The next new comic book day is Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 and it’s an exciting one for Star Wars fans with the release of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #28, Star Wars: Yoda #3, Star Wars: The High Republic – The Blade #2 and the Star Wars Legends New Republic Vol 1 Omnibus.
I’ve written about this a bunch so it’s no surprise that my favorite singe issue this week is The High Republic The Blade #2. I know people who have read it (I haven’t yet) and there are for sure multiple first appearances in the issue.
Same goes for Yoda #3 as it wraps up the High Republic 3 issue arc by Cavan Scott.
Then, while I have no clue on first appearances, Doctor Aphra intrigues me because I’m really digging the story right now. Plus cover A is the final Aphra cover from long time Doctor Aphra artist, Scott Forbes. I’m a big fan of Scott’s work so I’ll be picking that one up.
I’ve also already pre-ordered my copy of the New Republic Volume #1 omnibus. I’ve never read Rogue Squadron in it’s entirety before and I’m excited to dig into the full story. Getting all of those issues individually isn’t the cheapest thing in the world to do so I expect this to sell well.
Check out everything new coming up below and get your pre-orders in over at TFAW.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #28 – January 25 2022
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) W. Scott Forbes
CODE OF HONOR! The enemy of my enemy is my friend…or so they say! As RONEN TAGGE and DOMINA TAGGE clash over the TAGGE CORPORATION, SANA STARROS is caught in the middle! But if there’s one thing she’s learned from DOCTOR APHRA, it’s how to use every situation to her advantage – and no matter which Tagge wins, Sana’s determined to come out on top!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
CAVAN SCOTT (W) • NICO LEON (A) • Cover by PHIL NOTO
YODA HAS FAILED!
Yoda’s experiment with the Scalvi has ended in disaster, the situation on Turrak worse than ever. A new generation has risen up since the Jedi Master first came to the planet, a generation that still hasn’t learned the most important lesson of all. Will Yoda abandon those who need him most in their hour of need?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Star Wars The High Republic: The Blade #2 (of 4) | Phase 2
CHARLES SOULE (W) • MARCO CASTIELLO (A) • Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by DAVID LOPEZ • Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
• Jedi Master PORTER ENGLE has journeyed with his sister, Barash, to a planet far on the Republic frontier in response to a desperate request for aid.
• They are certain they will succeed. No one in the galaxy fights like Jedi Porter Engle. No warrior can stand against him. No one even comes close.
• They are certain…until they see what awaits them.
In Shops: January 25th 2022
Star Wars Legends New Republic Omnibus Volume #1
(W) Timothy Zahn, VARIOUS (A) Carlos Ezquerra, VARIOUS (CA) Mathieu Lauffray
In the wake of Return of the Jedi, the Emperor has been defeated! But the nascent New Republic still has enemies, and that’s where X-Wing Rogue Squadron comes in! Led by Wedge Antilles, the galaxy’s greatest pilots will take on all threats.
Dogfights, assassination attempts, political intrigue – it’s all in a day’s work! Meanwhile, Palpatine’s top assassin, Mara Jade, must complete her final mission – or die trying! And the human-replica droid Guri ponders her destiny – and the secrets buried in her programming – in a gripping sequel to SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE!
Don’t miss these classic Star Wars tales, penned by some of the franchise’s bestselling authors!
Collecting STAR WARS: MARA JADE – BY THE EMPEROR’S HAND #0-6; STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE – EVOLUTION #1-5; STAR WARS: X-WING ROGUE LEADER #1-3; STAR WARS: X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON #1-35 and SPECIAL; STAR WARS HANDBOOK #1; and material from STAR WARS TALES #10, #12, #15 and #23.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
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 1/22/23 this week.
Let’s dive in…
JODY HOUSER (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant Cover by RACHAEL STOTT
- Years before the Clone Wars, Yoda asks an old friend to come teach the next generation of Jedi alongside him – Master Dooku.
- And with mysterious visions haunting one of his students, Master Yoda will need all the help he can get…
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #29 – February 22 2023
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
TO THE BONE.
The SPARK ETERNAL sets its sights on CRIMSON DAWN! As SANA STARROS and MAGNA TOLVAN race to intercept it, will DOCTOR APHRA’S most desperate gambit pay off? Or will she be lost to the SPARK ETERNAL forever?
In Shops: Feb 22, 2023