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What’s New in Star Wars – March 2023

By George Bate & Josh Bate

After much anticipation, Mando and Grogu return this month with the premiere of The Mandalorian’s third season. The Mandalorian and his little companion aren’t alone this month when it comes to Star Wars stories, however, as they’re accompanied by some rogue Clones, ominous Sith Lords, Jedi on the run, and more. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of March. It is important to note all of these release dates are subject to change.

March 1 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, “Metamorphosis” 

The Bad Batch’s second season takes a turn with its latest episode “Metamorphosis,” which ties into the Season 1 finale.

March 1 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 17

The hit Disney+ series returns this month!

March 1 – Han Solo & Chewbacca 10 

Marc Guggenheim’s latest Han and Chewie comic supposedly ties into the new big Star Wars crossover event in comics. The publisher’s summary for the 10th issue is as follows: “HE KEYS TO THE NEXT STAR WARS EVENT BEGIN HERE! Khel Tanna is after Han Solo and Chewbacca! Marshal Buck Vancto is after Han Solo and Chewbacca! Corbus is after Han Sol [sic] – well, you get the idea… What does the urn hold that unlocks the future of the Star Wars galaxy? This can’t-miss issue leads into the STAR WARS event of 2023!”

March 1 – Hidden Empire

The penultimate issue of the Qi’ra trilogy debuts this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE ENDGAME GAMBIT APPROACHES! The final moves of Lady Qi’ra’s great game have begun. The Sith have been summoned, and the Fermata Cage will open… For Qi’ra, it’s all or nothing.”

March 1 – Hyperspace Stories

Rey and Chewie star in this new comic from Amanda Deibert and Dark Horse Comics. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “On Kashyyyk, it’s a time of celebration, but is anywhere safe from the Dark Side? In need of a break from her duties to the Resistance, Rey accepts Chewbacca’s invitation to journey to his home planet for the annual Life Day celebration. But unknown to either of them, this party has a crasher; a vicious bounty hunter dispatched by the First Order!”

March 1 – Star Wars (2020) 32 

Charles Soule’s mainline series intersects with the Qi’ra saga in this latest issue. The publisher’s summary for the 32nd issue is as follows: “THE FORCE IS BROKEN? The efforts of Lady Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn to destroy the Sith have sent deep ripples running through the Force, disrupting Luke Skywalker’s connection to the deep powers of the galaxy. How far will he go to find what he has lost?”

March 1 – The High Republic — The Blade

A whopping three new Charles Soule comics drop when March kicks off. The publisher’s summary for the latest adventure with Porter Engle is as follows: “The situation on the planet Gansevor has worsened, and Jedi Masters PORTER ENGLE and BARASH SILVAIN find themselves embroiled in a conflict with no clear solution. Certainty must be found and a side chosen…but new enemies have arrived, and time is running out.”

March 1 – The Mandalorian

Rodney Barnes adapts the finale of Season 1 in this new comic. 

March 7 – Hunters: Battle for the Arena 

Ahead of the new videogame Star Wars: Hunters, check out this new middle-grade novel by Mark Oshiro. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “An exciting book based on the game Star Wars: Hunters! On the planet Vespaara lies the Arena—a series of battlefields where fighters known as Hunters face off in teams to compete in front of roaring crowds. Newest to their ranks is Rieve, a Force-sensitive orphan from Corellia with abilities she can barely control, and a past she desperately wants to leave behind. But Rieve gets off to a rocky start, struggling with her lack of confidence both inside the Arena and with her fellow Hunters. And when a mysterious stranger begins stalking the Arena, Rieve fears her troubled past has finally caught up with her….”

March 7 – Jedi: Battle Scars 

Sam Maggs pens this new novel set in between Jedi: Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Cal Kestis has built a new life for himself with the crew of the Stinger Mantis. Together, Cal’s crew has brought down bounty hunters, defeated Inquisitors, and even evaded Darth Vader himself. More importantly, Merrin, Cere, Greez, and faithful droid BD-1 are the closest thing Cal has had to a family since the fall of the Jedi Order. Even as the galaxy’s future grows more uncertain by the day, with each blow struck against the Empire, the Mantis crew grows more daring. On what should be a routine mission, they meet a stormtrooper determined to chart her own course with the help of Cal and the crew. In exchange for help starting a new life, the Imperial deserter brings word of a powerful, potentially invaluable tool for their fight against the Empire. And even better, she can help them get to it. The only catch – pursuing it will bring them into the path of one of the Empire’s most dangerous servants, the Inquisitor known as the Fifth Brother. Can the Imperial deserter truly be trusted? And while Cal and his friends have survived run-ins with the Inquisitors before, how many times can they evade the Empire before their luck runs out?”

REVIEW: Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars

March 7 – Return of the Jedi: The Battle of Endor 

Young readers can experience the Battle of Endor with this new paperback by Ella Patrick!

March 7 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Ultimate Sticker Collection 

DK will release a 72-page children’s sticker book all about the bounty hunters of the Star Wars galaxy this month.

March 8 – Bounty Hunters 32 

Ethan Sacks’ Bounty Hunters is simply a must-read Star Wars comic. The publisher’s summary for the 32nd issue is as follows: “Zuckuss is teetering between life and death…A mysterious event has put the Gand bounty hunter in a deep coma reliving his past. Can T’onga and 4-LOM save Zuckuss before his mind is lost? And before the Empire’s most lethal unit hunting Valance catches up to them…”

March 8 – Sana Starros

The sophomore solo outing of Sana Starros hits comic stores this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “LOSE ENCOUNTERS! The Starros clan are on a collision course of a lifetime! What mysteries from Sana’s past are coming home to roost? And whose party are they about to crash?”

March 8 – The High Republic (2022) 6 

Turn the clock back to the High Republic era with the latest issue of the Marvel comic series from Cavan Scott. The publisher’s summary for the sixth issue is as follows: “THE BATTLE OF JEDHA CONTINUES! As Tey Sirrek defends the Temple of the Kyber, Vildar Mac is buried alive, with only his belief in the Force to keep him alive. But Vildar is a Jedi beset by doubts, a man scarred by a past he should’ve forgotten years ago. Who can come to his aid as the Holy City tears itself apart? The Force is with Vildar, but is he one with the Force?”

March 8 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, “The Outpost” 

One of the best episodes of The Bad Batch debuts this month. 

March 8 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 18

More of Grogu and Mando arrive this month on Disney+.

March 14 – Star Wars Legends: The Rebellion Omnibus Vol. 1 

This new Legends collection compiles Star Wars: Empire 7, 14, and 16-27, Star Wars: Vader’s Quest 1-4, Star Wars (2013) 1-20, Star Wars Kids (1997) 1-11, 12 (A STORY), and 13-20, and Star Wars 3-D 1-3.

March 14 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 5 

Another Legends collection sees the re-release of : Star Wars: Knight Errant (2010) #1 – 5, Star Wars: Knight Errant: Deluge (2011) #1 – 5, Star Wars: Knight Errant: Escape (2012) #1 – 5, Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith (2001) #1 – 6, and material from Star Wars Tales (1999) #16.

March 14 – Star Wars Insider 217 

The must-read magazine for Star Wars fans has a new issue out this month.

March 14 – Star Wars: Grogu’s Galaxy 

Learn more about Grogu and friends in this engaging children’s book by Matt Jones.

March 15 – The High Republic Adventures (2022) 3 

Daniel Jose Older’s Dark Horse comic series set during the High Republic unfolds this month. The publisher’s summary for the latest issue is as follows: “Hidden aboard the Dank Graks ship, Sav, Maz Kanata, and her crew pause to plot their next move, while the villainous Arkik makes preparations to acquire a devastating new weapon. When the deal gets explosive, Sav must make an important decision: save her new friends, or save her own skin!”

March 15 – Yoda

The terrific Yoda series from Marvel Comics continues this month. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming fifth issue is as follows: “RISE OF THE DARK SIDE! There is a darkness rising among the latest Jedi initiates. Will Master Yoda and Master Dooku be able to recognize and stop the threat? Or will their young students be led astray by the dark side of the Force?”

March 15 – The Bad Batch – Season 2,  “Pabu” 

Another adventure with Clone Force 99 debuts on Disney+ this month.

March 15 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 19

More Mandalorian debuts this month!

March 21 – Star Wars: The High Republic: Chronicles of the Jedi 

Immerse yourself in the High Republic era with this new reference book from Insight Editions.

March 22 – Darth Vader (2020) 32 

The HoloFiles named Greg Pak’s Darth Vader series the best Star Wars comic of 2022. The publisher’s summary for the 32nd issue is as follows: “HANDMAIDEN NO MORE? Few bonds in the galaxy are as strong as the sisterhood of the former handmaidens of Padmé Amidala. But all that was threatened when Sabé entered the service of Darth Vader, the man the handmaidens always believed was responsible for Padmé’s death. Now Dormé, Saché, Rabé and Eirtaé are determined to save Sabé – or stop her, no matter what. But the influence of the Dark Lord is strong and dangerous – and not just to Sabé. What path will the handmaidens choose? And how does all this play into Darth Vader’s true plans?”

March 22 – Hyperspace Stories

A new tale from the Clone Wars debuts from writer Amanda Deibert this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “From the darkest days of the Clone Wars, comes a tale of evil and intrigue. Dispatched by the nefarious Count Dooku, the Sith assassin Asajj Ventress stalks her prey from the Outer Rim all the way to the tranquil world of Naboo. But just what is her target? And can even the Jedi stand in her way?”

March 22 – The High Republic Adventures (2022) 4 

Another issue of Daniel Jose Older’s series hits comic stores this month.

March 22 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, “Tipping Point”

Another Wednesday in March means another episode of The Bad Batch!

March 22 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 20

Enjoy another episode of The Mandalorian this month!

March 29 – The Bad Batch – Season 2,  “The Summit” and “Plan 99” 

The two-part season finale of The Bad Batch debuts on Disney+ at the end of March.

March 29 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 21

Couple The Bad Batch finale with a new adventure with Mando and Grogu. 

March 29 – Hyperspace Stories

The publisher’s summary for a new comic from writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Eduardo Mello is as follows: “Long before his infamous run-in with Han Solo, Greedo was a rookie crook trying to rise through the ranks of Jabba the Hutt’s gangster organization. But his young ambitions are quickly derailed when a big deal goes south, and Greedo is set up to take the fall by Jabba’s latest romantic companion. Can Greedo make it out alive, or will he find himself the latest offering to Jabba’s pet Rancor!”

March 29 – Return of the Jedi – Jabba’s Palace

Marc Guggenheim writes this new one-off comic to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi.

March 29 – The High Republic — The Blade

Porter Engle’s backstory is explored in the fourth issue of Charles Soule’s comic series. The publisher’s summary for the fourth issue is as follows: “To save the innocent, to save his sister, to save himself…Jedi Master Porter Engle must embark on one of the most epic instances of lightsaber combat ever recorded in the Chronicles. It will change him, and Barash, forever.”

March 29 – The High Republic (2022) 7 

Another High Republic comic from Cavan Scott releases this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE SIEGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT! Vildar, Tey and Matty are forced into a corner, with enemies closing in all around. But what is the secret of the hidden Jedi vault? And who will die in the freezing Jedha desert?”

March 29 – The High Republic Adventures: Quest of the Jedi

This new one-shot from Claudia Gray tells a story from the High Republic’s phase II. 

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

March 1 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, “Metamorphosis” 

March 1 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 17

March 1 – Han Solo & Chewbacca 10 

March 1 – Hidden Empire 4 

March 1 – Hyperspace Stories 4 

March 1 – Star Wars (2020) 32 

March 1 – The High Republic — The Blade 3 

March 1 – The Mandalorian 8 

March 7 – Hunters: Battle for the Arena 

March 7 – Jedi: Battle Scars 

March 7 – Return of the Jedi: The Battle of Endor 

March 7 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Ultimate Sticker Collection 

March 8 – Bounty Hunters 32 

March 8 – Sana Starros 2 

March 8 – The High Republic (2022) 6 

March 8 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, “The Outpost” 

March 8 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 18

March 14 – Star Wars Legends: The Rebellion Omnibus Vol. 1 

March 14 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 5 

March 14 – Star Wars Insider 217 

March 14 – Star Wars: Grogu’s Galaxy 

March 15 – The High Republic Adventures (2022) 3 

March 15 – Yoda 5 

March 15 – The Bad Batch – Season 2,  “Pabu” 

March 15 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 19

March 21 – Star Wars: The High Republic: Chronicles of the Jedi 

March 22 – Darth Vader (2020) 32 

March 22 – Hyperspace Stories 5 

March 22 – The High Republic Adventures (2022) 4 

March 22 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, “Tipping Point” 

March 22 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 20

March 29 – The Bad Batch – Season 2,  “The Summit” and “Plan 99” 

March 29 – The Mandalorian – Season 3, Chapter 21

March 29 – Hyperspace Stories 6 

March 29 – Return of the Jedi – Jabba’s Palace 1 

March 29 – The High Republic — The Blade 4 

March 29 – The High Republic (2022) 7 

March 29 – The High Republic Adventures: Quest of the Jedi

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