New Star Wars Books and Comics Revealed

Appropriate for Star Wars Read Day there was plenty of book and comic news revealed at New York Comic Con today. First up, there were the Del Rey reveals:

Also mentioned was an anthology of short stories focusing on aliens from The Force Awakens coming in the spring. I liked Aftermath well enough, but I’m personally more excited for New Republic: Bloodline and the anthology book since they will (presumably) be closer to Episode VII in the timeline.

Meanwhile, over on the Marvel side of things:

The story originally seemed to break at Comic Book Resources, who had a synopsis:

“Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star… they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. It’s been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young “chosen one,” but even as they have grown closer through training, it has been a difficult road. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan may be pushed to the breaking point. Writer Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher) bring us a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power…”

I’m really interested to see how the prequel era is handled in the new canon, and Obi-Wan and Anakin looks to be a nice step away from the “dark times” and Original Trilogy heavy focus that publishing has had thus far. It will hit stands in January 2016.

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