While I actively temper my excitement for Episode VII, I am totally on board for Marvel Comics’ first official Star Wars series in 28 years.
Why? Well, for two reasons: Artist John Cassaday and writer Jason Aaron.
For those of you unaware, Jason Aaron is the sure fire scribe behind Scalped, Wolverine and the X-Men, Thor: God of Thunder, and (my personal favorite) Ultimate Comics: Captain America. Meanwhile, John Cassaday is the superstar artist behind such industry heavies as Astonishing X-Men (with Joss Whedon) and Planetary (with Warren Ellis).
Marvel has made damn sure to bring their A-level talent to sci-fi’s biggest franchise (even going as far as to scoop up Joe Quesada and John Tyler Christopher for variant covers). Quite frankly, I cannot wait until January 2015 when this bad boy hits shelves.
Full issue 1 description, covers, and interior art follow:
“From the star studded creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin comes a brand-new series spotlighting beloved characters from the original trilogy. Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, follow the continued adventures of Luke, Han, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and more as the growing Rebel Alliance battles for freedom against the Imperial Forces of the Galactic Empire!”
Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include BamnComics.com, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.