Do Marvel's December Star Wars Comics Set the Stage for The Empire Strikes Back #1?

Is it almost time for Marvel to launch that million-copy selling comic? The world was shocked to learn that Marvel would end their ongoing Star Wars comic in the November solicitations, not because the comic was ending, but because it actually lasted 75 issues, about 7 times as long as a usual Marvel ongoing lasts. But we all know Marvel wasn't going to kill the golden goose, at least not without bringing it back faster than a dead X-Man in a bean pod. So as Bleeding Cool speculated previously, could Marvel be set to launch The Empire Strikes Back #1?

Well, read the solicits for the two one-shots preparing for "the next great chapter" below and see if you aren't convinced. And read Marvel's full December solicitations here.

STAR WARS SAGA #1
Written by JESS HARROLD
Penciled by VARIOUS

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY & MORE
As the stage is set for the next great chapter in Marvel's exploration of the galaxy far, far away, get
caught up on the story so far! This special issue celebrates all the action, drama and fan-favorite
characters — both classic and brand new — that define Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen and Greg Pak's
STAR WARS runs! From Luke Skywalker's earliest confrontations with Darth Vader, to the Rebel
Alliance's furious clashes with a resurgent Empire…from the introduction of Han Solo's "wife" Sana
Starros, to the debut of the ruthless elite Stormtrooper unit known as SCAR Squadron…from the
devastation of the "Hope Dies" storyline to the Scourging of Shu-Torun…the STAR WARS SAGA is
packed with major moments in the lives of rebels and rogues alike! Featuring stunning artwork from a
host of incredible talents, plus exciting extras! Reserve your copy today!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Full Marvel Comics December 2019 Solicitations... Incoming...

STAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT #1
CHARLES SOULE, GREG PAK, SIMON SPURRIER & ETHAN SACKS (W)
LUKE ROSS, ROLAND BOSCHI & MORE (A)
COVER BY RICCARDO FEDERICI
Star Wars Greatest Moments Variant Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
VARIANT COVER BY PATCH ZIRCHER
VARIANT COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
DESTINED FOR HOTH!
• Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and smuggler Han Solo have have struck blow after winning
blow against the Empire. The Rebels are digging in their defenses on the remote ice world of Hoth but
how long will they truly be safe from their many enemies?
• Darth Vader will stop at nothing to crush the rebels but his efforts to locate their new base have been in
vain. Will the dark side of the Force guide him to the missing rebels and to young Skywalker or mire the
dark lord in the conflicts of his past?
• Despite a life riddled with treachery and destruction, Doctor Aphra has found a family (of sorts). Former
Imperial inspector Magna Tolvan and Aphra's young ward Vulaada will have to face the struggles of a life
of rebellion…while Aphra reckons with her legacy.
• Former Imperial loyalist turned cyborg bounty hunter BEILERT VALANCE is taking on a dangerous new
mission. And the lives of the entire Rebellion—including his old buddy HAN SOLO's—are at stake should
he fail!
56 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T …$5.99
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Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Full Marvel Comics December 2019 Solicitations... Incoming...

Full Marvel Comics December 2019 Solicitations... Incoming...

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