- "…the next arc begins in issue #50. Issue #50 is going to be this very, very big story that my entire run centers around. "Mutiny at Mon Cala" is the lead-in to something kind of cataclysmic and huge in scale."
- ―Kieron Gillen
Star Wars 50: Hope Dies, Part I is a Marvel comic book by Kieron Gillen. Gillen described the issue as a "big story" that his "entire run centers around." It followed the Mutiny at Mon Cala arc, which lead into Star Wars 50 in a cataclysmic way. It was published on July 4, 2018. The issue also includes a backup story titled "Shu-Torun Lives".
IN THIS ISSUE…HOPE DIES. The REBEL FLEET is completed. It's magnificent. It's beautiful. It's secret. But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER. The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.
The issue places the Ring of Kafrene in the Outer Rim Territories, whereas Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide places it in the Expansion Region. However, the trade paperback places the Ring of Kafrene in the Expansion Region.
- UPC 759606081134; July 4, 2018; Marvel Comics
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