After almost five years, Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series, which is tied into Lucasfilm continuity, is just about to come to an end with its 75th issue. The series has detailed all the stuff that happened to Luke, Leia, Han and company in the time between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with the current final arc & upcoming conclusion one shot directly setting up the Rebel Alliance’s arrival on Hoth.
So it only makes sense that the newly announced brand new January launching Star Wars series from Marvel by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz will tackle the period of time following Empire Strikes Back and the beginning of Return of the Jedi. The new series was announced during New York Comic Con.
As shown in the solicit (posted below) this allows for exploring of the aftermath of Luke learning Vader is his father & his devestating injury, Lando being part of the group, the Empire being hot on the Rebel’s tails once more, Han taken by Boba Fett and frozen in carbonite and so much more that goes on in the time period between the films.
STAR WARS #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by JESÚS SAIZ
Cover by RB SILVA
“No…I am your father.”
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father Anakin–Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance—for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!
Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesús Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)!
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME…BEGINS THIS JANUARY!!!