Out this week: Star Wars, Solo

Two comics, a Legends trade and a new Insider are our new releases for Wednesday, March 20.

Speaking of Legends, does Queen Trios’ headgear situation on the cover of Star Wars #63 remind anyone else of the old-school Sith from Dark Horse’s ’90s Tales of the Jedi comics? Homage? Coincidence? They’re both based off some old Flash Gordan serial? Anyway, there’s also Solo #6, Star Wars Insider #188, and back to Legends, volume three reprinting of Dark Horse’s ’00s Knights of the Old Republic series.

Star Wars out this week: Han Solo, General Grievous

Two comics are out on Wednesday, March 11. Han Solo: Imperial Cadet #5 ends the miniseries, while Age of Republic: General Grievous is the last prequel-era comic of the mega-series, which becomes Age of Rebellion with the next issue.

And for Friday, March 13, there’s a trade from IDW. Star Wars Adventures Volume 5 collects issues #9, #12, and #13.

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Star Wars out this week: Double Padmes

It’s a big week for releases, with one novel and several comics coming in. First up, on Tuesday, March 5, is E.K. Johnston’s Queen’s Shadow, a Pdame YA novel that bridges The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones and has been drawing a lot of praise from the early reviewers.

Then on Wednesday, March 6, head to the comic shops for even more Padme with Age of Republic: Padme Amidala. If that’s not quite your thing, there’s also Star Wars #62, Darth Vader: Dark Visions #1, and for the all-ages crows, IDW’s graphic novel adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back. Marvel, not to be outdone, has Ewoks reprints.

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Star Wars out this week: Doctor Aphra, Marvel omnibus

One new comic and a hardcover omnibus are coming to the shops on Wednesday, February 27. The issue is Doctor Aphra #29 and the omnibus collects the first several storylines of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars title. Included are Star Wars #1-37, the Vader Down and The Screaming Citadel crossover events and the first three Annuals.

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The Art of Star Wars Rebels arrives in October

This has been bouncing around fandom for a few days, but here it is, officially: The Art of Star Wars Rebels is coming out in October. The hardcover is written by Dan Wallace and “will chronicle the making of the show over its four-season run, complete with never-before-seen concept art and process pieces.” It will include commentary from Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck and others, and is already up for preorder.

For the time being, there’s plenty of behind the scenes content in the series guide on StarWars.com, including the above, a lighting concept by Molly Denmark for the series finale.

Episode IX: Costume rumors, Daisy Ridley sighting

→ Another fruitless few days of official Episode IX stuff (though Rey and Kylo are getting Galaxy of Adventures figures) but at least Making Star Wars has a something something, this time about costumes. And a brief on what role Billy Dee Williams’ Lando plays in the film. But, more importantly – what is he wearing? What will Rey really do with her hair? What… Threepio is wearing? And some more Black Park pictures.

→ But back to Rey, John Boyega did share a photo of Daisy Ridley the other day. Obviously, she’s not in costume, but it does point to her still being filming.

Richard E. Grant was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and of course Episode IX came up.

→ And as an added bonus, Claudia Gary’s Bloodline, which is still really the only original novel to get fairly close to the new films, is on sale for $1.99 in Kindle today.

→ Meanwhile, Kiri Hart, who established the Lucasfilm Story Group, now has a new gig as as creative advisor for the Rideback TV Incubator, a program to help boost TV writers from diverse backgrounds. She’s still a consultant for Lucasfilm.