mark brooks interview

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

These words have become iconic as the introductory phrase to the STAR WARS movies. The franchise spans seven (soon to be eight) films, several dozen video games, hundreds of books (although many of them are no longer considered canon), cartoons, and toys. However, in recent years, with Marvel’s acquisition of the STAR WARS franchise, another medium has stepped up in quality: comics.

STAR WARS is no stranger to the comic medium, but Marvel has added a quality to the comics that is connecting with audiences as previous Star Wars comics never have before. For the first time, the books and movies are officially part of the same canon, which means anything that happens in the comics will fill in missing chapters that we don’t get to see on screen. With titles focusing on Han Solo, Darth Vader, and everything in between, these new series have really captured the imaginations of the audience and revitalized the fascination with George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away.

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One of the artists that has been hard at work on the Marvel titles is Mark Brooks. With a history of cover art on several Marvel titles as well as the art on ARANA, doing the art for HAN SOLO, one of the most iconic characters of the Star Wars universe, is the next step in an impressive career.

HAN SOLO follows the infamous space scoundrel in a massive race across space. Winning the race is Solo’s dream, but unfortunately, he’s only entered the race as cover for a mission to capture a traitor to the rebellion. It’s action-packed, with plenty of high-flying action to show off Brooks’ skills.

READ: Check out our ranking of the STAR WARS comic books!

ComicsVerse was able to catch up with Brooks in Artist Alley at New York Comic Con 2016, and we were fortunate to get an interview. Check out the full interview above to find out about Brooks’ history with Star Wars, and don’t forget to check out the rest of ComicsVerse for all of your New York Comic Con needs!

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