Man, Star Wars Visions is pretty cool! Ok, I only had time to watch The Duel last night, but I’m excited to bite into the rest of the episodes!
So, what’s coming out next week and what is on final order cut off this weekend in the world of Star Wars comics!? Let’s take a look at September 29, 2021 releases from Marvel and IDW!
The War of the Bounty Hunters rages on as Vader hunts Luke while Leia, Lando, and Chewie plot a daring rescue of Han in Star Wars #17! Star Wars Adventures #10 will be Zak and Tash Arranda’s first canon appearance since Disney’s takeover of the franchise, their first comic appearance, and the Stefano Simeone cover B will also be their first cover appearance. Finally, the spooky tales of Vader’s castle on Mustafar continue their final arc in Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #2!
STAR WARS #17
CHARLES SOULE (W) • RAMON ROSANAS (A)
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
SITH LORD DARTH VADER has discovered that his son, Jedi Knight LUKE SKYWALKER, is finally within striking distance.He will pursue him to the very ends of space…Who is hunting whom?Meanwhile, LEIA ORGANA battles the forces of CRIMSON DAWN to regain her lost love, HAN SOLO.
Star Wars Adventures #10
(W) Michael Moreci, Dave Scheidt (A) Michael Avon Oeming (A/CA) Stefano Simeone
Mace Windu and his Lightning Squadron land on the planet Ridlay, which has gone mysteriously dark, expecting a Separatist attack. But what they find instead is a surprise to them all. Then, Zak and Tash Arranda sneak off to investigate a creepy cave, where they find a strange artifact-and a mysterious cult waiting for them!
Star Wars Adventures #10 will be Zak and Tash Arranda’s first canon appearance since Disney’s takeover of the franchise, their first comic appearance, and the Stefano Simeone cover B will also be their first cover appearance. We wrote about this back in April, but 90s kids will remember them as the stars of the Galaxy of Fear series of Young Adult novels with awesome holographic covers. I know I do. Now, remember that Cover A is also appealing because it connects with Cover A for issue #9. So if you picked that cover A up, you may want to complete the connected image with #10:
Well, looking at the upcoming Star Wars Adventures solicitations from IDW, I noticed something interesting about issue #10:
Zak and Tash Arranda sneak off to investigate a creepy cave, where they find a strange artifact-and a mysterious cult waiting for them!
Galaxy of Fear was sort of like Goosebumps by R.L. Stine for Star Wars. Zak and Tash basically run around the galaxy uncovering fear-inducing secrets, which would be a great line of stories to start in Star Wars Adventures first of all, and would make a great series streaming, if you ask me. X-Files in space anybody?
Star Wars Adventures Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #2
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Megan Levens (A/CA) Francesco FrancavillaThe epic five week event miniseries Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle continues!
In issue #2, Lina searches for the now missing Milo and Crater and runs into… Jaxxon! He reveals that he, too, has been having nightmares, but of vicious Wookiees bigger than mountains! It seems the GHOSTS OF VADER’S CASTLE are haunting everyone’s dreams…
Marvel have recently moved their final order cut off dates back to Sunday from Monday. This week’s is 9/26/2021. Seeing as many local comic shops and even some of the larger retailers very well might finalize orders on the Friday before rather than do it over the weekend, this functionally makes Marvel’s new FOC Friday 9/24/2021. IDW’s remains Monday 9/27/2021. Things just got more complicated for those keeping track of these things. Hooray!
War of the Bounty Hunters IG-88 #1
NO ONE CAN DEFEAT IG-88! WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS TIE-IN!
IG-88 is an advanced assassin droid designed for death, destruction, and mayhem. Its weapons systems are unparalleled, its design flawless. Yet the galaxy’s most sinister droid bounty hunter can still fail. What motivates IG-88’s resurrection time and time again? Is it programming or something…more? And can IG-88 find a strategy to overcome its old foe, Boba Fett?! Rodney Barnes’ and Guiu Vilanova’s one-shot is the fourth 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.
Darth Vader #17
GREG PAK (W) • RAFFAELE IENCO (A) • Cover by AARON KUDER
Bounty Hunter Handbook Variant Cover by RON FRENZ
Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Variant Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE
Carbonite Variant Cover by AARON KUDER
- Throughout the search for HAN SOLO, DARTH VADER has carved his way through shadows, unraveling mysteries cloaked in deceptions and betrayal.
- Now Vader finally takes care of all his business in this blockbuster conclusion to the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS story arc.
- But is he the true master of betrayal in this tale? Or is there another?
High Republic #10
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil NotoOUT OF BALANCE, OUT OF TIME!!!
o KEEVE TRENNIS and bond-twin TEREC have defected to the villainous NIHIL.
o With AVAR KRISS and her former master closing in, Keeve must make a terrible choice. Can she take an innocent life to secure her place within the TEMPEST?
o A turning point is reached in the lives of THE JEDI OF STARLIGHT BEACON. The shadow of the Nihil has never loomed larger!
RATED T In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #5
(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Francesco FrancavillaJoin Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, and a host of classic Star Wars artists in the epic conclusion to the Vader’s Castle saga! Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle is a horror-packed, star-studded, five-week event guaranteed to haunt your dreams.
In the final Vader’s Castle tale, Lina, Hudd, Skritt, and Jaxxon race to Mustafar to save Milo and Crater. Will the group be able to fight the ghosts that still haunt the castle, or will the galaxy forever be bound to suffer from the wrath of the GHOSTS OF VADER’S CASTLE? In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
Star Wars Adventures #11
(W) Cavan Scott, Anne Toole (A) Manuel Bracchi, Nick Brokenshire (CA) Francesco FrancavillaCommanded by Luke Skywalker, Rogue Squadron tangles with the Empire in the Outer Rim, but the young Jedi has more than Imperial TIE fighters to deal with. New recruit Myra Chimor just won’t listen to orders. Can the hot-headed pilot learn how to fly as part of a team or will her need to go it alone lead to disaster? Cavan Scott joins Manuel Bracchi for the beginning of a two-part X-wing adventure, “SQUAD GOALS”!
Then, in “BUBO’S ADVENTURE,” by Anne Toole and Nick Brokenshire, Ree-Yees has lost Jabba the Hutt’s beloved pet, Buboicullaar! Explore every inch of the filthy Hutt barge with Ree-Yees as he races to find Bubo before Jabba can toss him off the ship!