ANALYSIS of the RARITY
of the MARVEL 35 CENT VARIANT SET
by Craig Nickell
and the Variant Mafia
Title
CGC Condition Census (top five)
Total Certified
Rarity Range *
GPA average sale of high grade, date of last sale
Misc. Info
2001: A Space Odyssey 7
8.0, 4.0
2
5-15 copies
none
 
2001: A Space Odyssey 8
9.0, 8.5, 6.0
3
5-15 copies
$435 (6.0) Mar 2006
 
2001: A Space Odyssey 9
9.0, 8.5
2
5-15 copies
none
 
2001: A Space Odyssey 10
8.5, 7.5
2
<5 copies
none
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Amazing Spider-Man 169
9.4 SS, 8.5, 8.5, 7.5, 5.5
5
25-50 copies
$67 (7.5) Nov 2005
 
Amazing Spider-Man 170
9.0, 6.5
2
15-25 copies
$152 (6.5) Apr 2005
Amazing Spider-Man 171
9.6, 9.2, 9.2, 9.0 SS, 6.5
8
25-50 copies
$259 (9.6) Sep 2003
 
Amazing Spider-Man 172
9.0, 8.5 , 7.5 SS, 7.0 SS, 6.0
8
25-50 copies
$500 (9.0) Aug 2004
 
Amazing Spider-Man 173
8.5, 8.0, 7.0 SS, 5.0, 3.5
5
25-50 copies
$158 (8.5) Nov 2005
 
Avengers 160
9.4, 9.2, 8.0, 5.5, 4.5
6
25-50 copies
$39 (3.0) Aug 2004
 
Avengers 161
9.2, 9.2, 8.0, 7.5, 6.5
6
25-50 copies
$16.10 (8.0) Mar 2005
 
Avengers 162
9.4, 9.2, 8.5, 8.5, 7.0
6
25-50 copies
none
 
Avengers 163
9.8, 9.2, 8.5, 5.0, 4.0
6
25-50 copies
$36 (4.0) Aug 2005
 
Avengers 164
9.0, 8.5, 8.5, 6.0
4
25-50 copies
$94 (8.5) Oct 2005
 
Black Panther 4
9.0, 7.0
2
5-15 copies
$90 (7.0) Aug 2005
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Black Panther 5
8.5, 3.0
2
5-15 copies
$65 (3.0) Sep 2003
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Captain America 210
9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 7.0
4
25-50 copies
$36 (7.0) Nov 2007
 
Captain America 211
9.6, 9.0, 8.5, 8.0, 7.0
5
25-50 copies
$20 (7.0) Aug 2005
 
Captain America 212
8.5, 8.0, 7.5, 4.5
4
25-50 copies
none
 
Captain America 213
9.0,
1
15-25 copies
none
Captain America 214
8.5, 8.0
2
15-25 copies
$52 (8.5) Sep 2004
 
Captain Marvel 51
6.5, 6.5
2
5-15 copies
$54 (6.5) Jul 2007
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Captain Marvel 52
8.5
1
5-15 copies
none
 
Champions 14
9.0, 9.0, 7.0
3
15-25 copies
 
Champions 15
9.2, 9.0, 9.0, 8.5, 7.5
5
15-25 copies
$225 (7.5) Nov 2003
 
Conan the Barbarian 75
9.4, 9.2, 9.2, 8.0, 8.0
7
25-50 copies
none
 
Conan the Barbarian 76
9.4, 9.0, 7.5,
3
25-50 copies
none
 
Conan the Barbarian 77
9.0, 9.0, 8.0, 6.5
4
25-50 copies
none
 
Conan the Barbarian 78
9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 8.5, 4.5
6
25-50 copies
none
 
Conan the Barbarian 79
9.2
1
15-25 copies
none
Daredevil 146
9.2, 8.5
2
15-25 copies
$372 (9.2) Feb 2005
Daredevil 147
7.5, 7.5, 6.5
3
15-25 copies
none
Daredevil 148
9.2, 8.5, 6.0
3
15-25 copies
$225 (9.2) Dec 2007
Defenders 48
9.2, 8.0, 6.5
3
15-25 copies
$101 (8.0) Apr 2005
 
Defenders 49
9.2
1
15-25 copies
none
Defenders 50
8.0, 7.5, 6.5
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Defenders 51
8.5, 7.0
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Defenders 52
7.5, 5.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Doctor Strange 23
8.5, 5.5, 4.5
3
15-25 copies
$57 (5.5) Jan 2005
 
Doctor Strange 24
9.0, 8.5, 7.5
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Doctor Strange 25
7.0, 7.0, 5.0
3
15-25 copies
$57 (5.0) Jan 2007
 
Eternals 12
9.2, 8.5, 7.0
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Eternals 13
9.0, 8.5, 8.5
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Eternals 14
9.2, 9.0, 8.5, 8.0, 7.0
5
15-25 copies
$150 (9.0) Nov 2005
 
Eternals 15
0
5-15 copies
none
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Eternals 16
9.6, 8.5
2
5-15 copies
none
 
Flintstones 1
7.5
1
2
none
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Fantastic Four 183
9.4, 9.2, 8.5, 4.0, 3.5
5
25-50 copies
$153 (9.2) Jul 2005
 
Fantastic Four 184
9.4, 9.4, 7.5, 7.0, 7.0
7
25-50 copies
$53 (7.0) Aug 2005
 
Fantastic Four 185
9.0, 9.0, 9.0, 8.5, 7.0
7
25-50 copies
$114 (9.0) Aug 2005
 
Fantastic Four 186
9.4, 9.2, 9.2, 8.5, 8.0
7
25-50 copies
$200 (9.4) Feb 2005
 
Fantastic Four 187 
9.0, 8.0, 7.0, 5.5
4
25-50 copies
$228 (9.0) Oct 2007
 
Ghost Rider 24 
9.2, 9.2, 9.0
3
15-25 copies
none
Ghost Rider 25
9.2, 8.5, 7.5, 6.0
4
15-25 copies
$51 (7.5) Sep 2005
Ghost Rider 26
9.2, 8.0
2
15-25 copies
none
Godzilla 1 
9.6, 9.0, 9.0, 8.5, 8.0
11
25-50 copies
$455 (9.6) Mar 2003
 
Godzilla 2
9.6, 9.0, 9.0, 8.5, 5.0
5
15-25 copies
$160 (9.0) Nov 2004
 
Godzilla 3
9.0, 8.5, 7.5, 6.5
4
15-25 copies
$96 (8.5) Mar 2007
 
Howard the Duck 13
9.4, 9.2, 8.0, 8.0, 8.0
7
15-25 copies
$63 (9.2) Dec 2004
Much harder to find than CGC census indicates
Howard the Duck 14
9.2, 7.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Howard the Duck 15
9.4, 9.2, 8.0, 8.0
4
15-25 copies
$96 (9.2) Oct 2005
 
Howard the Duck 16
9.4, 8.5, 7.5, 6.0
4
15-25 copies
none
 
Howard the Duck 17
8.0, 5.5
2
15-25 copies
$57 (7.0) Sep 2004
 
Human Fly 1
9.0, 8.5, 7.0, 1.5
4
25-50 copies
$56 (9.0) Mar 2005
 
Human Fly 2
9.0, 8.5, 7.0, 2.5
4
15-25 copies
$205 (9.0) Mar 2007
 
Incredible Hulk 212
0
15-25 copies
none
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Incredible Hulk 213
4.5
1
15-25 copies
$56 (4.5) Jul 2004
 
Incredible Hulk 214
9
1
15-25 copies
none
 
Incredible Hulk 215
9.4, 9.4, 9.2, 8.0, 6.0
5
15-25 copies
$108 (9.2) Dec 2004
 
Incredible Hulk 216
9.2, 8.0, 8.0, 6.5
4
15-25 copies
$50 (6.5) Jan 2005
 
Inhumans 11
9.6, 9.4, 9.2, 9.0, 8.5
7
15-25 copies
$30 (4.5) Sep 2007
 
Inhumans 12
9.2, 9.0, 8.0, 6.0
4
15-25 copies
$20 (6.0) Aug 2005
 
Invaders 17
9.0, 8.0, 6.5
3
15-25 copies
none
Invaders 18
9.4, 9.2, 8.5, 8.0, 7.0
7
15-25 copies
$171 (8.0) Dec 2007
Invaders 19
9.2, 8.5, 7.5, 7.0
4
15-25 copies
$100 (8.5) Nov 2005
 
Invaders 20
9.0, 6.5, 3.5
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Invaders 21
8.5, 8.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Iron Fist 13
9.4, 9.2, 9.0, 8.5, 7.0
5
15-25 copies
$282 (9.0) Oct. 2004
 
Iron Fist 14
9.4, 9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 9.0
22
15-25 copies
$5100 (9.4) Sep 2006
Along with Star Wars 1, the most searched for 35v, but much less common
Iron Fist 15
9.4, 9.2, 8.0, 7.5, 7.5
12
15-25 copies
$460 (9.2) Mar 2003
 
Iron Man 99
9.0, 8.0
2
15-25 copies
none
Iron Man 100 
9.2, 9.2, 8.5, 8.0, 8.0
9
15-25 copies
$175 (8.5) Jun 2006
 
Iron Man 101
6.0, 4.0
2
15-25 copies
none
Iron Man 102
9.0, 8.5, 5.5, 4.0
4
15-25 copies
none
 
Iron Man 103
9.2, 5.5
2
15-25 copies
$20 (5.5) Aug 2005
 
John Carter, Warlord of Mars 1
9.4, 9.0, 8.5, 8.5, 7.0
7
50-100 copies
$60 (8.5) May 2006
 
John Carter, Warlord of Mars 2
9.4, 9.0, 9.0, 8.5, 8.5
8
25-50 copies
$29 (8.5) Mar 2007
 
John Carter, Warlord of Mars 3
8.5, 8.0, 7.5, 6.5, 5.0
6
25-50 copies
$90 (7.5) Nov 2004
 
John Carter, Warlord of Mars 4
9.4, 9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 9.0
8
25-50 copies
$76 (9.2) Oct 2004
 
John Carter, Warlord of Mars 5
9.4, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5, 5.5
5
25-50 copies
none
 
Kid Colt Outlaw 218
0
1
none
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Kid Colt Outlaw 219
5.5
1
3
$916 (5.5) Sep 2005
 
Kid Colt Outlaw 220
9.0
1
2
none
 
Kull, the Destroyer 21
9.8, 9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 9.0
7
15-25 copies
$265 (9.2) Feb 2004
 
Kull, the Destroyer 22
9.4, 8.5, 8.0, 7.5, 4.0
5
15-25 copies
$100 (4.0) Oct 2003
 
Kull, the Destroyer 23
8.5, 8.0, 8.0, 7.5, 4.5
6
15-25 copies
$30 (4.5) Mar 2006
 
Logan’s Run 6
8.5
1
5-15 copies
none
 
Logan’s Run 7
4.5, 4.5
2
5-15 copies
none
 
Marvel Premiere 36
9.2, 8.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Marvel Premiere 37
9.0, 9.0, 8.0, 4.5
4
15-25 copies
none
 
Marvel Premiere 38
9.4, 9.2, 7.0, 7.0, 7.0
6
15-25 copies
$43 (7.0) Aug 2005
 
Marvel Presents 11
9.4, 8.5, 6.5, 5.0
4
15-25 copies
$51 (6.5) Sep 2005
 
Marvel Presents 12
9.2, 7.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Marvel Super Action 2
9.0, 9.0, 5.5
3
5-15 copies
none
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Super Action 3
9.2, 7.5
2
5-15 copies
none
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Super-Heroes 65
9.0, 8.0, 6.5
3
5-15 copies
$100 (8.0) Oct 2005
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Super-Heroes 66
9.2, 9.2, 6.5
3
5-15 copies
$86 (6.5) Aug 2005
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Tales 80
7.5
1
5-15 copies
none
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Tales 81
8.0,
1
5-15 copies
none
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Tales 82
9.0,
1
5-15 copies
none
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Tales 83
6.0, 5.5
2
5-15 copies
none
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Tales 84
5.5, 5.5
2
5-15 copies
none
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Team-Up 58
9.2, 8.5, 7.5, 7.5, 6.5
5
15-25 copies
$71 (7.5) Sep 2004
 
Marvel Team-Up 59
9.0, 8.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Marvel Team-Up 60
8.5, 8.5, 8.0, 5.5
4
15-25 copies
none
 
Marvel Team-Up 61
8.5, 8.0, 7.5, 7.0, 6.5
7
15-25 copies
$48 (7.5) Aug 2005
 
Marvel Team-Up 62
9.4, 9.2
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Marvel Triple Action 36
9.2, 7.0
2
5-15 copies
$224 (9.2) Nov 2005
Not currently listed in CGC registry set, closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Triple Action 37
8.5, 7.0
2
5-15 copies
$100 (7.0) Sep 2005
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel Two-In-One 28
9.2, 9.2, 9.2, 7.5, 7.0
5
15-25 copies
$51 (7.5) Dec 2004
 
Marvel Two-In-One 29
9.2, 6.0
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Marvel Two-In-One 30
8.0, 8.0, 7.0, 5.5, 4.0
6
15-25 copies
$105 (8.0) Apr 2005
 
Marvel Two-In-One 31
9.4, 9.2, 7.5, 6.5, 5.0
5
15-25 copies
$20 (7.5) Aug 2005
 
Marvel Two-In-One 32
8.5, 8.0, 7.0
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Marvel’s Greatest Comics 71
9.2, 7.5, 6.0
3
5-15 copies
$130 (6.0) Aug 2005
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel’s Greatest Comics 72
9.2
1
5-15 copies
none
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Marvel’s Greatest Comics 73
9.2, 8.0, 5.5
3
15-25 copies
$70 (5.5) Jan 2005
Much closer to 5 copies than 15
Master of Kung Fu 53
9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 5.5
4
15-25 copies
none
 
Master of Kung Fu 54
9.4, 6.0
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Master of Kung Fu 55
9.2, 9.2, 7.5, 7.0
4
15-25 copies
none
 
Master of Kung-Fu 56
8.5, 6.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Master of Kung Fu 57
8.5, 8.0, 4.5
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Ms. Marvel 6
7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 3.5
4
25-50 copies
none
 
Ms. Marvel 7
9.2, 9.0, 7.0, 7.0
4
25-50 copies
none
 
Ms. Marvel 8
9.2, 8.5, 6.5, 6.0
4
25-50 copies
none
 
Ms. Marvel 9
9.4, 6.5
2
25-50 copies
none
 
Ms. Marvel 10
9.2, 8.5, 8.5, 8.0
4
25-50 copies
none
 
Nova 10
9.8, 9.4, 9.4, 7.5, 7.0
6
25-50 copies
$144 (9.6) Sep 2003
 
Nova 11
9.0, 8.5, 7.5, 6.5
4
25-50 copies
none
 
Nova 12
9.8, 9.6, 9.0. 9.0, 8.0
8
25-50 copies
$144 (9.6) Sep 2003
 
Nova 13
9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 8.0, 5.5
5
25-50 copies
none
 
Nova 14
8.0, 8.0
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Omega the Unknown 9
9.2, 7.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Omega the Unknown 10
9.2, 8.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Power Man 44
8.5, 8.0, 7.0
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Power Man 45
0
15-25 copies
none
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Power Man 46
9.0, 8.5, 6.0, 6.0
4
15-25 copies
$70 (8.5) Aug 2005
 
Power Man 47
8.5
1
15-25 copies
$75 (8.5) Sep 2005
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Rawhide Kid 140
4.0,
1
2
$520 (4.0) Sep 2005
 
Rawhide Kid 141
5.5
1
3
none
 
Red Sonja 4
9.0, 8.5, 7.0
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Red Sonja 5
9.2, 7.5
2
15-25 copies
none
 
Scooby Doo 1
8.5
1
3 or 4
none
 
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes 141
9.0, 6.0
2
3
none
 
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes 142
4.5
1
3
none
 
Spectacular Spider-Man 7
9.2, 9.2, 8.0, 6.5
4
15-25 copies
$200 (9.2) Oct 2004
 
Spectacular Spider-Man 8
9.2, 6.0, 4.5
3
15-25 copies
none
 
Spectacular Spider-Man 9
9.4, 9.0, 8.5, 8.0
4
15-25 copies
$173 (9.0) July 2005
 
Spectacular Spider-Man 10
9.2, 8.5, 6.5
3
15-25 copies
$61 (6.5) Apr 2005
 
Spectacular Spider-Man 11
5.5, 5.5
2
15-25 copies
$50 (5.5) Feb 2005
 
Star Wars 1
9.4, 9.4, 9.2, 9.2, 9.2
57
100-150 copies
$6551 (9.4) Jan 2005
Easily the most common 35 cent variant, and the most collected
Star Wars 2
9.4, 9.0, 8.5, 8.0, 8.0
18
50-100 copies
$1022 (9.0) Oct 2005
 
Star Wars 3
9.2, 9.0, 9.0, 9.0, 9.0
17
50-100 copies
$675 (9.0) May 2006
 
Star Wars 4
9.6, 9.2, 8.5, 8.5, 7.5
16
50-100 copies
$692 (8.5) Oct 2005
 
Super-Villain Team-Up 12
9.0, 7.5, 7.0, 6.0
4
15-25 copies
none
 
Super-Villain Team-Up 13
8.0,
1
5-15 copies
none
Super-Villain Team-Up 14
8.5, 8.0, 7.5, 3.0
4
15-25 copies
$43 (7.5) Feb 2007
 
Tarzan 1
9.4, 9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 8.5
10
50-100 copies
$42 (9.0) Sep 2005
 
Tarzan 2
7.0, 5.5, 3.0
3
25-50 copies
$51 (7.0) Aug 2007
 
Tarzan 3
9.2, 9.2, 8.5
3
25-50 copies
none
 
Tarzan 4
8.0, 7.0, 7.0
3
25-50 copies
none
 
Tarzan 5
8.5, 8.5, 7.5, 6.0
4
25-50 copies
$52 (3.0) Sep 2004
 
Thor 260
9.4, 9.2, 9.2, 9.0, 8.0
8
15-25 copies
$133 (9.2) Dec 2007
 
Thor 261
9.4, 8.5
2
15-25 copies
$128 (8.5) Mar 2004
 
Thor 262
9.2
1
15-25 copies
none
Thor 263
9.2, 9.0
2
15-25 copies
$188 (9.0) Jul 2007
Thor 264
8.0, 8.0, 7.5, 7.5, 5.5
5
15-25 copies
$46 (5.5) Nov 2005
Not currently listed in CGC registry set
Tomb of Dracula 57
9.4, 9.0, 8.5
3
5-15 copies
none
 
Tomb of Dracula 58
9.0, 8.5, 8.5, 8.0, 6.0
5
5-15 copies
$103 (8.5) Apr 2005
 
Tomb of Dracula 59
9.0, 7.5, 7.0, 6.5
4
5-15 copies
$50 (7.0) Sep 2005
 
Tomb of Dracula 60
9.2, 9.0, 8.5, 8.5, 7.5
6
5-15 copies
$103 (7.5) Apr 2005
 
X-Men 105
9.4, 9.2, 9.2, 9.2, 8.5
11
25-50 copies
$853 (9.2) Jan 2006
 
X-Men 106
9.6, 9.2, 9.0, 8.5, 8.0
8
25-50 copies
$500 (8.0) Apr 2005
 
X-Men 107
9.4, 9.2, 8.5, 8.5, 7.0
8
25-50 copies
$910 (9.2) July 2005
 

* Rarity Range – for most issues the lower number is an estimate of known copies while the higher number is a prediction of copies extant.