This Weeks Publications – 27th January 2020

Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Wednesday 29th January 2020

Star Wars (2020) #2
(Marvel Comics)
“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 rag tag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will! 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)!
Cover variants; Direct – Saiz, ESB Variant – Sprouse, Story, Menon, Variant – Oliver

The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 (of 4) Second Printing
(Marvel Comics)
WITH BEN SOLO’S FALL… COMES KYLO REN’S RISE!
Young Ben Solo is legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker’s most promising pupil. As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, as well as Luke’s own nephew, Ben has the potential to be a great force for light in the galaxy. But the Skywalker legacy casts a long shadow, the currents of the dark side run deep, and Darth Vader’s blood runs in Ben’s veins. Voices call from both his past and his future, telling him who he must be. He will shatter, he will be reforged, his destiny will be revealed. Snoke awaits. The Knights of Ren await. Ben Solo’s path to his true self begins here.
Cover variants; Spot colour variant – Crain

 

Star Wars Adventures #30
(IDW Publishing)
Learn more about the heroes and villains of The Rise of Skywalker! In this issue, the spotlight falls on Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his unstoppable First Order army!
Includes a special installment of Tales from Wild Space, where the crew of the Star Herald swing into action themselves!
Cover variants; A – Florean, B – Buisán, RI – Charm

Star Wars Adventures Omnibus Vol. 1
(IDW Publishing)
Travel to a galaxy far, far away as a rotating cast of characters (and creators!) journey through Star Wars history! Characters major and minor, classic and new, expand the world of Star Wars into new territory, telling larger-than-life stories that encapsulate the breadth of the galactic struggle between good and evil for a new generation of fans.
For fans of all ages with a mix of old and new characters, Star Wars Adventures will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike!
Collects issues #0-8, 10, 11, the 2018 Free Comic Book Day issue, and the 2018 Annual

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

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’.