Star Wars 053 Cover

Star Wars #53

Published September 5th, 2018


Hope Dies #4 is the fifty-third issue of the canon comic book series Star Wars (2015), set in the classic era. It was published on September 05, 2018 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesStar Wars (2015)
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date09/05/2018
  • Episode Number#53
  • Story ArcsHope Dies

Publisher's Summary

HAN SOLO…admiral?
PRINCESS LEIA leads a squad to try and recover the secret that can save the rebel fleet…
Unfortunately, it’s aboard the EXECUTOR.

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Opening Crawl

Part IV

Queen Trios of Shu-Torun, instrumental in outfitting the Rebel Alliance’s fleet, has betrayed her new allies by sabotaging their cruisers’ vital systems, leaving them helpless, and selling the rebels out to the evil Galactic Empire.

Although Trios has evaded capture, Princess Leia has 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, Han Solo was forced to fly through the battle, dodging Star Destroyer and Darth Vader himself, to deliver the intel to the other pilots. Now, Luke Skywalker and ROGUE SQUADRON are ready to take the fight back to the Empire….