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Marvel Solicits Tease 'Next Great Chapter' of Star Wars Comics

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While the current, long-running volume of Marvel's Star Wars comic series is coming to an end with Issue #75 this year, the publisher has teased they have big, future comic plans for the franchise.

Marvel Comics has released its advance solicitation information for titles going on sale this December, including Star Wars Saga #1 by Jess Harrold and a whole host of artists. The special one-shot recaps the entire history of the main comic series, with its final issue scheduled to be released this November, while teasing something new for the iconic space opera franchise. The advance solicit information and cover illustrated by John Cassady -- itself a variation of Cassady's original cover for Star Wars #1 with a collage background of past covers by different artists -- are below:

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STAR WARS SAGA #1

  • Written by JESS HARROLD
  • Penciled by VARIOUS
  • Cover by JOHN CASSADAY & MORE
  • As the stage is set for the next great chapter in Marvel’s exploration of the galaxy far, far away, get caught up on the story so far! This special issue celebrates all the action, drama and fan-favorite characters — both classic and brand new — that define Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen and Greg Pak’s STAR WARS runs! From Luke Skywalker’s earliest confrontations with Darth Vader, to the Rebel Alliance’s furious clashes with a resurgent Empire…from the introduction of Han Solo’s “wife” Sana Starros, to the debut of the ruthless elite Stormtrooper unit known as SCAR Squadron…from the devastation of the “Hope Dies” storyline to the Scourging of Shu-Torun…the STAR WARS SAGA is packed with major moments in the lives of rebels and rogues alike! Featuring stunning artwork from a host of incredible talents, plus exciting extras! Reserve your copy today!
  • 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

After publishing the first run of Star Wars comics from the 70s into the 80s, the franchise's publishing license transferred to Dark Horse Comics for decades. Following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, Marvel Comics began publishing Star Wars comics once again in 2015, set in a new continuity established by the then-upcoming sequel trilogy.

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Star Wars Saga #1 is written by Jess Harrold and illustrated by a whole host of artists. The issue is scheduled go on sale this December from Marvel Comics.

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