New Marvel Comics Series Explores the Epic Story of Jedi Master Yoda
Announced last weekend at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Yoda will star in an all-new Marvel Comics limited series in October. An epic in ten numbers, STAR WARS: YODA will take place during Yoda’s self-imposed exile in Dagobah as he reflects on his past adventures. The centuries-old saga will be split into three arcs by three separate creative teams, each set at key moments in the long and legendary life of the Jedi Master.
New York Times bestselling author Cavan Scott and artist Nico Leon will kick things off with a story set during the Star Wars: The High Republic time. They will be followed by writers Jody Houser and Marc Guggenheim and artists Luke Ross and Alessandro Miracolo, with stories set just before the Prequel Trilogy and towards the end of the Clone Wars. Scott and Leon will return to complete the saga in the final issue. Yoda’s first-ever solo comic series, STAR WARS: YODA, will reveal unexplored aspects of the Jedi Master’s rich history and shed new light on the mystery that has surrounded the iconic character since his debut.
“I’ve had the good fortune to write Yoda in various projects over the past few years, especially in Dooku: Lost Jediand each time I write to him, my love for him deepens,” Scott told StarWars.com. “It’s fair to say that my home study is a sanctuary for three star wars icons: there are many Obi-Wan figurines; lots, lots, lots, LOTS of Ewok merchandise (do I like those killer bears more than the Lepi? Don’t tell Jaxxon, but there’s every chance!); and then there’s Yoda. The little guy is everywhere, in models, in art and in many LEGOs. Yoda casts a shadow over everything he appears in, and writing it is a privilege and a responsibility that I take seriously.
“I’ve wanted to do a Yoda book ever since I started working on STAR WARS titles,” added editor Mark Paniccia. “Yoda is a very special character for me and everyone working on this show. We all have our hearts and souls in this and I hope the fans enjoy him as much as we put him in place. It’s really unique and I’m very proud of it.