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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: August 2016

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during August 2016:
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 31st August
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[] Han Solo #3 (part 3 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:
• As The Dragon Void race gets more intense…Han’s rebel mission gets more deadly!
• Can the
Falcon hold up to one of the most intense flights of its career?
• What’s worse for Han…failing Leia? Or losing a race?

 
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US RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 30th August
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[ Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two ] [] Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two
Blu-Ray and DVD Boxset
Lucasfilm / Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment ( [US] )

Between 5 and 4 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
The epic battle to defeat the evil Empire continues as Ezra Bridger continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan's guidance, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. But the dark side looms large as Darth Vader dispatches new Inquisitors, setting the stage for a climactic showdown in which terrible truths will be revealed and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever.
Contains all episodes from the second season with additional features...more

 
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NEWS . . .

Monday 29th August
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[] Thrawn trilogy to be reprinted with new covers (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Jedi-Bibliothek.de has uncovered the new covers, by Rich Kelly, which when joined together form one single motif, on the online publishers catalogue edelweiss...full story

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 24th August
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[] The Force Awakens #3 (part 3)
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:
• Rey and Finn escaped Jakku in the Millennium Falcon and teamed up with Han Solo and Chewbacca!
• But they’re not in the clear yet — there be RATHTARS!
• Meanwhile, Kylo Ren meets with the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke!
• The search for Luke Skywalker continues!

 
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[] Star Wars #22: The Last Flight of Harbinger (part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, David Aja et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• The Star Destroyer Harbinger, a massive weapon of Imperial war.
• Also the target of the rebels’ new top-secret plan.
• Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa for the last flight of the
Harbinger!

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 17th August
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[] Star Wars: Volume 3: Rebel Jail
Graphic Novel by Jason Aaron, Leinil Francis Yu, Kieron Gillen et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur before and between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
In another tale from the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, journey back to the Jedi’s days of exile on Tatooine. Moisture farmer Owen Lars may have taken in young Luke, but he refused to let Ben be part of the boy’s life. Now, prepare to discover the reason why!
And what comes next for the Rebels after the events of
Vader Down? Find out as the adventures of Luke Skywalker and friends continue! The Rebel crew are en route to a prison base with a very important captive. But, unlucky for them, they aren’t the only ones with their eyes on this prize!
Collects Star Wars #15 thru #19 and Star Wars Annual #1.

 
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[] Poe Dameron #5: Lockdown #2
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:
• Black Squadron’s been locked away in a Republic prison!
• But they’re not locked in there with us, they’re locked in with…Terrex?!
• Can Poe and co. get the info they need and get free?

 
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US RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 16th August
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[] Star Wars Rebels Magazine #6
Children's Comic Book
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Expect two heart-thumping comic stories in this thrilling issue of Star Wars Rebels Magazine! In Becoming Hunted, the tables have turned on a hunting party who are being attacked by a pack of ferocious Gundarks. In Assessment, an Imperial Officer arrives on Lothal to question the Academy over recent failures. Just how far will Lothal’s officers go to cover their tracks? All this plus fantastic puzzles, posters, data files and an awesome giveaway!

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 10th August
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[] Darth Vader #24: End of Games #5 (part 5 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 is lost in his inner mindscape, lost in visions of the Force!
• Is he truly more machine now than man?
• Or can he fight his way back from the brink?

 
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[] Darth Vader: Volume 3: The Shu-Torun War
Graphic Novel by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The natives of the planet Shu-Torun are revolting. And there's no way the Empire will stand for that. Darth Vader is tasked with leading a military assault against Shu-Torun! Could it be that his rise to glory has begun? But who will follow Vader into war? Would you? Then again, it's better to fight alongside Vader than against him. That's a lesson that the Ore Barons are about to learn...
Collates Darth Vader #16 thru #19 plus Darth Vader Annual #1.

 
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[] Star Wars Rebels Magazine #20
Children's Comic Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

Features exclusive short comic story, The Gangsters of Galzez; puzzles, quizzes, pull-out poster and free cover gift!

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures Magazine #14
Children's Comic & Activity Magazine
Egmont ( [UK] )

Features short Legends comic story, Routine by Tony Isabella, John Nadeau et al. (first published in Star Wars Tales #2 by Dark Horse Comics, January 2000); plus puzzles, quizzes, pull-out poster, and free cover gifts.

 
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REVIEW . . .

Sunday 7th August
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[Obi-Wan & Anakin] [] Obi-Wan & Anakin
By Charles Soule, Marco Checchett et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

hesitantly excited to read this [...] sentiments towards the objectively mixed bag of pre-Clone Wars comics [...] some great ones, some truly horrible ones [...] this second attempt at making it right, is as a mixed bag as what came before it [...] art is gritty and great, seldom do the characters look like the actors [...] I can normally hear the actors voices when reading their lines… here it was not so [...] the ending had a nice twist, nothing major....read full review

 
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US RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 2nd August
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[] Chaos at the Castle (World of Reading Level 1)
Children's Paperback Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This level 1 early reader retells a favorite scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 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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