Monday, May 18, 2020

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Star Wars May the 4th Previews

Despite Star Wars being released on May 25th, 1977, May 4th has become known as Star Wars Day because of the catchy "May the Fourth be with you" pun.  The phrase was first used on May 4, 1979 in an ad in London's The Evening News celebrating Margaret Thatcher's first day in office.  It is now widely celebrated as an unofficial holiday and many retailers and licensees use this day to sell Star Wars related merchandise.

Marvel released a preview comic on May 4th, 2019.  This comic contains 3 - 5 page previews of several titles in Marvel's Star Wars line including: Galaxy's Edge, Age of Rebellion - Boba Fett, and TIE Fighter.  It also contains many ads for other Star Wars titles and interviews with Ethan Sacks, Greg Pak, Simon Spurrier, and Kieron Gillen.  The standard cover uses the same artwork as the Princess Leia - Age of Rebellion #1 variant cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti.

Star Wars May the 4th Previews a - Marvel Comics, U.S. (May 2019)
Wonderworld Comics also has an exclusive edition they distributed several weeks earlier at Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago, Illinois from April 11 through April 15.  The artwork for the exclusive cover is the same used on the Age of Rebellion - Jabba the Hutt #1 variant cover by Gerald Parel.

Star Wars May the 4th Previews b - Marvel Comics, U.S. (May 2019)
Wonderworld Comics exclusive

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