Marvel Star Wars: First Look at Chewbacca #1


Few things bring me greater joy than scenes of puppies frolicking in a field, kittens chasing butterflies, or baby elephants spraying water all over themselves and their parents. Thus did I gain same-said feeling, when the official Marvel Star Wars press release for Chewbacca #1 hit my inbox. Why would the possibility of a walking carpet elicit such feelings of squee in me, you may ask? Because of this…you’re welcome:

Since 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Chewbacca has been known as the quick to wrath, yet loyal to a fault and highly skilled co-pilot of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy — the Millennium Falcon. But now, for the first time, the legendary Wookiee warrior is flying solo for his very own limited Marvel Star Wars series.

"Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CHEWBACCA #1 – from blockbuster creators Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto! Following the Battle of Yavin, Chewbacca finds himself on his own and separated from the Rebel Alliance. Crash landing on an Imperial occupied planet, Chewie finds himself in the company of a young local girl in need. Together, they may just be enough to take on the forces invading her home and get Chewbacca back to the Rebellion. Don’t call him a fuzz ball. Don’t call him a walking carpet. This is Chewbacca – fierce and loyal warrior of Kashyyyk in a brand new series beginning this October in CHEWBACCA #1!"

On a personal note, I am super excited to get into a comic-run all about Kashyyyk’s most famous warrior. For too long now, I have wanted to know more about both Chewie and his fellow Wookies, which I hope we get to learn more about. Plus, we will be introduced to all new Star Wars canonized characters, so hold on tight, this is gonna be fun.

We’ve got some variant covers to look at, as well.

Black and White pencil sketch with Han:

The Calvin and Hobbes approach:

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