This Weeks Publications – 30th September 2019

Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.

To say this is a bumper week is an underestimation! Not only do we get some pretty cool toy releases on Triple Force Friday, we get a huge glut of books to keep us busy.

Time to make some shelf space, happy reading!

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Tuesday 1st October 2019

  

Star Wars: Dooku – Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott
(Del Rey)
Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in the original script to the thrilling Star Wars audio production!
Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord’s past begins to come to light.
Dooku’s life began as one of privilege—born within the stony walls of his family’s estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon, his Jedi abilities are recognized, and he is taken from his home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda.
As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a Padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn—and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced.
Caught between the world of the Jedi, the ancient responsibilities of his lost home, and the alluring power of the relics, Dooku struggles to stay in the light—even as the darkness begins to fall.

 

Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga by Delilah Dawson
(Disney-Lucasfilm Press)
This beautifully illustrated treasury celebrates the stories that make up the greatest saga of all time. New York Times Best-Selling Author, Delilah Dawson, retells Episodes I-VIII through Anakin, Luke, Leia, and Rey’s points of view. Exquisitely bound, with artwork by Brian Rood, this special collection is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans young and old.

 

Star Wars: Be More Lando by Christine Blauvelt
(DK Publishing)
A humorous take on how to get what you want (and how to look good doing it) with the help of Lando Calrissian
Packed with witty career advice for budding entrepreneurs, this Star Wars self-help book is full of brilliant business advice and funny quotes from Lando Calrissian and other Star Wars characters.
As the galaxy’s resident wheeler-dealer, Lando has lots of useful advice for the business novice. If you’re setting up a start-up and want to know how to win over investors, when to back away from a deal, or how to gamble away the fastest starship in the galaxy, this is the book for you! With additional tips from other galactic scoundrels, including Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt, Watto, Qi’ra and even some sound business advice from Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’ll be well and truly equipped to grow your amazing new venture and win at life!
The perfect gift for colleagues and friends alike, Star Wars: Be More Lando is a tongue-in-cheek guide to winning over heroes and influencing droids. It features favourite moments from the Star Wars movies alongside hilarious advice and fitting Star Wars quotes.

 

Star Wars: Be More Leia by Christine Blauvelt
(DK Publishing)
How to be yourself and fight the system
This novelty Star Wars book is full of wise words and sage advice from the galaxy’s leading rebel, Princess Leia, and many other brave, confident, and radical characters. Full of Star Wars quotes, witty advice, and stills from the iconic movies, this book helps with everything from starting a revolution to succeeding at life in a galaxy of mindless stormtroopers.
General. Senator. Princess. Rebel. Feminist icon. Leia Organa is a legendary Star Wars symbol of what it means to stand up for yourself and fight for what you believe in—regardless of the personal cost. As the figurehead of the Rebellion and Resistance, and a prime example of an individual succeeding in a tyrannical workplace, Leia’s name is synonymous with courage, grit, and conviction. Whether she is refusing to comply with Darth Vader’s demands, evading the wrathful clutches of the Empire, or rescuing her friends from the Death Star, Leia is not afraid to challenge those in positions of authority and power. Filled with inspiring advice from Leia and other heroes—Rey, Padmé, Yoda, Obi-Wan, Jyn, and many more—this book provides thoughtful and funny reflections on independence, staying true to yourself, and challenging the status quo.
The perfect gift for a Star Wars fan, Star Wars: Be More Leia is a humorous guide to rebellion, leadership, and activism, featuring iconic moments from the Star Wars movies alongside key advice for life.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

  

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #1 (of 5)
(IDW Publishing)
This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt-all under the shadow of Darth Vader!
Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III! Covers by Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla! Collect them all!
Cover variants: A – Francavilla, B – Levens, RIA – Francavilla, RIB – Charm, Convention Exclusive – Charm

Star Wars #72
(Marvel Comics)
RUIN AMONG THE ROCKS!
• The time for answers is upon us – and destinies will change! As CHEWIE grapples with a terrible moral choice, LORD VADER reveals his plan for the rock people of K43!
• As LUKE questions where he’s placed his trust, WARBA reveals her origins and true relationship to the FORCE!
• And as LEIA and DAR spin around the dance floor, HAN uncovers the real villains of Lanz Carpo!
Cover variants: A – Noto, B – JTC Action Figure (Prune Face)

Doctor Aphra #37
(Marvel Comics)
A ROGUE’S END Part 1: A BRAND NEW ARC STARTS HERE!
• After all she’s been through, professional disaster-zone DOCTOR APHRA is right back where she started: working for DARTH VADER.
• What villainous use has the dark lord found for her, to make him spare the life of his most annoying foe…?
• And how long does she have to try and slither out of harm’s way before he decides to finish what he started years ago…?
Cover variants: A – Witter, B – Muir (Galactic Moments 29/36)

Marvel Comics #1000 (2nd Printing)
(Marvel Comics)
THE GREATEST TALENT EVER ASSEMBLED FOR ONE STORY! THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries! There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe – one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away? Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters!

Friday 4th October 2019

 

Ultimate Star Wars – New Edition
(DK Publishing)
Includes two exclusive prints
This fully updated, comprehensive, and detailed encyclopedia explores the characters, creatures, locations, vehicles, and technology found throughout the entire Star Wars galaxy.
Ultimate Star Wars New Edition is an in-depth visual guide packed full of exhaustive information about Star Wars, including The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: Resistance. All the characters are covered, from Darth Vader to Yoda, along with all the popular vehicles, such as the Millennium Falcon, and all the important events that provide the foundations for the exciting Star Wars story.
Ultimate Star Wars New Edition is the ideal go-to resource for fans who wish to brush up on their Star Wars knowledge, and for a new generation of fans eager to start their journey into a galaxy far, far away….

Star Wars Annual 2020
(Egmont UK)
This Annual is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans this Christmas!
Taking a look back at the 40-year saga, this book contains story moments from all the films, including The Last Jedi and Solo, plus fun facts from The Clone Wars and Rebels. Relive your favourite scenes, read about the most influential characters, the top ships and droids, and recap on four decades of Star Wars adventures.
This Annual includes activities, colouring pages and puzzles to complete, plus posters of favourite characters.

Star Wars: A Finn & Poe Adventure by Cavan Scott
(Disney-Lucasfilm Press)
Join Finn, Poe, and BB-8 on a dangerous-but-necessary mission for the struggling Resistance. With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to choose to carefully in order to keep Finn, Poe, and BB-8 safe from the evil First Order.
Illustrated by Elsa Charretier

Star Wars: The Journey to The Rise of Skywalker – Spark of the Resistance by Justina Ireland
(Disney-Lucasfilm Press)
When a distress plea goes up from the isolated planet Minfar, Resistance heroes Rey, Poe, and Rose hear the call! Together they will face down a First Order battalion, terrifying flying creatures, and a weapon that could change the course of the war!

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