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What’s New in Star Wars – July 2021

by @holocronGeorge for @sw_holocron

From new episodes of The Bad Batch to more in the War of the Bounty Hunters, exciting adventures in a galaxy far, far away continue this month with a host of new projects. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of July. It is important to note all of these release dates are subject to change.

July 2 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Common Ground

The adventures of Clone Force 99 continue in the series’ 10th episode debuting this month.

July 6 – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel Adaptation

Alessandro Ferrari’s graphic novel adaptation of The Phantom Menace will be individually published this month after it was previously involved in a Disney-Lucasfilm Press release. The publisher’s summary is ass follows: “Experience the excitement and thrill of the epic Star Wars movies in this young-reader friendly adaptation of Episode I! Peace reigns in the Galaxy, guarded by the thousand-years old Jedi Order. But dark forces plot in the shadows to restore the power of the Sith, long believed gone. Unaware of this evil plan, two Jedi knights rescue Queen Amidala of Naboo and discover a young boy. Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Phantom Menace, experience Episode I as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs.”

July 7 – Star Wars Adventures 6

IDW Publishing’s impressive Star Wars Adventures series continues in this new issue by Katie Cook and Shaun Manning. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Padme and Anakin have grand plans to have a romantic night together after a long separation. But before they get a chance to get together, Anakin is Jedi-napped by a group of outlaws! Now it’s up to Padme to use all of her cunning to infiltrate the outlaw group and rescue him. Then, get a glimpse into the times of The High Republic with a story of the Nihil!”

July 7 – Bounty Hunters 14

Ethan Sacks’ impressive Bounty Hunters series continues this month with another issue situated in the broader narrative of the War of the Bounty Hunters. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Hunted by the mysterious assassin DEATHSTICK, a wounded VALANCE and his reluctant partner DENGAR are running out of options! T’ONGA is outgunned and outnumbered… but she does have one last surprise up her sleeve! And the shadowy force behind all of the danger makes its move!”

July 11 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Devil’s Deal

The 11th episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch also debut this month.

July 14 – Doctor Aphra 12

After Durge’s explosive debut in canon, Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra series continues this month with another issue crossing over with War of the Bounty Hunters. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A MYSTERIOUS INVITATION leads DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS to an exclusive party… teeming with scum and villainy! Will Aphra and Sana be able to survive the underworld social event of the century? Or will their cover be blown by A FAMILIAR FACE with an agenda of their own?”

July 14 – War of the Bounty Hunters 2

After the shocking appearance of Qi’ra in the first issue, the second issue of Charles Soule’s War of the Bounty Hunters comes out this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has tracked his missing prize — heroic smuggler HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite — to the remote, frozen world of JEKARA. But representatives from many of the galaxy’s most powerful factions have gathered, and they all want the same thing — Solo. Things go from bad to worse, as Boba Fett realizes that he himself has become almost as valuable to the galaxy’s hunters as Han Solo, and he must turn to the least trustworthy person in the galaxy for help…DOCTOR APHRA…”

July 16 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Rescue on Ryloth

The Bad Batch will seemingly journey to Ryloth in another episode of the series this month.

July 20 – Star Wars Mazes

An exciting and interactive activity book releasing this month will allow fans to navigate illustrated mazes of iconic scenes and locations throughout the Star Wars saga. From Chronicle Books, the publisher’s summary is as follows: “Expert maze creator and lifelong Star Wars fan Sean C. Jackson brings the saga to life through more than 30 beautifully illustrated mazes of iconic scenes and locations ranging from the forest moon of Endor to Bespin’s Cloud City, the dark side planet of Exegol, Jabba’s palace, pod races, clone armies, and much more. Each full-color maze includes notes about the environment and special bonus elements to find hidden along the way.”

July 20 – Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic Omnibus Vol. 1

The entire Dark Horse Comics series Knights of the Old Republic and the miniseries Knights of the Old Republic: War are collected in this hardcover omnibus with terrific cover art by Brian Ching. The publisher’s summary is as follows: A“long, long time ago, the Star Wars galaxy was a very different place. Welcome to the Old Republic! When young Jedi Zayne Carrick is framed for murder by his own masters, he goes on the run with three unlikely allies: con artist Marn Hierogryph, fugitive scientist Camper and bodyguard Jarael. But can they survive long enough to clear Carrick’s name, uncover a conspiracy and maybe gain a bit of profit along the way? Strap in for an adventure that spans the galaxy as this ragtag group of heroes face corrupted Jedi, deadly Mandalorians, the power of the Sith and more! Collecting STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #1-50, STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC — WAR #1-5, STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC HANDBOOK and material from STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC/REBELLION #0.”

July 20 – The Star Wars Book of Monsters, Ooze and Slime

DK has a tradition of delivering exciting Star Wars books for kids, and the Book of Monsters, Ooze and Slime will hopefully continue this impressive track-record. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The strangest and yuckiest secrets of the galaxy. What does the Zillo Beast feast on for breakfast? Does slimy Jabba the Hutt ever have a bath? What are the three yuckiest things he eats? Take a trip on the wild side and discover the weirdest facts in the Star Wars galaxy! From gross creatures and strange bugs to dangerous deserts and sinister Sith, this icky picture book is the perfect gift for young readers.”

July 21 – Darth Vader 14

Greg Pak’s Darth Vader series for Marvel Comics also continues this month with its 14th issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “For decades, no figure has stood as close to the EMPEROR with so much mystery surrounding her. Who is the UMBARAN? What is her role within the EMPIRE and in the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS? And what happens when she emerges from the darkness to challenge Darth Vader himself? Featuring an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Emperor’s inner circle — and the return of IG-88!”

July 21 – War of the Bounty Hunters – Jabba the Hutt 1

Jabba the Hutt is given the spotlight in this upcoming one-shot comic written by Justina Ireland. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “JABBA NEVER FORGIVES! JABBA NEVER FORGETS! JABBA THE HUTT is one of the most powerful and ruthless gangsters in the galaxy—and BOBA FETT, his most trusted bounty hunter, has failed him. How will Jabba deal with betrayal? VIOLENTLY. And what does this have to do with a bounty hunter with ties to the HIGH REPUBLIC?”

July 21 – The High Republic Adventures 6

Amidst all of the War of the Bounty Hunters content, this month also features a continuation of adventures in the High Republic with Daniel Jose Older’s comic for IDW Publishing. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming sixth issue is as follows: “As the galaxy prepares for the Republic Fair, Qort and Farzala leave their Padawan friends to join Leox Gyasi and the crew of the Vessel on a secret mission for the Jedi. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out: literally everything.”

July 23 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Infested

Another episode of The Bad Batch hits Disney+ this month, titled Infested.

July 27 – The High Republic: Out of the Shadows

Justina Ireland’s terrific young-adult novel in the High Republic hits bookshelves this month. And the publisher’s summary is as follows: “The darkest secrets are the hardest to bring to light….Sylvestri Yarrow is on a streak of bad luck with no end of sight. She’s been doing her best to keep the family cargo business going after her mom’s death, but between mounting debt and increasing attacks by the Nihil on unsuspecting ships, Syl is in danger of losing all she has left of her mother. She heads to the galactic capital of Coruscant for help, but gets sidetracked when she’s drawn into a squabble between two of the Republic’s most powerful families over a patch of space on the frontier. Tangled up in familial politics is the last place Syl wants to be, but the promise of a big payoff is enough to keep her interested…Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh has been summoned to Coruscant, but with no idea of why or by whom. She and her Padawan Imri Cantaros arrive at the capital along with Jedi Master Cohmac Vitus and his Padawan, Reath Silas—and are asked to assist with the property dispute on the frontier. But why? What is so important about an empty patch of space? The answer will lead Vernestra to a new understanding of her abilities, and take Syl back to the past…and to truths that will finally come out of the shadows.”

July 27 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 2 — The Engine Job

This upcoming trade paperback collects issue 6 through 10 of Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Someone sinister has put a price on Doctor Aphra’s head… and it’s none other than Domina Tagge! Now Aphra finds herself running for her life, trying to shake every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those hunters is Aphra’s angry ex Sana Starros — and for Sana, it’s personal! Aphra can’t out-think Domina or outrun Sana… so what choice does she have left? Perhaps locating a mysterious piece of tech that could shift the balance of the galactic civil war? Aphra’s desperate hunt takes her to Corellia — but unfortunately for her, that’s right on Sana’s doorstep. And our roguish doctor isn’t the only one with an eye on this prize…”

July 28 – The High Republic 7

After the terrific The Rising Storm, Cavan Scott’s incredible run in Star Wars continues with The High Republic 7. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A JEDI FACES THE DARKNESS! KEEVE TRENNIS has put everything on the line to save her former master, but the scars run deep. As AVAR KRISS summons a task force to deal with the DRENGIR THREAT, a desperate NIHIL REMNANT attacks a distant outpost. Can Keeve fight back the shadows long enough to stand for light and life? Guest-starring ORLA JARENI, Jedi Wayseeker.”

July 28 – Star Wars 15

Luke, Leia, Chewie, and Lando continue their involvement in the deadly War of the Bounty Hunters in the 15th issue of Charles Soule’s Star Wars main line series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “LUKE SKYWALKER embarks upon an epic mission with WEDGE ANTILLES and the brave pilots of STARLIGHT SQUADRON to rescue a lost division of the REBEL FLEET. LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA and LANDO CALRISSIAN attempt to save HAN SOLO from the evil clutches of BOBA FETT. But what hidden vision will the Force send to Luke about the troubles to come?”

July 30 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – War Mantle

The last Bad Batch episode of the month is ominously titled War Mantle…

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

July 2 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Common Ground

July 6 – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel Adaptation 

July 6 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 4 

July 7 – Star Wars Adventures 6 

July 7 – Bounty Hunters 14 

July 11 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Devil’s Deal

July 14 – Doctor Aphra 12 

July 14 – War of the Bounty Hunters 2 

July 16 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Rescue on Ryloth

July 20 – Star Wars Mazes 

July 20 – Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic Omnibus Vol. 1 

July 20 – The Star Wars Book of Monsters, Ooze and Slime 

July 21 – Darth Vader 14 

July 21 – War of the Bounty Hunters – Jabba the Hutt 1 

July 21 – The High Republic Adventures 6 

July 21 – Star Wars Adventures 7 

July 23 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Infested

July 27 – The High Republic: Out of the Shadows 

July 27 – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 2 — The Engine Job 

July 28 – The High Republic 7 

July 28 – Star Wars 15 

July 30 – Star Wars: The Bad Batch – War Mantle

Images courtesy of Lucasfilm, Disney+, Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing, Titan Comics, Chronicle Books

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