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Book Review: A New Dawn - Books and Novels (Canon)

Posted by Chuck | November 13, 2015 at 02:53 PM EST |

We've added another section to our new sister review database featuring novels from the canon timeline. JTA content contributor Ian Gebhard joins the team and is going to be reviewing these novels for us, along with providing a detailed story summary and more! Make sure you can check out Star Wars: A New Dawn, the first addition to this section. You can also join the discussion about this book at the end of the review. Warning, this is a full, spoiler-filled summary, review, and discussion!

Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company Novel Now Available

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2015 at 01:10 PM EST |

The latest novel in the canon universe is available. If you haven't yet picked up Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, Amazon has the hardcover version for $17.11.

The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary Cover Revealed

Posted by Chuck | October 23, 2015 at 01:21 PM EST |

The upcoming The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary now has a cover. Gone is the generic TFA cover that has adorned most publications when they announced. This officially hits stands December 18th. Click here for the full listing.

Pre-order The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2015 at 02:18 PM EST |

It wouldn't be a Star Wars movie without an Art of book! has The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens available for pre-order, with a December 18th release date. Although no cover art yet, you can also pre-order Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross Sections. Both of these are also due out in hardcover December 18th.

Comic To Explain C-3PO's Red Arm In The Force Awakens

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 10:25 PM EST |

IGN is reporting that a new comic will explain C-3PO's red arm in The Force Awakens. This has been a hot topic of discussion and it looks like our questions will be answered!

Don't Forget! Star Wars: Aftermath Arrives This Friday Too!

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2015 at 09:49 AM EST |

With the onslaught of toys arriving this week, don't forget that Star Wars: Aftermath also comes out on Force Friday! You can still pre-order this from Amazon for a September 4th arrival. There will be plenty of shopping to do on Friday, so let this one be delivered to your door!

Get A Sneak Peek At Star Wars: Aftermath Today

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2015 at 01:23 PM EST |

Star Wars: Aftermath debuts September 4th to kick off a bridge trilogy leading up to the theatrical release of The Force Awakens. Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peak at the opening chapters today, givings us a glimpse at the direction the story will take. I want to read it all.... NOW! You can pre-order this on!

Star Wars Reads Day Returns This October

Posted by Chuck | May 31, 2015 at 09:34 AM EST |

Check out the details for the annual Star Wars Reads Day event coming this October...

Also out today is Ultimate Star Wars, our first look at a canon-based reference guide of the Star Wars Universe. I had a chance to pick up a copy of this at the Del Rey party in Anaheim during Celebration and it's a nice guide to have in your collection!

New Release: Star Wars Lords of the Sith

Posted by Chuck | April 28, 2015 at 08:29 AM EST |

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail. Lords of the Sith on sale today!

Del Ray Releases Book Signing Schedule For Celebration Anaheim

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2015 at 02:43 PM EST |

Pack your books and bring them to Celebration! It looks like Del Rey has a nice line-up of authors to sign your collection! Get the full list of times and locations after the jump!

Star Wars: Aftermath Cover Revealed

Posted by Chuck | March 17, 2015 at 10:02 PM EST | has revealed the cover for Star Wars: Aftermath, the first novel from the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Click through for the full report! You can also find this now listed on, along with several other titles not yet announced:

It looks like Star Wars fans will have plenty to hold them over for the next 9+ months! A slew of brand new canon media—more than 20 new titles—will help fill some gaps leading up to The Force Awakens! With titles like Star Wars: Aftermath and a new Marvel series labeled Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens , this should be a fun ride leading up to December! Entertainment Weekly has the full scoop! Will you be reading?

Out Today! Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi Novel

Posted by Chuck | March 03, 2015 at 12:54 PM EST |

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi is out today! Have you picked up your copy yet? Check it out on for a look inside.

A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view.

Rancho Obi-Wan Launches First Book for Celebration Anaheim Exhibit

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2015 at 12:58 PM EST |

Rancho Obi-Wan's 900-square-foot exhibit at Celebration Anaheim April 16-19 will focus on how Star Wars fans through the years have made their own tremendous contributions to that far-away galaxy, and in commemoration the nonprofit museum will make available a limited print-run book, Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art. (more....)

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985

Posted by Chuck | December 09, 2014 at 08:04 PM EST |

With all of our recent Vintage updates going on, it would be very remiss of us not to remind our readers of the upcoming release of The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985! This arrives December 17th and you can check it out right here (including a sample look inside the book).

Star Wars: Dark Disciple Cover Art Revealed!

Posted by Chuck | December 09, 2014 at 04:40 PM EST |

The cover are for the upcoming The Clone Wars follow-up novel has been revealed at Click over for the full story and high-resolution reveal!

You May Fire When Ready! Tarkin Lands In Stores Today

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2014 at 01:29 PM EST |

Star Wars: Tarkin is officially out today!

Star Wars: Tarkin Releases November 4th

Posted by Chuck | October 29, 2014 at 03:05 PM EST |

Just a reminder, Star Wars: Tarkin goes on sale November 4th! Make sure you pre-order your copy of the second official canon novel! Click here for more information, including an excerpt from the upcoming novel.


One awesome aspect of running a Star Wars fan site is helping direct your audience to some great published reference books, especially ones that you have been part of making. JTA reader JediRebel71 not only now owns The Ultimate Action Figure Collection by Steve Sansweet, he also has the same pajama bottoms as yours truly too! That bookplate is on the way Tom! (If for some reason you still aren't aware, JTA participated in the making of this book. We highly suggest that you check it out!) Click through for more.

Star Wars Art: Posters Shipping This Week

Posted by Chuck | October 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM EST |

The latest Star Wars Art book Posters is shipping this week (I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive)! If you haven't familiarized yourself with this series yet, be sure to click through to see the details from the other books from this great set!

Star Wars: A New Dawn Released Today

Posted by Chuck | September 02, 2014 at 08:55 AM EST |

Star Wars: A New Dawn is out today. Pick up your copy if you have not already ordered it! This is the first release under the official Canon banner.

Win a Signed Convention Exclusive Promo Copy of A New Dawn

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM EST |

The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary "Dark Times" between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. A New Dawn will be available wherever books are sold on 9/2/2014. Enter here for your chance to win one of 20 copies signed by author John Jackson Miller and cover artist Doug Wheatley! You can pre-order Star Wars: A New Dawn right here!

Next Up for the Star Wars Art Series: Posters

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM EST |

Posters, the fifth book in the Star Wars Art series releases on October 14. Click through to get all caught up on this great series in case you missed any previous releases!

Flying in under the Legends Banner, this collection will be available this fall as Marvel (re)picks up the reigns of Star Wars comics. Click through for details!

Tarkin Novel Back Cover Artwork Revealed

Posted by Chuck | June 19, 2014 at 06:30 PM EST |

Del Ray released the back cover art for the upcoming Tarkin novel via their Facebook page. Click through to check out this impressive artwork! You can pre-order this on right now.

Another new McQuarrie-based book is being released, this time a children's book. Star Wars: The Adventure of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight is illustrated using the artwork from Ralph McQuarrie to tell the story. You can read the full article here, and find it on here. This is due for release October 7, 2014. Thanks to JTA reader Michael for the heads up!

After much thought on how to incorporate the new Canon Universe into our Novel Timeline Guide, we decided to put the new novels in the same timeline to make things easier for everyone to find. Instead of separating the timelines we have kept them together and labeled each book accordingly (Legends or Canon). This way, readers can choose to follow the overall timeline for any books they want to keep in their own personal timeline. Stop by and check out the latest Canon additions to the timeline!

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy Debuts May 13th

Posted by Chuck | May 08, 2014 at 04:14 PM EST |

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy is set to release on May 13th. The latest release from J.W. Rinzler showcases the complete storyboards from the making of the Original Trilogy. Rinzler also brought us the awesome The Making Of series of Original Trilogy books (highly recommended!).

First Books With Star Wars Legends Banner Set For Release

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2014 at 12:02 PM EST |

The first re-released books under the Legends banner are now available for pre-order. These will be available this Fall. Click below to check out the current details on both of these classics on Sadly, no hardback versions.


CU Is the New EU

Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2014 at 01:04 PM EST |

With the recent announcement that the new novels that will be canon in the Star Wars Universe, and the official news that the old Expanded Universe is no longer valid in the Star Wars Universe, some type of separation now exists in the Star Wars timeline as we know it. Essentially, everything outside of the new canon is wiped from the timeline for a fresh start, unless some of the novels of the past are canonized. So, with that we now have two distinctly different Star Wars Universes to cope with: The Expanded Universe and the Canon Universe. Or, the EU and the CU. The covers for the first four novels in this new Canon Universe have been revealed.


Relaunch Of Star Wars Adult Fiction Line

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2014 at 03:18 PM EST |

Following today's announcement of Lucasfilm's new unified storytelling approach, Disney Publishing Worldwide is proud to announce their first step into that larger world, beginning with Del Rey Books. Click through for more.

The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Star Wars Action Figures

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2014 at 06:27 PM EST |

Coming this November: The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Star Wars Action Figures. Make sure to check this out, as it might be a great resource to add to your reference collection!

Fabulous Frames Finds!

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2014 at 03:53 PM EST |

We post the news and then the store reports come flooding in! JTA reader Paul H. The Lesser confirms finding Star Wars: Frames for a song. Click through to read his report!

Star Wars: Frames On Sale For Less Than $50 In Store At Barnes & Noble

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2014 at 07:36 PM EST |

If you decided not to spend thousands of dollars for it, Barnes & Noble has Frames for a mere $49.99 (original retail = $150). I was fortunate enough to find one locally for this price too! It's not bound in a wooden box, but it's still gorgeous nonetheless. Special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Glenn D. for alerting us to this news! From what we understand, this is an "in store" price only. While you're there, be sure to check the toy section where you'll also likely find a few cool Hasbro gems from The Black Series 6" line too.

Check Out The French Connection Available On

Posted by Chuck | January 11, 2014 at 01:32 PM EST |

JTA reader and author Geof Montfort writes in to share the release of his new book The French Connection, featuring Star Wars French materials published in press for the young between 1977 and 1986. Click through to check it out! This is a unique look into the world of advertising our beloved Vintage products. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Geof!

Star Wars Comics Returning to Marvel In 2015

Posted by Chuck | January 03, 2014 at 01:44 PM EST |

Lucasfilm officially announced the return of Star Wars Comics to Marvel today. Starting in 2015 Dark Horse will no longer being creating your favorite Star Wars Expanded Univers stories. Not a surprising move considering Disney owns Marvel. Click through for the full press release, and weigh in in our comments section on your thoughts on this big switch!

The Art Of The Clone Wars Still Hitting Five Below For $4

Posted by Paul | October 08, 2013 at 06:21 AM EST |

We reported this in early August, but JTA reader Adam F. writes in last night to remind us that The Art of The Clone Wars is still hitting Five Below for a mere $4 each!

Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge Out This Week

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM EST |

The latest Expanded Universe novel was released this week. Head on over to to check out Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge, another Rebellion-era novel! Don't forget, you can keep track of all of the Star Wars novels in our massive hardback collecting guide right here!

Star Wars: Kenobi Available Today

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM EST |

The latest Expanded Universe novel Kenobi is available today! Click here to check it out!

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