Comic Solicitations: Marvel – January 2020

STAR WARS #1

ON SALE January 1, 2020
CHARLES SOULE (W)
JESUS SAIZ (A)
Cover by R.B. Silva
40 Pages – Rated T – $4.99

#1 Cover Variants
Vader Variant COVER by Mahmud Asrar
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE
Leia Variant COVER by Jen Bartel
Luke Variant COVER by Adam Hughes
VARIANT COVER by Art Adams
Party Variant COVER by TBA
Premiere Variant COVER by RB Silva
MOVIE VARIANT COVER
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE

STAR WARS #2
ON SALE January 29, 2020
CHARLES SOULE (W)
JESUS SAIZ (A)
Cover by R.B. Silva
32 Pages – Rated T – $3.99

#2 Cover Variants
VARIANT COVER BY BEN OLIVER
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME BEGINS THIS JANUARY!
Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesus Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)!
“No…I am your father.”
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father Anakin–Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance—for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible?  But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN #2 (OF 4)
ON SALE January 15, 2020
CHARLES SOULE (W)
WILL SLINEY (A)
COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN
VARIANT COVER BY JODIE MUIR
 

SNOKE SINKS HIS CLAWS IN! YOUNG BEN SOLO FACES THE KNIGHTS OF REN!
• With the new Jedi school in ruins and fellow students hot on his trail for the murder of their master, Ben Solo flees to the only friend he has left in the galaxy…a man named Snoke. But Snoke has plans for Ben…and ideas about the Force that are as dangerous as they are intriguing for the troubled young Jedi.
• If Ben wishes to be truly free…the answers might lie with the dark side. And with the Knights of Ren!
• But it won’t be the first time he’s tangled with the Knights. In the past, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker journeys to the Unknown Regions and brings young Ben along for the mission. Can even Luke Skywalker stand against the fabled Knights of Ren?!a

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOL. 7 – A ROGUE’S END TPB
ON SALE February 12, 2020
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Penciled by CASPAR WIJNGAARD & ELSA CHARRETIER
Cover by ASHLEY WITTER
128 Pages – Rated T – $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91909-2

Right back where she started! After all she’s been through, professional disaster zone Doctor Aphra has found herself once again working for Darth Vader. What insidious use has the dark lord found for Aphra to make him spare the life of his most annoying foe? And how much time does she have to slither out of harm’s way before he decides to finish what he started all those years ago? Plus: Aphra is about to face reunions with her father and her former flame, Captain Magna Tolvan! And a trip to that wretched hive of scum and villainy, Mos Eisley, awaits! But all good things must end — and when Vader stalks Aphra through the shadows of an ancient temple, only one of them will be leaving in one piece. Collecting STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #37-40 and STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #3.

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER POSTER BOOK TPB
ON SALE April 29, 2020
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
44 Pages – All Ages – $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-92468-3

Feel the power of the Dark Side! The deadliest villain in the galaxy, Darth Vader, is celebrated in this sinister poster book — giving you an instant collection of the Dark Lord of the Sith’s finest Marvel Comics artwork! Darth Vader’s grandeur and glory is captured by some of the industry’s finest talents, including those that graced Vader’s two ongoing series — Salvador Larroca and Giuseppe Camuncoli! And don’t forget the many other artists who have depicted the Emperor’s ruthless right hand on dozens of awe-inspiring covers, pages and pinups — from Adi Granov to Alex Ross and more! As you gaze in wonder on Marvel’s visions of Vader, you are sure to hear the Imperial March in your head. It’s a gallery of masterpieces worthy of framing in every room of your house — until you find your lack of wall space disturbing!

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Steve Galloway
Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a ‘Child of 77’.