Star Wars comics fans get a holiday treat with Life Day variant covers

Throughout November, Marvel Comics will be releasing special Life Day variant covers on four different Star Wars Comics. 

Life Day Variant Covers
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Life Day was first celebrated in the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. It began as a Wookie Holiday for family and friends to celebrate on their home planet Kashyyyk; however, despite some people pretending this holiday special never happened, Life Day itself has become more popular each year.

In 2020 a Lego Holiday Special featuring Life Day was released on Disney+ and there have also been other mentions of the holiday in books, comic books, and even in “The Mandalorian.” Disneyland has also celebrated Life Day in the past.

A new Life Day variant cover will debut each week in November:

Nov. 1, 2023 – Star Wars #40 with Life Day variant cover art by Mike Del Mundo featuring Chewbacca and his best friend Han Solo decorating for the holiday as they hang Life Day orbs.

Nov. 8, 2023 – Star Wars: Darth Vader #40 with Life Day variant art by Rod Reis featuring a beautiful holiday moment between a young Anakin Skywalker and his mother, Shmi.

Nov. 15, 2023 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #30 with Life Day variant art by Rod Reis featuring Doctor Aphra and the Wookie, Black Krrsantan, holding a Life Day orb.

Nov. 22, 2023 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters with Life Day variant cover art by Rod Reis featuring Chef Gormaanda in a nod to the original 1978 holiday special.

Where to Find Life Day Variant Covers

While the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special is (at times) hard to watch, it introduced us to Boba Fett and Life Day, and these variant covers are a great way to kick off the holiday season.

To find these comics, make sure to visit your local comic book shop. You can even pre order them to avoid missing out. To find the closest comic shop to you, click here

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