Action Comics (#536-600, Annual #1) Values 2019

From: The 2019 Price Guide for 1980’s Marvel & DC Newsstand Canadian Cover Price Variants (Type 1A)
by Bill Alexander, Paul Clairmont, Walter Durajlija, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles ]

Action Comics Values #536-600, Annual #1
Issue Direct Edition Value Canadian
Variant
Cover Price
Type 1A Canadian Cover Price Variant Value CGC-Confirmed
Market-
place
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
#536 $5 $5 $5 $0.75 $14 $12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 10/1982  Superman story continued into New Teen Titans #24
Doug notes: Omega Men; FIRST Canadian Price Variant issue
 
#537 $10 $11 $5 $0.75 $18 $16 $13 $9 $6 $
 DC, 11/1982  Masters of the Universe preview  
#538 $5 $5 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 12/1982  Versus Jackhammer; Jackhammer appearance; Aquaman back-up feature  
#539 $4 $4 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 1/1983   
#540 $4 $5 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 2/1983   
#541 $5 $4 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 3/1983   
#542 $4 $4 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 4/1983   
#543 $4 $3 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 5/1983  Versus Neutron; Versus Vandal Savage  
#544 $15 $11 $7 $2.00 $24
▲ $3
$21 $17 $12 $8 $
 DC, 6/1983  1st Appearances of Brainiac (robotic body), Lex Luthor (in armor); Origins of Brainiac (robotic body), Lex Luthor (in armor)
Doug notes: Special 45th anniversary issue.
 
#545 $6 $6 $5 $0.75 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 DC, 7/1983  Versus New Brainiac  
#546 $4 $4 $8 $0.75 $18
▲ $3
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 DC, 8/1983  Doug notes: Justice League and the New Teen Titans  
#547 $4 $3 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 9/1983  Origin of Planeteer  
#548 $4 $4 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 10/1983   
#549 $4 $3 $5 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 11/1983   
#550 $5 $3 $5 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 12/1983   
#551 $5 $4 $5 $0.95 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 1/1984  1st Appearance of Red Star (Leonid Kovar)  
#552 $7 $6 $6 $0.95 $26
▲ $2
$23 $18 $13 $9 $
 DC, 2/1984  1st Appearance of Legion of Forgotten Heroes
Doug notes: FIRST appearance of the original Pre-Crisis FORGOTTEN HEROES Team, Led by Immortal Man, The TEAM includes; ANIMAL MAN, Cave Carson, Congo Bill aka Congorilla, Dolphin, RICK FLAGG and the SUICIDE SQUAD, RIP HUNTER Time Master & the SEA DEVILS;
 
#553 $2 $2 $6 $0.95 $22
▲ $2
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 DC, 3/1984  Doug notes: SECOND appearance of the original Pre-Crisis FORGOTTEN HEROES Team, Led by Immortal Man, The TEAM includes; ANIMAL MAN, Cave Carson, Congo Bill aka Congorilla, Dane Dorrance, Dolphin, RICK FLAGG and the SUICIDE SQUAD, RIP HUNTER Time Master & the SEA DEVILS  
#554 $6 $6 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 4/1984  Jerry and Joey create Superman  
#555 $6 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 5/1984   
#556 $8 $6 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 6/1984   
#557 $5 $4 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 7/1984   
#558 $6 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 8/1984   
#559 $5 $4 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 9/1984   
#560 $5 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 10/1984  Doug notes: Ambush Bug  
#561 $4 $3 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 11/1984   
#562 $4 $4 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 12/1984   
#563 $7 $6 $3 $0.95 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 1/1985  Origin of Ambush Bug  
#564 $5 $3 $3 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 DC, 2/1985   
#565 $3 $3 $3 $0.95 $15 $13 $11 $7 $5 $
 DC, 3/1985  Doug notes: Ambush Bug, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman  
#566 $6 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 4/1985  Marshall Rogers & Jerry Ordway cover; Co-starring with Captain Strong  
#567 $7 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 5/1985   
#568 $5 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 6/1985   
#569 $5 $4 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 7/1985   
#570 $6 $6 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 8/1985   
#571 $5 $5 $3 $0.95 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 9/1985  Brian Bolland cover  
#572 $5 $4 $3 $0.95 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 10/1985  Mark Waid’s first major comics work  
#573 $5 $4 $3 $0.95 $18
▲ $3
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 DC, 11/1985  MASK preview  
#574 $5 $2 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 12/1985   
#575 $3 $2 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 1/1986   
#576 $4 $4 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 2/1986   
#577 $4 $4 $3 $0.95 $16
▲ $4
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 DC, 3/1986  Origin of Superman  
#578 $6 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 4/1986   
#579 $8 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 5/1986  Asterix parody  
#580 $4 $3 $3 $0.95 $18
▲ $6
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 DC, 6/1986  Doug notes: Classic Superman breaking chains Cover by Gil Kane.  
#581 $5 $5 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 7/1986   
#582 $5 $4 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 8/1986   
#583 $20 $18 $20 $1.00 $45 $34 $27 $19 $13 $
 DC, 9/1986  Continued from Superman #423; Last pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths Superman  
#584 $2 $2 $6 $1.00 $20 $18 $14 $10 $7 $
 DC, 1/1987  Post-Crisis Superman begins; Teen Titans
Doug notes: JOHN BYRNE Art Begins
 
#585 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 2/1987  Doug notes: Phantom Stranger  
#586 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 3/1987  Versus Darkseid; Versus New Gods  
#587 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 4/1987  Versus Morgaine Le Fey; Continued in Superman #4
Doug notes: Demon-c/s
 
#588 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 5/1987  Hawkman; Shadow War; Continued from Hawkman #10, continues in Hawkman #11 and Action #589  
#589 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 6/1987  Doug notes: Green Lantern Coprs.  
#590 $3 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 7/1987  Metal Men; New Chemo  
#591 $3 $3 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 8/1987  Doug notes: Superboy vs Superman-c/s; Legion of Super-Heroes  
#592 $4 $3 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 9/1987  1st Appearance of Sleez; Continued in Superman #9
Doug notes: Superman vs d Big Barda
 
#593 $5 $4 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 10/1987  Doug notes: Big Barda, and Mr. Miracle  
#594 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 11/1987  Continues in Booster Gold #23  
#595 $10 $9
$3
$1.00 $40
▲ $10
$30 $24 $17 $11 $
 DC, 12/1987  1st Appearance of Silver Banshee (Siobhan McDougal)  
#596 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 1/1988  Doug notes: Spectre  
#597 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 2/1988  Doug notes: Lois Lane vs Lana Lang  
#598 $10 $9 $3 $1.00 $32
▲ $7
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 DC, 3/1988  1st Appearance of Checkmate; Versus Qurac terrorists  
#599 $2 $2 $3 $1.00 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 DC, 4/1988   
#600 $5 $5 $6 $3.50 $25
▲ $5
$22 $18 $12 $8 $
 DC, 5/1988  Doug notes: 80 Page Giant; LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title  
Annual #1 $5 $4 $5 $1.75 $18
▲ $3
$16 $13 $9 $6 $
 DC, 12/1987  Doug notes: Batman  
Issue Market-
place
Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
Canadian
Variant
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 Cover Price Variant Value
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
 = Flagged to highlight price guide disagreement
 
Action Comics Canadian Price Variant Example Photo:
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 1
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Action Comics CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 8/15/2017
Census Count
8/21/2018
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
536 15 15
537 11 11
538 11 11 1 +1
539 7 9 +2
540 10 10
541 10 10
542 11 11
543 9 9
544 79 83 +4
545 10 10
546 19 19
547 4 4
548 4 4
549 2 3 +1
550 6 6 1 +1
551 7 7 1 +1
552 18 19 +1
553 24 25 +1
554 9 1 10 1 +1
555 10 12 1 +2 +1
556 6 6 1 +1
557 6 7 1 +1 +1
558 4 4
559 9 9
560 8 8
561 6 7 +1
562 5 6 +1
563 4 4
564 2 2
565 7 8 +1
566 6 6
567 4 4
568 3 3
569 5 5
570 3 3
571 3 3
572 6 8 +2
573 10 10
574 3 3
575 3 3
576 1 1
577 3 3
578 7 7
579 5 6 +1
580 3 3
581 5 5
582 8 8
583 129 137 +8
584 41 42 +1
585 11 11
586 8 9 +1
587 17 21 +4
588 15 15
589 9 9
590 11 11
591 21 21
592 8 11 +3
593 5 7 +2
594 11 11
595 34 45 +11
596 16 16
597 9 9
598 73 75 +2
599 12 12
600 107 118 +11
Annual #1 50 67 +17
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
998
> 99% 
1
< 1% 
1,077
> 99% 
7
< 1% 
 +79
  ~93% 
 +6
  ~7% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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