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Star Wars 40 is the fortieth issue of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars. It was written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larroca. It was released on December 13, 2017.[1]

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As Queen Trios' forces move in to strip what's left of Jedha, the Rebellion and the remaining Partisans struggle to save the planet for its survivors! The echoes of Rogue One continue to be heard through the Rebellion![3]

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Part III
THE ASHES OF JEDHA
It is period of high tension in the galaxy. The
Galactic Empire has sent Queen Trios of
Shu-Torun to Jedha in an attempt to collect the
remaining weapon-powering kyber crystals that
survived the Death Star's attack.

Meanwhile, Rebel leaders Princess Leia and Luke
Skywalker, joined by smuggler Han Solo, have met
with the surviving members of Saw Gerrera's
Partisans. The group is led by the Tognath named
Benthic, to whom the rebels offer supplies to help
the natives cause.

But when General Kanchar of the Empire drops an
orbital drill onto the planet, destroying more
homes of the struggling civilian survivors, the
heroes of the Rebellion decide it's time to bring
the fight to the Imperials....[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Florian (2017-08-16). Marvel: Neue Cover und Infos zu Kieron Gillens Übernahme der Star Wars-Reihe (German). Jedi-Bibliothek. Archived from the original on October 28, 2017. Retrieved on October 28, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Preview: Star Wars #40. Adventures In Poor Taste (2017-12-07). Archived from the original on September 6, 2020. Retrieved on December 7, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Marvel Comics DECEMBER 2017 SOLICITATIONS. Newsarama (2017-09-19). Archived from the original on May 17, 2019. Retrieved on September 19, 2017.
  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.
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