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Longshot (#1-6) 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 ]
Longshot — 2023 Price Guide Values #1-6
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
#1Top 100 CPVs Longshot 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$34$60 $1.00 $113
▲ $13
$76 $61 $42 $28 $14 
 Marvel, 9/1985  1st Appearances of Longshot, Spiral (Rita Wayword)
#42 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In August of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $1995 and a second copy in April sold for $1949. Rumors are circulating that Longshot may be introduced on screen which probably helped fuel the sale of two 9.8's for $750 and $1000 in 2020.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 2/14/2022 for $41 (buy it now), a raw 3.0 on 1/16/2020 for $12, a raw 3.0 on 5/26/2020 for $15, a raw 4.5 on 2/10/2020 for $23, a raw 6.0 on 1/20/2020 for $24
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Longshot & Spiral. $1.00 cover price.
 
#2 Longshot 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$6$20 $1.00 $36
▲ $6
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearance of Ricochet Rita (Rita Wayword)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 8.0 on 5/10/2022 for $26 (at auction), a raw 8.0 on 7/29/2020 for $15, a CGC 9.4 on 10/14/2019 for $94
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#3Top 100 CPVs Longshot 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$24$20 $1.00 $75
▲ $39
$50 $40 $28 $19 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearances of Mojo and Spiral
#97 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This is a key book with future potentia. In October 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $1100
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 5/29/2019 for $11, a raw 7.0 on 8/14/2020 for $18
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Mojo. $1.00 cover price.
 
#4 Longshot 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$12$20 $1.00 $36
▲ $9
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 8.0 on 8/9/2021 for $16, a raw 8.0 on 8/14/2020 for $16
CGC label note: Spider-Man & She-Hulk appearance. $1.00 cover price.
 
#5 Longshot 5 Canadian Price Variant picture$7$20 $1.00 $36
▲ $9
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 Marvel, 1/1986  Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 11/27/2019 for $11
CGC label note: Doctor Strange appearance. $1.00 cover price.
 
#6 Longshot 6 Canadian Price Variant picture$11$26 $1.50 $50
▲ $12
$38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 2/1986  Final issue
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 1/26/2022 for $18 (buy it now), a raw 8.0 on 8/14/2020 for $20
CGC label note: Doctor Strange appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Longshot CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
11,172341,82860+656+26
2166825815+92+7
3338959214+254+5
4172824312+71+4
5184626411+80+5
6155821312+58+4
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
2,187
~97%
73
~3%
3,398
~96%
124
~4%
 +1,211
  ~96% 
 +51
  ~4% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Longshot Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Longshot in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.00, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Longshot title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-6 of Longshot. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1, and 3.

Are the Longshot cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Longshot cover price variants more valuable?

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

Longshot (#1-6) 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 ]

Longshot Values — 2023 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1Top 100 CPVs Longshot 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $113
▲ $13
 Marvel, 9/1985  1st Appearances of Longshot, Spiral (Rita Wayword)
#42 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: In August of 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $1995 and a second copy in April sold for $1949. Rumors are circulating that Longshot may be introduced on screen which probably helped fuel the sale of two 9.8's for $750 and $1000 in 2020.
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw FN 6.0 on 2/14/2022 for $41 (buy it now), a raw 3.0 on 1/16/2020 for $12, a raw 3.0 on 5/26/2020 for $15, a raw 4.5 on 2/10/2020 for $23, a raw 6.0 on 1/20/2020 for $24
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Longshot & Spiral. $1.00 cover price.
 
#2 Longshot 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $36
▲ $6
 Marvel, 10/1985  1st Appearance of Ricochet Rita (Rita Wayword)
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a CGC 8.0 on 5/10/2022 for $26 (at auction), a raw 8.0 on 7/29/2020 for $15, a CGC 9.4 on 10/14/2019 for $94
CGC label note: $1.00 cover price.
 
#3Top 100 CPVs Longshot 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $75
▲ $39
 Marvel, 11/1985  1st Appearances of Mojo and Spiral
#97 in this year's Top 100.
Angelo notes: This is a key book with future potentia. In October 2021 a 9.8 CGC sold for $1100
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 7.5 on 5/29/2019 for $11, a raw 7.0 on 8/14/2020 for $18
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Mojo. $1.00 cover price.
 
#4 Longshot 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $36
▲ $9
 Marvel, 12/1985  Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw 8.0 on 8/9/2021 for $16, a raw 8.0 on 8/14/2020 for $16
CGC label note: Spider-Man & She-Hulk appearance. $1.00 cover price.
 
#5 Longshot 5 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.00 $36
▲ $9
 Marvel, 1/1986  Conan notes: A raw 7.0 variant sold at MyComicShop on 11/27/2019 for $11
CGC label note: Doctor Strange appearance. $1.00 cover price.
 
#6 Longshot 6 Canadian Price Variant picture $1.50 $50
▲ $12
 Marvel, 2/1986  Final issue
Conan notes: Example variant sales at MyComicShop: a raw VF- 7.5 on 1/26/2022 for $18 (buy it now), a raw 8.0 on 8/14/2020 for $20
CGC label note: Doctor Strange appearance. $1.50 cover price.
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Longshot CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
11,82860+656+26
225815+92+7
359214+254+5
424312+71+4
526411+80+5
621312+58+4
  Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
3,398
~96%
124
~4%
 +1,211
  ~96% 
 +51
  ~4% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
Previous Title:
« Lois Lane (#1-2) Values
Next Title:
Losers Special (#1) Values »
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 2
Archie, DC, Gladstone, Harris, Harvey, Marvel, Modern, Whitman
 
This page: Longshot (#1-6) CPV Values
[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Longshot Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Longshot in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 1.00, and 1.50 cover price variants exist within the Longshot title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-6 of Longshot. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1, and 3.

Are the Longshot cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Longshot cover price variants more valuable?

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

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