I briefly mentioned Del Rey’s new Essential Legends Collection – trade paperback reprints of the greatest hits – back in May, when Heir to the Empire turned 30. Of course Heir was part of the first wave, but today, Del Rey has announced that the remainder of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy is coming to the format this fall.Continue reading “Mara Jade finally appears on a reprint cover”
No, that Legends planet isn’t part of Rise of the Resistance
The planet mentioned during the Galaxy’s Edge’s new Rise of the Resistance ride isn’t Bakura after all: It’s an all-new planet, Pacara, Lucasfilm Story Group’s Matt Martin said on Twitter.Continue reading “No, that Legends planet isn’t part of Rise of the Resistance”
No, graffiti did not make Mara Jade canon
I can’t believe I’m writing this post.
It is bathroom graffiti. Actual graffiti, not Imagineer-engineered and approved and applied graffiti. It is literal graffiti.
But let’s back up: A few days ago, someone on Reddit (our first sign) posted about something found written in a bathroom stall at Galaxy’s Edge….Continue reading “No, graffiti did not make Mara Jade canon”
Star Wars out this week: Rey, Rose and Aphra
Three brand-new comics, the latest Insider and a Legends reprint are coming to the shelves Wednesday, September 18. It’s an Age of Resistance twofer with both Rey and Rose (previewed last week) dropping, plus Doctor Aphra #36.
There’s also a Legends reprint, Menace Revealed Vol. 2 and Star Wars Insider #192, which can’t even be spared an actual Rise of Skywalker still for the cover.
Star Wars out this week: Vader, Jaxxon comics
Two comics are out on Wednesday, August 14. The Vader comic we keep forgetting exists, Target Vader #2, continues. Meanwhile, IDW has a Jaxxon and Lando story in the 2019 Star Wars Adventures Annual. (Jaxxon, one of the most memorable characters from Marvel’s first pass at Star Wars, made his triumphant return to canon in last year’s Annual.)
We’ve got two more releases this month with Jeffrey Brown’s Rey and Pals and Delilah S. Dawson’s Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire. Check the release schedule for more.
Star Wars out this week: Age of Resistance begins with Finn
Three new comics and a trade are due out this Wednesday, July 3. Age of Resistance: Finn kicks off the final phase of the Age of series with a story set during his stormtrooper days. There’s also Target Vader #1 and Star Wars Adventures #23, plus Legends Epic Collection: Newspaper Strips Volume 2.
Check under the cut for the Finn preview pages.Continue reading “Star Wars out this week: Age of Resistance begins with Finn”
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: Marvel flashes back to the ’80s
Two comics are coming out on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. As part of their 80th anniversary celebration, Marvel goes Legends for Star Wars #108, a new edition to their classic Star Wars series. The original series ended with #107 back in 1986, though #108 is actually a sequel to #50’s ‘Crimson Forever’ storyline. Also out is Darth Vader: Dark Visions #4.Continue reading “Star Wars out this week: Marvel flashes back to the ’80s”
Star Wars out this week: Comics head to Baatu
Three new comics and a Legends reprint trade are coming on Wednesday, April 24. The theme park onslaught begins with Galaxy’s Edge #1. Will there be Coke bottles? Probably. Meanwhile, Doctor Aphra #31, Vader: Dark Visions #3 and The Empire Vol. 5 also drop.
Rumor: Are Benioff and Weiss heading to the Old Republic?
We’ve heard unverified rumblings before that the first of the non-saga Star Wars films from Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would come out before Rian Johnson’s, but today we have a time frame from Star Wars News Net: It’s up after IX, with filming to begin in the fall.
They – or rather, their source, who they say has “worked on every Star Wars film since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm” – also claim that the films will be set in the Old Republic era, which will perhaps be most familiar as the Legends (i.e. currently noncanon) video game Knights of the Old Republic and various spinoffs, which include the still-active MMO The Old Republic.
If Lucasfilm’s aim is indeed to “appeal to a more Game of Thrones style audience.”, the still somewhat controversial pick (a couple of not-in-the-books rape plots on Game of Thrones, and that whole Confederate thing) of Benioff and Weiss suddenly does make a lot more sense.
To be honest, this whole thing reads to me like a repackaging of earlier (and even shakier) rumors and fan theories/wishful thinking, so I can’t put a lot of faith in it. (If you’re curious, the first KOTOR-centric movie “rumor” dates back to early 2013.) But as little as it appeals to me, there’s no doubt that the Knights of the Old Republic games and their offshoots are beloved by many fans. It’s hardly inconceivable that Lucasfilm might want to take a whack at them in canon. But, as always, I’m skeptical.
Consider that we still know next to nothing about anything happening past Episode IX, which could change at Celebration. For the moment, let’s just hope this rumor doesn’t lead to another round of “Rian got fired” from the angry bros and their short attention spans.