StarWars.com has announced that a new Marvel comic series based on Disney’s upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge theme park attractions will be arriving sometime in April. Written by Ethan Sacks, the 5-issue miniseries will expand your knowledge of the events that take place on the planet Batuu and introduce you to a new character named Dok-Ondar, an Ithorian collector who runs one of the shops located at Black Spire Outpost (click the image below for a closer look at a concept art drawing of this character designed by Karl Lindberg and Iain McCaig).
If the name Dok-Ondar sounds familiar, it’s because this exact name was mentioned in a Galaxy’s Edge update posted early this month. This new comic series from Marvel marks the second time content from Galaxy’s Edge was referenced in official Star Wars print material as author Timothy Zahn’s novel Thrawn: Alliances also made mention of Batuu in its pages.
Check out the intro to this latest comic reveal copied below and then head on over to the official site for their interview with Ethan Sacks.
Pirates, smugglers, merchants, and wanderers from across the galaxy have traveled to make their score or sell their wares at the infamous black market located at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu.
In April, journey to this locale in the Outer Rim in the new Marvel Star Wars comic series Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which ties into the new lands opening at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort later this year.
Readers of the five-issue miniseries will be the first to meet the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities, and find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.
The series is written by Ethan Sacks, who recently entered the Star Wars comics galaxy with a tale of Jedi Master, Mace Windu, in the Star Wars: Age of Republic series. The series will be illustrated by Will Sliney, the artist behind the Beckett one-shot who also penciled the comic adaptation for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Cover art will be created by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm artists.