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  News Archives: July 2017

The following news items were posted on Star Wars Book & Comics during July 2017:
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Thursday 27th July
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[] Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Christie Golden
Century ( UK )

This story occurs just after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad.
After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire—no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire? In this thrilling prequel to
Battlefront II, the Empire’s handpicked team will be forged in fire.

 
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[] Star Wars Insider #174
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( UK )

In this issue we're featuring a special look at the character who has proved that there are heroes on both sides. Not that Finn’s journey is at an end, of course. Despite his injuries sustained in the battle in the forest at Starkiller Base, he’s not out of action just yet. As we wait patiently for The Last Jedi, we can be sure that there is more in store from this intriguing defector.

Meanwhile at the Launchpad, the Freemakers return, Luke and Leia are honored, and Carrie Fisher is remembered. Plus: C-3PO takes to the skies!

 
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Wednesday 26th July
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[] Doctor Aphra #10: Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit (Part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Aphra’s back with a brand-new plan that’s guaranteed to pay!
• There’s just one teensy problem…
• It involves surrounding herself by some of the galaxy’s biggest baddies.
• And they don’t like Aphra’s tricks!

 
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Tuesday 25th July
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[] Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Christie Golden
Del Rey ( [US] )

This story occurs just after Episode IV: A New Hope:
The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad.
After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire—no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire? In this thrilling prequel to
Battlefront II, the Empire’s handpicked team will be forged in fire.

 
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[] Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps
Children's Book by Jarrett J. Krasoczka
Scholastic ( [US] & [UK] )

Victor is back at Jedi Academy and was excited about Drama Club and hoped to get the lead in this year's musical... But his best friend, Artemis, got the role. Now his sister is getting ready to graduate from Jedi Academy. She's always taken care of him, and he's lost now that she's not around as much. Can he roll with the (force) punches? Or will he revert to his old ways and go back to being the class clown?

 
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[] Star Wars Super Graphic
Reference Book by Tim Leong
Chronicle Books ( [US] & [UK] )

Graphic design guru Tim Leong presents Star Wars trivia in an all-new way—through playful pie charts, bar graphs, and other data-driven infographics. From a Venn diagram of Yoda’s idiosyncrasies to an organizational chart of the empire, Star Wars Super Graphic shines a new light on the much-adored universe. Equal parts playful and informative, this visual love letter to the vast Star Wars universe will enchant fans of all ages.

 
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Wednesday 19th July
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[] Poe Dameron #17: War Stories (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Black Squadron is back in action!
• And this time they’re on the lookout for some new recruits for the Resistance!
• Poe Dameron’s first encounter? Turns out to be a mysterious person from Jess Pava’s past...

 
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[] Darth Maul #5 (Part 5 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 32 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Darth Maul has kidnapped Jedi Padawan Eldra Katiss...
• ...and he’s out for blood.
• But she’s not going down without a fight.
• Duel!

 
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Tuesday 18th July
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[] Star Wars: On the Front Lines
Hardback Reference Book by Daniel Wallace & Brian Rood
Titan Books ( [US] )

From the Clone Wars and the Rebellion to the clashes with the First Order, the galaxy is defined by war. Star Wars: On the Front Lines chronicles the tactics, weapons, and armor used in pivotal battles along with acts of valor achieved during the campaign. By focusing on elements of the battles that occurred off screen, this collection brings the struggles faced by ground soldiers and starfighter pilots to life like never before, placing the reader on the battlelines.
With full-spread, classic illustrations that capture the sweeping scale of these historical battles, On the Front Lines brings a fresh look at the forces who fought on the front lines.

 
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Wednesday 12th July
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[] Doctor Aphra #9: Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit (Part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Aphra’s back with a brand-new plan that’s guaranteed to pay!
• There’s just one teensy problem…
• It involves surrounding herself by some of the galaxy’s biggest baddies.
• And they don’t like Aphra’s tricks!

 
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[] Darth Vader #3: The Chosen One (Part 3)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Guiseppe Camuncoli et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Vader sets his sights on a Jedi who’s avoided Order 66...
• ...a Jedi Master who’s long lived in seclusion...
• ...a Jedi more powerful than any Vader has faced before...

 
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[] Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Volume 2 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by A.Goodwin, C.Claremont, D.F.Glut, H.Chaykin et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

These stories occur after and up to 3 years after The Battle of Yavin:
Marvel’s original exploration of the Star Wars galaxy continues – and all your favorites are along for the ride! Luke and Leia are trapped in a siege at Yavin! Obi-Wan Kenobi fights alone! Cyborgs clash when Darth Vader takes on bounty hunter Beilert Valance! And Han and Chewie answer the question, "Whatever happened to Jabba?" Lightsabers clash, there’s thunder in the stars, and a red queen rises as the Dark Lord of the Sith finally discovers the identity of the young Jedi who destroyed the Death Star! Prepare for a Skywalker showdown setting the stage for The Empire Strikes Back! Plus: rarely seen tales from the United Kingdom!
Collects Star Wars #24 – 38, Star Wars Annual #1, material from UK’s Star Wars Weekly #94 - 99 & #104 - 115.

 
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Tuesday 11th July
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[] Star Wars Insider #174
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

In this issue we're featuring a special look at the character who has proved that there are heroes on both sides. Not that Finn’s journey is at an end, of course. Despite his injuries sustained in the battle in the forest at Starkiller Base, he’s not out of action just yet. As we wait patiently for The Last Jedi, we can be sure that there is more in store from this intriguing defector.

Meanwhile at the Launchpad, the Freemakers return, Luke and Leia are honored, and Carrie Fisher is remembered. Plus: C-3PO takes to the skies!

 
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Wednesday 5th July
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[] Star Wars #33: Rebels in the Wild
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between six and twelve months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
• The Hero of the Rebellion & the Princess of the Revolution!
• Luke and Leia finally get some time alone.
• Unfortunately, it’s stranded on a desert island.

 
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[] Rogue One #4 (Part 4 of 6)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jody Houser, Emilio Laiso et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs immediately before Episode IV: A New Hope:
• Jyn Erso brings the news of the Death Star plans to the Rebellion...
• It seems her father built a way for the superweapon to be destroyed!
• But when the Rebellion refuses to help, Jyn is left only with a small crew of soldiers to fight.

 
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[] Star Wars: Volume 5: Yoda's Secret War
Paperback Graphic Novel by Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs between 6 to 12 months after Episode IV: A New Hope:
With one member of the rebel crew captured and imprisoned, we turn once more to the journals of Ben Kenobi and a legendary adventure with Jedi Master...Yoda!
He's trapped on a world full of vicious, mysteriously powered children. Not easy, will this be. Overpowered and captured, the master must become a student once more. And the ripples of Yoda's struggle in the past will be felt by Luke Skywalker in the present! Connected, it all is!
Plus: Join Princess Leia on a top-secret and highly dangerous mission on a planet that wants no part of the war against the Empire. When an injury threatens to end her mission, can she inspire that rebel spirit in a populace who just want to keep their heads down?
Collects Star Wars #26 - #30 and Star Wars Annual #2.

 
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