Star Wars #1 is CGC’s Featured Comic of the Month for December

Posted on 11/30/2019

This book features Part 1 of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

Heritage Auctions sold a CGC 9.4 Star Wars #1 (35 Cent Price Variant) in November 2017 for $23,900. CGC has graded only two hundred and thirty five copies of the 35 Cent Price Variant.
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Name of comic: Star Wars #1

Comic publisher: Marvel Comics

Date: July 1977

Variants: 35 Cent , Alemars Bookstore Edition, REPRINT.

What makes it special? This book features Part 1 of “Star Wars: A New Hope.” This was Marvel’s official adaptation of the film.

Why is it interesting now? The last film of the current Star Wars saga is releasing in theaters on December 20, 2019.

Did you know? Lucasfilm approached Marvel Comics in 1975 about publishing a Star Wars comic prior to the film’s release. Stan Lee declined until the film’s completion, and was inevitably persuaded by Roy Thomas who went on to write the comic.

Total graded by CGC: As of November 21, CGC has graded 8,808 copies of the standard, 448 reprints, 235 of the 35 Cent Price Variant, an only 1 Almemars Bookstore Edition.

CGC median grade: The median grade of the standard printing is Near Mint 9.4.

CGC highest graded: The highest graded copies by CGC are NearMint/Mint 9.8.

Sales highlights: Heritage Auctions sold a CGC 9.4 Star Wars #1 (35 Cent Price Variant) in November 2017 for $23,900.

CGC Comics Registry Champion: A collection called “Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years”, currently ranks #1 in the “Star Wars (Marvel) #1-#107” category. Nearly all books in this set are graded at 9.8. Explore this and other collections in the CGC Comics Registry.

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