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‘Star Wars’ #1 Advance Review: Jason Aaron & John Cassaday Offer A New Hope For Lapsed Fans

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Star Wars and Marvel Comics have a long history. A Marvel adaptation of the original sci-fi-fantasy film appeared in April 1977, a month before A New Hope dominated multiplexes in May of the same year. The success of the film as well as the comics led to a volume of over 100 issues over a nine-year span, featuring stories about what happened to the heroes of the Rebellion between their big screen adventures.

Following Marvel parent Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, this week sees the return of the Star Wars Universe to the Marvel banner, with a new ongoing series from Jason Aaron and John Cassaday launching on Wednesday. It's a strong debut from an A-list creative team who manages to capture the feel of George Lucas's film A New Hope while still taking advantage of the entirety of the Saga.

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Marvel Releases Seven Pages Of ‘Star Wars’ By Aaron, Cassaday & Martin

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We're less than a week away from the launch of Marvel's Star Wars line with the first issue of, hey, Star Wars, by Jason Aaron, John Cassaday, and Laura Martin, so Marvel has put out a couple of sneak peaks of the issue -- one lettered, one unlettered. We've helpfully brought them together so you can enjoy more of the story of fan favorite character Overseer Aggadeen and... the cast of Firefly, I think? I don't really know Star Wars; sorry.

Star Wars #1 is an officially in-continuity comic (for now, anyway!) that picks up directly after the end of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, following the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in the wake of the destruction of the Death Star. Finally, a sequel to Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope! I can't believe they've never done that before.

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ComicsAlliance Vs. AvX Round Nine: Peter Parker Piques A Power-Packing Piotr

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In the chill of night, at the scene of a crime, like a streak of light you've arrived just in time for the ninth installment of ComicsAlliance Vs. AvX, our unofficial scorecard for Marvel's big summer publishing event, Avengers Vs. X-Men. Your friendly neighborhood

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Alan Davis Joins Ed Brubaker for ‘Captain America’ #6 [Preview]

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We'll miss the mighty Steve McNiven on Marvel Comics' recently relaunched Captain America series, but it's difficult to imagine a better replacement than the legendary Alan Davis. The veteran superhero comics artist of su

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‘Rocketeer Adventures’ Blasts Comics’ Best Back in Time [Preview]

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One sale this week is the first issue of Rocketeer Adventures, a four-issue miniseries featuring brand new tales of the cult favorite action hero created by the late, great Dave Stevens. Issue #1 comes with new stories by John C

‘Fear Itself’ #1: An Advance, Spoiler-Free Review and Preview

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This week, Marvel Comics releases the first issue of Fear Itself, their summer event blockbuster for this year from writer Matt Fraction, penciller Stuart Immonen, inker Wade von Grawbadger and colorist Laura Martin.

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SDCC: Laura Martin Signs Exclusive At Marvel

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Marvel Comics celebrated the fairer sex of the publishing industry during Comic-Con's Sunday "Women of Marvel Comics" panel by leading with the news that Eisner Award-winning colorist Laura Martin has joined the ranks of its exclusive talent

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