A new Star Wars comic book is going to reveal how Rebel Alliance intelligence officer Cassian Andor and reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO met prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, answering one of the many questions fans had about the new characters after watching the film. As many viewers of the film in question already know, K-2SO was originally manufactured for use by the Empire, before subsequently finding his way to being repurposed as an aid to Rebel forces.
While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards provided some expository backstory for central protagonist Jyn Erso and her suicide mission to steal the plans for building the Death Star, many viewers were left wondering about several of the other new characters. Among those new faces who were briefly introduced before being abandoned to presumed or explicit death by film's end, Cassian and his faithful droid companion K-2SO quickly became fan favorites whose popularity has now resulted in an original comic book exploring their origins within the Star Wars universe.
According to CBR, an all-new forty-page one-shot Marvel Comics issue written by Duane Swierczynski and illustrated by Fernando Blanco will see release in stores later this August in the form of Star Wars: Rogue One - Cassian & K-2SO Special #1. Sporting an original cover illustrated by Julian Totino Tedesco with the two eponymous heroes depicted against an X-Wing fueled backdrop, the new issue from Marvel is sure to please die hard Star Wars fans the world over. Check out the full cover in question below:
Coming on the heels of an announced Mace Windu comic book series produced with likeminded intentions, the forthcoming Rogue One one-shot form Marvel should offer fans of Cassian and K-2SO an original and satisfactory exploration into the unexamined history previously hinted at in the Edward's theatrical release. Viewers undoubtedly took to the two Rebel Alliance protagonists quickly, meaning Star Wars: Rogue One - Cassian & K-2SO Special #1 might yet prove to be something a hit with comic book readers.
Only time will tell whether or not Star Wars: Rogue One - Cassian & K-2SO Special #1 will prove to be a best-seller among comic book readers when the Marvel issue hits store shelves later this summer, but with any luck fans of the feature film will pick it up out of curiosity alone. In the mean time, here's to hoping for the best from the forthcoming comic book one-shot spin-off.
Star Wars: Rogue One - Cassian & K-2SO Special #1 debuts in August from Marvel Comics.
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