Blue Beetle (#1-23) 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 ]

Blue Beetle Values #1-23
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 $21 $20
$8
$0.95 $36
▲ $4
$32 $25 $18 $12 $
 DC, 6/1986  1st Appearance of Firefist (Lyle Byrnes); Origin of Blue Beetle (Ted Kord); Versus Firefist (Lyle Byrnes)
Doug notes: First Copper Age BLUE BEETLE Series Begins; ORIGIN of new DC Copper Age BLUE BEETLE; First appearance of Firefist;
 
#2 $5 $4 $4 $0.95 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 7/1986  Origin of Firefist (Lyle Byrnes); Versus Firefist (Lyle Byrnes)  
#3 $3 $3 $4 $0.95 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 8/1986   
#4 $2 $2 $4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 9/1986   
#5 $3 $2 $4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 10/1986   
#6 $3 $3 $4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 11/1986  1st Appearance of Muse (Richard Perignon)  
#7 $3 $2 $4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 12/1986  Death of Muse (Richard Perignon)  
#8 $2 $2 $4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 1/1987   
#9 $2 $2 $4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 2/1987   
#10 $2 $2 $4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 3/1987   
#11 $2 $2 $4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 4/1987  Doug notes: NEW TEEN TITANS appear  
#12 $3 $3 $4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 5/1987  Doug notes: NEW TEEN TITANS appear  
#13 $3 $3 $4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 6/1987  1st Appearance of Carapax (Conrad Carapax); Versus Hybrid
Doug notes: NEW TEEN TITANS appear
 
#14 $2 $2 $4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 7/1987  1st Appearance of Catalyst  
#15 $4 $4 $4 $1.00 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 8/1987  1st Appearance of Overthrow (Arnold Beck); Versus Carapax
Doug notes: NEW TEEN TITANS appear
 
#16 $3 $3 $4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 9/1987   
#17 $4 $3 $4 $1.00 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 10/1987   
#18 $3 $3 $4 $1.35 $16 $14 $11 $8 $5 $
 DC, 11/1987  Death of Blue Beetle (Dan Garrett)  
#19 $5 $5 $4 $1.35 $11
▲ $1
$10 $8 $5 $4 $
 DC, 12/1987  1st Appearance of Dr. Animus (Rose Beryl)  
#20 $3 $3 $4 $1.35 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $
 DC, 1/1988  Doug notes: JUSTICE LEAGUE Appears;  
#21 $2 $2 $4 $1.35 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 2/1988   
#22 $3 $2 $4 $1.35 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 3/1988   
#23 $4 $3 $4 $1.35 $10 $8 $6 $4 $3 $
 DC, 4/1988   
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
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Blue Beetle 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 94 1 127 1 +33
2 4 5 +1
3 1 1
4 6 6
5 5 5
6 4 4
7 1 1
8 2 2
9 1 1
10 1 2 +1
11 1 1
12 3 3
13 2 2
14 1 1
15 1 1
16 2 2
17 2 2
18 1 1
19 1 1
20 1 1
21 2 2
22 1 1
23 1 2 +1
  Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
138
> 99% 
1
< 1% 
174
> 99% 
1
< 1% 
 +36
    100% 

  
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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