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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: March 2018

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during March 2018:
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 28th March
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[] Doctor Aphra #18: Remastered (Part 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, Emilio Laiso et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Doctor Aphra is being blackmailed by Triple-Zero to run missions for his underground crime syndicate — but that doesn’t mean she can’t cause trouble and have fun along the way! Sometimes that fun means infiltrating Rebellion training grounds…and sometimes that trouble means crossing paths with famed rebel Hera Syndulla herself!

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #8
Children's Comic Book by Sholly Fisch, Otis Frampton et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

The crew of the Ghost are trapped on an Imperial ship with no way out! The space pirate Hondo may be their only chance of escape… but can they trust him not to sell them out?

Part two of a two-part Star Wars Rebels storyline!
Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!

 
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[] Star Wars Forces of Destiny
Children's Graphic Novella by Delilah S. Dawson, Beth Revis, Jody Houser et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Celebrate the inspiring stories of Princess Leia, Rey, Padmé, Ahsoka, and more in this exciting graphic novel that covers every corner of the Star Wars universe!

Collates previously published children's comic books Forces of Destiny: Leia, Rey, Hera, Ahsoka & Padmé, and Rose & Paige.

 
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Thursday 27th March
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[] Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
Trade Paperback Novel & Audio Book by Christie Golden
Del Rey ( [US] ); Arrow ( [UK] )

This story occurs immediately after Episode IV: A New Hope:
After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire—no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?

 
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Wednesday 21st March
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[] Star Wars #45: Mutiny at Mon Cala (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
THE REBELLION NEEDS YOU!
The Empire takes from all of us — our freedom, our dignity, our hopes and for some, even our lives. The Rebel Alliance fights to take back our galaxy from the forces of oppression…but we need your help! Be a part of the solution — JOIN THE REBELLION TODAY!

 
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[] Poe Dameron #25: Legend Found (Part 6)
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’s the end of an era for Poe Dameron. With the Resistance and the First Order on a collision course and his mission to find Lor San Tekka nearly at an end, the force of Poe’s destiny draws him on toward an awakening…

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Clone Wars - Volume 2 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel
Marvel ( US & UK )

These stories occur between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
The Clone Wars rage on! And the fighting is fierce as General Kenobi and his first lieutenant, Anakin Skywalker, brace for the Battle of Jabiim! Facing attacks from both the Republic and the locals, can Anakin and his "Padawan Pack" hold the rain-soaked planet, or will they face a washout? Then, Skywalker finds himself behind enemy lines alongside a Tusken Raider-turned-Jedi! But where is Obi-Wan? Perhaps Dark Jedi Asaji Ventress has the answer! Meanwhile, Senator Bail Organa is plagued by pirates, and Quinlan Vos goes undercover within Count Dooku's inner circle.

Collects: Star Wars Republic #55 - #57, Darth Maul: Death Sentence, and material from Star Wars Tales #22.

 
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Friday 16th March
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[] The Last Jedi novelisation enters US best sellers lists

A week after its release, The Last Jedi Expanded Edition by Jason Fry has entered the US best sellers lists: #2 on both The New York Times[External site - opens in a new window/tab] and Publisher's Weekly's[External site - opens in a new window/tab] hardcover fiction best sellers;  and #8 on USA Today's Bestsellers[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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Wednesday 14th March
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[] Darth Vader #13: Burning Seas (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Guiseppe Camuncoli et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs 18 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
As the Empire’s grip tightens, the stirrings of Rebellion begin in the Mon Cala system. Order must be maintained…a job which falls to Vader, his inquisitors…and Wilhuff Tarkin.

 
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[] Thrawn #2 (Part 2 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story begins approximately 12 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Mitt’hraw’nuruodo, better known as Lieutenant Thrawn of the Galactic Empire, has graduated the Imperial Academy with the highest marks possible, as well as been assigned his own personal assistant, Ensign Eli Vanto, but that doesn’t mean that everyone in the Imperial army wants him to succeed. Tensions run high in the ranks of the Empire as Thrawn continues to defeat new enemies...more

Continuing a six-issue adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s 2017 novel of the same name which includes never-before-revealed scenes featuring the infamous master strategist.

 
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Thursday 8th March
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[] The Last Jedi (Expanded Edition)
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Jason Fry
Century ( UK )

This story occurs 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content. Featuring an 8-page color photo insert of thrilling images from the hit movie.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 7th March
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[] Star Wars #44: Mutiny at Mon Cala (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
THE REBELLION NEEDS YOU!
The Empire takes from all of us — our freedom, our dignity, our hopes and for some, even our lives. The Rebel Alliance fights to take back our galaxy from the forces of oppression…but we need your help! Be a part of the solution — JOIN THE REBELLION TODAY!

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #7
Children's Comic Book by Sholly Fisch, Paul Crilley et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

The Empire has taken a sacred bird that is central to an important planet’s belief system. It’s up to the rebel crew of the Ghost to retrieve the creature, but little do they know it is also sought by pirate Hondo Ohnaka.

Part one of a two-part Star Wars Rebels storyline!
Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 6th March
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[] The Last Jedi (Expanded Edition)
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Jason Fry
Del Rey ( US )

This story occurs 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content. Featuring an 8-page color photo insert of thrilling images from the hit movie.

 
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[] The Last Jedi (Junior Novelisation)
Children's Paperback Book by Michael Kogge
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

A junior novel retelling of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with deleted and extended scenes, as well as exclusive scenes you won't find anywhere else featuring Rey, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Finn, and more! This book also includes an 8-page full-color insert.

 
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[] The Last Jedi: Movie Storybook
Children's Book by Elizabeth Schaefer, Brian Rood
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

An illustrated picture book that retells Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 
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[] The Last Jedi: Read-a-Long Storybook & CD
Children's Book by Elizabeth Schaefer, Brian Rood
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

An illustrated 8×8 storybook with audio CD that retells Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 
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[] Forces of Destiny: The Rey Chronicles
Children's Book by Emma Carlson Berne
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

The choices we make, the actions we take, the moments-both big and small-shape us into Forces of Destiny!

This chapter book, based on the all-new animated micro-series spotlighting some of Star Wars' greatest heroes, features three exciting stories about the scavenger-turned-Resistance hero, Rey!

 
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[] Star Wars Insider #179
Paperback Magazine
Titan Magazines ( US )

Lift the lid on the next chapter in the Star Wars Saga! Learn about the new stars, creatures and starships, plus continue the epic journey with Luke, Rey, Finn, and Poe! Star Wars Insider brings you the latest news, interviews, photos, and more!

 
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