After getting the first appearance of Jul Tambor in Star Wars: Darth Vader #29 and a whole slew of first appearances in Dark Horse’s Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #1 (2022) we have another exciting week ahead of us with Star Wars: Hidden Empire #2 and Star Wars Insider #215.
After the first issue, Star Wars: Hidden Empire, the 3rd act in Charles Soule’s Qi’ra Trilogy, has my attention. Issue #1 is fantastic. The reaction has been fantastic from fans as it sold out and is getting a 2nd printing.
Tons of questions remain in this series:
- Who are the two mysterious figures listening to The Archivist tell this story? (I’m guessing Luke and Jedi Leia post Return of the Jedi)
- What ancient Sith will come out of the Fermatta Cage? (I’m predicting Darth Zannah but I honestly have no clue)
- Will Director Barsha, who was strategically blacked out in the 5th and final issue of Crimson Reign #5 reappear and be important?
- And most importantly… will Qi’ra die? Smashing my hopes that Emilia Clarke will reprise the role in an upcoming Mandoverse show.
Who the kark knows? But I’m here for it.
Check out all of the variants below and make sure you don’t skip the FOC section. This week is the final order cutoff for the 2nd print of Star Wars: Yoda #1 and Star Wars Revelations #1.
Check out everything new coming up below and get your pre-orders in over at TFAW.
Star Wars Hidden Empire #2 – Dec 7, 2022
CHARLES SOULE (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A) • Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Battle Variant Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY • Travel Variant Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Connecting Variant Cover by STEVEN CUMMINGS
• The plans of LADY QI’RA to use an ancient Dark Side weapon known as the FERMATA CAGE to destroy the Sith are falling apart, and she has lost many of her primary resources and allies, with DARTH VADER drawing ever nearer.
• Can she salvage victory from certain defeat?
In Stores: December 7 2022
Star Wars Insider #215- Dec 7, 2022
(W) Titan Magazines
TROY KOTSUR – CREATOR OF TUSKEN RAIDER SIGN LANGUAGE (THE MANDALORIAN).
GUY HENRY – GRAND MOFF TARKIN IN STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE.
CHRIS BARTLETT – DROID AND CREATURE PERFORMER (THE MANDALORIAN, THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT).
PLUS, BRAND-NEW FICTION!
In Shops: Dec 07, 2022
*All Variants Sold Out At TFAW*
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 12/05/22 this week.
Let’s dive in…
ALL-NEW ADVENTURES FOR THE GREATEST JEDI OF ALL TIME!
• To some, he was a legend. To others, he was a teacher. Now Yoda is all but forgotten, living in exile and haunted by the past. As a strangely familiar voice echoes through the swamps of Dagobah, Yoda must revisit the many lessons he has given over the years, from the days of the High Republic to the chaos of the Clone Wars.
• In the first of three story arcs, a desperate cry for help reaches the Jedi Council on Coruscant and only Yoda can respond.
• But how far will he go to protect a community from attack?
In Shops: January 18th, 2023
First Appearance of Ajax Sigma!
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Salvador Larroca, Various (CA) Phil Noto
THE CAN’T-MISS STAR WARS ISSUE OF THE YEAR!
• After WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS came CRIMSON REIGN… now in the midst of HIDDEN EMPIRE, Qi’ra has shaken the galactic landscape to its core!
• …But what lies beyond for the Rebellion? For the Empire? What role do the bounty hunters play? And what is happening to Doctor Aphra?
• Witness the next step in the legacy of heroes and scoundrels in the galaxy far, far away as MARC GUGGENHEIM (HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA) is joined by a ragtag team of artists to bring you an explosive tale you won’t soon forget!
• The path to the future of STAR WARS starts here!
In Shops: January 18th, 2023
Star Wars Bounty Hunters #30 – January 18, 2022
ETHAN SACKS (W) • PAOLO VILLANELLI (A)
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
CHAOS ON BESTINE VI!
• T’onga and her team of bounty hunters find themselves in the crosshairs of an old ally!
• But how will Valance react to learning the dark secret that has been kept from him?
• Can any of them survive the full might of a vindictive Empire?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
In Shops: Jan 18 2022
Han Solo & Chewbacca #9 – January 18 2022
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) David Messina (CA) Phil Noto
“GET IN THERE, YOU BIG, FURRY OAF!” What’s inside the urn that Jabba the Hutt wants so badly? Hint: It’s not ashes. Guest-starring Ugnaught Sava Korin Pers. This issue ties in directly to Revelations!
In Shops: Jan 18, 2023