Posted January 26, 2016 by Norby Ela in Comics

LEINIL YU & GERRY ALANGUILAN strike back for Star Wars comic

Star Wars #16 Leinil Yu Variant

Star Wars #16 Leinil Yu Variant

Last year, Filipino comic book artists Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan got to handle their first Star Wars project by drawing Lord Vader on Darth Vader Annual #1.

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As it was mentioned from the article above, this year, they have their second time around in the Star Wars universe with Star Wars #16! Written by Jason Aaron, Yu and Alanguilan with their colorist Sunny Gho will stay for an arc called “Rebel Jail”.

Following the events of Vader Down, the Rebels travel to a prison base with their high-value detainee Doctor Aphra in tow. Unfortunately, they aren’t the only ones with eyes on the prison! With the base under siege by mysterious foes, can Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie and the Droids prevent a mass breakout? Be there as the exciting new story arc begins this February in STAR WARS #16!

STAR WARS #16 (DEC150866)
Written by JASON AARON
Variant Covers by STUART IMMONEN (DEC150868) & LEINIL YU (OCT158415)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (DEC150869)
Sketch Variant Also Available (DEC150867)
FOC – 1/25/16, On-Sale – 02/17/16

Flipgeeks got to have a short chat with Leinil Yu this morning. “Love rendering and finishing the pages and seeing them get finished,” he said.

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We asked on who was his favorite character to draw while working on this issue. Yu answered, “I like Leia for some reason… hehe. Good thing Marvel/Lucas doesn’t require nor insist exact likeness. never lifted a photo shot so far…. just loose referencing.”

Star Wars #16 will be on shelves at your nearest local comic book store on February 17, 2016 

Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.