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NEW RELEASES . . .

Thursday 18th September
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #152
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )

Defy Imperial Tyranny with Insider's 100-Page Star Wars Rebels Special Issue: secrets of the show will be revealed, including first look episode previews, cast and crew interviews, and behind-the-scenes exclusives directly from the makers of the new Star Wars animated series! Plus: Paul Hirsch, the editor of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back on piecing together the action; Episode VII - The latest updates on the new Star Wars movie, and Tales of the Jedi - the making of a comic book classic with previously unseen sketches and rare artwork!

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[Star Wars Comic #10] Star Wars Comic #10
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Learn where to hide a rebel base and all you need to know about Imperial Stormtroopers! Relive the climatic events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in our amazing film guide!
Plus exciting puzzles, an awesome LEGO competition and a thrilling new comic strip, Drone Alone, featuring Luke Skywalker! Free mystery cover gift!
Cover tbc.

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Tuesday 16th September
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[Available now...] Escape from Darth Vader (World of Reading: Level 1)
Paperback Children's Book
Disney Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

C-3PO and R2-D2 must keep Darth Vader from discovering the Rebels' secret plans! This fully-illustrated level 1 reader retells the classic scenes from A New Hope of Princess Leia's rescue from the Death Star - and the sinister Darth Vader!

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Tuesday 9th September
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #152
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Defy Imperial Tyranny with Insider's 100-Page Star Wars Rebels Special Issue: secrets of the show will be revealed, including first look episode previews, cast and crew interviews, and behind-the-scenes exclusives directly from the makers of the new Star Wars animated series! Plus: Paul Hirsch, the editor of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back on piecing together the action; Episode VII - The latest updates on the new Star Wars movie, and Tales of the Jedi - the making of a comic book classic with previously unseen sketches and rare artwork!

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Tuesday 2nd September
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[Available now...] A New Dawn
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Unabridged Audio Book by John Jackson Miller
Del Rey ( [US] )

This story occurs approximately 11 years before Episode IV: A New Hope.
Kanan is a survivor of Order 66 who makes a living as a freelance pilot, keeping his head down to avoid any Imperial attention. But when the beautiful Hera Syndulla sweeps into his life at the same time his friends and his livelihood are being threatened by an Imperial plot, he faces the biggest choice of his life: keep hiding…or or make a stand and risk the wrath of the Empire.

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Monday 1st September
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[Available now...] Star Wars in 100 Scenes
Hardback Children's Book by Jason Fry
Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

Join Luke Skywalker as he battles with the dark side, watch as Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader and fly through space with the Star Wars ships. Relive the most dramatic and iconic moments of the Star Wars movies in this exciting new book Star Wars in 100 Scenes.

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EDITORIAL . . .

Friday 29th August
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[Dark Horse Digital] Thank you Dark Horse Comics
After 23 years of publishing original Star Wars comic books, this week witnessed the release Dark Horse Comics' final Star Wars comic book title. Although there are some collected graphic novels to come later this year, the release of Legacy II #18 on the 27th August 2014 effectively marked the end of Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars license for original stories.
To those writers, artists, pencillors, inkers, letterers, editors et al. who have created the 900+ Star Wars comic books for Dark Horse Comics since 1991, we say thank you:...read full story
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Friday 29th August
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[Available now...] The Star Wars
Deluxe Over-sized boxset by J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, Nick Runge et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )

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!
This Deluxe Over-sized boxset features three foil-stamped, hardcover volumes, collating issues #1 thru #8, #0, and covers...take a look inside.

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NEWS . . .

Thursday 28th August
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[Marvel] Marvel announce Star Wars Legends Epic Collection
As announced on StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] from next year Marvel Comics are to reprint "the greatest Star Wars comics from the past 35 years" as part of their over-sized Epic Collection. The first volume, Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1, collates five themed comic stories set just after the events of Revenge of the Sith: Republic #78: Loyalties; Republic #79-80: Into the Unknown, Purge, Darth Vader and the Lost Command and Dark Times #1-5: The Path to Nowhere.
Although these are stories first published by Dark Horse Comics between 2005 and 2013 and while all of these comic book stories have been collected in graphic novel form by Dark Horse, this is the first time they will be available in a over-sized format or as a themed collection. With further volumes promising to "bring the adventures of the Rebellion, the Galactic Empire and more", the Star Wars Legends Epic Collection offers new (and old) Star Wars readers a fantastic opportunity to discover these great Legends stories.

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NEW RELEASES . . .

Thursday 28th August
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[ Available now... ] Kenobi
Paperback Novel by John Jackson Miller
Arrow Books ( [UK] )

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.
Our review of Kenobi

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
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[Available now...] Star Wars Rebels Annual 2015
Hardback Children's Book
Egmont Books ( [UK] & [US] [import])

Meet Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Zeb, Sabine and their grumpy droid, Chopper, as they soar into adventure aboard their custom starship, Ghost. This small band of rebels engage in daring missions of resistance against the Imperial forces of the Empire. Enjoy the action-packed stories of sabotage and rebellion, defeat the Empire's latest villains in epic activities and games, and learn fun facts and little-known info about the latest edition to the Star Wars universe.

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[Available now...] Star Wars Annual 2015
Hardback Children's Book
Egmont Books ( [UK] & [US] [import])

Relive the six timeless adventures of the Star Wars movies, complete epic space activities, read the fact files about your favourite characters and places, and choose your side of the Force. Includes mind-blowing Augmented Reality content! Packed full of movie trivia, fun facts from the expanded universe and unforgettable images, this is the perfect book for Star Wars fans of all ages!
Available from Amazon.co.uk (UK) and Amazon.com (US [import]).

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 27th August
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[Available now...] Legacy II #18: Empire of One (part 3 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:
Ania Solo and her friends find themselves fighting alongside the Imperial Knights and the Empress herself against a legion of Sith! While the others fight for control of the galaxy, Ania fights to save her friend—Imperial Knight Jao Assam, who has been enslaved by the dark side!
Final issue!

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

Wednesday 27th August
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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 26th August
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[Available now...] Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head
Paperback Children's Book by Pablo Hidalgo
Scholastic Books ( [US] & [UK] [import])

The wildest Star Wars Rebels matchups you've ever seen--with the newest and coolest Star Wars characters! This book of match-ups will compare the combatants's gear stats, weapons, and strategies - inviting the reader to imagine duels that have never happened before.

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NEW RELEASES . . .

Thursday 21st August
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[Available now...] The Star Wars
Paperback & Hardback Graphic Novel by J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, Nick Runge et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )

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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[Star Wars Comic #9] Star Wars Comic #9
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Featuring original comic tale, Temple of Phantoms, plus guides to Attack of the Clones and Imperial all-terrain vehicles, pull-out double-sided poster, puzzles, quizzes, competitions and free cover gift: Yoda ears!

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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 20th August
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Solicitation blurb for Ventress/Vos novel
Publishers catalog Edelweiss[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has revealed the solicitation blurb for this novel as well as its expected US release date:

When the Jedi decide to target Count Dooku—Darth Tyranus—himself, they turn to his ex-apprentice, Asajj Ventress, for help in getting close to the slippery Sith Lord. But when unexpected sparks fly between Ventress and Quinlan Vos, the unorthodox Jedi sent to work with her, the mission becomes a web of betrayal, alliances, secrets, and dark plotting that might just be the undoing of both Jedi and Sith—and everything in between!...read full story
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Wednesday 20th August
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[ Available now... ] Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #4 (part 4 of 4)
Comic Book and e-Comic Book by Jeremy Barlow, Juan Frigeri, Mauro Vargas, Wes Dzioba et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 20 years before A New Hope:
Count Dooku is possessed by the spirit of Mother Talzin! Darth Maul’s Shadow Collective is shattered! The Separatists attack! And Darth Sidious himself enters the fight!...more
Final issue!

[This story occurs during Rise of the Empire era.]
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 20th August
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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 19th August
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[Marvel Comics] Marvel's Star Wars Editor interviewed
Man Cave Daily[External site - opens in a new window/tab] have interviewed Marvel Comics' Star Wars Editor Jordan D. White (@CrackSh0t) in which they discuss Marvel's approach to the new Story Group canon that their new comics will be part of.
Jordan also teases in the interview that Marvel have major plans for their Star Wars titles: "there IS a big thing we have not announced yet that will be revealing stuff in comics first. It’s a big part of a character’s backstory that is important to them but that has not been shown before. We’re going to have the chance to reveal it in comics first. I can’t say what or where yet…but I will eventually."...read full interview[External site - opens in a new window/tab]
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Tuesday 19th August
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A look inside Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere Gallery Edition
Publishers catalog Edelweiss has updated their listings for Dark Horse Comics' last Star Wars release, Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere Gallery Edition, with some preview pages. Although a re-release of an already published story, this Gallery Edition is a special collectors edition as it contains artist Doug Wheatley's pencil interpretations of the original script by Randy Stradley. Thus "allowing readers to see where [Doug] chose to stick to the script, or revise the art to better suit the story". Even in these preview pages you can see the skill involved in how the artist must interpret the writer's script, including any action and/or important dialogue, into just a few panels while still maintaining a cohesive story between panels.This is a fascinating insight into comic book production for any fan...read full story
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