Hey, CHU, it’s DrunkWooky back with some tidbits and tantalizing details!
Lots of Star Wars Franchise updates this week.
First of all, we have a batch of new variant covers for Darth Maul #1 releasing 02/01/2017! This latest batch includes the ubiquitous JTC Action Figure variant, an awesome Mark Brooks cover, and a cover from Marvel’s line of 40th anniversary variants filling up 2017!
Since the Clone Wars explained away Maul’s bi-section in The Phantom Menace and gave him an elaborate backstory and continuing presence in the Star Wars universe. Dark Horse’s Son of Dathomir has been fetching premium prices since the news broke that it was one of the shortest printed Star Wars Dark Horse books before Marvel acquired the property.
The Son of Dathomir trade paperback actually sells for higher than the individual issues due to extraordinarily small numbers having been printed.
Son of Dathomir was adapted from an unused Clone Wars script and has remained Canon during the Dark Horse to Marvel transition. Hence, the collector interest.
Consequently, if any CHU readers are looking to give up some Son of Dathomir in either format, I know a Wooky who would be interested. (wink wink)
Anyway, on to the pretty covers courtesy, as always, of Jedi Bibliothek
John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Variant
And speaking of JTC Action Figure Covers, Here is Wonder World Comics Exclusive
Mark Brooks Variant
Darth Maul #1 Star Wars Rebels Variant
Regular Rod Reis Variant
Terry Dodson Star Wars 40th Annviersary Variant
Speaking of 40th Anniversary covers, again, Marvel will be running them all 2017 long. To say I won’t get them all would be a massive lie. Here’s a sample from Star Wars.com to whet your appetite:
Doctor Aphra 3 by Juan Gimenez
Poe Dameron 10 by Stuart Immonen
Star Wars 27 by Ryan Stegman and Jordan Boyd
And from yet to be named books:
Finally, as a little 2017 gift, here’s a pre-Rogue One Easter Egg from Poe Dameron #8:
From Star Wars.com
“[T]here are two new helmets in Terex’s private chambers that will make their big screen debut in Rogue One. The helmets are the black death trooper bucket, as well as the white Scarif shore trooper helmet. (And are those the Death Star plans?) It’s exciting to see how threads throughout the Star Wars galaxy are working in conjunction to create a detailed canvas that makes Star Wars such a diverse, authentic mythology.”
One last thing, here is the action figure variant for Star Wars #28
Until I have more juicy nuggets for you guys, DrunkWooky out!