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[ News Review and Archive ]
January 2012

[ News Archive... ]
The following news items were posted on Star Wars Books during January 2012:
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 31st January
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[Available now...] Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Paperback Novel by Terry Brooks
Del Rey ( [UK] )

Approximately 32 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Re-release reprint featuring original short story End Game by James Luceno.

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #131
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Featuring original short story Maze Run.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Friday 27th January
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[Available now...] Legacy: Volume 11 - War
Graphic Novel by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )

Approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin:
You can’t keep a bad Sith down! Darth Krayt has returned from the “dead,” stronger, more evil, and more determined than ever to crush the galaxy under his heel. With Emperor Roan Fel’s Imperials, the Galactic Alliance and the Jedi against him, Krayt would seem overmatched...more
Collates the 6-issue mini-series.

[This story occurs during The Legacy of the Force era]
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 26th January
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[Available now...] Star Wars Galaxy #17
Premier Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Featuring reprints from The Old Republic: The Lost Suns and Dark Times: Out of the Wilderness.

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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 25th January
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[Available now...] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comics to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Jango Fett: Open Seasons #1-4
  • Legacy #25-28

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on any modern web browser or on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via iTunes[External site - opens in a new window/tab] App. An Android app is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Android Market[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

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NEWS . . .

Monday 23rd January
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[Darth Plagueis] Darth Plagueis on best sellers lists
James Luceno's latest hardback novel, Darth Plagueis, has entered the US best sellers lists.

It entered this week's New York Times Hardcover Best Sellers List[External site - opens in a new window/tab] at #4; Publishers Weekly Hardcover Bestsellers[External site - opens in a new window/tab] at #5 and USA Today Best Selling Books[External site - opens in a new window/tab] at #49.

It should be noted that in the New York Times Best Sellers List for combined print and eBook[External site - opens in a new window/tab] Darth Plagueis entered at #23.

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Friday 20th January
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[The Essential Reader's Companion] Cover revealed for Reader's Companion
Publisher Del Rey has revealed the cover for Pablo Hidago's The Essential Reader's Companion, due for release in the US on 21st August. With cover artwork by Paul Youll, who also created the cover artwork for the X-Wing novels, this new reference book promises to be a "super guide" to the novels, short stories, e-books, etc with illustrations by Chris Trevas and Jeff Carlisle:

A new, never-before-published entry in our extremely popular series of fully illustrated Star Wars Essential Guides. Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion is a book Star Wars fans have been asking for, and will be presented with astonishing full-color artwork throughout!
Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion is the first Essential Guide devoted entirely to published Star Wars fiction, from the original movie novelization, to young reader’s books, short stories, eBook novellas, and the most recent adult novel. This book will cover all the fiction that has built the Star Wars Expanded Universe over the last thirty-five years.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 19th January
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[Available now...] Darth Plagueis
Hardback Novel by James Luceno
Century ( [UK] )

Approximately 67 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith...more

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 18th January
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[Available now...] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comics to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Dark Times #13-17 (Blue Harvest)
  • Dark Force Rising
  • The Last Command
  • Tales #4
  • Zam Wesell

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on any modern web browser or on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via iTunes[External site - opens in a new window/tab] App. An Android app is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Android Market[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

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Thursday 12th January
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[Lost Tribe of the Sith: Secrets] First look: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Secrets
StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has released the blurb and cover for the final Lost Tribe of the Sith e-Book novella, Secrets, by John Jackson Miller.

In Sith teachings, nothing is more important than the individual: the glorious center of the universe, around which all other lives pale in importance. But the planetary home of the Lost Tribe of the Sith is not the center of the universe, but a backwater — and the tribe’s legendary founders were little more than slaves themselves!
When the Lost Tribe suddenly rediscovers its forgotten origins, frustration and anger threaten to finish the society once and for all. But the past holds more secrets still — knowledge that, in the right hands, could place the evil rulers of Kesh on a path toward a greater destiny in the stars...

Lost Tribe of the Sith: Secrets is due to be released as a free download (PDF) from StarWars.com on 5th March and from online retailers.

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Thursday 12th January
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[Dark Horse Comics] Comics for April 2012
In their latest solicitations, Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars comics for April 2012 and upcoming graphic novel collections.

Comic book issues:
[Knights of the Old Reoublic: War! #4] [] Knights of the Old Republic: War! #4 (of 5)
Comic Book by John Jackson Miller, Andrea Mutti, Gigi Baldassini, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Approximately 3,962 years before the Battle of Yavin
The battle for the future of the Republic is on!
The Republic, the Mandalorians, and even some of the Jedi are corrupt—so Zayne Carrick is going to take matters fully into his own lightsaber-wielding hands. It’s high risk and utterly insane, and the allies Zayne has to work with aren’t exactly what you’d call trustworthy . . . but at least this time he knows that up front!

Available: April 11th 2012
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[Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse #5] [] Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse #5 (of 5)
Comic Book by John Ostrander, Stéphane Créty, Julien Hugonnard-Bert, Wes Dzioba et al.
Approximately 3 years before the Battle of Yavin
Jahan Cross finally learns the truth about the deadly project called “Iron Eclipse.” Now all he has to do is defeat the crazed mastermind behind it all, keep his allies from double-crossing him, and escape the Corporate Sector with his life!
All in a day’s work for an Agent of the Empire!

Available: April 11th 2012
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[Dawn of the Jedi #3] [] Dawn of the Jedi: Jedi Storm #3 (of 5)
Comic book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons, Wes Dzioba et al.
Approximately 25,000 years before the Battle of Yavin
The balance of the Force on Tython has been thrown into turmoil. A ship has fallen from the sky, bringing with it a strange, dark, and hostile individual. Three young Jédaii who felt “called” to the site of the crash now fight for their lives with their swords and the Force. But live or die, the storm that will engulf the homeworld of the Je’daii has already begun!
Available: April 18th 2012
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[Boba Fett is Dead #1] [] Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #1 (of 4)
Comic Book by Tom Taylor, Chris Scalf et al.
Approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin
The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, is dead.
But when members of the team that killed Fett are themselves picked off one by one, Connor Freeman—the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones—gets pulled into the action in a most unexpected way!

Available: April 25th 2012
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Graphic Novel collections:
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[Knight Errant Volume 2: Deluge] [] Knight Errant: Volume 2 - Deluge
Graphic Novel by John Jackson Miller, Ivan Rodriguez, Iban Coello, David Daza et al.
Approximately 1,032 years before the Battle of Yavin
Alone, deep behind enemy lines, Jedi Knight Kerra Holt has a new plan—liberate her homeworld from the Sith! But when her arrival on the planet coincides with an ambush from a Hutt mastermind, her daring rescue quickly starts looking like a suicide mission.
Collates issues #1 thru #5.
Available: June 13th 2012
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[Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks] [] Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks
Omnibus Graphic Novel by various

Based on the children’s television cartoon series of the same names, Ewoks and Droids explores further adventures in the lives of the Ewoks on Endor and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. The Ewoks become embroiled in the dangers of their planet—lizard warriors, underwater kingdoms, magic spells—and the outside world—pirates, invaders, and more! The droids encounter more than one new master, war droids, megaweapons, time travel, and even Ewoks! This omnibus collects all the issues of the Ewoks and Star Wars: Droids comics series, released in the 1980s by Marvel’s imprint Star Comics.
• Collected for the first time!
Available: June 20th 2012
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 12th January
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[The Clone Wars Comic #29] Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic #6.29
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring
original short comic story, Blind Jedi's Bluff, plus puzzles, games and free cover gift.
Also available in digital format from Zinio.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] (UK only).

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 11th January
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[Available now...] Knights of the Old Republic: War #1 (part 1 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by John Jackson Miller, Andrea Mutti et al.
Dark
Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 3,962 years before the Battle of Yavin:
The Republic and the Mandalorians are at war! Jedi are joining the fight, despite the non-interference stance of the Council. One Jedi, however, has found himself on the front lines against his wishes. The peace-loving Zayne Carrick has been drafted!...more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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[Available now...] Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse #2 (part 2 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by John Ostrander, Stéphane Roux et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 3 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Undercover as a diplomatic attaché, Imperial agent Jahan Cross continues his investigation into the stolen droid technology and the mysterious project known as “Iron Eclipse.” At an elegant embassy soirée in the Corporate Sector, Cross locks his sights on the Stark family...more

[This story occurs during The Rebellion era]
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[Available now...] Legacy: Volume 11 - War
Graphic Novel by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )

Approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin:
You can’t keep a bad Sith down! Darth Krayt has returned from the “dead,” stronger, more evil, and more determined than ever to crush the galaxy under his heel. With Emperor Roan Fel’s Imperials, the Galactic Alliance and the Jedi against him, Krayt would seem overmatched...more
Collates the 6-issue mini-series.

[This story occurs during The Legacy of the Force era]
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 10th January
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[Available now...] Darth Plagueis
Hardback Novel by James Luceno (also available as an e-Book and Audio Book)
Del Rey ( [US] )

Approximately 67 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith...more

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
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NEWS . . .

Monday 9th January
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[The Phantom Menace] Phantom Menace paperback reissue gets covered
RandomHouse.com has published the cover for the US paperback reissue of The Phantom Menace novelisation by Terry Brooks. Re-released to coincide with the 3D theatrical release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, this reissue includes an exclusive Darth Maul short story by James Luceno. It is due for release in the US on 31st January.

We've received reports of fans who have ordered the reissue of Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves with the new James Luceno short story, Restraint, (re-released last month in the US) from various online retailers and have received the 2001 original paperback release (without the Luceno short story). We believe that online retailers may not realise that the 2011 reissue is a different edition and are simply supplying existing stock, ie the 2001 edition. Although the 2011 reissue has a different ISBN from the 2001 paperback edition, when we searched Random House's online catalogue with the new 2011 ISBN, the result pointed us to the 2001 edition along with its older ISBN.
If this is true the same issue could arise for those wishing to purchase the 2012 edition of The Phantom Menace from online retailers, we therefore recommend for fans who wish to purchase either of these new editions that they buy them from their local bookstore where they can see the cover and be sure that they are getting the new edition.

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Saturday 7th January
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[Knights of the Old Republic: War] Comic previews
Dark Horse Comics has published a 6-page preview[External site - opens in a new window/tab] from the first issue of Knights of the Old Republic: War - due for release on Wednesday, 11th January. Set nearly 4,000 years before the film saga, Knights of the Old Republic: War sees the return of this popular comic series in a new 5-part mini-series where the peace-loving Zayne Carrick is drafted to the front lines when the Mandolarians invade Republic space!
To celebrate its release author John Jackson Miller will join with Dark Horse Comics in a live Twitter chat on Tuesday 10th January at 11am PT - just use the #KOTORWarChat to ask your questions!

Dark Horse Comics has also published a 3-page preview[External site - opens in a new window/tab] from the second issue of John Ostrander's new series: Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse - also due for release on 11th January. In this issue Imperial agent Jahan Cross continues his investigation into the stolen droid technology and the mysterious project known as "Iron Eclipse." At an elegant embassy soirée in the Corporate Sector, Cross locks his sights on the Stark family. Before the evening is over, more than one player will be out of the game - and Cross will be wanted for murder!

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Friday 6th January
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[Darth Plagueis] 50-page Darth Plagueis exerpt
Publisher Del Rey has published a 50-page excerpt[External site - opens in a new window/tab] from Darth Plagueis by James Luceno, due next week in hardback in the US and on the 19th in the UK. Here's the publisher's blurb for this much anticipated novel:

Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. And when the time is right, he destroys his Master—but vows never to suffer the same fate. For like no other disciple of the dark side, Darth Plagueis learns to command the ultimate power... over life and death.
Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.
Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious, Master and acolyte, target the galaxy for domination—and the Jedi Order for annihilation. But can they defy the merciless Sith tradition? Or will the desire of one to rule supreme, and the dream of the other to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?

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Thursday 5th January
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[Available now...] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following digital comics to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital purchases can currently be viewed on any modern web browser or on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch via iTunes[External site - opens in a new window/tab] App. An Android app is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Android Market[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

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Thursday 5th January
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[ Dark Horse Digital - Star Wars e-comics ] Digital comic releases for January
Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars comic titles for digital release in January:
  • Wednesday 4th:
    Episode I Adventures
    Empire #9-12
    Infinities: A New Hope
    Knights of the Old Republic #29-35
    Tales #2
  • Wednesday 11th:
    Knights of the Old Republic: War #1
    Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse #2
    Vader's Quest #1-4
    Tales #3
    Dark Force Rising
    The Clone Wars: Colossus of Destiny
    Union
  • Wednesday 18th:
    Tales #4
    Dark Times #13-17
    The Last Command
    Zam Wesell
  • Wednesday 25th:
    Legacy #25-28
    Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #4
    Jango Fett: Open Seasons #1-4
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