We’ve previously mentioned in passing 2000AD artist Colin Wilson‘s upcoming Star Wars project for US publisher Dark Horse, but now details about Star Wars: Invasion, which launches online in May, have been officially announced.
The series, set 25 years after the Battle of Yavin (when the first Death Star was destroyed, as seen in the original Star Wars film), kicks off in print on 1 July from Dark Horse.
The series features an older Luke Skywalker and other long established characters.
“The Vong are a real challenge,” Colin told Comic Book Resources, “because so little is known about them. But early on I realized that this was also a huge advantage, as well.
“Once I got a good visual handle on these guys, I could pretty much do what I want with them, at least visually. The important thing I’d like to retain about the Vong is their aura of mystery. With these guys, anything can happen, and usually does. Big, bad, threatening… what else does a comic artist need?”
• Star Wars: Invasion launches on www.starwars.com in May with an eight-page preview web-only issue, followed by a second eight-page preview web-only issue in June.