In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the first Star Wars film this May, IDW Publishing and the multi award-winning imprint, Library of American Comics present Volume One of Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic which contains 575 sequential strips from its premiere run March 11, 1979 to October 5, 1980. Included are every Sunday’s title header and “bonus” panels in meticulously restored original color, making this the first-ever complete collection of this comics classic as they originally appeared. During the five years Star Wars Comics first appeared, early fans were treated to a total of twenty-seven storylines that remain some of the best “Classic Star Wars” era tales ever told.
In this first of three volumes, a stunning image of Darth Vader graces the cover and the most beloved original Star Wars characters journey through space along with new characters in new worlds never seen in the feature films. These daily adventure comic strips brought all the action of the movie directly into people’s homes for the first time.
Initially the color Sundays and B&W dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. When the strip launched, Russ Manning accurately predicted that “People today can’t get enough science fiction, especially if it is original and full of creative adventure. The Star Wars characters are like Mickey Mouse. They will be loved forever.” These strips reflect a simpler time in the franchise’s history and are a “must-have” for both the hardcore and casual Star Wars fan.
The books are produced under license, and in cooperation with Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm.
Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Volume 1
11” x 8.5” landscape hardcover, 260 pp, $49.99
Available May 2017
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #13
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Phil Noto
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
It’s Terex’s army versus Black Squadron – and Black Squadron is outnumbered! Plus, Poe is stranded with only a battle-reluctant commando droid between him and his enemies. Snap Wexley may have a trick or two up his sleeve to help Black Leader fight!
At Star Wars Celebration, the first trailer for season 4 of Star Wars: Rebels was released, the final season of the beloved animated series. Destinies are revealed in the final season of Star Wars: Rebels.
Star Wars: Rebels returns fall 2017.
Announced on the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Disney Licensed Publishing, an imprint of Disney Book Group, LLC, has granted IDW Publishing the license to create and publish new Star Wars comic books aimed at younger readers.
The launch title, Star Wars Adventures,, is timed for Fall 2017, and part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” publishing program, which will release an exciting array of content leading-up to the next cinematic chapter in the ongoing space saga.
This new deal between Disney Licensed Publishing and IDW will build upon the already strong relationship they share, having previously published reprint Star Wars content in a variety of formats such as Micro Collectors Fun Packs, and the award-winning Artist’s Editions. In addition, a series of new collections of classic Star Wars newspaper strips will be available beginning in May.
Storyline details and creative teams for Star Wars Adventures will be made public in a future announcement.
As revealed at Star Wars celebration….
Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Arriving in your galaxy December 15.
Two of the biggest comics in the industry collide as Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra cross over for the first time! Today, Marvel has released a first look inside Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1 – the first chapter in a blockbuster five-part story kicking off May 10th! Superstar writers Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen join forces once again to combine their two hit series for an epic crossover in the mighty Marvel manner!
Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side-by-side into the darkest corners of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams with Doctor Aphra! The good Doctor has an offer for this flyboy farm boy – help her, and she’ll provide him with information crucial on his quest to become a Jedi. With an offer he can’t refuse on the table, this unlikely duo finds themselves deep into the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Can Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will the Citadel’s Queen and the dark forces lurking within make their journey a one-way trip?!
Kicking off in this oversized one-shot, Kieron Gillen ans artist Marco Checchetto kick this epic story off in grand style! Then, the adventure continues later that month in the pages of Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra!
Featuring covers by Marco Checchetto, Rod Reis, Chris Samnee, and Michael Walsh.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #6
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Kev Walker (CA) Karmome Shirahama
In Shops: Apr 12, 2017
Aphra Jr. and Sr. have stumbled upon an ancient Jedi citadel… but it appears that some form of life has survived… and they are NOT happy to be disturbed.
Celebrate Marvel Comics’ Star Wars with a box set that you’ll need the strength of the Force to lift! Enjoy adaptations of every film in the series so far, plus a special prelude to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Follow Luke Skywalker and the Rebels into all new adventures with the first collection of Marvel’s best-selling new Star Wars series, and turn to the dark side with Darth Vader’s own debut volume! Then savor a stunning gallery of Star Wars covers by Marvel’s greatest artists. It’s the ultimate celebration of cinema’s greatest space epic in comic book form!
Relive the complete Marvel Comics Star Wars saga in one complete, stunning package light years ahead of any other collection complete with 12 premiere hardcovers chronicling the history of a galaxy far, far away!
The Star Wars Box Set Slipcase is only available in extremely limited quantities, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Star Wars history. This slipcase will arrive in local comic shops April 2017 containing the following volumes:
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Premiere HC
Star Wars: ATttack of the Clones Premiere HC
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Premiere HC
Star Wars: A New Hope Premiere HC
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Premiere HC
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Premiere HC
Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens – Shattered Empire Premiere HC
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation Premiere HC
Star Wars Vol. 1 Premiere HC
Star Wars: Darth Vader VOL. 1 Premiere HC
Star Wars: Heroes for a New Hope Premiere HC
Star Wars: The Marvel Covers VOL. 1 Premiere HC
Star Wars Box Set Poster
Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #1
(W) Jody Houser (A) Emilio Laiso, Oscar Bazaldua Nava (CA) Phil Noto
In Shops: Apr 05, 2017
The Rebellion is here! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super-weapon – the Death Star. New heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans to destroy the new super-weapon. Written by Jody Houser (MAX RIDE) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (STAR WARS ANNUAL; HERCULES), join as the story is set up for the epic saga to follow…
Star Wars #30
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Stuart Immonen
In Shops: Apr 05, 2017
It seems a battle from Yoda’s past has come to Luke’s present! Luke has stumbled upon the last native on the planet… and the stonepower is strong with this one!