Marvel just released an art preview for Star Wars Revelations and this issue looks BANANAS.
I’ll add more details to this post when I get the time but the two things that stand out to me are the inclusion of Iden Versio (she will also be on the cover of Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #28 Taurin Clarke Variant) and the Ancient Rakata who were recently mentioned by Luthen on a the “Aldhani” episode of Andor on Disney Plus when he gave the blue sky kyber crystal to Cassian as a down payment for his services in the heist.
The Rakata are credited to be the first group to develop Hyperspace travel and have a long complicated relationship to Kyber crystals and the dark side of The Force. A relationship that lead to their supposed extinction.
This will be the first official canon Rakata in a Star Wars comic and, assuming they’re not in Bounty Hunters #28, the first comic appearance of Iden Versio and Inferno Squad.
Edit: After looking at it again that may be the Eye of Webbish Bog and not Rakata. If so, apologies for the false alarm. Feel free to shame me across the internet.
Check out the full post from Marvel, all variants, and art preview below.
Full Post From Marvel:
The giant-sized one-shot will reveal what lies ahead in ongoing titles STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA, and STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS, as well as the epic upcoming limited series, STAR WARS: HIDDEN EMPIRE. Set during the era after Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Marvel’s line of STAR WARS comics have redefined the Star Wars mythos with bold sagas set during this largely unexplored time period. These stories are far from over and STAR WARS: REVELATIONS #1 will lay the groundwork for the major turning points to come for these adventures as they continue to head towards an unpredictable future.
Written by Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by Salvador Larroca, Pere Pérez, Emma Kubert, Justin Mason, and Paul Fry, STAR WARS: REVELATIONS is set amidst the infamous lava pools of Mustafar but will take readers across all corners of the galaxy.
Join Darth Vader as he watches the very destiny of the Rebellion, the Empire, Doctor Aphra, and the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters in a vision that will leave him and fans breathless.
Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian and the Rebel Alliance are struggling to thwart the Galactic Empire’s stranglehold on countless worlds. Vader ruthlessly hunts for those who stand against the Empire, aided by none other than Sabé—former handmaiden of his lost love, Padmé Amidala.
Beilert Valance finds himself on a collision course against his former partner T’onga and her crew of bounty hunters. The Spark Eternal, an archaic technology that grants users Sith-like powers…has taken control of archaeologist Doctor Chelli Aphra.
And Lady Qi’ra, leader of the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate, is ready to unleash an ambitious offensive aimed at destroying the Sith and wrenching power from the hands of the Empire.
All of these seemingly disparate threads are woven into a singular tapestry that will become strikingly clear in STAR WARS: REVELATIONS—and that’s not all! Vader will also learn of a deadly new threat that’s about to emerge.
Meet Ajax Sigma, a droid unlike any other. Discover his rich Star Wars-history spanning backstory and watch in terror as he reawakens with a goal that will shake the galactic landscape to its core.
“Now, we all know that the Force can be used to glimpse the present, the past, and possible futures,” Guggenheim told StarWars.com. “Well, The Eye [of Webbish Bog] is going to show Vader all of the above, including moments that will be coming into play in 2023 all across the Star Wars line. It’s our clever way of giving readers a preview of what everyone has up their sleeves for next year, but this isn’t a 40-page movie trailer. It’s a real Star Wars story with Vader at the center.”
Check check out the preview and all Star Wars variants below.
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Salvador Larroca, Various (CA) Phil Noto
THE CAN’T-MISS STAR WARS ISSUE OF THE YEAR!
• After WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS came CRIMSON REIGN… now in the midst of HIDDEN EMPIRE, Qi’ra has shaken the galactic landscape to its core!
• …But what lies beyond for the Rebellion? For the Empire? What role do the bounty hunters play? And what is happening to Doctor Aphra?
• Witness the next step in the legacy of heroes and scoundrels in the galaxy far, far away as MARC GUGGENHEIM (HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA) is joined by a ragtag team of artists to bring you an explosive tale you won’t soon forget!
• The path to the future of STAR WARS starts here!
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022