The Star Wars franchise has been on life support over the last few movies. Held together in the ICU by fans and the brilliant writing and execution of one tiny TV series: The Mandalorian. This homage to “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” is a welcome refresh to the entire Star Wars saga. Especially after they had folks driving this franchise like a speeder bike right into the side of a Sequoia tree (Return of the Jedi reference).
The latest news? The Mandalorian is back! We have already seen our first preview trailer last week for season two. Now we can look forward to an October rollout. As a fan of Star Wars all the way back to the 70s; I thank God for the creative genius unleashed in The Mandalorian. What impact will this have on Star Wars keys of the Bronze, and Modern Age and the very franchise itself?
This comic is being consumed by fans everywhere. Whereas five years ago they were just starting to rise in value but ubiquitous in most comic shops and online stores. Now, they have significantly risen in price as evidenced by the normal price print taking sixth place for the most popular Bronze Age book last month. The most recent sale of $435 for a grade 9.6 shows a significant increase in value for this beloved classic.
|Star Wars #1||9.8||$2,000||+52%|
|Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1||9.8||$24||-11.2%|
|Star Wars #42||9.8||$1,200||+185%|
This comic was written by Kieron Gillen, the art of Kev Walker and Salvador Larroca, with cover art by Kamone Shirahama. This book turned up at #31 in the GoCollect popularity ranking. That said, it appears to have very little value and unless we see something with Doctor Aphra on screen. The shine on this droid will definitely rub off over time. Not displayed here is the significant drop in price in 9.8 last sale which has seen a 50% decrease, are folks unloading these?
This is the first appearance of Boba Fett in comics. As he is quite possibly one of the most popular of the Star Wars villains. This book was written in 1980 by Archie Goodwin and Danny Figeroth. The pencil team consisted of Al Williamson. Carlos Garzon, and Carmine Infantino. Short-term this book is dominating the others by far and has significant profits up and down the graded spectrum.
This matchup is much like the cantina scene from Star Wars the movie. The other two books get dismembered while Star Wars #42 cuts through them like a Lightsaber. The depth and popularity of this book make it a long-term buy and hold.
The first appearance of Boba Fett in comics is comparable in age to Star Wars #1. We are going on several decades old and the rarity brings out the value in this key. Bronze Age comics have come into their own. In addition, the series The Mandalorian has spurred on price spikes in all things Star Wars. Perhaps with another defibrillator shock; Mando can save not only baby Yoda but the very franchise itself.