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Crisis on Infinite Earths (#1-12) Values 2023


Canadian Price Variant Values, 2023 Price Guide
From: The 2023 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Greg Holland, Jon McClure, Jayden Mitchell, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]
Crisis on Infinite Earths — 2023 Price Guide Values #1-12
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 Crisis on Infinite Earths 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$28 $0.95 $68
▲ $13
$51 $41 $29 $19 $10 
 DC, 4/1985  1st Appearance of Blue Beetle & Detective Karp in D.C. Comics.
Angelo notes: Perez, Blue Beetle, famous storyline, low ratio of CPV's vs Direct on the census as of this writing. Lots of great things going on with this issue! In June 2022 a 9.6 CGC sold for $484.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 1/24/2022 for $16 (buy it now), a raw FN+ 6.5 on 8/2/2022 for $19 (at auction), a CGC 9.4 on 3/26/2021 for $44, a raw 4.0 on 11/29/2019 for $17
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Blue Beetle & Detective Karp in D.C. Comics. Wraparound cover. 95¢ cover price.
 
#2 Crisis on Infinite Earths 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$13$14 $0.95 $28
▲ $2
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 5/1985  1st Appearance of Anti-Monitor (voice)
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#3 Crisis on Infinite Earths 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$14 $0.95 $36
▲ $6
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 DC, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Nighthawk (modern); Deaths of Gunner, Johnny Cloud, Kid Psycho, Losers, Nighthawk, Sarge, and Captain Storm
Conan notes: A raw FN/VF 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/18/2022 for $12 (buy it now)
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#4 Crisis on Infinite Earths 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$14 $0.95 $36
▲ $1
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 DC, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Doctor Light II and Lady Quark; Deaths of The Monitor, Liana, and Lord Volt
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG/FN 5.0 on 3/21/2022 for $10 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 9/9/2022 for $20 (buy it now)
CGC label note: "Death" of the Monitor. 95¢ cover price.
 
#5 Crisis on Infinite Earths 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$14 $0.95 $28
▲ $2
$25 $20 $14 $9 $
 DC, 8/1985  1st Appearance of Anti-Monitor  
#6 Crisis on Infinite Earths 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$14 $0.95 $32
▲ $2
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 9/1985  1st Appearance of Wildcat (Yolanda Montez)
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/20/2021 for $18
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of the Anti-Monitor. 95¢ cover price.
 
#7 Crisis on Infinite Earths 7 Canadian Price Variant picture$18$35 $1.60 $68
▲ $3
$51 $41 $29 $19 $10 
 DC, 10/1985  Death of Supergirl (Kara Zor-El); Origin of the DC Multiverse; Origin of Monitor; Origin of Anti-Monitor; Origin of Pariah
Angelo notes: In January 2022 a 9.8 CGC sold for $670; in April a 9.6 CGC sold for $400; in Feb a 9.4 sold for $178. A 9.4 CGC sold in August of 2021 for $106
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG- 3.5 on 3/31/2022 for $16 (buy it now), a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 9/9/2022 for $31 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 1/24/2022 for $46 (buy it now), a CGC 5.5 on 2/21/2021 for $42
CGC label note: "Death" of Supergirl. $1.60 cover price.
 
#8 Crisis on Infinite Earths 8 Canadian Price Variant picture
$160
$34 $0.95 $70
▲ $5
$52 $42 $29 $20 $10 
 DC, 11/1985  Death of the Flash (Barry Allen)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN+ 6.5 on 3/21/2022 for $68 (buy it now), a CGC 9.6 on 11/2/2021 for $240 (buy it now)
CGC label note: "Death" of the Flash (Barry Allen).
 
#9 Crisis on Infinite Earths 9 Canadian Price Variant picture$9$12 $0.95 $24 $21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 12/1985  1st Appearance of Doctor Spectro in DC universe; Death of Lex Luthor (Earth-2)
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#10 Crisis on Infinite Earths 10 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$12 $0.95 $24 $21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 1/1986  Deaths of Aquagirl, Chemo, Icicle (Joar Mahkent), Immortal Man, Maaldor, Mirror Master (Sam Scudder), Psimon, Shaggy Man, and Starman (Prince Gavyn)
CGC label note: "Death" of Starman (Prince Gavyn). 95¢ cover price.
 
#11 Crisis on Infinite Earths 11 Canadian Price Variant picture$8$12 $0.95 $22 $19 $15 $11 $7 $
 DC, 2/1986  1st Appearance of Ghost (at DC); Death of Angle Man  
#12 Crisis on Infinite Earths 12 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$16 $1.60 $30 $26 $21 $15 $10 $
 DC, 3/1986  1st Appearance of Flash (Wally West); Deaths of Dove (Don Hall), Lori Lemaris, Prince Ra-Man, Clayface (Matt Hagen), Bug-Eyed Bandit (Bertram Larvan), Sunburst, and Anti-Monitor; Wonder Woman reborn; Final issue
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Wally West becomes the new Flash. "Death" of the original Dove. $1.60 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  
 
 = Flagged to highlight price guide disagreement
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Crisis on Infinite Earths CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
12,107192,75338+646+19
242365217+98+1
329933705+71+2
442035425+122+2
531924142+95--
644966149+165+3
72,263302,94940+686+10
81,497181,86421+367+3
933254216+89+1
1038254667+84+2
1137454546+80+1
1251756278+110+3
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
9,382
~99%
107
~1%
11,995
~99%
154
~1%
 +2,613
  ~98% 
 +47
  ~2% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Crisis on Infinite Earths Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Crisis on Infinite Earths in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢, and 1.60 cover price variants exist within the Crisis on Infinite Earths title.

Which issues of Crisis on Infinite Earths have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-12 of Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Are the Crisis on Infinite Earths cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Crisis on Infinite Earths 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, Crisis on Infinite Earths 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 Crisis on Infinite Earths 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Crisis on Infinite Earths cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Crisis on Infinite Earths (#1-12) Values 2023


From: The 2023 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Greg Holland, Jon McClure, Jayden Mitchell, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]

Crisis on Infinite Earths Values — 2023 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Crisis on Infinite Earths 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $68
▲ $13
 DC, 4/1985  1st Appearance of Blue Beetle & Detective Karp in D.C. Comics.
Angelo notes: Perez, Blue Beetle, famous storyline, low ratio of CPV's vs Direct on the census as of this writing. Lots of great things going on with this issue! In June 2022 a 9.6 CGC sold for $484.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 1/24/2022 for $16 (buy it now), a raw FN+ 6.5 on 8/2/2022 for $19 (at auction), a CGC 9.4 on 3/26/2021 for $44, a raw 4.0 on 11/29/2019 for $17
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Blue Beetle & Detective Karp in D.C. Comics. Wraparound cover. 95¢ cover price.
 
#2 Crisis on Infinite Earths 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $28
▲ $2
 DC, 5/1985  1st Appearance of Anti-Monitor (voice)
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#3 Crisis on Infinite Earths 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $36
▲ $6
 DC, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Nighthawk (modern); Deaths of Gunner, Johnny Cloud, Kid Psycho, Losers, Nighthawk, Sarge, and Captain Storm
Conan notes: A raw FN/VF 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 5/18/2022 for $12 (buy it now)
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#4 Crisis on Infinite Earths 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $36
▲ $1
 DC, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Doctor Light II and Lady Quark; Deaths of The Monitor, Liana, and Lord Volt
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG/FN 5.0 on 3/21/2022 for $10 (buy it now), a raw VF 8.0 on 9/9/2022 for $20 (buy it now)
CGC label note: "Death" of the Monitor. 95¢ cover price.
 
#5 Crisis on Infinite Earths 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $28
▲ $2
 DC, 8/1985  1st Appearance of Anti-Monitor  
#6 Crisis on Infinite Earths 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $32
▲ $2
 DC, 9/1985  1st Appearance of Wildcat (Yolanda Montez)
Conan notes: A raw 6.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 4/20/2021 for $18
CGC label note: 1st full appearance of the Anti-Monitor. 95¢ cover price.
 
#7 Crisis on Infinite Earths 7 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $68
▲ $3
 DC, 10/1985  Death of Supergirl (Kara Zor-El); Origin of the DC Multiverse; Origin of Monitor; Origin of Anti-Monitor; Origin of Pariah
Angelo notes: In January 2022 a 9.8 CGC sold for $670; in April a 9.6 CGC sold for $400; in Feb a 9.4 sold for $178. A 9.4 CGC sold in August of 2021 for $106
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VG- 3.5 on 3/31/2022 for $16 (buy it now), a raw FN/VF 7.0 on 9/9/2022 for $31 (buy it now), a raw VF- 7.5 on 1/24/2022 for $46 (buy it now), a CGC 5.5 on 2/21/2021 for $42
CGC label note: "Death" of Supergirl. $1.60 cover price.
 
#8 Crisis on Infinite Earths 8 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $70
▲ $5
 DC, 11/1985  Death of the Flash (Barry Allen)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN+ 6.5 on 3/21/2022 for $68 (buy it now), a CGC 9.6 on 11/2/2021 for $240 (buy it now)
CGC label note: "Death" of the Flash (Barry Allen).
 
#9 Crisis on Infinite Earths 9 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
 DC, 12/1985  1st Appearance of Doctor Spectro in DC universe; Death of Lex Luthor (Earth-2)
CGC label note: 95¢ cover price.
 
#10 Crisis on Infinite Earths 10 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $24
 DC, 1/1986  Deaths of Aquagirl, Chemo, Icicle (Joar Mahkent), Immortal Man, Maaldor, Mirror Master (Sam Scudder), Psimon, Shaggy Man, and Starman (Prince Gavyn)
CGC label note: "Death" of Starman (Prince Gavyn). 95¢ cover price.
 
#11 Crisis on Infinite Earths 11 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $22
 DC, 2/1986  1st Appearance of Ghost (at DC); Death of Angle Man  
#12 Crisis on Infinite Earths 12 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.60 $30
 DC, 3/1986  1st Appearance of Flash (Wally West); Deaths of Dove (Don Hall), Lori Lemaris, Prince Ra-Man, Clayface (Matt Hagen), Bug-Eyed Bandit (Bertram Larvan), Sunburst, and Anti-Monitor; Wonder Woman reborn; Final issue
Doug notes: LAST ISSUE; Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
CGC label note: Wally West becomes the new Flash. "Death" of the original Dove. $1.60 cover price.
 
Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
 = Flagged to highlight price guide disagreement
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Crisis on Infinite Earths CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
12,75338+646+19
25217+98+1
33705+71+2
45425+122+2
54142+95--
66149+165+3
72,94940+686+10
81,86421+367+3
94216+89+1
104667+84+2
114546+80+1
126278+110+3
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
11,995
~99%
154
~1%
 +2,613
  ~98% 
 +47
  ~2% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
Previous Title:
« Creepy (#86-146) Values
Next Title:
Dakota North (#1-2) Values »
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 2
Archie, DC, Gladstone, Harris, Harvey, Marvel, Modern, Whitman
 
This page: Crisis on Infinite Earths (#1-12) CPV Values
[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Crisis on Infinite Earths Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Crisis on Infinite Earths in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢, and 1.60 cover price variants exist within the Crisis on Infinite Earths title.

Which issues of Crisis on Infinite Earths have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-12 of Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Are the Crisis on Infinite Earths cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Crisis on Infinite Earths 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, Crisis on Infinite Earths 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 Crisis on Infinite Earths 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Crisis on Infinite Earths cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Crisis on Infinite Earths 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 Crisis on Infinite Earths 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 Crisis on Infinite Earths 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 Crisis on Infinite Earths 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
Man of Steel (#1-6) 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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