Today (December 27) brings three new comics, two with significant The Last Jedi tie-ins. First up is Storms of Crait #1, with Leia and Leia on the base during the Rebellion. It also comes in two variant covers. Star Wars Adventures #5 brings us more porg content (also in a non-porg cover.) And then there’s Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu #5.
In Time, Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern talk representation, plus an anecdote from Dern on Silent Running. (It starred her father and the robots in it are one of the inspirations for Artoo. )
Newsarama has the Storms of Crait #1 preview pages. The comic is set during the original trilogy and will give some background on the planet we’ll see in the movie. (Crait also appeared in the Claudia Gray novel Leia: Princess of Alderaan.)
Lucasfilm and Marvel have announced a one-shot comic that will tie into The Last Jedi and give us more about the salt-covered planet of Crait. Storms of Crait #1 will be written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, with art by Mike Mayhew. It will take us back to the era of the Galactic Civil War (pre-ESB, judging by Luke’s lightsaber) and “reveal major elements of its history.”