To tell the tale of Ben Solo’s fall to the dark side, the subject of the upcoming Marvel Star Wars comic The Rise of Kylo Ren, writer Charles Soule and artist Will Sliney started from a framework developed by Lucasfilm after a lengthy conversation with none other than J.J. Abrams.  The director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had created the Knights of Ren for the first film in the sequel trilogy, and the pair knew their story had to fit between two fixed points in the Star Wars timeline: the destruction of the Jedi temple that sent Luke Skywalker into exile and the arrival of the fearsome dark warrior who appeared on Jakku at the start of The Force Awakens.

“And then it was about creating a story that felt epic and above all emotional for Ben Solo,” Soule tells “Because this transition, this turn to the dark side has to be as good and stand at the same level as some of the other big turns to the dark side we see,” including the fall of Anakin Skywalker, who was transformed into the infamous Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Soule previously delved into Darth Vader’s past with another Marvel comic, Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, an epic story that kicked off as the machine-enabled man was lurching off Emperor Palpatine’s operating table at the end of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.


Topps Star Wars Living Set 2 Card Bundle – Cards #55-56

As part of the Living Set program, Topps will only issue one card per character per film, live-action series or animated series. Two new characters will be offered every week and will be available for purchase for just one week.

The Star Wars Living Set is inspired by the iconic 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 design. The blue starfield design still resonates as one of the most popular trading card designs in Topps’ history. The Star Wars Living Set will feature artwork by notable Star Wars artist, Kris Penix, whose impeccable photo-realistic style brings new life and perception to Star Wars characters.

Click below to order cards 55 and 56!


Star Wars Books by Insight Editions Giveaway Final Week – Win A Galaxy’s Edge Cookbook

We are very happy to team up with Insight Editions, to bring our readers a great giveaway every week, leading up to the Rise of Skywalker hitting theaters! We are giving away a bunch of amazing books and Insight Editions is shipping them FREE to all the winners (open to anyone in North America).

Check out the full schedule below.  If you want to enter to win, all you need to do is e-mail us at during the week of the book  you would like to win, and you MUST include your full name and mailing address. One winner will be picked at random an the end of each week. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER WEEK. Your e-mail MUST be dated during the week the book is being offered. It is possible to win multiple books (but not of the same title) so no books will be shipped until then end of the giveaway after December 13th.

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December 9th – December 13th: Galaxy’s Edge Cookbook

Gina Carano & Cameron Monaghan Autographs at Star Wars Authentics!

New to the site this week – Gina Carano and Cameron Monaghan!  Gina Carano as Cara Dune from The Mandalorian makes her debut on the site with a collection of 8×10 and 11×14 photos here

Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis from Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order makes his debut on the site with a collection of 8×10 and 11×14 photos here And new official photos from The Mandalorian Chapter 5 will be live later this week!  You can see the current collection which includes Chapter 4 here