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Luke Skywalker gets a new yellow lightsaber this May

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(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Marvel Comics' "Star Wars (opens in new tab)" series is currently exploring the post-"Empire Strikes Back" period, and in May, writer Charles Soule and artist Jesús Saiz will send Luke Skywalker on a quest to replace his father's lightsaber, lost on Bespin - and it looks like he'll find a new, yellow-bladed replacement (opens in new tab).

The new yellow lightsaber debuts in this cover from R.B. Silva. It's safe to assume it's a stopgap before Luke builds the green lightsaber seen in "Return of the Jedi" - but it could have a deeper connection to Star Wars mythos, with Rey wielding a yellow lightsaber at the end of "Rise of Skywalker."

Star Wars #6 is due out in May. Look for Marvel Comics full May 2020 solicitations right here on Newsarama later this month.

Originally published on Newsarama

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George Marston
Newsarama Writer

George Marston is Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. George has also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)