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The current main Star Wars series (the one that’s just called Star Wars), will be ending with issue no. 67 and relaunching with a new no. 1 in the near future.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/02/15/big-changes-coming-to-marvels-star-wars-comic-line-for-2019/

Not a surprising move, given that the story is rapidly closing in on the events of ESB. I hope the new run picks up after ROTJ. It would be cool to start with the Battle of Jakku and cover the early days of the New Republic from there.

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How do these constant renumbering schemes not drive collector’s and comic shop employees insane?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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SilverWook said:

How do these constant renumbering schemes not drive collector’s and comic shop employees insane?

From what I’ve gathered it pretty much does.

Ironically it’s meant to make the new issues more “collectible” as they’re officially first issues. Though actual collectors mostly just seems annoyed by this gimmick. They usually print the real number on the cover underneath the new one anyway.

Some times they also do it to pseudo-reboot a series that’s not selling as well as hoped. Don’t know if this is the case here though.

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Even if I wanted to collect modern comics from the Big Two, this relaunching gimmickry would deter me quite sufficiently.

“Happy Halloween, ladies!”

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https://twitter.com/CharlesSoule/status/1152381134694580224:-

'As just announced, I am writing THE RISE OF KYLO REN - a limited series comic launching in December, just before Episode IX.

You know the one story everyone’s dying to see, about Kylo and the Knights of Ren? That’s this.

You’re not ready (hell, I barely am.)’
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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At the very least they put their best writer on it. But even then, that’s a story that shouldn’t be relegated to a comic in the first place.

Help finish ROTJ: Revisited!

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Aye, a little strange that we’re seeing this much anticipated story appear in comic form - though maybe (hopefully) there’ll be a few novels to come on the Knights Of Ren after TROS has aired?

Very much looking forward to the comic though too 😃

 


 

‘Covers For Marvel’s The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance Mini-Series Revealed’:-

As the cover contains a couple of new previously unseen characters for this TROS comic, (whether they’ll just be in the comic - or the TROS film too I don’t know…) so I’ll put the image, and link to the article, in a spoiler tag…

(you have the option on whether to click it or not… you must resist… you must resist… 😉 )

SPOILERS - EPISODE IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER - SPOILERS

http://www.jedinews.co.uk/literature/articles/covers-for-marvels-the-rise-of-skywalker-allegiance-mini-series-revealed

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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They probably felt that Snoke’s backstory made more sense as a novel, while the more action-oriented Kylo Ren character would work better as a comic. And if Soule does as good a job, or even half as good, as with the Vader series this could turn out quite well. It might also tie in with in-progress or upcoming novels for all we know.

Do we know who will illustrate the series?

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A little more from Charles Soule on the coming ‘Rise Of Kylo Ren’ comics…

Star Wars: Charles Soule Pulls Back the Curtain On The Rise of Kylo Ren’:-

https://www.cbr.com/the-rise-of-kylo-ren-new-details-fan-expo
 

Sorry, ZkinandBonez - there’s no mention on who’ll be illustrating the series.
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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ZkinandBonez - Will Sliney will be 😃
 

https://twitter.com/CharlesSoule/status/1174750683750371329:-

'As revealed at last, the artist for THE RISE OF KYLO REN is my good friend @WillSliney ! We’ve been working hard to make this book sing, and I can tell you this:

Will’s art will break your heart. 💔

Cover for #1 below, by @Clayton_Crain. AMAZING. See you on 12/18! #frombentoren’

^ I love that cover! Very much looking forward to the 18th December for this 😃

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!