In a short video promoting the release of Star Wars No. 1 by Marvel Entertainment, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso has said the events in the comic, released Jan. 14, are as relevant “as anything you’ll see on the big screen.” The comic, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassaday, is setting sales records, surpassing more than a million copies.
A companion series focusing on Darth Vader is due out in February and the first issue will sell more than 200,000 copies. A third, a five-issue mini-series focusing on Princess Leia is out in March. A fourth will come out in the spring and tie together the era of The Clone Wars and prequel trilogies with the ongoing show Rebels.
Matt Moore has been perpetrating journalism since 1985, reveling in Star Wars since 1977 and reading comics since 1974.
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