In the immortal, celebratory words of Chewbacca the wookiee: "Urrraaarrrr! Rawwwwwwrr!"

At its Star Wars panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego Friday, Marvel announced that Han Solo's trusty co-pilot and better half will get his very own five-issue miniseries, written by Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and with art by Phil Noto (Black Widow) starting in October.

Unfortunately, it's not the origin of his sash (really, where'd he get that thing?), but it is a pretty cool story about Chewbacca returning to his friends after being stranded, and helping some people along the way. He's just that kind of wookiee. Here's Marvel's solicit copy:

Known as the skilled co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon, the legendary Wookiee warrior CHEWBACCA will star in his very own limited comic series! After the battle of Yavin, Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial occupied planet. Now stranded, Chewie finds himself caught in the middle of trying to return to the rebellion and helping a young and feisty girl in need.  Writer Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, 1872, HULK) and artist Phil Noto (BLACK WIDOW, X-23, UNCANNY X-FORCE) bring us a never-before-seen tale of the heroic Wookiee we all know and love.

Back in the Dark Horse days, Chewbacca was the focus of a 2000 miniseries in which his friends dug into his past after his untimely death in one of the Expanded Universe novels. Of course, none of that really happened, now did it?

No way no how. Chewbacca's alive. Chewbacca's alive!

Check back with us tomorrow for an interview with Duggan.


Phil Noto