Star Wars: Beckett comic and Solo: A Star Wars Story novelization announced

From StarWars.com:

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“Star Wars: Beckett #1 by Gerry Duggan (writer) and Will Sliney, Edgar Salazar, and Marc Laming (artists)
On Sale: August 2018

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DEADLY!
Tobias Beckett taught Han Solo everything he knows about surviving hoodlum-filled cantinas and backwater worlds. But who is this career outlaw and why is Enfys Nest — one of the galaxy’s most dangerous and brutal marauders — so dead set on taking him down once and for all? Find out in this original tale of a man who has gamed star system after star system, but at a cost that no heist can make up for.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story novelization by Mur Lafferty
On Sale: September 4, 2018

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy in this thrilling novelization of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, a young Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.”

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Comics: Anakin and Padmé will star in Star Wars Adventures #12

From Comics Continuum:

IDW PUBLISHING FOR JULY […]

STAR WARS ADVENTURES #12

Elsa Charretier (W), Elsa Charretier (A/C), Mauricet (VC), Nicolette Baldari (VC).

Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala embark on an adventure filled with danger and romance in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!

32 pages, $3.99. “

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Lucasfilm announced many books that will connect with Solo: A Star Wars Story

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.

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The Last Jedi is getting a comic adaptation which will include new material

From IGN:

“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. […]

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Ahsoka and Barriss duel and debate in Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé preview

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From StarWars.com:

“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.”

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny comic will highlight the saga’s heroines

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.”

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