It seems there's no limit to the infinite expansion potential of the Star Wars market and another reminder of the insatiable appetite for anything based in the galaxy far, far away is the new all-ages series of Star Wars Adventures comics coming via ... no, not Marvel, but from IDW Publishing.
Created in partnership with Lucasfilm, this captivating anthology title will also include deluxe newspaper comic strip volumes telling standalone stories set within the colorful Star Wars universe.
The announcement was presented at the Lucasfilm Publishing panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando last weekend. IDW's kid-friendly, all-ages line is targeted to launch Fall of 2017, and will be another marketing component conceived to help bolster attention and excitement for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December and will be filled with characters new and old from across the entire franchise.
“Lucasfilm is thrilled to expand our relationship with the talented and creative folks at IDW to bring Star Wars comics to kids,” said Michael Siglain, Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing. “IDW has an incredible pedigree of talent, and we look forward to working with them on the creation of these fun, action-packed adventures that span the entire Star Wars saga.”
Here's the promotional teaser poster by aritst Chris Samnee:
No storyline info or creative teams have yet to be announced, but stay tuned when more news drops. Besides these fresh Star Wars tales, brand-new collections of the classic Star Wars newspaper strips that ran between 1979 and 1984 will be released in May.
“IDW has long sought to offer the next generation of comic book fans ample reading choices, and being able to provide Star Wars comics aimed directly at that audience is a massive thrill. Disney has been a great collaborator with us and we’re very excited to delve into this particular corner of the galaxy," noted IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall.
What do you think of another publisher taking a slice of the Star Wars comics pie besides Marvel, and will you investigate the new all-ages line when it's available this fall?