Comic Cover Art: Star Wars (Marvel)

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Star Wars Vol. 4 (Marvel)

Now I’ve seen publishers in the past gone hog wild over variant covers simply for promoting a particular series or event but this has got to be one of the largest variant cover count releases for a comic that I’ve seen in some time.  Since the acquisition of LucasFilm’s early last year by Disney, Marvel (Owned by Disney)  took over the publishing rights from Dark Horse starting in 2015.  Dark Horse had been releasing some amazing stories over the past 20 years expanding the Star Wars universe by leaps and bounds over what Marvel did during it’s initial run.  Memorable series like Legacy and Tales of the Jedi to a more recent favorite of mine Dawn of the Jedi.  I felt I as a reader had struck gold with the release of Dawn of the Jedi as it literally broke new ground by creating an all new character cast expanding a timeline hardly touched in the past except for a few references made in past by series such as Tales of the Jedi.  If you ever get a chance to read both series I’m sure you’ll agree with me.  I only hope Marvel takes a good look at what Dark Horse was doing near the end of 2014 and consider the possibility.  If only Dark Horse had written more Dawn of the Jedi miniseries!  I believe they that could have easily translated into a motion picture movie trilogy.

Here are some links concerning the publishing license move from Dark Horse to Marvel.
End of an Era for Dark Horse
Lucasfilm and Marvel Join Forces to Publish Star Wars Comics

Regular and Variant Covers:

  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.1 Blank Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.1 John Cassaday 2nd Print Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.1 John Cassaday Standard
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.1 John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.1 John Tyler Christopher Humorous Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.1 Skottie Young Baby Connecting Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.15 Retailer Incentive Movie Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.20 Retailer Incentive Sara Pichelli Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.25 Retailer Incentive Bob McLeod Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.25 Retailer Incentive John Cassaday Teaser Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.50 Retailer Incentive Alex Ross Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.50 Retailer Incentive J. Scott Campbell Connecting Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.100 Retailer Incentive Joe Quesada Wraparound Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.200 Retailer Incentive Alex Ross Sketch Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.500 Retailer Incentive Joe Quesada Wraparound B&W Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.Store John Cassaday Party Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 1.Store John Tyler Christopher Humorous B&W Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Adi Granov Forbidden Planet B&W Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Adi Granov Forbidden Planet Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Alan Davis Emerald City Comics B&W Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Alan Davis Emerald City Comics Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Alex Maleev DCBS Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Alex Maleev DCBS Sketch Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Alex Meleev Warp 9 Comics B&W Variant 1-1500
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Alex Meleev Warp 9 Comics Color Variant 1-3000
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Amanda Connor Vault Collectibles B&W 1-1500 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Amanda Connor Vault Collectibles Color Variant 1-3000
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Dale Keown AOD Collectibles B&W 1-2000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Dale Keown AOD Collectibles Color 1-3000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Daniel Acuna Heroes & Fantasies B&W Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Daniel Acuna Heroes & Fantasies Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Dave Dorman M&M Comics Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 David Peterson Newbury Comics Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 DF Exclusive Greg Land Connecting Color 1-15000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 DF Exclusive Greg Land Connecting Sketch Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Frank Cho Cards, Comics & Collectibles Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Frank Cho Cards, Comics & Collectibles Sketch Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Gabriele Dell’Otto Loot Crate Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 GameStop’s Exclusive Greg Horn 1-10000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 GameStop’s Exclusive Greg Horn Fade Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Hasbro Previews Exclusive New York Toy Fair 1-10000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Hastings Store Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Hastings Store Sketch Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Heroes Haven Comics Mike Perkins Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Humberto Ramos Mile High Comics 1-3000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 J. Scott Campbell Cargo Hold Color 1-3000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 J. Scott Campbell Cargo Hold Sketch 1-1500 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Jenny Frison buymetoys.com Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Joe Quinones Kings Comics Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 John Tyler Christopher ComicXposure B&W Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 John Tyler Christopher ComicXposure Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 McLeod Third Eye Comics Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Midtown Exclusive Mark Brooks Connecting Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Midtown Exclusive Mark Brooks Connecting Sketch Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Mike Deodato Jr Limited Edition Comix Sketch Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Mike Deodato Jr. Limited Edition Comix Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Mike Mayhew Zapp Comics B&W 1-1500 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Mike Mayhew Zapp Comics Color 1-3000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Mike McKone Bampf Collectibles 1-3000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Pascal Campion Tidewater Comicon Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Pasqual Ferry ThinkGeek Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Paul Renaud Fantastico Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Simone Bianchi Books-A-Million Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Stan Sakai Beach Ball Comics B&W 1-2000 Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Stan Sakai Beach Ball Comics Color Variant
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #1 Stephanie Hans Rebel Base Comics & Toys Variant

Reference:

A special thanks to my two main sources below and of course Google’s search engine.

Image Source: Midtown Comics
Image Source: Comic Collector Live (CCL)

Please Note:

  • Any reference in the title of 1-XXXX means 1 copy of X printed in total.
  • Any reference in the title of 1.X means 1 copy for every X printed.
  • Any reference in the title of 1.Store means 1 copy allocated per comic book store.
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