Marvel Says “Welcome Home” To “Star Wars” With Much Ballyhoo This January

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_John_Tyler_Christopher_Party_Variant 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.

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“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.”

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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

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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!

For more on Star Wars please visit marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #StarWars. To experience Star Wars online, visit StarWars.com or follow Star Wars on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube

Oh, and in case you wanna see it again….here is the teaser for JJ Abrams upcoming Star Wars Film, “The Force Awakens.”  Yeah, it’s going to be a REALLY big year for Star Wars fans EVERYWHERE!

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