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Marvel Celebrates Jason Aaron’s Historic Run on Star Wars

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New York, NY—September 6, 2017—The end of an era is approaching! After 37 issues on Marvel’s blockbuster Star Wars ongoing series, acclaimed writer Jason Aaron is passing the torch to fellow superstar Kieron Gillen. Today, Marvel is proud to present a brief tribute to Jason Aaron and all of the other talented creators who helped make the Star Wars comics a success, including David Aja, Simone Bianchi, Mark Brooks, John Cassaday, Marco Checchetto, Mike Deodato Jr., Terry Dodson, Stuart Immonen, Salvador Larroca, Mike Mayhew, Jorge Molina and Leinil Francis Yu.

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Jason Aaron’s final issue of Star Wars will be #37, a tale featuring the elite stormtrooper commandos of SCAR Squadron, on their deadliest mission yet! Star Wars #37 will hit store shelves on 10/4. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

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A Star Wars fan since 1978, he has a passion for all things Star Wars and wonders why May the 4th is not a national holiday. He lives in the wastelands of middle Georgia with his wife, two girls, and two dogs.

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Witness History in the Making with Star Wars #50

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New York, NY—April 17, 2018 — After building their forces in complete secrecy, the Rebel Fleet is finally ready. But how long will they be able to stay hidden from the dark clutches of the Empire – and Darth Vader himself? Star Wars fans won’t want to miss series writer Kieron Gillen’s epic landmark issue where all may be lost…and all hope may die!

“When I was asked to take over the book, having a big story for the magical issue #50 was very much in my goals,” said Gillen. “As such, I’ve spent the first twelve issues building up to this, which is basically the biggest story I’ve told in Star Wars. It’s an event-level tragedy on an epic scale, and it’s designed as the key bridging piece between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. I also haven’t written Darth Vader in ages, so now’s the time to start having my lightsaber fun again!”

Since the comic’s launch in 2015, fans have followed the legendary journey of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and more fan-favorite characters as the Rebellion pushed forward in their fight against the Galactic Empire. After taking over as the series writer in fall 2017, Gillen’s masterful storytelling is reaching new heights in this monumental next chapter. Packed with pages of action and intrigue, behold the beginning of the boldest high-stakes Star Wars story ever told – in stores this July!

STAR WARS #50
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Salvador Larroca
Cover by Mike Mayhew
On-Sale 7/4/18

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IDW Reveals Star Wars Adventures 7 Preview

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IDW Publishing has released a 7-page Star Wars Adventures 7 preview. Check out a short synopsis and several pages from the book that hits stores next week!

The Empire has taken a sacred bird that is central to an important planet’s belief system. It’s up to the rebel crew of the Ghost to retrieve the creature, but little do they know it is also sought by space pirate Hondo Ohnaka!

  • Part one of a two-part Star Wars: Rebels storyline!
  • Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!
  • Variant cover by Derek Laufman!

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Writer: Sholly Fisch, Paul Crilley
Art: Sean Galloway, Philip Murphy, Cassey Kuo
Colors: Luis Antonio Delgado, Wes Dzioba
Letters: Tom B. Long
Cover Artists: Sean Galloway, Jamal Peppers, Derek Laufman, Jordan Boyd
Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 07, 2017

About IDW Publishing:

Founded in 1999, IDW started as an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California, and has grown into a fully integrated media company that now includes IDW Games, IDW Entertainment, Top Shelf Productions, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. Two of the original founders, Ted Adams (CEO & Publisher) and Robbie Robbins (EVP), still actively manage the company, along with IDW’s executive team, which consists of Greg Goldstein (President & COO), Chris Ryall (CCO), Matt Ruzicka (CFO), David Hedgecock (Editor-in-Chief), and David Ozer (President, IDW Entertainment).

IDW Publishing is regularly recognized as one of the top four comic book publishers in the US. Over 80 IDW titles have appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers list. In FY2015 alone, IDW published over 500 unique comic book titles and over 250 graphic novels.

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Marvel Reveals Star Wars 43 Preview

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Marvel has released a 7-page Star Wars 43 preview. Check out a short synopsis and several pages from the book that hits stores next week!

THE ASHES OF JEDHA CONCLUDES! The battle between the Empire and the Rebellion over the Kyber mines of Jedha comes to an explosive conclusion…with help coming from the most unexpected source.

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Salvador Larroca
Colors: Guru-eFX
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Cover Artists: David Marquez, John Tyler Christopher, Rod Reis
Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 07, 2018

About Marvel:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

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