Alpha Flight (#1-37) 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 ]

Alpha Flight Values #1-37
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
#1 $7 $6 $12 $1.25 $40
▲ $12
$30 $24 $17 $11 $
 Marvel, 8/1983  1st Appearances of Tundra, Puck, Marrina, Wildheart (not identified), Diamond Lil (not identified), Box (not identified), Smart Alec (not identified), Flashback (not identified), Madison Jeffries (not identified), Wild Child (not identified)
Bill notes: A CGC 9.2 variant sold for $134 in July 2018
Doug notes: A CGC 9.4 variant sold at dougcomicworld.com in 2018 for $75; ORIGIN; 1st PUCK & MARRINA; Byrne
 
#2 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 9/1983  1st Appearances of Guardian (James Hudson), The Master (Eshu); Origins of Marrina and Alpha Flight  
#3 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $16
▲ $4
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 10/1983  Origin of Alpha Flight; Origin of The Master of the World; Origin of Marrina; Origin of Guardian
Ben notes: Classic cover contender: John Byrne stated this is his personal favorite cover he’s ever created.
 
#4 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $16
▲ $4
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1983  Origin of Marrina  
#5 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1983  1st Appearance of Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Origin of Elizabeth Twoyoungmen; Origin of Shaman  
#6 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 1/1984  1st Appearance of Kolomaq; Origin of Shaman  
#7 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1984  1st Appearances of Smart Alec (full), Delphine Courtney, and Deadly Ernest; Origin of Snowbird  
#8 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $4
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1984  1st Appearance of Nemesis; Origin of Deadly Ernest  
#9 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 4/1984  Origin of Aurora  
#10 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 5/1984  Origin of Northstar; Origin of Sasquatch; Versus Super-Skrull
Doug notes: Origin Sasquatch
 
#11 $5 $3 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1984  1st Appearances of Diamond Lil (full), Wild Child (full), Box (full), Flashback (full), and Omega Flight; Origin of Sasquatch  
#12 $2 $2 $4 $1.25 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1984  Death of Guardian; Versus Omega Flight; Double-size  
#13 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $16
▲ $1
$14 $11 $8 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1984  Wolverine appearance and cover; Heather Hudson becomes team leader
Ben notes: Wolverine cover: "Okay, sucker, the only way to get to the lady is through ME"
 
#14 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1984   
#15 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1984   
#16 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 11/1984  1st Appearance of Madison Jeffries (full); Versus The Master
Doug notes: Wolverine cameo
 
#17 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 12/1984  X-Men 109 cover homage; X-Men appearance
Doug notes: Wolverine cameo
 
#18 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 1/1985  1st Appearance of Ranaq the Devourer  
#19 $3 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 2/1985  1st Appearance of Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen); Origin of Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen); Versus Ranaq The Devourer  
#20 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $4
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 3/1985  1st Appearance of Gilded Lily; New headquarters  
#21 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 4/1985  Origin of Gilded Lily  
#22 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 5/1985  1st Appearance of Pink Pearl  
#23 $3 $3 $4 $0.75 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 6/1985  1st Appearance of Caliber; Origin of Sasquatch  
#24 $2 $2 $4 $1.50 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 7/1985  1st Appearances of Somon the Great Artificer, Kariooq the Corruptor, and Tolomaq the Fire Beast; Versus Great Beasts; Double-size  
#25 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 8/1985   
#26 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 9/1985   
#27 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12
▲ $2
$10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 10/1985   
#28 $2 $2 $4 $0.75 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 11/1985  Last Byrne issue; Secret Wars II  
#29 $3 $2 $3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 12/1985   
#30 $2 $2 $3 $0.75 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 1/1986   
#31 $2 $2 $3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 2/1986   
#32 $2 $2 $3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 3/1986   
#33 $14 $10 $15 $0.95 $45
▲ $9
$34 $27 $19 $13 $
 Marvel, 4/1986  Yuriko Oyama becomes Lady Deathstrike  
#34 $4 $3 $6 $0.95 $32
▲ $8
$28 $23 $16 $11 $
 Marvel, 5/1986  Origin of Wolverine
Doug notes: First FULL appearance of Yuriko as LADY DEATHSTRIKE on 13 Pages inside; First LADY DEATHSTRIKE cover; First WOLVERINE vs LADY DEATHSTRIKE battle; ORIGIN of Wolverine story includes details on how Yuriko’s father Lord Dark Wind gave Wolverine his unbreakable bones;
 
#35 $2 $2 $3 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 Marvel, 6/1986   
#36 $2 $2 $3 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 Marvel, 7/1986  Wolverine  
#37 $2 $2 $3 $0.95 $14
▲ $2
$12 $10 $7 $5 $
 Marvel, 8/1986  Revival of Pestilence
Doug notes: LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title
 
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  
 
Alpha Flight Canadian Price Variant Example Photos:
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 1
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Alpha Flight CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 8/15/2017
Census Count
8/21/2018
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
1 915 6 1,059 11 +144 +5
2 63 75 +12
3 51 2 58 2 +7
4 39 1 39 1
5 44 1 54 1 +10
6 54 62 +8
7 38 39 +1
8 38 38
9 35 35
10 30 31 +1
11 29 33 +4
12 40 54 +14
13 54 3 59 3 +5
14 12 13 +1
15 15 1 17 1 +2
16 22 24 +2
17 112 1 121 1 +9
18 8 9 +1
19 14 15 +1
20 11 11
21 13 15 +2
22 11 11
23 12 15 +3
24 14 14
25 12 14 +2
26 6 7 +1
27 11 13 +2
28 15 18 +3
29 11 13 +2
30 10 11 +1
31 8 8
32 14 14
33 329 2 355 4 +26 +2
34 53 54 +1
35 6 7 +1
36 16 18 1 +2 +1
37 6 6
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
2,171
> 99% 
17
< 1% 
2,439
~99%
25
~1%
 +268
  ~97% 
 +8
  ~3% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
CPV Canadian Price Variant Images 2
Titles: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Z
 
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