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  News Archives: May 2019

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during May 2019:
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Wednesday 29th May
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[] Star Wars #108: Forever Crimson (Star Wars Legends)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Matthew Rosenberg, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

A long time ago on a spinner rack far, far away…Star Wars comics were a LOT different than they are now! With wild and intricately plotted storylines, Marvel’s historic original run introduced an array of unique heroes and villains to play alongside George Lucas’ incredibly popular science-fantasy characters.
In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, this Legends-era sequel to legendary comic book writer Archie Goodwin’s ‘Crimson Forever’ reunites Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 with Jaxxon, Amaiza Foxtrain, Domina Tagge, and Valance the Hunter in a galaxy-threatening, nostalgic roller coaster!

 
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[] Vader: Dark Visions #4: Hotshot
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Dennis “Hopeless” Halum, Stephen Mooney et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

• We all know Darth Vader as the Emperor's iron fist, but as any rebel can tell you, he’s also a terror in a TIE Fighter.
• What does it feel like in that X-Wing cockpit when you’re nose-to-nose with the Empire's deadliest pilot?
• Will you even live to tell the tale, hotshot?

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 22nd May
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[] Galaxy's Edge #2 (Part 2 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

• Across the galaxy, Dok-Ondar is known as the procurer of the rarest antiquities in the universe. But the most priceless of his relics come with a darker cost.
• And with the First Order’s hunt for the hidden Resistance heating up, planet Batuu might soon turn into the most dangerous place in the galaxy.

 
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[] Age of Rebellion: Jabba the Hutt #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Emilio Laiso, Roland Bosch & Marco Turini et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• It's great to be Jabba!
• Across the galaxy, Imperials, rebels and scoundrels alike speak in hushed tones of Jabba the Hutt, the greatest gangster in the Outer Rim.
• Discover what makes the name of Jabba so feared, in a crime story that stretches from the casinos of Canto Bight to the deserts of Tatooine!

 
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Wednesday 15th May
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[] Star Wars #66: The Scourging of Shu-Torun (Part 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back:
• Queen Trios vs. Princess Leia at last!
• Can Luke Skywalker hold out against the attack of overwhelming force...from his own allies?!
• And when you think things couldn’t get worse for our Rebels, there’s always an orbital bombardment to survive!

 
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[] Age of Rebellion: Lando Calrissian #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Former smuggler Lando Calrissian has a beautiful dream: a life of leisure and luxury as the totally legitimate Baron Administrator of Cloud City.
• All he needs to do is take care of his money troubles with one last, big scam. But what will get in his way the most — his bad luck or this annoying sense of ethics he seems to be developing?

 
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[] TIE Fighter #2: The Shadow Falls (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Rogê Antônio et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
As the war against the Rebellion stretches on, it is the innocent people of the Galactic Empire who are most at risk. An elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots is assembled to help protect Imperial interests and hammer the Emperor’s fury down upon the treasonous and violent Rebel Alliance. But how far is this untested team willing to go to preserve law and order?

 
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[] Age of Republic: Heroes
Paperback Graphic Novel by Jody Houser, Cory Smith, Wilton Santos et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur between 32 and 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Join the greatest heroes of the waning days of the Old Republic. Witness the never-before-seen moments that define them, the incredible battles that shaped them - and their eternal conflict between light and darkness! Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights - or the one who led them to their doom - maverick Qui-Gon Jinn is known to bend the rules, and it's gotten him into plenty of trouble with the Council. Now, in the face of a mission gone awry, he's forced to confront his confl icting beliefs. Plus, Anakin Skywalker! Obi-Wan Kenobi! Padme Amidala! And Master Yoda!

Collects Age of Republic: Qui-Gon Jinn #1, Obi-Wan Kenobi #1, Anakin Skywalker #1, and Padmé Amidala #1.

 
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[] Han Solo: Imperial Cadet
Paperback Graphic Novel by Robbie Thompson, Leonard Kirk et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 13 years before A New Hope:
Han Solo escapes Corellia by joining the Imperial Navy, vowing to return for Qi'Ra. But how does a thief used to the chaos of the streets adjust to the order and discipline of the military? Not well! Han’s dream of becoming a pilot is quickly grounded as he realizes he may not even survive basic training! After a wild sequence of events lands him in the brig overnight, Han is given one last shot at fl ight school. Will Han be top gun - or will he crash and burn? And who is his mysterious rival?

 
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Wednesday 8th May
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[] Doctor Aphra #32: Unspeakable Rebel Weapon (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Simon Spurrier, Wilton Santos et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• After a year of close shaves, Doctor Chelli Aphra is taking it easy and lying low. Probably herding banthas or something. She’s smart like that, right?
• Nah, not really. The galaxy’s shadiest archaeologist is back doing what she does best: busting into alien temples to steal horrifying weapons for huge profit. She just can’t stop herself.
• But plenty of other people could. Powerful factions are watching closely: Rebel and Empire, familiar and strange – all calculating whether Aphra’s more useful alive… or dead.

 
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[] Age of Rebellion: Boba Fett #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Marc Laming et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• The Hunter's Heart!
• As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down Han Solo, Boba Fett earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy.
• But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain?
• Find out what kind of heart, if any, beats under that Mandalorian armor!

 
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[] Age of Republic: Villains
Paperback Graphic Novel by Jody Houser, Ethan Sacks, Marc Guggenheim et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur between 32 and 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, Darth Maul lurks in the shadows of Coruscant waiting for his chance to strike against the Jedi Order! But the Sith lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction, and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Plus, delve deep into the dark side with Darth Sidious! Count Dooku! General Grievous! Jango Fett!

Collects Age of Republic: Darth Maul #1, Jango Fett #1, Special #1, Count Dook #1, and General Greivous #1.

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #21
Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Derek Charm et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Han and Luke embark on a mission to secure equipment for the fledgling rebellion in this exciting tale set just after A New Hope!

Plus, an exciting new Tale from Wild Space story!

 
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Saturday 4th May
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Free Comic Book Day Issue
Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Derek Charm et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Han and Chewie race against pirates in a search for one of three identical droids that contain the location of a legendary treasure. But what our favorite smugglers don’t know is the other two droids are booby trapped!

Trickery and double-crosses abound in this original story set before A New Hope!

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 1st May
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[] Star Wars #65: The Scourging of Shu-Torun (Part 4)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back:
• Her planet under threat, a heroic princess battles to save it!
• Not Leia – it’s Queen Trios of Shu-Torun, ally to Darth Vader and the Empire!
• Princess Leia’s plan begins to unfold. But some members of her strike team have schemes of their own. When will Leia realize just what she’s set in motion?

 
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[] Age of Rebellion: Han Solo #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• The Scoundrel’s Code!
• After helping destroy the Death Star, Han Solo’s ready to cash in his reward and return to life as a scoundrel.
• But when Luke Skywalker asks for one last favor, Han gets pulled into a rebel mission that might wreck all of his plans.

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Flacon (One Shot)
Comic Book by Michael Moreci, Arianna Florean et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

The Flight of the Falcon ends here! We’ve followed Bazine Netal’s quest for the legendary starship the Millennium Falcon, but here’s one final tale yet to be told, featuring famous pirate captain, Hondo Ohnaka!

 
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