Marvel Comics has revealed (via SFFGazette.com) that Sana Starros, one of the breakout characters from its line of Star Wars comic books, is getting her own solo series in February.
Now, we have a first look at the five-issue adventure, Star Wars: Sana Starros, which is written by New York Times bestselling author Justina Ireland and drawn by Pere Pérez (Spider-Woman).
Sana Starros first appeared in the early issues of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday's Star Wars run as the long-lost "wife" of Han Solo. Since then, the no-nonsense smuggler has played a pivotal role in various Star Wars comic stories as she put aside her scoundrel nature to aid the Rebellion with her sharp pilot skills and strategic expertise.
Now, she becomes only the second Star Wars character that debuted in a Marvel Comic to take centre stage in her own solo series, and it sounds like we'll see an all-new side of her. The series looks set to reveal new details of Sana’s origins and introduce her extended family who have just become entangled with the Empire.
Fresh off of a string of disappointments, Sana Starros returns to her family’s ancestral home for some downtime. But the reunion is far from relaxing when Stormtroopers crash dinner. They seek answers that only the Starros clan have, and the family finds themself on a collision course with the full might of the Galactic Empire!
"Justina and Pere give you the kind of Star Wars joy ride that old and new fans will thrill and smile too," Editor Mark Paniccia says. "It’s jam packed with action, hilarity and characters you’re sure to fall in love with. Plus we discover some Starros family secrets that will surprise even Sana!"
"Writing Sana Starros is an incredible honor, because I’ve really enjoyed what Alyssa Wong has done with the character in Doctor Aphra and so I’m excited to give Sana a little space to take center stage," Ireland explained. "Sana is a complicated character who tends to play her cards close to her vest, and getting into her head and getting to share a bit of who she is outside of her relationships with folks like Aphra or Han or Leia has been a blast."
We'll discover the mysteries of Sana's past and witness her first step towards an exciting future when Star Wars: Sana Starros #1 arrives in comic book stores in February. Take a look at Ken Lashley and Sara Pichelli's cover art below, and click here to see some interior preview art.