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What Happened Between Star Wars Episodes VI and VII?

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There have been three Star Wars movies in the 32 years since Return of the Jedi, but they all took place long before the events of that film. In other words, a lot has happened since last we saw Luke, Leia, and Han. In March, Disney announced Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a series of books and comics—for adults, young adults, and children alike—that will help fill in the events of those missing years. These books will begin to hit stores in September, promising Star Wars fans an abundance of enlightening reading in the months leading up to The Force Awakens.

While you still have a few months to wait before you can peek behind the covers and find out what your favourite Star Wars characters have been up to, PREVIEWSworld has an early look at the comic series known as Star Wars: Shattered Empire. You can see the cover for issue #1 below—and here’s the fan-friendly plot synopsis:

“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!”