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[ News Review and Archive ]
December 2012

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

Friday 28th December
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[Omnibus: Clone Wars Volume 3] Omnibus: Clone Wars Volume 3 - The Republic Falls
Omnibus Graphic Novel
Titan Books ( [UK] )

Obi-Wan Kenobi recruits Anakin Skywalker in a desperate hunt for dark Jedi Asajj Ventress that will lead to a showdown with General Grievous and Count Dooku. Elsewhere, Jedi Generals infiltrate a Separatist base and on Kashyyyk, Master Quinlan Vos finds himself fighting against the army he led to victory. Collects Republic issues #69 thru #77 & #81 thru #83, plus Obsession and Free Comic Book Day 2005 and 2006 issues Brothers in Arms and Routine Valor.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 26th December
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[Omnibus: Clone Wars Volume 3] Omnibus: Clone Wars Volume 3 - The Republic Falls
Omnibus Graphic Novel
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )

Obi-Wan Kenobi recruits Anakin Skywalker in a desperate hunt for dark Jedi Asajj Ventress that will lead to a showdown with General Grievous and Count Dooku. Elsewhere, Jedi Generals infiltrate a Separatist base and on Kashyyyk, Master Quinlan Vos finds himself fighting against the army he led to victory. Collects Republic issues #69 thru #77 & #81 thru #83, plus Obsession and Free Comic Book Day 2005 and 2006 issues Brothers in Arms and Routine Valor.

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REVIEW . . .

Sunday 23rd December
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[X-Wing: Rogue Leader] X-Wing: Rogue Leader
By Haden Blackman et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland
story was rather flat, not boring, but not tot engaging as well [...] what I did like was the feeling that, while the rebels had their break in the war, it was still far from won [...] art was nice, especially the coloring, but nothing worth noting [...] had problems telling the characters apart at times... read full review
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Friday 21st December
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[Available now...] Dawn of the Jedi: Volume 1 - Force Storm
Graphic Novel by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Titan
Books ( [UK] )

Approximately 25,793 years before the Battle of Yavin:
On the planet Tython, a group of beings—scientists, philosophers, and warriors—strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change. The doors to the galaxy have been opened...more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 20th December
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #114
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )

Featuring interviews with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy regarding the Disney takeover; and with Timothy Zahn about his forthcoming Scoundrels novel; plus unique short story fiction, Heist, by Timothy Zahn.

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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 19th December
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[Available now...] Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan #2 (part 2 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Dark
Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 25,793 years before the Battle of Yavin:
As the Je’daii study the amazing Forcesaber of the banished Xesh, word spreads that he and his fellow prisoner on Bogan, Daegen Lok, have escaped the dark moon! The three young Je’daii who first encountered Xesh are teamed with Je’daii Masters to locate the prisoners and return them to Bogan...more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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[Available now...] Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets #3 (part 3 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by John Ostrander, Stéphane Roux, Julien Hugonnard-Bert et al.
Dark
Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 3 years before the Battle of Yavin:
A young boy, the heir to the title of Count Dooku, is kidnapped and it’s Jahan Cross to the rescue! When the kidnapper turns out to be a sexy female spy with whom Cross has worked before, and when her motives turn out to have the boy’s welfare at heart, Cross is faced with a decision: should he disobey his own orders from the Empire...more

[This story occurs during The Rebellion era]
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REVIEW . . .

Saturday 15th December
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[The Truce at Bakura] The Truce at Bakura
By Kathy Tyers
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland
an average book [...] I did not like the main plot [...] can be summed up as Star Wars Vs. High Tech Dinosaurs [...] I did like the characterization of our dearest heroes [...] I could see them actually speaking those dialogs [...] a really nice read [...] not spectacular, at moments boring [...] did not draw me in that much, so I was at times distracted by other thoughts... read full review
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NEWS . . .

Friday 14th December
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[Dark Horse Comics] Comics for March 2013
In their latest solicitations, Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars comic titles due for release in March 2012.
[Dark Times: Fire Carrier #2] [] Dark Times: Fire Carrier #2 (of 5)
Comic Book by Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Alex Ross et al.
Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin
Darth Vader grooms a new tool for the Empire - a new assassin.
Meanwhile, Jedi Master K'Kruhk flees across the countryside with a group of young Padawans. His hope is to find a safe haven and prevent the impressionable younglings from experiencing any more tragedy. But tragedy is exactly what awaits them...

Available: March 6th 2013
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[Star Wars #3] [] Star Wars #3 (ongoing)
Comic Book by Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Alex Ross et al.
Shortly after the Battle of Yavin
Princess Leia formed a secret squadron of stealth X-wings to help expose a spy within the Rebel ranks. But taking command puts her at odds with Luke Skywalker at a time they need solidarity more than ever - especially when the spy has alerted the Empire to Han Solo's latest venture!
Available: March 13th 2013
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[Legacy - Prisoner of the Floating World #1] [] Legacy - Prisoner of the Floating World #1 (ongoing)
Comic Book by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Rachelle Rosenberg, Dave Wilkins et al.
Approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin
Exploring the galaxy...Solo style!
Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid - and discovers she has been targeted for death! She's Han and Leia's great-great granddaughter introduced to the Legacy saga! In the aftermath of War, the Solo clan lives on! A new ongoing series!

Available: March 20th 2013
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[ Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan #5] [] Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan #5 (of 5)
Comic Book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons, Wes Dzioba et al.
Approximately 25,793 years before the Battle of Yavin
Je'daii Daegen Lok is on the verge of launching a war against the Je'daii. With the Force-strong stranger Xesh as his ally and a young Je'daii captive, Lok is close to his goal.
But Je'daii Rangers are close behind, as the Masters at the Temples have unlocked some of the secrets of Xesh's origins. Something worse than the prisoner of Bogan is loose in the Tython system!

Available: May 22nd 2013
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Release dates subject to change.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 13th December
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[The Clone Wars Comic #41] Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic #41
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring
original short comic story, Mandalorian Memories, 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 12th December
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[Available now...] Dawn of the Jedi: Volume 1 - Force Storm
Graphic Novel by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Dark
Horse Books ( [US] )

Approximately 25,793 years before the Battle of Yavin:
On the planet Tython, a group of beings—scientists, philosophers, and warriors—strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change. The doors to the galaxy have been opened...more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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[Available now...] Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral #5 (part 5 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by John Jackson Miller, Andrea Mutti et al.
Dark
Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 3,000 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Lord Dreypa’s Leviathans continue their destruction of the lost tribe of Sith, searching in vain for an ancient, well-hidden Jedi starship. Beating Dreypa to the ship, a Sith rebel finds himself on the cusp of attaining his dreams—destruction of the tribe and discovery of a way to reach the galaxy. But there could be something that would cause him to have a change of heart...more

[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 12th December
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[Dark Horse Digital] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following Star Wars digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral #5

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, an Android enabled tablet or smartphone or any modern web browser.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 11th December
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[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #138
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Featuring interviews with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy regarding the Disney takeover; and with Timothy Zahn about his forthcoming Scoundrels novel; plus unique short story fiction, Heist, by Timothy Zahn.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Monday 10th December
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[Available now...] Winner Lose All
e-Book by Timothy Zahn
Del Rey ( [US] ); Cornerstone ( [UK] )

After the Battle of Yavin:
Lando Calrissian’s no stranger to card tournaments, but this one has a truly electrifying atmosphere. That’s because the prize is a rare sculpture worth a whopping fifty million credits. If Lando’s not careful, he’s going to go bust, especially after meeting identical twins Bink and Tavia Kitik, master thieves who have reason to believe that the sculpture is a fake...more

[This story occurs during The Rebellion era.]
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NEWS . . .

Sunday 9th December
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[Free Comic Book Day] Dark Horse Comics reveal Free Comic Book Day issue
Dark Horse Comics has revealed its Star Wars Free Comic Book Day 2013 issue. Written by Brian Wood (author of the forthcoming Star Wars comic series) it features a story with Darth Vader and Boba Fett.

Free Comic Book Day 2013 is Saturday 4th May with availability subject to participating comic book stores, full details can be found at the official Free Comic Book Day[External site - opens in a new window/tab] website.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 5th December
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[Available now...] Purge: The Tyrant's Fist #1 (part 1 of 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Alexander Freed, Marco Castiello, Andrea Chella et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Shortly after the birth of the Empire, Darth Vader master of combat, terror of his enemies, continues his purge of the Jedi Knights on a planet where his Jedi prey are revered. Amidst a planetwide insurgency, the Dark Lord must snuff out one surviving Jedi, as well as kill the fire of rebellion in the native populace. All will bow to the power of Vader and the Galactic Empire!...more

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

Wednesday 5th December
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[Dark Horse Digital] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following Star Wars digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:
  • Purge: The Tyrant's Fist #1

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, an Android enabled tablet or smartphone or any modern web browser.

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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 4th December 4th December
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[ The Clone Wars Magazine: issue 15] Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine #15
Children's Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring
two comic stories; plus puzzles, games and competitions.

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

Monday 3rd December
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[Legacy] Legacy to return next year (with different Skywalker bloodline & new writers)
Comic Book Resources[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has the exclusive news that Dark Horse Comics are to relaunch the Legacy comic series next year in a new ongoing series. Although details are sparse, Dark Horse have revealed that the new Legacy series will not be written by John Ostrander/ Jan Duursema, but by new to Star Wars team Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman. Moreover the series will "carry the Skywalker bloodline in a new way. Namely, the series lead will be a young woman who is the great-granddaughter of original movie characters Han Solo and Leia Organa! While the pair have born twins in the previous expanded universe tales, the status and the outlook of this new face remain unknown."
More details as they are announced.
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