Star Wars comic books will be celebrating the upcoming Black History Month with a line-up of unique variant covers, as revealed by Marvel.
To celebrate this year’s Black History Month, Marvel Comics’ official Star Wars titles released in February 2023 will all feature stunning variant covers created by superstar artist Mateus Manhanini. As revealed on the official Star Wars website, there will be a total of 10 such covers to collect, although only seven of the images have been released so far.
Black History Month runs from February 1 to March 1 and each of the Marvel Comics Star Wars titles available during that period will shine a spotlight on a different character from a galaxy far, far away. Manhanini is the current cover artist for Marvel’s Wakanda limited series and is well-known for his distinctive style and expressive forms.
“Making these covers was an honor,” said Manhanini. “Something I could never have imagined I would do! I felt a great responsibility to represent these characters but I transformed this challenge into a thirst to do my best.”
“I hope that these covers manage to remember and reaffirm the presence of these Black characters within the Star Wars universe and about the importance of their stories being told. The more diversity we have, the more richness, power, and solidity this universe will have, and this will influence the life and experience of many readers.”
Each cover features an iconic location and a central character from the Star Wars universe including The Mandalorian’s Greef Karga and the city arch of Nevarro, to Oliviah Zeveron, Jedi Knight of Star Wars: The High Republic, standing in front of the Jedi Temple on Jedha.
Images: Marvel Comics