The latest Star Wars adventure is heading from the big screen to the printed page as The Last Jedi makes its way to comic book form. The adaptation is being written by Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and drawn by Michael Walsh along with Mike Spicer for Marvel Comics. Whitta also penned episodes of the Disney XD Star Wars: Rebels animated series and contributed to the Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View prose anthology. He is well versed in the Star Wars universe and an excellent choice to pen this comic adaptation.
The six-issue series, which will begin in May, follows the path established by Marvel’s adaptations of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by adding scenes not featured in the movie that are, nonetheless, canonical parts of the story.
Here’s the full cover of issue #1 of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Marvel comic by Del Mundo.
In addition to the forthcoming comic adaptation there will also be a novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will include deleted scenes and unseen elements that weren’t in the movie, beyond those that will even be included on the home video release, which is set to have about 20 minutes of deleted scenes will likely be on shelves by the time the first issues is released.
Entertainment Weekly has this exclusive variant cover of the first issue by former Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada.
The first issue of the six-issue series will be out on May 2 with the next one on May 16.
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