One of several mysteries set up in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens was how Maz Kanata came into possession of the iconic Skywalker lightsaber. However, in Marvel's Star Wars #3 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz, we may finally get our answer.
According to Marvel's solicitation text for the upcoming issue, "LUKE SKYWALKER’S only hope at becoming a JEDI KNIGHT was lost during his battle with DARTH VADER…and so he, PRINCESS LEIA and LANDO CALRISSIAN must return to CLOUD CITY to find it!" This seemingly indicates he'll venture back to Bespin to seek out the lightsaber he lost when Darth Vader severed his hand during their duel.
After losing the Jedi weapon that once belonged to Anakin, Luke constructed a new lightsaber with a green kyber crystal. However, the blue-bladed one that was gifted to him by Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope made a return in The Force Awakens when it called out to Rey from the basement of Maz's castle. Then, when Han Solo asked her where she got it, Maz simply said, "A good question -- for another time," leaving fans wondering when exactly this plot point would be addressed.
The cover art and solicitation text for Star Wars #3 are below:
STAR WARS #3
- CHARLES SOULE (W) • JESUS SAIZ (A) • CoverS by R.B. SILVA
- EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE
- VARIANT COVER BY EMA LUPACCHINO
- RETURN TO CLOUD CITY!
- • The end of the war and the final defeat of the REBEL ALLIANCE are inevitable as the cunning IMPERIAL COMMANDER ZAHRA unleashes her fury against the splintered and scattered survivors.
- • But where have the Rebellion’s greatest heroes gone when their cause needs them the most?
- • LUKE SKYWALKER’S only hope at becoming a JEDI KNIGHT was lost during his battle with DARTH VADER…and so he, PRINCESS LEIA and LANDO CALRISSIAN must return to CLOUD CITY to find it! But Leia has her own covert mission to accomplish there…and Lando’s mysterious reason for returning could very well ruin their only chance at success!
- 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
- Star Wars ©️ Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are ©️ 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Star Wars #3, by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz, goes on sale in February 2020 from Marvel Comics.