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A guide to Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens books and comics

On the 10th March 2015 Disney / Lucasfilm officially announced[External site - opens in a new window/tab] their Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens publishing programme: a series of more than 20 titles designed to lead in to the theatrical release of The Force Awakens on 18th December. With thirty unexplored years on the tineline between the end of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, these titles will "star characters old and new; retell classic Star Wars tales from new perspectives [and] feature new narrative stories". These titles will not just retell events from the Prequel and Original Trilogies but will also hint about events in The Force Awakens as well as containing original post-Return of the Jedi content.
As such each original story will be approved by Lucasfilm Story Group and "be canonical within the Star Wars universe, and in-continuity with the Star Wars films, animated series, new books, and Marvel comics".
Titles and stories will be made for a wide audience including middle grade (children's) and young adult (YA) readers. As well as traditional narrative stories, there will also be comics, illustrated reference, Look and Find, and sticker book formats and so publishers include Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, DK Publishing, Studio Fun International and Marvel Comics.
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This guide will grow and expand as new titles are announced/discovered until all Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens titles are listed. Please note that not all titles may be available in all territories, cover images may vary by territory and release dates subject to change.

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[ Journey to The Force Awakens: Aftermath ]   AFTERMATH
Chuck Wendig
Novel

After Return of the Jedi:
As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance — now a fledgling New Republic — presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but is taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.
Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former Rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world — war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.
Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit — to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on the Norra and her newfound allies — her technical genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector — who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all.
The first book in a trilogy.

Publishers: Del Rey (US); Century (UK)
Release dates: 4th September (US); 10th September (UK)

  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire ]   SHATTERED EMPIRE
Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto et al.
Comic Book series

After Return of the Jedi:
Emperor Palpatine's twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire's Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with a power vacuum atop the Empire, those Moffs will jockey for position and control, and the heroes of the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before!

Publisher: Marvel (US & UK)
Release dates: Issue #1: 9th September (US & UK)

  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: C-3PO ]   C-3PO
James Robinson, Tony Harris et al.
Comic Book

After Return of the Jedi:
In The Force Awakens, C-3PO has a new red arm and in a special one-shot from Marvel learn just how and why he got it.
Reuniting acclaimed and award-winning writer and artist team of James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, the tale follows “golden rod” on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — and reveals how he received his red arm.
“That’s a really exciting part of doing this story,” says Robinson. “I saw a photo of C-3PO with his red arm the other day and I thought ‘Wow, I’m the writer who gets to explain that.’”


Publisher: Marvel (US & UK)
Release dates: 24th February 2016 (US & UK)

  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: The Weapon of a Jedi ]   THE WEAPON OF A JEDI: A LUKE SKYWALKER ADVENTURE
Jason Fry
YA Novel

Shortly after A New Hope:
Luke Skywalker finds himself drawn to a mysterious planet, where he must use the Force to save a young girl — and survive in a dangerous duel against a strange new villain.

This story occurs between Heir to the Jedi and Skywalker Strikes.

Publishers: Disney Lucasfilm Press (US); Egmont (UK)
Release dates: 4th September (US & UK)
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: Smuggler's Run ]   SMUGGLER'S RUN: A HAN SOLO ADVENTURE
Greg Rucka
YA Novel

Immediately after A New Hope:
The story follows everyone’s favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion.

This story occurs concurrently with Princess Leia.

Publishers: Disney Lucasfilm Press (US); Egmont (UK)
Release dates: 4th September (US & UK)
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: Moving Target ]   MOVING TARGET: A PRINCESS LEIA ADVENTURE
Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry
YA Novel

Prior to Return of the Jedi:
The story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil Galactic Empire.

Publishers: Disney Lucasfilm Press (US); Egmont (UK)
Release dates: 4th September (US & UK)
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: Lost Stars ]   LOST STARS
Claudia Gray
YA Novel

Begins approximately 11 years before A New Hope:
The reign of the Galactic Empire has reached the Outer Rim planet of Jelucan, where aristocratic Thane Kyrell and rural villager Ciena Ree bond over their love of flying. Enrolling at the Imperial Academy together to become fighter pilots for the glorious Empire is nothing less than a dream come true for the both of them. But Thane sours on the dream when he sees firsthand the horrific tactics the Empire uses to maintain its ironclad rule.
Bitter and disillusioned, Thane joins the fledgling Rebellion — putting Ciena in an unbearable position to choose between her loyalty to the Empire and her love for the man she’s known since childhood.
Now on opposite sides of the war, will these friends turned foes find a way to be together, or will duty tear them — and the galaxy — apart?

Publishers: Disney Lucasfilm Press (US); Egmont (UK)
Release dates: 4th September (US & UK)
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: The Perfect Weapon ]   THE PERFECT WEAPON
Delilah S. Dawson
e-Book

Prior to The Force Awakens:
A quick-witted mercenary who takes big risks for bigger rewards—and now faces the challenge that will take her to the edge.
There are plenty of mercenaries, spies, and guns for hire in the galaxy. But probably none as dangerous and determined as Bazine Netal. A master of disguise—and lethal with a blade, a blaster, or bare handed—she learned from the best. Now it’s her turn to be the teacher—even if schooling an eager but inexperienced recruit in the tricks of her trade is the last thing she wants to do. But it’s the only way to score the ship she needs to pull off her latest job.
An anonymous client has hired Bazine to track down an ex-stormtrooper and recover the mysterious package he’s safeguarding. Payment for the mission promises to be astronomical, but the obstacles facing Bazine will prove to be formidable. And though her eager new sidekick has cyber skills crucial to the mission, only Bazine’s razor-sharp talents will mean the difference between success or failure—and life or death.

Publishers: Del Rey (US); Cornerstone (UK)
Release dates: 24th November (US & UK)
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: All Creatures Great and Small ]   ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Landry D. Walker
Short Story (e-Book)

Prior to The Force Awakens:
A storyteller uses his captivating skills to calm frightened villagers on Jakku.

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (US)
Release date: 30th November (US)
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: High Noon on Jakku ]   HIGH NOON ON JAKKU
Landry D. Walker
Short Story (e-Book)

Prior to The Force Awakens:
A renegade droid causes problems for Constable Zuvio on Jakku.

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (US)
Release date: 30th November (US)
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: The Crimson Corsair and the Treasure of Count Dooku ]   THE CRIMSON CORSAIR AND THE LOST TREASURE OF COUNT DOOKU
Landry D. Walker
Short Story (e-Book)

Prior to The Force Awakens:
Every pirate in the sector is after the lost treasure of Count Dooku! Will Captain Ithano and his crew beat his rivals to the prize?

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (US)
Release date: 30th November (US)
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: The Face of Evil ]   THE FACE OF EVIL
Landry D. Walker
Short Story (e-Book)

Prior to The Force Awakens:
A notorious thief learns to be careful what she wishes for on Takodana.

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (US)
Release date: 30th November (US)
   
  [ Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know ]   STAR WARS: ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Michael Kogge, Kerrie Dougherty
Reference Book

Explore the world of Star Wars through lively lists, interesting facts, and questions and answers via a highly engaging infographic design. Whether it's a chart of who is the oldest Jedi, a list of all the owners of the Millennium Falcon, or a diagram showing all the Jedi Yoda has trained, this guide will excite readers of all ages and provide facts they never knew about the Star Wars Galaxy.

Publishers: DK Publishing (US); Dorling Kindersley (UK)
Release dates: 4th September (US & UK [import])
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: Ships of the Galaxy ]   STAR WARS: SHIPS OF THE GALAXY
Benjamin Harper
Reference Book

Discover details of all the most well-loved ships from the Star Wars saga in this book that gives details, diagrams and facts for fifteen ships. Features an unfolding giant battle scene including a new ship from The Force Awakens!

Publisher: Studio Fun International (Readers Digest)
Release dates: 4th September (US & UK [import])
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: Droid Factory ]   STAR WARS: DROID FACTORY

Children's Activity Book

Some roll on wheels, others walk on legs — some can even fly! They’re droids, and in the Star Wars galaxy they can do almost anything. With  Star Wars: Droid Factory, you’ll learn all sorts of fun facts about many different Star Wars droids and even build a few. Includes a paperback filled with cool images and droid data, instructions and press-outs to construct models of C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8, and two wind-up bases to make R2-D2 and BB-8 move! Also includes poster and collectible Star Wars stickers!

Publisher: Studio Fun International (Readers Digest)
Release dates: 3rd November (US & UK [import])
   
  [ Journey to The Force Awakens: Look and Find ]   STAR WARS: LOOK AND FIND

Activity Book

In each of the eight full-spread scenes based on the first six Star wars films, look for six to eight find'ems.
The last spread of the book contains bonus find'ems for each scenes.

Publisher: Phoenix International (US)
Release dates: 4th September (US)
   
  [ Star Wars:  ]   ULTIMATE STICKER COLLECTION: ULTIMATE STICKERSCAPES
Jullie Ferris
Activity Book

Let your creativity run wild with Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Ultimate Stickerscapes. Containing more than 1,000 reusable stickers of new heroes, villains, and vehicles, Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Ultimate Stickerscapes includes 14 amazing backgrounds for you to create your own Star Wars:The Force Awakens scenes!

Publisher: DK Publishing (US)
Release dates: 4th September (US)
   
  [ Star Wars:  ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: COLORING & ACTIVITY BOOK

Activity Book



Publisher: Bendon Publishing International (US)
Release dates: 4th September (US)
   
  [ Star Wars:  ]   THE FORCE AWAKENS: COLOR & TRACE BOOK

Activity Book



Publisher: Bendon Publishing International (US)
Release dates: 4th September (US)
   

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