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Alpha Flight (#1-37) CPV Values 2022


Canadian Price Variant Values, 2022 Price Guide
From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]
Alpha Flight — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-37
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
#1Top 100 CPVs Alpha Flight 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$18 $1.25 $65
▲ $13
$49 $39 $27 $18 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  1st Appearances of Tundra, Puck, Marrina, Wildheart (not identified), Diamond Lil (not identified), Box (not identified), Smart Alec (not identified), Flashback (not identified), Madison Jeffries (not identified), Wild Child (not identified)
#94 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been hot in 2021: 9.8 CGC in May $1301, 9.6 CGC in April $308, 8.0 CGC August $84. In 2020 a 9.6 CGC sold in October for $152 and a 9.8 CGC sold in June for $359.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.2 variant sold for $134 in July 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 2/24/2020 for $11, a raw 7.5 on 5/25/2020 for $24, a raw 8.5 on 11/8/2019 for $34, a CGC 9.0 on 7/25/2019 for $50, a CGC 9.2 on 1/15/2020 for $82, a CGC 9.8 on 4/25/2019 for $390, a CGC 9.8 on 12/30/2019 for $390
Doug notes: A CGC 9.4 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $75; ORIGIN; 1st PUCK & MARRINA; Byrne
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Puck & Marrina. Origin of Alpha Flight. $1.25 cover price.
 
#2 Alpha Flight 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  1st Appearances of Guardian (James Hudson), The Master (Eshu); Origins of Marrina and Alpha Flight
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/14/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 6/3/2021 for $6, a raw 7.5 on 1/26/2021 for $7, a raw 7.5 on 10/22/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Origin of Marrina. 75¢ cover price.
 
#3 Alpha Flight 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $21 $18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Origin of Alpha Flight; Origin of The Master of the World; Origin of Marrina; Origin of Guardian
Ben notes: Classic cover contender: John Byrne stated this is his personal favorite cover he's ever created.
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/9/2021 for $5
CGC label note: Origin of the Master of the World. Sub-Mariner & Invisible Girl cameo. Guardian origin backup. 75¢ cover price.
 
#4 Alpha Flight 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $21 $18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Origin of Marrina
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/3/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#5 Alpha Flight 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  1st Appearance of Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Origin of Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Origin of Shaman
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/25/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 5/14/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#6 Alpha Flight 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $25 $22 $18 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  1st Appearance of Kolomaq; Origin of Shaman
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 5/14/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 2/4/2021 for $5
Doug notes: WHITE Cover (Scarcer in High Grade);
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#7 Alpha Flight 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  1st Appearances of Smart Alec (full), Delphine Courtney, and Deadly Ernest; Origin of Snowbird
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/13/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Origin of Snowbird. 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 Alpha Flight 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance of Nemesis; Origin of Deadly Ernest
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/29/2020 for $8
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#9 Alpha Flight 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  Origin of Aurora
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 7/26/2021 for $4, a raw 8.0 on 2/13/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Super-Skrull appearance. .75¢ cover price.
 
#10 Alpha Flight 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  Origin of Northstar; Origin of Sasquatch; Versus Super-Skrull
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 7/26/2021 for $4, a raw 8.0 on 12/4/2019 for $8
Doug notes: Origin Sasquatch
CGC label note: Origin of Sasquatch. 75¢ cover price.
 
#11 Alpha Flight 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearances of Diamond Lil (full), Wild Child (full), Box (full), Flashback (full), and Omega Flight; Origin of Sasquatch
CGC label note: Origin of Sasquatch.
 
#12 Alpha Flight 12 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $1.25 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 7/1984  Death of Guardian; Versus Omega Flight; Double-size
CGC label note: "Death" of Guardian. $1.25 cover price.
 
#13 Alpha Flight 13 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $21 $18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Wolverine appearance and cover; Heather Hudson becomes team leader
Ben notes: Wolverine cover: "Okay, sucker, the only way to get to the lady is through ME"
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/20/2021 for $5
CGC label note: Wolverine appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#14 Alpha Flight 14 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#15 Alpha Flight 15 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/25/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 3/25/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 3/25/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 3/25/2021 for $5
CGC label note: Sub-Mariner & Master of the World appearance.
 
#16 Alpha Flight 16 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  1st Appearance of Madison Jeffries (full); Versus The Master
Doug notes: Wolverine cameo
CGC label note: Wolverine, Sub-Mariner & Master of the World appearance.
 
#17 Alpha Flight 17 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $21 $18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  X-Men 109 cover homage; X-Men appearance
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 3/10/2021 for $2, a raw 5.5 on 12/3/2020 for $4, a raw 5.5 on 5/20/2021 for $4, a raw 5.5 on 3/15/2021 for $4
Doug notes: Wolverine cameo
CGC label note: X-Men appearance. X-Men #109 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
 
#18 Alpha Flight 18 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  1st Appearance of Ranaq the Devourer  
#19 Alpha Flight 19 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearance of Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen); Origin of Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen); Versus Ranaq The Devourer
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 3/8/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 12/23/2020 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 3/8/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Elizabeth Twoyoungmen becomes Talisman.
 
#20 Alpha Flight 20 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  1st Appearance of Gilded Lily; New headquarters
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Gilded Lily (Lillian Von Loont).
 
#21 Alpha Flight 21 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Origin of Gilded Lily
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/29/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Origin of Gilded Lily. Diablo appearance in flashback.
 
#22 Alpha Flight 22 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  1st Appearance of Pink Pearl
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/29/2020 for $8
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Pink Pearl (Pearl Gross).
 
#23 Alpha Flight 23 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Caliber; Origin of Sasquatch  
#24 Alpha Flight 24 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.50 $21 $18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Somon the Great Artificer, Kariooq the Corruptor, and Tolomaq the Fire Beast; Versus Great Beasts; Double-size  
#25 Alpha Flight 25 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Versus Caliber
CGC label note: Alpha Flight #11 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
 
#26 Alpha Flight 26 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Versus Omega Flight
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#27 Alpha Flight 27 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  Versus Omega Flight
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/4/2019 for $8
 
#28 Alpha Flight 28 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  Last Byrne issue; Secret Wars II
CGC label note: Hulk & Beyonder appearance. Last John Byrne issue. 75¢ cover price.
 
#29 Alpha Flight 29 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 4/2/2021 for $5, a raw 8.0 on 3/25/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Hulk appearance.
 
#30 Alpha Flight 30 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Versus Scramble  
#31 Alpha Flight 31 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 2/1986   
#32 Alpha Flight 32 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/7/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#33 Alpha Flight 33 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$20 $0.95 $60
▲ $2
$45 $36 $25 $17 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Yuriko Oyama becomes Lady Deathstrike
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 2/18/2020 for $14, a raw 6.5 on 2/18/2020 for $20, a CGC 9.2 on 2/7/2019 for $49
CGC label note: Yuriko Oyama becomes Lady Deathstrike. X-Men appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#34 Alpha Flight 34 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.95 $32 $28 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Origin of Wolverine
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/4/2019 for $8
Doug notes: First FULL appearance of Yuriko as LADY DEATHSTRIKE on 13 Pages inside; First LADY DEATHSTRIKE cover; First WOLVERINE vs LADY DEATHSTRIKE battle; ORIGIN of Wolverine story includes details on how Yuriko's father Lord Dark Wind gave Wolverine his unbreakable bones;
CGC label note: Wolverine & Lady Deathstrike appearance. Attuma cameo last page. 95¢ cover price. Partial origin Wolverine's adamantium.
 
#35 Alpha Flight 35 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  CGC label note: Attuma appearance.  
#36 Alpha Flight 36 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Wolverine
CGC label note: Doctor Strange, Byrrah & Avengers (Hercules, Black Knight & Sub-Mariner) appearance.95¢ cover price.
 
#37 Alpha Flight 37 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$3 $0.95 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Revival of Pestilence
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Sub-Mariner & Attuma cameo on last page.
 
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
Alpha Flight CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
11,778622,19486+416+24
210421242+20--
39261067+14+1
4483534+5+1
5652762+11--
6812943+13+1
7431562+13+1
8491551+6--
9441461+2--
10371431+6--
1147--601+13+1
12592662+7--
139571079+12+2
14152202+5--
15192222+3--
1626--26------
1716151836+22+1
1810--10------
1926--351+9+1
2011--12--+1--
2117--17------
2216--16------
2317--18--+1--
24----17--+17--
25161171+1--
2691111+2--
2715--15------
28211221+1--
2913--15--+2--
30121141+2--
318--8------
32191211+2--
335481163416+86+5
34682762+8--
359--10--+1--
36202204--+2
376--6------
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
3,624
~97%
119
~3%
4,325
~96%
159
~4%
 +701
  ~95% 
 +40
  ~5% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Alpha Flight Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Alpha Flight in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Alpha Flight title.

Which issues of Alpha Flight have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-37 of Alpha Flight. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(1st appearance of Puck & Marrina. Origin of Alpha Flight. $1.25 cover price.).

Why don't more Alpha Flight 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 Alpha Flight 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 Alpha Flight cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Alpha Flight 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, Alpha Flight 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 Alpha Flight 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Alpha Flight cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Alpha Flight (#1-37) Values 2022


From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]

Alpha Flight Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1Top 100 CPVs Alpha Flight 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $65
▲ $13
 Marvel, 8/1983  1st Appearances of Tundra, Puck, Marrina, Wildheart (not identified), Diamond Lil (not identified), Box (not identified), Smart Alec (not identified), Flashback (not identified), Madison Jeffries (not identified), Wild Child (not identified)
#94 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been hot in 2021: 9.8 CGC in May $1301, 9.6 CGC in April $308, 8.0 CGC August $84. In 2020 a 9.6 CGC sold in October for $152 and a 9.8 CGC sold in June for $359.
Bill notes: A CGC 9.2 variant sold for $134 in July 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 2/24/2020 for $11, a raw 7.5 on 5/25/2020 for $24, a raw 8.5 on 11/8/2019 for $34, a CGC 9.0 on 7/25/2019 for $50, a CGC 9.2 on 1/15/2020 for $82, a CGC 9.8 on 4/25/2019 for $390, a CGC 9.8 on 12/30/2019 for $390
Doug notes: A CGC 9.4 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $75; ORIGIN; 1st PUCK & MARRINA; Byrne
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Puck & Marrina. Origin of Alpha Flight. $1.25 cover price.
 
#2 Alpha Flight 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 9/1983  1st Appearances of Guardian (James Hudson), The Master (Eshu); Origins of Marrina and Alpha Flight
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/14/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 6/3/2021 for $6, a raw 7.5 on 1/26/2021 for $7, a raw 7.5 on 10/22/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Origin of Marrina. 75¢ cover price.
 
#3 Alpha Flight 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
 Marvel, 10/1983  Origin of Alpha Flight; Origin of The Master of the World; Origin of Marrina; Origin of Guardian
Ben notes: Classic cover contender: John Byrne stated this is his personal favorite cover he's ever created.
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/9/2021 for $5
CGC label note: Origin of the Master of the World. Sub-Mariner & Invisible Girl cameo. Guardian origin backup. 75¢ cover price.
 
#4 Alpha Flight 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
 Marvel, 11/1983  Origin of Marrina
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/3/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#5 Alpha Flight 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 12/1983  1st Appearance of Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Origin of Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Origin of Shaman
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/25/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 5/14/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#6 Alpha Flight 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $25
 Marvel, 1/1984  1st Appearance of Kolomaq; Origin of Shaman
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 5/14/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 2/4/2021 for $5
Doug notes: WHITE Cover (Scarcer in High Grade);
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#7 Alpha Flight 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 2/1984  1st Appearances of Smart Alec (full), Delphine Courtney, and Deadly Ernest; Origin of Snowbird
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/13/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Origin of Snowbird. 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 Alpha Flight 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance of Nemesis; Origin of Deadly Ernest
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/29/2020 for $8
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#9 Alpha Flight 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 4/1984  Origin of Aurora
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 7/26/2021 for $4, a raw 8.0 on 2/13/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Super-Skrull appearance. .75¢ cover price.
 
#10 Alpha Flight 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 5/1984  Origin of Northstar; Origin of Sasquatch; Versus Super-Skrull
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.5 on 7/26/2021 for $4, a raw 8.0 on 12/4/2019 for $8
Doug notes: Origin Sasquatch
CGC label note: Origin of Sasquatch. 75¢ cover price.
 
#11 Alpha Flight 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearances of Diamond Lil (full), Wild Child (full), Box (full), Flashback (full), and Omega Flight; Origin of Sasquatch
CGC label note: Origin of Sasquatch.
 
#12 Alpha Flight 12 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $20
 Marvel, 7/1984  Death of Guardian; Versus Omega Flight; Double-size
CGC label note: "Death" of Guardian. $1.25 cover price.
 
#13 Alpha Flight 13 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
 Marvel, 8/1984  Wolverine appearance and cover; Heather Hudson becomes team leader
Ben notes: Wolverine cover: "Okay, sucker, the only way to get to the lady is through ME"
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/20/2021 for $5
CGC label note: Wolverine appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#14 Alpha Flight 14 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
▲ $2
 Marvel, 9/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#15 Alpha Flight 15 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 10/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/25/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 3/25/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 3/25/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 3/25/2021 for $5
CGC label note: Sub-Mariner & Master of the World appearance.
 
#16 Alpha Flight 16 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
 Marvel, 11/1984  1st Appearance of Madison Jeffries (full); Versus The Master
Doug notes: Wolverine cameo
CGC label note: Wolverine, Sub-Mariner & Master of the World appearance.
 
#17 Alpha Flight 17 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
 Marvel, 12/1984  X-Men 109 cover homage; X-Men appearance
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.5 on 3/10/2021 for $2, a raw 5.5 on 12/3/2020 for $4, a raw 5.5 on 5/20/2021 for $4, a raw 5.5 on 3/15/2021 for $4
Doug notes: Wolverine cameo
CGC label note: X-Men appearance. X-Men #109 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
 
#18 Alpha Flight 18 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 1/1985  1st Appearance of Ranaq the Devourer  
#19 Alpha Flight 19 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearance of Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen); Origin of Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen); Versus Ranaq The Devourer
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 3/8/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 12/23/2020 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 3/8/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Elizabeth Twoyoungmen becomes Talisman.
 
#20 Alpha Flight 20 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 3/1985  1st Appearance of Gilded Lily; New headquarters
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Gilded Lily (Lillian Von Loont).
 
#21 Alpha Flight 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 4/1985  Origin of Gilded Lily
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/29/2020 for $8
CGC label note: Origin of Gilded Lily. Diablo appearance in flashback.
 
#22 Alpha Flight 22 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 5/1985  1st Appearance of Pink Pearl
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/29/2020 for $8
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Pink Pearl (Pearl Gross).
 
#23 Alpha Flight 23 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Caliber; Origin of Sasquatch  
#24 Alpha Flight 24 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $21
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Somon the Great Artificer, Kariooq the Corruptor, and Tolomaq the Fire Beast; Versus Great Beasts; Double-size  
#25 Alpha Flight 25 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 8/1985  Versus Caliber
CGC label note: Alpha Flight #11 cover homage. 75¢ cover price.
 
#26 Alpha Flight 26 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 9/1985  Versus Omega Flight
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#27 Alpha Flight 27 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 10/1985  Versus Omega Flight
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/4/2019 for $8
 
#28 Alpha Flight 28 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 11/1985  Last Byrne issue; Secret Wars II
CGC label note: Hulk & Beyonder appearance. Last John Byrne issue. 75¢ cover price.
 
#29 Alpha Flight 29 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 4/2/2021 for $5, a raw 8.0 on 3/25/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Hulk appearance.
 
#30 Alpha Flight 30 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 Marvel, 1/1986  Versus Scramble  
#31 Alpha Flight 31 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 Marvel, 2/1986   
#32 Alpha Flight 32 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 Marvel, 3/1986  Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/7/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#33 Alpha Flight 33 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $60
▲ $2
 Marvel, 4/1986  Yuriko Oyama becomes Lady Deathstrike
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 2/18/2020 for $14, a raw 6.5 on 2/18/2020 for $20, a CGC 9.2 on 2/7/2019 for $49
CGC label note: Yuriko Oyama becomes Lady Deathstrike. X-Men appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#34 Alpha Flight 34 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $32
 Marvel, 5/1986  Origin of Wolverine
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/4/2019 for $8
Doug notes: First FULL appearance of Yuriko as LADY DEATHSTRIKE on 13 Pages inside; First LADY DEATHSTRIKE cover; First WOLVERINE vs LADY DEATHSTRIKE battle; ORIGIN of Wolverine story includes details on how Yuriko's father Lord Dark Wind gave Wolverine his unbreakable bones;
CGC label note: Wolverine & Lady Deathstrike appearance. Attuma cameo last page. 95¢ cover price. Partial origin Wolverine's adamantium.
 
#35 Alpha Flight 35 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $10
 Marvel, 6/1986  CGC label note: Attuma appearance.  
#36 Alpha Flight 36 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 7/1986  Wolverine
CGC label note: Doctor Strange, Byrrah & Avengers (Hercules, Black Knight & Sub-Mariner) appearance.95¢ cover price.
 
#37 Alpha Flight 37 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $16
▲ $2
 Marvel, 8/1986  Revival of Pestilence
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Sub-Mariner & Attuma cameo on last page.
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Alpha Flight CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
12,19486+416+24
21242+20--
31067+14+1
4534+5+1
5762+11--
6943+13+1
7562+13+1
8551+6--
9461+2--
10431+6--
11601+13+1
12662+7--
131079+12+2
14202+5--
15222+3--
1626------
171836+22+1
1810------
19351+9+1
2012--+1--
2117------
2216------
2318--+1--
2417--+17--
25171+1--
26111+2--
2715------
28221+1--
2915--+2--
30141+2--
318------
32211+2--
3363416+86+5
34762+8--
3510--+1--
36204--+2
376------
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
4,325
~96%
159
~4%
 +701
  ~95% 
 +40
  ~5% 
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Alpha Flight Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Alpha Flight in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Alpha Flight title.

Which issues of Alpha Flight have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-37 of Alpha Flight. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(1st appearance of Puck & Marrina. Origin of Alpha Flight. $1.25 cover price.).

Why don't more Alpha Flight 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 Alpha Flight 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 Alpha Flight cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Alpha Flight 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, Alpha Flight 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 Alpha Flight 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Alpha Flight cover price variants more valuable?

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

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