Star Wars Empire Ascendant
Star Wars Empire Ascendant comic

All the plot lines that have carried Marvel’s line of Star Wars comics will come to a head this December in an oversized one-shot by a whole host of superstar creative talent. has confirmed the following month will see the premiere of Star Wars: Empire Ascendant to serve as a finale to the long-running series. In addition to serving as an epilogue to the events of Star Wars, the super-sized book will also include stories featuring Doctor Aphra and Beilert Valance to shed more light on all corners of the comic book galaxy far, far away. Read more about the book below before it lands on shelves this December.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1 finds the Rebel Alliance — Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo among them — building up Echo Base on the ice planet of Hoth while Darth Vader tries to locate the headquarters in vain. In addition to acting as an epilogue to the Star Wars flagship comic run, which followed the continuing adventures of our heroes after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the special one-shot will also address the fates of Doctor Aphra and Beilert Valance.

After Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, Marvel began publishing Star Wars comics in 2015, with the core series set in between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, while other series explored different eras of the iconic space opera franchise. Marvel Comics has also announced special one-shot comic Star Wars Saga #1, which will recap the major events of the concluded comic book series on sale in December.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1 is written by Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Simon Spurrier and Ethan Sacks, and illustrated by Luke Ross, Roland Boschi and more. It is scheduled to go on sale this December from Marvel Comics.

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