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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 31st July
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #151
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )

Features interviews with comic creator Jeffrey Brown, who talks about his latest Star Wars books Goodnight Darth Vader and Jedi Academy II; and Vanessa Marshall, who plays Hera the Rebel pilot from Star Wars Rebels. Plus the amazing behind the scenes story of Dark Horse Comics' Tales of the Jedi series is revealed.
Includes exclusive short story, One Thousand Levels Down, by Alexander Freed.
NB: Since issue #150 (June issue) Titan Magazines have brought UK issue numbering in line with US issue numbering so UK issues now number from #125 (May), #150 (June), #151 (July)...

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Wednesday 30th July
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[Available now...] Rebel Heist #4 (part 4 of 4)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Matt Kindt, Marco Castiello, Dan Parsons, Gabe Eltaeb et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Between 0 and 3 years after the Battle of Yavin:
The Rebellion’s plan is coming together. All Luke Skywalker has to do is elude an Imperial spy—and perform some unanticipated rescues! But this farm boy is on the edge of greatness, and he is not about to stop saving the galaxy now!
Variant covers available! Last issue!

[This story occurs during The Rebellion era.]
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Wednesday 30th July
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[Dark Horse Digital] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following Star Wars digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, an Android enabled tablet or smartphone or any modern web browser.

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NEWS . . .

Tuesday 29th July
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[Star Wars: Imperial Handbook] A look inside Imperial Handbook deluxe edition
Publisher becker&mayer! have released hi-res images of Daniel Wallace's forthcomig Star Wars: Imperial Handbook - A Commander's Handbook deluxe edition. In the veins of The Bounty Hunter Code, Book of Sith and The Jedi Path deluxe editions, the Imperial Handbook deluxe edition features a mechanized case that when opened reveals the hardcover Imperial Commander's Handbook.
Due for release in late October it has a retail price of $99.99...read more.

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Tuesday 29th July
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[ Available now... ] Kenobi
Paperback Novel by John Jackson Miller
Del Rey ( [US] )

Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Known to locals only as “Ben,” the bearded and robed offworlder is an enigmatic stranger who keeps to himself, shares nothing of his past, and goes to great pains to remain an outsider. But as tensions escalate between the farmers and a tribe of Sand People led by a ruthless war chief, Ben finds himself drawn into the fight, endangering the very mission that brought him to Tatooine...more

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
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[Jedi Academy] Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
Children's Hardback Book by Jeffrey Brown
Scholastic Books ( [US] & [UK] )

After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn't have been more wrong. Roan feels like he's drifting apart from his friends, and it's only made worse when Roan discovers he's not the amazing pilot he thought he'd be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren't so bad after all - or are they?...more

 
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Sunday 27th July
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[Marvel] Marvel Comics announce Star Wars titles
Marvel Comics announced at San Diego Comic-Con their Star Wars titles beginning January 2015. The stories will form part of the Lucasfilm Story Group canon. Each series will pick up where Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope left off, filling in important, previously unexplored gaps for some of the saga’s most iconic characters...read more

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Saturday 26th July
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[SDCC] Asajj Ventress/Quinlan Vos novel due next summer
During the Del Rey panel at this year's SDCC Dave Filoni announced that Del Rey will be releasing a Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress novel next summer. Penned by Chritie Golden (Fate of the Jedi: Omen) the story will be based on unaired The Clone Wars scripts from the cancelled seventh season. According to Filoni it will deal with "adult" themes.

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Saturday 26th July
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[John Jackson Miller] Industry awards for Star Wars authors
Two Star Wars authors have received industry awards for their Star Wars books. John Jackson Miller's Kenobi novel received the Scribe Award for Best Original Novel (Speculative Fiction) from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. While Jeffrey Brown receives the Best Humor Publication Eisner Award for Vader's Little Princess.
Congratulations to both authors.

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Friday 25th July
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[The Star Wars] A look inside The Star Wars Deluxe box set
This week saw the US paperback and hardback graphic novel releases of The Star Wars, however in mid-August Dark Horse Comics will also be releasing a special over-sized deluxe box set containing three deluxe, foil-stamped, hardcover volumes. One volume collates the story (issues #1 thru #8), the second contains the Companion issue (#0), while the third volume comprises of sleeves with cellophane windows, each sleeve containing a print of one of the comic book covers.
Dark Horse have released a preview image of this deluxe set...read more
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REVIEW . . .

Friday 25th July
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The Ruins of Dantooine
By Veronica Whitney-Robinson
Reviewed by Alex Koss, US
I was surprised [...] better than it had any right to be [...] story itself is well paced [...] didn't feel like any of it dragged [...] a weak game of cat and mouse. A chase that doesn't at all seem to be important, and stock forgettable characters [...] a perfectly average book, with ties to Star Wars...read full review
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 24th July
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[Star Wars Comic #8] Star Wars Comic #8
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Featuring original comic tale, Yoda Uncovered, plus guides to Ewoks, Jar Jar Binks & Lando Calrissian, pull-out R2-D2 & C-3PO poster, puzzles, quizzes, competitions and free cover gift.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 23rd July
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[Available now...] Legacy II #17: Empire of One (part 2 of 3)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Rachelle Rosenberg et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin:
On a mission by order of the Empress, Ania Solo and a contingent of stormtroopers search for Jao Assam and Darth Wredd. Arriving once again on the rogue planet where her adventures began, Ania encounters something no one expected—an army of Sith!
Penultimate issue!

[This story occurs during The Legacy of the Force era.]
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 23rd July
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[Dark Horse Digital] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following Star Wars digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, an Android enabled tablet or smartphone or any modern web browser.

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Tuesday 22nd July
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[Available now...] The Star Wars
Paperback & Hardback Graphic Novel by J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, Nick Runge et al.
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the official adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars. With familiar characters and places, but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, prepare for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!
Paperback collates issues #1 thru #8; hardback collates issues #1 thru #8 plus issue #0.

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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #151
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Features interviews with comic creator Jeffrey Brown, who talks about his latest Star Wars books Goodnight Darth Vader and Jedi Academy II; and Vanessa Marshall, who plays Hera the Rebel pilot from Star Wars Rebels. Plus the amazing behind the scenes story of Dark Horse Comics' Tales of the Jedi series is revealed.
Includes exclusive short story, One Thousand Levels Down, by Alexander Freed.

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