Fans of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn novel will be elated to hear that Marvel are releasing a 6 issue adaptation, kicking off in February with a tried and tested creative team behind it.

The holders of the holocron over at StarWars.com take a deeper look into what is sure to be a hotly anticipated release.

Marvel’s Thrawn, a six-issue adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s novel of the same name, kicks off on February 7, 2018, and will document the iconic Imperial’s rise in the Empire — before he was a legend. Written by Jody Houser (Marvel’s Rogue One adaptation) and illustrated by Luke Ross (Star Wars: Darth Maul, Marvel’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens adaptation), the series will also include never-before-revealed scenes featuring the infamous master strategist. StarWars.com is excited to offer an exclusive first look at the cover and pages from Thrawn #1, in which Thrawn, or Mitth’raw’nuruodo, makes his presence known to the Empire.

Deploy the fleet…