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Thursday, April 4, 2013

HIGH GRADE ALERT! CGC 9.8 1977 Marvel Star Wars Comic #1 Located!

 
Star Wars #1 
First Star Wars Comic Ever/Based on movie A New Hope
Regular 30 cent printing
Published July, 1977
 Key issue located:
 
mycomicshop.com - A whopping high grade CGC 9.8 has been located at mycomicshop.com, as well as another PGX 9.8 that goes up for auction on April 6th of this year, 2013. But that's not all. A high grade CGC 9.4 also goes up for auction on April 6th as well. Lots of choices here! Just click the link to check 'em out! 
 
NewKadia - If you don't much care for slabbed CGC graded copies and prefer unslabbed comics, newkadia has this comic at a VF+! There's only one copy, and if you're a new costumer, you can save 20% by added the code new4 during checkout! Just visit the link to check it out!


WHY THIS ISSUE?
 
First a little history. Did you know that the Marvel Comics Star Wars series was published before the movie was even released? It's true. The Lucasfilm publicity supervisor approached Stan Lee in 1975 to propose publishing the upcoming movie as a comic book before the movie was even completed.
 
Lee only wanted to consider the proposal after the movie was completed, and those at Marvel Comics got to see the completed movie well before it was released. After seeing it, Marvel jumped on board.
 
However, Stan Lee negotiated a publishing arrangement with no royalties to Lucasfilm until comic sales exceeded 100,000! The book far exceeded it's expectations, and Marvel Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter, has said the Star Wars comics "saved" Marvel financially in 1977 and 1978. It was one of the top selling titles of 1979. 
 
With Disney taking over Lucasfilm and confirming that they will be releasing another Star Wars trilogy, this sleeper comic has surely gotten a bigger jump in demand. However, this comic has only begun to slowly stir from it's slumber, but sales for this comic from 9.2 - 9.8 has been selling over guide prices.

I'm predicting the demand will only get worse, as there will be three new Star Wars movies coming soon. The first of the new films will continue the saga after Return of the Jedi with Episode 7. With the mastermind behind the Star Trek reboot, J.J. Abrams, signed on to direct Episode 7, expectations have ramped up even more for the new Star Wars franchise.

As for the stars of the original Star Wars movies returning to reprise their coveted and beloved roles, Lucasfilm and Disney are neither denying nor confirming that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hammil, and Harrison Ford will return for Episode 7. Considering that Star Wars Episode 7 will be on the biggest events in 2015, alongside The Avengers 2 and a possible Justice League movie, I'm pretty sure that Luke, Leia, and Han Solo will return. They'd be crazy not too.

Fisher has outright confirmed that she will be back, but everyone is hoping and waiting for Harrison Ford to confirm. He has, however, recently said to WGN,

“I think it’s almost true. I’m looking forward to it. It’s not in the bag yet, but I think it’s happening.”
 
When asked about the legendary Star Wars actors returning for the new movie, Goerge Lucas answered the question by saying it was pretty much a done deal
 
If this happens and I'm pretty sure it will, you can bet that Marvel's Star Wars comic #1 demand will hit light speed as it get closer to 2015.

2 comments:

  1. I have this comic! How does one get it graded ?

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  2. You can either submit it at a CGC booth at a comic con if they are there, or you need to go to their website and become a member.www.cgccomics.com.

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