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Doctor Strange (#55-78) 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 ]
Doctor Strange — 2022 Price Guide Values #55-78
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
#55 Doctor Strange 55 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1982  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/24/2019 for $10
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#56 Doctor Strange 56 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$4 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1982  Origin of Dr. Strange
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/2/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 5/12/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 7/13/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#57 Doctor Strange 57 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1983  Versus Margali
Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/26/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Amanda Sefton & Margali Szardos appearance. Doctor Doom cameo.
 
#58 Doctor Strange 58 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$6 $0.75 $22
▲ $4
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 4/1983  Doug notes: Re-Intro Hannibal King cameo;  
#59 Doctor Strange 59 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$6 $0.75 $22
▲ $4
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 6/1983  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/8/2020 for $9
Doug notes: Full Re-Intro Hannibal King; Darkhold storyline / DRACULA app;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#60 Doctor Strange 60 Canadian Price Variant picture$19$6 $0.75 $25
▲ $7
$22 $18 $12 $8 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  Versus Dracula
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 3/26/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 3/8/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 3/18/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 7/29/2019 for $8
Doug notes: Darkhold storyline / DRACULA app; Scarlet Witch & female Captain Marvel-c/app;
CGC label note: Dracula, Scarlet Witch & Captain Marvel appearance.
 
#61 Doctor Strange 61 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $0.75 $22
▲ $4
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Origin of Dracula; Versus Dracula
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/17/2021 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 5/25/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 3/10/2021 for $5
Doug notes: Darkhold storyline; Hannibal King, BLADE, Dr Strange & Frank Drake team-up to battle DRACULA-s;
CGC label note: Dracula & Blade appearance.
 
#62 Doctor Strange 62 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$6 $0.75 $22
▲ $4
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 4/5/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 3/11/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 8/17/2021 for $5
Doug notes: Leialoha art & painted-c; Darkhold storyline; Hannibal King, BLADE, Dr Strange & Frank Drake team-up to battle DRACULA-s; >> DEATH of DRACULA & LILITH;
CGC label note: Dracula appearance.
 
#63 Doctor Strange 63 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 2/1984   
#64 Doctor Strange 64 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1984   
#65 Doctor Strange 65 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/4/2019 for $9  
#66 Doctor Strange 66 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 8/1984   
#67 Doctor Strange 67 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#68 Doctor Strange 68 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Doug notes: Black Knight-c/s
CGC label note: Black Knight appearance.
 
#69 Doctor Strange 69 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  Doug notes: Black Knight-c/s
CGC label note: Black Knight appearance.
 
#70 Doctor Strange 70 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/11/2021 for $3  
#71 Doctor Strange 71 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $20
▲ $8
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  Origin of Umar
Doug notes: Origin Dormammu, IGN's #56 Top-100 Comic Book Villain Of All Time, Dr. Strange's Arch-Enemy
 
#72 Doctor Strange 72 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1985  Versus Umar
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#73 Doctor Strange 73 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  Versus Umar
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#74 Doctor Strange 74 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1985   
#75 Doctor Strange 75 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.95 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Origin of Wong; Versus Mephisto; Crossover with FF #277  
#76 Doctor Strange 76 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.95 $16
▲ $2
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Doug notes: Medusa-c/s;
CGC label note: Chris Warner & Terry Austin cover.
 
#77 Doctor Strange 77 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.95 $16
▲ $4
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1986   
#78 Doctor Strange 78 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$8 $0.95 $20
▲ $4
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  1st Appearance of Ecstasy (Renee Deladier)
CGC label note: Cloak appearance.
 
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
Doctor Strange CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
5549--521+3+1
56461512+5+1
57181201+2--
5851--53--+2--
59341371+3--
6046--53--+7--
6130--34--+4--
6231--34--+3--
63181201+2--
6420--22--+2--
6528--29--+1--
6637--41--+4--
6741--431+2+1
6852--59--+7--
6940--44--+4--
7018--22--+4--
7138--43--+5--
72421422--+1
7331--331+2+1
7450--51--+1--
7535--36--+1--
7624--261+2+1
7725--26--+1--
7831--33--+2--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
835
> 99% 
5
< 1% 
904
~99%
11
~1%
 +69
  ~92% 
 +6
  ~8% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Doctor Strange Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Doctor Strange in the 1980s?

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

Which issues of Doctor Strange have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #55-78 of Doctor Strange.

Why don't more Doctor Strange 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 Doctor Strange 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 Doctor Strange cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Doctor Strange 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, Doctor Strange 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 Doctor Strange 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Doctor Strange cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Doctor Strange (#55-78) 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 ]

Doctor Strange Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#55 Doctor Strange 55 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 10/1982  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/24/2019 for $10
Doug notes: FIRST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#56 Doctor Strange 56 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 12/1982  Origin of Dr. Strange
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/2/2021 for $3, a raw 4.0 on 5/12/2021 for $3, a raw 4.5 on 7/13/2021 for $4
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#57 Doctor Strange 57 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1983  Versus Margali
Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/26/2021 for $4
CGC label note: Amanda Sefton & Margali Szardos appearance. Doctor Doom cameo.
 
#58 Doctor Strange 58 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $22
▲ $4
 Marvel, 4/1983  Doug notes: Re-Intro Hannibal King cameo;  
#59 Doctor Strange 59 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $22
▲ $4
 Marvel, 6/1983  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 1/8/2020 for $9
Doug notes: Full Re-Intro Hannibal King; Darkhold storyline / DRACULA app;
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#60 Doctor Strange 60 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $25
▲ $7
 Marvel, 8/1983  Versus Dracula
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 2.0 on 3/26/2021 for $2, a raw 3.5 on 3/8/2021 for $3, a raw 6.0 on 3/18/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 7/29/2019 for $8
Doug notes: Darkhold storyline / DRACULA app; Scarlet Witch & female Captain Marvel-c/app;
CGC label note: Dracula, Scarlet Witch & Captain Marvel appearance.
 
#61 Doctor Strange 61 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $22
▲ $4
 Marvel, 10/1983  Origin of Dracula; Versus Dracula
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/17/2021 for $4, a raw 5.0 on 5/25/2021 for $5, a raw 6.0 on 3/10/2021 for $5
Doug notes: Darkhold storyline; Hannibal King, BLADE, Dr Strange & Frank Drake team-up to battle DRACULA-s;
CGC label note: Dracula & Blade appearance.
 
#62 Doctor Strange 62 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $22
▲ $4
 Marvel, 12/1983  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 4/5/2021 for $3, a raw 5.5 on 3/11/2021 for $4, a raw 6.0 on 8/17/2021 for $5
Doug notes: Leialoha art & painted-c; Darkhold storyline; Hannibal King, BLADE, Dr Strange & Frank Drake team-up to battle DRACULA-s; >> DEATH of DRACULA & LILITH;
CGC label note: Dracula appearance.
 
#63 Doctor Strange 63 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 2/1984   
#64 Doctor Strange 64 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1984   
#65 Doctor Strange 65 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 6/1984  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/4/2019 for $9  
#66 Doctor Strange 66 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 8/1984   
#67 Doctor Strange 67 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 10/1984  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#68 Doctor Strange 68 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
 Marvel, 12/1984  Doug notes: Black Knight-c/s
CGC label note: Black Knight appearance.
 
#69 Doctor Strange 69 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
 Marvel, 2/1985  Doug notes: Black Knight-c/s
CGC label note: Black Knight appearance.
 
#70 Doctor Strange 70 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1985  Conan notes: A raw 3.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/11/2021 for $3  
#71 Doctor Strange 71 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $20
▲ $8
 Marvel, 6/1985  Origin of Umar
Doug notes: Origin Dormammu, IGN's #56 Top-100 Comic Book Villain Of All Time, Dr. Strange's Arch-Enemy
 
#72 Doctor Strange 72 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
▲ $2
 Marvel, 8/1985  Versus Umar
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#73 Doctor Strange 73 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
▲ $2
 Marvel, 10/1985  Versus Umar
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#74 Doctor Strange 74 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
▲ $2
 Marvel, 12/1985   
#75 Doctor Strange 75 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $16
▲ $2
 Marvel, 2/1986  Origin of Wong; Versus Mephisto; Crossover with FF #277  
#76 Doctor Strange 76 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $16
▲ $2
 Marvel, 4/1986  Doug notes: Medusa-c/s;
CGC label note: Chris Warner & Terry Austin cover.
 
#77 Doctor Strange 77 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $16
▲ $4
 Marvel, 6/1986   
#78 Doctor Strange 78 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $20
▲ $4
 Marvel, 8/1986  1st Appearance of Ecstasy (Renee Deladier)
CGC label note: Cloak appearance.
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Doctor Strange CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
55521+3+1
56512+5+1
57201+2--
5853--+2--
59371+3--
6053--+7--
6134--+4--
6234--+3--
63201+2--
6422--+2--
6529--+1--
6641--+4--
67431+2+1
6859--+7--
6944--+4--
7022--+4--
7143--+5--
72422--+1
73331+2+1
7451--+1--
7536--+1--
76261+2+1
7726--+1--
7833--+2--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
904
~99%
11
~1%
 +69
  ~92% 
 +6
  ~8% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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This page: Doctor Strange (#55-78) CPV Values
[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Doctor Strange Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Doctor Strange in the 1980s?

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

Which issues of Doctor Strange have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #55-78 of Doctor Strange.

Why don't more Doctor Strange 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 Doctor Strange 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 Doctor Strange cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Doctor Strange 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, Doctor Strange 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 Doctor Strange 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Doctor Strange cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Dilton's Strange Science (#1-5) Price Guide
Incredible Hulk (#276-322, Annual #11-14) Price Guide
Incredible Hulk Versus Quasimodo (#1) Price Guide
Phantom Stranger (#1-4) Price Guide
Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner (#1-4) Price Guide

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