Marvel has revealed that it will publish several new Star Wars comic titles, and fans will be happy to know that some familiar characters will be returning to their pages.
Joe Quesada revealed the details of the first three planned Star Wars series at San Diego Comic-Con, according to io9. The new titles will launch in 2015 with the release of Star Wars, the main series in Marvel’s planned lineup. Jason Aaron, known for his work on Wolverine and the X-Men, will write the series, while John Cassaday will illustrate it. Star Wars will be set directly after the Battle of Yavin, and detail the Rebellion’s fight against the Galactic Empire immediately following the destruction of the first Death Star.
— Terry Dodson (@TerryDodsonArt) July 27, 2014
Marvel will also release two other titles to expand upon the same time period in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Darth Vader will be written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larroca. Planned for February of 2015, the series will be ongoing, and focus on the Sith Lord’s struggle to regain his position within the Empire and hunt down the Rebel Alliance. Darth Vader will be followed by Star Wars: Princess Leia in March. Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry Dodson, Princess Leia will be a five issue miniseries that will examine the character as she struggles to deal with the loss of her home planet.
2015 will be a massive year for Star Wars fans, as the hype for Episode VII, the first of a new trilogy of films, intensifies. As The Inquisitr has previously reported, a new animated series, Star Wars: Rebels, will also be released later this year, set in the period between the prequel films and the original trilogy.
— StarWarsintheClass (@StarWarsinClass) July 27, 2014
Aaron believes that 2015 will be an excellent year for the Star Wars series, according to USA Today, and promises that there will be at least one major, eye-popping moment in his first story arc. The writer contends that he and his team are not only excited, but also passionate about working on Star Wars:
“Whatever kind of childhood magic is left in those things, I want to recapture some of those same feelings that I had when I first saw these same characters on the big screen.”
The first of the new titles, Star Wars, will launch in January.
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