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All the new Star Wars comics, graphic novels, and collections arriving in 2021 and beyond

Star Wars #18 variant cover
Star Wars #18 variant cover (Image credit: Chris Sprouse (Marvel Comics))

Disney Plus' The Mandalorian has shown that Star Wars can be more than just a movie franchise, but comic book fans have known its versatility for decades thanks to the massive armada of Star Wars comics in the late '70s from Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics.

Marvel Comics is currently the primary home for Star Wars comics to hardcore fans, as they're confirmed in-continuity with the movies and TV shows. The House of Ideas currently has five ongoing Star Wars titles - Star Wars, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, Bounty Hunters, and The High Republic.

The first four titles are all set in the time period between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and they are in the midst of a 34-part crossover called 'War of the Bounty Hunters,' centered around Boba Fett transporting Han Solo's carbonite-frozen body to Jabba the Hutt. Turns out, some people want to save him - but a couple of bounty hunters also want to snake that reward out from under Fett - including Solo: The Star Wars Story's Qi'ra (played by Emilia Clarke), who recently made her surprise comic book debut.

Although 'War of the Bounty Hunters' hasn't yet ended, readers already know Qi'ra is destined for her own follow-up comic book series titled Star Wars: Crimson Reign.

Meanwhile, IDW has been serving an all-ages counterpoint to those with several tremendous Star Wars ongoings and limited series, including an adaptation of Greg Rucka's prose novel Smuggler's Run.

One thing conspicuously absent from the comic book lines to date has been any tie-in to Disney Plus's The Mandalorian. Disney announced plans to eventually create Mandalorian comics back in June 2020, but to date, Mandalorian comics have been MIA.

And that's not to mention the numerous new Star Wars collections coming out at almost a weekly clip from Marvel, IDW, Viz, and others, putting recent arcs all in one place and, in some cases, bringing back in print storylines that haven't been available for years.

Here's a week-by-week rundown of new Star Wars comics:

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Wednesday, October 20

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Wednesday, October 27

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Wednesday, November 3

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  • Star Wars: The High Republic #11 by writer Cavan Scott and artist Georges Jeanty
  • Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #10 by writer Daniel Jose Older and artist Toni Bruno
  • Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith Omnibus HC Collects Jedi - The Dark Side #1 - #5; Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan - The Aurorient Express #1 and #2; Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan - Last Stand on Ord Mantel #1 - #3; Jedi Council - Acts of War #1 - #4; Episode I - The Phantom Menace #1/2 and #1 - #4; Episode I - Anakin Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi; and Star Wars Tales #1, #3, #5, #7, #9-10, #13-14, #20. and #24

Wednesday, November 10

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Wednesday, November 17

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Wednesday, November 24

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Wednesday, December 1

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  • Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1 (of 5) by writer Charles Soule and artist Steven Cummings
  • Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #11 by writer Daniel José Older and artist Harvey Tolibao

Wednesday, December 8

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Wednesday, December 15

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Wednesday, December 22

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Wednesday, December 29

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Wednesday, February 8, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

  • Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus Vol. 1 hardcover Collects  Star Wars: Republic #78-80, Star Wars: Purge, Star Wars: Purge - Seconds To Die, Star Wars: Purge - The Hidden Blade, Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist #1-2, Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Lost Command #1-5, Star Wars: Dark Times #1-17, Star Wars: Dark Times - Blue Harvest #0, Star Wars: Dark Times - Out Of The Wilderness #1-5 And Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ghost Prison #1-5 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Chris Arrant

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)