Marvel Comics isn’t launching their entirely new series based on the classic “Star Wars” movies until January, but we’ve got your exclusive first look at artist Skottie Young’s amazing interlocking covers for the first three issues of the series right here, right now.
For Young, getting the chance to draw “Star Wars” was a dream come true.
“Like most people my age, I spent a good part of my childhood playing with ’Star Wars’ toys for hours on end,” Young said via statement from Marvel. “I cried like a baby when I realized I left my wampa figure on the radiator and his leg melted half off.
“Flash forward years later and I get to be a little (pun absolutely intended) part of the ’Star Wars’ universe by creating my take on these covers. It’s surreal. Also, I’ve shared that wampa story before and fans actually bring me wampa figures to cons. THIS IS MY LIFE!”
For those not up to speed on the new comics, they’ll be set shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” All three books are being coordinated with Lucasfilm to make sure they line up with both the original films and whatever is being planned for “Episode VII,” “VIII” and beyond.
The three books, from left to right are:
– “Princess Leia #1,” kicking off a five-issue miniseries in March, 2015 by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson.
– “Star Wars #1,” launching in January, 2015 from writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday.
– And “Darth Vader #1,” following close behind in February, 2015 by Kieron Gillen with art by Salvador Larroca
We’d also like to formally lodge two requests with Marvel: 1) please make “Princess Leia” an ongoing series, and 2) let Skottie Young draw the rest of it because other than Carrie Fisher that’s the best Princess Leia we’ve ever seen.
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