Comics Corner: 9/9/2020

It’s only natural that we start off a new weekly feature on an extremely slow week for Star Wars comics publishing. No new issues are releasing this week from either Marvel or all-ages publisher IDW, but we do still have two releases.

NOTE: Every week, we’ll bring you all the Star Wars comics that are releasing to stores. We’ll cover single issues and collected editions, along with any specialty items available only in comic book stores.

Darth Vader (2020) #3, 2nd Printing

Star Wars Darth Vader #3

Written by Greg Pak, Art by Raffaele Ienco Cover by In-Hyuk Lee

Originally published at the end of July, this third issue of Greg Pak’s initial arc on the Darth Vader series, Vader visits Naboo searching for more information on who and how the existence of his son Luke was kept from him. This second printing features a new cover by In-Hyuk Lee.

The full solicitation text:

•  In his quest to destroy everyone who hid the existence of his son, Luke Skywalker, from him, Darth Vader has formed an unlikely partnership with an eerie shadow from his previous life.
•  Now they return to Naboo where a powerful new host of vengeful ghosts awaits them.
•  Delve deeper into Vader’s past than you thought possible with this shocking tale of tragedy and revenge!
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Previews World has a multipage preview available. You can find this reprint at your local comic book shop or online at Midtown Comics for $3.99.

Age of Resistance Hardcover Collection

Star Wars Age of Resistance

Written by Various Writers, Art by Various Artists

This hardcover collection pulls together every Age of Resistance (aka the Sequel Trilogy) era comic from Marvel’s recent “Age of” line covering each of the three main eras of the Skywalker Saga. Individual stories featuring Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and others, along with a special issue are all included.

The full solicitation text:

Concluding the Age of Star Wars – epic adventures featuring your favorite characters from all three film trilogies! This final volume spotlights the heroes of the Resistance and the villains of the First Order! Witness the moments that define them and the incredible battles that shaped them – and their eternal conflict between light and darkness! Solo stories shine a light on major figures from Star Wars Episodes VII-IX – including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, Vice Admiral Holdo…and the lovable BB-8! But in the growing darkness, Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke, Captain Phasma and General Hux are waiting! Collecting STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE – CAPTAIN PHASMA, FINN, GENERAL HUX, KYLO REN, POE DAMERON, REY, ROSE TICO, SUPREME LEADER SNOKE and SPECIAL. Rated T

This hardcover releases early to the direct market (comic shops), with wide release (book stores, Amazon, etc.) on September 22nd. Two trade paperbacks covering the Age of Resistance heroes and villains are already available. Unless you specifically collect hardcovers, I recommend picking up the two paperbacks as you’ll save money depending on where you make your purchase.

Adam Soucie
Adam has been a Star Wars fan for as long as he can remember, dating back to watching the original trilogy on VHS and collecting his first action figures with the Power of the Force launch in 1995. His favorite character is Kanan Jarrus, and his favorite piece of Star Wars is the Rebels animated series.