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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: March 2021

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during March 2021:
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 30th March
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[] Dooku: Jedi Lost
Paperback Book by Cavan Scott
Del Rey ( US )

This story occurs prior to Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
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—and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced...
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[] Star Wars Insider #201
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( US )

Features all-new The High Republic fiction by Cavan Scott: return to Starlight Beacon in part one of an all-new short story "First Duty".
Plus the first part of a two-part guide to the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian – packed with fascinating facts and trivia! Joonas Suotamo, Neil Scanlan, and Tom Spina uncover the behind-the-scenes story of the mighty Chewbacca, and an exclusive interview with Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Matt Lanter.
Also, celebrate 40 years of the original Star Wars radio adaptation; Cut Chemist, hip-hop producer and Star Wars fan explains how the saga has inspired his music, and authors Rae Carson and Michael Kogge discuss novelizing the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

 
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Monday 29th March
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[The High Republic] [] Tempest Runner: A The High Republic audio drama coming soon

 Del Rey Books have announced on Twitter[External site - opens in a new window/tab] that they are releasing an original audio drama set during The High Republic later this year. Tempest Runner is penned by Cavan Scott (Dooku: Jedi Lost) and features Nihil Tempest leader Lourna Dee:

 
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Wednesday 24th March
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[] Doctor Aphra (2020) #8: The Engine Job (Part 3)
Comic Book by Alyssa Wong, Ray-Anthony Height, Robert Gill et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• After a narrow escape, Aphra and Sana's investigation takes them to the site of an ancient battlefield!
• But Vukorah and the Unbroken Clan are hot on their heels!
• What answers await them amid the devastation?

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures (2020) #4
Comic Book by Michael Moreci, Jordan Clark, Megan Levens, Yale Nathan et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Join the Wookiees of Kashyyyk for part two of a special Life Day celebration! Plus, an exciting adventure featuring a beloved bounty hunter!

 
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Wednesday 17th March
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[] Bounty Hunters #10: The Terminus Gauntlet (Part 3)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Ethan Sacks, Paolo Villanelli et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Valance finds himself alone and outgunned against the dreaded New Ohnaka Pirate Gang!
• The lives of the crew of a Rebel transport hang in the balance as he battles against grave odds.
• And what secret is Dengar carrying that will upend Valance’s life?

 
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Tuesday 16th March
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[] Star Wars: Age of Resistance
Deluxe Hardback Magazine, Paperback Magazine
Titan Magazines ( UK )

With exclusive interviews with the cast and crew that brought you the story of Rey, Finn and Poe, and their struggle against Kylo Ren and the dark forces of the First Order, this is the first book to chronicle the making of a beloved trilogy of smash-hits that brought the epic Skywalker saga to its conclusion.
Featuring stunning photography and production art, this indispensable souvenir edition is essential for all fans.

 
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Thursday 11th March
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[] Star Wars Insider #200
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( UK )

Celebrate 200 issues of Star Wars Insider!
Features: 200 Reasons We All Love Star Wars; interview with Ian McDiarmid; Anthony Daniels pens a special Wonder Column; remembering Carrie Fisher with those who have voiced Leia in Star Wars animated adventures; find out more about Star Wars: The High Republic with author Charles Soule.
Plus second part of exclusive The High Republic short fiction story by Charles Soule.

 
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Wednesday 10th March
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[] Star Wars (2020) #12: Operation Starlight (Part 4)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Ramon Rosanas et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Leia Organa and Kes Dameron share stories of their lost loves!
• Learn how Poe Dameron's parents met!
• Learn the real reason Han Solo is so important to the Rebellion!

 
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[] Doctor Aphra
Hardback Omnibus Graphic Novel by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, Jason Aaron et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

These stories occur between 6 and 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Meet the galaxy’s most daring rogue archaeologist: Doctor Chelli Aphra. Her unique skills have made her of interest to none other than Darth Vader — but things went sour, and now she’s trying to keep a low profile.

Collates Doctor Aphra #1 - #40, Doctor Aphra Annual #1 - #3, Screaming Citadel.

 
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[] Epic Collection: The New Republic Vol.5 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur approximately 10 years after The Battle of Yavin:
Six years after the Battle of Endor, the Rebel heroes work to unite the galaxy. But a new Empire has risen from the chaos to strike back, reclaiming its capital of Coruscant and building massive new World Devastators to ravage entire planets...

Collates Dark Empire, Dark Empire II and Empire's End.

 
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Tuesday 9th March
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[] Star Wars: Age of Resistance
Deluxe Hardback Magazine, Paperback Magazine
Titan Magazines ( US )

With exclusive interviews with the cast and crew that brought you the story of Rey, Finn and Poe, and their struggle against Kylo Ren and the dark forces of the First Order, this is the first book to chronicle the making of a beloved trilogy of smash-hits that brought the epic Skywalker saga to its conclusion.
Featuring stunning photography and production art, this indispensable souvenir edition is essential for all fans.

 
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Wednesday 3rd March
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[] The High Republic #3: There Is No Fear (Part 3)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Ario Anindito et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately 200 years before Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
• A planet stricken by a mysterious blight. One Jedi missing and another driven insane.
• What horror lurks in the darkness beneath the rotting crops?
• Death is averted, but a terrible union is formed. Can Keeve Trennis protect an innocent life while facing betrayal from within her own order?

 
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[] The High Republic Adventures #2
Comic Book by Daniel José Older, Harvey Tolibao et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

This story occurs approximately 200 years before Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
Flaming destruction has come to Trymant IV! Childhood best friends Zeen and Krix try to find safety, while Yoda’s Padawans, Lula, Farzal, and Qort are trying to evacuate the citizens, but the Nihil ship won’t let anyone onboard. And when a massive battle breaks out, Krix and Zeen get torn apart!

 
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[] The Rise of Skywalker (Junior Graphic Novel)
Paperback Graphic Novella Book by Alessandro Ferrari, Eric Jones et al.
IDW Publishing ( US & UK )

Faithfully bringing events from the film to the comics page, read along in The Rise of Skywalker as Poe faces the challenges of leadership, Finn and Rose make impossible decisions for the greater good, and Rey finally confronts her destiny. The true threat to the galaxy is revealed as the third Star Wars trilogy reaches its epic conclusion!
Will Rey join Kylo Ren to lead the First Order? Can Poe, Rose, and Finn inspire a new generation of rebels to combat this grave threat? With Snoke destroyed, can anything keep Kylo's rage in check?
Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of
The Rise of Skywalker, experience the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs. This all-ages graphic novel is a must-read for longtime fans and a great introduction for young newcomers!

 
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Tuesday 2nd March
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[] Alphabet Squadron: Victory's Price
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Alexander Freed
Del Rey ( [US] & UK )

This story occurs approximately 4 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
In the wake of Yrica Quell’s shocking decision—and one of the fiercest battles of their lives—the remnants of Alphabet Squadron seek answers and closure across a galaxy whose old war scars are threatening to reopen...more

 
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Tuesday 2nd March
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[Burryaga Agaburry] [] StarWars.com: Character trailer: Burryaga Agaburry

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has posted the next video in a series that introduces us to the the characters of The High Republic through a series of short animations. The latest character to be featured is Wookiee Jedi Padawan Burryaga Agaburry who features in Charles Soule's Light of the Jedi novel, and children's books A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland and The Great Jedi Rescue by Cavan Scott:

“Burryaga Agaburry is a sensitive Jedi Padawan, determined to prove himself in an ever-intimidating galaxy.” - Star Wars Databank

Watch the video here[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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