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NYCC | ‘Star Wars Rebels’ ‘cowboy Jedi’ lands Marvel comic

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NYCC | ‘Star Wars Rebels’ ‘cowboy Jedi’ lands Marvel comic

Marvel will expand its forthcoming Star Wars line in April with Star Wars — Kanan: The Last Padawan, an ongoing comic that ties in to Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels animated series.

Announced today during the “Cup o’ Joe” panel at New York Comic Con, the series will be written by animation veteran Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Young Justice), an executive producer for Rebels‘ first season, and illustrated by Pepe Larraz (The Mighty Thor).

On Star Wars Rebels, Kanan Jarrus is the leader of the rebels aboard the Ghost who, prior to the destruction of the Jedi order, trained as a padawan. The new comic will explore the character’s early life, and depict his training and his relationship with master Depa Billaba.

The tone is slightly darker than the television series because it covers an extremely dark time,” Weisman told Marvel.com. “But from my point of view, nothing has changed, and the tone I’m always going for is that of Episodes IV and V.”

Look for more details Star Wars — Kanan: The Last Padawan on Sunday in CBR’s interview with Weisman.

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