Marvel released another first look of Star Wars #1, their first issue under the new license starting in January 2015 today, along with a new variant cover featuring a Luke Skywalker "toy." But seeing Han Solo in action (which you can by clicking through the preview) is only a small part of the story.
According to a report by ComicBook.com, the issue, which Marvel is heavily promoting under the "Welcome Home" campaign with everything from variant covers for the issue to variant covers for other comics to comic shop parties and beyond, will sell over one million copies to comic book retailers. That would make the book easily the top selling comic book in the last two decades, though it would still be ever so slightly behind the best selling book of all time, X-Men #1 in 1991, which sold 8.1 million copies to retailers.
Still, the million mark has seemed unreachable in a market that typically sees a low-to-mid 100k mark for the top selling book of each month. “Welcome Home” indeed.
STAR WARS #1
JASON AARON (W) • JOHN CASSADAY (A/C)
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER A BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
TEASER VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
VARIANT COVER BY BOB McLeod
MOVIE VARIANT COVER
VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA
SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA
VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
VARIANT COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
PARTY VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY TBA
BLANK VARIANT COVER also available
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet—the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!
48 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
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