This Weeks Publications – 13th January 2020

Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.

Marvel Comics had issues with distribution outside of the US for last weeks release of The Rise of Kylo Ren #2. The rescheduling of this release was very late in the day and although it was available as normal in the US, it was only available via ComiXology and the Marvel App in other areas. Due to this late change, physical copies will not arrive in comic bookstores until this week for some.

If you have missed out on the first 2 issues of The Rise of Kylo Ren, fear not, both issues have now been scheduled for a second printing. Congratulations to Charles Soule and Will Sliney on selling out so quickly!

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Tuesday 14th January 2020


Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu – Manga
(VIZ Media)
World renowned manga artist Akira Himekawa (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess), along with Haruichi (Leia Organa: Ordeal of the Princess), Subaru, and creator team Akira Fukaya and Takashi Kisaki team up for this Star Wars manga anthology that celebrates the legendary Jedi. The manga anthology inspired by Ken Liu’s hit Star Wars novel, Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth. – Rey

Who is Luke Skywalker? Across the galaxies many have heard his name, but few have met the legendary Jedi. There are those who call him a merciless war criminal, others say he’s not even a human, but a droid! Whether he is myth or man, those who claim they’ve encountered the elusive Luke Skywalker all have an unforgettable adventure to share. Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker pairs powerhouse Japanese manga creators with inspiring myths about Luke Skywalker, originally written as a prose novel by best-selling author Ken Liu.

Wednesday 15th January 2020

The Rise of Kylo Ren #2 (of 4)
(Marvel Comics)
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?!
Cover variants; A – Crain, B – Muir

You will be able to find these on sale from your usual high street bookstores, news-stands and online retailers.

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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’.