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Power Pack (#1-25) 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 ]
Power Pack — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-25
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 Power Pack 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$37$5 $1.25 $60 $45 $36 $25 $17 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  1st Appearances of Lightspeed, Mass Master, Power Pack, and Aelfyre Whitemane; Origins of Power Pack, Lightspeed, and Mass Master; Death of Aelfyre Whitemane; Versus Snarks
Angelo notes: In March 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $350. It's a great book to own if you can find in 9.6-9.8. A 9.6 CGC sold for $241 in 2019
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/20/2021 for $8, a raw 6.5 on 8/24/2021 for $23, a raw 8.5 on 6/22/2021 for $94, a raw 7.0 on 5/8/2019 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 12/2/2019 for $11, a raw 4.0 on 12/2/2019 for $11, a raw 7.0 on 3/27/2020 for $28
Paul notes: A CGC 9.4 Power Pack #1 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $127 in 2019
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of Power Pack. $1.25 cover price.
 
#2 Power Pack 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/17/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#3 Power Pack 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 12/4/2020 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 3/10/2021 for $8  
#4 Power Pack 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/4/2020 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 4/12/2021 for $2  
#5 Power Pack 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/4/2020 for $2  
#6 Power Pack 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/10/2021 for $8
Doug notes: SPIDER-MAN & Dragon-Man-c/s;
CGC label note: Spider-Man & Dragon Man appearance. Cloak & Dagger cameo.
 
#7 Power Pack 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/10/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 3/10/2021 for $8
Doug notes: Cloak & Dagger & Dragon-Man-c/s;
CGC label note: Cloak, Dagger & Dragon Man appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 Power Pack 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/10/2021 for $2
CGC label note: Cloak and Dagger appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#9 Power Pack 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  CGC label note: Marrina appearance.  
#10 Power Pack 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  CGC label note: Marrina appearance. 75¢ cover price.  
#11 Power Pack 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 6/1985   
#12 Power Pack 12 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.75 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearance of Annalee; Continued in Uncanny X-Men #195
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/3/2021 for $8
Doug notes: Kitty Pryde & Nightcrawler of X-Men-c/s;
CGC label note: Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde & Morlocks appearance. 75¢ cover price. Story continued in Uncanny X-Men #195
 
#13 Power Pack 13 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 8/1985   
#14 Power Pack 14 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 9/1985  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#15 Power Pack 15 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 3/31/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 4/5/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 7/15/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Beta Ray Bill-c/s;
CGC label note: Beta Ray Bill & Warriors Three appearance.
 
#16 Power Pack 16 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearance of Kofi
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/4/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 6/1/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 6/3/2021 for $8
 
#17 Power Pack 17 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/9/2020 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 7/27/2020 for $9
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Franklin Richards as Tattle-Tale
 
#18 Power Pack 18 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/1/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 2/3/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Second appearance of Franklin Richards as Tattle-Tale; Beyonder appears = Secret Wars II crossover; Kurse-c/s
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Kurse.
 
#19 Power Pack 19 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$4 $1.50 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Giant-size
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 4/5/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 3/31/2021 for $2
Doug notes: 52 Page Giant; Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Beta Ray Bill-c/s; Cloak & Dagger appear; Third appearance of Franklin Richards as Tattle-Tale
CGC label note: Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Beta Ray Bill, Cloak & Dagger appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
#20 Power Pack 20 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/6/2020 for $8
Doug notes: New Mutants & Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale appear
CGC label note: New Mutants appearance.
 
#21 Power Pack 21 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Doug notes: Spider-man cover & cameo
CGC label note: Spider-Man appearance.
 
#22 Power Pack 22 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/1/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale
 
#23 Power Pack 23 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  Doug notes: Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale; Cloak & Dagger Fantastic Four with She-Hulk cameo
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#24 Power Pack 24 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Doug notes: Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale; Cloak & Dagger appearances
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#25 Power Pack 25 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$3 $1.50 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Giant-size
Doug notes: 52 Page Giant; Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale; Cloak & Dagger Fantastic Four with She-Hulk appear; LAST Canadian Variant issue
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
 
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
Power Pack CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
16232877436+151+8
26191+3--
37--9--+2--
46181+2--
511--13--+2--
618--201+2+1
75181+3--
8101101----
92151+3--
105181+3--
11----2--+2--
12121151+3--
13----1--+1--
142122--+1
157171----
163131----
172121----
1816--17--+1--
19201241+4--
206161----
212--3--+1--
222121----
232121----
24--1--1----
252121----
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
769
~94%
45
~6%
952
~95%
55
~5%
 +183
  ~95% 
 +10
  ~5% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Power Pack Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Power Pack in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Power Pack title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-25 of Power Pack.

Why don't more Power Pack 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 Power Pack 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 Power Pack cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Power Pack cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Power Lords (#1-3) Price Guide
Power Man and Iron Fist (#86-124) Price Guide
Power of the Atom (#1-2) Price Guide
Super Powers Vol 1 (#1-5) Price Guide
Super Powers Vol 2 (#1-6) Price Guide
Super Powers Vol 3 (#1-4) Price Guide

Power Pack (#1-25) 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 ]

Power Pack Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Power Pack 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $60
 Marvel, 8/1984  1st Appearances of Lightspeed, Mass Master, Power Pack, and Aelfyre Whitemane; Origins of Power Pack, Lightspeed, and Mass Master; Death of Aelfyre Whitemane; Versus Snarks
Angelo notes: In March 2021 a 9.6 CGC sold for $350. It's a great book to own if you can find in 9.6-9.8. A 9.6 CGC sold for $241 in 2019
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 5/20/2021 for $8, a raw 6.5 on 8/24/2021 for $23, a raw 8.5 on 6/22/2021 for $94, a raw 7.0 on 5/8/2019 for $10, a raw 4.0 on 12/2/2019 for $11, a raw 4.0 on 12/2/2019 for $11, a raw 7.0 on 3/27/2020 for $28
Paul notes: A CGC 9.4 Power Pack #1 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $127 in 2019
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of Power Pack. $1.25 cover price.
 
#2 Power Pack 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 9/1984  Conan notes: A raw 2.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/17/2021 for $2
CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.
 
#3 Power Pack 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 10/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 12/4/2020 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 3/10/2021 for $8  
#4 Power Pack 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/4/2020 for $2, a raw 4.0 on 4/12/2021 for $2  
#5 Power Pack 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 12/1984  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 12/4/2020 for $2  
#6 Power Pack 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 1/1985  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 3/10/2021 for $8
Doug notes: SPIDER-MAN & Dragon-Man-c/s;
CGC label note: Spider-Man & Dragon Man appearance. Cloak & Dagger cameo.
 
#7 Power Pack 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 2/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/10/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 3/10/2021 for $8
Doug notes: Cloak & Dagger & Dragon-Man-c/s;
CGC label note: Cloak, Dagger & Dragon Man appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#8 Power Pack 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 3/1985  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 2/10/2021 for $2
CGC label note: Cloak and Dagger appearance. 75¢ cover price.
 
#9 Power Pack 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 4/1985  CGC label note: Marrina appearance.  
#10 Power Pack 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 Marvel, 5/1985  CGC label note: Marrina appearance. 75¢ cover price.  
#11 Power Pack 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 Marvel, 6/1985   
#12 Power Pack 12 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearance of Annalee; Continued in Uncanny X-Men #195
Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/3/2021 for $8
Doug notes: Kitty Pryde & Nightcrawler of X-Men-c/s;
CGC label note: Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde & Morlocks appearance. 75¢ cover price. Story continued in Uncanny X-Men #195
 
#13 Power Pack 13 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 Marvel, 8/1985   
#14 Power Pack 14 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $10
 Marvel, 9/1985  CGC label note: 75¢ cover price.  
#15 Power Pack 15 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $14
 Marvel, 10/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 3/31/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 4/5/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 7/15/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Beta Ray Bill-c/s;
CGC label note: Beta Ray Bill & Warriors Three appearance.
 
#16 Power Pack 16 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearance of Kofi
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 8/4/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 6/1/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 6/3/2021 for $8
 
#17 Power Pack 17 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $16
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 12/9/2020 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 7/27/2020 for $9
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of Franklin Richards as Tattle-Tale
 
#18 Power Pack 18 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $12
 Marvel, 1/1986  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 2/1/2021 for $2, a raw 8.0 on 2/3/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Second appearance of Franklin Richards as Tattle-Tale; Beyonder appears = Secret Wars II crossover; Kurse-c/s
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Kurse.
 
#19 Power Pack 19 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $18
 Marvel, 2/1986  Giant-size
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 4/5/2021 for $2, a raw 6.0 on 3/31/2021 for $2
Doug notes: 52 Page Giant; Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Beta Ray Bill-c/s; Cloak & Dagger appear; Third appearance of Franklin Richards as Tattle-Tale
CGC label note: Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Beta Ray Bill, Cloak & Dagger appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
#20 Power Pack 20 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 3/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 10/6/2020 for $8
Doug notes: New Mutants & Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale appear
CGC label note: New Mutants appearance.
 
#21 Power Pack 21 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 4/1986  Doug notes: Spider-man cover & cameo
CGC label note: Spider-Man appearance.
 
#22 Power Pack 22 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 5/1986  Conan notes: A raw 8.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/1/2020 for $8
Doug notes: Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale
 
#23 Power Pack 23 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 6/1986  Doug notes: Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale; Cloak & Dagger Fantastic Four with She-Hulk cameo
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#24 Power Pack 24 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $12
 Marvel, 7/1986  Doug notes: Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale; Cloak & Dagger appearances
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#25 Power Pack 25 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $18
 Marvel, 8/1986  Giant-size
Doug notes: 52 Page Giant; Franklin Richards appears as Tattle-Tale; Cloak & Dagger Fantastic Four with She-Hulk appear; LAST Canadian Variant issue
CGC label note: $1.50 cover price.
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Power Pack CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
177436+151+8
291+3--
39--+2--
481+2--
513--+2--
6201+2+1
781+3--
8101----
951+3--
1081+3--
112--+2--
12151+3--
131--+1--
1422--+1
1571----
1631----
1721----
1817--+1--
19241+4--
2061----
213--+1--
2221----
2321----
24--1----
2521----
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
952
~95%
55
~5%
 +183
  ~95% 
 +10
  ~5% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Power Pack Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Power Pack in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 95¢, 1.25, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Power Pack title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-25 of Power Pack.

Why don't more Power Pack 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 Power Pack 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 Power Pack cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Power Pack cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Power Lords (#1-3) Price Guide
Power Man and Iron Fist (#86-124) Price Guide
Power of the Atom (#1-2) Price Guide
Super Powers Vol 1 (#1-5) Price Guide
Super Powers Vol 2 (#1-6) Price Guide
Super Powers Vol 3 (#1-4) Price Guide

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