As part of this weekend's Star Wars "May the 4th" celebrations, Lucasfilm unveiled a massive slate of releases that would lead up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
One of the most intriguing projects on that slate is Marvel's Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance, an upcoming weekly miniseries from Ethan Sacks and Luke Ross.
Although Lucasfilm didn't reveal any art from the miniseries, the announcement confirmed that it will be set in the gap between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
In the wake of the destruction of the Starkiller Base, the series will follow General Leia and a handful of Resistance forces as they seek aid from the Mon Calamari. Like the fan-favorite Admiral Ackbar, the Mon Calamari have always been allies to the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance, and their shipyards played a pivotal role in helping the Rebels overthrow the Empire.
According to the announcement, the four-issue series is set to be released weekly throughout Oct., with the first issue set to hit shelves on Oct. 9, the second on Oct. 16, the third on Oct. 23 and the final issue on Oct. 30.
Like all new Star Wars media, Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance be an official part of Star Wars canon. It joins a packed slate of other Star Wars releases that includes several books for all age groups and a new slate of all-ages stories featuring Wookiees and C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8 in IDW Publishing's Star Wars Adventures series from IDW Publishing.
Even though The Rise of Skywalker won't hit theaters until Dec., Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance, the premiere of The Mandalorian and these other Star Wars releases are setting up this fall to be an eventful time in the galaxy that's far, far away.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives Dec. 20.