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What’s New in Star Wars – August 2023

By George Bate, Josh Bate, & Julie Catherine

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The highly anticipated debut of the Ahsoka series will be accompanied by a range of exciting comics and books from a galaxy far, far away this month. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of August. It is important to note that all of these release dates are subject to change.

August 1 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 6 — Ascendant 

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Catch up with Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra comic series in this trade paperback collecting issues 26-31. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Sana Starros and her allies have cornered the Spark Eternal! Sana is determined to bring back Doctor Aphra, no matter the cost! But can she triumph – or will the Spark destroy Sana, Aphra and everyone they love? Aphra strikes a bargain for power, but it may come at a terrible cost – unless the crafty doctor has one last trick up her sleeve! Meanwhile, Ronen and Domina clash over the Tagge Corporation’s future, and Sana is caught in the middle! But if there’s one thing she’s learned from Aphra, it’s how to use every situation to her advantage – and no matter which Tagge wins, Sana’s determined to come out on top! Plus: The Spark Eternal sets its sights on the Crimson Dawn! Will Aphra’s most desperate gambit pay off? Or will she be lost forever?”

August 1 – Star Wars Conversation Cards 

Would you rather face ten porg-size space slugs or one space slug-porg? If you could have just one Force ability in real life, which one would you pick? What would you name your X-wing squadron? All of these questions and more feature in 125 cards, which are written by Kelly Knox, to spark all sorts of fun conversations about a galaxy far, far away. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Create lasting memories with loved ones with this engaging, officially licensed card deck featuring 125 thought-provoking, challenging, and quirky questions inspired by Star Wars.

Who is your favorite bounty hunter and why? What’s your ultimate Star Wars movie ranking? What are some reasons that you hate sand? With questions like these and dozens more, you, your friends, and your family will have a great time discussing all of your favorite characters, quotes, and planets from Star Wars.

Fans can connect over their passion for Star Wars with this one-of-a-kind deck featuring 125 conversation starters designed to provoke thoughtful and interesting discussions. Each card offers the reader a unique question, prompt, or activity based on the major characters, moments, quotes, and themes of the Star Wars galaxy. The deck also comes with a 144-page booklet featuring trivia and lore to help stoke engaging discussions, and it is packaged in a decorative box perfect for gift giving or displaying on your coffee table or shelf.

Star Wars: Conversation Cards is a fun way for fans to share their love of the films, video games, comics, and television shows with friends and family.

125 CARDS: Each card poses a fun and intriguing question designed to fuel conversation about all corners of the Star Wars galaxy, from films to television shows, comics, novels, video games, and beyond.

FACT-FILLED BOOKLET: Included booklet contains Star Wars lore that can be paired with the conversation cards to stoke deeper conversations between fans.

KEEPSAKE BOX: Designed to be displayed on a coffee table or bookshelf, Star Wars: Conversation Cards comes packaged in a sturdy gift box perfect for gift giving.

HOURS OF FUN CONVERSATION: Answer the questions on your own to reflect on your knowledge and love of the Star Wars universe or with fellow fans to inspire spirited discussions.

COMPLETE YOUR STAR WARS COLLECTION: Star Wars: Conversation Cards joins Insight Editions’ line of Star Wars titles, including Star Wars Affirmation Cards, Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy, Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook, and more!”

August 1 – Star Wars Insider 220 

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The latest issue of Star Wars Insider features an interview with Rosario Dawson about the upcoming Ahsoka series, an all-new original trilogy short story, a behind the scenes look at The Bad Batch, a breakdown of pivotal character moments from Andor Season 1, and more.

August 1 – Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Collector’s Edition 

Relive the adventures of Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in this deluxe collector’s edition book from Titan Comics. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A deluxe book dedicated to the hit live-action series Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, streaming on Disney+, including character profiles, plots, settings, and behind-the-scenes features. An in-depth look at the making of the hit show, the book includes profiles of the characters featured in the show including Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skywalker, Din Djarin, and Grogu along with rare photographs, production art, a complete episode guide, and a detailed behind-the scenes look at the visual effects.”

August 2 – Dark Droids 1 

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Charles Soule kicks off a new star Wars crossover / limited series event with Dark Droids. The publisher’s summary for the first issue is as follows: “”SCOURGE OF THE DROIDS!” A STAR WARS EPIC LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE! Who or what is THE SCOURGE, and why is no droid safe? As a corruption spreads from one droid to the next THE REBELLION and THE EMPIRE face chaos! What role does AJAX SIGMA play in all of this? And whose side is he on? Find out when horror comes to a galaxy far, far away! Charles Soule continues his legendary run on STAR WARS with the most ambitious event in STAR WARS comics history! Joined by his WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS collaborator Luke Ross, the superstar team carves a new path for the future!”

August 2 – Hyperspace Stories 7 

The legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett stars in this new comic from writer Michael Moreci and artist Andrea Mutti. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Boba Fett. The name strikes fear across the galaxy; the most skilled and ruthless bounty hunter alive, who always gets his prey. But on the planet Ridley, Fett finds a job unlike any he’s taken in his long career. But other bounty hunters have taken notice, and soon the Mandalorian finds himself defending himself and his client from Bossk and his gang of ruthless Trandoshan hunters!”

August 2 – Yoda 10

The tenth and final issue of the Yoda comic miniseries hits shelves this month. The publisher’s summary for the comic written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by Nico Leon is as follows: “THE FINAL LESSON! After years in exile on DAGOBAH, legendary JEDI MASTER YODA is visited by a ghost of his past. Plagued by painful memories, he must enter the CAVE OF EVIL to face his ultimate fear. But will the Jedi’s greatest teacher recall the most important lesson of all?”

August 9 – Return of the Jedi – Max Rebo 1 

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Everyone’s favorite musician from a galaxy far, far away takes the spotlight in this Marvel comic written by Daniel José Older and illustrated by Paul Fry. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “WHO IS PLOTTING TO KILL JABBA THE HUTT? Wait…someone ELSE is plotting to kill one of the galaxy’s most infamous gangsters? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! When you’re JABBA THE HUTT, you make a lot of enemies…and sometimes, they’re even under your employ! MAX REBO and the band have their own plans on how to deal with a mobster like Jabba… This issue bookends our JABBA’S PALACE one-shot and leads directly into the RETURN OF THE JEDI film!”

August 9 – Star Wars 37 

Charles Soule’s Star Wars comic ties into his new mini-series Dark Droids. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming comic is as follows: “LOBOT LOST! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! Something has gone horribly wrong with Lobot, putting the Rebellion at terrible risk! Lando Calrissian will do anything to save his friend, even if it means betraying the Rebels. Will the SCOURGE OF THE DROIDS destroy any chance to cure Lobot, or will he be lost forever?”

August 15 – The Essential Legends Collection Wave 7: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance; Outbound Flight; Republic Commando: Triple Zero; Survivor’s Quest

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Four books from Star Wars Legends are re-released as part of Del Rey’s Essential Legends Collection series.

August 16 – Darth Vader 37 

Greg Pak’s Darth Vader series crosses over with the Dark Droids mini-series in this new comic. The publisher’s summary for the 37th issue, featuring incredible cover art by Leinil Francis Yu, is as follows: “CURSE OF THE JEDI! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! Killer Droids have taken over Darth Vader’s flagship Super Star Destroyer, the Executor! But even with the powerful Kyberite shield, the Dark Lord of the Sith cannot fully control the Force! Will the lessons of Jedi Masters Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan save him from the SCOURGE — or make him a tool for its galactic conquest?”

August 22 – Star Wars: The High Republic Phase II Vol. 2 – Battle for the Force 

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Catch up with the High Republic’s Phase II in this collection of issues 6-10 of Cavan Scott’s Marvel comic series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The acclaimed High Republic publishing initiative continues, as the Jedi find themselves locked in battle on the planet Jedha! 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? As Vildar, Tey and Matthea Cathley are forced into a corner, enemies close in all around…and a secret of the hidden Jedi vault is revealed. As one Jedi lies dying in Jedha’s frozen desert, another is missing. And all the time, the Leveler waits in the shadows, desperate to feed…”

August 23 – Ahsoka – Episodes 1 and 2

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The highly anticipated Ahsoka television series premieres on Disney+ this month. Fans will be treated to two episodes on August 23 and episodes will then run weekly on Wednesdays until early October.

August 23 – Doctor Aphra 35 

The 75th issue of Doctor Aphra solo comics debuts today! The publisher’s summary for the latest issue is as follows: “Sent by Domina Tagge to investigate a series of strange droid malfunctions, DOCTOR APHRA faces a deadly enemy from the past. A horde of CLONE WAR-Era PROTOTYPE BATTLE DROIDS designed by Domina herself!”

August 29 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Omnibus Vol. 2 

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This Omnibus collection compiles issues 1-25 of Alyssa Wong’s Aphra series for Marvel Comics. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The rogue archaeologist returns with a new crew! Doctor Aphra is back to doing what she knows best: hunting the score of a lifetime that’s too good to pass up! But Ronen Tagge, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the cursed prize – and he’s about to change the game in a dangerous way! Can Aphra and her treasure-hunting squad find their way to fortune and glory? Or is there a traitor in their midst? With a massive price on her head, Aphra must run for her life and avoid every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those pursuers is her angry ex, Sana Starros – and for Sana, it’s personal! And things get more complicated when a galactic war erupts and the Crimson Dawn rises again!”

August 29 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures — The Complete Phase 1 

This paperback collection collects the entirety of The High Republic Adventures comic from Dark Horse Comics. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “”For light and life!” Set hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures chronicles a time of galactic renaissance when the Jedi are at the height of their power and the Republic is experiencing unparalleled peace…until a mysterious evil known as the Nihil, threatens to cast its shadow over all the free worlds of the galaxy! Follow the adventures of Lula, Farzala, and Qort, untested Jedi Padawans, with their Masters, Torban Buck and Yoda, on their first mission to rescue the inhabitants of the planet Trymant IV in the wake of a deadly Nihil attack. But the Nihil are not the only opposition they will face. Many of the planet’s citizens resent and fear the Jedi. Two of those citizens, Zeen and Krix, will have to decide whether to go against all they believe and trust the Jedi; or go it alone and risk falling prey the Nihil’s evil plans. Perfect for readers of all ages, The Complete Phase I collects the entire Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures (Phase I) series by New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older and artist Harvey Tolibao, with 6 never before collected issues, a new epilogue story, and of course, fan-favorite, The Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular one-shot!”

August 29 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures — The Nameless Terror trade paperback 

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All four issues of George Mann’s High Republic Adventures comic series are collected together in this trade paperback. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “en in the shining light of the High Republic, unforeseen evil lurks in the shadows that not even the Jedi have faced…yet. A routine Jedi mission to the planet Dalna suddenly comes under deadly assault by an unseen foe. Cut off from help, they find themselves cornered in an ancient structure. Will they be able to make their stand here, or have they been lured into a trap? An unknown evil stalks these ruins… ruthless predator which preys on fear… a Nameless Terror!”

August 29 – From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi 

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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, Random House Worlds will publish an anthology book of forty short stories by forty different authors. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Celebrate the lasting impact of Return of the Jedi with this exciting reimagining of the timeless Star Wars film featuring new perspectives from forty contributors.

On May 25, 1983, Star Wars cemented its legacy as the greatest movie franchise of all time with the release of Return of the Jedi. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from Return of the Jedi through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:

• Olivie Blake provides a chilling glimpse into the mind of Emperor Palpatine.

• Saladin Ahmed recounts the tragic history of the rancor trainer.

• Charlie Jane Anders explores the life and times of the Sarlacc.

• Fran Wilde reveals Mon Mothma’s secret mission to save the Rebel Alliance.

• Mary Kenney chronicles Wicket the Ewok’s quest for one quiet day on the forest moon of Endor.

• Anakin Skywalker becomes one with the Force in a gripping tale by Mike Chen.

Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Tom Angleberger, Kristin Baver, Akemi Dawn Bowman, Emma Mieko Candon, Olivia Chadha, Gloria Chao, Adam Christopher, Paul Crilley, Amal El-Mohtar, M. K. England, Jason Fry, Adam Lance Garcia, Lamar Giles, Max Gladstone, Thea Guanzon, Ali Hazelwood, Patricia A. Jackson, Alex Jennings, Jarrett Krosoczka, Sarah Kuhn, Danny Lore, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Kwame Mbalia, Marieke Nijkamp, Danielle Paige, Laura Pohl, K. Arsenault Rivera, Dana Schwartz, Tara Sim, Phil Szostak, Suzanne Walker, Hannah Whitten, Sean Williams, Alyssa Wong

To celebrate the launch of this book, Penguin Random House and Disney/Lucasfilm will each make donations to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. In recognition of both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate at least $100,000 worth of books to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.”

August 30 – Bounty Hunters 37 

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Durge, Boba Fett, Valance, and other bounty hunters feature in the latest issue of Ethan Sacks’ Marvel Comics series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “HE HAUNTING SECRET MISSION OF JANGO FETT! A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! The BOUNTY HUNTERS must contend with the looming shadow of the sins of BOBA FETT’s father! What is the secret that lurks on the mysterious droid outpost, THE HAVEN? Who is Tarr Kligson and what is his connection to Jango Fett?”

August 30 – The Mandalorian Season 2 3

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Rodney Barnes adapts Chapter 11 of the hit Disney+ series in this new Marvel comic. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “”THE HEIRESS”! THE MANDALORIAN braves high seas and meets unexpected allies Introducing BO-KATAN KRYZE, KOSKA REEVES and AXE WOVES!”

August 30 – Ahsoka – Episode 3

Round out the month with the third episode of Ahsoka. And stay tuned to The HoloFiles and Star Wars Holocron for continued coverage of the latest Star Wars series!

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

August 1 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 6 — Ascendant 

August 1 – Star Wars Conversation Cards 

August 1 – Star Wars Insider 220 

August 1 – Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Collector’s Edition 

August 2 – Dark Droids 1 

August 2 – Hyperspace Stories 7 

August 2 – Yoda 10 

August 9 – Return of the Jedi – Max Rebo 1 

August 9 – Star Wars 37 

August 15 – The Essential Legends Collection: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance 

August 15 – The Essential Legends Collection: Outbound Flight

August 15 – The Essential Legends Collection: Republic Commando: Triple Zero

August 15 – The Essential Legends Collection: Survivor’s Quest

August 16 – Darth Vader 37 

August 22 – Star Wars: The High Republic Phase II Vol. 2 – Battle for the Force 

August 23 – Ahsoka – Episodes 1 and 2

August 23 – Doctor Aphra 35 

August 29 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Omnibus Vol. 2 

August 29 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures — The Complete Phase 1 

August 29 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures — The Nameless Terror trade paperback 

August 29 – From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi 

August 30 – Bounty Hunters 37 

August 30 – Hyperspace Stories 8 

August 30 – The Mandalorian Season 2 3

August 30 – Ahsoka – Episode 3

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