Marvel have made a recent, but subtle, change to their comic cover numbering. Instead of the numbers being on the cover in a three-digit format, the introduction of a box incorporating the Marvel logo and issue number has become the standard for new comic releases in recent months. It is a simple, but effective change that I really do like.

But, did anyone out there notice that the Han Solo Imperial Cadet #3 direct edition cover by David Nakayama has bucked that trend? I noticed the change when I bagged and boarded all my recent purchases last night. Issues 1 and 2 and their variants all carried the new numbering system as did the variant cover for issue 3.

We often look for continuity errors in films, books and comics, but I must admit this is an obscure one. When I challenged our very own Mark Alders (Who reviews this title!) to spot the difference, he failed to spot it, but there’s no shame in that, as I said it is obscure!

So, is this an error or a conscious change back for this issue? We don’t know, but we’d love to hear from you if you received a direct edition cover of issue 3 with the new numbering system.

However unlikely that is, get checking your copies just in case and drop us an email if you have!

Steve Galloway
Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a ‘Child of 77’.

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