comScore New Star Wars: Shattered Empire Comic Starts Where RotJ Ends | The Mary Sue

New Star Wars: Shattered Empire Comic Picks Up Where Return of the Jedi Left Off

star wars shattered empire

When Lucasfilm announced that they’d be resetting the Star Wars expanded universe, a whole new… *ahem* universe of possibilities opened up. Now, a new set of stories for the post-Return of the Jedi storyline is on its way in Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto’s Star Wars: Shattered Empire.

The Marvel comic aims to explore the time between the end of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. From the official description:

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!

You can probably expect to hear more in the coming week as San Diego Comic-Con starts to get into gear.

(via /Film, image via PREVIEWSworld)

—Please make note of The Mary Sue’s general comment policy.—

Do you follow The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow The Mary Sue:

Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (, and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters ( She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.