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Out in October 2023
Halloween treats galore with spooky specials for Marvel and Star Wars, Jedi horrors and monster hunters plus terror on the open seas!
It’s definitely spooky season as Halloween specials land for both Marvel and a galaxy far, far away, plus collected editions for Star Wars: The High Republic Phase 1, Monster of Temple Peak, Titans United: Bloodpact and my Haunting of Hill House meets the Poseidon Adventure original graphic novel, Dead Seas!
TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC - PHASE 1 OMNIBUS (HARDCOVER)
Writer: Cavan Scott, Daniel José Older, Charles Soule | Art: Ario Anindito and Various | Pencils: Ario Anindito, Georges Jeanty | Ink: Mark Morales, Karl Story, Victor Olazaba, Sean Parsons, Marc Deering | Colours: Annalisa Leoni, Carlos Lopez, Jesus Aburtov, Travis Lanham | Letters: Travis Lanham, Ariana Maher | Cover art: Phil Noto
Featuring issue 1-15 of Star Wars: The High Republic (2021)
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, STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – EYE OF THE STORM #1-2 and STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – TRAIL OF SHADOWS #1-5.
TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER
STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE DEATH STAR
Writer: Cavan Scott | Illustrators: Soo Lee, Fico Ossio, Vincenzo Riccardi, Ingo Roemling, & Juan Samu | Cover art: Inigo Römling
“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, 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, & Juan Samu) reveal the hidden evils that lurked within charred remains of the ultimate firepower in the universe.
TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER
MARVEL’S CRYPT OF SHADOWS
Writer: Cavan Scott, Al Ewing, Steve Orlando, Sarah Gailey, & Declan Shalvey | Art: Devmalya Pramanik, Paul Davidson, Paul Azaceta, Eder Messias, Alex Lins | Letters: Various | Cover art: Leinil Francis Yu
Including my story The Living and the Dead starring Deadpool and the Living Mummy!
The hit one-shot is back for another year of tales starring some of the spookiest characters comics has to offer. The crypt will be reopened and the creatures, monsters, and ghouls of the Marvel Universe will emerge in this collection of terrifying and easily accessible stories that will haunt new fans and longtime readers alike this Halloween season! Once more, as All Hallows’ Eve draws nigh, the dust-covered slab that seals shut the crypt, blocking out the sun and casting it forever in shadow, has creaked open to let the darkness loose to prey on the Marvel Universe! Be they mercenary or mage, guided by law or by rage, our heroes will face their terror, and they’d best pray their spines are sturdy enough for the job…or the crypt they find may well be their own!
TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER
TITANS UNITED: BLOODPACT
Writer: Cavan Scott | Art: Lucas Meyer | Colours: Tony Avina | Letters: Carlos M. Mangual | Ink: Lucas Meyer | Cover art: Eddy Barrows
The Titans are back, united against a common foe…aren’t they? All seems lost when Tim Drake wakes, out of uniform and seemingly out of time. Surely he was just fighting alongside Nightwing, Superboy, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Donna Troy? But where is Raven and what links her to the Fearsome Five? A blood sacrifice is coming that will change the world forever.
Collects Titans United: Bloodpact issues 1-6
TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER
Writer: Cavan Scott | Art: Nick Brokenshire | Letters: Shawn Lee | Cover art: Nick Brokenshire
The New York Times-bestselling author of Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm turns to comics for this gruesome graphic novel takedown of the prison industrial complex–where the ghosts are real, dangerous, and incredibly valuable.
Ghosts are real and dangerous. But they’re also valuable, their ectoplasm capable of curing countless diseases. There’s only one problem: Harvesting the wonder drug can be just as deadly.
Prisoner Gus Ortiz is willing to take the risk in return for a reduced sentence—anything to see his daughter again. All it will take is a few months at sea scraping ectoplasm off the walls of the Perdition, a floating prison containing the most vicious ghosts on Earth. Surrounded by dark waters, Gus soon realizes that angry spirits are the least of his worries.
Collects Dead Seas issue 1-4
TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC - THE MONSTER OF TEMPLE PEAK AND OTHER STORIES
Writer: Cavan Scott | Art: Rachael Stott | Colours: Vita Efremova & Nicola Righi
In Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures: The Monster of Temple Peak and Other Stories, follow former Jedi Padawan turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in her first comics appearance along with other epic stories from Phase I of The High Republic initiative.
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
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