Marvel’s Kanan Comic Series Will End With Issue 12


Marvel’s Kanan series will end with issue #12, according to Greg Weisman.

According to the series’ writer, Greg Weisman, #12 will be the concluding issue to the well-received series, starring Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars Rebels (via Coffee With Kenobi). His tweet is quoted below.

Below is the full cover for the final issue.

Here is the official listing for #12, including a description of what’s in store (via Bleeding Cool).

"KANAN #12GREG WEISMAN (W) • Andrea Broccardo (A)Cover by MARK BROOKS• The rebels’ adventures on Kaller come to an end!• But when a friend from Kanan’s past needs help, he stays behind…• The look into the past of the former Jedi concludes here!32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99"

Bleeding Cool says Kanan is selling low compared to Marvel’s other Star Wars series, but notes it’s still outselling comics like Superman and New Avengers. But perhaps it’s the Star Wars market Marvel is basing its cancellation on, not its success compared to other franchises’ series. On the other hand, it could be Marvel wants to add more stories to their stock, like Obi Wan and Anakin, and Kanan just isn’t worth continuing to them like the more popular Star Wars and Darth Vader series are.

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The series was originally only going to a five-issue miniseries (via Coffee With Kenobi), titled Kanan: The Last Padawan, and follow Kanan’s exploits as the last Padawan following the execution of Order 66 (and the murder of his master, Depa Billaba). Issue #7 shortened the series’ title to simply Kanan, and went back in time to Kanan’s years under Depa’s tutelage. That’s where we’ve been ever since, and it appears that’s where we’ll end.

Even though the sales aren’t showing it, Kanan has been popular among many Star Wars fans, and has often been declared to be the best of Marvel’s Star Wars series so far. With that positive response in mind, Marvel may choose to adapt other Star Wars Rebels characters for their own solo series.

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Until then, the next new Star Wars series from Marvel will be Obi Wan and Anakin, which is slated for a January 2016 debut.