At San Deigo Comic-con, Lucasfilm Ltd and Marvel Entertainment announced three new Star Wars comic series which take place immediately following the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope. These three series are STAR WARS by writer Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin, DARTH VADER by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca and PRINCESS LEIA by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson.
Launching in January, writer Jason Aaron of STAR WARS tells Marvel.com, “Every story is about the characters, and we’ll focus on all the old favorites. There will be big moments for everyone, from Han to R2-D2. But a major part of the narrative will be driven by Luke Skywalker and his journey of discovery, a journey that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy.”
It’s not all about the Rebel Alliance though as February will see the launch of Kieron Gillen’s ongoing series DARTH VADER.
“Vader’s the sole survivor of the greatest military disaster in history – and a disaster that he definitely had a hand in by letting the rebels escape with the plans for the Death Star. This is not a thing which leaves you in anybody’s good books, let alone the Emperor’s,” says writer Kieron Gillen. “The great thing about this period [between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back] is what we don’t see on the screen. Vader learns who Luke Skywalker is at some point between the two movies, to choose but one example.”
Then, in March 2015, Mark Waid and Terry Dodson kick off PRINCESS LEIA, a 5-issue limited seris. After the Battle of Yavin, Leia deals with the destruction of her home, Alderaan and begins her path to becoming one of the top leaders of the Alliance.
“Does she choose to be a Princess of nothing – or does she set out to rebuild her heritage and civilization?” says writer Mark Waid.
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