Well, Marvel has put out comics about every other Star Wars character, its time that Han got his own. The series is to be written by Marjorie Liu (X-23) and drawn by Mark Brooks.
According to a report from comicbook.com, “In the story, Han Solo enters a starship race called the Dragon Void Run. The race is infamous for its entrants and difficulty – exactly the kind of challenge Han has always dreamed of facing. His entry isn’t just about the glory and fun of the race, however, as he’s also on a mission for the Rebel Alliance, hoping to rescue informants and spies who’ve been caught up in related trouble.”
I have to be honest; Star Wars has never done much for me, outside of film. I am aware that there are great books, comics and games, but for some reason they have never appealed to me.
That being said, the premise does sound fun, and Marjorie Liu is a tried and tested writer. Maybe one more foray into Star Wars comics won’t hurt.
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 Punches it Into Hyperspace This June!
New York, NY – March 7th, 2016 – Everyone’s favorite scoundrel – now starring in his very own series! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 – the newest Star Wars™ limited series coming to a galaxy far, far away and your local comic shops this June! A-list creators Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks hop in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to bring you a swashbuckling tale of high adventure in deep space!
Han Solo has finally entered his ship into the Dragon Void Run – an infamous high-stakes race across the stars. You know, the race Han has dreamt of winning. Only there’s a catch – his entry into this legendary race is a top-secret undercover mission for Princess Leia and the Rebellion! Will he keep his mind on the mission? More importantly – can he manage to pull it off while still maintaining his lead in the race?!
The race is on as Han, Chewie and the Falcon blast off this June for the highly anticipated STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices!
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 (of 5)
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Art by MARK BROOKS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On Sale in June!