On December 18, the next chapter in the Star Wars saga will begin, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters. With all the secrecy surrounding the film, any information that is leaked or officially released, is meticulously dissected and analyzed from every possible angle. Starting in September (September 4 — Force Friday), Lucasfilm and all its involved partners will begin the last leg of the trip to the theatrical release of Episode VII with Journey to the Force Awakens.
Journey to the Force Awakens will explore the events surrounding the aftermath of the Battle for Endor in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. This will be done with all new canonical material like Marvel’s Star Wars Comics, all new Star Wars novels, and toy-lines/video games. Perhaps the most anticipated run Journey to the Force Awakens, is Marvel’s own Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto helming the title — Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire #1.
"Emperor Palpatine’s twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire’s Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with a power vacuum atop the Empire, those Moffs will jockey for position and control, and the heroes of the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before!"
Greg Rucka (Wolverine and Cyclops), reunites with Marco Checchetto (The Punisher), for a Star Wars tale that will reveal the untold story of the aftermath of the Battle for Endor and the resulting political intrigue. The Rebellion’s struggle to liberate the galaxy from the Empire’s tyrannical grasp will face new challenges, and Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto will bring their masterful storytelling to a galaxy far, far away.
Star War: Shattered Empire will hit shelves in September.