Star Wars out this week: The Last Jedi in paperback, Millennium Falcon guide

One new book, one reprint and a brand new comic are coming to stores this week. Out Tuesday, November 27 is Millennium Falcon: Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas, as well as the paperback edition of Jason Fry’s The Last Jedi novelization. Fry has been tweeting some behind-the-scenes info about writing the book.

On Wednesday, November 28, we get Darth Vader #24, the second-to-last issue of the ongoing.

Star Wars out this week: Han Solo, Destroyer Down

We’ve got two books, plus three brand new comics and three trade collections coming out Wednesday, November 7.

In stores today is the paperback edition of Leia: Princess of Alderaan and The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983.

Debuting are new minis Han Solo: Imperial Cadet #1 and Destroyer Down #1, along with Star Wars #56.

In the trades, we have the complete Lando: Double or Nothing miniseries, Marvel’s complete The Last Jedi adaptation and Star Wars Adventures Volume 4.

Star Wars out this week: Women of the Galaxy

Halloween week brings one new book, one paperback reprint, and two comics. Out on Tuesday, October 30 is Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe and many, many artists. (You can preview some of the art here, here and here.) It’s also a chance for fans to pick up the paperback of Daniel José Older’s Last Shot, the Han and Lando novel that first came out ahead of Solo in the spring.

Coming on the comic front Wednesday, October 31 are Tales from Darth Vader’s Castle #5 and Star Wars Adventures #15.

Star Wars out this week: Scum and Villainy

This week brings one new book, two comics, and a hardcover collection. Out on Tuesday, October 23 is Pablo Hidalgo’s Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious. The hardcover covers three different eras (Old Republic, Empire, and the New Republic) through the notes of a family of police officers.

The comics coming on Wednesday, October 42, include Tales from Vader’s Castle #4, Doctor Aphra #25 and the hardcover edition of Darth Vader (2017) Volume 1.

Out next week we have Amy Ratcliffe’s Women of the Galaxy and the paperback of Daniel José Older’s Last Shot. Check out our book release schedule for more upcoming books.

Star Wars out this week: More Vader, Thrawn trilogy adaptation collection

Wednesday, October 17 brings two comics and a Legends trade collection of some interest. The spooks continue with IDW’s Tales from Vader’s Castle #3, while Marvel has Darth Vader #22. And we’ve got a pretty noteworthy edition of the Legends epic collection – The New Republic volume 4 contains the complete comic adaptations of The Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command.

Chuck Wendig fired by Marvel

Only a week after announcing a new project at NYCC, Marvel has fired writer Chuck Wendig, the author first revealed on Twitter. Shadow of Vader #1-3 will go ahead as planned, but he’s off the last two issues, as well as another Star Wars comic that hasn’t been announced yet.

The firing was over his Twitter feed, Wendig says (and verified by sources within Marvel, per Vulture.) “I was too vulgar, too political,” he tells them.

Neither trait is particularly new for Wendig’s Twitter feed – he’s always been vulgar, and political, and unapologetic, particularly when butting heads with the more obstinate parts of fandom. What has changed in the past week or so is that he’s attracted the attention of some of Twitter’s more high-profile right-wing personalities, resulting in a fresh wave of trolling. That puts this more in the range of a situation like James Gunn’s – and the implications are that this is yet another example of Marvel (though the comic side and the movie side are very much removed from each other) caving to right-wing pressure. Granted, Wendig has been getting the short end of the troll stick since Aftermath – something he brings up for context – but the higher-profile attacks have brought a much more relentless wave.

The firing is 100% Marvel – neither Lucasfilm nor Del Rey were involved, something Wendig affirmed in a follow-up tweet thread. Love or hate Wendig or his work, this is still a disturbing trend.

Blurb for Freed’s Alphabet Squadron

The new Star Wars book announced Friday, Alexander Freed’s Alphabet Squadron, is now up for preorder, complete with blurb:

On the verge of victory in what seemed an endless war, five former rebel pilots transform from hunted to hunters as they strike out against the vestiges of Empire. Set after Return of the Jedi, Alphabet Squadron follows a unique team, each flying a different class of starfighter as they struggle to end their war once and for all.

It’ll be out in hardcover, eBook and audio on June 4.