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Available Now: KENNER Star Wars Collectors' handbook

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Vintage fans have a new guide to reference for their carded figures: the all-new KENNER Star Wars Collectors’ handbook by Stephane Faucourt. Available now on Amazon.

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On November 17th the Limited Collector’s Edition of Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising will be available for a hefty $150. While quite stunning, the price tag will certainly deter all but die-hard book collectors. 

Featuring a stunning cover designed by Magali Villeneuve, this edition comes in an exclusive slipcase, and has special printed endpapers to accent the blue pages. Plus, every copy comes signed by author Timothy Zahn. This special edition is limited to 750 copies and will be available only from Out of Print on November 17.

Any die-hard fans out there planning on picking this up? If so, please feel free to pick me up a copy too. 

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Out Today: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book I: Chaos Rising)

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The lastest Thrawn novel is now out today! Check this out at your local book store, or pick it up on Amazon! Are you excited about another Thrawn trilogy?

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If you grew up with the vintage Kenner line, then you need to check out this Kickstarter project for Volume II of Kenner Star Wars Photography – The Empire Strikes Back, by former Kenner photographer Kim Simmons. Click through for more!

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More Details About The High Republic Series Revealed

The all new “High Republic” book series was meant to launch this year, but Charles Soule’s flagship title “Light of the Jedi” has been delayed until January 2021 because of the current pandemic. But to whet the appetites of fans IGN released the first chapter of Soule’s “Light of the Jedi” and it has also been revealed what kickstarts the events of the new series. Click through for more details!

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Coming November 10th, the next in the From A Certain Point Of View series releases with The Empire Strikes Back edition. 40 stories celebrating 40 years. The full author list will be announced on StarWars.com on Monday. Other than a few hokey stories, I thoroughly enjoyed the A New Hope edition, and I am looking forward to this one! Read the full story over at the official site.

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Head on over to StarWars.com for a first look at the upcoming Alphabet Squadron novel: Star Wars: Shadow Fall. This is book two of the Alphabet Squadron trilogy and is due out June 23. You can pre-order this on Amazon.com

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Meet The Heroes Of The High Republic

Last Friday the official Star Wars website introduced some of the all new High Republic heroes you are going to meet in various upcoming novels. So who are the new Jedi upholding peace and justice in the galaxy? Click through to meet them!

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The Rise of Skywalker (Expanded Edition) novelization hits stores today. Practice safe social distancing and order yours on Amazon today!

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In the past few days several details leaked from the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker novelization by Rae Carson. And one thing that many fans wondered about after the movie was released is finally explained in the book. How did Palpatine survive his fall down the shaft on the Death Star II and its subsequent explosion? Click through for the answer!

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What We Learned About Project Luminous and the High Republic

So there was an “event” of sorts with a bunch of the authors involved in Project Luminous tonight and with very little fanfare. StarWars.com has shared some of the details regarding the High Republic and the new books. There is also a little video that pretty much sums up what it’s all about so take a look. But very quickly and to the point, the Jedi of this period are “like the knights of the round table” and the threat is coming from the borders of the republic with the main threat known as the Nihil (pronounced Nile) who are like space Vikings. What do the Jedi fear most? Losing the light! To see the video, some concept art, and a few new book covers be sure to click through!

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Welcome to the High Republic!

As we wait for the first official news of Project Luminous tonight (supposedly), we got our first look at where we will be heading. Charles Soule, writer of many of the best modern Star Wars comics, will deliver his first full Star Wars novel The High Republic: Light of the Jedi. There are also some other as-of-yet untitled Project Luminous titles listed on the Random House site, but this cover has gotten me pretty excited. Hopefully, this announcement will give us some amazing new content to look forward to. As a fan of the comics and novels, I’m personally excited to read a Charles Soule novel about a completely new era in Star Wars history, but I am also anxious to see where this goes in film/tv. Are you looking forward to moving outside of the Skywalker Saga? Let us know!

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Fun Picture Of The Day

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I just came across the cover for this children’s book by author Jeffrey Brown! It was released in August 2019 and you can get it on Amazon (it has a 5 star rating!). Something about the cover makes me laugh… so I wanted to share it with you.

I wonder what the intended message is…. at least everyone seems to be happy! But is it fair that Poe seems to carry most of the weight?

Rey and Pals

Rey and Pals (click for larger version)

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The Legends of Luke Skywalker - The Manga Sneak Peak

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If you have any interest in the recently released The Legends of Luke Skywalker – The Manga book, click through for a look at the first 10 pages of one of the included short stories: Big Inside. This should give you a feel for how this book is illustrated. You can grab this over on Amazon right here

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43 years after Star Wars: A New Hope hit theaters, the legendary space saga unfolds in the galaxy of manga thanks to the latest story in the Skywalker saga.   Click through for the full press release. You can pick this up on Amazon right here

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Cover Revealed For Thrawn Ascendancy Book 1: Chaos Rising

If you are excited about another Thrawn novel, then how about a trilogy? Check out the cover for Book 1 of the Ascendancy Trilogy. 

Beginning in May 2020 we’re journeying off the edge of the map and into the Unknown Regions in an all-new trilogy by Timothy Zahn.

Discover untold secrets of the Chiss Ascendancy and the life of Thrawn, years before he traveled to the Empire and rose to the height of Grand Admiral.

 

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New Exclusive Excerpt From The Novel Resistance Reborn

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There is a new exclusive excerpt from the upcoming Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Resistance Reborn novel from author Rebecca Roanhorse over at io9 Gizmodo. This story takes place immediately after the events of The Last Jedi and it definitely sounds like it will fill in some of the gaps. There is also another excerpt posted on StarWars.com from a few weeks back if you also want to check that out! You can also pre-order Resistance Reborn now for a Nov. 5 release date now.

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Han Solo Sold Luke's Yavin Medal For A Drink

The Star Wars novel “Force Collector” will be released as part of the “Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” on November 19th, but some details of the upcoming novel have already leaked on Reddit. The novel revolves around the grandson of a former Jedi who has a mysterious power, when he touches certain objects he receives visions and flashbacks. But that shall not concern us here.
The tidbit that may be of interest to fans of Han Solo is this: in the novel the protagonist meets Maz at her cantina/castle and while there he touches one of the Yavin medals. And it turns out that none other than Han Solo gave Luke’s Yavin medeal to Maz to pay for a drink! Maz then calls Han a “bastard”.
Now, whoever controls canon at Lucasfilm, whoever has the right to veto certain things in the novels, maybe should have thought really hard about that tidbit and if that is something that a post “A New Hope” Han Solo would actually do. But since all the novels are canon, Han Solo is now someone who sold Luke’s Yavin medal for booze, on top of being a loser dad and estranged husband, who reverted to being a scoundrel and swindling his way through life some time after Return of the Jedi, only to get killed by his son who didn’t like being sent to Jedi boarding school, where his uncle tried to murder him in his sleep.

So what do you think? Do you think a post Return of the Jedi Han Solo would actually sell Luke’s Yavin medal for a drink?

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Out Today - Dooku: Jedi Lost Hardcover Script

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Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in the original script to the thrilling Star Wars audio production. Originally available in audiobook format, you can now get the script in a hardcover format. Click here for more details on the Amazon listing

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Pre-Order The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available for pre-order. You can pre-order either the regular edition or the limited edition which includes special cover art and a slipcover. Click below for each version. This is due for release on November 19.

 

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire Novel Out Today

Just a reminder that the latest Star Wars novel, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, hits bookstores today. Head to your local bookstore, or pick it up on Amazon.

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Thrawn: Treason Out Today!

The next book in the Thrawn series hits stores today! Check out your local brick-and-mortar to pick up a copy, or stop by Amazon and order one!

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The cover for the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker visual dictionary has been revealed. You get a very good look at one of the Knights of Ren. Also shown on the cover is the all new TIE Dagger (named thusly because it has pointy wings), also the wings seem to have a hue of red, maybe they are piloted by Sith Troopers? Click the image below for an ultra high resolution version of the cover, make sure to expand the photo once you click on it for maximum resolution!
One question still remains: what good are vibro scythe blades in a universe with blasters and lightsabers?

The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

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Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron Now Available

The latest Star Wars Novel is out today. If you haven’t yet picked up Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron online or at your local brick-and-mortar, make sure to head over and order it today! Amazon currently has it for $16.23.

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Blue Milk's TVC Book Is A Success!

Blue Milk’s Kickstarter project is a success! The Vintage Collection book by Derryl DePriest, Rich Alot and D Martin Myatt has left the mininum goal of $50,000 far behind and is already on its way to reach the final $100,000 stretch goal. At the time I write this article the project is only a few hundred dollars short of the $80,000 goal, which will give the book special fold-out entries for the Millennium Falcon and the Khetanna. It’s certainly only a matter of hours or a few days until the $100,000 goal is reached.
The project has 575 backers at the moment. One fan gave $5,000 and 2 fans gave $2,500. If you want the backer reward for the $2,500 contribution (you will be listed as a producer at the front of the book and get a carded Haslab Yakface, among other things), one more reward is available!
So, congratulations to the Blue Milk team! And if anyone wants to secure their copy of the book, you have 36 more days to back the project!

Update: the $80,000 stretch goal has been reached!

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

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