Additional content for director J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker continues to come our way in an effort to expand Episode IX’s footprint beyond the events that played out on the silver screen. Not only are we getting an official novelization next month from author Rae Carson, new tales centered around TROS will be released by Marvel via a new five-issue limited comic adaptation series. The series will be penned by Jody Houser and will feature art by Will Sliney. The premiere issue in this new series will be hitting comic shops in June. Check out Marvel’s announcement copied below as well as a look at a potential cover design for issue #1!
Announced earlier today at ComicsPRO in Portland, Oregon, Marvel Comics will be putting the final chapter of the Skywalker saga to the page in a comics adaptation of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Writer Jody Houser (STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER) and artist Will Sliney (STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN) will be teaming up to tell the epic story in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER ADAPTATION #1!
In addition to the shocking twists and turns that were present in the film, the five-issue limited series will also have brand-new story material for readers to enjoy!
“As a lifelong Star Wars fan, it was an honor to be asked to be a part of wrapping up the Skywalker saga with Marvel Comics,” Houser says. “We have some fun plans to add scenes and material that weren’t seen in the movie.”
Relive Rey’s quest, the Resistance’s desperate last stand, and the return of an old enemy when STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER ADAPTATION #1 hits stands at your local comic shop this June!