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Star Wars 21 is the twenty-first issue of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars, and the first of the The Last Flight of the Harbinger arc.[1] Released on July 20, 2016,[3] it is written by Jason Aaron, with art by Jorge Molina. The issue saw the introduction of a new stormtrooper squad led by Sergeant Kreel, who previously appeared in the second arc of the comic series.[1]

Publisher's summary[]

"The Last Flight of the Harbinger" STARTS NOW![2]

Plot summary[]

Book V, Part I
It is a crucial time for the Empire. Rebel forces
are proliferating across the galaxy, and their
elimination is imperative for Imperial reign.

For a mission this vital, the right team is
essential – an elite group of stormtroopers,
hand-picked for their skills, loyalty to the
Empire, and complete dedication to destroying
the Rebellion.

Leading the team is the ruthless Sergeant Kreel –
former undercover Imperial spy known as the
Gamemaster and warden on the infamous
smuggler's moon Nar Shaddaa – a man who
answers directly to Darth Vader. Rebel pilot
Luke Skywalker has evaded Sergeant Kreel's
attacks once before, but he, and the rest of the
Rebellion, have not seen the last of the Empire's

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 StarWars.com Elite Stormtroopers Are Coming in Star Wars #21 – Exclusive! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Marvel Comics Solicitations for July 2016 (2016-04-19). IGN. Archived from the original on February 10, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 PreviewsWorldLogo.jpg STAR WARS #21 on the official Previews World website (backup link)
  4. This issue takes place after the Alliance to Restore the Republic's victory at Yavin, which is featured in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY. The issue also takes place prior to the assault on the Mako-Ta Space Docks, which Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition dates to around one year after the Battle of Yavin, meaning that it takes place in 1 ABY. Therefore, this issue must take place between 0 ABY and 1 ABY.