Look at Phil Noto's Amazing Rogue One Art, and Then Weep at Its Beauty

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Um, Marvel? We know that artist Phil Noto can’t physically draw all the Star Wars comics you publish, because you publish a lot, and he’s only human. But can you please make sure he draws the eventual Rogue One comic? Because, damn, just look at this.


Noto has already blessed the world with two stunningly beautiful Star Wars comics this year: the Chewbacca miniseries, and the brand new Poe Dameron comic, which captures the likeness of the dashing X-Wing pilot so well that it honestly feels like some dark, arcane magic was used to transfer Oscar Isaac to the page for our pleasure.

But on top of being incredibly talented, Noto is apparently a lightning-fast worker. We only got our first look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yesterday, and he already created this gorgeous poster featuring the movie’s cast:

The likenesses are beautiful. Framing the Death Star and the specter of Darth Vader’s mask in the Alliance starbird is genius. I want a huge print of this for my wall. Just marvelous stuff.

Speaking of things that are marvelous, Marvel does have that Rogue One prequel comic coming out. Noto should draw that, too. Actually, we take what we said earlier back—let’s make him draw all the Star Wars comics. His hand may fall off and/or he may die from exhaustion, but until then, it’d be totally worth it.


James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!



Explaining the new Star Wars movies to my non-star wars friends is starting to get confusing.

Me: Oh F#$Z#$ YES, Rogue one looks awesome!

Them: Which one is that, is that a sequel to the new one.

Me: No, it’s a prequel.

Them: Didn’t they make a prequel already?

Me: No, that was a prequel to the original trilogy.

Them: So Rogue one is a prequel to the sequel, which sequel?

Me: No, Rogue One is a prequel to the first one, but just before it.

Them: Which one is the first one, Episode 1?

Me: No, the first one is episode IV.

Them: Ok, so that would make The Force Awakens Episode?

Me: Seven.

Them: Ok, got it so Rogue One is (does math in their heads) episode nine?

Me: (Facepalm). No it comes after the prequels but before the sequels, so just after the prequels and just before the original, so it’s episode 3 and a half.

Them: Ok got it.

Me: And they’re making a comic prequel to the prequel that takes place after the prequels but a long long time before the sequels!