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Marvel Graphic Novel (#3-4) 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 ]
Marvel Graphic Novel — 2023 Price Guide Values #3-4
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
#3 Marvel Graphic Novel 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$30$25 $5.95 $50 $38 $30 $21 $14 $
 Marvel, 1982  CGC label note: Dreadstar.  
#4Top Magazines Marvel Graphic Novel 4 Canadian Price Variant picture$240$175 $5.95 $215
▼ $5
$144 $115 $81 $54 $27 
 Marvel, 1982  Origin & 1st Appearance of The New Mutants, (Cannonball, Psyche, Sunspot & Wolfsbane).
#2 in this year's Top Magazines & Graphic Novels.
Angelo notes: In 2021 several copies sold: 9.8 CGC in April $1160, 9.6 CGC in May $500, 9.4 CGC in May $400, 9.2 CGC in Jan $163. A 9.8 CGC sold for $1,075 in July 2019.
Ben notes: Readers should be aware that Marvel Graphic Novel does not fit the same mold as the newsstand-exclusive comic book variants that make up the rest of the Marvel guide. These Marvel Graphic Novel books are magazine-tier at CGC/CBCS, and beyond the size difference to regular comics the distribution differed as well, with these books distributed as graphic novels with just one version priced at $5.95 for Canada, as opposed to there being direct edition and newsstand versions.
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Marvel Graphic Novel #4 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $1105 in 2019
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of The New Mutants (Cannonball, Psyche, Sunspot & Wolfsbane).
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Marvel Graphic Novel CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
371118415+13+4
41,4141261,530137+116+11
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
1,485
~92%
137
~8%
1,614
~91%
152
~9%
 +129
  ~90% 
 +15
  ~10% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Marvel Graphic Novel Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Marvel Graphic Novel in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 5.95 cover price variants exist within the Marvel Graphic Novel title.

Which issues of Marvel Graphic Novel have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #3-4 of Marvel Graphic Novel.

Are the Marvel Graphic Novel cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Marvel Graphic Novel 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, Marvel Graphic Novel 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 Marvel Graphic Novel 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Marvel Graphic Novel cover price variants more valuable?

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

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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (#1-15) Price Guide
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 (#1-9) Price Guide
Phoenix: The Untold Story (#1) Price Guide
Special Edition X-Men (#1) Price Guide
Uncanny X-Men (#162-208, Annual #6-9) Price Guide
Wolverine Limited Series (#2-4) Price Guide
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Marvel Graphic Novel (#3-4) 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 ]

Marvel Graphic Novel Values — 2023 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#3 Marvel Graphic Novel 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $5.95 $50
 Marvel, 1982  CGC label note: Dreadstar.  
#4Top Magazines Marvel Graphic Novel 4 Canadian Price Variant picture $5.95 $215
▼ $5
 Marvel, 1982  Origin & 1st Appearance of The New Mutants, (Cannonball, Psyche, Sunspot & Wolfsbane).
#2 in this year's Top Magazines & Graphic Novels.
Angelo notes: In 2021 several copies sold: 9.8 CGC in April $1160, 9.6 CGC in May $500, 9.4 CGC in May $400, 9.2 CGC in Jan $163. A 9.8 CGC sold for $1,075 in July 2019.
Ben notes: Readers should be aware that Marvel Graphic Novel does not fit the same mold as the newsstand-exclusive comic book variants that make up the rest of the Marvel guide. These Marvel Graphic Novel books are magazine-tier at CGC/CBCS, and beyond the size difference to regular comics the distribution differed as well, with these books distributed as graphic novels with just one version priced at $5.95 for Canada, as opposed to there being direct edition and newsstand versions.
Paul notes: A CGC 9.8 Marvel Graphic Novel #4 variant sold at PNJ Comics for $1105 in 2019
CGC label note: Origin & 1st appearance of The New Mutants (Cannonball, Psyche, Sunspot & Wolfsbane).
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Marvel Graphic Novel CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
38415+13+4
41,530137+116+11
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
1,614
~91%
152
~9%
 +129
  ~90% 
 +15
  ~10% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
Previous Title:
« Mantech Robot Warriors (#1-4) Values
Next Title:
Marvel Movie Showcase (#1-2) Values »
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 2
Archie, DC, Gladstone, Harris, Harvey, Marvel, Modern, Whitman
 
This page: Marvel Graphic Novel (#3-4) CPV Values
[ Jump to: list of all titles in the price guide ]

Marvel Graphic Novel Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Marvel Graphic Novel in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 5.95 cover price variants exist within the Marvel Graphic Novel title.

Which issues of Marvel Graphic Novel have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #3-4 of Marvel Graphic Novel.

Are the Marvel Graphic Novel cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Marvel Graphic Novel 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, Marvel Graphic Novel 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 Marvel Graphic Novel 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

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

Are Marvel Graphic Novel cover price variants more valuable?

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

Other comic book titles you may also like:
Alpha Flight (#1-37) Price Guide
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (#1-6) Price Guide
Marvel Movie Showcase (#1-2) Price Guide
Marvel Movie Spotlight (#1) Price Guide
Marvel Saga (#1-9) Price Guide
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (#1-12) Price Guide
Marvel Super Special (#28) Price Guide
Marvel Tails (#1) Price Guide
Marvel Tales (#144-190) Price Guide
Marvel Team-Up (#122-150, Annual #5-7) Price Guide
Marvel Two-In-One (#92-100, Annual #7) Price Guide
New Mutants (#1-42, Annual #1, Special #1) Price Guide
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (#1-15) Price Guide
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 (#1-9) Price Guide
Phoenix: The Untold Story (#1) Price Guide
Special Edition X-Men (#1) Price Guide
Uncanny X-Men (#162-208, Annual #6-9) Price Guide
Wolverine Limited Series (#2-4) Price Guide
X-Men (Uncanny) (#162-208, Annual #6-9) Price Guide
X-Men Alpha Flight (#1-2) Price Guide
X-Men and the Micronauts (#1-4) Price Guide

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