Fan-favorite duo of Cassian Andor and K-2SO were scene stealers in the first Star Wars spinoff and fans are wondering how the two became a team. Now they’ll get to learn this August.
Here's what we know about the series so far:
- It's called Star Wars: Rogue One - Cassian & K-2SO Special #1.
- It's a 40-page One-Shot.
- The prequel will be written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Fernando Blanco.
- The cover will be provided by Julian Totino Tedesco (check below for the reveal) with variants by Chris Samnee and another unannounced artist.
- It will be released in August.
- The comic will detail how the rugged Rebel intelligence officer comes to meet the reprogrammed Imperial security droid.
Check out Marvel’s press release below announcing the comic as well as providing a few key details.
Star Wars: Rogue One - Cassian & K-2SO Special #1
Cassian Andor and his reprogrammed Imperial security droid K-2SO have a partnership that rivals the closeness of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. But like all great stories, that wasn’t always the case. So how did the great partnership of human and droid come to be? This August, find out the real history between the two characters when Marvel releases STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1, written by acclaimed author Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Punisher: Frank Castle) with art by Fernando Blanco (Marvel Zombies, Thunderbolts).
Despite fighting to protect the galaxy, Cassian Andor and K-2SO haven’t always been on the same side of the Galactic Civil War – and readers will find out why in this new story, which includes the two characters meeting each other for the very first time!
“When I first heard about ROGUE ONE, I was thrilled,” said series writer Duane Swierczynski. “A heist movie set in the Star Wars universe? Are you kidding? Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be invited to tell a small piece of that story. And it was even cooler that I was asked to write about the first meeting of Cassian and K-2SO — easily my two favorite characters in the movie. What can I say? I love bad-asses and robots.”
Without spoiling anything, we can confirm that this IS the droid you are looking for this August, when Marvel releases STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1, available wherever comics are sold this August!
Check out the solicitation info below.
Solicitation And Julian Totino Tedesco's Cover
STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SAMNEE
JTS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
FOC – 07/17/17, On-Sale – 08/09/17
The announcement of this comic comes on the heels of Marvel's intentions to journey back into the time of the Galactic Republic with a series focused on Mace Windu. That comic, called Star Wars: Jedi Of The Republic - Mace Windu, will feature the Jedi Master coming to grips with his new, unwanted role as a general in the Clone Wars.
Marvel Comics is also publishing a new Darth Vader series about the character's journey from Anakin Skywalker rebuilt as a machine after the devastating duel with former Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to the terrifying Sith Lord spreading fear across the galaxy.
Another comic will be released as part of the Journey to The Last Jedi called Captain Phasma, detailing how the fan-favorite character escaped the destruction of the Starkiller Base at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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