As you may have seen here on The Buzz last month, this single copy of Star Wars Vader Down No. 1 sold for $3,739 on eBay. (No, really, go look.) Why? Because it’s estimated to be limited to only 12 copies and it was only available to dealers who ordered 4,999 copies of the standard book to get one.
Something even more impressive? An auction of a signed copy ending tonight (Dec. 6) will probably top that sale.
Variant editions of comic books are sometimes the Superfractors of that world, commanding crazy cash because of their scarcity and, of course, demand for them.
While this copy of Star Wars Vader Down issue No. 1 is not a 1/1 creation, it’s estimated by those in the know to be as rare as a dozen copies because it was only available to dealers who ordered … wait for it … 4,999 copies of the standard book. You buy that many, you get one of these.