Star Wars 042 Cover

Star Wars #42

Published January 17th, 2018


The Ashes of Jedha #5 is the forty-second issue of the canon comic book series Star Wars (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on January 17, 2018 by Marvel Comics.



Publisher's Summary

The Leviathan is heading for the remains of Jedha, prepared to pick the carcass of the once-holy planet clean. But with Luke Skywalker torn between his allegiance to the Rebellion and pursuing the path of a Jedi, who will lead the charge against the Empire?

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Opening Crawl

Part V

It is period of high tension in the galaxy. The Galactic Empire has sent Queen Trios of Shu-Torun to Jedha in an attempt to collect the remaining weapon-powering kyber crystals that survived the Death Star’s attack.

Meanwhile, rebel leaders Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, as well as smuggler Han Solo, have joined forces with Partisans Benthic and ex-rebel fighter Ubin. Together, they have taken up the task of destroying the Empire’s orbital drill threatening to endanger the lives and homes of the struggling civilians.

Meanwhile Chewbacca has just returned from his secret mission for the Rebellion. The information he has found will be of great assistance, but it may have come with a great cost….