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Come January 2015, the Force will be with Marvel Entertainment. Not only is that the month when the publisher will release the first in a series of hardcover collections featuring Marvel’s original Star Wars comics, published concurrently with the original trilogy, but it’s also the month which launches a new line of Star Wars comic books, created by high-profile creators including Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen and John Cassaday.
The announcement was made at Marvel’s “Cup o’ Joe” panel at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday afternoon and followed the January announcement that Marvel had been awarded the comic-book license for the Disney property, as well as the news earlier this month of a series of hardcover collections of Marvel’s earlier Star Wars material.
The three series announced were Star Wars by Aaron and Cassaday, Star Wars: Darth Vader by Gillen and Salvador Larocca, and Star Wars: Princess Leia by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson. All three series will take place in a timeframe immediately following the end of the original Star Wars movie, with Star Wars and Darth Vader being ongoing series and Princess Leia being a five-issue miniseries.
Roll-outs of the series will begin with Star Wars in January 2015, with a new series launching each month subsequently until March. Tomorrow THR will talk to the creators about their plans for each series.
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