100K? Marvel's Star Wars: The High Republic #1 Has 200K Orders!

Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported that we had heard that the first issue of Marvel's new comic book Star Wars: The High Republic, part of the multi-media Star Wars crossover event had sold over 100,000 copies to comic book stores, in advance of tomorrow's sale. That the second printing had also already sold out. And that a third printing was going to be rushed through.

Well, we have had further news that a) we were right but b) we only knew the half of it – literally. And that Marvel has actually sold 200,000 copies to comic book stores

Marvel Has Over 100,000 Orders For Star Wars: The High Republic Comic
Credit: Marvel Comics

As we mentioned, despite the high print run, copies of the standard cover have already been selling copies on eBay for $16,

Marvel Has Over 100,000 Orders For Star Wars: The High Republic Comic
Credit: Marvel Comics

But copies of a 600-issue limited variant cover by Paolo Villanelli, sold by Comic Book Exclusives for $80 for two covers, have sold individually on eBay for up to $300 virgin version and $200 for the trade livery version.

Marvel Has Over 100,000 Orders For Star Wars: The High Republic Comic
Credit: Marvel Comics

While copies of the similarly-limited Aaron Kuder cover from Comic Mint sold for $30, it has now sold copies on eBay for $230.

Marvel Has Over 100,000 Orders For Star Wars: The High Republic Comic
Credit: Marvel Comics

And the 1:25 cover by Sway has sold on eBay for $200. If you wanted a copy, I hope you pre-ordered from your comic book store.

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #1
MARVEL COMICS
NOV200587
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto
BEFORE THE SKYWALKER SAGA! THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI!
A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA. The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS faces the ultimate choice – will she complete her Jedi Trials or rescue the innocent from disaster? New Jedi! New ships! New evils to fight! Rated T In Shops: Jan 06, 2021 SRP: $3.99

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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