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http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/27/22972/sdcc_2014_star_wars

Star Wars triumphantly returns to Marvel Comics in January of 2015, spearheaded with a new ongoing series by writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday. STAR WARS kicks off a brand-new tale that follows the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope” and features the entire original cast of characters who inhabit that galaxy far, far away.

 

Aaron and Cassaday intend to bring their formidable storytelling abilities to bear on the saga, tapping into their own Star Wars fandom as well as their combined experience as consummate comic book professionals.

 

http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/27/22974/sdcc_2014_darth_vader

http://kierongillen.tumblr.com/post/93018534252/as-i-was-leaving-my-brothers-wedding-the-news

After the January 2015 launch of the first new Star Wars series at Marvel Comics in decades, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca will delve into the Dark Side with STAR WARS: DARTH VADER, an ongoing series beginning in February.

 

Darth Vader’s known as one of the greatest villains of all time, but in this series Gillen and Larroca explore not only the Dark Lord of the Sith’s action following the destruction of the first Death Star, but also the toll on the man behind the mask.

 

http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/27/22973/sdcc_2014_princess_leia

Following the epic 2015 launch of Marvel’s first new Star Wars ongoing series in decades in January and STAR WARS: DARTH VADER in February, March comes in like a royal lion with the five-issue limited series STAR WARS: PRINCESS LEIA.

 

Written by writer Mark Waid and illustrated by artist Terry Dodson, the series promises a look at Leia like never before, focusing on the personal strength that saw her through her terrible trials after the destruction of her home planet Alderaan at the hands of the Galactic Empire.

 

 

Kieron Gillen and Mark Waid are GREAT choices. Gillen, in particular, as he excels with villains. Jason Aaron... sometimes he's great (Thor), sometimes not so much, so I can't say for certain.

 

The artists I'm less happy with... Salvador Larroca is supremely boring, at best. Terry Dodson is not to my liking, stylistically. John Cassaday is good, but hasn't proven himself able to keep to a schedule in years.

 

So, we'll see how this goes.

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Interesting... I'm excited to see how it turns out. With the whole "one canon" thing going on now, you'd have to assume these story lines will be heavily vetted with the powers-that-be... that could mean it has a significant impact on the saga as a whole, or it could mean it only lightly touches on major events to avoid limiting any future Star Wars standalone films or the Rebels cartoon. I hope it's the former.

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