The Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 laid out the future of Star Wars comics. Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Senior Lucasfilm Creative Executive Matt Martin were joined by current Star Wars scribes Charles Soule (Star Wars), Ethan Sacks (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters), Alyssa Wong (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra), Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The High Republic), and Marc Guggenheim (Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca) to unveil the upcoming storylines, like Dark Droids, featured in Marvel’s popular Star Wars comics this summer!
Charles Soule will craft the main limited series of Star Wars: Dark Droids, a saga that follows the latest epics like “War of The Bounty Hunters” and “Crimson Reign,”, with art by Luke Ross. Star Wars: Dark Droids #1 kicks things off in August, but has content enough to spin off into other new series and relate to four ongoing series that fill in the gaps between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi films: Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunters. A new threat has been released across the galaxy, corrupting droids, cyborgs, and everything in between—this is what makes Dark Droids a horror-fueled Star Wars tale for the ages!
Enter the Scourge, a mysterious force that seems to touch every droid in the galaxy. This means both the Rebel Alliance and the Empire are facing the same challenge that comes from having their loyal metal minions turn coat! Also, what’s Ajax Sigma’s contribution to all this? The droid cult leader from last year’s Star Wars: Revelations has some explaining to do, like…whose side is he on?
Here’s what you can expect in DARK DROIDS tie-in issues this August:
STAR WARS #37
The Rebellion is in trouble because something’s gone awry with Lobot! Lando Calrissian’s loyal friend is in dire need of saving and Lando will do whatever it takes to make that happen, even betray the Rebels. Will Lobot be another casualty of the Scourge of the Droids, or can he be cured?
Star Wars: Darth Vader #37
CURSE OF THE JEDI!
Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer, the Executor has become overrun with killer droids! And while he does have a Kyberite shield helping him out, the Dark Lord of the Sith is not strong with the Force! Is it possible that Jedi Masters Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan’s lessons could save him from the Scourge? Or, is he doomed to fall to yet another galactic dictator’s will?
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #35
The Milestone 75th Issue of Doctor Aphra!
Is this the fall of the House of Tagge!? Doctor Aphra, at the behest of Domina Tagge, is looking into a string of strange droid issues when a lethal foe from the past emerges! Is this horde of Clone War-Era Prototype Battle Droids (designed by none other than Domina Tagge) a setup? Sabotage? Or is it something much, much worse?
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #37
The Haunting Secret Mission of Jango Fett!
Sins of the father and all that, as the Bounty Hunters deal with a problem possibly created by Jango Fett. Come to The Haven, a mysterious droid outpost that’s harboring some serious baggage. Can you figure out who Tarr Kligson is, and what his connection to Boba Fett’s father might be?