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Arak Son of Thunder (#14-50, Annual #1) 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 ]
Arak Son of Thunder — 2022 Price Guide Values #14-50, Annual #1
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
#14 Arak Son of Thunder 14 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 10/1982  Valda The Iron Maiden story
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
 
#15 Arak Son of Thunder 15 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$3 $0.75 $13
▲ $3
$11 $9 $6 $4 $
 DC, 11/1982  48 pages; 16 page insert of Masters of the Universe; Valda the Iron Maiden story
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 8/3/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 5/26/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 2/19/2021 for $4, a raw 8.0 on 6/18/2021 for $8
 
#16 Arak Son of Thunder 16 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 12/1982   
#17 Arak Son of Thunder 17 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 1/1983   
#18 Arak Son of Thunder 18 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 2/1983  Valda The Iron Maiden story  
#19 Arak Son of Thunder 19 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 3/1983   
#20 Arak Son of Thunder 20 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 4/1983  Origin of Angelica  
#21 Arak Son of Thunder 21 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 5/1983   
#22 Arak Son of Thunder 22 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 6/1983   
#23 Arak Son of Thunder 23 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 7/1983   
#24 Arak Son of Thunder 24 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.25 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 DC, 8/1983  Doug notes: 52 page Giant  
#25 Arak Son of Thunder 25 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 9/1983   
#26 Arak Son of Thunder 26 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 10/1983  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/23/2021 for $4  
#27 Arak Son of Thunder 27 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 11/1983   
#28 Arak Son of Thunder 28 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 12/1983   
#29 Arak Son of Thunder 29 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 1/1984   
#30 Arak Son of Thunder 30 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 2/1984   
#31 Arak Son of Thunder 31 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 3/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/5/2021 for $4  
#32 Arak Son of Thunder 32 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 4/1984   
#33 Arak Son of Thunder 33 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 5/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/5/2021 for $3  
#34 Arak Son of Thunder 34 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 6/1984   
#35 Arak Son of Thunder 35 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 7/1984   
#36 Arak Son of Thunder 36 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 8/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 1/9/2021 for $2, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $3  
#37 Arak Son of Thunder 37 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 9/1984  Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/30/2021 for $2  
#38 Arak Son of Thunder 38 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 11/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 4/12/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 5/6/2021 for $3  
#39 Arak Son of Thunder 39 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$3 $0.95 $11 $10 $8 $5 $4 $
 DC, 12/1984   
#40 Arak Son of Thunder 40 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 1/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/3/2021 for $2  
#41 Arak Son of Thunder 41 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 2/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/6/2021 for $3  
#42 Arak Son of Thunder 42 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 3/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/6/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 1/18/2021 for $2  
#43 Arak Son of Thunder 43 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 4/1985  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/5/2021 for $3  
#44 Arak Son of Thunder 44 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$3 $0.95 $11 $10 $8 $5 $4 $
 DC, 5/1985  Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/28/2021 for $4  
#45 Arak Son of Thunder 45 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$3 $0.95 $17 $15 $12 $8 $6 $
 DC, 6/1985  Todd McFarlane pin-up of Valda
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 1/18/2021 for $2, a raw 5.0 on 5/10/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 3/24/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 3/15/2021 for $4
 
#46 Arak Son of Thunder 46 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 7/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 5/3/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 5/10/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#47 Arak Son of Thunder 47 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 8/1985   
#48 Arak Son of Thunder 48 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 9/1985  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/18/2021 for $4  
#49 Arak Son of Thunder 49 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 10/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 6/9/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 3/23/2021 for $3  
#50 Arak Son of Thunder 50 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$4 $1.60 $23 $20 $16 $11 $8 $
 DC, 11/1985  Giant-size
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/23/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 1/18/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 4/5/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 6/9/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST issue & LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
 
Annual #1 Arak Son of Thunder Annual #1 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $1.50 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 DC, 1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 8/23/2021 for $3  
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
Arak Son of Thunder CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
14------------
151--1------
16----1--+1--
171--1------
18------------
19------------
20------------
211--1------
22------------
231--1------
24------------
25------------
26------------
27------------
28------------
29----1--+1--
301--2--+1--
311--11--+1
322--2------
33------------
341--1------
35------------
36------------
37------------
38------------
39------------
40------------
41------------
42------------
431--1------
44------------
45------------
46------1--+1
47------------
48------------
49------------
50------------
Annual #1------------
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
10
 100%
--
 
13
~87%
2
~13%
 +3
  ~60% 
 +2
  ~40% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Arak Son of Thunder Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Arak Son of Thunder in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, 1.50, and 1.60 cover price variants exist within the Arak Son of Thunder title.

Which issues of Arak Son of Thunder have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #14-50 and Annual #1 of Arak Son of Thunder.

Are the Arak Son of Thunder cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Arak Son of Thunder 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, Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Arak Son of Thunder cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

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Arak Son of Thunder (#14-50, Annual #1) 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 ]

Arak Son of Thunder Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#14 Arak Son of Thunder 14 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 DC, 10/1982  Valda The Iron Maiden story
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
 
#15 Arak Son of Thunder 15 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $13
▲ $3
 DC, 11/1982  48 pages; 16 page insert of Masters of the Universe; Valda the Iron Maiden story
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 8/3/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 5/26/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 2/19/2021 for $4, a raw 8.0 on 6/18/2021 for $8
 
#16 Arak Son of Thunder 16 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 12/1982   
#17 Arak Son of Thunder 17 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 1/1983   
#18 Arak Son of Thunder 18 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 2/1983  Valda The Iron Maiden story  
#19 Arak Son of Thunder 19 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 3/1983   
#20 Arak Son of Thunder 20 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 DC, 4/1983  Origin of Angelica  
#21 Arak Son of Thunder 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 5/1983   
#22 Arak Son of Thunder 22 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 6/1983   
#23 Arak Son of Thunder 23 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 7/1983   
#24 Arak Son of Thunder 24 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $15
 DC, 8/1983  Doug notes: 52 page Giant  
#25 Arak Son of Thunder 25 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 9/1983   
#26 Arak Son of Thunder 26 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 10/1983  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/23/2021 for $4  
#27 Arak Son of Thunder 27 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 DC, 11/1983   
#28 Arak Son of Thunder 28 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 12/1983   
#29 Arak Son of Thunder 29 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 1/1984   
#30 Arak Son of Thunder 30 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 2/1984   
#31 Arak Son of Thunder 31 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 3/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/5/2021 for $4  
#32 Arak Son of Thunder 32 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 4/1984   
#33 Arak Son of Thunder 33 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 5/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/5/2021 for $3  
#34 Arak Son of Thunder 34 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 6/1984   
#35 Arak Son of Thunder 35 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 7/1984   
#36 Arak Son of Thunder 36 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 8/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 1/9/2021 for $2, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $3  
#37 Arak Son of Thunder 37 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 9/1984  Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/30/2021 for $2  
#38 Arak Son of Thunder 38 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 11/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 4/12/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 5/6/2021 for $3  
#39 Arak Son of Thunder 39 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $11
 DC, 12/1984   
#40 Arak Son of Thunder 40 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 1/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/3/2021 for $2  
#41 Arak Son of Thunder 41 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 2/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/6/2021 for $3  
#42 Arak Son of Thunder 42 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 3/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/6/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 1/18/2021 for $2  
#43 Arak Son of Thunder 43 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 4/1985  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/5/2021 for $3  
#44 Arak Son of Thunder 44 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $11
 DC, 5/1985  Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/28/2021 for $4  
#45 Arak Son of Thunder 45 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $17
 DC, 6/1985  Todd McFarlane pin-up of Valda
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 1/18/2021 for $2, a raw 5.0 on 5/10/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 3/24/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 3/15/2021 for $4
 
#46 Arak Son of Thunder 46 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 7/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 5/3/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 5/10/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#47 Arak Son of Thunder 47 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 8/1985   
#48 Arak Son of Thunder 48 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 DC, 9/1985  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/18/2021 for $4  
#49 Arak Son of Thunder 49 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 DC, 10/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 6/9/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 3/23/2021 for $3  
#50 Arak Son of Thunder 50 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $23
 DC, 11/1985  Giant-size
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/23/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 1/18/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 4/5/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 6/9/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST issue & LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
 
Annual #1 Arak Son of Thunder Annual #1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $15
 DC, 1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 8/23/2021 for $3  
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Arak Son of Thunder CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
14--------
151------
161--+1--
171------
18--------
19--------
20--------
211------
22--------
231------
24--------
25--------
26--------
27--------
28--------
291--+1--
302--+1--
3111--+1
322------
33--------
341------
35--------
36--------
37--------
38--------
39--------
40--------
41--------
42--------
431------
44--------
45--------
46--1--+1
47--------
48--------
49--------
50--------
Annual #1--------
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
13
~87%
2
~13%
 +3
  ~60% 
 +2
  ~40% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Arak Son of Thunder Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Arak Son of Thunder in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, 1.50, and 1.60 cover price variants exist within the Arak Son of Thunder title.

Which issues of Arak Son of Thunder have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #14-50 and Annual #1 of Arak Son of Thunder.

Are the Arak Son of Thunder cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Arak Son of Thunder 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, Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Arak Son of Thunder cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder 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 Arak Son of Thunder cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Jemm, Son of Saturn (#1-12) Price Guide
Jetsons (#1-8) Price Guide
Jonni Thunder (#1-4) Price Guide
Red Sonja (#1-13) Price Guide
Red Sonja She-Devil (#1-2) Price Guide
Red Sonja The Movie (#1-2) Price Guide
Son of Ambush Bug (#1-6) Price Guide
Sonic Blast Special (#1) Price Guide
Sonic Live Special (#1) Price Guide
Sonic Quest: The Death Egg Saga (#1-3) Price Guide
Sonic and Knuckles Mecha Madness Special (#1) Price Guide
Sonic and Knuckles Special (#1) Price Guide
Sonic the Hedgehog (#1-46) Price Guide
Sonic the Hedgehog Mini Series (#0-3) Price Guide
Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble Special (#1) Price Guide
Sonic the Hedgehog in Your Face Special (#1) Price Guide
Sonic's Friendly Nemesis Knuckles (#1-3) Price Guide
Super Sonic vs. Hyper Knuckles (#1) Price Guide
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