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New Star Wars comics reveal unseen scenes from before and during The Last Jedi

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Feb 2, 2018

If your thirst for Star Wars content has yet to be quenched, we've got some stellar news: There are unseen Star Wars scenes. No, we're not talking deleted film scenes. New and upcoming Star Wars comics reveal unseen moments from before and during The Last Jedi.

First up, let's talk about our girl Rose Tico. The most recent installment of the Forces of Destiny explores the relationship of Rose and her heroic sister Paige Tico (who is seen sacrificing herself for the Resistance at the beginning of The Last Jedi). In IDW's Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Rose & Paige comic -- from author Delilah S. Dawson, artist Nicoletta Baldari, colorist Matt Wilson, and cover artist Elsa Charrelier -- we learn even more about the sisters and their roles in the Resistance.

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(Image courtesy of IDW Publishing)

 

In the comic released on Jan. 31, we also see a few other familiar characters pop up, like flyboy Poe Dameron. According to /Film, in one Rose & Paige scene, Poe and Rose meet. And of course, she has the reaction anyone lucky enough to meet Poe (or Oscar Isaac, for that matter) would have. Rose fangirls out and says, “I can’t believe I just met THE Poe Dameron.” We feel you, Rose.

But wait, there's more. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting a comic of its very own, as well. Gary Whitta is writing a six-issue comic adaptation of The Last Jedi for Marvel, much like what was done with The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Whitta isn't new to the Star Wars family, of course; he was one of the writers on Rogue One and has also written episodes of Disney XD's Star Wars: Rebels.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comic, featuring art by Michael Walsh and Mike Spencer and covers by Mike Del Mundo, will contain scenes that are not seen in the actual film but are still considered canon. Fingers crossed there's another Holdo and Leia scene.

Star Wars: Episode IX won't be in theaters until December 2019, but between the expanded universe and upcoming Solo film, it looks like there's plenty of Star Wars content to enjoy in the meantime.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Rose & Paige is available now from IDW, and the first issue of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released May 2 from Marvel.

(via /Film, THR)