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G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero (#4-50, Yearbook #1-2) 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. Joe, a Real American Hero — 2022 Price Guide Values #4-50, Yearbook #1-2
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
#4 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$28 $0.75 $64
▲ $18
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  1st Appearances of Vance Wingfield, Tyler Wingfield, and Shary Wingfield
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/14/2021 for $8, a raw 6.0 on 3/3/2021 for $12, a raw 6.5 on 3/11/2021 for $28
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#5 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$18$28 $0.75 $64
▲ $18
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  1st Appearance of General Flagg
Ben notes: Click here for further notable details about the "75¢ logo copies of this particular issue
Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/29/2021 for $26
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#6 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$28 $0.75 $64
▲ $18
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  1st Appearance of Oktober Guard
Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Oktober Guard. 75¢ cover price.
 
#7 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$28 $0.75 $64
▲ $18
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 1/1983  Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
Jay notes: Easier to find as a CPV than surrounding issues, for whatever reason.
CGC label note: Oktober Guard appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$28 $0.75 $64
▲ $18
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 3/3/2021 for $7, a raw 6.5 on 4/29/2021 for $21
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#9 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$28 $0.75 $64
▲ $18
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 3/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 3/3/2021 for $22, a raw 4.5 on 11/12/2019 for $7
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#10 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$20$28 $0.75 $64
▲ $18
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 4/1983  1st Appearances of Billy, Dr. Venom, and Springfield
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 3/3/2021 for $17, a raw 5.5 on 2/9/2021 for $27
Paul notes: A raw NM G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #10 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $79 in 2021
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#11 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$20 $0.75 $64
▲ $16
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  1st Appearances of Doc, Snow Job, Destro, Gung-Ho, Airborne, and Wild Bill
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 4/14/2021 for $18, a raw 6.5 on 3/8/2021 for $21, a raw 7.0 on 2/9/2021 for $22, a raw 4.0 on 2/24/2020 for $13, a raw 8.0 on 4/21/2020 for $32
Jay notes: 1st major 1st apperance CPV in title -- Destro, one of the few characters who would re-occur in the series from here til the end.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Airborne, Gung-Ho, Doc, Snow Job & Wild Bill. 1st app. of Destro in cameo (face hidden).
 
#12 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 12 Canadian Price Variant picture$18$20 $0.75 $48
▲ $18
$36 $29 $20 $14 $
 Marvel, 6/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/14/2021 for $7, a raw 6.5 on 4/29/2021 for $32
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#13 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 13 Canadian Price Variant picture$19$20 $0.75 $48
▲ $18
$36 $29 $20 $14 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  1st Appearance of Torpedo
Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $6
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#14Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 14 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$20 $0.75 $65
▲ $27
$49 $39 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  1st full appearance of Destro
Ties for #100 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Record price in 2021: 9.8 CGC sold in March for $1121 and a second in 9.8 CGC sold in July for $1486, a 9.2 CGC sold in May for $200. A sought out book indeed.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 4/12/2021 for $17, a raw 6.0 on 2/9/2021 for $19, a raw 8.0 on 1/29/2019 for $23, a raw 7.0 on 9/13/2019 for $28, a CGC 9.8 on 11/27/2020 for $850
Jay notes: 1st Destro Cover
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Destro. 1st appearance of Ace. 75¢ cover price.
 
#15 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 15 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$20 $0.75 $48
▲ $18
$36 $29 $20 $14 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  1st Appearance of Major Bludd
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 2/9/2021 for $16, a raw 8.5 on 10/16/2020 for $20
Jay notes: 2nd major 1st appearance inside a CPV in title -- that of Major Bludd.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Major Bludd. 75¢ cover price.
 
#16 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 16 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$20 $0.75 $55
▲ $16
$41 $33 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  1st Appearances of Tripwire and Cover Girl
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 8/3/2021 for $17, a raw 3.5 on 7/26/2021 for $21, a raw 4.5 on 2/9/2021 for $18, a raw 8.0 on 2/13/2019 for $22
Jay notes: With certainty I can say issues 16-24 are the scarest CPV's in the run. This might have had to do with print run, or perhaps something about the distribution in Canada, but whatever the reason, finding these issues in high grade is very difficult!
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#17 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 17 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$20 $0.75 $54
▲ $18
$40 $32 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  1st Appearance of Ace
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $7, a raw 6.5 on 4/12/2021 for $18
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#18 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 18 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$20 $0.75 $54
▲ $18
$40 $32 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $6
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#19 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 19 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$20 $0.75 $58
▲ $19
$44 $35 $24 $16 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Death Kwinn; Death General Flagg; Death Dr. Venom; Death Scar-Face
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 6.0 on 3/11/2021 for $19
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: "Death" of Dr. Venom, Scarface & Kwinn. Snake-Eyes pin-up & fact file. 75¢ cover price.
 
#20 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 20 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$20 $0.75 $54
▲ $18
$40 $32 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/14/2021 for $7, a raw 5.5 on 3/22/2021 for $22, a raw 7.5 on 2/9/2021 for $30
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#21Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 21 Canadian Price Variant picture$86$120 $0.75 $950
▲ $425
$636 $509 $356 $239 $119 
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance of Storm Shadow; Silent issue
#1 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In 2021 many grades broke into new highs: In May a 9.2 CGC ow/w sold for $2104, another copy sold in May (9.2 w CGC) for $2075; March 7.0 ow/w $440, July 6.0 w $395, July 4.5 w $300, July 3.0 $239 ow/w. The few copies that sold in 2020 were all record-breaking prices as well! Raw mid-grades sold for $500-600! This book will continue climbing in price given the history and importance behind the creation of this issue as Larry Hama briliantly needed to recreate the wheel to meet a last minute deadline! Check out this YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpaUTV3qrc
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 4.5 on 6/1/2021 for $127, a raw 3.0 on 8/13/2020 for $130, a raw 3.5 on 10/29/2020 for $198
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
Paul notes: A CGC 6.0 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $282 in 2020.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Storm Shadow. Silent issue. 75¢ cover price.
 
#22Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 22 Canadian Price Variant picture$23$32 $0.75 $70
▲ $19
$52 $42 $29 $20 $10 
 Marvel, 4/1984  1st Appearances of Duke and Roadblock
#82 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Record price in 2021: 9.8 CGC sold in May for $2136. This is another must have book for the G.I. Joe collector/investor
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/2/2020 for $9
Jay notes: Another major 1st appearance, that of Duke! Also John Byrne cover. One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Roadblock, Duke & Doctor Hundtkinder. Funeral of General Flagg.
 
#23 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 23 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$12 $0.75 $55
▲ $20
$41 $33 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $9
Jay notes: Classic Michael Golden cover! One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#24 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 24 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$12 $0.75 $64
▲ $9
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearances of Firefly, Wild Weasel, and Zartan
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 5/18/2021 for $25
Jay notes: #24 has to be at minimum twice as scarce as #25, 1st Stormshadow cover, 1st Zartan and Firefly (two fan favorites).
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Firefly & Wild Weasel. Zartan cameo on last page.
 
#25Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 25 Canadian Price Variant picture$26$45 $0.75 $90
▲ $20
$60 $48 $34 $23 $11 
 Marvel, 7/1984  1st Appearances of Deep Six, Mutt, Dreadnoks, Cutter, Buzzer, Ripper, and Torch
#56 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Another key must have G.I. Joe book to own. A 9.0 CGC sold in July of 2021 for $83.
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/13/2019 for $18
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Zartan. 1st appearance of Cutter, Junkyard, Mutt, Deep Six, Buzzer, Ripper & Torch.
 
#26Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 26 Canadian Price Variant picture$27$30 $0.75 $95
▲ $20
$64 $51 $36 $24 $12 
 Marvel, 8/1984  Origin of Snake Eyes
#49 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A very important issue to own for the G.I. Joe enthusiast. Record prices in 2021: May 9.8 CGC w $2000, May 9.6 CGC ow/w $394.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 7/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 5.0 on 4/22/2021 for $12, a raw 6.0 on 4/12/2021 for $17
Jay notes: One of Marvel's most under-rated stories in the 80s!
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. "Death" of the Hard Master. 75¢ cover price.
 
#27Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 27 Canadian Price Variant picture$22$30 $0.75 $70
▲ $20
$52 $42 $29 $20 $10 
 Marvel, 9/1984  Origin of Snake Eyes
#84 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Record price in 2021: 9.8 sold in May for $1807, 9.0 in September for $200.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 6/2/2021 for $16, a raw 5.5 on 4/12/2021 for $19
Jay notes: Part 2 of the Snake Eyes origin, when you first find out Storm Shadow has been infiltrating Cobra only to try to find Zartan who killed his master (which makes sense when Baroness kills him later).
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. 75¢ cover price.
 
#28 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 28 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$12 $0.75 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $3, a raw 3.5 on 3/9/2021 for $3
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#29 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 29 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$12 $0.75 $32
▲ $10
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $3
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Crimson Guard. 75¢ cover price.
 
#30 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 30 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$12 $0.75 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/18/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 1/6/2021 for $2, a raw 5.5 on 4/14/2021 for $3
Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck Dreadnoks cover!
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#31 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 31 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.75 $24
▲ $4
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  1st Appearance of Spirit
Jay notes: We learn more about Snake Eyes and Wolf. Important issue and relatively scarce in high grade. Classic Destro Vs Snake Eyes Cover!
 
#32 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 32 Canadian Price Variant picture$26$6 $0.75 $42
▲ $26
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearances of Lady Jaye, Blowtorch, Recondo, and Ripcord
Angelo notes: Record price in 2021: 9.8 CGC sold for $750. A movie has been announced based on Lady Jaye!
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 12/29/2020 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 4/2/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Recondo, Blowtorch, Rip-Cord & Lady Jaye.
 
#33 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 33 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.75 $20
▲ $4
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  1st Appearance of Bongo the Balloon Bear
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 7/19/2021 for $2, a raw 3.0 on 8/10/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 5/18/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 4/14/2021 for $3
CGC label note: Billy revealed as Cobra Commander's son.
 
#34 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 34 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.00 $16
▲ $4
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 5/25/2021 for $3  
#35 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 35 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$6 $1.00 $20
▲ $4
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 5/25/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 4/14/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 4/29/2021 for $5
Jay notes: John Byrne.
 
#36 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 36 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.00 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/9/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 3/25/2021 for $4  
#37 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 37 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$6 $1.00 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Flint, Tomax & Xamot, and Footloose
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 4/2/2021 for $3, a raw 7.0 on 4/5/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Flint, Footloose, Tomax & Xamot.
 
#38 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 38 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.00 $30
▲ $8
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 1.8 on 4/29/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 4/14/2021 for $2
Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck Destro Vs Storm Shadow! High demand.
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#39 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 39 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $1.00 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/9/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 4/14/2021 for $2
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#40 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 40 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$6 $1.00 $22
▲ $8
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearances of Shipwreck and Barbecue
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/31/2021 for $4, a raw 4.5 on 3/12/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Shipwreck & Barbecue. $1.00 cover price.
 
#41 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 41 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $1.00 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  Conan notes: A raw 5.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $5
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#42 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 42 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.00 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 5/6/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 1/6/2021 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 4/14/2021 for $4  
#43 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 43 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $1.00 $36
▲ $6
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  1st Appearance of Scrap-Iron; Death Soft Master; Death Candy (Bongo)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 5/18/2021 for $5, a raw 4.5 on 4/14/2021 for $6
Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck 'DEATH' cover!
CGC label note: "Death" of the Soft Master & Candy. 1st appearance of Scrap-Iron. $1.00 cover price.
 
#44 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 44 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $0.95 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  1st Appearances of Airtight, Bazooka, Dr. Mindbender, B.A.T.S., Crankcase, and Heavy Metal
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 3/30/2021 for $4, a raw 4.0 on 6/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 2/28/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 4/29/2021 for $12
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Heavy Metal, Airtight, Bazooka, Crank-Case & Doctor Mindbender.
 
#45 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 45 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearances of Alpine and Quick Kick
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 3/30/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 3/12/2021 for $4, a raw 5.5 on 3/30/2021 for $4, a raw 6.5 on 8/12/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Quick-Kick & Alpine. Zartan revealed as Hard Master's killer.
 
#46 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 46 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $4
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  1st Appearance of Terror-Drome; Death of Professor Appel
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/9/2021 for $5, a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $7, a raw 5.5 on 6/4/2020 for $13
Jay notes: First time Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes together (as a team), on cover! Amazing Mike Zeck again!
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#47 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 47 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $18
▲ $4
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearance of Beach Head & Wet Suit
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 7/9/2021 for $2, a raw 4.5 on 4/15/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 4/14/2021 for $3
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Beachhead & Wet Suit.
 
#48 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 48 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$6 $0.95 $20
▲ $4
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  1st Appearance of Sgt. Slaughter
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 3/30/2021 for $2, a raw 3.0 on 1/6/2021 for $2
Jay notes: Zartan infiltrates GI Joe base and is hammered on by Slaughter. Classic story.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Sgt. Slaughter.
 
#49 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 49 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  1st Appearances of Leatherneck, Lift-Ticket, Slip Stream, and Serpentor; Origin of Serpentor
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 3/30/2021 for $2, a raw 3.0 on 1/6/2021 for $2, a raw 3.0 on 5/17/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 4/14/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 3/12/2021 for $2
Jay notes: 1st Serpentor, who will become a major adversary of Cobra Commander over the next 50 issues!
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#50 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 50 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $1.50 $22
▲ $4
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Double-sized
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 3/30/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 2/25/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 7/20/2021 for $4, a raw 4.0 on 1/26/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 4/14/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 4/29/2021 for $6
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Zarana. 18 page G.I. Joe Special Missions preview by Larry Hama & Herb Trimpe.
 
Yearbook #1 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Yearbook #1 Canadian Price Variant picture$0$5 $1.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Yearbook (annual) #1  
Yearbook #2 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Yearbook #2 Canadian Price Variant picture$0$5 $1.75 $11 $10 $8 $5 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearance of Dragonsky  
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. Joe, a Real American Hero CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
419752186+21+1
5180819810+18+2
613631515+15+2
711551229+7+4
89711063+9+2
99121013+10+1
1010611293+23+2
1112821615+33+3
12871952+8+1
138841018+13+4
141441419524+51+10
1580--893+9+3
16751961+21--
17712824+11+2
18771883+11+2
19823986+16+3
2086--943+8+3
211,378191,77851+400+32
22102--1403+38+3
23792873+8+1
2411711331+16--
2511531505+35+2
2617522797+104+5
2715712095+52+4
28104--1292+25+2
2956--621+6+1
309311223+29+2
31661852+19+1
32117--2271+110+1
339021133+23+1
34111--138--+27--
35621821+20--
36561681+12--
3762--83--+21--
3876--1003+24+3
39661792+13+1
40741993+25+2
4149--701+21+1
4211511471+32--
4310731615+54+2
4459--86--+27--
4562--76--+14--
469941326+33+2
478711171+30--
48122--182--+60--
499721403+43+1
509341204+27--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
5,886
~98%
104
~2%
7,518
~97%
216
~3%
 +1,632
  ~94% 
 +112
  ~6% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.00, 1.50, and 1.75 cover price variants exist within the G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero title.

Which issues of G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #4-50 and Yearbook #1-2 of G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #14, 21, 22, 25, 26, and 27.

Why don't more G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 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 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 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 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 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. Joe, a Real American Hero 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. Joe, a Real American Hero 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 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. Joe, a Real American Hero 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. Joe, a Real American Hero 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. Joe, a Real American Hero 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) 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. Joe, a Real American Hero Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#4 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $18
 Marvel, 10/1982  1st Appearances of Vance Wingfield, Tyler Wingfield, and Shary Wingfield
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/14/2021 for $8, a raw 6.0 on 3/3/2021 for $12, a raw 6.5 on 3/11/2021 for $28
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#5 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $18
 Marvel, 11/1982  1st Appearance of General Flagg
Ben notes: Click here for further notable details about the "75¢ logo copies of this particular issue
Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/29/2021 for $26
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#6 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $18
 Marvel, 12/1982  1st Appearance of Oktober Guard
Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Oktober Guard. 75¢ cover price.
 
#7 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $18
 Marvel, 1/1983  Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
Jay notes: Easier to find as a CPV than surrounding issues, for whatever reason.
CGC label note: Oktober Guard appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $18
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: Be aware that there also exist 2nd printings with 75 cent cover price that have logo boxes on the cover; readers should be careful not to confuse these with the CPVs which by contrast have bar code boxes. Note that second printings were done for most G.I. Joe issues from #2 to #63 and they each have a 2nd printing notice on the indicia page.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 3/3/2021 for $7, a raw 6.5 on 4/29/2021 for $21
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#9 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $18
 Marvel, 3/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 3/3/2021 for $22, a raw 4.5 on 11/12/2019 for $7
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#10 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $18
 Marvel, 4/1983  1st Appearances of Billy, Dr. Venom, and Springfield
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 3/3/2021 for $17, a raw 5.5 on 2/9/2021 for $27
Paul notes: A raw NM G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #10 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $79 in 2021
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#11 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $16
 Marvel, 5/1983  1st Appearances of Doc, Snow Job, Destro, Gung-Ho, Airborne, and Wild Bill
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 4/14/2021 for $18, a raw 6.5 on 3/8/2021 for $21, a raw 7.0 on 2/9/2021 for $22, a raw 4.0 on 2/24/2020 for $13, a raw 8.0 on 4/21/2020 for $32
Jay notes: 1st major 1st apperance CPV in title -- Destro, one of the few characters who would re-occur in the series from here til the end.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Airborne, Gung-Ho, Doc, Snow Job & Wild Bill. 1st app. of Destro in cameo (face hidden).
 
#12 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 12 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $48
▲ $18
 Marvel, 6/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/14/2021 for $7, a raw 6.5 on 4/29/2021 for $32
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#13 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 13 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $48
▲ $18
 Marvel, 7/1983  1st Appearance of Torpedo
Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $6
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#14Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 14 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $65
▲ $27
 Marvel, 8/1983  1st full appearance of Destro
Ties for #100 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Record price in 2021: 9.8 CGC sold in March for $1121 and a second in 9.8 CGC sold in July for $1486, a 9.2 CGC sold in May for $200. A sought out book indeed.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 4/12/2021 for $17, a raw 6.0 on 2/9/2021 for $19, a raw 8.0 on 1/29/2019 for $23, a raw 7.0 on 9/13/2019 for $28, a CGC 9.8 on 11/27/2020 for $850
Jay notes: 1st Destro Cover
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Destro. 1st appearance of Ace. 75¢ cover price.
 
#15 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 15 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $48
▲ $18
 Marvel, 9/1983  1st Appearance of Major Bludd
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 2/9/2021 for $16, a raw 8.5 on 10/16/2020 for $20
Jay notes: 2nd major 1st appearance inside a CPV in title -- that of Major Bludd.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Major Bludd. 75¢ cover price.
 
#16 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 16 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $55
▲ $16
 Marvel, 10/1983  1st Appearances of Tripwire and Cover Girl
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 8/3/2021 for $17, a raw 3.5 on 7/26/2021 for $21, a raw 4.5 on 2/9/2021 for $18, a raw 8.0 on 2/13/2019 for $22
Jay notes: With certainty I can say issues 16-24 are the scarest CPV's in the run. This might have had to do with print run, or perhaps something about the distribution in Canada, but whatever the reason, finding these issues in high grade is very difficult!
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#17 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 17 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $54
▲ $18
 Marvel, 11/1983  1st Appearance of Ace
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $7, a raw 6.5 on 4/12/2021 for $18
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#18 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 18 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $54
▲ $18
 Marvel, 12/1983  Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $6
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#19 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 19 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $58
▲ $19
 Marvel, 1/1984  Death Kwinn; Death General Flagg; Death Dr. Venom; Death Scar-Face
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 6.0 on 3/11/2021 for $19
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: "Death" of Dr. Venom, Scarface & Kwinn. Snake-Eyes pin-up & fact file. 75¢ cover price.
 
#20 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 20 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $54
▲ $18
 Marvel, 2/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/14/2021 for $7, a raw 5.5 on 3/22/2021 for $22, a raw 7.5 on 2/9/2021 for $30
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#21Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $950
▲ $425
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance of Storm Shadow; Silent issue
#1 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In 2021 many grades broke into new highs: In May a 9.2 CGC ow/w sold for $2104, another copy sold in May (9.2 w CGC) for $2075; March 7.0 ow/w $440, July 6.0 w $395, July 4.5 w $300, July 3.0 $239 ow/w. The few copies that sold in 2020 were all record-breaking prices as well! Raw mid-grades sold for $500-600! This book will continue climbing in price given the history and importance behind the creation of this issue as Larry Hama briliantly needed to recreate the wheel to meet a last minute deadline! Check out this YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpaUTV3qrc
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 4.5 on 6/1/2021 for $127, a raw 3.0 on 8/13/2020 for $130, a raw 3.5 on 10/29/2020 for $198
Jay notes: One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
Paul notes: A CGC 6.0 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $282 in 2020.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Storm Shadow. Silent issue. 75¢ cover price.
 
#22Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 22 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $70
▲ $19
 Marvel, 4/1984  1st Appearances of Duke and Roadblock
#82 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Record price in 2021: 9.8 CGC sold in May for $2136. This is another must have book for the G.I. Joe collector/investor
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/2/2020 for $9
Jay notes: Another major 1st appearance, that of Duke! Also John Byrne cover. One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Roadblock, Duke & Doctor Hundtkinder. Funeral of General Flagg.
 
#23 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 23 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $55
▲ $20
 Marvel, 5/1984  Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $9
Jay notes: Classic Michael Golden cover! One of the scarest CPV's in the run.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#24 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 24 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $9
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearances of Firefly, Wild Weasel, and Zartan
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 5/18/2021 for $25
Jay notes: #24 has to be at minimum twice as scarce as #25, 1st Stormshadow cover, 1st Zartan and Firefly (two fan favorites).
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Firefly & Wild Weasel. Zartan cameo on last page.
 
#25Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 25 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $90
▲ $20
 Marvel, 7/1984  1st Appearances of Deep Six, Mutt, Dreadnoks, Cutter, Buzzer, Ripper, and Torch
#56 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Another key must have G.I. Joe book to own. A 9.0 CGC sold in July of 2021 for $83.
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/13/2019 for $18
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Zartan. 1st appearance of Cutter, Junkyard, Mutt, Deep Six, Buzzer, Ripper & Torch.
 
#26Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 26 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $95
▲ $20
 Marvel, 8/1984  Origin of Snake Eyes
#49 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A very important issue to own for the G.I. Joe enthusiast. Record prices in 2021: May 9.8 CGC w $2000, May 9.6 CGC ow/w $394.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 7/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 2/19/2021 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 5.0 on 4/22/2021 for $12, a raw 6.0 on 4/12/2021 for $17
Jay notes: One of Marvel's most under-rated stories in the 80s!
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. "Death" of the Hard Master. 75¢ cover price.
 
#27Top 100 CPVs G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 27 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $70
▲ $20
 Marvel, 9/1984  Origin of Snake Eyes
#84 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Record price in 2021: 9.8 sold in May for $1807, 9.0 in September for $200.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 6/2/2021 for $16, a raw 5.5 on 4/12/2021 for $19
Jay notes: Part 2 of the Snake Eyes origin, when you first find out Storm Shadow has been infiltrating Cobra only to try to find Zartan who killed his master (which makes sense when Baroness kills him later).
CGC label note: Origin of Snake-Eyes & Storm Shadow. 75¢ cover price.
 
#28 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 28 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $10
 Marvel, 10/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/14/2021 for $3, a raw 3.5 on 3/9/2021 for $3
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#29 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 29 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $32
▲ $10
 Marvel, 11/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $3
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Crimson Guard. 75¢ cover price.
 
#30 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 30 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $10
 Marvel, 12/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/18/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 1/6/2021 for $2, a raw 5.5 on 4/14/2021 for $3
Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck Dreadnoks cover!
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#31 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 31 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $4
 Marvel, 1/1985  1st Appearance of Spirit
Jay notes: We learn more about Snake Eyes and Wolf. Important issue and relatively scarce in high grade. Classic Destro Vs Snake Eyes Cover!
 
#32 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 32 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $42
▲ $26
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearances of Lady Jaye, Blowtorch, Recondo, and Ripcord
Angelo notes: Record price in 2021: 9.8 CGC sold for $750. A movie has been announced based on Lady Jaye!
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 12/29/2020 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 4/2/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Recondo, Blowtorch, Rip-Cord & Lady Jaye.
 
#33 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 33 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $4
 Marvel, 3/1985  1st Appearance of Bongo the Balloon Bear
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 7/19/2021 for $2, a raw 3.0 on 8/10/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 5/18/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 4/14/2021 for $3
CGC label note: Billy revealed as Cobra Commander's son.
 
#34 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 34 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $16
▲ $4
 Marvel, 4/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 5/25/2021 for $3  
#35 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 35 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $20
▲ $4
 Marvel, 5/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 5/25/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 4/14/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 4/29/2021 for $5
Jay notes: John Byrne.
 
#36 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 36 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $18
▲ $4
 Marvel, 6/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/9/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 3/25/2021 for $4  
#37 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 37 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $18
▲ $4
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Flint, Tomax & Xamot, and Footloose
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 4/2/2021 for $3, a raw 7.0 on 4/5/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Flint, Footloose, Tomax & Xamot.
 
#38 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 38 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $30
▲ $8
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 1.8 on 4/29/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 4/14/2021 for $2
Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck Destro Vs Storm Shadow! High demand.
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#39 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 39 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $18
▲ $4
 Marvel, 9/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/9/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 4/14/2021 for $2
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#40 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 40 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $22
▲ $8
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearances of Shipwreck and Barbecue
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/31/2021 for $4, a raw 4.5 on 3/12/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Shipwreck & Barbecue. $1.00 cover price.
 
#41 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 41 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $18
▲ $4
 Marvel, 11/1985  Conan notes: A raw 5.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/14/2021 for $5
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#42 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 42 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $18
▲ $4
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 5/6/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 1/6/2021 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 4/14/2021 for $4  
#43 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 43 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $36
▲ $6
 Marvel, 1/1986  1st Appearance of Scrap-Iron; Death Soft Master; Death Candy (Bongo)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 5/18/2021 for $5, a raw 4.5 on 4/14/2021 for $6
Jay notes: Classic Mike Zeck 'DEATH' cover!
CGC label note: "Death" of the Soft Master & Candy. 1st appearance of Scrap-Iron. $1.00 cover price.
 
#44 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 44 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
▲ $4
 Marvel, 2/1986  1st Appearances of Airtight, Bazooka, Dr. Mindbender, B.A.T.S., Crankcase, and Heavy Metal
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 3/30/2021 for $4, a raw 4.0 on 6/14/2021 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 2/28/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 4/29/2021 for $12
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Heavy Metal, Airtight, Bazooka, Crank-Case & Doctor Mindbender.
 
#45 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 45 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
▲ $4
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearances of Alpine and Quick Kick
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 3/30/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 3/12/2021 for $4, a raw 5.5 on 3/30/2021 for $4, a raw 6.5 on 8/12/2020 for $7
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Quick-Kick & Alpine. Zartan revealed as Hard Master's killer.
 
#46 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 46 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $4
 Marvel, 4/1986  1st Appearance of Terror-Drome; Death of Professor Appel
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 7/9/2021 for $5, a raw 4.0 on 4/14/2021 for $7, a raw 5.5 on 6/4/2020 for $13
Jay notes: First time Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes together (as a team), on cover! Amazing Mike Zeck again!
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#47 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 47 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
▲ $4
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearance of Beach Head & Wet Suit
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 7/9/2021 for $2, a raw 4.5 on 4/15/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 4/14/2021 for $3
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Beachhead & Wet Suit.
 
#48 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 48 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $4
 Marvel, 6/1986  1st Appearance of Sgt. Slaughter
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 3/30/2021 for $2, a raw 3.0 on 1/6/2021 for $2
Jay notes: Zartan infiltrates GI Joe base and is hammered on by Slaughter. Classic story.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Sgt. Slaughter.
 
#49 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 49 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 Marvel, 7/1986  1st Appearances of Leatherneck, Lift-Ticket, Slip Stream, and Serpentor; Origin of Serpentor
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 3/30/2021 for $2, a raw 3.0 on 1/6/2021 for $2, a raw 3.0 on 5/17/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 4/14/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 3/12/2021 for $2
Jay notes: 1st Serpentor, who will become a major adversary of Cobra Commander over the next 50 issues!
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#50 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 50 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $22
▲ $4
 Marvel, 8/1986  Double-sized
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 3/30/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 2/25/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 7/20/2021 for $4, a raw 4.0 on 1/26/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 4/14/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 4/29/2021 for $6
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Zarana. 18 page G.I. Joe Special Missions preview by Larry Hama & Herb Trimpe.
 
Yearbook #1 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Yearbook #1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $20
 Marvel, 3/1985  Yearbook (annual) #1  
Yearbook #2 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Yearbook #2 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $11
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearance of Dragonsky  
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. Joe, a Real American Hero CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
42186+21+1
519810+18+2
61515+15+2
71229+7+4
81063+9+2
91013+10+1
101293+23+2
111615+33+3
12952+8+1
131018+13+4
1419524+51+10
15893+9+3
16961+21--
17824+11+2
18883+11+2
19986+16+3
20943+8+3
211,77851+400+32
221403+38+3
23873+8+1
241331+16--
251505+35+2
262797+104+5
272095+52+4
281292+25+2
29621+6+1
301223+29+2
31852+19+1
322271+110+1
331133+23+1
34138--+27--
35821+20--
36681+12--
3783--+21--
381003+24+3
39792+13+1
40993+25+2
41701+21+1
421471+32--
431615+54+2
4486--+27--
4576--+14--
461326+33+2
471171+30--
48182--+60--
491403+43+1
501204+27--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
7,518
~97%
216
~3%
 +1,632
  ~94% 
 +112
  ~6% 
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G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.00, 1.50, and 1.75 cover price variants exist within the G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero title.

Which issues of G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #4-50 and Yearbook #1-2 of G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #14, 21, 22, 25, 26, and 27.

Why don't more G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 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 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 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 G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero 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. Joe, a Real American Hero 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. Joe, a Real American Hero 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero cover price variants more valuable?

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

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