EXCLUSIVE: "Star Wars: Legacy" Returns In 2013

Next year, fans of the "Star Wars" franchise will still be reading comic stories set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but the latest round of stories from Dark Horse will be set a little less of a long time ago.

The publisher today revealed exclusively to CBR News that "Star Wars: Legacy" will return in the new year. Set over 100 years after the events of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, the newest iteration of the book will be written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, best known for their well-received run on BOOM! Studios' "Planet of the Apes" comics. Dark Horse provided this first look at the cover to issue #1 by artist Dave Wilkins:

Originally launching in 2006 from writer John Ostrander, "Legacy" shook up the Star Wars comics line by pushing the "expanded universe" timeline farther than it had gone before. That series starred Cade Skywalker, a Jedi-turned-smugler who had abandoned the honorable path set by his ancestor Luke.

Detail are scarce on how this new series will follow up on that previous, popular "Legacy" series, which lasted 50 issues with an additional mini series wrapping in early 2011, but one solid piece of info provided by Dark Horse is that this comic will carry the Skywalker bloodline in a new way. Namely, the series lead will be a young woman who is the great-granddaughter of original movie characters Han Solo and Leia Organa! While the pair have born twins in the previous expanded universe tales, the status and the outlook of this new face remain unknown.

Stay tuned to CBR for more on the next phase of "Legacy" with Bechko and Hardman!

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