Just one week to go until Invincible (You’ve gotten your entry in, right?) but fans can console themselves with another finale: Jude Watson’s Last of the Jedi: Reckoning, which ought to be in stores now. Meanwhile, Diamond says Wednesday will bring Legacy #23 and the Clone Wars photo comic to your local comic shop.
And non-subscribers might want to keep an eye out for Star Wars Insider #101.
Last week’s poll asked what clearly doomed EU character is the least likely to survive their series. And the verdict is… Ahsoka Tano with 45 votes, even though The Clone Wars series hasn’t even started yet! Can’t say I’m surprised: That girl has had cannon fodder written all over her from day one. Coming in second (29 votes) is Darth Caedus of Legacy of the Force. The end of Caedus is almost certain, although you’ll note I didn’t mention Jacen Solo… Rounding out the back is Ferus Olin of the Last of the Jedi series with 21 votes. I found that surprising, due to that everyone I’ve known who actually reads those books seems to hate him… And he’s going up against Darth Vader, come on!
This week’s poll is about participation in the official site’s now-defunct What’s the Story feature, which allowed regular-joe fans to add a bit to Star Wars canon.
Jude Watson’s ninth Last of the Jedi book heads to the unspoiled beauty of Alderaan. I believe this series will round out at ten books, so Ferus’ end may be nigh. Look for it in November.
Against the Empire, the eighth book in Jude Watson’s Last of the Jedi series, is due in October.
The young readers books don’t seem to have street dates, but fans are reporting that Jude Watson’s latest Last of the Jedi book, Secret Weapon, is now appearing in stores.
Meanwhile, comics fans can rejoice: Knights of the Old Republic #15 is on the shipping list for Wednesday.
Also, our book release schedule has been updated.
Ferus Olin vs. Darth Vader. Taking bets now… Does Ferus look like River Pheonix in The Last Crusade or is it just the hair throwing me off?
Also: October Comics.
In August, Del Rey will publish A Practical Man, an e-novella by Karen Traviss filling in the details leading up to Boba Fett’s brief cameo in The Unifying Force.
Although there’s no price noted in the official release, it appears that Barnes & Noble has it retailing for $3.50.
The starwars.com item also gives fans a look at the Fettastic finished cover for Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines, which is due out in September.
First Look at Last of the Jedi #4: Death on Naboo is up now. Appears to be pretty heavy on the Ferus action.
Meanwhile on the boards, Sue Rostoni said that we should be getting a peek at Aaron Allston’s Legacy of the Force: Betrayal within the next few weeks.