One of the big burning questions in my mind when it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and then that Marvel would be publishing Star Wars comics instead of Dark Horse was if we were going to see the return of the seven foot tall green rabbit. Our prayers and dreams have been answered as Jaxxon returns to the Star Wars Universe!

Marvel and Lucasfilm made the announcement today and unveiled John Tyler Christopher’s variant cover for Star Wars #1 that features everyone’s favorite character.

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“We couldn’t be happier to have Star Wars comics back at Marvel,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel in a prepared statement to the press. “Star Wars has always been an important part of Marvel’s history and we knew we wanted to honor that legacy with a callback to the original Marvel Comics Star Wars series. We think old and new fans alike will be just as excited as we are to see Jaxxon, even if it’s only for this fun variant cover.”

Now, this is only a variant cover, but where there is a cover, a story featuring the green alien (and his fuzzy pink bikini wearing companion) can’t be far behind… right?  Right?

From the star studded creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin comes a brand-new series spotlighting beloved characters from the original trilogy. Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, follow the continued adventures of Luke, Han, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and more as the growing Rebel Alliance battles for freedom against the Imperial Forces of the Galactic Empire!

Star Wars #1 is being written by jason Aaron with interior art by John Cassaday and arrives in stores in January.

via Marvel

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10 Comments

  1. Oldcomicfan
    November 6, 2014 at 7:50 am — Reply

    “Our prayers and dreams have been answered as Jaxxon returns to the Star Wars Universe!”
    Dude, you need to get better dreams. Post your address and I will send you a Playboy magazine.

    • November 6, 2014 at 9:16 am — Reply

      Apparently sarcasm is lost on you.

  2. November 6, 2014 at 9:10 am — Reply

    I think they are approaching this wrong. They should be showing that they can be better than Dark Horse and not campy like the Marvel Star Wars comic used to be.

  3. November 6, 2014 at 9:15 am — Reply

    Considering his species never really left (they were used in several other EU material, even if we didn’t see much of Jaxxon himself), I’m not really surprised that they decided to bring him back.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lepi

    • November 6, 2014 at 9:42 am — Reply

      The presence of Jaxxon doesn’t bother me. It’s the cover that makes me feel like they want to bring back the camp.

      • November 6, 2014 at 11:22 am — Reply

        I’m a little on the fence about it myself, I’m just not really surprised by the decision to bring the character back. I don’t mind a little cheesy camp here and there. I just hope it is the exception and not the norm.

  4. Damascus
    November 6, 2014 at 11:28 am — Reply

    I have just wanted a Jaxxon action figure since I was little, if this gets me there I’m totally in.

    • November 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm — Reply

      Considering how many special store exclusives, mail aways and other figures that have come out (many even having new or unique sculpts, too), I’m honestly surprised he wasn’t among them. Ever since Disney bought Star Wars, and since they also owned Marvel, I’ve been half expecting Jaxxon to become part of the “Star Tours” toy line alongside the Disney characters as Star Wars characters figures (like the Mickey as Anakin figure my brother got for me when he went to Florida Disney a couple years back).

  5. b003
    November 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm — Reply

    Too bad he’s not Sith.

    • November 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm — Reply

      I think that is the same thought that made my friend play a Dark Jedi Lepi in our old Star Wars tabletop RPG campaigns.

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