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Star Wars
Sales Figures

Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Postal Records, 1979-85


  1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
Issue Statement appearing in:     #33 March #46 April #58 April
Date of filing:     10/1/79 10/1/80 10/1/81
Issues published during year:     12 12 12
Annual subscription price:     $5.00 $6.00 $7.20
Cover price during year:     $0.40 $0.50 $0.60
Total Copies PRINTED (avg):     497,018 484,446 455,651
Sales through DEALERS (avg):     255,590 230,308 209,023
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg):     23,169 25,677 20,876
Total PAID circulation (avg):     278,759 255,985 229,901
Samples by MAIL (avg):     615 620 627
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg):          
Total FREE circulation (avg):     615 620 627
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION:     279,374 256,606 230,528
Copies not distributed (office):     2,095 7,267 4,353
Copies not distributed (RETURNS):     215,549 220,574 220,770
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED:     43.4% 45.5% 48.5%
Copies existent:     281,469 263,872 234,879
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL:     56.1% 52.8% 50.5%












  1982 1983 1984 1985  
Issue Statement appearing in: #70 April #82 April #94 March #105 May  
Date of filing: 10/11/82 10/6/83 9/28/84 10/1/85  
Issues published during year: 12 12 12 12  
Annual subscription price: $7.20 $7.20 $7.20 $9.00  
Cover price during year: $0.60 $0.60 $0.60 $0.75  
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 447,075 389,772 343,390 303,029  
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 173,285 142,681 144,451 117,881  
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 31,894 37,532 35,466 23,208  
Total PAID circulation (avg): 205,179 180,213 179,917 141,489  
Samples by MAIL (avg): 719 784 859 877  
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg):          
Total FREE circulation (avg): 719 784 859 877  
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 205,898 180,997 180,776 142,366  
Copies not distributed (office): 5,211 6,855 4,177 813  
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 235,966 201,920 157,987 160,050  
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED: 52.8% 51.8% 46.0% 52.8%  
Copies existent: 211,109 187,852 184,953 142,779  
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 45.9% 46.2% 52.4% 46.7%  












Green year: Complete data




Orange year: Partial data




White year: Report needed




Gray year: Data doesn't exist




Pink year: Errors in data




Last updated:




December 13, 2015





Statement history:
    Marvel did not publish any Statements in the first two years of the title's run, and as the series ended with #107 in the summer of 1986, there was no Statement for that year either.





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