Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Modern Marvel: Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #2 (2nd Print)

Marvel has gone back to print on several Star Wars issues with the latest being the 2nd prints for Darth Vader #20 - 23 a few months back.  Most of the reprints have been fairly easy to find, but there are a few that have been elusive.  Marvel usually has only gone back to print when there is a demand for an issue, which is why there have been ample supplies of the subsequent printings.  This is not always the case however and one of the harder to find reprints is the 2nd print of Ob-Wan & Anakin #2.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #2a - Marvel Comics, U.S. (February 2016)
The cover for the first printing of this issue shows Obi-Wan Kenobi battling airships on the war ravaged planet Carnelion IV.  The planet is covered in snow which is why the background has a lot of white.  This gives the perception we are looking down at Obi-Wan.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #2b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (March 2016)
2nd print
The 2nd print cover is the same art, except the background has now been replaced with a star field.  This gives the perception we are looking up at Obi-Wan.  The airship in the upper left hand side of the comic has been removed to complete the illusion.

Currently, there are no 2nd prints of this issue available on eBay and there has been no copy for several months now.  When they do appear, they go for around cover price.  If you are like me and want to own as many different Star Wars issues as possible and appreciate the thrill of the hunt, acquiring one of these copies should provide a slight challenge without costing much.

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