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[ News Review and Archive ]
November 2011

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The following news items were posted on Star Wars Books during November 2011:
New Releases
Posted: 30th November
Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #2
(part 2 of 6)
Comic Book by Mike Richardson, Paul Gulacy, Michael Bartolo et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])
Approximately 14 years after the Battle of Yavin:
Kir Kanos has been "invited" to join a cadre of Imperial officers intent on returning the Empire to its former glory. Meanwhile, the New Republic comes under fire when assassins put Kanos's adversary Mirith Sinn in the crosshairs...more

Dark Times: Out of the Wilderness #3 (part 3 of 5)
Comic Book by Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Dan Jackson, Pablo Correa et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])
Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Desert raiders have captured Ember Chankeli, only to discover they have a tiger who can't be tamed! Worse for them: they have a Jedi on their trail! But Jedi Master Dass Jennir had better watch his back, because a mysterious assassin and Darth Vader both want his head...more


Digital e-comic releases this week
Posted: 30th November
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comics to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any modern web browser - an Android app is currently in progress.


New Release
Posted: 29th November
Shadow Games
Paperback Novel by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnoff (also available as an e-Book)
Del Rey ( [US] )
Approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Stranded on Tatooine, Dash Rendar and his crew have to find a way to raise credits. It comes in the lovely form of Javul Charn, a multi-talented human holostar being stalked by an over-zealous fan. She needs bodyguards; Dash needs credits. It seems to be a perfect match...more

Han & Chewie comic story for Free Comic Book Day 2012
Posted: 27th November
Dark Horse Comics has announced that for next year's Free Comic Book Day their Star Wars story will feature Han and Chewbacca:

Han Solo and Chewbacca have a falling-out after a deal with their slickest—and shadiest—customer goes bad. But when the client gets designs on the Millennium Falcon, Han and Chewie present a united front that can’t be beat!

Free Comic Book Day 2012 is 5th May (the first Saturday in May) and a list of participating comic book stores is available at the Free Comic Book Day[External site - opens in a new window/tab] website.
(Source: Dark Horse Comics[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


New Releases
Posted: 25th November
Omnibus: At War with the Empire - Volume 2
Omnibus Graphic Novel by various
Titan Books ( [UK] )
Up to 3 years after the Battle of Yavin:
This latest Omnibus volume collates several stories from Empire and Rebellion comic book series: "General" Skywalker, Model Officer, In the Shadows of their Fathers, The Ahakista Gambit, Small Victories, Vector and Breaking the Ice.

Omnibus: The Complete Saga - Episodes I through VI
Omnibus Graphic Novel by Henry Gilroy, Bruce Jones, Archie Goodwin et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )
Between 32 years before and 4 years after the Battle of Yavin:
Celebrate the release of the Star Wars film saga on high-definition Blu-Ray this month disc with this 600-page comics volume. Collating the comic adaptations of all six films, this Omnibus volume is the perfect companion!

The Clone Wars: Strange Allies
Graphic Novella by Ryder Windham, Ben Dewey, Mae Hao et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )
Between 21 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Masterless Padawan Nuru Kungurama, accompanied by his squad of clone troopers and a hulking swoop biker named Gizz, are assigned a routine protection detail. But their mission soon evolves to include a mystery massacre, the hijacking of a space freighter & the kidnapping of younglings!


New Release
Posted: 24th November
Star Wars Galaxy #15
Premier Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )
Featuring reprints from Jedi: The Dark Side, Dark Times: Out of the Wilderness and The Old Republic: The Lost Suns.

New Release
Posted: 23rd November
Omnibus: At War with the Empire - Volume 2
Omnibus Graphic Novel by various
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )
Up to 3 years after the Battle of Yavin:
This latest Omnibus volume collates several stories from Empire and Rebellion comic book series: "General" Skywalker, Model Officer, In the Shadows of their Fathers, The Ahakista Gambit, Small Victories, Vector and Breaking the Ice.

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

Dark Horse Digital purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any modern web browser - an Android app is currently in progress.


Comics for February 2012 and beyond
Posted: 18th November
In their latest solicitations, Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars comics for February 2012 and upcoming graphic novel collections.

Comic book issues:

Dawn of the Jedi #0
Comic book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema and Rodolfo Migliari et al.
Approximately 25,000 years before the Battle of Yavin
It began with the mysterious pyramid ships - the Tho Yor - scattered to the eight corners of the galaxy, and ended with the establishment of an Order that would change the universe forever.
Here's your first look at the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago—before there were lightsabers, when the ties to the Force were new, and before the Jedi spread out into the galaxy.
The official guide for readers of
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi!
Available: February 1st 2012

Knights of the Old Republic: War! #2 (of 5)
Comic Book by John Jackson Miller, Andrea Mutti, Gigi Baldassini, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Approximately 3,962 years before the Battle of Yavin
The Mandalorian Wars heat up as this new series about the Old Republic takes off!
Can a pacifist survive in a war zone? Jedi Zayne Carrick is having a hard time of it, first drafted and now caught in the crossfire between the Mandalorians, the Republic Navy—and even fellow Jedi!

Available: February 8th 2012

Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse #3 (of 5)
Comic Book by John Ostrander, Stéphane Créty, Julien Hugonnard-Bert, Wes Dzioba et al.
Approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin
Framed for a murder he didn't commit, Imperial Agent Jahan Cross is on the run from Corporate Sector authorities, and uncovering the secrets behind the mysterious "Iron Eclipse" project—all without the assistance of his missing droid, IN-GA 44.
But Cross is not entirely without allies, because he knows these two smugglers with a very fast ship...

Available: February 8th 2012

Dawn of the Jedi #1 (of 5)
Comic book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons, Wes Dzioba et al.
Approximately 25,000 years before the Battle of Yavin
Dark Horse tells the origin of the Jedi!
On the planet Tython, in the center of the galaxy, an order of warrior monks strives to maintain peace and to balance the mysterious power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming—one who will destroy both peace and balance, and open the galaxy to exploration and conquest. This is where it all begins!
John Ostrander and Jan Duursema of Legacy fame reveal the mythic age of the Jedi's beginnings! A series that establishes the beginnings of the Jedi!
The Ostrander/Duursema team returns to Star Wars!
Available: February 15th 2012

Crimson Empire III #5 (of 6)
Comic Book by Mike Richardson, Paul Gulacy, Michael Bartolo et al.
Approximately 14 years after the Battle of Yavin
Kir Kanos, the last surviving member of the Emperor's Royal Guard, finds himself teamed with his former enemy Mirith Sinn on a mission for the New Republic. But their secret parley with an Imperial representative becomes an ambush from which some will not return!
Meanwhile, the Imperial hardliners reveal their true target!
Luke! Han! Leia! Plus, Royal Guard vs. stormtroopers!

Available: February 29th 2012

Graphic Novel collections:

The Old Republic: The Lost Suns
Graphic Novel by A.Freed, G. Freeman, D. Ross, D. Daza, M. McKenna, M. Atiyeh et al.
He's not a Jedi—he's a spy!
One of the Republic's elite spies, Theron Shan, embarks on an assignment to uncover dark secrets that could shatter the fragile peace with the Sith and plunge the galaxy back into war!
An old Jedi, Ngani Zho—once Theron's mentor, and formerly thought lost in Sith territory—has returned quite a bit more peculiar than before he left . . . Unfortunately, he is the only one who can guide Theron on his mission. Quickly, Theron's hands are full with Zho, a troublesome thief, and the Sith who never should have let that old Jedi return to the Republic!
Collects the six-issue miniseries.

Available: April 11th 2012

Omnibus: The Other Sons of Tatooine
Omnibus Graphic Novel by various
In the Galactic Civil War, Luke Skywalker was not the only hero to hail from Tatooine.
Luke's story has been told time and again, but what about the journeys of his boyhood friends, Biggs Darklighter and Janek "Tank" Sunber? Two very different paths led them both to be heroes in their own right: one a hero of the Rebellion, the other a hero of the Empire...
Discover their stories in this complete omnibus collection—plus, a tale starring galactic smuggler BoShek, yet another son of Tatooine!

Available: April 18th 2012


Apocalypse is coming sooner
Posted: 17th November
Publisher Del Rey has announced on its Facebook page[External site - opens in a new window/tab] that the US release of the final Fate of the Jedi novel, Apocalypse by Troy Denning, has been moved forward from 3rd April to 13th March 2012:

DATE CHANGE: We all know the APOCALYPSE is coming in 2012, but it's now coming sooner than you expected! The on sale date for Troy Denning's STAR WARS: FATE OF THE JEDI: APOCALYPSE, the final book in the epic nine part saga, will change from April 3, 2012 to March 13, 2012. Yes, you read that correctly, your wait just got shorter.


New Release
Posted: 17th November
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic #6.27
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )
Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring original short comic story, Night Moves, plus puzzles, games and free cover gift.
Also available in digital format from Zinio.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] (UK only).

New Releases
Posted: 16th November
Invasion: Revelations #5
(part 5 of 5)
Comic Book by Tom Taylor, Colin Wilson et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])
Approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin:
Queen Nina and Princess Kaye have successfully rescued the refugees from the Battle of Shramar, but the Yuuzhan Vong invaders may still have another win for their tally. Meanwhile Finn finds that in trying to prevent an assassination, he may be complicit in one...more

Knight Errant: Deluge #4 (part 4 of 5)
Comic Book by John Jackson Miller, Ivan Rodriguez, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])
Approximately 1,032 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Jedi Knight Kerra Holt has her Jedi work cut out for her! As crime lord Zodah the Hutt’s massive Stormbringer vessels flood Kerra’s homeworld with rain, she does her utmost to herd the listless inhabitants to the safety of higher ground...more


Digital e-comic releases this week
Posted: 16th November
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comics to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any modern web browser - an Android app is currently in progress.


New Release
Posted: 15th November
The Old Republic: Revan
Hardback Novel by Drew Karpyshyn (also available as an unabridged Audio Book and e-Book)
Del Rey ( [ US ] ); Titan Books ( [ UK ] )
Approximately 3,954 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high...more

50-page Revan excerpt
Posted: 13th November
On Tuesday the third The Old Republic tie-in novel, Revan will be released simultaneously in both the US and UK and US publisher Del Rey has published the first 50-pages from this novel on their website[External site - opens in a new window/tab].
Written by Drew Karpyshyn, author of the Darth Bane trilogy, Revan is due to be released in hardback on 15th November and in e-Book format (US only).

New Release
Posted: 10th November
Star Wars Insider 2011 Special Edition
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )
Celebrate the master behind the Star Wars saga, George Lucas, through highlights from the movies, both on and off camera and exclusive interviews with special effects supervisor John Dykstra, R2-D2 - Kenny Baker, co-producer Robert Watts, James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher
Plus all-new story Vader Adrift starring Darth Vader by Ryder Windham, with art by Joe Corroney.

New Release
Posted: 9th November
Darth Vader and the Lost Command
Hardback Graphic Novel by Haden Blackman, Rick Leonardi et al.
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )
Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Darth Vader must set aside his past and put his future on hold for a mission to the mysterious Ghost Nebula to locate and if possible, rescue the son of his rising nemesis, Moff Tarkin.
But what seems a perfect opportunity to lose himself in his duty is complicated by the wilful yet highly competent co-commander
...more

Digital e-comic releases this week
Posted: 9th November
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comics to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any modern web browser - an Android app is currently in progress.


New Release
Posted: 8th November
Star Wars Insider 2011 Special Edition
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )
Celebrate the master behind the Star Wars saga, George Lucas, through highlights from the movies, both on and off camera and exclusive interviews with special effects supervisor John Dykstra, R2-D2 - Kenny Baker, co-producer Robert Watts, James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher
Plus all-new story Vader Adrift starring Darth Vader by Ryder Windham, with art by Joe Corroney.

Revan excerpt
Posted: 2nd November
With less than two weeks to go before its release Entertainment Weekly has published a seven-page excerpt from Revan on their website[External site - opens in a new window/tab].
Written by Drew Karpyshyn, author of the Darth Bane trilogy, Revan is due to be released in hardback on 15th November (US & UK).

Digital e-comic releases this week
Posted: 2nd November
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comics to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or any modern web browser - an Android app is currently in progress.


Digital comic releases for November
Posted: 2nd November
Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars comic titles for digital release in November:

(Source: Dark Horse Comics[External site - opens in a new window/tab])


New Release
Posted: 1st November
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine #8
Children's Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )
Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring two comic stories by Mike W. Barr: Younglings and Runaway Starfighter; plus puzzles, games and competitions.
View a digital sampler here[External site - opens in a new window/tab] featuring full comic story Repel All Boarders!

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