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Viz Media Releases ‘Star Wars: The Legends Of Luke Skywalker: The Manga’

It’s been forty-two years since the world was introduced to Luke Skywalker and his twin sister Princess Leia in Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Just this past December, Disney and Lucasfilm finally wrapped up the Skywalker saga in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Within the span of the nine films there are so many stories that have been told in the pages of comics and novels alike.

One of those is a junior novel titled, The Legend of Luke Skywalker that is considered cannon in the franchise that contains myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. It was written by Ken Liu and was released by Disney-Lucasfilm Press back in 2017.

Now inspired by these stories, VIZ Media in collaboration with Lucasfilm have released, Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga. The novel, tells six stories told by children that are on the way to the casino world of Canto Bight. Some of them include a first-hand account, told second-hand, of a mole flea named Lugubrious Mote that claims that he had been with Luke during the time he was rescuing Han Solo.

In this new release the counters of the elusive Jedi will be brought back to life by a cadre of renowned Japanese manga artist including Akira Himekawa, Haruichi, Subaru, Akira Fukaya, and Takashi Kisaki. You can check out the cover for the book below!

Along with the release Viz Media has given us some information about the creative team that will be featured in the book.

As an artist and writer team, Fukaya and Kisaki frequently collaborate on manga projects published in Japan. Fukaya has been enthralled with Star Wars since he was in elementary school. The starships and character designs, as well as the planets portrayed in the films, inspired him to create stories of his own. The Starship Graveyard is their English manga debut.

A longtime fan of the Star Wars galaxy, Haruichi is also the creator behind the Star Wars Japanese webtoon, Leia Organa: Ordeal of the Princess. Haruichi has always admired characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and especially Obi-Wan Kenobi, but lately she has a growing affection for the stormtroopers. I, Droid is Haruichi’s English manga debut.

Subaru currently lives in Tokyo and works in the animation industry as a background artist. Subaru loves that the characters in Star Wars always jump toward their destiny. The Tale of Lugubrious Mote is Subaru’s English manga debut.

Akira Himekawa are an artist duo from Japan with many fans all over the world. They have always wondered what may have happened to Luke Skywalker in between his galactic adventures and love exploring those possibilities.

A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, Ken Liu is the author of The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

It looks like a fantastic manga that I look forward to reading very soon. Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga is now available for purchase.

Source: Viz Media

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