Crimson Dawn Exposes the Mysteries of the Empire and More from Marvel’s March 2022 Star Wars Comics – Exclusive Preview

Could this be the key to the fall of the Jedi Order?

To reshape the galaxy, first Crimson Dawn must understand how the great Jedi Order fell allowing the Empire’s ascent to power.

In StarWars.com’s first look at solicits for Marvel’s March 2022 Star Wars comics offerings, more details of Qi’ra’s quest are revealed in Star Wars: Crimson Reign, along with the covers and details from the flagship Star Wars series, the all-new Han Solo & Chewbacca series, Bounty Hunters, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, and Halcyon Legacy. Find out who Padmé and Anakin Skywalker cross paths with on a secret mission aboard the Halcyon, why Leia Organa and the Rebel Alliance must rely on intel from a crime syndicate, and more surprises and intrigue across Marvel’s critically-acclaimed titles from a galaxy far, far away…

The cover of Marvel's Crimson Reign 3. The cover of Marvel's Crimson Reign 3. The cover of Marvel's Crimson Reign 3.

STAR WARS: CRIMSON REIGN #3 (OF 5)

Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by STEVEN CUMMINGS
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Variant cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Connecting Variant Cover by ARIO ANINDITO
Warriors of Dawn Variant Cover by VALERIO GIANGIORDANO

ODYSSEY OF THE ARCHIVIST!

  • LADY QI’RA’S ultimate plan to reshape the galaxy continues as we focus on one of her most key operatives – the mysterious SAVA MADELIN SUN, former expert in the DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE, now known only as THE ARCHIVIST.
  • Qi’ra has given this woman a crucial task and put all the resources of CRIMSON DAWN at her disposal. The Archivist’s search will find answers to mysteries at the very heart of the EMPIRE’S formation…
  • …and the ultimate fall of THE JEDI ORDER.

Han Solo & Chewbacca cover Han Solo & Chewbacca civer Han Solo & Chewbacca varient cover

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA #1

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by DAVID MESSINA
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
Variant cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant cover by DECLAN SHALVEY

NEW SERIES – HAN SOLO IS BACK!

But wait! Isn’t HAN still frozen in Carbonite? Yes. But you can’t keep a good smuggler down.  Set a few years before Episode IV: A New Hope, Han, his partner, CHEWBACCA and GREEDO, embark on a heist for JABBA THE HUTT. It’s supposed to be an easy job. What could possibly go wrong? Well, for starters, how about a reunion with the very last person Han expected to see? The last page is a jaw-dropper…

The cover of Marvel's Halcyon Legacy 3.

STAR WARS: THE HALCYON LEGACY #3 (OF 5)

Written by ETHAN SACKS
Art by WILL SLINEY
Cover by E.M. GIST

SPY INTRIGUE IN THE CLONE WARS ERA!

  • ANAKIN and PADMÉ are in disguise aboard the HALCYON tracking a senator suspected of having separatist ties!
  • But their secret mission will put them on a collision course with ASAJJ VENTRESS!
  • And, fifty years later, the ship’s crew risks a desperate escape through a deadly solar storm! .

The cover of Marvel's Star Wars 22. The cover of Marvel's Star Wars 22.

STAR WARS #22

Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Variant cover by ROD REIS

THE DAWN ALLIANCE – PART 1 OF 3 “The Last Division”

  • The time has come for THE REBEL ALLIANCE fleet to bring its final lost division home…
  • …but to do it, LEIA ORGANA, MON MOTHMA and the other Alliance leaders will need to rely on intelligence provided by the notoriously untrustworthy criminal organization CRIMSON DAWN.
  • Meanwhile, Starlight Squadron and a group of rogue PATHFINDERS led by KES DAMERON head out on an unauthorized rescue mission to save one of their own…!

The cover of Marvel's Doctor Aphra 19.

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #19

Written by ALYSSA WONG
Art by MINKYU JUNG
Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES

ETERNALLY YOURS!

  • The trap has been set! DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS are ready to steal the ASCENDANT’S GREATEST TREASURE!
  • But their search for the SPARK ETERNAL will lead them somewhere they never expected…
  • …back to the place where Aphra’s archaeological adventures began!

The cover of Marvel's Bounty Hunters 21.

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #21

Written by ETHAN SACKS
Art by PAOLO VILLANELLI
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

T’ONGA’S BOUNTY HUNTERS FACE THEIR

DEADLIEST MISSION YET!

  • T’ONGA, BOSSK, TASU LEECH, ZUCKUSS, 4-LOM and LOSHA are plotting to kidnap the leader of a major crime syndicate.
  • But is the crew walking into a trap?
  • And what is the diabolical DENGAR planning that could jeopardize everything?

The cover of Marvel's Darth Vader 21.

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #21

Written by GREG PAK
Art by RAFFAELE IENCO
Cover by PAUL RENAUD

THE RETURN OF THE HANDMAIDEN!

  • A figure terrifyingly close to VADER’S dark heart returns — but with a shocking new allegiance that threatens total chaos!
  • The band of heroes who have bound themselves to Vader’s cause finally learn the true nature of their new lord.
  • And how long can OCHI OF BESTOON keep his desperate secret?
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