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August 25, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, IDW, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • You can check out an except from Delilah S. Dawson’s upcoming novel Phasma on the official Star Wars website.
  • Edelweiss has a couple new entries. First up, Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force by Pablo Hidalgo.

Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force
Pablo Hidalgo
FRONTLIST | March 13, 2018
9780760355404, 0760355401
Hardcover
$19.99
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 3 to 17
68 pages
8 in Wdth | 11.1 in Lgth

Explore lightsabers from the inside out through history, detailed stats, and epic photos with this treasury of the galaxy’s most famous lightsabers and their masters.
Not as clumsy as a blaster; an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age—lightsabers are the agents of the Force, the chosen weapon of both the Jedi and the Sith. This new and updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force explores these powerful weapons from tip to hilt, diving into the stories that surround them and showcasing some of the most fascinating examples.

Study the galaxy’s most notable lightsabers and the masters who wielded them, from Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Rey and Kylo Ren. Every featured lightsaber includes a close-up of its one-of-a-kind hilt, a photo of the Jedi or Sith master in action. Each page is filled with detailed statistics, fascinating insights, and little-known facts.

Along with stories and details, this updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers features key foldout pages that let you get even closer and comes with a mini replica lightsaber. From the most famous lightsabers to the most notable lightsabers duels in galactic history, this otherworldly volume captures it all.

  • And there’s Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles by DK Books.

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
DK
FRONTLIST | On Sale Date: April 3, 2018
9781465466655, 1465466657
Hardcover
$16.99
Juvenile Nonfiction / Media Tie-In
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
208 pages
9.2 in H | 7.2 in W | 1.3 lb Wt

  • Halo: Retribution by Troy Denning will be out soon and Troy has posted a second excerpt.

Comic News

  • A Star Wars Comic #8 is out today (free and online so check it out!).
  • IDW will be doing a graphic novel adaptation of Rogue One simply called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which will be out in December.
  • In other IDW news, John Jackson Miller will be returning to Star Wars comics to write a story for Star Wars Adventures. This will be John’s first story for IDW, and it will feature Luke, Leia and the droids.

Convention & Event News

  • Colorado Springs Comic Con is August 25 to 27 in Colorado Springs, CO. Star Wars Guests include Paul Springer, Joonas Suotamo, Spencer Wilding, Billy Dee Williams, Simon J. Williamson and Timothy Zahn.
  • New York Comic Con is October 5 to 8 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Jim Cummings, Kieron Gillen, Mark Hamill, Felicity Jones, Skottie Young and more.

For more events, check Star Wars Actor Appearances.

Fandom News

  • If you’re going crazy for porgs, The Star Wars Report has a pretty awesome porg t-shirt they’re doing a limited run of.

  • James Arnold Taylor has posted a new episode of Clone Wars Conversations, this time featuring Jason Spisak, the voice of Lux Bonteri.

  • Here is the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

Force Friday News

  • Star Wars has unveiled a “Find the Force” experience for Force Friday.

  • Jedi News has info on Disney Parks’ Force Friday plans.
  • For lots of early looks at Force Friday merch hitting the shelves, be sure to checkout Yakface.com.
  • Yakface.com also has a listing of which Target stores will be open at midnight for Force Friday.
  • And if you can’t wait to hear what a porg sounds like, Sheldon has you covered.

Movie & Television News

  • With a great cast, Last Flag Flying could be pretty good.

Video Game News

  • Playstation has a gameplay demo of the starfighter assault mode in Star Wars Battlefront II.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

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