STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE Comic Series Will Tie Directly Into Disney's New Theme Park Land

STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE Comic Series Will Tie Directly Into Disney's New Theme Park Land

The new Marvel comic series, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, will be set in Black Spire Outpost, providing some history for the backdrop of Disney's new Star Wars theme park land. Details after the jump...

Later this year, Disney World and Disneyland park guests will be able to step into a galaxy far, far away when they step into Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

The new 14-acre land in Hollywood Studios will transport guests to the planet of Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy's edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes. More specifically, the location is Black Spire Outpost, the planet's largest settlement and "an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space."

Clearly, the folks over at Disney and Lucasfilm have put a ton of thought into the background of this infamous black market and a new comic series from Marvel will further provide a further history of Black Spire Outpost.

Coming in April, Marvel's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be a five-issue miniseries that ties directly into the new lands. The series will introduce readers to the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities, and whose name you might recognize as he was briefly mentioned in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The story will also explore "what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space."

"The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca," Lucasfilm teases.

The Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge comic series is written by Ethan Sacks, who wrote Mace Windu's story in the Star Wars: Age of Republic comic series. The series is illustrated by artist Will Sliney, who penciled the comic adaptation of Solo: A Star Wars Story, with cover art created by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm artists.

Lucasfilm teased a concept design variant cover for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #1, featuring Dok-Ondar. It was designed by Karl Lindberg and Iain McCaig.



The Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park land will feature two new attractions (Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance), a cantina-style restaurant, shops, and character encounters. It's slated to open in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort.
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