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 covers!

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Enjoy! Happy reading, happy collecting!

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shortlist comics

May 8, 2018

STAR WARS: LOST STARS Vol. 1

print-version of the Japanese online manga

softcover (USA)

May 9, 2018

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 10

comic (USA)

June 6, 2018

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 11

comic (USA)

STAR WARS ANIMATION # 3

magazine with original comic (Germany)

June 19, 2018

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 3: ENDANGERED

softcover (USA)

July 10, 2018

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Cinestory Comic

hardcover (USA)

July 11, 2018

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 12

comic (USA)

August 1, 2018

STAR WARS ANIMATION # 4

magazine with original comic (Germany)

August 14, 2018

STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY – MAY THE FORCE BE WITH US

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

August 21, 2018

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

September 4, 2018

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Cinestory Comic

hardcover (USA)

September 11, 2018

STAR WARS: THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Vol. 3

hardcover collection (USA)

September 25, 2018

STAR WARS TRILOGY

Cinestory Comic Boxed Set

boxed set (USA)

September 26, 2018

STAR WARS ANIMATION # 5

magazine with original comic (Germany)

October 30, 2018

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 4: SMUGGLER’S BLUES

softcover (USA)

November 20, 2018

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

November 21, 2018

STAR WARS ANIMATION # 6

magazine with original comic (Germany)

January 29, 2019

STAR WARS REBELS: GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

February 5, 2019

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

February 12, 2019

STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY – STRENGTH AND HOPE

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

August 6, 2019

STAR WARS REBELS: AHSOKA

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

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OUTNOWCOMICS

MAY 8, 2018

STAR WARS: LOST STARS Vol. 1

print-version of the 2017 Japanese online manga

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Yen Press (a Hachette subsidiary)

based on the YA-novel written by Claudia Gray

adaptation & art by Yusaku Komiyama

softcover (192 pages)

ISBN 978-1-9753-2653-1

$ 13.00

solicitation copy:

The Empire can be seductive, particularly if you’re an aspiring young pilot…

Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair’s lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test.

Will Thane and Kyrell’s relationship — or even they themselves — survive this galactic conflict…?

press-release:

YEN PRESS ANNOUNCES A MANGA ADAPTATION OF STAR WARS: LOST STARS

NEW YORK, NY (11/18/2017) – Yen Press, LLC, manga and graphic novel publisher, announced an exciting new manga adaptation of STAR WARS: LOST STARS today at Anime NYC!

STAR WARS: LOST STARS, Volume 1 is the first officially licensed Star Wars manga in nearly a decade! A translation of the LINE Manga which was created and published in Japan, STAR WARS: LOST STARS is a manga style adaptation of a 2015 young adult science fiction novel by Claudia Gray that is set in the Star Wars universe.

The Empire can be seductive, particularly if you’re an aspiring young pilot…Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll in the Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair’s lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test. Will Thane and Ciena’s relationship — or even they themselves — survive this galactic conflict…?

Perfect for teenage Star Wars fans!

links:

USA: amazon / Yen press preview

UK: amazon

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MAY 9, 2018 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 10

cover A by Derek Charm

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

POWERED DOWN: Part 1 of 2

written by Cavan Scott
art by Derek Charm

TALES FROM WILD SPACE: FAMILY AFFAIR, Part 1 of 2

written by Elsa Charretier Pierrick Colinet
art by Elsa Charretier

solicitation copy:

“Powered Down” Part 1 of 2. Han and Chewie are on the run from bounty hunters and take refuge on a planet that mysteriously shuts down all electronics. With no way off the planet, will our favorite scruffy duo be able to evade their pursuers and save themselves?

Bullet points:

– Also features a Lando Calrissian story by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!

– Continues the story set up in the Star Wars Adventures Free Comic Book Day issue!

– In stores in time for Solo: A Star Wars Story!

– Variant cover by Mike Oeming!

from the announcement by LFL Publishing Creative Director Michael Siglain:

“They’re being chased by the bounty hunters and go to a planet they don’t know,” Siglain says. “Once they get into the atmosphere, everything shuts down and the Falcon crashes into the water.”

preview:

   

collection links (October 30, 2018):

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 4: SMUGGLER’S BLUES

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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cover B by Elsa Charretier

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retail incentive cover by Mike Oeming

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UPCOMINGCOMICS

JUNE 6, 2018 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 11

cover A by Derek Charm

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

POWERED DOWN: Part 2 of 2

written by Cavan Scott
art by Derek Charm

TALES FROM WILD SPACE: FAMILY AFFAIR, Part 2 of 2

written by Elsa Charretier Pierrick Colinet
art by Elsa Charretier

solicitation copy:

Han and Chewie are stuck on an alien planet with no way off while being pursued by droids bent on their destruction! Will everyone’s favorite smuggler duo find a way to safety before time runs out?

Bullet points:

Also features the conclusion to a Lando Calrissian story by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!

Continues the story set up in the Star Wars Adventures Free Comic Book Day issue!

In stores in time for Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Variant cover by Billy Martin!

collection links (October 30, 2018):

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 4: SMUGGLER’S BLUES

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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cover B by Elsa Charretier (colors by Matt Wilson)

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retail incentive cover by Billy Martin

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STAR WARS ANIMATION # 3

magazine (Germany), featuring an original Star Wars comic 

publisher info:

Panini Verlags GmbH

edited by Gunther Nickel

magazine (36 pages)

€ 4.50

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JUNE 19, 2018 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 3: ENDANGERED

collects Star Wars Adventures # 6 – 8

digest collection (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-249-3

$ 9.99

credits:
writers include Delilah S. Dawson
artists include Derek Charm

solicitation copy:

From the days when Imperial power was at its peak to the time of the First Order and the last Jedi, the all-ages adventures continue!

Rose Tico – breakout character from The Last Jedi, and normally a behind-the-scenes operator – takes center stage in the fight against the First Order! Young Anakin Skywalker competes in a podrace that’s unlike any he’s seen before! And Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, and the rest of the Ghost crew must retrieve a sacred bird from the Empire’s clutches, but space pirate Hondo Ohnaka might get it first!

A rotating crew of characters and creators reveal these and more untold tales from the Star Wars galaxy, in stories appropriate for all ages, from Padawans to Jedi Masters.

Collects Star Wars Adventures # 6 – 8.

Bullet points:

– From the days when Imperial power was at its peak to the time of the First Order and the last Jedi, the all-ages adventures continue!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JULY 10, 2018 

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (400 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-693-7

$ 19.99 / £ 14.92

solicitation copy:
“Do or do not. There is no try.”

Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in Cloud City on Bespin, where Luke faces a revelation that will change his life forever.

Joe Books introduces this thrilling and iconic film to the next generation of fans in this captivating graphic novel of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, built from the final script and high-resolution images from the movie.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Cinestory Comic

hardcover (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (416 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-765-1

$ 29.99

solicitation copy:
“Do or do not. There is no try.”

Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in Cloud City on Bespin, where Luke faces a revelation that will change his life forever.

Celebrate the iconic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with this collector’s edition cinestory comic companion built from the final script and thrilling images from the movie.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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JULY 11, 2018 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 12

cover A by Elsa Charretier

comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by Elsa Charretier Pierrick Colinet
art by Elsa Charretier

solicitation copy:

Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala embark on an adventure filled with danger and romance in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!

Bullet points:
Fun for Star Wars fans of all ages!
Plus, an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!
Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny fan-favorite creator, Elsa Charretier, returns!
Variant cover by Nicoletta Baldari!

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cover B by Alain Mauricet

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retail incentive cover by Nicoletta Baldari

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AUGUST 1, 2018 

STAR WARS ANIMATION # 4

magazine (Germany), featuring an original Star Wars comic 

publisher info:

Panini Verlags GmbH

edited by Gunther Nickel

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.80

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AUGUST 14, 2018

STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY – MAY THE FORCE BE WITH US

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (208 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-859-7

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, and other icons of a galaxy far, far away take center stage in Star Wars Forces of Destiny – a new animated micro-series and initiative celebrating some of Star Wars most beloved and inspirational characters.

Star Wars fans of all ages can relive the all-new adventures of these beloved characters in the full-color cinestory comic adaptation of the animated shorts.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon

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AUGUST 21, 2018 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest graphic novel (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-231-8

$ 9.99

credits:

written by Alessandro Ferrari

solicitation copy:

The Last Jedi is the newest Star Wars graphic novel adaptation!

Faithfully bringing events from the film to the comics page, read along in The Last Jedi as Rey and Finn stare down new challenges as their roles in the Rebellion reach new heights. As new dangers approach and old threats emerge, the next generation of Star Wars heroes is here!

What happens when Rey and Luke meet? Does Finn get a shot at Captain Phasma? Can Kylo Ren lure another powerful member to Snoke’s side?

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

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest graphic novel (72 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-380-3

$ 9.99

credits:

written by Alessandro Ferrari

art by Matteo Piana

solicitation copy:

Episode IV: A New Hope is the newest Star Wars graphic novel adaptation! Go back to where it all began with this new take on the classic story.

Faithfully bringing events from the film to the comics page, read along as Luke Skywalker embarks on his destiny, Princess Leia confronts Darth Vader, and the Rebellion fights for the fate of the galaxy! The saga that has mesmerized us for more than 40 years begins again, right here!

Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of A New Hope, experience Episode IV as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with the streamlined, young-readers friendly designs of Disney animation. This all-ages graphic novel is a must-read for longtime fans and a great introduction for newcomers!

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (400 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-725-5

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

“I am a Jedi, like my father before me.“

As the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with the most powerful Death Star yet built, the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station, and Luke Skywalker confronts his father, Darth Vader, in a final climactic duel.

Joe Books celebrates the epic conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy in this captivating graphic novel companion built from the final script and high-resolution images from the movie.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (416 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-767-5

$ 29.99

solicitation copy:

“I am a Jedi, like my father before me.“

As the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with the most powerful Death Star yet built, the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station, and Luke Skywalker confronts his father, Darth Vader, in a final climactic duel.

Joe Books celebrates the epic conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy in this captivating graphic novel companion built from the final script and high-resolution images from the movie.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

STAR WARS: THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Vol. 3

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

Library of American Comics (imprint of IDW Publishing)

/ Marvel Worldwide

hardcover (264 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-329-2
$ 49.99

credits:

written by Archie Goodwin

art by Al Williamson & Alfredo Alcala

solicitation copy:

The concluding volume that reprints for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip in its complete format. No other edition includes each Sunday page title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color.

Featuring nine key stories from Star Wars Legends written by Archie Goodwin and illustrated by Al Williamson. Included are “A New Beginning,” “Revenge of the Jedi,” “Doom Mission,” and “The Final Trap,” among others in the complete newspaper strips from July 26, 1982 to March 11, 1984.

reprints the following newspaper strips:
STAR WARS: THE POWER GEM

July 26 – October 3, 1982 (60 weeklies, black & white / 10 Sundays, color)
STAR WARS: ICEWORLD

October 4 – November 14, 1982 (36 weeklies, black & white / 6 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE JEDI

November 15, 1982 – January 23, 1983 (60 weeklies, black & white / 10 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: DOOM MISSION

January 4 – April 17, 1983 (72 weeklies, black & white / 12 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: RACE FOR SURVIVAL

April 18 – July 10, 1983

STAR WARS: THE PARADISE DETOUR

July 11 – October 2, 1983

STAR WARS: A NEW BEGINNING

1983

STAR WARS: SHOWDOWN

1983/1984

STAR WARS: THE FINAL TRAP

1984

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 

STAR WARS TRILOGY

Cinestory Comic Boxed Set

boxed set (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (400 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-768-2

$ 39.99

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 

STAR WARS ANIMATION # 5

magazine (Germany), featuring an original Star Wars comic 

publisher info:

Panini Verlags GmbH

edited by Gunther Nickel

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.80

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OCTOBER 30, 2018 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 4: SMUGGLER’S BLUES

collects Star Wars Adventures # 10 & 11 and the 2018 Free Comic Book Day issue

digest collection (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-344-5

$ 9.99

credits:
written by Cavan Scott
art by Derek Charm

cover by Derek Charm

solicitation copy:

Set before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, join everyone’s favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder on a daring new caper!

Feared bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM are hot on the heels of the most notorious scoundrels in the galaxy, Han Solo and Chewbacca! To evade their pursuers, Han and Chewie will risk landing on an mysterious planet that somehow shuts down all electronics. With the Millenium Falcon unable to take off, how will the boys escape?

With a mix of characters from all across the Star Wars film series, Star Wars Adventures is perfect for Jedi and Padawans alike.

Collects Star Wars Adventures issues #10 and #11, plus the 2018 Free Comic Book Day story.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 20, 2018

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest graphic novel (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-391-9

$ 9.99

credits:

written by Alessandro Ferrari

solicitation copy:

The official all-ages adaptation of SOLO: A Star Wars Story!

Jump into the young reader action as one of the galaxy’s most beloved “heroes” becomes the rebels’ one and only Han Solo!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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NOVEMBER 21, 2018 

STAR WARS ANIMATION # 6

magazine (Germany), featuring an original Star Wars comic 

publisher info:

Panini Verlags GmbH

edited by Gunther Nickel

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.80

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JANUARY 29, 2019

STAR WARS REBELS: GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (400 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-766-8

$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Follow one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history, Grand Admiral Thrawn, in his attempts to destroy the growing Rebellion in Joe Books’s cinestory comic adaptation of selected episodes of Star Wars Rebels.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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FEBRUARY 5, 2019

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (USA)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest graphic novel (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-408-4

$ 9.99

credits:

written by Alessandro Ferrari

art by Matteo Piana

solicitation copy:

In the newest Star Wars graphic novel adaptation, our heroes face new dangers, shocking secrets, temptation, and betrayal in an episode that defines the series.

Faithfully bringing events from the film to the comics page, read along as Luke Skywalker confronts the legacy of the Jedi; Han, Leia, and Chewie struggle to evade the Empire, encountering danger at every turn; and Vader pursues the Rebellion with greater determination than ever before. Plus, emerges from the shadows a certain 900-year-old Jedi Master does.

Like the other Star Wars Graphic Novel Adaptations, The Empire Strikes Back 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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FEBRUARY 12, 2019 

STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY – STRENGTH AND HOPE

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (208 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-874-0

$ 9.99

solicitation copy:

Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, and other icons of a galaxy far, far away take center stage in Star Wars Forces of Destiny – a new animated micro-series and initiative celebrating some of Star Wars most beloved and inspirational characters.

Star Wars fans of all ages can relive the all-new adventures of these beloved characters in the full-color cinestory comic adaptation of the animated shorts.

initial solicitation copy:

Be Fearless.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny brings together exciting new stories featuring fan-favorite characters from across the galaxy. When Rey fends off a creature that wants to devour BB-8, their friendship deepens. Read on as Leia and R2-D2 free Chewbacca from the clutches of a ferocious wampa, and watch what happens when Ahsoka and Padmé face off against a shape-shifting bounty hunter.

Star Wars fans of all ages can experience the all-new adventures of these extraordinary heroes in the full-color cinestory comic adaptation of Star Wars Forces of Destiny.

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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AUGUST 6, 2019

STAR WARS REBELS: AHSOKA

Cinestory Comic

softcover (USA)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (384 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-806-1

$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

The Ghost crew is reeling from two shocking revelations—that they are part of a much larger rebellion, and that their informant Fulcrum is none other than Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s former Padawan. As the rebels continue their fight against the Empire, they hurtle toward a devastating confrontation with its most fearsome agent—Darth Vader.

Retrace Ahsoka’s journey in the cinestory comic adaptation of her story in Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels.

links:

USA: amazon 

UK: amazon 

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