Decades after the end of the original Star Wars Marvel Comics series in 1986, Marvel will revisit the classic series in a out-of-continuity special anniversary issue.
Included in Marvel's advance solicitation information for May, Star Wars #108 will resume the original Star Wars comic series' numbering with an oversized one-shot written by Matthew Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men) and featuring a whole host of artists. The issue will bring back classic characters relegated to non-canon by LucasFilm in an effort to streamline continuity for The Force Awakens.
The standard cover by returning series artist Walt Simonson, a variant cover featuring remastered artwork by Carmine Infantino and solicitation information are below:
STAR WARS #108
- MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • Giuseppe Camuncoli, Luke Ross, Kerry Gammill, Andrea Broccardo & more! (A) • Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
- REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY CARMINE INFANTINO
- VIRGIN REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY CARMINE INFANTINO
- VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
- VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL GOLDEN
- ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
- BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
- THE ALL-NEW NEXT ISSUE TO THE ORIGINAL MARVEL STAR WARS SERIES!
- A long time ago on a spinner rack far, far away…STAR WARS comics were a LOT different than they are now! With wild and intricately plotted storylines, MARVEL’s historic original run introduced an array of unique heroes and villains to play alongside GEORGE LUCAS’s incredibly popular science-fantasy characters. In celebration of MARVEL’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY, this Legends-era sequel to legendary comic book writer Archie Goodwin’s “Crimson Forever” reunites HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, C-3PO and R2-D2 with JAXXON, AMAIZA FOXTRAIN, DOMINA TAGGE and VALANCE THE HUNTER in a galaxy-threatening, nostalgic roller coaster! STRAP YOURSELVES IN!
- 48 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$5.99
Serving as a sequel of sorts to the classic "Crimson Forever" storyline in 1981's Star Wars #50 by Simonson, Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson, the upcoming special will bring back classic characters Jaxxon and Valance the Hunter for a new out-of-continuity adventure.
Star Wars #108 is written by Matthew Rosenberg and illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Luke Ross, Kerry Gammill, Andrea Broccardo and more. It is scheduled to go on sale this May from Marvel Comics.