John Tyler Christopher has made quite a cottage industry in creating comic book covers to resemble eighties action figure blister packs. Starting with Marvel’s Star Wars comics, they have become very collectable, have seen Christopher hired to do similar for other characters, other franchises and other publishers.
But he’s also done a few exclusive retailer covers that might not be as visible to his collectors.
Such as the following from Wonderworld Comics, a limited edition of Star Wars #46 featuring a “mail away” set of three bounty hunters as action figures, Boba Fett, IG-88, and Dengar.
The comic is expected to be available at the Wonderworld Store at 6495 N. Monroe Street in Monroe, Michigan on Wednesday, April 4th, a full month before Star Wars Day. This is Wonderworld’s sixth John Tyler Christopher Star Wars variant, but may be the more in demand.
So following previous exclusive Star Wars covers with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo,Darth Maul, Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren, C-3PO, R2-D2, and the Death Star Droid, and Rogue One characters Jyn Erso, Imperial Stormtrooper, and Death Squad Commander, here’s the latest,
Copies can be ordered here. And yes, it works as a rather nice bit of promotional art for the store as well…