It hasn’t been released yet, and it is already the #1 best selling comic of 2015. Forecasted with advance sale numbers at more than one million copies already, Marvel Comics is re-entering the world of Star Wars comics like it’s 1977 all over again. Written by our friend Jason Aaron with artwork by John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin, the story continues the adventures of Luke Skywalker after the end of the original Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope.
Marvel Comics is pulling out all the stops with the variety of cover variants readers can choose from. Most comic book stores will get one of a half dozen basic covers, but those who dig around on the Web will find plenty more available. More than 30 basic full-color covers will be released in January 2015, plus black and white versions and sketch variants of many of those covers. And that’s not all, several collectible comic book websites will be releasing signature editions signed by everyone up to Stan Lee, and sketch covers by several artists including Dynamite Comics’ Chris Caniano. And you can get a logo-only cover to take to your next Con and commission an artist of your choice to sketch you a character.
Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Mike Mayhew, Frank Cho, David Petersen, Jenny Frison, Stephanie Han, Amanda Connor, Alex Maleev… everyone but Dave Dorman seems to have been pulled into this project. Click on each image to see the artist and whether the book is only available at a special store. A few variant images have not yet been released.
So check out even more great covers to Marvel’s Star Wars, Issue #1, after the break: