It's a big month -- heck, a big year -- for fans of both Star Wars and of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, as Marvel debuts the flagship title of its new line of comics, which picks up following the destruction of the Death Star in A New Hope.
However, before you can even get your hands on that million-selling first issue (it goes on sale Jan. 14), Marvel has provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive first look at pages from February's Star Wars#2, illustrated by Cassaday and colored by Laura Martin. In the issue, the Rebel assault continues, even as Luke Skywalker is cornered by Darth Vader, and Han Solo, Princess Leia and the others find themselves trapped.
"What's great about this time period is that all the characters are kind of on the table," Aaron explained to Comic Book Resources when the series was announced. "Of course this is still early on and these people have pretty much just met each and just come together. So they're still finding their place within this group and sort of figuring out their relationships with each other. Then there's the fact that when you look at the gap between Episode IV and Episode V there's some pretty major beats that happen off screen. So this gives up the opportunity to grab those beats and lay them down as part of the same canon as the movies."
STAR WARS #2JASON AARON (W) • JOHN CASSADAY (A/C)SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAYACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHERVARIANT COVER BY Berkeley Breathed, PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING CREATOR OF BLOOM COUNTYVARIANT COVER BY LEINIL YUVARIANT COVER BY HOWARD CHAYKINTHE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES!• The Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues!• Luke Skywalker – cornered by Darth Vader!• Han, Leia, and the others – trapped!32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.