To celebrate the first year of It’s A Stampede!, every day for 365 days I have been presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

We’re now into the final month of facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

January 14th – On this day in 2015, Marvel Comics releases Star Wars #1. This is the first Star Wars comic to be published by Marvel, since it reacquired the license from Dark Horse Comics. The first issue is written by Jason Aaron and features art by John Cassaday. Solicitations for the comic include the following: “The greatest space adventure of all time returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet – the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star.”

More tomorrow…