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Conan The King (#20-35) 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 King — 2022 Price Guide Values #20-35
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
#20 Conan The King 20 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.25 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Doug notes: FIRST issue of NEW Title, FIRST Canadian Price Variant thus
CGC label note: Numbering continued from King Conan #19
 
#21 Conan The King 21 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.25 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1984   
#22 Conan The King 22 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.25 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/26/2021 for $8  
#23 Conan The King 23 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.25 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1984   
#24 Conan The King 24 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.25 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  CGC label note: Michael Wm Kaluta cover  
#25 Conan The King 25 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$4 $1.25 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1984   
#26 Conan The King 26 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.25 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1985   
#27 Conan The King 27 Canadian Price Variant picture$59$4 $1.25 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1985   
#28 Conan The King 28 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.50 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1985   
#29 Conan The King 29 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.50 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1985   
#30 Conan The King 30 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.50 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1985   
#31 Conan The King 31 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$4 $1.50 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#32 Conan The King 32 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.50 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1986   
#33 Conan The King 33 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.50 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/23/2020 for $2  
#34 Conan The King 34 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.50 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Pinup by Ernie Chan  
#35 Conan The King 35 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.50 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Pinup by Andy Kubert
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
 
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
Conan The King CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
2024--25--+1--
2110--14--+4--
225--5------
234--4------
242--2------
253--3------
263--4--+1--
279--9------
285--5------
294--4------
305--6--+1--
313--3------
323--3------
334--4------
344--4------
356--61--+1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
94
 100%
--
 
101
> 99% 
1
< 1% 
 +7
  ~88% 
 +1
  ~12% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Conan The King Comics CPV FAQ

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

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Conan The King title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #20-35 of Conan The King.

Are the Conan The King cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Conan The King 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 King 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 King 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Conan The King cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Conan The King 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 King 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 King 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 King 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) Price Guide
Conan the Barbarian Movie Special (#1-2) Price Guide
Funny Stuff Stocking Stuffer (#1) Price Guide
King Conan (#13-19) Price Guide
Official Handbook of the Conan Universe (#1) Price Guide
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Conan The King (#20-35) 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 King Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#20 Conan The King 20 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $16
 Marvel, 1/1984  Doug notes: FIRST issue of NEW Title, FIRST Canadian Price Variant thus
CGC label note: Numbering continued from King Conan #19
 
#21 Conan The King 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $12
 Marvel, 3/1984   
#22 Conan The King 22 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $12
 Marvel, 5/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/26/2021 for $8  
#23 Conan The King 23 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $12
 Marvel, 7/1984   
#24 Conan The King 24 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $12
 Marvel, 9/1984  CGC label note: Michael Wm Kaluta cover  
#25 Conan The King 25 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $12
 Marvel, 11/1984   
#26 Conan The King 26 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $12
 Marvel, 1/1985   
#27 Conan The King 27 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $12
 Marvel, 3/1985   
#28 Conan The King 28 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $12
 Marvel, 5/1985   
#29 Conan The King 29 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $12
 Marvel, 7/1985   
#30 Conan The King 30 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $12
 Marvel, 9/1985   
#31 Conan The King 31 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $12
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#32 Conan The King 32 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $12
 Marvel, 1/1986   
#33 Conan The King 33 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $12
 Marvel, 3/1986  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/23/2020 for $2  
#34 Conan The King 34 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $12
 Marvel, 5/1986  Pinup by Ernie Chan  
#35 Conan The King 35 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $14
 Marvel, 7/1986  Pinup by Andy Kubert
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Conan The King CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
2025--+1--
2114--+4--
225------
234------
242------
253------
264--+1--
279------
285------
294------
306--+1--
313------
323------
334------
344------
3561--+1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
101
> 99% 
1
< 1% 
 +7
  ~88% 
 +1
  ~12% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
Previous Title:
« Conan The Destroyer (#1-2) CPV Values
Next Title:
Conqueror of the Barren Earth (#1-4) CPV Values »
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 2
Titles: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Z
 
This page: Conan The King (#20-35) CPV Values
[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Conan The King Comics CPV FAQ

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

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Conan The King title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #20-35 of Conan The King.

Are the Conan The King cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Conan The King 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 King 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 King 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Conan The King cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Ambush Bug Stocking Stuffer (#1) Price Guide
Archie's Christmas Stocking (#1-4) Price Guide
Conan The Destroyer (#1-2) Price Guide
Conan the Barbarian (#139-185, Annual #7-10) Price Guide
Conan the Barbarian Movie Special (#1-2) Price Guide
Funny Stuff Stocking Stuffer (#1) Price Guide
King Conan (#13-19) Price Guide
Official Handbook of the Conan Universe (#1) Price Guide
Savage Sword of Conan (#80-128) Price Guide

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