At the Cup O' Joe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Comics announced a trio of Star Wars comics: Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader, and Star Wars: Princess Leia.
It seems like Disney has learned from the outrage that was aimed at them for a lack of Princess Leia merchandise.
The trio of books will take place during the time of the original trilogy of Star Wars: Episode IV-VI.
The first book will be simple titled “Star Wars” as written by Jason Aaron and drawn by John Cassaday. The book will take place after the destruction of the first Death Star as Luke, Han and Leia face off against a resurgent Darth Vader.
Following in February is “Star Wars: Darth Vader” by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca with covers by Adi Granov. This series takes the pitch of the first one and flips it – focusing on Vader as he struggles to regain control over the Empire’s troops after his defeat at the end of the first film.
Finally, Marsh sees the arrival of “Star Wars: Princess Leia” by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson. Also taking place after the battle of Yavin, the miniseries will focus on the princess without a world as her home planet of Alderaan was destroyed at the start of the first film.
This news has me intrigued not only because of the subject matter, which is an easy way to pique interest, but all three writers on these comics are fantastic writers. It’s clear Marvel wants these books to do well and I doubt they’ll have any trouble with that. I’ll be reading this and you should check it out too.