Marvel and Lucasfilm have announced at New York Comic Con that they are to relaunch the Star Wars ongoing comic book series in January with a new number one. The new title, from writer Charles Soule and artist Jesus Saiz will fill in the time period between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
The current run finishes in December with the one-shot Star Wars: Empire Ascendant which closes out the time period between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. This promises to wrap up all the plot threads that have been in play since the previous Star Wars #1 which launched in 2015.
Read the solicitation for the new #1 below.
STAR WARS #1Marvel.com
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!!!