Marvel Comics has released an official synopsis for its upcoming limited series Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire, which is set to bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Emperor Palpatine’s twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire’s Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with a power vacuum atop the Empire, those Moffs will jockey for position and control, and the heroes of the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before!
Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire is written by Greg Rucka with art from Marco Checchetto, and the first issue is set to arrive in September.