100 Hot Comics #79:
Star Wars 42, 1st Boba Fett

Why Star Wars 42 is a Hot Comic


Despite having just joined the Hot 100 a year ago, mostly thanks to activity in the streaming world, it's hard to say whether this book will even be on the Hot list next year.

Lower demand? Too much supply? Whatever the reason, this is still a book that Star Wars fans will want to own. If you haven't locked in a profit yet then I suggest you do so fast.

Recent sales:

  • 9.8 $3,200
  • 9.6 $870
  • 9.4 $575
  • 9.2 $660
  • 9.0 $660
  • 8.5 $430
  • 8.0 $385
  • 7.5 $290

Disney + (the subscription streaming service launched by Disney in 2019) has promised to disrupt the comic book marketplace by bringing new series to the small screen.

Boba Fett is massively popular already, and his appearance in the hugely popular Disney + show The Mandalorian has only cemented his place in the hearts of Star Wars fans.

This book (and Star Wars #68 as well) has been on fire for months now, with record sales being set time and time again.

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The ridiculous prices being realized for high-grade copies of this VERY COMMON book make it hard for me to recommend a higher grade than 9.0. As it is, you will have to stump up nearly $400 for a 9.0.

You have a good chance of finding this book 'raw' in garage sales or on Craigslist. Snap it up and be prepared to pay $100-200 for a VF-NM copy you come across not in a CGC holder.

I repeat, it turns up all the time in runs of Star Wars we are offered.

Note that there is a newsstand version which is worth a little more in most grades than the regular edition. We have provided both prices below.

  • 9.8 $2,500 regular / $4,350 newsstand!!
  • 9.6 $900 / $1,200!
  • 9.4 $750 / $790
  • 9.2 $500 / $500
  • 9.0 $370 / $500
  • 8.5 $365 / $510!
  • 8.0 $400 / $365
  • 7.5 $180 / $275

Don't drop below 7.5. Honestly, this book is ridiculously hot.

Long-term, I don't know whether I feel really bullish on this issue.

It seems unlikely to stay so over-heated as this forever. If you are currently sitting on a copy, then I would consider taking the cash while you can.

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