Star Wars Comics FOC: Upcoming Deadlines For Mando, Vader, Clone Wars, and More

What’s up EveryWooky! It’s been a wild week. We got Han Solo and Chewbacca #2 and Doctor Aphra #20 yesterday for new comic book day. And you may have noticed that we’ve gotten a new Mandalorian #1 store exclusive almost every day the last week. I wouldn’t be surprised if we still have a dozen or so more Mandalorian covers still on the way.

While exclusives are fun and all let’s turn our attention to open covers that have to be ordered this week by our favorite shops. Including open covers of The Mandalorian #1.

Star Wars Comic And Book FOC Deadlines May 23, 2022

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 5/23/22 this week.

This week’s FOC is a pretty big one for Star Wars fans. Not only do we have the cutoff for the open covers of The Mandalorian #1 but we also get Darth Vader #24, Star Wars Crimson Reign #5, Titan Comics Mandalorian Graphic Novels (season 1 & 2), The War of The Bounty Hunters Omnibus, AND Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars Volume 4.

Let’s dive in…

Star Wars The Mandalorian #1

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Adi Granov

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE MANDALORIAN ARRIVES IN COMICS! The Mandalorian bounty hunter tracks a target for a well-paying, mysterious client. Witness the introduction of Din Djarin and the first meeting between the Mandalorian and the Child!

RATED T

Variants:

In Shops: July 6, 2022

SRP: $3.99

Star Wars Obi-Wan #2

(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Luke Ross (CA) Phil Noto
“DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”
•  Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan answer the distress call of an outpost on the edge of the galaxy.
•  What’s the secret behind the devastation wrought upon the terrifying moon base?
•  Will whatever plunged it into darkness pull a Padawan off his enlightened path?
RATED T

In Shops: Jun 22, 2022

SRP: $3.99

Variants:

Star Wars Crimson Reign #5

(W) Charles Soule (A) Steven Cummings (CA) Leinil Francis Yu

“THE SCARLET QUEEN”
•  LADY QI’RA has used every tool at her disposal to generate chaos in the Galactic Empire, all to further her goal of eradicating the Sith.
•  But as the final phase of Qi’ra’s grand plan is revealed, she is about to learn a lesson that the Jedi Order also came to understand…
•  Underestimate EMPEROR PALPATINE and pay the price.
RATED T

In Shops: Jun 22, 2022

SRP: $3.99

Variants:

**Note** The cover that I have for the Pham Syndicate variant is the same cover that they used for the Crimson Reign #4 Pham variant. This is the cover that is listed on the official Penguin Random House site. Not sure if they just never uploaded the real cover or if they are using the same art two months in a row. Will update as soon as I know.

Star Wars Darth Vader #24

(W) Greg Pak (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Paul Renaud
• Someone’s been to Polis Massa. Someone’s heard Padmé’s last words. Someone knows Vader’s deepest secret. What happens when the Dark Lord of the Sith finds out?
•  Meanwhile, a colony of refugees from a certain sandy planet struggle under the rule of an Imperial governor. Will their connection to Vader’s past be their salvation – or their doom?
•  Plus: the shocking return of two of Anakin Skywalker’s oldest friends!

RATED T

In Shops: Jun 22, 2022

SRP: $3.99

Variants:

Star Wars Insider Presents Mandalorian Season 1

Season #1

COMPILES THE ART FROM CHAPTERS 1-4 OF STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN!

Features award-winning artists from the series such as Doug Chiang, Christian Alzmann, Ryan Church, and more!

In Shops: June 15, 2022

SRP: $17.99 $12.59

Variants:

Star Wars Insider Presents Mandalorian Season 2

A deluxe collector’s edition exploring the second season of the acclaimed Star Wars TV show, now streaming on Disney+.

This special edition celebrates the action-packed second season of The Mandalorian by producers Jon Favereau and Dave Filoni, and starring Pedro Pascal as the titular bounty hunter, with Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano.
This collector’s edition includes stunning artwork from chapters 1-4, featuring the creatures, bounty hunters, heroes and villains as seen in the hit series

In Shops: June 15, 2022

SRP: $19.99 $13.99

Variants:

Star Wars War of The Bounty Hunters Omnibus

(W) Charles Soule, Various (A) Various (A/CA) Steve McNiven
All-out war engulfs the galaxy! Notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize: Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. But Solo is about to become one highly sought-after smuggler! The rebels want their friend back, the Empire seeks revenge on one of its greatest enemies and other bounty hunters have their eyes on a big payday – but what moves will the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate make? Featuring Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Valance, Doctor Aphra and more!

Collecting STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA; STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1-5; STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS – JABBA THE HUTT, 4-LOM & ZUCKUSS, BOUSHH and IG-88; STAR WARS (2020) #13-18; STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12-17; STAR WARS: DARTH VADER (2020) #12-17 and STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA (2020) #10-15.
Rated T

In Shops: Nov 02, 2022

SRP: $100.00 $70.00

Variants:

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars Volume 4

(W) Chris Cerasi and Others (A)Nicola Scott (CA) Dave Dorman)

The Sith have their revenge! The Jedi are spread thin across the galaxy battling separatist armies as Palpatine and his apprentice, Count Dooku, scheme to destroy the Jedi Order once and for all. But Darth Maul has returned, targeting both sides of the conflict! Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi has done all he can to guide his former student, Anakin Skywalker – but a dark destiny awaits. As the Clone Wars reach their tragic, inevitable conclusion, witness the fates of Quinlan Vos and Aayla Secura – and the birth of Darth Vader!

Collecting FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2005: STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL – SON OF DATHOMIR #1-4, STAR WARS: REPUBLIC #74-77 and #81-83, STAR WARS: EPISODE III – REVENGE OF THE SITH #1-4, STAR WARS: TAG & BINK II #2 and material from STAR WARS VISIONARIES and STAR WARS TALES #4.

Rated T

In Shops: August, 02 2022

SRP: $39.99 $27.99

Star Wars Epic Collection: The Clone Wars Vol 4

That’s all for now folks. I will be updating this list as the art of the covers is released.

Until then, keep it real and may the force be with you.

Grand Admiral Babu Frik

One thought on “Star Wars Comics FOC: Upcoming Deadlines For Mando, Vader, Clone Wars, and More

  1. In previous posts (May 14 and earlier) you listed the Mandalorian #1 TV variant as the 1:10. I noticed that you also dropped the 1:10 ratio from Mandalorian #2 concept art variant. Did the publisher change the covers? I’m not trying to criticize, tracking this many covers must be super complex… I’m just trying to understand the process. Thank you for all that you do!

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