Marvel to End Skywalker Saga Related Comics Later this Year at Issue 50

 

For nearly five years, Marvel Comics has delivered Star Wars comic book series set in the largely unexplored period between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Across titles like Star WarsStar Wars: Darth VaderStar Wars: Doctor Aphra, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, fans have experienced the adventures Luke, Leia, Lando, and more iconic heroes embarked on during one of the darkest times for the Rebellion and discovered the trials Darth Vader overcame through during a pivotal turning point in his journey through the dark side.

 

Now, this exciting chapter comes to an end in September with two over-sized epics: STAR WARS #50 and STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #50. Then, later this year, Marvel Comics will take readers to a different era of the galaxy, far, far away. Has Disney finally destroyed all interest in the Skywalker Saga? Do they think they will have greater success focusing on the sequel era of stories, or will they try to mine the High Republic era, which The Acolyte, aka the worst Star Wars show of all time, is set in?

 

 

In Charles Soule and Madibek Musabekov’s STAR WARS #50, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker must teach his student Ben Solo a powerful lesson about the true balance between Light and Dark. He offers up a tale from the days of the Rebel Alliance that touches on multiple eras of Star Wars history, and brings this epic run an end. Then, writer Greg Pak closes out the longest-running Darth Vader comic series ever alongside artist Raffaele Ienco and more in STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #50. In the final issue, Darth Vader finally unleashes the power he’s accumulated through the Schism Imperial against the only person in the galaxy he hates more than he hates himself – Emperor Palpatine.

 

 

Marvel promises a couple of final twists in the saga for key characters like Luke and Leia. Both finale issues will be fifty-page comics, and will be in shops this September.

 

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