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Flash Volume 2 (#1-16, Annual #1) 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 ]
Flash Volume 2 — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-16, Annual #1
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 Flash Volume 2 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$19$24 $1.00 $52 $39 $31 $22 $15 $
 DC, 6/1987  Versus Vandal Savage; Wally West as Flash
Angelo notes: A 9.6 sold in August of 2021 for $132
Conan notes: A raw 1.8 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/22/2020 for $7
Doug notes: GUICE-c/a Begins; New Teen Titans appear; Vandal Savage; Wally West as the FLASH is #8 on IGN's 2014 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All-Time List;
CGC label note: New Teen Titans & Vandal Savage appearance. $1.00 cover price.
 
#2 Flash Volume 2 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $1.00 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 DC, 7/1987  Versus Vandal Savage
Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Vandal Savage appears;;
CGC label note: Vandal Savage appearance.
 
#3 Flash Volume 2 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 8/1987  1st Appearance of Tina McGee
Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $7
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#4 Flash Volume 2 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 9/1987  Versus Kilg%re
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $8
 
#5 Flash Volume 2 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$5 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 10/1987  1st Appearance of Speed Mcgee
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#6 Flash Volume 2 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 11/1987  1st Appearance of Red Trinity
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Wonder Girl & Changeling cameos. 1st appearance of Red Trinity.
 
#7 Flash Volume 2 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 12/1987  1st Appearances of Blue Trinity and Red Trinity
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $6
 
#8 Flash Volume 2 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 1/1988  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/5/2021 for $4, a raw 8.0 on 6/4/2021 for $8  
#9 Flash Volume 2 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$5 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 2/1988  1st Appearance of Chunk (Chester Runk)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 4/5/2021 for $3, a raw 8.0 on 6/4/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Chunk appearance.
 
#10 Flash Volume 2 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 3/1988  Versus Chunk (Chester Runk)
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/5/2021 for $4
 
#11 Flash Volume 2 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 4/1988  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $6  
#12 Flash Volume 2 12 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 5/1988  1st Appearance of Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys II
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $8
 
#13 Flash Volume 2 13 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 6/1988  Versus Vandal Savage
Doug notes: Vandal Savage appears;;
 
#14 Flash Volume 2 14 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 7/1988  Versus Vandal Savage
Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Vandal Savage appears;;
CGC label note: Vandal Savage appearance.
 
#15 Flash Volume 2 15 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 8/1988  1st Appearance Mason Trollbridge
Doug notes: Velocity 9 ; PEREZ-c;
 
#16 Flash Volume 2 16 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $1.00 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 9/1988  Versus Blue Trinity
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title; PEREZ-c; Speed McGee;
 
Annual #1 Flash Volume 2 Annual #1 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $1.75 $20
▲ $4
$18 $14 $10 $7 $
 DC, 1987   
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
Flash Volume 2 CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
16842577026+86+1
236--381+2+1
324--271+3+1
419--22--+3--
5121131+1--
610--12--+2--
75--8--+3--
86--8--+2--
913--15--+2--
104--5--+1--
113--7--+4--
126--7--+1--
133--4--+1--
143--5--+2--
154--5--+1--
163--4--+1--
Annual #124--28--+4--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
859
~97%
26
~3%
978
~97%
29
~3%
 +119
  ~98% 
 +3
  ~2% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Flash Volume 2 Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Flash Volume 2 in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.00, and 1.75 cover price variants exist within the Flash Volume 2 title.

Which issues of Flash Volume 2 have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-16 and Annual #1 of Flash Volume 2.

Why don't more Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Flash Volume 2 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, Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Flash Volume 2 cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Flash (#314-350) Price Guide

Flash Volume 2 (#1-16, Annual #1) 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 ]

Flash Volume 2 Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Flash Volume 2 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $52
 DC, 6/1987  Versus Vandal Savage; Wally West as Flash
Angelo notes: A 9.6 sold in August of 2021 for $132
Conan notes: A raw 1.8 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/22/2020 for $7
Doug notes: GUICE-c/a Begins; New Teen Titans appear; Vandal Savage; Wally West as the FLASH is #8 on IGN's 2014 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All-Time List;
CGC label note: New Teen Titans & Vandal Savage appearance. $1.00 cover price.
 
#2 Flash Volume 2 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $16
 DC, 7/1987  Versus Vandal Savage
Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Vandal Savage appears;;
CGC label note: Vandal Savage appearance.
 
#3 Flash Volume 2 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 DC, 8/1987  1st Appearance of Tina McGee
Conan notes: A raw 7.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $7
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#4 Flash Volume 2 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 DC, 9/1987  Versus Kilg%re
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $8
 
#5 Flash Volume 2 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 DC, 10/1987  1st Appearance of Speed Mcgee
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#6 Flash Volume 2 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 DC, 11/1987  1st Appearance of Red Trinity
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Wonder Girl & Changeling cameos. 1st appearance of Red Trinity.
 
#7 Flash Volume 2 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 DC, 12/1987  1st Appearances of Blue Trinity and Red Trinity
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $6
 
#8 Flash Volume 2 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 1/1988  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 4/5/2021 for $4, a raw 8.0 on 6/4/2021 for $8  
#9 Flash Volume 2 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 DC, 2/1988  1st Appearance of Chunk (Chester Runk)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 3.5 on 4/5/2021 for $3, a raw 8.0 on 6/4/2021 for $8
CGC label note: Chunk appearance.
 
#10 Flash Volume 2 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 3/1988  Versus Chunk (Chester Runk)
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/5/2021 for $4
 
#11 Flash Volume 2 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 4/1988  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $6  
#12 Flash Volume 2 12 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 5/1988  1st Appearance of Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys II
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $8
 
#13 Flash Volume 2 13 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 6/1988  Versus Vandal Savage
Doug notes: Vandal Savage appears;;
 
#14 Flash Volume 2 14 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 7/1988  Versus Vandal Savage
Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/4/2021 for $7
Doug notes: Vandal Savage appears;;
CGC label note: Vandal Savage appearance.
 
#15 Flash Volume 2 15 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $12
 DC, 8/1988  1st Appearance Mason Trollbridge
Doug notes: Velocity 9 ; PEREZ-c;
 
#16 Flash Volume 2 16 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $14
 DC, 9/1988  Versus Blue Trinity
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title; PEREZ-c; Speed McGee;
 
Annual #1 Flash Volume 2 Annual #1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.75 $20
▲ $4
 DC, 1987   
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Flash Volume 2 CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
177026+86+1
2381+2+1
3271+3+1
422--+3--
5131+1--
612--+2--
78--+3--
88--+2--
915--+2--
105--+1--
117--+4--
127--+1--
134--+1--
145--+2--
155--+1--
164--+1--
Annual #128--+4--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
978
~97%
29
~3%
 +119
  ~98% 
 +3
  ~2% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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This page: Flash Volume 2 (#1-16, Annual #1) CPV Values
[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Flash Volume 2 Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Flash Volume 2 in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.00, and 1.75 cover price variants exist within the Flash Volume 2 title.

Which issues of Flash Volume 2 have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-16 and Annual #1 of Flash Volume 2.

Why don't more Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Flash Volume 2 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, Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Flash Volume 2 cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 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 Flash Volume 2 cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Flash (#314-350) Price Guide

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