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What If (#35-47) 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 ]
What If — 2022 Price Guide Values #35-47
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
#35 What If 35 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$14 $1.25 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  Conan notes: A CGC 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/20/2021 for $26
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title; What if Bullseye Had Not Killed Elektra? 16 Page Story by FRANK MILLER with art by FRANK MILLER & Terry Austin; AVENGERS in What if: YELLOW-JACKET had DIED?;
CGC label note: Ed Hannigan & Terry Austin cover $1.25 cover price.
 
#36 What If 36 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $1.25 $20
▲ $6
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  Ben notes: Cover swipe of Fantastic Four #1.
Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/10/2021 for $2
Doug notes: What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers? What If Nova Had Not Given Up His Powers? JOHN BYRNE-c/a;
CGC label note: Fantastic Four #1 cover homage.
 
#37 What If 37 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $1.25 $20
▲ $6
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Doug notes: What If the Thing Had Continues to Mutate? Fantastic Four, Captain America & Giant-Man appear; What If the Beast Had Truly Become a Beast?; What If Galactus Had Turned the Silver Surfer Back Into Norrin Radd?  
#38 What If 38 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $1.25 $20
▲ $6
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 4/1983  Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/8/2021 for $2
Doug notes: Daredevil, Vision and Scarlet Witch, Captain America-c/s; Red Skull, Kingpin appear;
 
#39 What If 39 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$6 $1.25 $26
▲ $8
$23 $18 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 6/1983  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/29/2021 for $10
Doug notes: THOR vs CONAN Battle-c/s;
 
#40 What If 40 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $1.25 $20
▲ $6
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 8/26/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 8/16/2021 for $5
Doug notes: What If Dr. Strange Had Never Become Master of the Mystic Arts?; Guice-a;
 
#41 What If 41 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $1.25 $20
▲ $6
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/19/2019 for $8
Doug notes: Sub-Mariner had saved Atlantis from its Destiny?
 
#42 What If 42 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $1.25 $20
▲ $6
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Doug notes: What If Susan Richards Died in Childbirth? Fantastic Four-c/s;  
#43 What If 43 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $1.25 $30
▲ $12
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  Doug notes: What If CONAN the Barbarian Stranded in 20th Century; Bill Sienkiewicz Painted cover; Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer & Phoenix backup story  
#44 What If 44 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $1.25 $22
▲ $8
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.5 on 8/27/2021 for $5, a raw 8.0 on 5/19/2020 for $8
Doug notes: What If Captain America Were Not Revived Until Today?
CGC label note: Fantastic Four, Thor & Avengers appearance.
 
#45 What If 45 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $1.25 $26
▲ $10
$23 $18 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  Doug notes: HULK went Berzerk; Sienkiewicz-c; Fantastic Four & Avengers app;  
#46 What If 46 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $1.25 $26
▲ $4
$23 $18 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 8/11/2021 for $6, a raw 8.0 on 1/21/2020 for $8
Doug notes: What If Spider-Man's Uncle Ben Had Lived? Sienkiewicz-c; Green Goblin appear;
CGC label note: $1.25 cover price.
 
#47 What If 47 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$6 $1.25 $36
▲ $11
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  Final Issue
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST issue; What If Loki Found Thor's Hammer First? Sienkiewicz-c; Kelley Jones-a;
CGC label note: Last issue.
 
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
What If CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
3525342755+22+1
36501581+8--
3732--35--+3--
3819--20--+1--
3927--32--+5--
4029--33--+4--
4120--20------
4224--26--+2--
43381491+11--
4424--25--+1--
4538--38------
46281301+2--
4725--35--+10--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
607
~99%
7
~1%
676
~99%
8
~1%
 +69
  ~99% 
 +1
  ~1% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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What If Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for What If in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.25 cover price variants exist within the What If title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #35-47 of What If.

Are the What If cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are What If cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Heathcliff (#1-9) Price Guide
Life With Archie (#232-286) Price Guide
The Life of Pope John Paul II (#1) Price Guide

What If (#35-47) 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 ]

What If Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#35 What If 35 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $30
 Marvel, 10/1982  Conan notes: A CGC 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/20/2021 for $26
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title; What if Bullseye Had Not Killed Elektra? 16 Page Story by FRANK MILLER with art by FRANK MILLER & Terry Austin; AVENGERS in What if: YELLOW-JACKET had DIED?;
CGC label note: Ed Hannigan & Terry Austin cover $1.25 cover price.
 
#36 What If 36 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $20
▲ $6
 Marvel, 12/1982  Ben notes: Cover swipe of Fantastic Four #1.
Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/10/2021 for $2
Doug notes: What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers? What If Nova Had Not Given Up His Powers? JOHN BYRNE-c/a;
CGC label note: Fantastic Four #1 cover homage.
 
#37 What If 37 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $20
▲ $6
 Marvel, 2/1983  Doug notes: What If the Thing Had Continues to Mutate? Fantastic Four, Captain America & Giant-Man appear; What If the Beast Had Truly Become a Beast?; What If Galactus Had Turned the Silver Surfer Back Into Norrin Radd?  
#38 What If 38 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $20
▲ $6
 Marvel, 4/1983  Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/8/2021 for $2
Doug notes: Daredevil, Vision and Scarlet Witch, Captain America-c/s; Red Skull, Kingpin appear;
 
#39 What If 39 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $26
▲ $8
 Marvel, 6/1983  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/29/2021 for $10
Doug notes: THOR vs CONAN Battle-c/s;
 
#40 What If 40 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $20
▲ $6
 Marvel, 8/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 8/26/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 8/16/2021 for $5
Doug notes: What If Dr. Strange Had Never Become Master of the Mystic Arts?; Guice-a;
 
#41 What If 41 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $20
▲ $6
 Marvel, 10/1983  Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/19/2019 for $8
Doug notes: Sub-Mariner had saved Atlantis from its Destiny?
 
#42 What If 42 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $20
▲ $6
 Marvel, 12/1983  Doug notes: What If Susan Richards Died in Childbirth? Fantastic Four-c/s;  
#43 What If 43 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $30
▲ $12
 Marvel, 2/1984  Doug notes: What If CONAN the Barbarian Stranded in 20th Century; Bill Sienkiewicz Painted cover; Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer & Phoenix backup story  
#44 What If 44 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $22
▲ $8
 Marvel, 4/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.5 on 8/27/2021 for $5, a raw 8.0 on 5/19/2020 for $8
Doug notes: What If Captain America Were Not Revived Until Today?
CGC label note: Fantastic Four, Thor & Avengers appearance.
 
#45 What If 45 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $26
▲ $10
 Marvel, 6/1984  Doug notes: HULK went Berzerk; Sienkiewicz-c; Fantastic Four & Avengers app;  
#46 What If 46 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $26
▲ $4
 Marvel, 8/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 8/11/2021 for $6, a raw 8.0 on 1/21/2020 for $8
Doug notes: What If Spider-Man's Uncle Ben Had Lived? Sienkiewicz-c; Green Goblin appear;
CGC label note: $1.25 cover price.
 
#47 What If 47 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $36
▲ $11
 Marvel, 10/1984  Final Issue
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST issue; What If Loki Found Thor's Hammer First? Sienkiewicz-c; Kelley Jones-a;
CGC label note: Last issue.
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
What If CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
352755+22+1
36581+8--
3735--+3--
3820--+1--
3932--+5--
4033--+4--
4120------
4226--+2--
43491+11--
4425--+1--
4538------
46301+2--
4735--+10--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
676
~99%
8
~1%
 +69
  ~99% 
 +1
  ~1% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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This page: What If (#35-47) CPV Values
[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

What If Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for What If in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.25 cover price variants exist within the What If title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #35-47 of What If.

Are the What If cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are What If cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Heathcliff (#1-9) Price Guide
Life With Archie (#232-286) Price Guide
The Life of Pope John Paul II (#1) Price Guide

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