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[ News Review and Archive ]
December 2013

[ News Archive... ]
The following news items were posted on Star Wars Books & Comics during December 2013:
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NEWS . . .

Monday 30th December
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[Maul: Lockdown] Preview for Maul: Lockdown
RandomHouse.com has updated their listings page[External site - opens in a new window/tab] for Joe Schreiber's third Star Wars novel, Maul: Lockdown, with a 50 page preview of the book:

Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber is due for release in hardback, e-Book and unabridged Audio Book formats on 28th January in the US.
(Source: via Knights' Archive[External site - opens in a new window/tab])

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 25th December
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[Omnibus - Knights of the Old Republic: Volume 2] Omnibus: Knights of the Old Repulic - Volume 2
Omnibus Graphic Novel by John Jackson Miller, Brian Ching et al.
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )

Approximately 3,963 years before the Battle of Yavin:
After Zayne Carrick is framed for the murder of his fellow Jedi in training, his poor luck prevents him from clearing his name and throws him into dangerous situations all over the galaxy, leading to his final confrontation with the Jedi Masters who massacred their own Padawans!
Collects Knights of the Old Republic issues #19 thru #37 (previously published as Volume 4 - Daze of Hate, Knights of Suffering; Volume 5 - Vector; and Volume 6 - Vindication).

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NEW RELEASES . . .

Thursday 19th December
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[Scoundrels] Scoundrels
Paperback Novel by Timothy Zahn
Arrow ( [UK] )

Shortly after the Battle of Yavin:
Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the
Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han’s got nothing to celebrate...more

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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #122
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )

Featuring exclusive Darth Maul short story, The Syrox Redemption, by Joe Schreiber.

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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 18th December
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[ Available now... ] Dark Times: A Spark Remains #5 (part 5 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
The fight is on! Darth Vader and his numerous forces are besieged with death traps. A showdown with the Jedi who lured Vader to this doom is inevitable—and now Darth Vader is angry. Do not underestimate the power of an angry Sith!...more

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
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[ Available now... ] Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #2 (part 2 of 5)
Comic Book and e-Comic Book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 25,793 years before the Battle of Yavin:
The Je’daii go on the offensive against the invading Rakatan Empire!
Xesh uses his Force Hound training to locate the Rakatan command center, which sparks an ambitious plan: infiltrate the enemy stronghold and kill the supreme commander. But Xesh has not accounted for a traitor in his own ranks!
...more

[This story occurs during Before the Republic era.]
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[Available now...] Legacy II #10: Outcasts of the Broken Ring (part 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Brian Thies et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin:
With a little help from her friends, Ania Solo is leading the Mon Calamari slaves to freedom . . . Don’t bother telling her the odds of anyone coming out alive against an enormous force of armed pirates!

[This story occurs during The Legacy of the Force era.]
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[ Available now... ] Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1 (part 1 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Tim Siedell, Gabriel Guzman, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 17 years before the Battle of Yavin:
During the Clone Wars, a single trooper—left for dead during battle—comes to hate the Jedi generals who abandoned him. Years later, he lives on, bitter and angry, until hearing tales of a great warrior. Now, this clone believes he may have found the leader he should have been following all along . . . Darth Vader!...more

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

Wednesday 18th December
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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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Thursday 12th December
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[Dark Horse Comics] Comics for March 2014
In their latest solicitations, Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars comic titles due for release in March 2014 plus graphic novels due May.
[The Star Wars #6] [] The Star Wars #6
Comic Book by J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, Rain Beredo, Nick Runge et al.
A dogfight with Imperial fighter craft, a dangerous detour through an asteroid field, and a forced evacuation in life-pods land Luke Skywalker and company on Yavin—the planet of the Wookiees!
But Princess Leia gets separated from the group, and when slavers capture her, Annikin Starkiller goes all Jedi on them!
• Official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars
Available: March 12th 2014
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[Star Wars #15] [] Star Wars #15 (ongoing)
Comic Book by Brian Wood, Stéphane Créty, Julien Hugonnard-Bert, Gabe Eltaeb et al.
Shortly after the Battle of Yavin
Welcome to Arrochar! Enjoy our clean mountain air. Gaze at our majestic vistas. Build a secure base for your Rebel fleet. All we ask is that Princess Leia marry our Prince!
You can take the girl out of the Rebellion, but can you take the rebel out of the girl?
• Writer Brian Wood begins the most unexpected arc ever!
Available: March 12th 2014
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[Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #4] [] Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #4 (of 5)
Comic Book by Tim Siedell, Gabriel Guzman, Michael Atiyeh and Felipe Massafera et al.
Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin
Fighting at the side of Darth Vader in an air attack against a group of inspired, cause-driven Separatists, stormtrooper Hock has an opportunity to show his value. When he is captured, learning of the enemy’s cause—and who they’re working with—only reinforces Hock’s belief in the Galactic Empire.
Available: March 19th 2014
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[Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #5] [] Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #5 (of 5)
Comic Book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons, Wes Dzioba et al.
Approximately 25,793 years before the Battle of Yavin
The alien Rakata are on the brink of opening the Infinity Gate, ready to unleash their Empire on an unsuspecting galaxy! The Je’daii must win this battle—even if it means the end of their order. But how can they attain victory when their greatest hero has joined the enemy?
Available: March 19th 2014
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[Legacy II #13] [] Legacy II #13 (ongoing)
Comic Book by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Jordan Boyd, Agustin Alessio et al.
Approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin
After a crash landing on a wild planet with her captor—and former flame—Ramid, Ania Solo is having trouble shaking the other bounty hunter on her tail. She’s going to need some help from someone, but when you’re accused of murdering an Imperial Knight, friends are hard to come by!
Available: March 26th 2014
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[Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 2] [] Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 2
Omnibus Graphic Novel by Randy Stradley, Douglas Wheatley, Gabriel Guzman et al.
Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin
Jedi Dass Jennir takes a job that attracts the attention of Lord Vader himself! Meanwhile, Jedi Master K’Kruhk tries to shield a group of Padawans from the Empire’s hunt for Jedi. Culminating in a confrontation between the Jedi and Darth Vader, the galaxy’s dark times continue...
Collects Dark Times Volume 4: Blue Harvest, Dark Times Volume 5: Out of the Wilderness, Dark Times Volume 6: Fire Carrier and Dark Times Volume 7: A Spark Remains.
Available: May 7th 2014
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[Legacy II Book 2: Outcasts of the Broken Ring] [] Legacy II Book 2: Outcasts of the Broken Ring
Graphic Novel by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Brian Albert Thies et al.
Approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin
Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao Assam break with the Galactic Triumvirate to track down the Sith Lord Darth Wredd. The trail leads Ania and Jao to a dead Mon Calamari planet and another Sith Lord and his army of pirates!
Collects issues #6 thru #10 of the ongoing series.
Available: May 21st 2014
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Thursday 12th December
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[The Clone Wars Comic #54] Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic #54
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring original short comic story, Hotshot, plus puzzles, games and free cover gift!

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

Wednesday 11th December
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[Available now...] Star Wars #12
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Sean Cooke et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Shortly after the Battle of Yavin:
After a battle with the Empire, it is a time of reunions, departures, and reassessments. Han and Chewie return from their mission to Coruscant, Luke deals with love lost, and Leia must accept greater responsibilities within the Rebellion. But first she has an important announcement for the Rebel commanders...more

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

Wednesday 11th December
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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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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 10th December
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #146
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Featuring exclusive Darth Maul short story, The Syrox Redemption, by Joe Schreiber.

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[Available now...] Legacy II Book 1: Prisoner of the Floating World
Graphic Novel by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )

Approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin:
Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid—and discovers she has been targeted for death!...more

[This story occurs during The Legacy of the Force era.]
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[Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin] Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin
Hardback Graphic Novel by Tim Seidell, Stephen Thompson, Mark Irwin, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )

Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
A ninth assassin—more deadly than the eight who came before—has been hired to murder Darth Vader. Elsewhere, another threat to the Empire has made itself known, and will take Vader on a hunt for an ancient evil . . . All the while, the ninth assassin lurks, waiting for the perfect moment to strike!...more

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

Thursday 5th December
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[Available now...] Empire & Rebellion: Razor's Edge
Hardback Novel by Martha Wells
Century ( [UK] )

Approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin:
Harassment by the Empire are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia and Han Solo head out to negotiate a deal. But when treachery forces the rebels to flee into pirate territory, Leia makes a shocking discovery: the fierce marauders come from Leia’s homeworld of Alderaan! And they are in debt to a pirate armada, which will gladly ransom the princess to the vengeful Empire...more

[This story occurs during The Rebellion era.]
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 4th December
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[Available now...] The Star Wars #4
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, Nick Runge et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

General Skywalker and Jedi-in-training Annikin Starkiller have a deadly encounter with mounted Stormtroopers! An encounter with outlaws in a cantina leads to a meeting with smuggler Han Solo! And a Jedi makes the ultimate sacrifice to save one of Princess Leia’s younger brothers!
Duel in the desert!

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[Available now...] The Star Wars #1 (2nd printing)
Comic Book by J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew (cover by Nick Runge) et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change the world.Annikin Starkiller is the hero...Luke Skywalker is a wizened Jedi general...Han Solo is a big green alien...and the Sith...Well, the Sith are still the bad guys!

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Wednesday 4th December
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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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