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Question - What do Alex Ross, Alex Maleev, Sara Pichelli, Alan Davis, Pascal Campion, Pasqual Ferry, Joe Quinones, Simone Bianchi, Dave Dorman, Stan Sakai, Mike McKone, Dale Keown, Stephanie Hans, David Peterson, Mike Mayhew, Mike Deodato, Mark Brooks, John Tyler Christopher, Greg Land, John Cassady, Jenny Frison, Amanda Conner, Skottie Young and Bob McLeod have in common THIS WEEK?

Answer - They ALL have variant covers of Star Wars #1 coming out... and that's not even all of them!

The release of Star Wars #1 from Marvel Comics this week is perhaps the publishing coup of the year, and you certainly can't say that Marvel and Disney and Lucasfilm haven't gone all out with the covers!

This is the main release cover...

Which is fine, and classic, and apporpriate and all///

You can click to embiggen most of these....

Skottie Young

Sara Pichelli

I have to say, if they're going to give Luke a "look" for stories set between A New Hope and Empire, that orange/gold jacket from the end of ANH is a LOVELY look for him.

Amanda Conner in a cover that makes me deeply uncomfortable given what we know of what Darth did to Leia in "A New Hope".

Alex Ross in his tribue to the cover of the UK's Star Wars Weekly

Marks Brooks draws a rather smouldering Luke here...

David Petersen

A John Tyler Christopher which reminds me of an Adam Hughes piece.

This is Stan Sakai, and it is lovely!

Frank Cho

Simone Bianchi

Pascal Campion

Luke Skywalker as poster boy for the Rebellion seems apt.

Alex Ross has two variants, but there's nothing wrong with that per se.

I REALLY love this one! :)

This one by John Christopher Tyler brings back happy memories of the toy aisle back in 1978! :)

A tribute to Dave Cockrum here from Mike Perkins

Greg Land

The 2nd printing of the main cover...

Adi Granov

Date: 2015-01-17 07:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] steverodgers5
I LOVE the Jaxxon cover!! LOL!

Date: 2015-01-17 07:44 pm (UTC)
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
From: [personal profile] skjam
I wonder how much, if any, the Marvel staff will be allowed to use from the 1970s run.

Date: 2015-01-17 08:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Supposedly they can cherry-pick from the old EU, but anything used now has to be fitted into the 'core' stuff, which is the movies and Lucas-made TV shows, since the comics are now considered canon too.

More specifically

Date: 2015-01-18 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chortles81
The new Marvel comics are now AS canon as the movies and Lucas-made TV.

Re: More specifically

Date: 2015-01-18 11:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
That's what I meant.. Guess I just didn't explain it well enough.

Date: 2015-01-17 08:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randyripoff
Poor guy. He just wants to hang with the cool kids.

Date: 2015-01-17 08:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Those Boba Fett variants just make me long for the days when he was basically The Man With No Name of the Star Wars universe, and not retrofitted to be just another clone.. With a bizarrely hereditary accent.

Date: 2015-01-17 08:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
True, but that doesn't extend to a full accent. They aren't hereditary and they change. It's just.. I get *why* George did it in the context of the prequels, but Boba having Jango's voice in the (once again) revised versions of the OT is yet another unnecessarily revisionist bit of nonsense, like adding in big "NOOO!" moments when Vader finally has enough with the Emperor.

Date: 2015-01-18 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] norj
They also got his tendency to bump his head when walk through a door.

Date: 2015-01-17 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lego_joker
Just for the lulz, I would've loved to see Rob Liefeld contribute one.

More seriously, I'm also a bit sad that Dustin Nguyen gave nothing.

Date: 2015-01-17 08:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
That is a shame, although I imagine Marvel's probably had this in the works for such a time that everything was already set to go (probably to avoid delays with Cassaday), so perhaps we'll see one later. It might not have been a case of him not giving anything, and more that he wasn't able to, given his DC exclusive probably only ran out recently.

Date: 2015-01-17 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violetclm.livejournal.com
...well, between all those different character assortments and points in time, I have no idea what's actually supposed to happen in the issue.

Date: 2015-01-17 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chrys
Tip: variant covers are usually homages and rarely represent what's inside.

Date: 2015-01-17 08:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crimsonmoonmist
I always found Luke's Yavin ceremony outfit to be really uninspired since it's basically a recolor of Han's outfit except for the jacket. After looking through this page, I stand corrected. Then again, young mr. Hamill looked great in anything.
I can't wait to see him back to form as a Obi-wan-styled old master.
Cool old guys are perhaps my favorite character trope!

Date: 2015-01-17 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] junipepper
Some weeks must be tough on the completist types. I mean on the one hand, "Squee! Look at all this awesome stuff!" but on the other hand, "Shit, there goes my comics budget for 2015."

Date: 2015-01-17 09:24 pm (UTC)
ancarett: Luke Skywalker contemplates this new development (SWars Luke Thoughtful)
From: [personal profile] ancarett
There are at least ten of these variant covers that I absolutely adore. Way to go, Marvel!

Date: 2015-01-17 10:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_razorback
The one with Leia channeling her inner wall-crawler is my favorite! :)

Date: 2015-01-18 01:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Wait. Is that Bucky O'Hare on the seventh cover? Where'd that come from?

Date: 2015-01-18 01:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aberrantangels
No, that, as [personal profile] steverodgers5 recognized, is Jaxxon the Lepi, Rascally Roy Thomas' first homage to Bugs Bunny.

Date: 2015-01-18 02:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] steverodgers5
Thanks. I have a lot of fond memories of reading the uk reprints of Marvel's 70es Star Wars comics. So I was glad to see a little nostalgic tip of the hat to those old stories..

Date: 2015-01-18 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
It's Jaxxon, son. From the old Marvel Star Wars comic.

Date: 2015-01-18 02:06 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: b/w (Default)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Well, learn something new every day. Bucky did come out during that same time period (Jaxxon -77, Bucky -78), guess the writers at the time just had hares on their minds.


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