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[Book and Comic Release Schedule]
 [US & UK]US & UK book, comic and magazine releases from the last four weeks.

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Thursday 18th May
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[] Catalyst
Trade Paperback Novel by James Luceno
Arrow ( [UK] )

This story begins approximately 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key...more

 
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Wednesday 17th May
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[] Star Wars #31: Screaming Citadel #2 (Part 2 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel.
While Luke and Aphra face the Queen of the Citadel, Han and Leia are coming for Aphra!

 
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[] Poe Dameron #15: Legend Lost (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Poe Dameron and his team have defeated crime lord Terex.
• But lost one of their own.
• Now Poe and Black Squadron prepare to take another run at the First Order.

 
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Wednesday 10th May
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[] Screaming Citadel #1 (Part 1 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Marco Checchetto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Rebellion: Volume 2 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by Brian Wood, Ron Marz, Randy Stradley et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur shortly after The Battle of Yavin:
The rebels and the Empire – locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord’s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind!
Collects material first published by Dark Horse Comics.

 
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Tuesday 9th May
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[] Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics Vol. 1 (Star Wars Legends)
Hardback Graphic Novel by Russ Manning, Steve Gerber, Don Christensen et al.
IDW Publishing ( [US] & [UK] )

The first of three volumes that present for the first time ever the classic Star Wars newspaper strip from 1979-1984 in its complete format--including each Sunday title header and "bonus" panels in their meticulously restored original color. This volume contains 575 sequential comic strips from the strip’s premiere on March 11th 1979 to October 5th 1980.

 
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Thursday 4th May
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[] A New Hope (Star Wars 40th Anniversary Edition)
Hardback Novel by George Lucas (ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster)
Century ( [UK] )

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . .

Luke Skywalker was a twenty-year-old who lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine...and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies. But he got much more than he bargained for....

Rediscover the classic adventure with this 40th Anniversary special edition, published for the first time in hardback with the original film artwork.

 
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[Available now...] [] Adventures in Wild Space #6: The Rescue
Children's Paperback Book by Tom Huddleston
Egmont ( [UK] )

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…

 
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[] Star Wars: A New Hope
Children's Paperback Book by Ryder Windham (edited by Emil Fortune)
Egmont ( [UK] )

Follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Rebel Alliance as they fight against the evil Emperor Palpatine, and his sinister agent Darth Vader!

This edition reprints the 2004 Scholastic publication. It has been edited by Egmont editor Emil Fortune to make the story comply with the new canonical saga.

 
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[] Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Children's Paperback Book by Ryder Windham (edited by Emil Fortune)
Egmont ( [UK] )

Follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Rebel Alliance as they fight against the evil Emperor Palpatine, and his sinister agent Darth Vader!

This edition reprints the 2004 Scholastic publication. It has been edited by Egmont editor Emil Fortune to make the story comply with the new canonical saga.

 
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[] Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Children's Paperback Book by Ryder Windham (edited by Emil Fortune)
Egmont ( [UK] )

Follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Rebel Alliance as they fight against the evil Emperor Palpatine, and his sinister agent Darth Vader!

This edition reprints the 2004 Scholastic publication. It has been edited by Egmont editor Emil Fortune to make the story comply with the new canonical saga.

 
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[] Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Children's Paperback Book by Michael Kogge
Egmont ( [UK] )

Revisit the Star Wars universe with the newest addition to the franchise, The Force Awakens. A world awaits you filled with new characters, locations, ships and aliens. Plus, welcome back some of your old favourites like Han Solo, Chewbacca, Leia and Luke.

 
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[] The Force Awakens: Graphics
Children's Reference Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

How big is the new TIE Fighter? How has the First Order Stormtrooper evolved? What proportion of new characters are droids? From Jakku to Takodana, what planets do the heroes visit? Unravel the secrets of the Star Wars universe with this wonderfully illustrated infographic book. Includes all the new ships, characters, locations and movie moments from The Force Awakens. Discover fun facts about Rey, Kylo Ren, BB-8 and many more.

 
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Wednesday 3rd May
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[] Rogue One #2 (Part 2 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Emilio Laiso et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs immediately before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Jyn Erso continues her quest with Cassian Andor to help the Rebellion fight the sinister Galactic Empire. Following the trail to the ancient Jedha City to find Rebel extremist Saw Guerra, Jyn and Cassian get caught in a firefight with the Empire - only to then be taken prisoner by Saw’s followers!

 
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[] Poe Dameron #14: Legend Lost (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• It is a sad day for the Resistance as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade.
• But their fight is far from over — the First Order must be stopped!
• And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line.

 
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Tuesday 2nd May
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[] Catalyst
Trade Paperback Novel by James Luceno
Del Rey ( [US] )

This story begins approximately 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key...more

 
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[ Available now... ] [] Rebel Rising
YA Hardback Novel & e-Book by Beth Revis
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This story begins approximately 14 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.
Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers..
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[ Available now... ] [] Guardians of the Whills
Children's Hardback Book by Greg Rucka
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This story occurs before Episode IV: A New Hope:
On the desert world of Jedha, in the Holy City, friends Baze and Chirrut used to be Guardians of the Whills, who looked after the Kyber Temple and the devoted pilgrims who worshipped  there. Then the Empire came and took over the planet. The temple was destroyed and the people scattered. Now Baze and Chirrut do what they can to resist the Empire and protect the people of Jedha, but it never seems to be enough. Then a man named Saw Gerrera arrives, with a militia of his own and grand plans to take down the Empire...more

 
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[ Available now... ] [] Han and the Rebel Rescue
Children's Paperback Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Everyone’s favorite smugglers are on a secret mission to rescue a Rebel Officer!
Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone's favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion.
This 8x8 storybook is an adaptation of Smuggler's Run by Greg Rucka.

 
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[ Available now... ] [] Trouble on Tatooine (World of Reading Level 2)
Children's Paperback Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

A stylized retelling with stickers of how Luke Skywalker met R2-D2, C-3PO, and Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope.

 
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Thursday 27th April
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[] Star Wars Insider #172
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )

The amazing new-look issue of Star Wars Insider is here!
Don’t miss this exciting new chapter in the history of the official magazine of the Star Wars saga! This issue features amazing new features, an essential guide to the great Star Wars collectibles released this month, behind-the-scenes info on the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, plus some surprises you won’t want to miss!
This issue features the original short story Blade Squadron: Jakku written by Mark Williams & David Williams, with art by Chris Trevas. The story will tie-in with Aftermath: Empire's End.

 
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Wednesday 26th April
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[] Darth Maul #3 (Part 3 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs before Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
An evil crime syndicate is auctioning off a Jedi Padawan…
…that Darth Maul plans to take — and kill — for his own.
Featuring: a band of bounty hunters including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing!

 
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Wednesday 19th April
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[] Poe Dameron #13
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• It’s Terex’s army versus Black Squadron and Black Squadron is outnumbered!
• Plus, Poe is stranded with only a battle-reluctant commando droid between him and his enemies.
• Snap Wexley may have a trick or two up his sleeve to help Black Leader fight!

 
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Tuesday 18th April
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[Avavilable now...] [] The Best of Star Wars Insider: Volume 5: Lords of the Sith
Magazine
Titan Magazines
( [US] )

The making of the Star Wars saga, as told by the cast and crew. The very best features and interviews from Star Wars Insider, the official magazine of the Star Wars saga! Adam Driver discusses the making of The Force Awakens and his performance as Kylo Ren. Joel Aron, the lighting and effects supervisor on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels shares some tricks of the trade and Harrison Ford talks about playing Han Solo for the last time."

 
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