IDW Publishing and Disney are partnering to produce Star Wars comics for kids. The Star Wars universe continues to spread far and wide! I remember reading a lot of the novels when I was younger, but I don’t remember having specific Star Wars comics for kids at the time. It’s great to see that more fans of any age can enjoy the epic sci-fi world Lucas created.
The first title will come out in fall 2017 and will be called Star Wars Adventures. The title is part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” publishing program. The content will include interesting tidbits leading up to the release of The Last Jedi film in December.
A Collaboration Made in the Stars
“Lucasfilm is thrilled to expand our relationship with the talented and creative folks at IDW to bring Star Wars comics to kids,” said Michael Siglain, Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing. “IDW has an incredible pedigree of talent, and we look forward to working with them on the creation of these fun, action-packed adventures that span the entire Star Wars saga.”
IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall, said “IDW has long sought to offer the next generation of comic book fans ample reading choices, and being able to provide Star Wars comics aimed directly at that audience is a massive thrill. Disney has been a great collaborator with us and we’re very excited to delve into this particular corner of the galaxy.”
There have been tons of Star Wars comics and stories since the franchise began, but gearing the comics for kids is an important step to take. Star Wars Rebels was geared toward a younger audience and has seen great success. Similarly, the plan is for these new comics for kids to be fun, action-packed adventures. Perfect for a kid just starting to enjoy Star Wars.
Issue 1: Rey
Star Wars Adventures #1 will be out on September 6th. The issue is written be Cavan Scott who has worked on multiple Doctor Who stories for Titan Comics. The art is illustrated by Eisner-nominated Derek Charm. Issue #2 will release two weeks later on September 20th. Both issues will give us more info about Rey, the new character revealed in The Force Awakens.
IDW President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Goldstein says, “They will be original stories, primarily. They will be set in the entire Star Wars combined universe. They can be the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, the modern films, some of the offshoots that are still considered part of the canon.”
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