Comics (non-Marvel)

Next to Marvel, other publishers (worldwide) are also creating original Star Wars comics. If you want to know all there is to know about these upcoming original non-Marvel Star Wars and Star Wars-themed comics, look no further and check out this page!

Below the shortlist of regular issues is a complete listing with variant covers, solicitations, publisher info, previews, and pre-order links! Click on the covers and preview-images to see a bigger image! To see more preview-images, start following my accompanying facebook page! Solicitation texts and previews are always published underneath the regular, newsstand covers!

Enjoy! Happy reading, happy collecting!

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shortlist comics

November 20, 2019

STAR WARS RESISTANCE ANIMATION # 4

magazine (Germany)

November 27, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 28

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

comic (USA)

VARK WARS # 1

comic oneshot (USA)

December 4, 2019

STAR WARS MOTION PICTURE SLIPCASE EDITION

softcover collection, slipcased (USA)

December 11, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 29

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

comic (USA)

December 13, 2019

STAR WARS: レイア-王女の試練- 1 (LEIA – ORDEAL OF A PRINCESS Vol. 1)

manga softcover (Japan)

STAR WARS: 反乱者たち 1 (REBELS Vol. 1)

manga softcover (Japan)

December 18, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: GREATEST HITS

comic reprint (USA)

January 7, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES OMNIBUS Vol. 1

softcover collection (USA)

January 14, 2020

STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER – THE MANGA

softcover (USA)

January 15, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 30

comic (USA)

January 22, 2020

GUGN-HO # 2

comic featuring a spoof Star Wars cover (USA)

January 28, 2020

STAR WARS: ARTISAN EDITION

softcover (USA)

February 18, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 8: DEFEND THE REPUBLIC!

softcover collection (USA)

February 19, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 31

comic (USA)

April 7, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE

softcover collection (USA)

June 16, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 9: FIGHT THE EMPIRE!

softcover collection (USA)

August 11, 2020

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Graphic Novel Adaptation

softcover (USA)

also in 2020?

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE # 1

comic (USA)

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OUTNOWCOMICS

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 

STAR WARS RESISTANCE ANIMATION # 4

magazine, featuring an original comics-adaptation (Germany)

publisher info:

Panini Germany

magazine (36 pages)

€ 4.20

credits:

GEFÄHRLICHER TREIBSTOFF (adaptation of Season 1, Episode 4: Fuel for the Fire)

written by Alec Worley

art by Cosmo White

solicitation copy:

Star Wars Resistance – Das brandneue Magazin zur Serie!

Star Wars Resistance ist die brandneue animierte Boys-Action-TV-Serie von Disney/Lucasfilm, die ab Frühjahr 2019 im TV ausgestrahlt wird. Das dazugehörige Comic-Magazin für die jungen Star Wars-Fans beinhaltet Comics, Rätsel, Poster und ein tolles Star Wars-Extra.

link:

GERMANY: Panini

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UPCOMINGCOMICS

NOVEMBER 27, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 28

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

cover A by Derek Charm

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by John Barber & Michael Moreci
art by Derek Charm & Tony Fleecs

solicitation copy:

In this second installment of a three-part story, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.

from the starwars.com announcement:

In a series of original stories, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team-up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.

from the IDW press-release:

IDW Publishing proudly announces that October’s Star Wars Adventures #27 will debut a three-part storyline telling an untold chapter set between The Last Jedi and the thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

Issue #27 will debut a three-part monthly storyline by writer John Barber and artist Derek Charm, featuring the mighty Wookiees. With the New Republic devastated, the First Order launches an attack on the planet Kashyyyk, and Chewbacca takes up arms to defend his people!

A backup tale by writer Michael Moreci and artist Tony Fleecs will see a team-up between the beloved droids of the Star Wars series – R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 – as they embark on a desperate recruiting campaign for the Resistance.

preview:

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cover B by Tony Fleecs

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retail incentive cover by Manuel Bracchi

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover!

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VARK WARS # 1

comic oneshot (USA)

publisher info:

comic (one-shot)
Aardvark-Vanaheim
$ 4.00

credits:

written by Dave Sim
art by Dave Sim & Gustave Dore
cover by David Birdsong

solicitation copy:

Batvark decides to remake Star Wars as a “Post-Modern Deconstructionist Production”! Dante as Producer! Talking Cerebus into starring as “Luke”! Satan as Princess Leia! Making light sabres out of fluorescent bulbs filled with gasoline! Who will be “Han Solo”? Jingles? Cerebus? Batvark? (Still casting on page 12, this is so not looking good.) Francis as Obi-Wan? (Page 20 and Francis is “out” as Obi-Wan). Beatrice as the princess leia hologram (“Help me, Dan-te Alighieri, you’re my only hope.”) She looks like her! She sounds like her! Let’s make her the trailer and “round-file” the rest of this! Don’t miss the Earth-One Ending! Don’t miss the Earth-Two Ending!

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DECEMBER 4, 2019 

STAR WARS MOTION PICTURE SLIPCASE EDITION

softcover collection, slipcased (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

slipcased softcover (360 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-665-1

$ 54.99

solicitation copy:

Celebrate the concluding chapter of the Skywalker saga in this special box set collecting the graphic novel adaptations of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi.

Perfect for readers of any age, this commemorative set is designed for collectors and purpose-built to accommodate your volume of The Rise of Skywalker at a later date.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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DECEMBER 11, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 29

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

cover A by Derek Charm

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by John Barber & Michael Moreci
art by Derek Charm & Tony Fleecs

solicitation copy:

In this finale of a three-part story, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.

from the starwars.com announcement:

In a series of original stories, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team-up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.

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cover B by Tony Fleecs

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retail incentive cover

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover!

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DECEMBER 13, 2019

STAR WARS: レイア-王女の試練- 1 (LEIA – ORDEAL OF A PRINCESS Vol. 1)

print-version of the Japanese online manga-series

manga softcover (Japan)

publisher info:

manga by Haruichi
softcover (186 pages)
LINE Digital Frontier
ISBN 978-4-8669-7007-3
¥ 682

link:

JAPAN: amazon

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STAR WARS: 反乱者たち 1 (REBELS Vol. 1)

manga softcover (Japan)

publisher info:

manga by Mitsuru Aoki

LINE Digital Frontier
softcover (160 pages)
ISBN 978-4-8669-7008-0
¥ 638

link:

JAPAN: amazon

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DECEMBER 18, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: GREATEST HITS

cover by Derek Charm

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 1.00

solicitation copy:

One-dollar versions of key issues and launch points from your favorite IDW books! Re-presenting the two-part Rey storyline from the first two issues of the hit series Star Wars Adventures!

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JANUARY 7, 2020 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES OMNIBUS Vol. 1

softcover collection (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing
omnibus collection (344 pages)
ISBN 978-1-68405-328-5
$ 29.99

solicitation copy:

Travel to a galaxy far, far away as a rotating cast of characters (and creators!) journey through Star Wars history! Characters major and minor, classic and new, expand the world of Star Wars into new territory, telling larger-than-life stories that encapsulate the breadth of the galactic struggle between good and evil for a new generation of fans.

For fans of all ages with a mix of old and new characters, Star Wars Adventures will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike! Collects issues #0-8, 10, 11, the 2018 Free Comic Book Day issue, and the 2018 Annual.

initial solicitation copy:

Join Luke, Leia, Rey, Finn, Phasma, BB-8, and more favorite characters in this collection of stories!

Travel to a galaxy far, far away as a rotating cast of characters (and creators!) journey through Star Wars history! Stories range from before the events of The Phantom Menace all the way up to The Last Jedi. Characters major and minor, classic and new, expand the world of Star Wars into new territory, telling larger-than-life stories that encapsulate the breadth of the galactic struggle between good and evil for a new generation of fans.

Rei faces off-world kidnappers in an early adventure on Jakku. FN-2187 turns a bad day and troublesome pest into praise from Captain Phasma. Luke and Leia undertake a high-stakes, two-part undercover mission on Tibrin with explosive results. Plus more stories with K-2SO, Cassian, Emil, CR-8R, and the fight between good and evil!

For fans of all ages and with with a mix of old and new characters, Star Wars Adventures will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike!

Collects issues #0-8, 10, 11, the 2018 Free Comic Book Day issue, and the 2018 Annual.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JANUARY 14, 2020

STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER – THE MANGA

based on the novel STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER (October 2017) by Ken Liu

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

VIZ Media

softcover (208 pages)

ISBN 978-1-9747-1584-8

$ 14.99

credits:

artists: Akira Himekawa, Haruichi, Akira Fukaya, Takashi Kisaki & Subaru

solicitation copy:

World renowned manga artist Akira Himekawa (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess), along with Haruichi (Leia Organa: Ordeal of the Princess), Subaru, and creator team Akira Fukaya and Takashi Kisaki team up for this Star Wars manga anthology that celebrates the legendary Jedi.

The manga anthology inspired by Ken Liu’s hit Star Wars novel, Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth.
– Rey

Who is Luke Skywalker? Across the galaxies many have heard his name, but few have met the legendary Jedi. There are those who call him a merciless war criminal, others say he’s not even a human, but a droid! Whether he is myth or man, those who claim they’ve encountered the elusive Luke Skywalker all have an unforgettable adventure to share.

Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker pairs powerhouse Japanese manga creators with inspiring myths about Luke Skywalker, originally written as a prose novel by best-selling author Ken Liu.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JANUARY 15, 2020 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 30

cover A by Arianna Florean

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by Michael Moreci & Cavan Scott
art by Arianna Florean & David M. Buisán

solicitation copy:

Learn more about the heroes and villains of The Rise of Skywalker! In this issue, the spotlight falls on Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his unstoppable First Order army!

Bullet points:
● Includes a special installment of Tales from Wild Space, where the crew of the Star Herald swing into action themselves!

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cover B by David M. Buisán

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retail incentive cover by Derek Charm

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover!

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JANUARY 22, 2020 

GUNG-HO # 2

variant Star Wars-spoof cover by Dike Ruan

comic (USA)

publisher info:

Ablaze Comics
comic (32 pages)
$ 3.99

credits:

written by Benjamin Von Eckartsberg
art by Thomas von Kummant
variant cover by Dike Ruan

solicitation copy:

Orphaned brothers Zach and Archer are now a part of Fort Apache, and are expected to pull their weight around the community. But Archer in particular has some other ideas… So do the other established residents of the colony, making life hard on the newcomers. The boys will have to prove themselves, and show some of the skills they’ve picked up along the way in this harsh, unforgiving new world.

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JANUARY 28, 2020 

STAR WARS: ARTISAN EDITION

softcover reprint of the December 2015 STAR WARS: ARTIFACT EDITION hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (160 pages)

ISBN 978-1-6840-5597-5

$ 49.99

solicitation copy:

This is one book no Star Wars aficionado can afford to miss!

In 1977, the same year the film was released, Marvel Comics launched Star Wars as a comic book. Adapted by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin, the comic series ignited the imaginations of countless readers across the globe, becoming part of the phenomenon that was spawned by George Lucas’ smash-hit and record-breaking film!

The Star Wars Artisan Edition is an art book collecting more than 100 pages from the earliest stories, many from the first 10 issues, and each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art. While appearing to be in black and white, the pages are printed in color, allowing the reader a rare glimpse of what original art looks like–complete with blue pencil notations, corrections, white-out–all the little nuances that make a page of original comic art unique. Besides Howard Chaykin, pages by comic legends Walter Simonson and Michael Golden are also included in this volume. As an added bonus, there is a beautiful foldout of Howard Chaykin’s gorgeous Star Wars painting that was used to announce the film at the 1976 San Diego Comic Convention.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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FEBRUARY 18, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 8: DEFEND THE REPUBLIC!

collects Star Wars Adventures # 18 – 20

digest collection (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-619-4

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Join Padmé, Yoda, Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker in these young-reader friendly tales set during Episodes 1 – 3!

Padmé Amidala joins Jar Jar Binks on a quest to recover a legendary Gungan artifact, but this one is going to be very messy! Then, legendary General Obi-Wan Kenobi undertakes a daring operation for the Republic Army during the Clone Wars, guest-starring Captain Rex! And, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Yoda embark on an urgent mission, where Anakin’s rebellious nature could spell trouble for the Republic.

Collects issues #18 – 20 of the Star Wars Adventures series.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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FEBRUARY 19, 2020 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 31

cover A by Arianna Florean

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by Michael Moreci & Cavan Scott
art by Arianna Florean & David M. Buisán

solicitation copy:

Explore the galaxy in light of events depicted in The Rise of Skywalker! In this issue, the spotlight falls on Rey!

Bullet points:
● Includes a special installment of Tales from Wild Space, where the crew of the Star Herald swing into action themselves!

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cover B by David M. Buisán

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retail incentive cover by Derek Charm

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover!

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APRIL 7, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE

collects Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle # 1 – 5

digest collection (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (120 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-667-5

$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away…

This exciting graphic novel explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress–all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JUNE 16, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 9: FIGHT THE EMPIRE!

collects Star Wars Adventures # 21 – 23

digest collection (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-674-3

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Join Han, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca in these middle-grade friendly adventures that take place during the original trilogy!

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Han and Luke embark on a mission to secure equipment for the fledgling rebellion in this exciting tale set just after A New Hope! Then, after losing the man she loves to a bounty hunter, Princess Leia embarks on a dangerous mission with R2-D2 and C-3PO in this exciting tale set just after The Empire Strikes Back! And finally, Join Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca aboard the Millennium Falcon for another rollicking mission on behalf of the Rebel Alliance!

Collects issues # 21 – 23 of the Star Wars Adventures series.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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AUGUST 11, 2020

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Graphic Novel Adaptation

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

written by Alessandro Ferrari

IDW Publishing

softcover (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-686-6

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

The Rise of Skywalker is the newest Star Wars film to receive a graphic novel adaptation!

Faithfully bringing events from the film to the comics page, read along in The Rise of Skywalker as Poe faces the challenges of leadership, Finn and Rose make impossible decisions for the greater good, and Rey finally confronts her destiny. The true threat to the galaxy is revealed as the third Star Wars trilogy reaches its epic conclusion!

Will Rey join Kylo Ren to lead the First Order? Can Poe, Rose, and Finn inspire a new generation of rebels to combat this grave threat? With Snoke destroyed, can anything keep Kylo’s rage in check?

Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Rise of Skywalker, experience Episode IX as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs. This all-ages graphic novel is a must-read for longtime fans and a great introduction for young newcomers!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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Also in 2020? 

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE # 1

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

from the starwars.com announcement:

You can expect these books and even more titles coming this fall including a Galaxy’s Edge kids comic from IDW Publishing, home of the critically-acclaimed Star Wars Adventures and Tales from Vader’s Castle, to transport readers to the mysterious world of Batuu in an action-packed adventure for readers of all ages.

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