Marvel is celebrating 40 years of the movie that launched the Star Wars empire.

Star Wars: A New Hope -- The 40th Anniversary collects Marvel’s 40th anniversary cover art that retells the story of Episode IV. The volume includes sketches, pencils, commentary, essays, and a reprinting of Star Wars #1 (1977). Written by Jess Harrold, the volume includes artwork by Stuart Immonen, Adi Granov, Kevin Wada, Terry Dodson, Stephanie Hans, and more. Greg Land provides the cover. The 160-page hardcover will be in stores on April 4, 2018, for an MSRP of $34.99.

Episode VIII in the Star Wars cinematic universe, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is scheduled to release in theaters on December 15 (see "Best in Shows--Q4 2017").