This Weeks Publications – 4th March 2019

Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.

A nice busy start to the month of March.

Tuesday sees the latest novel from E. K. Johnston; Queen’s Shadow. Unfortunately, UK readers will have to wait a little while longer as it is not due for release until 18th April. We also see the start of the new Vader: Dark Visions series from Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and the beginning of the end with the final story arc for Star Wars by Kieron Gillen.

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Tuesday 5th March 2019


Queen’s Shadow by E. K. Johnston
(Disney-Lucasfilm Press)
When Queen Amidala steps down from her position she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo’s representative in the Galactic Senate. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen’s shadow.
US Release (UK release date 18th April 2019)

Wednesday 6th 2019

  Vader: Dark Visions #1
He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor. The first issue of a new STAR WARS limited series, writer Dennis Hopeless (CLOAK AND DAGGER, JEAN GREY) sheds new light on the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain.
Cover variants: A – Smallwood, B – LFL, C – Bonetti/Camuncoli, D – Yu
Star Wars #62
How is LEIA going to scourge SHU-TORUN? She’ll need an all-star team… and a plan they won’t see coming!
Cover variants: A – Parel, B – JTC Action Figure (Nikto), C – Andrews (Galactic Moments 7/36)
Age of Republic: Padmé Amidala #1
PADMÉ sets out in secret to try to bring a neutral world into the Republic fold. Is this a genuine offer of alliance, or another trap for the outspoken Senator? And will rejecting the help of the JEDI be a deadly mistake?
Cover variants: A – Rivera, B – Guru-eFX/McKone, C – LFL, D – McCaig
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Graphic Novel Adaptation)
(IDW Publishing)
Faithfully bringing events from the series’ defining installment to the comics page, read along as Luke Skywalker confronts the legacy of the Jedi; Han, Leia, and Chewie struggle to evade the Empire, encountering danger at every turn; and Vader pursues the Rebellion with greater determination than ever before. Plus, emerges from the shadows a certain 900-year-old Jedi Master does.
The epic wonder of a galaxy far, far away with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs!

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

Steve Galloway
Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a ‘Child of 77’.