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April 17, 2014

 

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NEWLY ANNOUNCED

Dark Horse solicitations for July 2014

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Onlslaught at Arda I Adventure Module (Fall 2014)

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

Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Code (Trade Edition) (October 2014?)

The Official Star Wars Fact File: Darth Vader Figurine Special (April 2014?)

Star Wars: Build Darth Vader (Fall 2014)

 

Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy (October 28, 2014)

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

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures (1977 – 1985) (November 14, 2014)

Star Wars Art: Posters (October 14, 2014)

 

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April 16, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 15 (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.

inside this issue:

AT-ST: Imperial scout walker

WA-7 service unit: Third-degree waitress droid

Admiral Yularen: Distinguished military leader under the Republic and Empire

PLUS: Creating the droid army, EV-9D9 Supervisor, Moff Jerjerrod, Saw and Steela Gerrera, Halle Burtoni, Raxus Prime, Han Solo’s blaster

link:

official site

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Star Wars # 7

publisher info:

comicbook

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:

When Princess Leia falls into the hands of Darth Vader, General Skywalker, Annikin Starkiller, and Han Solo must go on the offensive against the Galactic Empire. But they have a secret weapon on their side—one that the Imperials have vastly underestimated: Wookiees!

Official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!

“If you love Star Wars with every fiber of your being than you will find everything you love about Star Wars in these pages in a new and interesting way.” —All-Comic

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 preview

 

 

 

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows # 5 (of 5)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Tim Siedell

art by Gabriel Guzman / colors by Michael Atiyeh

cover by Felipe Massafera

solicitation copy:

Trooper vs. trooper!

Stormtrooper Hock sabotages the remnant Separatists from the inside as they defend against Darth Vader’s advancing forces, and fights for his life against a figure from his past. At Vader’s side, Hock witnesses firsthand the power and ruthlessness of the man-machine he has followed into battle!

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

link:

dark horse preview

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Volume 2: From the Ruins of Alderaan

publisher info:

comic collection (softcover, 144 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-311-1)

SRP: $ 19.99

credits:

writer: Brian Wood

artists: Carlos D’Anda & Ryan Kelly  / inker: Dan Parsons

colorist: Gabe Eltaeb

cover: Hugh Fleming

solicitation copy:

The Rebels' covert ops go on the offensive as Princess Leia sends two of her top pilots—Wedge Antilles and Luke Skywalker—to be "captured" by the Empire! Meanwhile, Leia takes off on her own to locate a safe haven. But Darth Vader is on the alert! Collects issues #7–#12 of the ongoing series.

Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly, Carlos D'Anda!

"Unbridled imagination, energy and excitement is exactly what Wood brings to this story."—Comic Book Resources

from amazon:

The Rebels' covert ops go on the offensive as Princess Leia sends two of her top pilots - Wedge Antilles and Luke Skywalker - to be "captured" by the Empire! Meanwhile, Leia takes off on her own to locate a safe haven. But Darth Vader is on the alert and sends his own agent after Luke, while Leia unexpectedly encounters a fellow Alderaanian who forces her to relive the loss of her home planet. And where is Han Solo all this time? Well, you know Han...

links:

dark horse with preview / amazon

 

 

April 15, 2014

The Star Wars Magazine # 1

publisher info:

Titan Magazines

magazine

SRP: $ 4.99

solicitation copy:

Brand-new Star Wars Magazine

The new Star Wars Magazine brings fans brand-new comic strip adventures, features, games and puzzles from the Star Wars universe – featuring your fave Clone Wars characters alongside heroes and villains from all six awesome movies!

The very first issue is packed with two brand-new Star Wars comic adventures starring Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan; cool features about the Rebel Alliance and its enemies in the Galactic Empire, and Han Solo’s iconic ship, the one-and-only Millennium Falcon… Plus, games, puzzles, and awesome prizes! 

Whether you're a fan of The Phantom Menace, a convert of The Clone Wars, an aficionado of A New Hope, or a Rebels recruit - Star Wars is the magazine for you!

New comics! - Two awesome new comic strips! Meet Obi-Wan as he tries to train his new Padawan: Luke Skywalker! Join Yoda in his fight to save the last survivors on a doomed moon overrun by Separatist droid troops!

Meet the heroes! - Star Wars Magazine open up to the whole Star Wars universe! Get the essential info on the heroes of the galaxy; Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and more!

Meet the Imperials! - Find out about the evil enemies of the Rebellion in the Galactic Empire. Do you feel the power of the Dark side?

Sneak Peek – Rebels - It's going to be the coolest TV programme of 2014, and we've got a sneaky first look behind the scenes of Star Wars: Rebels!

solicitation copy:

An all-new #1! The entire Star Wars galaxy comes together in a brand-new magazine from a galaxy far, far away! Featuring Clone Wars heroes rubbing shoulders with fan favorites from the movie universe - and an awesome mix of posters, puzzles, and comic strips - Star Wars Magazine is officially cooler than Hoth! Yoda be mad to miss it!

links:

Titan magazines / TFAW

 

 

 

Star Wars: What Makes a Monster? (DK Adventures)

publisher info:

written by Adam Bray

softcover (128 pages)

DK Publishing (ISBN 1-4654-1724-4)

SRP: $ 5.99

hardcover (128 pages)

DK Publishing (ISBN 1-4654-1813-5)

SRP: $ 16.99

solicitation copy:

Good books build great readers. Created in consultation with literacy experts, DK Adventures will appeal to proficient readers who have a love of reading for both information and pleasure.

With rich, descriptive vocabulary, and interactive elements including diaries, recipes, poetry, character profiles, diagrams, and articles to support the stories, DK Adventures focus on engaging, action-packed topics that will develop comprehension skills and continue to build a child's love of reading.

from amazon UK:

New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading. Star Wars' Jedi Battles is a 'Confident' reader, perfect for children who are proficient readers, developing the habit of reading widely for both pleasure and information. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers. From epic battles in space to gripping one-to-one lightsaber duels, the galaxy has seen a lot of thrilling action. Learn what it takes to be a Jedi master, what to wear in a battle situation, how to handle a lightsaber, and ultimately, how to defeat the Sith! Star Wars Jedi Battles is 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 leveled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary, and content are spot on for each stage.

from amazon:

Are you ready for the adventure to begin? DK Adventures are nonfiction narratives for kids ages 8-11 featuring engaging, action-packed stories that help kids build their skills in vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and critical thinking while developing a love of reading. With diaries, recipes, poetry, instructions, graphics, or songs, the genre spreads in each DK Adventures title enhance the story and reinforce curriculum learning, while the expansive range of entertaining nonfiction subjects will appeal to boys and girls everywhere.

From the acklay to wampas, banthas to the sarlacc, young readers will travel to a galaxy far, far away to meet the scariest monsters from the Star Wars universe. DK Adventures: Star Wars®: What Makes a Monster? explores where these creepy creatures come from, what they live on, and all about those who have battled them and lived to tell the tale!

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

From the acklay to wampas, banthas to the sarlacc, young readers will travel to a galaxy far, far away to meet the scariest monsters from the Star Wars universe. DK Adventures: Star Wars: What Makes a Monster? explores where these creatures come from, what they live on, and all about those who have battled them and lived to tell the tale!

links:

amazon hardcover / amazon softcover / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 97)

 

 

LAST WEEK RELEASES

 

April 9, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 14 (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 # 16 (ongoing comicbook-series)

Rebel Girl: Part 2 of 2

publisher info:

comic (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 2.99

credits:

writer: Brian Wood

pencils: Stéphane Créty ‘inks: Julien Hugonnard-Bert / colors: Gabe Eltaeb

cover: Sean Cooke

solicitation copy:

Establishing the new Rebel base on Arrochar, Wedge Antilles teaches the local pilots Rogue Squadron’s secret tactics, Luke Skywalker joins the Arrocharian militia on a “routine” mission, and Princess Leia balances her duty to the Rebellion with her upcoming duties as a royal wife.

So why is everyone so uneasy?

Writer Brian Wood gets to the heart of Star Wars!

“This is a great read and has been each and every issue.”—Comics List

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING 2014

 

April 22, 2014

Star Wars Insider # 149 (newsstand cover)

features the original short story Blade Squadron (Part 1) by David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 7.99

from the Star Wars Insider Facebook-page:

We’re thrilled to announce that David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams, authors of the short story, “Maze Run” (that appeared in Star Wars Insider Magazine 131) are penning a new two-part series for Star Wars Insider Magazine. “Blade Squadron” chronicles the story of an elite squad of rebel B-wing pilots on a suicide mission during the Battle of Endor. The events of the tale were written as if they were deleted scenes from the original film, and are rife with knuckle-whitening action and compelling new characters. Chris Trevas will be providing all-new art for the tale.he accompanying artwork, created for Return of the Jedi depicting a battle that was never seen in the film, “Blade Squadron” chronicles the story of an elite squad of rebel B-wing pilots on a suicide mission during the Battle of Endor. The events of the tale were written as if they were deleted scenes from the original film, and are rife with knuckle-whitening action and compelling new characters, while the inimitable Chris Trevas will be providing all-new art for the tale. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come

from Star Wars Insider # 148:

The Saga Continues… Next Issue!

The Sinister Separatist – Insider on the mysterious General Grievous

The Write Stuff – Author Matthew Stover on the art of writing Star Wars fiction!

B-Wing Squadron! – The first of a spectacular two-part tale starts here!

solicitation copy:

General Grievous takes center stage in issue #149 as we look at the life and times of the sinister Separatist! Best-selling Star Wars author John Jackson Miller nominates five amazing Expanded Universe characters, and we investigate how Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon shaped the world of Star Wars comics! Get the latest, exclusive news from the making of Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars Episode VII! Plus all the hottest books, comics, and collectibles coming your way!

link:

TFAW

 

 

April 23, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 16 (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: Dark Times Volume 7 – A Spark Remains (confirmed by the Diamond Shipping List)

publisher info:

comic collection (120 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-262-X)

SRP: $ 19.99

credits:

writer: Randy Stradley

art: Douglas Wheatley

colors:Dan Jackson

cover: Benjamin Carré

solicitation copy:

Together with their old friend Dass Jennir and a new Jedi acquaintance, the crew of the Uhumele is plotting to take down the Galactic Emperor's second in command, Darth Vader! For this foolproof plan, they'll be offering something the Dark Lord won't be able to resist: Jedi.
Collects Star Wars: Dark Times - A Spark Remains #1–#5.
Together with their old friend Dass Jennir and a new Jedi acquaintance, the crew of the Uhumele is plotting to take down the Galactic Emperor’s second in command, Darth Vader! For this foolproof plan, they’ll be offering something the Dark Lord won’t be able to resist: Jedi.

Collects Star Wars: Dark Times – A Spark Remains # 1 - # 5

Vader on the hunt... for Jedi!

Darth Vader grooms an assassin for the Empire!

Artist Doug Wheatley returns to Star Wars: Dark Times!

A trap is set for Darth Vader!

from amazon:

Finally reunited with his friends on the Uhumele, Jedi Dass Jennir learns that much has changed. The crew has met another Jedi, and together they're hatching a plot to take down the new Galactic Emperor's second in command, Darth Vader! Though reluctant to join - having only just found a renewed reason to live - Jennir still finds their plan too good to pass up. Soon they're seeking a third Jedi to join their cause, and secrets among the crew begin to form cracks in their alliance... just as the bait for Vader is set! For this foolproof plan, they'll be offering something the Dark Lord won't be able to resist: Jedi!

links:

dark horse / amazon

 

 

Star Wars Insider # 149 (Previews Exclusive cover)

features the original short story Blade Squadron (Part 1) by David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

SRP $ 7.99

from the Star Wars Insider Facebook-page:

We’re thrilled to announce that David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams, authors of the short story, “Maze Run” (that appeared in Star Wars Insider Magazine 131) are penning a new two-part series for Star Wars Insider Magazine. “Blade Squadron” chronicles the story of an elite squad of rebel B-wing pilots on a suicide mission during the Battle of Endor. The events of the tale were written as if they were deleted scenes from the original film, and are rife with knuckle-whitening action and compelling new characters. Chris Trevas will be providing all-new art for the tale.he accompanying artwork, created for Return of the Jedi depicting a battle that was never seen in the film, “Blade Squadron” chronicles the story of an elite squad of rebel B-wing pilots on a suicide mission during the Battle of Endor. The events of the tale were written as if they were deleted scenes from the original film, and are rife with knuckle-whitening action and compelling new characters, while the inimitable Chris Trevas will be providing all-new art for the tale. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come

solicitation copy:

General Grievous takes center stage in issue #149 as we look at the life and times of the sinister Separatist! Best-selling Star Wars author John Jackson Miller nominates five amazing Expanded Universe characters, and we investigate how Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon shaped the world of Star Wars comics! Get the latest, exclusive news from the making of Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars Episode VII! Plus all the hottest books, comics, and collectibles coming your way!

from Star Wars Insider # 148:

The Saga Continues… Next Issue!

The Sinister Separatist – Insider on the mysterious General Grievous

The Write Stuff – Author Matthew Stover on the art of writing Star Wars fiction!

B-Wing Squadron! – The first of a spectacular two-part tale starts here!

link:

TFAW

 

 

Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2 # 14 (confirmed by the Diamond Shipping List)

Wanted: Ania Solo – Part 4 of 5

publisher info:

comicbook (32 pages)

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 2.99

credits:

writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman

art: Gabriel Hardman / colors: Jordan Boyd

cover: Agustin Alessio

solicitation copy:

Who IS Ania Solo?

A look into Ania Solo’s prison-camp past reveals a secret connection to the brutal bounty hunter who is desperate to bring her to justice—dead, not alive!

But bounty hunters are only part of Ania’s problems!

The answer to “Who is Ania Solo?” is at hand!

“Bechko and Hardman do a fantastic job.”—Comic Booked

link:

dark horse preview

 

 

 

Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 3 (confirmed by the Diamond Shipping List)

publisher info:

comic omnibus (416 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-227-1)

SRP: $ 24.99

credits:

writer: John Jackson Miller

pencils: Ron Chan, Brian Ching, Bong Dazo, Andrea Mutti & Dean Zachary / inks: Pierluigi Baldassini

colors: Michael Atiyeh

cover: Dan Scott

solicitation copy:

Free from the false charges against him, former Padawan Zayne Carrick discovers that one of his allies, Jarael, has been running from her past. Soon Zayne is caught in a web of sport dueling, slavery, an evil twin, an ancient society, and finally, the frontline of the Mandalorian Wars.

Collects Knights of the Old Republic #38–#50 and Knights of the Old Republic—War #1–#5 (part of volume 7 and volumes 8–10).

Expands the story of the smash-hit video games!

From the New York Times best-selling novelist John Jackson Miller!

"A tremendous effort from Dark Horse."—Geeks of Doom

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 17 (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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Beginner Game

publisher info:

boxed roleplaying game

Fantasy Flight Games (ISBN 1-61661-878-0)

SRP: $ 29.95

from the Fantasy Flight Games announcement (January 17, 2014):

The Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Beginner Game is the perfect entry into the Star Wars: Age of Rebellion roleplaying experience for players of all skill levels.

With its complete, learn-as-you-go adventure, players can open the box and immediately dive into their roles as members of the Rebel Alliance, desperately fighting against the superior might of the galactic Empire. Pre-generated character folios keep the rules right at your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system advance your story with every roll.

The abridged ruleset, which is incorporated into the included adventure, allows you to learn as you play throughout your adventure. With plenty of opportunities for combat, social encounters, clever thinking, and more, Takeover at Whisper Base, the included adventure teaches the fundamentals of Age of Rebellion as part of its narrative.

In the Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Beginner Game, you’ll choose one of four pre-generated characters and jump right into the game. Will you play as a human ace pilot, a Mon Calamari engineer, a human soldier, or a Duros spy? The included character folios keep all the information you need to assume the role of your character at your fingertips.

Each eight-page folio includes a background that explains that character’s connection with the Rebel Alliance and the other heroes, along with quick reference guides for the game’s core mechanics, and plenty of options for advancing your character during Takeover at Whisper Base and taking it into adventures beyond.

The Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Beginner Game includes:

- 1 32-page Adventure Book, 1 48-page Rulebook, and 1 Introduction Sheet

- 4 Full-Color Character Folios

- 1 Full-Color Double-Sided Foldout Map

- 14 Custom Dice

- 9 Destiny Tokens, 33 Character Tokens, and 7 Vehicle Tokens

from amazon UK:

The Star Wars Age of Rebellion Beginner Game is the perfect entry into the Star Wars Age of Rebellion role-playing experience for players of all skill levels. With its complete, learn-as-you-go adventure, players can open the box and immediately dive into their roles as members of the Rebel Alliance, desperately fighting against the superior might of the galactic Empire. Pre-generated character folios keep the rules right at your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system advances your story with every roll.

links:

amazon / amazon UK / FFG Announcement

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 1 (of 4)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

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

cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

Matt Kindt writes Star Wars!

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!

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.

from the announcement at New York Comic Con 2013 (October 2, 2013):

Next spring, Dark Horse will publish a new Star Wars mini-series written by Mind MGMT Matt Kindt set during the original trilogy.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse / previewsworld 1-page preview / comicbook.com 4-page review

 

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 1 (of 4)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

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

variant cover by Matt Kindt

solicitation copy:

Matt Kindt writes Star Wars!

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!

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.

from the announcement at New York Comic Con 2013 (October 2, 2013):

Next spring, Dark Horse will publish a new Star Wars mini-series written by Mind MGMT Matt Kindt set during the original trilogy.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse / previewsworld 1-page preview / comicbook.com 4-page review

 

 

Star Wars: Rebel Heist # 1 (of 4)

publisher info:

comicbook

Dark Horse Comics

SRP: $ 3.50

credits:

written by Matt Kindt

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

ultra-variant cover by Adam Hughes

solicitation copy:

Matt Kindt writes Star Wars!

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!

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.

from the announcement at New York Comic Con 2013 (October 2, 2013):

Next spring, Dark Horse will publish a new Star Wars mini-series written by Mind MGMT Matt Kindt set during the original trilogy.

links:

CBR announcement / dark horse / previewsworld 1-page preview / comicbook.com 4-page review

 

 

April 2014?

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

publisher info:

DeAgostini

magazine 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2014

Lego Star Wars: Choose Your Side! (Ultimate Sticker Collection)

publisher info:

softcover (96 pages)

DK (ISBN 1-4654-1985-3)

SRP: $ 12.99

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

The battle between good and evil continues in the all-new Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Star Wars: Choose Your Side!. Fun minifigure facts paired with action-packed images provide fascinating information about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures, ships, vehicles, and battles. With more than 1,000 reusable stickers, fans of all ages can engage in battles between Jedi and Sith, humans and clones, or Ewoks and stormtroopers while discovering new information about the 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets!

links:

amazon / DK Summer 2014 PDF (page 99)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lego Star Wars: Darth Vader’s Empire - Ultimate Sticker Collection

DK Publishing

softcover (32 pages)

ISBN 1-4093-5365-6

SRP: $ 7.70

link:

amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary - Updated and Expanded

publisher info:

written by Simon Beecroft & Jason Fry

hardcover (144 pages)

DK (ISBN 1-4654-1921-7)

SRP: $ 21.99

solicitation copy:

Discover everything you need to know about Lego[registered] Star Wars sets and minifigures. If you love Lego Star Wars, then the updated and expanded edition of Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (previous ISBN: 9781405347471), complete with a rare and exclusive Lego Star Wars minifigure is perfect for you. You can learn all about Lego Star Wars ships, weapons, and even the Death Star through amazing Star Wars images and incredible details. You can come face-to-face with Lego versions of Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Anakin and more and discover hundreds of little known facts about Star Wars characters and factions, such as the Jedi and the Sith. This revised edition of Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is updated throughout to show all the new sets and innovations in Lego Star Wars from 2009 to 2014. Covering all six Star Wars episodes, Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, Star Wars: The Old Republic computer game and the expanded universe with behind-the-scenes information, fan creations, and merchandise. Packed with additional information on the history, manufacture and construction of Lego Star Wars and a new gallery featuring every Star Wars minigifigure Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is perfect for all Lego Star Wars fans.

from the DK Summer 2014 Trade Catalog:

With more than two million copies of the original sold worldwide since 2009, DK now brings you a fully revised and updated edition of the # 1 New York Times bestseller LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.

Complete with 48 additional pages and updated throughout to show all of the new sets and innovations from LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary provides detailed and annotated photography giving insight into the characters, locations, creatures, and spacecraft of the LEGO galaxy far, far away. Young Padawans will learn the ins and outs about their favorite vehicles, weapons, and minifigures such as Anakin, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader

Fans of all ages will learn about every LEGO Star Wars set released while exploring the updated cross-sections that expose the inner workings of larger-piece sets such as the Death Star or Millennium Falcon. The updated “Beyond the Bricks” chapter goes behind-the-scenes to take a look at how LEGO sets are made, new models, plus fun fan creations. Of course this book would not be complete without an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure, which is sure to impress even the most dedicated collector.

links:

amazon / DK Summer 2014 PDF (pages 92 & 93)

 

 

 

Lego Star Wars: Yoda’s Jedi Army - Ultimate Sticker Collection

DK Publishing

softcover (32 pages)

ISBN 1-4093-5364-8

SRP: $ 7.70

link:

amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Insider (UK version of Star Wars Insider # 149)

features the original short story Blade Squadron (Part 1) by David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams

publisher info:

magazine (84 pages)

edited by Jonathan Wilkinson

Titan Magazines

from the Star Wars Insider Facebook-page:

We’re thrilled to announce that David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams, authors of the short story, “Maze Run” (that appeared in Star Wars Insider Magazine 131) are penning a new two-part series for Star Wars Insider Magazine. “Blade Squadron” chronicles the story of an elite squad of rebel B-wing pilots on a suicide mission during the Battle of Endor. The events of the tale were written as if they were deleted scenes from the original film, and are rife with knuckle-whitening action and compelling new characters. Chris Trevas will be providing all-new art for the tale.he accompanying artwork, created for Return of the Jedi depicting a battle that was never seen in the film, “Blade Squadron” chronicles the story of an elite squad of rebel B-wing pilots on a suicide mission during the Battle of Endor. The events of the tale were written as if they were deleted scenes from the original film, and are rife with knuckle-whitening action and compelling new characters, while the inimitable Chris Trevas will be providing all-new art for the tale. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come

from Star Wars Insider # 148:

The Saga Continues… Next Issue!

The Sinister Separatist – Insider on the mysterious General Grievous

The Write Stuff – Author Matthew Stover on the art of writing Star Wars fiction!

B-Wing Squadron! – The first of a spectacular two-part tale starts here!

solicitation copy:

General Grievous takes center stage in issue #149 as we look at the life and times of the sinister Separatist! Best-selling Star Wars author John Jackson Miller nominates five amazing Expanded Universe characters, and we investigate how Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon shaped the world of Star Wars comics! Get the latest, exclusive news from the making of Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars Episode VII! Plus all the hottest books, comics, and collectibles coming your way!

 

 

 

 

 

Who Is George Lucas? (Who Was…? series)

publisher info:

written by Pamela D. Pollack & Meg Belviso

illustrated by Ted Hammond & Kevin McVeigh

Grosset & Dunlap

softcover (112 pages) (ISBN 0-448-47947-8)

SRP: $ 4.49

Solicitation copy:

As a child his passions were comics and cars, but George Lucas grew up to be one of the most successful filmmakers of all time.  He is a producer, screenwriter, director and entrepreneur whose company Lucasfilms pioneered the movie effects that changed the world of animation. He founded Industrial Light and Magic, which transformed special sound and visual effects throughout the Hollywood film industry. He is best known, of course, as the creator of the Star Wars movie, television, gaming, toy and merchandise empire, as well as the archeologist-adventure series Indiana Jones.  Discover the man behind the magic in Who Is George Lucas?

link:

amazon

 

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2014

Steam Wars # 1 (Free Comic Book Day)

Antarctic Press

comic (32 pages)

free at Free Comics Book Day 2014

link:

freecomicbookday.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2014

The Goldbergs: A Wrestler Named Goldberg (special Star Wars-themed episode)

release info:

US television series

ABC Television

from The Hollywood Reporter (April 4, 2014):

Following nods to cult movies Goonies and Tron, ABC's 1980s-set comedy The Goldbergs will team with Lucasfilm for its upcoming Star Wars-themed episode.

George Lucas' production company behind the iconic franchise has signed on for a tie-in with the episode to support the annual international geek holiday Star Wars Day "May the Fourth."

As part of the tie-in, Lucasfilm partnered with studio Sony Pictures Television and ABC for the May 6 episode titled "A Wrestler Named Goldberg." Lucasfilm will help promote the episode in the lead-up to the broadcast. The episode sees Adam (Sean Giambrone) and Erica (Hayley Orrantia) encounter elaborately costumed Star Wars fans, including Reno 911's Thomas Lennon, while waiting in line at the Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi opening.

The Goldbergs tie-in marks the latest bit of corporate synergy at ABC following Disney's $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm in 2013. 

The Goldbergs airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

 

 

 

May 7, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 18 (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 Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 2 (last Omnibus published by Dark Horse Comics)

publisher info:

comic omnibus (456 pages)

Dark Horse Books (ISBN 1-61655-252-2)

SRP: $ 24.99

credits:

written by Randy Stradley

cover by Dave McCaig

solicitation copy:

Jedi Dass Jennir takes a job that attracts the attention of Lord Vader himself! Meanwhile, Jedi Master K’Kruhk tries to shield a group of Padawans from the Empire’s hunt for Jedi. Culminating in a confrontation between the Jedi and Darth Vader, the galaxy’s dark times continue…

 Collects Dark Times Volume 4—Blue Harvest, Dark Times Volume 5—Out of the Wilderness, Dark Times Volume 6—Fire Carrier, and Dark Times Volume 7—A Spark Remains.

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

 

 

May 13, 2014

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy

publisher info:

written by J.W. Rinzler, introduction by Joe Johnston

hardcover (352 pages)

Abrams (ISBN 1-4197-0774-4)

SRP: $ 40.00

solicitation copy:

For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy—the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi—as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes.

From the opening chase above Tatooine in A New Hope to the Battle of Endor in Jedi, this book presents the visual inspiration behind now-iconic moments. Readers can finally see a full set of storyboards by legendary artist Joe Johnston, as well as early boards for Episode IV by Alex Tavoularis and for Episode V by Ivor Beddoes, rarely seen Episode VI boards by Roy Carnon, and Ralph McQuarrie’s never-before-seen storyboards for Episode V.

links:

amazon / Abrams Spring 2014 catalog with preview

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2014

The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 19 (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 # 17 (ongoing comicbook-series)

A Shattered Hope: Part 1 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 Victor Manuel Leza

solicitation copy:

Watch that first step, Luke!

As Princess Leia and her prince prepare for their wedding day on Arrochar, the uneasy feeling among the Rebels—especially Han Solo—grows. Meanwhile, Luke, on an alpine mission with local troops, discovers the Alliance's new "friends" aren't so friendly!

Writer Brian Wood gets to the heart of Star Wars!

"This is a great read and has been each and every issue."—Comics List

link:

dark horse

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Comic volume # 7.5, June 2014

publisher info:

magazine

Titan magazines

SRP: £ 4.95

 

 

 

 

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)

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

 

 

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 / randomhouse .com

 

 

 

 

 

May 27, 2014

Star Wars: Crucible (paperback reprint)

publisher info:

written by Troy Denning

paperback reprint

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

 

 

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

 

 

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

 

 

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: Grade 1 Math (For Ages 5 - 6)

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: Grade 1 Reading (For Ages 5 - 6)

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: Grade 1 Writing (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: Grade 2 Math (For Ages 6 - 7)

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: Grade 2 Reading (For Ages 6 - 7)

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: Grade 2 Writing (For Ages 6 - 7)

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 4 - 5)

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 4 - 5)

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 and ABCs (For Ages 4 - 5)

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 3 - 4)

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 3 - 4)

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, and Patterns (For Ages 3 - 4)

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)

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)

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)

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

 

 

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