According to Wizard, your first-run Serenity comics have gone up in value a few times.
Issue #1’s cover of Captain Mal by John Cassaday goes for $5, with Bryan Hitch’s Jayne cover and J.G. Jones’ Inara slightly higher at $6 and $7, respectively. Tim Bradstreet’s Shepherd Book cover and Joe Quesada’s Zoe cover for issue #2 both sell at $10, with Jo Chen’s Kaylee at $7. Finally, issue #3 featured River by Josh Middleton and Wash by Sean Phillips at $12 and Simon by Leinil Yu at $10. Also of note are scarce newsstand editions of the Mal and Kaylee covers, which go for $8 and $16, respectively.
And in an article on Joss' shows coming to comics, you can see that the comic didn't do too badly for Dark Horse…
Orders for each of the three issues went up, when it’s practically a rule that miniseries sales go down with each issue. The trade paperback collection debuted in January 2006 as the #1-ordered graphic novel in the comic shop market, according to estimates compiled by ICv2.com. Dark Horse said that the trade book has sold over 85,000 copies, 76,000 of those through Diamond Comic Distributors (to book stores, comic stores and libraries) and 9,000 sold internationally and directly from Dark Horse. In 2006, 64,150 copies were sold, and 20,875 in 2007. Initial orders for the hardcover are at 12,000 copies.
“Until Buffy [Season 8] #1, Serenity #1 held our 21st century [sales] record, I believe,” Dark Horse editor Scott Allie said. “We knew it would be a hit, but we couldn’t have expected it to be as big as it was. We didn’t have anything else selling as much at the time.”
You've got yours bagged and boarded, right? And stop reading them! That's what the collections are for!
Fortunately for you there's a new hardcover one coming out November 14 with a new cover by Adam Hughes (pictured), all three comics and all nine covers, and over a dozen backup pages of original, behind-the-scenes material assembled especially for this edition. Pre-order from TFAW.com and get 20% off the retail price or get your Amazon order in.