New Star Wars Comics & Books For November 8th, 2023

Star Wars Comic November 8 2023

Welcome to the weekly new Star Wars comics post where I break down all-new comics & books coming out next week, November 7th and 8th, 2023. As all Star Wars comics with a final order cutoff next Monday, November 6th!

It’s a big week, too, with The High Republic Phase III really ramping up.

Let’s do it.

UPDATED: Star Wars The High Republic Phase Three Reading Order & Comic Checklist

Star Wars: The High Republic #1 (2023) by Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito – This issue kicks off the main Marvel Comics run for Phase III of the High Republic. We are back to following Keeve Trennis as she deals with the (apparent) death of Jedi Master Sskeer while trying to fight back the Nihil and some mysterious threats. I expect the Children of the Storm to be introduced in this issue or next. They are force users who’ve been imprisoned by the Nihil and tortured over and over until they’ve been brainwashed to be loyal to Marchion Ro. Can’t wait.

There are zero exclusives that I know about for this issue, which is pretty wild.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #40 by Greg Pak and Raffaele Ienco – Darth Vader and the Scourge head to Coruscant. I don’t have much insight on this one. Chances are the Scourge will get very close to defeating Vader but his haunted memories of who he was vs. who he’s become will fuel him to overcome. It’s kind of the M.O. for this series.

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

Star Wars: Shadows of Starlight #2 by Charles Soule and Marika Cresta – This issue will be centered around Elzar Mann and Avar Kriss, two of the my all time favorite High Republic characters, as they navigate their feelings towards each other, Stellan Gio’s death, Elzars role in that death, and the storm wall put up by the Nihil. The first issue was my favorite comic of the year and I expect this to be a banger as well. Also the Takashi Okazaki variant for this issue is in my top 5 favorite High Republic covers to date. I have 2 sets coming.

Star Wars: Scoundrels, Rebels, and the Empire TPB – This trade paperback collects all of the Star Wars Return of the Jedi One-Shots from last year; Jabba’s Palace, Lando, Ewoks, The Empire, The Rebellion, and Max Rebo.

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

Star Wars comics with an FOC deadline this upcoming Monday, November 6th, are:

  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #41 (only two issues left in this run)
  • Star Wars: The High Republic Shadows of Starlight #3 (welcome back Burry)
  • Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Phase III #1 (who’s THAT in the background??)
  • Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #12 (the final issue of this run)

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: Scoundrels, Rebels, and The Empire TPB


(W) Marc Guggenheim, Various (A) Alessandro Miracolo, Various (CA) Ryan Brown

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi! Presenting stories spotlighting major players on both sides of the conflict – and those scoundrels who straddle the line! Someone is plotting to overthrow Jabba the Hutt!

On the forest moon of Endor, Ewoks share tales of triumph, defeat…and horror! Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca find themselves on a high-stakes mission! One lowly technician must figure out how to survive under the Empire’s control! Admiral Ackbar teams with Poe Dameron’s parents, Shara Bey and Kes Dameron, to save Mon Mothma’s life! And Max Rebo and his band have big plans! Plus: the full story of Return of the Jedi retold in Chris Sprouse’s dynamic variant covers!

Rated T

In Shops: Nov 08, 2023

SRP: $29.99


Star Wars Scoundrels Rebels and The Empire TPB

Star Wars: The High Republic Shadows of Starlight #2 Phase III


(W) Charles Soule (A) Cresta, Marika (CA) Phil Noto

More SECRETS are revealed from the “MISSING YEAR” following the fall of STARLIGHT BEACON! ELZAR MANN and AVAR KRISS, star-crossed JEDI MASTERS, attempt to navigate a galaxy that seems determined to keep them apart… What is the STORMWALL, and what danger does it pose to THE REPUBLIC and THE JEDI ORDER?

Rated T

In Shops: Nov 08, 2023

SRP: $4.99


Star Wars: Darth Vader #40


(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Leinil Yu


What greater prize could the DROID SCOURGE imagine than CORUSCANT, an ecumenopolis filled with millions of droids? And what greater TERROR could the people of Coruscant imagine than a horde of scourged droids… …led by LORD VADER himself?
Rated T

In Shops: Nov 08, 2023

SRP: $4.99


Star Wars: The High Republic #1 (2023) Phase III


(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto


A year after the destruction of STARLIGHT BEACON, MARCHION RO and THE NIHIL stand victorious! The galaxy is in turmoil: The once mighty JEDI are outclassed, the REPUBLIC is on its knees. On the edges of the galactic frontier, JEDI MASTER KEEVE TRENNIS leads a desperate assault against an invading force! The odds are stacked against her, but a Jedi always clings to hope. THE FORCE is with her…right? Not so fast!

Rated T

In Shops: Nov 08, 2023

SRP: $5.99


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, the best bet is to order it before FOC. Final Order Cut Off is Monday 11/06/23 this week.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #41

The penultimate issue!


(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Davide Tinto (CA) Bjorn Barends

T’ONGA and ZUCKUSS have been BETRAYED…and CAPTURED! A mindwiped VALANCE has terrifying plans for his former crewmates. But one LAST HOPE for salvation may come from the unlikeliest of allies.
Rated T

In Shops: Dec 13, 2023

SRP: $4.99


Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #12

NOTE: I’m seeing conflicting dates for FOC on this one. It’s either November 6th or November 13th. Adding it this week just in case.


(W) Michael Moreci (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Lucas Marangon

The Battle of Endor as you’ve never seen it before! It could be the Rebel Alliance’s moment of triumph, or the hour of their final destruction! The heroes of the Rebellion race to destroy the Emperor’s second Death Star, but for engineer Evans Basch, it’s a race just to survive! Assigned a key role in the rebel fleet, it’ll take all of Basch’s skill, and a dash or two of luck, to keep his ships in one piece. May the Force be with him! The action comes to an epic conclusion at the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi!

In Shops: Dec 13, 2023

SRP: $3.99


Star Wars: The High Republic Shadows of Starlight #3 Phase III


(W) Charles Soule (A) Jethro Morales (CA) Phil Noto

Many JEDI KNIGHTS were lost in the fall of STARLIGHT BEACON, and many lost their way after the disaster. BELL ZETTIFAR did not. With his trusty charhound EMBER at his side, Bell will battle to rid the galaxy of the villainous NIHIL…and they won’t be alone. Learn who survived the FALL OF STARLIGHT!
Rated T

In Shops: Dec 13, 2023

SRP: $4.99


Star Wars: High Republic Adventures Phase III #1 (2023)


(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao

“Out here at the edge of the war… death surrounds us.”

It has been one year since the fall of Starlight. Padawan Lula Talisola and many others are missing and presumed dead. At the Almohaj Cantina, a Republican Outpost on the planet of Eriadu, Zeen mourns… and waits. When an intriguing transmission is received from Tartak Vil, a warlord on the remote moon of Bracront, Zeen, Qort, and a void-contemplating droid named 5AG3 must venture once more into hyperspace to repair their fractured team and, perhaps, the galaxy.

In Shops: Dec 06, 2023

SRP: $3.99


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