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Superman: The Secret Years (#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 ]
Superman: The Secret Years — 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 Superman: The Secret Years 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$3$5 $0.95 $25 $22 $18 $12 $8 $
 DC, 2/1985  Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Cover
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#2 Superman: The Secret Years 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 DC, 3/1985  Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Cover  
#3 Superman: The Secret Years 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 DC, 4/1985  Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Cover  
#4 Superman: The Secret Years 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$2$5 $0.95 $19 $17 $13 $9 $6 $
 DC, 5/1985  Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Cover  
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Superman: The Secret Years CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
171131+6--
22--5--+3--
33141+1--
47--8--+1--
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
19
~90%
2
~10%
30
~94%
2
~6%
 +11
    100% 
--
  
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Superman: The Secret Years Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Superman: The Secret Years in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢ cover price variants exist within the Superman: The Secret Years title.

Which issues of Superman: The Secret Years have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-4 of Superman: The Secret Years.

Are the Superman: The Secret Years cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Superman: The Secret Years 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, Superman: The Secret Years 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 Superman: The Secret Years 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Superman: The Secret Years cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Superman: The Secret Years 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 Superman: The Secret Years 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 Superman: The Secret Years 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 Superman: The Secret Years 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
Man of Steel (#1-6) Price Guide
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (#1-12) Price Guide
Secret Origins (#1-30, Annual #1-2) Price Guide
Secret Wars II (#1-9) 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
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

Superman: The Secret Years (#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 ]

Superman: The Secret Years Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Superman: The Secret Years 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $25
 DC, 2/1985  Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Cover
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#2 Superman: The Secret Years 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $15
 DC, 3/1985  Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Cover  
#3 Superman: The Secret Years 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $15
 DC, 4/1985  Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Cover  
#4 Superman: The Secret Years 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $19
 DC, 5/1985  Doug notes: FRANK MILLER Cover  
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Superman: The Secret Years CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
1131+6--
25--+3--
341+1--
48--+1--
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
30
~94%
2
~6%
 +11
    100% 
--
  
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Superman: The Secret Years Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Superman: The Secret Years in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢ cover price variants exist within the Superman: The Secret Years title.

Which issues of Superman: The Secret Years have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-4 of Superman: The Secret Years.

Are the Superman: The Secret Years cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Superman: The Secret Years 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, Superman: The Secret Years 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 Superman: The Secret Years 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Superman: The Secret Years cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Superman: The Secret Years 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 Superman: The Secret Years 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 Superman: The Secret Years 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 Superman: The Secret Years 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
Man of Steel (#1-6) Price Guide
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (#1-12) Price Guide
Secret Origins (#1-30, Annual #1-2) Price Guide
Secret Wars II (#1-9) 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
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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