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“Star Wars” Solicits Reveal New Granov Art, Tease Rucka Comic

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“Star Wars” Solicits Reveal New Granov Art, Tease Rucka Comic

As Marvel ramps up towards the December release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the folks over at MakingStarWars.net have found information regarding Marvel’s Star Wars trade paperback releases scheduled for this fall. While Marvel has yet to formally announce it, the solicitation information reveals that Greg Rucka may be writing the upcoming “Journey to the Force Awakens: Shattered Empire” series.

The “Journey to the Force Awakens” comic initiative was announced back in mid-March, but with no creators attached to the first title. “Shattered Empire,” along with the rest of the “Journey” series, will fill in the gap between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.” As evidenced in the screenshot below, no artist has been listed for the series.

Marvel Comics declined to comment when approached by CBR News.

Solicitation information for the upcoming “Return of the Jedi (Remastered Edition)” has been found, along with the cover art by Adi Granov. The “ROTJ” remastered edition is expected in stores on November 10.

Luke Skywalker faces his destiny as the greatest trilogy in all of fiction concludes, remastered for the modern age! These are grim times for the Rebel Alliance. Han Solo is in the hands of the vile Jabba the Hutt. The Jedi Master Yoda grows weak. Emperor Palpatine is determined to turn Luke to the dark side. And Darth Vader nears completion of a new dreaded Death Star even more powerful than the first. To avert certain doom, the Rebels head to the forest moon of Endor – but will the native Ewoks be friends or foes? Before the Battle of Endor begins, Princess Leia faces dramatic revelations. And when Luke surrenders to Vader, the fate of the galaxy may rest on the ultimate father and son confrontation! It’s
return, remastered – read it!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) 1-4 (REMASTERED)

Granov’s cover art for the remastered “Empire Strikes Back” collection can also be seen elsewhere on the Jedi-Bibliothek.

The rest of the solicited collections, which contain reprint material, can be seen below.

Star Wars Legends: Epic Collection – Rise of the Sith, Vol. 1

When young Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is dispatched to prevent a civil war, he has a close encounter with the Dark Side! Years later, Qui-Gon and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi face an out-of-control cloud cruiser and the lawless world of Ord Mantell, where everyone holds a grudge – and a blaster! And Mace Windu’s Jedi Knights face the threat of the Yinchorri – a race more deadly than they ever imagined!

COLLECTING: STAR WARS: JEDI – THE DARK SIDE 1-5, STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN – THE AURORIENT EXPRESS 1-2, STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN – LAST STAND ON ORD MANTELL 1-3, STAR WARS: JEDI COUNCIL – ACTS OF WAR 1-4, MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS (1998) 4-6; MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS TALES 1, 3-5, 7, 9-10, 13-14, 24

Star Wars Legends: Epic Collection – The Empire, Vol. 2

As the Empire strengthens its grip in the wake of the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the remaining Jedi are marked for death! Jedi Master K’kruhk faces a battle for his life – one with deadly parallels for Bomo Greenbark and the crew of the smuggler vessel Uhumele. Meanwhile, Master Dass Jennir is down to his last credit, and faces a stark choice: compromise his ideals or starve. Being a Jedi may make him an outlaw, but will being an outlaw mean he’s no longer a Jedi? Darth Vader doesn’t care: He’s on the trail of Jennir either way – and so is the dread assassin Falco Sang!

COLLECTING: STAR WARS: DARK TIMES 6-17, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES – BLUE HARVEST 0, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES – OUT OF THE WILDERNESS 1-5

Star Wars Legends: Epic Collection – Infinities

Play “What if?” with the original trilogy in a series of tales exploring the endless possibilities of Star Wars. How would A New Hope have gone if Luke Skywalker missed the target in his attack on the Death Star? What would have become of the Rebel Alliance if Luke perished in the icy wastelands of Hoth during The Empire Strikes Back? What if Return of the Jedi’s rescue of Han Solo had gone badly wrong? And in the ultimate alternate take on the galaxy far, far away,
follow Annikin Starkiller into The Star Wars in an epic based on the original draft of George Lucas’ screenplay!

COLLECTING: STAR WARS INFINITIES: A NEW HOPE 1-4, STAR WARS INFINITIES: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 1-4, STAR WARS INFINITIES: RETURN OF THE JEDI 1-4, THE STAR WARS 0-8

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