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G.I. Combat (#246-288) 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 ]
G.I. Combat — 2022 Price Guide Values #246-288
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
#246 G.I. Combat 246 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$16 $2.00 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 10/1982  Double-size; 30th anniversary
CGC label note: 30th anniversary issue. Sgt. Rock, Johny Cloud, Gunner and Sarge and Capt. Storm appearance.
 
#247 G.I. Combat 247 Canadian Price Variant picture$32$16 $1.25 $31 $27 $22 $15 $10 $
 DC, 11/1982  Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/18/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.
 
#248 G.I. Combat 248 Canadian Price Variant picture$22$16 $1.25 $37 $33 $26 $18 $12 $
 DC, 12/1982  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.  
#249 G.I. Combat 249 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$16 $1.25 $28 $25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 1/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#250 G.I. Combat 250 Canadian Price Variant picture$37$16 $1.25 $36 $32 $25 $18 $12 $
 DC, 2/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#251 G.I. Combat 251 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$16 $1.25 $33 $29 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 3/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#252 G.I. Combat 252 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$16 $1.25 $28 $25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 4/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#253 G.I. Combat 253 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$16 $1.25 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 5/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover $1.25 cover price.  
#254 G.I. Combat 254 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$16 $1.25 $34 $30 $24 $17 $11 $
 DC, 6/1983   
#255 G.I. Combat 255 Canadian Price Variant picture$54$16 $1.25 $32 $28 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 7/1983   
#256 G.I. Combat 256 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$16 $1.25 $28 $25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 8/1983  Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/18/2021 for $5  
#257 G.I. Combat 257 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$16 $1.25 $28 $25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 9/1983  Angelo notes: Intro. Stuart's Raiders  
#258 G.I. Combat 258 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$16 $1.25 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 10/1983   
#259 G.I. Combat 259 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$16 $1.25 $28 $25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 11/1983   
#260 G.I. Combat 260 Canadian Price Variant picture$28$12 $1.50 $28 $25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 12/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/21/2021 for $5, a raw 6.5 on 12/13/2020 for $8  
#261 G.I. Combat 261 Canadian Price Variant picture$20$12 $1.50 $31 $27 $22 $15 $10 $
 DC, 1/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/27/2021 for $5
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
 
#262 G.I. Combat 262 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$12 $1.50 $23 $20 $16 $11 $8 $
 DC, 2/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/16/2021 for $5  
#263 G.I. Combat 263 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$12 $1.50 $22 $19 $15 $11 $7 $
 DC, 3/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/24/2021 for $4  
#264 G.I. Combat 264 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$12 $1.50 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 DC, 4/1984  Angelo notes: Intro Sgt. Bullet; origin Kana  
#265 G.I. Combat 265 Canadian Price Variant picture$18$12 $1.50 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 DC, 5/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/7/2019 for $10
CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover
 
#266 G.I. Combat 266 Canadian Price Variant picture$43$12 $1.50 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 6/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 3/18/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 6/21/2021 for $6  
#267 G.I. Combat 267 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$12 $1.50 $22 $19 $15 $11 $7 $
 DC, 7/1984   
#268 G.I. Combat 268 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$12 $1.50 $23 $20 $16 $11 $8 $
 DC, 8/1984   
#269 G.I. Combat 269 Canadian Price Variant picture$29$12 $1.50 $26 $23 $18 $13 $9 $
 DC, 9/1984  Angelo notes: Intro. The Bravos of Vietnam
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/18/2021 for $5
CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover
 
#270 G.I. Combat 270 Canadian Price Variant picture$48$12 $1.50 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 10/1984  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#271 G.I. Combat 271 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$12 $1.60 $24 $21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 11/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/18/2021 for $5  
#272 G.I. Combat 272 Canadian Price Variant picture$25$12 $1.60 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 12/1984   
#273 G.I. Combat 273 Canadian Price Variant picture$24$12 $1.60 $21 $18 $15 $10 $7 $
 DC, 1/1985  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.  
#274 G.I. Combat 274 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$12 $1.60 $25 $22 $18 $12 $8 $
 DC, 2/1985  Angelo notes: Cameo of Monitor from Crisis on Infinite Earths
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 5/11/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 8/9/2019 for $17
 
#275 G.I. Combat 275 Canadian Price Variant picture$49$12 $1.60 $54 $40 $32 $23 $15 $
 DC, 3/1985  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.  
#276 G.I. Combat 276 Canadian Price Variant picture$24$12 $1.60 $23 $20 $16 $11 $8 $
 DC, 4/1985   
#277 G.I. Combat 277 Canadian Price Variant picture$28$12 $1.60 $24 $21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 5/1985   
#278 G.I. Combat 278 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$12 $1.60 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 DC, 7/1985   
#279 G.I. Combat 279 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$12 $1.60 $26 $23 $18 $13 $9 $
 DC, 9/1985   
#280 G.I. Combat 280 Canadian Price Variant picture$39$12 $1.60 $33 $29 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 11/1985  CGC label note: $1.60 cover price.  
#281 G.I. Combat 281 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$12 $1.60 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 DC, 1/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/13/2020 for $11
CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.
 
#282 G.I. Combat 282 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$9 $0.95 $17 $15 $12 $8 $6 $
 DC, 3/1986  The Mercenaries (Soldiers of Fortune); Mercenaries
Angelo notes: New Advs. begin
 
#283 G.I. Combat 283 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$9 $0.95 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 DC, 5/1986  Mercenaries
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/14/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#284 G.I. Combat 284 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$9 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 DC, 7/1986  Mercenaries  
#285 G.I. Combat 285 Canadian Price Variant picture$19$9 $1.00 $27 $24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 9/1986  Mercenaries  
#286 G.I. Combat 286 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$9 $1.00 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 DC, 11/1986  Mercenaries  
#287 G.I. Combat 287 Canadian Price Variant picture$23$9 $1.00 $25 $22 $18 $12 $8 $
 DC, 1/1987  Haunted Tank  
#288 G.I. Combat 288 Canadian Price Variant picture$41$9 $1.00 $41 $31 $25 $17 $12 $
 DC, 3/1987  Final Issue
Doug notes: Scarcer Last issue
Paul notes: A Near Mint G.I. Combat #288 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $70 in 2019
CGC label note: Last issue. $1.00 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
G.I. Combat CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
2466--7--+1--
24710--10------
2487--8--+1--
2497--71--+1
2506--6------
2515--5------
2525--5------
2533--31--+1
2546--6------
2555--5------
2566--6------
2579--9------
2585--5------
2597--8--+1--
2604--6--+2--
2616161----
2626--8--+2--
2638--8------
2645--5------
2655--5------
2667--7------
26714--14------
26811--11------
2694--4------
2705--5------
2719--9------
2726--6------
2738--8------
2747--8--+1--
2755--5------
2765--5------
2774--4------
2787--7------
2794--4------
2804--41--+1
28111--11------
2825--5------
2833--31--+1
2845--5------
2855--5------
2863--3------
2872--3--+1--
2889192--+1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
264
> 99% 
2
< 1% 
273
~98%
7
~2%
 +9
  ~64% 
 +5
  ~36% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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G.I. Combat Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for G.I. Combat in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.60, and 2.00 cover price variants exist within the G.I. Combat title.

Which issues of G.I. Combat have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #246-288 of G.I. Combat.

Are the G.I. Combat cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The G.I. Combat 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, G.I. Combat 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 G.I. Combat 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are G.I. Combat cover price variants more valuable?

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

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G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero (#4-50, Yearbook #1-2) Price Guide
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G.I. Combat (#246-288) 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 ]

G.I. Combat Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#246 G.I. Combat 246 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.00 $30
 DC, 10/1982  Double-size; 30th anniversary
CGC label note: 30th anniversary issue. Sgt. Rock, Johny Cloud, Gunner and Sarge and Capt. Storm appearance.
 
#247 G.I. Combat 247 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $31
 DC, 11/1982  Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/18/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.
 
#248 G.I. Combat 248 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $37
 DC, 12/1982  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.  
#249 G.I. Combat 249 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $28
 DC, 1/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#250 G.I. Combat 250 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $36
 DC, 2/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#251 G.I. Combat 251 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $33
 DC, 3/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#252 G.I. Combat 252 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $28
 DC, 4/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#253 G.I. Combat 253 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $30
 DC, 5/1983  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover $1.25 cover price.  
#254 G.I. Combat 254 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $34
 DC, 6/1983   
#255 G.I. Combat 255 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $32
 DC, 7/1983   
#256 G.I. Combat 256 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $28
 DC, 8/1983  Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/18/2021 for $5  
#257 G.I. Combat 257 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $28
 DC, 9/1983  Angelo notes: Intro. Stuart's Raiders  
#258 G.I. Combat 258 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $30
 DC, 10/1983   
#259 G.I. Combat 259 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $28
 DC, 11/1983   
#260 G.I. Combat 260 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $28
 DC, 12/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/21/2021 for $5, a raw 6.5 on 12/13/2020 for $8  
#261 G.I. Combat 261 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $31
 DC, 1/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/27/2021 for $5
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
 
#262 G.I. Combat 262 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $23
 DC, 2/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/16/2021 for $5  
#263 G.I. Combat 263 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $22
 DC, 3/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/24/2021 for $4  
#264 G.I. Combat 264 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $20
 DC, 4/1984  Angelo notes: Intro Sgt. Bullet; origin Kana  
#265 G.I. Combat 265 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $20
 DC, 5/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/7/2019 for $10
CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover
 
#266 G.I. Combat 266 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $30
 DC, 6/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 3/18/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 6/21/2021 for $6  
#267 G.I. Combat 267 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $22
 DC, 7/1984   
#268 G.I. Combat 268 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $23
 DC, 8/1984   
#269 G.I. Combat 269 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $26
 DC, 9/1984  Angelo notes: Intro. The Bravos of Vietnam
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/18/2021 for $5
CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover
 
#270 G.I. Combat 270 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $30
 DC, 10/1984  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover  
#271 G.I. Combat 271 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $24
 DC, 11/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/18/2021 for $5  
#272 G.I. Combat 272 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $30
 DC, 12/1984   
#273 G.I. Combat 273 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $21
 DC, 1/1985  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.  
#274 G.I. Combat 274 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $25
 DC, 2/1985  Angelo notes: Cameo of Monitor from Crisis on Infinite Earths
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 5/11/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 8/9/2019 for $17
 
#275 G.I. Combat 275 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $54
 DC, 3/1985  CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.  
#276 G.I. Combat 276 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $23
 DC, 4/1985   
#277 G.I. Combat 277 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $24
 DC, 5/1985   
#278 G.I. Combat 278 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $20
 DC, 7/1985   
#279 G.I. Combat 279 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $26
 DC, 9/1985   
#280 G.I. Combat 280 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $33
 DC, 11/1985  CGC label note: $1.60 cover price.  
#281 G.I. Combat 281 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $20
 DC, 1/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/13/2020 for $11
CGC label note: Joe Kubert cover.
 
#282 G.I. Combat 282 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $17
 DC, 3/1986  The Mercenaries (Soldiers of Fortune); Mercenaries
Angelo notes: New Advs. begin
 
#283 G.I. Combat 283 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
 DC, 5/1986  Mercenaries
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/14/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#284 G.I. Combat 284 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $15
 DC, 7/1986  Mercenaries  
#285 G.I. Combat 285 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $27
 DC, 9/1986  Mercenaries  
#286 G.I. Combat 286 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $20
 DC, 11/1986  Mercenaries  
#287 G.I. Combat 287 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $25
 DC, 1/1987  Haunted Tank  
#288 G.I. Combat 288 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $41
 DC, 3/1987  Final Issue
Doug notes: Scarcer Last issue
Paul notes: A Near Mint G.I. Combat #288 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $70 in 2019
CGC label note: Last issue. $1.00 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
G.I. Combat CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
2467--+1--
24710------
2488--+1--
24971--+1
2506------
2515------
2525------
25331--+1
2546------
2555------
2566------
2579------
2585------
2598--+1--
2606--+2--
26161----
2628--+2--
2638------
2645------
2655------
2667------
26714------
26811------
2694------
2705------
2719------
2726------
2738------
2748--+1--
2755------
2765------
2774------
2787------
2794------
28041--+1
28111------
2825------
28331--+1
2845------
2855------
2863------
2873--+1--
28892--+1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
273
~98%
7
~2%
 +9
  ~64% 
 +5
  ~36% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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G.I. Combat Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for G.I. Combat in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.60, and 2.00 cover price variants exist within the G.I. Combat title.

Which issues of G.I. Combat have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #246-288 of G.I. Combat.

Are the G.I. Combat cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The G.I. Combat 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, G.I. Combat 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 G.I. Combat 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are G.I. Combat cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero (#4-50, Yearbook #1-2) Price Guide
Sgt. Rock (#369-422, Annual #3-4) Price Guide
Shadow War of Hawkman (#1-4) Price Guide
Weird War Tales (#116-124) Price Guide

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