Star Wars (2013) #1
January 2013
"In The Shadow of Yavin" part one (of three), 22ppg, $3.50

Script: Brian Wood
Artist, Cover Artist (Hastings): Carlos D'Anda
Colorist, Cover Artist (Hastings): Gabe Eltaeb
Letterer: Michael Heisler
Cover Artist: Alex Ross
Cover Artist (GameStop): Stéphane Roux
Book Design: Dave Nestelle
Assistant Editor: Freddye Lins
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson

According to the inside cover, the events in this issue takes place shortly after the Battle of Yavin. Specific text in the issue indicates it is 2 months after.

The original printing of this issue sold out with 24 hours. A 2nd printing was published on February 6, 2013, and a 3rd printing was published on February 27, 2013. A 4th printing arrived on April 17, 2013.

A sketch variant cover by Alex Ross was available in April 2013, solicited with issue #4, as a retailer incentive.

Hastings, a Texas based retailer chain of electronics, produced an exclusive cover that was available thru their stores and website for $4.99.

There are also two Dynamic Forces variants for this issue as well. An Alex Ross signed cover that retailed for $39.99 and an Alex Ross signed cover for the 2nd printing, retailing at $10. Both covers are the same as the ones posted here, except for signature and COA from Dynamic Forces.

The GameStop exclusive cover was made as a PowerUp rewards exclusive, which means it cannot be bought, only redeemed with the companies PowerUp points, which are earned by purchases and trade-ins at the GameStop stores. While the Hastings variant has an unknown number in circulation, the GameStop exclusive is limited to 3,000. It was available for redeeming 9,920 points (which comes out to between $496 & $992, since customers receive 10-20 points per dollar spent at the store.) Big thanks to Nathan T. for providing the Journals with the scan for this cover!

Announced in September of 2014, there was also an exclusive cover produced for La Mole Comic Con (organised by store Decomixado), by Carlos D'Anda.

Related Issues
Star Wars (2013) #2 Star Wars (2013) #3 Star Wars (2013) #4 Star Wars (2013) #5 Star Wars (2013) #6 Star Wars (2013) (One for One) #1

Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars (2013) Trade Paperback #1 Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Trade Paperback #1
Star Wars 1 (Hastings exclusive variant) Star Wars 1 (GameStop PowerUp Rewards exclusive variant) Star Wars 1 (La Mole Comic Con exclusive variant) Star Wars 1 (exclusive sketch cover) Star Wars 1 (2nd printing variant) Star Wars 1 (3rd printing variant) Star Wars 1 (4th printing variant)

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