COMICS: Dark Horse Unveils Alex Ross’s Original Cover Sketches For STAR WARS

The first issue of Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda's Star Wars has already gone to second print and now Dark Horse has unveiled a special series of variants for issues #4, 5, 6 and 7. They feature Alex Ross's original sketches before they were painted. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/12/2013

The year is off to a HUGE start, as this week saw the release of what is not only one of 2013’s most anticipated Star Wars comics, but also one of the most-talked-about comics launches of the year overall!

To add to the excitement, Dark Horse announces today that it will produce special variant covers for Star Wars #1–#4, which will be consecutively tied to issues #4–#7. These special variant comics will feature artist Alex Ross’s original cover sketches!

This all-new Star Wars series is set in the time period of the original trilogy, specifically directly following the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, and features the franchise’s best-loved characters, as told by Brian Wood (X-Men, DMZ, Conan the Barbarian, The Massive) with art from Carlos D’Anda (Batman: Arkham City). This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! Dark Horse is taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star—when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!

Retailers, look for specifics on how to order these soon to be highly sought-after issues in Diamond’s Previews catalog! Fans, make sure to tell your local retailers that you’re on board for this blockbuster series, and these exciting variant covers!

Look for Star Wars #1 on sale at finer comics shops everywhere now!

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staypuffed - 1/12/2013, 12:35 PM
Really cool.
KingEmperor - 1/12/2013, 12:37 PM
Nice. Always been a fan of Ross' works.
marvel72 - 1/12/2013, 12:49 PM
nice,would love to see the finished covers.i could waste a day away looking at artwork by alex ross.
RexBlazer1 - 1/12/2013, 1:10 PM
Love it. @KingEmperor, I'm right there with you.
GLprime2814 - 1/12/2013, 1:16 PM
The comic was so [frick]ing awesome. Added it to my pull list.
Triptheorist - 1/12/2013, 1:24 PM

Couldn't find the last one, sorrry.
HavocPrime - 1/12/2013, 1:33 PM
Alex Ross's art is just sex to the eyes
RexBlazer1 - 1/12/2013, 1:41 PM
@Triptheorist, where'd you get those pics?
ClarkFarley2012 - 1/12/2013, 2:12 PM
Ross is the best. Love his work in Kingdom Come.
Vapes - 1/12/2013, 3:33 PM
I can see why he moved Threepio.

"Why's he got a blaster?"
DarthTesla - 1/12/2013, 9:11 PM
JonasWepeel - 1/12/2013, 10:51 PM
mgeoff88 - 1/12/2013, 11:09 PM
Alex Ross + Star Wars = Nerdgasm!!!

@HavocPrime Truer words have never been spoken. :P

@Triptheorist Incredible stuff! Thanks, man! Damn... now I have to go change my pants. ;P
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 1/12/2013, 11:57 PM
Loved this mans work since I first read Marvels when it first came out!:)
PapaII - 1/14/2013, 7:45 AM
@Triptheorist, i prefer the pencils!

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