Creepy #144 $2.50 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 -||$60
|9.0||Very Fine / Near Mint||$45
|Creepy #144 $2.50 Cover Price Variant, Warren, 1/1983, Published in the USA
Creepy #144 $2.50 Canadian Price Variant Issue Notes:
Doug notes: 1/1983; 84 Pages including Covers; VAMPIRE and BATS Painted Cover by FRANK FRAZETTA (Originally used on Creepy #5); All GRAVEYARD and GHOSTS Special issue; Forgotten Flesh = Doug Moench story with Vicente Alcarar art; For the Sake of Your Children = Ed Fedory story with Jaime Brocal art; IT = 9 pages Tom Sutton story & art; In Darkness it Shall End = Doug Moench story with Vicente Alcazar art; The Ghouls = Carl Wessler story with Martin Salvador art; Berenice = Edgar Allan Poe story = Adapted by Rich Margopoulos story with Isidro Mones art; The Terror-Stalked Heiress = Carl Wessler story with Jose Gual art; Notes that Forrest J Ackerman leaves Famous Monsters; LOW Print Run & SCARCER High Numbered issue = Overstreet Lists as "LOW Distribution"; Second to LAST issue in the Original WARREN Series;
CGC label note: "Graveyard & Ghosts" issue.
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Creepy #144 Comic Book FAQ
What is the value of Creepy #144?
I have a copy of Creepy #144 and I want to know what this comic book is worth in different grades as a first printing?
The answer depends on whether you own a Type 1A cover price variant copy, or just a regular/plain copy of Creepy #144. If you own a price variant, lucky you, it is worth $60 in 9.2 (Near Mint Minus).
Check the cover price of your copy of Creepy #144, and if it is $2.50 then congratulations, you own the more-rare cover price variant type which has a higher value. If not, then you own the regular type which has a lower value.
The higher the grade, i.e. the better the condition, the stronger the value. Our guide only goes as high as 9.2 (Near Mint-), with values for Creepy #144 listed in various grades shown on this page down to 2.0 (Good).
What is Creepy #144 worth in VF/NM condition?
The regular cover price version is worth about $31 in VF/NM whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $45.
Why are the Creepy #144 cover price variants worth so much more than the regular copies?
Among surviving copies of Creepy #144, the market area that received the $2.50 cover price copies was a restricted area representing less than 10% the population of the total North American comics market. That's because the destination market for $2.50 copies of Creepy #144 was Canada — hence the name Canadian Price Variant as a short-hand for $2.50 Price Variant. All of this adds up to a market value for the $2.50 variant approximately 45% higher than the regular copies in Very Fine / Near Mint condition (as of our 2022 CPV Price Guide Edition).
In VF condition, how much is Creepy #144 worth?
The regular cover price version version of Creepy #144 is worth about $25 in Very Fine (8.0) whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $36.
What is the value of Creepy #144 in Fine condition?
In FN (6.0) shape, the regular cover price version version of Creepy #144 is worth about $17 whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $25.
What is the approximate Creepy #144 value in very good condition?
Down in VG (4.0) Very Good condition, the regular cover price version version of Creepy #144 is worth about $12 whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $17.
What is the Creepy #144 price guide value in good condition?
The price guide value way down in GD (2.0) Good condition for Creepy #144 is about $6 for the regular cover price version version whereas the $2.50 variants are worth $8.
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