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The December solicitations from Marvel Comics have been revealed and it features seven new comics, and two new trade paperback.

The prize piece of the release news is the solicitation for Age of Republic; the first in a new series with the moniker Age Of…  to spread the entire Star Wars timeline.  December will see one-shots in this series featuring Qui-Gon Jin and Darth Maul!

Oh, and lets not forget the return of The Hunter from Marvel’s original Star Wars run in Han Solo: Imperial Cadet!!!

Here is the run-down:

COMIC BOOKS

ON SALE 5th December 2018
STAR WARS #58
STAR WARS: AGE OF THE REPUBLIC – QUI-GON JIN #1

ON SALE 11th December 2018
STAR WARS: AGE OF THE REPUBLIC – DARTH MAUL #1
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #27
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #2

ON SALE 19th December 2018
DARTH VADER #25
STAR WARS: SOLO ADAPTATION #3


COLLECTIONS

ON SALE 9th January 2019
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOL. 4 TPB

ON SALE 30th January 2019
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER: DARK LORD OF THE SITH VOL. 4 – THE BLACK FORTRESS TPB

The full details follow:


COMIC BOOKS

This is the Age of Star Wars! STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC, AGE OF REBELLION and AGE OF RESISTANCE chronologically tell a series of spectacular adventures featuring your favourite characters from ALL THREE STAR WARS TRILOGIES!

Starting with AGE OF REPUBLIC this December, writer Jody Houser teams with artists Cory Smith and Luke Ross to spotlight four of the greatest heroes and four of the coolest villains from the prequel films during the waning days of the Old Republic. Witness the never before seen moments that define the characters, the incredible battles that shaped them and the eternal conflict between the light and the dark, good and evil!

It all starts here in the pages of QUI-GON #1 and DARTH MAUL #1.

With covers by Paolo Rivera, Luke Ross, Cory Smith and more!

Checklist:

STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC

December 2018
QUI-GON #1
DARTH MAUL #1

January 2019
OBI-WAN #1
JANGO FETT #1
SPECIAL #1

February 2019
ANAKIN SKYWALKER #1
COUNT DOOKU #1

March 2019
PADME AMIDALA #1
GENERAL GRIEVOUS #1

 

STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – DARTH MAUL #1

Standard Cover

JODY HOUSER (W)

LUKE ROSS (A)

COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA

VARIANT COVER BY LUKE ROSS

CONCEPT DESIGN VARIANT COVER by IAIN MCCAIG

PUZZLE PIECE VARIANT COVER BY TBA (2 OF 27)

MOVIE VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE

Luke Ross Variant
Concept Design Variant Cover

RISE OF THE SITH!

A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC – QUI-GON JINN #1

Standard Cover

JODY HOUSER (W)
CORY SMITH (A)
COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA

VARIANT COVER BY CORY SMITH
CONCEPT DESIGN VARIANT COVER by IAIN MCCAIG
PROMO VARIANT COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & ELIA BONETTI
PUZZLE PIECE VARIANT COVER BY TBA (1 OF 27)
MOVIE VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE

Variant Cover

 

JEDI ORDER…OR CHAOS?

Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick QUI-GON JINN is one of STAR WARS’ most controversial heroes. The JEDI MASTER is known to bend the rules and it’s gotten him into plenty of trouble with the COUNCIL. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he’s forced to confront his conflicting beliefs. What will Qui-Gon uncover about his loyalty to the Jedi vs his loyalty to the FORCE? Guest-starring MASTER YODA!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

DARTH VADER #25


CHARLES SOULE (W)

GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & MORE (A)

COVER BY ELIA BONETTI & GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

GALACTIC ICON VARIANT COVER BY ROD REIS

 

“FORTRESS VADER,” FINALE!
The FORTRESS is complete. The door will be opened.
VADER finds everything he has ever desired.
THE DARK LORD gets everything he deserves.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


STAR WARS #58

Galactic Icon Variant

KIERON GILLEN (W)

ANGEL UNZUETA (A)

COVER BY JAMAL CAMPBELL

GALACTIC ICON VARIANT COVER BY ROD REIS

ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER
CHRISTOPHER

 

“THE ESCAPE” – PART 3
Is there romance in the air for Luke and Tula?
Is there romance in the air for HAN AND LEIA?!
Is there romance in the air between a bunch of stranded rebels and enormous ravenous monsters?
No. This last one is no.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #3 (of 5)


ROBBIE THOMPSON (W)

WILL SLINEY (A)

COVER BY PHIL NOTO

VARIANT COVER BY MARCO CHECCHETTO

 

 

THE FASTEST SHIP IN THE GALAXY!

QI’RA is alive! But she’s working for the ruthless gangster DRYDEN VOS, who forces HAN, BECKETT and QI’RA into an impossible heist.

But where will this trio find the fastest ship in the galaxy to make the dreaded KESSEL RUN?

Enter LANDO CALRISSIAN and the MILLENIUM FALCON!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #27

 

SIMON SPURRIER (W)

EMILIO LAISO (A)

COVER BY ASHLEY WITTER

GALACTIC ICON VARIANT COVER BY ROD REIS

 

 

WORST AMONG EQUALS: PART TWO!

Rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA has ten hours to cross a hostile megacity before the bomb implanted in her throat blows up.

No big deal, right? And even if there ARE, say, insane cops and bounty hunters on her tail—she’s got a partner to help her!

(Unfortunately that would be TRIPLE ZERO: the astonishingly unpleasant murder droid who yearns to see her dead.)

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #2 (of 5)

ROBBIE THOMPSON (W)

LEONARD KIRK (A)

COVER BY DAVID NAKAYAMA

VARIANT COVER BY MARCOS MARTIN

 

 

 

THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED!

After spending a night in the brig, HAN SOLO is given one last shot at flight school…

Will Han be top gun, or will he crash and burn?

Crash and burn if one of his top competitors gets his way! This mysterious rival is ripped from the pages of CLASSIC STAR WARS COMICS!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

 

COLLECTIONS

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOL. 4: THE CATASTROPHE CON TPB

Written by SI SPURRIER
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by ASHLEY WITTER

Doctor Aphra is behind bars. Again. But this time she’s in Imperial custody, strapped to an explosive transmitter synced to a single hubdroid. Take one step too far? Kablooey! So what happens when Aphra’s captors send her hubdroid right into the middle of a war zone? And what’s this rumor about the prison being haunted? Meanwhile, Aphra’s got information — and it’s information the Rebellion wants. But how far are they willing to go — and who are they willing to recruit — to get it? Surely even our lovable rogue archaeologist can’t find a way to make things even worse, right? Wrong. Because Aphra’s current flame, Inspector Tolvan, and Aphra’s ex, Sana Starros, are about to meet. Awkward. But that’s nothing compared to a certain tall, dark shadow about to fall across her.
Collecting STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #20-25.
152 PGS./Rated T …$17.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91153-9

 

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER — DARK LORD OF THE SITH: VOL. 4: THE BLACK FORTRESS TPB

Written by CHARLES SOULE
Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & ELIA BONETTI

Continuing the imperious rise of the Dark Lord! A Jedi makes a desperate deal. The Inquisitors’ mission evolves. And Darth Vader discovers a theft! And when the thief faces the consequences of the crime, Emperor Palpatine rewards Vader with a gift…and a voice. Seeking the path to his destiny, Vader returns to the place of his greatest defeat. There, echoes from the past reach out to him — both his own and the dark history of the Sith! Darkness rises above Mustafar as a brutal design begins to take shape. But the planet’s inhabitants will not take this desecration lightly and formulate plans of their own. Vader’s fortress will stand — but at a terrible cost. The fire will come to Mustafar — and all will burn!
Collecting DARTH VADER (2017) #19-25..

168 PGS./Rated T …$19.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91057-0

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