Golf Cover Comic Books

Variant Golf Cover Comic Books


(All known variants are listed at bottom of this page -- 125 as of March 10, 2015


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In the comic book world, we can find "variant" copies of certain comic books.  There are several examples of these with golf covers.  So, what is a variant comic book and where can I find more information about variants.

Doug Sulipa of Comic World in Canada has done a yeoman's work on variants of price, logo, dual covers, and much more.  Finding of variant information was either the idea of Doug, or others enlisted his efforts, due to his massive inventory of comic books.  He was instrumental in finding over 300 Dell comic books with dual back covers.  Much of his work is found in various Overstreet Comic Book Price Guides, including the most recent 43rd Edition.

Another  good place to find information is in the 40th edition (2010) of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, starting on page 1010.  The article, in the guide, was written by Jon Martin McClure.  Information that you will find on this page is a summary of what can be found in the Guide.

A simple definition of a "variant" is  (1) any non-standard edition created for distribution with a unique purpose or  (2) anything reprinted for distribution under the same title with some changes to the cover and/or contents.  In the Guide article, Mr. McClure lists 15 categories of variants with several having sub-types for a total of 36 types of variants.  Golf Cover Comic books fit into several of these categories:

Type 1 Variants are those that have a different cover price.
Type 3b Variants are those that promote a business partner and are usually given away as promotionals or complimentary copies.
Type 6 Variants have a different bar code type logo for Direct Market Distribution or Newsstand Editions.
Type 6a Variants with the US price, the UK price and the Canadian price or a combination of these prices.
Type 7 Variants are published at same time, by the same publishing house, but with a different logo (Gold Key/Whitman).

 I have shown these on the EXAMPLES Pages.  All of the variant covers have a GRAY BACKGROUND on the example pages.

Type 1 Variants  (Different Cover Price)

Type 1 Variants

Archie Story & Game Comis Digest #8
Freak Brothers #9
Marge's Little Lulu  #121
Million Dollar Digest Mag. Richie Rich  #1
(Also has features of Type 6 and Type 6a)
Tom & Jerry  #153

Type 3b Variants  (Promotional or Giveaway)

Type 3b Variants

Mickey Mouse Mag.  V1#9  Brighton Place
Mickey Mouse Mag.  V1#9  Ohio Clover Leaf
Mickey Mouse Mag.  V1#9  Fairfield Western Maryland

Type 6 Variants  (Direct or Newsstand with Bar Code variant)

Type 6 Variants

Archie & Friends  #25
Casper The Friendly Ghost #254
(Also has features of Type 6a)
Laugh Digest Magazine  #168
Million Dollar Digest Mag. Richie Rich  #1
(Also has features of Type 1 and Type 6a)
Million Dollar Digest Mag. Richie Rich  #9

Type 6a Variants  (Price is different as to US/UK/Canadian)

Type 6a Variants

Casper The Friendly Ghost #254
(Also has features of Type 6)
Million Dollar Digest Mag. Richie Rich  #1 
(Also has features of Type 1 and Type 6)

Type 7 Variant  (Different logo)

Type 7 Variants

Beetle Bailey  #128
Bugs Bunny  #167 / # 170
Chip N Dale  #45
Daisy & Donald  #7 / #14 /  #35
New Terry Toons H & J  #17 / #20
Pink Panther/Inspector  #4
Porky Pig & Bugs Bunny  #40 / #43 / #60 /  #70
Tom & Jerry  #275
Tweety & Sylvester  #87
Walt Disney Comics & Stories  R. Crusoe  #26
Walt Disney Comics & Stories  #594  (not GK/WH)
Woody Woodpecker  #157


 

List of Golf Cover Variant Copies as of December, 2014  

                  Title   #    Variant  Month   Year    Publisher         Golf Description Orig Price
A1 4B Cover Oct 2013 Titan Comics Driver club hitting 8 Ball $3.99
Archie and Friends  25 Newsstand Oct 1997 Archie Comics Golf cart/miniature golf $1.50
Archie and Friends  36 Newsstand Aug 1999 Archie Comics Miniature golf course scene $1.79
Archie Comics   476 Newsstand Oct 1998 Archie Comics Girl Golfer Picture $1.75
Archie Comics   569 Newsstand Nov 2006 Archie Comics Archie in Golf Cart $2.25
Archie Double Digest 210 Newsstand July 2010 Archie Comics Archie hitting ball on beach $3.99
Archie Double Digest 210 Canadian Price July 2010 Archie Comics Archie hitting ball on beach $4.59
Archie Pals/Gals 217 Newsstand Aug 1990 Archie Comics Miniature Golf Course $1.00
Archie Pals/Gals Double Dig. 33 Newsstand June 1998 Archie Comics Archie gives Veronica lessons $2.95
Archie S&G Comic Dig. Mag.  5 Price Nov 1987 Archie Comics Chasing in golf cart $1.50
Archie S&G Comic Dig. Mag.  8 Price Sept 1988 Archie Comics Pretty girl at Putt-Putt $1.35
Archie S&G Comic Dig. Mag.  28 Newsstand Sept 1993 Archie Comics Miniature golf/phone #'s $1.50
Archie S&G Comic Dig. Mag.  39 Newsstand Jan 1998 Archie Comics Words "Miniature Golf" $1.95
Army of Darkness, Long Road .. 8B B/W Cov Jan 2008 Dynamite Man with Golf Club $3.50
Beavis and Butthead 20 Newsstand Oct 1995 Marvel Hitting ball off nose $1.95
Beep Beep The Road Runner 8 Price 15 cent July 1968 Gold Key Hitting cactus ball 15 cents
Beetle Bailey   128 Whitman Aug 1979 Whitman Beetle dubbing ball off tee 40 cents
Beetle Bailey   9 Newsstand Aug 1994 Harvey Sarge Sswinging/Yells FORE $1.50
Betty  22 Newsstand Feb 1995 Archie Comics Betty in locker room $1.50
Betty and Me     168 Price July 1988 Archie Comics Garage sale/clubs/balls 95 cents
Betty and Me 191 Newsstand July 1991 Archie Comics Miniature golf course $1.00
Betty and Me 191 Pence Pr July 1991 Archie Comics Miniature golf course 75 Pence
Betty and Veronica 67 Newsstand Sept 1993 Archie Comics Hole in one on 3rd hole $1.25
Betty and Veronica 188 Newsstand July 2003 Archie Comics Archie as unusual caddie $2.19
B/V Annual Digest Mag. 1 Newsstand Sept 1989 Archie Comics Mini golf/Archie up to par $1.50
B/V Annual Digest Mag. 1 Price Sept 1989 Archie Comics Mini golf/Archie up to par $1.65
B/V Digest Magazine 150 Newsstand Oct 2005 Archie Comics Bag/clubs in store window $2.39
B/V Double Digest 24 Newsstand Apr 1991 Archie Comics Golf on Father's Sweater $2.25
Boy Illustories  64 Newsstand Apr 1951 Lev Gleason  Monkey with golf club 10 cents
Bugs Bunny     167 Whitman Oct 1975 Whitman Hitting carrot at basket 25 cents
Bugs Bunny     170 Whitman Mar 1976 Whitman Bugs putting on pool table  25 cents 
Casper The Friendly Ghost 254 Newsstand July 1990 Harvey Hitting ball to moon $1.00
Chip 'N' Dale  45 Whitman Mar 1977 Whitman Chip-Dale hiding ball/Donald 30 cents
Daisy and Donald (Walt Disney)  7 Whitman Nov 1974 Whitman Using golf bag for brooms 25 cents
Daisy and Donald (Walt Disney)  14 Whitman Dec 1975 Whitman Bird on Ball 25 cents
Daisy and Donald (Walt Disney) 35 Whitman Jan 1979 Whitman Daisy knitting headcovers 35 cents
Detective Comics  (Batman In) 613 Newsstand Apr 1990 DC Comics Bent Golf Club near Robin $1.00
Disney Hits 9 Newsstand July 1996 Marvel Toy Story Theme $1.50
Donald Duck 251 Can. Price Mar 1987 Gladstone New Christmas driver 75 cents
Donald Duck 271 Can. Price June 1989 Gladstone Swinging whole set 95 cents
Donald Duck 292 News/Can. Sept 1995 Gladstone Twirling clubs $1.95
Drumhellar 1A Cover Nov 2013 Image Comics Man holding driver  $3.50
Drumhellar 1B Cover Nov 2013 Image Comics Man holding iron club $3.50
Drumhellar 1  2nd PrCoverNov2013Image ComicsMan holding club in each hand$3.50
Everything's Archie 137 Price Aug 1988 Archie Comics Golf on TV screen 95 cents
Freak Brothers  (2nd Printing) 9 Price Jan 1985 Rip Off Press Golf Bag with Croquet Caddie $2.25
Freak Brothers  (3rd Printing) 9 Price Rip Off Press Golf Bag with Croquet Caddie $2.50
Freak Brothers  (4th Printing) 9 Price Jan 1985 Rip Off Press Golf Bag with Croquet Caddie $2.95
Freak Brothers  (5th Printing) 9 Price Jan 1996 Rip Off Press Golf Bag with Croquet Caddie $3.25
Freak Brothers  (6th Printing) 9 Price Jan 2002 Rip Off Press Golf Bag with Croquet Caddie $3.95
Freak Brothers  (7th Printing) 9 Price Rip Off Press Golf Bag with Croquet Caddie $4.95
Freak Brothers  (2nd Printing)11PriceJan1990Rip Off PressHippie Bus/golf clubs$2.95
Freak Brothers  (3rd Printing)11PriceRip Off PressHippie Bus/golf clubs$3.25
Freak Brothers  (4th Printing)11PriceRip Off PressHippie Bus/golf clubs$3.95
Freak Brothers  (5th Printing)11PriceRip Off PressHippie Bus/golf clubs$4.95
Green Arrow 19B Cover June 2013 DC AE Neuman with putter $2.99
Harley Quinn4C  RRPCover  (Red)2014DCMan holding golf clubNo Price
Harley Quinn 4D Cover Color Oct 2014 DC Man holding golf club $2.99
Jetsons 2 Newsstand Jan 1993 Harvey Hitting on floating green $1.25
Jughead with Archie Dig. Mag.  149 Newsstand June 1999 Archie Comics Boys lost on golf course $1.99
Jughead with Archie Dig. Mag.  158 Newsstand June 2000 Archie Comics Archie's Hole-in-One $2.19
Laugh Digest Magazine  168 Newsstand Sept 2001 Archie Comics Finding ball in woods $2.19
Little Archie Comics Digest 31 Price Nov 1992 Archie Comics Golf Clubs in car $1.65
Little Archie Dig. Mag. 9 Pic/Price Nov  1992 Archie Comics Golf Clubs in car $1.65
Little Archie Dig. Mag. 9 Newsstand Nov  1992 Archie Comics Golf Clubs in car $1.65
Magnus the Robot Fighter 18 Newsstand June 1998 Valiant Father with golf clubs $2.50
Marge's Little Lulu   121 Price July 1958 Dell Lulu hitting at 15 balls 15 cents
M.M. Mag. (Ohio Dairy) V1 N9 Dairy July 1934  Walt Disney  Mickey swings/yells FORE  Dairy
M.M. Mag (Fairfield Western) V1 N9 Dairy July 1934  Walt Disney  Mickey swings/yells FORE  Dairy
M.M. Mag. (Chestnut Farms) V1 N9 Dairy July 1934 Walt Disney Mickey swings/yells FORE  Dairy
Mill. Dollar Dig. Mag. R. R. 1 Pic/Price Nov 1986 Harvey Dog's tail hits toward green $1.25
Mill. Dollar Dig. Mag. R. R. 1 Price Nov 1986 Harvey Dog's tail hits toward green $1.50
Mill. Dollar Dig. Mag. R. R. 9 Newsstand June 1988 Harvey Richie Rich hitting $1.75
(The) New Archies 18 Newsstand Oct 1989 Archie Comics Clubs in garage 95 cents
New Teen Titans 35 Newsstand Nov 1984 DC Warrior scene bags/clubs 60 cents
New Teen Titans 35 75 cents Oct 1983 DC Comics Warrior scene bags/clubs 60 cents
New Terrytoons Heckle & Jeckle  17 Whitman Aug 1972 Whitman Hitting ball off nose 15 cents
New Terrytoons Heckle & Jeckle  20 Whitman    1973 Whitman Trash can golf 15 cents
Pink Panther and The Inspector  4 Whitman Jan 1972 Whitman Inspector holding pin #3 15 cents
Pink Panther    69 Whitman Oct 1979 Whitman "Caddie" refers to golf 40 cents
Pink Panther    73 Whitman Feb 1980 Whitman Knocking ball with tail 40 cents
Porky Pig & Bugs Bunny  40 Whitman Feb 1972 Whitman Bugs putting thru pipe 15 cents
Porky Pig & Bugs Bunny  43 Whitman Aug 1972 Whitman Putting at Bugs' hole 15 cents
Porky Pig & Bugs Bunny  60 Whitman June 1975 Whitman Bugs Holding Flagstick 25 cents
Porky Pig & Bugs Bunny  70 Whitman Sept 1976 Whitman Bugs in cart hitting ball 30 cents
Regular Show      (Chuck BB cover) 1F Cover Apr 2013 KaBoom Wrecking golf cart $3.99
Regular Show      (Nguyen cover)1GCoverApr2013KaBoomGolf cart in center of coverNo Price
Regular Show      (Houghton Cover)1 HoughtonCoverApr2013KaBoomGolf cart going off ramp$3.99
Regular Show      (Hamner cover)1 HamnerCoverApr2013KaBoomCart part of towerNo Price
Regular Show      (Edwards cover)1  EdwardsCoverApr 2013KaBoomGolf Cart behind characters   (A-Team)No Price
Regular Show      (Rupert cover) 2C Cover May 2013 KaBoom Raccoon in golf cart No Price
Regular Show      (Eisma cover) 4C Cover May 2013 KaBoom Golf Cart on head No Price
Regular Show      (Greathouse cover) 5C Cover Aug 2013 KaBoom Monster / Golf Cart No Price
Regular Show       (Breault cover) 7B Cover Oct 2013 KaBoom Golf cart with dice and fuzzy seats $3.99
Regular Show      (Singelin cover) 10D Cover Jan 2014 KaBoom Souped up golf cart No Price
Regular Show      (Kigler cover)12DCoverApr2014KaBoomGolf Club shaped swordNo Price
Regular Show      (Martins cover)13CCoverJuly2014KaBoomMad Moon looking at flying golf cartNo Price
Regular Show       (McDermott cover)15BCoverOct2014KaBoomGolf Cart with tire marks$3.99
Regular Show       (Zysk cover)15CCoverOct2014KaBoomCart crashingNo Price
Regular Show Skips 1B Cover Sept 2013 KaBoom Skip driving cart $3.99
Regular Show Skips 3C Cover Nov 2013 KaBoom Golf cart following van No Price
Richie Rich Zillionz 29 60 cents Nov 1981 Harvey Hitting money into safe 50 cents
Scooby Doo Where Are You? 23 Newsstand Sept 2012 DC Ent. Golf Ball - "Tee Up" $2.99
Scooby Doo    144 Newsstand July 2009 DC Ent. Miniature Golf Scene $2.50
Simpson Comics 63 Newsstand Fall 2001 Bongo Big Golf Issue $2.50
Starstruck2CoverOct2009IDWYoung man with bag and clubNo Price
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1 RI DSketch CoverAug2011UDWCasey Jones with bag and clubNo Price
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 6RI Cover July 2012 IDW Casey Jones with bag & clubs $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 33RI Cover Apr 2013 IDW Casey Jones with bag & clubs No Price
Tom & Jerry   153 Price Apr 1957 Dell Putting into umbrella hole 15 cents
Tom & Jerry    275 Whitman Oct 1973 Whitman Mice playing golf on cheese 20 cents
Tom & Jerry 9 Newsstand Nov 1993 Harvey Spraying Tom with water $1.50
Tom & Jerry 17 Newsstand July 1994 Harvey Tom/Golf items $1.50
Tweety & Sylvester   87 Whitman Nov 1978 Whitman Ball stuck on club 35 cents
Veronica 67 Newsstand Sept 1997 Archie Comics Minature Golf scene $1.50
W. D. Comics & Stories   412 Whitman Jan 1975 Whitman Donald stopping windmill 25 cents
W. D. Comics & Stories   456 Whitman Sept 1978 Whitman Putting on pool table 35 cents
W. D. Comics & Stories   521 Can.Price Aug 1987 Gladstone Mick. Hit/Don umbrella 95 cents
W. D. Comics & Stories   544 Can.Price Nov 1989 Gladstone Hiding nephew in bag $1.50
W. D. Comics & Stories  594 Logo/Mar Dec 1994 Marvel Raining on Donald $1.50
Walt Disney's Showcase R. Crus.  26 Whitman Dec 1974 Whitman Van Dyke hits/chimp caddie 25 cents
(W. Lantz) Woody Woodpecker  157 Whitman May 1977 Whitman Woody hitting toward hole #2 30 cents



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