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  News Archives: November 2019

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during November 2019:
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Wednesday 27th November
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[] Doctor Aphra #39: A Rogue's End (Part 3)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Simon Spurrier, Caspar Wijngaard et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Aphra has so far failed to seize the secret location of the new rebel base… but that hasn’t stopped the rebels seizing her…
• After all the bad blood and countless betrayals, does any love linger between Aphra and her new captor, Rebel Captain Magna Tolvan?
• But with Vader himself keeping tabs on her progress, will Aphra see in Tolvan one last, seducible opportunity to sell-out the future of the galaxy, and save her own skin?

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #28
Comic Book by John Barber, Michael Moreci, Derek Charm, Tony Fleecs et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

In this second installment of a three-part story, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order.

Plus, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.

 
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Wednesday 20th November
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[] Star Wars #75: Rebels and Rogues #8
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Final issue!!
• Can Threepio save the rock people of K43?
• Is Warba the master or the student? Which Champion falls?
• And how much of Luke’s desperate plan has Vader foreseen from the beginning?

 
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[] Star Wars Volume 12: Rebels and Rogues
Paperback Graphic Novel by Greg Pak, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Darth Vader is on the hunt for Luke Skywalker! Thousands of remote probes are sent into the far reaches of space looking for the Rebel Alliance. But the rebels send out desperate, heroic missions to lead them astray. Chewie and C-3PO lure a drone to a planet with an unstable core but learn of a secret droid civilization. With Star Destroyers and Darth Vader approaching, they must now protect these newfound droids. Luke Skywalker undertakes a mission to lead a drone away from a rebel refueling station but runs into the Force-sensitive human Bendoh. With Luke training to be a Jedi, will Bendoh be a valuable teacher or a simple grifter? Then, Han Solo and Princess Leia plan to use a drone to take down a local crime boss, but things get complicated when they run into Leia’s ex! What could possibly go wrong?!

Collates Star Wars #68 – #72.

 
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[] Journey to The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance
Paperback Graphic Novel by Ethan Sacks, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Hounded by the First Order across the galaxy, the Resistance is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against Kylo Ren’s forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by General Leia Organa and Rey to entreat the Rebel veteran’s one-time allies, the Mon Calamari, to join the fight – but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, Poe Dameron and Finn have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy!

Collates Allegiance #1 - #4.

 
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Tuesday 19th November
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[] Force Collector
Hardback YA Novel by Kevin Shinick
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( US )

This story occurs prior to Episode VII: The Force Awakens:
Karr is a teenage boy like many others in the galaxy. He goes to school, helps his parents with the family business, likes speeders and droids. But Karr also has a secret: when he touches certain objects, he gets searing headaches and blacks out. And along with the pain sometimes come visions of people he doesn't know and places he's never been.
Karr's parents worry that he's sick; his grandmother is convinced the visions come from the Force. But it's been years since anyone has heard from the last of the Jedi-Luke Skywalker. Are there any Jedi left to guide Karr in the use of his abilities? Is anyone even willing to talk about the Jedi and what happened to them, as their memory continues to fade and the First Order rises? Stuck on his isolated home planet, Karr becomes a collector of historical artifacts, hoping to one day find an object that will give him a vision about the secrets of the Jedi...
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Wednesday 13th November
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[] Star Wars #74: Rebels and Rogues #7
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Greg Pak, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 3 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Can Han, Leia and Dar Champion survive a head-on battle with a Star Destroyer?
• And what happens when Chewbacca takes on Vader himself in hand-to-hand combat?
• And the Rebellion’s search for a new home...a base safe from the reach of the Empire...begins.

 
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[] Jedi Fallen Order: Dark Temple #4 (Part 4 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Matthew Rosenberg, Paolo Villanelli et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

• Jedi Knight Eno Cordova must risk his life to uncover the secrets of the Dark Temple on Ontotho...while the fearsome Ontothon army approaches!
• Can Padawan Cere Junda alone stop them from taking the temple for themselves?
• And who are the deadly Temple Guardians and what are they protecting?

 
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[] Target: Vader #5
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Robbie Thompson, Stefano Landini et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Valance has been betrayed, captured, and now stands alone.
• But nothing will stop the hunter from finishing his prey... Vader, who is closing in on his own target, The Hidden Hand, a mysterious syndicate working with scum, villainy... and the Rebellion?

 
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[] Age of Resistance: Heroes
Paperback Graphic Novel
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

Explore untold tales of the greatest heroes of the Resistance. Finn starts to question the First Order as he is put on infestation control on Starkiller Base. Poe Dameron fancies himself the best pilot there is, but after a New Republic protocol droid is stolen he may just meet his better! Trapped in an asteroid field, Poe will have to learn a thing or two from this mysterious pilot if he wants to survive. Rey, Chewie and R2-D2 start their journey to fi nd Luke Skywalker, but mechanical issues force them to land on the junkyard planet the Necropolis.

Collates Star Wars: Age of Resistance issues: Finn, Rose Tico, Poe Dameron, Rey & Special.

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures Volume 7: Pomp and Circumstance
Paperback Graphic Novella by John Barber, James Gilarte, John Jackson Miller et al.
IDW Publishing ( US )

Join Chewie, Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Luke Skywalker in these adventures that span the Star Wars universe and the saga’s entire history. These young-reader friendly stories will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike!
With Leia injured, it’s up to Luke to undertake a sensitive diplomatic mission with the easily-irritated Sarkans! What should be a routine meeting soon turns into an action packed adventure with the fate of the galaxy on the line!
Then, Chewie is all alone with a perplexing new problem that is a major pain in his hide and the iconic Wookiee will have to use all of his strength, wits, and patience to overcome this latest danger! Plus, when an emergency landing separates BB-8 from Poe Dameron, the astromech droid must make friends with the natives to repair their ship and return home to the Resistance.
And in the final story, welcome to the Resistance! In this all-new adventure before
The Force Awakens, follow the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order! Based on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated series on Disney Channel!

Collates Star Wars Adventures issues #14 – #17 & Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018.

 
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[] Lost Stars: Volume 3
Paperback Graphic Novella by Yūsaku Komiyama (adapted from the story by Claudia Gray)
Yen Press ( US )

The conclusion of the thrilling manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars novel!
Will the end of the conflict mean the end of their story…?
Thane and Ciena have survived to see the destruction of one Death Star and the construction of another, but as they watch from opposite sides as the Empire crumbles, can anything but tragedy await them at the end of their journey?

 
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Tuesday 12th November
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[] The Secrets of the Jedi
Hardback Book by Marc Sumerak
Insight Editions ( US & UK )

Discover the world of Star Wars' Jedi through this fun and fully interactive reading experience.
Join Jedi Master Luke Skywalker on a fully interactive journey into the world of the Jedi. Discover the storied history of this noble order of peacekeepers; explore the secrets of the Force; study the art of mastering the lightsaber; and learn about the lives of some of the most revered Jedi of all time, including Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker. Featuring amazing original illustrations and unique special features--including a pop-up holocron, a translator card, a Jedi equipment booklet, pullouts, and more--this book is the ultimate exploration of the Jedi and their incredible impact on the galaxy.

 
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Thursday 7th November
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[] Resistance Reborn
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Rebecca Roanhorse
Century ( UK )

This story occurs after Episode VIII: The Last Jedi:
The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa—their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia’s last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered.
From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders—including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn....
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[] Spark of the Resistance
Children's Book by Justina Ireland
Egmont ( UK )

BB-8 are finishing up a simple assignment to retrieve much-needed supplies for the struggling Resistance when they receive a distress call from the planet Minfar. Although they have orders to return to the Resistance immediately, Rey and the others decide they can't ignore someone in need -- especially someone who needs help against the First Order.
When they arrive on Minfar, they are greeted by the Zixon, a peaceful, warm-hearted species who suffered under the Empire and are now at risk of falling to the First Order. Despite being vastly outnumbered by First Order forces, Rey and her friends vow that they will fight to protect the Zixon -- or what else does the Resistance stand for?

 
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Wednesday 6th November
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[] Doctor Aphra #38: A Rogue's End (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Simon Spurrier, Caspar Wijngaard et al.
Marvel ( US & UK )

This story occurs approximately twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Aphra's reunion with her father would’ve be a happy affair – if he wasn’t a pompous blowhard set to take her job as the Empire’s chief archaeologist.
• Of course, her dear old dad will have to survive Imperial Interrogation first, and which pair of charming psycho-droids do you suppose Vader has hired for the job?

 
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Tuesday 5th November
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[] Resistance Reborn
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Rebecca Roanhorse
Del Rey ( US )

This story occurs after Episode VIII: The Last Jedi:
The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa—their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia’s last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered.
From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders—including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn....
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[] I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story
Hardback Book by Anthony Daniels
DK Publishing ( [US] )

"The odds of me ever writing a book were approximately... Oh, never mind. My golden companion worries about such things - I don't. I have indeed now written a book - telling my story, in my voice, not his - recognising that our voices and our stories are inextricably intertwined."

When Star Wars burst on to the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn't an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voiceover. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels.
In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years...more

 
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