That's the Star Wars fan mania coming into play. Marvel knows they'll sell so they make them. I can't say that I blame them but I'm not the type that's gotta have 'em all. At least as far as variant covers are concerned. I *have* purchased more than 1 copy of books if there are variant covers I really like but that's a very rare thing. I think I've done that 3 or 4 times in the past 30 years.Once Star Wars went back to Marvel, I was shocked to find how many variant covers they were making. I Initially thought it was just Marvel cashing in on the early issues of Star Wars and one of the guys at my store said how Marvel still does a ton of variants and, even more surprising to me, they still sell. Personally, I just buy the main cover and if a variant really grabs me, I'll get it (it's happened once in 5 years with Marvel's Star Wars books).