Charles Soule returns to a galaxy far, far away with a new “Star Wars” #1 this January

Charles Soule returns to a galaxy far, far away with a new “Star Wars” #1 this January

Marvel’s Star Wars is getting a brand new #1 next year, as the superstar team of Charles Soule and Jesús Saiz come aboard. It’s kind of funny, too, because I was reading the most recent issue of the current run last night and mused that they’re about two years out from hitting 100 issues.

Oh well. This series will explore the time between Empire and Jedi, so as long as they don’t completely retcon Shadows of the Empire I’ll be happy. I spent many a late night playing the N64 game in my youth, so it has a special place in my heart.

At least keep Dash Rendar, you know?

Check out the details below.

Per Marvel:

STAR WARS #1 JUMPS TO A NEW ERA IN JANUARY

NEW ONGOING BY SOULE & SAIZ JOURNEYS BEYOND EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

New York, NY— October 4, 2019 — Just announced at New York Comic Con, STAR WARS #1 launches in January and will explore new territory as it chronicles events set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, opening the door for exciting new storytelling opportunities and expanding the Star Wars mythos in surprising ways!

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!!! 

Star Wars #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers January 2020.

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