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What’s New in Star Wars – December 2022

By George & Josh Bate

Ahead of The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, and more in 2023, end this year with a slew of great Star Wars comics. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of December. It is important to note all of these release dates are subject to change.

December 7 – Hidden Empire

The second issue of Charles Soule’s Hidden Empire series debuts this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The plans of LADY QI’RA to use an ancient Dark Side weapon known as the FERMATA CAGE to destroy the Sith are falling apart, and she has lost many of her primary resources and allies, with DARTH VADER drawing ever nearer. Can she salvage victory from certain defeat?”

December 13 – Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Omnibus 

For those who missed out on the excellent War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event, this upcoming omnibus is a must-buy. Releasing mid-December, this Marvel Omnibus compilation collects the entirety of the War of the Bounty Hunters event, including crossover issues from Darth Vader, Star Wars, Doctor Aphra, and Bounty Hunters.

December 14 – Bounty Hunters 29 

The bounty hunters of Ethan Sacks’ series cross paths with Crimson Dawn in this latest issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “MISSION TO BESTINE IV! BOSSK VS. TANKA! Forced to take on a job for Crimson Dawn, the bounty hunters take on the Empire! Valance has a mission of his own, one that will put everyone he cares about in danger! What is the dark secret that threatens them all?”

December 14 – The Mandalorian

Chapter 6 of The Mandalorian is adapted into a new comic by Rodney Barnes. 

December 27 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 5 — The Spark Eternal 

This new paperback collection compiles issues 21-25 of Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra series.

December 28 – Doctor Aphra 27 

Check out the latest issue of Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra series this month, with stunning cover art by W. Scott Forbes. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “‘AN UNEASY ALLIANCE!’ DOCTOR CHELLI APHRA has struck a bargain for power! Will she be able to pay the terrible cost?! Or does the crafty doctor have one last trick up her sleeve?”

December 28 – Han Solo & Chewbacca

Marc Guggenheim’s Han and Chewie comic also continues this month. The cover art by Phil Noto is brilliant.

December 28 – The High Republic

Cavan Scott brings the Guardians of the Whills into the High Republic era in this new comic. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming third issue is as follows: “GUARDIAN NO MORE! Vildar and Matty at the mercy of the GUARDIANS OF THE WHILLS! The truth about Tey Sirrek revealed. Terror is about to strike at the Temple of Kyber!?”

December 28 – The High Republic — The Blade

Charles Soule’s origin story for Porter Engle kicks off this month.

December 28 – Yoda

Cavan Scott’s new Yoda series continues this December. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming second issue is as follows: “HAS YODA TURNED HIS BACK ON THE GALAXY? Why has the legendary Jedi Master abandoned his usual place on Coruscant to settle on a backwater world on the Galactic frontier? What lesson does he hope to teach? And who will come to his aid when disaster strikes?”

For reference, a condensed list of upcoming projects in December 2022 without descriptions is included below:

December 7 – Hidden Empire 2 

December 13 – Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Omnibus 

December 14 – Bounty Hunters 29 

December 14 – The Mandalorian 6 

December 27 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 5 — The Spark Eternal 

December 28 – Doctor Aphra 27 

December 28 – Han Solo & Chewbacca 8 

December 28 – The High Republic 3 

December 28 – The High Republic — The Blade 1 

December 28 – Yoda 2

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