A new “Star Wars” comic miniseries series has just been announced over at StarWars.com, and Lucasfilm is doing something a little different with this one, as it will crossover with the upcoming novel, “Alphabet Squadron.”
The new comic series is called “TIE Fighter,” and will focus on an elite squadron of Imperial pilots called Shadow Wing, set after the events of “Return of the Jedi.” The comic will be written by Jody Houser, who has written the “Thrawn” comic series and the current “Age of Republic” comics, which have been fantastic, with art by Rogê Antônio.
Also in the announcement over at StarWars.com, it was revealed that the “Alphabet Squadron” novel will now be a trilogy of books, all written by Alexander Freed. You can check out the covers for both the first issue of “TIE Fighter,” and the first novel for “Alphabet Squadron” below:
I like the idea of a comic series crossing over with a new series of novels, and hope this is something Marvel and Del Rey do more of in the future with other stories as well.
“Star Wars: TIE Fighter” is set to be released in April, with “Alphabet Squadron” coming in June.