Ahead of its release in March, Marvel Comics has confirmed that pre-orders of the first issue of its five-issue Princess Leia mini-series has surpassed 200,000 copies, a significant milestone.
Marvel, which publishes ongoing monthlies Star Wars and Darth Vader told Comicbook.com’s Lucas Siegel about the milestone, while the line’s editor, Jordan D. White, gave some hints and teases about what is going on and to come in the other titles, including Star Wars and Darth Vader and Kanan: The Last Padawan.
In regard to concern that Marvel is putting too much focus on the original trilogy characters — the first three comics are set after A New Hope — White told Siegel that is just the starting point for Marvel’s work.
“There’s so much time and so much opportunity to explore more, but this is the best way to put our best foot forward, and get more readers to check it out,” White was quoted as saying. “The more readers we have, the more opportunity we have to tell more stories!”
White told Comicbook.com that, given the vast expanse of the canonical Star Wars timeline, there is so much available to be explored.
“I’m sure eventually we’ll be getting into every piece of it. But we wanted to start at the touchstone, the base that everyone who knows Star Wars knows this,” White said. “Then, we can start branching out.”
Matt Moore has been perpetrating journalism since 1985, reveling in Star Wars since 1977 and reading comics since 1974.
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