Berkeley Breathed Reveals Rejected "Star Wars" Comic Cover

Berkeley Breathed continues his inimitable countdown to the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," following the weekend's Facebook fan-art reveal with a piece of rejected cover art.

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Today, Breathed, a longtime and well-known "Star Wars" fan, debuted what he calls his "Pooper Scooper Trooper" variant cover pitch requested by Marvel Comics -- a piece of art he warned the publisher would never be approved by Lucasfilm. As it turns out, he was correct.

"Recently, the publisher of the Star Wars comic books requested a special 'funny' promotional cover in honor of the coming movie," Breathed explained on his Facebook page. "I cooly explained that LucasFilm would never, ever find anything I concocted funny. The comics guys found this idea absurd, nay, impossible -- a sweet gentle thought. Below is the instantly-rejected cover art, lovingly referred to in legend as the 'Pooper Scooper Trooper' edition... the fastest rejection in licensed comic book history."

Marvel Comics declined to comment on the story, but CBR News was able to independently verify its veracity.

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Posted by Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County 2015 on Monday, December 14, 2015

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