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  News Archives: June 2016

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during June 2016:
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UK RELEASES . . .

Thursday 30th June
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[] Star Wars Insider #166
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )

Two heroes take center stage in this issue of Star Wars Insider: supercool Resistance pilot Poe Dameron and the legendary arm tearing, mouse droid-scaring Wookiee, Chewbacca! Plus a look at Marvel Comics' all-new Star Wars: Poe Dameron comic book with interviews with the artist and writers behind the epic new tale. And Chewbacca will be making his presence felt with a look at his 50 greatest moments from the movies, the comic books, novels, and beyond.
All this plus a new short story about the life of a stormtrooper: TK-146275 by Sylvain Neuvel!

 
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[] Adventures in Wild Space #3: The Steal
Children's Book by Cavan Scott
Egmont ( [UK] )

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…
Milo and Lina arrive on the planet Lothal, source of a mysterious transmission promising help against the Empire. With a bounty hunter on their tail, and a ruthless crime boss to contend with, can they pull off a daring heist?

 
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[] Adventures in Wild Space #4: The Dark
Children's Book by Tom Huddleston
Egmont ( [UK] )

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…
Milo and Lina find themselves adrift in a starship that is spiralling towards disaster. A dangerous criminal is on the loose, the Empire is closing in – and something even deadlier awaits them in the darkness...

 
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COMIC RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 29th June
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[] Darth Vader #22: End of Games #3 (part 3 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Vader takes on Cylo and his cybernetic operatives.
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Executor moves closer to completion in time for its launch.
• Meanwhile — the murderbots take on their “master”.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 28th June
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[] Battlefront: Twilight Company
Trade Paperback Novel by Alexander Freed
Del Rey ( [US] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The Galactic Empire endures. Despite the destruction of its terrifying Death Star by the Rebel Alliance, its oppression spreads undiminished across the stars. Under the direction of the Emperor and Darth Vader, an army of highly trained, single-minded stormtroopers quashes dissent and destroys resistance. But on worlds like Sullust, Coyerti, Haidoral Prime and untold others, Rebel forces fight in the trenches, determined to maintain hope against the unrelenting Imperial war machine...

Paperback edition includes short story Inbrief by Janine K. Spendlove.

 
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[] IncrediBuilds: R2-D2 Deluxe Book and Model Set
Hardback Activity & Reference Book by Michel Kogge
Insight Editions ( [US] )

Everyone's favorite unflappable astromech, R2-D2, takes center stage in this exciting Star Wars book and wood model set. The full-color, hardcover book is packed with information on R2—from his basic capabilities to his most heroic intergalactic adventures—and filled with amazing imagery from the Star Wars films. The wooden model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic, displayable 3D version of R2-D2 that fans will love.
Completed model stands approx 2.56" x 2.56" x 3.9" with step-by-step instructions; plus coloring and crafting ideas and a R2-D2 guidebook, An Inside Look At The Ultimate Astromech Droid.

 
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[] IncrediBuilds: TIE Fighter Deluxe Book and Model Set
Hardback Activity & Reference Book by Michel Kogge
Insight Editions ( [US] )

This exciting Star Wars book and wooden model bring to life one of the Galactic Empire’s deadliest weapons: the TIE Fighter. The full-color, hardcover book includes everything you need to know about the TIE Fighter, from basic flight and weapons capabilities to pilot training, notable battles, and the wide variety of TIE Fighter models, such as the TIE Interceptor and TIE Bomber. The wooden model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic, displayable 3D version of this fan-favorite Star Wars spacecraft.
Completed model stands approx 3.3" x 3.34" x 4.5" with step-by-step instructions; plus coloring and crafting ideas and a TIE Fighter guidebook, Inside the Empire's Winged Menace.

 
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Thursday 23rd June
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[] A look inside IncrediBuilds' Deluxe R2-D2 & TIE Fighter book & model sets

Adding to their IncrediBuilds range of do-it-yourself, customizable, freestanding model kits publisher Insight Editions are releasing their first Star Wars kits next week: R2-D2 and the iconic TIE Fighter. Each kit requires no glue or tools and are made of Earth-friendly, FSC-certified wood, and include step-by-step instructions with colouring and crafting ideas. Included is a 32-page guidebook written by Michael Kogge. Here's a peek inside these exceptional model kits...full story

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 22nd June
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[] Epic Collection: The Rebellion: Volume 1 (Star Wars Legends)
Graphic Novel by Darko Macan, Randy Stradley, John Wagner & Brian Wood et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] [import])

These stories occur shortly after the Battle of Yavin:
When Death Star falls, what will happen next for the galaxy? Stinging from defeat, Darth Vader is consumed with tracking down the Force-strong young pilot who destroyed his battle station. What would it mean for the Empire if Vader and the evil Emperor Palpatine discover Luke Skywalker’s identity? With the Rebellion emboldened, Princess Leia leads a stealth squadron, Han Solo and Chewbacca face off against the bounty hunter Boba Fett, and Luke and Wedge Antilles infiltrate an Imperial Destroyer.

Collecting the following Legends comic stories: Sacrifice, The Savage Heart, To the Last Man, Vader’s Quest, In the Shadow of Yavin, and From the Ruins of Alderaan.

 
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[] The Force Awakens #1 (part 1 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Chuck Wendig, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• First issue of 6 issue mini-series retelling Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

 
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NEWS . . .

Tuesday 21st June
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[] Coming soon: Vader's and Leia's backstories

Coming later this year from Scholastic Books are two titles that promise to unveil the true backstories of two of Star Wars most iconic characters: Darth Vader and Princess Leia. Resplendent with illustrations throughout Star Wars: Darth Vader - Sith Lord and Star Wars: Princess Leia - Royal Rebel are scheduled for release in August from Scholastic Books with a RRP of $5.99 each...full story

 
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COMIC RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 15th June
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[] Han Solo #1 (part 1 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Marjorie Liu, Mark Brooks et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back:
Han Solo is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion — rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know — the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life...

 
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[] Star Wars #20: From the Journals of "Old Ben" Kenobi
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jason Aaron, Mike Mayhew et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs prior to Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Another dive into the journal of Obi-Wan Kenobi!
• Jabba has hired bounty hunter Black Krrsantan to find out who’s been thwarting his men!
• The old hermit of the dune wastes might know something about that.

 
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US RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 14th June
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[] Star Wars Insider #166
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Two heroes take center stage in this issue of Star Wars Insider: supercool Resistance pilot Poe Dameron and the legendary arm tearing, mouse droid-scaring Wookiee, Chewbacca! Plus a look at Marvel Comics' all-new Star Wars: Poe Dameron comic book with interviews with the artist and writers behind the epic new tale. And Chewbacca will be making his presence felt with a look at his 50 greatest moments from the movies, the comic books, novels, and beyond.
All this plus a new short story about the life of a stormtrooper: TK-146275 by Sylvain Neuvel!

Cover subject to change.

 
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[] Finn and Poe Team Up! (World of Reading Level 1)
Children's Story Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Level 1 early reader retelling scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with all-new illustrations.

This Level 1 early reader retells favorite scenes from the film. Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations, this World of Reading book is perfect for little Star Wars fans who are ready to read on their own.

 
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Saturday 11th June
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[] Han Solo #1 preview

ComicBookResources.com has posted a preview for the upcoming first issue of Marvel's latest comic series, Han Solo. Penned by Marjorie Liu (X-Men) with art by Mark Brook (Ultimate X-Men) this five issue mini-series tells of when Han is given a top-secret mission to discover a traitor within the Rebellion it gives him the opportunity to enter one of the galaxy's most infamous starship races: the Dragon Void. Issue #1 is due for sale on 15th June...full story

 
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COMIC RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 8th June
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[] Darth Vader #21: End of Games #2 (part 2 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Vader takes on Cylo and his cybernetic operatives.
• The
Executor moves closer to completion in time for its launch.
• Meanwhile — the murderbots take on their “master”.

 
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[] Poe Dameron #3: Black Squadron #3 (part 3 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• The First Order has caught up with Poe’s X-wing squadron!
• Agent Terrex has them boxed into a corner!
• Then...the egg starts to hatch

 
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UK RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 8th June
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[] Star Wars Adventures Magazine #12
Children's Comic & Activity Magazine
Egmont ( [UK] )

Features short Legends comic story, Yoda Uncovered, by Martin Fisher (first published July 2014 in Star Wars Comic #8 by Titan Comics (UK)); plus puzzles, quizzes, pull-out poster, and free cover gifts.

 
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US RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 7th June
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[] The Adventures of BB-8
Children's Story Book by David Fentiman
DK Publishing ( [US] )

The fate of the galaxy depends on BB-8 in The Adventures of BB-8! Follow brave BB-8 as he gets caught up in the battle to save the galaxy. Learn about the heroic Resistance and the sinister First Order. Meet BB-8's new friends, and see them join together to defeat evil!
Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence for kids who are beginning to read fluently with support. Additional information spreads provide fun facts that help develop the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as diagrams and activities.

 
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[] Finn's Mission
Children's Story Book by David Fentiman
DK Publishing ( [US] )

Join Finn as he faces the might of the evil First Order in Finn's Mission. From the desert wastelands of Jakku to the jungles of D'Qar and the frozen mountains of the Starkiller, follow Finn as he bravely battles the First Order. Meet the heroes who will help him in his mission, and face the terrifying enemies who will stand in his way.
Level 3 titles include in-depth information presented through more complex sentence structure, increasing the amount of text to expand the reader's general knowledge and confidence in reading. Additional information spreads are full of extra facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as fliers, instructions, and record-breaker statistics.

 
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UK RELEASES . . .

Thursday 2nd June
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[] Battle Stations: Make Your Own AT-AT
Children's Hardback Activity Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

Relive the greatest battles from the Star Wars original trilogy! Join the rebels for the Battle of Yavin as they destroy the evil Death Star, see the mighty Imperial walkers at the Battle of Hoth, and meet the cute Ewoks at the Battle of Endor.
Complete mazes, codewords and puzzles in the uniquely illustrated, full colour activity book. Then press out the pieces to create your very own mini AT-AT model, perfect for recreating the famous Battle of Hoth scene from Star Wars Episode IV: The Empire Strikes Back.

 
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[] Smuggler's Starship: Make Your Own Millennium Falcon
Children's Hardback Activity Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

Join Han and Chewbacca aboard the fastest bucket of bolts in the galaxy. Packed with amazing puzzles and a Millennium Falcon of your own to build, there’s hours of Star Wars fun to be had.
Complete mazes, codewords and puzzles in the uniquely illustrated, full colour activity book. Then press out the pieces to create your very own mini Millennium Falcon model, perfect for recreating famous scenes from the Star Wars saga.

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 1st June
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[] Droids & Ewoks (Star Wars Legends)
Hardback Graphic Novel by Dave Manak, George Caragonne et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur approximately between 2 and 5 years after the Battle of Yavin:
The most lovable stars of a galaxy far, far away, in a complete collection of their adorable all-ages adventures! Join Wicket and his Ewok friends Teebo and Princess Kneesaa in their forest home of Endor for colorful capers filled with rainbow bridges and rites of power! And, in stories set years before they find a home with the Rebels, follow C-3P0 and R2-D2 in their search for a master! The quest will stretch across space and beyond, as a crazy chronal crossover sees them meet the Ewoks again for the very first time! Plus, get a fresh perspective on the epic events of the film that started it all, in a tale that could only be called "Star Wars According to the Droids." As Threepio might say, oh my!

Collects Ewoks #1 thru #14, Droids #1 thru #8, and Ewoks UK Annual 1989.

 
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