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Published September 18, 2019

This December, 'Star Wars' Concludes with 'Empire Ascendant' #1

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Doctor Aphra, and more enter the epic one-shot, 'Star Wars: Empire Ascendant'!

Coming in December, the culmination of STAR WARS (2015) arrives in grand fashion with STAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT #1!

STAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT #1 cover by Riccardo Federici
STAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT #1 cover by Riccardo Federici

Announced today on StarWars.com, the 56-page one-shot serves as the epilogue for the flagship series and is crafted by some of the greatest creators in the galaxy. Writers Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Simon Spurrier, and Ethan Sacks unite with artists Luke Ross, Roland Boschi, and more as the Rebellion absconds to the planet Hoth in the wake of their recent victories against the Empire.

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, smuggler Han Solo, and the rest of the Rebels dig in their defenses at Echo Base....but how long will they truly be safe from their many enemies, including Darth Vader? The Dark Lord of the Sith will stop at nothing to crush the Rebellion, even if his efforts to locate their new location have—so far—been in vain.

Will the dark side of the Force guide him to the missing Rebels and to young Skywalker, or will it mire Vader in the conflicts of his past?

And despite a life riddled with treachery and destruction, Doctor Aphra has finally found a family....of sorts. In STAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT, former Imperial inspector Magna Tolvan and Aphra’s young ward Vulaada will have the fallout of their decisions—while Aphra reckons with her legacy. 

Meanwhile, former Imperial loyalist turned cyborg bounty hunter Beilert Valance is taking on a dangerous new mission. And the lives of the entire Rebellion, including his old buddy Han Solo, are at stake should he fail....

Pre-order STAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT #1 at your local comic shop today, then pick the issue up this December!

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