According to Comicbook.com, Marvel is expected to sell 1 million copies of Star Wars #1 when it goes on sale in January 2015.
The new comic series, which marks Marvel's return to a galaxy far, far away, is set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. This echoes the fabled daily Star Wars comic strip, by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson, republished in the 1990s by Dark Horse Comics. Marvel Star Wars is written by Jason Aaron, with artwork by John Cassaday.
“Every story is about the characters, and we'll focus on all the old favorites,” writer Jason Aaron tells Marvel.com. “There will be big moments for everyone, from Han to R2-D2. But a major part of the narrative will be driven by Luke Skywalker and his journey of discovery, a journey that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy.”
Marvel's original Star Wars comic series was the first I regularly followed and looked forward to an annual at Christmas: inspiring play with new action figures and accessories. So, I won't be hesitating to download a digital copy on day-one, unless a kind reader can ship me a hard copy (there are no longer speciality stores near where I live).
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