Lit Marvel Star Wars: General News & Trades Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Jedi Ben, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Mar 26, 2013
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    So I just read Vader Down yesterday - awesome, awesome, awesome. I really want to pick up Vader Vol. 3 now but I feel like I need to cut back on my spending haha.
  2. TrandoJedi Jedi Master

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    It's awesome mainly because of this.
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  3. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    True. We're limited to known info, either by solicit or Amazon-fishing.

    But, items on the Omnibus/OHC level have turned up out of the blue in Marvel's solicits!

    So no, it's not impossible that there could be some surprise announcement, however the odds are against as Marvel's catalogue for the rest of 2017 has been published and Star Wars OHC2 looks to be it for this year. Which suggests there could be quite a few for 2018.

    I'd add I'm only counting new material - there is the Vader Omnibus in a few months.
  4. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Mar 26, 2013
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    Honestly, that part was cool but it felt very fanservicey to me. My favorite part was the interaction between Vader and Leia.
  5. iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight

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  6. bsmith7174 Jedi Knight

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    August 2017 solicitations

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    STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC – MACE WINDU #1 (of 5)
    MATT OWENS (W) • DENYS COWAN (A)
    Cover by JESUS SAIZ
    Variant Cover by RAHZZAH
    Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
    Homage Variant Cover by Javier RODRIGUEZ
    MOVIE VARIANT AND ANIMATION VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
    For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!
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    STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #1
    KIERON GILLEN (W) • MARC LAMING (A)
    Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
    Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
    • Doctor Aphra has a troubled past full of parental drama and war.
    • But what about her Wookiee shadow, Black Krrsantan?
    • Find out just how this Wookiee warrior is as frightening as they say…
    • …and then some!
    40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
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    STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #11
    KIERON GILLEN (W) • KEV WALKER (A)
    Cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA
    Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
    • Aphra’s mission to make quick credits by auctioning off an ancient Jedi artifact is going to plan…
    • That is, until it isn’t.
    • Meanwhile, a dark figure from Aphra’s past decides to make an appearance…
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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    STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1
    DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI (W) • FERNANDO BLANCO (A)
    Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
    Variant Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
    • Cassian Andor is one of the top intelligence agents in the ranks of the Rebel Alliance, ably assisted by his reprogrammed Imperial security droid, K-2SO.
    • But naturally, the two weren’t always on the same side of the Galactic Civil War.
    • Now, for the first time, read the story of the pair’s first contentious meeting! It is very likely not to go well.
    40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
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    STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #5 (of 6)
    JODY HOUSER (W) • EMILIO LAISO (A)
    Cover by PHIL NOTO
    • The Star Wars story continues!
    • Rogue One, the small rebel crew comprising Jyn Erso and friends, has arrived on Scarif!
    • But much danger lays in the path between the rebels and the Death Star plans….
    • Including never-before-seen moments!
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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    STAR WARS #34 & #35
    JASON AARON (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
    Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
    Issue #34 - Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by DANIEL ACUñA
    Issue #35 - Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by AMY REEDER
    Action Figure Variant CoverS by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
    • Two issues featuring tales of the Star Wars underworld!
    • First, Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits!
    • Then, Han and Chewie go back to smuggling…for a Hutt?!
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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    STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #18
    CHARLES SOULE (W) • ANGEL UNZUETA (A)
    Cover by PHIL NOTO
    Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by TRADD MOORE
    • Jess Pava and Kare Kun are on a mission to expose the First Order to the rest of the galaxy!
    • Meanwhile, Poe Dameron and Snap Wexley are tracking down Oddy Muva – the traitor!
    • Black Squadron divided!
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    DARTH VADER #4
    Charles Soule (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A/C)
    Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
    • Vader’s first mission isn’t going well.
    • The dark side is the way of power.
    • But no one said it would be easy.
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  7. BeesInABar Jedi Knight

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    Sep 20, 2015
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    Lando! I was hoping for Lando/Aphra, but this will be great also.


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  8. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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  9. bsmith7174 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 17, 2015
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    Light reflecting from the TIE Fighter's green lasers
  10. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Jul 19, 1999
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    You sure they're not doing a covert Skrull crossover?
  11. TheWordWizard Jedi Youngling

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    May 4, 2017
    I recently started buying the Marvel Star Wars trades (I don't buy single issues, mostly for the sake of organization), and found after getting a few that there's hardcovers now too. Would anybody who's more knowledgeable on the subject be able to tell me: is it likely all the comics will be collected in hardback volumes? I really prefer how they look on the shelf and how they feel in hand to the paperbacks, but I'd also hate to have a mismatched library. Any help with this would be much appreciated! :)
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  12. SatineNaberrie Jedi Master

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    Darth Vader #4 cover

    Vader: "I've fallen and I can't get up"
  13. TrandoJedi Jedi Master

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    Marvel has got to put the Skrulls somewhere right? Why not infiltrate the Star Wars universe? Lets have Reed and Sue show up to! That's where they have been since Secret Wars! Brilliant!
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  14. Qel Jedi Master

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    Jan 8, 2007
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    Well those of us who have bought some sure hope so...

    To date there are two volumes of Star Wars (Collecting TPB Vol 1-4), second of which is out next month. Two volumes of Darth Vader collecting the whole series, this is also being released as a single hardback volume later in the year. The Kanan series got its own hardback. Chewbacca, Leia and Lando are collected in 'Heroes for a New Hope', Shattered Empire was released on its own as a hardback.

    Beyond this to my knowledge nothing has been announced so we're really waiting on announcements for a lot of titles at this point, Obi-Wan & Anakin, Han Solo, Darth Maul, Poe Dameron etc.
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  15. redxavier Jedi Grand Master

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    Now that you point that out, I can't help but notice that with the lasers going behind them, it shouldn't be lighting up their front and faces...
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  16. iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight

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    Nov 23, 2012
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    Up to this point, I have only bought hardcovers. I also read a lot of Marvel's other comics, and a lot of them do not receive hardcovers. In general, Star Wars comics sell pretty well, so it's possible Marvel will release hardcovers for all of it. Poe Dameron's sales haven't been as good as some of the other series', so I am not certain it will get a hardcover release. However, Kanan's sales weren't great by the end, and it still got a hardcover. So I guess we'll just have to wait and see, if Poe Dameron starts getting hardcovers then it'll probably be safe to say just about anything will.

    Also, something else to consider is that you could end up waiting much longer for a hardcover. The Obi-Wan & Anakin TPB came out in July 2016, but there is no sign of it getting a hardcover release before 2018. I don't mind the wait, but it might influence your decision.
  17. TheWordWizard Jedi Youngling

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    May 4, 2017
    Alright, so I haven't missed anything announcements-wise (I knew of all the hardcovers Qel listed). Thanks for the info! I think I'll just deal with a mixed collection for now: get hardcovers of what's available, and paperbacks of what's not. If I have to double-dip, well there's worse things in life. :p
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  18. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    That may legitimately be my favourite 2 pages that Marvel has put out. Hell even Vader's slaughter of the rebels on the Profundity isn't as epic as the smack down he laid here. But, to be perfectly fair, Vader only had a hallway of Rebels and about 40 seconds to deal with (and he had to milk about 15 seconds with breathing / igniting his lightsaber, obviously).
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  19. Qel Jedi Master

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    Jan 8, 2007
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    Good to see we'll be getting some more issues featuring Sana.

    Really need to catch up on my reading so what do I do? buy a bunch of discounted legends epic collections in the latest digital sale.... at least they weren't physical copies I guess.
    Last edited by Qel, May 29, 2017
  20. jafo Jedi Master

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    Oct 20, 2001
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    YES! I've just received my comics for this month and Marvel have reinstated the free digital comics. No more having to send the codes and photos of the comics off to get the digital copies.
    So happy at the change in this policy back to what it was in the beginning
  21. gioA Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 13, 2014
    Is Vader down in any of the hardback editions?
  22. iPodwithnomusic Jedi Knight

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    Nov 23, 2012
    star 3

    The Darth Vader volume 2 hardcover includes all five of the Vader Down issues.
  23. Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master

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    May 4, 2015
    star 4
    Vader Down had six issues.
  24. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    Jul 30, 2015
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    Ha! And you believed he guy at the comic book store. He sold you a variant cover and told you it was an issue six


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  25. bsmith7174 Jedi Knight

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    September 2017 comic solicitations

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    JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - CAPTAIN PHASMA #1 & 2 (of 4)
    KELLY THOMPSON (W) • MARCO CHECCHETTO (A)
    CoverS by PAUL RENAUD
    ISSUE #1 - VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS
    ISSUE #1 - BLACK AND WHITE VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS
    ISSUE #1 - FUNKO VARIANT COVER BY DIEGO OLORTEGUI
    ISSUE #1 - WHERE’S PHASMA VARIANT COVER BY TODD NAUCK
    ISSUE #1 - HOMAGE VARIANT COVER BY PAULINA GANUCHEAU
    ISSUE #1 - YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
    ISSUE #1 - BLANK & MOVIE VARIANT COVERS ALSO AVAILABLE
    ISSUE # 2 - VARIANT COVER BY TBA
    ISSUE # 2 - VARIANT COVER BY GREG HILDEBRANDT
    ISSUE # 2 - MOVIE VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
    As the excitement ramps up for this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order’s biggest defeat to the doorstep of this holiday season’s biggest blockbuster! Written by Kelly Thompson (HAWKEYE, STAR WARS ANNUAL 2016) and drawn by Marco Checchetto (STAR WARS: SHATTERED EMPIRE, STAR WARS: SCREAMING CITADEL), Captain Phasma will recondition you to love Star Wars again!
    32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
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    STAR WARS ANNUAL #3
    JASON LATOUR (W) • MICHAEL WALSH (A/C)
    Variant Cover by ROD REIS
    • The Rebel Alliance is on the lookout for a new secret base!
    • Rebellion leader Princess Leia goes with Han Solo to scope out a secret hideout only he knows…
    • …as well as the group of killers who want him dead!
    40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
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    STAR WARS #36
    JASON AARON (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
    Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
    Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
    Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
    • The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long.
    • There’s no way they are prepared to deal with this rescue.
    • That’s right — Artoo is ready to take action!
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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    STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #12
    KIERON GILLEN (W) • KEV WALKER (A)
    Cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA
    Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by NICK ROCHE
    VADER IS BACK!
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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    DARTH VADER #5
    Charles Soule (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A/C)
    Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON
    • He began his journey as a Jedi with wonder and hope.
    • Now it is time to put away childish things.
    • Vader’s first and most vital test as a Sith concludes.
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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    STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #19
    CHARLES SOULE (W) • ANGEL UNZUETA (A)
    Cover by PHIL NOTO
    Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
    • Black Squadron is reunited once again…
    •…and together they share a common goal…
    • The First Order must be stopped!
    • But at what cost?
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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    STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC - MACE WINDU #2 (OF 5)
    MATTHEW OWENS (W) • DENYS COWAN (A)
    Cover by JESUS SAIZ
    Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
    VARIANT COVER BY TBA
    • On a planet of near-perpetual darkness, the Jedi must bring light.
    • Mace finds both his faith and skill tested.
    • For is it truly the place of the Jedi to go to war?
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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    STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #6 (of 6)
    JODY HOUSER (W) • EMILIO LAISO (A)
    Cover by PHIL NOTO
    • Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, along with their ragtag team of Rebel activists, are on the hunt for the Imperial Death Star plans.
    • But the Empire is not going to back down without a fight.
    • Will the Rebels succeed? Or with the Empire destroy them without batting an eye?
    • Read the conclusion of the epic blockbuster film!
    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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