The Marvel comic "The Last Padawan," featuring Kanan Jarrus and Depa Billaba and starting in April, was the big Star Wars announcement at New York Comic-Con. The comic will be written by Greg Weisman, temporary executive producer on Rebels and the writer of six episodes.
A new Rebels video also premiered:
Attendees at the Rebels panel on Saturday also got to view "Rise of the Old Masters," which will air on Monday, Oct. 27 and was previously shown at the ABC press screening in New York. Next week brings us episode 3, "Fighter Flight," currently available through the WATCH Disney XD app.
Disney also released a trailer for the first season of Rebels, which has a little bit of new material.
My review of "Droids in Distress" can be found here. In short, I thought the episode was good but not extraordinary, and almost felt like it belonged later in the season. (Perhaps after "Rise of the Old Masters.")