Later this year the Disney theme parks will unveil their Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge additions. Set at the Black Spire trading post on the planet of Batuu, Galaxy’s Edge will give Star Wars fans an opportunity to immerse themselves in the galaxy far, far away. For those starved for more information about Batuu, however, you won’t have to wait quite so long. Marvel Comics will give you first-hand preview in this spring’s Galaxy’s Edge mini-series.
The new series is yet another part of Disney and Lucasfilm’s massive, Star Wars, multi-media marketing campaign this year. The studios continue to roll out new written works (Galaxy’s Edge, TIE Fighter and Alphabet Squadron) in addition to television and film offerings (The Clone Wars season 7, The Mandalorian, and of course, Star Wars: Episode IX). The new comic, however, will let us see Black Spire like never before.
Visiting Black Spire Outpost
According to StarWars.com, the new comic series will dive into Black Spire’s black market trading center:
“Readers of the five-issue miniseries will be the first to meet the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities, and find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.”
Galaxy’s Edge will be a five-part min-series centered at Black Spire, the featured location of the theme parks. Ethan Sacks, writer of the series, recently spoke to StarWars.com about what fans can expect:
“Our series will give fans the chance to visit Black Spire Outpost months ahead of voyaging to Batuu in person. Armed with top-secret sketches and information from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm, we are keeping this authentic to the spirit of this rich new setting.”
The comic series will allow fans a first glimpse at Black Spire before they get to experience it, and rides like Millennium Falcon and Rise of the Republic, at the parks. Disney is certainly pulling out all the stops for an all-inclusive, immersive, Star Wars experience.
Look for the Black Spire-centered comic series, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, everywhere comics are sold this April.