With the Marvel Star Wars series coming to an end with issue #75, a one-shot called "Star Wars: Empire Ascendant", StarWars.com has revealed the cover art and players involved. What's noteworthy from the blurb below is that it seems we'll learn the fate of not only Beilert Valance, but the immensely popular Chelli Lona Aphra as well. Now, "fate" doesn't necessarily mean death, but since they are absent from any material past that point, it doesn't look good for these two. But again, that's just me speculating.
The final issue doesn't hit newsstands until December, but in the meantime you can get a look at the cover by artist Riccardo Federici below!
From Star Wars dot com...
Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1, a 56-page epic, is written by Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Simon Spurrier, and Ethan Sacks, with art by Luke Ross, Roland Boschi, and more. And StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal the cover art, illustrated by Riccardo Federici, which you can see for yourself below!
Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1 finds the Rebel Alliance — Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo among them — building up Echo Base on the ice planet of Hoth while Darth Vader tries to locate the headquarters in vain. In addition to acting as an epilogue to the Star Wars flagship comic run, which followed the continuing adventures of our heroes after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the special one-shot will also address the fates of Doctor Aphra and Beilert Valance.
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