The Star Wars Art of ‘Crucible’

June 27, 2013 at 5:17 am | Posted in Art, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment
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With the release of Troy Denning’s Crucible getting nearer, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the cover art. Thus we kick off another edition of our Roqoo Depot Galleria series highlighting the art of Star Wars.

Since Crucible‘s announcement at San Diego Comic Con in 2012, we’ve seen several cover designs for the anticipated Big 3 novel. All of them feature artwork by Cliff Nielsen (who also did the covers for Outbound Flight, Vector Prime, Balance Point, Star By Star, Destiny’s Way, The Unifying Force, the Dark Nest Trilogy and the Jedi Apprentice series) and are designed by Scott Biel.

It all started with this preliminary cover…

In August of 2012, the cover received some tweaks as seen here in the second cover.

A side-by-side comparison helps reveal the differences between the two including a redesigned hood for Luke, new font, new lightsabers and other minor changes.

The book received yet another cover change in October.

This time the change was very noticeable with a completely different cover layout using the same artwork..

The final cover was revealed in February 2013 with just a few tweaks from the previous design.

You can see the differences here in a side-by-side comparison. The biggest change is a new look for Han.

Star Wars Books provided a sneak peak of the dust jacket which shows the back cover. Interestingly enough, the back cover uses artwork featured in the early designs of the front cover.

Here’s a final side-by-side comparison of all four cover designs.

Crucible will be out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats on July 9th. You can find links for all the formats as well as some excerpts on Random House’s product page. Denning fans will not want to miss this one.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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