Jason Aaron is ending two year-run on Marvel's Star Wars title with October's #37, with Doctor Aphra writer Kieron Gillen taking over. Gillen had previously co-written Star Wars for two issues during the "Vader Down" crossover, along with his own Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra titles.
“Kieron is one of the best writers in comics today, with comics that span so many different styles and genres,” said editor Jordan D. White. “He’s shown through the crossovers with his Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra series that he has just as great a grasp on the heroes of the Star Wars galaxy as he does on its villains (and gray-area archaeologists). And any fan of his knows he’s no stranger to the operatic saga! I could not be happier to have him taking the reins.”
Gillen is scheduled to work with artist Salvador Larocca, who has been on the book since December 2016's Star Wars #26. Larocca worked with Gillen on the previous volume of Darth Vader.
“My aim’s simple – to do what Salva and I did with Darth Vader, but for Leia, Luke and Han. As in, chart the rise and fall of the Rebellion between A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back, how it changes them all and how it changes the universe,” said Gillen. “So a simple aim, but as nightmarishly tricky to pull off as dropping a proton torpedo down a thermal exhaust port. But hopefully as thrilling if we pull it off. I can’t wait till you see it up. First up: the post-apocalyptic hell that remains of Jedha after the Death Star punched a hole through its mantle.”
Star Wars #38 is scheduled to debut in November.