The Marvel Comics ongoing Star Wars series will take a new creative direction when writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca) take over with July’s Issue #68. The first adventure under this new creative team will see the main cast split up into teams to track down some Imperial probe droids sent to different parts of the galaxy. According to Pak, Luke and R2-D2 will pair off in a story that will have a Western feel, while Han and Leia’s quest will have a gangster movie vibe. There will also be a more unlikely pairing when Chewbacca teams with C-3PO.
Check out the cover to Star Wars #68 by Noto.
This Star Wars series is set between the events of A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back and has seen the baton handed off between multiple creative teams. Kieron Gillen announced he was departing the title in January, and now thanks to this news revealed at Star Wars Celebration Chicago we know who will be his replacement.
For more Star Wars fun, check out the coolest cosplay we saw at Celebration, learn everything we know about Episode IX and then see how Rian Johnson reacted to the first footage from the sequel. Also, IGN talked to Abrams about how George Lucas consulted on the movie and Oscar Isaac told us that “Leia is gone.”
And be sure to watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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