New Star Wars Comics & Books Coming August 2nd, 2023

New Star Wars Comics August 2nd 2023

Welcome back to another Star Wars new comic book day preview! Next week there are three new Star Wars comics, two trade paperbacks, and one hardcover book hitting stores.

Let’s take a look…

Star Wars: Dark Droids #1 kicks off a brand new Star Wars comic crossover event led by Charles Soule and Luke Ross in Dark Droids. This will be mini-series that crosses over with Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, Bounty Hunters, and main Star Wars runs. I’ve actually already read a preview of the first issue of Dark Droids that many retailers were sent weeks ago. Super fun read but the interesting part is that the last 3 pages were blacked out and marked “confidential.”

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The pages leading up to that point didn’t give me enough info to confidently predict what happens. But it certainly could be the introduction of an important character, but it could also just be an important moment in the story that they don’t want to spoil and may hold no spec value. Just something to consider.

Also, there were surprisingly no exclusives for this issue so the ratios will likely not be watered down like they are with so many other series first issues. My pick here is the Camuncoli Foil variant with Rd-D2 on the front. It’s been a decade or so since we’ve gotten a foil treatment on a Star Wars comic.

You can see all Dark Droids variants for the mini-series and crossover issues here.

Star Wars: Yoda #10 is the finale of the 10-part Yoda series and will be written by Cavan Scott. I’ve also read this issue. I can tell you it’s easily the best of the series. Yoda gets some big character building moments from his time on Dagobah that you won’t want to miss. There may more may not be a High Republic connection. 🙂

Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #7 from Dark Horse comics pits the GOAT Boba Fett vs. Bossk. I don’t know very much about this issue but I can say that the cover art for Cover A by Tom Fowler and the Cover B by Cary Nord are fantastic. We’ve had no shortage of Boba covers over the last few years and these two somehow found a way to create a fresh take on his depiction.

Star Wars: Thrawn TPB (New Printing) FINALLY! I love collected editions. Trade paperbacks and omnibuses are my favorite part of my collection. But I do not own the Thrawn TPB because for years it was selling for $50+ on ebay and I didn’t want to pay that. This new printing gives collectors a chance to own the collected edition at a reasonable price.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol 6 The Ascendant collects Doctor Aphra (2020) #26-31

And lastly, Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Collectors Ed HC by Titan Comics is also out next week. It’s a behind the scenes book that will share concept art, stories, etc. from the making of The Book of Boba Fett.

As for the Star Wars comics with a FOC deadline this Monday, there are 3. 

  • Star Wars: Star Wars Bounty Hunters #37 – The return of Tarr Kligson (see my thoughts on this issue here)
  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 #3 – The First Appearance of Bo Katan , Axe Woves, and Koska Reeves in a traditional comic
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak TPB Vol. 7 – Unbound Force

See all of the covers with pre-order links below.

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

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Star Wars: Dark Droids #1


(W) Charles Soule (A) Luke Ross (CA) Leinil Yu

“SCOURGE OF THE DROIDS!” A STAR WARS EPIC LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE! Who or what is THE SCOURGE, and why is no droid safe? As a corruption spreads from one droid to the next THE REBELLION and THE EMPIRE face chaos!

What role does AJAX SIGMA play in all of this? And whose side is he on? Find out when horror comes to a galaxy far, far away! Charles Soule continues his legendary run on STAR WARS with the most ambitious event in STAR WARS comics history! Joined by his WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS collaborator Luke Ross, the superstar team carves a new path for the future!

Rated T

In Shops: Aug 02, 2023

SRP: $5.99


Star Wars: Thrawn


(W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paul Renaud

He’s one of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of Star Wars! Now, discover how Grand Admiral Thrawn became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. Jody Houser and Luke Ross adapt Timothy Zahn’s New York Times best-selling novel about Thrawn’s rise through the Imperial ranks! Meet young Lieutenant Thrawn, who graduated the Imperial Academy with the highest marks possible. He’s been assigned his own personal assistant, Ensign Eli Vanto, and is ascending quickly – but that doesn’t mean everyone in the Imperial Navy wants him to succeed. And Thrawn isn’t the Empire’s only rising star – so is Arihnda Pryce. The two rivals’ paths will cross, and tensions will run high, when they discover a dark secret within the Empire. Collecting STAR WARS: THRAWN #1-6.

Rated T

In Shops: Aug 02, 2023

Final Orders Due: May 22, 2023

SRP: $17.99

Pre-Order Here

Star Wars Thrawn Trade Paperback New Printing

Star Wars: Yoda #10


(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Phil Noto

THE FINAL LESSON! After years in exile on DAGOBAH, legendary JEDI MASTER YODA is visited by a ghost of his past. Plagued by painful memories, he must enter the CAVE OF EVIL to face his ultimate fear. But will the Jedi’s greatest teacher recall the most important lesson of all?

In Shops: Aug 02, 2023

SRP: $3.99


Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #7


(W) Michael Moreci (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Tom Fowler

The name strikes fear across the galaxy; the most skilled and ruthless bounty hunter alive, who always gets his prey. But on the planet Ridley, Fett finds a job unlike any he’s taken in his long career. But other bounty hunters have taken notice, and soon the Mandalorian finds himself defending himself and his client from Bossk and his gang of ruthless Trandoshan hunters!

In Shops: Aug 02, 2023

Final Orders Due: Jun 25, 2023

SRP: $3.99


Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol 6 – The Ascendant


(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Rachael Stott

Sana Starros and her allies have cornered the Spark Eternal! Sana is determined to bring back Doctor Aphra, no matter the cost! But can she triumph – or will the Spark destroy Sana, Aphra and everyone they love? Aphra strikes a bargain for power, but it may come at a terrible cost – unless the crafty doctor has one last trick up her sleeve! Meanwhile, Ronen and Domina clash over the Tagge Corporation’s future, and Sana is caught in the middle!

But if there’s one thing she’s learned from 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! Plus: The Spark Eternal sets its sights on the Crimson Dawn! Will Aphra’s most desperate gambit pay off?

Or will she be lost forever?

Collecting STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA (2020) #26-31.
Rated T

In Shops: Aug 02, 2023

SRP: $17.99

Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Collectors Edition HC


A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hit Disney + show, featuring exhaustive information as well as comprehensive profiles of the galaxy’s most notorious and memorable characters, including Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skywalker, Din Djarin, and Grogu.

  PLUS amazing photographs, spectacular production and concept art, a complete episode guide, and more

In Shops: Aug 02, 2023

SRP: $19.99

Get it here

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, the best bet is to order it before FOC. Final Order Cut Off is Monday 7/31/23 this week.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #37


(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Davide Tinto (CA) Marco ChecchettoTHE HAUNTING SECRET MISSION OF JANGO FETT!

A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! The BOUNTY HUNTERS must contend with the looming shadow of the sins of BOBA FETT’S father! What is the secret that lurks on the mysterious droid outpost, THE HAVEN? Who is TARR KLIGSON and what is his connection to Jango Fett?

Rated T

In Shops: Aug 30, 2023

SRP: $4.99


  • Checchetto Cover A
  • Camuncoli Clone Wars 15th Anniversary Variant
  • Sprouse Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary Variant
  • Maleev Jango Fett Variant
  • Brown Kilgson Variant
  • Maleev 1:100 Jango Fett Virgin Variant

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 #3 Comic


(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Steven Cummings

THE MANDALORIAN braves high seas and meets unexpected allies. Introducing BO-KATAN KRYZE, KOSKA REEVES and AXE WOVES!
Rated T

In Shops: Aug 30, 2023

SRP: $4.99

Star Wars Darth Vader by Greg Pak TPB Vol. 7 – Force Unbound


(W) Greg Pak, Kieron Gillen (A) Adam Gorham, Various (CA) Leinil Yu

When the Dark Lord of the Sith loses control of the Force, nothing is safe – not even his own Star Dreadnought! But in the face of total destruction, Commander Sab? finds an opportunity. Does Vader’s untrammeled onslaught expose a vulnerability? Or is it just another doorway to the terrifying tyranny of the Sith? According to the Jedi, fear leads to anger and anger leads to hate. But does hate lead to suffering – or power?

Caught in a maelstrom, Sabe must finally confront the horrifying consequences of her choice to serve Darth Vader. Will she choose darkness over light? Are things so bad for Vader that he would reach out to his one-time ally Doctor Aphra for help? And where Aphra goes, will the killer droids Triple-Zero and Beetee follow?

Collecting STAR WARS: DARTH VADER (2020) #33-36 and DARTH VADER (2015) #3.
Rated T

In Shops: Oct 11, 2023

SRP: $15.99

Get it here

Star Wars Darth Vader by Greg Pak TPB Vol. 7 - Force Unbound
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