This Weeks Publications – 16th March 2020

Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Expanded Edition by Rae Carson
(Del Rey – US Release Date)
Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theatres!
The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over.
Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. And this time, they’re facing it together. With the help of old friends, new allies, and the mysterious guidance of the Force, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion.

Star Wars Insider #196
(Titan Magazines)
GO BEHIND-THE SCENES OF THE LATEST STAR WARS FILM INSTALLMENT THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
Featuring:
– Interviews with screenwriter Chris Terrio and producer Michelle Rejwan about crafting the movie’s story.
– A rare behind the scenes look inside the Lucasfilm Archive
– Discussions with makeup and creature effects legend Stuart Freeborn
– Actor Andy Secombe reveals what it was like to play Toydarian trader Watto in the prequel trilogy.

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Star Wars (2020) #4
(Marvel Comics)
CATASTROPHE IN THE CLOUDS!
• LUKE SKYWALKER, LANDO CALRISSIAN and LEIA ORGANA have returned to CLOUD CITY! They each left things on BESPIN they desperately need – a weapon, a friend, and crucial information.
• But the city is swarming with IMPERIALS, under occupation by an EMPIRE desperate to steal its resources.
• Things did not go well for the trio the last time they visited this place. This time… might be even worse.
Cover variants; Direct – Silva, ESB Variant (6/36) – Sprouse, Story, Menon, Variant – Acuna

Star Wars Adventures #31
(IDW Publishing)
Explore the galaxy in light of events depicted in The Rise of Skywalker! In this issue, the spotlight falls on Rey! Includes a special instalment of Tales from Wild Space, where the crew of the Star Herald swing into action themselves!
Cover variants; A – Florean, B – Buisán, RI – Charm

The Rise of Kylo Ren #2 (of 4) 2nd Printing
(Marvel Comics)
SNOKE SINKS HIS CLAWS IN! YOUNG BEN SOLO FACES THE KNIGHTS OF REN!
• With the new jedi school in ruins and fellow students hot on his trail for the murder of their master, Ben Solo flees to the only friend he has left in the galaxy…a man named Snoke. But Snoke has plans for Ben…and ideas about the Force that are as dangerous as they are intriguing for the troubled young jedi.
• If Ben wishes to be truly free…the answers might lie with the dark side. And with the Knights of Ren!
• But it won’t be the first time he’s tangled with the Knights. In the past, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker journeys to the Unknown Regions and brings young Ben along for the mission. Can even Luke Skywalker stand against the fabled Knights of Ren?!
Cover variant; Crain

The Rise of Kylo Ren #3 (of 4) 2nd Printing
(Marvel Comics)
BEN SOLO, KNIGHT OF REN?
• Soon, BEN SOLO’S path will end in a place of fire and blood, and a shadow will rise to take his place. He is with the KNIGHTS OF REN now, and they will welcome him, if he can pay their price.
• But before that destiny is fulfilled, a battle must be fought at an ancient JEDI Outpost on the planet ELPHRODA – between Ben and those who know what he could have been… and fear what he might become.
• Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Everyone here is afraid – Ben Solo most of all!
Cover variant; Sliney

Star Wars: Volume 13 – Rogues and Rebels
(Marvel Comics)
It’s the end of the era of hope! Rebels and rogues take centre stage as this volume of Marvel’s STAR WARS comes to a close! Who exactly is Dar Champion, and how far can Leia trust him when Han’s life is on the line? What shocking lesson will Luke learn when Warba finally reveals her true self? When faced with his lost past, can C-3PO seize control of his destiny — and be the hero of his own story? And Chewbacca takes on Darth Vader in vicious hand-to-hand combat! Meanwhile, the Rebellion’s search for a new home — a base safe from the reach of the Empire — leads them to the planet Hoth! Doctor Aphra and Beilert Valance lend a hand as the Rebellion’s fate is set…and the Empire ascends!
Collects Star Wars # 73 – 75 & Star Wars: Empire Ascendant # 1

Thursday 19th March 2020

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Expanded Edition by Rae Carson
(Century – UK Release Date)
Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theatres!
The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over.
Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. And this time, they’re facing it together. With the help of old friends, new allies, and the mysterious guidance of the Force, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion.

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopaedia – New Edition
(Dorling Kindersley)
The ultimate guide to the best 200 minifigures from the LEGO Star Wars galaxy; comes with exclusive minifigure of Darth Maul!
DK’s updated LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopaedia now includes many more new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Meet amazing minifigures from all the Star Wars movies–now including some of the latest new characters from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigure is the rarest and which can be found in the most LEGO sets. This new updated edition contains 200 best-loved minifigures, including Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Rey, Kylo Ren, and BB-8. The book also comes with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure!

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

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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’.