[Preview] Marvel Comics’ 12/18 Release: STAR WARS: Empire Ascendant #1

STAR WARS Empire Ascendant #1

This Wednesday, December 18th, Marvel Comics is set to release the debut issue of STAR WARS: Empire Ascendant!

Here’s a look at the covers, storyline and preview pages for
Marvel Comics’ new release on New Comic Book Day…


New Release for the week of December 18th, 2019


STAR WARS: Empire Ascendant #1 – Cover A

STAR WARS: Empire Ascendant #1

Writing: Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Ethan Sacks, Simon Spurrier
Art: Luke Ross, Roland Boschi, Paolo Villanelli, Caspar Wijngaard
Colors: GURU-eFX, Rachelle Rosenberg, Arif Prianto, Lee Loughridge
Letters: Clayton Cowles, Travis Lanham

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Riccardo Federici
Cover B: Michael Golden (Star Wars Greatest Moments Variant)
Cover C: John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure Variant)
Cover D: Patrick Zircher w/ Federico Blee
Cover E: Giuseppe Camuncoli w/ Daniele Orlandini & David Curiel


Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and smuggler Han Solo have have struck blow after winning blow against the Empire. The Rebels are digging in their defenses on the remote ice world of Hoth but how long will they truly be safe from their many enemies?

Darth Vader will stop at nothing to crush the rebels but his efforts to locate their new base have been in vain. Will the dark side of the Force guide him to the missing rebels and to young Skywalker or mire the dark lord in the conflicts of his past?

Despite a life riddled with treachery and destruction, Doctor Aphra has found a family (of sorts). Former Imperial inspector Magna Tolvan and Aphra’s young ward Vulaada will have to face the struggles of a life of rebellion…while Aphra reckons with her legacy.

Former Imperial loyalist turned cyborg bounty hunter BEILERT VALANCE is taking on a dangerous new mission. And the lives of the entire Rebellion—including his old buddy HAN SOLO’s—are at stake should he fail!

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Publisher – Marvel Comics