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EXCLUSIVE: "Star Wars: Shattered Empire" #1 Gets New Phil Noto Variant

Phil Noto drew the very first promo image for Marvel's "Star Wars: Shattered Empire" #1, released back in March and also serving as the main cover for the first issue of the miniseries. Noto has also drawn a variant featuring Luke Skywalker and a fallen Darth Vader, available next month at Long Beach Comic Con as an exclusive through Golden Apple and GameFly -- and CBR has the exclusive first look.

Long Beach Comic Con will also hold a "Star Wars" panel on Sunday Sept. 13, with names including new "Star Wars" comics series artist Stuart Immonen. Here are details:

Star Wars

Sunday, 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Room 104A

Panelists: Brian Miller (Star Wars illustrator for Topps. Star Wars Insider, ACME Archives, Random House, & Lucasfilm), Cecil Castellucci (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Stuart Immonen (Marvel's Star Wars)

Description: Brian Miller (Star Wars illustrator for Topps, Star Wars Insider, ACME Archives, Random House, & Lucasfilm), Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars: Moving Target), and Stuart Immonen (Marvel's Star Wars) come together on this exciting panel to share their thoughts and opinions on all things Star Wars from unique and different perspectives. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens just months away, get into the spirit with this can't-miss discussion!

"Star Wars: Shattered Empire," part of the "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens" publishing program, will bridge the gap between "Return of the Jedi" and this December's long-awaited Episode VII, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The four-issue series will be written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Marco Chechetto, who previously teamed on "Punisher." The first issue is scheduled for release on Sept. 9, the same week as Long Beach Comic Con.

Long Beach Comic Con takes place Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The Noto "Shattered Empire" variant will be available at Golden Apple's booth, #1024.

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