Del Rey and Dark Horse held their Future of Star Wars Publishing panel this afternoon (or evening, depending on your time zone). Thanks to Bryan Young from Big Shiny Robot and Star Wars Action News for their live tweeting of the event.
The news is as follows:
- Darth Maul Death Sentence will be a four issue miniseries bridging Seasons 4-5 of The Clone Wars.
- Next month we’ll have a comic series that will tie into Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral. The visuals will be “very strampunk.”
- Dawn of the Jedi will continue in November with Prisoner of Bogan.
- The movies are all you’ll need to know in order to understand the new Star Wars comic.
- Del Rey showed some artwork from the Essential Reader’s Companion. There will be 100 scene paintings and 50 character portraits.
- Regarding Scoundrels, it’s not Han’s idea to involve Lando and he’s not happy about it.
- Coming in 2013: The Last Jedi by Michael Reaves and Maya Kathryn Bohnhoff will continue Coruscant Nights and star Jax Pavan.
- New SWEU author Tim Lebbon will write Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void, tying into the comic series.
- Troy Denning is penning a standalone novel set one year after Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse. Titled Crucible, it will star the Big Three.
Edit 3:49 PT:
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) July 13, 2012
And a post-panel link roundup