This Weeks Publications – 16th July 2018

Welcome to another week of Star Wars literature.

The Manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s wonderful book ‘Lost Stars’ officially hits UK shelves thanks to Titan Comics. 5 offerings from Marvel this week, including the highly anticipated Star Wars #51.

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Wednesday 18th July 2018

  Poe Dameron #29
(Marvel Comics)
Where were SNAP WEXLEY, JESSIKA PAVA and the rest of BLACK SQUADRON during the events of THE LAST JEDI? Fighting for the very survival of THE RESISTANCE, of course. Now, at last, their story can be told.
  Star Wars #51
(Marvel Comics)
HOPE DIES PART 2: The MILLENNIUM FALCON – alone – versus an entire IMPERIAL FLEET. Can LEIA discover the cause of this disaster? And even if she can, is it too late?
Cover Variants: Marquez & JTC Action Figure (Chief Chirpa)
  Darth Vader Annual #2
(Marvel Comics)
DARTH VADER intends for the Empire to hold no secrets for him – or from him. Which means it is time to dig into the pet project of GOVERNOR WILHUFF TARKIN and ORSON KRENNIC: the massive battle station being built on GEONOSIS. Opportunity arises when the project is hindered by sabotage from unknown forces. THE EMPEROR calls on his dark enforcer to root out the source of treachery that threatens to destabilise the Empire’s galactic ascent.
Cover Variants: Mike Deodato Jr. & Rahzzah
  Legends: Epic Collection – The Original Marvel Years Vol. 3 (Marvel Comics)
The Empire Strikes Back! Marvel’s classic Star Wars saga continues with the official adaptation of the second film in the original trilogy – and Darth Vader’s ruthless revenge!
In the wake of Luke Skywalker’s deadly duel with the Dark Lord, the rebels’ adventures continue – and a living nightmare stalks the universe! But can R2-D2 and C-3PO beat terrible odds to survive Droid World?
With everyone’s favourite smuggler lost, the rebel crew is on a search for Solo – but Han will have to wait when the Crimson Forever poses a more immediate problem! And so will the Empire’s latest, greatest super-weapon! Can our heroes take the Tarkin? Plus: Rarely seen Star Wars tales from the United Kingdom!
Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #39-55; EMPIRE STRIKES BACK MONTHLY (UK) #149, #151 and #153-157; and STAR WARS MONTHLY (UK) #159.
  Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma
(Marvel Comics)Captain Phasma made her triumphant return in Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi – now journey back to the final moments of Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base, and learn how she escaped her fate!
Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, Phasma must escape a doomed world – and plot her revenge! Follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order’s biggest defeat to the doorstep of 2017’s biggest blockbuster! Captain Phasma will recondition you to love the First Order!
Collecting JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1-4. (Hardback)

Friday 20th July 2018

Lost Stars Manga: Volume 1 by Claudia Gray & Yuusaka Komiyama
(Titan Comics)
The Empire can be seductive, particularly if you’re an aspiring young pilot…
Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair’s lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test. Will Thane and Ciena’s relationship – or even they themselves – survive this galactic conflict…?

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’.