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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: January 2019

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during January 2019:
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 30th January
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[] Doctor Aphra #28: Worst Among Equals (Part 3)
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:
With a huge price on their heads, rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra and her murder-droid companion Triple-Zero are hunted wherever they run. Of all their pursuers, you might think the deadliest danger comes from the Empire-backed cops…or the deranged undead bounty hunter…or the relentless monster trappers — right?
Nope. Because the entire population has tuned in to watch the chase through Triple-Zero’s eyes, and everyone has a shot at that reward…

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story #4 (Part 4)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Robert Thompson, Will Sliney et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story begins approximately 13 years before A New Hope:
• Han, Chewbacca and Qi'Ra have one chance to keep Dryden Vos from killing them…
• …teaming up with Lando and L3 to pull off the impossible Kessel Run heist!
• But if they succeed, will Enfys Nest once again take their stolen goods?

 
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[] Darth Vader Volume 4: Fortress Vader
Paperback Graphic Novel 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. And Darth Vader discovers a theft... And when the thief faces the consequences of their crime, Emperor Palpatine rewards Darth Vader with three gifts: A thing, a choice...and a voice. Seeking the path to his destiny, Vader returns to the place of his birth. There, echoes from the past reach out to him - both his own past, and the dark history of the Sith!

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #17
Comic Book by Kevin Burke, Chris “Doc” Wyatt, Valentina Pinto et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Welcome to the Resistance! In the time before The Force Awakens, this all-new adventure follows the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order! Based on Star Wars Resistance, the exciting new animated series available on the Disney Channel!

Plus, an exciting new Flight of the Falcon story!

 
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Wednesday 23rd January
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[] Star Wars #60: The Escape (Part 5)
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:
• You can escape the horror of the galaxy.
• But only for a while.
• The return of Scar Squadron.

 
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Wednesday 16th January
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[] Age of Republic: Special #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Ethan Sacks, Jody Houser, Marc Guggenheim et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur during The Clone Wars:
This comic contains three stories featuring some of the greatest heroes of the Republic, the deadliest villains -  and everyone in between.
• Mace Windu in "The Weapon": Master Windu is known far and wide as one of the Jedi Order's most formidable warriors. But what enemies of the Republic don't know about Mace could be their undoing.
• Asajj Ventress in "Sisters": After narrowly surviving Count Dooku's betrayal, the fearsome Ventress is forging a new path. She may no longer be a dark apprentice but she's as deadly and determined as ever...
• Captain Rex and Jar Jar Binks in "501 Plus One": Captain Rex leads his fellow clone troopers in valiant battles against the Separatists, so what better ally to have defending the Republic than... Jar Jar Binks!

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 9th January
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[] Star Wars #59: The Escape (Part 4)
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:
• Luke, Leia and Han remain stranded on the isolated moon of Hubin and out of the fight against the Empire.
• Who says they even want to leave?
• But their hideaway may not be so secret…especially for old foes hot on the rebels’ trail.

 
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[] Age of Republic: Jango Fett #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
• The most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy!
• Jango Fett's reputation precedes him as joins a crew for what seems like a simple job.
• Wait, is that a kid with him?!
• Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, Boba Fett?

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #3 (Part 3 of 3)
Children's Comic Book by Scott Beatty, Derek Charm et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumours of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!

 
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[] Doctor Aphra Volume 4: The Catastrophe Con
Paperback Graphic Novel by Simon Spurrier, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
After a lifetime of betrayals, all Doctor Aphra’s mynocks are finally coming home to roost.
Murder-droids, Force-active spores, heartbroken lovers and vengeful lawmen — but they’re all eclipsed by the tall, dark shadow that now falls across her.
He is here.

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 8th January
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[] Flight of the Falcon: Pirate's Price
Children's Book by Lou Anders, Annie Wu
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

All-new exciting tales about Han Solo and Chewbacca and their adventures in the Millennium Falcon: along with the pirate Hondo Ohnaka!

 
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Wednesday 2nd January
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[] Age of Republic: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Cory Smith et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
Following the wishes of his master, Obi-Wan has taken on Anakin Skywalker as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek?

 
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[] Han Solo: Imperial Cadet #3 (Part 3 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Robbie Thompson, Leonard Kirk et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 13 years before A New Hope:
Han gets demoted for insubordination – dragging his fellow cadets down with him. They go from flying TIE fighters to flying a giant cargo ship. Han’s expert flying gains them some R&R. But Han’s fellow cadets quickly learn this little “vacation” was not authorized and they’re all considered AWOL!

 
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