Star Wars: Empire Ascendant to Close Out Marvel’s Flagship Star Wars Series

Marvel’s flagship Star Wars comic series comes to an end with issue #75 in November, and has announced a special one-shot finale issue coming in December.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1, a 56-page epic, is written by Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Simon Spurrier, and Ethan Sacks, with art by Luke Ross, Roland Boschi, and more.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1 finds the Rebel Alliance — Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo among them — building up Echo Base on the ice planet of Hoth while Darth Vader tries to locate the headquarters in vain. In addition to acting as an epilogue to the Star Wars flagship comic run, which followed the continuing adventures of our heroes after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the special one-shot will also address the fates of Doctor Aphra and Beilert Valance.

With Star Wars: Empire Ascendant, the circle is now complete. has also shared the cover art for Star Wars: Empire Ascendant (above), illustrated by Riccardo Federici. Look for this special one-shot in arriving in December.
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