May the Fourth Be With You! Said the hokey, cliche Wookiee!
Next week is a giant Star Wars week on the level of a space squid being ridden by a Sith Lord!
Let us count the ways in which next week is huge!
- War of the Bounty Hunters kicks off with Alpha!
- High Republic Adventures from IDW continue with issue #4 by Daniel Jose Older!
- Hasbro will be holding a “Fan First Tuesday” livestream on May 4 bound to have some exciting reveals!
- And the Bad Batch starts streaming on Disney+ on May 4!
- Plus, it’s the 25th anniversary of Shadows of the Empire!
Even between Disney+ seasons and blockbuster film releases, we get new Star Wars just about every week in our local comic shop, though!
Here’s a look at the new Star Wars comic book releases hitting shelves at your local comic shop May 5, 2021! Brought to you by TFAW! Check out the official solicitations and previews for Star Wars comic books coming out this week below!
It’s Boba Fett week, y’all! Boba is racing against the clock as his prized carbonite Han-sicle is melting! Check out the full solicit and preview below and don’t forget to check out the Final Order Cut Off Highlights for Monday, 5/3/2021 as well!
W: Charles Soule
A: Steve McNiven
THE STAR WARS COMIC EVENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! The notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has finally landed his greatest prize – HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite for easy transport. Fett will bring the smuggler to TATOOINE to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord JABBA THE HUTT. Sounds easy. What could go wrong? Rated T
Store Exclusive Variants:
- Bernard Chang (TFAW)
- Sliney (Jetpack Comics)
- Marco Turini (Legacy Comics and Cards)
- Sarah Pichelli (Scorpion Comics)
- Chris Sprouse (Big Time Collectibles)
- Phil Noto (TOSS Comics)
- Mico Suayan (Unknown Comics)
- David Nakayama (Unknown Comics)
- Giuseppe Camuncoli (Bird City Comics)
- Jan Duursema (Two Twenty-One Comics)
- Stefano Landini (The Comic Book Dealer)
- In-Hyuk Lee (East Side Comics
- David Lopez (Mega Gaming and Comics)
- Erik M. Gist (IG Comic Store)
(W): Daniel Jose Older
(A): Harvey Tolibao
Zeen has followed the Jedi to the Starlight Beacon, where she learns what it means to be a padawan and begins her own training of her Force powers. Meanwhile, Krix tries to survive on a Nihil ship, fighting their way through a Republic blockade, as he wonders who the mysterious person who rescued him truly is.
Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!
STAR WARS GUARDIANS OF WHILLS (Manga):
(W) Jon Tsuei, Greg Rucka (A/CA) Subaru
The Force is with me, and I am one with the Force.
– Chirrut mwe
Presiding over the Kyber Temple on Jedha, the Guardians of the Whills, Baze Malbus and Chirrut mwe, had hoped to maintain a peaceful balance despite the growing presence of the Empire in their Holy City. Yet they struggle to stay true to the Force as stormtroopers threaten to take over. When a rebel named Saw Gerrera appears offering them a chance to help Jedha, Baze and Chirrut must decide if they’re willing to compromise for peace, or if Saw’s plan is too dangerous to risk??
Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills introduces Baze and Chirrut before they meet the Rebellion members who turn the tide in the fight against the Empire in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Writer Jon Tsuei and manga artist Subaru bring the origin story of this fan favorite duo to life in a new manga adaptation based on the novel by Greg Rucka.
For teen audiences.
I wanted to point out issues which have a final order cut off on Monday 5/3/2021. If you’re not familiar, final order cutoff is when the distributor locks orders and the publishers then print accordingly. So, if you want to absolutely guarantee you get a book, get your order in before then.
- Darth Vader #12 (Continues War of the Bounty Hunters Event)
- Darth Vader #12 Crimson Variant (Continues War of the Bounty Hunters Event)
- Darth Vader #12 Sprouse ESB Variant (Continues War of the Bounty Hunters Event)
- Doctor Aphra #10 (Continues War of the Bounty Hunters Event)
- Doctor Aphra #10 Sway Crimson Variant (Continues War of the Bounty Hunters Event)
- Star Wars Adventures Weapon of a Jedi #1