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Amazing Spider-Man (#233-279, Annual #16-19) Values 2023


Canadian Price Variant Values, 2023 Price Guide
From: The 2023 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Greg Holland, Jon McClure, Jayden Mitchell, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]
Amazing Spider-Man — 2023 Price Guide Values #233-279, Annual #16-19
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
#233 Amazing Spider-Man 233 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$14 $0.75 $36
▲ $10
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  Versus Tarantula
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $643 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 8.5 on 5/11/2021 for $26, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10, a raw 8.5 on 7/31/2020 for $16
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Tarantula appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#234 Amazing Spider-Man 234 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$14 $0.75 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  Marvel Guide to Collecting Comics
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG/FN 5.0 on 3/22/2022 for $10 (buy it now), a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $11, a CGC 9.2 on 5/11/2021 for $26
CGC label note: 16 page preview of the Marvel Comics Guide to Collecting Comics. 75¢ cover price.
 
#235 Amazing Spider-Man 235 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$14 $0.75 $36
▲ $12
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  Origin of Will O' the Wisp
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF 8.0 on 9/29/2022 for $16 (buy it now), a CGC 9.0 on 5/18/2021 for $34, a raw 6.0 on 7/27/2020 for $10, a raw 7.5 on 4/20/2020 for $14, a raw 8.5 on 9/21/2020 for $17
CGC label note: Origin of Will O' the Wisp. Tarantula appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#236 Amazing Spider-Man 236 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$14 $0.75 $32
▲ $10
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 1/1983  Death of Tarantula I (Anton Rodriguez)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 8/9/2022 for $18 (buy it now), a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $15, a CGC 9.8 on 3/4/2021 for $400, a raw 4.0 on 11/23/2020 for $10, a raw 7.5 on 7/27/2020 for $14
CGC label note: "Death" of Tarantula. Will-O'-The-Wisp appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#237 Amazing Spider-Man 237 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$14 $0.75 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 1/26/2021 for $10, a raw 8.0 on 1/16/2021 for $16, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 6/18/2020 for $15
CGC label note: Stilt-Man appearance.
 
#238Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 238 Canadian Price Variant picture$200$500 $0.75 $750
▲ $65
$503 $402 $281 $189 $94 
 Marvel, 3/1983  1st Appearance of Hobgoblin; Came with Tattooz
#2 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Rumors are still circulating that the Hobgoblin will be coming to the big screen so it's only a matter of time. In February of 2022 a 9.6 CGC sold for $2052; July a 8.5 sold for $595; July an CGC 4.0 sold for $325. In September 2021 a 9.0 CGC sold for $847, June an 8.0 CGC sold for $600 and an 8.5 CGC SS sold in May for $1017. In 2020 the following grades sold for breakout prices: 4.0 CGC for $160 in October; 5.0 CGC for $335 in July; 9.2 CGC for $800 in March; 9.8 CGC in March sold for $4650 becoming the highest amount paid for any CPV on a public auction only to have this price shatterered once agian a few months later in November when a second copy sells in another public auction for $7800. This has become a must have book for the serious C.P.V. collector and/or investor.
Jayden notes: A CGC 8.0 CPV sold at CaptCanComics.ca on 6/30/2022 for $800 CAD
Ben notes: Classic cover contender.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 8.5 on 10/17/2022 for $500 (buy it now), a CGC 9.6 on 2/21/2022 for $2050 (buy it now), a raw 5.0 (no tattooz) on 12/24/2020 for $112, a raw 8.0 on 2/15/2021 for $420, a raw 2.0 on 3/20/2020 for $80, a CGC 8.5 on 12/26/2019 for $350
Jon notes: CGC updated their labeling treatment this year; please see this article for more details and for my previous advisor note.
Paul notes: 75¢ variants of this issue did indeed come with Tattooz included (Overstreet's in-guide note is incorrect). A VF- Amazing Spider-Man #238 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2018
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Hobgoblin. Manufactured with "Tattooz" insert & sample. 75¢ cover price.
 
#239Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 239 Canadian Price Variant picture$48$80 $0.75 $94 $63 $50 $35 $24 $12 
 Marvel, 4/1983  2nd Appearance of Hobgoblin
#62 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC sold in January 2021 for $800, a 9.6 CGC in May for $330 and a 9.0 CGC in March for $130.
Ben notes: First Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle.
Bill notes: An Amazing Spider-Man 239 variant in CGC 9.8 sold for $667, Nov-2019
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 8/24/2022 for $43 (at auction), a CGC 9.2 Restored on 10/20/2022 for $45 (at auction), a raw 3.0 on 7/22/2021 for $17, a raw 5.5 on 2/7/2021 for $50, a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $52, a raw 5.0 on 2/10/2020 for $13, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $32, a raw 3.0 on 12/16/2019 for $42
Doug notes: First HOBGOBLIN vs Spider-Man BATTLE cover and Story; SECOND appearance of Roderick Kingsley aka the Original HOBGOBLIN cover and story; MADAME WEB appears; ** It is Rumored that NED LEEDS Will finally become HOBGOBLIN in a Spider-Man Movie; HOBGOBLIN is #57 on IGN's Top-100 Comic Book Villain Of All Time List;
CGC label note: 1st Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle. Madame Web appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#240 Amazing Spider-Man 240 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$14 $0.75 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 6/24/2022 for $19 (buy it now), a raw 6.0 on 7/22/2021 for $14, a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $16, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $10
CGC label note: Vulture appearance.
 
#241 Amazing Spider-Man 241 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$14 $0.75 $32
▲ $10
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 6/1983  Origin of Vulture
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF+ 8.5 on 1/21/2022 for $30 (buy it now), a raw 4.0 on 5/3/2021 for $13, a CGC 7.5 on 5/11/2021 for $22, a raw 7.5 on 2/6/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $14
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#242 Amazing Spider-Man 242 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$14 $0.75 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  Versus Mad Thinker
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#243 Amazing Spider-Man 243 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$14 $0.75 $28
▲ $10
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  Conan notes: A CGC 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/17/2021 for $26
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#244 Amazing Spider-Man 244 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$26 $0.75 $60
▲ $8
$45 $36 $25 $17 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  Versus Hobgoblin; 3rd Appearance of Hobgoblin (cameo)
Ben notes: 1st appearance of Arnold "Lefty" Donovan
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 7/22/2021 for $10, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $25, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $11, a raw 3.0 on 3/11/2019 for $12
CGC label note: Hobgoblin cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#245 Amazing Spider-Man 245 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$30 $0.75 $64
▲ $14
$48 $38 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Lefty Donovan becomes Hobgoblin; 4th appearance Hobgoblin (cameo)
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $193 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 6/21/2021 for $23, a CGC 9.4 on 4/5/2021 for $51, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2021 for $36, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $13
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#246 Amazing Spider-Man 246 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$14 $0.75 $28
▲ $8
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  CGC label note: "Daydreamers!" story featuring cameos by Cary Grant, John Travolta, Meryl Streep & Woody Allen. 75¢ cover price.  
#247 Amazing Spider-Man 247 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$14 $0.75 $28
▲ $10
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Versus Thunderball
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF+ 8.5 on 1/26/2022 for $16 (buy it now), a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $11
CGC label note: Thunderball & Frog-Man appearance. 75¢ cover price
 
#248 Amazing Spider-Man 248 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$14 $0.75 $28
▲ $10
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Versus Thunderball
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $22, a raw 6.0 on 12/17/2020 for $24, a CGC 9.2 on 4/15/2021 for $61, a raw 6.5 on 3/13/2019 for $16, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $19
CGC label note: Thunderball appearance. "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" back-up story. 75¢ cover price.
 
#249 Amazing Spider-Man 249 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$20 $0.75 $48
▲ $13
$36 $29 $20 $14 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/24/2022 for $26 (at auction), a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $18
CGC label note: Hobgoblin vs. Kingpin. 75¢ cover price.
 
#250 Amazing Spider-Man 250 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$20 $0.75 $42
▲ $12
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 3/1984  Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $492 in November 2019.
Jayden notes: Hobgoblin cover, anniversary issue and Spidey effect! Perfect storm for a filler book with good value. A VF/NM CPV sold at CaptCanComics.ca for $75 CAD on 9/16/2022.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/16/2022 for $33 (at auction), a raw 4.0 on 7/22/2021 for $22, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $38, a raw 7.5 on 3/26/2019 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $17
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#251 Amazing Spider-Man 251 Canadian Price Variant picture$20$20 $0.75 $40
▲ $8
$30 $24 $17 $11 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  Versus Hobgoblin; Last old costume; Secret Wars gateway
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 7/22/2021 for $28, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $22, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $18
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#252Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 252 Canadian Price Variant picture$120$275 $0.75 $325
▲ $60
$218 $174 $122 $82 $41 
 Marvel, 5/1984  1st Appearance of the black costume; Amazing Fantasy 15 cover homage
#8 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In 2022: 9.8 CGC sold in July for $3960; 9.6 CGC in June sold $846; in summer three 9.2's CGC sold for $300,$330 & $375; three copies in 9.0 sold for $288,$260 & $266; 7.0 CGC in May for $150; 5.5 CGC in August for $137;4.0 CGC in Feb for $98. In March of 2021 a 9.8 sold for $3816, in May a 9.8 CGC sold for $3360; a SS in 9.8 CGC sold for $4600 (August); a 9.6 CGC for $1200 (May), an 8.5 CGC ow/w for $204.39 (August), in October a 5.0 CGC sold for $102.89. Other grades have also experienced break-out prices lighting a fire under this book. In 2020 the following grades sold for: 9.0 CGC S.S. Lee for $426 in March; 9.4 CGC S.S. Lee in August for $740; 9.8 CGC in October for $1800. Along with Marvel Team-up #141, Spectacular #90 and Secret Wars #8 this book is a must have for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit which eventually becomes Venom.
Jayden notes: Example recent ASM #252 CPV sales at CaptCanComics.ca: a CGC 9.2 sold on 6/30/2022 for $500 CAD, a raw VF/NM sold on 6/7/2022 for $375 CAD, a raw VF+ sold on 5/31/2022 for $350 CAD and a raw VF sold on 4/1/2022 for $350 CAD.
Ben notes: Whenever new-to-CPVs collectors ask me for my opinion on which CPV to collect first, ASM 252 is my answer and here's why. As an "event" comic that received immediate collector interest, it is likely that many collectors may have not been able to load up at their local comic shop with as many copies as they wanted, and thus headed to the newsstands to add additional copies. As a result we see an extraordinarily high number of CGC census copies of both the variant (relative to other CPVs) and the "regular" types for this particular issue. This means a new CPV collector will find it much easier / less frustrating to actually find a suitable CPV copy for their collection making it a great first CPV target.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,282 in October 2018; back in December 2017 a CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,000; a VG/FN variant sold for $107.58 in August 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG 4.0 on 5/10/2022 for $155 (buy it now), a raw FN- 5.5 on 5/9/2022 for $119 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 5/5/2022 for $210 (buy it now), a CGC 9.0 on 11/30/2021 for $300 (buy it now), a raw 2.0 on 8/23/2021 for $72, a raw 2.5 on 1/28/2021 for $85, a CGC 7.0 on 7/8/2021 for $135, a raw 2.5 on 12/31/2019 for $35, a raw 6.0 on 6/6/2019 for $48, a raw 5.0 on 6/16/2020 for $61, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $63, a CGC 8.5 on 5/7/2019 for $86, a raw 8.0 on 12/30/2019 for $98, a CGC 9.2 on 11/19/2019 for $106, a raw 8.0 on 9/21/2020 for $195, a CGC 9.4 on 11/20/2020 for $280, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2019 for $300
Paul notes: Example ASM #252 variant sales at PNJ Comics: Two CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #252 variants sold for $3,995 on 4/5/2022, a CGC 9.6 variant sold for $846 on 6/29/2022, an NM+ variant sold for $250.00 on 3/7/2018, an NM variant sold for $215 in 2018, and a raw VG/FN variant sold for $80 in 2020.
CGC label note: Ties w/ Marvel Team-Up #141 for 1st app. of the black costume. Amazing Fantasy #15 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
 
#253 Amazing Spider-Man 253 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$30 $0.75 $65 $49 $39 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearance of The Rose
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $428 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 7/5/2022 for $22 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 1/26/2022 for $22 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/24/2022 for $23 (at auction), a raw 8.0 on 3/20/2019 for $11
Doug notes: SECOND issue in series with Spider-Man in Alien Symbiote BLACK Costume that later becomes VENOM; First appearance of Richard Fisk the original ROSE partial cover & Story; Richard Fisk, the ROSE is the son of Wilson Fisk the KINGPIN;
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Rose. 75¢ cover price.
 
#254 Amazing Spider-Man 254 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$14 $0.75 $28
▲ $10
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 7/1984  Versus Jack O Lantern
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $257 in November 2019.
Conan notes: A raw FN/VF 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/29/2022 for $12 (buy it now)
CGC label note: Jack O'Lantern appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#255 Amazing Spider-Man 255 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$14 $0.75 $28
▲ $10
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Versus Red Ghost
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/18/2020 for $10
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Black Fox (Raul Chalmers). 75¢ cover price. Red Ghost & Super Apes appearance.
 
#256Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 256 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$45 $0.75 $77
▲ $7
$52 $41 $29 $19 $10 
 Marvel, 9/1984  1st Appearance of Puma; Origin of Puma; Versus Puma
#90 in this year's Top 100.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 4/11/2022 for $38 (buy it now), a raw FN 6.0 on 9/29/2022 for $34 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/31/2022 for $52 (at auction), a raw 3.5 on 3/12/2020 for $12, a raw 5.5 on 6/24/2020 for $13, a raw 7.5 on 7/27/2020 for $21
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Puma (Thomas Fireheart). 75¢ cover price. Black Cat & Rose appearance.
 
#257Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 257 Canadian Price Variant picture$15$14 $0.75 $90
▲ $20
$60 $48 $34 $23 $11 
 Marvel, 10/1984  2nd Appearance of Puma; Versus Puma
#72 in this year's Top 100.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw GD 2.0 on 11/17/2021 for $13 (buy it now), a raw FN- 5.5 on 9/29/2022 for $50 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 10/3/2022 for $32 (at auction)
Doug notes: FIRST cameo appearance Ned Leeds as HOBGOBLIN in Half page Panel; It is possible for Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) to become the Hobgoblin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Jacob Batalon plays NED LEEDS in multiple MCU MOVIES; Second appearance of Thomas Fireheart aka THE PUMA cover and story; Spider-Man vs PUMA Battle cover and story; Appearances by; Black Cat, Rose, Arranger and Kingpin; Mary Jane Watson reveals she knows Spider-Man s Identity as Peter Parker;
CGC label note: 2nd appearance of Puma. Black Cat, Hobgoblin, Rose & Kingpin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#258 Amazing Spider-Man 258 Canadian Price Variant picture$24$14 $0.75 $70
▲ $30
$52 $42 $29 $20 $10 
 Marvel, 11/1984  Angelo notes: This issue has quickly become a must-have book by collectors/investors because it's revealed that Spider-Man's new costume is an alien symbiote!
Bill notes: The alien symbiote's weakness to sound wave vibrations is revealed
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/16/2022 for $33 (at auction), a raw 8.0 on 6/21/2019 for $13
CGC label note: Spider-Man's new costume revealed to be an alien symbiote. Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Black Cat & Hobgoblin app. 75¢
 
#259 Amazing Spider-Man 259 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$32 $0.75 $56
▲ $20
$42 $34 $24 $16 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Origin of Mary Jane Watson; Spider-Man back to old costume
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 1/28/2022 for $25 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 10/3/2022 for $18 (at auction), a CGC 9.6 on 6/10/2021 for $67, a raw 7.0 on 9/7/2020 for $20, a raw 8.5 on 8/17/2020 for $30
CGC label note: Origin of Mary Jane Watson. Hobgoblin, Rose, Mister Fantastic & She-Hulk appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#260 Amazing Spider-Man 260 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$30 $0.75 $50
▲ $15
$38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 8.0 on 5/3/2021 for $32, a CGC 9.6 on 3/12/2021 for $100, a raw 3.5 on 7/24/2019 for $11, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $12
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. Susan & Franklin Richards cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#261 Amazing Spider-Man 261 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$30 $0.75 $66
▲ $15
$50 $40 $28 $19 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  Versus Hobgoblin; Painted cover
Ben notes: Charles Vess Painted Cover, Hobgoblin; A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $234 in June of 2021.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG 4.0 on 9/29/2022 for $11 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 9/20/2022 for $29 (at auction)
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#262 Amazing Spider-Man 262 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$18 $0.75 $34
▲ $6
$30 $24 $17 $11 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Photo cover; Spider-man unmasked
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 5/5/2021 for $10, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $13
CGC label note: Scott Leva (as Spider-Man) photo cover. 75¢ cover price.
 
#263 Amazing Spider-Man 263 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$12 $0.75 $45
▲ $15
$34 $27 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  1st Appearance of Spider-Kid (Ollie Osnick)
Ben notes: Birth of Norman ("Normie") Osborn Jr.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $249 in July 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 9/21/2020 for $25, a raw 8.5 on 8/14/2020 for $34
CGC label note: Spider-Kid & Black Cat appearance. Birth of Norman "Normie" Osborn. 75¢ cover price.
 
#264 Amazing Spider-Man 264 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$12 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/3/2021 for $14
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#265Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 265 Canadian Price Variant picture$48$80 $0.75 $128
▲ $18
$86 $69 $48 $32 $16 
 Marvel, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Silver Sable
#32 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Silver and Black movie has been canceled. Female super-heroes is a market that has earned Marvel's expansion interests. Tough to find in 9.8. In April of 2022 a 9.4 CGC sold for $400. A 9.0 CGC sold in October 2019 for $90.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw GD/VG 3.0 on 6/3/2022 for $20 (at auction), a raw VG/FN 5.0 on 9/29/2022 for $40 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 8/22/2022 for $73 (at auction), a raw 4.0 on 8/19/2020 for $23, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $27, a CGC 9.2 on 5/27/2020 for $66, a raw 7.5 on 6/12/2019 for $78
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Silver Sablinova aka SILVER SABLE; Spider-Man vs the Black Fox cover & story; Sony Pictures is developing a BLACK CAT / SILVER SABLE Big Screen MOVIE
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Silver Sable. Black Fox appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#266 Amazing Spider-Man 266 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$12 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  Conan notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/30/2021 for $87
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#267 Amazing Spider-Man 267 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$12 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $14, a raw 8.0 on 5/5/2021 for $15, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10
CGC label note: Spider-Man in the suburbs. Human Torch appearance. Matt Murdock cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#268 Amazing Spider-Man 268 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$12 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Secret Wars II; Cover forms diptych with Web of Spider-Man #6
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.6 on 9/22/2022 for $43 (at auction), a raw 4.5 on 6/21/2021 for $10
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#269 Amazing Spider-Man 269 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$12 $0.75 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  Versus Firelord
Conan notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/17/2022 for $130 (at auction)
CGC label note: Firelord appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#270 Amazing Spider-Man 270 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$12 $0.75 $24
▲ $4
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearance of Kate Cushing; Versus Firelord
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 8/11/2022 for $14 (buy it now), a raw 5.5 on 6/21/2021 for $13
CGC label note: Firelord & Avengers (Captain America, Hercules, Black Knight & Starfox) appearance. Avengers #96 cover homage.
 
#271 Amazing Spider-Man 271 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$12 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Versus Manslaughter
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.6 on 4/6/2021 for $63, a raw 6.0 on 4/28/2020 for $12
CGC label note: Crusher Hogan appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#272 Amazing Spider-Man 272 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$12 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  1st Appearance of Slyde; Versus Slyde
Conan notes: A CGC 9.4 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/2/2021 for $30
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of Slyde (Jalome Beacher). Puma appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#273 Amazing Spider-Man 273 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$12 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Secret Wars II tie-in
Conan notes: A raw FN variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/29/2022 for $11 (buy it now)
CGC label note: Beyonder & Puma appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#274 Amazing Spider-Man 274 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$12 $0.95 $27
▲ $9
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Versus Beyonder; Secret Wars II
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.8 on 10/18/2022 for $150 (at auction), a raw 3.5 on 5/3/2021 for $11, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $26, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $11, a raw 7.5 on 12/4/2019 for $29
Doug notes: Spirit of Vengeance
CGC label note: Zarathos, Beyonder, Mephisto & Kingpin app. 95¢ cover price. Interior cover pin-up.
 
#275 Amazing Spider-Man 275 Canadian Price Variant picture$23$35 $1.50 $68
▲ $10
$51 $41 $29 $19 $10 
 Marvel, 4/1986  Origin of Spider-Man; Double-sized
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF+ 8.5 on 9/9/2022 for $43 (at auction), a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $38, a raw 3.5 on 9/21/2020 for $17, a raw 3.0 on 3/11/2019 for $21
CGC label note: Hobgoblin, Rose & Kingpin appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
#276 Amazing Spider-Man 276 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$18 $0.95 $36
▲ $4
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Death of the Fly; Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN- 5.5 on 6/13/2022 for $14 (buy it now), a raw 8.0 on 6/3/2019 for $10
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Scourge appearance. "Death" of the Fly. Rose cameo. 95¢ cover price.
 
#277 Amazing Spider-Man 277 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$12 $0.95 $27
▲ $9
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  Versus Kingpin
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2019 for $10
Doug notes: VESS-c/a
CGC label note: Matt Murdock & Kingpin appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#278 Amazing Spider-Man 278 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$12 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Death of Wraith
CGC label note: "Death" of the Wraith. Scourge, Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#279 Amazing Spider-Man 279 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$12 $0.95 $38
▲ $13
$33 $27 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Jack O Lantern versus Silver Sable; Jack O Lantern cover/story
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Silver Sable & Jack O' Lantern appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
Annual #16Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 Canadian Price Variant picture$72$175 $1.25 $230
▼ $20
$154 $123 $86 $58 $29 
 Marvel, 12/1982  1st Appearance of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau); Origin of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
#13 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been on fire with speculation, easter eggs! In 2021 several sold: 9.8 CGC in February $2000, 9.6 CGC July $900, 9.4 CGC May $501, 9.0 CGC June $275
Doug notes: First appearance & ORIGIN of Monica Rambeau, as she becomes the new Black Female CAPTAIN MARVEL cover & story; Monica Rambeau is currently known as Spectrum; Monica Rambeau Later became a Member of the AVENGERS;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of the new Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau). Avengers appearance. $1.25 cover price.
 
Annual #17 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #17 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$14 $1.25 $42
▲ $6
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  CGC label note: Kingpin appearance.  
Annual #18 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$14 $1.25 $32
▲ $5
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Wedding of J. Jonah Jameson
CGC label note: Stan Lee script. Scorpion appearance. J. Jonah Jameson & Marla Madison wed.
 
Annual #19 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #19 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$14 $1.50 $35
▲ $5
$31 $25 $17 $12 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  CGC label note: 1st appearance of Alistaire Smythe. Spider-Slayer & Kingpin appearance.  
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
Amazing Spider-Man CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
2332571231213+55+1
2342911434416+53+2
23526563107+45+1
2363471640017+53+1
23725373007+47--
2388,0312179,946285+1,915+68
2392,324532,81778+493+25
24032183619+40+1
2413031135012+47+1
24220542394+34--
2432791233412+55--
2444341753618+102+1
2455751669619+121+3
24629563427+47+1
2472051124713+42+2
24828373437+60--
249349745011+101+4
2506101281518+205+6
2514561357916+123+3
25214,94546618,875596+3,930+130
2535852986540+280+11
2544841564919+165+4
2555261566318+137+3
25681781,20116+384+8
2574321186719+435+8
258812131,22418+412+5
259677885012+173+4
2605031465317+150+3
2615431570418+161+3
26233343965+63+1
2635731571317+140+2
26442645018+75+4
2652,600433,60461+1,004+18
26630143788+77+4
26736574378+72+1
26857837168+138+5
26935824355+77+3
270276734711+71+4
27123042826+52+2
27241745015+84+1
27327543247+49+3
274421951316+92+7
275934161,10530+171+14
276480957712+97+3
27731053808+70+3
27831343816+68+2
27923732995+62+2
Annual #163,008825,380121+2,372+39
Annual #1719022283+38+1
Annual #1829243486+56+2
Annual #1937614724+96+3
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
49,700
~97%
1,279
~3%
64,589
~97%
1,702
~3%
 +14,889
  ~97% 
 +423
  ~3% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Amazing Spider-Man Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Amazing Spider-Man in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Amazing Spider-Man title.

Which issues of Amazing Spider-Man have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #233-279 and Annual #16-19 of Amazing Spider-Man. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #238, 239, 252, 256, 257, 265, and Annual #16.

Why don't more Amazing Spider-Man 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 Amazing Spider-Man 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 Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Amazing Spider-Man 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, Amazing Spider-Man 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 Amazing Spider-Man 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Amazing Spider-Man (#233-279, Annual #16-19) Values 2023


From: The 2023 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Greg Holland, Jon McClure, Jayden Mitchell, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]

Amazing Spider-Man Values — 2023 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#233 Amazing Spider-Man 233 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $36
▲ $10
 Marvel, 10/1982  Versus Tarantula
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $643 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 8.5 on 5/11/2021 for $26, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10, a raw 8.5 on 7/31/2020 for $16
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Tarantula appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#234 Amazing Spider-Man 234 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $10
 Marvel, 11/1982  Marvel Guide to Collecting Comics
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG/FN 5.0 on 3/22/2022 for $10 (buy it now), a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $11, a CGC 9.2 on 5/11/2021 for $26
CGC label note: 16 page preview of the Marvel Comics Guide to Collecting Comics. 75¢ cover price.
 
#235 Amazing Spider-Man 235 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $36
▲ $12
 Marvel, 12/1982  Origin of Will O' the Wisp
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF 8.0 on 9/29/2022 for $16 (buy it now), a CGC 9.0 on 5/18/2021 for $34, a raw 6.0 on 7/27/2020 for $10, a raw 7.5 on 4/20/2020 for $14, a raw 8.5 on 9/21/2020 for $17
CGC label note: Origin of Will O' the Wisp. Tarantula appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#236 Amazing Spider-Man 236 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $32
▲ $10
 Marvel, 1/1983  Death of Tarantula I (Anton Rodriguez)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 8/9/2022 for $18 (buy it now), a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $15, a CGC 9.8 on 3/4/2021 for $400, a raw 4.0 on 11/23/2020 for $10, a raw 7.5 on 7/27/2020 for $14
CGC label note: "Death" of Tarantula. Will-O'-The-Wisp appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#237 Amazing Spider-Man 237 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $10
 Marvel, 2/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 1/26/2021 for $10, a raw 8.0 on 1/16/2021 for $16, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 6/18/2020 for $15
CGC label note: Stilt-Man appearance.
 
#238Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 238 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $750
▲ $65
 Marvel, 3/1983  1st Appearance of Hobgoblin; Came with Tattooz
#2 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Rumors are still circulating that the Hobgoblin will be coming to the big screen so it's only a matter of time. In February of 2022 a 9.6 CGC sold for $2052; July a 8.5 sold for $595; July an CGC 4.0 sold for $325. In September 2021 a 9.0 CGC sold for $847, June an 8.0 CGC sold for $600 and an 8.5 CGC SS sold in May for $1017. In 2020 the following grades sold for breakout prices: 4.0 CGC for $160 in October; 5.0 CGC for $335 in July; 9.2 CGC for $800 in March; 9.8 CGC in March sold for $4650 becoming the highest amount paid for any CPV on a public auction only to have this price shatterered once agian a few months later in November when a second copy sells in another public auction for $7800. This has become a must have book for the serious C.P.V. collector and/or investor.
Jayden notes: A CGC 8.0 CPV sold at CaptCanComics.ca on 6/30/2022 for $800 CAD
Ben notes: Classic cover contender.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 8.5 on 10/17/2022 for $500 (buy it now), a CGC 9.6 on 2/21/2022 for $2050 (buy it now), a raw 5.0 (no tattooz) on 12/24/2020 for $112, a raw 8.0 on 2/15/2021 for $420, a raw 2.0 on 3/20/2020 for $80, a CGC 8.5 on 12/26/2019 for $350
Jon notes: CGC updated their labeling treatment this year; please see this article for more details and for my previous advisor note.
Paul notes: 75¢ variants of this issue did indeed come with Tattooz included (Overstreet's in-guide note is incorrect). A VF- Amazing Spider-Man #238 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2018
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Hobgoblin. Manufactured with "Tattooz" insert & sample. 75¢ cover price.
 
#239Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 239 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $94
 Marvel, 4/1983  2nd Appearance of Hobgoblin
#62 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC sold in January 2021 for $800, a 9.6 CGC in May for $330 and a 9.0 CGC in March for $130.
Ben notes: First Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle.
Bill notes: An Amazing Spider-Man 239 variant in CGC 9.8 sold for $667, Nov-2019
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 8/24/2022 for $43 (at auction), a CGC 9.2 Restored on 10/20/2022 for $45 (at auction), a raw 3.0 on 7/22/2021 for $17, a raw 5.5 on 2/7/2021 for $50, a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $52, a raw 5.0 on 2/10/2020 for $13, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $32, a raw 3.0 on 12/16/2019 for $42
Doug notes: First HOBGOBLIN vs Spider-Man BATTLE cover and Story; SECOND appearance of Roderick Kingsley aka the Original HOBGOBLIN cover and story; MADAME WEB appears; ** It is Rumored that NED LEEDS Will finally become HOBGOBLIN in a Spider-Man Movie; HOBGOBLIN is #57 on IGN's Top-100 Comic Book Villain Of All Time List;
CGC label note: 1st Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin battle. Madame Web appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#240 Amazing Spider-Man 240 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $10
 Marvel, 5/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 6/24/2022 for $19 (buy it now), a raw 6.0 on 7/22/2021 for $14, a raw 6.5 on 5/3/2021 for $16, a raw 5.5 on 9/21/2020 for $10
CGC label note: Vulture appearance.
 
#241 Amazing Spider-Man 241 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $32
▲ $10
 Marvel, 6/1983  Origin of Vulture
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF+ 8.5 on 1/21/2022 for $30 (buy it now), a raw 4.0 on 5/3/2021 for $13, a CGC 7.5 on 5/11/2021 for $22, a raw 7.5 on 2/6/2020 for $10, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $14
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#242 Amazing Spider-Man 242 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $10
 Marvel, 7/1983  Versus Mad Thinker
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#243 Amazing Spider-Man 243 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $10
 Marvel, 8/1983  Conan notes: A CGC 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/17/2021 for $26
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#244 Amazing Spider-Man 244 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $60
▲ $8
 Marvel, 9/1983  Versus Hobgoblin; 3rd Appearance of Hobgoblin (cameo)
Ben notes: 1st appearance of Arnold "Lefty" Donovan
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 7/22/2021 for $10, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $25, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $11, a raw 3.0 on 3/11/2019 for $12
CGC label note: Hobgoblin cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#245 Amazing Spider-Man 245 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $64
▲ $14
 Marvel, 10/1983  Lefty Donovan becomes Hobgoblin; 4th appearance Hobgoblin (cameo)
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $193 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 6/21/2021 for $23, a CGC 9.4 on 4/5/2021 for $51, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2021 for $36, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $13
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#246 Amazing Spider-Man 246 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $8
 Marvel, 11/1983  CGC label note: "Daydreamers!" story featuring cameos by Cary Grant, John Travolta, Meryl Streep & Woody Allen. 75¢ cover price.  
#247 Amazing Spider-Man 247 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $10
 Marvel, 12/1983  Versus Thunderball
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF+ 8.5 on 1/26/2022 for $16 (buy it now), a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $11
CGC label note: Thunderball & Frog-Man appearance. 75¢ cover price
 
#248 Amazing Spider-Man 248 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $10
 Marvel, 1/1984  Versus Thunderball
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $22, a raw 6.0 on 12/17/2020 for $24, a CGC 9.2 on 4/15/2021 for $61, a raw 6.5 on 3/13/2019 for $16, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $19
CGC label note: Thunderball appearance. "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" back-up story. 75¢ cover price.
 
#249 Amazing Spider-Man 249 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $48
▲ $13
 Marvel, 2/1984  Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/24/2022 for $26 (at auction), a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $18
CGC label note: Hobgoblin vs. Kingpin. 75¢ cover price.
 
#250 Amazing Spider-Man 250 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $42
▲ $12
 Marvel, 3/1984  Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $492 in November 2019.
Jayden notes: Hobgoblin cover, anniversary issue and Spidey effect! Perfect storm for a filler book with good value. A VF/NM CPV sold at CaptCanComics.ca for $75 CAD on 9/16/2022.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/16/2022 for $33 (at auction), a raw 4.0 on 7/22/2021 for $22, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $38, a raw 7.5 on 3/26/2019 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $17
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#251 Amazing Spider-Man 251 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $40
▲ $8
 Marvel, 4/1984  Versus Hobgoblin; Last old costume; Secret Wars gateway
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 7/22/2021 for $28, a raw 5.5 on 5/3/2021 for $22, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $18
CGC label note: Hobgoblin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#252Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 252 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $325
▲ $60
 Marvel, 5/1984  1st Appearance of the black costume; Amazing Fantasy 15 cover homage
#8 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In 2022: 9.8 CGC sold in July for $3960; 9.6 CGC in June sold $846; in summer three 9.2's CGC sold for $300,$330 & $375; three copies in 9.0 sold for $288,$260 & $266; 7.0 CGC in May for $150; 5.5 CGC in August for $137;4.0 CGC in Feb for $98. In March of 2021 a 9.8 sold for $3816, in May a 9.8 CGC sold for $3360; a SS in 9.8 CGC sold for $4600 (August); a 9.6 CGC for $1200 (May), an 8.5 CGC ow/w for $204.39 (August), in October a 5.0 CGC sold for $102.89. Other grades have also experienced break-out prices lighting a fire under this book. In 2020 the following grades sold for: 9.0 CGC S.S. Lee for $426 in March; 9.4 CGC S.S. Lee in August for $740; 9.8 CGC in October for $1800. Along with Marvel Team-up #141, Spectacular #90 and Secret Wars #8 this book is a must have for the Spider-man collector/investor interested in the black suit which eventually becomes Venom.
Jayden notes: Example recent ASM #252 CPV sales at CaptCanComics.ca: a CGC 9.2 sold on 6/30/2022 for $500 CAD, a raw VF/NM sold on 6/7/2022 for $375 CAD, a raw VF+ sold on 5/31/2022 for $350 CAD and a raw VF sold on 4/1/2022 for $350 CAD.
Ben notes: Whenever new-to-CPVs collectors ask me for my opinion on which CPV to collect first, ASM 252 is my answer and here's why. As an "event" comic that received immediate collector interest, it is likely that many collectors may have not been able to load up at their local comic shop with as many copies as they wanted, and thus headed to the newsstands to add additional copies. As a result we see an extraordinarily high number of CGC census copies of both the variant (relative to other CPVs) and the "regular" types for this particular issue. This means a new CPV collector will find it much easier / less frustrating to actually find a suitable CPV copy for their collection making it a great first CPV target.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,282 in October 2018; back in December 2017 a CGC 9.8 variant sold for $1,000; a VG/FN variant sold for $107.58 in August 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG 4.0 on 5/10/2022 for $155 (buy it now), a raw FN- 5.5 on 5/9/2022 for $119 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 5/5/2022 for $210 (buy it now), a CGC 9.0 on 11/30/2021 for $300 (buy it now), a raw 2.0 on 8/23/2021 for $72, a raw 2.5 on 1/28/2021 for $85, a CGC 7.0 on 7/8/2021 for $135, a raw 2.5 on 12/31/2019 for $35, a raw 6.0 on 6/6/2019 for $48, a raw 5.0 on 6/16/2020 for $61, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $63, a CGC 8.5 on 5/7/2019 for $86, a raw 8.0 on 12/30/2019 for $98, a CGC 9.2 on 11/19/2019 for $106, a raw 8.0 on 9/21/2020 for $195, a CGC 9.4 on 11/20/2020 for $280, a CGC 9.4 on 5/13/2019 for $300
Paul notes: Example ASM #252 variant sales at PNJ Comics: Two CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man #252 variants sold for $3,995 on 4/5/2022, a CGC 9.6 variant sold for $846 on 6/29/2022, an NM+ variant sold for $250.00 on 3/7/2018, an NM variant sold for $215 in 2018, and a raw VG/FN variant sold for $80 in 2020.
CGC label note: Ties w/ Marvel Team-Up #141 for 1st app. of the black costume. Amazing Fantasy #15 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
 
#253 Amazing Spider-Man 253 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $65
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearance of The Rose
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $428 in November 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 7/5/2022 for $22 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 1/26/2022 for $22 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/24/2022 for $23 (at auction), a raw 8.0 on 3/20/2019 for $11
Doug notes: SECOND issue in series with Spider-Man in Alien Symbiote BLACK Costume that later becomes VENOM; First appearance of Richard Fisk the original ROSE partial cover & Story; Richard Fisk, the ROSE is the son of Wilson Fisk the KINGPIN;
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Rose. 75¢ cover price.
 
#254 Amazing Spider-Man 254 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $10
 Marvel, 7/1984  Versus Jack O Lantern
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 (white pages) copy sold for $257 in November 2019.
Conan notes: A raw FN/VF 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/29/2022 for $12 (buy it now)
CGC label note: Jack O'Lantern appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#255 Amazing Spider-Man 255 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $10
 Marvel, 8/1984  Versus Red Ghost
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/18/2020 for $10
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Black Fox (Raul Chalmers). 75¢ cover price. Red Ghost & Super Apes appearance.
 
#256Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 256 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $77
▲ $7
 Marvel, 9/1984  1st Appearance of Puma; Origin of Puma; Versus Puma
#90 in this year's Top 100.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 4/11/2022 for $38 (buy it now), a raw FN 6.0 on 9/29/2022 for $34 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/31/2022 for $52 (at auction), a raw 3.5 on 3/12/2020 for $12, a raw 5.5 on 6/24/2020 for $13, a raw 7.5 on 7/27/2020 for $21
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Puma (Thomas Fireheart). 75¢ cover price. Black Cat & Rose appearance.
 
#257Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 257 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $90
▲ $20
 Marvel, 10/1984  2nd Appearance of Puma; Versus Puma
#72 in this year's Top 100.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw GD 2.0 on 11/17/2021 for $13 (buy it now), a raw FN- 5.5 on 9/29/2022 for $50 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 10/3/2022 for $32 (at auction)
Doug notes: FIRST cameo appearance Ned Leeds as HOBGOBLIN in Half page Panel; It is possible for Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) to become the Hobgoblin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Jacob Batalon plays NED LEEDS in multiple MCU MOVIES; Second appearance of Thomas Fireheart aka THE PUMA cover and story; Spider-Man vs PUMA Battle cover and story; Appearances by; Black Cat, Rose, Arranger and Kingpin; Mary Jane Watson reveals she knows Spider-Man s Identity as Peter Parker;
CGC label note: 2nd appearance of Puma. Black Cat, Hobgoblin, Rose & Kingpin appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#258 Amazing Spider-Man 258 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $70
▲ $30
 Marvel, 11/1984  Angelo notes: This issue has quickly become a must-have book by collectors/investors because it's revealed that Spider-Man's new costume is an alien symbiote!
Bill notes: The alien symbiote's weakness to sound wave vibrations is revealed
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 8/16/2022 for $33 (at auction), a raw 8.0 on 6/21/2019 for $13
CGC label note: Spider-Man's new costume revealed to be an alien symbiote. Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Black Cat & Hobgoblin app. 75¢
 
#259 Amazing Spider-Man 259 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $56
▲ $20
 Marvel, 12/1984  Origin of Mary Jane Watson; Spider-Man back to old costume
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 1/28/2022 for $25 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 10/3/2022 for $18 (at auction), a CGC 9.6 on 6/10/2021 for $67, a raw 7.0 on 9/7/2020 for $20, a raw 8.5 on 8/17/2020 for $30
CGC label note: Origin of Mary Jane Watson. Hobgoblin, Rose, Mister Fantastic & She-Hulk appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#260 Amazing Spider-Man 260 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $50
▲ $15
 Marvel, 1/1985  Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 8.0 on 5/3/2021 for $32, a CGC 9.6 on 3/12/2021 for $100, a raw 3.5 on 7/24/2019 for $11, a raw 5.0 on 9/21/2020 for $12
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. Susan & Franklin Richards cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#261 Amazing Spider-Man 261 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $66
▲ $15
 Marvel, 2/1985  Versus Hobgoblin; Painted cover
Ben notes: Charles Vess Painted Cover, Hobgoblin; A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $234 in June of 2021.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG 4.0 on 9/29/2022 for $11 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 9/20/2022 for $29 (at auction)
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#262 Amazing Spider-Man 262 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $34
▲ $6
 Marvel, 3/1985  Photo cover; Spider-man unmasked
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 5/5/2021 for $10, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $13
CGC label note: Scott Leva (as Spider-Man) photo cover. 75¢ cover price.
 
#263 Amazing Spider-Man 263 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $45
▲ $15
 Marvel, 4/1985  1st Appearance of Spider-Kid (Ollie Osnick)
Ben notes: Birth of Norman ("Normie") Osborn Jr.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $249 in July 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 9/21/2020 for $25, a raw 8.5 on 8/14/2020 for $34
CGC label note: Spider-Kid & Black Cat appearance. Birth of Norman "Normie" Osborn. 75¢ cover price.
 
#264 Amazing Spider-Man 264 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 5/1985  Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/3/2021 for $14
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#265Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man 265 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $128
▲ $18
 Marvel, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Silver Sable
#32 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: Silver and Black movie has been canceled. Female super-heroes is a market that has earned Marvel's expansion interests. Tough to find in 9.8. In April of 2022 a 9.4 CGC sold for $400. A 9.0 CGC sold in October 2019 for $90.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw GD/VG 3.0 on 6/3/2022 for $20 (at auction), a raw VG/FN 5.0 on 9/29/2022 for $40 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 8/22/2022 for $73 (at auction), a raw 4.0 on 8/19/2020 for $23, a raw 4.5 on 9/21/2020 for $26, a raw 3.5 on 1/6/2020 for $27, a CGC 9.2 on 5/27/2020 for $66, a raw 7.5 on 6/12/2019 for $78
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Silver Sablinova aka SILVER SABLE; Spider-Man vs the Black Fox cover & story; Sony Pictures is developing a BLACK CAT / SILVER SABLE Big Screen MOVIE
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Silver Sable. Black Fox appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#266 Amazing Spider-Man 266 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 7/1985  Conan notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/30/2021 for $87
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#267 Amazing Spider-Man 267 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 8/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 5/3/2021 for $14, a raw 8.0 on 5/5/2021 for $15, a raw 6.0 on 9/21/2020 for $10
CGC label note: Spider-Man in the suburbs. Human Torch appearance. Matt Murdock cameo. 75¢ cover price.
 
#268 Amazing Spider-Man 268 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 9/1985  Secret Wars II; Cover forms diptych with Web of Spider-Man #6
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.6 on 9/22/2022 for $43 (at auction), a raw 4.5 on 6/21/2021 for $10
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#269 Amazing Spider-Man 269 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $6
 Marvel, 10/1985  Versus Firelord
Conan notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/17/2022 for $130 (at auction)
CGC label note: Firelord appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#270 Amazing Spider-Man 270 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $4
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearance of Kate Cushing; Versus Firelord
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 8/11/2022 for $14 (buy it now), a raw 5.5 on 6/21/2021 for $13
CGC label note: Firelord & Avengers (Captain America, Hercules, Black Knight & Starfox) appearance. Avengers #96 cover homage.
 
#271 Amazing Spider-Man 271 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 12/1985  Versus Manslaughter
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.6 on 4/6/2021 for $63, a raw 6.0 on 4/28/2020 for $12
CGC label note: Crusher Hogan appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#272 Amazing Spider-Man 272 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 1/1986  1st Appearance of Slyde; Versus Slyde
Conan notes: A CGC 9.4 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/2/2021 for $30
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of Slyde (Jalome Beacher). Puma appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#273 Amazing Spider-Man 273 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 2/1986  Secret Wars II tie-in
Conan notes: A raw FN variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/29/2022 for $11 (buy it now)
CGC label note: Beyonder & Puma appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#274 Amazing Spider-Man 274 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $9
 Marvel, 3/1986  Versus Beyonder; Secret Wars II
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 9.8 on 10/18/2022 for $150 (at auction), a raw 3.5 on 5/3/2021 for $11, a raw 7.0 on 5/3/2021 for $26, a raw 4.0 on 9/21/2020 for $11, a raw 7.5 on 12/4/2019 for $29
Doug notes: Spirit of Vengeance
CGC label note: Zarathos, Beyonder, Mephisto & Kingpin app. 95¢ cover price. Interior cover pin-up.
 
#275 Amazing Spider-Man 275 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $68
▲ $10
 Marvel, 4/1986  Origin of Spider-Man; Double-sized
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF+ 8.5 on 9/9/2022 for $43 (at auction), a raw 6.0 on 5/3/2021 for $38, a raw 3.5 on 9/21/2020 for $17, a raw 3.0 on 3/11/2019 for $21
CGC label note: Hobgoblin, Rose & Kingpin appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
#276 Amazing Spider-Man 276 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $36
▲ $4
 Marvel, 5/1986  Death of the Fly; Versus Hobgoblin
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN- 5.5 on 6/13/2022 for $14 (buy it now), a raw 8.0 on 6/3/2019 for $10
CGC label note: Hobgoblin & Scourge appearance. "Death" of the Fly. Rose cameo. 95¢ cover price.
 
#277 Amazing Spider-Man 277 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $9
 Marvel, 6/1986  Versus Kingpin
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2019 for $10
Doug notes: VESS-c/a
CGC label note: Matt Murdock & Kingpin appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#278 Amazing Spider-Man 278 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 7/1986  Death of Wraith
CGC label note: "Death" of the Wraith. Scourge, Hobgoblin & Rose appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#279 Amazing Spider-Man 279 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $38
▲ $13
 Marvel, 8/1986  Jack O Lantern versus Silver Sable; Jack O Lantern cover/story
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Silver Sable & Jack O' Lantern appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
Annual #16Top 100 CPVs Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $230
▼ $20
 Marvel, 12/1982  1st Appearance of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau); Origin of Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
#13 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been on fire with speculation, easter eggs! In 2021 several sold: 9.8 CGC in February $2000, 9.6 CGC July $900, 9.4 CGC May $501, 9.0 CGC June $275
Doug notes: First appearance & ORIGIN of Monica Rambeau, as she becomes the new Black Female CAPTAIN MARVEL cover & story; Monica Rambeau is currently known as Spectrum; Monica Rambeau Later became a Member of the AVENGERS;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of the new Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau). Avengers appearance. $1.25 cover price.
 
Annual #17 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #17 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $42
▲ $6
 Marvel, 12/1983  CGC label note: Kingpin appearance.  
Annual #18 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $32
▲ $5
 Marvel, 12/1984  Wedding of J. Jonah Jameson
CGC label note: Stan Lee script. Scorpion appearance. J. Jonah Jameson & Marla Madison wed.
 
Annual #19 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #19 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $35
▲ $5
 Marvel, 11/1985  CGC label note: 1st appearance of Alistaire Smythe. Spider-Slayer & Kingpin appearance.  
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Amazing Spider-Man CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
23331213+55+1
23434416+53+2
2353107+45+1
23640017+53+1
2373007+47--
2389,946285+1,915+68
2392,81778+493+25
2403619+40+1
24135012+47+1
2422394+34--
24333412+55--
24453618+102+1
24569619+121+3
2463427+47+1
24724713+42+2
2483437+60--
24945011+101+4
25081518+205+6
25157916+123+3
25218,875596+3,930+130
25386540+280+11
25464919+165+4
25566318+137+3
2561,20116+384+8
25786719+435+8
2581,22418+412+5
25985012+173+4
26065317+150+3
26170418+161+3
2623965+63+1
26371317+140+2
2645018+75+4
2653,60461+1,004+18
2663788+77+4
2674378+72+1
2687168+138+5
2694355+77+3
27034711+71+4
2712826+52+2
2725015+84+1
2733247+49+3
27451316+92+7
2751,10530+171+14
27657712+97+3
2773808+70+3
2783816+68+2
2792995+62+2
Annual #165,380121+2,372+39
Annual #172283+38+1
Annual #183486+56+2
Annual #194724+96+3
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
64,589
~97%
1,702
~3%
 +14,889
  ~97% 
 +423
  ~3% 
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Amazing Spider-Man Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Amazing Spider-Man in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Amazing Spider-Man title.

Which issues of Amazing Spider-Man have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #233-279 and Annual #16-19 of Amazing Spider-Man. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #238, 239, 252, 256, 257, 265, and Annual #16.

Why don't more Amazing Spider-Man 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 Amazing Spider-Man 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 Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Amazing Spider-Man 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, Amazing Spider-Man 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 Amazing Spider-Man 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Amazing Spider-Man cover price variants more valuable?

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

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