Sunday, October 19, 2014

Marvel to debut a Star Wars: Rebels comic book in April 2015 based upon the Jedi Cowboy

Following up on the recent success in the debut of the brand new animated television series Star Wars: Rebels, Marvel has announced that it will adding a new series to its upcoming lineup of Star Wars comic books coming out in 2015.  Marvel takes over the publication license for Star Wars comic books from Dark Horse in January 2015.  Star Wars -- Kanan: The Last Padawan will be a monthly comic serial that ties into the Star Wars: Rebels animated series being aired on the Disney XD cable channel. 

Kanan Jarrus, who is often described as a "Jedi Cowboy", is the leader of the rebels in the new Star Wars: Rebels television show.  Prior to the destruction of the Jedi Order in Star Wars Episode III he was training as a padawan.  The new comic book will explore the character's early life, depict his padawan training and relationship with his Jedi master Depa Billaba , and how he went into hiding after Order 66 and prior to the events in the novel Star Wars: A New Dawn and Star Wars: Rebels.  The comic book series will be written by Greg Weisman who is an executive producer for the first season of Star Wars: Rebels and illustrated by Pepe Larraz who is currently providing the artwork for Marvel's The Mighty Thor.

Check out this interview on with Greg Weisman about this upcoming comic book series.

Star Wars -- Kanan: The Last Padawan will be joining Star Wars (featuring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and cast from the original movies) and Darth Vader themed monthly comic books and a Princess Leia mini-series in 2015.  Keep an eye out for all of these titles in 2015.

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