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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: October 2018

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

Wednesday 31st October
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[] Star Wars Adventures #15
Comic Book by James Gilarte, Michael Moreci, Alain Mauricet et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

When an emergency landing separates BB-8 from Poe Dameron, the astromech droid must make friends with the natives to repair their ship and return home to the Resistance.

Plus, an exciting new Flight of the Falcon story!

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle #5 (Part 5 of 5)
Children's Comic Book 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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Wednesday 24th October
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[] Doctor Aphra #25: The Catastrophe Con (Part 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Simon Spurrier, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
After a lifetime of betrayals, all Doctor Aphra’s mynocks are finally coming home to roost.
Murder-droids, Force-active spores, heartbroken lovers and vengeful lawmen — but they’re all eclipsed by the tall, dark shadow that now falls across her.
He is here.

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle #4 (Part 4 of 5)
Children's Comic Book 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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[] Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1
Hardback Graphic Novel by Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story begins approximately 19 years before A New Hope:
When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, he now takes his first steps into a darker world…beginning by hunting down and eradicating the galaxy’s remaining Jedi! But Jocasta Nu, librarian of the Jedi Temple, is making a desperate effort to gather and preserve whatever she can of the religion’s legacy. Palpatine views her as a particular threat to the Empire – does her knowledge make her a one-woman Jedi Order?

Collates Darth Vader (2017) issues #1 thru #12.

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 23rd October
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[] Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious
Reference Book by Pablo Hidalgo
Epic Ink ( US & UK )

Crime in the galaxy is a constant—whether it’s seedy deals made on the lower levels of Coruscant or organized crime syndicates in the outer rim—but how galactic law enforcement has defined those crimes has shifted with each change of power.
Star Wars: Scum and Villainy profiles the misdeeds of infamous smugglers, pirates, gamblers, bounty hunters, and thieves throughout galactic history. Page through the case files of three generations of galactic law-enforcers and explore their case reports, surveillance images, warrants, artifacts, and much more in this lavishly illustrated and in-world narrated book that is showcased in a slipcase.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 17th October
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[] Darth Vader #22: Fortress Vader (Part 4)
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:
• The Tale of Lord Momin!
• Plans are drawn…
• …a foundation is laid …
• …and darkness rises on Mustafar!

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle #3 (Part 3 of 5)
Children's Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Derek Charm 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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[] Epic Collection: The New Republic Vol.4 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by Mike Baron et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur approximately 9 years after The Battle of Yavin:
The Thrawn Trilogy is here! The last of the Emperor’s warlords, Admiral Thrawn, is ready to seize his chance as a dark and deadly force – and suddenly, the odds are stacked heavily against Luke, Leia, and Han!

Collects comic adaptations of Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 10th October
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle #2 (Part 2 of 5)
Children's Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Derek Charm 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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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story #1 (Part 1)
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:
There’s more to the story of the galaxy’s most beloved scoundrel than what you saw in theaters. Why does Beckett trust him? And what is the connection between the woman who stole Han’s heart and one of Han’s closest friends?

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Thursday 4th October
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[] Star Wars: Alien Archive
Reference Book by Tim McDonaghm
Egmont ( UK )

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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[] Star Wars Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
Reference Book
Egmont ( UK )

Satisfy your inner geek with this Star Wars A-Z. Explore the rich history of the Star Wars universe, with entries on the Jedi Order, Sith Order, the rise of the Galactic Empire and the struggle of the Resistance.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 3rd October
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle #1 (Part 1 of 5)
Children's Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Derek Charm 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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[] Star Wars #55: Hope Dies (Part 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back:
• If anyone is to survive this disaster, sacrifice is needed...
• Who’s going to make it?
• If hope dies, what survives?

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 2nd October
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[] Flight of the Falcon: Lando's Luck
Children's Book by Justina Ireland, Annie Wu
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

Lando Calrissian and his droid, L3-37, are successful smugglers with their ship, the Millennium Falcon. However, when a vicious Imperial forces them to take on a job they do not like, a young stowaway could be the key to saving their skin.

 
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[] Flight of the Falcon: Choose Your Destiny: A Luke and Leia Adventure
Children's Book by Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

Jump into the Millennium Falcon and help Luke, Leia, and R2-D2, who travel the galaxy after destroying the first Death Star. With over twenty possible endings, readers must think like a real rebel to protect Luke and Leia from pirates, Imperials, and everything in between.

 
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[] Star Wars: Galactic Adventures
Children's Book by John Barber, Alain Mauricet et al.
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

A collection of 18 all-new illustrated stories for young Padawans spans the entire Star Wars saga, and features everyone's favorite heroes and villains, such as: Darth Maul, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2, C-3PO, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma and Rose Tico!

 
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[] Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Book and Mega Model
Children's Activity Book
Studio Fun International ( US )

Read about and build the fastest ship in the galaxy with this out-of-this-world book and model! Learn the ins and outs of the Millennium Falcon, and then build your own sturdy foam mega model and become a part of this interplanetary adventure.

US reprint of title first published in UK by Egmont in 2017.

 
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[] Doctor Aphra: Volume 1
Hardback Graphic Novel by Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back:
Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra barely escaped Darth Vader’s wrath. If the Dark Lord of the Sith ever learns that she still lives, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what Aphra does best! With killer droids Triple-Zero and BeeTee-One in tow, she’s off in search of the rarest of artifacts — as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, bounty hunters…and just about everyone else! But soon, archaeologist and rebel pilot stand side-by-side when Aphra persuades Luke Skywalker to join her in a journey to the heart of the Screaming Citadel! What secret are they after? And when word gets out, can Han and Leia be far behind them?

Hardcover graphic novel collating Aphra and Screaming Citadel.

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Menace Revealed: Volume 1 (Star Wars Legends)
Graphic Novel by Timothy Truman, Haden Blackman et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

Delve deep into the dark past of Jango Fett! Find out how Fett became a Mandalorian warrior - and battled his way through war and slavery to become the bounty hunter that caught the eye of Count Dooku! Meanwhile, Ki-Adi-Mundi seeks a wayward Jedi on the backward world of Tatooine, and Jabba the Hutt will help - for a price! But Tusken Raiders and a vicious krayt dragon may mean the end of his mission! And as half the Jedi Council head to the planet of Malastare on a mission of peace, a phantom menace looms in the shadows! Plus, Mace Windu braves the Smugglers' Moon! And what is Jedi Darca Nyl's deadly secret?

This book collects Legends comic stories Outlander, Emissaries to Malastare, Jango Fett: Open Seasons and material from Star Wars Tales #8 & #21 - #24.

 
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