Skottie Young’s Star Wars Covers


Skottie Young drew this great interlocking cover set for the first three issues of the upcoming Marvel Comics Start Wars series.

Young shared his excitement at getting to do these covers with MTV:

“Like most people my age, I spent a good part of my childhood playing with ‘Star Wars’ toys for hours on end,” Young said via statement from Marvel. “I cried like a baby when I realized I left my wampa figure on the radiator and his leg melted half off.

“Flash forward years later and I get to be a little (pun absolutely intended) part of the ‘Star Wars’ universe by creating my take on these covers. It’s surreal. Also, I’ve shared that wampa story before and fans actually bring me wampa figures to cons. THIS IS MY LIFE!”

I’ve been enjoying the Star Wars series from Dark Horse and was sorry to see the publisher lose the title. However, I’m interested to see what Marvel does with the franchise now that Disney has bought it. Skottie Young doing the variant covers can’t hurt.

Watchmen and Frozen

While reading Alan Moore’s graphic novel, Watchmen, last night, I came across a scene that was painfully familiar. One of the main characters, Dr. Manhattan, had left earth as an outcast because he feared his powers were harming those closest to him. Alone on the desolate deserts of Mars, he constructs a crystal palace, and I thought, “I’ve seen this before.” This is the exact same thing that happens in Frozen.

I pointed it out to Gabi, and she also saw the similarities. Then I had the idea to overlay the lyrics from the Frozen Song over the artwork from the comic, estimating it would take about two hours to do it well. And I wanted to get started right away! However, since it was already 11:30 at night, Gabi persuaded me to do a quick Google search to see if this was already a thing.

The internet didn’t let me down.

Crystal and ice palace

There was an article in Slate from back in March showing exactly what I imagined. Alex Wolinetz made the original, and it was just what I had in mind.