From Entertainment Weekly:
“Each new Star Wars film comes with a constellation of novels, comics, and storybooks surrounding and enhancing the narrative. In this exclusive preview, Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain takes EW on a journey through the books of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Last Shot, by Daniel José Older
The author of Half-Resurrection Bluesand Shadowshaper has penned this novel that connects three eras in the lives of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. “Part of it takes place before the events of Solo and focuses on Lando and L3-37,” Siglain says, referring to Lando’s droid sidekick in the new film. “Part of it takes place between Solo and A New Hope, and that focuses on Han and Chewie, and that’s where we get Sana Starros for the first time.” She would be the character, first introduced in the Marvel Comics, who claimed to be married to Han.
“Part of it takes place post-Return of the Jedi, and that’s where we see Han, Leia, a very young Ben Solo, and Lando come into the story,” Siglain adds. The cover is reversible — on one side is Han’s silhouette, while Lando’s is on the other. […]
“We bounce around through time,” Siglain says. “We always wanted to tell a story that had Han and Lando having one adventure after Return of the Jedi. At the same time, we really liked the idea of contrasting that with seeing them much earlier in their lives. A crime lord comes looking for the owner of the Millennium Falcon, but mistakenly thinks it was Han Solo at the time, but it was really Lando — which gets Lando mixed up in something else Han did that was Han’s fault. All these years later, the two of them have to right a wrong from much earlier in their history.”
Most Wanted, by Rae Carson
This YA book by the author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns focuses on Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo and Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra, back in their teenage years. “This is about the younger, young Han solo,” Siglain says. “We’ll see what it was like for these two kids from Corellia to survive the seedy streets of this industrial world. They’re definitely products of their environment, and this story shows that.”
Lando: Double or Nothing, Rodney Barnes
This Marvel Comics miniseries is written by Rodney Barnes (a veteran scribe from TV’s The Boondocks) and will play out over five issues. “It’s focused on Lando set during an incident right before the film, with backstory about Lando and L3,” Siglain says. The series debuts the Wednesday after the movie opens, since its story is so closely tied in. “Coming out of the film, we think everyone is going to want ot read more about Lando.” […]”
Read more at Entertainment Weekly.
“This May will see the release of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi six-issue comic book adaption from Marvel Comics, which will include never-before-seen material. While no details were given about what the new content will be, a Marvel spokesperson told IGN that it will be brand new material created just for the comic as opposed to deleted scenes from the movie.
UPDATE: Artist Michael Walsh said on Twitter, “We’ll be adding scenes and telling others from a new perspective.”
It will be written by Gary Whitta (co-writer of the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and writer on the Star Wars Rebels animated series), drawn by Michael Walsh (artist of Star Wars Annual, Hawkeye, The Vision), colored by Mike Spicer, and have covers for Issues #1 and #2 by Mike Del Mundo. […]
“In this exclusive preview of IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé, Ahsoka and her friend Barriss practice lightsaber technique with a friendly duel. But is the outcome earned? Check out the first look below, including the cover, alternate covers, and interiors of this Clone Wars-era story.
Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé, written by Beth Revis and illustrated by Valentina Pinto, is the fourth installment in IDW’s special Forces of Destiny mini-series.”
This issue will be released on January 24, 2018.
From Entertainment Weekly:
“[…] Next January, IDW and Lucasfilm will begin a new weekly Star Wars comic series, Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny. Like the animated show on which it is based, Forces of Destiny will focus on heroines like Leia, Rey, Padme, and Ahsoka Tano, among others.
Best of all, the new comic will be helmed by a bevy of female writers and artists. Jody Houser, Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, and Devin Grayson will write for the series, while Elsa Charretier, Arianna Florean, Eva Widermann, Valentina Pinto, and Nicoletta Baldari will provide covers and interior art. […]
Check out some early Forces of Destiny covers below.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi will see the debut of the mineral planet Crait, as it becomes a battleground between the Resistance and First Order. And a new story coming from Marvel will reveal major elements of its history.
StarWars.com is excited to announce Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1, a special one-shot arriving December 27, written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join The Resistance) with art by Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars). The comic rewinds to the Galactic Civil War, following Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa as they take up arms on the salt-covered world and search for a new rebel base. Check out Marco Checchetto’s cover below — a striking image of Luke and Leia on Crait.”
“Time to make rathtar-sized room on your bookshelf and in your long boxes.
Lucasfilm announced and unveiled tons of new books and comics at San Diego Comic-Con today, including a Thrawn adaptation from Marvel, more from the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program, and many titles inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Check out their covers in the gallery below!”
[Note : we’ve narrowed it down to the Prequel Trilogy-related books]
5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Artist: Pilot Studios
A brand new collection of twelve action-packed retellings that span the entire Star Wars saga—including two tales from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! These exciting stories can each be read in just five minutes—perfect for galactic adventures at lightspeed!
Star Wars Moviemaking Magic: Creatures and Aliens
Publisher: Abrams Books
Author: Mark Salisbury
The first in an immersive line of behind-the-scenes books for kids, Star WarsMoviemaking Magic: Creatures and Aliens uses the strange, creepy, and iconic creatures and aliens of the entire saga as a lens through which younger readers will enjoy a visual and interactive tour of the history of moviemaking and special effects. Exhaustively researched; includes archival interviews with iconic talent such as Ralph McQuarrie and Stuart Freeborn, along with new, exclusive interviews with Neal Scanlan, Doug Chiang, and Dave Filoni.”