“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.
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.”
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. “
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.”