Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Modern Marvel: Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Shared Retailer Exclusive

Marvel has not been reticent about releasing variants and retailer exclusives for their Star Wars line.  A new title triggers an avalanche of covers to choose from and Vader Down #1 was no exception.

Six retailers went in together to release a shared retailer exclusive.  It is probable the retailers achieved some sort of savings by using the same cover art.  The cover for this exclusive is a checklist of action figure by artist John Tyler Christopher.  The checklist includes the action figures used on previous Star Wars action figure covers and the art is done in the style of the old Kenner action figure card backs.  The only difference between the covers from the six retailers is their logo in the lower right hand corner of the front cover just about the UPC symbol and in some cases, the back cover of the comic.

By far, the most readily available of these is the Midtown Comics exclusive.

Star Wars: Vader Down #1p - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Midtown Comics exclusive
The next most available issue is the Forbidden Planet exclusive.

Star Wars: Vader Down #1q - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Forbidden Planet exclusive
Star Wars: Vader Down #1q - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Forbidden Planet exclusive
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The next four exclusives are from All Heroes Comics, Buy Me Toys, Wanted Comix, and Wonderworld Comics.

Star Wars: Vader Down #1r - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
All Heroes Comics exclusive
Star Wars: Vader Down #1r - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
All Heroes Comics exclusive
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Star Wars: Vader Down #1s - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Buy Me Toys exclusive
Star Wars: Vader Down #1s - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Buy Me Toys exclusive
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Star Wars: Vader Down #1t - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Wanted Comix exclusive
Star Wars: Vader Down #1t - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Wanted Comix exclusive
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Star Wars: Vader Down #1u - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Wonderworld Comics exclusive
Star Wars: Vader Down #1u - Marvel Comics, U.S. (November 2015)
Wonderworld Comics exclusive
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