The upcoming comic series Star Wars: Kanan - The Last Padawan debuts next month and will tell the story of Jedi Kanan Jarrus, who is one of the main character on the animated series Star Wars Rebels, following the events of Order 66. The first issue hits shelves on April 1 and the good folks over at Newsarama have an exclusive preview of the issue, as well as the reveal of several new variant covers. Check it out below,
The official description for the series reads,
KANAN – THE LAST PADAWAN #1
GREG WEISMAN (w) • PEPE LARRAZ (a)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
STAR WARS: REBELS TELEVISION SHOW VARIANT COVER
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
Kanan Jarrus--in STAR WARS REBELS, he’s a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost...but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Clone Troopers they commanded would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66—the order to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dume survive? How did he learn to survive on his own? And how did he become the man we know as Kanan Jarrus? Writer Greg Weisman (writer/executive producer on STAR WARS REBELS, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) and artist Pepe Larraz (DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE, THOR, INHUMAN) bring us a tale bridging the years between the Clone Wars and Rebels!
I must say, I am really looking forward to this series. Overall the Marvel Star Wars comics have been good so far. Plus Kanan has been a great character on Rebels (and in the novel A New Dawn) and I look forward to seeing more of his backstory.
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