Comic Solicitations: Marvel – July 2019

The Marvel Comics solicitations for July 2019 have been released and there is lots on offer.

Age of Resistance – Finn #1
ON SALE: July 3, 2019
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Ramon Rosanas
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Mike McKone (puzzle piece), Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti (promo variant)
32 pages – One-Shot – Rated T, $3.99

A LITTLE REBELLION! Before he was a rebel hero, FINN had another calling. He was…a janitor. But how could this lead FN-2187 to question everything? How much action can someone see mopping floors and dealing with a pest problem? It turns out, a whole lot.

Target Vader #1 (of 6)
ON SALE: July 3, 2019
Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Marc Laming
Cover Artist: Nic Klein
Variant Covers: Carmen Carnero (design variant), and Marco Checchetto (variant)
32 pages – Rated T – $3.99

THE HUNTER! DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE’s rule. But little does he know he’s being hunted by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives.

Star Wars #68
ON SALE: July 10, 2019
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Kaare Andrews (greatest moments), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)
32 pages – Rated T – $3.99

REBELS AND ROGUES! “The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space…” That’s right — you remember the opening titles of The Empire Strikes Back. Now find out what happened just before, as Luke and his friends launch a desperate, three-pronged mission of deception to keep the Empire from finding their new rebel base in a brand-new epic from the new ongoing team of Greg “PLANET HULK” Pak and Phil “POE DAMERON” Noto! Featuring Han and Leia undercover in a noir world of romance and danger! Luke and R2 facing off against the Executor in a single X-Wing! And Chewie and Threepio, the greatest team-up you never knew you always needed!

TIE Fighter #4 (of 5)
ON SALE: July 17, 2019
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Roge Antonio, and Ig Guara
Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards
Variant Covers: Leonard Kirk
32 pages – Rated T – $3.99

A NEW MISSION! A betrayal from one of their own. Is the squadron even ready to fly again after so many losses? And who are these new pilots who think they’re good enough to join the ranks of SHADOW WING?

Doctor Aphra #34

ON SALE: July 17, 2019
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artists: Wilton Santos, and Caspar Wijngaard
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Covers: Caspar Wijngaard (greatest moments)
32 pages – Rated T – $3.99

UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON CONTINUES! Hiding out on the world where she grew up, everyone’s favourite scoundrels, DOCTOR APHRA, takes a trip down memory. NB: Turns out memory lane is a hellhole covered in the agonizing thermal landmines of emotional honesty and family dysfunction.
NB (2): Also bounty hunters. Lots and lots of bounty hunters.

Star Wars #69
ON SALE: July 24, 2019
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)
32 pages – Rated T – $3.99

TRICKS AND TRAPS! The REBELS AND ROGUES epic continues as our heroes deploy their plans to trick their Imperial pursuers… and everything falls apart! CHEWIE and THREEPIO face moral quandaries — and mortal danger — when they learn the uninhabited planet they’re supposed to destroy isn’t quite so uninhabited. Will the FORCE be with LUKE in a bar fight? And who is DAR CHAMPION… and what does he have to do with Leia’s past?

Age of Resistance Special #1
ON SALE: July 31, 2019
Writers: G. Willow Wilson, Tom Taylor, and Chris Eliopoulos
Artists: Elsa Charretier, and others
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Patch Zircher (greatest moments)
40 pages – One-Shot – Rated T, $4.99

A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY! Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017’s The Last Jedi—now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a pivotal conflict in Holdo’s early career that will start the young woman down the path to heroic infamy for the rebellion! With her ship at the mercy of a dangerous enemy, it’s up to Holdo to outsmart their foe and win the confidence of her compatriots in the process. With art by Elsa Charretier! The infamous “pirate queen” of Takodana, MAZ KANATA, thought she’d seen everything in her thousand-plus years of running a bar and hiring smugglers. But it turns out that the criminal underworld is always full of new surprises…especially when she hires HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA for a job! Story by Tom Taylor (AGE OF RESISTANCE)! And Poe Dameron’s loyal companion, the astromech droid BB-8, just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. His missions always seem to escalate into a full-blown adventures! And if it means a win for his friends and the heroic Resistance freedom-fighters the little droid will stop at nothing to get the job done! Story by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS!

Galaxy’s Edge #4 (of 5)
ON SALE: July 31, 2019
Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Will Sliney
Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards
Variant Covers: Stacey Lee
32 pages – Rated T – $3.99

THE GREATER OF TWO EVILS! As the elite RED FURY stormtroopers of THE FIRST ORDER edge closer, KENDOH and her crew are running out of time to run their heist. But what does the mysterious score have to do with a DOCTOR APHRA mission 30 years in the past? Only Dok-Ondar knows the secret, and he may have to kill to keep it!

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 4 TPB
ON SALE: August 7, 2019
Writers: Walter Simonson, David Michelinie, Jo Duffy, and more
Penciler: Walter Simonson, Tom Palmer, Joe Brozowski, Ron Frenz, Gene Day, Kerry Gammill, and Carmine Infantino
Cover Artist: Gene Day
464 pages – Rated T – $39.99
Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #56-73 and STAR WARS ANNUAL (1979) #2

The search for Solo! The lovable rogue, frozen in carbonite, has been taken to Jabba the Hutt — and our favourite rebels want Han back! But as Lando Calrissian returns to find Cloud City a death trap, R2-D2 and C-3PO face a dangerous spacewalk! Elsewhere, Luke Skywalker braves a beast on Bazarre — and joins Chewbacca inside a Mind Spider! Leia undertakes an explosive mission! Shira Brie shares the story of her people! And in the wake of tragedy, Luke becomes a pariah! Screams in the void and threats like the Darker unsettle our heroes, but the hunt for Han soon leads the crew to bounty hunters Dengar, Bossk and IG-88! And the bizarre discovery of a golden statue of their lost friend leads to revelations from Han and Chewie’s past!

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion — Heroes TPB
ON SALE: August 7, 2019
Writers: Greg Pak, Marc Guggenheim, and Jon Adams
Penciler: Chris Sprouse, Andrea Broccardo, Matteo Buffagni, and Jon Adams
Cover Artist: Gerald Parel
128 pages – Rated T – $17.99
Collecting STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION — HAN SOLO, LANDO CALRISSIAN, LUKE SKYWALKER and PRINCESS LEIA, and material from STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION SPECIAL

The Age of Star Wars — an epic series of adventures uniting your favourite characters from all eras — reaches the heroic icons of the Original Trilogy! Han Solo is ready to take his reward and return to life as a scoundrel — until a certain kid he knows asks for one last favour! Former smuggler Lando Calrissian’s dream of a life of leisure and luxury depends on one final scam! Luke Skywalker faces his first temptation — will he give in to the dark side? Leia takes on the identity of bounty hunter Boushh to rescue Han from Jabba the Hutt — but first, she must prove herself to Bossk! Plus: Jedi Master Yoda! And ace pilots Biggs Darklighter and Jek Porkins!

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion — Villains TPB

ON SALE: August 21, 2019
Writers: Greg Pak, and Si Spurrier
Penciler: Marc Laming, and Caspar Wijngaard
Cover Artist: Gerald Parel
128 pages – Rated T – $17.99
Collecting STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION — BOBA FETT, DARTH VADER, JABBA THE HUTT and GRAND MOFF TARKIN, and material from STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION SPECIAL

The Age of Star Wars — an epic series of adventures uniting your favourite characters from all eras — reaches the iconic villains of the Original Trilogy! Boba Fett has earned his reputation as one of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunters, but what heart — if any — beats under that Mandalorian armour? Fury burns deep inside Darth Vader when a mere Moff dares command him — but at what point does Vader show his true mettle? Discover what makes the name of Jabba the Hutt so feared across the galaxy! Behold the secret story of Grand Moff Tarkin! And get to know the cold, calculating assassin droid known as IG-88!

Star Wars Vol. 11: The Scourging of Shu-Torun TPB
ON SALE: August 21, 2019
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Penciler: Andrea Broccardo, and Angel Unzueta
Cover Artist: Gerald Parel
144 pages – Rated T – $17.99
Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #62-67

Kieron Gillen’s run reaches its cataclysmic end! With her planet under threat, a brave royal battles to save it! No, not Princess Leia — this time it’s Queen Trios of Shu-Torun, ally to Darth Vader and the Empire! And Leia is the one on the attack, with an all-star team and a plan her enemy won’t see coming! But some members of Leia’s squad have schemes of their own. Meanwhile, Kanchar returns with his amazing cybernetic arm. And Luke Skywalker must hold out against the overwhelming force of…his own allies?! Plus: Just when you think things couldn’t get worse for the rebels, they must find a way to survive an orbital bombardment! Will anyone escape Shu-Torun alive?

Star Wars: Vader — Dark Visions TPB
ON SALE: August 28, 2019
Writer: Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum
Penciler: Paolo Villanelli, Brian Level, David Lopez, Stephen Mooney, and Geraldo Borges
Cover Artist: Greg Smallwood
112 pages – Rated T – $15.99
Collecting STAR WARS: VADER — DARK VISIONS #1-5

Who is Darth Vader? He has been many things: enforcer, commander, destroyer. He is, to many throughout the Galactic Empire, the ultimate symbol of power and fear. But there are those who have seen the Dark Lord in a different light. Some corners of the galaxy are so desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armour — while for certain Imperial Commanders, Vader’s anger is the price of failure. But what is it like to lose your heart to a Sith Lord — and what fate awaits the star-crossed lover who has fallen for a man so unattainable? Plus, learn how it feels to be an X-wing pilot going head-to-head with Vader’s TIE Fighter — and discover more of the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain!

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