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.
“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.