The countdown to the Book of Boba Fett December 29 premiere on Disney+ is on! Even between Disney+ seasons and blockbuster film releases, we get new Star Wars just about every week in our local comic shop!
Here’s a look at the new Star Wars comic book releases hitting shelves at your local comic shop October 27, 2021! Brought to you by TFAW! Check out the official solicitations and previews for Star Wars comic books coming out this week below! Also check out which books are on Final Order Cut Off October 24, 2021 (Marvel) and October 25, 2021 (IDW) and get your orders in before last call!
Rumor is that Darth Vader #17 and IG-88 #1 have been delayed until November 3, 2021. So, the releases scheduled for next week may or may not be there October 27, 2021.
It looks like, instead, Star Wars #18 and Bounty Hunters #17 will be arriving next week (if this week’s previews are any indicator) rather than November 3. In turn, looks like Darth Vader #18 and IG-88#1 (originally solicited for next week) will shuffle with the November 3 releases and be released in two weeks.
Star Wars #18 Variants:
Bounty Hunters #17 Variants:
Nonetheless, the originally planned releases for next week are as follows:
Darth Vader #17
AUG211262(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Aaron Kuder”JUST REWARDS”
• 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?
RATED T In Shops: Oct 27, 2021SRP: $3.99
War of the Bounty Hunters IG-88 #1
AUG211243(W) Woo Chul Lee (A) Guiu Vilanova (CA) Mahmud A. AsrarNO 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.
RATED T In Shops: Oct 27, 2021SRP: $4.99
IDW releases, based on this week’s previews, should remain the same and Monster of Temple Peak #3 should be at your local comic shop next week!
AUG210574(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Rachael StottFollow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in this adventure-packed High Republic miniseries by Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott!
The time has come-Ty has reached the Gretalx layer and now she must do what she does best: slay the beast! But during the battle, her rusty Force powers trigger a cave in, trapping her and Drewen with the monster. As the Gretalax and Rock Weavers close in on the pair, Ty feels an unexpected presence in the Force…In Shops: Oct 27, 2021 SRP: $4.99
Marvel have recently moved their final order cut off dates back to Sunday from Monday. This week’s is 10/24/2021. 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 10/22/2021. IDW’s remains Monday 10/25/2021. Things just got more complicated for those keeping track of these things. Hooray!
Crimson Reign is kicking off with issue #1 and this weekend is final order cut off for that issue. There are a number of cool open order variants including a Crain, then some great incentives including the Lopez 1:25 Sabacc variant (part of a series for Crimson Reign), and the Cummings 1:50 variant. After the last page cameo of a whole slate of new characters in War of the Bounty Hunters #5, I would pay attention to Crimson Reign for first full appearances of those characters!
Luke continues his search for more Jedi knowledge in Star Wars #19 with a great 1:25 ratio variant from E.M Gist!
Tasu Leech, T’onga, and Losha make their first cover appearances (so far) on Cover A for Bounty Hunters #18.
Finally, Qort’s origin continues as he takes center stage and finally becomes unmasked in High Republic Adventures #10!
Crimson Reign #1
SEP211006(W) Charles Soule (A) Steven Cummings (CA) Leinil Francis YuAFTER THE DAWN… COMES THE REIGN!
The story that began with WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS continues here, in the second installment of a trilogy that will reshape the history of the Star Wars Galaxy during the Age of Rebellion. Featuring the return of beloved characters, shocking twists, epic feats of the Force and a story that will reach from Star Wars’ darkest underworld all the way to the Imperial Palace on Coruscant, Crimson Reign is a Star Wars saga like no other!
RATED T In Shops: Dec 01, 2021SRP: $4.99
Star Wars #19
SEP211017(W) Charles Soule (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Carlo PagulayanLUKE’S QUEST FOR ANSWERS TAKES A DANGEROUS TURN!
• As the REBELLION tries to pull itself together for a last-ditch effort to defeat the evil GALACTIC EMPIRE, LUKE SKYWALKER realizes it is time for his journey to become a JEDI to continue.
• After near-death at the hands of DARTH VADER, he knows he has much to learn if he will ever defeat the DARK LORD OF THE SITH.
• But the JEDI ORDER is gone, and his teachers have vanished… where can Luke turn to find the Jedi legacy he so desperately needs?
RATED TIn Shops: Nov 24, 2021SRP: $3.99
Bounty Hunters #18
SEP211024(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Ramon Bachs (CA) Giuseppe CamuncoliTHE GALAXY’S GREATEST!
• In the wake of the shocking events of WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS, the underworld has become more dangerous than ever.
• T’ONGA has assembled the greatest team of bounty hunters in the galaxy- including BOSSK, ZUCKUS and TASU LEECH for a special mission!
• Can she keep them from killing each other long enough to become a real team while she grieves the loss of an old friend?
RATED TIn Shops: Nov 24, 2021SRP: $3.99
Star Wars High Republic Adventures #10 SEP210467(W) Daniel Jose Older (A) Toni Bruno (CA) Harvey TolibaoChaos at Takodana! The Padawans must once again face the Nihil after they’ve attacked the Jedi temple. Overwhelmed and outnumbered, the heroes are backed into a corner until an unlikely Padawan among them unmasks their full potential and saves the day!
New York Times bestselling writer Daniel José Older (Star Wars: Last Shot) and artist Toni Bruno bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!In Shops: Nov 17, 2021SRP: $3.99
Star Wars Adventures #12
SEP210464(W) Cavan Scott, Andrew Griffith (A) Manuel Bracchi, Andrew Griffith (CA) Francesco FrancavillaFirst, it’s a trap! Luke Skywalker and Rogue Squadron has been snared by the Empire. But who is the traitor and why is new recruit Ibti Myrak fighting with Admiral Ackbar on the deck of Home One? X-Wings and TIE fighters clash in “Squad Goals,” part two by Cavan Scott and Manuel Bracchi.
Then, from author and artist Andrew Griffith comes a new “Tales of Villainy.” Asajj Ventress must face off with Aayla Secura, who is dangerously close to uncovering the early stages of the Death Star Project.In Shops: Nov 17, 2021SRP: $3.99