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[ News Review and Archive ]
  News Archives: March 2019

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during March 2019:
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Wednesday 27th March
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[] Vader: Dark Visions #2: Unacceptable (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Dennis “Hopeless” Halum, Paolo Villanelli et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

• To command an Imperial Destroyer is a coveted position.
• But with such great responsibility comes grave consequences if you fail your mission.
• How far will one officer go to spare himself from the judgment of Darth Vader?

 
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[] Doctor Aphra #30: Worst Among Equals (Part 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Simon Spurrier, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Doctor Aphra’s race across an alien city continues, pursued by innumerable enemies – not least the Empire's villainous propaganda division.
• But with the timer ticking down on the bomb in her throat, the truest horror might come from some unscheduled soul-searching.
• Could it be that her psychotic droid companion Triple-Zero is the closest thing she has (or deserves) to a true soulmate?

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #19
Comic Book by Cavan Scott, Alain Mauricet, Nickolas Brokenshire et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Legendary General Obi-Wan Kenobi undertakes a daring mission for the Republic Army during the Clone Wars! Guest-starring Captain Rex!

Plus, an exciting new Tales from Wild Space story!

 
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Tuesday 26th March
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[] Jedi Academy #7: Revenge of the Sis
Children's Book by Jarrett J. Krasoczka
Scholastic Books ( [US] )

Christina Starspeeder, legendary Padawan and sister to Victor Starspeeder, has graduated from the Jedi Academy at Coruscant. But that doesn't mean her education is over! Just the opposite. Now Christina is a student at the advanced Jedi Academy at Jedha City. It's super big, and super stressful. At Coruscant, Christina was top of her class. But at this new school, it seems like everyone is on a different level. To make matters worse, she's apprenticing under legendary Jedi Skia Ro, whose droid seems to have it out for Christina. Since when did droids come preprogrammed with attitude? Every time Skia Ro gives Christina a task, she manages to screw it up. Can Christina step it up at this new school? Or will she get booted out to the outer rim?

 
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Wednesday 20th March
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[] Star Wars #63: The Scourging of Shu-Torun (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back:
• Kanchar returns, and he’s still got an amazing cybernetic arm.
• Does Queen Trios feel regret over all she’s done?
• Spoilers: She will soon, if Leia has anything to do with it.

 
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[] Solo: A Star Wars Story #6 (Part 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Robert Thompson, Will Sliney et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story begins approximately 13 years before A New Hope:
• Enfys Nest has Han Solo and his crew dead to rights...
• But will Enfys’ surprising revelation persuade Han to change his plans for the stolen coaxium...
• ...or will a betrayal in his crew be his undoing?!

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Old Republic - Volume 3 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by John Jackson Miller,  Chris Avellone, Bong Dazo, Brian Ching et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur approximately 3,962 years before the Battle of Yavin:
With his allies by his side - his best friend, Gryph, the mysterious Jarael, and the former Mandalorian warrior Rohlan - Zayne sets forth on seat-of-your-pants adventures filled with ghost ships, renegade droids and high-speed racers!

Collecting Knights of the Old Republic issues #38 thru #50, Knights of the Old Republic: War issues #1 thru #5 and material from Star Wars Tales #24.

 
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Tuesday 19th March
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[] A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
Paperback Children's Book by Alexandra Bracken
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This is the story of three people who cross paths with destiny: who are in the wrong place at the right time. Together, these three will prove there's more to them than meets the eye and they might just be the galaxy's only hope for the future.

Paperback reprint of 2015 hardback.

 
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[] The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
Paperback Children's Book by Adam Gidwitz
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

You can move things with you mind. Control people with your thoughts. Oh, and the lightsabers. Yeah, those are awesome. But it's not all mind control and weaponized flashlights. Being a Jedi is hard work. Also, there are bad guys. Lots of bad guys. Who want to kill you. Do you still want to be a Jedi?

Paperback reprint of 2015 hardback.

 
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[] Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
Paperback Children's Book by Tom Angleberger
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

It's the story with everything: Jabba, Boba, Wicket, Rebo, Salacious Crumb, Nien Nunb, speeder bikes, Yoda, Ghost Yoda, the Rancor, the Falcon, Wedge, Lando, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, C-3PO, R2... but there's also a second Death Star, the Emperor's hideous evil smile, and Luke's final confrontation with Darth Vader! It's a lot, but is it too much?

Paperback reprint of 2015 hardback.

 
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[] Choose Your Destiny: An Obi-Wan & Anakin Adventure
Paperback Children's Book by Cavan Scott
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are on a mission for the Jedi Council, but they need some help! With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to think like a true Jedi to keep Obi-Wan and Anakin safe from Separatist threats, bounty hunters, and much, much more!

 
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Wednesday 13th March
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[] Age of Republic: General Grievous #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs during The Clone Wars:
• In his hunt to kill Jedi, Grievous stumbles across a power greater than he imagined.
• What secrets will the killer cyborg find inside a lost Jedi temple?
• Can Grievous strike a blow against the very Force itself?

 
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[] Han Solo: Imperial Cadet #5 (Part 5 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Robbie Thompson, Leonard Kirk et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 13 years before A New Hope:
• Han Solo and his fellow cadets risk their lives to save one of their own.
• But not all of them will be coming back from this mission...
• ...and even if Han survives, will the Empire throw him in the brig or worse?

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures: Volume 5: Mechanical Mayhem
Paperback Graphic Novella by Chad Thomas, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet et al.
IDW Publishing ( US & [UK])

R2-D2 tries to stop an Imperial spy from revealing a Rebel secret. But will C-3PO help, or just get in the way? Plus Anakin and Padme are desperate to get away from the endless fights, both on the battlefield and the floor of the Senate. But when their vacation goes haywire, will R2-D2 and 3PO be able to set things right?

Collates Star Wars Adventures #9, #12, and #13.

 
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Wednesday 6th March
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[] Star Wars #62: The Scourging of Shu-Torun (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Andrea Broccardo et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back:
• How is Leia going to scourge Shu-Torun?
• She’ll need an all-star team…
• …and a plan they won’t see coming!

 
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[] Age of Republic: Padmé Amidala #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Cory Smith, Wilton Santos et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs during The Clone Wars:
A Desparate diplomatic mission for Senator Amidala!
• Padmé sets out in secret to try to bring a neutral world into the Republic fold.
• Is this a genuine offer of alliance, or another trap for the outspoken Senator?
• And will rejecting the help of the Jedi be a deadly mistake?

 
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[] Vader: Dark Visions #1: Unacceptable (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Dennis “Hopeless” Halum, Paolo Villanelli et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

Who is Darth Vader?
He has been many things: a Sith warrior, a commander, a destroyer. Darth Vader is to many throughout the Galactic Empire a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the Dark Lord in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor...

 
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[] Ewoks: Flight to Danger (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by Dave Manak, Warren Kremer et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

Journey to the forest world of Endor for adorable adventures with the Ewoks! Join Wicket Warrick, his friend Teebo, and Chief Chirpa’s daughter Princess Kneesaa in colorful capers fi lled with rainbow bridges and rites of power! Who dares brave the Valley of Evil? Where will the Ewoks land when a mission of honor turns into a flight to danger? And what is the incredible secret of the Terrible Machine? There are dangers, discoveries and deadly games in store for the Ewoks – but beware Captain Krag!
Collects Star Wars: Ewoks #1 thru #10 first published by Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel) between January 1985 and July 1986.

 
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[] The Empire Strikes Back - A Junior Graphic Novel
Paperback Graphic Novel by Alessandro Ferrari, Matteo Piana et al.
IDW Publishing ( [US] )

Children's comic book adaptation of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Previously published in US as part of The Original Trilogy - A Graphic Novel (hardback) by Disney-Lucasfilm Press (March 2016).

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 5th March
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[] Queen's Shadow
Hardback YA Novel & e-Book by E. K. Johnston
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This story begins approximately 28 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
When Padmé Naberrie, Queen Amidala of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.

 
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