New comic book day next week is February 08, 2023 and there is a full lineup of new books and comics on the way.
Here are some storylines I’m interested in:
Star Wars: The High Republic #5 – Are we going to learn more about the Sorcerers of Tund? How will this tie into the Battle of Jedha audio drama?
Star Wars: Darth Vader #31 – How in the world will Jul Tambor actually pose a threat to Vader?
Star Wars Hidden Empire #4: Who (or what) is in the fermatta cage?!? And, just like my comment about Jul Tambor, how does this actually pose a threat to the two most powerful beings in the galaxy?
Tinfoil Time: What if it’s not a Sith in the Fermatta Cage but instead it’s a leveler?!? Probably not but it would be cool.
Also out this week is Star Wars Insider Magazine #216, the softcover version of Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel, and brand new Star Wars Legends Epic Collection, The Menace Revealed Vol 3.
Check out everything new coming up below and get your pre-orders in over at TFAW.
Quick Shortcuts: (not just Star Wars)
Star Wars The High Republic 5 | Phase II
CAVAN SCOTT (W) • ANDREA BROCCARDO (A)
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant Cover by BENGAL
Variant Cover by TODD NAUCK
THE BATTLE OF JEDHA HAS BEGUN!
- As the Herald of the Open Hand stokes the fires of Jedha, Vildar Mac and Matty Cathley are overcome by uncontrollable fear.
- Tey Sirrek is a prisoner of the Guardians of the Whills. Can he use the chaos to escape?
- And who are the mysterious strangers ransacking the Temple of the Kyber? Is nowhere safe?
In Shops: February 08, 2023
CHARLES SOULE (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A)
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
All of Lady Qi’ra’s plans to destroy the Sith hang in the balance, but she is not alone in her desire to destroy the Dark Lords. Witness a battle decades in the making, as Darth Vader faces off against an adversary who has spent her entire life training for this one, final shot at revenge.
In Shops: February 08 2023
- Siqueira Cover A
- Shalvey Battle Variant
- Cummings Connecting Variant
- Manhanini Black History Month Variant
- Estephane Video Game Character Variant
- Lopez 1:25 Travel Variant
- Zircher Exclusive Variant Set (Pre-sale starts 1/11/2023)
(W) Greg Pak (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Leinil Yu
THE TAMBOR GAMBIT!
The Dark Lord finally comes face-to-face with Skakoan revolutionary Jul Tambor – and Sabé finally must pick sides! Is Jul just another selfish, revenge-driven monster? Or is he a freedom fighter who desperately cares about his people? Or both? And is Vader more interested in crushing Jul-or completing the co-option of the Handmaidens of Padmé Amidala?
In Shops: Feb 08, 2023
Star Wars: Legends Epic Collection – The Menace Revealed Vol 3
(W) John Ostrander, Various (A) Davide Fabbri, Various (CA) Pop Mhan
The Stark Hyperspace War! The Jedi Council have revealed their part in a sensitive conflict from the past – but what role did Obi-Wan’s recently deceased mentor, Qui-Gon Jinn, play? Meanwhile, Obi-Wan must confront his feelings about Qui-Gon’s death if he is to train his own new apprentice, Anakin Skywalker!
Elsewhere, the double-dealing Villie Grahrk boasts of a recent encounter with the Jedi Council – but will anyone believe him? Either way, Villie’s path is about to cross with the Jedi again as Aayla Secura reunites with her former teacher Quinlan Vos in their deadliest adventure yet! And legendary bounty hunters Zam Wesell and Jango Fett clash as they each try for the biggest score of their lives. Who will walk away?
Collecting STAR WARS (1998) #36-45, STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #1-4, STAR WARS: JANGO FETT and STAR WARS: ZAM WESELL.
In Shops: Feb 08, 2023
TFAW is sold out. Check eBay listings here.
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 2/6/23 this week.
Let’s dive in…
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #32 – Mar 08, 2023
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Alessandro Miracolo (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Zuckuss is teetering between life and death… A mysterious event has put the Gand bounty hunter in a deep coma reliving his past. Can T’onga and 4-LOM save Zuckuss before his mind is lost? And before the Empire’s most lethal unit hunting Valance catches up to them…
In Shops: Mar 08, 2023
JUSTINA IRELAND (W) • PERE PEREZ (A) • Cover by Ken Lashley
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS! The Starros clan are on a collision course of a lifetime!
What mysteries from Sana’s past are coming home to roost? And whose party are they about to crash?
In Shops: March 08, 2023
Star Wars The High Republic 6 | Phase II
W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Yanick Paquette
THE BATTLE OF JEDHA CONTINUES!
As Tey Sirrek defends the Temple of the Kyber, Vildar Mac is buried alive, with only his belief in the Force to keep him alive. But Vildar is a Jedi beset by doubts, a man scarred by a past he should’ve forgotten years ago.
Who can come to his aid as the Holy City tears itself apart? The Force is with Vildar, but is he one with the Force?
In Shops: March 08, 2023
(W) Amanda Deibert (A) Lucas Marengon (CA) TBA
On Kashyyyk, it’s a time of celebration, but is anywhere safe from the Dark Side?
In need of a break from her duties to the Resistance, Rey accepts Chewbacca’s invitation to journey to his home planet for the annual Life Day celebration. But unknown to either of them, this party has a crasher; a vicious bounty hunter dispatched by the First Order!
There’s blasters and battles and Wookiees galore, in Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #4!
In Shops: Mar 01, 2023