Considered the holy grail of Star Wars Comic books – issue #1 has several variations & reprints that make it difficult for a new collector to sort out. Today we’ll go over the two 1st Print Newsstand Issues, and a few of the most common reprints.
1st Print 35-Cent Newsstand Issue
The 35-cent Star Wars #1 first print is more valuable than a 30-Cent version because only 1,500 were printed. It’s believed that only 400 copies of the 35-Cent versions still exist (Wikia).
Estimated Values & Price Guide
- CGC 9.0 – $4,383
- CGC 8.5 – $3,100
- CGC 6.5 – $1,850
- CGC 4.5 – $1,080
- Ungraded $600 – $1,100+
These issues have a diamond shaped price box & a UPC code on the front cover. Given the rarity and desirability of owning this version copies don’t come up for sale very often.
1st Print 30-Cent Newsstand Issue
This Star Wars #1 issue is far more common than a 35-Cent 1st Printing, however these 1st prints are still quite valuable, especially in good condition.
Estimated Values & Price Guide:
- CGC 9.8 – $500 – $695
- CGC 9.6 – $230 – $350
- CGC 9.4 – $155 – $225
- CGC 9.2 – $135 – $165
- CGC 9.0 – $135 – $150
35-Cent No UPC Whitman REPRINT
This Reprint has a Diamond Shaped Price Box & No UPC Code
CGC 9.8 – $340
In Original 3-Pack Cello – $40 – $100
30-Cent Marked Reprint With UPC REPRINT
This issue has “Reprint” next to Luke Skywalker in the character box. The issue also has a UPC code.
Ungraded – $5 – $25
1982 $1.25 With Spider-man UPC REPRINT
With the numerous reprint copies of Star Wars #1 floating around, make sure you know what you are buying before forking over big bucks. The original 35-Cent variation is the most desirable, but rarely is seen for sale in any quantity. Reprints still have some value, but not as much as the 1st print 30-cent version. The prices above reflect comic books already graded/slabbed by CGC – which is an added cost. If you are in the market to sell your issue – keep in mind a dealer is going to offer you 50-70% off the lowest prices above.