Well, after a few weeks of nothing, we finally have an actual lineup for this week’s releases – at least if you’re collecting comics.
Wednesday brings ( Princess Leia #5 preview) and ( Darth Vader #7 preview,) plus the third printing of Star Wars #3. Then Marvel’s third collection of Legends/Dark Horse stuff, or, the . It reprints Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 1 Knights of the Old Republic 1-18.
Also, if you’re
really bored, the paperback is out tomorrow. Tarkin
If you’re new to buying comics, Eleven-ThirtyEight had a nice piece last week
on the hows and whys of the industry. For the record, I always use Diamond for new release posts – the dates on Marvel’s site have proved no less reliable than Dark Horse’s were!
Our next novel, Christie Golden’s
Dark Disciple, drops next week on July 7.
No real new releases this week, but there are
‘Director’s Cut’ versions of Star Wars #1 and Darth Vader #1 on the shipping list for Wednesday. They’ll contain extras like “script pages and in-progress artwork.”
Lots to pick up at the comic shop on Wednesday. There’s
, Star Wars #6 ( Darth Vader #6 preview,) and in trade, Princess Leia #4 . The Marvel Years Vol. 2
Star Wars comes in strong with April comic sales. All four franchise books were in the top 10, with Star Wars #4 the month’s comic shop bestseller.
Marvel keeps the new release train rolling on
Wednesday with and Darth Vader #5 , which contains a real hodgepodge of Dark Horse stuff – including Legends Epic Collection: The New Republic Vol. 1 Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand and material from several issues of Tales. But if it’s new stuff you’re chomping at the bit for, StarWars.com has a preview of the . Vader issue
Novelwise, we’re in the cold until Christie Golden’s
on July 7. Dark Disciple
Not best-selling Princess Leia #1 was March’s best-selling comic. Star Wars comic, not best-selling Marvel comic, best-selling comic of the month. Star Wars #3 and Princess Leia #2 also made the top 5, with Darth Vader #3 in the top 10.
This week the releases start on
Tuesday, with by Ian Doescher in bookstores. William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace
Wednesday brings not only , but Marvel’s first collection of the old Dark Horse stuff, the that’s-a-mouthful Darth Vader #4 . Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1
Wednesday, head to your local comic store or app to nab , which introduces Aphra, “the galaxy’s foremost raider of lost weaponry.” There’s a preview at Darth Vader #3 CBR.
There’s sure to be another new comic next week, but our next book release will be the paperback of John Jackson Miller’s
A New Dawn on March 31.
In stores Wednesday is , featuring, apparently, Vader’s runway walk. Will Vader win this round of Darth Vader #2 GFFA’s Next Top Model? Tune in to see!
But first, today brings the paperback of James S.A. Corey’s
. I gave it a Honor Among Thieves B+ back when it first came out last year.
Next week is Kevin Hearne’s
Heir to the Jedi – look for my review next Monday. Star Wars.com released a preview of the audiobook yesterday.
Marvel’s . Star Wars solicitations for May Princess Leia #4, Darth Vader #5, Star Wars #5 and Kanan: The Last Padawan #2 are on the docket.