Although Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, the web series focused on the franchise's iconic female characters, has already aired 12 of its 16 expected episodes, Lucasfilm and IDW Publishing have announced a partnership to bring a weekly five-issue series called Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny to fans starting in January.
The series will come out weekly and feature many of the franchise's most popular heroines, including Leia, Rey, Padmé, Ahsoka and Hera. The stories will also feature Rose and Paige, who will debut in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The series's writers are Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle), Beth Revis (Across the Universe), Jody Houser (Faith), and Devin Grayson (Batman: Gotham Knights). Arianna Florean (Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Two ), Eva Widermann (Star Wars Rebels), Valentina Pinto (The Four Points), and Nicoletta Baldari (Strawberry Shortcake) will provide art and covers for the Forces of Destiny.
Elsa Charretier (Starfire) will both write and provide art. She's also set to create a series of five interconnected variant covers that will combine to create a single Force of Destiny image. There will also be animation cell variant covers and a "super-rare" variant by Annie Wu.
"The Forces of Destiny initiative has won over fans with its inspiring tales about these iconic heroes," said IDW Senior Editor Denton J. Tipton. "IDW Publishing couldn't be more excited to be part of the celebration of these beloved characters."
Arriving Dec. 15, the next film in the Star Wars universe is director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.