Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso called up Jason Aaron to ask "Star Wars?," to which Aaron replied, "I'm in." He stopped writing Amazing X-Men to accommodate Star Wars into his schedule. Aaron and Cassaday agreed they wanted to write the comic by imagining what it had been like if they wrote the sequel to the original Star Wars. They toured Skywalker Ranch and visited the Archives for research while meeting with Lucasfilm over the comics.
Aaron described the series as being a team book, but also emphasized it as being Luke's journey, explaining how he identified with the character as a boy because had also grown up on a farm. He commented he wanted to show Han's past coming back to him in a manner without having him just confront more bounty hunters. Writing C-3PO to "just [get] that voice right" has been the hardest part of writing the comic. Aaron also promised flashback stories featuring Ben Kenobi, because "I always loved that character in the original film and we never really see much of that version, the Alec Guinness version."
Cassaday described drawing the galaxy's "junk-like" aesthetic as a "headache and an absolute pleasure all at the same time. Getting the details together has been time consuming and tedious, but once I got going, it’s been great fun."