Marvel Announces New Star Wars Writer
Changes are coming to Marvel’s ongoing Star Wars comic, as writer Jason Aaron will be stepping down from the series after October’s Star Wars #37. Replacing him will be another writer plenty familiar to Star Wars readers – Kieron Gillen.
Current artist Salvador Larroca will remain on board on the series. Larroca also drew all 25 issues of Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 with Gillen.
“My aim’s simple – to do what Salva and I did with Darth Vader, but for Leia, Luke and Han. As in, chart the rise and fall of the Rebellion between A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back, how it changes them all and how it changes the universe,” Gillen told StarWars.com. “So a simple aim, but as nightmarishly tricky to pull off as dropping a proton torpedo down a thermal exhaust port. But hopefully as thrilling if we pull it off. I can’t wait till you see it up. First up: the post-apocalyptic hell that remains of Jedha after the Death Star punched a hole through its mantle.”