An Embattled Planet Has A Story To Tell In Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms Of Crait

by Hannah Means Shannon

Marvel’s Star Wars series have gone far off the beaten path of mainstream franchise characters and topics in recent days, giving fans plenty of new information about characters Captain Phasma and Doctor Aphra. Now, they’re going to be focusing on a place that piques the interest of readers–the mineral planet Crait.

In December, Marvel says they’ll be revealing “secrets” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi–The Storms of Crait #1, written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join The Resistance) with art by Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars) as part of a miniseries.

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Crait becomes a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order,  but it has a previous history with the Resistance. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa once took up arms on Crait and led the rebellion as they as they searched for a new home–and a new base for the Rebel Alliance.This new miniseries will tie into those plot elements and the upcoming film.

Editor Jordan D. White explains:

We’re excited for the opportunity to tell this story. Tying the new sequel series in more tightly with the original trilogy era, and helping make the Galaxy Far Away a little more fleshed out. The Bens are a great fit in for Star Wars, as they showed in Join the Resistance, and Mike has did such great work on both covers and the Obi-Wan issues of the flagship Star Wars title, that we couldn’t be happier to have him back doing art for us.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi–The Storms of Crait #1 will arrive in comic shops on December 27th.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1

Written by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER

Art by MIKE MAYHEW

Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO