Brave and the Bold #200 $2.00 Variant Value
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]
|9.2||Near Mint -||$95
|9.0||Very Fine / Near Mint||$64
|Brave and the Bold #200 $2.00 Cover Price Variant, DC, 7/1983, Published in the USA
Brave and the Bold #200 $2.00 Canadian Price Variant Issue Notes:
1st Appearances of Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Outsiders, and Brimstone; Giant-size; Final Issue
#50 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A 9.8 CGC sold for $600 in early 2018. Another 9.8 CGC sold for $300 (October 2020) minutes after being posted; after a short communication with the seller he confirmed he wasn't aware of the true value of the book.
Doug notes: 68 Page GIANT; Scarcer LAST ISSUE; FIRST appearance of Tatsu Yamashiro aka KATANA; BATMAN and Golden Age BATMAN-c/s; 16 page Preview and FIRST appearance of BATMAN and the OUTSIDERS;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 Brave and the Bold #200 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $242 in 2017
CGC label note: Last issue. 16 page preview featuring 1st app. Batman & the Outsiders. (Halo, Geoforce & Katana) $2.00 cover price.
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As one of the top 100 most valuable variants in our guide this year, we rate $2.00 price variant copies of Brave and the Bold #200 FIVE STARS as a collectible, and the hands-down preferable type to collect for the issue as compared to regular copies. In addition to everything the issue has going for it (as detailed in the issue notes in the page above), we note the price guide value movement since 2018. Regular copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $13 since 2018, or about +52% on a percentage basis. Meanwhile, CPV newsstand copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $15 since 2018, or about +19%. With a $2.00 variant NM- value of $95, Brave and the Bold #200 is part of the proverbial cream of the CPV crop, with a value greater than approximately 98% of our guide's entire coverage universe.
Brave and the Bold #200 Comic Book FAQ
What is the value of Brave and the Bold #200?
I have a copy of Brave and the Bold #200 and I want to know what this comic book is worth in different grades as a first printing?
The answer depends on the type that you own. For Brave and the Bold #200, DC published a direct edition type (exceptionally well preserved by collectors as direct edition comics were the type sold in comic shops), and two newsstand types which were sold to the general public on newsstands (a regular cover price version and the $2.00 price variant). If you own a price variant, lucky you, it is worth $95 in 9.2 (Near Mint Minus).
Check whether the cover of your copy of Brave and the Bold #200 has a graphical logo or a bar code box. If it has a graphical logo, sorry to break it to you but you own a commonplace direct edition copy which is worth about $38 (still, that's not too shabby).
If your copy of Brave and the Bold #200 has a bar code box on the cover, then you've got a newsstand copy! Is it the more-rare price variant? Now for the moment of excitement: is the cover price of your newsstand copy $2.00? If so, congratulations, you own the cover price variant!!
How rare is the Brave and the Bold #200 $2.00 cover price variant?
As of the September 2021 CGC census, the price variant has census rarity of 2.2%, with 17 price variant copies on record versus 740 regular copies.
What is Brave and the Bold #200 worth in VF/NM condition?
The direct edition (logo on cover) is worth about $33 in VF/NM whereas the $2.00 newsstand variants are worth $64.
Why are the Brave and the Bold #200 newsstand cover price variants worth so much more than the direct edition copies?
As collectibles, direct edition copies are already at a disadvantage compared to newsstand copies in the highest grades, because direct editions were extraordinarily well preserved as the distinct type sold in specialty comic shops. The comic shop owners ordered direct edition copies of Brave and the Bold #200 at a discount to cover price, but on a non-returnable basis (the graphical logo was to tell non-returnable copies apart from their returnable newsstand counterparts). When their orders arrived, the comic shop staff handled the books with extreme care to preserve their condition, and then the comic book collectors who shopped there typically preserved their purchases in plastic bags with backing boards. By contrast, newsstand copies were treated as reading material with no staff training to handle the books with any semblance of care, and they were then sold to the general public; unsold copies were returned for credit and typically pulped/recycled forward. Only those newsstand copies of Brave and the Bold #200 that were taken home and preserved by collectors would survive today in the highest grades. Among surviving newsstand copies of Brave and the Bold #200, the market area that received the $2.00 cover price newsstand copies was a restricted area representing less than 10% the population of the total North American newsstand market. That's because the destination market for $2.00 copies of Brave and the Bold #200 was Canadian newsstands — hence the name Canadian Price Variant as a short-hand for $2.00 Price Variant. All of this adds up to a market value for the $2.00 variant approximately 94% higher than the direct edition in Very Fine / Near Mint (9.0) condition, as of our 2022 CPV Price Guide Edition.
In VF condition, how much is Brave and the Bold #200 worth?
The direct edition version of Brave and the Bold #200 is worth about $27 in Very Fine (8.0) whereas the $2.00 newsstand variants are worth $51.
What is the value of Brave and the Bold #200 in Fine condition?
In FN (6.0) shape, the direct edition version of Brave and the Bold #200 is worth about $19 whereas the $2.00 newsstand variants are worth $36.
What is the approximate Brave and the Bold #200 value in very good condition?
Down in VG (4.0) Very Good condition, the direct edition version of Brave and the Bold #200 is worth about $13 whereas the $2.00 newsstand variants are worth $24.
What is the Brave and the Bold #200 price guide value in good condition?
The price guide value way down in GD (2.0) Good condition for Brave and the Bold #200 is about $6 for the direct edition version whereas the $2.00 newsstand variants are worth $12.
Has the Brave and the Bold #200 $2.00 variant from DC been a good investment?
Brave and the Bold #200 $2.00 variant newsstand copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $15 since 2018, or about +19% in 5 years (from our 2018 guide edition to our 2022 guide edition).
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