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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: May 2020

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during May 2020:
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NEWS . . .

Friday 29th May
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[Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising] [] Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising release date moved up

Del Rey books have announced on Twitter[External site - opens in a new window/tab] that following the postponement of the launch of Star Wars: The High Republic publishing program, the US release date for Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising, the first book in Timothy Zahn's new trilogy, has been pulled forward from 6th October to 1st September.

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 27th May
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[] Doctor Aphra (2020) #1
Comic Book by Alyssa Wong, Marika Cresta et al.
Marvel ( US )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
After a string of bad luck and near escapes, Doctor Aphra is back on the job! She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up...

 
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Wednesday 27th May
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[The High Republic] [] Launch of The High Republic moved to beginning of 2021

Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm Publishing Creative Director, has announced that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the launch of Star Wars: The High Republic publishing program has been put back to the beginning of 2021.
This means that the US release dates for the first batch of books have been moved thus:

  • 5th January, 2021 (from 25th August, 2020)
    Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule, hardback novel from Del Rey
  • 5th January, 2021 (from 8th September, 2020)
    A Test of Courage by Justine Ireland, children's book from Disney-Lucasfilm Press
  • 2nd February, 2021 (from 6th October, 2020)
    Into the Dark by Claudia Gray, YA novel from Disney-Lucasfilm Press
 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 20th May
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[] Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars - Battle Tales #1
Comic Book by Michael Moreci, Derek Charm et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

This exciting series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy - The Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights confront Count Dooku, two Republic squadrons must hold their position against an encroaching droid army of the Separatists. Pinned down for the duration, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Monday 4th May
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[] Doctor Aphra (2020) #1
e-Comic Book by Alyssa Wong, Marika Cresta et al.
Marvel ( US )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
After a string of bad luck and near escapes, Doctor Aphra is back on the job! She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up...

Available as an e-Comic book only, print edition to be released 27th May.

 
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