Marvel Comics has announced that it will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a series of variant covers across all of its Star Wars titles from artist Mateus Manhanini which will showcase the black heroes of the galaxy far, far away.
“When we asked Mateus if he’d be interested in designing a set of covers to showcase these great characters, we were delighted to find out he’s a big Star Wars fan and his love for the franchise really showed,” Editor Mark Paniccia said. “What he came back with is exciting, elegant and powerful.”
“Making these covers was an honor, something I could never have imagined I would do!” added Manhanini. “I felt a great responsibility to represent these characters, but I transformed this challenge into a thirst to do my best.”
The ten characters who will be spotlighted during the month are:
- Lando Calrissian, legendary character who first appeared in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
- Mace Windu, revered Jedi and member of the Jedi High Council known for his epic feats throughout the prequel trilogy
- Finn, former First Order stormtrooper turned hero of the resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Jannah, former First Order stormtrooper turned freedom fighter from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Greef Karga, the Bounty Hunters Guild leader from Star Wars: The Mandalorian
- Sana Starros, the breakout character from Marvel’s Star Wars comics who will headline her first solo series in February
- Phel Starros, Sana’s brother who will make his first appearance in the Star Wars: Sana Starros comic series
- Keeve Trennis, the young Jedi who starred in Marvel’s first Star Wars: The High Republic comic series
- Oliviah Zeveron, the Jedi Knight who will play a major role in Marvel’s current Phase II Star Wars: The High Republic comic series
- Lt. Haydenn, Imperial officer under the command of Darth Vader who recently debuted in Marvel’sStar Wars: Bounty Hunters comic series and is on track to have a dramatic showdown with Beilert Valance in upcoming issues
Here’s a look at the first seven covers:
Look for Mateus Manhanini’s Star Wars Black History Month covers this February.