With sales of more than a million copies and the number of confirmed variant covers at 89, Marvel’s first Star Wars #1 in nearly 40 years is already one of the best selling comics of the decade. It was assumed that a Loot Crate edition was part of what propelled the sales to the million dollar level and today’s unveiling of a Gabriele Dell’Otto cover for a Loot Crate variant. You can still get this variant by signing up for Loot Crate by January 19th at 9pm PST to get one—it’s part of a “REWIND” themed crate.
Appropriately, the cover shows Han and Chewie in the process of smuggling some loot.
Loot Crate if a monthly gift box filled with nerd and gamers themed merchandise, from toys to comics to apparel. Subscriptions begin at $13.37 for one month plus shipping and handling.
Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron, John Cassaday and Laura Martin debuted on Wednesday with parties, signings and favorable reviews.
“It’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan,” says Axel Alonso, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief. “From film, to television to new comics from Marvel – the future is bright for a galaxy far, far away. We’ve worked closely with the Lucasfilm story group to produce gripping new stories in the Star Wars universe and we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Loot Crate to help get this exciting first issue into the hands of thousands of new fans!”
“We’re incredibly honored and proud to present a unique variant version of Star Wars #1 to our Looters, and once again deliver comics to fans in a unique way,” adds Matthew Arevalo, co-founder and CXO of Loot Crate. “This continues our awesome partnership with Marvel, who is relaunching the Star Wars saga as only Marvel can!”
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.