Star Wars (2015) #1
January 2015
"Skywalker Strikes", 34ppg, $4.99

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist, Cover Artist: John Cassady
Colorist, Cover Colors: Laura Martin
Letterer: Chris Eliopolous
Assistant Editor: Charles Beacham
Editor: Jordan D. White
Executive Editor: C.B. Cebulski
Executive Editor: Mike Marts
Editor-in-Chief: Axel Alonso
Chief Creative Officer: Joe Quesada
Publisher: Dan Buckley



COMMENTS
The first issue of this title had more pages than standard releases. It also contained a 4-page preview of Darth Vader #1 and a 2-page preview of Princess Leia #1.

In the history of Star Wars comics, this issue definitely holds the record for most variant covers. Between the solicited variants produced by Marvel and the retailer exclusives there are well over 75 different covers.

Solicited variant covers from Marvel (besides the generic John Cassady cover) include:
  • J. Scott Campbell connecting cover (1:50 availability ratio) with Darth Vader #1 and Princess Leia #1
  • John Cassady Teaser (1:25)
  • Bob McLeod (1:25)
  • Photo/movie variant, with Luke looking into sunset (1:15)
  • Joe Quesada (1:100)
  • Joe Quesada sketch version (1:500)
  • Alex Ross (1:50)
  • Alex Ross sketch version (1:200)
  • Sara Pichelli (1:20)
  • Skottie Young connecting cover (orders must match 150% of Original Sin #8)
  • John Tyler Christopher (exclusive Jaxxon version available at Star Wars #1 Launch Parties) in regular and sketch variations
  • Luke Skywalker Action Figure version, also by John Tyler Christopher (orders must match 200% of Original Sin #8)
  • Blank Sketch Cover (orders must match 150% of Original Sin #8) for collectors to get their own variant versions created
Retailer exclusives, which are created for specific stores exclusively include:
  • Dynamic Forces exclusive by Greg Land regular ($29.99, but on sale for limited time at $10) [link] and in black & white ($39.99, but on sale for limited time at $15.99) [link]
  • Fantastico (Mexico) exclusive by Paul Renaud ($4.99 from store only) [link]
  • Zapp Comics (New Jersey) exclusive by Mike Mayhew (as an homage to New Mutants #98) in regular ($11.99) and black & white ($19.99) [link]
  • Limited Edition Comix (UK) exclusive by Mike Deodato in regular (£9.95) and sketch version (£12.95) [link]
  • Midtown Comics offers the Mike Deodato covers as well for $15 (regular) or $20 (sketch) [link]
  • Midtown Comics (New York City) also has an exclusive by Mark Brooks in regular ($12) and sketch ($18). This cover is listed as a Connecting Cover part 1 of 3 along with Darth Vader #1 and Princess Leia #1 [link]
  • Vault Collectibles (Georgia/Florida) exclusive by Amanda Conner in regular ($10/ltd to 3,000) and sketch ($15/ltd to 1,500). Also available are signed versions by Conner ($20/$25) or by Stan Lee ($100/$125) [link]
  • Forbidden Planet (UK) exclusive by Adi Granov in regular (£9.99) [link] and sketch version (£14.99) [link]
  • ComicXposure (New York) exclusive by John Tyler Christopher in regular ($9.99) [link] and black & white ($19.99) [link]
  • Warp 9 Comics (Michigan) exclusive by Alex Maleev (as an homage to Tales of Suspense #39) in both regular ($19.77/ltd to 3,000) [link] and sketch version ($24.99/ltd to 1,500) [link]
  • Heroes & Fantasies (Texas) by Daniel Acuña (as an homage to Amazing Spider-Man #129 in regular ($15) and black & white ($20) [link]
  • Newbury Comics (Massachusetts & Northeast) exclusive by David Petersen ($10) [link]
  • Previews New York Toy Fair Hasbro Black Series Action Figure cover ($4.99/ltd to 10,000) [link]
  • BuyMeToys.com (Indiana) exclusive by Jenny Frison ($4.99) [link]
  • AOD Collectibles (Ontario, Canada) exclusive by Dale Keown in both regular ($7.77/ltd to 3,000) and sketch version ($9.99/ltd to 2,000) [link]
  • Emerald City Comics (Florida) exclusive by Alan Davis ($10) [link] and a black & white for ($15) [link]
  • Rebel Base Comics & Toys (North Carolina) exclusive by Stephanie Hans ($15) [link]
  • Discount Comic Book Services (DCBS) exclusive by Alex Maleev in regular ($4.99) [link] and sketch version ($9.99) [link]
  • Cards, Comics & Collectibles (Maryland) exclusive by Frank Cho ($10) [link] also available signed ($15) [link]
  • Mile High Comics (Colorado) exclusive by Humberto Ramos ($14.99/ltd to 3,000) [link]
  • Third Eye Comics (Maryland) exclusive by Dale Keown (as an homage to X-Men #1) ($12.99) [link]
  • Heroes Haven Comics (Florida) exclusive by Mike Perkins (as an homage to Giant Size X-Men #1) in regular ($10) [link] and signed edition ($15) [link]
  • Bampf Limited (UK) exclusive by Mike McKone (£10/ltd to 3,000) [link]
  • M&M Comic Service (online) exclusive by Dave Dorman ($4.99, goes up to $10 after 12/22/14) [link]
  • Beach Ball Comics/Corner Store Comics (California) exclusive by Stan Sakai in regular ($12) [link] and sketch version ($18) [link]
  • The Cargo Hold exclusive by J. Scott Campbell in regular ($24.99/ltd to 3,000) and black and white ($29.99/ltd to 1,500) [link] (both versions-$50)
  • Premiere Variant Personalized Comic Shop variant by John Cassady (limited to two per store hosting a ‘Welcome Home Party')
  • Books-A-Million/2nd & Charles exclusive by Simone Bianchi ($7.99) [link]
  • ThinkGeek exclusive by Pasqual Ferry ($7.99) [link]
  • Kings Comics (Australia) exclusive by Joe Quinones ($20 AUS) [link]
  • Tidewater Comicon (Virginia) exclusive by Pascal Campion ($TBD)[link]
  • GameStop exclusive by Greg Horn (8,000 power-up points) [link]
  • Hastings exclusive by Mico Suayan in regular (7.99) [link] and black and white (14.99) [link]
  • AlexRoss.com exclusive by Alex Ross, with a regular ($19.990with a pre-order of $9.99/ltd to 3,000) [link] and signed edition ($34.99 with COA) [link]
  • Dallas Comic Con exclusive by Slavador Larroca, with regular ($TBD) and sketch/fade cover ($TBD) [link]
  • Loot Crate exclusive by Gabriele Dell'Otto available only in the January 2015 Loot Crate "Rewind"-themed crate (available thru 1/19/2015). [link]
Dynamic Forces also has a number of signed editions (in their Regular [black], Silver and Gold signature series) at varying prices.

Dynamic Forces are also offering sketch versions on the blank covers ($89.99 with limited pre-order pricing at $77.77), by artists Chris Caniano and Ken Haeser. The Chris Caniano sketches include Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Grand Moff Tarkin, & Yoda, while Ken Haeser's sketches include Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, & Boba Fett.

A 2nd printing was made available February 3, 2015. A 3rd printing was made available February 24, 2015. A 4th printing was made available on April, 1 2015. A 5th printing was made available on May, 6 2015.


Related Issues
Star Wars (2015) #2 Star Wars (2015) #3 Star Wars (2015) #4 Star Wars (2015) #5 Star Wars (2015) #6 Five Below Star Wars Special Edition #1


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars (2015) Vol. 1 Trade Paperback #1
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