The series was announced on April 14, 2017 at Celebration Orlando during the publishing panel as a new IDW ongoing comic book series that would tell stories from across the saga.
A day later, in an interview with The Star Wars Show, IDW Publishing chief creative officer Chris Ryall talked more about the series. He revealed the fact that the book will have rotating creative teams and that each issue will feature a lead story about popular characters from the films and back-up stories with lesser known or fan-favorite characters, including the ones from the TV series, hosted by Maz Kanata as the narrator, though other characters, such as C-3PO, were considered too. Ryall also said that some of the back-up stories will not be entirely canon.
On June 6, 2017, Ryall conducted an interview with the podcast Comics with Kenobi, where he spoke about the series. He said that a lot of people messaged him soon after the announcement about them wanting to do this their entire life. This allowed Ryall to make a large creative pool, from which he could pull from in the future. It was explained that while Marvel Comics still has the Star Wars comics license, they don't have any books aimed at beginner readers, which is where Star Wars Adventures would come in. Ryall also suggested that the usage of Maz Kanata as the back-up-story storyteller might have been dropped by this point.
↑George Caltsoudas (@George_________) on Twitter "A long time ago in a year far, far away.... in early 2016 (actually) IDW commissioned me to create this all ages art for them so they could pitch to get the Star Wars license. My lips were sealed as I watched controversy ensue months later. I am finally allowed to share it."
↑Chad Thomas (@ChadAThomas) on Twitter "Not a lot of free drawing time right now with work on the desk so here's an early character test of Han and Chewie I sent along last year. I'll post some more throughout this week!"
↑Chad Thomas (@ChadAThomas) on Twitter "Yoda design I sent in last year for Star Wars Adventures. Would love to have a chance to do a story with him! #starwars #yoda #art #comicart"
↑Chad Thomas (@ChadAThomas) on Twitter "Kylo Ren from last years Star Wars Adventures try outs! Threw some quick color on him since he looked a little bare without it. Still not quite sure how to do lightsabers right."
↑Chad Thomas (@ChadAThomas) on Twitter "this was AFTER the announcement. I think I did all these characters sometime in July 17. They've been sitting around on my desktop forever and thought it was time to share!"
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