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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Shadow of Vader replacement series announced

The apparent replacement for the Chuck Wendig Shadow of Vader series has been announced: Vader: Dark Visions. Marvel fired Wendig in October for being “too vulgar, too political” on Twitter and canceled the book last month.

The new limited new series is written by Dennis Hopeless with art from Paolo Villanelli and Brian Level. The first issue is due in March.

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