Solo: A Star Wars Story prequel Last Shot will have two cover designs


Star Wars Last Shot, the new book featuring Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, will have a reversible dust jacket. It’s a prequel, of sorts, to Solo: A Star Wars Story.

"Same jacket?No. New [dust] jacket…"

As we draw closer and closer to the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we’re getting more information regarding the vast array of new canon material that will be released in tandem with the film. A prime example of this is the novel Star Wars Last Shot by Daniel José Older.

Star Wars ‘Solo’ Comic Books CR: Disney

To make good news even better, the new novel will feature two different cover designs. Collectors: don’t fret! According to Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly, Last Shot comes armed with a reversible dust jacket. That means when you purchase the book you’ll get both covers for the price of one. In other words, collectors of all things Star Wars won’t have to buy the book twice just to get both designs.

Now, if you want to display both covers simultaneously on your shelf, you’ll need to make dual purchases. However, if you’re okay simply knowing that the alternate cover is quietly resting up against the hardcover’s face, ready to be unleashed according to your current mood, you’ll be able to save yourself some galactic credits.

The main cover, pictured above, will feature a silhouetted Han Solo, looking very Han Solo-esque, poised to strike with his iconic DL-44 blaster pistol. The alternate cover, pictured below, depicts Lando Calrissian mysteriously donning his famous cape.

Star Wars ‘Solo’ Comic Books CR: Disney

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One note of similarity between the two designs is the Millennium Falcon. Both covers feature the falcon, pointed downward and overlapping our silhouetted heroes. The devil, though, is in the details. You’ll notice the new – err, old – Falcon design graces the cover with Lando, while the more recognizable, maybe a little more war-torn, Falcon accompanies the Han Solo version of the dust jacket.

This could give some insight into Solo’s story. We know we’re getting a different looking Falcon in the film – one that’s missing the iconic front-end cut-out. This is presumably the ship’s look under Lando’s ownership. We know that by the time of A New Hope, Han owns the Falcon and it looks a little more lived in.

It will be interesting to see if the cut-out in the front of the ship that gives it such an iconic look is the result of damage – perhaps obtained during the Kessel Run – or an aesthetic choice by Han after he takes over the keys to the ship. Between Last Shot and Solo, we’ll likely see exactly how the Millennium Falcon goes from shiny and new to battered and bruised.

Are you excited for a new story featuring Han and Lando? How do you think Star Wars Last Shot will tie into Solo: A Star Wars Story?

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Which cover design are you planning to feature on your personal bookshelf when Star Wars Last Shot hits store shelves this Spring?