Delightful STAR WARS Comic Book Cover Art by Skottie Young
Artist Skottie Young created this wonderfully adorable trilogy of interlocking comic book cover art for Marvel's new Star Wars comic based on the classic movies. These comics will be set shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The three comics are being coordinated with Lucasfilm to make sure that they line up with both the original films and whatever is coming in Episode VII, VIII, IX and whatever else Lucasfilm in planning. The three comics they are developing are:
Princess Leia #1, kicking off a five-issue miniseries in March, 2015 by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson.
Star Wars #1, launching in January, 2015 from writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday.
Darth Vader #1, following close behind in February, 2015 by Kieron Gillen with art by Salvador Larroca.
Young talked about the project in a statement he gave to MTV:
“Like most people my age, I spent a good part of my childhood playing with ‘Star Wars’ toys for hours on end. I cried like a baby when I realized I left my wampa figure on the radiator and his leg melted half off.
“Flash forward years later and I get to be a little (pun absolutely intended) part of the ‘Star Wars’ universe by creating my take on these covers. It’s surreal. Also, I’ve shared that wampa story before and fans actually bring me wampa figures to cons. THIS IS MY LIFE!”
The result of his illustrations are fan-freakin-tastic!