Star Wars 052 Cover

Star Wars #52

Published August 1st, 2018


Hope Dies #3 is the fifty-second issue of the canon comic book series Star Wars (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on August 01, 2018 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesStar Wars (2015)
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date08/01/2018
  • Episode Number#52
  • Story ArcsHope Dies

Publisher's Summary


The MILLENNIUM FALCON versus the whole IMPERIAL FLEET? No problem.
A certain TIE ADVANCED STARFIGHTER piloted by a certain SITH LORD? Problem. Big problem.
No human can save the day. But maybe a droid can…

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Opening Crawl

Part III

Queen Trios of Shu-Torun, instrumental in outfitting a powerful new fleet of Mon Calamari ships for the Rebel Alliance, has betrayed her new allies by sabotaging their cruisers’ vital systems and selling the rebels out to the
evil Galactic Empire.

Although Trios has evaded capture by Princess Leia, the rebels have discovered that the devious queen’s sabotage did not disable the fail-safes of their hangar bay doors, which will unseal should any fighter broadcast a rebel signal.

With comm systems down across the fleet, the Rebellion’s only hope for survival rests with Han Solo’s ability to fly his way through the battle and deliver that information to Luke Skywalker and the other pilots. But first, Han’s got to shake Darth Vader off his tail….