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Zatanna Special (#1) 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 ]
Zatanna Special — 2023 Price Guide Values #1
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 Zatanna Special 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$10$10 $2.85 $60
▲ $15
$45 $36 $25 $17 $
 DC, 1987  Versus Allura
Ben notes: We have yet to see a CPV for this issue but single-price regular newsstand copies exist, suggesting a $2.85 CPV may exist as well.
Doug notes: Gerry Conway Book-Length story, originally intended as a Limited Series; 68 pages including covers; GGA (Good Girl Art) Cover and Art by GRAY MORROW;
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Zatanna Special CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
160--77--+17--
% regular / % variant  100%    100%       100%    
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Zatanna Special Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Zatanna Special in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 2.85 cover price variants exist within the Zatanna Special title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issue #1 of Zatanna Special.

Are the Zatanna Special cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Zatanna Special cover price variants more valuable?

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

Zatanna Special (#1) 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 ]

Zatanna Special Values — 2023 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1 Zatanna Special 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $2.85 $60
▲ $15
 DC, 1987  Versus Allura
Ben notes: We have yet to see a CPV for this issue but single-price regular newsstand copies exist, suggesting a $2.85 CPV may exist as well.
Doug notes: Gerry Conway Book-Length story, originally intended as a Limited Series; 68 pages including covers; GGA (Good Girl Art) Cover and Art by GRAY MORROW;
 
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Zatanna Special CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/27/2022
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
177--+17--
% regular / % variant  100%       100%    
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Zatanna Special Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Zatanna Special in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 2.85 cover price variants exist within the Zatanna Special title.

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

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issue #1 of Zatanna Special.

Are the Zatanna Special cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

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

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

Are Zatanna Special cover price variants more valuable?

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

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