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Marvel Tales (#144-190) 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 ]
Marvel Tales — 2022 Price Guide Values #144-190
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
#144 Marvel Tales 144 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$5 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title  
#145 Marvel Tales 145 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/8/2021 for $5  
#146 Marvel Tales 146 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/4/2021 for $5
Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #9 1st appearance of ELECTRO-c/s;
 
#147 Marvel Tales 147 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1983   
#148 Marvel Tales 148 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/8/2021 for $5  
#149 Marvel Tales 149 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1983  Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/13/2021 for $4  
#150 Marvel Tales 150 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.25 $24 $21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 4/1983  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/24/2021 for $8
Doug notes: GIANT; Reprints Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 = First appearance of Sinister Six);
 
#151 Marvel Tales 151 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #13 1st appearance of MYSTERIO-c/s;  
#152 Marvel Tales 152 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 6/1983  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #14 1st appearance of GREEN GOBLIN-c/s;  
#153 Marvel Tales 153 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #15 1st appearance of KRAVEN the Hunter-c/s;  
#154 Marvel Tales 154 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 1/12/2021 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 5/18/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 5/10/2021 for $7  
#155 Marvel Tales 155 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/12/2021 for $5  
#156 Marvel Tales 156 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1983   
#157 Marvel Tales 157 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1983   
#158 Marvel Tales 158 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #20 1st appearance of SCORPION-c/s;
CGC label note: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #20
 
#159 Marvel Tales 159 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1984   
#160 Marvel Tales 160 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  CGC label note: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #22  
#161 Marvel Tales 161 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1984   
#162 Marvel Tales 162 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1984   
#163 Marvel Tales 163 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1984   
#164 Marvel Tales 164 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1984   
#165 Marvel Tales 165 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1984   
#166 Marvel Tales 166 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #28 1st appearance of MOLTEN MAN-c/s;  
#167 Marvel Tales 167 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/1/2021 for $4  
#168 Marvel Tales 168 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1984   
#169 Marvel Tales 169 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1984   
#170 Marvel Tales 170 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Conan notes: A raw 5.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/6/2020 for $8  
#171 Marvel Tales 171 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1985   
#172 Marvel Tales 172 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/8/2021 for $6  
#173 Marvel Tales 173 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$5 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1985   
#174 Marvel Tales 174 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  CGC label note: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #35  
#175 Marvel Tales 175 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1985   
#176 Marvel Tales 176 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1985   
#177 Marvel Tales 177 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1985   
#178 Marvel Tales 178 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/18/2021 for $4
Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #39 Classic Spider-Man vs GREEN GOBLIN Battle; JOHN ROMITA Art Begins;
 
#179 Marvel Tales 179 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #40 First Told ORIGIN of GREEN GOBLIN; 2nd JOHN ROMITA Art;  
#180 Marvel Tales 180 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $20
▲ $2
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #41 1st appearance of RHINO-c/s;  
#181 Marvel Tales 181 Canadian Price Variant picture$26$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#182 Marvel Tales 182 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1985   
#183 Marvel Tales 183 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/24/2020 for $8  
#184 Marvel Tales 184 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1986   
#185 Marvel Tales 185 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/24/2021 for $5  
#186 Marvel Tales 186 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$5 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/24/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #46 1st appearance of SHOCKER-c/s;
 
#187 Marvel Tales 187 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1986   
#188 Marvel Tales 188 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1986   
#189 Marvel Tales 189 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1986   
#190 Marvel Tales 190 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$5 $0.95 $22
▲ $2
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 1/18/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 7/21/2020 for $9
Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #50 1st appearance of KINGPIN-c/s; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #50
 
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
Marvel Tales CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
1444--7--+3--
1456--7--+1--
14610--11--+1--
1473--3------
1486--6------
1497--8--+1--
1508--10--+2--
1512--4--+2--
1528--9--+1--
1535--6--+1--
1545--5------
1555--7--+2--
1568--9--+1--
1578--9--+1--
1585--7--+2--
1595--5------
1609--10--+1--
1616--6------
1624--5--+1--
1635--5------
1647--7------
1658--8------
1666--8--+2--
1674--4------
1686--6------
1693--3------
17010--12--+2--
1714--5--+1--
1725--10--+5--
1731--1------
1746--8--+2--
1753--4--+1--
1763--5--+2--
1777--8--+1--
1788--13--+5--
1791--4--+3--
1802--5--+3--
1812--4--+2--
1823--5--+2--
1834--8--+4--
1843--5--+2--
1853--4--+1--
1863--7--+4--
1875--8--+3--
1882--5--+3--
1893--5--+2--
19019--20--+1--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
250
 100%
--
 
321
 100%
--
 
 +71
    100% 
--
  
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Marvel Tales Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Marvel Tales in the 1980s?

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

Which issues of Marvel Tales have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #144-190 of Marvel Tales.

Why don't more Marvel Tales 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 Marvel Tales 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 Marvel Tales cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Marvel Tales 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, Marvel Tales 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 Marvel Tales 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Marvel Tales cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Marvel Tales (#144-190) 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 ]

Marvel Tales Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#144 Marvel Tales 144 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 10/1982  Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title  
#145 Marvel Tales 145 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1982  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/8/2021 for $5  
#146 Marvel Tales 146 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
 Marvel, 12/1982  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/4/2021 for $5
Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #9 1st appearance of ELECTRO-c/s;
 
#147 Marvel Tales 147 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1983   
#148 Marvel Tales 148 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/8/2021 for $5  
#149 Marvel Tales 149 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 3/1983  Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/13/2021 for $4  
#150 Marvel Tales 150 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $24
 Marvel, 4/1983  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/24/2021 for $8
Doug notes: GIANT; Reprints Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 = First appearance of Sinister Six);
 
#151 Marvel Tales 151 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 5/1983  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #13 1st appearance of MYSTERIO-c/s;  
#152 Marvel Tales 152 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 6/1983  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #14 1st appearance of GREEN GOBLIN-c/s;  
#153 Marvel Tales 153 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 7/1983  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #15 1st appearance of KRAVEN the Hunter-c/s;  
#154 Marvel Tales 154 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 8/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 1/12/2021 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 5/18/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 5/10/2021 for $7  
#155 Marvel Tales 155 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 9/1983  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/12/2021 for $5  
#156 Marvel Tales 156 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 10/1983   
#157 Marvel Tales 157 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1983   
#158 Marvel Tales 158 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 12/1983  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #20 1st appearance of SCORPION-c/s;
CGC label note: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #20
 
#159 Marvel Tales 159 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1984   
#160 Marvel Tales 160 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1984  CGC label note: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #22  
#161 Marvel Tales 161 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 3/1984   
#162 Marvel Tales 162 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1984   
#163 Marvel Tales 163 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 5/1984   
#164 Marvel Tales 164 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 6/1984   
#165 Marvel Tales 165 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 7/1984   
#166 Marvel Tales 166 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 8/1984  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #28 1st appearance of MOLTEN MAN-c/s;  
#167 Marvel Tales 167 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 9/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/1/2021 for $4  
#168 Marvel Tales 168 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 10/1984   
#169 Marvel Tales 169 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1984   
#170 Marvel Tales 170 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 12/1984  Conan notes: A raw 5.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/6/2020 for $8  
#171 Marvel Tales 171 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1985   
#172 Marvel Tales 172 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/8/2021 for $6  
#173 Marvel Tales 173 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 3/1985   
#174 Marvel Tales 174 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1985  CGC label note: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #35  
#175 Marvel Tales 175 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 5/1985   
#176 Marvel Tales 176 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 6/1985   
#177 Marvel Tales 177 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 7/1985   
#178 Marvel Tales 178 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/18/2021 for $4
Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #39 Classic Spider-Man vs GREEN GOBLIN Battle; JOHN ROMITA Art Begins;
 
#179 Marvel Tales 179 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
 Marvel, 9/1985  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #40 First Told ORIGIN of GREEN GOBLIN; 2nd JOHN ROMITA Art;  
#180 Marvel Tales 180 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $2
 Marvel, 10/1985  Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #41 1st appearance of RHINO-c/s;  
#181 Marvel Tales 181 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#182 Marvel Tales 182 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 12/1985   
#183 Marvel Tales 183 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/24/2020 for $8  
#184 Marvel Tales 184 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 2/1986   
#185 Marvel Tales 185 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 3/1986  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/24/2021 for $5  
#186 Marvel Tales 186 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $15
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/24/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #46 1st appearance of SHOCKER-c/s;
 
#187 Marvel Tales 187 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 5/1986   
#188 Marvel Tales 188 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 6/1986   
#189 Marvel Tales 189 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 7/1986   
#190 Marvel Tales 190 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $22
▲ $2
 Marvel, 8/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 1/18/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 7/21/2020 for $9
Doug notes: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #50 1st appearance of KINGPIN-c/s; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #50
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Marvel Tales CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
1447--+3--
1457--+1--
14611--+1--
1473------
1486------
1498--+1--
15010--+2--
1514--+2--
1529--+1--
1536--+1--
1545------
1557--+2--
1569--+1--
1579--+1--
1587--+2--
1595------
16010--+1--
1616------
1625--+1--
1635------
1647------
1658------
1668--+2--
1674------
1686------
1693------
17012--+2--
1715--+1--
17210--+5--
1731------
1748--+2--
1754--+1--
1765--+2--
1778--+1--
17813--+5--
1794--+3--
1805--+3--
1814--+2--
1825--+2--
1838--+4--
1845--+2--
1854--+1--
1867--+4--
1878--+3--
1885--+3--
1895--+2--
19020--+1--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
321
 100%
--
 
 +71
    100% 
--
  
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Marvel Tales Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Marvel Tales in the 1980s?

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

Which issues of Marvel Tales have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #144-190 of Marvel Tales.

Why don't more Marvel Tales 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 Marvel Tales 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 Marvel Tales cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Marvel Tales 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, Marvel Tales 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 Marvel Tales 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Marvel Tales cover price variants more valuable?

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

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