Now in their 48th year, Robert Overstreet's Comic Book Price Guides are the indispensable bibles for fans and collectors trying to get a grip on the value and scarcity of nearly every comic book ever printed since the late 19th century.
Besides suggested price and condition breakdowns and listings of specific issues, they are packed with historical essays, dealer tips, grading lessons, anniversary retrospectives, and creator interviews from industry luminaries across the entire funny book universe.
Now a new Overstreet release targets the galaxy far, far away with the first-ever Price Guide To Star Wars Collectibles, blasting into our orbit on November 14 and SYFY WIRE scored an exclusive look at the geeky smorgasbord of Star Wars treasures inside.
This edition will not only become one of the most frequently wrapped gifts found under the Christmas tree this year, but should serve as a primer and tool for Star Wars collectors and historians across the planet.
Written by Amanda Sheriff and Robert Overstreet, this new must-have guide book is fully loaded with 416 colorful pages of rare and desirable Star Wars mementos, trading cards, movie posters, board games, comic books, action figures, playsets, magazines, ornaments, and genuine screen-used props from the vast empire George Lucas built.
Since its triumphant debut in 1977, Star Wars has been the dominant player in the global collecting landscape like no other entertainment franchise. Record prices have been set at Hollywood memorabilia and collectibles auctions around the world, with the spirited pursuit of coveted Star Wars ephemera showing no end in sight.
Co-author Amanda Sheriff spent hundreds of hours searching through auction and sales results to collate the most accurate Star Wars-centric prices possible.
"It was the most enjoyably challenging book that I’ve written," Sheriff told SYFY WIRE. "I’ve been a movie buff and entertainment aficionado since I was a kid. Getting paid to write about Star Wars, comic books, and other pop culture subjects is just plain awesome."
Recently, Gemstone Publishing, home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, has been expanding and venturing into fresh corners of the pop culture collector marketplace like movie posters, original art, video games, and horror. President and CEO Steve Geppi had the brilliant idea for a Star Wars price guide and felt that now was an optimal time to publish it.
"As a big fan of Star Wars, I jumped at the opportunity to write this book," added Sheriff. “I was surprised by a few of the prices, like some of the Hallmark ornaments that sell for hundreds on the secondary market. One area that was really interesting is the multipack action figures. Unopened versions have seen a significant rise in value over the past few years, in some cases jumping from a few hundred dollars to over ten thousand. Outside of prices, what was rather intriguing was how all the pieces came together to make the first movie so popular. From George Lucas’ brilliant vision, to the savvy marketing, and great design work, Star Wars was a game-changer.”
Launch into our exclusive 7-page peek inside The Overstreet Price Guide To Star Wars Collectibles in the gallery below, then tell us what your most valuable Star Wars toy or trinket is in the comments section!