There's a New STAR WARS Comic Book Coming That Ties into STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE

There’s a new Star Wars comic book coming from Marvel Comics called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and it will tie directly into the theme park that will be opening up at Disney theme parks later this year.

The story will be set in the Black Spire Outpost, and it will provide some history for the backdrop of the epic Star Wars attraction.

The five-issue comic miniseries will introduce “the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities, and find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.”

This is your first look at Dok-Ondar:

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The series is being written by Ethan Sacks, who wrote a story involving Jedi Master Mace Windu in the Star Wars: Age of Republic series. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be illustrated by Will Sliney, who penciled the comic adaptation for Solo: A Star Wars Story. As for the cover art, it will be created by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm artists.

Sacks offered some additional insight on the new series during an interview with StarWars.com:

“There’s a reason Dok-Ondar’s name ripples far and wide in the Star Wars universe. He’s a mysterious Ithorian who is the proprietor of the most notorious antiquities shop in the galaxy. And every item has a story behind it. Some more dangerous to listen to than others.

“Our series will give fans the chance to visit Black Spire Outpost months ahead of voyaging to Batuu in person. Armed with top-secret sketches and information from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm, we are keeping this authentic to the spirit of this rich new setting. I’d tell you more, but I already have the death sentence on 12 systems….”

There’s no word on when you’ll be about to buy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge issue #1, but it’ll have to come out before the Star Wars park opens up at Disneyland this summer.

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