Comic Solicitations: January 2019

The comic solicitation lists for January 2019 from Marvel and IDW have been circulated and here is a rundown of what we are to expect in stores.

MARVEL – STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC SPECIAL #1
ETHAN SACKS, JODY HOUSER, MARC GUGGENHEIM & CHIP ZDARSKY (W)
Carlos Gomez, Paolo Villanelli, Caspar Wijngaard and more! (A)
Cover by ROD REIS
VARIANT COVER BY KHOI PHAM
GREATEST HITS VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
PUZZLE PIECE VARIANT COVER BY Mike McKone (5 OF 27)
40 Pages/ONE-SHOT/Rated T
$4.99
THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS – AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN!

Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favourite Star Wars characters!
• The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle — MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE’S Ethan Sacks!
• You can run, but can you hide from the twin lightsabers of Sith assassin ASAJJ VENTRESS? Feel her fury in a tale expertly woven by veteran STAR WARS comic scribe Jody Houser (THRAWN, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS).
• And is JAR JAR BINKS’ role in the Star Wars story over? NOT BY A LONG SHOT! Because Chip Zdarsky (PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE) has a rancor bone to pick with the galaxy’s most notorious Gungan.
• You can take the clone out of the war but you can never take the war out of the clone — CAPTAIN REX dusts off his blaster and enters the fray in a story by X-MEN: GOLD author Marc Guggenheim.

MARVEL – STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – OBI-WAN KENOBI #1
JODY HOUSER (W)
CORY SMITH (A)
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
VARIANT COVER BY RAHZZAH
CONCEPT DESIGN VARIANT COVER BY IAIN McCAIG
HEROES VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
PUZZLE PIECE VARIANT COVER BY Mike McKone (3 of 27)
Movie Variant Cover Also Available
32 Pages/ONE-SHOT/Rated T
$3.99
THE EARLY DAYS OF OBI-WAN KENOBI, JEDI KNIGHT!
Following the wishes of his master, OBI-WAN has taken on ANAKIN SKYWALKER as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek?
MARVEL – STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC — JANGO FETT #1
JODY HOUSER (W)
LUKE ROSS (A)
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
VARIANT COVER BY IN-HYUK LEE
Concept Design Variant Cover by TBA
VILLAINS VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
PUZZLE PIECE VARIANT COVER BY Mike McKone (4 of 27)
Movie Variant Cover Also Available
32 Pages/ONE-SHOT/Rated T
$3.99
THE MOST FEARED BOUNTY HUNTER IN THE GALAXY!
JANGO FETT’S reputation precedes him as joins a crew for what seems like a simple job.
Wait, is that a KID with him?! Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, BOBA FETT?
MARVEL – STAR WARS #59
KIERON GILLEN (W)
ANGEL UNZUETA (A)
Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
GREATEST HITS VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
32 Pages/Rated T
$3.99
“THE ESCAPE” PART THREE!
LUKE, LEIA and HAN remain stranded on the isolated moon of Hubin and out of the fight against the Empire. Who says they even WANT to leave? But their hideaway may not be so secret…especially for old foes hot on the rebels’ trail.
MARVEL – STAR WARS #60
KIERON GILLEN (W)
ANGEL UNZUETA (A)
Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
32 Pages/Rated T
$3.99
“THE ESCAPE” PART FOUR!
You can escape the horror of the galaxy. But only for a while. The return of SCAR SQUADRON.
MARVEL – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #4 (of 7)
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W)
WILL SLINEY (A)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
VARIANT COVER BY YASMINE PUTRI
32 Pages/Rated T
$3.99
THE KESSEL RUN!
HAN, CHEWBACCA and QI’RA have one chance to keep DRYDEN VOS from killing them… teaming up with LANDO and L3 to pull off the impossible KESSEL RUN heist! But if they succeed, will ENFYS NEST once again take their stolen goods?
MARVEL – STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #3 (of 5)
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W)
LEONARD KIRK (A)
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
VARIANT COVER BY Todd Nauck
32 PAGES/Rated T
$3.99
CASINO ROYALE!
HAN SOLO gets demoted for insubordination – dragging his fellow cadets down with him. They go from flying TIE fighters to flying a giant cargo ship. Han’s expert flying cuts their cargo ship’s flight time in half, allowing them to stop at a casino for some hard-earned R&R. But Han’s fellow cadets quickly learn this little “vacation” was NOT authorized by the Empire and, thanks to Han, they’re all considered AWOL!
MARVEL – STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #28
SI SPURRIER (W)
EMILIO LAISO (A)
Cover by ASHLEY WITTER
GREATEST HITS VARIANT COVER BY GREG LAND
32 Pages/Rated T
$3.99
“WORST AMONG EQUALS” PART THREE!
With a huge price on their heads, rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA and her murder-droid companion TRIPLE-ZERO are hunted wherever they run. Of all their pursuers, you might think the deadliest danger comes from the EMPIRE-backed cops…or the deranged undead bounty hunter…or the relentless monster trappers — right? Nope. Because the entire population has tuned in to watch the chase through Triple-Zero’s eyes, and EVERYONE has a shot at that reward…
IDW Publishing – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Graphic Novel Adaptation
Alessandro Ferrari (w)
Various (a)
Eric Jones (c)
80 pages – $9.99 – ISBN: 978-1-68405-408-4
Faithfully bringing events from the series’ defining instalment to the comics page, read along as Luke Skywalker confronts the legacy of the Jedi; Han, Leia, and Chewie struggle to evade the Empire, encountering danger at every turn; and Vader pursues the Rebellion with greater determination than ever before. Plus, emerges from the shadows a certain 900-year-old Jedi Master does.

Bullet points:
Advance solicited for February release! The epic wonder of a galaxy far, far away with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs!

IDW Publishing – Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Falcon
Michael Moreci (w)
Arianna Florean (a & c)
Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Valentina Pinto!
36 pages – $4.99
The Flight of the Falcon ends here! We’ve followed Bazine Netal’s quest for the legendary starship the Millennium Falcon, but here’s one final tale yet to be told, featuring famous pirate captain, Hondo Ohnaka!
IDW Publishing – Star Wars Adventures #18
Delilah S. Dawson, Michael Moreci (w)
Derek Charm, Arianna Florean (a)
Derek Charm (c)
Cover A: Nicoletta Baldari
Cover B: Arianna Florean
Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Valentina Pinto!
32 pages – $3.99
Padmé Amidala joins Jar Jar Binks on a quest to recover a legendary Gungan artefact. Uh oh! This one is going to be very messy! Plus, Gannis Ducain details his time with the Millennium Falcon!
IDW Publishing – Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #3
Scott Beatty (w)
Derek Charm, Jon Sommariva (a)
Derek Charm (c)
Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Jon Sommariva!
32 pages – $3.99
Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumours of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!

Bullet points:
Three-issue miniseries set during the days before The Force Awakens! Includes a backup story depicting the Battle of Jakku, revealing how the Star Destroyer Spectral met its fate during the last days of the Empire!

IDW Publishing – Offered Again!

Star Wars: A New Hope Graphic Novel Adaptation
$9.99 – ISBN: 978-1-68405-380-3
Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel Adaptation
$9.99 – ISBN: 978-1-68405-220-2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation
$9.99 – ISBN: 978-1-68405-210-3
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic Novel Adaptation
$9.99 – ISBN: 978-1-68405-231-8

January 2019 is proving to be a bumper month with new titles, loads of variants and with 4 reissued from IDW, we’re just hoping that Christmas pay check lasts long enough!