Star Wars: Marvel Comic to Shed Light on New The Last Jedi Planet

A new Marvel series, Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Storms of Crait, will shed light on the backstory of one of the planets in Episode VIII.

Since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars in 2012, there has been little to read or watch about Luke Skywalker in the days after the Battle of Endor. That’s all about to change with The Last Jedi, the movie that will shed light on what Luke’s been up to since his victory in Return of the Jedi. Just in time for the movie, Marvel has also announced a brand new Luke Skywalker adventure, although this one will take place in the past and will serve as a companion series to Episode VIII.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait by writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker and artist Mike Mayhew sheds light on the backstory of one of the planets introduced in the new movie: the mineral planet Crait. 

Here’s the official synopsis:

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it becomes a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, but that wasn’t the first time Crait became a place where heroes and villains clashed in their fight for the galaxy. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa once took up arms on Crait and led the rebellion as they as they searched for a new home – and a new base for the Rebel Alliance. Tying in to the eagerly anticipated December film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait promises to be a new and exciting adventure for all Star Wars fans – and a story that will change the galaxy as we know it.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to tell this story,” said editor Jordan D. White, “Tying the new sequel series in more tightly with the original trilogy era, and helping make the Galaxy Far Away a little more fleshed out. The Bens are a great fit in for Star Wars, as they showed in Join the Resistance, and Mike has did such great work on both covers and the Obi-Wan issues of the flagship Star Wars title, that we couldn’t be happier to have him back doing art for us.”

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The first issue hits stands on Dec. 27, a few days after The Last Jedi premieres on Dec. 15. Here’s a look at the cover of the first issue: