Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Covers List

As I am sure you all know Star Wars was first released in 1977, making 2017 it’s 40th Anniversary. To celebrate this special year Marvel have produced forty eight variant covers for its various Star Wars comics series. Each cover features a famous scene from Star Wars: A New Hope.

If like me you are an avid collector of comics, and especially variants, then these particular covers are a must have for any collection. I have created the list below so that new collectors know which comics to find and as a point of reference for the more experienced collectors.

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40th Anniversary Covers

  • 1/48: Doctor Aphra #3 – Cover by Juan Giminez
  • 2/48: Poe Dameron #10 – Cover by Stuart Immonen
  • 3/48: Star Wars #27 – Cover by Ryan Stegman & Jordan Boyd
  • 4/48: Star Wars #28 – Cover by Meghan Hetrick
  • 5/48: Poe Dameron #11 – Cover by Michael Walsh
  • 6/48: Darth Maul #1 – Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

Star Wars Doctor Aphra #3 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #10 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #27 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #28 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #11 40th Anniversary variant coverDarth Maul #1 40th Anniversary variant cover

  • 7/48: Doctor Aphra #4 – Cover by Pepe Larraz & David Curiel
  • 8/48: Star Wars #29 – Cover by Kevin Wada
  • 9/48: Doctor Aphra #5 – Cover by Marc Laming & Mathew Wilson
  • 10/48: Poe Dameron #12 – Cover by Leinil Francis Yu & Sunny Gho
  • 11/48: Darth Maul #2 – Cover by Paul Renaud
  • 12/48: Star Wars #30 – cover by Javier Rodriguez & Alavaro Lopez

Doctor Aphra #4 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars # 29 40th Anniversary variant coverDoctor Aphra #5 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #12 40th Anniversary variant coverDarth Maul #2 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #30 40th Anniversary variant cover

  • 13/48: Doctor Aphra #6  – Cover by Rod Reis
  • 14/48: Poe Dameron #13 – Cover by Jeff Dekal
  • 15/48: Star Wars #31 – Cover by Kevin Nowlan
  • 16/48: Rogue One #1  – Cover by Mike Mayhew
  • 17/48: Doctor Aphra #7 – Cover by Greg Land & Edgar Delgado
  • 18/48: Poe Dameron #14 – Cover by David Marquez & Justin Ponsor

Doctor Aphra #6 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #13 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #31 40th Anniversary variant coverRogue One #1 40th Anniversary variant coverDoctor Aphra #7 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #14 40th Anniversary variant cover

  • 19/48: Darth Maul #4 – Cover by Chip Zdarsky
  • 20/48: Star Wars #32 – Cover by Will Robson & Jordan Boyd
  • 21/48: Doctor Aphra #8  – Cover by Jen Bartel
  • 22/48: Poe Dameron #16 – Cover by Stephanie Hans
  • 23/48: Darth Maul #5 – Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
  • 24/48: Star Wars #33 – Cover by David Lopez

Darth Maul #4 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #32 40th Anniversary variant coverDoctor Aphra #8 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #16 40th Anniversary variant coverDarth Maul #5 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #33 40th Anniversary variant cover

  • 25/48: Doctor Aphra #9 (This was a misprint, the comic says 26/48) – Cover by  Reilly Bown & Jim Charalampidis
  • 26/48: Doctor Aphra #10  – Cover by Caspar Wijngaard
  • 27/48: Poe Dameron #17 – Cover by Paulina Ganucheau
  • 28/48: Doctor Aphra #11 – Cover by Paolo Rivera
  • 29/48: Star Wars #34 – Cover by Daniel Acuna
  • 30/48: Mace Windu #1 – Cover by Russel Dauterman & Matthew Wilson

Doctor Aphra #9 40th Anniversary variant coverDoctor Aphra #10 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #17 40th Anniversary variant coverDoctor Aphra #11 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #34 40th Anniversary variant coverMace Windu #1 40th Anniversary variant cover

  • 31/48: Star Wars #35 – Cover by Amy Reeder
  • 32/48: Poe Dameron #18 – Cover by Trado Moore & Matthew Wilson
  • 33/48: Star Wars #36 – Cover by Ed McGuiness, Mark Morales & Laura Martin
  • 34/48: Doctor Aphra #12 – Cover by Nick Roche & Jordan Boyd
  • 35/48: Poe Dameron #19- Cover by Chris Samnee & Matthew Wilson
  • 36/48: Mace Windu #2 – Cover by Adi Granov

Star Wars #35 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #18 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #36 40th Anniversary variant coverDoctor Aphra #12 40th Anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #19 40th Anniversary variant coverMace Windu #2 40th Anniversary variant cover

  • 37/48: Star Wars #37 – Cover by Greg Smallwood
  • 38/48: Mace Windu #3 – Cover by Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire
  • 39/48: Doctor Aphra #13 – Cover by Rahzzah
  • 40/48: Poe Dameron #20 – Cover by Brian Level & Jordan Boyd
  • 41/48: Star Wars #38 – Cover by Kris Anka
  • 42/48: Mace Windu #4 – Cover by Will Sliney & Rachelle Rosenberg

Star Wars #37 40th Anniversary variant coverMace Windu #3 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars Doctor Aphra #13 40th anniversary variant coverPoe Dameron #20 40th Anniversary variant coverStar Wars #38 40th Anniversary variant coverMace Windu #4 40th Anniversary variant

  • 43/48: Poe Dameron #21 – Cover by Ashley Witter
  • 44/48: Doctor Aphra #14 – Cover by Mark Brooks
  • 45/48: Mace Windu #5  (This was a misprint, cover says 46) – Cover by Salva Larroca & Angel Unzueta
  • 46/48: Star Wars #40 – Cover by Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer
  • 47/48: Poe Dameron #22 – Cover by Michael del Mundo
  • 48/48: Doctor Aphra #15 – Cover by Phil Noto

Poer Dameron #21 40th Anniversary variantDoctor Aphra #14 40th Anniversary variant coverMace Windu #5 40th AnniversaryStar Wars #40, 40th Anniversary variantPoe Dameron #22 40th anniversary variantDoctor Aphra #15 40th Anniversary variant cover

And there we have it, the complete list of all forty-eight Star Wars 40th Anniversary variant covers!

Last updated: 22th December 2017

Are you collecting other Star Wars variants? Check out the full list of Action figure variants by John Tyler Christopher.

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