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Pep #396 75¢ Variant Value

From: The 2024 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, 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]
9.2Near Mint -$60
9.0Very Fine / Near Mint$45
8.0Very Fine$36
4.0Very Good$17
Pep #396 Comic Book Values
Pep #396 75¢ Newsstand Cover Price Variant, Archie, Sep-84, Published in the USA
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Pep #396 75¢ Canadian Price Variant Issue Notes:
Early Cheryl Blossom cover
Doug notes: CHERYL BLOSSOM appears on front cover Only, GGA Swimusuit cover by DeCarlo; 23rd appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM overall; First Cameo appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM in this Title;
CGC label note: 75 cent cover price.
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With a 75¢ variant NM- value of $60, Pep #396 was very close to making our featured toplist this year. It is definitely within striking distance, and has a value that puts it in the top 5% of all variants in our guide. As such a stand-out within the context of our full coverage universe, we therefore rate 75¢ price variant copies of Pep #396 FIVE STARS as a collectible. In addition to everything the issue has going for it (as detailed in the issue notes in the page above), we note the price guide value movement since 2020. Regular copies in 9.2 have increased in value by $3 since 2020, or about +20% on a percentage basis. Meanwhile, CPV newsstand copies in 9.2 have outperformed notably, increasing in value by $20 since 2020, or about +50%.

Pep #396 Comic Book FAQ

What is the value of Pep #396?
I have a copy of Pep #396 and I want to know what this comic book is worth in different grades as a first printing?

✔️Accepted answer: The answer depends on whether you own a Type 1A cover price variant copy, or a regular/plain copy of Pep #396. If you own a price variant copy, then lucky you, it is worth $60 in 9.2 (Near Mint Minus).

  Suggested answer: Check the cover price of your copy of Pep #396, and if it is 75¢ then congratulations, you own the more-rare cover price variant type which has a higher value. If not, then you own the regular type which has a lower value.

  Suggested answer: The higher the grade, i.e. the better the condition, the stronger the value. Our guide only goes as high as 9.2 (Near Mint-), with values for Pep #396 listed in various grades shown on this page down to 2.0 (Good).

What is Pep #396 worth in VF/NM condition?

✔️Accepted answer: The regular cover price version is worth about $16 in VF/NM whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $45.

Why are the Pep #396 cover price variants worth so much more than the regular copies?

✔️Accepted answer: Among surviving copies of Pep #396, the market area that received the 75¢ cover price copies was a restricted area representing less than 10% the population of the total North American comics market. That's because the destination market for 75¢ copies of Pep #396 was Canada — hence the name Canadian Price Variant as a short-hand for 75¢ Price Variant. All of this adds up to a market value for the 75¢ variant approximately 181% higher than the regular copies in Very Fine / Near Mint condition (as of our 2024 CPV Price Guide Edition).

In VF condition, how much is Pep #396 worth?

✔️Accepted answer: The regular cover price version version of Pep #396 is worth about $13 in Very Fine (8.0) whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $36.

What is the value of Pep #396 in Fine condition?

✔️Accepted answer: In FN (6.0) shape, the regular cover price version version of Pep #396 is worth about $9 whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $25.

What is the approximate Pep #396 value in very good condition?

✔️Accepted answer: Down in VG (4.0) Very Good condition, the regular cover price version version of Pep #396 is worth about $6 whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $17.

What is the Pep #396 price guide value in good condition?

✔️Accepted answer: The price guide value way down in GD (2.0) Good condition for Pep #396 is about $3 for the regular cover price version version whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $8.

Has the Pep #396 75¢ variant from Archie been a good investment?

✔️Accepted answer: Pep #396 75¢ variant copies in 9.2 have produced gains, increasing in value by $20 since 2020, or about +50% in 5 years (from our 2020 guide edition to our 2024 guide edition).

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The information within CPVPriceGuide.com is presented on a best-efforts basis, but none of the included information is guaranteed to be free of error and therefore you should use this guide only as one tool among your comics research tool-belt, and you should verify information with other sources before acting. Please read the full methodology & guide usage information. Our latest price guide edition of our comprehensive guide to Canadian Price Variant comics is the 2021 Edition, published December 2020.