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A categorical listing of Mandalorians curated by Key Collector Comics.
- 10-page reference article 'History of the Mandalorians'
- Magazine depiction of Ailyn Vel as an adult
- Image on the right is art by Joe Corroney from the interior article
- Origin of Jango Fett
- 1st appearance of Fett, the father of Jango
- 1st appearance of Darth Tyranus AKA Count Dooku, an apprentice of Yoda who turned to the Dark Side and trained under Palpatine (first appearance in an original story)
- 1st appearance of Jaster Meerel, led the True Mandalorians and clashed with Death Watch
- 1st appearance of Montross, a Mandalorian turned bounty hunter
- 1st appearance of Silas, a True Mandalorian soldier
- *on sale date May 1, 2002 according to 2002 solicitations
- Origin of Revan - wages war against the Mandalorians and assimilates a Mandalorian Mask
- Squint assumes the name Malak, permanently, later becomes Darth Malak
- *according to writer John Jackson Miller, Squint does not become Malak in any published comic book series although he does appear as Darth Malak in a brief cameo in Star Wars Tales #23
- Boba Fett briefly appears in a flashback
- 1st mention of the Mandalorians
- 1st appearance of Fenn Shysa, a Mandalorian
- Misconception: many believe this to be Boba Fett on the cover but it is the Mandalorian, Fenn Shysa and it is mostly his origin that's told in the story
- 1st appearance of Boba Fett, Yoda, Bossk and Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious.
- 1st cameo appearance of IG-88 (unnamed).
- At number 4 this week is the second Star Wars book on the list.
- That's right, yet again this week the Mandolorian on Disney+ has an outsized impact on collectors filling in the vacuum left by a pandemic instituted lack of superhero movies to speculate on.
- And speaking of vacuums, Star Wars collectors have been hoovering up copies of this book and setting record prices along the way.
- A 9.6 Newsstand edition changed hands for $800 (up from $650).
- And a CGC 9.4 Newsstand hit $475 (up from $400) this week.
- Last week we discussed a couple market-topping $1,500 sales for the 9.8. This week we're seeing even more action at that price point with three consecutive sales at that approx. price point.
- Note that the 9.6 (especially the Newsstand) looks to have plenty of room to grow as it's only just crossing half the price point of the 9.8's.
- We've seen it time and time again, when a 9.8 sales record is broken there is a trickle down effect to other grades.
- Last week we tackled the controversy surrounding this book but for anyone new fans are divided.
- Some love this book and it's collection of 1st apps, others loathe it and claim those aren't real 1st apps because this book is reprinting material first seen in Marvel Super Special #16, the Empire Strikes Back movie adaptation magazine, and artwork from the UK published comic series, The Empire Strikes Back Weekly.
- On the other hand, collectors like things that fit into their bags and boards, can be CGC'd and aren't too wide for a short box so they ignore magazine appearances.
- We've seen the same phenomena with the 1st appearances of Star-Lord and Rocket Racoon who both also technically appear first in magazine format comics.
- Either way, there is likely a big opportunity to pick up the potentially true 1st apps cheaply because collectors are ignoring the magazines right now.
- And, collecting habits are changing all the time so it's likely that one day the magazines will be seen as the go to book for these characters and price correct.
- 1st full appearance of Demagol, a Mandalorian scientist who performed unimaginable experiments on Jedi
- Identity reveal of Rohlan Dyre, unmasked
- 1st appearance of Cassus Fett, a brilliant strategist and advisor to Mandalore the Ultimate