You Need To Be Reading Marvels Star Wars Comics

first_img Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Today is May the 4th, but more importantly, today is Star Wars Day. Ever since Disney/Marvel acquired the rights to Star Wars in 2012, there had been plans to relaunch the Star Wars comics line after receiving the comic book rights to the franchise back from Dark Horse Comics.  Here, I’m going to take a look at the series that Marvel has published since they launched the new Star Wars line in early 2015, and why you should be reading them.via Marvel ComicsDespite having only been around for two years or so, the new Marvel published Star Wars comics have done a great job of respecting their source material. Having already published ten plus ongoings and mini-series Marvel has started covering every aspect of the Star Wars mythos. They are tackling stories in the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, the new sequel trilogy, and a lot of the stories that fill in the gaps between movies, allowing them to tell new, fresh stories. Even with this undertaking, the amount of love and care that goes into these books is respectable in and of itself, with an extreme attention to detail, in characters, the technology, and the designs.The series have all done a great job of adding their own level to the Star Wars mythos. The main Star Wars series picked up right after the original movie, with Luke acting as an immature rebel with a lightsaber. This series gave us what would be the first “official” meeting of Luke and Vader. This is a great example of how these comics manage to not only be something fun for readers but also something fresh for serious fans of the saga by filling in gaps that some people had never thought to ask about before. A lot of the series, like the  Lando and Chewbacca mini-series, served as a way to gain a different perspective on the Star Wars universe, or even sometimes just as a fun side-story featuring a fan-favorite character. Marvel hasn’t been afraid to even dabble in some of the prequel trilogy’s mythology, such as in the Darth Maul series or the Obi-Wan and Anakin minis.via Marvel ComicsEven more impressive is the fact that the Marvel Comics series have gone as far as to create new characters for the Star Wars Universe. Sana Solo, Han’s ex-wife from the main Star Wars series, was only introduced last year and is already rumored to play a role in next year’s young Han Solo film. Doctor Aphra, the secret sidekick/partner of Vader, is another character that was created especially for the comics in Kieron Gillen’s run on Darth Vader, and now Aphra even has her own series. I would be surprised if we never saw references to these characters in the movies, being that it’s entirely possible if they can reference the Rebels cartoon in the films as often as they do. The other big addition to the lore of Star Wars is the Obi-Wan and Yoda issues of the main Star Wars series, in which the series takes an issue every so often to give an insight into their adventures between the prequels and the original trilogy. They’re small stories, but they do a great job of adding just enough to these characters stories in a really rewarding way.via Marvel ComicsWhile the comic series haven’t given us much regarding information regarding the new trilogy, they have begun to dig a little deeper into the newer entries into the mythos. The comic book adaptations of The Force Awakens and Rogue One added a few scenes that didn’t make it into the films, but nothing major enough that it answered any questions we have. The Shattered Empire series was a great story that took place immediately after the Battle of Endor and featured the parents of everyone’s favorite hunky pilot, Poe Dameron. Poe even received his own series later, which takes place before the events of  The Force Awakens. The other Force Awakens-related series will be a new series focusing on Captain Phasma which will hopefully give the character the spotlight she deserves after she got the short of the end of the stick in Episode VII. Hopefully, we will eventually see series for Rey, Finn, Kylo, and the rest of the gang, but in the meantime, the Marvel Comics series are doing a great job of filling the hole left by the excruciating wait between films. Stay on targetlast_img read more