Saturday, July 9, 2016

Modern Marvel: Star Wars: Han Solo #1 Hastings Exclusive

Hastings filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 13, 2016.  Chapter 11 will allow Hastings to stay open while they reorganize finances and prepare the company for sale.  Hastings owes Diamond Comic Distributor, the largest comic distributor in North America, a reported $1.5 million.  On June 15th, Hastings did not receive their weekly shipment of comics and at least one website, Bleeding Cool reported about the problem.  Collectors began speculating about the Han Solo #1 Hastings exclusive and whether or not it was published or would be sold.  It turns out the comic did ship to Hastings the following week on June 22nd.

Star Wars: Han Solo #1j - Marvel Comics, U.S. (June 2016)
Hastings exclusive
The interior pencils for Han Solo #1 are by Mark Brooks.  To my knowledge, Mark Brooks has only done covers for the Marvel Star Wars line and this is his first interior work for a Star Wars comic.  He also did the art for the Hastings exclusive cover.  The cover art is a picture of Han Solo and Chewbacca in front of the schematics for the Millennium Falcon.  In my opinion, this comic has the best interior artwork so far for the Marvel line.

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