StarWars.com has revealed a variant cover for Star Wars #1, created by Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.
“I was asked to give a quote about this cover and to tell fans about the first time I saw Star Wars or how it completely changed my life, but it’s a story I’m sure isn’t all that interesting when compared to the countless others that have been told, much more eloquently, by so many before me,” said Quesada.
“While each of us has had our unique moments of discovery and love affair with the property there’s nothing that I think I could say or add that hasn’t been said before and truthfully it really isn’t all that important because It’s that love for Star Wars that binds all of us who share those unique moments like the Force itself. That’s why when I was offered the opportunity to do this cover I was both thrilled beyond belief and as nervous as I was when I did my very first professional work over twenty years ago.
“To have the opportunity to illustrate the classic cast members in one piece has been by far one of the highlights of my career as an artist. I can only hope that it turned out okay and that maybe, just maybe, I get the chance to do it again someday.”
Star Wars #1 takes place immediately after the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and features the creative team of writer Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin.
Marvel’s Star Wars #1 will blast onto stands in January 2015. The title will be joined by Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 in February, and Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 in March.