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What’s New in Star Wars – February 2022

by @holocronGeorge for @sw_holocron

February looks to be the month of dramatic finales for Star Wars fans. Not only does The Book of Boba Fett’s first season draw to a close, but we will all see phase 1 of The High Republic come to a powerful end. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of February. It is important to note all of these release dates are subject to change.

February 1 – The High Republic: The Battle for Starlight

This new children’s book by George Mann runs concurrently with Claudia Gray’s The Fallen Star.

February 1 – The High Republic: Midnight Horizon

Daniel Jose Older helps bring the High Republic’s first phase to a closing with his new YA novel from Disney-Lucasfilm Press. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “After a series of staggering losses, the Republic seems to finally have the villainous Nihil marauders on the run, and it looks like there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Until word comes of a suspected Nihil attack on the industrial cosmopolitan world of Corellia, right in the Galactic Core.Sent to investigate are Jedi Masters Cohmac Vitus and Kantam Sy, along with Padawans Reath Silas and Ram Jomaram, all fighting their own private battles after months of unrelenting danger. On Corellia, Reath and Ram encounter a brazen young security specialist named Crash, whose friend was one of the victims of the Nihil attack, and they team up with her to infiltrate Corellia’s elite while the Masters pursue more diplomatic avenues. But going undercover with Crash is more dangerous than anyone expected, even as Ram pulls in his friend Zeen to help with an elaborate ruse involving a galactic pop star. But what they uncover on Corellia turns out to be just one part of a greater plan, one that could lead the Jedi to their most stunning defeat yet….”

February 2 – The Book of Boba Fett – Chapter 6

After Din Djarin’s jaw-dropping appearance in Chapter 5 and the tease that we will soon see Grogu (and possibly Luke) again, the anticipation is sky high for the penultimate chapter of The Book of Boba Fett.

February 2 – Crimson Reign 2

The second issue of Charles Soule’s Crimson Reign series debuts this month.

February 2 – Halcyon Legacy 1

Ethan Sacks kicks off a new Star Wars comic series for Marvel Comics this month. The publisher’s summary for the first issue is as follows: “THE VOYAGES OF THE GREATEST OF ALL-STAR CRUISERS! As the legendary HALCYON embarks on a momentous…cruise, the ship heads toward a confrontation with THE FIRST ORDER! But what secret from THE HIGH REPUBLIC ERA can help the passengers and crew all these years later? And how did JEDI NIBS and BURRY fend off a NIHIL attack on one of the ship’s first ever voyages?”

February 2 – Star Wars Adventures (2020) 14

George Mann and Justina Ireland bring new Star Wars adventures to life in the new issue of IDW Publishing’s underrated series.

February 2 – The High Republic 14

Cavan Scott’s thrilling High Republic comic series continues to out do itself and works so well in conjunction with other High Republic stories. The publisher’s summary for the newest issue is as follows: “THE EDGE OF DESTRUCTION! From Hero of Hetzal to…murderer? Can Keeve Trennis stop Marshal Avar Kriss from making a fatal mistake? Death and danger await the Starlight Jedi as they finally close in on their enemy. Tying directly into Claudia Gray’s Star Wars: The Fallen Star, phase one of Star Wars: The High Republic enters its cataclysmic final wave of stories. Everything is about to change.”

February 8 – Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith Omnibus

A new Omnibus collecting classic Legends comics debuts this month. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming collection is as follows: “The road to The Phantom Menace! Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn has a close encounter with the Dark Side while trying to prevent a civil war! And can Qui-Gon and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi deal with an out-of-control cloud cruiser — and the lawless world of Ord Mantell? As Mace Windu’s Jedi Knights face the deadly threat of the Yinchorri, Darth Maul strikes from the shadows — cutting down all obstacles in his mysterious master’s way! And meet teenage Queen Padmé Amidala and young Anakin Skywalker — a boy with a dark destiny! Collecting STAR WARS: JEDI — THE DARK SIDE #1-5; STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN — THE AURORIENT EXPRESS #1-2; STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN — LAST STAND ON ORD MANTELL #1-3; STAR WARS: JEDI COUNCIL — ACTS OF WAR #1-4; STAR WARS (1998) #0-6; STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL (2000) #1-4; STAR WARS: EPISODE I — THE PHANTOM MENACE #1/2 and #1-4; STAR WARS: EPISODE I — ANAKIN SKYWALKER, QUEEN AMIDALA, QUI-GON JINN and OBI-WAN KENOBI and material from STAR WARS TALES #1, #3, #5, #7, #9-10, #13-14, #20 and #24.”

February 8 – Star Wars: Inner Jedi

Insight Editions is here with another enthralling reference book. This time around, we’re treated to a guided journal focusing on the philosophy of the Jedi Order.

February 9 – Darth Vader (2020) 20

Greg Pak’s Darth Vader series is one of the best Star Wars comics currently running, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store in this upcoming issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE QUEEN’S SHADOW RETURNS! Darth Vader continues his quest to destroy the agents of Crimson Dawn, abetted by an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins. But every twist in the tale gets thrown into question with the shocking return of SABÉ, handmaiden of Padmé Amidala! Who’s the hero? Who’s the villain? And will they choose chaos or order in the age of Crimson Reign?”

February 9 – The High Republic: Trail of Shadows 5

The mystery-thriller series from Daniel Jose Older comes to an end this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “It all comes crashing together in this finale as Emerick and Sian come face to face with mystery they’ve been hunting. Who will survive? Phase one of Star Wars: The High Republic culminates in this crashing conclusion.”

February 9 – The Book of Boba Fett – Chapter 7

The Book of Boba Fett’s first season concludes with its seventh chapter this month.

February 15 – Star Wars Insider: The Galaxy’s Greatest Heroes

Check out our exclusive preview of Titan Magazine’s upcoming Star Wars Insider: The Galaxy’s Greatest Heroes here, featuring insightful interviews with George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Mark Hamill, and more!

February 15 – The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season Two)

Once again written by Phil Szostak, a new Star Wars art book spotlighting season 2 of The Mandalorian is one of our most anticipated projects this month.

February 15 – Star Wars: The Old Republic: Legacy of the Sith

The eighth Digital Expansion to the BioWare MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic will release mid-February. Summary is as follows: “The expansion’s storyline takes place on the planet of Manaan, and will send players headfirst into a new military campaign with the mission of securing a very important planet for their faction. The narrative will center around Darth Malgus. The level cap is raised to 80. There will be new missions to take on, including a Flashpoint set on the remote planet of Elom, in addition to a new Operation that players will need to complete, as well.”

February 16 – The High Republic: Eye of the Storm 2

Charles Soule’s deep dive into Marchion Ro continues this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “ACT TWO: Marchion. The Wreckage. The Hunt. The Storm. In which the Eye of the Nihil exults after a job well done. In which Marchion Ro reveals the source of the Jedi’s greatest fear. In which the future of the Nihil is revealed.”

February 22 – Star Wars Insider Presents: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season Two Collector’s Edition Volume One

Titan Magazines spotlights the first half of The Mandalorian’s second season in a new collection this month.

February 22 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, Volume Two

A new book from IDW Publishing brings together The High Republic Adventures 6-8, the 2021 annual, and the 2021 Free Comic Book Day story. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “An even longer time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the adventures continue for Lula and her fellow Padawans in the Republic’s golden age! The High Republic is an unexplored period in Star Wars history, set hundreds of years before the events of the Skywalker Saga—when the Jedi were at their height and Master Yoda was much younger, and still training Padawans in the field. It is here where we find Jedi Padawans Farzala and Qort, who are taking a break from the ongoing battle against the dangerous marauders known as the Nihil. As part of a secret mission, they join an aging Jedi Knight on the starship The Vessel to negotiate a peace treaty with the Hutt crime family. Hey, what could go wrong? As it turns out: literally everything. Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures is part of a broader storytelling initiative exploring a mysterious, bygone era of the Galactic Republic through comics and prose.”

February 23 – The High Republic 15

The final issue of Cavan Scott’s comic series has us waiting eagerly in anticipation. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “EVERYTHING CHANGES! Phase one of Star Wars: The High Republic reaches its galaxy-shaking conclusion. Only one person can save the Jedi from the mysterious monsters that stalk Starlight Beacon. Who will live and who will die?”

February 23 – The High Republic Adventures 13

Also marking an end to the High Republic’s first phase is the final issue of The High Republic Adventures. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “With their latest mission behind them, the Padawan face their greatest challenge yet: the future. Farzala and Qort are ready to take the next steps, but Lula can’t shake her emotions, as is the Jedi way. She’s been trained for battle, for diplomatic relations, for rescue missions… she was never trained for a heart that aches for more. Through it all, though, they are guided by wise words of the Jedi: for light and for life.”

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

February 1 – The High Republic: The Battle for Starlight 

February 1 – The High Republic: Midnight Horizon 

February 2 – The Book of Boba Fett – Chapter 6

February 2 – Crimson Reign 2 

February 2 – Halcyon Legacy 1 

February 2 – Star Wars Adventures (2020) 14 

February 2 – The High Republic 14 

February 8 – Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith Omnibus 

February 8 – Star Wars: Inner Jedi 

February 9 – Darth Vader (2020) 20 

February 9 – The High Republic: Trail of Shadows 5 

February 9 – The Book of Boba Fett – Chapter 7

February 15 – Star Wars Insider: The Galaxy’s Greatest Heroes 

February 15 – The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season Two) 

February 15 – Star Wars: The Old Republic: Legacy of the Sith

February 16 – The High Republic: Eye of the Storm 2 

February 22 – Star Wars Insider Presents: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season Two Collector’s Edition Volume One 

February 22 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, Volume Two 

February 23 – The High Republic 15 

February 23 – The High Republic Adventures 13

Images courtesy of Disney+, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing, Titan Magazines, Insight Editions, Abrams Books, Disney-Lucasfilm Press

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