Dark Horse, Wood start new Star Wars comic
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - There's excitement brewing for fans of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Writer Brian Wood and Dark Horse Comics began a new monthly series on Wednesday that focuses on Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo and Chewbacca, along with R2D2 and C3P0, as they seek to establish a foothold for the rebellion in the aftermath of the Death Star's destruction.
Wood, whose previous comics include the acclaimed DMZ and Northlanders at Vertigo and the ongoing The Massive at Dark Horse, called the new series about the classic Star Wars characters the only such series he could write.
"I know the original trilogy best," he explained, noting that George Lucas' creation has spawned its own universe of expanded characters, books, comics and more.