Greg Rucka helms new Star Wars: The Force Awakens prequel anthology, Before the Awakening

Disney and Lucasfilm want to make dang sure you're primed for the events that launch the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga when J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens catapults into a galaxy of theaters on Dec. 28, 2015.   Their potent force of tie-in comics, sticker sets, visual dictionaries, novels and illustrated YA books is geared to fill in the gaps between our last on-screen experiences inside the confines of the Lucas Universe.

To further the effort, Disney has assigned Greg Rucka (Star Wars: Shattered Empire) to write a new prequel anthology book highlighting the backstories of The Force Awakens characters, Finn, Rey and Poe Dameron.

This upcoming collection, called Before the Awakening, will act as companion material to the dizzying series of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens products and should shed some revealing light on the lives of these three pivotal characters.  With Rucka on board the trio's origin tales, it should be required reading leading up to December's space opera spectacle. 

How are you preparing for The Force Awakens, and does it include snapping up any of these tie-in literary tools?


Greg Rucka's Star Wars: Before The Awakening hits stores on Dec. 18, 2015.

(Via Den of Geek)

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