Starwars.com announced that Marvel’s flagship Star Wars series will be getting a new creative team beginning with issue #38 this fall. The writer/artist team behind the first Darth Vader series, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca, will be taking over for Jason Aaron. More on this after the jump.
Kieron Gillen, who is currently writing the Doctor Aphra series, had this to say about his plans moving forward.
“My aim’s simple – to do what Salva and I did with Darth Vader, but for Leia, Luke and Han. As in, chart the rise and fall of the Rebellion between A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back, how it changes them all and how it changes the universe. So a simple aim, but as nightmarishly tricky to pull off as dropping a proton torpedo down a thermal exhaust port. But hopefully as thrilling if we pull it off. I can’t wait till you see it up. First up: the post-apocalyptic hell that remains of Jedha after the Death Star punched a hole through its mantle.” -Kieron Gillen
I know Doctor Aphra is a touchy subject for a lot of Star Wars fans in general whether they read comics or not, but I like the idea of going into the story of Jedha post-Death Star attack.
Issue #38 Cover Art by David Marquez
Here is what Editor Jordan D. White had to say about Gillen
“Kieron is one of the best writers in comics today, with comics that span so many different styles and genres. He’s shown through the crossovers with his Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra series that he has just as great a grasp on the heroes of the Star Wars galaxy as he does on its villains (and gray-area archaeologists). And any fan of his knows he’s no stranger to the operatic saga! I could not be happier to have him taking the reins.” -Jordan D. White
How are you feeling about this news? If you were a fan of the first Darth Vader series and the Doctor Aphra spin-off, you might be really excited right about now. If you weren’t too find of those, you might be a bit worried at the direction the Star Wars series may go. Let us know how you feel about this and are you excited to see where Gillen takes this series or do you want it to stay in the previous creative teams hands?
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