Lucasfilm today gave Star Wars fans their first sneak peek of Marvel’s Thrawn, a prequel comic book series about the titular fan favorite Star Wars villain. The comic book series is based on Timothy Zahn’s novel of the same name, and this preview shows us Thrawn’s first major encounter with the Galactic Empire.

The future Grand Admiral Thrawn, full name Mitth’raw’nuruodo, was first created by Zahn back in 1991 in the author’s novel Heir to the Empire. A part of what was then known as the “Expanded Universe” (now stylized as “Star Wars Legends“), Heir was the first of a “Thrawn trilogy” that depicted events after Return ...

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