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What’s New in Star Wars – June 2023

By George Bate & Josh Bate

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Welcome in the summer with a host of new Star Wars stories! Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of June. It is important to note all of these release dates are subject to change

June 6 – Star Wars Insider 219 

This latest issue of Star Wars Insider includes a new High Republic short story, an interview with The High Republic: Convergence author Zoraida Cordova, and a behind the scenes look at The Bad Batch Season 2.

June 6 – Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca Vol. 2 — The Crystal Run Part Two 

This paperback collection compiles issues 6-10 of Marc Guggenheim’s Han and Chewie comic series.

June 7 – Return of the Jedi – The Empire

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi with this new one-shot from writer Jody Houser and illustrator Jethro Morales. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THE EMPIRE TOOK OVER? As operations begin to take shape on the moon of ENDOR, a technician must figure out how to live under the control of THE EMPIRE. But if he can’t stay out of trouble, what will the Empire do with him?’ Continuing the 40TH ANNIVERSARY celebration of RETURN OF THE JEDI, JODY HOUSER & JETHRO MORALES pull back the curtain of the Empire like never before!”

June 7 – Star Wars 35

Charles Soule’s mainline series continues with issue 35, featuring amazing cover art by Stephen Segovia. The publisher’s summary for this latest issue is as follows: “LUKE SKYWALKER…IN THE CLUTCHES OF DR. CUATA! The would-be JEDI’S LIGHTSABER is all but destroyed! Enter KYBER CRYSTAL expert DR. CUATA! Only he can repair it…but at what price? Luke’s life will hang in the balance…and only ANOTHER JEDI can save him!”

June 7 – Yoda

Anakin and Yoda team up in this new comic from Marc Guggenheim. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “MASTER AND APPRENTICE! The SEPARATIST army has a new super-weapon: THE MEGADROID. But can YODA and ANAKIN SKYWALKER destroy an entire factory full of them? The events of this issue directly overlap with STAR WARS: REVELATIONS! See how IT’S ALL CONNECTED!”

June 14 – Darth Vader 35 

Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra’s paths cross once again in the latest issue of Greg Pak’s thrilling comic series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “VADER UNBOUND! The DARK LORD OF THE SITH has called upon the galaxy’s greatest archaeologist, DOCTOR APHRA, for help. He’s lost control of THE FORCE, and only APHRA knows what can tame his path of destruction…But will an archaic KYBERITE weapon only lead to more devastation?”

June 14 – Sana Starros

Justina Ireland continues her Sana Starros solo series with the fifth issue this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE STARROS FAMILY INFILTRATES AN IMPERIAL DESTROYER. WHAT CAN GO WRONG? SANA STARROS and bounty hunter DEVA LOMPOP have boarded the KING’S RANSOM to save one of their family. But once they find out they’ve been betrayed, the STARROS CLAN will never be the same!”

June 21 – Bounty Hunters 35 

We can’t get enough of Ethan Sacks’ fantastic Bounty Hunters series. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming 35th issue is as follows: “NEW ERA FOR THE BOUNTY HUNTERS! In the aftermath of the battle with INFERNO SQUAD, VALANCE and T’ONGA are joined by the most dangerous bounty hunters in the galaxy…KHEL TANNA! DEATHSTICK! DURGE! …and BOBA FETT?!”

June 21 – The Mandalorian Season 2

Rodney Barnes’ Mandalorian comic continues, now adapting the second season of the hit series. 

June 27 – Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 6 – Return of the Handmaidens 

This new paperback collects issues 28-32 of Greg Pak’s comic series.

June 27 – Star Wars: The High Republic – The Blade 

Explore the origins of Porter Engle in Charles Soule’s comic miniseries. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The dynamic new Star Wars era of the High Republic continues to expand, focusing on the legendary Jedi Knight Porter Engle. Hundreds of years before the Skywalker saga, witness the birth of a Jedi legend: Porter Engle! He is perhaps the most skilled lightsaber wielder in the High Republic. With his sister Barash, he travels the galaxy, serving as a guardian of peace and justice. But even Porter Engle has enemies he cannot defeat…”

June 28 – Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: The Making of Season 3

Dive into how the latest season of The Mandalorian came to be in this new behind the scenes documentary debuting on Disney+. 

June 28 – Darth Vader – Black, White & Red

Jason Aaron, Daniel Warren Johnson, and Marc Bernardin pen the third issue of this Darth Vader anthology miniseries featuring illustrations by Leonard Kirk, Daniel Warren Johnson, and more. 

June 28 – Doctor Aphra 33 

Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra comic series continues to amaze. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming 33rd issue is as follows: “LUKE SKYWALKER! A LOST JEDI TEMPLE! AND A GRAVE MISCALCULATION! APHRA has convinced LUKE that she can help him find long-lost secrets of THE JEDI! But she has other plans for him that include……DARTH VADER!!!”

June 28 – The High Republic Adventures 6, 7, 8

Three issues of Daniel Jose Older’s High Republic Adventures series are set to debut at the end of June, although these release dates are likely to change.

For reference, a condensed list of upcoming projects in June 2023 without descriptions is included below:

June 6 – Star Wars Insider 219 

June 6 – Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca Vol. 2 — The Crystal Run Part Two 

June 7 – Return of the Jedi – The Empire 1 

June 7 – Star Wars 35 

June 7 – Yoda 8 

June 14 – Darth Vader 35 

June 14 – Sana Starros 5 

June 21 – Bounty Hunters 35 

June 21 – The Mandalorian Season 2 1 

June 27 – Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 6 – Return of the Handmaidens 

June 27 – Star Wars: The High Republic – The Blade 

June 28 – Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: The Making of Season 3

June 28 – Darth Vader – Black, White & Red 3 

June 28 – Doctor Aphra 33 

June 28 – The High Republic Adventures 6 

June 28 – The High Republic Adventures 7 

June 28 – The High Republic Adventures 8

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