Low $40
Mid $120
High $450
  • Newsstand edition
  • 1st full appearance of Carnage
  • Carnage will make his feature film debut in the upcoming Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage
  • Newsstand copies of this issue are abundant yet they continue to sell for a significant premium
  • Demand is incredibly strong for Carnage’s 1st appearance and manages to outstrip the massive supply of this 90s icon
  • To date, non-keys have not seen a difference in price between Direct Market and Newsstand editions
  • Newsstands are a fast growing trend and are extremely rare especially from 2012-2014 when distribution was winding down and limited to just Barnes & Noble and Books A Million
  • CGC does not currently break out Newsstand editions making it difficult to accurately pin down numbers
  • Unlike direct market (comic shop) orders, Newsstand sales were returnable and unsold copies were destroyed
  • Current data places Newsstand print runs at approximately 30% for the Copper age (and as low as 1% in 2014)
  • Additionally, Newsstand editions are notoriously difficult to find in high grade. Distribution, display and browsing habits are very different from direct market systems meaning oftentimes, issues are carelessly handled
  • Experts have tracked a ratio of 1 in 4 for CGC 9.8 Newsstand editions vs direct market for Amazing Spider-Man #361 meaning it is seeing gains despite being one of the easiest Newsstand books to find in high grade (others like Amazing Spider-Man #298 are closer to 1 in 100)
  • Many sellers are still unaware of the difference between direct and Newsstand editions and newly discovered Newsstand copies can still be found at direct market prices
Publisher Marvel
Published April 1992
Written By Unknown
Illustrated By Mark Bagley