Descriptions Of New Star Wars Comic Issues Coming Out In April and May

Various sources, including Jedi-Bibliothek and Jedi Insider, have released descriptions from Marvel of four new comic issues, as well as a Legends collection. The individual issues, including the first installment of Kanan’s series, will be released in April. Here are they are:

Kanan: The Last Padawan #1

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GREG WEISMAN (w) • PEPE LARRAZ (a)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
STAR WARS: REBELS TELEVISION SHOW VARIANT COVER
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• Kanan Jarrus–in STAR WARS REBELS, he’s a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost…but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Clone Troopers they commanded would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66—the order to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dume survive? How did he learn to survive on his own? And how did he become the man we know as Kanan Jarrus? Writer Greg Weisman (writer/executive producer on STAR WARS REBELS, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) and artist Pepe Larraz (DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE, THOR, INHUMAN) bring us a tale bridging the years between the Clone Wars and Rebels!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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Princess Leia #3

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MARK WAID (w) • TERRY DODSON (a/C)
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• Leia’s mission leads to the underground world of Sullust!
• The Empire’s forces are on her trail and gaining!
• Join the galaxy’s toughest Princess on a quest to save her people!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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Darth Vader #4

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KIERON GILLEN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
Cover by ADI GRANOV
VARIANT COVER BY SALVADOR LARROCA
• Revenge of the Battle Droids???
• Vader returns to Geonosis to build his army!
• The Dark Lord’s ascension continues!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars #4

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JASON AARON (W) • JOHN CASSADAY (A/C)
SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES!
• Luke Skywalker is NOT a Jedi—not yet, at least.
• He’s only ever met one Jedi in his life…and he died.
• So, Luke’s quest leads him back to Obi-Wan’s hut…on Tatooine.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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Marvel is also releasing a Legends comic collection, on May 26, 2015.

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The New Republic Vol. 1

Written by TIMOTHY ZAHN, MICHAEL A. STACKPOLE, STEVE PERRY, JOHN WAGNER, ANDY MANGELS, IAN EDGINTON, RICH HEDDEN, KILIAN PLUNKETT, LUCAS MARANGON & MORE
Penciled by CARLOS EZQUERRA, RON RANDALL, KILIAN PLUNKETT, JOHN NADEAU, IGOR KORDEY, CARLOS MEGLIA, RICK LEONARDI, LUCAS MARANGON & MORE
Cover by DUNCAN FEGREDO
When the Empire falls, a New Republic rises! After Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi, Emperor Palpatine is dead — but can his faithful Hand, Mara Jade, complete her final mission of revenge? Replica droid assassin Guri has also lost her master…but as she struggles for humanity, her android brain makes her a target! When rivals clash over Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire, the Bloated One makes a surprising appearance! And a mysterious doppelganger is asking for trouble impersonating everyone’s favorite bounty hunter — it’s Boba Fett vs. Boba Fett! Collecting STAR WARS: MARA JADE — BY THE EMPEROR’S HAND #0-6, STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE — EVOLUTION #1-5, STAR WARS: THE JABBA TAPE, STAR WARS: BOBA FETT — TWIN ENGINES OF DESTRUCTION, and material from STAR WARS TALES #1, #3-5, #10, #14-15, #20 and #22.
488 PGS./Rated T …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9716-4
Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

All of these new comics sound fun and interesting (I’m especially curious to find out what Luke discovers in Obi Wan’s hut on Tatooine. Also, looks like Leia has a female Rebel friend!). Look for them in April, and keep an eye out for the Legends collection in May.

 

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