Hey, I thought this may be worth starting a thread to begin some discussion. For serious Star Wars spec the boat has already sailed. But I’ve been reading and searching out some possible future gems that are affordable now. (I am not a Star Wars expert so please feel free to come in and add or correct me)
The Force Awakens 1 - Start with an obvious one.
3 big first appearances here and I assumed an enormous number of copies distributed - Comichron has it as 79,626 which is way lower than i guessed.(Poe Dameron 1 in comparison was at 175,322 - Please correct me if that’s wrong as accurancy of information is important here.)
1st appearances are Rey / Finn / Kylo Renn
Due to what I saw as a high number of copies I’d been looking at the ratio variants and snagged a couple of the gorgeous Noto variants. The quesada variants being out of reach for many pockets now.
Star Wars 16 1988
1st Appearance of Beilert Valance who is in the Marvel Bount Hunters comics. Be careful as there is a reprint out there with the 35c in a diamond. I include the 1st print photo here.
Star Wars 40th Anniversary covers.
I think these will be a nightmare to find in 10/15 years. Some of the key issues like Darth Maul 2 - 1st Cad Bane have issues in this series. (As well as Rogue One 1 1st Cassian Andor, Dr Aphra 3 and probably lots more) A combination of sought out 1st appearance and a ratio qualifier for a shop to order will lead tofar fewer of these out there.
I also love this cover to Star Wars Sahttered Empire 1 by Marco Checchetto, although for speculation we’d need Poe Damerons parents to come into play.
Thanks to all who contribute on this forum, it allows me to stay a little ahead of the game.(I’m looking forward to the HIgh Republic pre-orders I made in early December arriving soon!)
What reasonably priced star wars issues are you squirreling away every time you find a copy?