Monday, August 29, 2016

Modern Marvel: Star Wars Free Previews

The fourth Star Wars preview comic from Marvel is the Star Wars Free Previews from June 2016.  The cover uses the same layout and verbiage as the Star Wars Movie Sampler from December 2015; the star-filled background is dark blue instead of black and the art used in the 3 boxes is different.

Star Wars Free Previews - Marvel Comics, U.S. (June 2016)
Star Wars Free Previews is 32-pages and contains previews of the following comics: Star Wars volume 2: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon trade paperback, Darth Vader #1: Shadows and Secrets trade paperback, Star Wars: Vader Down trade paperback, Star Wars: Poe Dameron volume 1: Black Squadron trade paperback, Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin trade paperback, Star Wars: Chewbacca trade paperback, and Star Wars: Han Solo #1.  Like the previous preview comics, this comic was given away to promote Marvel's Star Wars line.

Unlike most comics, this issue has an ISBN printed in the UPC box and it was most likely given away at bookstores.  Barnes and Nobles had a Get Pop-Cultured month long celebration from July 6th to August 7th which included a Star Wars Saturday on July 18th, 2016.  I believe these comics were meant to be given away on that day, but I cannot be certain.  If anyone has knowledge on how these comics were distributed, can you please let me know so I can update the information in this posting.

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