Star Wars #1 Launch Parties Coming in January 2015

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On January 14th 2015, Marvel Comics is kicking off the release of Star Wars #1 with major launch parties in comic book stores featuring exclusive limited merchandise.


Press Release

Marvel is kicking off 2015 with a bang big enough to destroy a Death Star as Star Wars makes its triumphant return to the House of Ideas and into comic shops on January 14th! That’s right, your local comic shop is the place to be to get your hands on the blockbuster first issue of Star Wars! In addition to being among the first to purchase and read the landmark STAR WARS #1, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these launch parties.

STAR WARS #1 is already poised to be one of the biggest launches of the year, and Marvel is making sure comic book stores worldwide are armed and ready for the landmark return of Star Wars to its home at Marvel. Each retailer opting into the STAR WARS #1 Launch Party will receive a Star Wars Party Kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials including exclusive variants, promotional buttons, cake toppers and more. Check your Marvel Mailer for more information on how to opt-in by 12/08 to ensure your store has these promo items and exclusives.

“Brand new Star Wars comics featuring some of the biggest names in comics deserve the red carpet treatment,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’re committed to making sure our valued retail partners have everything they need to engage regular customers and new fans to check out what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest launches of the year.”

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the Star Wars #1 Launch Party:

  • Star Wars #1 Invitational Postcards
  • Star Wars #1 Promotional Pins
  • Star Wars #1 Skottie Young Lithographs
  • Star Wars #1 John Tyler Christopher Sketch Party Variant

This January, take your first step into a larger world as a galaxy far, far away returns to Marvel with STAR WARS #1 – on sale January 14th!


STAR WARS #1 (NOV140709)


Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (NOV140716), JOE QUESADA (NOV140714), SARA PICHELLI (NOV140718), BOB MCLEOD (NOV140712) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV140719)
Party Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV140720)
Movie Variant Also Available (NOV140713)
Connecting Variant A by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (NOV140710)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV140721)

FOC – 12/08/14, On-Sale – 01/14/14

Star Wars Launch Party Invitational PostcardsStar Wars #1 Exclusive Button DesignsStar Wars #1 Cover - Pichelli VariantStar Wars #1 Cover - McLeod VariantStar Wars #1 Cover - John Tyler Christopher Party Variant

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