Check out a seven-page preview of Marvel's Star Wars #1

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Jan 8, 2015, 3:44 PM EST

A little more than a year ago, we got the news that, thanks to Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, Disney company Marvel Entertainment would regain the license to published Star Wars comics for the first time in decades. Since 1991, Dark Horse Comics has published plenty of adventures from a galaxy far, far away, many of them classics, but as 2014 ended, so too did the Dark Horse era of Star Wars comic books. 

Next week, after months of waiting and glimpsing previews, we'll all finally get to see the first of Marvel's new Star Wars comics, Star Wars #1, from writer Jason Aaron (Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Planetary) and colorist Laura Martin (The Authority). The flagship Marvel series picks up where the first Star Wars film leaves off, and will follow Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa as they battle the Empire. The book is the first in a number of new, in-canon Star Wars titles planned by Marvel, and Darth Vader and Princess Leia series are already set to follow.

We've seen glimpses of Cassaday's art for the series before, but today we finally got what we've been hoping for ever since the series was announced during the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con: a lettered preview, along with a few more unlettered action pages that, more or less, speak for themselves. Check out seven pages from Star Wars #1 -- featuring Han, Luke, Leia and the gang doing some covert ass-kicking -- in the gallery below, and pick up the full issue when it hits comic-book shops next Wednesday with loads and loads of variant covers.

(Via Comics Alliance)