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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: April 2019

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during April 2019:
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Tuesday 30th April
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[] Dooku: Jedi Lost
Audio Book by Cavan Scott
Random House Audiobooks ( US & [UK] )

This story occurs prior to Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he, before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord’s past begins to come to light.
Dooku’s life began as one of privilege—born within the stony walls of his family’s estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon his Jedi abilities are recognized and he is taken from his home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda.
As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn...
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story (Expanded Edition)
Trade PaperbackNovel by Mur Lafferty
Del Rey ( US )

This story begins approximately 13 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, a young Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes...more

 
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[] Star Wars: Alien Archive
Reference Book by Katrina Pallant, Tim McDonagh & Maddox Philpot
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

This in-world guide is the follow-up to Star Wars: Galactic Maps, published in 2016. Featuring detailed illustrations of the fascinating aliens and creatures that fill the Star Wars universe, this collectible gift book is a must-have for fans across the galaxy.

 
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Wednesday 24th April
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[] Galaxy's Edge #1 (Part 1 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

Black Spire Outpost has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market – or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous Dok-Ondar, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space! But the evil First Order has come to Batuu and the survival of the entire outpost is at stake! The road to Black Spire’s possible salvation might begin in the past…with a job Han Solo and his partner Chewbacca pulled for Dok-Ondar.

 
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[] Vader: Dark Visions #3: Tall, Dark and Handsome
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Dennis “Hopeless” Halum, David Lopez et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

• Darth Vader, a name that strikes fear in the hearts of countless across the galaxy…but there is one lonely heart that beats just for him.
• What is it like to be in love with Lord Vader?
• And what fate will befall one who is infatuated with the tall, dark mystery behind the mask?

 
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[] Doctor Aphra #31: Worst Among Equals (Part 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Time’s up. Doctor Aphra and Triple-Zero have mere seconds to remove their bomb implants before it’s explodo o’clock.
• With undead bounty hunters, monster trappers and the foulest divisions of the Imperial war machine between her and salvation, is this the end for the amoral archaeologist?
• One thing’s for sure: it’ll come down to who trusts who…and who gets what they deserve…

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Empire - Volume 5 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by Brian Daley, Anthony Daniels, Jan Strnad, Dan Thorsland, Ryder Windham et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur between 10 & 9 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Artoo and Threepio steal the spotlight! Even before joining the rebellion, everyone’s favorite droids had plenty of exciting adventures. With the Empire on the march, the squabbling duo find themselves right in the middle of trouble in the Kalarba system – but is Corellian rogue Jace Forno friend or foe? On the smuggler planet of Nar Shaddaa, con artist Olag Greck has a brush with the law – the newly deputized droids! Then, with a new Ithorian master to follow, Artoo is laid low by a computer virus! And thrill to planet-saving action co-written by C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels! Plus, pirates, bounty hunters, rock monsters – and Artoo’s day out!

Collecting The Kalarba Adventures, Rebellion, Season of Revolt and The Protocol Offensive plus material from Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #1 (Artoo´s Day Out), Star Wars: Tales #16 & #20.

 
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Thursday 18th April
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[] Master & Apprentice
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Claudia Gray
Century ( UK )

This story begins approximately 32 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council—knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master...
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Wednesday 17th April
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[] Age of Rebellion: Special #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Simon Spurrier, Marc Guggenheim, Jon Adams et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur before and after during Episode IV: A New Hope:
This comic contains three stories featuring some of the greatest heroes and deadliest villains of the Rebellion, and everyone in between.
• IG-88 in "The Long Game": It doesn't need to sleep. It doesn't need to eat. It won't stop until it gets what it wants. But what is a murderous bounty-hunter droid really after?
• Yoda in "The Trial of Dagobah": The downfall of the Republic has forced Yoda into exile. But the long years on the remote world of Dagobah haven't exactly been peaceful for the old Jedi Master...
• Biggs Darklighter and Jed Porkins in "Stolen Valor": Even the most courageous and noble rebel heroes need a vacation!

 
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[] TIE Fighter #1: The Shadow Falls (Part 1)
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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[] Star Wars Adventures #20
Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Derek Charm et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

During the Clone Wars, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Yoda undertake an urgent mission, where Anakin’s rebellious nature could spell trouble for the Republic.

Plus, an exciting new Tale from Wild Space story!

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle
Paperback Graphic Novella by Cavan Scott, Robert Hack et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

A rebel ship crash lands on Mustafar not far from Vader’s fortress. As the crew survives monsters, stormtroopers and worse, they tell each other stories to help raise their spirits. Leader Lina Graf has to try and get her people off the nightmarish planet, before the horror stories they’ve been sharing become frighteningly real.

 
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Tuesday 16th April
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[] Master & Apprentice
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Claudia Gray
Del Rey ( US )

This story begins approximately 32 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council—knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master...
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Wednesday 10th April
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[] Age of Rebellion: Princess Leia #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after during Episode IV: A New Hope:
With Han frozen in carbonite in Jabba's palace, Leia prepares for a daring rescue by taking on the identity of the bounty hunter Boushh. But in order to succeed, she’ll have to prove herself in her new identity to the ruthless bounty hunter Bossk! With her life and all of her principles on the line, how far will Leia go to rescue a scoundrel?

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

This story occurs prior to Episode IV: A New Hope:
The Empire has built the deadliest weapon the galaxy has ever seen. But even the most ruthless Imperial officer might hesitate before unleashing the Death Star’s power to kill millions in an instant. Behold the secret story of Grand Moff Tarkin, the horrors that honed his resolve and the terrifying steps he takes to ensure that the Death Star lives up to its deadly name!

 
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[] Star Wars Volume 10: The Escape
Paperback Graphic Novel by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back:
The rebels are reeling and on the run. Scattered. Scared. Hope is dead. Darth Vader tightens his grip, mercilessly hunting the scattered band down with his most dangerous servants. They will not escape him this time. But for Luke, Leia, Han and the rest of the Alliance, the fight against the evil Galactic Empire continues...
Collates Star Wars #56 - #61.

 
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Thursday 4th April
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[] Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (New Edition)
Hardback Reference Book
Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (New Edition) is the definitive guide to the people, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy is now packed with new characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Want to know how tall Snoke is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further than the Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia (New Edition). This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end...more

 
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[] Jedi Academy #7: Revenge of the Sis
Children's Book by Jarrett J. Krasoczka
Scholastic Books ( [UK] )

Christina Starspeeder, legendary Padawan and sister to Victor Starspeeder, has graduated from the Jedi Academy at Coruscant. But that doesn't mean her education is over! Just the opposite. Now Christina is a student at the advanced Jedi Academy at Jedha City. It's super big, and super stressful. At Coruscant, Christina was top of her class. But at this new school, it seems like everyone is on a different level. To make matters worse, she's apprenticing under legendary Jedi Skia Ro, whose droid seems to have it out for Christina. Since when did droids come preprogrammed with attitude? Every time Skia Ro gives Christina a task, she manages to screw it up. Can Christina step it up at this new school? Or will she get booted out to the outer rim?

 
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Wednesday 3rd April
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[] Star Wars #64: The Scourging of Shu-Torun (Part 3)
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:
• Leia leads her covert team deep into the heart of the royal palace of Shu-Torun.
• Benthic leads the Partisans deep inside the horrific edifice of The Spike.
• A rebel victory could cripple the Empire for good. A little scourging is one thing...but the death of a planet?

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story #7 (Part 7)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Robert Thompson, Will Sliney et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story begins approximately 13 years before A New Hope:
• The final showdown!
• Han is out of options and out of allies, and Dryden wants him dead...
• Will Beckett's double-cross be Han’s undoing? Will Han do the right thing despite that it could cost him and Chewbacca their lives?

 
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Tuesday 2nd April
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[] Star Wars Icons: Han Solo
Hardback Reference Book by Gina McIntyre
Insight Edition ( [US] )

Discover the incredible story behind the creation and legacy of one of Star Wars’ most beloved characters with Star Wars Icons: Han Solo.
Smuggler. Rogue. Hero of the Rebellion. Scruffy-looking nerf herder. Han Solo has been called all these things and more since making his debut in the original Star Wars film back in 1977. Four decades later, the irrepressible Solo continues to be one of the most iconic and enduring elements of the saga.
Star Wars Icons: Han Solo covers the character’s entire journey, from his genesis in George Lucas’s first drafts of Star Wars to Harrison Ford’s iconic performances in the original three films and The Force Awakens, and the character’s rebirth in Solo: A Star Wars Story...more

 
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