Marvel Comics August 2021 Star Wars Solicits: The War of the Bounty Hunters Rages On

Marvel solicitations for new Star Wars comics releasing August 2021 are finally here! I love parsing these to see what first appearances, key events, and treats might be in store! No pre-order links yet, but keep your eyes peeled on TFAW for those to go live and we’ll update here as soon as we have those links!

So, here are some observations, then feel free to peruse the full solicits yourself below!

I’m interested in the David Nakayama “Wanted Poster” line of variants. Nakayama is a great artist with a clean and sleek style. Plus, I’m thinking we’ll get the poster text in Aurebesh.

Bounty Hunters #15 promises that Tasu Leech will be back. Han Solo had a run in with Tasu Leech back in the Force Awakens. Tasu Leech first appeared in comics in The Force Awakens Adaptation #2 from Marvel.

Although people in the employ of Darth Vader tend to have short shelf lives, Ochi of Bestoon is still around for War of the Bounty Hunters as of Darth Vader #15! Ochi made a last page cameo in 2020’s Darth Vader #6 and his first full appearance in #7.

Darth Vader #15:

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #15

GREG PAK (W) • RAFFAELE IENCO (A) • Cover by AARON KUDER
Wanted Poster Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Variant Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE

“THE ASSASSIN’S CHOICE”

  • Mere months ago, OCHI OF BESTOON was the assassin who dared to take on DARTH VADER himself in the fiery lava pits of MUSTAFAR.
  • Now Ochi serves Vader as his most loyal agent during the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS. Who is Ochi of Bestoon? What are his true goals? And how have the secrets of EXEGOL shaped him forever?
  • Also featuring the next great reveal about BOKKU and the Hutt Council!

Bounty Hunters #15:

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #15

Written by ETHAN SACKS
Penciled by PAOLO VILLANELLI
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Wanted Poster Variant by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Variant by CHRIS SPROUSE

WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “THE GATHERING”

  • VALANCE and DENGAR travel to CANTO BIGHT as a relentless assassin stalks them!
  • T’ONGA starts to recruit a bounty hunter crew with some familiar — and fearsome — faces!
  • Plus TASU LEECH returns! But whose side is he on?

Doctor Aphra #13:

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #13

ALYSSA WONG (W) • MINKYU JUNG (A)
COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
Wanted Poster Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Variant Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE

“GUEST OF HONOR”

  • DOCTOR APHRA finds herself face-to-face with the one person she hoped she’d never see again!
  • For once, she might not be able to talk her way out…
  • Meanwhile, JUST LUCKY and ARIOLE confront a familiar presence of their own!

Star Wars #16:

STAR WARS #16

CHARLES SOULE (W) • RAMON ROSANAS (A)
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Wanted Poster Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Variant Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE
Variant Cover by JAN DUURSEMA

“MISSING IN ACTION”

  • LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA and LANDO CALRISSIAN battle BOBA FETT for the ultimate prize — HAN SOLO!
  • But they are not the only people who have come to the remote world of JEKARA seeking the smuggler. DARTH VADER, JABBA THE HUTT and more are in the mix as well… Jedi LUKE SKYWALKER may be the Rebels’ only hope…
  • …but WHERE is he?

WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: 4-LOM & ZUCKUSS #1:

WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: 4-LOM & ZUCKUSS #1

DANIEL JOSE OLDER (W) • KEI ZAMA (A) • Cover by Mahmud Asrar
Variant COVER by KEI ZAMA
Variant COVER by SUPERLOG
WANTED POSTER VARIANT BY DAVID NAKAYAMA

ZUCKUSS BATTLES 4-LOM! WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS TIE-IN!

Together, lethal droid 4-LOM and Gand Findsman Zuckuss make an unparalleled bounty hunting team. Yet a brutal battle with Boba Fett has divided them. Lost and alone on the crime-infested streets of Nar Shaddaa, Zuckuss faces down an utterly transformed 4-LOM…but why is his old friend out for blood? The answer may lie in the past, from an early mission that helped forge their formidable partnership. Daniel José Older and Kei Zama’s one-shot is the second of four action-packed “War of the Bounty Hunters” tie-ins about the criminal underworld’s most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best STAR WARS writers and illustrators in the galaxy.

War of the Bounty Hunters #3:

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #3 (OF 5)

Charles Soule (W) • LUKE ROSS (A) • Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
Wanted Poster Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Trading Card Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN  TYLER CHRISTOPHER

WINNER TAKES ALL!

  • Terrifying, implacable Dark Lord of the Sith DARTH VADER has laid claim to HAN SOLO, who is frozen in carbonite.
  • But the great, exalted JABBA THE HUTT also believes that Solo is his property. It’s the galaxy’s baddest gangster versus the Empire’s most powerful enforcer, and neither is backing down.
  • BOBA FETT is caught between a Sith and a Hutt…and it’s WINNER TAKE ALL.

Star Wars The High Republic #8:

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #8

CAVAN SCOTT (W) • ARIO ANINDITO (A) • Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by ARIO ANINDITO
Variant Cover by GEORGES JEANTY

THE BATTLE AGAINST THE DRENGIR REACHES ITS THRILLING CLIMAX!

  • AVAR KRISS has gathered a team of JEDI to take the fight to the DRENGIR deep in WILD SPACE, but KEEVE TRENNIS is nowhere to be seen.
  • Are other forces at work on the Drengir’s deathworld?
  • Guest-starring a host of High Republic Jedi! COHMAC VITUS! REATH SILAS! THE STAR HOPPER PADAWANS!

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