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Star Wars Splash Page #290 -- Get the Party Started

Star Wars Splash Page #290 -- Get the Party Started

Update: 2022-05-25


No comics this week but plenty of new information about upcoming Star Wars comics as we discuss Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (May 26-29) and what we sort of comics-related news we're hoping might be revealed.

There's also secret catch phrase and, if you bump into Jeff at SWCA and are the first to say it to him, you've just won yourself Marvel's three-volume omnibus collection of the 1977-86 Star Wars series. We'll even cover the shipping and handling. (For real!)

Comics out today and broken down on this week's episode:
_ None

Star Wars Comics on Marvel Unlimited This Week:
_ None

The news?
_ Dark Horse Comics will launch a 12-issue, all-ages maxi-series -- Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories, on Aug. 10, as the publisher begins its second round with the Lucasfilm license in earnest.
_ Due out Oct. 18, also from Dark Horse, is the Vader's Castle-inspired horror graphic novel, Star Wars: Tales From the Rancor Pit. It'll be a hardcover graphic novel and retail for $19.99.
_ The seven Pride variants for Marvel's Star Wars comics have finally been revealed. They'll be out during June and July.
_ If you're in need of a four-day pass to this month's Star Wars Celebration, send us a line via Twitter, Facebook or email. We have one for sale at face value.

Star Wars Celebration and comics:

Comics Creatives Attending SWCA
_ Adam Christopher
_ Alyssa Wong
_ Amanda Deibert
_ Cavan Scott
_ Charles Soule
_ Christopher Cantwell
_ Claudia Gray
_ Daniel Jose Older
_ Delilah S. Dawson
_ Ethan Sacks
_ Jody Houser
_ Justina Ireland
_ Phil Szostak
_ Rodney Barnes
_ Sam Maggs
_ Tommy Stella!

Panels of interest to Star Wars comics readers and fans

_ Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Thursday, May 26, 1-2 p.m., Twin Suns Stage)
From adult novels to kids comics, from the time of the High Republic to the rise of the First Order, this is the place to dive deeper into the stories from a galaxy far, far away. Featuring details on new and upcoming titles from Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, Dark Horse, and more! Including all-new announcements and reveals from a galaxy far, far away! Moderated by Lucasfilm's Michael Siglain.

_ The High Republic: For Light and Life (Thursday, May 26, 3-4 p.m., The Galaxy Stage)
Centuries before the Skywalker saga there was The High Republic! Join moderator and The High Republic Show host Krystina Arielle, along with luminous authors Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule, along with Lucasfilm's James Waugh and Michael Siglain, for an in-depth conversation about the golden age of the Jedi. Including all-new announcements and reveals from Phase II: Quest of the Jedi!

_ Exploring the Universe: The Books & Comics of Star Wars (Saturday, May 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Fan Stage)
Join Youtini for an exciting discussion about the past, present, and future of Star Wars books and comics. Look back at the importance of Legends and celebrate the excitement of continuity in Canon. Have a look at the Star Wars timeline and the overarching eras ripe for exploration. If you’re a new reader, enjoy a discussion about some of the best content to pick up first and where to go once you get on your feet. If you’re a veteran, revisit your favorites and approach some of the lesser known gems hidden in the vast galaxy of media. It's a huge universe out there. Let’s explore it together.

_ Marvel Star Wars Comics (Saturday, May 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Twin Suns Stage)
Make mine Star Wars, and make mine Marvel! Join Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski and some of Marvel's top talent for a comics conversation unlike any other. Including all-new announcements and reveals from a galaxy far, far away!

_ Heroes, Hutts and Hoojibs; Star Wars Comics and Marvel (Sunday, May 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., The Collector's Stage)
Discussing the history of Star Wars comic collecting from single issues, collected editions and original art. From the 70’s to now hey kids comics!

Comics-Related Exhibitors include:
_ Amazing Comics
_ CBCS Comics & Beckett Authentication
_ Junior's Comics & Cards
_ Toy & Comic Heaven
_ Unknown Comics
_ Youtini

Upcoming Star Wars comics, trades and omnibus editions:

June 1 _ Darth Vader #23, Bounty Hunters #23

June 8 _ Star Wars #24, Krrsantan: Star Wars Tales #1

June 15 _ Bounty Hunters #24

June 21 _ Star Wars: Rebels, Vol. 3 (Manga)

June 22 _ Crimson Reign #5 (of 5), Obi-Wan #2 (of 5), Darth Vader #24

June 28 _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Tales of the Jedi, Vol. 2 (Collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – The Golden Age of the Sith #0-5, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – The Fall of the Sith Empire #1-5, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi #1-5, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – The Freedon Nadd Uprising #1-2)

June 29 _ Han Solo & Chewbacca #3, Doctor Aphra #21

July 6 _ Halcyon Legacy #4 (of 5), The Mandalorian #1

July 13 _ Bounty Hunters #25, Star Wars: Rebels TPB (Collects Star Wars: Rebels Magazine #1–35, 37, 39 and Star Wars: Rebels Animation Magazine #1–4)

July 20 _ Darth Vader #25, Star Wars #25, Han Solo & Chewbacca #4

July 27 _ Doctor Aphra #22, Obi-Wan #3 (of 5)

Aug. 2 _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars, Vol. 4 (Collects Free Comic Book Day 2005: Star Wars #1, Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #1-4, Star Wars: Republic #74-77 and 81-83, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith #1-4, Star Wars: Tag & Bink II #2, material from Star Wars Visionaries #1 and Star Wars Tales #4)

Aug. 3 _ Halcyon Legacy #5 (of 5), Star Wars #26

Aug. 10 _ Han Solo & Chewbacca #5, Bounty Hunters #26, Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #1 (of 12)

Aug. 16 _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire, Vol. 7 (Collects Blood Ties #1-4, Blood Ties -- Boba Fett Is Dead #1-4, Empire #1-4, Underworld -- The Yavin Vassilika #1-5, Free Comic Book Day: Star Wars 2013 and material from Star Wars Tales #1-2, 6 and 16)

Aug. 17 _ The Mandalorian #2, Star Wars #26, Darth Vader #26

Aug. 23 _ Star Wars: Crimson Reign TPB (Collects Crimson Reign #1-5), Darth Vader (Vol. 3) Vol. 4 Crimson Reign TPB (Collects #18-22)

Aug. 24 _ Doctor Aphra #23, Han Solo & Chewbacca #6

Aug. 30 _ Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2) Vol. 4 Crimson Reign TPB (Collects #16-20); Bounty Hunters Vol. 4 Crimson Reign TPB (Collects #18-22)

Aug. 31 _ Doctor Aphra #24, The Mandalorian #3

Sept. 13 _ Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 4 Crimson Reign TPB (Collects #19-23)

Sept. 20 _ The New Republic Vol. 1 Omnibus (Collects Star Wars: Mara Jade - By the Emperor's Hand #0-6, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire - Evolution #1-5, Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Leader #1-3, Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron #1-35, Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Special #1, Star Wars Handbook #1 and material from Star Wars Tales #10, 12, 15, 23)

Sept. 28 _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The New Republic, Vol. 6 (Collects Crimson Empire #0-6, Bounty Hunters -- Kenix Kil, Crimson Empire II -- Council of Blood #1-6, Crimson Empire III -- Empire Lost #1-6 and material from Dark Horse Extra #21-24 and Dark Horse Presents (2011) #1)

Oct. 4 _ The High Republic Adventures Graphic Novel #1 (Dark Horse)

Oct. 5 _ The High Republic -- Quest of the Jedi #1 (Dark Horse)

Oct. 11 _ Star Wars Legends: The Rebellion Omnibus Vol. 1. (Collects Star Wars: Empire 7, 14, 16; Vader's Quest 1-4, Star Wars (2013) 1-20, Star Wars Kids 1-11, 12 (A Story) and 13-20 and Star Wars 3-D 1-3)

Oct. 18 _ Tales From the Rancor Pit

Nov. 1 _ War of the Bounty Hunters Omnibus (Collects War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha, War of the Bounty Hunters #1-5, WotBH -- Jabba, WotBH -- 4-LOM & Zuckuss, WotBH -- Boushh, WotBH -- IG-88, Doctor Aphra #10-15, Darth Vader #12-17, Bounty Hunters #12-17 and Star Wars #13-18)

Nov. 2 _ Halcyon Legacy TPB (Collects #1-5)

Nov. 15 _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion, Vol. 5 (Collects Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye #1-4, Star Wars: Shadow Stalker #1, Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1-4, Star Wars: A Valentine Story #1, Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back #1-2, Star Wars: Tag and Bink Are Dead #2; material from Star Wars Tales #4-6, 15-17, 20)


Jan. 11 _ Doctor Aphra Omnibus, Vol. 1 (2nd Printing) (Collects Doctor Aphra (Vol. 1), #1-40; Annuals #1-3; Darth Vader (2015) #3-4, 8, 21, 25; Star Wars (2015) #13, 19, #31-32; The Screaming Citadel #1; and material from Empire Ascendant #1)

Jan. 24 _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Menace Revealed, Vol. 3 (Collects Star Wars #36-45, Star Wars: Jedi Quest #1-4, Star Wars: Jango Fett #1, Star Wars: Zam Wesell #1)








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Star Wars Splash Page #290 -- Get the Party Started

Star Wars Splash Page #290 -- Get the Party Started

Jeff McGee and Matt Moore