"The challenge for an artist working on a Star Wars story is the attention to detail. You have to really be knowledgeable about tiny details in order for Lucasfilm, or even the fanbase, to sign off on what you are doing."
―Mike Mayhew[src]

Mike Mayhew is an American comic-book artist who work for Star Wars comics both for Dark Horse Comics and Marvel Comics.

Besides Star Wars, Mayhew has worked on Harris Publications' Vampirella, and on several Marvel and DC Comics titles, including Avengers and Justice League.[2] His studio is located in Glendale, California.[3]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Mike Mayhew illustrated The Star Wars, Dark Horse's comics adaptation of George Lucas's 1974 rough draft for Star Wars. He considers this draft an Apocalypse Now version of the Star Wars saga.[4]

Mayhew has also penciled the fifteenth[5] and twentieth[6] issues of Marvel Comics' 2015 Star Wars series, as well as the one-shot Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait 1.[7] He has drawn the cover for the hardcover editions of the prequel trilogy's comic adaptations,[8] the second issue of the The Force Awakens miniseries,[9] and Star Wars issues 3337 and Annual 2.[10]

Mayhew has provided a variant cover for Star Wars 1, which is based on Rob Liefeld's cover for The New Mutants #98,[11] as well as for the first[12] and third[13] issues of Star Wars: Lando. Moreover, he has drawn the Yesteryear Comics variant to the first issue of Marvel's miniseries Star Wars: Shattered Empire,[14] and the Wizard/ComicConBox variant to the first issue of the Vader Down crossover event.[15]

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  1. Facebook icon.svg Mike Mayhew (@mike.mayhew.391) on FacebookMike Mayhew comment regarding his birthday (September 27, 2007). "I turned 48 today [...]" (backup link)
  2. About. mikemayhewstudio.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2020.
  3. Khouri, Andy (2008-04-16). STUDIO TOURS: Mike Mayhew. CBR.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2020. Retrieved on August 28, 2016.
  4. Arrant, Chris (2013-09-03). A GALAXY FAR AWAY 07: Mike Mayhew On THE STAR WARS. Newsarama. Archived from the original on December 9, 2015. Retrieved on October 21, 2013.
  5. Marvel's January 2016 Solicitations Unveil "Captain Marvel," "Old Man Logan" & More. CBR.com (2015-10-20). Archived from the original on June 7, 2019. Retrieved on August 28, 2016.
  6. PreviewsWorldLogo.jpg STAR WARS #20 on the official Previews World website (backup link)
  7. StarWars.com Luke and Leia star in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1 – Exclusive on StarWars.com (backup link)
  8. PreviewsWorldLogo.jpg STAR WARS EPISODE I PHANTOM MENACE HC on the official Previews World website (backup link)
  9. PreviewsWorldLogo.jpg STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #2 (OF 5) on the official Previews World website (backup link)
  10. MARVEL COMICS NOVEMBER 2016 Solicitations. Newsarama (2016-08-23). Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved on August 27, 2016.
  11. Facebook icon.svg Zapp Comics on FacebookThe Zapp Comics EXCLUSIVE Cover to STAR WARS #1 (December 3, 2014). "Done by the amazing talent MIKE MAYHEW. Cover pays homage to NEW MUTANTS #98." (backup link)
  12. Tumblr.png MIKE MAYHEW — STAR WARS: LANDO #1 Newbury Comics Variant Cover by Mike Mayhew on Tumblr (backup link)
  13. Lovett, Jamie (2016_09-2017). EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars Lando #3 Variant Cover By Mike Mayhew. ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2020.
  14. Johnston, Rich (2015-08-20). Star Wars: Shattered Empire Gets Another Variant… Possibly. BleedingCool.com. Archived from the original on August 24, 2015. Retrieved on August 23, 2015.
  15. Lovett, Jamie (2017-09-06). EXCLUSIVE Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Variant Covers. ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2020.

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