Marvel Comics has announced that Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 has sold out at Diamond, and that a second printing is coming. The news comes as the issue, written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Will Sliney and Guru-eFX, is newly available in stores today. The second printing will feature a logo-color variant of the original first printing cover by Clayton Crain.
The four-issue miniseries sheds light on the time in Ben Solo’s life between the destruction of Luke Skywalker’s Jedi temple and his assuming his new identity as a member of the Knights of Ren. The first issue of the series revealed the Knights to readers for the first time, and picked up Ben’s story while the Jedi temple was still burning.
The news of the first issue’s sellout comes as anticipation for the final film installment in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, arrives in theaters this Friday. With Kylo Ren one of the central characters in the new trilogy, fans have been eager to learn more about his backstory. The second issue of The Rise of Kylo Ren also shows as being sold out at Diamond, so the hunger for this story is definitely real.
You may still be able to find a first printing copy of Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 at your local comic shop. If not, keep an eye out for the second printing to land in stores on January 29th, 2020.
New York, NY— December 18, 2019 — STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN #1, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Will Sliney, hit stores today, allowing fans to finally witness Ben Solo’s tragic turn to the dark side, meet the mysterious Knights of Ren, and see a fascinating new side of the enigmatic Supreme Leader Snoke. Both critics and fans have highly anticipated this epic story, and with STAR WARS: RISE OF KYLO REN #1 already sold out, Marvel is thrilled to announce that the first issue will be returning to comic shops for a second printing!
“I can’t believe that I’m the guy who gets to write that,” Soule told StarWars.com. “Of course I had been thinking about it on a fan level from the minute I saw The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, but the idea that I would be writing it down was never in my mind until this past summer. And then I just dug in as hard as I could to really try to make a really good Star Wars story… It was about creating a story that felt epic and above all emotional for Ben Solo because this transition, this turn to the dark side has to be as good and stand at the same level as some of the other big turns to the dark side we see.”
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