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Man of Steel (#1-6) 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 ]
Man of Steel — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-6
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 Man of Steel 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$8 $1.00 $24
▲ $2
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 10/1986  Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/9/2019 for $12
Doug notes: CBR Ranks this as the #7 Greatest Superman Storyline of ALL-TIME; POST-CRISIS First Appearance & ORIGIN of the all-new Copper Age SUPERMAN of the New Earth-c/s; First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age Lara and Jor-El, as they send Kal-El to Earth;
 
#2 Man of Steel 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$8 $1.00 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 DC, 10/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/17/2021 for $15
Doug notes: First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age LOIS LANE, JIMMY OLSEN & PERRY WHITE of the New Earth; LOIS LANE-c;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#3 Man of Steel 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$8 $1.00 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 DC, 11/1986  1st Appearance of Magpie (Margaret Pye)
Conan notes: A raw 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/16/2019 for $17
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Margaret Pye aka MAGPIE cover and story, a super-villainess created by John Byrne; MAGPIE is the first Villain Batman & Superman battle as a Team; Margaret Pye aka MAGPIE becomes a BATMAN villainess, in BATMAN #401
CGC label note: Batman appearance.
 
#4 Man of Steel 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$8 $1.00 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 DC, 11/1986  Doug notes: First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age LEX LUTHOR of the New Earth; First Copper Age meeting of Superman & Lex Luthor of the New Earth;  
#5 Man of Steel 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$8 $1.00 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 DC, 12/1986  Post-Crisis Bizarro (Superman clone)
Doug notes: First COPPER AGE appearance of LUCY LANE as she is reintroduced into the DC Continuity; LUCY appeared in the SUPERGIRL TV series beginning in 2015, as Jimmy's Ex Girl Friend; LUCY LANE becomes the new SUPERWOMAN in Supergirl #35(1/2009); First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age BIZARRO of the New Earth;
 
#6 Man of Steel 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$8 $1.00 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 DC, 12/1986  Doug notes: Return to SMALLVILLE; First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age LANA LANG and Jonathan & Martha Kent of the New Earth;
CGC label note: Wonder Woman insert included. $1.00 cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Man of Steel CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
111841384+20--
211111141+3--
3842912+7--
485--86--+1--
5102--107--+5--
6952982+3--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
595
~99%
9
~1%
634
~99%
9
~1%
 +39
    100% 
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Man of Steel Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Man of Steel in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.00 cover price variants exist within the Man of Steel title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-6 of Man of Steel.

Are the Man of Steel cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Man of Steel 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, Man of Steel 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 Man of Steel 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Man of Steel cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Action Comics (#536-600, Annual #1) Price Guide
Adventures of Superman (#424-444, Annual #1) Price Guide
Crisis on Infinite Earths (#1-12) Price Guide
Steel Sterling (#5-7) Price Guide
Superman (#376-423, Annual #9-12, Special #1-3) Price Guide
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (#1) Price Guide
Superman Vol 2 (#1-21, Annual #1-2) Price Guide
Superman: The Secret Years (#1-4) Price Guide
World of Archie (#16-22) Price Guide
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Man of Steel (#1-6) 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 ]

Man of Steel Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Man of Steel 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $24
▲ $2
 DC, 10/1986  Conan notes: A raw 6.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 9/9/2019 for $12
Doug notes: CBR Ranks this as the #7 Greatest Superman Storyline of ALL-TIME; POST-CRISIS First Appearance & ORIGIN of the all-new Copper Age SUPERMAN of the New Earth-c/s; First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age Lara and Jor-El, as they send Kal-El to Earth;
 
#2 Man of Steel 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $16
 DC, 10/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/17/2021 for $15
Doug notes: First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age LOIS LANE, JIMMY OLSEN & PERRY WHITE of the New Earth; LOIS LANE-c;
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#3 Man of Steel 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $20
 DC, 11/1986  1st Appearance of Magpie (Margaret Pye)
Conan notes: A raw 8.5 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/16/2019 for $17
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Margaret Pye aka MAGPIE cover and story, a super-villainess created by John Byrne; MAGPIE is the first Villain Batman & Superman battle as a Team; Margaret Pye aka MAGPIE becomes a BATMAN villainess, in BATMAN #401
CGC label note: Batman appearance.
 
#4 Man of Steel 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $16
 DC, 11/1986  Doug notes: First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age LEX LUTHOR of the New Earth; First Copper Age meeting of Superman & Lex Luthor of the New Earth;  
#5 Man of Steel 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $16
 DC, 12/1986  Post-Crisis Bizarro (Superman clone)
Doug notes: First COPPER AGE appearance of LUCY LANE as she is reintroduced into the DC Continuity; LUCY appeared in the SUPERGIRL TV series beginning in 2015, as Jimmy's Ex Girl Friend; LUCY LANE becomes the new SUPERWOMAN in Supergirl #35(1/2009); First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age BIZARRO of the New Earth;
 
#6 Man of Steel 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $18
 DC, 12/1986  Doug notes: Return to SMALLVILLE; First Appearance of the all-new Copper Age LANA LANG and Jonathan & Martha Kent of the New Earth;
CGC label note: Wonder Woman insert included. $1.00 cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Man of Steel CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
11384+20--
21141+3--
3912+7--
486--+1--
5107--+5--
6982+3--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
634
~99%
9
~1%
 +39
    100% 
--
  
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Titles: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Z
 
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[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Man of Steel Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Man of Steel in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.00 cover price variants exist within the Man of Steel title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-6 of Man of Steel.

Are the Man of Steel cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Man of Steel 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, Man of Steel 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 Man of Steel 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Man of Steel cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Action Comics (#536-600, Annual #1) Price Guide
Adventures of Superman (#424-444, Annual #1) Price Guide
Crisis on Infinite Earths (#1-12) Price Guide
Steel Sterling (#5-7) Price Guide
Superman (#376-423, Annual #9-12, Special #1-3) Price Guide
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (#1) Price Guide
Superman Vol 2 (#1-21, Annual #1-2) Price Guide
Superman: The Secret Years (#1-4) Price Guide
World of Archie (#16-22) Price Guide
World of Krypton (#1-4) Price Guide
World of Metropolis (#1-2) Price Guide
World of Smallville (#1-4) Price Guide
World's Finest Comics (#284-323) Price Guide

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