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NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 1st September
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[ Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One ] [] Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One
Blu-Ray and DVD Boxset
Lucasfilm / Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment ( [US] )

Between 5 and 4 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruining the lives of its people. A ragtag band of rebels — Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper — have taken a brave stand against the ruthless oppression of the Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.
Contains all episodes from the first season with additional features...more

 
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[] Star Wars Trilogy
Paperback Novel by George Lucas, Donald F. Glut, James Khan
Del Rey ( [US] )

Collating original novelisations of A New Hope (ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster), The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

 
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[Available now...] [] Ultimate Star Wars
Hardback Reference Book by R. Windham, A. Bray, D. Wallace, T. Barr
Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

An in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. Structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels...more
 
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[Avavilable now...] [] The Original Trilogy Stories (Storybook Collection)
Children's Book by various
Disney Lucasfilm Press
( [US] )

Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia for one action-packed adventure after the next! This collection features 18 stories from the original Star Wars trilogy, beautifully illustrated by Star Wars artist Brian Rood. With foil on the cover, gilded pages, and over 250 pieces of both spot and full-page art, this storybook is a must-have for fans!

 
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[Avavilable now...] [] The Story of Darth Vader
Hardback & Paperback Children's Book by Catherine Saunders
DK Publishing
( [US] ); Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

With a fresh new look and added content, The Story of Darth Vader follows the life of one of the greatest villains as he rises to power.
Level 3 is for children able to read on their own. The stories are exciting and captivating in order to develop the child's own desire to read. More text and more complex sentence structure are presented, with information spreads to help develop the reader's general knowledge. The choice of subject widens to match the broadening of children's experiences and interests.

 
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[Available now...] [] Star Pilot
Hardback & Paperback Children's Book by Laura Buller
DK Publishing
( [US] ); Dorling Kindersley ( [UK] )

Star Wars: Star Pilot features a lively, fact-packed narrative about the spaceships and vehicles of Star Wars. What is the biggest spaceship? What is a Jedi starfighter? This exciting book has all the answers!
Level 3 is for children able to read on their own. The stories are exciting and captivating in order to develop the child's own desire to read. More text and more complex sentence structure are presented, with information spreads to help develop the reader's general knowledge. The choice of subject widens to match the broadening of children's experiences and interests.

 
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[Available now...] [] Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of the Rebellion - Poster-A-Page
Paperback Children's Book
Disney Lucasfilm Press
( [US] )

With more than 100 full-color illustrations from Star Wars Rebels' newest season, every page a poster, plus 7 supersize fold-out posters inside, kids can relive the thrilling adventures of Ezra, Kanan, Hera, Zeb, Sabine and Chopper.

 
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[Available now...] [] Star Wars: Heroes and Villains - Poster-A-Page
Paperback Children's Book
Disney Lucasfilm Press
( [US] )

Bring heroes and villains from galaxies far, far away onto the walls of young fans with the Star Wars Heroes and Villains Poster-A-Page book! Featuring more than 100 full color images of the most iconic characters both good and bad in Star Wars Episodes I-VI, this book includes a poster on every page, plus 7 supersize fold-out posters inside.

 
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[Available now...] [] Star Wars: Little Golden Book Library
Hardback Children's Book boxset
Golden Books
( [US] )

The first six episodes of the epic Star Wars space saga: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi; are retold in this Little Golden Book library!
Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this boxed set of six Little Golden Books is perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages!

 
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UK RELEASE . . .

Thursday 27th August
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[ Star Wars Rebels Annual 2016 ] [] Star Wars Rebels Annual 2016
Hardback Children's Activity Book
Egmont ( [UK] )

In the exciting new Star Wars Rebels Annual 2016 you will join Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Zeb, Sabine and their grumpy droid, Chopper, as they soar into adventure aboard their custom starship, Ghost. The small band of rebels welcome newcomer Ezra, before setting off on a mission to save some Wookiees from the evil Empire.
Includes all new activities, posters and stories from the latest addition to the Star Wars universe.

 
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US & UK RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 26th August
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[] Lando #3 (part 3 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Charles Soule, Alex Maleev et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

Between Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back:
You know him...you love him...now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own comic book!
Lando has made off with one of the most expensive ships in the galaxy. But now, one of the most deadly, effective trackers around is on his tail! Get swindled by the smoothest talker in space!

 
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[] Epic Collection: Rise of the Sith: Volume 1 (Star Wars Legends)
Paperback Graphic Novel by S.Allie, M.Kennedy, R.Winham, R.Stradley et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] [import])

The road to The Phantom Menace begins here!
While trying to prevent a war, young Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn has a close encounter with the Dark Side! Years later, Qui-Gon and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, face danger again: an out-of-control cloud cruiser and the lawless world of Ord Mantell, where everyone holds a grudge - and a blaster! And Mace Windu's Jedi Knights clash with the Yinchorri - a race more deadly than they ever imagined!
Reprints stories first published by Dark Horse Comics: Jedi: The Dark Side, Qui-Gon & Obi-wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell, Qui-Gon & Obi-wan: The Aurorient Express, Jedi Council: Acts of War and others.

 
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 19th August
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[ Marvel ] [] Comic titles for November

In their latest comic solicitations, Marvel have announced the following Star Wars comic titles due for release in November 2015...full story

 
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NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 19th August
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[] Star Wars #8: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon (part 1)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Jason Aaron, Stuart Immonen et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] [import])

This story occurs shortly after Episode IV: A New Hope:
Luke Skywalker knows he has a long way to go if he ever hopes to become a true Jedi. Seeking clues to his destiny, he recently returned to his home world of Tatooine, where he discovered a secret journal left for him by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Meanwhile Princess Leia and Han Solo have encountered some surprises of their own. While searching the galaxy for a suitable site for the new Rebel base, they ran afoul of Imperial patrol ships. Now hiding out on a remote planet, they find themselves facing a far more shocking encounter. Her name is Sana and she claims to be Han's...

First issue of new story arc!

 
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[] Kanan #5: The Last Padawan (part 5)
Comic Book by Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz, Mark Brooks et al.
Marvel ( [US] & [UK] )

This story occurs approximately 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope:
Kanan Jarrus may appear to be a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost. But years before, at the height of The Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Clone Troopers they commanded would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66—the order to execute all Jedi.
• Caleb has been captured by Clone Troopers Grey & Styles!
• Can he turn his back on his Jedi training completely?
• The final chapter of the secret origin of Star Wars Rebels’ Kanan Jarrus!

 
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[] Star Wars Adventures #2
Children's Comic Magazine
Egmont ( [UK] )

Features Top 10 Best Jedi, Darth Vader factfile, R2-D2's Database: X-Wing starfighter, and Head-to-Head: Boba Fett vs. General Grievous; and puzzles, games, pull-out double-sided poster, competition and fantastic free cover gift.
Plus Obi-Wan arrives on Kamino to uncover a plot to steal the genetic code of the clone troopers in the first part of comic tale One of a Kind by Jason Hall and Ethen Beavers (first published by Dark Horse Comics in Clone Wars Adventure Volume 8).

 
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US RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 18th August
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[Avavilable now...] [] Star Wars Rebels: Super Solve It
Paperback Children's Activity Book
Studio Fun International
( [US] )

Put your Jedi skills to the test!
Navigate the streets of Lothal, find subtle differences between similar images, unscramble hidden words, and try your abilities of concentration in challenges ranging from Apprentice to Jedi Master. Loaded with puzzle power, Star Wars Rebels: Find It, Solve It, Match It will prove your Jedi powers.
May the Force be with you!

 
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[Available now...] [] Star Wars Mania
Paperback Children's Activity Book
Readers Digest ( [US] )

Part craft book, part activity book, with over 40 projects to make in each book, the Mania series offers hours of creative fun for boys and girls of all ages!
Want to make Wookiee finger puppets? How about lightsaber party favors? Star Wars Mania shows fans of all ages how to turn ordinary objects into amazing intergalactic creations. This amazing book is filled with craft projects, trivia, experiments, party ideas, recipes, and more. Packed with fascinating fun, Star Wars Mania is sure to make a Star Wars maniac out of you!

 
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NEWS . . .

Sunday 16th August
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[ Marvel ] [] Shattered Empire #1 pushed back, previews for Star Wars #8 & Kanan #5

Comic news roundup for week ending 15th August:

  • Release of the first issue of Shattered Empire has been pushed back by one week from Wednesday 2nd September to Wednesday 9th September.

  • ComicBook.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has an exclusive preview of Star Wars #8 by Jason Aaron and art by new artist Stuart Immonen due for release on Wednesday 19th August. This is the first issue of a new arc Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon.

  • StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has a preview of Kanan: The Last Padawan #5 by Greg Weisman with art by Pepe Larraz also due for release on Wednesday 19th August. This is the last issue of the current arc.

 
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NEWS . . .

Wednesday 12th August
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[ Battlefront: Twilight Company ] [] Full solicitation blurb for Battlefront novel

Random House[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has updated its online catalogue listing for Alexander Freed's Battlefront: Twilight Company novel with the full solicitation blurb:

The bravest soldiers. The toughest warriors. The ultimate survivors.
Among the stars and across the vast expanses of space, the Galactic Civil War rages. On the battlefields of multiple worlds in the Mid Rim, legions of ruthless stormtroopers—bent on crushing resistance to the Empire wherever it arises—are waging close and brutal combat against an armada of freedom fighters. In the streets and alleys of ravaged cities, the front-line forces of the Rebel Alliance are taking the fight to the enemy, pushing deeper into Imperial territory and grappling with the savage flesh-and-blood realities of war on the ground
...read full story

 
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