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WPR First Look Comics: Marvel’s Star Wars #1 Launch Party Variant Cover

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This January, Star Wars comics is coming back to the House of Stark…

To celebrate this epic comic franchise glorious return to where it first started, Marvel has announced that they will be releasing a special variant cover for Star Wars #1, featuring none other than Jaxxon! Wait, who? Ok, if you have no idea who that is don’t feel bad, I didn’t know either. Lucky for us the Internet knows all!! Jaxxon is a bunny-like smuggler who was created as an homage to Bugs Bunny, that made his first appearance all the way back in the eighth issue of Marvel’s original Star Wars run. The character was only featured in a handful of issues and hasn’t been heard from in the past twenty or so years. But even with a limited presence, the character has still managed to reach cult-favorite status with many fans. So there you go. That’s just about everything to need to know about the green bunny from a galaxy far, far away. Now who plans on joining me in getting their hands on this great variant?

Also, this limited edition variant will only be available at comic book retailers who plan on being part of the Star Wars #1 launch party, so if you want to score a copy I’d suggest doing a little early research and seeing which comic book stores in your area plan on participating. I know I will be.

STAR WARS #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by JOHN CASSADAY
Party Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
On Sale in January!

Marvel’s Official Release

This January, the iconic Star Wars franchise returns to the House of Ideas in grand fashion with the first can’t-miss ongoing series kicking off in STAR WARS #1! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. are extremely proud to unveil artist John Tyler Christopher’s STAR WARS #1 Party Variant – featuring none other than the return of Jaxxon! Only available at Star Wars #1 Launch Parties, don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind variant cover to one of the biggest issues of the year!

“We couldn’t be happier to have Star Wars comics back at Marvel,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Star Wars has always been an important part of Marvel’s history and we knew we wanted to honor that legacy with a callback to the original Marvel Comics Star Wars series. We think old and new fans alike will be just as excited as we are to see Jaxxon, even if it’s only for this fun variant cover.”

From the star studded creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin comes a brand-new series spotlighting beloved characters from the original trilogy. Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, follow the continued adventures of Luke, Han, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and more as the growing Rebel Alliance battles for freedom against the Imperial Forces of the Galactic Empire!

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