New Star Wars Comics and Books For October 19th, 2022

Getting to this a little later in the week than I had hoped but you know what? We’ll persevere on this fine Saturday morn.

Let’s jump in head first.

Comics and books hitting the stores this week are Star Wars Darth Vader #28 and the Star Wars Darth Vader by Greg Pak Volume 4 Trade Paperback from Marvel.

Next week is also the week where we are FINALLY getting the Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Monster of Temple Peak Trade Paperback by Panini Comics. This is only available in stores outside of the U.S.. If you’re interested in knowing why that is and how you can still get one check out this post from yesterday.

Books with FOC deadlines this week are Star Wars: Hidden Empire #1, Han Solo & Chewbacca #7, Doctor Aphra #26 and a Doctor Aphra Trade Paperback. You can get my thoughts on this week’s FOC section below.

Should be a fun week. I’m personally really looking forward to that Monster of Temple Peak TPB from Panini. They make great quality books.

Check out everything new coming up below and get your pre-orders in over at TFAW.

Star Wars Darth Vader #28 – Oct, 19, 2022

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: The High Republic – The Monster Of Temple Peak

The High Republic is an unexplored period in Star Wars history, set hundreds of years before the events of the Skywalker Saga when the Jedi were at their height and Master Yoda was much younger, and still training Padawans in the field. Follow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in her first comic appearance in this all-new High Republic adventure by Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott!

Ty is a brave yet superstitious monster hunter, traversing the galaxy with KL-03 and her trusty rune-stones fighting the deadliest monsters on any world. After dealing with an escaped Segredo on the run from pirates, Ty heads to Loreth, where local pioneers have tasked her with taking on the fearsome Gretalax that terrorizes them. She takes the mission but can’t shake the feeling that something is amiss with the Force.

Collecting The Monster of Temple Peak #1-4

Order a copy here if you dare.

Star Wars The High Republic Monster of Temple Peak Trade Paperback TPB

Star Wars Darth Vader by Greg Pak Vol 04 Crimson Reign

Red revenge! Lady Qi’ra not only insulted the Empire, but challenged it. In the end, Darth Vader showed her criminal organization that the Empire is not to be toyed with. But now, fearful whispers echo in every corner of the Empire: Darth Vader is on the hunt, searching for anyone with any connection to the Crimson Dawn. How deep has the Dawn infiltrated the galaxy, and are all their operations worthy of Vader’s wrath?

In the bowels of Bespin, Darth Vader once told his son he wanted to bring order to the galaxy. Now his promise is put to the test as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins against the Crimson Dawn! But everything gets thrown into question with the shocking return of Sabe, handmaiden of Padme Amidala! Collecting

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER (2020) #18-22.

Star Wars Darth Vader by Greg Pak Vol 04 Crimson Reign

In Stores October 19th, 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 10/19/22 this week.

Let’s dive in…

I think all of the comics this week are very interesting and could have key potential but nothing I would advocate buying a ton of extras on at the moment.

The description on Han Solo includes a name that is “Redacted” but I think they are talking about Buck Vancto. I do think we’ll learn more about the green species that rescued Han in the last issue. I may be missing something obvious but it felt like a new species to me.

Also, Hidden Empire #1 should be a fantastic read but still no hints yet on what the issue will really be about. I do hope we learn more about who the hell Director Barsha is though.

Star Wars: Hidden Empire #1 (of 5)

(W) Charles Soule (A) Steven Cummings (CA) Paolo Siqueira

• The mysterious syndicate CRIMSON DAWN and its leader LADY QI’RA have become the galaxy’s most wanted criminals, as EMPEROR PALPATINE realizes the scope of Qi’ra’s plans against him and moves to destroy her.
•  But Qi’ra still has tricks up her sleeve, and with the help of the KNIGHTS OF REN and her many other allies, she will not go down without a fight!

In Shops: Nov 16, 2022

SRP: $4.99

Preorder links coming soon!

Doctor Aphra #26


• SANA STARROS and her allies have cornered the SPARK ETERNAL!
• She’s determined to bring DOCTOR APHRA back, no matter what it takes!
• But will it be enough? Or will it destroy Sana, Aphra…and everyone they love?

In Stores: Nov 16, 2022

TFAW Pre-orders:

Han Solo and Chewbacca #7


(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Paul Fry (CA) Phil NotoTHE RETURN OF [REDACTED]!
•  Outgunned and outnumbered, Chewie makes a daring escape from prison!
•  Greedo is on the run, and you won’t believe who is after him!
•  [REDACTED] is back! And boy, are they mad!


In Shops: Nov 16, 2022

SRP: $3.99

TFAW Pre-orders:

Star Wars Doctor Aphra TPB Vol 5 The Spark Eternal


(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) W. Scott ForbesAphra and Sana hurtle toward a showdown that will change everything! The Spark Eternal corrupts everything it touches, and Doctor Aphra is no exTrapped inside her own tainted mind, Aphra’s only hope for escape lies in her own memories – but can she find a way out before the Spark consumes her completely? And as Sana Starros comes face-to-face with an ancient, malevolent presence, she will have to make a choice – and quickly. Can she save Aphra? Can she even save herself? Everyone involved is hiding deadly secrets, and the Spark has plans of its own! As its power grows, so does its hunger. But what is the truth behind its origin? Collecting STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA (2020) #21-25.


In Shops: Dec 28, 2022

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