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Dark Horse Offers "Barb Wire" Variant for Marvel's "Star Wars" #1 Covers

In a move reminiscent of Marvel Comics' promotion of "Siege" in 2010, Dark Horse Comics has announced a program offering retailers the chance to trade in covers from unsold copies of "Star Wars" #1 for a special variant cover edition of the upcoming "Barb Wire" #1.

The press release also touts a promotion which will support the upcoming "King Tiger" miniseries by awarding a fan with a full-grown Bengal tiger.

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This being April Fool's day, the latter promotion is certainly a joke. When reached by CBR News for more information about the variant program, Dark Horse reiterated the promise in its press release to provide more information in the weeks ahead.

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Official Press Release

Dark Horse's number-one bounty hunter, Barb Wire, is back, and even more audacious! She's ready to take no prisoners, and to celebrate her return, Dark Horse is offering retailers a special opportunity to get their hands on a rare variant cover.

For every twenty covers of Marvel's standard Star Wars #1 that retailers send to Dark Horse, they'll get an ultra-rare Barb Wire #1 variant by Adam Hughes for FREE, with a clear message: don't f*** with Barb Wire.

Additionally, in a related promotion for the recently announced King Tiger miniseries, Dark Horse is planning to present a fully grown Bengal tiger to one lucky fan. The tiger, whose name is King (naturally), is a three-year-old male, nine feet, nine inches in length, and weighs approximately 470 pounds. (Please note: tiger refuses to wear crown.)

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Look for more information on both these promotions in the coming weeks!

Barb Wire #1

Chris Warner (W)

Patrick Olliffe (P), Tom Nguyen (I)

Adam Hughes (Cover)

On sale in July

King Tiger #1

Randy Stradley (W)

Doug Wheatley (A/Cover)

On sale in August

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