On Wednesday, Marvel launches their second crossover event with The Screaming Citadel #1. The story will continue in Star Wars #31, Doctor Aphra #7, Star Wars #32 and Doctor Aphra #8.
There’s also a new Legends Epic Collection, Rebellion Vol. 2.
Tuesday is a big Rogue One day for releases, with two brand-new novels for younger readers. Beth Revis’ Rebel Rising is about Jyn Erso, while Greg Rucka’s Guardians of the Whills gives us some backstory on Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus. There’s also the paperback edition of James Luceno’s Catalyst, which gives us some background on Galen Erso and Orson Krennic, and first came out before the movie.
It also happens to be the first week of May, which means May 4 is Thursday. We expect plenty of puns, some sales, and a movie marathon on TBS. Fair warning: Traditionally this has not been a huge day for news, so don’t get your hopes too high.
Meanwhile, our book release schedule has been updated to reflect some of the Celebration announcements.
If you’ve been holding out for a physical copy of Rogue One, Tuesday is your day for the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack and DVD. In the book aisle, there’s the latest Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia by Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Tricia Barr. You can get a preview (via our own James) at StarWars.com.
This week brings only Darth Maul #2 to comic shops on Wednesday.
It’s another single-issue week for comic fans, with Poe Dameron #12 being the only new Star Wars on the comic shop shelves this Wednesday.
Coming Wednesday is Star Wars #29, featuring… Yoda and a rock thing that looks kind of like Thanos? You do you, Marvel.