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What’s New in Star Wars – July 2024

By George & Josh Bate

The summer continues and so do stories in a galaxy far, far away this July. In addition to new episodes of The Acolyte, there are a variety of comics, books, and more to look out for this month. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of July 2024. It is important to note that all of these release dates are subject to change.

July 2 – The Acolyte – Episode 6

Kick off July 2024 with a new episode of Star Wars: The Acolyte on Disney+.

July 2 – Star Wars Legends: The New Republic Omnibus Vol. 2 

This hardcover Omnibus republishes a range of Legends comics, including: Star Wars: The Jabba Tape (1998), Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1995) #1 – 6, Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (1997) #1 – 6, Star Wars: The Last Command (1997) #1 – 6, Star Wars: Dark Empire (1991) #1 – 6, Star Wars: Dark Empire II (1994) #1 – 6, Star Wars: Empire’s End (1995) #1 – 2, Star Wars: Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction (1997), Star Wars: Boba Fett: Bounty on Bar-Kooda (1995), Star Wars: Boba Fett: When the Fat Lady Swings (1996), Star Wars: Boba Fett: Murder Most Foul (1997), Star Wars: Boba Fett: Agent of Doom (2000), Star Wars Handbook (1998) 3; material from Star Wars Tales (1999) 1, 3-5, 10, 14, 20, 22

The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A collection of Star Wars Legends stories that occurred after Return of the Jedi, this omnibus contains some of the most iconic tales in Star Wars history!

The Thrawn Trilogy and the Dark Empire Trilogy — together for the first time! Years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the New Republic works to unite the galaxy — but the last of the Imperial warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has returned from deep space ready to seize the galaxy for himself! Will the combined might of Luke, Leia, Han and new allies Mara Jade and Talon Karrde be enough to stop Thrawn? Either way, the remnants of the Empire are gunning for them — including a mysteriously resurrected Emperor Palpatine! Luke will face his greatest test as he braves the dark side of the Force, but can he remain a hero in the process? Plus the return of Boba Fett, and much more!”

July 3 – Inquisitors 1 

Fresh off the announcement that the Star Wars and Darth Vader comics are coming to an end, a new Star Wars comic from Marvel Comics debuts. This new run, written by Rodney Barnes and illustrated by Ramon Rosanas, focuses on the Inquisitors and is already shaping up to be quite the series. The publisher’s summary for the debut issue is as follows: “E JEDI MUST DIE!

Weapons of the EMPEROR, sent out into the galaxy to track down and kill any Jedi who survived ORDER 66, the ruthless INQUISITORS are among the most skilled and deadly threats to those who served the light side of the Force.

Buried in the annals of Jedi lore is the story of TENSU RUN, the Jedi who faced the Inquisitors and DARTH VADER!

What became of him, and why did the EMPIRE so greatly fear his existence?”

July 3 – The High Republic 9 

Cavan Scott’s The High Republic comic series for Marvel Comics continues this month with its ninth issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “ASSAULT ON FORTRESS BOOLAN!

A secret space station is on the point of collapse as THE NAMELESS close in!

A foe turned ally reaches a crossroads while loyal companions risk everything to save their friends.

Meanwhile, the Nihil’s Chief Scientist finally makes his move…but will BARON BOOLAN’s shocking gambit pay off?”

July 9 – The Acolyte – Episode 7

The penultimate episode of The Acolyte hits Disney+ on July 9.

July 9 – Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of the Galactic Empire 

Our most anticipated book of July 2024 comes in the form of this new reference book by Chris Kempshall and published by DK. The book is an in-universe chronicle of the rise and fall of the Empire, as written by Beaumont Kin (aka Dominic Monaghan’s character from The Rise of Skywalker). The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Uncover a history of galactic evil.

“So this is how liberty dies—with thunderous applause.” —Senator Padmé Amidala

When Sheev Palpatine declared the birth of his new Empire, he expected it would stand for thousands of years. Instead, it lasted only 24. This is the story of how a tyrannical regime rose from the ashes of democracy, ruled the galaxy with an iron fist, and then collapsed into dust.

It is a story of war and heroes. It is a story of propaganda and the power of fascism. But most of all, it is a story of normal people trying to live their lives in the face of brutal dictatorship.

From the barbarity of Darth Vader’s campaigns to the horrors of the Tarkin Initiative, this book offers new insights into the dark entity at the core of the Star Wars saga, with chapters covering economic strategy and political organisation, propaganda, crime and punishment, military tactics, and warfare, giving even the most expert Star Wars fans a fresh perspective on the Galactic Empire.”

July 10 – Ahsoka 1 

The first issue of the comic book adaptation of the hit Disney+ series Ahsoka hits shelves this month. The publisher’s summary for the first issue, written by Rodney Barnes and illustrated by Steven Cummings, is as follows: “After the fall of THE EMPIRE, Jedi Master AHSOKA TANO stalks the galaxy for GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN!

A valuable prisoner escapes New Republic custody; a search for answers reunites two old friends. The villainous MORGAN ELSBETH returns along with two new mysterious Force-users, BAYLAN SKOLL and his apprentice, SHIN HATI.”

July 10 – The High Republic Adventures 7 

Daniel José Older writes and Michael Atiyeh illustrates the seventh issue in this Dark Horse Comics series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The next thrilling chapter of the High Republic saga starts here! There’s no rest for the weary in the High Republic! After their reunion and only a moment’s respite, Lula, Zeen, and their friends learned that the Nihil Stormwall has encroached further into Republic Space. Now, the team of young heroes prepare to defend the planet Eriadu, and the Republic at large, from an impending Nihil invasion!

Continues the High Republic saga!

The perfect accompaniment to Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures and Star Wars: The Acolyte!”

July 12 – Shadows of the Galaxy 

The second set of the trading card game Star Wars: Unlimited from Fantasy Flight Games releases this July. 

July 16 – The Acolyte – Episode 8

The finale of the first, and hopefully not the last, season of The Acolyte debuts July 16 on Disney+.

July 16 – Star Wars Legends: The Thrawn Trilogy 

The comic book adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s classic Thrawn trilogy is collected in this new paperback from Marvel Comics. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “One of the most popular STAR WARS stories of all time!

Five years after the glorious rebel victory against the second Death Star, Luke Skywalker remains the last of the Jedi! Han Solo and Princess Leia are married and have taken on many of the burdens of stabilizing the fledgling New Republic. But the galaxy is not yet safe. Far, far away, something festers. One lingering faction of the Empire – near death, but all the more dangerous for it. And the discovery of a long-lost force could spark it back into life! The last of the Emperor’s military masterminds, Grand Admiral Thrawn, is ready to seize his chance to control the remaining Empire – and the galaxy!

COLLECTING: STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE EMPIRE 1-6, STAR WARS: DARK FORCE RISING 1-6, STAR WARS: THE LAST COMMAND 1-6”

July 17 – Star Wars 48 

The 48th issue of Charles Soule’s Star Wars comic series hits shelves this July. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “LAST CHANCE FOR SOLO!

LEIA ORGANA has put the galaxy’s freedom before all else, including her lost love, HAN SOLO.

With the growing threat of the second DEATH STAR looming over THE REBEL ALLIANCE, should she try to save him…while she still can?”

July 23 – Young Jedi Adventures: The Charhound Chase 

This World of Reading book adaptas “The Charhound Chase,” an episode from the series Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures. 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, Jedi Master Loden Greatstorm, his Padawan Bell Zettifar, and Bell’s charhound Ember, all visit the Jedi Temple on Tenoo. But when Ember gets out and Kai and Bell set out to find her, Kai struggles to stay calm and connected to the Force. Can Kai control his emotions enough to find Ember and prove he’ll make a great Padawan someday?

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.”

July 24 – Darth Vader 48 

Heading into its final few issues is Greg Pak’s Darth Vader comic series. The publisher’s summary for the 48th issue is as follows: “LUKE…JOINS THE DARK SIDE?!

It is said there can be only two SITH, the EMPEROR AND DARTH VADER. But could it someday be PALPATINE and LUKE SKYWALKER? Or Vader and his son?

THE HANDMAIDEN SABÉ finally tests Luke – with WARBA’S life in the balance!

And THE SCHISM IMPERIAL reveals its hidden hand!”

July 24 – The High Republic Adventures 8 

Another issue of The High Republic Adventures is set to release this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Everything is about to change! As Lula, Zeen, and their friends approach Eriadu, they are attacked by Nihil fighters. Will the hope of a Republic resistance be shot down? Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, events are unfolding that will surprise the Jedi and the Nihil and alter the course of their galactic battle!

Tune in for the most shocking chapter of the High Republic saga yet!”

July 24 – The High Republic Adventures – Saber for Hire 4 

The fourth and final issue of Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott’s comic series about saber for hire Ty Yorrick is published this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The epic miniseries comes to a shocking conclusion! The identity of the sinister Child of the Storm revealed. A past confronted and a sacrifice made as Ty Yorrick and her apprentice face their biggest challenge yet. Ty’s life will never be the same!”

July 30 – Star Wars Legends: Tales of the Jedi Omnibus 

This new omnibus collects the entirety of the Dawn of the Jedi and Tales of the Jedi series from Legends, which includes Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – Force Storm (2012) 1-5, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – Prisoner of Bogan (2012) 1-5, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – Force War (2013) 1-5, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi (2012) 0, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – The Golden Age of the Sith (1996) 0-5, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – The Fall of the Sith Empire (1997) 1-5, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi (1993) 1-5, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – The Freedon Nadd Uprising (1994) 1-2, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – Dark Lords of the Sith (1994) 1-6, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – The Sith War (1995) 1-6, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – Redemption (1998) 1-5, material from Star Wars Tales (1999) 23, Dark Horse Comics (1992) 7-9”The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Tales from the Legends continuity of Star Wars, taking place millennia before the films, during the origins of the Jedi!

The origin and early days of the Jedi order! Thousands of years before A New Hope, before lightsabers and hyperspace, a group of beings on a distant planet strive to balance the mysterious Force — until a stranger arrives, and the doors to the galaxy are thrown open!

Millennia later, in the wake of the Sith Empire’s reign, two Jedi legends emerge: Nomi Sunrider and Ulic Qel-Droma! But when Exar Kun covets the secrets of the Sith, will dark knowledge corrupt both him and Ulic? Only Nomi may have the answer to their fates! As war turns Jedi against Jedi, who will survive…and who will be lost to history?”

July 30 – Star Wars Modern Era Epic Collection: Skywalker Strikes 

This new paperback collection compiles issues 1-14 of Star Wars (2015), Vader Down 1, and Darth Vader (2015) issues 13-15. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A new age of Star Wars storytelling begins!

The greatest space saga of all returns to Marvel! The ragtag Rebel Alliance has just destroyed the massive Death Star — but the Empire isn’t toppled yet! Join Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 as they continue the fight for freedom against Darth Vader and the evil Emperor! But when a rebel assault goes wrong, Luke comes face-to-face with Vader himself! Luke’s quest to learn about the Jedi leads to an encounter with Boba Fett — and lands him in the Arena of Death! Meanwhile, Han and Leia face a mysterious woman from the charming smuggler’s past — one with a very personal grudge!”

July 31 – Darth Maul – Black, White & Red 4

The fourth and final issue of this Darth Maul anthology series debuts this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “WHERE IS THE DARKEST SIDE OF THE FORCE?

An assassin in the shadows.

A forgotten temple.

A quest for silence.

Why does PALPATINE send DARTH MAUL to an ancient world? And who pays the price…for patience?”

For reference, a condensed list of upcoming Star Wars projects in July 2024 without descriptions is included below:

July 2 – The Acolyte – Episode 6

July 2 – Star Wars Legends: The New Republic Omnibus Vol. 2 

July 3 – Inquisitors 1 

July 3 – The High Republic 9 

July 9 – The Acolyte – Episode 7

July 9 – Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of the Galactic Empire 

July 10 – Ahsoka 1 

July 10 – The High Republic Adventures 7 

July 12 – Shadows of the Galaxy 

July 16 – The Acolyte – Episode 8

July 16 – Star Wars Legends: The Thrawn Trilogy 

July 17 – Star Wars 48 

July 23 – Young Jedi Adventures: The Charhound Chase 

July 24 – Darth Vader 48 

July 24 – The High Republic Adventures 8 

July 24 – The High Republic Adventures – Saber for Hire 4 

July 30 – Star Wars Legends: Tales of the Jedi Omnibus 

July 30 – Star Wars Modern Era Epic Collection: Skywalker Strikes 

July 31 – Darth Maul – Black, White & Red 4

Check out a full breakdown of every Star Wars project that released last month below….

What’s New in Star Wars – June 2024

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