, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $10
CGC label note: Vulture appearance.
 
#241 Amazing Spider-Man 241 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $22
 Marvel, 6/1983  Origin of Vulture
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/3/2021 for $13, a CGC 7.5 on 5/11/2021 for $22, a raw 7.5 on 2/6/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $14
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#242 Amazing Spider-Man 242 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 7/1983  Versus Mad Thinker
Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/11/2021 for $3
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#243 Amazing Spider-Man 243 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 8/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/21/2021 for $6, a raw 5.0 on 5/11/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $8, a CGC 8.5 on 5/17/2021 for $26, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#244 Amazing Spider-Man 244 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $52
▲ $16
 Marvel, 9/1983  Versus Hobgoblin; 3rd Appearance of Hobgoblin (cameo)
Ben notes: 1st appearance of Arnold "Lefty" Donovan
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 7/22/2021 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $25, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $11, a raw 3.0 on 3/11/2019 for $12
CGC label note: Hobgoblin cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#245 Amazing Spider-Man 245 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $50
▲ $8
 Marvel, 10/1983  Lefty Donovan becomes Hobgoblin; 4th appearance Hobgoblin (cameo)
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $193 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 4/21/2021 for $9, a raw 5.0 on 6/21/2021 for $23, a CGC 9.4 on 4/5/2021 for $51, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2021 for $36, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $13
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#246 Amazing Spider-Man 246 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 11/1983  Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/3/2021 for $8
CGC label note: "Daydreamers!" story featuring cameos by Cary Grant, John Travolta, Meryl Streep & Woody Allen. 75¢ cover price.
 
#247 Amazing Spider-Man 247 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 12/1983  Versus Thunderball
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 5/11/2021 for $3, a raw 3.0 on 4/2/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $11
CGC label note: Thunderball & Frog-Man appearance. 75¢ cover price
 
#248 Amazing Spider-Man 248 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 1/1984  Versus Thunderball
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/23/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $22, a raw 6.0 on 12/17/2020 for $24, a CGC 9.2 on 4/15/2021 for $61, a raw 6.5 on 3/13/2019 for $16, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $19
CGC label note: Thunderball appearance. "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" back-up story. 75¢ cover price.
 
#249 Amazing Spider-Man 249 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $35
▲ $3
 Marvel, 2/1984  Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 6/21/2021 for $8, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $18
CGC label note: Hobgoblin vs. Kingpin. 75¢ cover price.
 
#250 Amazing Spider-Man 250 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
 Marvel, 3/1984  Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $492 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 7/22/2021 for $22, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $38, a raw 7.5 on 3/26/2019 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $17
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#251 Amazing Spider-Man 251 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $32
▲ $2
 Marvel, 4/1984  Versus Hobgoblin; Last old costume; Secret Wars gateway
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 7/22/2021 for $28, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $22, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $18
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#252Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 252 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $265
▲ $61
 Marvel, 5/1984  1st Appearance of the black costume; Amazing Fantasy 15 cover homage
#13 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In March of 2021 a 9.8 sold for $3816, in May a 9.8 CGC sold for $3360; a SS in 9.8 CGC sold for $4600 (August); a 9.6 CGC for $1200 (May), an 8.5 CGC ow/w for $204.39 (August), in October a 5.0 CGC sold for $102.89. Other grades have also experienced break-out prices lighting a fire under this book. In 2020 the following grades sold for: 9.0 CGC S.S. Lee for $426 in March; 9.4 CGC S.S. Lee in August for $740; 9.8 CGC in October for $1800. 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.
Ben notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,813 in November 2020. An "event" comic that received immediate collector interest, it is likely that many collectors may have not been able to load up at their local comic shop with as many copies as they wanted, and thus headed to the newsstands to add additional copies. We see an extraordinarily high number of CGC census copies of both the variant (relative to other CPVs) and the "regular" types for this particular issue.
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
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 8/23/2021 for $72, a raw 2.5 on 1/28/2021 for $85, a CGC 7.0 on 7/8/2021 for $135, a raw 2.5 on 12/31/2019 for $35, a raw 6.0 on 6/6/2019 for $48, a raw 5.0 on 6/16/2020 for $61, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $63, a CGC 8.5 on 5/7/2019 for $86, a raw 8.0 on 12/30/2019 for $98, a CGC 9.2 on 11/19/2019 for $106, a raw 8.0 on 9/21/2020 for $195, a CGC 9.4 on 11/20/2020 for $280, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2019 for $300
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, an NM variant sold for $215 in 2018, and a raw VG/FN variant sold for $80 in 2020.
CGC label note: Ties w/ Marvel Team-Up #141 for 1st app. of the black costume. Amazing Fantasy #15 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
 
#253Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 253 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $65
▲ $17
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearance of The Rose
Ties for #100 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $428 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 6/21/2021 for $7, a raw 3.5 on 9/21/2020 for $7, a raw 8.0 on 3/20/2019 for $11
Doug notes: SECOND issue in series with Spider-Man in Alien Symbiote BLACK Costume that later becomes VENOM; First appearance of Richard Fisk the original ROSE partial cover & Story; Richard Fisk, the ROSE is the son of Wilson Fisk the KINGPIN;
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Rose. 75¢ cover price.
 
#254 Amazing Spider-Man 254 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 7/1984  Versus Jack O Lantern
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $257 in November 2019.
CGC label note: Jack O'Lantern appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#255 Amazing Spider-Man 255 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 8/1984  Versus Red Ghost
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/2/2021 for $5, a raw 3.5 on 6/21/2021 for $6, a raw 6.5 on 8/18/2020 for $10
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Black Fox (Raul Chalmers). 75¢ cover price. Red Ghost & Super Apes appearance.
 
#256Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 256 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $70
▲ $21
 Marvel, 9/1984  1st Appearance of Puma; Origin of Puma; Versus Puma
#87 in this year's Top 100.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 3/12/2020 for $12, a raw 5.5 on 6/24/2020 for $13, a raw 7.5 on 7/27/2020 for $21
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Puma (Thomas Fireheart). 75¢ cover price. Black Cat & Rose appearance.
 
#257Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 257 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $70
▲ $52
 Marvel, 10/1984  2nd Appearance of Puma; Versus Puma
#88 in this year's Top 100.
Doug notes: FIRST cameo appearance Ned Leeds as HOBGOBLIN in Half page Panel; It is possible for Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) to become the Hobgoblin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Jacob Batalon plays NED LEEDS in multiple MCU MOVIES; Second appearance of Thomas Fireheart aka THE PUMA cover and story; Spider-Man vs PUMA Battle cover and story; Appearances by; Black Cat, Rose, Arranger and Kingpin; Mary Jane Watson reveals she knows Spider-Man s Identity as Peter Parker;
CGC label note: 2nd appearance of Puma. Black Cat, Hobgoblin, Rose & Kingpin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#258 Amazing Spider-Man 258 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $40
 Marvel, 11/1984  Angelo notes: This issue has quickly become a must-have book by collectors/investors because it's revealed that Spider-Man's new costume is an alien symbiote!
Bill notes: The alien symbiote's weakness to sound wave vibrations is revealed
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/29/2021 for $8, a raw 2.0 on 5/24/2021 for $9, a raw 2.0 on 9/21/2020 for $8, a raw 8.0 on 6/21/2019 for $13
CGC label note: Spider-Man's new costume revealed to be an alien symbiote. Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Black Cat & Hobgoblin app. 75¢
 
#259 Amazing Spider-Man 259 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $36
▲ $3
 Marvel, 12/1984  Origin of Mary Jane Watson; Spider-Man back to old costume
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.6 on 6/10/2021 for $67, a raw 3.0 on 7/24/2019 for $9, a raw 7.0 on 9/7/2020 for $20, a raw 8.5 on 8/17/2020 for $30
CGC label note: Origin of Mary Jane Watson. Hobgoblin, Rose, Mister Fantastic & She-Hulk appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#260 Amazing Spider-Man 260 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $35
▲ $5
 Marvel, 1/1985  Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 12/17/2020 for $5, a raw 8.0 on 5/3/2021 for $32, a CGC 9.6 on 3/12/2021 for $100, a raw 3.5 on 7/24/2019 for $11, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $12
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. Susan & Franklin Richards cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#261 Amazing Spider-Man 261 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $51
▲ $4
 Marvel, 2/1985  Versus Hobgoblin; Painted cover
Ben notes: Charles Vess Painted Cover, Hobgoblin; A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $234 in June of 2021.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 2/2/2021 for $6, a raw 3.5 on 9/21/2020 for $7
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#262 Amazing Spider-Man 262 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $6
 Marvel, 3/1985  Photo cover; Spider-man unmasked
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/22/2021 for $8, a raw 5.5 on 5/5/2021 for $10, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $13, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Scott Leva (as Spider-Man) photo cover. 75¢ cover price.
 
#263 Amazing Spider-Man 263 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
 Marvel, 4/1985  1st Appearance of Spider-Kid (Ollie Osnick)
Ben notes: Birth of Norman ("Normie") Osborn Jr.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $249 in July 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 9/21/2020 for $25, a raw 8.5 on 8/14/2020 for $34
CGC label note: Spider-Kid & Black Cat appearance. Birth of Norman "Normie" Osborn. 75¢ cover price.
 
#264 Amazing Spider-Man 264 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 5/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 7/22/2021 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $14, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $8
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#265Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 265 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $110
▲ $10
 Marvel, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Silver Sable
#37 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Silver and Black movie has been canceled. Female super-heroes is a market that has earned Marvel's expansion interests. Tough to find in 9.8. A 9.0 CGC sold in October 2019 for $90.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/19/2020 for $23, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $27, a CGC 9.2 on 5/27/2020 for $66, a raw 7.5 on 6/12/2019 for $78
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
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Silver Sable. Black Fox appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#266 Amazing Spider-Man 266 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 7/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a CGC 9.6 on 6/30/2021 for $87
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#267 Amazing Spider-Man 267 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $14, a raw 8.0 on 5/5/2021 for $15, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10
CGC label note: Spider-Man in the suburbs. Human Torch appearance. Matt Murdock cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#268 Amazing Spider-Man 268 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 9/1985  Secret Wars II; Cover forms diptych with Web of Spider-Man #6
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 6/21/2021 for $10
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#269 Amazing Spider-Man 269 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 10/1985  Versus Firelord
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 5.5 on 3/11/2019 for $8
CGC label note: Firelord appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#270 Amazing Spider-Man 270 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearance of Kate Cushing; Versus Firelord
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 12/17/2020 for $4, a raw 5.5 on 6/21/2021 for $13
CGC label note: Firelord & Avengers (Captain America, Hercules, Black Knight & Starfox) appearance. Avengers #96 cover homage.
 
#271 Amazing Spider-Man 271 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 12/1985  Versus Manslaughter
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a CGC 9.6 on 4/6/2021 for $63, a raw 6.5 on 6/4/2019 for $9, a raw 6.0 on 4/28/2020 for $12
CGC label note: Crusher Hogan appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#272 Amazing Spider-Man 272 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 1/1986  1st Appearance of Slyde; Versus Slyde
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 6/21/2021 for $5, a CGC 9.4 on 3/2/2021 for $30
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of Slyde (Jalome Beacher). Puma appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#273 Amazing Spider-Man 273 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $16
 Marvel, 2/1986  Secret Wars II tie-in
CGC label note: Beyonder & Puma appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#274 Amazing Spider-Man 274 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
 Marvel, 3/1986  Versus Beyonder; Secret Wars II
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 1.8 on 6/18/2021 for $5, a raw 3.5 on 5/3/2021 for $11, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $26, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $11, a raw 7.5 on 12/4/2019 for $29
Doug notes: Spirit of Vengeance
CGC label note: Zarathos, Beyonder, Mephisto & Kingpin app. 95¢ cover price. Interior cover pin-up.
 
#275 Amazing Spider-Man 275 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $58
▲ $4
 Marvel, 4/1986  Origin of Spider-Man; Double-sized
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $38, a raw 3.5 on 9/21/2020 for $17, a raw 3.0 on 3/11/2019 for $21
CGC label note: Hobgoblin, Rose & Kingpin appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
#276 Amazing Spider-Man 276 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $32
▲ $2
 Marvel, 5/1986  Death of the Fly; Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 6/21/2021 for $6, a raw 8.0 on 6/3/2019 for $10
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Scourge appearance. "Death" of the Fly. Rose cameo. 95¢ cover price.
 
#277 Amazing Spider-Man 277 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
 Marvel, 6/1986  Versus Kingpin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $7, a raw 8.0 on 6/4/2019 for $10
Doug notes: VESS-c/a
CGC label note: Matt Murdock & Kingpin appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#278 Amazing Spider-Man 278 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $16
 Marvel, 7/1986  Death of Wraith
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 6/21/2021 for $4, a raw 4.0 on 6/21/2021 for $7, a raw 5.5 on 6/4/2019 for $7
CGC label note: "Death" of the Wraith. Scourge, Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#279 Amazing Spider-Man 279 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $25
▲ $3
 Marvel, 8/1986  Jack O Lantern versus Silver Sable; Jack O Lantern cover/story
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/23/2021 for $5
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Silver Sable & Jack O' Lantern appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
Annual #16Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $250
▲ $146
 Marvel, 12/1982  1st Appearance of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau); Origin of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
#14 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been on fire with speculation, easter eggs! In 2021 several sold: 9.8 CGC in February $2000, 9.6 CGC July $900, 9.4 CGC May $501, 9.0 CGC June $275
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;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of the new Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau). Avengers appearance. $1.25 cover price.
 
Annual #17 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #17 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $36
▲ $12
 Marvel, 12/1983  CGC label note: Kingpin appearance.  
Annual #18 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $27
▲ $9
 Marvel, 12/1984  Wedding of J. Jonah Jameson
CGC label note: Stan Lee script. Scorpion appearance. J. Jonah Jameson & Marla Madison wed.
 
Annual #19 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #19 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $30
▲ $10
 Marvel, 11/1985  CGC label note: 1st appearance of Alistaire Smythe. Spider-Slayer & Kingpin appearance.  
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Amazing Spider-Man CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
23325712+22+6
23429114+27+3
2352656+21+2
23634716+29+7
2372537+21+3
2388,031217+1,202+47
2392,32453+199+5
2403218+24+2
24130311+18+4
2422054+12+1
24327912+29+3
24443417+32+7
24557516+51+5
2462956+20+3
24720511+16+3
2482837+16+3
2493497+35+2
25061012+62+5
25145613+27+4
25214,945466+2,090+97
25358529+48+9
25448415+41+3
25552615+35+5
2568178+128+1
25743211+107+4
25881213+124+4
2596778+50+3
26050314+50+6
26154315+67+4
2623334+23--
26357315+57+6
2644264+35+1
2652,60043+353+10
2663014+31+2
2673657+36+1
2685783+52+2
2693582+36+1
2702767+27+3
2712304+21+2
2724174+36+2
2732754+27+1
2744219+28+4
27593416+57+8
2764809+30+4
2773105+21+3
2783134+36+3
2792373+21+2
Annual #163,00882+1,340+46
Annual #171902+18+1
Annual #182924+36+1
Annual #193761+64+1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
49,700
~97%
1,279
~3%
 +6,988
  ~95% 
 +355
  ~5% 
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Amazing Spider-Man Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Amazing Spider-Man in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Amazing Spider-Man title.

Which issues of Amazing Spider-Man have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #233-279 and Annual #16-19 of Amazing Spider-Man. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #238, 239, 252, 253, 256, 257, 265, and Annual #16.

Why don't more Amazing Spider-Man issues have variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: The cover price variant window in the 1980s was only open from October of 1982 to August of 1986 for Marvel (and September of 1988 for DC) which means that only those Amazing Spider-Man issues published within this specific window have Type 1A price variants. Newsstand copies from before the window opened were priced the same for the Canadian market as for the US market, whereas the closing of the window was the result of the merger of the two single-price newsstand batches into one big dual-price batch (i.e. with both US and CAN prices included) to cover all of North America.

Are the Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Amazing Spider-Man 1980s cover price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel (by contrast the well-preserved direct edition type sold in comic shops were not price variants). Within the newsstand distribution channel, the price variants were distributed only to a restricted geographic area within the larger North American newsstand market: that restricted area being Canada. Canada had one tenth the population of the United States in the 1980s. As a result, Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants from the 1980s are a dramatically more rare newsstand type, and collectors who care about relative rarity are keen to target the price variant version of issue numbers they seek for their collections of interesting and rare comic books.

Are Amazing Spider-Man 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Amazing Spider-Man Type 1A price variants are first printings which were published simultaneously with the other types, on the exact same manufacturing equipment, at the same time, on the same paper, using the same ink, and with publication origin being the USA. The indicia, interior pages, and all other aspects of the variants beyond the cover price box are 100% identical to their regularly priced newsstand counterparts. The Amazing Spider-Man price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Amazing Spider-Man price guide page above, the variant values represent a sizable premium over the values of the commonplace direct editions in the same grades.

Help, I cannot find CGC 9.8 copies available for the Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants I am looking for?!

✔️Accepted answer: We recommend lowering your grade expectations for all of the 1980s cover price variants, including those in the Amazing Spider-Man title. Remember, the price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel, which means they were treated as reading material, not as collectibles, by both the staff that handled them, and the typical buyers who as a general rule were members of the general public actually interested in reading the comics. Collectors buying comics from newsstands was the exception, not the norm. As a result, surviving copies in the 9.8 NM/MT grade tier can be exceptionally difficult to find among the Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

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