Star Wars fans got some big news at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) yesterday. As they wait patiently for the Nov. 15 release of the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game, from Respawn Entertainment and Lucasfilm, gamers can further immerse themselves in a new prequel comic.
Written by Matthew Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men and The Punisher) and illustrated by Paolo Villanelli (Vader: Dark Visions), Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Dark Temple follows Jedi Master Eno Cordova and Padawan Cere Junda on a mission that becomes increasingly dangerous as it progresses. The Jedi Council sends the pair to the remote planet Ontotho to oversee a temple excavation; however, once there, dueling forces of resistance coupled with security troops clash in a war to determine the fate of the planet — and the Jedi are caught in the middle.
The Marvel miniseries will include five issues. Expo attendees got a peek of the first cover at the show. Check it out below.
“Working on the Jedi: Fallen Order comic has been a great experience,” Rosenberg tells StarWars.com. “Respawn and Lucasfilm are not only creating one of the most exciting video games in a long, long time, but they’re also telling a truly epic Star Wars story. So having the chance to introduce audiences to some of the game’s cast, and explore a bit of who they are and how they got where they are is really fun. Cere Junda and Eno Cordova are a pair of Jedi that fans are definitely going to want to know more about, and this comic will tell you part of their story you won’t get anywhere else.”
“What’s more fun than working on a new Star Wars book?” Villanelli says. “Well, the answer is working on a new Star Wars book exploring a completely new part of the franchise. As a video game lover, I was super excited to be part of the new Fallen Order game, and as an artist, I was thrilled to explore and create a part of it for the comics. Besides our titular heroes Cere and Eno, we’ll get a chance to show new planets, villains, and some good old lightsaber action.”
Issue No. 1 comes out in September. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order arrives for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Nov. 15, but fans can preorder it now.