Welcome back my furry friend! Today I’m going to share every comic that is coming out on September 21.
First up is Star Wars: The Mandalorian #3 which is the first appearance of Paz Vizsla in a traditional comic. There are also two different store exclusive variants that are tied for the first cover appearance of The Armorer. Mike Mayhew’s was limited to 800 copies and sold out almost immediately so you’ll have to the eBay route for that one.
The other is a variant by Ken Lashley for Jolzar Collectibles, Slab City Comics, and Devil Dog Comics that included a Trade Dress variant (Limited to 3000) and a Virgin Variant (Limited to 1000) that I believe sis still in stock. The links to the stores are below.
Next is Darth Vader #27. This issue has some interesting covers. Cover A is a very cool piece of art by one of the best in the business, Rahzzah. Cover B by Giuseppe Camuncoli has the first cover appearances of Anakin’s childhood friends, Kitster and Wald. And the Choose Your Destiny Variant by Christopher Sprouse has the first canon appearance of Darth Bane on the cover. Darth Bane’s first full appearance (non canon) was in Star Wars: Jedi vs Sith #1.
Since I’m a time traveler I got an early look at both issues.
Monday’s FOC includes Star Wars: Darth Vader #28 and has what may be the creepiest cover I’ve ever seen on a Star Wars comic. Also, Star Wars Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol 5 has it’s cutoff date Monday as well. Scroll down to see those as well.
If you haven’t already grabbed pre-orders yet you can see every variant for every book below.
Star Wars Mandalorian #3 Comics
(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) David Baldeon, Gary Frank
First Appearances: Paz Vizsla
NOTE: The Mike Mayhew Exclusive and the Ken Lashley Exclusive are both tied for The Armorer’s first cover appearance
The battered Mandalorian returns to his client to collect his reward and tend to his wounds; complications arise and what should have been a simple task becomes far more dangerous than anyone could have expected.
In Shops: Sep 21, 2022
- Baldeon Cover A
- Jeanty Variant
- Concept Art Variant
- Stegman 1:50 Ratio Variant
- Duursema Exclusive (Your Comic Book Shop)
- Mike Mayhew Exclusive
- Todd Nauck Exclusive
- Ken Lashley Exclusive (On Sale 8/10)
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Rahzzah
The alliance between Darth Vader and Sabé has always seemed destined for disaster. After all, how long can the Dark Lord of the Sith and the idealistic handmaiden of Padm? Amidala find common ground?
So as Vader and Sabé enter the final battle against a corrupt Imperial governor, something’s going to break. Will it be Vader’s cold resolve or Sabé’s true heart? And how long until Ochi of Bestoon finally makes his move?
In Shops: Sep 21, 2022
Star Wars Comic Book FOC Deadlines
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 9/19/22 this week.
Let’s dive in…
GREG PAK (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
Cover by RAHZZAH
THE SHADOW IN THE FIRE! For decades, Sabé, Handmaiden of Padmé, schemed to assassinate Darth Vader, whom she believed murdered her queen. But Sabé has learned Vader’s greatest secret, and now she fights at his side, believing that someday, she may prove there is still good in him. What happens when the Handmaiden finally comes face-to-face with the Emperor, who knows all of her secrets? The Queen’s Shadow enters the crucible! Will Vader let her burn?
In Shops: Oct 19, 2022
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Rebellion TPB Vol 05
(W) Terry Austin, Various (A) Chris Sprouse, Various (CA) Adam Hughes
The Empire strikes back! As the Rebellion expands, Luke and Leia find themselves on a mysterious world holding an ancient Jedi relic that could change their destinies forever, but Vader has his own plans for it – and for them! Then Han Solo and Chewbacca join Luke and Leia for a daring heist whose success may depend on the Rebellion’s newest recruits. And when the Empire assaults the rebels’ base on Hoth, Luke is sent in an unexpected new direction – leading him to Yoda…and a terrible truth about his father!
Collecting STAR WARS: SPLINTER OF THE MIND’S EYE #1-4, STAR WARS: SHADOW STALKER, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST #1-4, STAR WARS: A VALENTINE STORY, CLASSIC STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK #1-2, STAR WARS: TAG AND BINK ARE DEAD #2 and material from STAR WARS TALES #4-6, #15-17 and #20.
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022