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Detective Comics (#519-590) 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 ]
Detective Comics — 2022 Price Guide Values #519-590
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
#519 Detective Comics 519 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$8 $0.75 $30
▲ $6
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 10/1982  Batgirl backup story
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Batgirl backup story by Barbara J. Randall & Trevor Von Eeden. 75¢ cover price.
 
#520 Detective Comics 520 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$8 $0.75 $28
▲ $6
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 11/1982  Story continues in Batman #354
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/16/2021 for $10
Doug notes: CATWOMAN Backup-s, with Gil Kane-a; Professor Hugo Strange-c/s; BONUS 16 Page Insert Preview of Masters of the Universe;
CGC label note: Hugo Strange & Dr. Thirteen appearance. 16 page "Masters of the Universe" preview with Superman appearance.
 
#521 Detective Comics 521 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$8 $0.75 $28
▲ $6
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 12/1982  Versus Catwoman
Bill notes: Catwoman appearance; Nudity panels; Green Arrow back up stories begin
Conan notes: A CBCS 9.8 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/28/2019 for $47
Doug notes: GREEN ARROW Backup SERIES BEGINS; CATWOMAN seeks Vengeance against Vicki Vale; SELINA KYLE aka CATWOMAN = Page of NUDITY Panels; CATWOMAN with WHIP Panels; Two Pages of VICKI VALE in LINGERIE Panels;
 
#522 Detective Comics 522 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$8 $0.75 $28
▲ $8
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 1/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 6/2/2021 for $12, a raw 7.0 on 8/4/2020 for $10
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#523Top 100 CPVs Detective Comics 523 Canadian Price Variant picture$32$45 $0.75 $100
▲ $10
$67 $54 $38 $25 $13 
 DC, 2/1983  1st Appearance of Killer Croc in cameo
#45 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 CGC sold for $600 in 2019. A raw NM+ variant sold for $396 in 2018.
Angelo notes: A book that deserves more attention
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 1/23/2021 for $23, a raw 5.5 on 3/29/2021 for $31, a raw 3.0 on 5/18/2020 for $32
Doug notes: FIRST cameo appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC anywhere (preceded 1st cameo in Batman #357 from 3/1983 by ONE MONTH); Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played KILLER CROC in the 8/2016 SUICIDE SQUAD Movie; BATMAN vs SOLOMON GRUNDY Battle cover and Story;
Paul notes: In my opinion, a very undervalued key copper age book. A CGC 9.4 Detective Comics #523 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $232 in 2017
CGC label note: Ed Hannigan & Dick Giordano cover. 1st appearance of Killer Croc in cameo. Solomon Grundy app. 75¢ cover price.
 
#524Top 100 CPVs Detective Comics 524 Canadian Price Variant picture$42$18 $0.75 $65 $49 $39 $27 $18 $
 DC, 3/1983  2nd Appearance of Jason Todd; Versus the Squid; Continued from Batman #357
Ties for #100 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: An undervalued key book that's been under the radar for too long!
Bill notes: 1st full appearance of Killer Croc, Killer Croc's face seen for the first time; A CGC 8.0 variant sold for $82.50 in June 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/15/2021 for $17, a raw 7.0 on 2/7/2021 for $35, a raw 7.0 on 2/7/2021 for $35
Doug notes: FIRST FULL appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC anywhere (same Month as the Cameo in Batman #357 from 3/1983); KILLER CROC appears on SEVEN pages in 23 Panels = [CROC FACE is Shown in THREE Panels; CROC EYES Only shown in FOUR Panels; CROC Figure Only is shown in 16 Panels]; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played KILLER CROC in the 8/2016 SUICIDE SQUAD Movie; SECOND appearance of JASON TODD = Cameo; LOW Print Run
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Irv Novick. Killer Croc appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#525 Detective Comics 525 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$15 $0.75 $50 $38 $30 $21 $14 $
 DC, 4/1983  Versus Killer Croc
Angelo notes: A book that deserves a higher price
Bill notes: 1st full appearance of Jason Todd; meets Robin for the first time
Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/3/2020 for $12
Doug notes: DETECTIVE #525 (FIRST FULL appearance of JASON TODD on 3 pages in 11 Panels (see Batman #357 and Detective #524 for First and Second Cameo appearances of JASON TODD); TIED with BATMAN #358 for SECOND FULL appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC (same Month as #358 from 4/1983); Tied with Batman #358 for First KILLER CROC Cover (View of Back Only); Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played KILLER CROC in the 8/2016 SUICIDE SQUAD Movie; LOW Print Run
CGC label note: Killer Croc appearance. Green Arrow backup story. 75¢ cover price.
 
#526 Detective Comics 526 Canadian Price Variant picture$17$32 $2.00 $63 $47 $38 $26 $18 $
 DC, 5/1983  Versus Riddler, Cavalier, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, Signalman, Spook, Mr. Freeze, Black Spider, Killer Croc, Joker, Two-Face, Killer Moth, Clayface, Gentleman Ghost; Batman's 500th appearance issue
Angelo notes: In June of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $502. The inner golden circle on the cover can easily get scratched or smudged by touching it. A good number of copies have been compromised due to these factors.Really beautiful cover to look at.
Bill notes: Jason Todd is seen wearing a costume for the first time in this issue (an old Dick Grayson circus costume). In this landmark 500th Anniversary issue, Jason Todd discovers that Bruce Wayne is Batman, and discovers his parents have been killed by Killer Croc. The issue features a Special 500th Aniversary Bob Kane bonus full-page Batman pin-up. A type 1A gem to try to find in a certified 9.6 or higher grade being squarebound in format.
Conan notes: A CBCS 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/23/2021 for $55
Doug notes: 68 Page Giant; Death JASON TODD's Parents; Batman's 500th appearance in Detective; 55 page JOKER-c/s; Batgirl, Catwoman, early KILLER CROC & 15 Batman Villains; Don Newton-a; LOW PRINT RUN
CGC label note: "Death" of Jason Todd's parents. Pin-up by Bob Kane. Anniversary issue. $2.00 cover price.
 
#527 Detective Comics 527 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 6/1983  Conan notes: A raw 1.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $2
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Man-Bat appearance.
 
#528 Detective Comics 528 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 7/1983  Green Arrow back-up
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#529 Detective Comics 529 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $0.75 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 8/1983  1st Appearance of Night-Slayer (Anton Knight)
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/13/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Green Arrow backup-s; Storyline Leading to the First appearance of NOCTURA Begins; In the NEW 52, Nocturna is among the villains recruited by the Crime Syndicate of America to join the Secret Society of Super Villains; NOCTURA's Team affiliations includes; Injustice League & Secret Society of Super Villains;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#530 Detective Comics 530 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 9/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 2/19/2021 for $2, a raw 6.5 on 4/30/2021 for $10
Doug notes: Second appearance Natasha Natalia Knight aka NOCTURA-c/s = Same Month as 1st appearance in Batman #363;
CGC label note: Nocturna appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#531 Detective Comics 531 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.75 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 10/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 5/19/2021 for $4, a raw 4.0 on 3/29/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#532 Detective Comics 532 Canadian Price Variant picture$48$24 $0.75 $60 $45 $36 $25 $17 $
 DC, 11/1983  Versus Joker; Continued in Batman #366
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/10/2021 for $24, a raw 2.0 on 7/15/2019 for $12, a raw 6.0 on 9/3/2020 for $45
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Joker appearance. 75¢ cover price. Green Arrow backup story written by Joey Cavalieri with art by Jerome Moore.
 
#533 Detective Comics 533 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 12/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Gene Colan & Dick Giordano cover. 95¢ cover price.
 
#534 Detective Comics 534 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$6 $0.95 $32
▲ $8
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 1/1984  Versus Poison Ivy;
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 2/15/2021 for $3, a raw 5.0 on 5/10/2021 for $5
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Gene Colan & Dick Giordano cover. Poison Ivy appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#535 Detective Comics 535 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$10 $0.95 $32 $28 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 2/1984  2nd appearance of Robin (Jason Todd); Versus Crazy Quilt
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/31/2021 for $11
Doug notes: First appearance of JASON TODD as the NEW ROBIN in Title; Crazy Quilty-c/s; Gene COLAN-a; Green Arrow backup-s
Paul notes: A CGC 9.4 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2020.
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price. Crazy-Quilt appearance. Green Arrow back-up story written by Joey Cavalieri, art by Shawn McManus.
 
#536 Detective Comics 536 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 3/1984  Versus Deadshot
Doug notes: DEADSHOT-c/s; Doctor Fang appears; Gene COLAN-a; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: Deadshot appearance. Story continued from Batman #369
 
#537 Detective Comics 537 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $27
▲ $7
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 4/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/18/2020 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 11/6/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Gene Colan & Dick Giordano cover. 95¢ cover price.
 
#538 Detective Comics 538 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 5/1984  Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Catman appearance. Green Arrow backup story written by Joey Cavalieri and with art by Jerome Moore.
 
#539 Detective Comics 539 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$6 $0.95 $27
▲ $7
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 6/1984  Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/18/2020 for $5
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Shawn McManus.
 
#540 Detective Comics 540 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $32
▲ $8
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 7/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/18/2020 for $6, a raw 4.0 on 3/4/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $12
Doug notes: SCARECROW-c/s; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story written by Joey Cavalieri with art by Shawn McManus & Sal Trapani. 95¢ cover price.
 
#541 Detective Comics 541 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $0.95 $27
▲ $7
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 8/1984  Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/19/2021 for $4
Doug notes: COLAN-a; PENGUIN app; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: Gene Colan & Dick Giordano cover. Penguin appearance. Green Arrow backup story.
 
#542 Detective Comics 542 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $27
▲ $7
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 9/1984  Versus Nocturna; Green Arrow back-up
Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/30/2021 for $4
Doug notes: JASON TODD QUITS as ROBIN-c/s; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#543 Detective Comics 543 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 10/1984  Green Arrow back-up
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 3/9/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 6/25/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Shawn McManus. 95¢ cover price.
 
#544 Detective Comics 544 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 11/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/12/2021 for $3
Doug notes: COLAN-a; Noctura & Night-Slayer app; BONUS 16 Page Insert Preview of Flash Force 2000; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Shawn McManus. 95¢ cover price.
 
#545 Detective Comics 545 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 12/1984  Conan notes: A raw 5.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/23/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#546 Detective Comics 546 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 1/1985  1st Appearance Onyx
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Jerome Moore. 95¢ cover price.
 
#547 Detective Comics 547 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $27
▲ $7
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 2/1985  Versus Night-Slayer;
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 1/17/2021 for $6, a raw 5.0 on 6/28/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#548 Detective Comics 548 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 3/1985  Versus Darkwolf
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 7/19/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 12/1/2020 for $7, a raw 7.5 on 6/16/2020 for $9
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#549 Detective Comics 549 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $30
▲ $8
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 4/1985  Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 11/16/2020 for $14
Doug notes: ALAN MOORE script; Early appearance of HARVEY BULLOCK; ** Special HARVEY BULLOCK Cover and Story issue = FIRST Cover Appearance?? Donal Logue is playing Detective Harvey Bullock in the GOTHAM TV Series;
CGC label note: Batman & Harvey Bullock team-up. Green Arrow backup story by Alan Moore and Klaus Janson. 95¢ cover price.
 
#550 Detective Comics 550 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $30
▲ $8
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 5/1985  Green Arrow back-up
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/1/2021 for $4
Doug notes: ALAN MOORE Scripts on Green Arrow, with Black Canary app;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story written by Alan Moore with art by Klaus Janson. 95¢ cover price.
 
#551 Detective Comics 551 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 6/1985  Versus Calendar Man;
Doug notes: Calendar Man-c/s; Jason Todd; Broderick-a; Green Arrow backup-s, with Black Canary & Onyx;
CGC label note: Calendar Man appearance. Green Arrow backup story written by Joey Cavalieri with art by Jerome Moore.
 
#552 Detective Comics 552 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 7/1985  Doug notes: Graveyard-c; JASON TODD as Robin appears; Green Arrow backup-s, with Black Canary & Onyx;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Jerome Moore.
 
#553 Detective Comics 553 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$6 $0.95 $50
▲ $14
$38 $30 $21 $14 $
 DC, 8/1985  Versus Black Mask;
Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/5/2020 for $9
Doug notes: Second appearance of BLACK MASK-c/s = Part-2 of 3-Parts, BLACK MASK is the main VILLIAN in the Hot New Video Game; X-Over with Batman #386-387; Falseface society appears; Jason Todd/Robin appears; Janson-c/a; Green Arrow backup-s, Black Canary app;
CGC label note: Black Mask appearance.
 
#554 Detective Comics 554 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$10 $0.95 $24 $21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 9/1985  New costume Black Canary
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 6/24/2021 for $10, a raw 6.0 on 7/23/2021 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 5/1/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Jason Todd/Robin app; Janson-c/a; 1st New BLACK CANARY-c/s, appears in Green Arrow backup-s
CGC label note: Black Canary dons new costume. Flash Comics #92 cover swipe. $1.00 cover price.
 
#555 Detective Comics 555 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 10/1985  Versus Captain Boomerang; Versus Mirror Master
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 2/23/2021 for $3, a raw 5.0 on 3/24/2021 for $4
Doug notes: Jason Todd/Robin app; Captain Boomerang battle Mirror Master to the Death-c/s; Gene COLAN-a; Green Arrow backup-s;
 
#556 Detective Comics 556 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 11/1985  Versus Night-Slayer; Crisis on Infinite Earths red skies;
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 2/12/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 3/4/2021 for $14, a raw 7.5 on 5/5/2021 for $21, a raw 4.5 on 8/29/2019 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 7/5/2019 for $16
Doug notes: Nocturna-c/s; Gene COLAN-a; Jason Todd/Robin, CATWOMAN appears; Early appearance of HARVEY BULLOCK;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#557 Detective Comics 557 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 12/1985 
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 2/12/2021 for $6, a raw 5.0 on 7/22/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Slayer-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin, Catwoman & Nocturna app; Gene COLAN-a; Green Arrow/Onyx backup-s;
 
#558 Detective Comics 558 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 1/1986 
Doug notes: Jason Todd/Robin, CATWOMAN appears; Early appearance of HARVEY BULLOCK;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story written by Dean R. Traven with art by Trevor Von Eeden & Dell Barras.
 
#559 Detective Comics 559 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.95 $27
▲ $7
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 2/1986  Doug notes: Batman & Catwoman vs Green Arrow & Balck Canary booklength-c/s; COLAN-a; Brian Bolland-c;
CGC label note: Catwoman, Green Arrow & Black Canary appearance.
 
#560 Detective Comics 560 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 3/1986  1st Appearance of Steelclaw (Thomas Bolt)
Doug notes: Catwoman & Jason Todd/Robin app; COLAN-a; Green Arrow, Black Canary backup-s, with Champion app;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#561 Detective Comics 561 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 4/1986  Robin solo
Doug notes: Jason Todd/Robin-c/s; COLAN-c/a; Green Arrow, Black Canary backup-s, with Champion app;
CGC label note: Zeller's promotional.
 
#562 Detective Comics 562 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 5/1986  Versus Film Freak;
Bill notes: Contains nudity panels
Doug notes: Catwoman-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app; COLAN-c/a; Green Arrow & Black Canary backup-s
CGC label note: Green Arrow/Black Canary backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Jerome Moore.
 
#563 Detective Comics 563 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$6 $0.95 $32
▲ $8
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 6/1986  Origin of Two-Face (Harvey Dent); Versus Two-Face
Doug notes: ORIGIN of Two-Face-c/s; Catwoman & Jason Todd/Robin app; COLAN-c/a; Green Arrow & Black Canary backup-s, with Champion app;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#564 Detective Comics 564 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 7/1986  Versus Two-Face
Doug notes: Two-Face-c/s; Catwoman, Circe & Jason Todd/Robin app; COLAN-c/a; Green Arrow & Black Canary backup-s, with Steelclaw; Onyx app;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#565 Detective Comics 565 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$6 $0.95 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 8/1986  Death of Steelclaw (Thomas Bolt)
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#566Top 100 CPVs Detective Comics 566 Canadian Price Variant picture$35$6 $1.00 $75
▲ $2
$50 $40 $28 $19 $
 DC, 9/1986  #73 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: An 8.5 CGC sold in October of 2021 for $160
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/2/2020 for $65
Doug notes: Classic Batman ROGUES GALLERY cover & story; Villains Profiled includes; Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, Ras al Ghul, Poison Ivy, Riddler, & Mad Hatter; Doug Moench story; GENE COLAN & Bob Smith art; Dick Giordano cover; Green Arrow & Black Canary backup story with Onyx & Barricade;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#567 Detective Comics 567 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$6 $1.00 $27
▲ $7
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 10/1986  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/6/2021 for $12
Doug notes: Harlan Ellison scripts; Janson-c; COLAN-a; Green Arrow & Black Canary backup-s with Barricade & Onyx;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story.
 
#568 Detective Comics 568 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.00 $27
▲ $7
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 11/1986  Legends
Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/6/2021 for $8
Doug notes: Book-Length-s = Batman vs PENGUIN; Jason Todd/Robin app; X-Over with Batman #401 & Legends #1;
CGC label note: Penguin appearance.
 
#569 Detective Comics 569 Canadian Price Variant picture$26$24 $1.00 $55 $41 $33 $23 $15 $
 DC, 12/1986  Versus Joker
Doug notes: JOKER & CATWOMAN Book-Length-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app;
CGC label note: Joker & Catwoman appearance. $1.00 cover price.
 
#570 Detective Comics 570 Canadian Price Variant picture$19$24 $1.00 $48 $36 $29 $20 $14 $
 DC, 1/1987  Versus Joker; Versus Catwoman
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 7/23/2020 for $13, a raw 4.5 on 8/21/2020 for $14
Doug notes: JOKER & CATWOMAN Book-Length-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#571 Detective Comics 571 Canadian Price Variant picture$16$6 $1.00 $35
▲ $9
$31 $25 $17 $12 $
 DC, 2/1987  Origin of Scarecrow; Versus Scarecrow
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 1/13/2021 for $4, a raw 6.5 on 4/23/2020 for $11
Doug notes: SCARECROW Book-Length-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app;
CGC label note: Scarecrow appearance.
 
#572 Detective Comics 572 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$10 $1.75 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 3/1987  50th anniversary issue; Giant-size
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 11/2/2020 for $18
Doug notes: 64 page GIANT; 50th ANNIVERSARY issue; Booklength-s; Sherlock Holmes-c/s; Elongated Man, Slam Bradley app; Mike Kaluta-c;
CGC label note: Dick Sprang pin-up. Anniversary issue. Elongated Man, Slam Bradley & Sherlock Holmes appearance.
 
#573 Detective Comics 573 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$6 $1.00 $24
▲ $6
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 4/1987  Versus Mad Hatter
Doug notes: MAD HATTER-c/s; Book-Length-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app;
CGC label note: Mad Hatter appearance.
 
#574 Detective Comics 574 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$12 $1.00 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 5/1987  Origin of Batman
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/26/2021 for $8
Doug notes: ORIGIN of Batman & Jason Todd/Robin; Book-Length-c/s;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#575 Detective Comics 575 Canadian Price Variant picture$48$28 $1.00 $63 $47 $38 $26 $18 $
 DC, 6/1987  1st Appearance of The Reaper; Year Two, Part I
Angelo notes: In Feb. 2021 a 9.8 sold for $592 and a 9.4 CGC in June for $341. Batman on the cover holding a gun! A very desireable book.
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Batman "Year Two" storyline begins. $1.00 cover price.
 
#576 Detective Comics 576 Canadian Price Variant picture$26$28 $1.00 $60 $45 $36 $25 $17 $
 DC, 7/1987  Year Two, Part II; Todd McFarlane art
Angelo notes: In May 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $357. McFarlane covers are extremely sought after
Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/4/2020 for $18
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Batman "Year Two" storyline. $1.00 cover price.
 
#577 Detective Comics 577 Canadian Price Variant picture$29$28 $1.00 $60 $45 $36 $25 $17 $
 DC, 8/1987  Year Two, Part III; Todd McFarlane art
Angelo notes: In May 2021 a 9.4 CGC sold for $208. McFarlane covers are extremely sought after
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 4/12/2021 for $19, a raw 4.5 on 7/27/2020 for $22
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Batman "Year Two" storyline. $1.00 cover price.
 
#578 Detective Comics 578 Canadian Price Variant picture$22$28 $1.00 $60 $45 $36 $25 $17 $
 DC, 9/1987  Year Two, Part IV; Todd McFarlane art
Angelo notes: In May 2021 a 9.4 CGC sold for $183. McFarlane covers are extremely sought after
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 3/23/2021 for $9, a raw 4.0 on 3/23/2021 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 3/23/2021 for $10
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Batman "Year Two" storyline. $1.00 cover price.
 
#579 Detective Comics 579 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $1.00 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 10/1987  Versus Two-Face
Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/21/2021 for $2
Doug notes: 1st New Logo; Book-length Crime Doctor-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app;
 
#580 Detective Comics 580 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$4 $1.00 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 11/1987  Versus Two-Face
Doug notes: Book-Length TWO-FACE-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app;
CGC label note: Two-Face appearance.
 
#581 Detective Comics 581 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$4 $1.00 $30
▲ $10
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 12/1987  Versus Two-Face
Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/26/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Book-Length TWO-FACE-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app;
CGC label note: Two-Face appearance. $1.00 cover price.
 
#582 Detective Comics 582 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 1/1988  Millennium Week 4; Cover forms image with Spectre #10; Suicide Squad #9; Captain Atom #11
Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/12/2021 for $2
Doug notes: Millennium X-Over Booklength-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app;
CGC label note: Cover forms a single image with Captain Atom #11, Spectre #10 & Suicide Squad #9
 
#583Top 100 CPVs Detective Comics 583 Canadian Price Variant picture$45$4 $1.00 $70
▲ $15
$52 $42 $29 $20 $10 
 DC, 2/1988  1st Appearance of Ventriloquist
#89 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A really tough book to find in higher grades. Worth investing in given all that it has going for it.
Doug notes: Mike MIGNOLA-c; First appearance of Scarface and Ventriloquist = Book-Length story; John Wagner & Alan Grant-s;
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Scarface & the Ventriloquist (Arnold Wesker).
 
#584 Detective Comics 584 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $1.00 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 3/1988  Versus the Ventriloquist
Doug notes: 2nd app of Scarface & Ventriloquist Booklength-s; John Wagner & Alan Grant-s
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#585 Detective Comics 585 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $63
▲ $21
$47 $38 $26 $18 $
 DC, 4/1988  1st Appearance Rat-Catcher
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Otis Flannegan aka RATCATCHER, a supervillain in the DC Comics universe, primarily as an enemy of Batman; ** RATCATCHER will appear in the upcoming The Suicide Squad 2 MOVIE in 2021 as the newest member
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#586 Detective Comics 586 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$4 $1.00 $45
▲ $15
$34 $27 $19 $13 $
 DC, 5/1988  Versus Ratcatcher
Doug notes: Lower Print Run; 2nd Appearance Rat-Catcher (Suicide Squad-2 Movie)
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#587 Detective Comics 587 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $1.00 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 6/1988  Batman
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#588 Detective Comics 588 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $24
▲ $8
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 7/1988  Batman
Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $2
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#589 Detective Comics 589 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $33
▲ $11
$29 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 8/1988  Versus Kadaver; Bonus Book #5
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/2/2021 for $3
Doug notes: 52 page Giant with 16 page Bonus Insert BATMAN Comic with POISON IVY; Night People, Part-3; vs Corrosive Man-c/s; John Wagner & Alan Grant-s;
CGC label note: "Bonus" Batman story written by Lewis Klahr & Steve Piersall & drawn by Dean Haspiel & Denis Rodier.
 
#590 Detective Comics 590 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $27
▲ $9
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 DC, 9/1988  Batman in London
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 4/15/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 6/1/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: $1.00 cover 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
Detective Comics CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
519222242+2--
520324344+2--
521232252+2--
522332353+2+1
5231641020912+45+2
524795937+14+2
52512061476+27--
526246726010+14+3
52736--39--+3--
52833--37--+4--
529211251+4--
530212252+4--
531181211+3--
53218462096+25--
533251271+2--
534401461+6--
5359631133+17--
53625--25------
537241281+4--
538271301+3--
53917--22--+5--
540332392+6--
541261271+1--
542312332+2--
543331371+4--
544191201+1--
545221221----
546241281+4--
5477171----
5489--10--+1--
549372382+1--
550283283----
551142143--+1
552301312+1+1
55331--331+2+1
554842964+12+2
55520--22--+2--
556212243+3+1
55715--15------
55822--25--+3--
55918--221+4+1
56011--122+1+2
5616--62--+2
56223--251+2+1
563281302+2+1
56420--221+2+1
56513--15--+2--
56615131777+26+4
56734--37--+3--
56826--301+4+1
56912521433+18+1
57011951307+11+2
57162--73--+11--
572711854+14+3
57342--471+5+1
574792843+5+1
575483955012+67+3
57651575938+78+1
57745175029+51+2
57841944724+53--
57918--20--+2--
58021--25--+4--
581201221+2--
58229--33--+4--
58339935236+124+3
58419--201+1+1
585691972+28+1
58623--271+4+1
58732--40--+8--
5887--8--+1--
58913--14--+1--
590191211+2--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
5,157
~98%
124
~2%
5,928
~97%
171
~3%
 +771
  ~94% 
 +47
  ~6% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Detective Comics Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Detective Comics in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.00, 1.75, and 2.00 cover price variants exist within the Detective Comics title.

Which issues of Detective Comics have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #519-590 of Detective Comics. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #523, 524, 566, and 583.

Why don't more Detective Comics 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 Detective Comics 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 Detective Comics cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Detective Comics 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, Detective Comics 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 Detective Comics 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Detective Comics cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Detective Comics (#519-590) 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 ]

Detective Comics Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#519 Detective Comics 519 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $6
 DC, 10/1982  Batgirl backup story
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Batgirl backup story by Barbara J. Randall & Trevor Von Eeden. 75¢ cover price.
 
#520 Detective Comics 520 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $6
 DC, 11/1982  Story continues in Batman #354
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/16/2021 for $10
Doug notes: CATWOMAN Backup-s, with Gil Kane-a; Professor Hugo Strange-c/s; BONUS 16 Page Insert Preview of Masters of the Universe;
CGC label note: Hugo Strange & Dr. Thirteen appearance. 16 page "Masters of the Universe" preview with Superman appearance.
 
#521 Detective Comics 521 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $6
 DC, 12/1982  Versus Catwoman
Bill notes: Catwoman appearance; Nudity panels; Green Arrow back up stories begin
Conan notes: A CBCS 9.8 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/28/2019 for $47
Doug notes: GREEN ARROW Backup SERIES BEGINS; CATWOMAN seeks Vengeance against Vicki Vale; SELINA KYLE aka CATWOMAN = Page of NUDITY Panels; CATWOMAN with WHIP Panels; Two Pages of VICKI VALE in LINGERIE Panels;
 
#522 Detective Comics 522 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $28
▲ $8
 DC, 1/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 6/2/2021 for $12, a raw 7.0 on 8/4/2020 for $10
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#523Top 100 CPVs Detective Comics 523 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $100
▲ $10
 DC, 2/1983  1st Appearance of Killer Croc in cameo
#45 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: A CGC 9.8 CGC sold for $600 in 2019. A raw NM+ variant sold for $396 in 2018.
Angelo notes: A book that deserves more attention
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 1/23/2021 for $23, a raw 5.5 on 3/29/2021 for $31, a raw 3.0 on 5/18/2020 for $32
Doug notes: FIRST cameo appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC anywhere (preceded 1st cameo in Batman #357 from 3/1983 by ONE MONTH); Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played KILLER CROC in the 8/2016 SUICIDE SQUAD Movie; BATMAN vs SOLOMON GRUNDY Battle cover and Story;
Paul notes: In my opinion, a very undervalued key copper age book. A CGC 9.4 Detective Comics #523 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $232 in 2017
CGC label note: Ed Hannigan & Dick Giordano cover. 1st appearance of Killer Croc in cameo. Solomon Grundy app. 75¢ cover price.
 
#524Top 100 CPVs Detective Comics 524 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $65
 DC, 3/1983  2nd Appearance of Jason Todd; Versus the Squid; Continued from Batman #357
Ties for #100 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: An undervalued key book that's been under the radar for too long!
Bill notes: 1st full appearance of Killer Croc, Killer Croc's face seen for the first time; A CGC 8.0 variant sold for $82.50 in June 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/15/2021 for $17, a raw 7.0 on 2/7/2021 for $35, a raw 7.0 on 2/7/2021 for $35
Doug notes: FIRST FULL appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC anywhere (same Month as the Cameo in Batman #357 from 3/1983); KILLER CROC appears on SEVEN pages in 23 Panels = [CROC FACE is Shown in THREE Panels; CROC EYES Only shown in FOUR Panels; CROC Figure Only is shown in 16 Panels]; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played KILLER CROC in the 8/2016 SUICIDE SQUAD Movie; SECOND appearance of JASON TODD = Cameo; LOW Print Run
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Irv Novick. Killer Croc appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#525 Detective Comics 525 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $50
 DC, 4/1983  Versus Killer Croc
Angelo notes: A book that deserves a higher price
Bill notes: 1st full appearance of Jason Todd; meets Robin for the first time
Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/3/2020 for $12
Doug notes: DETECTIVE #525 (FIRST FULL appearance of JASON TODD on 3 pages in 11 Panels (see Batman #357 and Detective #524 for First and Second Cameo appearances of JASON TODD); TIED with BATMAN #358 for SECOND FULL appearance of Waylon Jones aka KILLER CROC (same Month as #358 from 4/1983); Tied with Batman #358 for First KILLER CROC Cover (View of Back Only); Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played KILLER CROC in the 8/2016 SUICIDE SQUAD Movie; LOW Print Run
CGC label note: Killer Croc appearance. Green Arrow backup story. 75¢ cover price.
 
#526 Detective Comics 526 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.00 $63
 DC, 5/1983  Versus Riddler, Cavalier, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, Signalman, Spook, Mr. Freeze, Black Spider, Killer Croc, Joker, Two-Face, Killer Moth, Clayface, Gentleman Ghost; Batman's 500th appearance issue
Angelo notes: In June of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $502. The inner golden circle on the cover can easily get scratched or smudged by touching it. A good number of copies have been compromised due to these factors.Really beautiful cover to look at.
Bill notes: Jason Todd is seen wearing a costume for the first time in this issue (an old Dick Grayson circus costume). In this landmark 500th Anniversary issue, Jason Todd discovers that Bruce Wayne is Batman, and discovers his parents have been killed by Killer Croc. The issue features a Special 500th Aniversary Bob Kane bonus full-page Batman pin-up. A type 1A gem to try to find in a certified 9.6 or higher grade being squarebound in format.
Conan notes: A CBCS 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/23/2021 for $55
Doug notes: 68 Page Giant; Death JASON TODD's Parents; Batman's 500th appearance in Detective; 55 page JOKER-c/s; Batgirl, Catwoman, early KILLER CROC & 15 Batman Villains; Don Newton-a; LOW PRINT RUN
CGC label note: "Death" of Jason Todd's parents. Pin-up by Bob Kane. Anniversary issue. $2.00 cover price.
 
#527 Detective Comics 527 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 6/1983  Conan notes: A raw 1.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $2
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Man-Bat appearance.
 
#528 Detective Comics 528 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 7/1983  Green Arrow back-up
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#529 Detective Comics 529 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $30
▲ $10
 DC, 8/1983  1st Appearance of Night-Slayer (Anton Knight)
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/13/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Green Arrow backup-s; Storyline Leading to the First appearance of NOCTURA Begins; In the NEW 52, Nocturna is among the villains recruited by the Crime Syndicate of America to join the Secret Society of Super Villains; NOCTURA's Team affiliations includes; Injustice League & Secret Society of Super Villains;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#530 Detective Comics 530 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 9/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 2/19/2021 for $2, a raw 6.5 on 4/30/2021 for $10
Doug notes: Second appearance Natasha Natalia Knight aka NOCTURA-c/s = Same Month as 1st appearance in Batman #363;
CGC label note: Nocturna appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#531 Detective Comics 531 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 10/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 5/19/2021 for $4, a raw 4.0 on 3/29/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#532 Detective Comics 532 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $60
 DC, 11/1983  Versus Joker; Continued in Batman #366
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/10/2021 for $24, a raw 2.0 on 7/15/2019 for $12, a raw 6.0 on 9/3/2020 for $45
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Joker appearance. 75¢ cover price. Green Arrow backup story written by Joey Cavalieri with art by Jerome Moore.
 
#533 Detective Comics 533 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 12/1983  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/19/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Gene Colan & Dick Giordano cover. 95¢ cover price.
 
#534 Detective Comics 534 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $32
▲ $8
 DC, 1/1984  Versus Poison Ivy;
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.0 on 2/15/2021 for $3, a raw 5.0 on 5/10/2021 for $5
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Gene Colan & Dick Giordano cover. Poison Ivy appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#535 Detective Comics 535 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $32
 DC, 2/1984  2nd appearance of Robin (Jason Todd); Versus Crazy Quilt
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/31/2021 for $11
Doug notes: First appearance of JASON TODD as the NEW ROBIN in Title; Crazy Quilty-c/s; Gene COLAN-a; Green Arrow backup-s
Paul notes: A CGC 9.4 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $160 in 2020.
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price. Crazy-Quilt appearance. Green Arrow back-up story written by Joey Cavalieri, art by Shawn McManus.
 
#536 Detective Comics 536 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 3/1984  Versus Deadshot
Doug notes: DEADSHOT-c/s; Doctor Fang appears; Gene COLAN-a; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: Deadshot appearance. Story continued from Batman #369
 
#537 Detective Comics 537 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $7
 DC, 4/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/18/2020 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 11/6/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Gene Colan & Dick Giordano cover. 95¢ cover price.
 
#538 Detective Comics 538 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 5/1984  Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Catman appearance. Green Arrow backup story written by Joey Cavalieri and with art by Jerome Moore.
 
#539 Detective Comics 539 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $7
 DC, 6/1984  Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/18/2020 for $5
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Shawn McManus.
 
#540 Detective Comics 540 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $32
▲ $8
 DC, 7/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/18/2020 for $6, a raw 4.0 on 3/4/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 6/16/2020 for $12
Doug notes: SCARECROW-c/s; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story written by Joey Cavalieri with art by Shawn McManus & Sal Trapani. 95¢ cover price.
 
#541 Detective Comics 541 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $7
 DC, 8/1984  Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/19/2021 for $4
Doug notes: COLAN-a; PENGUIN app; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: Gene Colan & Dick Giordano cover. Penguin appearance. Green Arrow backup story.
 
#542 Detective Comics 542 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $7
 DC, 9/1984  Versus Nocturna; Green Arrow back-up
Conan notes: A raw 5.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/30/2021 for $4
Doug notes: JASON TODD QUITS as ROBIN-c/s; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#543 Detective Comics 543 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 10/1984  Green Arrow back-up
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 3/9/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 6/25/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Shawn McManus. 95¢ cover price.
 
#544 Detective Comics 544 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 11/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/12/2021 for $3
Doug notes: COLAN-a; Noctura & Night-Slayer app; BONUS 16 Page Insert Preview of Flash Force 2000; Green Arrow backup-s;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Shawn McManus. 95¢ cover price.
 
#545 Detective Comics 545 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 12/1984  Conan notes: A raw 5.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/23/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#546 Detective Comics 546 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 1/1985  1st Appearance Onyx
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Jerome Moore. 95¢ cover price.
 
#547 Detective Comics 547 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $7
 DC, 2/1985  Versus Night-Slayer;
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 1/17/2021 for $6, a raw 5.0 on 6/28/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#548 Detective Comics 548 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 3/1985  Versus Darkwolf
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 7/19/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 12/1/2020 for $7, a raw 7.5 on 6/16/2020 for $9
Doug notes: Lower Print Run;
 
#549 Detective Comics 549 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $30
▲ $8
 DC, 4/1985  Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 11/16/2020 for $14
Doug notes: ALAN MOORE script; Early appearance of HARVEY BULLOCK; ** Special HARVEY BULLOCK Cover and Story issue = FIRST Cover Appearance?? Donal Logue is playing Detective Harvey Bullock in the GOTHAM TV Series;
CGC label note: Batman & Harvey Bullock team-up. Green Arrow backup story by Alan Moore and Klaus Janson. 95¢ cover price.
 
#550 Detective Comics 550 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $30
▲ $8
 DC, 5/1985  Green Arrow back-up
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/1/2021 for $4
Doug notes: ALAN MOORE Scripts on Green Arrow, with Black Canary app;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story written by Alan Moore with art by Klaus Janson. 95¢ cover price.
 
#551 Detective Comics 551 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 6/1985  Versus Calendar Man;
Doug notes: Calendar Man-c/s; Jason Todd; Broderick-a; Green Arrow backup-s, with Black Canary & Onyx;
CGC label note: Calendar Man appearance. Green Arrow backup story written by Joey Cavalieri with art by Jerome Moore.
 
#552 Detective Comics 552 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 7/1985  Doug notes: Graveyard-c; JASON TODD as Robin appears; Green Arrow backup-s, with Black Canary & Onyx;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story by Joey Cavalieri & Jerome Moore.
 
#553 Detective Comics 553 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $50
▲ $14
 DC, 8/1985  Versus Black Mask;
Conan notes: A raw 3.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/5/2020 for $9
Doug notes: Second appearance of BLACK MASK-c/s = Part-2 of 3-Parts, BLACK MASK is the main VILLIAN in the Hot New Video Game; X-Over with Batman #386-387; Falseface society appears; Jason Todd/Robin appears; Janson-c/a; Green Arrow backup-s, Black Canary app;
CGC label note: Black Mask appearance.
 
#554 Detective Comics 554 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
 DC, 9/1985  New costume Black Canary
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 6/24/2021 for $10, a raw 6.0 on 7/23/2021 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 5/1/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Jason Todd/Robin app; Janson-c/a; 1st New BLACK CANARY-c/s, appears in Green Arrow backup-s
CGC label note: Black Canary dons new costume. Flash Comics #92 cover swipe. $1.00 cover price.
 
#555 Detective Comics 555 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 10/1985  Versus Captain Boomerang; Versus Mirror Master
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 2/23/2021 for $3, a raw 5.0 on 3/24/2021 for $4
Doug notes: Jason Todd/Robin app; Captain Boomerang battle Mirror Master to the Death-c/s; Gene COLAN-a; Green Arrow backup-s;
 
#556 Detective Comics 556 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 11/1985  Versus Night-Slayer; Crisis on Infinite Earths red skies;
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 2/12/2021 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 3/4/2021 for $14, a raw 7.5 on 5/5/2021 for $21, a raw 4.5 on 8/29/2019 for $9, a raw 4.5 on 7/5/2019 for $16
Doug notes: Nocturna-c/s; Gene COLAN-a; Jason Todd/Robin, CATWOMAN appears; Early appearance of HARVEY BULLOCK;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#557 Detective Comics 557 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 12/1985 
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 2/12/2021 for $6, a raw 5.0 on 7/22/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Slayer-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin, Catwoman & Nocturna app; Gene COLAN-a; Green Arrow/Onyx backup-s;
 
#558 Detective Comics 558 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 1/1986 
Doug notes: Jason Todd/Robin, CATWOMAN appears; Early appearance of HARVEY BULLOCK;
CGC label note: Green Arrow backup story written by Dean R. Traven with art by Trevor Von Eeden & Dell Barras.
 
#559 Detective Comics 559 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $7
 DC, 2/1986  Doug notes: Batman & Catwoman vs Green Arrow & Balck Canary booklength-c/s; COLAN-a; Brian Bolland-c;
CGC label note: Catwoman, Green Arrow & Black Canary appearance.
 
#560 Detective Comics 560 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 3/1986  1st Appearance of Steelclaw (Thomas Bolt)
Doug notes: Catwoman & Jason Todd/Robin app; COLAN-a; Green Arrow, Black Canary backup-s, with Champion app;
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#561 Detective Comics 561 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $8
 DC, 4/1986  Robin solo
Doug notes: Jason Todd/Robin-c/s; COLAN-c/a; Green Arrow, Black Canary backup-s, with Champion app;
CGC label note: Zeller's promotional.
 
#562 Detective Comics 562 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
▲ $6
 DC, 5/1986  Versus Film Freak;
Bill notes: Contains nudity panels
Doug notes: Catwoman-c/s; Jason Todd/Robin app; COLAN-c/a; Green Arrow & Black Canary bac