Those who have watched "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" over the past week are already craving more of it, which is not going to happen before 2017 as the Walt Disney Company has already announced the release date of "Episode VIII": 16 May, 2017.

However, it doesn't mean there is lack of any further story after the events of "The Force Awakens" and before "Episode VIII" hits the theatres.

One of the most suited ways would be if Marvel Comics plans to incorporate elements from the latest movie in their Star Wars comic series, which is doing really well.

Since its launch a year ago, Marvel's Star Wars has mostly explored the story between "A New Hope" and "Empire Strikes Back", where the plot revolves around some of the most prominent characters, like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

Undoubtedly, it would be great if the comics venture into the realm of "The Force Awakens" and tell the tales of those elements left untouched or less explored in the movie.

Here are some comic book ideas for "The Force Awakens" that Marvel needs to make right now. SPOILER ALERT: Do not read further if you have not seen the film and don't want it spoiled.

Maz Kanata

In "The Force Awakens", Maz Kanata is a thousand-year-old pirate who has a lot of connections in the entire galaxy. Exploring her character will let fans witness the ancient history of Star Wars, long before "A New Hope" took place.

X-Wing pilots of new Resistance

X-Wing pilots are some of the most-loved Star Wars characters of all time. "The Force Awakens" has some of the greatest X-Wing pilots, including Poe Dameron, Snap Wexley and Jess Pava. A standalone comic series on the X-Wing crew will surely interest fans.

Tales of Takodana

A series highlighting the creepy creatures, bounty hunters and mysterious scoundrels hanging out in Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana will surely make for a good story.


In the history of Star Wars saga, it happened for the first time in "The Force Awakens" that an insight into the lives of Stormtroopers was presented before viewers. Through Finn (John Boyega), fans learnt that Stormtroopers are not clones, as is assumed by many, but are actual human beings recruited at birth and trained for years before being pressed into battle. A comic story on these soldiers will be an absolute good idea.


Apart from Poe, Finn and Rey, BB-8 should be at the top of Marvel's list, as besides providing comic relief, it also served as a faithful companion and loyal friend similar to R2-D2, but having its own personality. Making a comic book on its origins and how it came under the possession of Poe will make for a pretty interesting story.