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July 13, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has a new excerpt from Thrawn: Alliances revealing Padmé’s inclusion in the story.
  • Jason Fry shared a look at the cover of his upcoming book Tales from Vandor.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story: Tales from Vandor will be out on September 11, 2018 coming in at 128 pages in replica journal format.
  • Disney is putting out some new illustrated Forces of Destiny books. There’s Forces of Destiny: Strength and Hope slated for August 20, 2019 which is a 208 page paperback. And there’s Forces of Destiny: May the Force Be with Us slated for January 29, 2019 which is a 208 page paperback.
  • Ben Acker and Ben Blacker have a new book coming out in there Join the Resistance series called Attack on Starkiller Base. It will be out on July 31, 2018 in hardcover (208 pages).
  • Edelweiss has a listing for a book called The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983. This 600 page hardcover is being edited by Paul Duncan and covers the original trilogy.

Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical movies throughout the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars universe as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through galaxies, meeting extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, bumbling droids C-3PO and R2-D2, bold Princess Leia and the horrific Darth Vader, servant of the dark, malevolent Emperor.

Writer, director, and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our times, one that resonates with the child in us all. He achieved this by forming Industrial Light & Magic and developing cutting-edge special effects technology, which he combined with innovative editing techniques and a heightened sense of sound to give audiences a unique sensory cinematic experience.

Made with the full cooperation of George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this first volume covers the making of the original trilogy – Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi– and features an exclusive interview with Lucas. The book is profusely illustrated with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters.

  • Lucasfilm Press is putting out a 304 page hardcover called Star Wars Galactic Adventures. It’s slated for an October 2, 2018 release.

This collection of 18 all-new illustrated stories for young Padawans spans the entire Star Wars saga, and features everyone’s favorite heroes and villains, such as: Darth Maul, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2, C-3PO, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma and Rose Tico!

  • Star Wars: Alien Archive has a new cover. This is slated for an April 2019 release.

  • In the Flight of the Falcon series, Pirate’s Price by Lou Anders and Annie Wu will be out on January 8, 2019 in hardcover (224 pages), and Lando’s Luck by Justina Ireland and Annie Wu will be out on October 2, 2018 in hardcover (176 pages).
  • DK is releasing an updated version of Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary which will be out on September 4, 2018 and will be coming in at 352 pages (hardcover).
  • There is a cinestory comic boxed set for the Star Wars Trilogy coming out on September 24, 2019 being put out by Disney. This 400 page paperback set will have a volume for each of the original three films.

  • And capping off lit news, there’s The Overstreet Price Guide to Star Wars Collectibles. The 418 page paperback will be out on November 20, 2018.

Since the first film debuted in 1977, Star Wars has dominated the collecting landscape like no other franchise. With record prices set in world of action figures, and the spirited pursuit of movie posters, comic books, video games, novels and other niches showing no end in sight, the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has turned its attention to The Overstreet Price Guide To Star Wars Collectibles. In addition to detailed pricing, this volume will be packed with insights and collecting tips from experienced enthusiasts, dealers and more!

Comic News

  • IDW will be doing a Solo graphic novel adaptation which is slated for November 20, 2018 (80 pages, trade paperback). Alessandro Ferrari will be writing it.

Convention & Event News

The panelists for the SDCC Star Wars: The Clone Wars panel have been revealed – Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Kevin Kiner, Ashley Eckstein, and Matt Lanter.

  • San Diego Comic Con is July 18 to 22. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.
  • Timothy Zahn will be at Interabang Bookstore in Dallas, TX at 7:00 PM on July 23rd.
  • Timothy Zahn will be at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO at 7:00 PM on July 24th.
  • Timothy Zahn will be at Barnes & Noble/Commons at Sugarhouse in Salt Lake City, UT at 6:00 PM on July 25th.
  • Timothy Zahn will be at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Portland, OR at 7:00 PM on July 26th.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Fan Expo Boston is August 10 to 12. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman, Ken Lashley, Freddie Prinze Jr., Joe Quinones, Paul Reubens, Brent Spiner, Billy Dee Williams.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.
  • Dallas Fan Days is October 19 to 21st. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL.

Fandom News

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

Movie & Television News

  • Star Wars Rebels has been nominated for three 2018 Emmy awards: outstanding music composition for a series, outstanding children’s program, and outstanding sound editing for a comedy or drama series.
  • The Solo home video release is rumored to be September 25th.
  • Beyond Star Wars, Indiana Jones 5 is being pushed back from 2020 to 2021.

Toy & Collectible News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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