New Star Wars Comics & Books For November 1st, 2023

New Star Wars Comics November 1st 2023

Welcome to the weekly new Star Wars comics post where I break down all-new comics & books coming out next week, October 31st and November 1st, as well as all Star Wars comics with a final order cutoff next Monday, October 30th!

Ready to dig in?

NEW: Black Series Starkiller, Vader, and Mandalorian Figures Dropped This Week

Star Wars Legends The Empire Omnibus Vol. 2 – This is a collection of OG Dark Horse Star Wars comics set during the time of The Empire. I didn’t grow up reading comics in the 90’s so there are so many of these I have not read yet. I need to crack this thing open.

Star Wars Insider 222 – This magazine will have BTS stories about the Mandalorian Season 3 and an interview with Tim Rose who played Admiral Ackbar. But the main draw is the two new fiction stories. One set in the High Republic and one during the reign of the Empire. I need to restart my subscription. I’m hoping for a nice Black Friday deal next month.

UPDATE: Pre-Orders For The Newly Announced January 2024 Comics Are Live On TFAW

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures – Monster of Temple Peak and Other Stories by Cavan Scott and Rachel Stott – This TPB collects all four issues of The Monster of Temple Peak where we were first introduced to Ty Yorrick. Former Jedi turned monster hunter and one of the more interesting characters in the High Republic. I already own the international version (still in English) that was published by Panini earlier this year or I’d be getting this.

Star Wars #40 by Charles Soule and Madibek Musabekov – This issue should conclude (at least somewhat) Lando’s quest to save his friend and valued target of the Scourge, Lobot. I welcome the addition of Luke and Chewbacca to the story as I felt it was a bit too contained the last few issues. I dig the “Destroyer Droid” action figure variant by John Tyler Christopher.

Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #10 by Michael Moreci and Andrea Mutti – The first appearance of The Bad Batch in comics! The story takes place prior to Echo and Omega joining the squad AND before Crosshair becomes disillusioned and joins the Empire. So it’s the first appearance of Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, and Crosshair. Both covers are great but I personally like cover B. I like the art better and typically cover B’s have a lower print run. I don’t really do “top pick of the week” stuff, but if I did, this would be it.

NEW: 2024 Star Wars One-Shot Comic Release Dates and Variant Checklist

Star Wars comics with an FOC deadline this upcoming Monday, October 30th, are:

  • Star Wars #41 (that Rod Reis variant bangs)
  • Star Wars: Dark Droids – D-Squad #4 (LOVE the Ajax Sigma cover. It’s his first cover outside of the 1:50 from D-Squad #1)

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.

Quick Shortcuts: (not just Star Wars)


Star Wars Legends The Empire Omnibus Vol 2

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(W) Various, Randy Stradley (A) Gabriel Guzman, Various (CA) Felipe Massafera

The galaxy’s darkest days are here! In the months after Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader continues his relentless pursuit of the surviving Jedi. But between Dass Jennir’s smuggling crew, a veritable army of assassins and the Emperor’s own sinister plans, will Vader’s ruthlessness be enough to keep him intact? Then join C-3PO and R2-D2’s search for a new master as they face pirates, monsters and evil droids! Plus: the earliest adventures of young Han Solo and Lando Calrissian (including the acquisition of a certain starship), and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s time on Tatooine!

Collecting STAR WARS: DARK TIMES – FIRE CARRIER #1-5, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES – A SPARK REMAINS #1-5, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #1-5, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE CRY OF SHADOWS #1-5, STAR WARS: DROIDS SPECIAL #1, STAR WARS: DROIDS (1994) #1-6, STAR WARS: DROIDS (1995) #1-8 and STAR WARS: THE PROTOCOL OFFENSIVE – plus material from STAR WARS VISIONARIES; STAR WARS TALES #11-12, #15 and #20; DARK HORSE PRESENTS ANNUAL ’99; and STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE #1.
Rated T

In Shops: Oct 31, 2023

SRP: $125.00

Variants:


Star Wars Insider #222

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(W) Titan

FEATURING:
EXCLUSIVE STAR WARS FICTION: Two all-new stories, set in The High Republic and original trilogy eras.

THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 3 COMPANION: An Insider look at the Disney+ series.

IT’S A TRAP!: Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar) on playing the Mon Calamari.

In Shops: Nov 01, 2023

SRP: $9.99

Variants


Star Wars: High Republic Adventures – The Monster of Temple Peak and Other Stories TPB

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Rachel Stott

Ty Yorrick is a brave yet superstitious monster hunter, traversing the galaxy with droid companion KL-03 and her trusty rune-stones fighting the deadliest monsters on any world. After dealing with an escaped Drewen being transported to the Republic Fair, Ty heads to Loreth, where local pioneers have tasked her with taking on the fearsome Gretalax that terrorizes them.

She takes the mission but can’t shake the feeling that something is amiss with The Force. Follow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in her first comics appearance from Phase I of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures.

In Shops: Nov 01, 2023

SRP: $19.99

Get it on TFAW here for $15.99

Star Wars High Republic Adventures Monster of Temple Peak TPB

Star Wars #40

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(W) Charles Soule (A) Madibek Musabekov (CA) Stephen Segovia

DROID DISASTER! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!
The worst has happened. LOBOT, one of the greatest heroes the REBEL ALLIANCE has ever known and close friend to semi-reformed scoundrel LANDO CALRISSIAN…is lost. Lando returns to the Rebels to ask for their help… …but can he convince them he’s not a TRAITOR?
Rated T

In Shops: Nov 01, 2023

SRP: $4.99

Variants:


Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #10

KEY: First appearance of The Bad Batch (Hunter, Crosshair, Tech, & Wrecker) in a traditional comic!

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(W) Michael Moreci (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Riccardo Faccini

Trapped behind enemy lines! Surrounded on all sides by deadly battle droids! All in a day’s work for the Bad Batch! While investigating reports of strange modified battle droids, the squad find themselves at the mercy of a sinister Separatist scientist, who plans on using the team as a part of his twisted experiments. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse, this mission may prove too dangerous even for the Bad Batch!

In Shops: Oct 25, 2023

SRP: $3.99

Variants:



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 10/30/23 this week.


Star Wars: Dark Droids D-Squad 4

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(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Salva Espin (CA) Pete Woods

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT D-SQUAD! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! The D-SQUAD’s mission takes them into the palace of JABBA THE HUTT! R2-D2 and QT-KT take on the malevolent torture droid EV-9D9! This issue ties directly into DARK DROIDS! Not to be missed!
Rated T

In Shops: Dec 06, 2023

SRP: $4.99

Variants:


Star Wars #41

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(W) Charles Soule (A) Madibek Musabekov (CA) Stephen Segovia

LANDO LOST! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!
With the final mission to rescue LOBOT from the terrors of THE SCOURGE underway, galactic ne’er-do-well LANDO CALRISSIAN must finally reckon with the sins of his past. Will he be the SCOUNDREL he’s always been or the HERO he could be?
Rated T

In Shops: Dec 06, 2023

SRP: $4.99

Variants:

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