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Preview: Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #3

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #3

(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao
In Shops: Apr 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99

In the glory days of the Republic, the Jedi stand as guardians of galactic peace-until a powerful new adversary called the Nihil arrives. Zeen accompanies the Jedi to the Starlight Beacon, a glowing symbol of the Jedi and Republic. where she learns what it means to be a Padawan. Meanwhile, Krix and the Nihil fight their way through a Republic blockade to safety, and Krix begins to wonder who this strange man who helped him really is.

Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #3

Review: Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1

As a huge fan of Star Wars, I never could get enough of the literary canon. The books that encapsulated this world in the years between the original trilogy and Lucas’s second trilogy are some of the best. The books looked to fill those plot holes which fans always wondered about. For the longest time, fans had given up hope on any new movies.

This is exactly why the books filled that crucial void that fans felt. It brought us back to that universe and reminded us of the stakes our heroes had. It is within those books, an auteur like Timothy Zahn gave fans a heartfelt love letter within his sprawling novels. I do enjoy the new ones, but it exists within a world where opportunities to consume Star Wars are numerous. That still includes books but also now podcasts, TV shows, and movies. In IDW Publishing‘s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1 we find some of those same ghosts within these stories.

We are taken to the Trymant System, where a group of young Padawans, under the guidance of Yoda, are on a mission to Bralanak City, to save the people from hyperspace disaster fallout, and where a young Jedi, Lula Talisola, will soon become his brightest. Meanwhile in Bralanak City, we meet Zeen Mralan inhabitant who had been thought their whole lives to beware of the Force. Yoda deploys the Padawans on speeders to save any civilians they can, which leads to a skirmish with some pirates looking to loot the planet. By issue’s end, a secret comes out , which only draws opposition.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1 is an exciting debut issue that stokes the nostalgia from the first six movies of the franchise. The story by Daniel Jose Older is grand and exciting. The art by Harvey Tolibao is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that pushes the narrative on the Star Wars Universe, giving way to more ways to explore.

Story: Daniel Jose Older Art: Harvey Tolibao
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1

(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

IDW joins The High Republic with all-ages adventures tying into the larger High Republic story!

Flaming destruction is coming to Trymant IV! A remnant of the Hyperspace Disaster appears in the sky, and Zeen and her best friend Krix have only minutes to get to the Elders of the Path and find safety! Meanwhile, Master Yoda, Master Baro, and a group of Padawans are racing towards the disaster for a daring rescue mission.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1

Preview: Cutting Edge: Devil’s Mirror #1 (of 2)

Cutting Edge: Devil’s Mirror #1 (of 2)

(W) Francesco Dimitri (A) Mario Alberti (CA) Harvey Tolibao
In Shops: Jan 20, 2021
SRP: $5.99

Tomb Raider meets The Hunger Games in a brand-new series by renowned fantasy author Francesco Dimitri and award-winning Italian artist Mario Alberti.
Brought together by a clandestine corporation, the world’s greatest scientists, artists and entrepreneurs must unite to solve a mystery of epic proportions! The Dodecathlon continues, but time is running out! The team’s last hope is a lost artifact known only as the Devil’s Mirror!

Cutting Edge: Devil's Mirror #1 (of 2)

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Brings a New Era of Jedi Knights to Comics

In its first contribution to Lucasfilm’s bold Star Wars: The High Republic publishing campaign spanning comics and prose, IDW Publishing has announced the February 3rd, 2021 launch of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, an ongoing comic book series set 200 years before the live-action film continuity.

Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, joins artist Harvey Tolibao and colorist Rebecca Nalty for a tale of the Republic’s glory days that — while aimed at middle-grade readers — provides a unique perspective to pivotal moments in the Star Wars timeline that fans of all ages can enjoy.

In Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, the Jedi have long maintained galactic peace… but the coming of a powerful new adversary called the Nihil threatens to end it all. Now, a group of Master Yoda’s young Padawan learners must protect the Republic while learning the lessons that will one day lead them to become powerful Jedi in their own right.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1 will be available with two cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy: Cover A by series artist Harvey Tolibao, and a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by Yael Nathan.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1

Top Philippine Comic Talent Team to Raise Money to Purchase PPE

Working day and night, Filipino health workers tirelessly put their lives on the line in the fight against COVID-19. Throughout the global pandemic, they have proven themselves the real-life counterparts of our favorite comic book heroes. And, much like the superheroes who suit up to save the world, frontliners have their own kind of gear in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Comic Odyssey, in association with Filbar’s and Planet X, and in partnership with Wunderman Thompson Philippines, has launched a fundraising campaign, “#SuitsForHeroes” to help purchase PPE’s for the frontliners. Accessible at SuitsForHeroes.com, Comic Odyssey has pledged to reward each donor’s contribution with store credit which can be used for back issues at Comic Odyssey’s BGC branch.

To promote the campaign, internationally-renowned Filipino comic book artists have graciously donated their time and talents to create artwork that paid tribute to the heroic frontliners. The list of contributors includes Leinil Yu, Stephen Segovia, Kajo Baldisimo, Whilce Portacio, Mico Suayan, and Harvey Tolibao with Levi Ramirez on colors. Towards the end of July, these exclusive pieces will be put up for auction to raise additional funds.

All #SuitsForHeroes proceeds will go to the following: Frontliner Feeders Philippines, Kaya Natin, and Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Incorporated.

Preview: Bloodshot #6

BLOODSHOT #6

Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by BRETT BOOTH
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by DECLAN SHALVEY
Cover B by FRITZ CASS
Cover C by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Pre-Order Edition Cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO
On sale FEBRUARY 12 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

The mysterious Eidolon’s origin finally revealed!

This issue will change Bloodshot forever, and you’ll never guess how it ends!

BLOODSHOT #6

Preview: Fallen World #5 (of 5)

FALLEN WORLD #5 (of 5)

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Colors by ULISES ARREOLA
Letters by JEFF POWELL
Cover Aby ADAM POLLINA
Cover Bby HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover C by RAÚL ALLÉN
Pre-Order Editionby DAVID MACK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 4th

It’s all-out war between Rai and Bloodfather!

Can Bloodshot be saved from his ultimate fate?

What does the future of 4002 hold for these characters? The first answers to what comes next starts here!

FALLEN WORLD #5 (of 5)

Exclusive Preview: Fallen World #5 (of 5)

Fallen World #5 (of 5)

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Cover A by ADAM POLLINA
Cover B by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover C by RAÚL ALLÉN
Pre-Order Edition Cover by DAVID MACK

It’s all-out war between Rai and Bloodfather!
Can Bloodshot be saved from his ultimate fate?
What does the future of 4002 hold for these characters? The first answers to what comes next starts here!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 4th

Fallen World #5

Preview: Magic: The Gathering: Chandra #3

Magic: The Gathering: Chandra #3

Vita Ayala (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a) • Siya Oum (c)

Tibalt’s attacks on Chandra get more personal—and closer to home—as he thrives on her anguish. Meanwhile, Ajani tries to help her make peace with the events of her past, but will Chandra’s outrage be enough to overcome the devilish Planeswalker’s empathic onslaught?

Vita Ayala and Harvey Tolibao continue their exploration of one of Magic’s most popular—and powerful—characters, pushing her closer to the brink than ever before!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Magic: The Gathering: Chandra #3
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