You’ve seen the movie, now read the comic book. Marvel has just revealed the initial cover and variants for its upcoming adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first installment in the five-issue series, written by Chuck Wendig (author of Star Wars: Aftermath) and illustrated by Luke Ross, will arrive in stores and digital services on June 22.
The comic art and variants put a new, graphical spin on the familiar movie images.
‘The Force Awakens’ No. 1 main cover by Esad Ribic (Marvel)
Sketch variant cover by Ribic (Marvel)
Variant cover by John Cassaday & Phil Noto (Marvel)
Variant cover by Joe Quesada (Marvel)
Movie poster variant cover (Marvel)
Marvel has done a cranking job on the various Star Wars titles (most of which I now own) since re-acquiring the license from Disney cohort Lucasfilm. In addition to The Force Awakens, the publisher will roll out the limited-edition Han Solo series next month.