CGC Registry

ASM "The 9d's "An Original UK Run"


Set Type: Amazing Spider-Man U.K. Editions (#15-#120)
Owner: Darren / Pristine Comics
Last Modified: 6/22/2023
Views: 321

Rank: 1
Score: 129729
Leading by: 98477
Points to Higher Rank: N/A

Set Description:

This set aims to include every ASM Pence price variant copy graded CGC 8.0 or better if such grade exists for each issue. .
Due to extreme scarcity, I chose the grade of CGC 8.0 as a realistic achievement, keeping in mind that many issues have yet to surface above this grade. As of December 23rd, 2023, the following census numbers demonstrate the task at hand.
The UK ASM run ended with issue #120. Later issues have a few scattered exceptions, but the "Run" itself is the focus.
Comparing the Pop report / Census, we can see the following comparisons.
Issues #1-120 total copies graded: Cent Copies 213,461 compared to 1,972 UK Pence Price Variants.
Issues #1-120 In Grades 8,0 or better: 76,242 US Cents Copies compared to 248 total UK Pence Price Variants.
Again, only 248 TOTAL UK Pence Copies exist in the grades of 8.0 or better. Not a single 9.8 exists.

The U.K. Price Variant covers are easily identified by the notation of Pence (9d, 10d, etc.) instead of Cents (12 cents, 15 cents etc.) on the cover.
Every key issue from the early 1960's birth of Marvel's historic superhero run boasts both standard "Cents" AND "Pence" "Price Variants".
Not every issue of Marvel's best-selling and most popular titles was made available to the UK, and as such, some were never produced with Pence variant pricing on the cover. This makes completing entire title runs impossible as many issues do not exist with Pence cover pricing,
As a result, issue gaps of such issues are inevitable, yet occasionally, an unknown issue previously thought to be non-existent surfaces to fill an empty issue slot. Please contact me if you have any copies for sale that I do not have. I would love to purchase them.
9d &10d copies on average, are roughly 100 times scarcer than 10,12 or 15-cent US Versions. Both were produced during the same initial press runs. As a result, the issues are identical in every aspect: Cover, Interior, Advertisements, and Indicia.
The price & month are the only identifiable differences, making the 9d,10d,12d UK Price Variant (as recognized by CGC) the only Price Variant to exist during Marvel's most significant and formative years of the early 1960's. The scarcity of these books often results in mid-grade copies representative of the "Highest graded copy."
It is possible that UK variants were produced BEFORE the US copies.
UK (Pence price variant) ink tones are typically darker and richer in color, a characteristic of pulp first or early press runs.
UK (Pence price Variant) copies seldom have Marvel chipping, a characteristic of a dull blade or latter press run.
Proximity may have also necessitated early press runs to meet the demand of mutual newsstand release dates. For this to occur during the pre-Federal Express days of the early 1960's, Marvel would have had to physically release the product to overseas couriers before US distributors to allow for transport time. Does one presume that US copies remained stacked in warehouses? Doubtful, but It seems logical that since Pence-priced covers represented a small fraction of the overall production run, they would be first in line on the printer, then printed, pulled, and shipped while the bulk of the print run slated for the US continued. This practice would reduce time lapse. This remains a subject for debate.
What is clear is that Pence price variants are Marvel's first price variants.

As of this writing, here is a list of ASM issues not produced with Pence-priced covers.
Issue Numbers 18-19, 21-27, 42,43, 55-70, 80,81, 85, 88-90, 92-93, 103, 108, 111-112, 114-118, and ironically, #'s 121 and up.
It's as though fate somehow deprived the Brits of having access to the most significant issues of the bronze age!
The death of Gwen Stacy and the subsequent death of the Green Goblin, along with the first-ever appearance of the Punisher, was unfortunately left out. Certainly noteworthy and not produced for the Brits, Wolverine's 1st appearance in Hulk 180 & 181, X-men #94, GS X-men #1 Ghost Rider #1, a pair of Luke's, Skywalker, and Cage as well as many other significant issues.
Here are but a few Bronze age Key's NOT produced with a Pence-priced variant cover:
ASM #121,122,129,
Hulk 181
GS X-men #1
X-men #94
Marvel Spotlight #5
Hero for Hire #1 etc.
Star Wars #1
Tomb of Dracula #1
WW By Night #1
To summarize, UK Pence-Price variants of many early to mid-1970s Bronze Age keys were not produced. Fortunately, Pence Priced Variants exist in ALL of the MEGA Keys from Marvel's historic early 1960s, including AMAZING FANTASY #15, FANTASTIC FOUR #1,4,5,45,48 And most issues in between, HULK #1, JIM #83, TOSS #39, and more, with each just as scarce or scarcer than that ASM issues above.

If anyone ever stumbles across one of these missing bronze age keys listed above, PLEASE let me know, as I would love to pick them up.
I will continue to chip away at ASM gaps and upgrade lower-graded copies, price permitting, to complete what does exist and, if really lucky, perhaps find a few unknown issues to the list.
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Slot DescriptionCert #GradeScore
Amazing Fantasy 15 3830539003 7.077000 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 1 1055413001 8.523100 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 2 1292874001 6.02217 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 3 1292874003 7.54167 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 4 1292874005 6.51600 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 5 0919623005 7.0840 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 6 1292874007 8.01470 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 7 1292672004 8.01050 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 8 1292896003 6.5375 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 9 1292896004 8.51675 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 10 1292896005 7.5500 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 11 1292896006 7.5500 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 12 1292896007 7.5625 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 13 1292673001 8.01254 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 14 1292672005 8.52412 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 15 1292896009 9.01786 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 16 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 17 1292876001 9.01200 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 18 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 19 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 20 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 21 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 22 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 23 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 24 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 25 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 26 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 27 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 28 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 29 0962620011 8.0168 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 30 1292897005 9.0700 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 31 1292897006 8.51787 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 32 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 33 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 34 1292673004 9.0340 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 35 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 36 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 37 1055046001 9.2857 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 38 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 39 1292897012 8.5503 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 40 1292897013 9.0600 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 41 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 42 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 43 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 44 2707581013 9.0400 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 45 0228814006 9.2495 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 46 1199501014 6.550 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 47 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 48 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 49 0988458002 9.2495 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 50 1292896010 8.51563 Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 51 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 52 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 53 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 54 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 55 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 56 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 57 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 58 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 59 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 60 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 61 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 62 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 63 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 64 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 65 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 66 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 67 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 68 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 69 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 70 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 71 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 72 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 73 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 74 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 75 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 76 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 77 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 78 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 79 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 80 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 81 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 82 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 83 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 84 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 85 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 86 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 87 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 88 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 89 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 90 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 91 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 92 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 93 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 94 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 95 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 96 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 97 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 98 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 99 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 100 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 101 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 102 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 103 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 104 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 105 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 106 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 107 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 108 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 109 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 110 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 111 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 112 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 113 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 114 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 115 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 116 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 117 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 118 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 119 No Comic    Shop eBay
Amazing Spider-Man 120 No Comic    Shop eBay

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