Star Wars Insider #125
The latest issue of the official Star Wars magazine goes on sale this week, and is already on its way to subscribers.Inside, find all your favorite columns, plus feature articles on The Clone Wars: Supervising director Dave Filoni looks back on Season Three and talks about Season Four. Insider rounds up the 50 greatest reasons to revisit Season Three, and this issue features interviews with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca!), Tom Kane (Yoda!), Stephen Stanton (Tarkin!) and Katie Lucas, writer of the Nightsisters Trilogy.
On the classic Star Wars side, Insider talks to production designer Norman Reynolds on the creation of the amazing sets and scenery from Episodes IV, V and VI.
Fans of the Expanded Universe can look forward to an all-new, exclusive tale,First Blood, by Christie Golden with illustrations by Brian Rood. It features Vestara Khai from the Fate of the Jedi series.
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Fate of the Jedi: Allies
Now available in paperback: Only one thing could unite the forces of Jedi and Sith: an enemy far deadlier than both. What began as a quest for truth has become a struggle for survival for Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben. They have used the secrets of the Mind Walkers to speak with the spirits of the fallen, risking their lives in the process. They have faced a team of Sith assassins and beaten the odds to destroy them. And now the death squad’s sole survivor, Sith apprentice Vestara Khai, has summoned an entire fleet of Sith frigates to engage the embattled father and son. But the dark warriors come bearing a surprising proposition that will bring Jedi and Sith together in an unprecedented alliance against an adversary more ancient and alien than they can imagine. For in the treacherous web of black holes that is the Maw, the Skywalkers and their Sith allies will have to fight an unimaginable evil, and Luke will be rocked by a staggering truth.Allies, the fifth book in the Fate of the Jedi, will be available in paperback on April 26th. It is by author Christie Golden
Darth Vader and the Lost Command #4
An attempt on his life leaves Vader and a handful of loyal troops trapped on a desolate world. Despite the deadly perils posed by the environment and attacks from his mysterious enemy, Vader will not veer from his duty. But what if the reason for his mission is negated? And what do these visions of Padme mean to Vader’s future? Darth Vader and the Last Command issue #4 is by writer Haden Blackman, penciller Rick Leonardi, inker Dan Green, colorist Wes Dzioba, and features cover art by Tsuneo Sanda. The 40-page comic is due out April 27th.
Legacy — War #5
In the aftermath of the latest battle, the Jedi, the Galactic Alliance, and Roan Fel’s Imperials retreat to the stronghold planet Bastion to lick their wounds. In the face of the Sith Empire’s new secret weapon, there are some who counsel that resistance is futile. But the Sith have suffered, too, and Emperor Fel knows that now is the time to attack. Plans are made and plans within plans. For Cade Skywalker knows that this war must ultimately come down to him versus Darth Krayt. No matter what the cost, Krayt must die!Legacy — War #5 is by writer John Ostrander, penciller Jan Duursema, inker Dan Parsons, colorist Brad Anderson and features cover art by Jan Duursema. This 40-page comic is due out April 27th.
Star Wars Adventures: Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear
Dark Horse continues their popular all-ages digest-sized series with an all new graphic novel starring Boba Fett! The wreck of the Reverie, a four-hundred-year-old abandoned luxury liner is rumored to house an ancient relic of immense value. When Boba comes into possession of a map revealing the ship’s current whereabouts, he sets his sights on the prize. But he’s not alone-two bounty-hunting brothers with a grudge against Fett are now on his trail, hoping to win the treasure for themselves. But, neither Boba nor the brothers are prepared for what else is lurking within the creepy corridors of the forsaken Reverie …Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear is by writer Jeremy Barlow and artist Daxiong, with cover art by Sean McNally. The 80-page book is due out on April 27th from Dark Horse. For a preview, click here.
Star Wars Blood Ties — A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett
This trade paperback collects all four issues of Star Wars: Blood Ties, a multigenerational tale of honor and redemption, starring two of the heaviest hitters in the Star Wars galaxy–the father-and-clone team of Jango and Boba Fett! A mission that begins with Jango Fett — before the Clone Wars — will affect the course of Boba Fett’s life some twenty years into the future. When an important assignment with a big payday from Count Dooku goes awry for Jango, Boba will be tasked with picking up the pieces… Blood Ties is by writer Tom Taylor and artist Chris Scalf. The 96-page trade paperback is due out on April 27th.
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Volume 2 — Threat of Peace
This trade paperback collects Threat of Peace comics series, which originally appeared online at SWTOR.com. It’s a look at the era of Star Wars: The Old Republic, written by one of the writers behind LucasArts and BioWare’s wildly anticipated massive multiplayer online game.Threat of Peace unveils a galaxy on the brink of destruction three hundred years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic! Threat of Peace is by writer Rob Chestney, artist Alex Sanchez and colorist Michael Atiyeh, with cover art by Benjamin Carre. The 96-page trade paperback is due out April 27th.