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Secret Wars II (#1-9) 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 ]
Secret Wars II — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-9
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
#1 Secret Wars II 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $1.00 $25
▲ $5
$22 $18 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#2 Secret Wars II 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $24
▲ $10
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Death of Hate-Monger III (H.M. Unger)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 3/1/2021 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 8/5/2019 for $16, a raw 8.5 on 6/20/2019 for $20
Doug notes: First BEYONDER in physical humanoid form; X-MEN appear; Death of H.M. Unger aka Hate-Monger III;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#3 Secret Wars II 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $36
▲ $24
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/8/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 4/8/2021 for $6, a raw 5.5 on 12/5/2020 for $8, a raw 8.0 on 8/16/2021 for $12, a raw 8.0 on 8/16/2021 for $12, a raw 4.0 on 9/11/2020 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 7/28/2020 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 8/28/2020 for $17, a raw 7.0 on 8/28/2020 for $18, a raw 8.0 on 1/6/2020 for $18
Doug notes: First FULL appearance of BEYONDER, in the preferred form which he used for the rest of his existence, that of a human male with curly black hair; ** The Beyonder appears in the final episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, voiced by Earl Boen; ** The Beyonder appears in the Avengers: Secret Wars animated series, voiced by Steven Weber. ** The Beyonder will appear in the upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series, voiced by Laurence Fishburne;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#4 Secret Wars II 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearance of Kurse; Origin of Kurse; Versus Avengers
Doug notes: FIRST appearance and short ORIGIN of KURSE; KURSE vs AVENGERS; Beyonder turns ALGIM the ELF into KURSE; KURSE was a Villain in the THOR-2 MOVIE;
CGC label note: Algrim becomes Kurse. $1.00 cover price.
 
#5 Secret Wars II 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $1.00 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearance of Boomer (Boom Boom); Origin of Boomer (Boom Boom); Versus Fantastic Four; Versus New Mutants; Versus X-Men; Versus Avengers
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/5/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 2/16/2021 for $9, a raw 6.0 on 7/26/2019 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 9/29/2020 for $9
Doug notes: FIRST Appearance and ORIGIN of Tabitha Smith aka BOOM-BOOM; ** Tabitha Smith's Notable aliases includes; Time Bomb, Boomer, Meltdown, Mutate #35 and Firecracker; ** Tabitha Smith then appeared as a member of X-Force and later as a member of Nextwave; ** Tabitha Smith is one of the mutants to have kept their powers after the 2005 House of M storyline; ** Tabitha Smith's Team affiliations Includes; Fallen Angels, X-Terminators, New Mutants, Underground, X-Force, Nextwave & X-Men;
CGC label note: 1st app. of Boom-Boom (Tabitha Smith).
 
#6 Secret Wars II 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.  
#7 Secret Wars II 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Versus All villains
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#8 Secret Wars II 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Origin of Beyonder
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#9 Secret Wars II 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $1.50 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Death of Beyonder; Double-sized
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Secret Wars II CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
127623672+91--
210231444+42+1
39812394+141+3
48911092+20+1
511731584+41+1
6481682+20+1
7321502+18+1
8411582+17+1
9351493+14+2
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
838
~98%
14
~2%
1,242
~98%
25
~2%
 +404
  ~97% 
 +11
  ~3% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Secret Wars II Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Secret Wars II in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢, 1.00, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Secret Wars II title.

Which issues of Secret Wars II have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-9 of Secret Wars II.

Are the Secret Wars II cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Secret Wars II 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, Secret Wars II 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 Secret Wars II 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Secret Wars II cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (#1-12) Price Guide
Secret Origins (#1-30, Annual #1-2) Price Guide
Star Wars (#64-106, Annual #2-3) Price Guide
Star Wars Return of the Jedi (#1-4) Price Guide
Superman: The Secret Years (#1-4) Price Guide
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Secret Wars II (#1-9) 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 ]

Secret Wars II Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Secret Wars II 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $25
▲ $5
 Marvel, 7/1985  CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#2 Secret Wars II 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $24
▲ $10
 Marvel, 8/1985  Death of Hate-Monger III (H.M. Unger)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 3/1/2021 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 6/21/2021 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 8/5/2019 for $16, a raw 8.5 on 6/20/2019 for $20
Doug notes: First BEYONDER in physical humanoid form; X-MEN appear; Death of H.M. Unger aka Hate-Monger III;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#3 Secret Wars II 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $36
▲ $24
 Marvel, 9/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/8/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 4/8/2021 for $6, a raw 5.5 on 12/5/2020 for $8, a raw 8.0 on 8/16/2021 for $12, a raw 8.0 on 8/16/2021 for $12, a raw 4.0 on 9/11/2020 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 7/28/2020 for $9, a raw 7.5 on 8/28/2020 for $17, a raw 7.0 on 8/28/2020 for $18, a raw 8.0 on 1/6/2020 for $18
Doug notes: First FULL appearance of BEYONDER, in the preferred form which he used for the rest of his existence, that of a human male with curly black hair; ** The Beyonder appears in the final episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, voiced by Earl Boen; ** The Beyonder appears in the Avengers: Secret Wars animated series, voiced by Steven Weber. ** The Beyonder will appear in the upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series, voiced by Laurence Fishburne;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#4 Secret Wars II 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $16
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearance of Kurse; Origin of Kurse; Versus Avengers
Doug notes: FIRST appearance and short ORIGIN of KURSE; KURSE vs AVENGERS; Beyonder turns ALGIM the ELF into KURSE; KURSE was a Villain in the THOR-2 MOVIE;
CGC label note: Algrim becomes Kurse. $1.00 cover price.
 
#5 Secret Wars II 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $16
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearance of Boomer (Boom Boom); Origin of Boomer (Boom Boom); Versus Fantastic Four; Versus New Mutants; Versus X-Men; Versus Avengers
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/5/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 2/16/2021 for $9, a raw 6.0 on 7/26/2019 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 9/29/2020 for $9
Doug notes: FIRST Appearance and ORIGIN of Tabitha Smith aka BOOM-BOOM; ** Tabitha Smith's Notable aliases includes; Time Bomb, Boomer, Meltdown, Mutate #35 and Firecracker; ** Tabitha Smith then appeared as a member of X-Force and later as a member of Nextwave; ** Tabitha Smith is one of the mutants to have kept their powers after the 2005 House of M storyline; ** Tabitha Smith's Team affiliations Includes; Fallen Angels, X-Terminators, New Mutants, Underground, X-Force, Nextwave & X-Men;
CGC label note: 1st app. of Boom-Boom (Tabitha Smith).
 
#6 Secret Wars II 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 Marvel, 12/1985  CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.  
#7 Secret Wars II 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 Marvel, 1/1986  Versus All villains
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#8 Secret Wars II 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $14
 Marvel, 2/1986  Origin of Beyonder
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#9 Secret Wars II 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $18
 Marvel, 3/1986  Death of Beyonder; Double-sized
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Secret Wars II CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
13672+91--
21444+42+1
32394+141+3
41092+20+1
51584+41+1
6682+20+1
7502+18+1
8582+17+1
9493+14+2
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
1,242
~98%
25
~2%
 +404
  ~97% 
 +11
  ~3% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Secret Wars II Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Secret Wars II in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢, 1.00, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Secret Wars II title.

Which issues of Secret Wars II have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-9 of Secret Wars II.

Are the Secret Wars II cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Secret Wars II 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, Secret Wars II 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 Secret Wars II 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Secret Wars II cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (#1-12) Price Guide
Secret Origins (#1-30, Annual #1-2) Price Guide
Star Wars (#64-106, Annual #2-3) Price Guide
Star Wars Return of the Jedi (#1-4) Price Guide
Superman: The Secret Years (#1-4) Price Guide
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie II (#1) Price Guide
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie III (#1) Price Guide
The Life of Pope John Paul II (#1) Price Guide

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