Marvel Star Wars #1 variant covers

Star_Wars_1_Ross_VariantBecause Disney now own Star Wars as well as Marvel they are relaunching the monthly titles previously published by Dark Horse in 2015 in anticipation for the new film in December. They’ve gone a bit over the top on the variant covers for this one – around 30 different ones apparently – here are some of my favourites starting with Alex Ross‘ version of the first ever Star Wars comic cover in his own style, very clever. Check the slightly less snooty depiction of Leia :)


Star_Wars_1_John_Tyler_Christopher_Party_VariantThis one by John Tyler Christopher both hints back to the original post-film tales of the original comic (yes there used to be a green humanoid rabbit as part of the cast at one point) and also tips a nod to those old Mad magazine covers of the 80’s.

Star_Wars_1_Christopher_Action_Figure_VariantMore retro love with this version – againĀ  by John Tyler Christopher – in the style of the old toy packaging, I wonder if there’ll be a monthly variant with a different character each time?

Star-Wars-SkottieThis Skottie Young image comprises three titles: Princess Leia, Star Wars and Darth Vader, that join to form one panorama.
Star-Wars-1-Daniel-Acuna-Heroes-FantasiesAnd there had to be a Boba Fett one didn’t there? (in fact there are several) I like the pulp feel of this one by Daniel-Acuna and Leslie has pointed out in the comments that it’s a take on The Amazing Spider-man 129 which was the first appearance of The Punisher.


2 thoughts on “Marvel Star Wars #1 variant covers

  1. I may be wrong about this but the Boba Fett cover reminds me of an old ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ cover from the mid-seventies that featured the Punisher (I think it was the Punisher’s first appearance?).

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