'Star Wars': Marvel releases first art from 'Force Awakens' prequel comic

March 14, 2015 12:37 AM

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J.J. Abrams still hasn’t revealed much about the upcoming franchise-restarting Star Wars: The Force Awakens, beyond the occasional trading card hints. Expect to get some teases about Episode VII starting in September, though, when Marvel debuts the new comic series, Shattered Empire. It’s one of two new Star Wars series that will comprise a new saga called Journey to the Force Awakens. (That means the full title will be Star Wars: Journey to the The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire, which is disappointingly less colonic than Star Wars: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron: Battleground: Tattooine.)

Marvel released the first official art from Shattered Empire today. It’s a group shot of the original Star Wars cast, smiling—essentially identical to the last shot of Return of the Jedi. That would seem to imply that Shattered Empire will pick up right after the Battle of Endor, and might be the fi...

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