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Guide: $40 NM
Est. qty: 3,000
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Fury of Firestorm (Vol. 2) #61 Logo Variant

Collectability: 2 stars DC Comics, July 1987.

Superman Comics Logo 1987

In 1987, DC issued two comic variants with simplified cover art and a "Superman Comics" test logo (replacing the DC logo); this seems to have been a marketing experiment to see if they could sell more comics to the younger readers via the newsstand market (which was around 30% of the total comic distribution at that time but in rapid decline).

The variants, this comic and Justice League #3, were only distributed to select markets (parts of California are often mentioned) so are generally quite rare but there are always a few copies for sale on auction sites such as ebay.

Fury of Firestorm #61 Logo Variant CGC 9.8

Below is the standard, direct edition, cover showing a more sophisticated layout (without the speech bubbles and sports the standard DC logo):

Fury of Firestorm #61 Direct Edition

These are still selling for well below $100 raw (non-CGC graded), despite their rarity, but high grade CGC issues can go for well in excess of $100.

In late April 2014, CGC had only 7 recorded gradings of these, with a lone 9.8 at the top of the pile.

Fury of Firestorm (Vol. 2) #61 Logo Variant
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