When fans caught back up with Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, he wasn't quite yet a seasoned Jedi Knight. The movie would follow his training with Yoda on Dagobah, but what about the time between Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: A New Hope?
Writer Greg Pak and artist Phil Noto will reveal more of Luke's Jedi training before Empire Strikes Back during their upcoming run on Marvel's Star Wars comic book series.
"I remember that when my friends and I saw Empire for the first time back in 1983, we were blown away when Luke used the Force to draw his lightsaber to his hand from the snow," Pak told CBR. "That set all kinds of wheels spinning in our heads -- clearly Luke learned more about the Force between the movies! What happened? Who'd he learn from? How did he train? So, it's kind of a trip to be able to contribute in some small way to answering some of those questions in this storyline."
Writers Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen have penned the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and the entire Rebel Alliance in Star Wars, with the action taking place between Episodes 4-5. Now, Pak and Noto will look to move the series even closer to Episode 5, where moviegoers found the Rebels hiding out from the Imperials on a desolate, frozen wasteland.
Star Wars #68, by Greg Pak and Phil Noto, goes on sale in July from Marvel Comics.