Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.
With no releases from Marvel, this is a very rare occassion. But, there are a few book releases and the final issue of Tales From Vader’s Castle still to pick up.
The scheduled releases for this week will be;
Tuesday 30th October 2018
|Star Wars: Smuggler’s Guide: Notes from the Underworld by Daniel Wallace
(Epic Ink [import])
Recovered from a strong box on the Millennium Falcon, this book traces its own extraordinary journey through such notorious characters as Maz Kanata, Hondo Ohnaka, Lando Calrissian, and Han Solo. Explore previously unknown details about the underhanded dealings of the galaxy’s underworld.
|Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe
They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilots. . . .The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level.This beautifully illustrated, fully authorised book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe.
Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away.
Wednesday 31st October 2018
|Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #5 (5 of 5)
(IDW Publishing [import])
A rebel ship crash lands on Mustafar not far from Vader’s fortress. As the crew survives monsters, stormtroopers and worse, they tell each other stories to help raise their spirits. Leader Lina Graf has to try and get her people off the nightmarish planet, before the horror stories they’ve been sharing become frighteningly real.
Thursday 1st November 2018
|Star Wars: Last Shot: A Han & Lando Novel by Daniel Jose Older
Even the fastest ship in the galaxy can’t outrun the past. . . .
THEN: It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize―first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his co-pilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . .
NOW: It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando―and all life on Cloud City―will be annihilated.
With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars―and into the past―before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.
You will be able to find these on sale from your usual high street book stores, news-stands and online retailers.