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NYCC 19: Marvel brings Star Wars comic into Empire era

Marvel’s Star Wars comic is ending its original run, and catapulting the publisher’s expansion of the fiction into the Empire Strikes Back era.

The Empire Strikes Back

Is there a Star Wars movie more beloved than The Empire Strikes Back? Probably not. The movie is a favorite for most Star Wars fans, at least the old school fans, and is also the darkest of the original films. It still looks great even today too. As far as Marvel Comics is concerned too, they’re going to be diving into the sequel era in a big way.

The publisher will be re-starting their Star Wars comics with a new number one. It’s bringing the content from the space between A New Hope and Empire, to the time between Empire and Return of the Jedi.

“No…I am your father.”

In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father Anakin–Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance—for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible?  But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!

Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesús Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)! 

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME…BEGINS THIS JANUARY!!! 

Marvel Comics


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