Saturday, 15 October 2011

New Star Wars Comics announced!!

Apologies for lack of posting, work has been absolutely crazy and it's horrible how stupid things like 'real life' get in the way of writing about imaginary universes! Anyway to make it up to you a bit I've got some actual news that's recent - New York Comic-Con is on and new comic series' have been announced and Dark Horse has headlined it's new Star Wars line-up for 2012. There are probably a ton of other comics announced but I only really read Star Wars stuff in monthlies so I'll focus on that!!

In no particular order there is:

1) Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison

Presumably a follow-on from Darth Vader and the Lost Command. What I mean by this is not that it's necessarily a direct tie-in but that it's going to be another standalone series following Vader in the early days of the Empire

"Ghost Prison takes place a year after Revenge of the Sith and will showcase Darth Vader’s impact on the galaxy in ways fans have never seen. Darth Vader will serve the Emperor to the best of his abilities, after all – Darth Vader makes no mistakes. Ghost Prison also marks the return of Star Wars character Moff Trachta who will be vital to how the series unfolds."

Ghost Prison is written by Haden Blackman, with artwork by Agustin Alessio and will start releasing May 2012

2) Knight Errant: Escape

A new five-issue run of Knight Errant is no surprise due to the series' success and overall greatness but it is a welcome sight to see, we've few details on what Kerra's next adventure will be but it's sure to be fantastic if her current capers are anything to go by!!

'Jedi Knight Kerra Holt continues her one woman crusade against the Sith from behind enemy lines on her most dangerous mission yet!'

John Jackson Miller is writing the series, with artwork from penciller, Marco Castiello it will launch in June 2012

3) Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead

An eye-popping title and cover there. While I very much doubt the possibility that Fett is dead, unless this story is set a LONG time after the Vong war, it's still intriguing to see how it will play out. The original series was great, with amazing art - no word on the artist for this series but it's bound to be good!

"Boba Fett is dead. The most infamous hunter in the galaxy has been hunted. He's lying, broken, on the desert floor. He's more blaster-holes than man. It's the ultimate ending. However, this is just the start of our story. With the fall of Fett broadcast across the galaxy, someone rises to avenge him. But who would care about the death of a man like Fett? Bounty hunters aren't exactly known for their enduring, close friendships but even a man like Boba Fett has family... and now a Blood Tie demands blood."

Blood Ties is written by Tom Taylor and will be released in April 2012

4) Knights of the Old Republic: War

A welcome return for Zayne Carrick and the KotOR series. This will be a miniseries focusing on the Mandalorian Wars and Zayne's drafting into them.

The Republic and the Mandalorians are at war! Following the charismatic Revan, Jedi are joining the fight, despite the noninterference stance of the Council. One Jedi, however, has found himself on the front lines against his wishes—the peace-loving Zayne Carrick has been drafted!

Knights of the Old Republic is written by John Jackson Miller and published in January 2012

5) Dawn of the Jedi

This series made me gasp with excitement like no other seires has since Legacy and funnily enough it's made by the Legacy dream team of John Ostrander and Jan Duursema! No it's not a follow-on from their famous series - it's something even cooler (though a return to Legacy would be awesome too!)

Here’s your first look at the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago—before there were lightsabers, when the ties to the Force were new, and before the Jedi spread out into the galaxy. It began with the mysterious pyramid ships—the Tho Yor—scattered to the eight corners of the galaxy, and ended with the establishment of an Order that would change the universe forever.

On the planet Tython, in the center of the galaxy, an order of warrior monks strives to maintain peace and to balance the mysterious power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming—one who will destroy both peace and balance, and open the galaxy to exploration and conquest. This is where it all begins!

Dawn of the Jedi is written by John Ostrander and drawn by Jan Duursema and will be released February 2012.

Can't wait!!!

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