Update (6:26pm ET): IDW has released a “Star Wars Adventures” cover by Eisner Award-winning “Daredevil” artist Chris Samnee. Check it out below.
Original Story: Announced at the “Lucasfilm Publishing Panel” at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, FL, Disney Licensed Publishing (an imprint of Disney Book Group, LLC) will team with IDW Publishing for a new line of all-ages “Star Wars” comic books. The first comic from the partnership is this Fall’s “Star Wars Adventures,” which is a part of the earlier announced “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” publishing program which will see the release of new content on the march towards the premiere of “The Last Jedi” in December.
“Lucasfilm is thrilled to expand our relationship with the talented and creative folks at IDW to bring Star Wars comics to kids,” Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing’s Michael Siglain said in a press release. “IDW has an incredible pedigree of talent, and we look forward to working with them on the creation of these fun, action-packed adventures that span the entire Star Wars saga.”
IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall added, “IDW has long sought to offer the next generation of comic book fans ample reading choices, and being able to provide Star Wars comics aimed directly at that audience is a massive thrill. Disney has been a great collaborator with us and we’re very excited to delve into this particular corner of the galaxy.”
IDW has partnered with Disney Licensed Publishing on previous projects, including Micro Collectors Fun Packs and IDW’s award-winning Artist’s Editions. Along with “Star Wars Adventures,” a collection of “Star Wars” newspaper strips will be available in May.
“Star Wars Adventures” goes on sale Fall, 2017.