First, a couple of things in stores now: The Star Wars Ultimate Blueprints Collections (DK says it came out yesterday, but I saw it at Borders on Saturday) and Obsessed with Star Wars, a trivia book by our pal Ben Harper. Several CJers have already picked it up and been stumped, so be ready for a challenge.
- Reference: Rebelscum has a new cover for DK’s Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection. The DK listing still shows another version.
- Upcoming: On the Dark Horse boards, Randy Stradley has revealed the complete contents of the The Ultimate Star Wars Graphic Novel Collection.
- Preview: Dark Times #12/Vector part 6.
No books, but Diamond says that Wednesday will bring comic fans an embarrassment of riches: Legacy #22, Dark Times #10 and
Knights of the Old Republic #27, aka Vector part 3.
Rebelscum has Dark Horse’s June solicitations, including Dark Times 12/Vector part 6, Legacy #25, Knights of the Old Republic #30, the second Dark Times trade collection, the official solicitation for the 800-page Luke Skywalker, Last Hope for the Galaxy collection, and Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods #1, start of an all-new Indy miniseries.
Rebelscum has Dark Horse’s May solicitations, including Dark Times #11/Vector part 5 (is that a cover spoiler I spy?) Legacy #24, Rebellion #14, Knights of the Old Republic #29, and several Indiana Jones titles, including one that takes a page from the popular Clone Wars Adventure series.
Also: Another Boba Fett hardcover (how many of these things are there?), the first Dark Times collection and a ROTS photo comic I’ve given up trying to understand the whole Boba Fett phenomenon, but can someone explain to me the appeal of photo comics? Is it more than the thrill of seeing the same old photo stills and dialogue?
ETA: TFN has the actual solicitations, which include… A hardcover of Union? So they’re not pretending that whole era of the EU doesn’t exist? Shocking!
Sue reveals what potion of the Dark Times era they’re allowed – less than you might think:
The major portion of the Dark Times era, the time between Ep3 & 4, is still off-limits for development. We’re allowed one year after Ep3 and one year before Ep4.
And good news on the Death Star front – as well as the typeface, for you font geeks.
I’m presently reading the page proofs for DEATH STAR. A good read — a nice combo of known and unknown characters — a super story. And for those of you who enjoy page counts, it’s 363 pages long.
Also, the back cover copy for Inferno ought to be showing up on starwars.com soon.