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What’s New in Star Wars – September 2023

By George Bate, Josh Bate, & Julie Catherine

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Summer turns into autumn and a host of new Star Wars stories are incoming. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of September. It is important to note that all of these release dates are subject to change.

September 5 – Ahsoka – Part Four

After a thrilling first three episodes, Ahsoka continues into the month of September.

September 5 – The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life 

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An upcoming anthology collection of High Republic short stories is up there with our favorite Star Wars projects debuting this fall. Contributing authors are: Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Lydia Kang, George Mann, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, and Alyssa Wong (with a Barnes & Noble exclusive short story). 

The publisher’s summary for the book is as follows: “Thrilling short stories featuring fan favorite characters from the beloved High Republic series each written by a New York Times bestselling author. The High Republic authors share unmissable short stories that bridge Phases, resolve mysteries, and offer tantalizing hints of what is to come. Rejoin the adventures of the Jedi and Padawans, Pathfinders and Path members, heroes and villains ahead of the launch of Phase III.”

September 5 – The Clone Wars: Ahsoka vs. Maul 

Random House will release a graphic novel retelling of episodes 9 and 10 of the final season of The Clone Wars. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Ahsoka Tano and the Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze team up against Darth Maul in this graphic novel featuring full-color images and dialogue from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+!

After leaving the Jedi Order, Ahsoka Tano joins forces with the Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze and Republic clones on an urgent mission—to capture Darth Sidious’s former Sith apprentice, Darth Maul! This 80-page graphic novel–style retelling of Episodes 9 and 10 of the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars features final frames and dialogue from the animated series on Disney+ in vibrant full color. It’s perfect for children ages 8 to 11 and fans of Star Wars: Ahsoka, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars: The Mandalorian.”

September 5 – Young Jedi Adventures: The Young Jedi 

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Young readers can enjoy an adventure in the High Republic era with this new Level 1 reader book. The publisher’s summary for the book written by Emeli Juhlin and published by Disney-Lucasfilm Press is as follows: “Tied to the very first full-length animated Star Wars series created for preschoolers and their families, set in the exciting new era of the High Republic!

In this Level 1 early reader, younglings Kai Brightstar, Lys Solay, and Nubs are younglings training to be Jedi Knights. Master Yoda sends them to an outpost temple on the planet of Tenoo. But before they reach the new temple, they have to learn how to work together to stop some greedy pirates!

The World of Reading early readers are designed to offer reluctant readers books they will want to read by featuring stories about the characters they love from a galaxy far, far away.”

September 5 – Young Jedi Adventures: Yoda’s Mission 

Another High Republic adventure for preschool-aged Star Wars fans debuts this month! The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Tied to the very first full-length animated Star Wars series created for preschoolers and their families, set in the exciting new era of the High Republic!

In this Level 1 early reader, younglings Kai Brightstar, Lys Solay, and Nubs are sent on a special mission for Master Yoda! When the pirate Taborr steals Kai’s lightsaber, Kai has to decide between losing his lightsaber forever or finishing the mission before it’s too late.

The World of Reading early readers are designed to offer reluctant readers books they will want to read by featuring stories about the characters they love from a galaxy far, far away.”

September 6 – Dark Droids 2 

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The horror Star Wars comic series from author Charles Soule and illustrator Luke Ross continues to unfold this month. The publisher’s summary for the second issue as follows: “The horror continues as THE SCOURGE begins to execute its grand plan, orchestrating its droid minions across the galaxy. It learns more with every passing moment, grows stronger…and is selecting the next targets on its path to total dominion over all mechanical intelligence! Standing in its way, only the warrior-priest droid AJAX SIGMA and the sentient droids of the SECOND REVELATION.”

September 6 – Star Wars 38 

Charles Soule also pens the latest issue of the Star Wars main-line comic series, which ties in with the aforementioned Dark Droids series. The publisher’s summary for the 38th issue is as follows: “TATOOINE TREASON! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! As the SCOURGE OF THE DROIDS makes its way through the palace of JABBA THE HUTT on Tatooine, LANDO CALRISSIAN is faced with a dire situation as he attempts to save the life of his old friend LOBOT. Their salvation is hidden deep within the palace……but will they live long enough to find it?”

September 12 – Ahsoka – Part Five

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More Ahsoka in the month of September with Part Five of the exciting series.

September 12 – Star Wars: Sana Starros – Family Matters 

This new paperback collection compiles issues 1-5 of Justina Ireland and Pere Perez’s Sana Starros series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Breakout Star Wars character Sana Starros stars in her first ever series!

Sana Starros stars in her first ever series! Fresh off of a string of disappointments, Sana returns to her family’s ancestral home for some downtime. But family time is far from relaxing for a scoundrel and her family of ne’er-do-wells…especially when Stormtroopers attack during dinner! The Starros clan is on a collision course of a lifetime! But what mysteries from Sana’s past are coming home to roost? And whose party are they about to crash? It’s Sana, solo — and she has a bad feeling about this!”

September 12 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Vol. 1

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A manga adaptation of The Mandalorian hits stores in the U.S. this month. The publisher’s summary for the manga, written by Yusuke Osawa and published by Viz Media, is as follows: “The Mandalorian and The Child are on the run, and nowhere is safe!

Years after the fall of the Galactic Empire, a solitary bounty hunter is given a simple mission. Find and return the Child to the Imperial Remnant, all that remains of the once all-powerful Empire. This mysterious orphan has a power that can possibly turn events in their favor, and acquisition of that power is paramount. Instead, the bounty hunter goes on the run with the Child to protect him from the forces that would do him harm. Here is the story of The Mandalorian, and his desperate quest to save the Child and himself.

Based on the series created by Jon Favreau and written by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Christopher Yost, and Rick Famuyiwa.”

September 12 – Star Wars Insider 221 

Titan Magazines’ latest Star Wars Insider issue includes a piece about motherhood in Star Wars, behind the scenes of Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023, exclusive new fiction, interview, and much more!

September 12 – LEGO Star Wars Galaxy Mission 

DK will publish this non-canon LEGO book focusing on the rebel Kori Zaran this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Help a Rebel Trooper build her way back to the planet Hoth in this LEGO Star Wars adventure!

Make a hoverboard to zip through the asteroid field. Escape the jaws of a sarlacc with a treat dispenser. Build a mech suit to make it through the bogs of Dagobah and much more as you help stranded Rebel Trooper Kori Zaran build her way back to the safety of the Rebel base on Hoth.

It will take some quick thinking and creative LEGO building skills to get Zaran through space and across the different planets in the Star Wars galaxy. Get ready to grab your LEGO collection and build your way through this adventure. Including a LEGO minifigure, accessories, and plenty of building tips and inspirational photos, build yourself an adventure as you save the day.”

September 13 – Darth Vader 38 

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Darth Vader crosses over with Dark Droids in the latest issue from Greg Pak. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE SCOURGE COMES FOR THE EXECUTOR! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

As DARTH VADER’S Super Star Destroyer flagship faces its deadliest threat ever, the DARK LORD fights the war on two fronts – against a horde of SCOURGED DROIDS…and against the forces of THE EMPIRE itself!

Featuring a rare glimpse into the true character of ADMIRAL PIETT!”

September 13 – Obi-Wan Kenobi 1 

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Jody Houser and Salvador Larroca adapt the first episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series as a new comic event kicks off. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE HIT DISNEY+ SERIES OBI-WAN KENOBI HAS ARRIVED!

When agents of the Empire pose a new threat, OBI-WAN KENOBI emerges after years of hiding.

Taking place after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi is tasked with keeping both of the SKYWALKER children safe from a distance…until young LEIA ORGANA finds herself held in a ransom plot.

Introducing REVA, THE THIRD SISTER OF THE INQUISITORS!”

September 15 – Master & Apprentice: A Special Look at Ahsoka

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A behind the scenes look at Ahsoka is set to debut on Disney+ this month.

September 19 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Vol. 6 — Bedlam on Bestine 

Issues 29-34 of Ethan Sacks’ amazing Bounty Hunters series are compiled in this new collection. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Chaos reigns in the world of the galaxy’s bounty hunters, from a job for the enigmatic Crimson Dawn, to a quest for vengeance against Vader himself!

Bossk vs. Tanka! Forced to take on a job for Crimson Dawn, the bounty hunters take on the Empire! But 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? T’onga and her team find themselves in the crosshairs of an old ally, and Valance is out for revenge against Darth Vader! Can his fellow bounty hunters save him from a fatal confrontation? Will Vukorah survive the assassins throwing the underworld into chaos? And why is Zuckuss teetering between life and death? T’onga and 4-LOM battle to save their comrade-in-arms before his mind is lost…and before the Empire’s most lethal unit — on the hunt for Valance —catches up with them all!”

September 19 – Ahsoka – Part Six

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Another new adventure with Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren hits Disney+ this month.

September 19 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures — The Nameless Terror trade paperback 

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Experience the entirety of George Mann’s High Republic comic series in this new collection. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Even 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 known evil stalks these ruins… ruthless predator which preys on fear… a Nameless Terror!

Collects Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures — The Nameless Terror #1-4.”

September 20 – Bounty Hunters 38 

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General Grievous features in Ethan Sacks’ comic series. The publisher’s summary for the latest issue is as follows: “GRIEVOUS ATTACKS! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! ZUCKUSS, 4-LOM and their fellow bounty hunters face a deadly droid ambush! VALANCE’s life hangs in the balance! What role has GENERAL GRIEVOUS played in the chaos roiling the galaxy?”

September 20 – Dark Droids: D-Squad 1 

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The first issue of a new comic series from writer Marc Guggenheim and illustrator Salva Espin arrives this month. The publisher’s summary for the debut issue is as follows: “THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE CLONE WARS RETURN!

A terrible scourge is corrupting the galaxy’s droids! To fight this menace, ARTOO-DETOO has to assemble a team of droid heroes: THE D-SQUAD!

Filled with guest stars from across the galaxy, including a special appearance (and showdown!) by CHOPPER from STAR WARS REBELS.

PLUS: THE BOOK OF AJAX provides the missing pieces linking REVELATIONS, DARK DROIDS and HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA – read to see how IT’S ALL CONNECTED.”

September 26 – Ahsoka – Part Seven

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The penultimate episode of Ahsoka debuts on September 26.

September 26 – Star Wars Vol. 6: Quests of the Force 

Read issues 31-36 of Charles Soule’s main-line comic series in this new collection. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Far, far from home!

Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and an elite crew of Rebel heroes are lost in the farthest reaches of No-Space after a mission gone wrong. A desperate maneuver is their only chance to find a way home – but what will it cost them? Meanwhile, the efforts of Lady Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn to destroy the Sith have sent ripples running through the Force, disrupting Luke’s connection to the deep powers of the galaxy. How far will he go to rediscover what he has lost? Luke must undertake an epic quest – or he, and the galaxy, will fall to darkness. In the clutches of Dr. Cuata, with his life hanging in the balance, only another Jedi can save him!

Plus: With the discovery that the Empire is building a second Death Star, disaster looms for the Rebel Alliance!”

September 26 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Volume 1 (Phase II) 

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Those who missed this Dark Horse Comics series can catch up with a collection of issues 1-4. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “For young Padawan Sav Malagan, joining the ranks of the noble Jedi Order has been all she’s ever wanted.

But a chance encounter with a crew of eccentric misfits makes her question everything she’s taken for granted in her life. Trapped aboard the ship of infamous space pirate Maz Kanata, will Sav ever be able to rejoin the Jedi? And if she spends much long with Maz and her crew, will she even want to?”

September 27 – Doctor Aphra 36 

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Star Wars and Alyssa Wong are a combination we always look forward to. The publisher’s summary for the latest Aphra adventure is as follows: “AMBUSHED! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

Trapped in a warehouse full of DEADLY BATTLE DROIDS, DOCTOR APHRA fights for her life!

But she’s about to come face-to-face with THE ONE ENEMY she never expected to see again!”

September 27 – Hyperspace Stories 9 

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Quinlan Vos and Cad Bane face off in this new Dark Horse comic. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos arrives on the crime ridden world of Bevana, on a mission that could be the key to ending the Clone Wars. But it turns out the defector he’s tracking has more than Dooku’s secrets, he’s also made off with a sizeable amount of the count’s fortune! Now Vos finds himself in a lethal race against time with the deadliest bounty hunter in the Galaxy, Cad Bane!”

September 27 – The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 4 

“Chapter 12: The Siege” is adapted into a comic written by Rodney Barnes and illustrated by Steven Cummings. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE SIEGE! THE MANDALORIAN rejoins old allies for a new mission. Featuring the DARK TROOPERS!”

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

September 5 – Ahsoka – Part Four

September 5 – The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life 

September 5 – The Clone Wars: Ahsoka vs. Maul 

September 5 – Young Jedi Adventures: The Young Jedi 

September 5 – Young Jedi Adventures: Yoda’s Mission 

September 6 – Dark Droids 2 

September 12 – Ahsoka – Part Five

September 6 – Star Wars (2020) 38 

September 12 – Star Wars: Sana Starros – Family Matters 

September 12 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Vol. 1

September 12 – Star Wars Insider 221 

September 12 – LEGO Star Wars Galaxy Mission 

September 13 – Darth Vader (2020) 38 

September 13 – Obi-Wan Kenobi 1 

September 15 – Master & Apprentice: A Special Look at Ahsoka

September 19 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Vol. 6 — Bedlam on Bestine 

September 19 – Ahsoka – Part Six

September 19 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures — The Nameless Terror trade paperback 

September 20 – Bounty Hunters 38 

September 20 – Dark Droids: D-Squad 1 

September 26 – Ahsoka – Part Seven

September 26 – Star Wars Vol. 6: Quests of the Force 

September 26 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Volume 1 (Phase II) 

September 27 – Doctor Aphra (2020) 36 

September 27 – Hyperspace Stories 9 

September 27 – The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 4

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