The following contains Star Wars books and comics releasing in October 2023

We’re getting close to the end of the year 2023. Yet, there are still a lot of Star Wars comics and books coming out that we can look forward to. We have compiled a list of all the releases for the month of October as well as their summaries and links to purchase.

Bounty Hunters 39

Written by: Ethan Sacks

Release date: October 4, 2023

Publisher summary:

SCOURGE OF THE CYBORG! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

Turned into a mindless killing machine, VALANCE is out to eliminate his former crew! Do BOSSK and ZUCKUSS stand a chance?

Can even the mighty DURGE stop him?

And TARR KLIGSON’S SECRET PLAN is finally revealed!

You can order it here.

Darth Vader (2020) 39

Written by: Greg Pak

Release date: October 4, 2023

Publisher summary:

THE CRUCIBLE OF HATE – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

The DROID SCOURGE takes over one of DARTH VADER’S closest allies — and seizes one of MUSTAFAR’S greatest weapons!

To survive, Vader must finally reclaim his control over THE FORCE by exploring his deepest hatred.

Featuring the answer to the terrifying question: Who does Vader hate more than anyone else in the galaxy?

You can order it here.

The High Republic: Shadows of Starlight 1

Written by: Charles Soule

Release date: October 4, 2023

Publisher summary:

WHO LIVED? WHO DIED? ANSWERS TO THE GREATEST CATASTROPHE OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI!

Little has been revealed about the year following the fall of STARLIGHT BEACON and the ultimate triumph of THE NIHIL…until now! THE JEDI COUNCIL, reeling from its losses, has recalled its JEDI KNIGHTS from across the galaxy and instituted the emergency measures. MASTER YODA has a plan to save the Order and the galaxy, but he must touch the dark side to achieve it…and the consequences will be grave indeed.

You can order it here.

Crimson Climb

Written by: E. K. Johnston

Release date: October 10, 2023

Publisher summary:

New York Times bestselling author E. K. Johnston, author of the Queens series starring Padmé Amidala, brings fans an untold story about Qi’ra, portrayed by Emilia Clarke in Star Wars: A Solo Story. [sic]

Not everyone gets to be the hero.

Qi’ra listened to the dreams and promises of a boy with a reckless smile, only to be torn away from him and returned to the White Worms gang while Han made his way to freedom. Now freedom seems like a luxury she can’t afford while she concentrates on survival and despairs of ever leaving Corellia. But her fortunes seem to turn when a representative of the crime syndicate Crimson Dawn plucks Qi’ra from captivity and brings her to the syndicate’s leader, the mysterious and mercurial Dryden Vos. Vos offers Qi’ra an opportunity she’s never had before: the chance to build something resembling a comfortable life if she can prove her worth to his organization. With failure meaning certain death, Qi’ra knows she must immerse herself in the merciless, murderous world of Crimson Dawn. What she doesn’t know is just who she will be if she survives….

You can order it here.

Star Wars: The Ultimate Cookbook

Written by: Jenn Fujikawa and Marc Sumerak

Release date: October 10, 2023

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Publisher summary:

The most exciting Star Wars cookbook yet has arrived! Discover more than 80 recipes inspired by all corners of the Star Wars galaxy including the Skywalker Saga, novels, comics, and beyond.

Following his culinary journeys in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook and Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook, the galaxy’s most adventurous chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs returns with his latest and greatest collection of delicious recipes to date, drawn from across the galaxy!

Featuring over 80 recipes from nearly every corner of the Star Wars galaxy, this cookbook includes dishes inspired by films, television shows, theme park attractions, novels, comics, video games, and beyond. Great for chefs of any skill level, these recipes offer an immersive experience for Star Wars fans who want to bring galactic adventures into their kitchen, making this book a true must-have.

OWN THE NEWEST STAR WARS COOKBOOK EVER: Inspired by Star Wars storytelling from the films to the comics to everything in between, this cookbook includes dishes inspired by the films, television shows, theme park attractions, novels, comics, video games, and beyond.

80+ RECIPES: Cookie’s latest transmission is also his most mouthwatering, with more than 80 recipes, including appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks.

PERFECT FOR SKILLED CHEFS AND BEGINNERS ALIKE: Great for chefs of any skill level, these recipes offer an immersive experience for Star Wars fans who want to bring galactic adventures into their kitchen, making this book a true must-have.

EXPAND YOUR COLLECTION: This cookbook joins Insight Editions’ line of fan-favorite Star Wars cookbooks, including Star Wars: The Padawan Cookbook, Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook, Star Wars: Galactic Baking, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook.

Development

The book’s first listing gave its name as Star Wars: The Galactic Cookbook. Its updated title, along with a cover and two recipes from the book, were revealed at Celebration Europe on April 9, 2023.

You can order it here.

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 7 – Unbound Force

Written by: Greg Pak

Release date: October 10, 2023

Publisher summary:

When the Dark Lord of the Sith loses control of the Force, nothing is safe – not even his own Star Dreadnought! But in the face of total destruction, Commander Sabé finds an opportunity. Does Vader’s untrammeled onslaught expose a vulnerability? Or is it just another doorway to the terrifying tyranny of the Sith? According to the Jedi, fear leads to anger and anger leads to hate. But does hate lead to suffering…or power? Caught in a maelstrom, Sabé must finally confront the horrifying consequences of her choice to serve Darth Vader. Will she choose darkness over light?

Are things so bad for Vader that he would reach out to his one-time ally Doctor Aphra for help? And where Aphra goes, will the killer droids Triple-Zero and Beetee follow?

COLLECTING: Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #33-36 and Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015) #3

You can order it here.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures – The Monster of Temple Peak and Other Stories

Written by: Cavan Scott

Release date: October 10, 2023

Publisher summary:

Ty Yorrick is a brave yet superstitious monster hunter, traversing the galaxy with droid companion KL-03 and her trusty rune-stones fighting the deadliest monsters on any world.

After dealing with an escaped Drewen being transported to the Republic Fair, Ty heads to Loreth, where local pioneers have tasked her with taking on the fearsome Gretalax that terrorizes them. She takes the mission but can’t shake the feeling that something is amiss with The Force.

Follow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in her first comics appearance from Phase I of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures by Cavan Scott and Rachel Stott. This volume collect issue 1 through 4 of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures: The Monster of Temple Peak! This volume also features Phase I short stories by Daniel José Older, Charles Soule, Claudia Grey, and Justin Ireland, with art by Sam Beck, Jason Loo, Yael Nathan, Jesse Lonergan, and Stefano Simeone!

You can order it here.

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Dark Droids 3

Written by: Charles Soule

Release date: October 11, 2023

Publisher summary:

THE SCOURGE DESCENDS ON MUSTAFAR! A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

For the evil intelligence taking over droids across the galaxy, there is no greater prize than THE FORCE.

And who better to steal it from than a being who is more machine than man…

…DARTH VADER!

You can order it here.

The Mandalorian Season 2 5

Written by: Rodney Barnes

Release date: October 11, 2023

Publisher summary:

THE JEDI!

THE MANDALORIAN journeys to a world ruled by a cruel magistrate who has made a powerful enemy.

Featuring JEDI MASTER AHSOKA!

You can order it here.

Star Wars: The High Republic Phase 1 Omnibus

Written by: Cavan Scott

Release date: October 17, 2023

Publisher summary:

The start of a bold new era in Star Wars , collected in an omnibus for the first time! The High Republic begins here!

A new era of Star Wars storytelling! Centuries before the Empire and the Skywalker Saga, the Jedi of Starlight Beacon — including Masters Avar Kriss and Sskeer, and young Padawan Keeve Trennis — protect the galaxy as republic pioneers push out into new territories. But soon they must join forces with their deadliest enemy to face the onslaught of the unstoppable Drengir horde! But who—or what—is the Great Progenitor? And what nameless terror will be unleashed by the dreaded Nihil?

Plus: Marchion Ro — the Eye of the Nihil — reveals the source of the Jedi’s greatest fear! And Jedi Investigator Emerick Caphtor uncovers a mystery that will change the golden era of the High Republic forever!

COLLECTING: Star Wars: The High Republic (2021) #1-15, The High Republic: Eye of the Storm (2022) #1-2, & The High Republic: Trail of Shadows (2021) #1-5.

You can order it here.

Tales from the Death Star

Written by: Cavan Scott

Release date: October 17, 2023

Publisher summary:

“That’s no moon…”

Even scattered and destroyed, the ruins of the Death Star are a sinister place.

From the destruction of Alderaan to the shadow of the Forest Moon, alien creatures, phantom star ships, [sic] deadly artifacts, and vengeful spirits all stalk the halls of the infamous space station, as writer Cavan Scott (Tales from the Rancor Pit, Star Wars: The High Republic) and an all-star team of artists (Eric Powell, Soo Lee, Vincenzo Riccardi, Ingo Roemling, [sic] & Juan Samu) reveal the hidden evils that lurked within charred remains of the ultimate firepower in the universe.

You can order it here.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi 2

Written by: Jody Houser

Release date: October 18, 2023

Publisher summary:

MISSION: SAVE YOUNG LEIA ORGANA!

THE INQUISITORS are on the hunt for JEDI…

On a dangerous crime-ridden world, OBI-WAN becomes a target.

Can Obi-Wan save PRINCESS LEIA without THE EMPIRE realizing he’s alive?

You can order it here.

Star Wars (2020) 39

Written by: Charles Soule

Release date: October 18, 2023

Publisher summary:

DROID DEATH TRAP! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

LANDO CALRISSIAN has finally gotten his hands on the ancient droid with the ability to save his old friend LOBOT from certain death.

But before that can happen, they must escape JABBA THE HUTT’S PALACE on TATOOINE, which is swarming with evil droids hungry…

…for droid blood!

You can order it here.

Dark Droids: D-Squad 2

Written by: Marc Guggenheim

Release date: October 25, 2023

Publisher summary:

THE BATTLE OF THE CIRCUITRY! R2 VS. BT! 000 VS. IG-88! A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

ARTOO’S adventure across the galaxy to rescue his friend SEE-THREEPIO continues!

But does Artoo need rescuing himself?

Guest-starring 000, IG-88 and 4-LOM!

You can order it here.

Doctor Aphra (2020) 37

Written by: Alyssa Wong

Release date: October 25, 2023

Publisher summary:

THE SHIP IS ALIVE!! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

DOCTOR APHRA and DOMINA TAGGE fight for their lives aboard a battleship that anticipates their every move!

Meanwhile, MAGNA TOLVAN faces horrors that will change her forever!

You can order it here.

Hyperspace Stories 10

Written by: Michael Moreci

Release date: October 25, 2023

Publisher summary:

You can order it here.

Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus Vol. 2

Release date: October 31, 2023

Publisher summary:

The galaxy’s darkest days are here! In the months after Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader continues his relentless pursuit of the surviving Jedi. But between Dass Jennir’s smuggling crew, a veritable army of assassins and the Emperor’s own sinister plans, will Vader’s ruthlessness be enough to keep him intact? Then join C-3PO and R2-D2’s search for a new master as they face pirates, monsters and evil droids! Plus: the earliest adventures of young Han Solo and Lando Calrissian (including the acquisition of a certain starship), and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s time on Tatooine!

COLLECTING: Star Wars: Dark Times—Fire Carrier (2013) #1-5, Star Wars: Dark Times—A Spark Remains (2013) #1-5, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin (2013) #1-5, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows (2013) #1-5, Star Wars: Droids Special (1995) #1, Star Wars: Droids (1994) #1-6, Star Wars: Droids (1995) #1-8, and Star Wars Droids: The Protocol Offensive (1997) – plus material from Star Wars: Visionaries; Star Wars Tales (1999) #11-12, 15, 20; Dark Horse Presents Annual (1999); and Star Wars Galaxy Magazine (1994) #1.

You can order it here.

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