Nice work, and I especially enjoy the orange colors of “Empire” I would possibly try and make the “despecialized” type easier to read. It bleeds into the background a bit making it a tad difficult to see clearly. Top notch stuff!
I might just get rid of the text “Despecialized Edition” on each cover. It kinda takes away from the front cover rather than add. Putting something behind the text to make it pop out more would disrupt the design, not to mention the fact that a drop shadow adds nothing, either. It worked for the titles, but the extra text would probably make the front cover look more crowded.