New comic book day next week is February 15, 2023 and we are getting two new Star Wars comics in Star Wars: #31 and Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #31.
Star Wars #31 will continue to tell the story of Luke, Leia, Holdo, Lando, and Chewie in Nihil no-space after introducing the new community that was trapped there after the fall of the Nihil. The leader of that community was introduced in Star Wars #30 so I’m sure we will get their first “full appearance” in this issue. Just no clue if they will be significant beyond this arc.
Bounty Hunters #31 is an interesting one. We’ve been getting teased over and over again that Iden Versio and Inferno Squad will be showing up as a core part of the story. They’ve been mentioned in Star Wars: Hidden Empire #1 and then again in Star Wars: Revelations #1 but have yet to be a big part of the story.
It is worth noting though that after final order cutoff Marvel added new text to the cover that says “The Coming Inferno” that could signify that Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #31 could be a big issue for them.
I do know with 100% certainty that they will show up in the comic. But will it be enough to be considered a “full appearance?” Or will that designation go to Bounty Hunters #32?
We’ll have to wait and see what the market decides there. Regardless of “cameo appearance” vs “full appearance” it’s important to collect what you like because in terms of future value… I have no idea on this one.
Also remember that the final order cutoff for Star Wars: The High Republic – The Blade 2 2nd print by Jethro Morales featuring the first cover appearance of General Viess is this Monday, February 13. You can pre-order that for well below cover price below. Just scroll to the FOC section of the post.
Check out everything new coming up below and get your pre-orders in over at TFAW.
Quick Shortcuts: (not just Star Wars)
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #31 – February 15 2023
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION TO THE BATTLE ON BESTINE!
Valance is out for revenge against Darth Vader! Can T’onga and her team save their fellow bounty hunter from a fatal confrontation?
And will Vukorah survive the assassins throwing the underworld into chaos?
In Shops: Feb 15, 2023
CHARLES SOULE (W) • ANDRÉS GENOLET (A)
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and an elite crew of Rebel heroes are lost in the farthest reaches of No-Space after a mission gone wrong. A desperate maneuver is their only chance to find a way home – but what will it cost them?.
In Shops: February 15, 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 2/13/23 this week.
Let’s dive in…
Star Wars The High Republic: The Blade #2 (of 4) | 2nd Print
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 Stores: March 15, 2023
(W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Phil Noto
RISE OF THE DARK SIDE! There is a darkness rising among the latest Jedi initiates. Will Master Yoda and Master Dooku be able to recognize and stop the threat? Or will their young students be led astray by the dark side of the Force?
In Shops: Mar 15, 2023
Star Wars Insider Magazine #217
CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI!
RETURN OF THE JEDI: THE END OF THE BEGINNING: The legacy of the 1983 blockbuster.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN KNOLL: The legendary special effects expert and executive creative director at ILM.
ANDOR, SEASON ONE COMPANION: Go behind the scenes of the first season with insights from the stars and filmmakers of the series.
In Shops: Mar 15, 2023