Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, and Professor Huyang are back to relive their adventures from Season 1 of Ahsoka in the latest adaptation from Marvel Comics, Star Wars: Ahsoka. The series arrives in July.
Announced by StarWars.com, Star Wars: Ahsoka follows in the footsteps of other comic adaptations like The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The story will follow the events of Season 1 of the hit series written by screen and comic writer Rodney Barnes (American Gods, Killadelphia) and illustrated by Steven Cummings (Wayward, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight) and Georges Jeanty who worked on The Mandalorian adaptation as well as the upcoming Mace Windu comic. The mini-series will be 8 issues. StarWars.com shared a first look at the issue #1 cover by David Nakayama, including variant covers from Annie Wu and Jan Duursema that you can see below.
Rodney Barnes spoke to StarWars.com about working on Star Wars: Ahsoka, stating:
"It is truly an honor to be adapting Ahsoka. The character is the essence of classic Star Wars: layered, complex and fun! I hope the fans enjoy this adaptation as much as the series it’s adapted from."
These comic adaptations from Marvel are a ton of fun. While they're not known for new stories, seeing how different artists interpret these beloved characters is really neat. There have been the occasional added bits of canon before. For example, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Graphic Novel Adaptation added multiple scenes that came from Gareth Edwards' notes and ancillary materials. One scene is of Saw Gerrera and Bail Organa debating in a flashback. Little Leia Organa and Jyn Erso are both children, looking on as their father figures battle their words. These are accepted canon even though they're not in the movie. However, the Rogue One graphic novel is the exception to the norm, as there are rarely scenes like these in the adaptations.
Star Wars: Ahsoka arrives in July in digital format and in a local comic book store near you.