When Star Wars first hit the screens in 1977, Marvel Comics was given exclusive rights to create and publish a series based on the then unknown movie.
Although Stan Lee himself was initially unwilling to have Marvel work on the project, he eventually agreed to do so on the grounds that no royalties would be paid to Lucasfilm unless sales exceeded 100’000 copies… which it obviously did.
Marvel continued publishing the series for a decade with almost 200 issues of both adaptations and original tales seeing print before Dark Horse took over the license in 1991.
And for the last 24 years, Star Wars has enjoyed an amazing run at Dark Horse, plucking the publishers from obscurity against competition like DC and Marvel… but it is now returning home.
To celebrate the return of the title, as well as the upcoming sequel, Marvel’s releasing interconnecting variant covers across 20 of their currently ongoing titles by Salvador Larroca, who will also be helming the art duties on the Darth Vader series, set to hit stands next month.
Check out the 20 covers below or click here to see it in all of its merged glory!
(Note: The covers are listed alphabetically, not in order of placement.)