New Star Wars Comics and Books For April 26, 2023

New comic book day next week is Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, and marks the release of two highly anticipated comics, Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures – Quest of the Jedi by Claudia Gray and Fico Ossio and Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White, & Red #1 by Jason Aaron.

I already gave my thoughts on Star Wars: The High Republic – Quest of the Jedi on my preview post yesterday. You can check that out here.

I also got an advanced digital copy from Dark Horse about 30 minutes after posting that preview and, while I can’t do spoilers here, I will say that it’s great. Fun unique story with great art. 100% worth picking up.

As for Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White, & Red #1 I don’t know much about the story. I’m excited to see what Jason Arron and Peach Momoko come up with though. It’s Vader. Chances are it’s going to be cool. Comic Spec wise I’m not sure there is a clear winner in the variants. There have been a ton of exclusives released. You have plenty of options. Just buy the ones you personally like best and not worry too much about future value on this book. With so many variants and without knowing if there are any new appearances it’s to predict if this will be a big book or not.

Check out everything new coming up (including all variants) below and get your pre-orders in over at TFAW.

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Star Wars The High Republic Adventures: Quest of The Jedi #1 | Phase 2 | One-Shot

(W) Claudia Gray (A) Fico Ossio (CA) Fico Ossio

On the ancient world of Angcord, the Force works in unforeseen ways. When legendary Jedi Knight Barnabus Vim and his intrepid Padawan Bly arrive on this mysterious world, seeking an ancient artifact of the Force, they quickly find more than they were bargaining for. 

But just what is the mysterious Echo Stone, and what does its existence mean for the continued survival of all those who call Angcord home?

In Shops: April 26, 2023

MSRP: $5.99


Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red #1


(W) Jason Aaron, Peach Momoko, Torunn Gronbekk (A) Peach Momoko (CA) Alex Maleev


Following the successful black, white and red series produced by Marvel Comics, DARTH VADER now takes the spotlight for tales of terror by some of the industries most talented creators!

PEACH MOMOKO will spin a story only she can bring to life!

PLUS, the return of JASON AARON to the world of STAR WARS with Part One of his Vader tale spanning all four issues!
Rated T

In Shops: Apr 26, 2023

SRP: $4.99


Star Wars Comic Book FOC Deadlines

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 4/24/23 this week.

Star Wars: Darth Vader – Black, White & Red #2


(W) Jason Aaron, David Pepose (A) Leonard Kirk, Various (CA) Adam Kubert

Along with artist LEONARD KIRK, these two titans of comics tell a tale of horror and intrigue! PLUS, David Pepose makes his STAR WARS debut!

Rated T

In Shops: May 24, 2023

SRP: $4.99


Star Wars: High Republic #10 | Phase II


(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Rafael De Latorre


• The LEVELER has been unleashed in a secret Jedi vault on JEDHA.

• Jedi Knight VILDAR MAC has risked everything to defeat the PATH OF THE OPEN HAND, but in the face of tragedy, can he resist the lure of the dark side?

• Jedha’s Battle for the Force reaches its epic conclusion!

Rated T

In Shops: May 24, 2023

SRP: $3.99


Star Wars The High Republic Adventures: The Nameless Terror #4 | Phase 2

Format: 4-part mini-series


(W) George Mann (A/CA) Eduardo Mello, Ornella Savarese

Deep within the ruined spaceship, the secret of the Nameless is finally revealed. Trapped and surrounded by enemies, the Jedi Pathfinders and Path disciples fight desperately to escape the swarm of hungry monsters. New alliances are tested, and in order for our heroes to escape, some will make the ultimate sacrifice.

In Shops: May 17, 2023

SRP: $4.99


Star Wars: Yoda – Dark Rendezvous


(W) Sean Stewart

The savage Clone Wars have forced the Republic to the edge of collapse. During the height of the battle, one Jedi Knight escapes the carnage to deliver a message to Yoda on Coruscant. It appears that Dooku wants peace and demands a rendezvous. Chances are slim that the treacherous Count is sincere but, with a million lives at stake, Yoda has no choice. The meeting will take place on Vjun, a planet steeped in evil. The challenge could not be more difficult. Can Yoda win back his once promising pupil from the dark side or will Count Dooku unleash his sinister forces against his former mentor? Either way, Yoda is sure of one thing: this battle will be one of the fiercest he’ll ever face.

In Shops: May 24, 2023

SRP: $17.00

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Star Wars: Yoda - Dark Rendezvous Essential Legends Collection

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – Into The Void


(W) Tim Lebbon

On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force-and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.

Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key-risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. A staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved-and whose life she must now fear.

In Shops: May 24, 2023

SRP: $17.00

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Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Essential Legends Collection

Star Wars: Republic Commando – Hard Contact


(W) Karen Traviss

On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist-held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies.

The commandos are outnumbered and outgunned, deep behind enemy lines with no backup-and working with strangers instead of trusted teammates. Matters don’t improve when Darman, the squad’s demolitions expert, gets separated from the others during planetfall. Even Darman’s apparent good luck in meeting an inexperienced Padawan vanishes once Etain admits to her woeful naivety. For the separated clone commandos and stranded Jedi, a long, dangerous journey lies ahead, through hostile territory, and a single misstep could mean discovery… and death.

In Shops: May 24, 2023

SRP: $17.00

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