ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Comes To Marvel This April! Get Your First Look!

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Comes To Marvel This April – Your First Look!

Featuring Story Content Not Seen In the Film!

New York, NY— March 7th, 2017 — The Rebellion comes to Marvel Comics this spring as one of the biggest films of 2016 becomes one of the biggest comics of 2017! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #1 – the new series available wherever comics are sold on April 5th! Written by Jody Houser (Max Ride) with art by Emilio Laiso (Star Wars Annual) and Oscar Bazaldua (Gwenpool Holiday Special) , join the harrowing group of Rebels as they embark on a life or death mission to save the galaxy!

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Comics With Kenobi #28

February was a light month for Star Wars yet remained a critical moment for the entire line, with stories in Star Wars: Poe Dameron 11, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra 4 and Star Wars 29 holding true to ongoing storylines that keep pace with expanding the Saga’s character development and exploration of events before the events of the prequel trilogies and the original trilogies, along with ahead of events in The Force Awakens.

We’ve also got a special guest this issue, artist Mike Mayhew, whose work on the vaunted one-shot Obi-Wan Kenobi stories in Marvel’s flagship Star Wars monthly (we dubbed them Obi-Wan Shots) gave readers new insight into not just the last of the Jedi Knights’ time on Tatooine, but an edifying and entertaining glimpse into Luke Skywalker, too.

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Princess Leia, an R2-D2 Adventure, But No Replacement for Darth Vader When November’s Marvel Star Wars Comics Are Released

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Plenty of Princess Leia, more adventures with Poe Dameron, SCAR Troopers vs. the Rebel Alliance and Rey faces down Kylo Ren as November’s Star Wars comics feature a bounty of new tales and continuing adventures, along with a brand new R2-D2 tale by Chris Eliopoulos.

The only thing missing? No replacement, yet, for the about to conclude Star Wars: Darth Vader as fans await — with eagerness and a hint of impatience — word on a third ongoing monthly series, not to mention a mini-series to replace the adaptation of The Force Awakens.

We know something’s coming down the space lanes, thanks to Marvel assistant editor Heather Antos, who tweeted Aug. 18 that she was “Starting a pretty awesome new Star Wars project tomorrow. I’m really excited for this one!”

So, too, are comics fans. Until then, there’s plenty of Star Wars tales to be told and read.
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Marvel’s September Star Wars Comics Feature More From Poe, Han and a Stolen Star Destroyer

STWARS2015023_COLA stolen Star Destroyer, Agent Terex vs. Poe Dameron, Maz Kanata’s castle and a traitor to the Rebellion aboard the Millennium Falcon. Marvel’s September Star Wars comics feature an inordinate amount of action, intrigue and danger, along with a mystery or two.

A bigger mystery? What’s going to replace Star Wars: Darth Vader? There’s no listing, as of yet, for the September solicits, but it’s likely a reveal of a new ongoing may come as the final issue is released in August. Stay tuned!
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Comics With Kenobi Issue # 14 (163)

 

It’s been awhile, but not as long as the wait for Episode VIII is going to be.

Still, it was worth it, given co-hosts Matt Moore and Jeff McGee dive into the comics released since our last issue back in January. (Has it really been almost a month?) and also examine the final sales estimates for comics in 2015, as compiled by John Jackson Miller at his Comichron website.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics in January Feature Lots of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and More

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January is a month of Obi-Wan and Anakin stories, with views of both men in widely different parts of their lives.

Marvel starts the month with the first issue of its Obi-Wan & Anakin five-issue mini-series, the first one dedicated to events between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. In the Charles Soule-written and Marco Checchetto story, Obi-Wan and a 13-year-old Anakin find themselves pushed to the limit of their abilities, and their relationship, as they answer a call for help on a remote world. The 32-page issue goes on sale Jan. 6 for $3.99.

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This Shattered Empire Cover for the Marvel Comics Mini-Series is Nothing Short of Stunning

We’re big fans of variant covers for Marvel’s array of Star Wars comics. While some of them are out of most people’s price range, many aren’t and often provide new and different takes on the Saga’s characters, new and not so new.

MikeMayhewShatteredEmpireVariantThe latest, a variant by Mike Mayhew, whose work on Dark Horse ComicsThe Star Wars is truly a sight to behold, has surpassed that bar. It’s a cover for the upcoming Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire four-issue mini-series written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Marco Checchetto, which starts Sept. 9.

 

Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the series helps set the stage for what happened after the destruction of Palpatine, the death of Darth Vader and how the Empire and Rebellion advanced their causes.

Mayhew’s work bears repeated viewings as there are so many elements to be experienced. See for yourself after the jump in all its large-size goodness.

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