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X-Factor (#1-7) 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 ]
X-Factor — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-7
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 X-Factor 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$30 $1.50 $54
▲ $4
$40 $32 $23 $15 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  1st Appearances of Rusty and Cameron Hodge; Origin of X-Factor; Giant-size
Angelo notes: In December of 2020 a 9.6 CGC sold for $150. A 9.8 CGC sold for $424.95 in 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $6, a raw 8.0 on 5/13/2021 for $13, a raw 4.5 on 11/20/2020 for $7, a raw 7.0 on 8/4/2020 for $11
Doug notes: 52 page Giant; Return of Jean Grey: Part 3 of 3-Part story – Crossover with Avengers #263 & Fantastic Four #286; CABLE appears as Baby Nathan;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of X-Factor. 1st appearance of Cameron Hodge & Rusty. $1.50 cover price.
 
#2 X-Factor 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$5$8 $0.95 $21
▲ $5
$18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearances of Artie and Tower
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/1/2021 for $6
CGC label note: 1st appearance Artie Maddicks & Tower. Carl Maddicks, Rusty Collins & Cameron Hodge appearance.
 
#3 X-Factor 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$8 $0.95 $19
▲ $5
$17 $13 $9 $6 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/1/2021 for $9
CGC label note: "Death" of Carl Maddicks. 95¢ cover price.
 
#4 X-Factor 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$8 $0.95 $21
▲ $5
$18 $15 $10 $7 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearances of Frenzy and Timeshadow
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/22/2021 for $6, a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 6/30/2020 for $9, a raw 8.0 on 6/18/2020 for $12
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#5 X-Factor 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$52$32 $0.95 $60 $45 $36 $25 $17 $
 Marvel, 6/1986  1st Appearances of Apocalypse (cameo) and Stinger
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 6/7/2021 for $21, a raw 4.5 on 6/1/2021 for $18, a raw 5.5 on 4/29/2021 for $22, a raw 7.5 on 3/17/2021 for $30, a raw 8.0 on 3/17/2021 for $32, a raw 8.0 on 3/17/2021 for $32, a raw 1.8 on 4/1/2020 for $17, a raw 7.5 on 5/12/2020 for $29
CGC label note: 1st app. of Apocalypse in cameo on last page. 1st app. of Stinger & Timeshadow. Tower, Frenzy, Artie & Rusty appearance.
 
#6Top 100 CPVs X-Factor 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$81$95 $0.95 $155
▲ $7
$104 $83 $58 $39 $19 
 Marvel, 7/1986  1st Appearance of Apocalypse
#23 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been on the upswing in 2021 with renewed speculation that this villain will be coming back to the movie screen in the coming years. In July 2021 a 9.6 CGC for $522, 9.2 CGC July $247, 7.5 CGC April $85. Two copies in 9.8 CGC sold for $600 and $1000; 9.6 CGC sold in August for $378; 9.4 CGC in May for $145; 9.2 CGC in April for $141. Numerous copies were printed with a common manufactoring flaw (top right corner).
Bill notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $750 in 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $40, a raw 6.0 on 7/30/2021 for $65, a CGC 7.5 on 4/20/2021 for $85, a CGC 9.2 on 7/15/2021 for $247, a raw 2.0 on 4/1/2020 for $23, a raw 4.5 on 6/1/2020 for $45, a CGC 9.8 on 11/19/2020 for $905
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur). Alliance of Evil appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#7 X-Factor 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$4$6 $0.95 $27
▲ $11
$24 $19 $13 $9 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  1st Appearances of Skids, Trish Tilby, Bulk, and Glow Worm
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/1/2021 for $9
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: .95¢ cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
X-Factor CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
11,701121,95119+250+7
219022122+22--
311631263+10--
410031383+38--
52,130332,30035+170+2
65,513536,08061+567+8
7752882+13--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
9,825
~99%
108
~1%
10,895
~99%
125
~1%
 +1,070
  ~98% 
 +17
  ~2% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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X-Factor Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for X-Factor in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the X-Factor title.

Which issues of X-Factor have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-7 of X-Factor. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #6(1st full appearance of Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur). Alliance of Evil appearance. 95¢ cover price.).

Why don't more X-Factor 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 X-Factor 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 X-Factor cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The X-Factor 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, X-Factor 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 X-Factor 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are X-Factor cover price variants more valuable?

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

X-Factor (#1-7) 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 ]

X-Factor Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 X-Factor 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $54
▲ $4
 Marvel, 2/1986  1st Appearances of Rusty and Cameron Hodge; Origin of X-Factor; Giant-size
Angelo notes: In December of 2020 a 9.6 CGC sold for $150. A 9.8 CGC sold for $424.95 in 2019.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $6, a raw 8.0 on 5/13/2021 for $13, a raw 4.5 on 11/20/2020 for $7, a raw 7.0 on 8/4/2020 for $11
Doug notes: 52 page Giant; Return of Jean Grey: Part 3 of 3-Part story – Crossover with Avengers #263 & Fantastic Four #286; CABLE appears as Baby Nathan;
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of X-Factor. 1st appearance of Cameron Hodge & Rusty. $1.50 cover price.
 
#2 X-Factor 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $21
▲ $5
 Marvel, 3/1986  1st Appearances of Artie and Tower
Conan notes: A raw 4.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/1/2021 for $6
CGC label note: 1st appearance Artie Maddicks & Tower. Carl Maddicks, Rusty Collins & Cameron Hodge appearance.
 
#3 X-Factor 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $19
▲ $5
 Marvel, 4/1986  Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/1/2021 for $9
CGC label note: "Death" of Carl Maddicks. 95¢ cover price.
 
#4 X-Factor 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $21
▲ $5
 Marvel, 5/1986  1st Appearances of Frenzy and Timeshadow
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 3/22/2021 for $6, a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $6, a raw 6.0 on 6/30/2020 for $9, a raw 8.0 on 6/18/2020 for $12
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#5 X-Factor 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $60
 Marvel, 6/1986  1st Appearances of Apocalypse (cameo) and Stinger
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.5 on 6/7/2021 for $21, a raw 4.5 on 6/1/2021 for $18, a raw 5.5 on 4/29/2021 for $22, a raw 7.5 on 3/17/2021 for $30, a raw 8.0 on 3/17/2021 for $32, a raw 8.0 on 3/17/2021 for $32, a raw 1.8 on 4/1/2020 for $17, a raw 7.5 on 5/12/2020 for $29
CGC label note: 1st app. of Apocalypse in cameo on last page. 1st app. of Stinger & Timeshadow. Tower, Frenzy, Artie & Rusty appearance.
 
#6Top 100 CPVs X-Factor 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $155
▲ $7
 Marvel, 7/1986  1st Appearance of Apocalypse
#23 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This book has been on the upswing in 2021 with renewed speculation that this villain will be coming back to the movie screen in the coming years. In July 2021 a 9.6 CGC for $522, 9.2 CGC July $247, 7.5 CGC April $85. Two copies in 9.8 CGC sold for $600 and $1000; 9.6 CGC sold in August for $378; 9.4 CGC in May for $145; 9.2 CGC in April for $141. Numerous copies were printed with a common manufactoring flaw (top right corner).
Bill notes: A CGC 9.6 variant sold for $750 in 2018
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 4.0 on 6/1/2021 for $40, a raw 6.0 on 7/30/2021 for $65, a CGC 7.5 on 4/20/2021 for $85, a CGC 9.2 on 7/15/2021 for $247, a raw 2.0 on 4/1/2020 for $23, a raw 4.5 on 6/1/2020 for $45, a CGC 9.8 on 11/19/2020 for $905
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur). Alliance of Evil appearance. 95¢ cover price.
 
#7 X-Factor 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $27
▲ $11
 Marvel, 8/1986  1st Appearances of Skids, Trish Tilby, Bulk, and Glow Worm
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 6/1/2021 for $9
Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: .95¢ cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
X-Factor CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
11,95119+250+7
22122+22--
31263+10--
41383+38--
52,30035+170+2
66,08061+567+8
7882+13--
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
10,895
~99%
125
~1%
 +1,070
  ~98% 
 +17
  ~2% 
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
 
This page: X-Factor (#1-7) CPV Values
[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

X-Factor Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for X-Factor in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the X-Factor title.

Which issues of X-Factor have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-7 of X-Factor. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #6(1st full appearance of Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur). Alliance of Evil appearance. 95¢ cover price.).

Why don't more X-Factor 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 X-Factor 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 X-Factor cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The X-Factor 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, X-Factor 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 X-Factor 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are X-Factor cover price variants more valuable?

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

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