Star Wars announced new books and comics at SDCC


During their publishing panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars announced a new slate of books and comic books.

We already knew that Thrawn: Alliances was on it’s way, but Star Wars has plenty more books and comic books planned down the line. The first two that jumped out at me were Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston, who also wrote Ahsoka, and Star Wars: Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray.

As soon as I heard that there would be a publishing panel at SDCC, I was hoping for a new Claudia Gray book since I’ve loved her previous ones. However, we’ll have to wait until February 26, 2019 for Star Wars: Master & Apprentice. Johnston’s Queen’s Shadow will arrive shortly after on March 5, 2019.

Solo will get its novelization on September 4, 2018 and it is written by Mur Lafferty. Robbie Thompson will also work with Will Sliney on a comic mini-series for the movie, which Marvel will have on sale this October.

Photo credit: Lucasfilm/Star Wars

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A wide slate of books and comics on the way. All ages will have something to enjoy if the image above is any indication. We’ll discuss a few more titles here, but for information on everything announced, head over to the Star Wars site for more details.

One of the other comics that caught my attention was Tales from Vader’s Castle. These comics will be released by IDW instead of Marvel and will start releasing this October. Cavan Scott takes the helm as the writer and he’ll work with Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Kelley Jones, Corin Howell, Robert Hack and Charles Paul Wilson III on art. Francesco Francavilla is set to be the cover artist.

Marvel’s new slate of comics includes Age of Republic (written by Jody Houser), Age of Rebellion (written by Greg Pak) and Age of Resistance (written by Tom Taylor). These titles make up the 30-issue maxi-series. The big event starts in December.

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Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy takes a look at 75 of the female characters in the franchise. Amy Ratcliffe is the writer for the book and it will contain over 100 illustration by female and non-binary artists. It releases on October 30, 2018.

If you’re a fan of keeping up with the comics or books, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy in the coming months.