IDW Publishing is working on a line of Star Wars comic books aimed at younger readers, beginning with Star Wars Adventures in fall 2017. Announced at Star Wars Celebration Orlando on Friday, Star Wars Adventures and other unnannounced titles will be part of Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi tie-in program. No details on the creators involved have been announced.
“Lucasfilm is thrilled to expand our relationship with the talented and creative folks at IDW to bring Star Wars comics to kids,” said Michael Siglain, Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing. “IDW has an incredible pedigree of talent, and we look forward to working with them on the creation of these fun, action-packed adventures that span the entire Star Wars saga.”
For the past two years, Marvel Comics has had the exclusive license for Star Wars comic books, becoming one of its highest selling titles and replacing its Ultimate line of books. IDW has shown themselves to have a strong relationship with Marvel and Disney however, publishing classic Disney titles as well as numerous Marvel collections.
“IDW has long sought to offer the next generation of comic book fans ample reading choices, and being able to provide Star Wars comics aimed directly at that audience is a massive thrill," said IDW CCO Chris Ryall. "Disney has been a great collaborator with us and we’re very excited to delve into this particular corner of the galaxy."