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  News Archives: July 2019

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

Wednesday 31st July
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[] Age of Resistance: Special #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by G. Willow Wilson, Tom Taylor, Chris Eliopoulos et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs before Episode VII: The Force Awakens:
• With her ship at the mercy of a dangerous enemy, it’s up to Holdo to outsmart their foe and win the confidence of her compatriots in the process.
• It turns out that the criminal underworld is always full of new surprises…especially when Maz hires Han and Chewie for a job! .
• If it means a win for the Resistance, BB-8 will stop at nothing to get the job done!

 
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[] Galaxy's Edge #4 (Part 4 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• As the elite Red Fury stormtroopers of the First Order edge closer, Kendoh and her crew are running out of time to run their heist.
• But what does the mysterious score have to do with a Doctor Aphra mission 30 years in the past?
• Only Dok-Ondar knows the secret, and he may have to kill to keep it!

 
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Thursday 25th July
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[] Thrawn: Treason
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Timothy Zahn
Century ( US )

This story occurs occurs approximately 1 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.”

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.
Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets...
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Wednesday 24th July
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[] Star Wars #69: Rebels and Rogues #2
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Chewie and Threepio face moral quandaries, and mortal danger, when they learn the uninhabited planet they’re supposed to destroy isn’t quite so uninhabited.
• Will the Force be with Luke in a bar fight? And who is Dar Champion... and what does he have to do with Leia’s past?

 
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Tuesday 23rd July
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[] Thrawn: Treason
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Timothy Zahn
Del Rey ( US )

This story occurs occurs approximately 1 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.”

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.
Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets...
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Wednesday 17th July
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[] Doctor Aphra #34: Unspeakable Rebel Weapon (Part 3)
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:
• Hiding out on the world where she grew up, everyone’s favorite scoundreless, Aphra, takes a trip down memory.
• Turns out memory lane is a hellhole covered in the agonizing thermal landmines of emotional honesty and family dysfunction.
• Also bounty hunters. Lots and lots of bounty hunters.

 
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[] TIE Fighter #4: The Shadow Falls (Part 4)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Rogę Antônio et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• A betrayal from one of their own.
• Is the squadron even ready to fly again after so many losses?
• And who are these new pilots who think they’re good enough to join the ranks of Shadow Wing?

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures Volume 6: Flight of the Falcon
Graphic Novella by various
IDW Publishing ( US & [UK] )

A galaxy-spanning adventure for Han Solo’s renowned light freighter with spot tales highlighting its illustrious history!
Follow Bazine Netal’s quest for the legendary
Millennium Falcon! The First Order spy travels the galaxy seeking information on the ship’s whereabouts. Along the way she will hear tales from some familiar faces—and some new ones—hot on the trail of the fastest ship in the galaxy!

Collects the Flight of the Falcon story from Star Wars Adventures #14 – #18, plus the Flight of the Falcon one-shot.

 
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Wednesday 10th July
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[] Age of Resistance: Captain Phasma #1: Fallen Guns
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Leonard Kirk et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs before Episode VII: The Force Awakens:
• Stormtroopers don’t get a name. They are simply a tool of the Empire.
• But Phasma has a name, and one young soldier wants what she has.
• One stormtrooper has ambition. And this ambition is on a collision course with Captain Phasma.

 
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[] Star Wars #68: Rebels and Rogues #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Luke and his friends launch a desperate, three-pronged mission of deception to keep the Empire from finding their new rebel base on Hoth.
• Han and Leia undercover in a noir world of romance and danger!
• Luke and R2 face off against the
Executor in a single X-Wing!

 
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Wednesday 3rd July
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[] Age of Resistance: Finn #1: Infestation
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Ramon Rosanas, Guru-eFX et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs before Episode VII: The Force Awakens:
• Before he was a rebel hero, Finn had another calling. He was…a janitor.
• But how could this lead FN-2187 to question everything? How much action can someone see mopping floors and dealing with a pest problem?
• It turns out, a whole lot.

 
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[] Target: Vader #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Robbie Thompson, Mark Laming et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Vader is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of the Empire’s rule. But little does he know he’s being hunted by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer Beilert Valance, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives...

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips Volume 2 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by Archie Goodwin, Al Williamson et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur after The Battle of Yavin:
More classic tales of Star Wars torn from the newspapers of a long time ago! Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 continue to take the fight to the Empire, but it’s a dangerous galaxy out there! As Luke is enslaved by the Serpent Masters, Doctor Arakkus prepares a death trap, and the rebels‘ base is besieged! There are dangers in the depths of Aquaris, and an ancient threat lurking in the heart of Yavin’s moon! But who is that claiming to be Ben Kenobi?! As the Rebel Alliance prepares to relocate to the ice planet of Hoth, Luke gears up for a climactic showdown with Darth Vader – and Han Solo faces down a rogues‘ gallery of bounty hunters including the mysterious Boba Fett!

Collects stories originally published by LA Times from 1981 to 1983 and later reprinted by Dark Horse Comics as Classic Star Wars: Volume 1: In Deadly Pursuit, Classic Star Wars: The Rebel Storm, and Classic Star Wars: Escape to Hoth.

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #23
Comic Book by Alan Flynn, Tony Fleecs et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Join Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca aboard the Millennium Falcon for another rollicking mission on behalf of the Rebel Alliance!
The last of three issues spotlighting the Original Trilogy!

Plus all-new Tales from Wild Space story!

 
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