The thirty year gap between the original “Star Wars” trilogy and the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is being slowly revealed across a series of novels, comics, kids books and more which are all considered official “Star Wars” canon.
The key title in the series though is the comic “Star Wars: Shattered Empire” which explores events directly after “Return of the Jedi”. Today, Marvel Comics has revealed the official synopsis for the Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto penned four-issue mini-series:
“Emperor Palpatine’s twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire’s Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with a power vacuum atop the Empire, those Moffs will jockey for position and control, and the heroes of the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before!”
The first issue of “Shattered Empire” hits stores in September. More information is expected to be revealed at Comic Con next weekend. Check out the variant art cover for the first issue below:
Source: Previews World