Marvel Comics will launch a new Star Wars ongoing title in December - to be solicited as Star Wars: Classified. The series join the main Star Wars title and Star Wars: Poe Dameron as the line's third ongoing, effectively replacing Darth Vader, which is scheduled to conclude later this year with its 25th issue.
And writing Star Wars: Classified is Darth Vader's Kieron Gillen, joined by Uncanny Inhumans artist Kev Walker. Walker is primarily known for his Marvel Universe work, but did one lone Star Wars illustration - a cover - for Dark Horse's Star Wars: Republic #55 back in 2003, featuring Obi-Wan and an army of clone troopers.
To the right is the solicitation as it will appear in Marvel's Previews catalog, listing two issues scheduled to go on sale in December. In addition to a primary cover by Kamome Shirahama, variants will be illustrated by Jamie McKelvie, Elsa Charretier, Rod Reis, Salvadore Larroca, John Tyler Christopher, Annie Wu, Declan Shalvey, and Dave Dorman.
Marvel has not revealed the premise of Star Wars: Classified or its title is final or just a placeholder with its actual title to be revealed later. Earlier this month, Gillen mentioned work on a new Marvel ongoing - confirmed to Marvel Monday to be this title.
"UNANNOUNCED MARVEL THING - Two issues written. Inks arriving for the first issue, which are an utter delight," Gillen said on Tumblr. "I think people will love it. It’s an ongoing."