Emerging straight from the pages of Marvel Comics’ popular “Star Wars” spin-off, “Bounty Hunter War“, is a bold new title coming in December that further explores the character of Qi’ra from Han Solo’s young film “Solo.”
“Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1” launches the middle chapter of a trilogy that began with “War of the Bounty Hunters” and advances the gripping story of Qi’ra and the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate. Written by Charles Soule (“Star Wars: The High Republic“) and paired with artwork courtesy of Steven Cummings (“Pantheon High”) with a main cover by Leinil Francis Yu, it’s a five-issue limited series arriving December 1 that promises an uncompromising look at the darkest corners. And if you’re looking to learn more about the Star Wars universe, our best Star Wars book guide is strong with the Force.
Qi’ra was first seen in “Solo: A Star Wars Story(played by Emilia Clarke) and here the story of the charismatic crime boss continues in a series that also features Ario Anindito’s vivid connection cover that spotlights several integral heroes and villains from the galaxy far, far away. .
“While Qi’ra plays a huge role in ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’, this event is very much a Boba Fett story”, Soule tells IGN. “I have a bigger story I’m going to tell with Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn, and it all ties into why she kicked things off in ‘War of the Bounty Hunters’ in the first place. You’ll learn more about this in the final pages of ‘War of the Bounty Hunters #5’, released in October, and I think fans have no idea how exciting and new this story will be.”
“Crimson Reign” promises to shed light on the untold story of the turbulent “Star Wars” galaxy in the Age of Rebellion. It uncovers the return of favorite characters, alarming plot twists and epic displays of the Force as it showcases a saga that stretches from the seedy underworld of “Star Wars” to the lofty heights of the Imperial Palace of Coruscant.
“From the moment I took on the Star Wars writing job, I wanted to do new things in the Star Wars timeline between Episodes V and VI, using new characters from all eras of the Star Wars. galaxy far, far away”, Soule tells IGN. “‘Crimson Reign,’ which continues what I envision as a trilogy that began with ‘War of the Bounty Hunters,’ is a great example of how I enjoy writing Star Wars stories. Everything and Everyone is fair game, and I think people are really going to enjoy it. Await the Reign.
of Marvel”Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1lands December 1 with a full lineup of variant covers from David Lopez, Rahzzah, Valerie Giangiordano, Clayton Crain, Khoi Pham and Steven Cummins.
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