Get ready to jump aboard the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo and Chewbacca in the latest Marvel Comics Star Wars series
Are you ready for more adventures with Han Solo and Chewbacca? Well, you’re in luck. This week’s episode of This Week In Star Wars has fuelled up the Millennium Falcon and treated us to our first look at Marvel’s latest series. And it looks glorious. More adventures alongside the galaxy’s scruffy-looking nerf herder and his walking carpet sidekick are always welcome. But this series looks to add some much-needed development to our beloved heroes.
But what can expect to see from this new series? Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long for insight because starwars.com has an interview with writer Marc Guggenheim. And he was more than willing to spill the beans. So jump to lightspeed and read on!
HAN SOLO AND CHEWBACCA
The galaxy’s greatest smuggler and his Wookiee co-pilot are taking on a new job: starring in their own comic.
Han Solo & Chewbacca, a new series from Marvel, will launch in March 2022, StarWars.com can exclusively reveal. Written by Marc Guggenheim and pencilled by David Messina, the monthly comic follows Han and Chewie a few years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, as the duo teams up with Greedo — in better times, apparently — on a heist for Jabba the Hutt.
StarWars.com: What can you tell us about the kickoff story and Han’s journey in it?
Marc Guggenheim: At its most basic, the story is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid but with Han and Chewie as Butch and Sundance. In the first issue, Jabba the Hutt gives them what should be an easy job: Steal something and bring it back to him. But the job turns out to be anything but easy as everything that can go wrong promptly does. I’ve structured the story such that each issue ends with some kind of cliffhanger. Sometimes, it’s a revelation; other times it’s placing Han and/or Chewie in an impossible spot, but either way, each issue ends with a plot reversal that drives you to the next issue. I’m particularly excited about the last page of issue one. The story takes a turn that, if I’ve played my cards right, is completely inevitable yet totally unexpected. Either way, it’s definitely going to have people talking.
This series looks exceptional, and I cannot wait to explore new adventures with Han Solo and Chewbacca. And thankfully, the first issues are hitting the shelves in March 2022, so the wait will be short and sweet. Be sure to head over to the official site to read the interview in full.
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