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Star Wars™ Digital Comics — Return of the Jedi (1983) #1

RESCHEDULED: Return of the Jedi (1983) #1 drops with the original cover and four VeVe variant covers in blind box format on Mon, 18 Dec at 8 AM PT, only on VeVe!

The next offering in VeVe’s digital comic line-up continues with Star Wars Return of the Jedi (1983) #1! Don't miss your chance to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi, with this first-of-its-kind comic release on VeVe. Legacy cover artist, Bill Sienkiewicz, has returned after 40 years to join Nicoletta Baldari, Brian Rood, and Diogo Saito to create these beautiful VeVe variant covers for this Return of the Jedi (1983) #1 digital comic drop. Each Store-purchased comic will be eligible for a free, redeemable digital poster replica of the comic cover you receive. While supplies last. More details below!

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Return of the Jedi (1983) #1

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi by adding issue #1 of the official comics adaptation to your collection! The original main cover from 1983 was created by legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz, who also created a brand new, never-before-seen variant cover for this drop along with renowned artists Brian Rood, Nicoletta Baldari, and Diogo Saito. This comic tells the story of Darth Vader checking on the status of Death Star II while the rebels attempt to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt.

Bill Sienkiewicz Original Main Cover
This illustration features art by the acclaimed artist Bill Sienkiewicz for the original 1983 issue #1 of the comic book adaptation of Return of the Jedi. Luke Skywalker stands resolute while Lando Calrissian and Princess Leia Organa stand on either side of him, determined to rescue Han Solo from the notorious Tatooine gangster, Jabba the Hutt.

Diogo Saito Variant
Diogo Saito created this original piece of work for the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. We already knew the rancor was enormous, but Luke looks miniscule surrounded by the larger-than-life beast. Armed with only a bone, what chance does Luke have against this ferocious creature?

Nicoletta Baldari Variant
Nicoletta Baldari created this original piece of work for the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. The poster is rich with detail. In the foreground, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are entrenched in their iconic duel in the Emperor’s throne room. Vader’s helmet looms in the background, with the Death Star II and the Millennium Falcon completing this masterpiece.

Brian Rood Variant
This newly commissioned art for the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi by Brian Rood depicts Darth Vader looming menacingly over the viewer as he steps out of his transport shuttle. He’s just landed to check on the construction of Death Star II and he has a foreboding message from Emperor Palpatine.

Bill Sienkiewicz Variant
Bill Sienkiewicz created this never-before-seen art for this 40th anniversary digital collectible commemorating Return of the Jedi. As the original artist of the 1983 comic cover, featuring Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian and Princess Leia, his anniversary version features another classic trio. Jabba the Hutt takes center stage while his majordomo, Bib Fortuna, and jester, Salacious B. Crumb, are edged out of the composition.

Drop Date: 18 December, 2023 8 AM PT
List Price: 10.00
License: Star Wars
Published: 1983
Cover Variants: 5
Total Editions: 6,850
First Available Edition for Public Sale: #172

COMMON — Sienkiewicz Original Main: 4,110
UNCOMMON — Saito Variant: 1,540
RARE — Baldari Variant: 685
ULTRA RARE — Rood Variant: 340
SECRET RARE — Sienkiewicz Variant: 175
Available: Globally

A total of 351 editions across all five rarities will be withheld by VeVe for licensor, promotional, team and comp distribution. There is a max purchase limit of ten (10) blind boxes from the Store for this digital comic.

© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Waitlist Drop - Blind Box

Waitlist will open 30 minutes before drop time. If you enter the Waitlist and are lucky enough to secure a reservation, you will have 15 minutes to complete the purchase process. If you do not complete the purchase, your collectible reservation will be returned to the public pool and be available for users to purchase directly from the VeVe Store. More info on Waitlist Drops HERE.

This digital comic will be available for purchase as a blind box, meaning you won’t know which rarity you have acquired until after your successful purchase.

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VeVe Variant Cover Art Posters - Craft

In Return of the Jedi, the world witnessed the long-awaited victory of the Rebel Alliance and the final confrontation between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. These iconic posters celebrate the epic conclusion of the classic Star Wars trilogy — a story of redemption and triumph which ultimately set the stage for the saga's continuation for decades to come.

Craft a matching poster to your Store-purchased Return of the Jedi #1 digital comic cover. For example, if you secured the Uncommon cover on drop, you are eligible to craft the matching poster collectible. Limit one craft per Store-purchased comic edition. Crafting will be available from drop on 18 December, 2023 through 12 January, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT. While supplies last. Unredeemed posters will be burned.

A total of 90 editions from each poster will be withheld by VeVe for licensor, promotional, team and comp distribution.

© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Secondary Market Fees
A 6% licensor fee will be applied to
Star Wars™ sales in the secondary market in addition to the existing VeVe 2.5% secondary market fee.

Important Note on Comic Delivery
During high traffic periods, such as a drop, the digital comic rarity
will be known to you only after delivery to your collection, which may take 30–120 minutes.

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