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Thing (#1-36) 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 ]
Thing — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-36
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 Thing 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$32 $0.75 $65 $49 $39 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  Origin of Thing (Ben Grimm); Origin of the Fantastic Four
#93 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Prices have started going up in 2021 and should continue given a Fantastic Four movie is coming in the next few years. Lets not forget the iconic artist who created the cover!
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 1.8 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 7/8/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 2/13/2021 for $10, a raw 6.5 on 9/7/2020 for $10
Doug notes: JOHN BYRNE cover art & story; ORIGIN and LIFE HISTORY of BEN GRIMM, from Yancy Street Gang Days, College Football Days, First Meeting with Reed Richards & the Rocket that Made him into the THING of the Fantastic Four
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#2 Thing 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  Origin of Thing (Ben Grimm)
CGC label note: Reed & Sue Richards appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#3 Thing 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  Doug notes: Inhumans-c/s; BYRNE-s;
CGC label note: Inhumans appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#4 Thing 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$6 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  CGC label note: Lockjaw appearance 75¢ cover price.  
#5 Thing 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$6 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Doug notes: Wonder Man, She-Hulk & Spider-Man-c/s;
CGC label note: Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Wonder Man & Puppet Master appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#6 Thing 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Versus Puppet Master; All-black issue
CGC label note: Puppet Master appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#7 Thing 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/1/2021 for $19
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 Thing 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/1/2021 for $19
CGC label note: She-Hulk appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#9 Thing 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/1/2021 for $20
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#10 Thing 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/28/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Torch & Fantastic Four-c/s;
CGC label note: Fantastic Four appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#11 Thing 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  Doug notes: FIRST appearance of ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; ROCKY GRIMM covers, and stories begin thru to #22; JOHN BYRNE Story;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#12 Thing 12 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $15
▲ $5
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 8/23/2021 for $4, a raw 8.5 on 5/22/2019 for $8
Doug notes: DOCTOR DOOM cover and story; DOOMWORLD; ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#13 Thing 13 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/10/2019 for $8
Doug notes: Demons of DOOM; ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;
 
#14 Thing 14 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Doug notes: SKY WARS; ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#15 Thing 15 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/23/2021 for $4
Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;
 
#16 Thing 16 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  Doug notes: THING vs THINGS cover and story; ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#17 Thing 17 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#18 Thing 18 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#19 Thing 19 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;
CGC label note: Story continued in Fantastic Four #274
 
#20 Thing 20 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#21 Thing 21 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#22 Thing 22 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Returns to Earth
Doug notes: LAST appearance of ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger cover and story; JOHN BYRNE Story;
CGC label note: Battleworld is destroyed. 75¢ cover price.
 
#23 Thing 23 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Quits Fantastic Four
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#24 Thing 24 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  Death of Miracle Man; Versus Rhino
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 2/13/2021 for $6
Doug notes: RHINO-c/s;
CGC label note: Rhino appearance.
 
#25 Thing 25 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 2.5 on 7/9/2021 for $2
CGC label note: Mister Fantastic & She-Hulk appearance.
 
#26 Thing 26 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Versus Taskmaster
Doug notes: FIFTH Full appearance of the TASKMASTER-c/s;
CGC label note: Taskmaster appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#27 Thing 27 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  1st Appearance of Sharon Ventura
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 7/8/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 4/30/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 2/18/2021 for $6
 
#28 Thing 28 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearance of Demolition Dunphy (later becomes D-Man)
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#29 Thing 29 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#30 Thing 30 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Doug notes: Secret Wars-II; Beyoner-c/s;  
#31 Thing 31 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run; Devil Dinosaur-c/s;  
#32 Thing 32 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.95 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run; Vance Astro of the Guardians of the Galaxy-c/s;  
#33 Thing 33 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $0.95 $20
▲ $2
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Death of Titania
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/14/2021 for $5
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#34 Thing 34 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.95 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Death of The Sphinx
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
CGC label note: Sphinx & Puppet Master appearance.
 
#35 Thing 35 Canadian Price Variant picture$20$4 $0.95 $36
▲ $4
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearance of Ms. Marvel II (Sharon Ventura); Origin of Ms. Marvel II
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 3/29/2021 for $23, a raw 5.5 on 3/29/2021 for $25, a raw 6.0 on 5/6/2021 for $24
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
CGC label note: Sharon Ventura becomes the new Ms. Marvel. 1st Curtis Jackson as the Power Broker. 95¢ cover price.
 
#36 Thing 36 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$4 $0.95 $28
▲ $4
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  2nd appearance of Ms. Marvel (Sharen Ventura),; Final Issue; Continued in West Coast Avengers #10
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: She Hulk & Ms. Marvel appearance. Last issue. 95¢ cover price.
 
Issue Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
CPV
Cover Price
9.2
NM-
9.0
VF/NM
8.0
VF
6.0
FN
4.0
VG
2.0
GD
CGC-Confirmed
Direct Edition Value Type 1A Canadian Price Variant Value
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Thing CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
16502973932+89+3
2271301+3--
3131181+5--
4172222+5--
5181242+6+1
6193273+8--
782102+2--
86272+1--
98191+1--
1081101+2--
11101131+3--
12221261+4--
137--9--+2--
1413--15--+2--
1517--18--+1--
167--8--+1--
177--9--+2--
186--8--+2--
198--11--+3--
206--7--+1--
214--6--+2--
225171+2--
236171+1--
2412--15--+3--
2510--12--+2--
2681111+3--
277--12--+5--
284--71+3+1
298--10--+2--
3013--19--+6--
314--5--+1--
326--8--+2--
334272+3--
343--6--+3--
357931026+23+3
36282383+10+1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
1,078
~95%
55
~5%
1,292
~95%
64
~5%
 +214
  ~96% 
 +9
  ~4% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Thing Comics CPV FAQ

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

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

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-36 of Thing. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(75¢ cover price.).

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

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

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

Are Thing cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Thing (#1-36) 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 ]

Thing Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1Top 100 CPVs Thing 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $65
 Marvel, 7/1983  Origin of Thing (Ben Grimm); Origin of the Fantastic Four
#93 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Prices have started going up in 2021 and should continue given a Fantastic Four movie is coming in the next few years. Lets not forget the iconic artist who created the cover!
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 1.8 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 7/8/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 2/13/2021 for $10, a raw 6.5 on 9/7/2020 for $10
Doug notes: JOHN BYRNE cover art & story; ORIGIN and LIFE HISTORY of BEN GRIMM, from Yancy Street Gang Days, College Football Days, First Meeting with Reed Richards & the Rocket that Made him into the THING of the Fantastic Four
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#2 Thing 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 8/1983  Origin of Thing (Ben Grimm)
CGC label note: Reed & Sue Richards appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#3 Thing 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
▲ $2
 Marvel, 9/1983  Doug notes: Inhumans-c/s; BYRNE-s;
CGC label note: Inhumans appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#4 Thing 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 10/1983  CGC label note: Lockjaw appearance 75¢ cover price.  
#5 Thing 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
▲ $2
 Marvel, 11/1983  Doug notes: Wonder Man, She-Hulk & Spider-Man-c/s;
CGC label note: Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Wonder Man & Puppet Master appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#6 Thing 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 12/1983  Versus Puppet Master; All-black issue
CGC label note: Puppet Master appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#7 Thing 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 1/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/1/2021 for $19
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 Thing 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 2/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/1/2021 for $19
CGC label note: She-Hulk appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#9 Thing 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 3/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/1/2021 for $20
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#10 Thing 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
▲ $2
 Marvel, 4/1984  Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/28/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Torch & Fantastic Four-c/s;
CGC label note: Fantastic Four appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#11 Thing 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 5/1984  Doug notes: FIRST appearance of ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; ROCKY GRIMM covers, and stories begin thru to #22; JOHN BYRNE Story;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#12 Thing 12 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
▲ $5
 Marvel, 6/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 8/23/2021 for $4, a raw 8.5 on 5/22/2019 for $8
Doug notes: DOCTOR DOOM cover and story; DOOMWORLD; ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#13 Thing 13 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 7/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/10/2019 for $8
Doug notes: Demons of DOOM; ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;
 
#14 Thing 14 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 8/1984  Doug notes: SKY WARS; ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#15 Thing 15 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 9/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/23/2021 for $4
Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;
 
#16 Thing 16 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 10/1984  Doug notes: THING vs THINGS cover and story; ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#17 Thing 17 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 11/1984  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#18 Thing 18 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 12/1984  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#19 Thing 19 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 1/1985  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;
CGC label note: Story continued in Fantastic Four #274
 
#20 Thing 20 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 2/1985  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#21 Thing 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 3/1985  Doug notes: ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger; JOHN BYRNE Story;  
#22 Thing 22 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
▲ $2
 Marvel, 4/1985  Returns to Earth
Doug notes: LAST appearance of ROCKY GRIMM Space Ranger cover and story; JOHN BYRNE Story;
CGC label note: Battleworld is destroyed. 75¢ cover price.
 
#23 Thing 23 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 5/1985  Quits Fantastic Four
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#24 Thing 24 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 6/1985  Death of Miracle Man; Versus Rhino
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 2/13/2021 for $6
Doug notes: RHINO-c/s;
CGC label note: Rhino appearance.
 
#25 Thing 25 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
▲ $2
 Marvel, 7/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 2.5 on 7/9/2021 for $2
CGC label note: Mister Fantastic & She-Hulk appearance.
 
#26 Thing 26 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
 Marvel, 8/1985  Versus Taskmaster
Doug notes: FIFTH Full appearance of the TASKMASTER-c/s;
CGC label note: Taskmaster appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#27 Thing 27 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 9/1985  1st Appearance of Sharon Ventura
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 7/8/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 4/30/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 2/18/2021 for $6
 
#28 Thing 28 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearance of Demolition Dunphy (later becomes D-Man)
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#29 Thing 29 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 Marvel, 11/1985   
#30 Thing 30 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 12/1985  Doug notes: Secret Wars-II; Beyoner-c/s;  
#31 Thing 31 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 1/1986  Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run; Devil Dinosaur-c/s;  
#32 Thing 32 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
 Marvel, 2/1986  Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run; Vance Astro of the Guardians of the Galaxy-c/s;  
#33 Thing 33 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $2
 Marvel, 3/1986  Death of Titania
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/14/2021 for $5
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#34 Thing 34 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $16
▲ $2
 Marvel, 4/1986  Death of The Sphinx
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
CGC label note: Sphinx & Puppet Master appearance.
 
#35 Thing 35 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $36
▲ $4
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearance of Ms. Marvel II (Sharon Ventura); Origin of Ms. Marvel II
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 3/29/2021 for $23, a raw 5.5 on 3/29/2021 for $25, a raw 6.0 on 5/6/2021 for $24
Doug notes: LOWER PRINT Run;
CGC label note: Sharon Ventura becomes the new Ms. Marvel. 1st Curtis Jackson as the Power Broker. 95¢ cover price.
 
#36 Thing 36 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $28
▲ $4
 Marvel, 6/1986  2nd appearance of Ms. Marvel (Sharen Ventura),; Final Issue; Continued in West Coast Avengers #10
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: She Hulk & Ms. Marvel appearance. Last issue. 95¢ cover price.
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Thing CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
173932+89+3
2301+3--
3181+5--
4222+5--
5242+6+1
6273+8--
7102+2--
872+1--
991+1--
10101+2--
11131+3--
12261+4--
139--+2--
1415--+2--
1518--+1--
168--+1--
179--+2--
188--+2--
1911--+3--
207--+1--
216--+2--
2271+2--
2371+1--
2415--+3--
2512--+2--
26111+3--
2712--+5--
2871+3+1
2910--+2--
3019--+6--
315--+1--
328--+2--
3372+3--
346--+3--
351026+23+3
36383+10+1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
1,292
~95%
64
~5%
 +214
  ~96% 
 +9
  ~4% 
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Thing Comics CPV FAQ

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

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

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-36 of Thing. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(75¢ cover price.).

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

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

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

Are Thing cover price variants more valuable?

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

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The information within CPVPriceGuide.com is presented on a best-efforts basis, but none of the included information is guaranteed to be free of error and therefore you should use this guide only as one tool among your comics research tool-belt, and you should verify information with other sources before acting. Please read the full methodology & guide usage information. Our latest price guide edition of our comprehensive guide to Canadian Price Variant comics is the 2021 Edition, published December 2020.