At San Diego Comic Con last year, fans of Star Wars saw the announcement of three new series from Marvel, all of them focusing on our favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away.
Today, fans across the U.S. celebrated the release of series 1, issue 001.
The issue is written by Jason Aaron, drawn by John Cassaday, colored by Laura Martin, and lettered by Chris Eliopoulos. And the team has created something truly incredible for the future of the Star Wars saga! (Note: we are spoiler-free here!)
Along with the cover above, there are dozens of variant covers that have been illustrated by some of the best artists in the business. To get an idea of some of the variants, check this out.
The series is highly anticipated, most comic shops selling out before the day began. Don’t worry, the comics can be found online at eBay (for print copies), Marvel (for digital copies and directions to a local store for print copies), and online stores like Mile High Comics (for print copies of variant covers).
This series marks the return of the Star Wars saga to Marvel, who published Comics for the series from 1977-1987. Dark Horse Comics took over as the publisher of Star Wars comics in 1991. Once Disney bought Lucasfilm, it was only a matter of time before the transition was made. Now, every comic that has been released before 2015, whether Marvel or Dark Horse, is considered to be part of the Legends Universe in the Star Wars realm. Today’s comic is the first comic that is officially in the Star Wars canon.
In February and March of this year, Star Wars fans can expect two more series focusing on two specific characters: Darth Vader and Princess Leia. In the new issue (out today), fans can catch a brief glimpse of the two upcoming series.
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