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STAR WARS’ Jaxxon, the Green Rabbit, is Coming to STAR WARS ADVENTURES

STAR WARS’ Jaxxon, the Green Rabbit, is Coming to STAR WARS ADVENTURES

When Marvel Comics had the Star Wars license in the ’70s and ’80s, the stories occasionally (or more than occasionally) got weird. I use the word as a compliment. One example? Jaxxon. The smuggler is a Lepi in-universe, but to our eyes, he’s a big green rabbit. (Okay, he was called that by others in-universe, too.) Jaxxon hasn’t been seen in the current storytelling universe aside from a cameo on a variant cover for Star Wars #1 in 2015—the issue that marked Marvel’s return to publishing Star Wars comics after a long break.

An appearance on a variant cover does not canon make. But now, it’s finally happening. Jaxxon joining the current storytelling universe, a.k.a. becoming canon, with IDW Publishing‘s Star Wars Adventures.

IDW’s CCO and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall dropped a tweet stating Jaxxon will appear in Star Wars Adventures in the spring. Is it a cameo? Is it a bigger role? We’ll have to wait and see, but for now, it’s enough to know Ryall isn’t joking. He knows not to mess with the hearts of Jaxxon fans. Because yes, the character does have a following (as most Star Wars characters do, if I’m being honest).

If you haven’t been keeping up with comics news, Star Wars Adventures is an ongoing anthology comic book series starring different characters from all eras of Star Wars. Maybe Jaxxon will star in a handful of pages. We can hope.

How big do you think Jaxxon’s role will be? Do you hope to see him recur in the comics? Hop to the comments and let us know.

Images: Marvel Comics

Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. She likes Star Wars a little. Follow her on Twitter.

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