Journey to The Force Awakens: Revealed at BookCon this weekend, thanks to via The Wookiee Gunner: Shattered Empire will be bi-weekly – two comics in September, two in November.
The first issue will be out September 2, and the trade paperback collection on November 17 – at least at the moment. (I doubt they’ll deviate much, but they are comics and September is a long way off.)
→ The Force Awakens is FINALLY on the cover of Star Wars Insider.
→ Word on the street (aka Scoring Sessions) says that John Williams has started scoring. Just as rumored!
→ Making Star Wars has a small grab-bag of rumors from the licensees, though the two main ones actually seem a little more relevant to Episode VIII than The Force Awakens. (Also, one of them made me SUPER EXCITED. But, uh, possible spoilers!)
UPDATE: It’s not the Star Wars Insider going on hiatus, it’s sister publication Star Wars Magazine, which used to be a Clone Wars-based publication, Jedi News corrects. So basically, nevermind. (And that explains why I didn’t get the hiatus email!)
Per their website, Star Wars Magazine hasn’t put out an issue since October.
The Star Wars Insider, which has been published by various companies over the years, traces back to Bantha Tracks, the original official Star Wars Fan Club newsletter. The current numbering began when it was called The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine; It was renamed to Star Wars Insider in the early ’90s.
The current publisher of both is Titan Magazines, which handles a number of franchise publications.
Star Wars Insider #156 is in stores now.
On Wednesday, head to the comic store (or your digital equivalent) to pick up Marvel’s Star Wars #3. (It has at least one variant cover.)
The new Star Wars Insider, #156, will also be out in the wild.
We’ll have more Darth Vader and Princess Leia comics in the coming weeks, and our next novel is the paperback release of John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn on the 31st.
All three prequel films will be screened in 3D at Celebration Anaheim, we hear from the Star Wars Insider via Yakface.
Although The Phantom Menace 3D went into wide release in February 2012, the remaining 3D releases were “postponed” in early 2013, not long after the Disney sale/Episode VII announcement. Attack of the Clones 3D was shown at Celebration Europe in July of that year, but this will be the first chance for the public to see Revenge.
The original trilogy screenings at Celebration Anaheim will be in standard 2D.
Del Rey previews Luke art for the Star Wars Insider. The artwork by Magali Villeneuve will illustrate an excerpt from Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi in issue #155.
Lest anyone confuse the issue (reported on first by Lightsaber Rattling and, today, The Hollywood Reporter) Star Wars Insider short stories are canon from the current story, ‘Blade Squadron’ on. The first part of the story, in Insider #149, came out shortly before the official announcement regarding the Expanded Universe.
Luceno’s Tarkin “beautifully amalgamates the classic trilogy incarnations of Vader and the Emperor with their prequel era counterparts,” says Star Wars Books. We’re also getting a tie-in short story for the Insider by Alex Freed, which is “a refreshing yet gritty take on the destruction of Alderaan.”
Star Wars Books announces a new two-part short for the Insider. David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams, who wrote ‘Maze Run’ in #131, are following up with ‘Blade Squadron.’ The first part will appear in #149, on sale April 22.
Coming to the comic store on Wednesday is The Star Wars #4 and a second printing of The Star Wars #1 .
If you’re a Star Wars Insider subscriber, keep an eye out – looks like issue #146 may be arriving soon, and it contains a tie-in story to Maul: Lockdown, our January novel release.
Head to the comic store on Wednesday to pick up The Star Wars #1, the comic adaption of George Lucas’ first draft screenplay.
Also in stores this week is the latest Star Wars Insider, #144, featuring a Hondo Ohnaka short story.
Our next novel release comes September 24, Martha Wells’ Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge.