Star Wars out this week: Alphabet Squadron

This week brings a out latest hardcover, one brand new comic, an Insider, two reprints and a Legends collection.

First up, on Tuesday, June 11 is Alexander M. Freed’s Alphabet Squadron, first of a new post-ROTJ trilogy.

Coming Wednesday, June 12 is Vader: Dark Visions #5 and second printings of Age of Rebellion: Han Solo and Age of Rebellion: Boba Fett. In trade is Legends Epic Collection: Rebellion Vol. 3 which collects the Dark Horse-era River of Chaos miniseries and Empire #28-40, plus 1987’s Star Wars 3-D #1-3. It’s also time to keep an eye out for Star Wars Insider #190.

Our next novel will be July’s Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn. For more of what’s upcoming, see the book release schedule.

Star Wars out this week: Leia, Tarkin launch Age of Rebellion

Everything is geared up towards Celebration right now – including me, which is why this post is a day later than usual. But there’s still two brand new comics and a reprint coming on Wednesday, April 10.

Age of Rebellion starts out double-strong with both Princess Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin. Then Star Wars Volume 10 collects issues #56-61 of Marvel’s flagship series for the franchise.

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Alphabet Squadron now a trilogy with a comic tie-in

The Alexander Freed novel Alphabet Squadron is the first of a trilogy, Lucasfilm announced today, alongside a cover reveal. And it’s also getting a comic tie-in from Marvel. The TIE Fighter miniseries will be written by Jody Houser (Thrawn, Rogue One adpatations) with art by Rogê Antônio and covers by Darth Vader’s Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti.

Del Rey had identified the Alphabet cover character as Yrica Quell, an Imperial defector who flies an X-wing… And who the squadron gets their orders from: Rebels‘ Hera Syndulla.

Both are set after Return of the Jedi. The comic will feature Shadow Wing, “an elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots,” with a mission to “protect Imperial interests.”

The comic begins in April, while Alphabet Squadron is due out June 4.

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.

NYCC: Cover for Gray’s Master & Apprentice, new Freed novel on tap

There were only a handful of Star Wars fiction reveals at NYCC this afternoon, but they’re pretty sizable ones! We get the final cover for Claudia Gray’s Master & Apprentice. The art is by Alice X. Zhang. We also have a brand-new book announcement: Alphabet Squadron, by Alexander M. Freed, will feature “Rebel pilots hunting down Imperials,” apparently set post-ROTJ. Master & Apprentice is due in April, and StarWars.com says that Alphabet Squadron is due in June.

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