Marvel Unveils Star Wars Canon:
Journey To The Force Awakens:
Shattered Empire #1
I doubt it's Marvel's intent, but I'm loving how the covers look like old Bantam paperbacks -- more specifically, strangely, Doc Savage novels. The real intent is so that you'll know exactly where in the timeline this is falling -- and yes, indeed, this now officially tells the story of what happened after Return of the Jedi.
I know... many of us loved the Thrawn Trilogy, which is now only a Legend. It's still enjoyable. It's just not canon. And I know Drew Campbell just hurled a metaphorical shoe at me for saying many of us loved it.
But maybe we can all love this... already I like the Phil Noto cover, and the preview pages included here look pretty darned good.
And Greg Rucka is writing? Fantastic.
So just in case you weren't already excited for The Force Awakens, maybe you should give this a look. Though I'm with you -- can we just call this Shattered Empire?
Charge headlong into a new era of Star Wars comics as the first Marvel series to take place after Return of the Jedi kicks off this September! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 – a brand-new series from the critically acclaimed creative team of Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto.
High above the forest moon of Endor, the Rebel Alliance makes their desperate last stand against the might of the Empire. Though they are successful in the destruction of the second Death Star, the Empire is far from beaten.
Now, follow Shara Bey, an A-Wing pilot in the Rebel Fleet in the days following the Battle of Endor. Though their super weapon has been destroyed, Shara will discover that just how dangerous and unpredictable a shattered Empire can be!
Don’t miss the explosive first issue as Marvel takes a deeper look into a part of the Star Wars universe yet unexplored in JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 comes to comic shops on September 2nd!
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS: SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 (of 4) (JUL150767)
Written by GREG RUCKA
Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO (JUL150769)
Movie Variant Also Available (JUL150768)
Hyperspace Variant Also Available (JUL150770)
Blank Variant Also Available (JUL150771)
FOC – 08/10/15, On-Sale – 09/02/15