The official Star Wars website has unveiled a variant cover for Shattered Empire #1 created by Marco Checchetto, who is the artist for the series. Check it out below!
Greg Rucka is the writer for Shattered Empire. The issue above is expected to hit store shelves on September 4th.
Rucka is ecstatic to be working on Star Wars.
"I will never, ever get tired of writing the words, ‘A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… This is the mythology of my life, and to be a part of it, no matter how small, is both humbling and exciting. Working with Marco on this is only making it better, and being able to work in this mythology is an honor and a responsibility we’re both taking very, very seriously!"
Checchetto is humbled, as well.
"It’s amazing that a boy from a small town near Venice in Italy has the opportunity to be part of Star Wars. I grew up with this mythos and it’s an honor to work on it with Greg. I’m very happy to draw again his fantastic scripts. We will do our best to add a little piece of history to that galaxy far, far away…"
The cover is so beautiful, and full of symbolism with the beat-up Stormtrooper helmet and the exploding Death Star II. Checchetto’s work on this is superb. I’m looking forward to both the art and the story of this new series, especially because Shattered Empire really will be a little piece of Star Wars history, as Checchetto said. In other words, we’ll finally find out what really happened, in canon, after the events of Return of the Jedi! And in not too much time, either!
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