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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: January 2017

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during January 2017:
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US RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 31st January
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[] Bloodline
Trade Paperback Novel by Claudia Gray
Del Rey ( [US] )

This story occurs approximately 28 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
With the Endor fireworks a distant memory, Leia Organa has put up with decades of partisan squabbling as a member of the New Republic Senate. Leia finds herself grappling with dangers from within and without, each with the power to cripple the fledgling democracy and dash every hope for a prosperous future.
To make things worse, the Senate has begun to call for the election of a First Senator: an influential and charismatic figure to bring order to the divided government. As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia knows all too well the price to be paid if the New Republic hands power to a single individual.
Unfortunately, a new enemy represents a threat on such a scale that New Republic may be left with no other choice.
As Leia contemplates starting a second Rebellion, evil takes root at the edges of the galaxy. The First Order is growing, and it will not stay silent
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Read our review of Bloodline here.

 
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REVIEWS . . .

Sunday 29th January
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[ Lando ] [] Lando
By Charles Soule, Alex Maleev et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

really liked it, although it was your standard thief’s story [...] a fun ride up to the last issue [...] characters were mostly spot on [...] unused potential of the McGuffin [...] unimaginative plot device...read full review

 
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[ Blood of the Empire ] [] Star Wars: The Old Republic - Blood of the Empire
By Alexander Freed, David Ross, Mark McKenna, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

pales next to the amazing Tales of the Jedi [...] Neither the art is worth of noting, nor is the plot [...] If you have to actually pay for it… skip it. Do not bother...read full review

 
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REVIEWS . . .

Friday 27th January
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[ Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon ] [] Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
By Jason Aaron, Stuart Immonen, Simone Bianchi et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

cannot deny that I had fun reading this book [...] characters were all rather spot on [...] writing is great...read full review

 
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[ Skywalker Strikes ] [] Skywalker Strikes
By Jason Aaron, John Cassaday, Laura Martin, Chris Eliopoulos et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

the book is a delight [...] story draws you immediately in and won’t let go till the very end [...] only problem with this book is that this one is a bit too full of special events and over the top successes [...] Luke encounters and manages to survive not one, but TWO of this time periods biggest baddies [...] second encounter could really have waited a few more issues [...] very divisive is the reveal of the identity of one dark skinned female at the end [...] so much better than that Brian Wood series...read full review

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 25th January
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[] Star Wars #27: Yoda's Secret War (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Master Yoda finds himself on an all-new world…
• …full of vicious, mysteriously powered children?!
• Not easy, will this be.

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by A.Goodwin, A.Williamson, R.Helm, R.Manning et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur after The Battle of Yavin:
Classic tales of Star Wars, from the funny pages to your bookshelves! Beginning in 1979, fans got a daily dose of a galaxy far, far away in their newspapers – now, with this volume, you can savor those stories without the 24-hour wait! C-3PO chronicles the adventures of the Rebel heroes! Luke takes his chances on a gambler’s world! A sojourn on Tatooine is anything but peaceful! Princess Leia is put to work as an Imperial servant! Han Solo makes another Kessel Run! Han and Chewie get more than they bargained for on a job! And Boba Fett makes his print debut!

Collects stories originally published by LA Times from 1979 to 1981 and later reprinted by Dark Horse Comics as Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #1–9, Han Solo at Stars’ End #1–3, Classic Star Wars #1–3, and material from Classic Star Wars #4.

 
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NEWS . . .

Saturday 21st January
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[ Thrawn ] [] Publisher's blurb for Timothy Zahn's Thrawn novel

Publisher Del Rey have updated their online listings page with a blurb for Timothy Zahn's upcoming Thrawn novel (contains minor spoilers):

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire, through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy...read full story

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 18th January
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[] Doctor Aphra #3
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieren Gillen, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Aphra’s hunt for the Ordu Aspectu has led to the last place she wants to be…
…an Imperial encampment!
The good doctor, her deadly droids and her Wookiee companion are in for trouble…

 
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[] Last Flight of Harbinger
Paperback Graphic Novel by Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, David Aja et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Take another dive into the journal of Obi-Wan Kenobi! Jabba the Hutt has a problem, and he’s hired the Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan to find out exactly who’s been thwarting his men! A certain old hermit of the dune wastes might know a little something about that…
Then, take a walk on the Dark Side with Sgt. Kreel and an elite group of Imperial soldiers aboard the Star Destroyer
Harbinger! It’s a nigh-indestructible weapon of war. But it’s also the target of the Rebels’ new top-secret plan. Never afraid of defying the odds, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa are determined to make this the last flight of the Harbinger!
Collects Star Wars #20 thru #25.

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures Magazine #19
Children's Comic & Activity Magazine
Egmont ( [UK] )

Features short Legends comic story, Once Bitten by C.B. Cebulski, Makoto Nakatsuka et al. (first published in Star Wars Tales #12 by Dark Horse Comics); plus puzzles, quizzes, pull-out poster, and free cover gifts.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 17th January
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[Available now...] [] Poe and the Missing Ship
Children's Paperback Book by Nate Millici (from an original story by Greg Rucka)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Join Resistance Pilot Poe Dameron in this 8×8 storybook for an adventure across the galaxy that takes place before Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
When Poe Dameron and his faithful droid discover that the First Order has captured a civilian ship, their lives are turned upside down!

This 8x8 storybook is an adaptation of Poe's story from Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka.

 
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[Available now...] [] Fight in the Forest (World of Reading Level 2)
Children's Paperback Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This Level 2 early reader retells the stunning conclusion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with all-new illustrations. Follow along as Rey and Finn take on the evil Kylo Ren!

 
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[Available now...] [] Rebel Heroes (DK Level 3 Reader)
Children's Hardback Book by Shari Last
Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

Introduce new readers to the amazing Star Wars galaxy with DK Reader: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes. Featuring images from the Star Wars movies, little readers will love learning about the most daring rebels in the Star Wars galaxy including Poe Dameron, Princess Leia, Rey, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Ezra Bridger, and more!
DK Reader: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes is a Level 3 reader. These books are great for children who are learning to read. Exciting stories with limited vocabulary and lots of word repetition engage young fans and build their literary skills. The winning combination of Star Wars and an engaging story packed full of exciting images is perfect for getting children hooked on reading.

 
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Thursday 12th January
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[ Rogue One ] [] Marvel announce Rogue One comic adaptation

As exclusively reported on ew.com, Marvel are to release a six-issue comic book adaptation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that "will definitely expand on what was seen in both Rogue One the film and the novelization". Penned by Jody Houser with art by Emilio Laiso, it begins in April:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may not have had an opening crawl or the word “episode” in its title, but like other Star Wars movies before it, will get a comic book adaptation. The six-issue Marvel comic, written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Emilio Laiso, will kick off in April. EW spoke with Hauser about her vision for the adaptation and how she thinks Rogue One differs from the rest of the Star Wars canon...read full story

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 11th January
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[] Poe Dameron #10
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Poe and Threepio’s covert mission comes to an end!
• Can they escape with their informant intact?
• Or will Terex’s past come back to haunt them?

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 10th January
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[Available now...] [] Rebel Heroes (DK Level 3 Reader)
Children's Paperback Book by Shari Last
DK Publishing ( [US] )

Introduce new readers to the amazing Star Wars galaxy with DK Reader: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes. Featuring images from the Star Wars movies, little readers will love learning about the most daring rebels in the Star Wars galaxy including Poe Dameron, Princess Leia, Rey, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Ezra Bridger, and more!
DK Reader: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes is a Level 3 reader. These books are great for children who are learning to read. Exciting stories with limited vocabulary and lots of word repetition engage young fans and build their literary skills. The winning combination of Star Wars and an engaging story packed full of exciting images is perfect for getting children hooked on reading.

 
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[Available now...] [] Rey to the Rescue! (DK Level 2 Reader)
Children's Hardback Book by Lisa Stock
Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

Meet Rey, the brave young heroine from the latest installment of the Star Wars saga: The Force Awakens, in DK Readers L2: Star Wars: Rey to the Rescue! Takes a close look at Rey's home planet of Jakku, her fighting and piloting skills, her friends Finn and BB-8, and her evil enemy Kylo Ren in this new reader from DK.
Perfect for 5–7 year olds beginning to read fluently with support, Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles such as diagrams and activities.

 
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NEWS . . .

Monday 9th January
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[ Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia ] [] A look inside Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

DK.com have updated their online catalogue for the upcoming Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia with some excerpts and a full blurb:

The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects. With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars™ Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars. This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures...read full story

Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia by Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Tricia Barr is due for release by DK Publishing on 4th April in US.

 
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REVIEWS . . .

Sunday 8th January
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[ Heir to the Jedi ] [] Heir to the Jedi
By Kevin Hearne
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

not as bad as its reputation [...] at best a very mediocre book [...] it's first short coming is the obvious first person narration [...] only managed to drag me out of the experience and never for once did I feel like I actually was inside the head and thoughts of Luke [...] I was hoping for some twist, or plot development that would require such a narrative, justify it [...] we get to know how our narrator deals with being untrained in the force... and to some degree... girls...read full review

 
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[ Journey to The Force Awakens: Smuggler's Run ] [] Smuggler's Run
By Greg Rucka
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

this one was fun, definitely more fun than that almost awful Princess Leia comic book [...] amazed how perfectly Rucka captures the classic heroes [...] perfectly aligns with the fun of Episode IV [...] also mixes in some of the darkness that was in the recent Rogue One movie [...] a short, fun and worthy read...read full review

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 4th January
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[ Available now... ] [] Han Solo
Paperback Graphic Novel by Marjorie Liu, Mark Brooks et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Han Solo is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion: rescuing several informants and spies! His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy, the Dragon Void! A tournament he has dreamt of winning his entire life. With a chance of glory, can Han keep his mind on the mission?

 
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US RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 3rd January
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[Available now...] [] Adventures in Wild Space #1: The Snare
Children's Book by Cavan Scott
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…
Milo and Lina look for allies on an ancient frontier world - but the cruel Imperial officer Captain Korda has prepared a trap...

 
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[Available now...] [] Adventures in Wild Space #2: The Nest
Children's Book by Tom Huddleston
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…
Milo and Lina trace their latest clue to a remote jungle world - where a terrifying beast lies in wait...

 
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[Available now...] [] Rey to the Rescue! (DK Level 2 Reader)
Children's Paperback Book by Lisa Stock
DK Publishing ( [US] )

Meet Rey, the brave young heroine from the latest installment of the Star Wars saga: The Force Awakens, in DK Readers L2: Star Wars: Rey to the Rescue! Takes a close look at Rey's home planet of Jakku, her fighting and piloting skills, her friends Finn and BB-8, and her evil enemy Kylo Ren in this new reader from DK.
Perfect for 5–7 year olds beginning to read fluently with support, Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles such as diagrams and activities.

 
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[Available now...] [] The Phantom Menace: Read-A-Long Storybook & CD
Children's Story Book & CD by Elizabeth Schaefer, Brian Rood
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Relive all of the excitement of The Phantom Menace in this illustrated storybook-and-CD set.

 
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