Republic Commando: Triple Zero, the latest from Karen Traviss, is out today. There’s a short excerpt from Aaron Allston’s Betrayal in the back, featuring Wedge in his underwear.
In other author (if not Star Wars) news, it also seems Mike Stackpole has a new book out.
ETA: There will be a new story from Traviss in the next Star Wars Insider that takes place a few months after Triple Zero.
ETA2: Triple Zero excerpt on starwars.com.
Over the last few days, the Galactic Senate has had chats with author Karen Traviss and Insider regular Abel G. Peña. Interesting stuff!
George Lucas’ Sin City: Marv, Dwight and Hartigan.
A thread on Jacen Solo’s behavior in the Dark Nest trilogy makes Fandom Wank. Bless Narcissam and the anonymice for making it through all this, because I’m getting a headache just reading the digest version.
Dark Horse is soliciting Legacy #0 in the new Previews. There’s nothing in the mag that we haven’t already seen, but this is a good time to get your local comic shop to put you on the hold list.
For those unfamiliar with the industry, Previews is the catalog for Diamond, the largest comic book distributor in North America. What’s solicited in Previews (usually) ships two months later. That means that comic shops are ordering for May 2006 now.
AICN reports from WonderCon. Not much news, but confirmation that Celebration 4 is still in consideration for 2007.
Of more interest may be RebelScum’s coverage of Toy Fair – they have galleries of many of the new toys coming out, including Gentle Giant’s super cool Star Wars Animated line, which are original trilogy figures done in the style of the Clone Wars cartoon. The chioces are a little odd – Vader, Leia, Boba Fett, and… an Ithorian?
It also appears there’s a Mara Jade mini-bust coming out, the first Mara figure over an inch tall since the POTF2 figure back in ’98.
Editor Randy Stradley and artist Jan Duursema speak about the upcoming Legacy comic on Newsarama. Some of the comments are culled from the TFN and Dark Horse boards, but even I gave up on the TFN thread after about 10 pages.
Well, the cat is out of the bag… The New Essential Guide to Alien Species is coming out later this year, and our own Helen Keier is one of the authors. Let’s raise a frothy blue cocktail to her!
Sadly, TFN is more interested in who’s doing the cover than noticing that one of their former staffers is getting her first book.