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 July 21, 2021! Brought to you by TFAW! Check out the official solicitations and previews for Star Wars comic books coming out this week below!
War of the Bounty Hunters rages on next week with Darth Vader #14 and War of the Bounty Hunters Jabba the Hutt! Meanwhile, over in IDW, High Republic Adventures #6 introduces some familiar characters from the High Republic novels into the world of comics! Check out the full solicits and previews below and don’t forget to check out the Final Order Cut Off Highlights for Monday, 7/19/2021 as well!
The Umbaran, Sly Moore makes her first comic cover appearance on Cover A to Darth Vader #14 and a whole gaggle of Droids cartoon characters make their first comic cover appearances on the Sprouse 50th Anniversary Variant!
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #14:
GREG PAK (W) • RAFFAELE IENCO (A)
Cover by AARON KUDER
“THE BLADE BEHIND THE CURTAIN”
• For decades, no figure has stood as close to the EMPEROR with so much mystery surrounding her.
• Who is the UMBARAN? What is her role within the EMPIRE and in the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS? And what happens when she emerges from the darkness to challenge Darth Vader himself?
• Featuring an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Emperor’s inner circle — and the return of IG-88!
The new bounty hunter, Deva Lompop, who has lived through the High Republic era and into the age of the Empire makes her first comic appearance in Jabba the Hutt #1 next week and her first cover appearance shared between the Chang variant and Coello 1:25 incentive variant.
Star Wars War Bounty Hunters Jabba Hutt #1:
Justina Ireland , Luca Pizarri , Mahmud Asrar
JABBA NEVER FORGIVES! JABBA NEVER FORGETS! JABBA THE HUTT is one of the most powerful and ruthless gangsters in the galaxy-and BOBA FETT, his most trusted bounty hunter, has failed him. How will Jabba deal with betrayal? VIOLENTLY. And what does this have to do with a bounty hunter with ties to the HIGH REPUBLIC? Justina Ireland and Luca Pizzari’s hutt-sized spectacular is the first 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. Rated T
Phew! Looks like IDW’s Star Wars the High Republic Adventures #6 is going to be another gangbuster of a key issue in terms of character first appearances and cameos! First up, we get the crew of the Vessel, Leox Gyasi, Affie Hollow, and Geode. While Leox and Affie both have dialogue, Geode does not. But fans from Claudia Gray’s High Republic novel, Into the Dark, will know not to expect much talk from the rock alien.
Next up, our familiar Padawan protagonists bring Master Obratuk along with them on their peace negotiation mission to Nal Hutta. Finally, we get a cameo for an ancient Jedi Master, Tal Bota!
Star Wars High Republic Adventures #6:
(W) Daniel Jose Older;
(A) Harvey Tolibao
As the galaxy prepares for its Republic Fair, Qort and Farzala leave their Padawan friends to join in on the effort to fight against the fearsome Drengir, in this first issue of a two-part adventure! 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!
I wanted to point out issues which have a final order cut off on Monday 7/19/2021. 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.
Ty Yorrick makes her first comic appearance in Monster of Temple Peak #1. Myarga the Benevolent (Hutt) makes his first cover appearance on the Anindito variant to High Republic #8 for what it’s worth.
- Star Wars High Republic #8 Cover A
- Star Wars High Republic #8 Anindito
- Star Wars High Republic #8 1:25 Jeanty Variant (ebay)
- Star Wars High Republic #8 Villain Gaming Variant Package (includes 12 copies of covers A or B and one (1) copy of the 1:25 variant)