Buckle up, Star Wars fans. When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland Resort this summer and at Walt Disney World Resort in the fall, you’ll have 14 acres of a new themed land to explore. To ramp up the excitement, Marvel announced on Tuesday that it is releasing a comic book tie-in, starting in April.
The five-issue mini-series will explore Black Spire Outpost, located in the remote world of Batuu. Black Spire Outpost is a hotspot for smugglers, merchants and travelers seeking particular thrills or black market deals. However, the First Order threatens their livelihood…
Writer Ethan Sacks and artist Will Sliney will helm Star Wars: The Galaxy’s Edge. In a statement, Sacks said, “For me personally, this is a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream that started back when I was four years old watching the opening crawl for the first time at the Astor Plaza in Times Square during the summer of 1977.” He added, “This new adventure … will have profound consequences for the Star Wars universe.”
Scott Trowbridge, creative executive for the Star Wars portfolio from Walt Disney Imagineering, noted the appeal of exploring this story across multiple platforms — including themed park lands.
“Working together with Lucasfilm, we are able to integrate back stories, introduce new characters, as well as reveal previously untold stories about fan-favorite characters and their history with the planet Batuu and its colorful inhabitants,” Trowbridge said in a statement.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1 (of 5)
Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Will Sliney
Cover Artist: Rod Reis
*Cover not final.