After 33 years, the original Star Wars comic series is getting a new issue
From Comic Book:
“After waiting patiently for 33 years, the original Star Wars comic series is getting a new issue, with Marvel Comics releasing the Star Wars #108 one-shot. Get the first details on the exciting comic below before it hits shelves on May 29th.
Star Wars #108
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Luke Ross, Kerry Gammill, Andrea Broccardo, and more
Cover: Walter Simonson
“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’ 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!”
Check out a variant cover featuring artwork by Carmine Infantino below.
[…] Star Wars #108 might only be a one-shot, but Rosenberg still has other ideas he’d like to explore in the galaxy far, far away.
“A Valance the Hunter team-up with Boba Fett would be brutal and badass,” Rosenberg pointed out. “Although I think they might be better facing off. An Amaiza Foxtrain and Lando book would be so fun. And, I know I will never hear the end of it, but I’d love to write a Jaxxon and Jar Jar book. And you all know you’d buy it.””
“#108” had me wondering for a moment how to continue the story told in those comics from where it ended (just a little abruptly) in the mid-1980s, but from the description I decided this instalment will draw more on the 1970s issues and try to tell an “in-between” story.
I did read some of Marvel’s post-TESB comics at the time, but very spottily; not that many years ago (and after I’d checked out of the contemporary Expanded Universe) I managed to buy Dark Horse’s reprint volumes. I suppose I’d rather go back to them than to any other spinoff, but I haven’t managed that lately…