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January 24, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s around the web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Comic News

  • Marvel has released their comic solicitations for April 2020 which includes their upcoming Star Wars comics. Here’s the rundown for Star Wars.

Star Wars #5 (2020)

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Jesus Saiz
Cover Artist: R.B. Silva
Variant Cover: Chris Sprouse (Empire Strikes Back variant), and Patrick Zircher

The next steps on Luke Skywalker’s search for Jedi wisdom begin here! Following a mysterious vision he received on CLOUD CITY, Luke travels to a lost planet looking for a woman he believes may hold the key to his Jedi future and that of the entire Rebellion. But will he arrive at his destination in time to learn what he needs… or will the evil DARTH VADER get there first?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 22, 2020

Doctor Aphra #1 (2020)

Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Marika Cresta
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar
Variant Covers: Ashley Witter, Chris Sprouse, and Valentina Remenar

NEW CREW, NEW MISSION! With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job! She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 1, 2020

Doctor Aphra #2 (2020)

Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Marika Cresta
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar
Variant Covers: Sara Pichelli

BEWARE THE MAD CITY! DOCTOR APHRA and her new team have tracked the RINGS OF VAALE to a mysterious planet filled with primordial horror. What’s worse, the rings may be cursed…a malediction that could already be tearing Aphra’s crew apart. Will they escape the terror of the cursed planet with the precious rings or succumb to the creeping madness pervading the ancient world?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 29, 2020

Bounty Hunters #3

Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Cover Artist: Lee Bermejo
Variant Covers: Michael Golden, and Chris Sprouse (Empire Strikes Back variant)

DUEL TO THE DEATH…AS THE SCOREKEEPER WILLS! Bossk confronts Valance in the ultimate heavyweight battle…and only one bounty hunter will remain standing when the dust clears. The mysterious Nakano Lash finally resurfaces, threatening to plunge the underworld into an all-out war between two of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the galaxy. Every bounty hunter, including the fearsome BOBA FETT, is after Lash. But what truly drives Fett to hunt down this particular quarry? Is it for the payday or…vengeance?! What exactly happened to Boba, Valance and Lash on that ill-fated mission so many years ago…?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 8, 2020

Darth Vader #3 (2020)

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Raffaele Ienco
Cover Artist: Inhyuk Lee
Variant Covers: Aaron Kuder, and Chris Sprouse (Empire Strikes Back variant)

GHOSTS OF VADER’S PAST! 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!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 15, 2020

Star Wars: The Action Figure Variant Covers #1

Artist: John Tyler Christopher
Cover Artist/Variant Cover Artist: John Tyler Christopher

Get the ultimate Star Wars action figure collection — in one single, giant-sized comic book! As a child, John Tyler Christopher spent his days playing with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and his beloved Boba Fett. As an adult, Christopher has spent the last five years drawing the greatest heroes and villains of the galaxy far, far away in a stellar series of Action Figure Variant Covers to Marvel’s Star Wars titles — which have become as sought-after among fans as the original toys! Now, almost 100 of Christopher’s covers — featuring everyone from Ackbar to Zuckuss — are assembled, in all their full-size glory, in this instant collector’s item issue. And you don’t even have to agonize over taking them out of the box!

Details: 104 pages, One-Shot, Rated T, $9.99
Release Date: April 29, 2020

Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple TPB

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Pencillers: Paolo Villanelli, and Ruairi Coleman
Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

Leading into Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the third-person action-adventure Star Wars title from Lucasfilm and Respawn Entertainment, DARK TEMPLE follows Jedi Master Eno Cordova and his impulsive Padawan, Cere Junda, on their most dangerous mission yet! The Jedi Council has sent them to the remote planet Ontotho to oversee the peaceful excavation of a recently discovered temple. But Cordova and Junda soon learn that what surrounds the temple may be even more dangerous than the mysteries within it! Clandestine local resistance forces and ruthless corporate security troops wage a war for the fate of Ontotho — and the Jedi are caught in the middle! Who are the deadly Tomb Guardians, and what are they protecting? What secrets lie deep within the hidden temple? The race is on to find out! Collecting STAR WARS: JEDI FALLEN ORDER — DARK TEMPLE #1-5.

Details: 136 pages, Parental Advisory SLC, $17.99
Release Date: May 13, 2020

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol. 4 TPB

Writers: Rob Williams, Brandon Badeaux, Jeremy Barlow, Thomas Andrews, and John Wagner
Pencillers: Brandon Badeaux, Michel Lacombe, Colin Wilson, Dustin Weaver, Francisco Ruiz Velasco, Carlos Ezquerra, and Chris Brunner
Cover Artist: Brandon Badeaux

The war against the Empire continues! Months after the Death Star’s destruction, the Rebel Alliance has begun the fight to dismantle the Empire piece by piece. Rebel strategist Jorin Sol has been rescued from the enemy’s clutches — but is he now friend or foe? And Luke Skywalker’s childhood pal Imperial Lieutenant Janek “Tank” Sunber claims he wants to join the Rebellion — but Princess Leia thinks it’s a trap. Can Luke still trust his old friend? Plus: The cross-time “Vector” saga continues! Bounty hunter Boba Fett takes on a series of deadly assignments! Lando Calrissian moves to Cloud City! And more! Collecting STAR WARS: REBELLION #1-16, STAR WARS: BOBA FETT — OVERKILL and STAR WARS: BOBA FETT #1/2 — and material from STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC/REBELLION #0 and STAR WARS TALES #3, #15, #17 and #21.

Details: 496 pages, Rated T, $44.99
Release Date: May 20, 2020

The Rise of Kylo Ren TPB

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Will Sliney
Cover Artist: Clayton Crain

With Ben Solo’s fall comes Kylo Ren’s rise! As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker’s nephew and protégé, Ben Solo 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 Ben has Darth Vader’s blood in his veins. Voices from both his past and future tell him who he must be. He will shatter, he will be reforged and his destiny will be revealed. Snoke awaits. The Knights of Ren await. Ben Solo’s path to his true self begins here. Collecting STAR WARS: RISE OF KYLO REN #1-4.

Details: 112 pages, Rated T, $15.99
Release Date: May 13, 2020

Movie & Television News

  • Star Wars Resistance season two will be coming to a close with this weekend’s finale on January 26th. Here’s a preview for the last episode.

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 will be getting a weekly release schedule on Disney+. The series will debut on February 21st. Here’s a new trailer for the new season.

  • Disney+ is coming to the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on March 24th.

Toy & Collectible News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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