It’s a noteworthy week for releases, with the year’s first all-new novel and a comic that takes us – very briefly – into shouting distance of The Last Jedi.
Have you stayed strong? Tuesday, March 27 is the day: The Last Jedi arrives on Blu-ray. The actual copies you’ll get are more or less the same everywhere, but Best Buy has steelbooks and Target’s version comes with a book and an extra feature on porgs. No, I am neither an expert nor a collector of home releases. These are the standard versions:
There’s also the paperback of Christie Golden’s Battlefront II: Inferno Squad.
This week brings two The Last Jedi adaptations, two comics and the latest Insider. After a delay of several months, Jason Fry’s The Last Jedi novelization is finally dropping on Tuesday, March 6. (There’s also a junior novel version by Michael Kogge.)
Coming to the comic shops on Wednesday, February 14 are three new comics and one collection. The debut this week is Thrawn #1, the first issue of an adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s 2017 novel by Jody Houser and Luke Ross. It’s joined by Darth Vader #11, Poe Dameron #24, and Star Wars Adventures Vol. 2.
Three comics and a Legends reprint collection are headed to the comic shops for Wednesday, January 17. The comics are Star Wars #42, Star Wars Adventures #6 and Forces of Destiny: Hera. The trade is volume 2 of the Legends Legacy series, collecting #20-36, #41, #0 and #1/2 of the Dark Horse far-future title.
Today (December 27) brings three new comics, two with significant The Last Jedi tie-ins. First up is Storms of Crait #1, with Leia and Leia on the base during the Rebellion. It also comes in two variant covers. Star Wars Adventures #5 brings us more porg content (also in a non-porg cover.) And then there’s Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu #5.
There’s plenty for fans to pick up at the comic shops this week. In the shops on Wednesday, November 29 are Star Wars Adventures #4 (with two covers), Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu #4, Poe Dameron #21, atrade of the Rogue One adaptation, plus Star Wars Insider.
In shops now are Star Wars #39 and the first trade collection of the current Darth Vader series, Imperial March.
Coming from Marvel on Wednesday, October 18 we have Captain Phasma #4 and Poe Dameron #20. Meanwhile, IDW drops Star Wars Adventures #3 and the series’ first trade collection. And from Titan, there’s Star Wars Insider #176.
With Force Friday out of the way, we’ve got a whole load of comics coming our way on Wednesday, September 6. The big game in town is Phasma #1, which begins the tale of how she got out of the trash compactor and survived The Force Awakens. Marvel also brings us Darth Vader #5 and Rogue One #6, the final issue of the movie adaptation.