Star Wars Comics Mania Grows

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Star Wars Comics Mania Grows
Howdy!
On Friday, I sent out a newsletter featuring links to the 500+ Marvel Comics STAR WARS images (www.milehighcomics.com/newsletter/starwars.html) that we have been able to document over the past four years. Most of those cover images were of extremely scarce STAR WARS variant editions, many with print runs of only a minuscule 3,000-5,000 copies. As far as I know, our variants page is the most comprehensive listing of back issue STAR WARS titles available on any comics retailer website, anywhere in the world.
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.CAMPBELL.g if] STAR WARS (2015) (#1-75) (MARVEL) #1 (CAMPBELL)
In case you were wondering, I had Will Moulton and Chris Boyd arduously pull together these rare images for you because (ever since the advent of the MADALORIAN series) the collecting of STAR WARS variants (www.milehighcomics.com/newsletter/starwars.html) has eclipsed all other comic book collecting genres for us, including the Marvel (www.milehighcomics.com/istore/marvel-comics.html) and DC (www.milehighcomics.com/istore/dc-comics.html) universes. If you doubt my representation, consider for a moment that (over the past two weeks) that we have generated more overall revenue from STAR WARS back issues, than from ALL other of our Marvel and DC back issue titles, combined. That kind of powerful surge in demand for just one comics genre is truly unprecedented.
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.35.MILE.HIGH .gif] STAR WARS (2015) (#1-75) (MARVEL) #35 (MILE HIGH)
What may be of greater importance for you to know is that we believe that our situation is unique. To the best of my knowledge, no other comics dealer is experiencing a similar surge in STAR WARS back issues sales, as they simply do not own enough copies to feel any real impact. In some regards, that shields them from a profound truth, as you can never truly measure the magnitude of lost sales when you are out of stock. If our experience is any gauge, however, collecting STAR WARS back issues has (practically overnight) become the single most popular genre in all of comic book collecting.
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.26.MILE.HIGH .gif] STAR WARS (2015) (#1-75) (MARVEL) #26 (MILE HIGH)
That having been said, if you are seeking guidance as to which STAR WARS titles to purchase, I honestly cannot say. Almost every title, from both Marvel (www.milehighcomics.com/cgi-bin/backissue.cgi?action=list&title=806 41378418&snumber=1) and Dark Horse (www.milehighcomics.com/cgi-bin/backissue.cgi?action=list&title=806 40590984&snumber=1), is intensely popular right now, with that demand even crossing over into out-of-print STAR WARS magazines, trade paperbacks, and comics hardbacks. Prices are escalating (almost literally) overnight as a result, but even after we have repeatedly raised our listed prices, speculators and resellers are continuing to buy copies from us in bulk, at least to the extent that we allow.
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.gif] DARTH VADER (2015) #3
What I can point out right now is that the latest sales statistics that I have seen from the ICV2 comics news website imply that current sales of the brand new Marvel STAR WARS titles remain below 50,000 copies per month. When you consider that there are hundreds of millions (if not billions…) of STAR WARS fans in the greater universe, those tiny print runs are beyond ridiculously low. Truth be told, with 10 new STAR WARS streaming series already in production, I cannot envision a single STAR WARS comics title that will not be in high demand in the future.
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/47164934298.1.2ND.PRINT. gif] KANAN: LAST PADAWAN (STAR WARS) (2015) #1 (2ND PRINT)
As regards our own stock, I am going to be reevaluating our prices again this week, and posting our latest revisions as an addendum to my Friday newsletter. Because I went totally crazy in buying STAR WARS comics (www.milehighcomics.com/newsletter/starwars.html) five years ago, we do currently possess that largest inventory of STAR WARS back issues in the world. If this past weekend is any indication, however, even my frenetic past purchases are not going to prevent us from someday exhausting the last of our remaining stock on many titles. Once that last braking mechanism is gone, heaven only knows where the market for STAR WARS back issues will go. There are just too few copies extent to satisfy the worldwide demand. ‘Nuff said.
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/91823728652.1.MILE.HIGH. gif] VADER DOWN (STAR WARS) (2015) #1 (MILE HIGH)
I will close with a quick reminder that our 40% off DECEMBER! codeword sale is still in effect for you on all ten million+ of our back issue comics (www.milehighcomics.com/istore/), excluding only new issues, a few variants, and our professionally-graded back issues. Our STAR WARS variants are excluded from the codeword sale (as they have always been), but the 40% off discount does still apply to most of our standard STAR WARS listings (www.milehighcomics.com/newsletter/starwars.html).
Happy collecting!
Chuck Rozanski/Bettie Pages, President – Mile High Comics, Inc. December 21, 2020
P.S. Will Moulton purchased a CGC collection two years ago that contained a number of signed STAR WARS variants. Below are 20 different from that collection, most of which we only have a single copy in stock. If you have an interest, please order quickly, as these unique items cannot be replaced.
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/16342667714.1.YOUCGC9.8S .gif] CHEWBACCA (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 YOUNG COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.BERFREN9.8 .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 BERMEJO FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.CAMPBE9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 CAMPBELL COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.CASSFRE9.8 .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 CASSADAY FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.CHRIST9.4S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.4 CHRISTOPHER COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.CHRIBW9.6S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.6 CHRISTOPHER SKETCH COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.EMERAL9.2S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.2 EMERALD CITY COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.EMERBW9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 EMERALD CITY SKETCH COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.FORBID9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 FORBIDDEN PLANET COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.FORBBW9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 FORBIDDEN PLANET SKETCH COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.FRENCH9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.GRANFRE9.6 .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.6 GRANOV FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.GUEFRE9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 GUEDES FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.MATFRE9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 MATTINA FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.MCLEFRE9.8 .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 MCLEOD FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.PERFRE9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 PEREZ FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.PHOFRE9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 PHOTO FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.TOCFRE9.6S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.6 TOCCHINI FRENCH EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.VAULT9.8SS .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 VAULT COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.VAULTBW9.8 .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 VAULT SKETCH COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
[IMAGE: https://www.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/large/80641378418.1.YOUCGC9.8S .gif] STAR WARS (2015) #1 CGC 9.8 YOUNG COVER SIGNATURE SERIES
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