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latest update:

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May 28, 2014

 

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NEWLY ANNOUNCED

Star Wars (stand-alone movie # 1) December 16, 2016)

Star Wars: Beware the Inquisitor (DK Readers) (December 15, 2014)

Star Wars: Dark Times Gallery Edition (Fall 2014?)

Star Wars: A New Dawn (paperback reprint) (June 30, 2015)

Star Wars Legends: Honor Among Thieves (paperback reprint) (March 31, 2015)

Star Wars: Ewoks Join the Fight (March 31, 2015)

Star Wars Rebels: Hera’s Phantom Flight (March 31, 2015)

Star Wars Rebels: TIE Fighter Trouble (March 31, 2015)

The Politics of Big Fantasy (November 30, 2014)

The Official Star Wars Fact File: Darth Vader Figure Special (Late June, 2014)

 

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire – Far Horizons (A Sourcebook for Colonists) (3rd quarter 2014)

Star Wars: A New Dawn (September 2, 2014)

Star Wars: Tarkin (November 4, 2014)

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi (January 13, 2015)

Star Wars: Lords of the Sith (March 2015)

Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide (Deluxe Edition) (Fall 2014)

Star Wars IV: A New Hope – Illustrated Novel (juvenile novel) (April 7, 2015)

Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back – Illustrated Novel (juvenile novel) (July 7, 2015)

Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi – Illustrated Novel (juvenile novel) (October 6, 2015)

 

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OUT NOW

 

 

May 28, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 21 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

The Star Wars # 8 (confirmed by the Diamond release list)

publisher info:

comic (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.99

credits:

written by Jonathan Rinzler

art by Mike Mayhew

colors by Rain Beredo

cover by Nick Runge

solicitation copy:

Wookiees attack the Death Star!

Annikin Starkiller fights Darth Vader and Prince Valorum to save Princess Leia! Luke Skywalker and the Wookiees attack the Empire's Space Fortress! This is the final battle! It's like nothing you've seen before, but it's all Star Wars!

The conclusion of the original Star Wars story by George Lucas!

WonderCon Anaheim 2013 announcement from Bleeding Cool (March 31, 2013):

At WondeCon, Dark Horse announces new eight issue Star Wars series for September - The Star Wars. Based on George Lucas‘ original concept that eventually became the Star Wars films.

Featuring Darth Vader not as a Sith/Jedi but just a General. Anakin Starkiller. An old General Luke Skywalker. Jonathan Rinzler will write and Mike Mayhew will do the art.

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 # 15 (confirmed by the Diamond release list)

Wanted: Ania Solo – Part 5 of 5

publisher info:

comicbook (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 2.99

credits:

writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman

art by Gabriel Hardman

colors by Jordan Boyd

cover by Agustin Alessio

solicitation copy:

The good news: Ania Solo has escaped the vengeance of a crazed bounty hunter.

The bad news: She has been taken into custody by the Empire for the murder of an Imperial Knight!

Somebody's getting a death sentence!

"Highly recommended."–Unleash the Fanboy

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 2 (of 4) (confirmed by the Diamond release list)

publisher info:

comicbook (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello, inks by Dan Parsons

colors by gabe Eltaeb

cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

MATT KINDT WRITES STAR WARS!

On a planet outside the Empire's jurisdiction, Princess Leia goes undercover to obtain a vital code from an Imperial source. She'll have to use disguises, gadgets, and her feminine wiles to succeed—and her only ally is another spy who is convinced the Princess is a liability in the field!

Matt Kindt writes the classic characters!

Covers by Adam Hughes and Matt Kindt!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 2 (of 4) (confirmed by the Diamond Shipping List)

publisher info:

comicbook (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello, inks by Dan Parsons

colors by gabe Eltaeb

variant cover by Matt Kindt

solicitation copy:

MATT KINDT WRITES STAR WARS!

On a planet outside the Empire's jurisdiction, Princess Leia goes undercover to obtain a vital code from an Imperial source. She'll have to use disguises, gadgets, and her feminine wiles to succeed—and her only ally is another spy who is convinced the Princess is a liability in the field!

Matt Kindt writes the classic characters!

Covers by Adam Hughes and Matt Kindt!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 2 (of 4) (confirmed by the Diamond Shipping List)

publisher info:

comicbook (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello, inks by Dan Parsons

colors by gabe Eltaeb

ultra variant cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

MATT KINDT WRITES STAR WARS!

On a planet outside the Empire's jurisdiction, Princess Leia goes undercover to obtain a vital code from an Imperial source. She'll have to use disguises, gadgets, and her feminine wiles to succeed—and her only ally is another spy who is convinced the Princess is a liability in the field!

Matt Kindt writes the classic characters!

Covers by Adam Hughes and Matt Kindt!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

LAST WEEK RELEASES

 

 

May 21, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 20 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir # 1 (of 4)

(Lucasfilm Story Group-approved)

publisher info:

comic (40 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Jeremy Barlow

pencils by Juan Frigeri, inks by Mauro Vargas

colors by Wes Dzioba

cover by Chris Scalf

solicitation copy:

Uncover the Truth of Darth Maul's Return.

Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn't going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy—with an army of Mandalorians!

A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you never saw!

Based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series

from the Newsarama announcement (January 7, 2014)::

In this last year of Lucasfilm’s epic decades-long partnership with Dark Horse Comics, the Oregon-based publisher will be releasing a four-part limited series titled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir that will adapt the screenplays for what would have been the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Written by seasoned Star Wars comics scribe (and former editor) Jeremy Barlow with an artist to be announced, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir sees the full-scale return of Darth Maul to the Star Wars universe and into a head-to-head battle with his former master Darth Sidious – aka, the Emperor. Barlow promises to fully delve into the world of Dathomir, as well as some of its inhabitants like Nightbrothers and even a new character called Brother Viscus.

links:

newsarama announcement / dark horse preview

 

 

Star Wars: Legacy Volume II - Book II: Outcasts of the Broken Ring

publisher info:

comic collection (softcover, 120 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-310-4)

SRP: $ 19.99

credits:

writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman

art: Brian Albert Thies

cover: Agustin Alessio

solicitation copy:

Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao Assam break with the Galactic Triumvirate to track down the Sith Lord Darth Wredd. The trail leads Ania and Jao to a dead Mon Calamari planet—and another Sith Lord and his army of pirates! Collects Star Wars: Legacy # 6–# 10.

Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman take Star Wars to the future!

links:

dark horse preview / randomhouse .com

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING 2014

 

May 29, 2014

Star Wars Comic volume # 7.6, June 2014

publisher info:

magazine

Titan magazines

from Star Wars Comic Volume # 7.5:

Next Issue! Force Special! Great warriors and new heroes!

Free Imperial Accessories or Rebel Kit! Choose a side!

Plus: Exclusive Topps Card!

 

 

 

May 30 - June 1, 2014: Wizard World Comic Con, Atlanta

Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir # 1 (of 4) (Wizard World Comic Con exclusive)

(Lucasfilm Story Group-approved)

publisher info:

comic (40 pages)

Dark Horse Comics for Plastic Empire

SRP: $ 10.00 (limited to 1,000 copies)

Available at the Plastic Empire / Toy Federation booth

credits:

written by Jeremy Barlow

pencils by Juan Frigeri, inks by Mauro Vargas

colors by wes Dzioba

solicitation copy:

Uncover the Truth of Darth Maul's Return.

Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn't going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy—with an army of Mandalorians!

A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you never saw!

Based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series

links:

rebelscum variants announcement / newsarama announcement / dark horse

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir # 1 (of 4) (Wizard World Comic Con exclusive)

(Lucasfilm Story Group-approved)

publisher info:

comic (40 pages)

Dark Horse Comics for Plastic Empire

SRP: $ 10.00 (limited to 500 copies)

Available at the Plastic Empire / Toy Federation booth

credits:

written by Jeremy Barlow

pencils by Juan Frigeri, inks by Mauro Vargas

colors by wes Dzioba

solicitation copy:

Uncover the Truth of Darth Maul's Return.

Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn't going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy—with an army of Mandalorians!

A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you never saw!

Based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series

links:

rebelscum variants announcement / newsarama announcement / dark horse

 

 

 

 

Spring 2014?

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Roleplaying Game – Core Rulebook

publisher info:

hardcover (464 pages)

Fantasy Flight Games (ISBN 1-61661-780-6)

SRP: $ 59.95

from Fantasy Flight Games (February 5, 2014):

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook! The second of three standalone, cross-compatible roleplaying games, Age of Rebellion allows you to become a hero of the Rebel Alliance, and take on the sinister Galactic Empire. The Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook provides everything you and your friends need to wage guerrilla warfare across the galaxy.

The Empire treats all Rebels harshly. Sympathizers are imprisoned and questioned about other Rebels. Captured Rebels are imprisoned locally, shipped off to prison planets, or executed as traitors to the Empire. Once in Imperial hands, many are never seen again.

The Rebels’ drive to destroy the Empire reflects their spirit and determination to live free. They fight for freedom from oppression for both themselves and for others. They reject the Emperor and his fear-mongering and oppressive ways. They brave the consequences in hope of building a better life for themselves, their families, and the galaxy at large.

The Rebel Alliance is the greatest hope and biggest single symbol of dissent in the galaxy. Its success emboldens others to join the fight. But to succeed, the Rebel Alliance requires people of all types and capabilities. It needs military officers and personnel from admirals to soldiers to staff its ships and armies. It needs spies and saboteurs to infiltrate the Imperial bureaucracy and military facilities. It needs mechanics and technicians, scouts and doctors, engineers and procurement specialists. In short, just about everyone has a skill the Rebellion could use somewhere in the galaxy.

Do you have the tenacity and courage it takes to become a Rebel hero?

The heart and soul of Age of Rebellion is the 464-page Core Rulebook. It includes everything players and GMs need to start their Star Wars roleplaying campaign:

- An introduction to roleplaying in the Star Wars universe

- Concise rules for character generation and advancement

- Clear descriptions of the game’s skills and talents

- Convenient charts of weapons, gear, devices, starships, and vehicles

- Rules for conflict, combat, and Force Sensitive Emergents in an Age of Rebellion campaign

- Extensive background information on the Star Wars universe, including a history of the Rebel Alliance and its tactics, as well as pertinent information on the powerful Empire

- A wealth of advice for GMs on how to create and run an Age of Rebellion campaign

- A complete, introductory adventure to launch players into action!

The Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook will hit store shelves in the second quarter of 2014.

announcement (August 17, 2012):

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to invite you to the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire beta test! For over three decades, the Star Wars universe has inspired the imaginations and captured the hearts of generations of fans. Now, we invite you to indulge your creativity and lose yourselves in the fantastic world of the Star Wars Roleplaying experience.

To encapsulate the operatic grandeur of the Star Wars universe, the Star Wars Roleplaying Game will be presented in three epic installments. These take place during the height of the Rebel Alliance’s struggle against the Galactic Empire. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire is the first of these installments, focusing on the fringes of society, on the scum and villainy of the galaxy and the explorers and colonists of the Outer Rim. In this game, players take on the roles of hard-hearted bounty hunters, roguish scoundrels, charming smugglers, or fearless explorers trying to survive and thrive on the edges of civilization. Visit our description page to learn more.

In the second installment, Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, the players take the fight to the oppressive Galactic Empire as cunning spies, cocky pilots, and dedicated soldiers in the Rebel Alliance. Finally, in Star Wars: Force and Destiny, the players become figures of legend; the last surviving Force users in the galaxy. Hunted by the Empire, they must stay alive, and more importantly, stay true to the ideals of their forebearers—the fabled Jedi. Each of these independent game lines stands alone as a unique gaming experience while fully integrating with the others to form a single unified system.

We here at FFG invite you to join us in the process of creating the best Star Wars Roleplaying experience possible. The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beta is a limited edition, 224-page softcover rulebook, and it's a complete game that provides players and Game Masters with all the tools they need to play countless games of Edge of the Empire.

However, it is important to note that some of the elements in this beta are not representative of the final product. Much of the art and background material has been removed to provide a more concise playtesting experience.

link:

FFG Youtube announcement video / FFG

 

 

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Roleplaying Game – Game Master’s Kit

publisher info:

hardcover

Fantasy Flight Games (SWA03 - ISBN 1-61661-781-3)

SRP: $ 24.95

from Fantasy Flight Games (March 3, 2014):

As members of the Rebel Alliance, player characters in Star Wars®: Age of Rebellion™ are sure to be confronted with myriad dangerous, and downright deadly situations. Whether racing for cover under heavy blaster fire, or trying to infiltrate an Imperial base, the Star Wars®: Age of Rebellion™ Game Master’s Kit has everything you need to keep your players focused on the action!

The GM Kit includes a GM screen which will keep all the information you’ll need as Game Master at your fingertips during your Age of Rebellion sessions. You’ll also find new rules for running military squads and squadrons. The GM Kit also includes a complete adventure, Dead in the Water, so you and your players can stand strong against the Empire, even after you’ve finished the adventure featured in the Core Rulebook.

The included adventure, Dead in the Water, has player characters negotiating on the Alliance’s behalf for a cargo of droids. Player characters must obtain the cargo for the Alliance. Of course, nothing is as easy as it seems, and players will need to keep their wits about them (and their blasters close at hand).

What begins as a routine cargo run takes a drastic turn for the worse, and player characters will eventually find themselves fighting for their lives, as their ship careens out of control and into the whirling suction of a black hole.

Player characters must contend with overwhelming odds, and some surprising obstacles if they wish to survive–and make it back to the Alliance, cargo in tow. Dead in the Water provides a thrilling, death-defying adventure for both new players, and experienced roleplayers alike.

What’s more, the GM Kit provides guidance for linking the adventures included in the Core Rulebook, Star Wars®: Age of Rebellion™ Beginner Game, and the Star Wars®: Age of Rebellion™ Beta to the Dead in the Water adventure in the GM Kit, so you’ll be able to create a larger narrative in the form of a continuing campaign for your players. Of course, you’ll also be able to run Dead in the Water as a standalone adventure if you wish–and the GM Kit will help you to do just that!

product’s page (March 3, 2014):

Keep your Star Wars roleplaying campaign focused on the action with the Star Wars®: Age of Rebellion™ Game Master’s Kit. The GM Kit includes a GM screen which will keep all the information you’ll need as Game Master at your fingertips during your Age of Rebellion sessions. You’ll also find new rules for running military squads and squadrons. The GM Kit also includes a complete adventure, Dead in the Water, so you and your players can stand strong against the Empire, even after you’ve finished the adventure featured in the Core Rulebook.

links:

FFG announcement / FFG product’s page

 

 

Steam Wars # 5

publisher info:

Antarctic Press

SRP: $ 3.99

credits:

written by Fred Perry

solicitation copy:

The rebellion's finish is close at hand, as Lord Baron and his armada surround the last of the free terrritory forces with his ultimate weapon, the 'Death Blimp'...but there is one hope! In a phony ammo supply dirigible, Captain Hansel Lowe, Dutchess Imoen and General Teft steal aboard the Death Blimp to rescue their captured friend, Beauregard Baron, son of the Hegemonic Crux overlord, and to buy the rebellion one last chance to survive!

link:

tfaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 22 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 1 (of 4) (Dynamic Forces signed edition)

publisher info:

signed by Matt Kindt

comicbook (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics / Dynamic Forces

SRP: $ 29.99

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello / inks: Dan Parsons / colors: Gabe Eltaeb

cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

A young Rebel meets one of the Alliance’s best for his first mission. But the young man’s hero worship is crushed by the reality of Han Solo. A botched escape, a ship that doesn’t work—could it be that Solo is just a lucky bumbler whose luck has run out?

Han Solo–the truth behind the myth!

link:

TFAW

 

 

 

 

 

June 10, 2014

Star Wars Insider # 150 (newsstand cover A)

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 7.99

solicitation copy:

In this special 150th issue of Star Wars Insider, original editor Dan Madsen recalls how the Insider began, and highlights some of the best features and interviews from the entire run.

Plus: an exclusive guide to the final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a special update on the next animated Star Wars spectacular: Star Wars Rebels - and maybe, just maybe, Episode VII!

We'll also be starting the first part of an exclusive look at the LEGO Star Wars phenomenon from brick to videogame to ... TV smash-hit, and exploring the amazing art that goes into creating Sideshow Collectibles' stunning Star Wars Mythos collection! Build your collection! This issue features three different LEGO Star Wars covers: 2 Newsstand (A: Clone Troopers or B: Han Solo) and 1 Previews Exclusive (Clone Wars Obi Wan) cover to collect! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Insider # 150 (newsstand cover B)

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 7.99

solicitation copy:

In this special 150th issue of Star Wars Insider, original editor Dan Madsen recalls how the Insider began, and highlights some of the best features and interviews from the entire run.

Plus: an exclusive guide to the final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a special update on the next animated Star Wars spectacular: Star Wars Rebels - and maybe, just maybe, Episode VII!

We'll also be starting the first part of an exclusive look at the LEGO Star Wars phenomenon from brick to videogame to ... TV smash-hit, and exploring the amazing art that goes into creating Sideshow Collectibles' stunning Star Wars Mythos collection! Build your collection! This issue features three different LEGO Star Wars covers: 2 Newsstand (A: Clone Troopers or B: Han Solo) and 1 Previews Exclusive (Clone Wars Obi Wan) cover to collect! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 23 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars # 18 (ongoing comicbook-series)

A Shattered Hope: Part 2 of 4

publisher info:

comic (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 2.99

credits:

written by Brian Wood

pencils by Stéphane Créty, inks by Julien Hugonnard-Bert

colors by Gabe Eltaeb

cover by Víctor Manuel Leza

solicitation copy:

Wedding-day battle!

Princess Leia’s wedding day has arrived—and so has the Empire! As Darth Vader’s fleet bears down on the planet, the Rebels scramble to defend themselves—they have been double crossed!

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Volume 3 – Force War

publisher info:

comic collection (softcover, 128 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-379-1)

SRP: $ 19.99

credits:

writer: John Ostrander

pencils: Jan Duursema / inks: Dan Parsons

cover: David Michael Beck

solicitation copy:

The battle that will decide the future of the Star Wars galaxy!

The Rakata, powerful users of the dark side of the Force, have invaded the Tython system to enslave the Je’daii... With Forcesabers in hand, the Je’daii fight, led by mad Je’daii Daegen Lok and the mysterious Force Hound Xesh. But when Xesh is captured, the direction of the war is changed…

Collects Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #1–#5.

“The Force is indeed strong with this one.”—Comic Book ResourcesThe battle that will decide the future of the Star Wars galaxy!The battle that will decide the future of the Star Wars galaxy!

The Rakata, powerful users of the dark side of the Force, have invaded the Tython system to enslave the Je’daii... With Forcesabers in hand, the Je’daii fight, led by mad Je’daii Daegen Lok and the mysterious Force Hound Xesh. But when Xesh is captured, the direction of the war is changed...

Collects Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #1–#5.

“The Force is indeed strong with this one.”—Comic Book Resources

links:

dark horse / randomhouse .com

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Insider # 150 ((Previews Exclusive cover))

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 7.99

solicitation copy:

In this special 150th issue of Star Wars Insider, original editor Dan Madsen recalls how the Insider began, and highlights some of the best features and interviews from the entire run.

Plus: an exclusive guide to the final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a special update on the next animated Star Wars spectacular: Star Wars Rebels - and maybe, just maybe, Episode VII!

We'll also be starting the first part of an exclusive look at the LEGO Star Wars phenomenon from brick to videogame to ... TV smash-hit, and exploring the amazing art that goes into creating Sideshow Collectibles' stunning Star Wars Mythos collection! Build your collection! This issue features three different LEGO Star Wars covers: 2 Newsstand (A: Clone Troopers or B: Han Solo) and 1 Previews Exclusive (Clone Wars Obi Wan) cover to collect! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2014

John Williams’s Film Music

publisher info:

written by Emilio Audissino

paperback (264 pages)

University of Wisconsin Press (ISBN 0-2992-9734-9)

SRP: $ 29.95

from amazon:

John Williams is one of the most renowned film composers in history. He has penned unforgettable scores for Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Superman, and countless other films. Fans flock to his many concerts, and with forty-eight Academy Award nominations as of 2013, he is the second-most Oscar-nominated person after Walt Disney. Yet despite such critical acclaim and prestige, this is the first book in English on Williams’s work and career.

Combining accessible writing with thorough scholarship, and rigorous historical accounts with insightful readings, John Williams’s Film Music explores why Williams is so important to the history of film music. Beginning with an overview of music from Hollywood’s Golden Age (1933–1958), Emilio Audissino traces the turning points of Williams’s career and articulates how he revived the classical Hollywood musical style. This book charts each landmark of this musical restoration, with special attention to the scores for Jaws and Star Wars, Williams’s work as conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, and a full film/music analysis of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The result is a precise, enlightening definition of Williams’s “neoclassicism” and a grounded demonstration of his lasting importance, for both his compositions and his historical role in restoring part of the Hollywood tradition.

link:

amazon

 

 

 

 

June 16, 2014

LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope (DK Readers, Level 1)

publisher info:

written by Emma Grange

DK Publishing

softcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-2027-5)

SRP: $ 3.99

hardcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-2026-8)

SRP: $ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Get little LEGO Star WarsT fans reading with this new Level 1 DK Reader

In LEGO Star WarsT: A New Hope, beginning readers will have the opportunity to follow Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi as they attempt to rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Darth Vader. Along the way, they will meet R2D2 and C3PO and fight in a space battle. Finally they will try to destroy the Death Star and defeat the evil Empire.

LEGO Star WarsT: A New Hope is a Level 1 Reader from DK. These books are great for children who are beginning to read - exciting stories with limited vocabulary and lots of repetition to engage young fans and build their literacy skills. The winning combination of popular cult subject Star Wars and an engaging story packed full of exciting images is perfect for getting children hooked on reading.

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

DK Readers LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope is the exciting story of the iconic Star Wars Episode IV movie, retold for young readers with their favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures and sets. This Level 1 Reader follows our heroes as they attempt to rescue rebel leader Princess Leia from the evil empire. 

links:

amazon softcover / amazon hardcover / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 103)

 

 

 

LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (DK Readers, Level 2)

publisher info:

written by Emma Grange

DK Publishing

softcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-2029-9)

SRP: $ 3.99

hardcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-2028-2)

SRP: $ 14.99

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

Follow the adventures of the rebels as they fight against the Galactic Empire – all in LEGO form with DK Readers LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Clear, informative text helps beginner readers to read on their own in this all-new Level 2 Star Wars Reader from DK.

links:

amazon softcover / amazon hardcover / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 103)

 

 

 

 

 

LEGO Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (DK Readers, Level 3)

publisher info:

written by Emma Grange

DK Publishing

softcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-2031-2)

SRP: $ 3.99

hardcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-2030-5)

SRP: $ 14.99

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

Kids will join the LEGO Star Wars minifigures in the exciting climatic story of Star Wars Episode VI in DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars: Return of the Jedi  Retold for young readers, this Level 3 Reader features everyone’s favorite LEGO sets and minifigures. Join Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia in their battles with the villainous Darth Vader as he attempts to end the rebellion with the powerful Death Star.

links:

amazon softcover / amazon hardcover / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 103)

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Ultimate Factivity Collection

publisher info:

DK Publishing

softcover (96 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-1660-5)

SRP: $ 12.99

from amazon:

This is a fact-packed activity book full of Star Wars[trademark] fun. Star Wars[trademark]: Ultimate Factivity Collection in an amazing interactive book for your child, packed with games and activities. Your child will learn about all the amazing Star Wars[trademark] characters from the complete Star Wars saga through loads of fun activities including games, colouring, drawing, puzzles and more. They'll get to write, draw and colour their way through the Star Wars characters, such as the Sith and the Jedi, enjoying activities like designing their own Zabrak. This book is also bursting with over 500 stickers to use with it, plus extras for decoration and even more sticker fun. And there's no fuss or mess as your child can do all the activities directly onto the pages, so no need for any extra workbooks. Perfect for Star Wars fans, Star Wars[trademark]: Ultimate Factivity Collection can keep your kids entertained for hours.

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

Feel the Force and join the adventure with this all-new Ultimate Factivity Collection: Star Wars. With tons of fun activities, quizzes, and stickers, kids will have hours of fun while learning interesting facts and information about their favorite galaxy far, far away.

links:

amazon with preview / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 117)

 

 

 

 

June 17, 2014

Star Wars Workbooks: 1st Grade Math (For Ages 6 - 7)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7808-2)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: 1st Grade Reading (For Ages 6 - 7)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7810-4)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon  / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: 1st Grade Writing Skills (For Ages 6 - 7)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7811-2)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: 2nd Grade Math (For Ages 7 - 8)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7809-0)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: 2nd Grade Reading (For Ages 7 - 8)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7812-0)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: 2nd Grade Writing (For Ages 7 - 8)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7813-9)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: Kindergarten Math Skills (For Ages 5 - 6)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7804-X)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: Kindergarten Phonics and ABCs (For Ages 5 - 6)

publisher info:

softcover (112 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7807-4)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: Kindergarten Writing & ABCs (For Ages 5 - 6)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7805-8)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: Preschool ABC Fun (For Ages 4 - 5)

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7803-1)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon  / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: Preschool Number Fun (For Ages 4 - 5)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7802-3)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon  / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

Star Wars Workbooks: Preschool Shapes, Colors, & Patterns (For Ages 4 - 5)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

Workman Publishing (ISBN 0-7611-7806-6)

SRP: $ 8.95

from the Workman Publishing Spring 2014 catalog:

The force is strong with these 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks-three per grade from Pre-K to 2nd Grade-which will supplement educational concepts being taught in schools using characters, stories, and concepts from Star Wars universe.

The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

Twelve titles launch the series-three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade-and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars-but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)-will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems-Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts-Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

Learn well, you will.

links:

amazon / edelweiss Workman catalog

 

 

June 18, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 24 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir # 2 (of 4)

(Lucasfilm Story Group-approved)

publisher info:

comic (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Jeremy Barlow

pencils by Juan Frigeri, inks by Mauro Vargas

colors by Wes Dzioba

cover by Chris Scalf

solicitation copy:

Count Dooku at bay!

With his Shadow Collective army stalled, Darth Maul calls on Mother Talzin for help and is sent reinforcements—the deadly Nightbrothers!

Maul is ready again to take on the Separatist droid army, Count Dooku, and General Grievous—in a trio of simultaneous battles!

Adapted from un-aired episodes of The Clone Wars TV show!

from the Newsarama announcement (January 7, 2014)::

In this last year of Lucasfilm’s epic decades-long partnership with Dark Horse Comics, the Oregon-based publisher will be releasing a four-part limited series titled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir that will adapt the screenplays for what would have been the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Written by seasoned Star Wars comics scribe (and former editor) Jeremy Barlow with an artist to be announced, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir sees the full-scale return of Darth Maul to the Star Wars universe and into a head-to-head battle with his former master Darth Sidious – aka, the Emperor. Barlow promises to fully delve into the world of Dathomir, as well as some of its inhabitants like Nightbrothers and even a new character called Brother Viscus.

links:

newsarama announcement / dark horse

 

 

June 25, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 25 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 # 16

Empire of One: Part 1 of 3

publisher info:

comicbook (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 2.99

credits:

writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman

art by Brian Albert Thies

colors by Jordan Boyd

cover by Agustin Alessio

solicitation copy:

Imperial Knight – or traitor?

Imperial Knight Jao Assam is awaiting execution, and Ania Solo is on a mission to intercede.

But when it is discovered that Jao has escaped—with the Sith Darth Wredd—Ania has doubts about her friend. But she still has to rescue him, in case he isn’t a bad guy…

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 3 (of 4) (regular cover)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello, inks by Dan Parsons

colors by Gabe Eltaeb

regular cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

Matt Kindt writes classic-era Star Wars!

Han Solo is in an Imperial jail, and a crime boss has the information that will free him. Enter Chewbacca, who pounds and pummels his way through the mission, accompanied by an untrusting ex-Imperial who can’t understand a word Chewie says. Not that words matter much to a Wookiee on a rampage!

Covers by Adam Hughes and Matt Kindt!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 3 (of 4) (variant cover) (confirmed by the Diamond Shipping List)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello, inks by Dan Parsons

colors by Gabe Eltaeb

variant cover by Matt Kindt

solicitation copy:

Matt Kindt writes classic-era Star Wars!

Han Solo is in an Imperial jail, and a crime boss has the information that will free him. Enter Chewbacca, who pounds and pummels his way through the mission, accompanied by an untrusting ex-Imperial who can’t understand a word Chewie says. Not that words matter much to a Wookiee on a rampage!

Covers by Adam Hughes and Matt Kindt!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 3 (of 4) (ultra-variant cover) (confirmed by the Diamond Shipping List)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello, inks by Dan Parsons

colors by Gabe Eltaeb

regular cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

Matt Kindt writes classic-era Star Wars!

Han Solo is in an Imperial jail, and a crime boss has the information that will free him. Enter Chewbacca, who pounds and pummels his way through the mission, accompanied by an untrusting ex-Imperial who can’t understand a word Chewie says. Not that words matter much to a Wookiee on a rampage!

Covers by Adam Hughes and Matt Kindt!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

Late June 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File: Darth Vader Figure Special (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine (16 pages)

SRP: £ 17.99

solicitation copy:

Collect this amazingly detailed, limited edition, large scale 120mm tall model of the most iconic villain from the Star Wars saga - Darth vader. Made from solid cold-cast resin porcelain, carefully finished and hand painted, the figurine is based on an original sculpt approved by Lucasfilm.

The result is an incredibly life-life and detailed depiction of the feared dark Lord of the Sith at the height of his powers. The model is accompanied by a fascinating 16 page illustrated collector's guide, explaining how Darth vader was brought to the screen, from the original concept to his appearance in each of the movies.

(thanks to JediNews.co.uk for the picture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 1, 2014

LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope (DK Readers, Level 1)

publisher info:

written by Emma Grange

Dorling Kindersley

hardcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4093-4968-3)

SRP: £ 4.99

solicitation copy:

Get little LEGO Star WarsT fans reading with this new Level 1 DK Reader

In LEGO Star WarsT: A New Hope, beginning readers will have the opportunity to follow Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi as they attempt to rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Darth Vader. Along the way, they will meet R2D2 and C3PO and fight in a space battle. Finally they will try to destroy the Death Star and defeat the evil Empire.

LEGO Star WarsT: A New Hope is a Level 1 Reader from DK. These books are great for children who are beginning to read - exciting stories with limited vocabulary and lots of repetition to engage young fans and build their literacy skills. The winning combination of popular cult subject Star Wars and an engaging story packed full of exciting images is perfect for getting children hooked on reading.

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

DK Readers LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope is the exciting story of the iconic Star Wars Episode IV movie, retold for young readers with their favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures and sets. This Level 1 Reader follows our heroes as they attempt to rescue rebel leader Princess Leia from the evil empire. 

links:

amazon UK / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 103)

 

 

 

 

LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (DK Readers, Level 2)

publisher info:

written by Emma Grange

Dorling Kindersley

hardcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4093-4969-1)

SRP: £ 4.99

solicitation copy:

Get little Star Wars fans reading with this new Level 2 DK Reader.

In LEGO Star WarsT: The Empire Strikes Back, Level 2 readers will follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and the rebel forces as they fight against the evil Empire. They will meet new characters, such as the bounty hunter Boba Fett, as well as discovering new worlds to explore, such as the ice planet of Hoth.

Level 2 Readers are designed for taking the next step in gaining reading confidence. Easy to read stories include longer sentences and increased vocabulary. The winning combination of popular cult subject Star Wars and an engaging story packed full of exciting images is perfect for getting children hooked on reading.

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

Follow the adventures of the rebels as they fight against the Galactic Empire – all in LEGO form with DK Readers LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Clear, informative text helps beginner readers to read on their own in this all-new Level 2 Star Wars Reader from DK.

links:

amazon UK / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 103)

 

 

 

 

LEGO Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (DK Readers, Level 3)

publisher info:

written by Emma Grange

Dorling Kindersley

hardcover (32 pages) (ISBN 1-4093-4970-5)

SRP: £ 4.99

solicitation copy:

Get your child hooked on reading with this new Level 3 DK Reader

In LEGO Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Level 3 readers will follow the climactic last battle between the rebel forces and the Empire. Returning characters include Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and the villainous Darth Vader. This thrilling finale to the Star Wars saga introduces the devious Jabba the Hutt and shows the final battle for the Death Star.

Level 3 Readers are perfect for children just starting to read alone and has more complex sentence structure, information boxes, alphabetical glossary and a comprehensive index. Designed to help your child gain confidence while reading along, this fun-packed Star Wars Reader is an out-of-this-world read. And don't forget, there's a galaxy full of DK Star Wars books to collect.

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

Kids will join the LEGO Star Wars minifigures in the exciting climatic story of Star Wars Episode VI in DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars: Return of the Jedi  Retold for young readers, this Level 3 Reader features everyone’s favorite LEGO sets and minifigures. Join Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia in their battles with the villainous Darth Vader as he attempts to end the rebellion with the powerful Death Star.

links:

amazon / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 103)

 

 

 

Star Wars Legends: Crucible (paperback reprint)

publisher info:

written by Troy Denning

paperback reprint (400 pages)

Del Rey (ISBN 0-345-51143-3)

SRP: $ 7.99

solicitation copy:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected—and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force.

When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes—and far deadlier consequences.

Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. Only this time, the Empire is not the enemy. It is a  pair of ruthless geniuses with a lethal ally and a lifelong vendetta against Han Solo. And when the murderous duo gets the drop on Han, he finds himself outgunned in the fight of his life. To save him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia must brave a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold power of an enigmatic artifact capable of bending space, time, and even the Force itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.

link:

amazon

 

 

 

 

William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return (Star Wars Part the Sixth)

publisher info:

written by Ian Doescher

hardcover (176 pages)

Quirk Books (ISBN 1-5947-4713-X)

SRP: $ 14.95

tweet from Jennifer Heddle (September 24, 2013):

Speaking of Quirk -- am currently reading the manuscript for WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE EMPIRE STRIKETH BACK and loving it.

solicitation copy:

Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jed Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!

links:

quirk books / amazon / cover reveal

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 26 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows

publisher info:

comic collection (hardcover, 120 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-382-1)

SRP: $ 24.99

credits:

written by Tim Siedell

art by Gabriel Guzman

colors by Michael Atiyeh

cover by Felipe Massafera

solicitation copy:

After he is left for dead during the Clone Wars, a single trooper comes to hate the Jedi who abandoned him. Years later, he hears of a great and powerful warrior—the hand of the new Galactic Empire, Darth Vader! Seeking to serve the Dark Lord, this man, Hock, becomes a stormtrooper and works to gain the respect of Vader!

Collects the five-issue miniseries.

Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time's 140 Best Twitter Feeds!

"Come for Vader, but stay for the scarred Clone Trooper."–Comic Bastards

links:

dark horse / randomhouse .com / amazon

 

 

 

July 8, 2014

Angry Birds Star Wars II: Sticker & Poster Activity Annual

publisher info:

softcover (52 pages)

Pedigree Books (ISBN 1-9081-5220-6)

solicitation copy:

Grab your lightsaber and may the birds be with you! Experience the legendary story of the Star Wars prequel films with dozens of your favorite Angry Bird characters including a young podracing Anakin, Mace Windu, Darth Maul, and General Grevious. Use the stickers to recreate iconic scenes such as the Naboo invasion or the escape to Tatooine. With over 100 repositionable stickers of characters, lightsabers, blasters, and blocks, the possibilities are endless!

link:

amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Sticker & Poster Activity Annual

publisher info:

softcover (52 pages)

Pedigree Books (ISBN 1-9081-5227-3)

solicitation copy:

A collection of your favorite Star Wars characters are joined together in this first-ever, action-packed Sticker and Poster Activity Annual. Meet the heroic Jedi as they defend the galaxy from the menacing Sith and learn about their vehicles and weapons with these fun activities. In addition, there are over 100 repositionable stickers so kids can put the finishing touches to epic space battles, create storyline,s or customise books, bags, pencil cases, and much more.

link:

amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 9, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 27 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars # 19 (ongoing comicbook-series)

     A Shattered Hope: Part 3 of 4

publisher info:

comic (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 2.99

credits:

written by Brian Wood

art by Carlos D’Anda

colors by Gabe Eltaeb

cover by Hugh Fleming

solicitation copy:

Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie are together again aboard the Millennium Falcon. Disguised as smugglers, they have a crazy caper to pull off—if they can avoid the dread bounty hunter IG-88!

“Wood continues to craft a great story to add to the already rich expanded universe, leaving the readers wanting for more.”—Newsarama

“I’ll be damned if I’m going to miss a single thing.”—Comic Bastards

link:

dark horse

written by Brian Wood, art by Carlos D’Anda, colors by Gabe Eltaeb, and cover by Hugh Fleming (Cover)

 

 

 

July 16, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 28 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir # 3 (of 4)

(Lucasfilm Story Group-approved)

publisher info:

comic (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Jeremy Barlow

pencils by Juan Frigeri / inks by Mauro Vargas

colors by Wes Dzioba

cover by  Chris Scalf

solicitation copy:

Darth Maul has captured Darth Sidious’s new apprentice! Mother Talzin and Maul attempt to sway Count Dooku to their cause, revealing surprising facts about Maul’s past. But an attack by an elite Jedi strike force throws everyone’s plans into chaos!
Based on unaired episodes of the television series The Clone Wars!

from the Newsarama announcement (January 7, 2014)::

In this last year of Lucasfilm’s epic decades-long partnership with Dark Horse Comics, the Oregon-based publisher will be releasing a four-part limited series titled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir that will adapt the screenplays for what would have been the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Written by seasoned Star Wars comics scribe (and former editor) Jeremy Barlow with an artist to be announced, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir sees the full-scale return of Darth Maul to the Star Wars universe and into a head-to-head battle with his former master Darth Sidious – aka, the Emperor. Barlow promises to fully delve into the world of Dathomir, as well as some of its inhabitants like Nightbrothers and even a new character called Brother Viscus.

links:

newsarama announcement / dark horse

 

 

Star Wars Magazine # 2

publisher info:

magazine

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 4.99

solicitation copy:

One of the coolest things about Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine becoming Star Wars Magazine is that we can explore the entire Star Wars galaxy; going wherever and whenever we like! So while Darth Maul and Darth Vader may have never met, this issue we're imagining what might have happened if they ever did! Plus, we catch up with Jedi-in-disgrace Ahsoka Tano, jump in our podracers and head to Tatooine, and take another look behind the scenes of the biggest TV show of 2014, Star Wars: Rebels!

link:

TFAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 21, 2014

Star Wars: Meet The Rebels (DK Reads, Level 2)

publisher info:

softcover (32 pages)

DK (ISBN 1-4654-2269-2)

SRP: $ 3.99

hardcover (32 pages)

DK (ISBN 1-4654-2268-4)

SRP: $ 14.99

solicitation copy:

Children will love learning to read with this new series combining the expertise of DK and the exciting Star Wars Rebels universe.

Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels reveals the galactic escapades and fun new characters from the series set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III and IV. Meet the characters from the eagerly anticipated all-new Star Wars Rebels animated television series - and learn all about the the band of young rebels and the villains of the Empire they come up against.

Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels is at the 'Beginning to Read' level, part of the new DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme that helps children become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to reading scheme guidelines. The grammar, vocabulary, and content are pitched perfectly for each stage. Your child will love learning to read, following the story and finding out all about the band of rebels in Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels!

Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels is a fun and exciting new book helping kids learn how to read.

links:

amazon softcover / amazon hardcover

 

 

 

Star Wars: Rebels – The Visual Guide

publisher info:

written by Adam Bray

DK Publishing

hardcover (144 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-2080-0)

SRP: $ 16.99

from amazon:

This is an action-packed guide to the Star Wars Rebels series introducing exciting new Star Wars adventures. Take a journey through the universe of Star Wars Rebels with Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide. Star Wars Rebels is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III and IV involving all the galactic escapades, interesting vehicles and fun characters creating Star Wars adventures that fans have come to expect. This guide is packed with episodes from the series, in-depth character profiles and annotated vehicle art, telling you everything you want to know about the Star Wars Rebels universe. Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide is a perfect companion to the new Star Wars Rebels animated television series and a must-have for any fan of the Star Wars movies.

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

Travel the galaxy far, far away and experience Star Wars: Rebels firsthand with the companion to the new Star Wars animated series. Featuring key scenes and iconic moments, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars: Rebels: The Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!

 scenes and iconic moments, you'll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars: Rebels - the Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!links:

DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 123) / amazon

 

 

 

Star Wars: Rebels – Ultimate Sticker Collection

publisher info:

DK Publishing

softcover (96 pages) (ISBN 1-4654-2081-7)

SRP: $ 12.99

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

Step into the exciting world of Star Wars: Rebels with the all-new Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars: Rebels from DK. Young Padawans can mix and match their favorite Rebel scenes with fun and colorful stickers of their favorite characters and vehicles from the hit TV series. With more than 1,000 stickers and tons of key facts and information, kids are in for a galactic adventure like never before.

 scenes and iconic moments, you'll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars: Rebels - the Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!links:

DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 123) / amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Goodnight Darth Vader

publisher info:

hardcover (64 pages)

written by Jeffrey Brown

Chronicle Books (ISBN 1-4521-2830-8)

SRP: $ 14.95

solicitation copy:

It’s bedtime in the Star Wars galaxy, and Darth Vader’s parenting skills are tested anew in this delightful follow-up to the breakout New York Times bestsellers Darth Vader™ and Son and Vader’s™ Little Princess . In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia—who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream. As ever, Jeffrey Brown’s charming illustrations and humor glow throughout, playing on children’s book conventions to enchant adults and kids alike.

from starwars.com (February 10, 2014):

Darth Vader: Sith Lord, enemy of the Rebellion, and...bedtime storyteller.

Lucasfilm and Chronicle Books are excited to announce writer/artist Jeffrey Brown's latest all-ages, fully-illustrated Star Wars book, Goodnight Darth Vader. It's bedtime in the Star Wars universe, and Darth Vader's parenting skills are being tested anew in this delightful followup to the breakout New York Times Bestsellers Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess.

Vader may be ready for his kids to go to sleep, but his twins, Luke and Leia, want a bedtime story first -- one that involves the aliens, heroes, villains, and monsters of their world. From Han Solo and Chewbacca to Boba Fett and baby Ewoks, from the wampa ice creature to Jawas, all of the galaxy's denizens are getting ready for a night's rest in this delightful story told in verse, with plenty of nods to the rich Star Wars narrative.

Goodnight Darth Vader will delight Star Wars fans young and old, and, once again, remind parents that the experience of parenting is universal, even in a galaxy far, far away...

links:

starwars.com / amazon / chronicle

 

 

July 22, 2014

Star Wars Insider # 151 (newsstand cover: 1 of 2 collectible covers)

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 7.99

solicitation copy:

With Star Wars Rebels just around the corner we talk to Vanessa Marshall, who plays Hera the Rebel pilot who's always at the center of the action! Comic creator Jeffrey Brown talks about his latest Star Wars books, Goodnight Darth Vader and revisiting Jedi Academy! The amazing behind the scenes story of Dark Horse Comics' Tales of the Jedi series is revealed and we investigate how Star Wars won geek girl love!

link:

TFAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Insider # 151 (newsstand cover: 2 of 2 collectible covers)

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 7.99

solicitation copy:

With Star Wars Rebels just around the corner we talk to Vanessa Marshall, who plays Hera the Rebel pilot who's always at the center of the action! Comic creator Jeffrey Brown talks about his latest Star Wars books, Goodnight Darth Vader and revisiting Jedi Academy! The amazing behind the scenes story of Dark Horse Comics' Tales of the Jedi series is revealed and we investigate how Star Wars won geek girl love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 23, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 29 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

solicitation copy:

The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

The Star Wars (softcover)

publisher info:

comic collection (softcover, 184 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-425-5)

SRP: $ 19.99

credits:

writer: J.W. Rinzler

art: Mike Mayhew

colors by Rain Beredo

cover by Nick Runge

solicitation copy:

GEORGE LUCAS'S ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY!

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the official adaptation of George Lucas's rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars—the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You'll see familiar characters and places—but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!

Trade paperback collects issues #1–#8 of The Star Wars.

links:

dark horse / randomhouse .com / amazon

 

 

 

 

 

The Star Wars (hardcover)

publisher info:

comic collection (hardcover, 216 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-380-7-2)

SRP: $ 39.99

credits:

writer: J.W. Rinzler

art: Mike Mayhew

colors by Rain Beredo

cover by Nick Runge

solicitation copy:

GEORGE LUCAS'S ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY!

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the official adaptation of George Lucas's rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars—the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You'll see familiar characters and places—but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!

Hardcover collects issues #1–#8 and issue #0 of The Star Wars.

links:

star wars / randomhouse .com / amazon

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Insider # 151 (Previews exclusive cover)

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 7.99

solicitation copy:

With Star Wars Rebels just around the corner we talk to Vanessa Marshall, who plays Hera the Rebel pilot who's always at the center of the action! Comic creator Jeffrey Brown talks about his latest Star Wars books, Goodnight Darth Vader and revisiting Jedi Academy! The amazing behind the scenes story of Dark Horse Comics' Tales of the Jedi series is revealed and we investigate how Star Wars won geek girl love!

link:

TFAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 # 17

Empire of One: Part 1 of 3

publisher info:

comicbook (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 2.99

credits:

writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman

art by Brian Albert Thies

colors by Jordan Boyd

cover by Agustin Alessio

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Rogue planet—rogue Sith!

On a mission by order of the Empress, Ania Solo and a contingent of stormtroopers search for Jao Assam and Darth Wredd. Arriving once again on the rogue planet where her adventures began, Ania encounters something no one expected—an army of Sith!

Sith! Stormtroopers! Solo!

“Anyone who reads Star Wars comic books must read Star Wars: Legacy.”—Comic Book Bin

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

July 29, 2014

Star Wars: Jedi Academy – Return of the Padawan

publisher info:

hardcover (176 pages)

written by Jeffrey Brown

Scholastic (ISBN 0-545-62125-9)

SRP: $ 12.99

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Author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns in the highly anticipated sequel to the NY Times Bestseller Star Wars: Jedi Academy!

It's time to return to middle school in a galaxy far, far away....

After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn't have been more wrong. Roan feels like he's drifting apart from his friends, and it's only made worse when Roan discovers he's not the amazing pilot he thought he'd be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren't so bad after all--or are they?

This year, Roan will have to face alien poetry tests, menacing robots, food fights, flight simulation class, online bullies, more lightsaber duels, and worst of all... a girl who is mad at him.

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.

links:

amazon / scholastic catalog / starwars.com

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Legends: Kenobi (paperback reprint)

publisher info:

written by John Jackson Miller

paperback reprint (448 pages)

Del Rey (ISBN 0-345-54684-9)

SRP: $ 7.99

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The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop being Obi-Wan-and become Crazy Old Ben. For fans of movie-related novels like Darth Plagueis!

In this original novel set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to the aid of the residents of Tatooine during his exile. But he struggles with his new mission when he realizes that protecting Luke Skywalker-the last hope of the galaxy-means setting aside his compassion and his Jedi warrior training, for the future of the galaxy lies not with Obi-Wan Kenobi, but with a mystical desert recluse known only by the name of Crazy Old Ben.

links:

amazon / randomhouse edelweiss catalog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 30, 2014

Star Wars: Exploring an Expanding Universe

publisher info:

edited by John Cook and Peter Wright

paperback (256 pages)

I.B. Taurus & Co. Ltd. (ISBN 1-8451-1857-X)

SRP: £ 10.99

includes 'Finding the War Film in Star Wars: A Reconsideration of Genre in Episodes I to VI' by Dr. Jenny Barrett

links:

amazon UK / amazon Canada / amazon / IB Taurus

 

 

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 30 (UK magazine)

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

SRP: £2.99

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The Star Wars Fact File is an amazing new work of reference for the world of Star Wars. Every week, collect a new set of files to store in your binders, building into the largest and most complete Star Wars guide ever published.

link:

official site

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 4 (of 4) (regular cover)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello / inks by Dan Parsons

colors by Gabe Eltaeb

cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

MATT KINDT! ADAM HUGHES!

The Rebellion’s plan is coming together. All Luke Skywalker has to do is elude an Imperial spy—and perform some unanticipated rescues! But this farm boy is on the edge of greatness, and he is not about to stop saving the galaxy now!

Matt Kindt writes the Leia, Han, and Luke from the classic era of Star Wars!

Covers by Adam Hughes!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 4 (of 4) (variant cover)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello / inks by Dan Parsons

colors by Gabe Eltaeb

variant cover by Matt Kindt

solicitation copy:

MATT KINDT! ADAM HUGHES!

The Rebellion’s plan is coming together. All Luke Skywalker has to do is elude an Imperial spy—and perform some unanticipated rescues! But this farm boy is on the edge of greatness, and he is not about to stop saving the galaxy now!

Matt Kindt writes the Leia, Han, and Luke from the classic era of Star Wars!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 4 (of 4) (ultra variant cover)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

pencils by Marco Castiello / inks by Dan Parsons

colors by Gabe Eltaeb

ultra variant cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

MATT KINDT! ADAM HUGHES!

The Rebellion’s plan is coming together. All Luke Skywalker has to do is elude an Imperial spy—and perform some unanticipated rescues! But this farm boy is on the edge of greatness, and he is not about to stop saving the galaxy now!

Matt Kindt writes the Leia, Han, and Luke from the classic era of Star Wars!

Covers by Adam Hughes!

CBR announcement (December 27, 2013):

I thought, "How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude's point of view?" Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse

 

 

 

August 1, 2014

Star Wars: Rebels – Rebel Adventures: Ultimate Sticker Book

publisher info:

Dorling Kindersley

softcover  (ISBN 1-4093-5651-5)

SRP: £ 4.99

solicitation copy:

An action-packed sticker book guide to the universe of Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Adventures Ultimate Sticker Book is a fun companion to the brand-new animated television series. Set between the Star Wars movies, Star Wars Rebels follows the fierce fight between a band of young rebels and the Empire, exploring more exciting Star Wars adventures.

Star Wars Rebels is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III and Star Wars: Episode IV as the few remaining Jedi Knights hide from the Empire! This ultimate sticker book is filled with over 500 colour stickers from the Star Wars Rebels series depicting all the exciting space battles, armies, vehicles and new characters.

With Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Adventures Ultimate Sticker Book there's a galaxy of sticker fun to be had.

scenes and iconic moments, you'll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars: Rebels - the Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!link:

amazon UK

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Rebels – Rebels Versus Empire: Ultimate Sticker Book

publisher info:

Dorling Kindersley

softcover  (ISBN 1-4093-5652-3)

SRP: £ 4.99

solicitation copy:

An action-packed sticker book guide to the universe of Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Versus Empire Ultimate Sticker Book is a companion sticker book to the new adventure from the Star Wars franchise, the animated television series Star Wars Rebels. Set between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV, the Ultimate Sticker Book contains over 500 stickers depicting the exciting fight against the Empire that continues in Star Wars Rebels.

Enjoy new adventures and new stories from the Star Wars universe, following the escapades of a band of young rebels. Including epic battles, interesting characters and exciting vehicles that Star Wars fans have grown to expect, the Ultimate Sticker Book is released to coincide with the premiere of the television series.

With Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Versus Empire Ultimate Sticker Book there's a galaxy of sticker fun to be had.

scenes and iconic moments, you'll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars: Rebels - the Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!link:

amazon UK / amazon

 

 

 

 

 

August 5, 2014

Star Wars: Rebels – Chopper Saves the Day

publisher info