Marvel published an ongoing Star Wars comic book for nearly a decade. The first issue went on sale in April 1977, and the series lasted until 1986, a time when it totally made sense for Lando Calrissian to wear whatever he’s wearing in this picture. In 2015, the Star Wars universe returns to Marvel, with the company launching a new ongoing Star Wars series in January 2015. Written by Jason Aaron and drawn by John Cassaday, the series focuses on the original-trilogy gang of Han, Luke, and Leia.
To mark the occasion, Marvel asked photorealist comics illustrator Alex Ross to design an homage to Howard Chaykin’s iconic original cover of Star Wars #1. EW is excited to share this Alex Ross variant cover. Check it out!
And for comparison, here’s the original image: