New Star Wars Comics May 4, 2022

May the Fourth Be With You! Ever since Lucasfilm and Disney co-opted that meme, it has been a licensing and marketing extravaganza that most properties can only dream about! Don’t you wish you had a punny day of celebration, Power Rangers!? Every Wednesday is Star Wars Day to us comic collectors, though! 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 May 4, 2022! 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 May 2, 2022 and get your orders in before last call!

Marvel

The new Obi-Wan mini series is finally here! We’ve got a bevy of variants, so choose your favorite. The CBE/WhatNot exclusive appears to have a first cover appearance of a Zabrak female, though. Interesting. Keep your eyes on that. It’ll be available for sale on Mellow Fellow’s WhatNot page stream.

Obi-Wan #1

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(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto

FAST APPROACHES THE ULTIMATE DESTINY OF ONE OF THE JEDI’S MOST RENOWNED MASTERS!
•  As he spends his final days in the remote deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes time to reflect on – and record – key moments of a heroic life long-lived.
•  Writing in old leather-bound journals from his hermit’s hut, Obi-Wan remembers his days as a young Jedi Initiate, his trials as a Padawan, the crucible of Jedi Knighthood and the Clone Wars, and some of the earliest challenges he faced as a true Master of the Force!
•  In this tale, Obi-Wan considers a watershed Youngling adventure he narrowly survived on Coruscant when he was but eight years of age…
•  This is just the beginning of his Jedi journey!
RATED T

In Shops: May 04, 2022

SRP: $3.99

Variants:

Finally, we have Star Wars #23. Can you believe John Tyler Christopher has been doing action figure variants for over 7 years and has not done a Yak Face? Believe it. Well, we get one in April on his variant. The Renaud cover is the first cover appearance of Qi’ra’s right hand woman, Trinia.

Star Wars #23

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(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo PagulayanTHE DAWN ALLIANCE – PART 2 OF 3 “The Last Division”
•  The fate of THE REBEL ALLIANCE FLEET is at stake, as its last remaining divisions face off in battle against the brutal tactics of COMMANDER ELLIAN ZAHRA and her crew on the TARKIN’S WILL.
•  For Zahra, this fight is personal; her revenge will not be complete until every life lost on THE DEATH STAR is avenged.
•  Epic space warfare in the true STAR WARS manner!
RATED T

In Shops: May 04, 2022

SRP: $3.99

Variants:

Penguin Random House

Depending on how you, personally, as a collector, categorize these types of products, the first comic appearance of Omega from the Bad Batch, may be available to you May 3, 2022 from Penguin Random House!

STAR WARS BAD BATCH SCREEN COMIX TP VOL 01 HUNTED

MAR221839After refusing to follow Order 66 and destroy the Jedi, Clone Force 99 and their new friend Omega are on the run from bounty hunters Fennec Shand and Cad Bane, the Empire-and even their old teammate Crosshair! Will the Bad Batch be able to escape? This 80-page graphic novel-style retelling of Episode 9: Bounty Lost from Star Wars: The Bad Batch features final frames and dialogue from the animated series on Disney+ in vibrant full color. It’s perfect for boys and girls ages 8 to 11 and fans of Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In Shops: May 04, 2022

SRP: $7.99

Preview:

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Star Wars Insider 210

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(W) Titan

CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES!

INSIDER’S TOP TEN THE MANDALORIAN MOMENTS!

PLUS, NEW EXCLUSIVE STAR WARS FICTION!

In Shops: May 04, 2022

SRP: $9.99

Variants:

FOC:

For those who aren’t familiar, FOC, or Final Order Cut Off, is when publishers and distributors require retailers to get their orders in. Printers then print according to that number (sometimes with overages). So, if you want to absolutely guarantee you get a book, best bet is to order it before FOC. Final Order Cut Off is Monday 5/2/22 this week.

The Bad Batch make their first cover appearance on a conventional comic book (absent Omega, of course). That is, of course, unless they end up being Task Force 99.

Darth Vader 23

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(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Paul Renaud”THE SHADOW’S SHADOW’S SHADOW”
•  An epic new story begins as DARTH VADER embarks upon a new mission in partnership with a sworn enemy – but who’s leading whom to doom?
•  And what happens when the QUEEN’S SHADOW learns the deepest secret of the Dark Lord of the Sith?
•  Plus: the shocking return of a face from Vader’s most distant past!
RATED T

In Shops: Jun 01, 2022

SRP: $3.99

Variants:

Bounty Hunters #23

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(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli”A CLEAR AND PRESENT DENGAR”
•  The most underestimated bounty hunter in the galaxy in his greatest adventure yet!
•  DENGAR makes his move – and the Underworld will be forever changed.
•  Meanwhile, time is running out for T’ONGA and her crew to break VUKORAH… Will a young girl pay for their failure with her life?
RATED T

In Shops: Jun 01, 2022

SRP: $3.99

Variants:

This next collection is pretty cool because it collects some unexpected material: “STAR WARS KIDS (1997) #1-11, #12 (A STORY) and #13-20 and STAR WARS 3-D #1-3.” These are otherwise kind of difficult stories to find in the wild.

STAR WARS LEGENDS THE REBELLION OMNIBUS HC VOL 1 

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(W) John Wagner, Various (A) Cam Kennedy, Various (CA) Hugh Fleming In the immediate aftermath of A New Hope, the rebels have won a major battle against the Empire – and now they must win the war! Darth Vader is obsessed with discovering the identity of the rebel pilot who destroyed the Death Star, but as Vader and Luke Skywalker’s destinies begin to intertwine, neither can predict how their fates are tied together – even as the fallen Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts them both! Meanwhile, Princess Leia works to rebuild the rebel forces – and has plans for a secret X-Wing squadron of her own! And while Luke and Wedge Antilles infiltrate the Imperial fleet, Han Solo and Chewbacca have their hands full against the bounty hunter Boba Fett! Collecting STAR WARS: EMPIRE #7, #14 and #16-27; STAR WARS: VADER’S QUEST #1-4; STAR WARS (2013) #1-20; STAR WARS KIDS (1997) #1-11, #12 (A STORY) and #13-20 and STAR WARS 3-D #1-3.
Rated T

In Shops: Oct 12, 2022

SRP: $100.00

Variants:

That’s it for now! More later!

-DrunkWooky

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