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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: August 2018

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during August 2018:
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Wednesday 29th August
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[] Lando - Double or Nothing #4 (Part 4 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately 12 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Having been freed from Batalla and his warrior clan, Lando now faces a host of new obstacles. Will he get past the stormtroopers, find Rythus and get the arms to him and his people? Is all of this possible while wearing a cape? Will his mustache start a grooming trend?

 
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[] Poe Dameron Annual #2 (One-shot)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Andrea Broccardo et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Rebellions may be built on built on hope, but they need more than that to survive.
Leia sends Black Squadron on a new mission, one that will raise important funds for the Resistance. Can a group of pilots really do the work of smugglers and scoundrels?

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #13
Comic Book by Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Concluding an adventure where Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala have embarked on an adventure filled with danger and romance.

Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!

 
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Wednesday 22nd August
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[] Darth Vader #20: Fortress Vader (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Guiseppe Camuncoli et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs 18 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
• A thief faces the consequences for their crime.
• Emperor Palpatine rewards Darth Vader with three gifts.
• A thing, a choice and a voice.

 
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[] Doctor Aphra #23: The Catastrophe Con (Part 4)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Simon Spurrier, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Good news: the Imperials have abandoned Accresker Jail. Bad news: first they shoot it at a Rebel planet. For unscrupulous inmate Doctor Aphra, accompanied by former flame Sana Starros and current flame Inspector Tolvan, chances to escape are dwindling fast. Good thing Aphra’s not distracted by an expensive relic, right?

 
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Wednesday 15th August
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[] Star Wars: Beckett (one-shot)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Gary Duggan, Edgar Salazar, Marc Laming et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs before Solo: A Star Wars Story:
The good, the bad and the deadly!
Tobias Beckett taught Han Solo everything he knows about surviving hoodlum-filled cantinas and backwater worlds. But who is this career outlaw and why is Enfys Nest — one of the galaxy’s most dangerous and brutal marauders — so dead set on taking him down once and for all?
Find out in this original tale of a man who has gamed star system after star system, but at a cost that no heist can make up for.

 
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[] Poe Dameron #30: The Awakening (Part 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Black Squadron had its own mission during the events of The Last Jedi, a desperate trek across the galaxy to find aid for the Resistance, all without the help of their fearless leader, Poe Dameron. This is the beginning of the end.

Follow Poe Dameron’s adventures during unseen events of The Force Awakens.

 
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Wednesday 8th August
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[] Darth Vader #19: Fortress Vader (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Guiseppe Camuncoli et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs 18 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
• A Jedi makes a desperate deal.
• The Inquisitors’ mission evolves.
• Darth Vader discovers a theft.

 
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[] Star Wars Volume 8: Mutiny at Mon Cala
Paperback Graphic Novel by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The Rebel Alliance sets their sights on strengthening their forces by growing their numbers. But with a greater number of supporters comes dissidence and difficulty - can Leia, along with Han and Luke's help, forge one alliance from many factions?

Collates Star Wars #44 thru #49.

 
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Tuesday 7th August
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[] Rebel Rising
Paperback YA Novel by Beth Revis
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

This story begins approximately 14 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.
Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust..

 
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Thursday 2nd August
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[] Jedi Academy #6: The Principal Strikes Back
Children's Book by Jarrett J. Krasoczka
Scholastic Books ( UK )

It's Victor Starspeeder's third year at Jedi Academy! It's also his first year ever without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are... weird. After last year's security breach, Principal Marr has been demoted and replaced with Commander ZC-04, a big, scary droid. There's a curfew, new regulations, and everyone is on edge. But when Victor and his friends dig a little deeper into the changes at the school, they find that there's a lot more to this story than the droids want to admit!

 
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[] Star Wars Insider #182
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( UK )

Star Wars Insider #182 takes a sneak peek at what to expect from Disney Park’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, and takes a look at some of the best Star Wars childrens books ever published.

Plus, all the latest movie, TV, and merchandise news!

 
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Wednesday 1st August
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[] The Last Jedi #5 (Part 5 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Rey confronts Snoke as the Resistance faces extinction!
Kylo Ren brings Rey before the Supreme Leader - but who will turn?
Admiral Holdo reveals a stunning plan to save the Resistance!
Plus the return of Captain Phasma as Finn and Rose are betrayed!

Continuing a six-issue adaptation of Rian Johnson's film, includes never-before-revealed scenes.

 
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[] Star Wars #52: Hope Dies (Part 3)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back:
• The Millennium Falcon versus the whole Imperial Fleet? No problem.
• A certain TIE Advanced Starfighter piloted by a certain Sith Lord? Problem. Big problem.
• No human can save the day. But maybe a droid can...

 
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