Star Wars books and comics coming in October 2023

Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. /

October is a busy month for both Star Wars books and comics, with new comics issues from almost every ongoing series set to release plus a whole handful of new books (and some re-releases, technically).

Let’s take a closer look at the books and comics coming to Star Wars readers this October.

Star Wars books and comics coming in October 2023

Star Wars books

October 10

  • Crimson Climb by E.K. Johnston follows the character of Qi’ra and takes place in the time between being separated from Han in Solo: A Star Wars Story and first meeting Maul and becoming associated with Crimson Dawn.
  • The High Republic: Jedi Brave In Every Way, written by Rosemary and Charles Soule and illustrated by Valerie Valdivia, is a High Republic children’s book about overcoming fear and being brave like a Jedi.
  • Star Wars: The Ultimate Cookbook by Jenn Fujikawa and Marc Sumerak joins the growing series of Star Wars-inspired cookbooks published by Insight Editions. The cookbook includes themed recipes fans of a galaxy far, far away can make and enjoy anytime.

October 17

Meet the Galactic Heroes is a young reader collection including Level 1 books in the World of Reading series. It will be published by Disney-Lucasfilm Press on October 17.

October 24

The Essential Legends Collection is also releasing four new entries into its ongoing series of Legends re-releases this month:

  • The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
  • I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
  • The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn
  • Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss

These books are reprints with new covers; the content of the books themselves remains the same.

Star Wars comics

Wednesday, October 4

  • Bounty Hunters 39
  • Darth Vader (2020) 39 
  • The High Republic: Shadows of Starlight 1

Wednesday, October 11

  • Dark Droids 3
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 5

Wednesday, October 18

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi 2
  • Star Wars (2020) 39

Wednesday, October 25

  • Dark Droids: D-Squad 2
  • Doctor Aphra (2020) 37 

Trade paperback and omnibus versions of previously released issues are also set to release this month:

  • Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 7 – Unbound Force Trade paperback: October 10
  • Star Wars: The High Republic Phase I Omnibus Hardcover: October 17
  • Tales from the Death Star Hardcover: October 17
  • Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus Vol. 2 Hardcover: October 31
  • Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures — The Monster of Temple Peak and Other Stories Trade paperback: October 31

Check back every Wednesday for a breakdown of the Star Wars comics releasing each week, and spoiler-free book reviews to follow each new novel and short story collection release.

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