Luke Skywalker Finally Gets a Yellow Lightsaber

The circle is now complete. Newsarama has revealed that Charles Soule has made Luke Skywalker’s yellow lightsaber canon!

Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series is currently exploring the post-Empire Strikes Back period, and in May, writer Charles Soule and artist Jesús Saiz will send Luke Skywalker on a quest to replace his father’s lightsaber, lost on Bespin – and it looks like he’ll find a new, yellow-bladed replacement.

The new yellow lightsaber debuts in this cover from R.B. Silva. It’s safe to assume it’s a stopgap before Luke builds the green lightsaber seen in Return of the Jedi – but it could have a deeper connection to Star Wars mythos, with Rey wielding a yellow lightsaber at the end of Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars #6 is due out in May. Look for Marvel Comics full May 2020 solicitations right here on Newsarama later this month.

Star Wars fans across the globe have always puzzled over Luke’s yellow lightsaber in the vintage releases of his action figures, so it’s brilliant to see that Soule has brought it into the latest Star Wars storyline published by Marvel Comics.

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Steve Galloway
Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a ‘Child of 77’.