Saturday, August 26, 2017

Modern Marvel: Star Wars 40th Anniversary Covers (Part 2)

Over half of the 48 Star Wars 40th anniversary covers have been released so far.  In an earlier posting, I showed the first 12 covers.  Here are the second 12 covers, in their numbered order, not necessarily the order they were published:

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #6b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (April 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 13/48
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #13b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (April 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 14/48
Star Wars #31c - Marvel Comics, U.S. (May 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 15/48
Star Wars: Rogue One #1d - Marvel Comics, U.S. (April 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 16/48
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (May 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 17/48
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #14b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (May 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 18/48
Star Wars: Darth Maul #4b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (June 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 19/48
Star Wars #32c - Marvel Comics, U.S. (June 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 20/48
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #8b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (June 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 21/48
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #16b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (June 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 22/48
Star Wars: Darth Maul #5b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (July 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 23/48
Star Wars #33c - Marvel Comics, U.S. (July 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 24/48
There are some really nice covers here.  My favorite is Poe Dameron #16 because it does a terrific job of capturing Princess Leia's helplessness at the destruction of Alderaan from a unique point of view.  My least favorite is Darth Maul #4.  One of my favorite scenes in Star Wars is when Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the two Droids arrive at Docking Bay 94 and the battle that ensues.  That would have been preferred over a boring picture of Han Solo pointing at Jabba the Hutt.  This cover looks more like a cover drawn at a comic convention than a final piece.

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