This Weeks Publications – 2nd May 2022

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Hello there! Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.

With the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ TV series only days away, we have the launch of the new Marvel Comics mini-series Obi-Wan launching this week. The series is written by Christopher Cantwell and features artwork by Ario Anindito. As with any first issue to a new series, there are lots of variant covers available too!

Also, issue 210 of Star Wars Insider lands at Newsstands. Check out their amazing time limited subscription offer for May 4th and save a huge 44% on the cover price!

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Star Wars Insider #210
(Titan Magazines)
This issue Insider celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2022). Rena Owen, the actor who played Kaminoan cloner Tuan We, talks about the making of the movie and her recent return in The Bade Batch (2021-present), and discover how Attack of the Clones drew upon medieval storytelling for the epic romance between Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. There’s also an exclusive interview with prequel concept artist Iain McCaig, including some inspirational advice for budding Star Wars artists.
To subscribe, just visit HERE and use the promotion code “MAY4”.
The offer is valid April 29 through to May 8.


Foil Retailer Variant

Virgin Retailer Variant

Wednesday 4th May 2022

Direct – Noto
Obi-Wan #1 (of 5)
(Marvel Comics)
Fast approaches the ultimate destiny of one of the Jedi’s most renowned masters!
•  As he spends his final days in the remote deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes time to reflect on — and record — key moments of a heroic life long-lived.
•  Writing in old leather-bound journals from his hermit’s hut, Obi-Wan remembers his days as a young Jedi Initiate, his trials as a Padawan, the crucible of Jedi Knighthood and the Clone Wars, and some of the earliest challenges he faced as a true Master of the Force!
•  In this tale, Obi-Wan considers a watershed Youngling adventure he narrowly survived on Coruscant when he was but eight years of age…
•  This is just the beginning of his Jedi journey!

Movie Variant
Variant – Gist

Variant – Anindito
Japanese Creator Variant – Momoko

Mike Mayhew Studios Exclusive (Trade Dress) – Mayhew
Mike Mayhew Studios Exclusive (Virgin) – Mayhew

Things From Another World Exclusive (Trade Dress) – Lashley

Things From Another World Exclusive (Virgin) – Lashley

Unknown Comic Books Exclusive (Trade Dress) – Nakayama
Unknown Comic Books Exclusive (Virgin) – Nakayama

Star Wars (2020) #23
(Marvel Comics)
PART 2 OF 3 “The Last Division”
• The fate of THE REBEL ALLIANCE FLEET is at stake, as its last remaining divisions face off in battle against the brutal tactics of COMMANDER ELLIAN ZAHRA and her crew on the TARKIN’S WILL.
• For Zahra, this fight is personal; her revenge will not be complete until every life lost on THE DEATH STAR is avenged.
• Epic space warfare in the true STAR WARS manner!

Direct – Pagulayan
Variant – Lashley

Traitor of Dawn – Renaud
Action Figure (Yak Face) – JTC

Cover – Noto
The High Republic Vol. 3 – Jedi’s End (TPB)
(Marvel ISBN 978-1-302-93277-0)
The history-making saga of the High Republic era continues! With the stakes higher than ever before and time running out quickly, the Jedi must mount a daring rescue! The Nihil base is square in their sights — and Sskeer insists on going with them, no matter his condition. But a floating fortress at the heart of No Space will not be an easy target — will the best plan be a full-on attack, or an undercover infiltration? The way of the Jedi allows only one answer. Let battle commence…and may the Force be with our heroes!
Plus: Discover the true origins of Marchion Ro, the Eye of the Nihil and sworn enemy of the Jedi Order!
COLLECTING: Star Wars: The High Republic (2021) 11-15 and Star Wars: The High Republic — Eye of the Storm 1-2
Available from Amazon UK and Amazon US

Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus Vol. 1 (HC)
The Old Republic has fallen — and the Empire is rising! In the aftermath of Episode III, Sith lord Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on the galaxy as his enforcer Darth Vader leads a brutal purge to wipe out the Jedi Order! Marked for death, Jedi master K’Kruhk must protect the younglings under his care, as master Dass Jennir finds refuge with a crew of smugglers. But to survive, will they abandon their heroic ideals? Meanwhile, the relentless Vader must rescue an officer’s son and defend the Emperor from an uprising — by any means necessary! Witness the beginnings of the Galactic Empire!
COLLECTING: Star Wars: Republic (2002) 78-80, Star Wars: Purge (2005) 1, Star Wars: Purge – Seconds to Die (2009) 1, Star Wars: Purge – The Hidden Blade (2010) 1, Star Wars: Purge – The Tyrant’s Fist (2012) 1-2, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command (2011) 1-5, Star Wars: Dark Times (2006) 1-17, Star Wars: Dark Times – Blue Harvest (2009) 0, Star Wars: Dark Times – Out of the Wilderness (2011) 1-5, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison (2012) 1-5
Available from Amazon UK and Amazon US

Cover – Sanda
ISBN 978-1-3029-3417-0

Cover – Wilkins

You will be able to find these on sale from your usual high street bookstores, news-stands, and online retailers. Please help support Jedi News by purchasing your books using the links to the Amazon websites in this article – happy reading!

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