The May 2021 solicitations from Marvel Comics have been revealed and it features seven new comics, but three trade paperback collections.

 

COMIC BOOKS
ON SALE 5th May 2021
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1

ON SALE 12th May 2021
STAR WARS #13
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #5

ON SALE 19th May 2021
STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12

ON SALE 26th May 2021
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10

COLLECTIONS
ON SALE 26th May 2021
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE OLD REPUBLIC VOL. 4 TPB

ON SALE 9th June 2021
STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS VOL. 2 – TARGET VALANCE TPB

ON SALE 23rd June 2021
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER BY GREG PAK VOL. 2 – INTO THE FIRE TPB

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STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #5
CAVAN SCOTT (W)

ARIO ANINDITO (A)

COVER BY PHIL NOTO

VARIANT COVER BY BERNARD CHANG

ATTACK OF THE HUTTS!

  • The HIGH REPUBLIC JEDI clash with HUTT forces. GAMORREANS! NIKTO! BATTLE RANCORS!
  • STARLIGHT BEACON over-run by a creeping alien horror! Can VERNESTRA RWOH and her Padawan IMRI CANTAROS find a way to save Starlight’s infected masses?
  • Plus, KEEVE TRENNIS learns the terrible secret MASTER SSKEER has been carrying for so long. Can she ever trust him again?

32 PGS. / Rated T / $3.99

 

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1
CHARLES SOULE  (W)

STEVE McNIVEN (A)

COVER BY STEVE McNIVEN

BOBA FETT BLACK ARMOR VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN

VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU

ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN  TYLER CHRISTOPHER

THE STAR WARS COMIC EVENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR

Variant Cover
  • The notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has finally landed his greatest prize – HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite for easy transport.
  • Fett will bring the smuggler to TATOOINE to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord JABBA THE HUTT.
  • Sounds easy. What could go wrong?
32 PGS. / Rated T / $3.99

 

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS –
DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
CHARLES SOULE  (W)

STEVE McNIVEN (A)

COVER BY STEVE McNIVEN

SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY STEVE McNIVEN

THIS YEAR’S BLOCKBUSTER STAR WARS COMIC EVENT IN DIRECTOR’S CUT FORM!

  • BOBA FETT will stop at nothing to get the job done. Transporting his latest, greatest bounty—HAN SOLO—should be an easy payday. But there’s just one problem. A BIG one. And someone is going to pay for it…
  • Experience Charles Soul’se epic, space-shattering story in Director’s Cut format, complete with Steve McNiven’s mind-blowing black and white art and more incredible bonus features!
48 PGS. / Rated T / $5.99

 

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12
ETHAN SACKS (W)

PAOLO VILLANELLI (A)

COVER BY MATTIA DE IULIS

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY MATTIA DE IULIS

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK  VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “THE THREAT IN THE SHADOWS”

Empire Strikes Back Variant
  • As VALANCE and his reluctant partner DENGAR race to intercept BOBA FETT and his precious cargo, who are the deadly pursuers that are after them?
  • A dark secret from Valance’s past connection to HAN SOLO may get him killed all these years later.
  • But who is the mysterious leader of an assassination squad that is driving Valance into a life-and-death confrontation with his old friend?
32 PGS. / Rated T / $3.99

 

STAR WARS #13
CHARLES SOULE (W)

RAMON ROSANAS (A)

COVER BY CARLO PAGULAYAN

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY CARLO PAGULAYAN

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK  VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE

ARTIST VARIANT COVER BY TERRY DODSON

ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Action Figure Variant

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “THE HUNT FOR HAN”

  • CHEWBACCA has heard from an old friend with intelligence on the location of notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT, known to be in possession of HAN SOLO.
  • Along with LUKE SKYWALKER, the loyal Wookiee sets off in search of his lost friend, on an adventure to Nar Shadaa… the SMUGGLER’S MOON!
  • But will this mission prevent plucky astromech droid ARTOO DETOO from passing along a crucial message to Luke, one that will affect the fate of the entire Jedi Order…?
Empire Strikes Back Variant

32 PGS. / Rated T / $3.99

 


STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12
GREG PAK (W)

GUIU VILANOVA (A)

COVER BY AARON KUDER

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY AARON KUDER

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK  VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “RESTORATION”

Empire Strikes Back Variant
  • Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the EMPEROR, DARTH VADER faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of CORUSCANT.
  • As he blacks out under the knife, does he still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift towards his son – and the friends who make LUKE SKYWALKER so vulnerable?
  • Don’t miss this next critical new chapter in Vader’s ongoing evolution – featuring the revelation of the first time the Dark Lord learned the name HAN SOLO!
32 PGS. / Rated T / $3.99

 

 

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10
ALYSSA WONG (W)

RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT (A)

COVER BY SWAY

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY SWAY

VARIANT COVER BY RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “THE INVITATION”

Height Variant
  • DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS find themselves cornered by VUKORAH and the UNBROKEN CLAN!
  • Can they pull off a daring escape–even if that means surrendering the NIHIL HYPERDRIVE?
  • And what sets them on a collision course with one of the most deadly BOUNTY HUNTERS in the galaxy?
32 PGS. / Rated T / $3.99

 

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STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS VOL. 2 – TARGET VALANCE TPB
ETHAN SACKS (W)

PAOLO VILLANELLI (A)

COVER BY MATTIA DE IULIS

With precious cargo and a price on his head, Valance must turn to the one person he can trust. But the Unbroken Clan has sent a unique and deadly pair of bounty hunters after him: No one in the galaxy can escape the combined cunning of 4-LOM and Zuckuss! Wounded and on the run, Valance reunites with a long-lost love in a secret rebel base — but the deadliest bounty-hunting duo in the galaxy is closing in, and they brought an army of Clone War–era battle droids with them! As Valance makes a desperate gambit to survive, he’ll risk the wrath of pirates in the Outer Rim…and set himself on a collision course with his old rival Dengar! Plus: Bossk finds himself the hunted rather than the hunter on the forest world of Malastare! Collecting STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #6-11.
136 PGS. / Rated T / $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-92084-5
TRIM SIZE: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16

 

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER BY GREG PAK VOL. 2 — INTO THE FIRE TPB
GREG PAK (W)

RAFFAELE IENCO (A)

COVER BY INHYUK LEE

Darth Vader failed to turn his son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side. Vader sought revenge against those who hid Luke from him for all these years…and in doing so nearly betrayed his master. It did not go unnoticed by Palpatine…and now it is time for Vader’s next lesson. Now, left battered and broken by his punishment, the Dark Lord drags himself across the scorched surface of Mustafar with vengeance on his mind! But as Vader closes in on the key to Palpatine’s greatest secret, the deadly assassin Ochi of Bestoon stands in his way. Vader and Ochi are in for the fight of their lives, with the fate of the Emperor in the balance — but how much of this deadly scenario is Palpatine’s grand plan? Collecting STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #6-11.
120 PGS. / Rated T / $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-92082-1
TRIM SIZE: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16

 

 

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE OLD REPUBLIC VOL. 4 TPB
ROB CHESTNEY, ALEXANDER FREED, JOHN JACKSON MILLER & MORE (W)

ALEX SANCHEZ, DAVE ROSS, GEORGE FREEMAN, DAVID DAZA, ANDREA MUTTI & MORE (A)

COVER BY BENJAMIN CARRÉ

The Sith Empire has returned to the galaxy! Determined to crush the Republic that sent them into exile, the Sith launch an attack on the galaxy’s Outer Rim — with their sights set on the Core Worlds, the heart of galactic unity. The Sith’s Dark Council claims to want peace — but both sides have unleashed spies that could turn the tide of war! And on a frozen world, a lost tribe of Sith cut off from the galaxy is about to have its fate changed forever, as a rebellious outcast discovers ancient secrets that will lead him and his allies to the stars — and beyond! Collecting STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC #1-6, STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC — THE LOST SUNS #1-5, STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH — SPIRAL #1-5 and material from STAR WARS TALES #17 and STAR WARS VISIONARIES.
456 PGS. / Rated T / $39.99
ISBN:  978-1-302-93087-5
TRIM SIZE: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16

 

 

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