Darth Vader #3
With the start of this article series, we look back at stories that were originally speculated on the CBSI website. The author reviews speculation picks a year later to see if the comic in question was a hit, neutral, or sadly, a BUST!
It's about time we started the first One Year Later review…although a little past a year later, right now is still the time to act! Darth Vader #3, 1st appearance of Aphra! Yes, there are many printings but we will concentrate on the first print regular cover and the 1:25 variant. Over a year ago, Darth Vader #3 was $5, but the price has slowly crept up. The 1:25 has stabilized at around $35, so not much movement there but it's NOT going down in price.
We've all seen The Force Awakens and trailers for the new Rogue One movie. BOTH with female leads: this isn't going away! Think Hunger Games in outer space; female actor leads are an important plan of Disney's movie plan. Aphra will stick around (see latest Star Wars #18 cover) and it's only a matter of time before she appears in a movie.
This is a total BUY, or hoard book. Lots of convention retailers/brick and mortar stores have been carrying this book for over a year. Now is the time to see if they are willing to sell at a better price since this has been backstock for a while. Old time collectors will tell you that in the 1990's, every stand had a Omega Men #3 or New Mutants #98 in it, but yeah……I got plenty of those!!! Ha, they don't now! Darth Vader #3 is a total buy when you see cheap, this book isn't going down anytime soon.