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Punisher (#1-5) 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 ]
Punisher — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-5
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
#1Top 100 CPVs Punisher 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$20$90 $1.50 $180
▲ $18
$121 $96 $68 $45 $23 
 Marvel, 1/1986  Double-size
#21 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In 2021: a 9.6 CGC in March sold for $500, 9.4 CGC sold in July for $375, 9.2 CGC in September for $200 and another in April for $190, 9.0 CGC in July for $141. A 9.6 CGC in May 2020 sold for $450. A CGC 9.0 sold for $270 in 2019. Punisher series was great on Netflix and now that there's no news about his return on T.V. would be a great time to buy this book.This character is just too important, it's all a matter of when and not if he will reappear on either the small or big screen.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 4/21/2021 for $68, a CGC 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $80, a CGC 8.0 on 6/3/2021 for $135, a CGC 9.0 on 5/28/2019 for $51, a raw 6.5 on 10/6/2020 for $74, a CGC 9.2 on 12/24/2019 for $81, a CGC 9.0 on 8/5/2019 for $270
Doug notes: Double Size Giant; ORIGIN of Frank Castle the PUNISHER; JIGSAW becomes Punisher's ARCH-ENEMY; FIRST appearances of; The Trust, Don Cervello, Gregario, Charlie Siciliano, Tony Massera & Aleric; PUNISHER is #27 on IGN's 2014 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All-Time List; Classic Mike ZECK & and Phil Zemelman Painted Cover; Mike Zeck & John Beatty art;
CGC label note: Jigsaw appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
#2 Punisher 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$19$35 $0.95 $50
▲ $5
$38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Angelo notes: Several sold in 2021: 9.6 CGC in February $200 and another in July for $198, a 9.2 CGC in May for $130. A 9.4 CGC sold for $300 in 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 7/26/2021 for $63, a raw 8.0 on 11/5/2020 for $80
Doug notes: KINGPIN appears; DEATH of Morgan & Injun Joe; First appearance & Death of; Georgie Porgy, Bo Barrigan, & Killer Croesus; First appearance of Angela; Second appearance of Tony Massera & Charlie Siciliano;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#3 Punisher 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$21$22 $0.95 $40
▲ $3
$30 $24 $17 $11 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Angelo notes: In February of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $200.
Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/17/2021 for $70
Doug notes: Slaughterday; First appearance & Death of Marcus Coriander; Tony Massera, Angela & the Trust appear;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#4 Punisher 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$22 $0.95 $40
▲ $3
$30 $24 $17 $11 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.2 on 3/29/2021 for $61, a CGC 8.5 on 1/15/2020 for $31, a raw 7.5 on 9/8/2020 for $71
Doug notes: JIGSAW & the Punisher Hit Squad Clones appear; Trust, Angela, Aleric & Tony Massera appear;
CGC label note: Jigsaw appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#5 Punisher 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$22 $0.95 $50
▲ $5
$38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Angelo notes: This issue could still be purchased at a good price. A 9.2 CGC sold for $300 in 2019
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 5/17/2021 for $60, a CGC 8.5 on 1/15/2020 for $23, a raw 7.5 on 9/8/2020 for $57
Doug notes: Final Solution: Part-2; JIGSAW, Trust, Alaric, Angela & Tony Massera appear;
CGC label note: Jigsaw appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Punisher CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
12,705443,02461+319+17
21841119719+13+8
37879014+12+7
4981211714+19+2
54294914+7+5
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
3,107
~97%
83
~3%
3,477
~97%
122
~3%
 +370
  ~90% 
 +39
  ~10% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Punisher Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Punisher in the 1980s?

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

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-5 of Punisher. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(Jigsaw appearance. $1.50 cover price.).

Are the Punisher cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Punisher cover price variants more valuable?

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

Punisher (#1-5) 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 ]

Punisher Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1Top 100 CPVs Punisher 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $180
▲ $18
 Marvel, 1/1986  Double-size
#21 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In 2021: a 9.6 CGC in March sold for $500, 9.4 CGC sold in July for $375, 9.2 CGC in September for $200 and another in April for $190, 9.0 CGC in July for $141. A 9.6 CGC in May 2020 sold for $450. A CGC 9.0 sold for $270 in 2019. Punisher series was great on Netflix and now that there's no news about his return on T.V. would be a great time to buy this book.This character is just too important, it's all a matter of when and not if he will reappear on either the small or big screen.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 4/21/2021 for $68, a CGC 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $80, a CGC 8.0 on 6/3/2021 for $135, a CGC 9.0 on 5/28/2019 for $51, a raw 6.5 on 10/6/2020 for $74, a CGC 9.2 on 12/24/2019 for $81, a CGC 9.0 on 8/5/2019 for $270
Doug notes: Double Size Giant; ORIGIN of Frank Castle the PUNISHER; JIGSAW becomes Punisher's ARCH-ENEMY; FIRST appearances of; The Trust, Don Cervello, Gregario, Charlie Siciliano, Tony Massera & Aleric; PUNISHER is #27 on IGN's 2014 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All-Time List; Classic Mike ZECK & and Phil Zemelman Painted Cover; Mike Zeck & John Beatty art;
CGC label note: Jigsaw appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
#2 Punisher 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $50
▲ $5
 Marvel, 2/1986  Angelo notes: Several sold in 2021: 9.6 CGC in February $200 and another in July for $198, a 9.2 CGC in May for $130. A 9.4 CGC sold for $300 in 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 7/26/2021 for $63, a raw 8.0 on 11/5/2020 for $80
Doug notes: KINGPIN appears; DEATH of Morgan & Injun Joe; First appearance & Death of; Georgie Porgy, Bo Barrigan, & Killer Croesus; First appearance of Angela; Second appearance of Tony Massera & Charlie Siciliano;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#3 Punisher 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $40
▲ $3
 Marvel, 3/1986  Angelo notes: In February of 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $200.
Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/17/2021 for $70
Doug notes: Slaughterday; First appearance & Death of Marcus Coriander; Tony Massera, Angela & the Trust appear;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#4 Punisher 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $40
▲ $3
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.2 on 3/29/2021 for $61, a CGC 8.5 on 1/15/2020 for $31, a raw 7.5 on 9/8/2020 for $71
Doug notes: JIGSAW & the Punisher Hit Squad Clones appear; Trust, Angela, Aleric & Tony Massera appear;
CGC label note: Jigsaw appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#5 Punisher 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $50
▲ $5
 Marvel, 5/1986  Angelo notes: This issue could still be purchased at a good price. A 9.2 CGC sold for $300 in 2019
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 5/17/2021 for $60, a CGC 8.5 on 1/15/2020 for $23, a raw 7.5 on 9/8/2020 for $57
Doug notes: Final Solution: Part-2; JIGSAW, Trust, Alaric, Angela & Tony Massera appear;
CGC label note: Jigsaw appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Punisher CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
13,02461+319+17
219719+13+8
39014+12+7
411714+19+2
54914+7+5
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
3,477
~97%
122
~3%
 +370
  ~90% 
 +39
  ~10% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Punisher Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Punisher in the 1980s?

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

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-5 of Punisher. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(Jigsaw appearance. $1.50 cover price.).

Are the Punisher cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Punisher cover price variants more valuable?

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

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