StarWars.com has announced the next tie-in comic in the journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Coming from writters Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with art by Mike Mayhew is a special one-shot comic titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1.
The comic will strive to create a connection between the Original Trilogy and The Last Jedi with the premise setting Luke and Leia in search of a new rebel base on the world of Crait. The era between ANH and ESB is where Marvel has focused the majority of their story telling since the establishment of the new canon and it looks like this comic will continue the narrative in that era. The description places the one-shot during the ‘Galactic Civil War’ but more specifically based off the cover art, it looks to be set before Empire Strikes Back. Luke is wielding the blue lightsaber which places it before the end of ESB, but I am guessing it is actually set before the establishment of the Rebel base on Hoth (0-3 ABY).
From the recently released book by Claudia Grey, Leia: Princess of Alderaan, we know that Leia has a history with the planet of Crait and that a Rebel outpost was set up there around 3 BBY. My current theory is that we will learn in this comic that the Rebels choose Hoth over Crait to set up their new base, possibly because of the events that transpire in the comic. Looking closer at the cover, it appears that there may already be an established presence on the planet which leads Luke and Leia to 'take up arms', as revealed in the official description. The events of this comic my provide some insight as to why Leia chooses to set-up a Resistance Base on Crait some 34 years later.
The one-shot comic will arrive in comic shops on December 27, 2017 just after the debut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi will see the debut of the mineral planet Crait, as it becomes a battleground between the Resistance and First Order. And a new story coming from Marvel will reveal major elements of its history."
"StarWars.com is excited to announce Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1, a special one-shot arriving December 27, written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join The Resistance) with art by Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars). The comic rewinds to the Galactic Civil War, following Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa as they take up arms on the salt-covered world and search for a new rebel base."
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