The Solo book lineup is here, and it’s extensive. All the usual suspects are here: Novels from Del Rey and Disney Lucasfilm Press, comics from Marvel and IDW, the standard non-fiction… And a whole lot of kids stuff, because Star Wars. It’s all over at Entertainment Weekly, but here are my highlights.
Coming to the comic shops on Wednesday, February 14 are three new comics and one collection. The debut this week is Thrawn #1, the first issue of an adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s 2017 novel by Jody Houser and Luke Ross. It’s joined by Darth Vader #11, Poe Dameron #24, and Star Wars Adventures Vol. 2.
Jedi Bibliothek has the details on Marvel’s The Last Jedi adaptation. The six-part comic is will be written by Rogue One co-scriptwriter Gary Whitta and illustrated by Michael Walsh. The main cover is by Mike Del Mundo, and there’s also a Joe Quesada variant.
The Last Jedi novelization won’t be out until March, but the Kindle version of Alan Dean Foster’s The Force Awakens novelization is currently on sale for $1.99. While I can’t in any good faith recommend the novel – read the best part over at our Tumblr – it’s a good price if you’re curious, and it does include the short stories ‘The Perfect Weapon’ by Phasma author Delilah S. Dawson and ‘Bait’ by Foster.
“You wouldn’t believe some of the Legends characters that will be cropping up in various media in the coming months,” the Lucasfilm story group’s Leland Chee said in response to a Twitter query. “Hey, if Tag & Bink can show up, ANYthing is possible.”
It’s a big week for releases, at least by post/pre-movie standards: One novel re-release and three comics! On Tuesday, January 30, Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn is out in paperback. It has a sequel coming in July.
Then on Wednesday, January 31, our comics. The big ticket is The Last Jedi tie-in DJ #1 (with several variants). If you like your TLJ a little less neutral, there’s also Forces of Destiny: Rose and Paige. Or head back to the OT era with Doctor Aphra #16.
Carrie Fisher was awarded the Best Spoken Word Album Grammy for her narration of The Princess Diarist, the book which detailed her life while filming the first Star Wars.
A special edition of Jason Fry’s The Last Jedi novelization will be an Emerald City Comic Con exclusive. Attendees will be able to get the book a few days early (ECCC runs from March 1-4 in Seattle), but there’s a catch: You’ll have to enter a lottery.
In this week’s returning Star Wars Show, Rian Johnson and Jason Fry tease additional scenes that made The Last Jedi novelization – including a glimpse at the footage of one that was cut from the film. The book will be out on in hardcover and eBook on March 6.