Marvel's STAR WARS #50 To Bridge A NEW HOPE and EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Marvel Comics July 2018 solicitations
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Press Release

After building their forces in complete secrecy, the Rebel Fleet is finally ready. But how long will they be able to stay hidden from the dark clutches of the Empire – and Darth Vader himself? Star Wars fans won’t want to miss series writer Kieron Gillen’s epic landmark issue where all may be lost…and all hope may die!

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 “When I was asked to take over the book, having a big story for the magical issue #50 was very much in my goals,” said Gillen. “As such, I've spent the first twelve issues building up to this, which is basically the biggest story I've told in Star Wars. It's an event-level tragedy on an epic scale, and it’s designed as the key bridging piece between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. I also haven't written Darth Vader in ages, so now's the time to start having my lightsaber fun again!”

Since the comic’s launch in 2015, fans have followed the legendary journey of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and more fan-favorite characters as the Rebellion pushed forward in their fight against the Galactic Empire. After taking over as the series writer in fall 2017, Gillen’s masterful storytelling is reaching new heights in this monumental next chapter. Packed with pages of action and intrigue, behold the beginning of the boldest high-stakes Star Wars story ever told – in stores this July!

  STAR WARS #50
KIERON GILLEN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by David Marquez
Variant Cover by TERRy DODSON
VIRGIN VARIANT Cover by TERRy DODSON
Galactic Icon Variant Cover by ROD REIS
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
IN THIS ISSUE…HOPE DIES.
• The REBEL FLEET is completed. It’s magnificent. It’s beautiful. It’s secret.
• But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER.
• The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
On-Sale 7/4/18

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