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Saga of Crystar (#1-11) 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 ]
Saga of Crystar — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-11
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 Saga of Crystar 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$5 $2.25 $30
▲ $6
$26 $21 $15 $10 $
 Marvel, 5/1983  1st Appearance of Crystar; Origin of Crystar
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 11/5/2020 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 11/5/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Romco Toys Tie-In
 
#2 Saga of Crystar 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $15
▲ $5
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1983  1st Appearance of Ika  
#3 Saga of Crystar 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $15
▲ $3
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  Doug notes: Dr Strange; GOLDEN-c;  
#4 Saga of Crystar 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $15
▲ $3
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Doug notes: Mike GOLDEN Painted cover;  
#5 Saga of Crystar 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $15
▲ $3
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/27/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Mike GOLDEN Painted cover;
 
#6 Saga of Crystar 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.75 $22
▲ $3
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1983  Cover States Mar 1983, Indicia States 1984
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/24/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Nightcrawler of X-Men-c/s; Mike GOLDEN Painted cover
CGC label note: Nightcrawler appearance.
 
#7 Saga of Crystar 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $15
▲ $3
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  Doug notes: Mike GOLDEN Painted cover;  
#8 Saga of Crystar 8 Canadian Price Variant picture$21$4 $0.75 $17
▼ $3
$15 $12 $8 $6 $
 Marvel, 7/1984  Ben notes: Skull logo was later used by the bands Samhain and Danzig.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 2/24/2021 for $30, a raw 8.0 on 7/16/2021 for $31, a raw 3.0 on 8/4/2020 for $11, a raw 5.0 on 9/4/2020 for $20, a raw 6.5 on 9/10/2020 for $25, a raw 4.5 on 9/9/2019 for $31
 
#9 Saga of Crystar 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$4 $0.75 $15
▲ $5
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/12/2021 for $8, a raw 8.0 on 4/30/2021 for $8  
#10 Saga of Crystar 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$4 $0.75 $15
▲ $5
$13 $11 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1984   
#11 Saga of Crystar 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$4 $1.25 $17
▲ $3
$15 $12 $8 $6 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  Final Issue; Double-size
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST issue & LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title; Alpha Flight; 52 page GIANT; GOLDEN-c;
CGC label note: Alpha Flight (Northstar, Shaman & Puck) appearance. Last 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
Saga of Crystar CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
141--462+5+2
28--8------
33132--+1
41--1------
51111----
65151----
71--1------
820--262+6+2
9------2--+2
101--12--+2
112--3--+1--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
83
~97%
3
~3%
95
~89%
12
~11%
 +12
  ~57% 
 +9
  ~43% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Saga of Crystar Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Saga of Crystar in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 1.25, and 2.25 cover price variants exist within the Saga of Crystar title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-11 of Saga of Crystar.

Are the Saga of Crystar cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Saga of Crystar cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Marvel Saga (#1-9) Price Guide
Saga of the Swamp Thing (#6-45, Annual #1-2) Price Guide
Sonic Quest: The Death Egg Saga (#1-3) Price Guide
TMNT Presents April O'Neil The May East Saga (#1-3) Price Guide

Saga of Crystar (#1-11) 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 ]

Saga of Crystar Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Saga of Crystar 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.25 $30
▲ $6
 Marvel, 5/1983  1st Appearance of Crystar; Origin of Crystar
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 11/5/2020 for $7, a raw 6.0 on 11/5/2020 for $7
Doug notes: Romco Toys Tie-In
 
#2 Saga of Crystar 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
▲ $5
 Marvel, 7/1983  1st Appearance of Ika  
#3 Saga of Crystar 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
▲ $3
 Marvel, 9/1983  Doug notes: Dr Strange; GOLDEN-c;  
#4 Saga of Crystar 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
▲ $3
 Marvel, 11/1983  Doug notes: Mike GOLDEN Painted cover;  
#5 Saga of Crystar 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
▲ $3
 Marvel, 1/1984  Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 7/27/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Mike GOLDEN Painted cover;
 
#6 Saga of Crystar 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $22
▲ $3
 Marvel, 3/1983  Cover States Mar 1983, Indicia States 1984
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 8/24/2021 for $3
Doug notes: Nightcrawler of X-Men-c/s; Mike GOLDEN Painted cover
CGC label note: Nightcrawler appearance.
 
#7 Saga of Crystar 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
▲ $3
 Marvel, 5/1984  Doug notes: Mike GOLDEN Painted cover;  
#8 Saga of Crystar 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $17
▼ $3
 Marvel, 7/1984  Ben notes: Skull logo was later used by the bands Samhain and Danzig.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 2/24/2021 for $30, a raw 8.0 on 7/16/2021 for $31, a raw 3.0 on 8/4/2020 for $11, a raw 5.0 on 9/4/2020 for $20, a raw 6.5 on 9/10/2020 for $25, a raw 4.5 on 9/9/2019 for $31
 
#9 Saga of Crystar 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
▲ $5
 Marvel, 9/1984  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 6.0 on 5/12/2021 for $8, a raw 8.0 on 4/30/2021 for $8  
#10 Saga of Crystar 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.75 $15
▲ $5
 Marvel, 11/1984   
#11 Saga of Crystar 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.25 $17
▲ $3
 Marvel, 2/1985  Final Issue; Double-size
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST issue & LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title; Alpha Flight; 52 page GIANT; GOLDEN-c;
CGC label note: Alpha Flight (Northstar, Shaman & Puck) appearance. Last 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
Saga of Crystar CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
1462+5+2
28------
332--+1
41------
511----
651----
71------
8262+6+2
9--2--+2
1012--+2
113--+1--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
95
~89%
12
~11%
 +12
  ~57% 
 +9
  ~43% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Saga of Crystar Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Saga of Crystar in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 75¢, 1.25, and 2.25 cover price variants exist within the Saga of Crystar title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-11 of Saga of Crystar.

Are the Saga of Crystar cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Saga of Crystar cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Marvel Saga (#1-9) Price Guide
Saga of the Swamp Thing (#6-45, Annual #1-2) Price Guide
Sonic Quest: The Death Egg Saga (#1-3) Price Guide
TMNT Presents April O'Neil The May East Saga (#1-3) Price Guide

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