Comic Solicitations: IDW – October 2019

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favourite villains from a galaxy far, far away…

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt—all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favourite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

  • Covers by Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla! Collect them all!
  • Featuring your favourite Star Wars characters in classic spooky stories!
  • Ask your retailer about the ultra-rare variant cover by Derek Charm!
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #1
Cavan Scott (w)
Francesco Francavilla, Megan Levens (a)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover A)
Derek Charm (Cover B)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover RI)
32 pages – $3.99
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #2
Cavan Scott (w)
Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones (a)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover A)
Kelley Jones (Cover B)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover RI)
32 pages – $3.99
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #3
Cavan Scott (w)
Francesco Francavilla, Nick Brokenshire (a)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover A)
Nick Brokenshire (Cover B)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover RI)
32 pages – $3.99
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #4
Cavan Scott (w)
Francesco Francavilla, Nicoletta Baldari (a)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover A)
Nicoletta Baldari (Cover B)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover RI)
32 pages – $3.99
Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #5
Cavan Scott (w)
Francesco Francavilla, Charles Paul Wilson III (a)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover A)
Charles Paul Wilson III (Cover B)
Francesco Francavilla (Cover RI)
32 pages – $3.99
Offered Again!
Star Wars Adventures Tales from Vader’s Castle
$12.99 – ISBN: 978-1-68405-407-7
Star Wars Adventures #27
John Barber, Michael Moreci (w)
Derek Charm, Tony Fleecs (a)
Derek Charm (Cover A)
Tony Fleecs (Cover B)
Manuel Braacho (Cover RI)
32 Pages – $3.99

The Journey to The Rise of Skywalker begins here!
In this first instalment of a three-part story, the mighty Wookie’s of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, in our second tale, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.

Star Wars: Artisan Edition
TBD (a & c) Walter Simonson, Michael Golden, and more (additional art)
$49.99 – 160 pages – ISBN: 978-1-68405-597-5

In 1977, the same year the film was released, Marvel Comics launched Star Wars as a comic book. Adapted by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin, the comic series ignited the imaginations of countless readers across the globe, becoming part of the phenomenon that was spawned by George Lucas’ smash-hit and record-breaking film!

The Star Wars Artisan Edition is an art book collecting more than 100 pages from the earliest stories, many from the first 10 issues, and each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art. While appearing to be in black and white, the pages are printed in colour, allowing the reader a rare glimpse of what original art looks like—complete with blue pencil notations, corrections, white-out—all the little nuances that make a page of original comic art unique. Besides Howard Chaykin, pages by comic legends Walter Simonson and Michael Golden are also included in this volume. As an added bonus, there is a beautiful foldout of Howard Chaykin’s gorgeous Star Wars painting that was used to announce the film at the 1976 San Diego Comic Convention.

This is one book no Star Wars aficionado can afford to miss!

Star Wars Motion Picture Slipcase

Available in December 2019
Alessandro Ferrari (w)
Various (a)
TBD (box art)
$54.99 – 360 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68405-665-1

Celebrate the concluding chapter of the Skywalker saga in this special box set collecting the graphic novel adaptations of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi. Perfect for readers of any age, this commemorative set is designed for collectors and purpose-built to accommodate your volume of The Rise of Skywalker at a later date.