New from The HoloFiles from Josh and George Bate: What’s New in Star Wars – August 2022

By George Bate, Josh Reilly B., & Julie Catherine

Summer may be coming to an end, but a new adventure in a galaxy far, far away is just beginning. This month sees the debut of the highly anticipated Andor series on Disney+, a prequel series following Cassian Andor before his heroic sacrifice in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Andor has company in the month of August with a range of books, comics, and more to look forward to. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of August. It is important to note all of these release dates are subject to change.

August 2 – Star Wars Insider 212

Featuring a look ahead at Andor and interviews with Adam Christopher (author of Shadow of the Sith) and more, Star Wars Insider 212 has something for everyone. Check out an exclusive preview here.

August 2 – Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter as part of The Essential Legends Collection

Michael Reaves’ precursor to The Phantom Menace is given new life in Del Rey’s Essential Legends Collection.

August 2 – Death Troopers as part of The Essential Legends Collection

One of the scariest Star Wars books to date, Death Troopers is also re-released as part of Del Rey’s Essential Legends Collection.

August 2 – X-Wing: The Krytos Trap as part of The Essential Legends Collection

The third installment of Michael A. Stackpole’s X-Wing series rounds out August’s Essential Legends Collection releases.

August 3 – Halcyon Legacy 5

The publisher’s summary for the fifth and final issue in Ethan Sacks’ series is as follows: “”LAST STAND ON THE HALCYON” Star-crossed lovers who crossed the wrong syndicate try to escape on the Halcyon. But even in the chaos of the early days of the New Republic, can they evade a murderers’ row of bounty hunters stalking them – including BOSSK? And years in the future, the pirate CRIMSON JACK closes in on the legendary Galactic Starcruiser.”

August 5 – LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation

Rounding out a trilogy of LEGO Star Wars films to debut on Disney+, the Star Wars family heads to the beach in this newest special.

August 8 – Star Wars Day-at-a-Time Calendar 2023

This new calendar features facts about characters, creatures, vehicles, droids, locations, and technology from the entire film series.

August 9 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars Vol. 4

The latest Legends compilation collects Free Comic Book Day 2005: Star Wars 1; Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir (2014) 1-4; Star Wars: Republic (2002) 74-77, 81-83; Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) 1-4; Star Wars: Tag & Bink II (2006) 2; material from Star Wars Visionaries (2005) 1, Star Wars Tales (1999) 4.

August 10 – Bounty Hunters 26

Dive further into the criminal underworld with the latest issue of Ethan Sacks’ comic series. The publisher’s summary for the 26th issue is as follows: “THE SHOCKING ENDING TO THE BOUNTY HUNTERS’ RAID ON THE VERMILLION! T’onga must face Crimson Dawn on her own to save the girl she seeks. Meanwhile, one of her crew may not survive Vukorah’s deadly revenge. And Dengar may finally be getting exactly what he deserves.”

August 10 – Han Solo & Chewbacca 5

The adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca unfold in Marc Guggenheim’s comic series. The publisher’s summary for the fifth issue is as follows: “”LET’S KEEP A LITTLE OPTIMISM HERE.” But optimism is hard to come by with the Millennium Falcon gone and Han and Chewie in their toughest spot ever! Greedo is back and boy, is he mad! Featuring the returns of Marshal Buck Vancto and Khel Tanna. Which one is going to get their hands on Han first?”

August 16 – Star Wars: The Padawan Cookbook

“Show your little ones the ways of the Force, and the kitchen, with this cookbook filled with fun, simple, and delicious recipes for young Jedi!

Discover a galaxy of flavor with Star Wars: The Padawan Cookbook, the ultimate guide to cooking for kids! This fun cookbook is packed with a variety of Star Wars-inspired dishes that budding Jedi will love.

Featuring full-color photography, helpful cooking tips, and a complete kitchen reference guide, this accessible cookbook is the perfect way to instill young Star Wars fans with a passion for cooking.

COOK WITH YOUR PADAWAN: Complete with useful cooking tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and a comprehensive kitchen reference guide, Star Wars: The Padawan Cookbook will help young chefs build cooking skills that last a lifetime.

50 DELICIOUS RECIPES: Sure to delight parents and children alike, this cookbook is packed with kid-friendly dishes, including snacks, lunches, mains, desserts, and drinks.

TEACH CHILDREN THE SCIENCE OF COOKING: Star Wars: The Padawan Cookbook features fun STEM content, with information on nutrition and culinary chemistry woven organically through the recipes.

TRANSPORT YOUR KITCHEN TO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY: Fans of Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt, and more will love creating dishes inspired by Star Wars films, as well as live action and animated television shows.

THE PERFECT ADDITION TO YOUR STAR WARS COLLECTION: Pair the recipes in Star Wars: The Padawan Cookbook with dishes from Insight Editions’ line of Star Wars cookbooks, including Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook or Star Wars: Galactic Baking.”

August 16 – The Princess and the Scoundrel

Beth Revis’ new novel follows Han Solo after Return of the Jedi as they honeymoon on the Halcyon Star Cruiser.

August 17 – Star Wars (2020) 26

Catch up with the Star Wars mainline series in the newest issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The Rebel Fleet is reunited at last, and Leia Organa, Mon Mothma and the other Alliance leaders send a strong message to the galaxy that the resistance to Palpatine’s rule remains as strong as ever. Meanwhile, Lady Qi’ra of Crimson Dawn has activated her sleeper agents across the galaxy, instructing them to cause chaos for the Empire by any means necessary!”

August 17 – The Mandalorian 2

Adapting more of The Mandalorian’s first season into comic format, Rodney Barnes’ Marvel series continues this month with its second issue.

August 23 – Star Wars: Crimson Reign trade paperback

If you missed Charles Soule’s Qi’ra saga, check out this trade paperback compiling the series. 

August 24 – Darth Vader (2020) 26

“I don’t like sand” takes on new meaning in Greg Pak’s latest Vader adventure.

August 24 – Doctor Aphra (2020) 23

Alyssa Wong’s Aphra series is one of the most unique and exciting pieces of Star Wars storytelling in recent years. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming 23rd issue is as follows: “

August 24 – Hyperspace Stories 1

Dark Horse Comics and Star Wars collaborate after quite an absence to bring fans a new anthology series.

August 30 – Star Wars: Exploring Tatooine

Explore Tatooine in this new large scale illustrated guide.

August 31 – Obi-Wan 4

The summer of Obi-Wan continues with Christopher Cantwell’s exciting comic series.

August 31 – Andor – Episodes 1 and 2

Last, but certainly not least, the end of August sees the release of the first two episodes of Andor, the newest live-action Star Wars series to hit Disney+.

For reference, a condensed list of upcoming projects in August without descriptions is included below:

August 2 – Star Wars Insider 212

August 2 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars Vol. 4 

August 2 – Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter as part of The Essential Legends Collection

August 2 – Death Troopers as part of The Essential Legends Collection.

August 2 – X-Wing: The Krytos Trap as part of The Essential Legends Collection

August 3 – Halcyon Legacy 5 

August 5 – LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation

August 8 – Star Wars Day-at-a-Time Calendar 2023 

August 10 – Bounty Hunters 26 

August 10 – Han Solo & Chewbacca 5 

August 16 – Star Wars: The Padawan Cookbook 

August 16 – The Princess and the Scoundrel 

August 17 – Star Wars (2020) 26 

August 17 – The Mandalorian 2 

August 23 – Star Wars: Crimson Reign trade paperback 

August 24 – Darth Vader (2020) 26 

August 24 – Doctor Aphra (2020) 23 

August 24 – Hyperspace Stories 1 

August 30 – Star Wars: Exploring Tatooine 

August 31 – Obi-Wan 4 

August 31 – Andor – Episodes 1 and 2

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