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Darth Snoopy
10-01-2014, 04:54 PM
STAR WARS #1 VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA – FIRST LOOK! (http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-1-variant-cover-by-joe-quesada-first-look)


http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2014/09/star-wars-1-joe-quesada-cover-1024x791.jpg


Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to officially unveil Marvel CCO Joe Quesada’s jaw-dropping wraparound variant cover to Star Wars #1, debuting in January 2015! The heroes of the Rebel Alliance prepare for battle against Darth Vader and the forces of the Empire — all rendered in Quesada’s signature style.


Not a big fan of Joephisto but I have to admit that the cover looks cool, IMO. :D

Sweet Rabbit
10-01-2014, 05:19 PM
Why couldn't they use on of the Star Wars artists instead

Darth Snoopy
10-01-2014, 06:21 PM
:huh Dunno.

HPGR_Thrawn
10-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Not seeing the likeness in the headsculpts. Pass! :D

Darth Snoopy
10-02-2014, 05:00 AM
Not seeing the likeness in the headsculpts. Pass! :D

*snicker* :lol

Revol
10-07-2014, 01:56 AM
Why couldn't they use on of the Star Wars artists instead

Because Quesada is Marvels CCO. And this is the launch of Marvels Star Wars. Makes sense to me.

Matt S
10-09-2014, 07:08 PM
Because Quesada is Marvels CCO. And this is the launch of Marvels Star Wars. Makes sense to me.

I got an autograph from him one time. It was signed, 'Q'

lazy bastard

Khev
10-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Wow, Alex Ross variant is totally sweet.

http://static.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/54458b6ce4b070d5e53f224a/1413843821391/?format=500w

Great take on the original first issue.

https://ewpopwatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/star-wars.jpg?w=404&h=613

gdb
10-22-2014, 01:05 AM
I need the Alex Ross as a print on canvas. It's pushing all the nostalgia buttons.

Darth Snoopy
10-22-2014, 03:39 AM
That Alex Ross variant is awesome! :rock

I love the homage to the original!

EVILFACE
10-22-2014, 03:42 AM
Did Darth Vader get sea sick and then Luke and Old Ben took all his spare sabers?

galactiboy
10-22-2014, 07:50 AM
Saw that yesterday... what a great cover :rock :rock :rock

darthviper107
10-22-2014, 01:32 PM
That's a really cool cover

Cocoboloboy
10-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Wow, Alex Ross variant is totally sweet.

http://static.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/54458b6ce4b070d5e53f224a/1413843821391/?format=500w

Great take on the original first issue.

https://ewpopwatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/star-wars.jpg?w=404&h=613

Beautiful. I don't keep up with comics. Is this out yet?

Darth Snoopy
10-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Beautiful. I don't keep up with comics. Is this out yet?

The comic won't be out until January. :impatient:

Cocoboloboy
10-23-2014, 07:14 PM
The comic won't be out until January. :impatient:

Bummer. Thanks, Snoop! I'll be looking for it for sure.

Darth Snoopy
10-24-2014, 03:37 AM
Bummer. Thanks, Snoop! I'll be looking for it for sure.

No problem. :) :duff

Darth Snoopy
11-08-2014, 07:02 AM
I love this! :lol :lol :lol

STAR WARS #1 PARTY VARIANT WITH JAXXON – EXCLUSIVE! (http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-1-party-variant-with-jaxxon-exclusive)



http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2014/11/STWARS2015001_CHRISTOPHER_PARTY_var1-674x1024.jpg

Khev
11-08-2014, 08:08 AM
That's awesome that they went with the crazy rabbit guy instead of Jar Jar. :rock

Darth Snoopy
11-08-2014, 08:28 AM
That's awesome that they went with the crazy rabbit guy instead of Jar Jar. :rock

I'm glad they did, the story featuring Jaxxon was one of my favorites as a kid! :yess:


http://comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/008d.jpg

Sweet Rabbit
01-07-2015, 04:30 PM
How many variant covers are they going to make? :lol

Deckard
01-09-2015, 02:16 PM
With more than one million copies already pre-ordered by retailers, Star Wars #1 marks the return of the franchise to Marvel from Dark Horse Comics.

Star Wars makes million-selling return to Marvel comics | Books | The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/09/star-wars-million-selling-marvel-comics)


Marvel continues their world wide take over.

The Mike
01-09-2015, 02:28 PM
There are like 48 variants to this, I feel overwhelmed by this comic and haven't read a page yet.

marker2037
01-09-2015, 06:49 PM
I'm trying to pick up that Ross cover from my LCS. Hopefully they can set one aside for me.

Darth Snoopy
01-09-2015, 08:52 PM
Just give me the John Cassaday cover and I'm good. :D

darthviper107
01-09-2015, 10:23 PM
I'm trying to pick up that Ross cover from my LCS. Hopefully they can set one aside for me.

I had checked for that one--on TFAW I got an order in on the last day they were offering it for sale.

marker2037
01-10-2015, 10:28 AM
How much were they charging for it?

The Chev
01-10-2015, 04:55 PM
I have the Alex ross one coming. I'm hoping the story is good. Any word on how long this series will run?

Rambler
01-15-2015, 10:19 AM
This is the one I bought. I was a sucker to get the one Alex Ross signed.

https://www.alexrossstore.com/Star-Wars-1-Signed-Alex-Ross-Store-Exclusive-Variant_p_26.html

The Ween
01-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Here the one I'll be getting in my Loot Crate this month:

158982

If anyone is interested in Loot Crate, here's my link:

Loot Crate - Monthly Geek and Gamer Subscription Box (http://mbsy.co/lootcrate/13359075)

Matt S
01-15-2015, 05:36 PM
Picked up the standard issue cover last night. Pretty awesome artwork inside, and glad to see that every other page was not an ad spot.....

Rambler
01-16-2015, 07:21 AM
I like that Loot Crate cover. Very cool.

Darth Waller
01-17-2015, 10:26 AM
I'm getting the action figure variant covers.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/500/0/1/star-wars-1-action-figure-variant-89ea6.jpg

marker2037
01-17-2015, 10:58 AM
Yea those are cool too. My Alex Ross cover is going to be displayed behind my Star Wars collectible area above my TV. Psyched for this one :rock

Shawpaw
01-18-2015, 07:44 PM
LootCrate FTW!!! Can't wait to get this one and frame it.

marker2037
01-18-2015, 10:35 PM
Also gonna get this one

http://i.newsarama.com/images/i/000/138/355/original/star-wars-darth-vader-1-alex-ross.jpg?1415819253

Sweet Rabbit
01-19-2015, 01:03 AM
LootCrate FTW!!! Can't wait to get this one and frame it.

Yeah even they have a variant :lol

The Mike
01-23-2015, 01:25 PM
I would have loved if Marvel had gotten Drew Struzan to do a few variants.

Darth Snoopy
01-25-2015, 08:35 AM
I would have loved if Marvel had gotten Drew Struzan to do a few variants.

That would have been awesome if they did.

slynger
01-31-2015, 04:20 PM
I just snagged 4 Boba Fett variant covers and I think I'm still missing one or two.

Matt S
02-04-2015, 10:09 PM
Star Wars 2 hit....great book but at $4 a pop, Marvel is pushing the boundaries of regular comic cost

Sweet Rabbit
02-05-2015, 06:20 PM
Star Wars 2 hit....great book but at $4 a pop, Marvel is pushing the boundaries of regular comic cost

$4? No thanks

slynger
02-05-2015, 09:01 PM
Star Wars 2 hit....great book but at $4 a pop, Marvel is pushing the boundaries of regular comic cost


$4? No thanks

I saw the $4 cover price, and being that I don't read a lot of comics, I found mysel thinking that's a bit steep for a regular comic.

Matt S
02-06-2015, 12:23 PM
The comic is top notch, but the price is definitely high. IF that Leia comic is $4 a pop, I would expect that title to die a very quick death. Vader comic looks fantastic as well

Sweet Rabbit
02-06-2015, 01:17 PM
I'll wait for the digitals to show up on Marvel Unlimited

Matt S
02-06-2015, 04:50 PM
I am curious, do the digital copies include the ads, or just comic itself? Always wondered!

Darth Waller
02-06-2015, 05:08 PM
No ads.

Matt S
02-06-2015, 06:56 PM
Ok thanks........

i wish Marvel would copy Walking Dead and put their ads all at the end, and not sprinkled throughout...for $4 an issue, i should not be seeing ads everywhere, but alas....I digress

Sweet Rabbit
02-06-2015, 06:58 PM
I am curious, do the digital copies include the ads, or just comic itself? Always wondered!

Just the cover and no ads

slynger
02-07-2015, 11:49 AM
I've heard that some of these covers are more limited than the others. Not sure if this is even true, but if so, is there a place that lists how many of each were published?

marker2037
02-08-2015, 04:01 PM
search comicbookresources.com. I believe they had the variant numbers listed

slynger
02-08-2015, 09:49 PM
search comicbookresources.com. I believe they had the variant numbers listed

Thanks for the link, however, that site is next to impossible to navigate. I've heard it was 3000 for the variants and 1500 for the black/white covers. Just looking to confirm is all.

Khev
02-08-2015, 10:19 PM
Picked up Star Wars #1 and #2 at Heroes Haven here in Tampa. I was shocked to see that my local store actually had it's own variant.

http://store.heroeshavencomics.com/15868-thickbox_default/star-wars-1-2015-heroes-haven-giant-size-x-men-perkins-exclusive.jpg

So naturally I picked it up. I asked the store owner what they had to do to get their own variant cover and he said order at least 3000 copies and pay an extra fee for the new cover commission.

I told my 5 year old son that he could get any comic in the store that was selling for retail price and he asked for the new Sandman. I said, "okay dude, you're not ready for that yet, pick something else." :lol His next choice was this one:

https://therapyincomics.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/star-wars-vol-4-1-cover-h-variant-connecting-skottie-young-baby.jpg

So it was kind of fun to walk out of the store with the same comic as my boy.

I think this series is great! I'd probably nitpick it if these were movies but even having Luke meet Vader in the first issue so soon after blowing up the Death Star it just seemed like something the original Marvel series or Boba Fett Holiday Special cartoon would do.

John Cassaday's art is great, he really captures the likenesses of the actors well. And I could totally hear their voices speaking the dialogue. Great "everything goes to pot, they argue, crazy action ensues" story very much in the spirit of the OT. Can't wait for issue #3! :rock

Mqhuynh
02-08-2015, 10:34 PM
Wow, your 5 year old son wanted to read Sandman.
What made him choose that comic, even thought he didn't get it.

Khev
02-08-2015, 10:38 PM
Wow, your 5 year old son wanted to read Sandman.
What made him choose that comic, even thought he didn't get it.

He didn't open it, he just thought this was an awesome cover:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/images.hitfix.com/assets/6099/DM-_4.jpg

Sweet Rabbit
02-09-2015, 01:22 AM
Usually the sketch covers have the lowest copies

Darkseed
02-09-2015, 05:31 AM
I picked up #1 and #2. I am not certain I dig the Luke and Vader mtg but it's early so I'll follow along

Khev
02-09-2015, 09:14 AM
It really seems like the purpose of this rebooted series is to retell the "in between" adventures of Han, Luke, and Leia post-ANH with the proper foreknowledge of what was coming in ESB and ROTJ (and possibly even TFA.) The original Marvel issues had to guess at what was coming in ESB and ROTJ so no doubt had to scramble to make their series re-align with the films with each new release. It'll be interesting to see how Marvel does it.

I just hope the prequel references are kept to a minimum (if not ignored entirely.)

slynger
02-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Well, got my Fett variants, now to hunt down the sketch Fett variants. :gah:

marker2037
02-10-2015, 07:55 PM
I was thankfully able to secure this bad boy as well thanks to my LCS :yess:


Also gonna get this one

http://i.newsarama.com/images/i/000/138/355/original/star-wars-darth-vader-1-alex-ross.jpg?1415819253

Khev
02-11-2015, 10:51 AM
Vader is out this week? Sweet.

Statue You
02-11-2015, 12:14 PM
Loving the action figure variant covers....Vader #1 variant:

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150115235159/marveldatabase/images/4/4a/Star_Wars_Darth_Vader_Vol_1_1_Action_Figure_A_Vari ant.jpg

Darth Waller
02-11-2015, 12:40 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTUwM1g5OTA=/z/6-YAAOSwBLlU2XJp/$_58.JPG

Darth Waller
02-11-2015, 12:44 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDYx/z/n1cAAOSwe-FU2XWI/$_57.JPG

slynger
02-11-2015, 09:14 PM
Those vintage covers are very popular. I don't see Marvel stopping these until they do all the favorite characters. They know they're selling very well.

Darth Waller
02-12-2015, 07:22 AM
I hope they stop at the first 12, but not go beyond 20/21 since I have to buy them all. :lol

The Mike
02-12-2015, 03:54 PM
Rumors are that it's the 12 back only. I wouldn't be shocked if other leaked into some sort of exclusives like for Celebration. I haven't even read the book yet and I've got Ben and Vader on the way with Leia ordered at Midtown.

Khev
02-14-2015, 11:20 AM
Wow, jaw dropping Leia variant by Ross.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTUwM1g5OTA=/z/jpAAAOSw0e9U2Dj2/$_57.JPG

marker2037
02-15-2015, 07:50 AM
Yea that's cool

slynger
02-15-2015, 09:50 AM
Ross never disappoints.

Darth Waller
02-15-2015, 01:36 PM
That cover is lube-worthy.

Khev
02-16-2015, 02:01 PM
Picked up Vader #1. WOW the art is awesome.

The Mike
02-18-2015, 12:50 PM
I just checked out Midtown's offerings for the week. There isn't an AF cover for Vader #2? That seems a little weird...

slynger
02-27-2015, 07:25 PM
My Fett variants, with the last two covers on the way.

169417

Darth Snoopy
02-27-2015, 08:24 PM
Nice haul, Slynger, Congrats! :duff

Sweet Rabbit
02-28-2015, 03:18 AM
Holy variants Batman

slynger
02-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Nice haul, Slynger, Congrats! :duff


Holy variants Batman

Thanks guys. Still have two Adi Granov variants inbound and a couple of custom sketch covers in the works.

Rambler
02-28-2015, 12:12 PM
Got my SW #1 signed by Alex Ross the other day. Already framed now just need to find a place to hang it.

slynger
02-28-2015, 04:45 PM
I have an extra Fett variant from Adi Granov if anyone is interested.

Khev
03-05-2015, 08:57 PM
Picked up a regular Leia #1 and ordered the Ross variant off ebay. Once again, yet another SW title with absolutely spectacular art. I'm really enjoying all three titles that are out right now. I love how they are rewriting these side stories with the foreknowledge of characters from later films. It was sweet seeing Admiral Ackbar bring the fleet to Yavin to help the rebels make a speedy evacuation after the destruction of the Death Star.

Darth Waller
03-10-2015, 04:04 PM
I received my action figure variant of Leia #1 today. Now I need to start reading. :lol

Skywalker(OG)Kush
03-15-2015, 04:55 PM
172916 resistance is futile.

slynger
03-15-2015, 05:12 PM
172916 resistance is futile.

Very nice! I love that SW Ross.

Matt S
03-15-2015, 09:20 PM
Yeah, that Ross cover is pretty amazing. Collecting just the Star Wars (main title). Vader and Leia seem cool, but not committing to 3 titles in the SW universe. Issue 3 was pretty good, imo. Wish the artist would flare the helmet for Vader out more, though

Medusoid
03-15-2015, 10:39 PM
The Ross covers are sooooo good. :drool

Khev
03-17-2015, 05:37 PM
My current favorite artist at Marvel, Stuart Immonen, takes over Star Wars beginning with issue #8 in July! :yess:

Stuart Immonen Joins Star Wars | News | Marvel.com (http://marvel.com/news/comics/24274/stuart_immonen_joins_star_wars)

http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/d/c0/5508a04449928/portrait_uncanny.jpg

marker2037
03-17-2015, 05:48 PM
^He's good, I like him.

Love those 3 covers there. I have the two on the left and just the regular Leia.

Darth Snoopy
03-19-2015, 04:37 AM
My current favorite artist at Marvel, Stuart Immonen, takes over Star Wars beginning with issue #8 in July! :yess:

Stuart Immonen Joins Star Wars | News | Marvel.com (http://marvel.com/news/comics/24274/stuart_immonen_joins_star_wars)

http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/d/c0/5508a04449928/portrait_uncanny.jpg

Cool! He's a great follow up to John Cassaday. :yess:

Darth Snoopy
03-19-2015, 06:41 PM
I want this cover variant from SW Princess Leia! :lol


http://www.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Alex-Ross-Princess-Leia-600x931.jpg

Darth Snoopy
04-03-2015, 08:50 AM
:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl


http://apesandbabes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/star-wars-leia-slave.jpg

Khev
04-03-2015, 08:58 AM
That'll go over well with the Batgirl/Spider-Woman crowd. :lol

Darth Snoopy
04-03-2015, 09:28 AM
That'll go over well with the Batgirl/Spider-Woman crowd. :lol

:lol :lol :lol

It's a sketch (blank cover) varient drawn by Frank Cho so it' a one of a kind. :lol

Khev
04-03-2015, 10:03 AM
That made Yoda's saber turn red? Gross. :lol

So is that the whole point of those blank covers they sometimes do? So you can take it to a Con or something and have an artist pencil in a unique drawing?

slynger
04-03-2015, 03:51 PM
That made Yoda's saber turn red? Gross. :lol

So is that the whole point of those blank covers they sometimes do? So you can take it to a Con or something and have an artist pencil in a unique drawing?

Yes, I'm having my third completed here shortly.

Darth Snoopy
04-03-2015, 04:11 PM
That made Yoda's saber turn red? Gross. :lol

So is that the whole point of those blank covers they sometimes do? So you can take it to a Con or something and have an artist pencil in a unique drawing?

Yup, I've never got one but it looks like it would be very cool to have a one of a kind cover. :D


Yes, I'm having my third completed here shortly.

Nice! :clap Which one are you having done?

Khev
04-03-2015, 05:44 PM
Well that sounds awesome and now I want one! Slynger who is doing yours?

Darth Snoopy
04-03-2015, 05:53 PM
Well that sounds awesome and now I want one! Slynger who is doing yours?

:lol:lol:lol

slynger
04-03-2015, 08:00 PM
Nice! :clap Which one are you having done?

So far I'm having three variants of Fett done. I think I'll stop at 5.


Well that sounds awesome and now I want one! Slynger who is doing yours?

Tom Hodges, Spencer Brinkerhoff III and the third will be revealed shortly.

Khev
04-03-2015, 09:58 PM
How did get Tom Hodges? Did you just email him or did you have it done in person?

slynger
04-05-2015, 04:57 PM
Here is one from SSF's own Yonose!

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Darth Snoopy
04-06-2015, 08:32 AM
Oh man, that's AWESOME! Congrats! :rock :rock :rock

slynger
06-01-2015, 01:17 PM
Another sketch cover variant. Tom Hodges Holiday Fett

188061

Darth Waller
06-03-2015, 10:53 AM
http://www.midtowncomics.com/images/product/xl/1428410_xl.jpg

Darth Waller
06-14-2015, 04:48 AM
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Darth Waller
07-09-2015, 08:30 AM
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