Another “Star Wars” Marvel comic series has just been announced, and this time we’ll be getting a new Han Solo adventure!
Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive reveal, where they announced that the Han Solo comic will be a five issue limited series releasing this June, and will be written by Marjorie Liu, with art by Mark Brooks, and covers by Lee Bermejo. Like most “Star Wars” comics, this Han Solo series will take place between “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back,” and will feature other familiar characters like Chewbacca and Princess Leia.
Here is what we can expect from the story of Han Solo’s comic, as described by writer Marjorie Liu, as well as a look at some interior art, sketches, and the cover of issue #1 from the article over at Entertainment Weekly:
“This is a Han Solo who doesn’t quite know who he is anymore. He doesn’t think about politics, and suddenly he’s thrust into this life-or-death struggle for beliefs he didn’t even know he cared about — and it has changed him. He doesn’t want to believe that change, but he has.”
The story involves a starship race known as the Dragon Void Run. “Han’s been dreaming of entering this thing for his entire life,” Liu says. “He finally gets the chance, except there’s a catch: Leia thinks there are spies in the Rebellion, and she doesn’t dare send anyone else to retrieve these vital informants who are on various planets in the system.”
As Han and Chewie start sheltering these Rebel contacts aboard the Millennium Falcon, the Corellian pilot fights the pull of his own ego’s tractor beam: If he ditches the mission, maybe he can actually win this thing.
For more on the new Han Solo comic series, head on over to Entertainment Weekly for a full length interview they conducted with writer Marjorie Liu