In a galaxy far away Marvel used to publish Star Wars comics but stopped in 1987. After 28 years, Star Wars has returned to Marvel Comics with a brand new series – simply titled Star Wars. Featuring the strong creative team of Jason Aaron (Thor, Scalped) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Astonishing X-Men), the much-loved franchise will be returning in a big way with a reported one million plus print run. And why wouldn’t it? With anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens building, Marvel’s Star Wars is a perfect way to get your Star Wars fix.
Star Wars will be set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and what the gang of Rebels get up to in that roughly 3 years. Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia, Chewie, C-3PO and R2-D2 as they help the Rebel Alliance fight for freedom against the evil forces of the Empire.
You are not required to be a die-hard Star Wars fan in order to get into this series. Set between the first two movies, you will only need to have seen A New New Hope to fully appreciate this comic. If you haven’t seen it don’t worry, as Marvel generally included a summary page at the start of their comics to help people catch up. Alternatively, you could go out and watch the movie, which I would highly recommend as it is a classic.
This series would be perfect for anyone who is a die-hard or casual Star Wars fan who is looking for a fix before Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in December.
Star Wars #1 is available in all good comic book stores and digitally from January 14th.
Take a look a sneak peek at this début issue plus a selection of the variant covers by
You can see more of the variant covers, including store-specific covers here.