Out this week: Inferno Squadron, Star Wars Super Graphic

This week brings two books on Tuesday, July 25, and one new comic on Wednesday, July 26. Christie Golden’s Battlefront II: Inferno Squadron is a tie-in to the upcoming game, while Tim Leong’s Star Wars Super Graphic looks like something fun to page through.

Meanwhile, comic fans have Doctor Aphra #10.

Our next book is On the Front Lines by Dan Wallace, on August 8. (Though it apparently has been sighted in stores, likely due to a fairly late change in release dates.) You can check out more on our release schedule.

SDCC: Jason Fry is writing the The Last Jedi novelization, and other fiction news

A whole heap of Star Wars book news has come out of San Diego Comic-Con, some expected, some not. (This is all in addition to what we heard the other day!) Most are, naturally, tie-ins to The Last Jedi. We learned that longtime Star Wars writer Jason Fry is writing the Del Rey novelization of the film. Franchise newcomer Elizabeth Wein is writing Cobalt Squadron, “the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron.” The novel for young readers will feature Rose and Paige Tico.

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Canto Bight short story collection announced; Luke, Leia, Phasma novels detailed

Entertainment Weekly has details for several Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi books. The new addition: A collection of short stories focusing on inhabitants of Canto Bight, the ritzy casino planet. The authors are Star Wars vet John Jackson Miller and franchise newcomers Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, and Mira Grant. It will be on shelves December 5.

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Porgs! Porglets! Details about The Last Jedi’s most adorable addition

StarWars.com is confirming that the penguin/puffin creatures we saw in The Last Jedi behind-the-scenes feature are indeed called porgs.

Pablo Hidalgo sheds a little bit of light on the species – they are native to Ahch-To, can fly, and the babies are called porglets. We can only hope that a nature documentary makes it onto the Blu-ray.

We first heard the term from Making Star Wars back in April. The concept art may also confirm that some of the porgs have orange coloring – though we can’t be sure until we see them on screen.