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What’s New in Star Wars – November 2023

By George Bate, Josh Bate, & Julie Catherine

There’s a lot to be thankful for this November with a host of new Star Wars releases! Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of November. It is important to note that all of these release dates are subject to change.

November 1 – Star Wars 40

Charles Soule’s main line comic series continues with its 40th issue this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “DROID DISASTER! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! The worst has happened. LOBOT, one of the greatest heroes the REBEL ALLIANCE has ever known and close friend to semi-reformed scoundrel LANDO CALRISSIAN…is lost. Lando returns to the Rebels to ask for their help…but can he convince them he’s not a TRAITOR?”

November 1 – Hyperspace Stories 10

Join Hunter and the rest of Clone Force 99 in this new comic. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Trapped behind enemy lines! Surrounded on all sides by deadly battle droids! All in a day’s work for the Bad Batch!

While investigating reports of strange modified battle droids, the squad find themselves at the mercy of a sinister Separatist scientist, who plans on using the team as a part of his twisted experiments. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse, this mission may prove too dangerous even for the Bad Batch!”

November 7 – Minecraft Star Wars: Path of the Jedi 

Minecraft Star Wars: Path of the Jedi is a new DLC game arriving this month. It is developed by Mojang Studios and Spark Universe, and edited by Xbox Game Studios, Disney, and Lucasfilm. In the DLC, players will experience the Clone Wars as a Padawan of the Jedi Order, customize a droid, build a lightsaber, participate in various missions, and visit planets such as Coruscant and Kamino. 

November 7 – Star Wars: Scoundrels, Rebels and the Empire 

This new trade paperback collects the one-shot comics of the recent Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 40th anniversary line. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi!

Presenting stories spotlighting major players on both sides of the conflict – and those scoundrels who straddle the line! Someone is plotting to overthrow Jabba the Hutt! On the forest moon of Endor, Ewoks share tales of triumph, defeat…and horror! Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca find themselves on a high-stakes mission! One lowly technician must figure out how to survive under the Empire’s control! Admiral Ackbar teams with Poe Dameron’s parents, Shara Bey and Kes Dameron, to save Mon Mothma’s life! And Max Rebo and his band have big plans!

Plus: the full story of Return of the Jedi retold in Chris Sprouse’s dynamic variant covers!

COLLECTING: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Jabba’s Palace, Ewoks, Lando, The Empire, The Rebellion, and Max Rebo.”

November 8 – Darth Vader 40 

Greg Pak’s excellent Vader series continues to intersect with Dark Droids in this new issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows. “SCOURGE OF CORUSCANT! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

What greater prize could the DROID SCOURGE imagine than CORUSCANT, an ecumenopolis filled with millions of droids?

And what greater TERROR could the people of Coruscant imagine than a horde of scourged droids…

…led by LORD VADER himself?”

November 8 – The High Republic 1 

Phase III of The High Republic kicks off with a new comic series from author Cavan Scott and artist Aroo Anindito. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC RETURNS FOR ITS EXPLOSIVE PHASE III!

A year after the destruction of STARLIGHT BEACON, MARCHION RO and THE NIHIL stand victorious! The galaxy is in turmoil: The once mighty JEDI are outclassed, the REPUBLIC is on its knees.

On the edges of the galactic frontier, JEDI MASTER KEEVE TRENNIS leads a desperate assault against an invading force! The odds are stacked against her, but a Jedi always clings to hope.

THE FORCE is with her…right? Not so fast!”

November 8 – The High Republic: Shadows of Starlight 2 

Charles Soule continues to pen this new High Republic Phase III comic. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “STARLIGHT DOWN!

More SECRETS are revealed from the “MISSING YEAR” following the fall of STARLIGHT BEACON!

ELZAR MANN and AVAR KRISS, star-crossed JEDI MASTERS, attempt to navigate a galaxy that seems determined to keep them apart…

What is the STORMWALL, and what danger does it pose to THE REPUBLIC and THE JEDI ORDER?”

November 14 – The High Republic: The Eye of Darkness 

Our most anticipated Star Wars project this month comes in the shape of a new novel by George Mann. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “One year after the tragic events of The Fallen Star, the Jedi fight to break the Nihil’s control over the galaxy.

The galaxy is divided. Following the shocking destruction of Starlight Beacon, the Nihil establish an impenetrable barrier called the Stormwall around part of the Outer Rim, where Marchion Ro rules and his followers wreak havoc at his every whim. Jedi trapped behind enemy lines, including Avar Kriss, must fight to help the worlds being pillaged by the Nihil while staying one step ahead of the marauders and their Nameless terrors.

Outside of the Nihil’s so-called Occlusion Zone, Elzar Mann, Bell Zettifar, and the other Jedi work alongside the Republic to reach the worlds that have been cut off from the rest of the galaxy. But every attempt to breach the Stormwall has failed, and even communication across the barrier is impossible. For both Elzar and Bell, their failures and losses weigh heavily upon them as they search desperately for a solution.

But even if the Republic and Jedi forces manage to breach the Stormwall, how can the Jedi ever fight back against the Nameless creatures that prey on the Jedi’s connection to the Force? And what other horrors does Marchion Ro have in store? As desperation for both the Jedi and the Republic grows, any hope of reuniting the galaxy could be all but extinguished….”

November 14 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 8 

This new Legends collect compiles Star Wars: Empire (2002) 5-6, 8-13, 15; Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron (1995) ½; Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition (1997) 1-4; Star Wars: Tag & Bink Are Dead (2001) 1; material from Star Wars Tales (1999) 1, 6, 8-10, 12, 14, 16, 19

November 14 – Star Wars Insider Archives: Collector’s Edition 

Titan Magazines will release a collectors edition featuring all sorts of neat features. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A lavishly illustrated celebration of the Star Wars including interviews and features exploring all facets of the saga. A deluxe collector’s hardcover edition exploring the Star Wars saga on with features and interviews covering the first appearance of Boba Fett in the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, the Droids and Ewoks cartoons — through to The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels and up to the present day — The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

A deluxe collector’s hardcover edition exploring the Star Wars saga on with features and interviews covering the first appearance of Boba Fett in the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, the Droids and Ewoks cartoons — through to The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels and up to the present day — The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

November 14 – Star Wars: The Secrets of the Wookiees 

Author Marc Sumerak and illustrator Alberto Buscicchio are behind a new Insight Editions book this month about Wookiees. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Readers of all ages will discover the untold stories of Wookiees, from Chewbacca to Burryaga, in this interactive, beautifully illustrated guide.

Journey to the forests of Kashyyyk and learn the lore of the galaxy’s most storied species in Star Wars: The Secrets of the Wookiees. Young fans will uncover fascinating stories about famous Wookiees across galactic history, all accompanied by incredible artwork and interactive features, including pop-ups, booklets, and lift-the-flap inserts.

LEARN THE LORE: In this in-universe book, young fans will discover the unique culture of the Wookiee planet Kashyyyk, and be introduced to fascinating tales about the galaxy’s most famed Wookiees. You’ll delve into Chewbacca’s journeys with Han Solo and Rey, Wookiee history and technology, and more.

FAVORITE CHARACTERS: Spanning films, television shows, books, comics, and video games, Star Wars: The Secrets of the Wookiees highlights the galaxy’s greatest Wookiees—including Chewbacca, Tarfful, Krrsantan, Burryaga, Gungi, and more.

INTERACTIVE FEATURES: Pop-ups, booklets, and lift-the-flap inserts will thrill young fans, making for an engaging experience while transporting readers into stories about the galaxy’s Wookiee heroes and villains.

ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS: Star Wars: The Secrets of the Wookiees contains beautiful illustrations that will enthrall both child and adult readers alike. Complete with a frameable 11 x 17 poster of the cover art, this book is the ideal gift for any Star Wars fan.

COMPLETE YOUR STAR WARS COLLECTION: Thrilling and comprehensive, Star Wars: The Secrets of the Wookiees is a must-have addition to Insight Editions’ line of Star Wars titles, including: Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith, and Star Wars: The Secrets of the Bounty Hunters.”

November 15 – Dark Droids 4 

Continue to uncover the secrets of the Dark Droids crossover in Charles Soule’s latest comic. The publisher’s summary for the newest issue is as follows: “THE SCOURGE IS ON THE VERGE OF HIS ULTIMATE TRIUMPH!

The EMPIRE decrees: BEWARE THE DROIDS!

Horrible laboratories across the galaxy are focused on transporting his many minds from DROIDS…into ORGANICS!

But unbeknown to the Scourge, a FINAL CHALLENGE to its total victory is building, from an enemy it believed it had defeated once and for all!”

November 15 – Doctor Aphra 38 

Alyssa Wong’s superb Aphra comic unfolds with a Dark Droids tie-in this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A TENSE RESCUE! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

MAGNA TOLVAN has fallen into the hands of the SCOURGE!

In order to save her, DOCTOR APHRA turns to SANA STARROS…

…to save the woman they BOTH love!”

November 15 – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – The 40th Anniversary Covers

This new collection reprints the forty Return of the Jedi variant covers commissioned for the film’s 40th anniversary, featuring artwork and commentary by Chris Sprouse. 

November 15 – The Mandalorian Season 2 #6

Rodney Barnes continues to adapt the second season of The Mandalorian with this new comic. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE TRAGEDY!

The MANDALORIAN and GROGU travel to an ancient site.

Featuring the RETURN of BOBA FETT!”

November 15 – Visions – Peach Momoko 

More Star Wars: Visions stories are debuting this month! The publisher’s summary for the first Visions comic is as follows: “PEACH MOMOKO BRINGS HER UNIQUE STORYTELLING TO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY!

CENTURIES after the death of a GREAT DARK SITH LORD, a cult has grown worshipping this SITH LORD and the DARK SIDE.

ANKOK believes she is the successor to the LEGACY of THE SITH with her DARK SIDE POWERS!

But is she truly in tune with THE FORCE? Or is she just exploiting the people in her village?

KAKO and GEL are about to come face-to-face with the truth…even if it kills them!”

November 21 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian — Season Two, Part One

This new collection compiles Rodney Barnes’ first four issues of his Mandalorian Season 2 adaptation. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The Mandalorian continues his long journey with Grogu, trying to return the child to the Jedi — but the galaxy is a dangerous place in the wake of the Galactic Empire’s collapse, and new enemies lurk on every planet. Thankfully, allies both familiar and unexpected will aid them on their travels! But is there another Mandalorian operating on Tatooine? Can Din Djarin grant safe passage for a Frog Lady and her precious eggs, with an ever-hungry Grogu on board? And can they both survive encounters with remnants of Imperial forces, spider-like creatures and a krayt dragon? Plus, what secrets does the child hold?”

November 22 – Bounty Hunters 40

Recently announced to conclude soon, Ethan Sacks’ Bounty Hunters series unfolds with its 40th issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE SHOCKING BETRAYAL! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

The Galaxy’s deadliest BOUNTY HUNTERS must stop a corrupted VALANCE! Even if it means his death!!!

ENEMIES become desperate ALLIES!

And who is the wolf in the fold in the BOUNTY HUNTERS’ MIDST?”

November 22 – Dark Droids: D-Squad 3

Marc Guggenheim and Salva Espin collaborate for a Dark Droids spin-off. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “TWO HEROES OF THE CLONE WARS REUNITE! A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

R2-D2 continues to assemble his new D-SQUAD to fight the deadly DROID SCOURGE!

Now R2-D2 is looking for a way to help his friend C-3PO…but does he find LOVE instead?

Featuring the return of QT-KT”

November 22 – Hyperspace Stories 11

Amanda Deibert writes this new Mace and Yoda comic releasing this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Jedi masters Yoda and Mace WIndu escort a Republic delegation to an archaeological dig, rumored to be the site of a cache of ancient Jedi artifacts. But the lure of the Force is strong, and it’s not long before the party comes under attack by marauders intent on taking the relics for themselves, even if they have to go through two Jedi to do it!”

November 29 – Obi-Wan Kenobi 3

Jody Houser continues to adapt the Obi-Wan Kenobi with a comic series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “ESCAPE FROM PLANET MAPUZO!

As OBI-WAN searches for allies to help him evade THE EMPIRE…he must face his greatest failure: DARTH VADER!”

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

November 1 – Star Wars 40

November 1 – Hyperspace Stories 10

November 7 – Minecraft Star Wars: Path of the Jedi 

November 7 – Star Wars: Scoundrels, Rebels and the Empire 

November 8 – Darth Vader 40 

November 8 – The High Republic (2023) 1 

November 8 – The High Republic: Shadows of Starlight 2 

November 14 – The High Republic: The Eye of Darkness 

November 14 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 8 

November 14 – Star Wars Insider Archives: Collector’s Edition 

November 14 – Star Wars: The Secrets of the Wookiees 

November 15 – Dark Droids 4 

November 15 – Doctor Aphra 38 

November 15 – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – The 40th Anniversary Covers by Chris Sprouse 1

November 15 – The Mandalorian Season 2 #6

November 15 – Visions – Peach Momoko 

November 21 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian — Season Two, Part One

November 22 – Bounty Hunters 40

November 22 – Dark Droids: D-Squad 3

November 22 – Hyperspace Stories 11

November 29 – Obi-Wan Kenobi 3

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