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Firestar (#1-4) 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 ]
Firestar — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-4
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 Firestar 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.95 $28
▲ $3
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Origin of Firestar (Angelica Jones)
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/6/2021 for $4
Doug notes: FIRST Solo Series for Angelica Jones aka FIRESTAR Begins; X-Men, New Mutants, Emma Frost the White Queen & Hellfire Club appear;
CGC label note: X-Men & Emma Frost appearance. New Mutants cameo. 95¢ cover price.
 
#2 Firestar 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.95 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/6/2021 for $4, a raw 6.5 on 3/23/2021 for $6
Doug notes: FIRESTAR vs WOLVERINE Battle cover; WOLVERINE, New Mutants & Emma Frost the White Queen & Hellfire Club appearances;
CGC label note: New Mutants & Emma Frost appearance.
 
#3 Firestar 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.95 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Doug notes: WOLVERINE appears in Two page dream sequence; Emma Frost the White Queen & Hellfire Club appears; ART ADAMS & Bill Sienkiewicz cover;  
#4 Firestar 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.95 $18
▲ $2
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/6/2021 for $4
Doug notes: LAST issue; Emma Frost the White Queen & Hellfire Club appears; BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH cover;
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Firestar CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
1497649+15+2
2133173+4--
3163174+1+1
4102134+3+2
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
88
~85%
15
~15%
111
~85%
20
~15%
 +23
  ~82% 
 +5
  ~18% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Firestar Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Firestar in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢ cover price variants exist within the Firestar title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-4 of Firestar.

Are the Firestar cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Firestar cover price variants more valuable?

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

Firestar (#1-4) 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 ]

Firestar Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Firestar 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $28
▲ $3
 Marvel, 3/1986  Origin of Firestar (Angelica Jones)
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/6/2021 for $4
Doug notes: FIRST Solo Series for Angelica Jones aka FIRESTAR Begins; X-Men, New Mutants, Emma Frost the White Queen & Hellfire Club appear;
CGC label note: X-Men & Emma Frost appearance. New Mutants cameo. 95¢ cover price.
 
#2 Firestar 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/6/2021 for $4, a raw 6.5 on 3/23/2021 for $6
Doug notes: FIRESTAR vs WOLVERINE Battle cover; WOLVERINE, New Mutants & Emma Frost the White Queen & Hellfire Club appearances;
CGC label note: New Mutants & Emma Frost appearance.
 
#3 Firestar 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $14
 Marvel, 5/1986  Doug notes: WOLVERINE appears in Two page dream sequence; Emma Frost the White Queen & Hellfire Club appears; ART ADAMS & Bill Sienkiewicz cover;  
#4 Firestar 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $18
▲ $2
 Marvel, 6/1986  Conan notes: A raw 4.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/6/2021 for $4
Doug notes: LAST issue; Emma Frost the White Queen & Hellfire Club appears; BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH cover;
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Firestar CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
1649+15+2
2173+4--
3174+1+1
4134+3+2
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
111
~85%
20
~15%
 +23
  ~82% 
 +5
  ~18% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Firestar Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Firestar in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢ cover price variants exist within the Firestar title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-4 of Firestar.

Are the Firestar cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Firestar cover price variants more valuable?

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

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