'Star Wars' Relaunches with New Marvel Ongoing Comic Series

Marvel's "Star Wars" comic book series will relaunch in January 2020 with all new adventures.
Marvel's "Star Wars" comic book series will relaunch in January 2020 with all new adventures. (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Marvel has announced a relaunch of its "Star Wars" ongoing series. The new title, from writer Charles Soule and artist Jesus Saiz will transport the title to the time period between "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

The title, launching in January, was initially announced during New York Comic Con 2019 last week.

Here's the solicitation along with the cover by R.B. Silva:

Here's a look at Marvel's new "Star Wars" series launching in January 2020. (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Written by Charles Soule
Art by Jesús Saiz
Cover by RB Silva
“No…I am your father.”
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father Anakin--Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance—for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!
Writer Charles Soule (Darth Vader) and artist Jesús Saiz (Doctor Strange) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (Power of X)!

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)