IDW Publishing is jumping on The Rise of Skywalker bandwagon with the a three-part storyline set between The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars Adventures #27, written by John Barber and with art by Derek Charm, features the mighty Wookiees. With the New Republic devastated, the First Order launches an attack on the planet Kashyyyk, and Chewbacca takes up arms to defend his people!
“It’s a thrill and an honor to get to tell this story with the amazing Derek Charm,” says Barber. “Chewie’s one of my favorite characters ever, for as long as I can remember. Having the opportunity to tell his story to a new generation of Star Wars fans – and all this leading up to the conclusion to the Skywalker saga — is one of the biggest thrills of my career.”
According to IDW Publishing, there is a backup tale that will feature a team-up between R2-D2, C-3P) and BB-8 as they embark on a recruiting campaign for the Resistance. The backup tale will be written by Michael MOreci with art by Tony Fleecs.
“What I love so much about this story is that it gives the droids a mission that’s specific to who they are as characters and not just droids,” says Moreci. “This is a fun, fun adventure, but I also think it’s important to these characters as they, like everyone else, find their way in the galaxy.”
Fleecs says, “I probably don’t love anything more than I love Star Wars – and in particular, the 1985 Droids cartoon and the accompanying comic book featuring art by the great John Romita Sr. That’s the energy I’m bringing to this project – vibes from 1985, Star Comics, John Romita, Nelvana Animation, and Marie Severin, with a healthy dollop of Tony Fleecs thrown in for good measure.”