SDCC Highlights from the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel: New Titles Announced, Cover Reveals, and Full Panel Video

SDCC Highlights from the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel: New Titles Announced, Cover Reveals, and Full Panel Video

Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel revealed what’s ahead in the world of Star Wars literature. Below are some of the highlights (provided by from the announcements made during the panel, as well as video of the panel in its entirety. Enjoy!

Marvel’s The Rise of Kylo Ren is coming in December. Charles Soule announced the four-issue miniseries, and could not contain his excitement. “I can’t believe I’m doing it,” he said. “It’s astonishing.”

Return to Vader’s Castle, another collection of spooky stories coming for Halloween season, will focus on the bad guys. Stories will center around Darth Maul, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, and Grand Moff Tarkin. In the original Tales from Vader’s Castle series, writer Cavan Scott turned Christopher Lee’s Count Dooku into a vampire; now, he’s turning Tarkin — or Peter Cushing, another horror icon alongside Christopher Lee — into a classic archetype. “Long ago, Grand Moff Tarkin created a monster,” said Scott, “who’s now coming after him.” Horror fans, rejoice: black-and-white covers will also be available. In addition, a print version of Scott’s Dooku: Jedi Lost — previously an audio-only release — is on the way in October.

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Author: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Luke Ross
Format: Comic mini-series
Description: On the run since the destruction of the Starkiller Base, General Leia and the remaining handful of Resistance have barely managed to survive, much less strike back against the superior forces of the First Order. Running low on options, Leia decides to reach out to her former allies, the Mon Calamari, whose shipyards once powered the Rebel Alliance.
On-sale: #1: 10/9/2019; #2: 10/16/2019; #3: 10/23/2019; #4: 10/30/2019

And more cover reveals from Marvel, IDW, and other upcoming releases:

The Lucasfilm Publishing Panel:

As we near the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga with Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors and artists gather to discuss new and upcoming stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Lou Anders (Pirate’s Price), Katie Cook (Creatures Big & Small), Zorida Córdova (A Crash of Fate), Delilah Dawson (Black Spire), E. K. Johnston (Queen’s Shadow), George Mann (Myths & Fables), Brian Rood (The Skywalker Saga), Cavan Scott (Dooku: Jedi Lost), Kevin Shinick(Force Collector), Charles Soule (Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith), Timothy Zahn (Thrawn: Treason), and Rebecca Roanhorse (Resistance Reborn). Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain and Jennifer Heddle.


To read more highlights from the publishing panel, please visit

Thank you Penguin Random House for the video.

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