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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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Wednesday 28th June
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[] Doctor Aphra #8: Screaming Citadel #5 (Part 5 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:
Jedi! Symbiotes! Rebels! Murderbots! Smugglers! Archaeologists! This one has it all!
But can any survive the horrors of the Screaming Citadel?

 
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[] Poe Dameron #16: Legend Lost (Part 3)
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:
• Who is Malarus and what does she want?
• Meanwhile, the Resistance is running dangerously low on supplies.
• Poe and Black Squadron are on the case!

 
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[] Droids Unplugged
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Chris Eliopoulos et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

Collecting three stories featuring everyone’s favorite droids!
What adventures did the probe droids in
The Phantom Menace get into when Darth Maul wasn’t looking?
Luke’s got a mission for R2-D2! But can the astromech complete it in time?
And all BB-8 wants is to help…two Resistance soldiers fall in love!

Reprints the following short comics:
SaBBotage (first published in Poe Dameron #1); Droid Dilemma (first published in Star Wars #25); Probe Droid Problems (first published in Darth Maul #1).

 
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Wednesday 21st June
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[] Darth Vader #2: The Chosen One (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Guiseppe Camuncoli et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world...as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Vader as he learns a new way — the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire...the way of the dark side.

 
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[] Darth Maul #4 (Part 4 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 32 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Darth Maul and his crew of bounty hunters have captured Eldra, the hunted Jedi Padawan! But Xev Xrexus will not give up her prize without a fight. There’s a new bounty out and the reward for whoever defeats Maul and captures the Padawan is worth dying for. Not to mention, Eldra isn’t leaving without a fight, either...

 
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[] Poe Dameron Annual #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Robert Thompson, Nicole Virella et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Poe Dameron has never been one to follow the rules.
So when he disobeys a direct order from General Leia Organa and gets stranded in First Order space with no ship and little oxygen, how will he survive?

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

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he'll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it's time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she's off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between...
Collects Doctor Aphra #1 - #6.

 
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[] Poe Dameron Volume 2: The Gathering Storm
Paperback Graphic Novel by Charles Soule, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Poe Dameron faces the wrath of a vengeful Agent Terex! But how does Terex always seem to know what Black Squadron is doing? Could there truly be a traitor in the Squadron's midst? Poe will undertake a secret mission from General Organa herself...to escort none other than C-3PO on a dangerous mission to the planet Kaddak!
Collects Poe Dameron #7 - #13.

 
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Wednesday 14th June
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[] Star Wars #32: Screaming Citadel #4 (Part 4 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.
The Queen’s influence is spreading...
Our only hope lies in the kindness of scoundrels.

 
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Tuesday 13th June
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[] Bounty Hunt: Lift the flaps to explore the Star Wars universe!
Children's Hardback Activity Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Lift the flaps to explore the Star Wars universe!
Follow Bossk, the famous bounty hunter, in his pursuit of a fugitive on Tatooine. Discover all about this world and its famous locations, creatures and secrets.
On each spread there are various flaps to lift to reveal new information, and find clues to help Bossk find his target.

First published in the UK by Egmont in 2016.

 
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[] Color by Number
Children's Paperback Activity Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Darth Vader or the Emperor? A TIE fighter or the Millennium Falcon? Rey or Han Solo? R2-D2 or BB-8? Use the color codes to complete and reveal original drawings of the heroes, villains, vehicles and worlds of a galaxy far, far away. There are 98 mysteries to explore through color. Using the color codes, unravel the intertwining lines, apply each shade to the corresponding zone and bring to life the characters, vessels and droids of Star Wars. This book is a space for personal expression that will help you relax while rediscovering the movies you love in a new way. From The Phantom Menace to The Force Awakens, there's a whole galaxy to rediscover.

First published in the UK by Egmont in 2016.

 
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Thursday 8th June
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[] Star Wars Insider #173
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( UK )

In this rebel-rousing issue we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Star Wars Special Editions, with a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the enhanced original trilogy. We also follow the heroic journey of Rogue One’s Jyn Erso, and speak to Derek Arnold: the actor inside the animatronic head of rebel commando Pao.
Plus, we discover how Gareth Edwards used Industrial Light & Magic’s cutting-edge virtual-reality technology to create one of Rogue One’s most iconic shots.

 
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Wednesday 7th June
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[] Rogue One #3 (Part 3 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 Galactic Empire.
• The team has located Jyn’s father, Galen Erso – a Death Star scientist!
• But the evil Director Krennic gets their first...and he’s out for blood!

 
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[] Darth Vader #1: The Chosen One (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Guiseppe Camuncoli et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world...as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Vader as he learns a new way — the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire...the way of the dark side.

 
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[] Star Wars Volume 2
Hardback Graphic Novel by Jason Aaron, John Cassaday et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur approximately 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The adventures of Luke Skywalker and friends continue! The Rebel crew is en route to a prison base with a very important captive. But unluckily for them, they aren't the only ones with their eyes on this prize! Then, take a walk on the Dark Side with Sgt. Kreel and an elite group of Imperial soldiers aboard the Star Destroyer Harbinger! It's a nigh-indestructible weapon of war...and it's also the target of the Rebels' new top-secret plan. Never afraid of defying the odds, Luke, Han Solo and Leia are determined to make this the Harbinger's last flight. But Kreel and his SCAR Squad specialize in taking down Rebels - hard! Plus more entries from the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, including a showdown with the Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan!

Collects Star Wars #15 thru #25 and Annual #2.

 
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Thursday 1st June
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[ Available now... ] [] Rebel Rising
YA Paperback Novel by Beth Revis
Egmont ( [UK] )

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 Paperback Book by Greg Rucka
Egmont ( [UK] )

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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Wednesday 31st May
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[] Doctor Aphra #7: Screaming Citadel #3 (Part 3 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieren Gillen, Marco Checchetto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
When Doctor Aphra makes Luke Skywalker an offer he can’t afford to pass up, he reluctantly teams up with the Doctor to discover a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. But will Luke find what he’s looking for? And can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?
Now the Queen’s parasites are spreading and things don’t look good for Han.

 
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Tuesday 30th May
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[] A New Hope: The Rise of a Hero
Hardback Book & e-Book by Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Tom Palmer
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Blast into hyperspace and relive Luke Skywalker’s exciting adventure as he goes from being a farm boy on the dusty desert planet of Tatooine to the rebel pilot and hero who destroys the Empire’s most powerful weapon: the Death Star!
Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero reunites legendary Star Wars comic book creators Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, and Tom Palmer, along with Laura Martin, they deliver an all-new, action-packed retelling of A New Hope just in time to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that landmark science fantasy epic.
May the Force be with you!

 
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