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Star Wars Adventures is an ongoing anthology comic book series set in the Star Wars canon. The IDW Publishing series, of which the first issue came out on July 12, 2017 on StarWars.com and will be released physically as a part of SDCC promotion, while the series will officially start on September 6, features stories from the entirety of Star Wars and is intended for all ages. On January 3, 2018, IDW published the first issue of a spinoff weekly miniseries based on the Forces of Destiny animated micro-series.[21] The trade paperback of the The Weapon of a Jedi German comics published by Panini will be titled Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi.[22]

DevelopmentEdit

In early 2016, IDW Publishing presented the idea for a comic book series aimed at younger audiences to Lucasfilm. Artists like Derek Charm[23] and George Caltsoudas were commissioned by IDW to create art for their pitch.[24]

Star-Wars-Adventures-Comic-Art

The series was announced on April 14, 2017 at Celebration Orlando during the publishing panel as a new IDW ongoing comic book series that would tell stories from across the saga.[25]

A day later, in an interview with The Star Wars Show, IDW Publishing chief creative officer Chris Ryall talked more about the series. He revealed the fact that the book will have rotating creative teams and that each issue will feature a lead story about popular characters from the films and back-up stories with lesser known or fan-favorite characters, including the ones from the TV series, hosted by Maz Kanata as the narrator,[26] though other characters, such as C-3PO were considered too.[27] Ryall also said that some of the back-up stories will not be entirely canon.[26]

On June 6, 2017, Ryall conducted an interview with the podcast Comics with Kenobi, where he spoke about the series. He said that a lot of people messaged him soon after the announcement about them wanting to do this their entire life. This allowed Ryall to make a large creative pool, from which he could pull from in the future. It was explained that while Marvel Comics still has the Star Wars comics license, they don't have any books aimed at beginner readers, that's where Star Wars Adventures would come in. Ryall also suggested that the usage of Maz Kanata as the back-up story storyteller might have been dropped by this point.[28]

Then, on June 14, 2017, IDW released their upcoming comics catalogue, which included the release information on the first and second issue of the series, excluding the SDCC Ashcan. Lead stories in both issues would be about Rey's adventures on Jakku prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while issue 2 particularly would star Unkar Plutt. Issue 1's back-up story would be a "comical tale of clone catastrophe,"[2] though the story would ultimately be about Obi-Wan Kenobi.[29]

Chad Thomas did a few try-out character designs, including Han Solo, Chewbacca,[30] Yoda[31] and Kylo Ren,[32] around this time to get to work on the series.[33] It would eventually be announced that he would be doing the art for the back-up story of Star Wars Adventures 6.[7]

The character of Maz Kanata as the storyteller of the stories featured in the back-ups of each comic was eventually replaced by the adventurer Emil Graf, a new character created for the series.[14] These stories are titled Tales from Wild Space, after Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space, a series of novels by Cavan Scott, which feature characters Milo Graf and Lina Graf.[34]

The first volume was originally solicited to be released as a part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.[35] However, that idea was later dropped.[36]

MediaEdit

Color code key:
Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue
IssueTitlePublication dateTrade paperback
0Star Wars Adventures Ashcan
StarWarsAdventures-Volume1-Final
Volume 1: Heroes of the Galaxy
October 31, 2017[1]
1Star Wars Adventures 1September 6, 2017[2]
2Star Wars Adventures 2September 20, 2017[2]
3Star Wars Adventures 3October 18, 2017
StarWarsAdventures-Volume2-Final
Volume 2: Unexpected Detour
February 27, 2018[17]
4Star Wars Adventures 4November 29, 2017[37]
5Star Wars Adventures 5December 27, 2017[38]
6Star Wars Adventures 6January 17, 2018[39]
StarWarsAdventures-Volume3-Solicitation
Volume 3: Endangered
July 17, 2018[6]
7Star Wars Adventures 7March 7, 2018[40]
8Star Wars Adventures 8March 28, 2018[41]
Lootcrate specialStar Wars Adventures: Destroyer DownDecember 20, 2017[15]
Annual 2018Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018April 18, 2018[42]
FCBD 2018Star Wars Adventures Free Comic Book Day 2018May 5, 2018[43]
StarWarsAdventures-Volume4
Vol. 4: Smuggler's Blues
October 30, 2018[44]
10Star Wars Adventures 10May 9, 2018[45]
11Star Wars Adventures 11June 6, 2018[46]
9Star Wars Adventures 9April 18, 2018[47]
AdventuresVol5
Vol. 5: Mechanical Mayhem
March 12, 2019[48]
12Star Wars Adventures 12July 25, 2018[49]
13Star Wars Adventures 13August 29, 2018[50]
14Star Wars Adventures 14September 19, 2018[51]
15Star Wars Adventures 15October 10, 2018[52]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Amazon favicon Star Wars Adventures Vol. 1: Heroes of the Galaxy on Amazon.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Albert Ching (2017-06-14). Star Wars Adventures: First Storylines, Creative Teams Revealed. CBR. Retrieved on June 14, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 IDW Star Wars Adventures #2 on IDW Publishing's official website
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 IDW Star Wars Adventures #3 on IDW Publishing's official website
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 IDW Star Wars Adventures #4 on IDW Publishing's official website
  6. 6.0 6.1 Amazon favicon Star Wars Adventures Vol. 3: Endangered on Amazon.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 IDW Star Wars Adventures #6 on IDW Publishing's official website
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Florian (2017-11-22). IDW: Star Wars Adventures startet im Februar einen Rebels-Zweiteiler. Jedi-Bibliothek. Retrieved on November 22, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 IDW PUBLISHING March 2018 Solicitations. Newsarama (2018-01-24). Retrieved on January 24, 2018.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 IDW PUBLISHING April 2018 Solicitations. Newsarama (2018-01-24). Retrieved on January 24, 2018.
  11. Florian (2017-08-24). IDW: John Jackson Miller schreibt Star Wars Adventures. Jedi-Bibliothek. Retrieved on August 24, 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 IDW Star Wars Adventures #1 on IDW Publishing's official website
  13. 13.0 13.1 Chris Arrant (2017-07-18). FINN Out To Save Baby Creature from CAPTAIN PHASMA In STAR WARS ADVENTURES #3. NEWSARAMA. Retrieved on July 20, 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 SWCustom-2011 Here are all the new Star Wars books coming out on Force Friday II on StarWars.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 Rich Johnston (2017-12-20). This Month's Loot Crate Has an Exclusive Comic Prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Starring Rey. Bleeding Cool. Retrieved on December 20, 2017.
  16. IDW Star Wars Adventures #7 on IDW Publishing's official website
  17. 17.0 17.1 Florian (2017-06-09). IDW: Neue Details und Cover zu Star Wars Adventures. Jedi-Bibliothek. Retrieved on June 9, 2017.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 July 2017 issue of PREVIEWS catalog
  19. Meagan Navarro (2017-04-15). Lucasfilm & IDW Reveal Star Wars Adventures Comic Series Art. Screenrant. Retrieved on April 15, 2017.
  20. 20.0 20.1 SWCustom-2011 Exclusive: Get a First Look at IDW's SDCC Star Wars Adventures 'Ashcan' Comic on StarWars.com
  21. Christian Holub (2017-10-06). Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny comic will highlight the saga's heroines. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on October 6, 2017.
  22. Ines (November 14, 2017). Panini: Die Bücher und Comicbände im 1. Halbjahr 2018. Jedi-Bibliothek. Retrieved on November 15, 2017.
  23. TwitterLogo @derek_charm (Derek Charm) on Twitter "Just found my first test page for Star Wars Adventures, from way back in 2016"
  24. TwitterLogo @George_________ (George Caltsoudas) on Twitter "A long time ago in a year far, far away.... in early 2016 (actually) IDW commissioned me to create this all ages art for them so they could pitch to get the Star Wars license. My lips were sealed as I watched controversy ensue months later. I am finally allowed to share it."
  25. Meagan Navarro (2017-04-14). IDW Is Publishing Its Own All-Ages Star Wars Comic. James Whitbrook. Retrieved on April 15, 2017.
  26. 26.0 26.1 SWYTlogo Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Live Stream – Day 3 I The Star Wars Show LIVE! - 2h14m20s on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel
  27. The Star Wars Refuge (2017-01-25). We Interview Cavan Scott! - Adventures in Star Wars (and Other Writings). YouTube. Retrieved on January 26, 2018.
  28. Meagan Navarro (2017-06-06). Comics With Kenobi #31. Coffee With Kenobi. Retrieved on June 14, 2017.
  29. Florian (2017-08-31). Star Wars Adventures und die Abenteuer im Wilden Raum. Jedi-Bibliothek. Retrieved on August 31, 2017.
  30. TwitterLogo @ChadAThomas (Chad Thomas‏) on Twitter "Not a lot of free drawing time right now with work on the desk so here's an early character test of Han and Chewie I sent along last year. I'll post some more throughout this week!"
  31. TwitterLogo @ChadAThomas (Chad Thomas‏) on Twitter "Yoda design I sent in last year for Star Wars Adventures. Would love to have a chance to do a story with him! #starwars #yoda #art #comicart"
  32. TwitterLogo @ChadAThomas (Chad Thomas‏) on Twitter "Kylo Ren from last years Star Wars Adventures try outs! Threw some quick color on him since he looked a little bare without it. Still not quite sure how to do lightsabers right."
  33. TwitterLogo @ChadAThomas (Chad Thomas‏) on Twitter "this was AFTER the announcement. I think I did all these characters sometime in July 17. They've been sitting around on my desktop forever and thought it was time to share!"
  34. Florian (2017-08-31). Star Wars Adventures und die Abenteuer im Wilden Raum. Jedi-Bibliothek. Retrieved on August 31, 2017.
  35. Disney Licensed Publishing and IDW Combine Forces For New All-Ages Star Wars Comics. IDW Publishing (2017-04-14). Retrieved on April 15, 2017.
  36. PenguinRandomHouse Star Wars Adventures Vol. 1: Heroes of the Galaxy on Penguin Random House's official website (backup link)
  37. TwitterLogo @ComicsWthKenobi (Comics with Kenobi) on Twitter "Just a friendly reminder that #StarWarsAdventures #4 will be released Nov. 29, not Nov. 15, according to IDW. #StarWars #comics"
  38. Rich Johnston (2017-09-19). IDW December 2017 Solicits Put A Love And Rocket Up Your Assassinistas. Bleeding cool. Retrieved on September 19, 2017.
  39. STAR WARS ADVENTURES #6 CVR B LEVINS on PREVIEWSworld
  40. Amazon favicon Star Wars Adventures #7 on Amazon.com
  41. STAR WARS ADVENTURES #8 CVR A GALLOWAY on PREVIEWSworld
  42. Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018 on Comixology
  43. FCBD 2018 STAR WARS ADVENTURES - Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day. Retrieved on January 24, 2018.
  44. PenguinRandomHouse Star Wars Adventures Vol. 4: Smuggler’s Blues on Penguin Random House's official website
  45. STAR WARS ADVENTURES #10 CVR A CHARM on PREVIEWSworld
  46. STAR WARS ADVENTURES #11 CVR A CHARM on PREVIEWSworld
  47. Star Wars Adventures #9 on Comixology
  48. PenguinRandomHouse Star Wars Adventures Vol. 5: Mechanical Mayhem on Penguin Random House's official website
  49. Amazon favicon Star Wars Adventures #12 on Amazon.com (backup link)
  50. IDW PUBLISHING August 2018 Solicitations
  51. STAR WARS ADVENTURES #14 CVR B MURPHY. Previews World. Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  52. From Disney's Afternoon Giant to Darth Vader's Castle - IDW October Solicits 2018. Bleeding Cool. Retrieved on July 25, 2018.

External linksEdit

Star Wars Adventures
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Trade paperbacks
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Other
Ashcan · Destroyer Down
Annual 2018 · FCBD 2018
Forces of Destiny
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · TPB
Tales from Vader's Castle
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
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