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[ News Review and Archive ]
May 2012

[ News Archive... ]
The following news items were posted on Star Wars Books during May 2012:
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 31st May
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[The Clone Wars Comic #34] Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic #6.34
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring
original short comic story, Frozen Out!, 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).

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 30th May
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[Boba Fett is Dead - issue 2 (cover)] Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #2 (part 2 of 4)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Tom Taylor, Chris Scalf et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin:
A mysterious avenger is on the trail of Boba Fett’s killers. Connor Freeman—a clone relation to Fett—has been drawn into the whodunit. Freeman, who feels like he could use some protection himself, has been recruited against his will to find and protect a particular bounty hunter.
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[This story occurs during The Rebellion era.]
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[Knight Errant Volume 2: Deluge] Knight Errant Volume 2: Deluge
Graphic Novel by John Jackson Miller, Ivan Rodriguez, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Dark
Horse Books ( [US] )

Approximately 1,032 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Alone, deep behind enemy lines, Jedi Knight Kerra Holt has a new plan--liberate her homeworld from the Sith! But when her arrival on the planet coincides with an ambush from a Hutt mastermind, her daring rescue quickly starts looking like a suicide mission....more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 30th May
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[Boba Fett is Dead - issue 2 (cover)] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Blood Ties: Boba Fett Is Dead #2
  • Omnibus: Droids
  • Tales #18
  • Clone Wars Vol. 6: On the Fields of Battle
  • The Bounty Hunters

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on any modern web browser or on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via iTunes[External site - opens in a new window/tab] App. An Android app is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Android Market[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 29th May
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[The Old Republic: Deceived] The Old Republic: Deceived
Paperback Novel by Paul S. Kemp
Del Rey ( [US] )

Approximately 3,653 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Darth Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous: something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop...more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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Monday 28th May
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[ The Old Republic ] Cover revealed for Annihilation
The official Star Wars: The Old Republic website[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has revealed the cover for Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn - the fourth tie-in novel to the MMORPG videogame and the second to be written by Karpyshyn (Revan) - as well as a new blurb:

The Emperor is believed dead and the Sith Empire prepares a massive counter-attack against the Republic spearheaded by Darth Karrid, the former apprentice of Darth Malgus. The instrument of her vengeance is the Ascendent Spear, a devastating warship augmented with the dark side of the Force. Republic agent SIS Theron Shan, his Twi'lek smuggler compadre, Teff'ith, and Jedi Master Gnost-Dural are joined by Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan and Jace Malcom in a fast-paced, tension-fraught thriller.

The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn is due for release in hardback in the US and UK on November 13th.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 23rd May
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[Available now...] Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #1 (part 1 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Haden Blackman, Agustin Alessio, Dave Wilkins et al.
Dark
Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
The graduation celebration for the first class of Imperial cadets is disrupted by a sudden terrorist strike! But the real targets of the attack are the new Emperor and his second in command, Darth Vader. Only one man stands ready to fight alongside Vader for the life of his Emperor!...more

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

Wednesday 23rd May
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[Available now...] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #1
  • Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi Vol. 1
  • Tales #17
  • Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 1
  • Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 2
  • Clone Wars Vol. 5: The Best Blades
  • Mara Jade: By The Emperor's Hand
  • Tales from Mos Eisley

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on any modern web browser or on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via iTunes[External site - opens in a new window/tab] App. An Android app is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Android Market[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 16th May
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[Available now...] Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm #4 (part 4 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Dark
Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

The ancient Je’daii Order stands on the brink of a powerful discovery. But will this knowledge bring wisdom . . . or peril? Three young Je’daii students may hold the fate of the world in their hands!...more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 16th May
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[Available now...] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm #4
  • Legacy #45 - 50
  • Omnibus: A Long Time Ago... Vol. 3
  • Legacy #0 1/2
  • Shadow Stalker

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on any modern web browser or on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via iTunes[External site - opens in a new window/tab] App. An Android app is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Android Market[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

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Tuesday 15th May
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[Dark Horse Comics] Comics for August 2012
In their latest solicitations, Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars comic titles due for release during August 2012.

Comic Books:
[Knight Errant: Escape #3] [] Knight Errant: Escape #3 (of 5)
Comic Book by John Jackson Miller, Marco Castiello, Vincenzo Acunzo, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Approximately 1,032 years before the Battle of Yavin
The location of a powerful Sith relic is closer to being uncovered, and so is the fate of Jedi Kerra Holt’s lost family! Kerra’s knowledge has gotten a Sith reconnaissance team closer to the relic than would have been possible without her—but will her desire to find what happened to her family also bring more destruction to Sith territories? How long can she stay undercover and keep one step ahead of the team and their merciless leader?
Available: August 8th 2012
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[The Lost Tribe of the Sith #1] [] The Lost Tribe of the Sith #1
Comic Book by John Jackson Miller, Andrea Mutti et al.
Approximately 3,000 years before the Battle of Yavin
On a planet ruled by a tribe of Sith—marooned thousands of years ago and cut off from the galaxy—the throne holder is about to be challenged by a power-hungry Sith rebel from the slums . . . and a thwarted royal Sith princess! Their few shared interests set them on a quest together—but most certainly not as partners!
The saga of the lost tribe continues in comics, following the release of John Jackson Miller’s Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories—in print from Del Rey Books!

Available: August 8th 2012
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[Darth Vader & the Ghost Prison #4] [] Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #4 (of 5)
Comic Book by Haden Blackman, Agustin Alessio, Dave Wilkins et al.
Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin
It’s Vader versus the most dangerous inmates the Ghost Prison has to offer, and Cadet Tohm witnesses the Dark Lord at his fiercest—and most merciless.
The lesson is not lost on the young man, and Tohm follows Vader’s lead, finding strength—and darkness—he never knew he possessed. He is well on his way to becoming the kind of officer for which the Empire will become known. But the biggest test still lies ahead—retaking the Imperial Palace from the insurgents. Today a fight . . . tomorrow a war!

Available: August 29th 2012
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[ Darth Maul: Death Sentence #2] [] Darth Maul: Death Sentence #2 (of 4)
Comic Book by Tom Taylor et al.
Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin
It’s a perfect storm of mayhem as brothers Darth Maul and Savage Opress collide with an army of mercenaries, augmented by a team of visiting Jedi!
The only thing that can make Darth Maul angrier than he is about the price on his head is having his brother captured by the man who put it there. If you thought two Sith were dangerous, wait until you see Darth Maul on his own!

Available: August 29th 2012
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Release dates subject to change.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 10th May
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #109
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )

Featuring exclusive fiction Hunting the Gorach by Jeff Grubb; interview with Sam Witwer, the top ten battles in the Star Wars saga, clone troopers 10th birthday celebration, Warwick Davis answers your questions, behind the scenes on the Volkswagen Superbowl advertisement, plus much more!

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 9th May
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[Available now...] Knights of the Old Republic: War #5 (part 5 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by John Jackson Miller, Andrea Mutti et al.
Dark
Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 3,962 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Part one of Zayne’s plan to foil the Mandalorian Knights and their misguided leader is complete - but the battle is not yet won. Taking on the Mandalorians face to face is still on the agenda, and Zayne’s questionable team could blow the operation at any moment...more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 9th May
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[Available now...] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Knights of the Old Republic: War #5
  • Rebellion #15-16
  • Tales #16
  • Clone Wars vol. 4: Light and Dark
  • Dark Empire Handbook
  • X-Wing Rogue Squadron Omnibus vol. 3

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on any modern web browser or on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via iTunes[External site - opens in a new window/tab] App. An Android app is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Android Market[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Saturday 5th May
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[Available now...] Free Comic Book Day 2012: The Art of the Bad Deal
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Zack Whedon, Davidé Fabbri, Fábio Mooon et al.
Dark
Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Han Solo and Chewbacca have a falling-out after a deal with a shady customer goes bad. When the client gets designs on the Millennium Falcon, Han and Chewie present a united front that can’t be beat!

[This story occurs during The Rebellion era]
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NEWS . . .

Friday 4th May
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[ Star Wars ] "May the Fourth" Expanded Universe roundup
Here's a roundup of today's various EU announcements:
  • Scoundrels : download chapter 2 courtesy of StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] (pdf);
  • Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1 : 4-page preview courtesy of Dark Horse Comics[External site - opens in a new window/tab];
  • Fate of the Jedi : series authors Aaron Allston, Christie Golden and Troy Denning offer an in-depth essay courtesy of Barnes & Noble[External site - opens in a new window/tab] Nook blog;
  • The Lost Tribe of the Sith : Dark Horse Comics announce new comic book series via USA Today[External site - opens in a new window/tab];
  • Essential Guide to Warfare : time-lapse video presentation courtesy of Barnes & Noble[External site - opens in a new window/tab] Facebook page;
  • The Clone Wars Season 5 : teaser trailer for new TV series due this Fall courtesy of StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab];
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NEWS . . .

Friday 4th May
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[ Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith ] Lost Tribe of the Sith to continue as comic book series
USA Today[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has exclusively revealed that John Jackson Miller's Lost Tribe of the Sith e-book novella series will continue - albeit in comic book form. When Del Rey finish off with the publication of Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Series in trade paperback form in late July, comics publisher Dark Horse Comics will take over with the first issue of Star Wars: The Lost Tribe of the Sith - due for release on August 8th.

The Lost Tribe of the Sith will be written by Jackson, author not only the Lost Tribe novella series but also of the Knight Errant and Knights of the Old Republic comic book series, with art by Andrea Mutti.

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NEW RELEASES . . .

Thursday 3rd May
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[Available now...] Scourge
Paperback Novel by Jeff Grubb
Arrow Books ( [UK] )

Approximately 19 years after the Battle of Yavin:
In the heart of crime-ridden Hutt Space, a Jedi Scholar searches for justice.
While trying to obtain the coordinates of a secretive, peril-packed, but potentially beneficial trade route, a novice Jedi is killed; and the motive for his murder remains shrouded in mystery
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[This story occurs during The New Republic era]
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[Available now...] Star Wars Galaxy #20
Premier Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Featuring reprints from Agent of the Empire, Out of the Wilderness and Invasion: Revelations.

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[The Clone Wars Comic #33] Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic #6.33
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring
original short comic story, 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).

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

Wednesday 2nd May
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[Boba Fett is Dead - issue 1 (cover)] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Star Wars: Visionaries
  • Clone Wars Volume 3: Last Stand on Jabiim
  • Crimson Empire Handbook
  • Empire #33-36
  • Tales #15

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on any modern web browser or on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via iTunes[External site - opens in a new window/tab] App. An Android app is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Android Market[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 1st May
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #133
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Featuring exclusive fiction Hunting the Gorach by Jeff Grubb; interview with Sam Witwer, the top ten battles in the Star Wars saga, clone troopers 10th birthday celebration, Warwick Davis answers your questions, behind the scenes on the Volkswagen Superbowl advertisement, plus much more!

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