Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
If projections hold, Marvel’s 2015 comic book, Star Wars #1, written by Jason Aaron with artwork by John Cassaday, will be the best-selling comic book in the past two decades. Rumor has it a million copies of the book could be sold when it’s released on January 14.
Part of the reason for that is Marvel will be telling a new story about what Luke, Han, Leia and the group did between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back — that’s largely an unexplored few years in Star Wars lore. Another reason is Marvel is going straight Nineties with the variant covers. At least a dozen variant covers of the comic will be released on newsstands, and several retailers have commissioned their own variants to be sold only in their stores, bringing the total over 30! It’s going to be a huge event.
Below, we’ve complied all of the Star Wars 1 variants we’ve found so far. Check them out below.
First up, here are all the official Marvel Star Wars 1 variants.
Those are as follows:
STAR WARS #1 CASSADAY TEASER VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 BOB MCLEOD VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 SARA PICHELLI VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 JOE QUESADA VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 JOE QUESADA SKETCH VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 ALEX ROSS VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 ALEX ROSS SKETCH VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 SKOTTIE YOUNG VARIANT (Three interlocking covers: One Star Wars #1, and one each for the first issues of the upcoming Darth Vader and Princess Leia titles.
STAR WARS #1 JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER PARTY VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER PARTY SKETCH VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 MOVIE VARIANT
STAR WARS #1 J. SCOTT CAMPBELL CONNECTING VARIANT A (Not Pictured)
Each of those has a different ratio per store but should be available in most normal stores. But that’s only part of it.
Rebelscum has done a great job compiling a bunch of retailer exclusives Star Wars 1 variants as well. Check those out below. These were commissioned and will be available only at these stores/retailers/events. Mouse over each for the retailer, or head to Rebelscum’s link for more info on each.
And as far as we can tell, that’s not even it. They’ll just keep coming. Which of these is your favorite Star Wars 1 variant?
Oh, and want to see some of what’s going on inside? StarWars.com put up a few awesome images: