A Plethora at the Book Store

Ooo…happy day for this Star Wars book collector. The “re-release” of classic trilogy Star Wars books has begun with the release of the “kids” books. (So glad I have credit cards!)

Step-Up Movie Adventures – You’ve seen this before in softcover, unless you were insane like me and got the library binding. Great for about the 2nd or 3rd grader. Big pictures, too!

Star Wars (Step-Up Movie Adventures)
The Empire Strikes Back (Step-Up Movie Adventures)
Return of the Jedi (Step-Up Movie Adventures)

The Junior Novelizations – These books are probably suitable for about the 5th or 6th grade. They’re a fairly decent length with great photo inserts. New covers, a new logo, and, lest you be surprised, the supposed changes made to the films for the DVD release? I spotted at least one change in the junior novelization. Hmm…. But Ryder Windham has done a good job with these. It’s kinda fun to read the Trilogy story in a different way.

Star Wars Trilogy: A New Hope
Star Wars Trilogy: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Trilogy: Return of the Jedi

The Complete Star Wars Trilogy Scrapbook – Mark Cotta Vaz – Besides the addition of the new “Star Wars Trilogy” logo, there are some Ep2 pictures thrown in to change the entries of some of the main characters. It’s all starting to come together….

Dreamwatch Magazine – October, 2004 – This issue is hard to miss with Vader on the cover. It looks at the DVD release, has 101 things you must know about the original Star Wars trilogy (that most die-hard fans already know), and has new interviews with Mark Hamill and David Prowse. And, as with all Dreamwatch issues, they have a bit about most of the major genre franchises out there, right now.

Movie Magic Magazine – This magazine comes out a few times a year and this one is devoted to Star Wars. There are some great publicity shots that I haven’t come across before that make this worth picking up. There are also tributes to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket and Star Trek.

Total Film Magazine – August, 2004 – A bonus for the guys, this one has Keira Knightley on the cover (and inside are some nice pics of the men of King Arthur for the ladies). For the Star Wars fan, we get part 2 of their series on the making of the Classic Trilogy. This one looks at Empire.

Have fun shopping!