Marvel Star Wars is going to explore the untold tales of Yoda


With the final issue of Darth Vader — issue #25 — hitting stores soon, Marvel Star Wars looks to another Star Wars icon to continue its excellence in storytelling – Yoda.

Marvel Star Wars writer, Jason Aaron, sat down with to talk about an exciting new direction for the Star Wars comics, Yoda’s untold tales. The story arc will tap into the journal that Luke finds among Obi-Wan’s things, and it will tell the story of Yoda, as a Jedi, before the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Aaron was asked about the time period Yoda’s untold tales will take place:

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"The challenge was to do something with Yoda that we hadn’t seen before. I really wanted to see just what it was like when Yoda was going out into the galaxy and being a Jedi. This story takes place before the Clone Wars and it’s set in a world we’ve never seen before."

Aaron also says that we will get a glimpse of Qui-Gon Jinn, as well as a young Obi-Wan, because of course, it’s his journal that Luke Skywalker is reading. The writer also says that despite being a tale of a younger Yoda, we shouldn’t expect a different version of the wise Jedi Master. Yoda will still be wise, but instead of being Grand Master Jedi Yoda, he’ll simply be Jedi Yoda.

As far as how these untold tales of Yoda will connect to Luke Skywalker’s current story in Marvel Star Wars, Jason Aaron has some ideas, so don’t worry:

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"So this was kind of the only way we could kill all those birds with one stone — to do one story that connects Luke, Yoda, and Obi-Wan all at the same time, while still taking place in three different time periods."

The use of Obi-Wan’s journal really opens up the Marvel Star Wars writers and artists to tell stories of Star Wars iconic heroes and villains, without having to cut through the red tape of explaining where and how the story comes to place. It serves as a storytelling device…quite nicely I might add.

As far as where the untold tales of Yoda will jump off from, Aaron explains:

"This arc plays off the ending of the previous arc. Something big happens at the end of our previous arc, the arc that saw the Rebels steal a Star Destroyer. There’s a big moment at the end of that arc that kind of leans into this one. So we’ve got a lot of stuff going on that’s really setting up stories that will be playing out for the next couple of years in the book."

This certainly sounds exciting, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the untold tales of Yoda, who is perhaps one of the more mysterious Star Wars characters, simply because of the question of his past.

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