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Learn More About All Of The New Star Wars Literature From SDCC 2018

Posted by Dustin on July 21, 2018 at 09:41 PM CST

Dan Brooks has put together a terrific article at about all of the new Star Wars literature that was discussed at San Diego Comic-Con, and highlights from the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel. Below is just a small portion of what to expect!

SDCC 2018: Queen’s Shadow Revealed and More from the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel
Check out new books and covers along with insights from some of the biggest Star Wars authors.

Today at San Diego Comic-Con, fans were treated to something akin to a Jedi Council of Star Wars authors. Lucasfilm Creative Director Michael Siglain hosted a mega-panel featuring 13 (!) Star Wars writers, whose talents spans novels, comics, and children’s literature. They discusses projects past and present — and also revealed some major new titles in the works. See below for some of our favorite insights and anecdotes from the panel, along with covers and details for many freshly-revealed titles.

Timothy Zahn on Thrawn facing his future and Vader facing his past in Thrawn: Alliances: “Palpatine tends to have ulterior motives under his ulterior motives. Part of it in this is one is a question of whether Thrawn is completely loyal to him, a question Darth Vader also has. But also a question of, Vader has a past, as we all know, and has Vader completely disassociated himself from Anakin Skywalker and the Jedi.”

Daniel José Older on his favorite aspect of writing Last Shot: “Trash talk. Han and Lando are both really amazing at trash talking in really different ways.”

Charles Soule on wrapping up his Poe Dameron comic series with issue #31: “The original publishing plan was for it to stop much earlier, and then it got an extension, and then it got another extension. We were like, ‘People really sort of dig this book.’…The reason that we’re going so far as we are with it is because of you guys. You guys embraced it, you like it, you talk about it, you tell your friends about it. So, thank you very much. I loved writing Poe, it’s been a blast.”

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Here's a list of all the newer titles, along with descriptions and release dates!

Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Author: E.K. Johnston
On-Sale: 3/5/19
Description: Padmé Amidala served Naboo well as its queen, but now she is ready to begin a new chapter in her life. Then the newly-elected queen asks Padmé to serve Naboo in a new capacity–as its senator. With the help of her devoted handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen’s shadow.

Star Wars: Master & Apprentice
Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Claudia Gray
On-Sale: 2/26/19
Description: Set before the events of The Phantom Menace, this thrilling new novel from bestselling author Claudia Gray (Bloodline), stars Qui-Gon Jinn & Obi-Wan Kenobi on a dangerous mission for the Jedi!

New Marvel Comics!
Age of Republic – Written by Jody Houser
Age of Rebellion – Written by Greg Pak
Age of Resistance – Written by Tom Taylor
On-sale: Beginning December 2018
Description: Journey through the entire Star Wars saga with Age of Republic, Age of Rebellion, and Age of Resistance, a 30-issue maxi-series chronicling the most iconic heroes & villains from across the galaxy. This epic Marvel Comics event starts in December with Age of Republic: Qui-Gon #1 and Age of Republic: Darth Maul #1.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Comic Mini-series
Publisher: Marvel
Author: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Will Sliney, cover art by Phil Noto & Leonard Kirk
On-Sale: October 2018
Description: A new five-issue mini-series featuring backstory and scenes not shown in the film! After leaving the Imperial Navy, a young Han Solo seeks adventure by joining a gang of galactic mercenaries—including a 196-year-old Wookiee named Chewbacca and a notorious gambler named Lando Calrissian. But there’s more to the story of the galaxy’s most beloved scoundrel than what you saw in theaters. What happened when Han was an Imperial cadet? Why does Beckett trust him? And what is the connection between the woman who stole Han’s heart and one of Han’s closest friends?

Solo: A Star Wars Story Novelization
Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Mur Lafferty
On-Sale: 9/4/18
Description: The story of the film, expanded to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and additional content, giving deeper insights into Han’s years in the Imperial Navy, Qi’ra’s past, and the beginnings of the Rebellion.

Star Wars: Tales from Vader’s Castle
Publisher: IDW
Author: Creepy Cavan Scott
Artist: Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Kelley Jones, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III. Featuring variant covers by the frightening Francesco Francavilla
On-Sale: October 2018
Description: Join a ragtag band of rebels in this weekly 5-issue mini-series filled with eerie adventures from across the Star Wars saga. Told in the shadow of Vader’s castle, these spooky stories feature Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and, of course, Darth Vader, himself! Beware the Tales from Vader’s Castle!

Star Wars: Search Your Feelings
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Authors: Calliope Glass & Caitlin Kennedy
Artist: Katie Cook
On-Sale: 10/2/18
Happy, hopeful, lonely, sad,
Excited, anxious, guilty, mad.
The galaxy is an emotional place.
Feelings are still felt way out there in space.
You are not alone, so don’t be blue.
Just search your feelings. You know it to be true!

Star Wars: Lando’s Luck
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Author: Justina Ireland
Artist: Annie Wu
On-Sale: 10/2/18
Description: An all-new adventure starring Lando Calrissian and L3-37 onboard the Millennium Falcon. When a smuggling scheme goes wrong, Lando faces an opportunity to do what’s right–or do what’s best for Lando. If he’s lucky, he can do both! A “Flight of the Falcon” tie-in!

Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny (Book 2): A Luke & Leia Adventure
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Author: Cavan Scott
Artist: Elsa Charretier
On-Sale: 10/2/18
Description: Join Luke, Leia, and R2-D2 as they attempt to steal the Millennium Falcon and sneak past Mon Mothma to go on a rogue mission for the Rebellion after the destruction of the first Death Star. With over twenty possible outcomes, you’ll have to think like a real rebel to keep Luke and Leia safe from pirates, Imperials, and so much more! A “Flight of the Falcon” tie-in!

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon: A 3D Owner’s Guide
Publisher: becker&mayer!
Authors: Ryder Windham and Cole Horton
Artists: Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
On-Sale: 11/6/18
Description: This 3D Owner’s Guide provides a pilot’s insight into every facet of the infamous Millennium Falcon. Each page details the technology and provides notes and commentary from the many crew members who have piloted the Falcon. Each page of this owner’s manual is die-cut so they fit together to create a three-dimensional model of the fastest ship in the galaxy embedded within the book. And now, it has been updated to include material from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, making this is the ultimate interactive guide to the ultimate Star Wars ship! A “Flight of the Falcon” tie-in!

Star Wars: Pirate’s Prices
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Author: Lou Anders
Artist: Annie Wu
On-Sale: 1/8/19
Description: Board the Millennium Falcon for exciting tales about Han and Chewie’s adventures with the infamous pirate Hondo Ohnaka – including their first meeting! A “Flight of the Falcon” tie-in!

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Author: Amy Ratcliffe
Artists: Alice X. Zhang, Amy Beth Christenson, Annie Stoll, Annie Wu, Christina Chung, Cryssy Cheung, Eli Baumgartner, Elsa Charretier, Geneva Bowers, Jennifer Aberin Johnson, Jen Bartel, Jenny Parks, Karen Hallion, Little Corvus, Sara Alfageeh, Sara Kipin, Sarah Wilkinson, and Viv Tanner
On-Sale: 10/30/18
Description: 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 authorized 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.

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