8:00am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Star Wars Adventures' Puts Rose Front and Center (Exclusive Preview)
Fans who want to see more of Rose Tico (and her sister Paige) after their debut in Star Wars: The Last Jedi need look no further than the next issue of IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures comic book series. The comic features a brand new story featuring both characters, set before the new movie — and THR has an exclusive preview.
“Rose Knows,” by Star Wars: Phasma novelist Delilah S. Dawson and Jughead artist Derek Charm, is one of two stories in the sixth issue of Star Wars Adventures, the first series set in a galaxy far, far away from the San Diego-based indie publisher. IDW’s second Star Wars title, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, will also feature a Rose and Paige special issue later this month, also written by Dawson.
As the preview below reveals, it’s not just Rose and Paige that make appearances in the short story — a certain hotheaded flyboy hero of the Resistance shows up as well.
Star Wars Adventures, which launched last year, differs from Marvel’s Star Wars comic projects in two key ways — not only is it aimed at a younger demographic, but it is an anthology title with stories taking place throughout the entire mythology of the franchise, with a rotating list of creators, including Rogue One’s Alan Tudyk, who co-wrote a short featuring his character in an earlier issue.
On the big screen, Rose was played by Last Jedi breakout Kelly Marie Tran, with Ngo Thanh Van playing Paige.
Star Wars Adventures No. 6 will be released digitally and in comic book stores Jan. 17. Read the preview of “Rose Knows” below.