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The War of the Bounty Hunters Erupts in Marvel’s July 2021 Star Wars Comics – Exclusive

A new war is about to begin in a galaxy far, far away.

Marvel’s epic Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters kicks off in May, telling the tale of Boba Fett’s struggle to deliver Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. (As it turns out, a lot of people wanted the charming nerf herder.) The story will cross over into the House of Ideas’ entire post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back line, and StarWars.com has a first look at the War of the Bounty Hunters comics hitting in July. See below for covers and official descriptions for Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #2, Star Wars #15, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12, Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #14, and Star Wars: Darth Vader #14!

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #2 (OF 5)

CHARLES SOULE (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)

Cover by STEVE McNIVEN

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Begun The Clone Wars Have in Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Black Series — Exclusive

Echo may have joined Clone Force 99 — and will be among the elite crew in the new animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch this Star Wars Day — but when we first met him he was just one of the “regs” who ultimately rose up to join the esteemed ARC troopers.

In celebration of Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary this year, ARC Trooper Echo will join Hasbro’s The Black Series in a new line celebrating the original run of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. The sculpt — a first for the line — also happens to be associate product designer Eric Franer’s favorite. “He is such a great figure with so much fantastic detail,” Franer tells StarWars.com. “It’s also just exciting to finally have an ARC Trooper in

Ode to the Millennium Falcon, a Beloved Hunk of Junk

I would have been the worst rebel ever.

Watching the end of the original Star Wars as an eight-year-old kid in 1977, I cheered for Luke Skywalker, the Alliance’s new hero. But I also thought he was making the wrong choice.

If Luke stayed with the rebels, he’d become a soldier. He’d be agreeing to do what other people told him to do, and that sounded a lot like the boring life Luke had just escaped on Tatooine. Instead, I declared, Luke should run off with Han Solo and become a space pirate, which seemed a lot more fun.

Besides, Han had Chewbacca, a furry best friend who could rip bad guys limb from limb. He got to hang around in bars until someone paid him to go someplace

Quiz: Which Member of the Skywalker Family Are You?

There are few families in a galaxy far, far away with a legacy quite like the Skywalker dynasty. From humble beginnings, the Skywalkers rose to prominence and ultimately included predominant politicians, legendary Jedi, slaves, royals, and fearsome villains. To celebrate the new biography, Skywalker: A Family At War, we want to know: Where do you fit among these eminently relatable icons and archetypes?

Take the latest StarWars.com quiz to find out which member of this legendary lineage is a match.

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From a Certain Point of View: What’s the Most Powerful Moment in the Sequel Trilogy?

One of the great things about Star Wars is that it inspires endless debates and opinions on a wide array of topics. Best bounty hunter? Most powerful Jedi? Does Salacious Crumb have the best haircut in the saga? In that spirit, StarWars.com presents From a Certain Point of View: a series of point-counterpoints on some of the biggest — and most fun — Star Wars issues. In this installment, two StarWars.com writers take a stand on the most powerful moment in the sequel trilogy — Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — now streaming on Disney+.

Rey’s confrontation with Palpatine on Exegol is the most powerful moment in the latest trilogy, says Emily.

The arc Rey goes through from the beginning to the end of the sequel trilogy is

Get Your First Look Inside Star Wars: The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak

You might say that Ty Yorrick looks strong enough to pull the ears off a gundark.

In the first original graphic novel from the era of Star Wars: The High Republic, the Force-sensitive monster hunter takes the spotlight in Star Wars: The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak written by Cavan Scott with art by Rachael Stott. Today, StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that The Monster of Temple Peak will be released in four epic monthly installments from IDW beginning in August of 2021, and reveal the first glimpse at what’s to come.

But who exactly is this lightsaber-wielding Tholothian? A brand-new character short, which you can watch below, explores her backstory in more detail.

“Ty Yorrick is a character I’ve wanted to introduce to Star Wars for a long time,” Scott tells StarWars.com, “and The High Republic

New Star Wars: The Bad Batch Poster and Emoji Revealed

Star Wars: The Bad Batch arrives on Disney+ on May the 4th, and we’re celebrating early. Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company released today a striking new poster for the series — check it out below!

The poster features Clone Force 99, a.k.a. the Bad Batch, along with the young child seen in the show’s trailer. Also depicted is imagery of ships, a fiery battle, and an ominous Palpatine hovering above. What does it all mean? We can’t wait to find out.

Also released today is a new emoji of Hunter, leader of the Bad Batch! Want to share on Twitter and show your love of Clone Force 99? Just use the hashtag #TheBadBatch.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on Star Wars: The Bad Batch!

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Aphra and Sana Starros Cheat Death in Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #9 – Exclusive Preview

The quest for a Nihil Hyperdrive nearly costs Doctor Aphra and her partner-in-crime Sana Starros their lives. But it’ll take more than almost being blown up and crushed by a spaceship to slow these two down.

In StarWars.com’s latest exclusive first look at Marvel’s Doctor Aphra comic, we find the good doctor headed to Midarr to prevent the unveiling of the precious piece of ancient tech and the inevitable bloodbath that would ensue.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #9, from writer Alyssa Wong and artist Minkyu Jung, with a cover by Joshua “SWAY” Swaby, arrives April 21 and is available for pre-order now on Comixology and at your local comic shop.

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What is a Padawan?

Youngling, Padawan, Knight, Master. A Jedi continually grows and studies to unlock their full connection to the Force. Since we first heard the mysterious word uttered by Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Padawan has come to mean young student, apprentice, or learner. But what does “Padawan” actually mean to the Jedi?

Let’s take a look at the past and future of Jedi apprentices. From the origins of the Jedi Order to the New Republic, Jedi pass on what they have learned to the next generation of Force wielders.

What is a Padawan?

When a youngling was ready to graduate into more mature and rigorous study, they reached the rank of Padawan. A Padawan was an apprentice paired with a Jedi Knight or Jedi Master for teaching and

Star Wars Inside Intel: Darth Vader’s Suit

Star Wars Inside Intel is a StarWars.com feature where Lucasfilm Story Group member Emily Shkoukani, whose job is to know as much about a galaxy far, far away as possible, explores obscure facts about Star Wars lore and continuity. In this installment, Emily gets into the tech keeping everyone’s favorite Dark Lord alive.

Since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, moviegoers have wondered about the villain in the suit and what lies beneath. It wasn’t until the prequel trilogy began in 1999 that we would begin to get answers.

After suffering mortal wounds on Mustafar following a duel with his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, in 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, the fallen Jedi Anakin Skywalker was rescued by the newly instated Emperor. In