By Jonathon Dornbush
Updated July 10, 2015 at 09:05 PM EDT

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So frequently seen with his partner in crime (and world-saving) Han Solo in the Star Wars universe, Chewie is venturing out on his own in a newly announced comic series from Disney and Marvel.

During the Comic-Con Marvel Publishing Panel, Marvel revealed that the wookiee will be leading his own series in Chewbacca. Set after A New Hope, the series will see Chewbacca on a planet the Empire is seeking to strip of its resources. Because of that, Chewie will have to align himself with locals after crash landing and having to repair his ship.

The comic, written by Gerry Duggan and illustrated by Phil Noto, won’t ruin what fans have come to expect from Chewbacca — namely, his lack of any real dialogue. Other characters may speak, but there will be no speech or thought bubbles to explain what Chewbacca is thinking and feeling.

The first issue in the series will debut in October. For more from Duggan, read MTV’s exclusive interview with the writer.

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