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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 18th January
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[] Doctor Aphra #3
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieren Gillen, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Aphra’s hunt for the Ordu Aspectu has led to the last place she wants to be…
…an Imperial encampment!
The good doctor, her deadly droids and her Wookiee companion are in for trouble…

 
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[] Last Flight of Harbinger
Paperback Graphic Novel by Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, David Aja et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Take another dive into the journal of Obi-Wan Kenobi! Jabba the Hutt has a problem, and he’s hired the Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan to find out exactly who’s been thwarting his men! A certain old hermit of the dune wastes might know a little something about that…
Then, take a walk on the Dark Side with Sgt. Kreel and an elite group of Imperial soldiers aboard the Star Destroyer
Harbinger! It’s a nigh-indestructible weapon of war. But it’s also the target of the Rebels’ new top-secret plan. Never afraid of defying the odds, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa are determined to make this the last flight of the Harbinger!
Collects Star Wars #20 thru #25.

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 17th January
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[Available now...] [] Poe and the Missing Ship
Children's Paperback Book by Nate Millici (from an original story by Greg Rucka)
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Join Resistance Pilot Poe Dameron in this 8×8 storybook for an adventure across the galaxy that takes place before Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
When Poe Dameron and his faithful droid discover that the First Order has captured a civilian ship, their lives are turned upside down!

This 8x8 storybook is an adaptation of Poe's story from Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka.

 
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[Available now...] [] Fight in the Forest (World of Reading Level 2)
Children's Paperback Book
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

This Level 2 early reader retells the stunning conclusion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with all-new illustrations. Follow along as Rey and Finn take on the evil Kylo Ren!

 
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[Available now...] [] Rebel Heroes (DK Level 3 Reader)
Children's Hardback Book by Shari Last
Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

Introduce new readers to the amazing Star Wars galaxy with DK Reader: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes. Featuring images from the Star Wars movies, little readers will love learning about the most daring rebels in the Star Wars galaxy including Poe Dameron, Princess Leia, Rey, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Ezra Bridger, and more!
DK Reader: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes is a Level 3 reader. These books are great for children who are learning to read. Exciting stories with limited vocabulary and lots of word repetition engage young fans and build their literary skills. The winning combination of Star Wars and an engaging story packed full of exciting images is perfect for getting children hooked on reading.

 
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NEWS . . .

Thursday 12th January
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[ Rogue One ] [] Marvel announce Rogue One comic adaptation

As exclusively reported on ew.com, Marvel are to release a six-issue comic book adaptation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that "will definitely expand on what was seen in both Rogue One the film and the novelization". Penned by Jody Houser with art by Emilio Laiso, it begins in April:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may not have had an opening crawl or the word “episode” in its title, but like other Star Wars movies before it, will get a comic book adaptation. The six-issue Marvel comic, written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Emilio Laiso, will kick off in April. EW spoke with Hauser about her vision for the adaptation and how she thinks Rogue One differs from the rest of the Star Wars canon...read full story

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 11th January
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[] Poe Dameron #10
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Phil Noto et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Poe and Threepio’s covert mission comes to an end!
• Can they escape with their informant intact?
• Or will Terex’s past come back to haunt them?

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 10th January
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[Available now...] [] Rebel Heroes (DK Level 3 Reader)
Children's Paperback Book by Shari Last
DK Publishing ( [US] )

Introduce new readers to the amazing Star Wars galaxy with DK Reader: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes. Featuring images from the Star Wars movies, little readers will love learning about the most daring rebels in the Star Wars galaxy including Poe Dameron, Princess Leia, Rey, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Ezra Bridger, and more!
DK Reader: Star Wars: Rebel Heroes is a Level 3 reader. These books are great for children who are learning to read. Exciting stories with limited vocabulary and lots of word repetition engage young fans and build their literary skills. The winning combination of Star Wars and an engaging story packed full of exciting images is perfect for getting children hooked on reading.

 
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[Available now...] [] Rey to the Rescue! (DK Level 2 Reader)
Children's Hardback Book by Lisa Stock
Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

Meet Rey, the brave young heroine from the latest installment of the Star Wars saga: The Force Awakens, in DK Readers L2: Star Wars: Rey to the Rescue! Takes a close look at Rey's home planet of Jakku, her fighting and piloting skills, her friends Finn and BB-8, and her evil enemy Kylo Ren in this new reader from DK.
Perfect for 5–7 year olds beginning to read fluently with support, Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles such as diagrams and activities.

 
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NEWS . . .

Monday 9th January
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[ Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia ] [] A look inside Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

DK.com have updated their online catalogue for the upcoming Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia with some excerpts and a full blurb:

The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects. With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars™ Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars. This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures...read full story

Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia by Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Tricia Barr is due for release by DK Publishing on 4th April in US.

 
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REVIEWS . . .

Sunday 8th January
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[ Heir to the Jedi ] [] Heir to the Jedi
By Kevin Hearne
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

not as bad as its reputation [...] at best a very mediocre book [...] it's first short coming is the obvious first person narration [...] only managed to drag me out of the experience and never for once did I feel like I actually was inside the head and thoughts of Luke [...] I was hoping for some twist, or plot development that would require such a narrative, justify it [...] we get to know how our narrator deals with being untrained in the force... and to some degree... girls...read full review

 
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[ Journey to The Force Awakens: Smuggler's Run ] [] Smuggler's Run
By Greg Rucka
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

this one was fun, definitely more fun than that almost awful Princess Leia comic book [...] amazed how perfectly Rucka captures the classic heroes [...] perfectly aligns with the fun of Episode IV [...] also mixes in some of the darkness that was in the recent Rogue One movie [...] a short, fun and worthy read...read full review

 
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NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 4th January
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[ Available now... ] [] Han Solo
Paperback Graphic Novel by Marjorie Liu, Mark Brooks et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Han Solo is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion: rescuing several informants and spies! His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy, the Dragon Void! A tournament he has dreamt of winning his entire life. With a chance of glory, can Han keep his mind on the mission?

 
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US RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 3rd January
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[Available now...] [] Adventures in Wild Space #1: The Snare
Children's Book by Cavan Scott
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…
Milo and Lina look for allies on an ancient frontier world - but the cruel Imperial officer Captain Korda has prepared a trap...

 
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[Available now...] [] Adventures in Wild Space #2: The Nest
Children's Book by Tom Huddleston
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

When their parents are captured by the evil Galactic Empire, brother and sister Milo and Lina Graf must set out on an epic quest to free them. Menaced by Imperial agents, bounty hunters, and gangsters, they will have to travel across the galaxy uncovering clues to rescue their parents and aid the Rebellion in the fight against the Empire…
Milo and Lina trace their latest clue to a remote jungle world - where a terrifying beast lies in wait...

 
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[Available now...] [] Rey to the Rescue! (DK Level 2 Reader)
Children's Paperback Book by Lisa Stock
DK Publishing ( [US] )

Meet Rey, the brave young heroine from the latest installment of the Star Wars saga: The Force Awakens, in DK Readers L2: Star Wars: Rey to the Rescue! Takes a close look at Rey's home planet of Jakku, her fighting and piloting skills, her friends Finn and BB-8, and her evil enemy Kylo Ren in this new reader from DK.
Perfect for 5–7 year olds beginning to read fluently with support, Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles such as diagrams and activities.

 
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[Available now...] [] The Phantom Menace: Read-A-Long Storybook & CD
Children's Story Book & CD by Elizabeth Schaefer, Brian Rood
Disney-Lucasfilm Press ( [US] )

Relive all of the excitement of The Phantom Menace in this illustrated storybook-and-CD set.

 
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