This Weeks Publications – 3rd June 2019

Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Age of Rebellion: Luke Skywalker #1
(Marvel Comics)
THE FIRST TEMPTATION OF LUKE SKYWALKER!
After learning the true identity of his father, LUKE continues his training and prepares for the inevitable showdown, determined never to follow the path of VADER. But when a rebel general’s mistakes lead to disaster and Luke must seize command, the DARK SIDE tempts him as never before. Featuring the eerie influence of THE EMPEROR!
Cover variants: A – T & R Dodson, B – LFL Movie, C – McKone/Guru-eFX Puzzle, D – McQuarrie Concept

Galaxy’s Edge #1 (Second Printing)
(Marvel Comics)
A CALL TO ADVENTURE ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE GALAXY! THE COMIC TIE-IN TO THE THEME PARK!
BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travellers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market – or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous DOK-ONDAR, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space! But the evil FIRST ORDER has come to Batuu and the survival of the entire outpost is at stake! The road to Black Spire’s possible salvation might begin in the past…with a job HAN SOLO and his partner CHEWBACCA pulled for Dok-Ondar. The newest chapter of the growing Star Wars saga begins this April with ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE) AND WILL SLINEY’S (BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY) GALAXY’S EDGE – the riveting comic adventure tie-in to the theme park.
Cover variants: A -Sliney

Star Wars Adventures #22
(IDW Publishing)
After losing the man she loves to a bounty hunter, Princess Leia embarks on a dangerous mission with R2-D2 and C-3PO in this exciting tale set just after The Empire Strikes Back!
The second of three issues spotlighting the Original Trilogy!
Cover variants: A -Charretier, B – Fleecs, RI – Oeming

Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation (TPB)
(Marvel Comics)
Learn the full story of the galaxy’s most lovable scoundrel in this adaptation of the blockbuster Star Wars prequel! After leaving the Imperial Navy, a young Han Solo seeks adventure by joining a gang of galactic mercenaries — and soon meets notorious gambler Lando Calrissian and a 196-year-old Wookiee named Chewbacca! Witness Han’s first flight in the Millennium Falcon — and join him on the legendary Kessel Run! But can even the fastest ship in the galaxy help Han accomplish an impossible heist for ruthless gangster Dryden Vos? There’s more to this story than you saw in any theatre!
Collecting SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #1-7

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down (TPB)
(IDW Publishing)
On sweltering Jakku, explore with Rey as she races to uncover the secrets inside a crashed Star Destroyer! Swallowed by the shifting sands, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumours of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within! Also includes a backup story depicting the Battle of Jakku, revealing how the Star Destroyer Spectral met its fate during the last days of the Empire.
Collecting Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #1-3

Thursday 6th June 2019

Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed
(Century)
The first novel in a new trilogy starring veteran New Republic pilots!
On the verge of victory in a brutal war, five New Republic pilots transform from hunted to hunters in this epic Star Wars adventure. Set after Return of the Jedi, Alphabet Squadron follows a unique team, each flying a different class of starfighter as they struggle to end their war once and for all.
The Emperor is dead. His final weapon has been destroyed. The Imperial Army is in disarray. In the aftermath, Yrica Quell is just one of thousands of defectors from her former cause living in a deserters’ shantytown—until she is selected to join Alphabet Squadron.
Cobbled together from an eclectic assortment of pilots and starfighters, the five members of Alphabet are tasked by New Republic general Hera Syndulla herself. Like Yrica, each is a talented pilot struggling to find their place in a changing galaxy. Their mission: to track down and destroy the mysterious Shadow Wing, a lethal force of TIE fighters exacting bloody, reckless vengeance in the twilight of their reign.
The newly formed unit embodies the heart and soul of the Rebellion: ragtag, resourceful, scrappy, and emboldened by their most audacious victory in decades. But going from underdog rebels to celebrated heroes isn’t as easy as it seems, and their inner demons threaten them as much as their enemies among the stars. The wayward warriors of Alphabet Squadron will have to learn to fly together if they want to protect the new era of peace they’ve fought so hard to achieve.
Part of a Marvel and Del Rey crossover event, Alphabet Squadron is the counterpart to Marvel’s TIE Fighter miniseries, which follows the exploits of Shadow Wing as they scheme to thwart the New Republic.

You will be able to find these on sale from your usual high street book stores, news-stands and online retailers.

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