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Conan the Barbarian (#139-185, Annual #7-10) 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 ]
Conan the Barbarian — 2022 Price Guide Values #139-185, Annual #7-10
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
#139 Conan the Barbarian 139 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $17
▲ $1
$15 $12 $8 $6 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $2
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#140 Conan the Barbarian 140 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 1/26/2021 for $8
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#141 Conan the Barbarian 141 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#142 Conan the Barbarian 142 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#143 Conan the Barbarian 143 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#144 Conan the Barbarian 144 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1983  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#145 Conan the Barbarian 145 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2  
#146 Conan the Barbarian 146 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#147 Conan the Barbarian 147 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/10/2021 for $2  
#148 Conan the Barbarian 148 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/10/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#149 Conan the Barbarian 149 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 8/1983   
#150 Conan the Barbarian 150 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1983   
#151 Conan the Barbarian 151 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1983   
#152 Conan the Barbarian 152 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/10/2021 for $2  
#153 Conan the Barbarian 153 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1983   
#154 Conan the Barbarian 154 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/27/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#155 Conan the Barbarian 155 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#156 Conan the Barbarian 156 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/24/2021 for $2  
#157 Conan the Barbarian 157 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#158 Conan the Barbarian 158 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1984   
#159 Conan the Barbarian 159 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/5/2020 for $3  
#160 Conan the Barbarian 160 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1984   
#161 Conan the Barbarian 161 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2  
#162 Conan the Barbarian 162 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1984   
#163 Conan the Barbarian 163 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#164 Conan the Barbarian 164 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#165 Conan the Barbarian 165 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/4/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#166 Conan the Barbarian 166 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 5/4/2021 for $2, a raw 4.5 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 7.5 on 1/19/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#167 Conan the Barbarian 167 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#168 Conan the Barbarian 168 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 6/2/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 7/19/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#169 Conan the Barbarian 169 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 5/13/2019 for $8
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#170 Conan the Barbarian 170 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 6/2/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#171 Conan the Barbarian 171 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/2/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 12/5/2020 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#172 Conan the Barbarian 172 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/2/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#173 Conan the Barbarian 173 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 7/26/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 6/2/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#174 Conan the Barbarian 174 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#175 Conan the Barbarian 175 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#176 Conan the Barbarian 176 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#177 Conan the Barbarian 177 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 4.5 on 6/2/2021 for $3
CGC label note: Frank Frazetta's "Sacrifice" homage cover. 75¢ cover price.
 
#178 Conan the Barbarian 178 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2  
#179 Conan the Barbarian 179 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 3/15/2021 for $3, a raw 5.0 on 6/2/2021 for $3  
#180 Conan the Barbarian 180 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1986   
#181 Conan the Barbarian 181 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/26/2021 for $8  
#182 Conan the Barbarian 182 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1986   
#183 Conan the Barbarian 183 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1986   
#184 Conan the Barbarian 184 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/23/2021 for $3  
#185 Conan the Barbarian 185 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $18
▲ $3
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title  
Annual #7 Conan the Barbarian Annual #7 Canadian Price Variant picture$5 $1.25 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 1982  Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/20/2021 for $3
CGC label note: $1.25 cover price.
 
Annual #8 Conan the Barbarian Annual #8 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $1.25 $14
▼ $1
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 1/20/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 12/24/2020 for $5  
Annual #9 Conan the Barbarian Annual #9 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.25 $14
▼ $1
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  CGC label note: $1.25 cover price.  
Annual #10 Conan the Barbarian Annual #10 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$4 $1.50 $14
▼ $1
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  CGC label note: Indicia reads published in 1985  
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
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Conan the Barbarian CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
139342382+4--
140192233+4+1
141171182+1+1
142231291+6--
143251292+4+1
1448--111+3+1
145181242+6+1
146221292+7+1
147231261+3--
148171211+4--
149391411+2--
15026--39--+13--
15116--18--+2--
15221--25--+4--
15323--25--+2--
154151171+2--
15515--171+2+1
15612--14--+2--
15791102+1+1
1589--13--+4--
15912--14--+2--
16013--14--+1--
161121141+2--
16212--14--+2--
16315--201+5+1
16416--201+4+1
165191241+5--
166142172+3--
167171191+2--
168141191+5--
169261291+3--
170182182----
17192112+2--
172121151+3--
173152162+1--
174143153+1--
175112122+1--
1768292+1--
1776171+1--
17818--20--+2--
179111121+1--
180122142+2--
181113123+1--
182102112+1--
183151171+2--
18491111+2--
185151181+3--
Annual #7421441+2--
Annual #828--28------
Annual #9361361----
Annual #1042--42------
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
903
~95%
49
~5%
1,039
~95%
59
~5%
 +136
  ~93% 
 +10
  ~7% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Conan the Barbarian Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Conan the Barbarian in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Conan the Barbarian title.

Which issues of Conan the Barbarian have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #139-185 and Annual #7-10 of Conan the Barbarian.

Why don't more Conan the Barbarian 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 Conan the Barbarian 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 Conan the Barbarian cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Conan the Barbarian 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, Conan the Barbarian 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 Conan the Barbarian 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Conan the Barbarian cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Conan the Barbarian (#139-185, Annual #7-10) 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 ]

Conan the Barbarian Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#139 Conan the Barbarian 139 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $17
▲ $1
 Marvel, 10/1982  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $2
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#140 Conan the Barbarian 140 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1982  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 1/26/2021 for $8
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#141 Conan the Barbarian 141 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 12/1982  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#142 Conan the Barbarian 142 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#143 Conan the Barbarian 143 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1983  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#144 Conan the Barbarian 144 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 3/1983  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#145 Conan the Barbarian 145 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2  
#146 Conan the Barbarian 146 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 5/1983  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#147 Conan the Barbarian 147 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 6/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/10/2021 for $2  
#148 Conan the Barbarian 148 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 7/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/10/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#149 Conan the Barbarian 149 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 8/1983   
#150 Conan the Barbarian 150 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 9/1983   
#151 Conan the Barbarian 151 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 10/1983   
#152 Conan the Barbarian 152 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/10/2021 for $2  
#153 Conan the Barbarian 153 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 12/1983   
#154 Conan the Barbarian 154 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/27/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#155 Conan the Barbarian 155 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#156 Conan the Barbarian 156 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 3/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/24/2021 for $2  
#157 Conan the Barbarian 157 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#158 Conan the Barbarian 158 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 5/1984   
#159 Conan the Barbarian 159 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 6/1984  Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/5/2020 for $3  
#160 Conan the Barbarian 160 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 7/1984   
#161 Conan the Barbarian 161 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 8/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2  
#162 Conan the Barbarian 162 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 9/1984   
#163 Conan the Barbarian 163 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 10/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#164 Conan the Barbarian 164 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#165 Conan the Barbarian 165 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 12/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/4/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#166 Conan the Barbarian 166 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 5/4/2021 for $2, a raw 4.5 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 7.5 on 1/19/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#167 Conan the Barbarian 167 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1985  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#168 Conan the Barbarian 168 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 3/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 6/2/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 7/19/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#169 Conan the Barbarian 169 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 5/13/2019 for $8
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#170 Conan the Barbarian 170 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 5/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 6/2/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#171 Conan the Barbarian 171 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 6/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/2/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 12/5/2020 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#172 Conan the Barbarian 172 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 7/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/2/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#173 Conan the Barbarian 173 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 7/26/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 6/2/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#174 Conan the Barbarian 174 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 9/1985  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#175 Conan the Barbarian 175 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 10/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#176 Conan the Barbarian 176 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#177 Conan the Barbarian 177 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 4.5 on 6/2/2021 for $3
CGC label note: Frank Frazetta's "Sacrifice" homage cover. 75¢ cover price.
 
#178 Conan the Barbarian 178 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1986  Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2  
#179 Conan the Barbarian 179 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 2/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 3/15/2021 for $3, a raw 5.0 on 6/2/2021 for $3  
#180 Conan the Barbarian 180 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 3/1986   
#181 Conan the Barbarian 181 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/26/2021 for $8  
#182 Conan the Barbarian 182 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 5/1986   
#183 Conan the Barbarian 183 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 6/1986   
#184 Conan the Barbarian 184 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 7/1986  Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/23/2021 for $3  
#185 Conan the Barbarian 185 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
▲ $3
 Marvel, 8/1986  Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title  
Annual #7 Conan the Barbarian Annual #7 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $10
 Marvel, 1982  Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/20/2021 for $3
CGC label note: $1.25 cover price.
 
Annual #8 Conan the Barbarian Annual #8 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $14
▼ $1
 Marvel, 12/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 1/20/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 12/24/2020 for $5  
Annual #9 Conan the Barbarian Annual #9 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $14
▼ $1
 Marvel, 12/1984  CGC label note: $1.25 cover price.  
Annual #10 Conan the Barbarian Annual #10 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $14
▼ $1
 Marvel, 12/1985  CGC label note: Indicia reads published in 1985  
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Conan the Barbarian CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
139382+4--
140233+4+1
141182+1+1
142291+6--
143292+4+1
144111+3+1
145242+6+1
146292+7+1
147261+3--
148211+4--
149411+2--
15039--+13--
15118--+2--
15225--+4--
15325--+2--
154171+2--
155171+2+1
15614--+2--
157102+1+1
15813--+4--
15914--+2--
16014--+1--
161141+2--
16214--+2--
163201+5+1
164201+4+1
165241+5--
166172+3--
167191+2--
168191+5--
169291+3--
170182----
171112+2--
172151+3--
173162+1--
174153+1--
175122+1--
17692+1--
17771+1--
17820--+2--
179121+1--
180142+2--
181123+1--
182112+1--
183171+2--
184111+2--
185181+3--
Annual #7441+2--
Annual #828------
Annual #9361----
Annual #1042------
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
1,039
~95%
59
~5%
 +136
  ~93% 
 +10
  ~7% 
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Conan the Barbarian Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Conan the Barbarian in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Conan the Barbarian title.

Which issues of Conan the Barbarian have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #139-185 and Annual #7-10 of Conan the Barbarian.

Why don't more Conan the Barbarian 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 Conan the Barbarian 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 Conan the Barbarian cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Conan the Barbarian 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, Conan the Barbarian 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 Conan the Barbarian 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Conan the Barbarian cover price variants more valuable?

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

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