Comic Solicitations: October 2018

Over the last 24 hours, the comic solicitation lists for October 2018 from Marvel and IDW were circulated. Here is a rundown of what we are to expect in the month of October.

Marvel: DARTH VADER #22

CHARLES SOULE (W)
GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A)
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & ELIA BONETTI
GALACTIC ICON VARIANT COVER BY ROD REIS
32 pages/Rated T $3.99

“FORTRESS VADER,” PART 4
The Tale of LORD MOMIN! Plans are drawn…a foundation is laid …and darkness rises on MUSTAFAR!

Marvel: STAR WARS #55

KIERON GILLEN (W)
SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
GALACTIC ICON VARIANT COVER BY ROD REIS
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
32 pages/Rated T $3.99

“HOPE DIES,” PART 6
If anyone is to survive this disaster, sacrifice is needed… Who’s going to make it? If hope dies, what survives?

Marvel: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #1 (of 5)

ROBBIE THOMPSON (W)
WILL SLINEY (A)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
VARIANT COVER BY LEONARD KIRK
Variant Cover by LUKE ROSS
Movie Variant Cover Also Available
40 pages/Rated T $4.99

FEATURING BACKSTORY AND SCENES NOT SEEN IN THEATERS!
After leaving the IMPERIAL NAVY, a young HAN SOLO seeks adventure by joining a gang of galactic mercenaries – including a 196-year-old Wookiee named CHEWBACCA and a notorious gambler named LANDO CALRISSIAN. But there’s more to the story of the galaxy’s most beloved scoundrel than what you saw in theatres. Why does BECKETT trust him? And what is the connection between the woman who stole Han’s heart and one of Han’s closest friends?
Marvel: STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #25
SIMON SPURRIER (W)
KEV WALKER (A)
Cover by ASHLEY WITTER
GALACTIC ICON VARIANT COVER BY ROD REIS
40 pages/Rated T $4.99
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, INTO THE HEAT-DEATH OF A PLANET-KILLING METEOR STRIKE! CUE THE IMPERIAL MARCH!
After a lifetime of betrayals, all DOCTOR APHRA’s mynocks are finally coming home to roost. Murder-droids, Force-active spores, heartbroken lovers and vengeful lawmen – but they’re all eclipsed by the tall, dark shadow that now falls across her. HE IS HERE.
Marvel: STAR WARS: POE DAMERON VOL. 5: THE SPARK AND THE FIRE TPB
Written by CHARLES SOULE & JODY HOUSER
Penciled by ANGEL UNZUETA & ANDREA BROCCARDO
Cover by PHIL NOTO
160 pages/Rated T $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91170-6
Lor San Tekka has been found! Now Poe Dameron is off to recover the missing link to legendary Jedi master Luke Skywalker’s whereabouts. But his plan goes astray when the First Order intervenes on Jakku. Meanwhile, the rest of Black Squadron takes off on their most daring mission yet! Have you been wondering what Snap Wexley, Jessika Pava and the rest of the crew were up to during the events of Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens? Fighting for the very survival of the Resistance, of course! At last, their story can be told…but it could be the beginning of the end for Black Squadron! Follow everyone’s favourite heroes as Poe Dameron tells Rey and Finn all about their unseen adventures during the events of the blockbuster hit film! Collecting STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #26-31 and ANNUAL #2.
IDW Publishing: Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #1 (of 5)
Cavan Scott (w)
Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio (a)
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Chris Fenoglio
Black and white variant cover by Francesco Francavilla
Ultra-rare variant cover by Derek Charm

IDW Publishing: Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #2 (of 5)

Cavan Scott (w)
Derek Charm, Kelley Jones (a)
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Kelley Jones
Black and white variant cover by Francesco Francavilla
IDW Publishing: Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #3 (of 5)
Cavan Scott (w)
Derek Charm, Corin Howell (a)
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Corin Howell
Black and white variant cover by Francesco Francavilla

IDW Publishing: Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #4 (of 5)

Cavan Scott (w)
Derek Charm, Robert Hack (a)
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Robert Hack
Black and white variant cover by Francesco Francavilla

IDW Publishing: Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #5 (of 5)

Cavan Scott (w)
Derek Charm, Charles Paul Wilson III
Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Cover B: Charles Paul Wilson III
Black and white variant cover by Francesco Francavilla

Tales from Vader’s Castle puts a spooky spin on your favourite characters from a galaxy far, far away…

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader—all under the shadow of Vader’s Castle!

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 Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

IDW Publishing: Star Wars: Solo Graphic Novel Adaptation TPB

Alessandro Ferrari (w)
Roberto Santillo (a)
Eric Jones (c)
ISBN: 978-1-68405-391-9
80 pages/$9.99

Previously solicited for a November release!

Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of Solo: A Star Wars Story, experience the new movie as a beautiful graphic novel combining the wonder of Star Wars with streamlined young-reader friendly designs. This all-ages graphic novel is a must-read for long-time fans and a great introduction for young newcomers!

Combines the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young reader-friendly designs.

IDW Publishing: Star Wars Adventures #15

James Gilarte, Michael Moreci (w)
Mauricet (a & c)
Cover A: Mauricet
Cover B: Arianna Florean
Variant cover by Jon Sommariva
32 pages/$3.99

When an emergency landing separates BB-8 from Poe Dameron, the astromech droid must make friends with the natives to repair their ship and return home to the Resistance.
Plus, an exciting new Flight of the Falcon story!

IDW Publishing: Star Wars Titles ‘Offered again…’

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

In total there are 10 new comics and 2 new collective graphic novels and 3 re-released graphic novels to look forward to.

One of the big announcements at SDCC from IDW was about the new series of ‘Tales from Vader’s Castle’ penned by Cavan Scott. I must admit to being excited about this series and looking at the cover art, it’s going to be something different to what we have ever seen before.

Please remember to check out our weekly publications list every Monday to stay up to date with all Star Wars literature releases.

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’.