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Marvel’s new Star Wars books will explore Kanan Jarrus’ early years and Order 66

October 13th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming Star Wars: Kanan  comic series, will focus on Kanan Jarrus and his transformation from serious and sober Jedi Padawan to smug, sarcastic gunslinger rebelling against the Galactic Empire.

Marvel Comics are planning on providing insight into Kanan Jarris transformation from serious, sober and somewhat skeptical Jedi Padawan, to smug, loyal gunslinger in an ongoing comic series Star Wars – Kanan: The Last Padawan. This comes as no surprise as the character has been on of the fundamental elements that have facilitated critical and popular acclaim in the Star Wars Rebels TV show.

Greg Weisman, who is one of the executive producers of the show’s first season, will pen the first, five-issue arc, which will start in April.

Jordan D. White will edit the comic series, as well as with the other three series already announced – Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader and Star Wars: Princess Leia. Jordan has already hinted that more Star Wars tales that are not set between Episodes IV and V are likely in the offing.

Pepe Larraz – who has worked issues of Deadpool Vs. X-Force, Thor and Inhuman – will be providing his artistic talents illustrating the book, which is initially planned as a five-issue mini-series.

What do you reckon folks? Do you thing Marvel should keep going comics that take place in the canonical Star Wars Universe? Do you want to see more comics that cover lesser-known characters and their development? Sound off in the comments section below.

Source: CoffeeWithKenobi




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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.