Star Wars Celebration Europe brought a lot of news about the upcoming films Rogue One and Episode VIII, along with the stellar news that Grand Admiral Thrawn is leaping from Legends to Saga in the third series of Star Wars Rebels.
Star Wars comics? Not much was revealed nor was it livestreamed.
Still, attendees of the panel about Marvel’s Star Wars comics got some great looks, per Mulderville.net’s Facebook page (check it out, they’re really good!), at upcoming issues of Star Wars and the covers to the concluding issue of Star Wars: Darth Vader #25, along with some variant covers.
But there was no discussion as to what will replace Vader when it ends in August nor was there any announcement about the next mini-series possibilities.
Still, attendees at the panel held on the Galaxy stage were able to ask questions of and listen in on a discussion by artists Phil Noto, the artist on the ongoing Poe Dameron monthly, as well as the five-issue mini-series Chewbacca and Lando, and Marco Checchetto, whose work was so vital and verdant in the four-issue Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire and five-issue Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin.
Joining them for the discussion were writer Kieron Gillen, who has written Darth Vader since its inception, and group editor Jordan D. White, whose steady hand, aided by Heather Antos, has steered Marvel’s Star Wars comics since they returned in the aftermath of the Disney acquisition.
There’s been no solid word about whether any monthly series will be announced at San Diego Comic-Con, but given Vader’s impending end, it’s more a matter of what will be announced, than when.
Star Wars comics are likely to play a prominent role in the 2016 Comic-Con International July 22 panel, Star Wars Publishing, which will include Marvel, Del Rey and Disney/Lucasfilm press. It’s at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
Matt Moore has been perpetrating journalism since 1985, reveling in Star Wars since 1977 and reading comics since 1974.
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