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Doom Patrol (#1-12) 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 ]
Doom Patrol — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-12
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
#1 Doom Patrol 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$8 $1.00 $36
▲ $4
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 DC, 10/1987  Doug notes: First Post-Crisis Copper Age Series Begins; Celsius, Negative Woman, Tempest & Robotman begins; Wraparound cover by Steve Lightle. All Comics with No ads;
CGC label note: Wraparound cover.
 
#2 Doom Patrol 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 11/1987  Versus Kalki  
#3 Doom Patrol 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 12/1987  1st Appearances of Lodestone and Rhea Jones  
#4 Doom Patrol 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 1/1988  1st Appearance of Karma; Origin of Negative Man; Origin of Lodestone
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#5 Doom Patrol 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 2/1988  Versus Hellbender; Versus Goldstar; Plane crash in Ozarks
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#6 Doom Patrol 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 3/1988  1st Appearance of Scott Fischer; Story continued in Doom Patrol/Suicide Squad Special  
#7 Doom Patrol 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 4/1988  1st Appearance of Shrapnel; Versus Shrapnel
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/31/2021 for $6
 
#8 Doom Patrol 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 5/1988  Versus Shrapnel  
#9 Doom Patrol 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 6/1988  Versus Garguax  
#10 Doom Patrol 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.35 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 7/1988  Versus Metallo (John Corben); Continued in Superman (2nd Series) #20
CGC label note: Direct Editions have "Lord of the Rings" game cards insert included.
 
#11 Doom Patrol 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.35 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 8/1988  Origin of Tempest; Versus Garguax; Versus Reactron  
#12 Doom Patrol 12 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.35 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 9/1988  Versus Garguax
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Variant issue
 
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
Doom Patrol CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
17321023+29+1
24--4------
35--6--+1--
48--91+1+1
53--31--+1
62--2------
71--1------
83--3------
92--2------
101--1------
114--4------
122--2------
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
108
~98%
2
~2%
139
~97%
5
~3%
 +31
  ~91% 
 +3
  ~9% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Doom Patrol Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Doom Patrol in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.00, and 1.35 cover price variants exist within the Doom Patrol title.

Which issues of Doom Patrol have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-12 of Doom Patrol.

Why don't more Doom Patrol 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 Doom Patrol 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 Doom Patrol cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Doom Patrol 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, Doom Patrol 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 Doom Patrol 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Doom Patrol cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (#1-3) Price Guide

Doom Patrol (#1-12) 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 ]

Doom Patrol Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Doom Patrol 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $36
▲ $4
 DC, 10/1987  Doug notes: First Post-Crisis Copper Age Series Begins; Celsius, Negative Woman, Tempest & Robotman begins; Wraparound cover by Steve Lightle. All Comics with No ads;
CGC label note: Wraparound cover.
 
#2 Doom Patrol 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 11/1987  Versus Kalki  
#3 Doom Patrol 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 12/1987  1st Appearances of Lodestone and Rhea Jones  
#4 Doom Patrol 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 1/1988  1st Appearance of Karma; Origin of Negative Man; Origin of Lodestone
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#5 Doom Patrol 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $10
 DC, 2/1988  Versus Hellbender; Versus Goldstar; Plane crash in Ozarks
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#6 Doom Patrol 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 3/1988  1st Appearance of Scott Fischer; Story continued in Doom Patrol/Suicide Squad Special  
#7 Doom Patrol 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 4/1988  1st Appearance of Shrapnel; Versus Shrapnel
Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/31/2021 for $6
 
#8 Doom Patrol 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $10
 DC, 5/1988  Versus Shrapnel  
#9 Doom Patrol 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $10
 DC, 6/1988  Versus Garguax  
#10 Doom Patrol 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.35 $12
 DC, 7/1988  Versus Metallo (John Corben); Continued in Superman (2nd Series) #20
CGC label note: Direct Editions have "Lord of the Rings" game cards insert included.
 
#11 Doom Patrol 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.35 $12
 DC, 8/1988  Origin of Tempest; Versus Garguax; Versus Reactron  
#12 Doom Patrol 12 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.35 $14
 DC, 9/1988  Versus Garguax
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Variant issue
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Doom Patrol CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
11023+29+1
24------
36--+1--
491+1+1
531--+1
62------
71------
83------
92------
101------
114------
122------
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
139
~97%
5
~3%
 +31
  ~91% 
 +3
  ~9% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Doom Patrol Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Doom Patrol in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.00, and 1.35 cover price variants exist within the Doom Patrol title.

Which issues of Doom Patrol have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-12 of Doom Patrol.

Why don't more Doom Patrol 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 Doom Patrol 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 Doom Patrol cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Doom Patrol 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, Doom Patrol 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 Doom Patrol 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Doom Patrol cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (#1-3) Price Guide

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