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Captain America (#274-320, Annual #6-7) 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 ]
Captain America — 2022 Price Guide Values #274-320, Annual #6-7
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
#274 Captain America 274 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  Death of General Samuel Happy Sam Sawyer; Versus Baron Strucker; Versus Hydra
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Nick Fury & the Howling Commandos & Baron Strucker appearance.
 
#275 Captain America 275 Canadian Price Variant picture$33$5 $0.75 $55
▲ $5
$41 $33 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  1st Appearance of Baron Zemo II (Helmut Zemo)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 2/24/2021 for $4, a CGC 9.6 on 12/5/2020 for $114, a raw 6.0 on 5/21/2019 for $7
Doug notes: First appearance of PHEONIX as the new Baron ZEMO; This Baron Helmut Zemo is #40 on IGN's Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time List;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 Captain America #275 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $214 in 2021
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Baron Zemo II. 75¢ cover price.
 
#276 Captain America 276 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$5 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  Nick Fury & Dum Dum Dugan appearance., Baron Zemo II, Arnim Zola & Vermin cameo; Falcon backup story
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 3/26/2021 for $3, a raw 6.5 on 3/26/2021 for $6, a raw 7.0 on 3/17/2021 for $7, a CGC 9.8 on 12/5/2020 for $108
CGC label note: Nick Fury & Dum Dum Dugan appearance. Baron Zemo II, Arnim Zola & Vermin cameo on last page. 75¢ cover price.
 
#277 Captain America 277 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1983  Versus Baron Zemo; Versus Primus
CGC label note: Baron Zemo II, Vermin & Arnim Zola appearance. Falcon backup story.
 
#278 Captain America 278 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Versus Baron Zemo
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Captain America #278 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $225 in 2021
CGC label note: Baron Zemo II & Vermin appearance. Falcon backup story. 75¢ cover price.
 
#279 Captain America 279 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1983  Versus Primus
Angelo notes: This issue number normally contains Tattooz skin decals.
Paul notes: 75¢ variants for this particular issue were manufactured without the Tattooz.
CGC label note: Iron Man appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#280 Captain America 280 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1983  Versus Scarecrow
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/26/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Scarecrow appearance.
 
#281 Captain America 281 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$8 $0.75 $25
▲ $3
$22 $18 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  Versus Constrictor
Conan notes: A raw 1.8 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/27/2021 for $3
Doug notes: The 1950's BUCKY Returns; SPIDER-WOMAN and VIPER appear
CGC label note: Viper, Constrictor & Spider-Woman appearance.
 
#282 Captain America 282 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$12 $0.75 $26 $23 $18 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 6/1983  1st Appearances of Joseph Rogers (Steve's father), Nomad II (Jack Monroe); Versus Viper
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/15/2020 for $8, a raw 7.5 on 12/18/2020 for $15, a raw 6.0 on 11/18/2019 for $10
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Jack Monroe as Nomad. Viper & Constrictor appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#283 Captain America 283 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $19
▲ $3
$17 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  2nd Appearance of Nomad (Jack Monroe); Versus Viper
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/30/2021 for $7
CGC label note: Viper, Constrictor, Nomad & Nick Fury appearance.
 
#284 Captain America 284 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $18
▲ $6
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  CGC label note: Patriot, Nick Fury & Dum Dum Dugan appearance.  
#285 Captain America 285 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $0.75 $21
▲ $7
$18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  Death of Patriot (Jeffrey Mace); Versus Porcupine
CGC label note: "Death" of the Patriot. Porcupine appearance.
 
#286 Captain America 286 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $28
▲ $8
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/27/2021 for $2
Doug notes: Luther Manning aka DEATHLOK cover & story; Classic DEATHLOK Cover by MIKE ZECK;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $220 in 2020.
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Captain America #286 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $300 in 2021
CGC label note: Deathlok appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#287 Captain America 287 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $28
▲ $8
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Doug notes: Luther Manning aka DEATHLOK cover & story; Classic DEATHLOK Cover by MIKE ZECK;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Captain America #287 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $205 in 2021
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Captain America #287 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $300 in 2021
CGC label note: Deathlok appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#288 Captain America 288 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $28
▲ $8
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Doug notes: Luther Manning aka DEATHLOK cover & story; Classic DEATHLOK Cover by MIKE ZECK;
CGC label note: Deathlok appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#289 Captain America 289 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $18
▲ $6
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 1/1984   
#290 Captain America 290 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$12 $0.75 $39
▲ $17
$34 $27 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  1st Appearances of Black Crow (in crow form), Mother Superior (Sin); Zemo
Angelo notes: Mother Superior is rumored to appear on T.V. so investment money is raising the value of this book.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/31/2020 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 1/28/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 4/19/2021 for $7
Doug notes: JOHN BYRNE Cover; Mother Night-c/s = FIRST appearance of Red Skull's Daughter Synthia Schmidt as MOTHER SUPERIOR, she Later becomes SIN; Eleven Part Storyline Begins here with BARON ZEMO, Mother Superior and Red Skull;
CGC label note: 1st app. of Mother Superior (Synthia Schmidt, later becomes Sin.) Falcon & Nomad appearance. Wasp cameo.
 
#291 Captain America 291 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.75 $21
▲ $7
$18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance Tumbler II
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the new Tumbler (Michael Keane).
 
#292 Captain America 292 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  1st Appearance of Black Crow (in human form); Origin of Black Crow
Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/18/2021 for $5
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Black Crow.
 
#293 Captain America 293 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $21
▲ $7
$18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  1st Appearance of Slayer (David Cox)
Doug notes: NOMAD appears; RED SKULL & BARON ZEMO appear
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#294 Captain America 294 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $21
▲ $7
$18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  Versus the Slayer
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/27/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $4, a raw 4.5 on 6/1/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 5/28/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 5/28/2021 for $6
Doug notes: NOMAD appears; RED SKULL & BARON ZEMO appear
CGC label note: Nomad & Baron Zemo appearance.
 
#295 Captain America 295 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $23
▲ $8
$20 $16 $11 $8 $
 Marvel, 7/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 6/1/2021 for $5, a raw 5.5 on 6/1/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 6/1/2021 for $6, a raw 8.0 on 6/1/2021 for $8
Doug notes: MOTHER SUPERIOR (aka SIN) and The SISTERS OF SIN-c/s; RED SKULL & BARON ZEMO appear;
CGC label note: Nomad, Baron Zemo, Mother Superior, Red Skull & Sisters of Sin appearance.
 
#296 Captain America 296 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $21
▲ $7
$18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Doug notes: RED SKULL & BARON ZEMO appear;
CGC label note: Falcon, Sisters of Sin, Starfox, Baron Zemo & Red Skull appearance.
 
#297 Captain America 297 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $21
▲ $7
$18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  Versus Baron Zemo; Versus Red Skull
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/31/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Baron Zemo, Red Skull, Mother Superior & Falcon appearance.
 
#298 Captain America 298 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  Origin of Red Skull
CGC label note: Baron Zemo, Falcon, Nomad & Red Skull appearance. Origin of the Red Skull retold.
 
#299 Captain America 299 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $0.75 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  Origin of Red Skull; Versus Red Skull
CGC label note: Avengers, Baron Zemo, Red Skull, Falcon, Mother Superior & Sisters of Sin appearance.
 
#300 Captain America 300 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.75 $36
▲ $14
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Versus Red Skull
Doug notes: DEATH of RED SKULL; Captain America vs Red Skull Battle-c/s;
CGC label note: "Death" of the Red Skull. Falcon & Nomad appearance.
 
#301 Captain America 301 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $23
▲ $9
$20 $16 $11 $8 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  Origin of Captain America
CGC label note: Avengers, Mother Superior, Sisters of Sin, Falcon & Nomad appearance.
 
#302 Captain America 302 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $0.75 $27
▲ $11
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearance of Machete; Versus Zaran
CGC label note: 1st app. of Machete (Mariano Lopez). Nomad, Zaran & Batroc appearance.
 
#303 Captain America 303 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Versus Batroc; Versus Machete; Versus Zaran
CGC label note: Nomad & Batroc appearance. Origin of Captain America's shield.
 
#304 Captain America 304 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/27/2021 for $3, a raw 7.0 on 1/7/2021 for $7
CGC label note: Nomad & Nick Fury appearance.
 
#305 Captain America 305 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $30
▲ $12
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  Versus Modred
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 2/6/2021 for $2, a raw 7.5 on 5/13/2021 for $7, a raw 7.5 on 5/27/2019 for $7
Doug notes: Captain America vs CAPTAIN BRITAIN Battle-c/s;
CGC label note: Nomad & Modred appearance.
 
#306 Captain America 306 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $30
▲ $12
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  Versus Modred
Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/6/2021 for $2
Doug notes: CAPTAIN BRITAIN-c/s; MODRED appears;
CGC label note: Captain Britain & Modred appearance.
 
#307 Captain America 307 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$5 $0.75 $33
▲ $13
$29 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearance of Madcap
Angelo notes: Speculation money is betting that Madcap rumors might come to fruition. Don't overpay for this book, you will find them online.
Doug notes: First appearance of MADCAP; Captain Britain, Serpent Squad & Nomad appear; Invaders cameo; MADCAP's Team affiliations includes; Wild Pack, Unkillables, Masters of Evil, Mercs for Money, Ghost Rider Assassination League, Deadpool's Mercs for Money; FIRST Mark Gruenwald story = Begins 8 Year Run;
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Madcap. Captain Britain & Nomad appearance.
 
#308 Captain America 308 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Versus Armadillo; Secret Wars II
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 1/2/2021 for $8
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Armadillo (Antonio Rodriguez). Hawkeye & Mockingbird appearance.
 
#309 Captain America 309 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $23
▲ $9
$20 $16 $11 $8 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  Origin of Madcap; Versus Madcap; Nomad leaves team
CGC label note: Madcap & Nomad appearance.
 
#310 Captain America 310 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$5 $0.75 $45
▲ $13
$34 $27 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearances of Asp (Cleo Nefertiti), Bushmaster, Cottonmouth II, Diamondback, Rattler, and Serpent Society
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 5/7/2021 for $8, a raw 6.0 on 4/22/2019 for $7
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Rachel Leighton aka Diamondback; FIRST appearance of the SERPENT SOCIETY
CGC label note: Black Knight, Starfox & Serpent Society appearance.
 
#311 Captain America 311 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  Versus Super-Adaptoid
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#312 Captain America 312 Canadian Price Variant picture$40$5 $0.75 $37
▲ $15
$33 $26 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  1st Appearance of Flag-Smasher; Origin of Flag-Smasher
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 7/21/2020 for $7, a raw 8.0 on 7/1/2020 for $8
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Flag-Smasher.
 
#313 Captain America 313 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.75 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Versus Serpent Society
Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/2/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Serpent Society and Modok; Neary /Al Williamson-a; John Byrne/Al Williamson-c
CGC label note: "Death" of M.O.D.O.K. Serpent Society appearance.
 
#314 Captain America 314 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Versus Pinball; Versus Remnant; Versus Mink; Squadron Supreme crossover
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/12/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Avengers & Nighthawk appearance.
 
#315 Captain America 315 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.95 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Death of Porcupine; Versus Serpent Society
Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $3
CGC label note: Serpent Society appearance.
 
#316 Captain America 316 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.95 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Versus Armadillo
Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: Hawkeye appearance.
 
#317 Captain America 317 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Versus Crossfire and Death-Throws
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 1/2/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 1/2/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Hawkeye & Mockingbird appearance.
 
#318 Captain America 318 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  Death of Death Adder; Death of Blue Streak; Versus Scourge
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#319 Captain America 319 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$5 $0.95 $15
▲ $3
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Deaths of Jaguar, Cyclone, Steeplejack, Hellrazor, Shellshock, Ringer, Grappler, Vamp, Mirage, Firebrand, Letha, and Rapier.
Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/5/2021 for $2
CGC label note: "Death" of Jaguar, Cyclone, Steeplejack, Hellrazor, Shellshock, Ringer, Grappler, Vamp, Mirage, Firebrand, Letha & Rapier.
 
#320 Captain America 320 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $0.95 $20
▲ $4
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Versus Scourge
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: "Death" of the Scourge. Diamondback, Cobra & Water Wizard appearance.
 
Annual #6 Captain America Annual #6 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $1.25 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 11/1982  Doug notes: History of Four Captain America's-c/s; Invaders app;
CGC label note: Captain America I-IV (Steve Rogers, William Naslund, Jeffrey Mace & William Burnside) team-up.
 
Annual #7 Captain America Annual #7 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$5 $1.25 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Origin of Kubik (Cosmic Cube); Cosmic Cube
CGC label note: $1.25 price.
 
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
Captain America CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
274571662+9+1
2751411220517+64+5
276706856+15--
277434494+6--
278353444+9+1
279242282+4--
280291392+10+1
281322372+5--
28210521193+14+1
28327--301+3+1
284481561+8--
285261302+4+1
286169918510+16+1
28710261117+9+1
288362382+2--
28923--27--+4--
290652912+26--
29122--24--+2--
292201221+2--
293281301+2--
29414--15--+1--
29522--23--+1--
29612--18--+6--
29719--22--+3--
29832--38--+6--
29928--31--+3--
30015011734+23+3
30115--171+2+1
30216--182+2+2
30331--33--+2--
30418--20--+2--
305231271+4--
30626--27--+1--
30736--621+26+1
30838--451+7+1
30910--161+6+1
31050--58--+8--
31111--111--+1
31216--712+55+2
313141152+1+1
31417--181+1+1
31514--18--+4--
3167--71--+1
31722--27--+5--
31816--212+5+2
31913--201+7+1
320151163+1+2
Annual #6501541+4--
Annual #7321341+2--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
1,869
~97%
62
~3%
2,271
~96%
95
~4%
 +402
  ~92% 
 +33
  ~8% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Captain America Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Captain America in the 1980s?

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

Which issues of Captain America have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #274-320 and Annual #6-7 of Captain America.

Why don't more Captain America 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 Captain America 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 Captain America cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Captain America 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, Captain America 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 Captain America 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Captain America cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Captain America (#274-320, Annual #6-7) 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 ]

Captain America Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#274 Captain America 274 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 10/1982  Death of General Samuel Happy Sam Sawyer; Versus Baron Strucker; Versus Hydra
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Nick Fury & the Howling Commandos & Baron Strucker appearance.
 
#275 Captain America 275 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $55
▲ $5
 Marvel, 11/1982  1st Appearance of Baron Zemo II (Helmut Zemo)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 2/24/2021 for $4, a CGC 9.6 on 12/5/2020 for $114, a raw 6.0 on 5/21/2019 for $7
Doug notes: First appearance of PHEONIX as the new Baron ZEMO; This Baron Helmut Zemo is #40 on IGN's Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time List;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.6 Captain America #275 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $214 in 2021
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Baron Zemo II. 75¢ cover price.
 
#276 Captain America 276 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 12/1982  Nick Fury & Dum Dum Dugan appearance., Baron Zemo II, Arnim Zola & Vermin cameo; Falcon backup story
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 3/26/2021 for $3, a raw 6.5 on 3/26/2021 for $6, a raw 7.0 on 3/17/2021 for $7, a CGC 9.8 on 12/5/2020 for $108
CGC label note: Nick Fury & Dum Dum Dugan appearance. Baron Zemo II, Arnim Zola & Vermin cameo on last page. 75¢ cover price.
 
#277 Captain America 277 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1983  Versus Baron Zemo; Versus Primus
CGC label note: Baron Zemo II, Vermin & Arnim Zola appearance. Falcon backup story.
 
#278 Captain America 278 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1983  Versus Baron Zemo
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Captain America #278 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $225 in 2021
CGC label note: Baron Zemo II & Vermin appearance. Falcon backup story. 75¢ cover price.
 
#279 Captain America 279 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
 Marvel, 3/1983  Versus Primus
Angelo notes: This issue number normally contains Tattooz skin decals.
Paul notes: 75¢ variants for this particular issue were manufactured without the Tattooz.
CGC label note: Iron Man appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#280 Captain America 280 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1983  Versus Scarecrow
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/26/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Scarecrow appearance.
 
#281 Captain America 281 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $25
▲ $3
 Marvel, 5/1983  Versus Constrictor
Conan notes: A raw 1.8 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/27/2021 for $3
Doug notes: The 1950's BUCKY Returns; SPIDER-WOMAN and VIPER appear
CGC label note: Viper, Constrictor & Spider-Woman appearance.
 
#282 Captain America 282 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $26
 Marvel, 6/1983  1st Appearances of Joseph Rogers (Steve's father), Nomad II (Jack Monroe); Versus Viper
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/15/2020 for $8, a raw 7.5 on 12/18/2020 for $15, a raw 6.0 on 11/18/2019 for $10
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Jack Monroe as Nomad. Viper & Constrictor appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#283 Captain America 283 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $19
▲ $3
 Marvel, 7/1983  2nd Appearance of Nomad (Jack Monroe); Versus Viper
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/30/2021 for $7
CGC label note: Viper, Constrictor, Nomad & Nick Fury appearance.
 
#284 Captain America 284 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
▲ $6
 Marvel, 8/1983  CGC label note: Patriot, Nick Fury & Dum Dum Dugan appearance.  
#285 Captain America 285 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
▲ $7
 Marvel, 9/1983  Death of Patriot (Jeffrey Mace); Versus Porcupine
CGC label note: "Death" of the Patriot. Porcupine appearance.
 
#286 Captain America 286 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $8
 Marvel, 10/1983  Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/27/2021 for $2
Doug notes: Luther Manning aka DEATHLOK cover & story; Classic DEATHLOK Cover by MIKE ZECK;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $220 in 2020.
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Captain America #286 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $300 in 2021
CGC label note: Deathlok appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#287 Captain America 287 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $8
 Marvel, 11/1983  Doug notes: Luther Manning aka DEATHLOK cover & story; Classic DEATHLOK Cover by MIKE ZECK;
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Captain America #287 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $205 in 2021
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Captain America #287 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $300 in 2021
CGC label note: Deathlok appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#288 Captain America 288 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $8
 Marvel, 12/1983  Doug notes: Luther Manning aka DEATHLOK cover & story; Classic DEATHLOK Cover by MIKE ZECK;
CGC label note: Deathlok appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#289 Captain America 289 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $18
▲ $6
 Marvel, 1/1984   
#290 Captain America 290 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $39
▲ $17
 Marvel, 2/1984  1st Appearances of Black Crow (in crow form), Mother Superior (Sin); Zemo
Angelo notes: Mother Superior is rumored to appear on T.V. so investment money is raising the value of this book.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/31/2020 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 1/28/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 4/19/2021 for $7
Doug notes: JOHN BYRNE Cover; Mother Night-c/s = FIRST appearance of Red Skull's Daughter Synthia Schmidt as MOTHER SUPERIOR, she Later becomes SIN; Eleven Part Storyline Begins here with BARON ZEMO, Mother Superior and Red Skull;
CGC label note: 1st app. of Mother Superior (Synthia Schmidt, later becomes Sin.) Falcon & Nomad appearance. Wasp cameo.
 
#291 Captain America 291 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
▲ $7
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance Tumbler II
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the new Tumbler (Michael Keane).
 
#292 Captain America 292 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 4/1984  1st Appearance of Black Crow (in human form); Origin of Black Crow
Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/18/2021 for $5
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Black Crow.
 
#293 Captain America 293 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
▲ $7
 Marvel, 5/1984  1st Appearance of Slayer (David Cox)
Doug notes: NOMAD appears; RED SKULL & BARON ZEMO appear
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#294 Captain America 294 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
▲ $7
 Marvel, 6/1984  Versus the Slayer
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 4/27/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $4, a raw 4.5 on 6/1/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 5/28/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 5/28/2021 for $6
Doug notes: NOMAD appears; RED SKULL & BARON ZEMO appear
CGC label note: Nomad & Baron Zemo appearance.
 
#295 Captain America 295 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $23
▲ $8
 Marvel, 7/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 5.0 on 6/1/2021 for $5, a raw 5.5 on 6/1/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 6/1/2021 for $6, a raw 8.0 on 6/1/2021 for $8
Doug notes: MOTHER SUPERIOR (aka SIN) and The SISTERS OF SIN-c/s; RED SKULL & BARON ZEMO appear;
CGC label note: Nomad, Baron Zemo, Mother Superior, Red Skull & Sisters of Sin appearance.
 
#296 Captain America 296 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
▲ $7
 Marvel, 8/1984  Doug notes: RED SKULL & BARON ZEMO appear;
CGC label note: Falcon, Sisters of Sin, Starfox, Baron Zemo & Red Skull appearance.
 
#297 Captain America 297 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $21
▲ $7
 Marvel, 9/1984  Versus Baron Zemo; Versus Red Skull
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/31/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Baron Zemo, Red Skull, Mother Superior & Falcon appearance.
 
#298 Captain America 298 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 Marvel, 10/1984  Origin of Red Skull
CGC label note: Baron Zemo, Falcon, Nomad & Red Skull appearance. Origin of the Red Skull retold.
 
#299 Captain America 299 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $10
 Marvel, 11/1984  Origin of Red Skull; Versus Red Skull
CGC label note: Avengers, Baron Zemo, Red Skull, Falcon, Mother Superior & Sisters of Sin appearance.
 
#300 Captain America 300 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $36
▲ $14
 Marvel, 12/1984  Versus Red Skull
Doug notes: DEATH of RED SKULL; Captain America vs Red Skull Battle-c/s;
CGC label note: "Death" of the Red Skull. Falcon & Nomad appearance.
 
#301 Captain America 301 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $23
▲ $9
 Marvel, 1/1985  Origin of Captain America
CGC label note: Avengers, Mother Superior, Sisters of Sin, Falcon & Nomad appearance.
 
#302 Captain America 302 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $27
▲ $11
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearance of Machete; Versus Zaran
CGC label note: 1st app. of Machete (Mariano Lopez). Nomad, Zaran & Batroc appearance.
 
#303 Captain America 303 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 3/1985  Versus Batroc; Versus Machete; Versus Zaran
CGC label note: Nomad & Batroc appearance. Origin of Captain America's shield.
 
#304 Captain America 304 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 4/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 4/27/2021 for $3, a raw 7.0 on 1/7/2021 for $7
CGC label note: Nomad & Nick Fury appearance.
 
#305 Captain America 305 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $12
 Marvel, 5/1985  Versus Modred
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 2/6/2021 for $2, a raw 7.5 on 5/13/2021 for $7, a raw 7.5 on 5/27/2019 for $7
Doug notes: Captain America vs CAPTAIN BRITAIN Battle-c/s;
CGC label note: Nomad & Modred appearance.
 
#306 Captain America 306 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $12
 Marvel, 6/1985  Versus Modred
Conan notes: A raw 2.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/6/2021 for $2
Doug notes: CAPTAIN BRITAIN-c/s; MODRED appears;
CGC label note: Captain Britain & Modred appearance.
 
#307 Captain America 307 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $33
▲ $13
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearance of Madcap
Angelo notes: Speculation money is betting that Madcap rumors might come to fruition. Don't overpay for this book, you will find them online.
Doug notes: First appearance of MADCAP; Captain Britain, Serpent Squad & Nomad appear; Invaders cameo; MADCAP's Team affiliations includes; Wild Pack, Unkillables, Masters of Evil, Mercs for Money, Ghost Rider Assassination League, Deadpool's Mercs for Money; FIRST Mark Gruenwald story = Begins 8 Year Run;
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Madcap. Captain Britain & Nomad appearance.
 
#308 Captain America 308 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 8/1985  Versus Armadillo; Secret Wars II
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 8/11/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 1/2/2021 for $8
CGC label note: 1st appearance of the Armadillo (Antonio Rodriguez). Hawkeye & Mockingbird appearance.
 
#309 Captain America 309 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $23
▲ $9
 Marvel, 9/1985  Origin of Madcap; Versus Madcap; Nomad leaves team
CGC label note: Madcap & Nomad appearance.
 
#310 Captain America 310 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $45
▲ $13
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearances of Asp (Cleo Nefertiti), Bushmaster, Cottonmouth II, Diamondback, Rattler, and Serpent Society
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.0 on 5/7/2021 for $8, a raw 6.0 on 4/22/2019 for $7
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Rachel Leighton aka Diamondback; FIRST appearance of the SERPENT SOCIETY
CGC label note: Black Knight, Starfox & Serpent Society appearance.
 
#311 Captain America 311 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 11/1985  Versus Super-Adaptoid
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#312 Captain America 312 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $37
▲ $15
 Marvel, 12/1985  1st Appearance of Flag-Smasher; Origin of Flag-Smasher
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 7/21/2020 for $7, a raw 8.0 on 7/1/2020 for $8
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Flag-Smasher.
 
#313 Captain America 313 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 1/1986  Versus Serpent Society
Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/2/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Serpent Society and Modok; Neary /Al Williamson-a; John Byrne/Al Williamson-c
CGC label note: "Death" of M.O.D.O.K. Serpent Society appearance.
 
#314 Captain America 314 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 2/1986  Versus Pinball; Versus Remnant; Versus Mink; Squadron Supreme crossover
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/12/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Avengers & Nighthawk appearance.
 
#315 Captain America 315 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 3/1986  Death of Porcupine; Versus Serpent Society
Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $3
CGC label note: Serpent Society appearance.
 
#316 Captain America 316 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 4/1986  Versus Armadillo
Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/11/2021 for $2
CGC label note: Hawkeye appearance.
 
#317 Captain America 317 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 5/1986  Versus Crossfire and Death-Throws
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 1/2/2021 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 1/2/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Hawkeye & Mockingbird appearance.
 
#318 Captain America 318 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 6/1986  Death of Death Adder; Death of Blue Streak; Versus Scourge
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#319 Captain America 319 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $15
▲ $3
 Marvel, 7/1986  Deaths of Jaguar, Cyclone, Steeplejack, Hellrazor, Shellshock, Ringer, Grappler, Vamp, Mirage, Firebrand, Letha, and Rapier.
Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/5/2021 for $2
CGC label note: "Death" of Jaguar, Cyclone, Steeplejack, Hellrazor, Shellshock, Ringer, Grappler, Vamp, Mirage, Firebrand, Letha & Rapier.
 
#320 Captain America 320 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $4
 Marvel, 8/1986  Versus Scourge
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: "Death" of the Scourge. Diamondback, Cobra & Water Wizard appearance.
 
Annual #6 Captain America Annual #6 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $18
 Marvel, 11/1982  Doug notes: History of Four Captain America's-c/s; Invaders app;
CGC label note: Captain America I-IV (Steve Rogers, William Naslund, Jeffrey Mace & William Burnside) team-up.
 
Annual #7 Captain America Annual #7 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $18
 Marvel, 10/1983  Origin of Kubik (Cosmic Cube); Cosmic Cube
CGC label note: $1.25 price.
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Captain America CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
274662+9+1
27520517+64+5
276856+15--
277494+6--
278444+9+1
279282+4--
280392+10+1
281372+5--
2821193+14+1
283301+3+1
284561+8--
285302+4+1
28618510+16+1
2871117+9+1
288382+2--
28927--+4--
290912+26--
29124--+2--
292221+2--
293301+2--
29415--+1--
29523--+1--
29618--+6--
29722--+3--
29838--+6--
29931--+3--
3001734+23+3
301171+2+1
302182+2+2
30333--+2--
30420--+2--
305271+4--
30627--+1--
307621+26+1
308451+7+1
309161+6+1
31058--+8--
311111--+1
312712+55+2
313152+1+1
314181+1+1
31518--+4--
31671--+1
31727--+5--
318212+5+2
319201+7+1
320163+1+2
Annual #6541+4--
Annual #7341+2--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
2,271
~96%
95
~4%
 +402
  ~92% 
 +33
  ~8% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Captain America Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Captain America in the 1980s?

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

Which issues of Captain America have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #274-320 and Annual #6-7 of Captain America.

Why don't more Captain America 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 Captain America 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 Captain America cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Captain America 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, Captain America 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 Captain America 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Captain America cover price variants more valuable?

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

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