Thursday, December 7, 2017

Modern Marvel: Doctor Aphra #9 and 10 40th Anniversary Covers

I know I am not the only one who noticed, but both Doctor Aphra #9 and 10 40th anniversary covers show they are #26 out of 48.  Clearly Doctor Aphra #9 has the wrong number on the cover and is meant to be #25 out of 48.  These covers are ordered based on the scene they are depicting from the movie.  The 24th anniversary cover on Star Wars #33 shows Luke Skywalker training with the remote aboard the Millennium Falcon en route to Alderaan.  The variant cover for Doctor Aphra #9 shows the Millennium Falcon exiting the debris field left by the destruction of Alderaan; the Falcon is chasing the TIE Fighter heading toward the Death Star.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #9b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (July 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 25/48
Doctor Aphra #10's variant cover shows Darth Vader and Stormtroopers flanking the Millennium Falcon in the Death Star landing bay.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #10b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (July 2017)
40th Anniversary variant - 26/48
Also in July, the Darth Maul #5 David Lopez variant was erroneously released using the same cover as the David Lopez variant for Darth Maul #3.  Marvel did ship the correct cover months later.  If Marvel is having problems keeping the variant covers straight, maybe it is a sign they are releasing too many of them?  I know my wallet can use a break.

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