Comicbook has recently reported that Marvel will be publishing a special one-shot comic set in the continuity of the original Star Wars comics by the company. Star Wars #108 will be released on May 29 and will follow up the events seen in issue #107, which was released in 1986. The comic will be apart of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary celebration.
Comicbook revealed official description for the comic
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Luke Ross, Kerry Gammill, Andrea Broccardo, and more
Cover: Walter Simonson
“A long time ago on a spinner rack far, far away…Star Wars comics were a LOT different than they are now! With wild and intricately plotted storylines, Marvel’s historic original run introduced an array of unique heroes and villains to play alongside George Lucas’ incredibly popular science-fantasy characters. In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, this Legends-era sequel to legendary comic book writer Archie Goodwin’s ‘Crimson Forever’ reunites Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 with Jaxxon, Amaiza Foxtrain, Domina Tagge, and Valance the Hunter in a galaxy-threatening, nostalgic roller coaster! Strap yourselves in!”
Matthew Rosenberg, the writer of the upcoming one-shot had this so say about the project.
“Growing up, my older brother read Fantastic Four and X-Men and I would steal his copies when he went out, but the original Marvel Star Wars comics were the first comics I ever collected myself,” Rosenberg shared with ComicBook.com. “Those books were so important to me in developing my love of comics. I’d go to the comic shop every week and dig around in the back issues in hopes of adding another missing issue to my collection. When it all would get to be too much, my mom would take me to a local comic con to find other issues for me as a way of shutting me up. I’m proud to say that I have the complete run in singles issues still.”
While I personally haven’t read most of the older comics by Marvel it is interesting to see a continuation of such an old comic series. I have been enjoying the currently running series so I might actually go back and read the original comic series leading into the new one-shot issue.
The full interview can be viewed at the link listed below.