Comics (non-Marvel)

Next to Marvel, other publishers (worldwide) are also publishing original Star Wars comics. 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 coversja

Enjoy! Happy reading, happy collecting!

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shortlist comics

August 21, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 24

comic (USA)

August 28, 2019 (at comicbookstores: regular release on September 3, 2019)

STAR WARS: LOST STARS VOL. 2

softcover (USA)

September 3, 2019 (released early through comicbookstores on August 28, 2019)

STAR WARS: LOST STARS VOL. 2

softcover (USA)

September 11, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 25

comic (USA)

September 18, 2019

STAR WARS RESISTANCE ANIMATION # 3

magazine (Germany)

September 25, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 26

comic (USA)

October 2, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 1 (of 5)

comic (USA)

October 9, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 27

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

comic (USA)

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 2 (of 5)

comic (USA)

October 16, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 3 (of 5)

comic (USA)

October 22, 2019

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

October 23, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 4 (of 5)

comic (USA)

October 29, 2019 

STAR WARS: LOST STARS VOL. 3

softcover (USA)

October 30, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 5 (of 5)

comic (USA)

Fall 2019

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE # 1

comic (USA)

November 5, 2019

STAR WARS: ARTISAN EDITION

softcover (USA)

November 12, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 7: POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

softcover collection (USA)

November 13, 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 28

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

comic (USA)

also in November 2019

STAR WARS RESISTANCE ANIMATION # 4

magazine (Germany)

December 4, 2019

STAR WARS MOTION PICTURE SLIPCASE EDITION

softcover collection, slipcased (USA)

also in December 2019

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 29

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

comic (USA)

January 7, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES OMNIBUS Vol. 1

softcover collection (USA)

February 18, 2020

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 8: DEFEND THE REPUBLIC!

softcover collection (USA)

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OUTNOWCOMICS

AUGUST 21, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 24

cover A by Megan Levens

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

KIDNAPPED

written by Ian Flynn
art by Megan Levens

TALES FROM WILD SPACE: WIN/LOSE

written by Shaun Harris
art by Manual Bracchi

cover by Megan Levens

solicitation copy:

With hotshot Resistance pilot Poe Dameron captured by pirates, it’s up to BB-8—and Rapier Squadron—to save the day!

Bullet points:
The first of three issues spotlighting the Sequel Trilogy!
Variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

preview:

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cover B by Manuel Bracchi

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retail incentive cover by Stefano Simeone

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

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UPCOMINGCOMICS

AUGUST 28, 2019 (at comicbookstores: regular release on September 3, 2019)

STAR WARS: LOST STARS Vol. 2

collection (USA)

publisher info:

story by Claudia Gray
adapted by Yūsaku Komiyama
art by Yūsaku Komiyama
Yen Press
softcover (192 pages)
ISBN 978-1-97532-754-5
$ 13.00

solicitation copy:

The continuation of the thrilling manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s Star Wars Lost Stars novel! What does destiny have in store for Thane and Ciena?

links (for September 3, 2019):

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 (released early through comicbookstores on August 28, 2019)

STAR WARS: LOST STARS Vol. 2

collection (USA)

publisher info:

story by Claudia Gray
adapted by Yūsaku Komiyama
art by Yūsaku Komiyama
Yen Press
softcover (192 pages)
ISBN 978-1-97532-754-5
$ 13.00

solicitation copy:

The continuation of the thrilling manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s Star Wars Lost Stars novel! What does destiny have in store for Thane and Ciena?

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 25

cover A by Margaux Saltel

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by Delilah S. Dawson

art by Margaux Saltel

cover by Margaux Saltel

solicitation copy:

In this story set before A New Hope, Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her young life: teaching Amilyn Holdo how to drive a speeder! But both learn an important lesson after finding themselves in the dangerous lower levels of Coruscant.

Bullet points:

  • Special 25th issue featuring a full-length story about young Princess Leia!
  • The second of three issues spotlighting the Sequel Trilogy!

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cover B by Megan Levens

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retail incentive cover by Stefano Simeone

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

STAR WARS RESISTANCE ANIMATION # 3

magazine, featuring an original comic (Germany)

publisher info:

Panini Germany

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.99

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.

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 26

cover A by Derek Charm

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by Cavan Scott & Adam Christopher

art by Derek Charm & Megan Levens

cover by Derek Charm

solicitation copy:

Witness one of the many lessons Rey learned from Luke Skywalker during her time on Ahch-To. Plus, in an all-new installment of Tales from Wild Space, Resistance pilot Tallie teaches her squad how to overcome their fears.

Bullet points:
– The last of three issues spotlighting the Sequel Trilogy!
– Next month the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker begins!

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cover B by Megan Levens

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retail incentive cover by Stefano Simeone

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

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OCTOBER 2, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 1 (of 5)

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

DARTH MAUL

written by Cavan Scott

illustrated by Megan Levens & Francesco Francavilla

cover A by Derek Charm

from the San Diego Comic Con announcement:

#1: Darth Maul, illustrated by Megan Levens: “Maul is the counterpoint and nemesis of my favorite character from the saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi, so getting to tell a part of his story (and draw those fabulous tattoos) was something I didn’t hesitate to sign up for!”

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cover B by Megan Levens

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retail incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

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OCTOBER 9, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 27

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 first installment of a three-part story, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order.

Plus, in our second tale, 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.

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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 by Manuel Bracchi!

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STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 2 (of 5)

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

GRAND MOFF TARKIN

written by Cavan Scott

illustrated by Kelley Jones & Francesco Francavilla

cover by Derek Charm

from the San Diego Comic Con announcement:

#2: Grand Moff Tarkin, illustrated by Kelley Jones: “Although I rooted against him, I always had a sneaking admiration for Tarkin, as he was – in all honesty – the real evil of the Empire: cold, calculating, and all too human!”

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cover B by Kelley Jones

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retail incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

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OCTOBER 16, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 3 (of 5)

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

ASAJJ VENTRESS

written by Cavan Scott

illustrated by Nick Brokenshire & Francesco Francavilla

cover by Derek Charm

from the San Diego Comic Con announcement:

#3: Asajj Ventress, illustrated by Nick Brokenshire: “I can’t wait to show you the super-creepy shenanigans we’re getting up to in the Star Wars universe!”

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cover B by Nick Brokenshire

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retail incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

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OCTOBER 22, 2019 

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest graphic novel (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-528-9

$ 9.99

credits:

written by Alessandro Ferrari

art by Matteo Piana

cover by Cryssy Cheung

solicitation copy:

The war between the Rebels and the Empire continues in this latest Star Wars graphic novel adaptation.

Crime lord Jabba the Hutt is holding Han Solo captive in his palace while the Emperor and Darth Vader plan to turn Luke Skywalker to the dark side while a new, even more powerful Death Star will be completed soon. Is the Rebellion about to be crushed once and for all?

Like the other Star Wars Graphic Novel Adaptations, Return of the Jedi combines the epic wonder of a galaxy far, far away with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs, making this a visual treat for longtime fans and a great introduction for newcomers.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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OCTOBER 23, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 4 (of 5)

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

JABBA THE HUTT

written by Cavan Scott

illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari & Francesco Francavilla

cover by Derek Charm

from the San Diego Comic Con announcement:

#4: Jabba the Hutt, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari: “These are the comics you’re looking for!”

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cover B by Nicoletta Baldari

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retail incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

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OCTOBER 29, 2019 

STAR WARS: LOST STARS Vol. 3

collection (USA)

publisher info:

story by Claudia Gray
adapted by Yūsaku Komiyama
art by Yūsaku Komiyama
Yen Press
softcover (192 pages)
ISBN 978-1-975-35867-9
$ 13.00

solicitation copy:

The conclusion of the thrilling manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s Star Wars Lost Stars novel! What does destiny have in store for Thane and Ciena?

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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OCTOBER 30, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE # 5 (of 5)

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

DARTH VADER

written by Cavan Scott

illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III & Francesco Francavilla

cover by Derek Charm

from the San Diego Comic Con announcement:

#5: Darth Vader, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III: “I told IDW that I’d draw the Kessel Run in less than 14 parsecs if they could get me on this book again, and they told me I could do it… but only if it was in under 12.”

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cover B by Charles Paul Wilson III

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retail incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla

Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stefano Simeone!

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FALL 2019 

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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NOVEMBER 5, 2019 

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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NOVEMBER 12, 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 7: POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

collects Star Wars Adventures # 14 – 17 & Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018

digest collection (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-569-2

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Join Chewie, Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Luke Skywalker in these adventures that span the Star Warsuniverse and the saga’s entire history. These young-reader friendly stories will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike!

Chewie is all alone with a perplexing new problem that is a major pain in his hide and the iconic Wookiee will have to use all of his strength, wits, and patience to overcome this latest danger! Then, when an emergency landing separates BB-8 from Poe Dameron, the astromech droid must make friends with the natives to repair their ship and return home to the Resistance.

Plus, welcome to the Resistance! In this all-new adventure before The Force Awakens, follow the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order! Based on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated series on Disney Channel! And in the last story, with Leia injured, it’s up to Luke to undertake a sensitive diplomatic mission with the easily-irritated Sarkans! What should be a routine meeting soon turns into an action packed adventure with the fate of the galaxy on the line!

Collects issues #14-17 of Star Wars Adventures and the 2018 Star Wars Adventures Annual by writers John Barber, James Gilarte, Kevin Burke & Chris „Doc“ Wyatt, and John Jackson Miller with artists Mauricet, Valentina Pinto, and Jon Sommariva.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 13, 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.

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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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Also in NOVEMBER 2019 

STAR WARS RESISTANCE ANIMATION # 4

magazine, featuring an original comic (Germany)

publisher info:

Panini Germany

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.99

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.

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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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also in DECEMBER 2019 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 29

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

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

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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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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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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