In the past decade Jaxxon Tumperakki, the eight foot tall green rabbit who debuted in Star Wars #8 in 1978 from Marvel Comics, has received a second life. Fans of the Lepi smuggler will be overjoyed to hear that Dark Horse Direct and Lucasfilm Publishing have join forces for Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories Annual—Jaxxon 2023, a convention exclusive comic containing a brand-new Jaxxon story written by Cavan Scott (Tales from the Rancor Pit), interior art by Nick Brokenshire (Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories), colored by David Kennedy (John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex) and letters by Comicraft.
In case you weren’t already sold, how about a gorgeous Star Wars Celebration event exclusive cover drawn by none other than Hellboy creator and comic legend Mike Mignola. Three other variant covers by various artists will also be available according to the official press release.
The official description from the publisher below:
Taking a break from his stellar career as a New Republic fighter ace, the galaxy’s greatest green rabbit is sent on a top-secret diplomatic mission to Endor, only to end up in the middle of a full-blown Ewok Civil War! Things get dicey, and our long eared Lepi might have to choose between saving the day, and saving his own skin!
Scott teased even more in an interview with StarWars.com:
“Jaxxon is heading to Endor with the god of the murder bears in tow, a certain protocol droid entrusted to Captain Jaxxon Tumperakki of the New Republic to help solve a crisis on the Sanctuary Moon. Expect intrigue, conflict, calamity, and Duloks!”
The Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories Annual–Jaxxon 2023 comic will be available at select events as well as the Dark Horse Direct website, starting with the Mignola exclusive cover and will retail for $24.99.
I don’t know where that “eight foot tall” information stems from.
According to Wookieepedia, he seems to be about 6′-6’4″ …
Or, is that supposed to be eight feet ‘with ears’?
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