Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe day together!
But even though today is supposed to be full of turkey, stuffing, football, and arguing about politics… the comic world takes no breaks. Let’s take a look at all of the New Star Wars stuff hitting the shelves on Wednesday, November 30th and Star Wars comics with a Final Order Cutoff deadline this upcoming Monday, November 28st, 2022.
Darth Vader #29 will be the first appearance of Jul Tambor. Jul is related to Wat Tambor from the clone wars. Wat lead the Techno Union during the The Clone Wars and they created all of the battle droids that the Seperatists used whole fighting the Galactic Republic. . Jul Tambor is a pirate who will play a prominent role in at elast the next three issues because we see him on the cover of Star Wars: Darth Vader 31 that comes out in February.
High Republic Adventures #1 by Daniel Jose Older and Dark Horse Comics is the first of 8 issues for this run. We will be learning the back story of Sav Malagan.
We first see Sav in Star Wars High Republic Adventures #8 from phase I. She is also on of the main characters of the manga Star Wars High Republic Edge of Ballance II.
Based on the preview that Dark Horse provided there will be plenty of first appearances in this issue AND we get a young Dexter Jettster.
From a speculation standpoint I personally really like High Republic Adventures books because, since they are the “all ages” run, they usually have a smaller print run.
There are also a few interesting comics with a final order cutoff for Monday, November 28th.
The first I want to mention is the 2nd printing of Star Wars Hidden Empire #1. Since this issue was highly anticipated and had the first cameo appearances of Iden Version , Inferno Squad and Prince Xizor it sold out quickly at comic shops across the world. Although somehow the 1:25 variant by one of my favorite artists, David Lopez, is still available on TFAW. The interesting part about this 2nd print is that there is a 1:25 retailer incentive ratio variant included. It’s the sketch version of the Arthur Adams 1:50 variant from the first printing.
Next is High Republic #4 from Cavan Scott and MArvel. Cover A has the first appearances of The Herald and Yana Ro. Yana is a distant relative of Marchion Ro and the Herald is essentially 2nd in command inside of the Path of the Open Hand. Unless they show up in High Republic #3 this will be their first full appearances and absolutely one to get.
Then there is Star Wars: The Mandalorian #7 which will be the first comic appearance of Moff Gideon.
Big week. Nearly every issue can be considered a key. That doesn’t mean theat the value will reflect that right away or anything but they are keys nonetheless.
Check out everything new coming up below and get your pre-orders in over at TFAW.
(W) Greg Pak (A) Luke Ross (CA) Rahzzah
• Three decades ago, Anakin Skywalker slaughtered Wat Tambor, leader of the Techno Union, along with the rest of the Separatist leaders by the command of the Emperor.
• So who is the pirate JUL TAMBOR, what is he planning on Skako Minor, and what will the Handmaiden, who now stands at Vader’s side, do when it’s her job to choose if Jul lives or dies?
• Also, which Handmaiden is this? And will this new adventure fulfill Sabé’s dream of derailing Vader’s journey to the dark side – or simply complete it?
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
Variants: Pre-Orders Coming Soon
Star Wars The High Republic Adventures #1 (2022) | Phase 2
Format: 8 Part Series
(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Toni Bruno
For young Padawan Sav Malagan, joining the ranks of the noble Jedi Order has been all she’s ever wanted. But a chance encounter with a crew of eccentric misfits makes her question everything she’s taken for granted in her life. Trapped aboard the ship of infamous space pirate Maz Kanata, will Save ever be able to rejoin the Jedi? And if she spends much long with Maz and her crew, will she even want to?
In Shops: Nov 30, 2022
Star Wars: Rebels™ – Ahsoka Tano™ Mini Bust
A Gentle Giant LTD release! The Togruta returns! As seen in Star Wars: Rebels, Ahsoka Tano appears, dressed in a tan robe and holding a staff with a Convor on her shoulder.
This 1/6 scale, approximately 6-inch resin mini-bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 3000 pieces. It comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.
In Shops: Nov 30, 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 11/21/22 this week.
Let’s dive in…
Star Wars: Hidden Empire #1 (of 5) | 2nd Print
(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: Jan 11, 2022
Star Wars The High Republic #4 | Phase 2
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Ario Anindito
VIOLENCE COMES TO JEDHA!
• The Temple of the Whills has been attacked, Vildar Mac critically injured in the blast. Is Tey Sirrek to blame?
• The Herald of the Open Hand has arrived to address the Convocation, but just what is the nameless horror that lurks in the streets of the Holy City?
• The Battle of Jedha begins here!
In Shops: January 04, 2022
Star Wars Mandalorian #7 Comics
First Appearances: Moff Gideon
RODNEY BARNES (W) • GEORGES JEANTY (A) • Cover by Steve Mcniven
An old rival extends an invitation for The Mandalorian to make peace.
In shops: January 11 2022
Star Wars Darth Vader #30
GREG PAK (W) • LUKE ROSS (A) • Cover by RAHZZAH
VARIANT COVER BY PHIL NOTO
Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE
ALL HER SHADOWS!
During their terrible battle at Padmé’s tomb on Naboo, the Queen’s most devoted handmaidens were no match for the fury of Darth Vader. So as they are about to face the Dark Lord again, the handmaidens have prepared. But so has Vader. Who will triumph in the rematch? And what dark price will that victory exact?
In Stores: January 11, 2023
Star Wars Timelines Hardcover
(W) Kristin Baver, Jason Fry, Cole Horton
An indispensable companion for all StarWars fans, this volume displays visual timelines that chronologically map key events, characters, and developments and mark their significance. Track crucial conflicts across the years that affect the galaxy in profound ways. Follow the Skywalker lightsaber as it passes through the generations and witness the evolution of the iconic TIE fighter across different eras. Trace the movement of the Death Star plans over the years and uncover multiple branching timelines that break down important battles. See essential events at a glance arranged by era and drill down into details to discover major and minor events, key dates, and fascinating insights all chronologically arranged.
In Shops: Apr 26, 2023