The Legends canon is creeping back into the Star Wars universe in the form of a new one-shot comic from Marvel which resurrects the publisher’s classic Star Wars series. Star Wars #108, which is written by Matthew Rosenberg (X-Men) and drawn by a lineup of artists, with a cover from the legendary Walt Simonson, reintroduces characters who first appeared in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Yes, that means Jaxxon, the green rabbit dude who hung out with Han Solo in a series of Suicide Squad-like adventures, as well as Valance the Hunter, Amaiza Foxtrain, and Domina Tagge.
“It’s hard to explain now what the original series meant to me as a kid. We didn’t have all these amazing video games, and novels, and prequels, and sequels, and spinoffs,” Rosenberg told ComicBook about bringing this series back to life. “There were a few novels, the Ewok movies, and these comics. And these comics gave me the impossible, the chance to spend more time with my favorite characters. I couldn’t believe I could walk into a store and give them a few bucks and walk out with even more adventures of Leia, Luke, Chewie, Han, Artoo, and Threepio. It felt magical to me then, and honestly, those comics still feel that way to me today.”
Here’s the solicitation:
STAR WARS #108
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!”
Star Wars #109 is out on May 29.
Check out the awesome new Simonson cover: