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NEWS . . .

Friday 29th May
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[] Preview for Darth Vader #6

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has posted a three-page preview for Darth Vader issue #6 - the last issue of the current story arc, Vader. Written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Salvador Larroca, "Vader’s quest for redemption following his failure to prevent the destruction of the Death Star has taken him to the Outer Rim territory, where he must lead a personal army of battle droids against a team of cybernetic warriors created by his own master, Emperor Palpatine." Take the link[External site - opens in a new window/tab] or click on the image to view the preview.

Darth Vader
#6 is due for release on June 3rd.

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 20th May
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[] Star Wars #5: Skywalker Strikes (part 5 of 6)
Comic Book by Jason Aaron, John Cassaday et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] [import])

This story occurs approximately 2 weeks after Episode IV: A New Hope:
As Luke goes home in search of the truth about his late mentor...
...Leia takes Han on a secret mission of vital importance to the Rebellion.
Unfortunately, they both run into some unfriendly encounters.

 
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UK RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 20th May
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[] Star Wars Rebels Magazine #5
Children's Comic Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

Features exclusive short comic story, Return of the Slavers; puzzles, quizzes, pull-out poster and free cover gift!

 
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Wednesday 13th May
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[] Epic Collection: The New Republic: Volume 1 (Star Wars Legends)
Graphic Novel by Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole, Steve Perry et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] [import])

These stories occur between 4 and 5 years after the Battle of Yavin:
When the Empire falls, a New Republic rises! After the events of Return of the Jedi, Emperor Palpatine is dead: but can his faithful Hand, Mara Jade, complete her final mission of revenge? Replica droid assassin Guri has also lost her master, but as she struggles for humanity, her android brain makes her a target! When rivals clash over the late Jabba the Hutt's criminal empire, the Bloated one makes a surprising appearance! And a mysterious doppelganger is asking for trouble impersonating everyone's favorite bounty hunter: it's Boba Fett vs. Boba Fett!

Collecting the following comic stories: Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand, Shadows of the Empire: Evolution, The Jabba Tape, Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction plus material from Star Wars Tales.

 
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[] Darth Vader #5: Book I: Vader (part 5 of 6)
Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] [import])

This story occurs approximately 2 weeks after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Vader continues his investigation into the Emperor’s secrets...
• Not everyone wants him to find out the truth.
• Who are Vader’s mysterious new rivals?

 
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NEWS . . .

Monday 11th May
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[ Battlefront: Twilight Company ] [] Expanded blurb for Battlefront novel

Edelweiss[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has updated its catalogue listing for Alexander Freed's Battlefront: Twilight Company novel with an expanded blurb:

A hotly-anticipated new Star Wars videogame set in the classic Star Wars era—and a brand-new official tie-in novel bringing it all to life: Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company!

Star Wars: Battlefront—the game from EA DICE—is billed as the ultimate Star Wars battle experience in which players are soldiers on the front lines of the galaxy-spanning battle being fought between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance
...read full story

 
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STAFF REVIEW . . .

Friday 8th May
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[] Lords of the Sith
By Paul S. Kemp
Reviewed by Ewan, Star Wars Books & Comics

Kemp explores two surprisingly not dissimilar master/apprentice relationships. As well as the titular Sith Lords, Palpatine and Vader; the story also focuses on the relationship between Cham and Isval: two Rylothian "freedom fighters". While many will be familiar with Palpatine and Vader's relationship from the films: Vader subservient to his Master's wishes, Kemp's examination concentrates more on the teacher/student bond as Palpatine demonstrates to Vader the importance and value of planning rather than his apprentice's usual brute force methods. Kemp imitates the Sith Lords' pact in the protagonists' relationship: Cham is forever conveying the value and importance of forward planning to his protégé, Isval...read full review
 
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UK RELEASE . . .

Thursday 7th May
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[] Star Wars Rebels: Ezra and the Pilot (Young Readers Level 1)
Paperback Children's Book by Jennifer Heddle
Egmont ( [UK] )

Lothal orphan Ezra Bridger witnesses a battle in the skies overhead between the starship Ghost and a TIE fighter of the Galactic Empire. After the TIE fighter is shot down and crashes to the ground, Bridger rushes to the wrecked ship and finds that its cockpit hatch will not open, leaving the TIE fighter's pilot trapped inside. Bridger eventually opens the hatch, but the TIE fighter pilot shows no gratitude for being saved and instead angrily rebukes Bridger for touching his ship.
To teach the arrogant pilot a lesson, Bridger steals several components from the TIE fighter, including the pilot's flight helmet. Angered further, the pilot opens fire on Bridger with the TIE fighter's laser cannons, but Bridger incapacitates the pilot with his energy slingshot. The pilot's helmet now belongs to Bridger.

This book is an adaptation of TV promotional short Property of Ezra Bridger.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 6th May
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[] A New Hope: Remastered Edition
Hardback Graphic Novel by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Chris Sotomayor et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] [import])

The original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all is remastered for the modern age with all-new coloring by Chris Sotomayor! Weeks before George Lucas' first Star Wars film hit theatres, Marvel gave fans their first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking: 'Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?' You may know the answer, but that doesn't spoil the fun of seeing A New Hope like never before...including scenes that never made the silver screen!

 
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[] Kanan: The Last Padawan #2 (part 2 of 5)
Comic Book by Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz, Mark Brooks et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] [import])

This story occurs approximately 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Kanan Jarrus may appear to be a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost. But years before, at the height of The Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Clone Troopers they commanded would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66—the order to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dume survive? How did he learn to survive on his own? And how did he become the man we know as Kanan Jarrus?

 
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