In a short video promoting the release of Star Wars No. 1 by Marvel Entertainment, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso has said the events in the comic, released Jan. 14, are as relevant “as anything you’ll see on the big screen.” The comic, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassaday, is setting sales records, surpassing more than a million copies.
Star Wars 1 Alex Ross Variant A companion series focusing on Darth Vader is due out in February and the first issue will sell more than 200,000 copies. A third, a five-issue mini-series focusing on Princess Leia is out in March. A fourth will come out in the spring and tie together the era of The Clone Wars and prequel trilogies with the ongoing show Rebels.

See the entire interview with Alonso, Aaron and series editor Jordan D. White here.


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  1. Melinda
    January 17, 2015 at 09:33 Reply

    I see I am going to have to buy (or, better yet, build) more shelving. 😉 I ambled down to our comic book shop on Wednesday to purchase a copy to be included in that impressive number of fans. I hope all the runs are as successful. 🙂

  2. Pam Bruchwalski
    January 17, 2015 at 13:51 Reply

    SO much to check out! Thanks, Matt!

  3. Pam Bruchwalski
    January 17, 2015 at 13:52 Reply

    I should add that I am always interested in keeping up with what’s canon.

  4. Jay
    January 18, 2015 at 21:44 Reply

    This is good stuff. Always great to hear of all the ways Star Wars is reaching out to fans!

  5. Scott Baughman
    February 6, 2015 at 15:24 Reply

    So do we know for sure these stories are canon? I know Marvel calls them “relevant” but is there anywhere else that says they are official? I loved the first two issues! Thanks for the blog post!

  6. Matt Moore
    February 6, 2015 at 21:40 Reply

    Scott, Marvel and LucasFilm have, since they announced the titles back at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, have said all these stories are in canon, which is why the two teams are working in lockstep on each series. It’s also a chance for some facets of the film and TV tales to be expanded, something you’ll be seeing as the comics’ story arcs are unspooled.

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