With the Marvel Comics title coming to an end with issue #75, here are 10 things readers hope will actually happen during the popular Star Wars series. An ongoing comic book adaptation of George Lucas' sci-fi epic saga, Star Wars follows Luke Skywalker's journey as he learns more of the ways of the Jedi as the rebellion continues to thwart the evil Empire. The current "Rebels and Rogues" story arc has the tricky challenge of leading the events towards the fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise, The Empire Strikes Back. New planets have yet to be explored as the overall continuity still has to remain intact.
Continuing after the victorious events of episode four, A New Hope, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and his partner-in-crime, Chewbacca, have just been awarded medals after destroying the Death Star. Their names will bring in much anger from Darth Vader, who unexpectedly had to witness the destruction of the Empire's ultimate weapon. As Princess Leia continues her work with the Rebel Alliance, she knows Emperor Palpatine will not underestimate the rebellion's tenacity for a second time. The stakes are higher and more personal now that the Empire has lost its moon-sized station.
If the "Rebels and Rogues" storyline is supposed to come to a close with issue #75, then that means three years have passed since the rebels won a major victory with the destruction of the Death Star. When Empire Strikes Back begins, Princess Leia has already set up a new rebel base. Because Darth Vader has been searching for Luke Skywalker, the Rebel Alliance has been hiding the entire time on the ice planet of Hoth. Let's hope the final issue answers why Leia would pick Hoth as her official base of operations.
9 Tula Markona
Making her first appearance in Star Wars #57, Tula is the isolated daughter of Thane Markona. Upon meeting Luke Skywalker for the first time, Tula instantly developed a huge crush on him.
Her feelings were more than a simple crush when Luke found himself confronted by the deadly Thanrax creatures. Tula couldn't keep her eyes off of the lightsaber that Luke carried with him. During their conversation, Tula mysteriously remarked that the lightsaber reminded her of her grandmother's. There are other Jedis and more lightsabers that Luke doesn't know about, which could provide clues to Rey's origin story. Hopefully, Tula will return before the series ends.
8 Old Ben Journals
In Star Wars #15, readers were introduced to "From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi." These were integral flashbacks examining Obi-Wan's exile on Tatooine.
While on Tattooine, Obi-Wan was learning how to communicate beyond the grave, and he foresaw his own demise at the hands of Darth Vader. During Empire Strikes Back begins, Luke suddenly heard Obi-Wan's voice, telling him to visit the planet of Dagobah.
Why did Obi-Wan' wait all this time to speak with Luke? How far into the future did Obi-Wan predict while he was learning his new Jedi skills? What else was Obi-Wan doing, besides watching over Luke, during his time on Tatooine?
In Star Wars #71, in part four of "Rebels and Rogues," the Rock Elders of K43 are very interested in getting their hands on C-3PO's memories. In the third episode, Revenge of the Sith, Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan ordered the memories of C-3PO and R2-D2 wiped clean.
What would happen if C-3PO were to remember that he was actually created by Anakin Skywalker? Would C-3PO understand that Anakin is actually Darth Vader and make the connection that Luke is his son? Would C-3PO have to switch sides because his allegiance is to Darth Vader, who happens to be his creator?
Introduced in Solo: A Star Wars Story and portrayed by Emilia Clarke, Qi'ra was once the former true love of the infamous smuggler. At the end of Solo, Qi'ra was also patiently playing her own con game against the crime lord, Dryden Vos. Not only did she betray Vos, Qi'ra ended up killing him during their final confrontation.
The last time we saw Qi'ra, she was on her way to meet with the resurrected Darth Maul, who was the leader of the criminal organization known as Crimson Dawn. Is the Crimson Dawn organization still around in Star Wars comics? Did Han forget about her?
5 Boba Fett
Return of the Jedi wasn't the first time Boba Fett, the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy, and Luke Skywalker fought. Fett and Luke had an intense brawl against one another in Star Wars #6.
Boba is responsible for telling Darth Vader that Luke's last name is Skywalker. All of a sudden, Vader remembered his true love telling him that she was pregnant. Not only did Vader discover his son was alive, he realized the Emperor lied to him all these years. Did Fett know Vader and Luke were father and son all this time, too? Hopefully, we'll find out how deep Fett is connected to the mythology by the last issue.
Yoda, the legendary Jedi Master, meets with Luke Skywalker for the first time in Empire Strikes Back. Because Yoda could communicate with the Force ghost of Obi-Wan, he was already expecting Luke to show up.
Why did Yoda choose Dagobah as the meeting spot between him and Luke? Does the murky swamp have a special meaning to Yoda? In Stars Wars #26, "Yoda's Secret War," the story examined his earlier days through Obi-Wan's journal entries. There could be another untold chapter from Master Yoda's perspective that Star Wars fans haven't heard about.
3 Doctor Aphra
Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra was more in tune to her dark side than Darth Vader's son ever was. Recruited by Darth Vader, Dr. Aphra traveled the galaxy with her two assassin droid companions. With Triple Zero and Beetee by her side, Aphra reluctantly found herself teaming up with her enemy, Luke Skywalker, during "The Screaming Citadel" crossover event.
Though she knows everything about Luke's childhood at Tatooine, he refuses to trust her completely. Because Aphra is an expert in archaeology, Luke wants to have more information about the history of the Jedi.
2 Enfys Nest
The Rebel Alliance weren't the only ones taking the fight against the Empire. Introduced in Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Cloud-Riders were a group of outlaw prates rebelling against the crime organization, Crimson Dawn. Enfys Nest was 16 years old when she became the leader of the Cloud-Riders.
Enfys could still be young enough to remember Han Solo after their fond farewell at Savareen. Because Han could have used help against the Empire, he could have called upon Enfys if he was in terrible conditions. Let's hope Enfys makes another appearance in the last remaining Star Wars issues.
With Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalkers coming out in theaters during December, could there be clues to Rey's origin story in the last issues of the Star Wars comics? The Force eventually picked Rey, who started off as a Jakku Scavenger, for something greater.
In The Force Awakens, Rey did hear Obi-Wan's voice during her vision quest, sparking fan theories that she may actually be his granddaughter. Is there a connecting thread between the movies and comics if they share the same universe? Could there be a major clue hidden somewhere in Obi-Wan's journals?