When I heard that Jason Aaron would be taking on Star Wars as his next comic for Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd., I flipped out. He’s been doing an amazing job on Thor and the first few issues of the comic has been epic. The only problem I had with it was the artwork, which you can read about in my review of the first issue HERE.
I have nothing against artist John Cassaday, but I didn’t like the way he drew the action or the lightsabers and it looks like his run will end on issue #7. Given that the first arc ends on issue #6, I’m not sure if Marvel had this planned out all along or Cassaday didn’t gain the same type of reception with his art as Aaron has gained with his writing. Stuart Immonen will be taking over the reigns on issue #8 and you can learn more about him and see a sneak peek of his artwork below. Stay Tooned for our review of the first arc in the coming months as well!
Marvel Announces Stuart Immonen as New Ongoing STAR WARS Artist!
Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfim Ltd. are pleased to announce the addition of blockbuster artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men, All-New Captain America) as the new series artist for STAR WARS! Immonen joins series writer Jason Aaron to continue the chart-topping, record breaking series this July!
Beginning this July with Star Wars #8, Stuart Immonen journeys to a galaxy far, far away for the continuing adventures of some of fiction’s most beloved characters! For now, get a peek at what to expect with your very first look at Immonen’s early pencils for the Star Wars #8 cover (Note: attached artwork is not final. Final artwork will be redistributed once approved).
The historic return of Star Wars™ to the House of Ideas continues this July as the can’t miss creative team of Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen put their epic stamp on the world of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca and the Droids! A bold new beginning is coming – so don’t miss the second arc of the series that has the world talking!
Stay tuned over the next few days for more info about incoming STAR WARS artist Stuart Immonen as well as the announcement of STAR WARS #7’s very special guest artist!
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STAR WARS #8
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
On Sale in July!
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