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SDCC 2014: Marvel Announces New Star Wars Comics

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After Dark Horse relinquishes the right to publish further Star Wars comics next year, Marvel will begin its turn in 2015 with three new titles, all set during the original trilogy era.

The first book will be simple titled “Star Wars” as written by Jason Aaron and drawn by John Cassaday. The book will take place after the destruction of the first Death Star as Luke, Han and Leia face off against a resurgent Darth Vader.

Following in February is “Star Wars: Darth Vader” by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca with covers by Adi Granov. This series takes the pitch of the first one and flips it – focusing on Vader as he struggles to regain control over the Empire’s troops after his defeat at the end of the first film.

Finally, Marsh sees the arrival of “Star Wars: Princess Leia” by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson. Also taking place after the battle of Yavin, the miniseries will focus on the princess without a world as her home planet of Alderaan was destroyed at the start of the first film.

-Comic Book Resources

Take a look at the (tentative) covers below and let us know what you think!

About Reporter Michelle Lawhorn:
Michelle, a.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise range from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings, cosplay to comics, and Bollywood to opera to name just a few. When not raving about her “fandoms”, she can be found working on projects as an Associate Editor at Haven Publishing and adding to her ever-growing list of Things to Cosplay. She can currently be found searching for more material to feed her newfound obsession with Star Wars.

About Michelle Lawhorn

Hailing from some kind of void beyond the stars, Stormraven indulges in costuming, writing, and flailing excessively over her favorite geeky things; Star Wars is at the top of the list and will remain there for quite some time.

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