Happy Star Wars weekend! We hope that you are enjoying May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th! Lucasfilm has announced the line-up for Journey to The Rise of Skywalker and as usual there are some great books and comics headed our way to celebrate a movie 40 years in the making! Are you ready for the end of the Saga? Get a jump start on what’s to come this December when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters. For now check out our highlights of what’s hitting shelves mostly this fall but pre-orders for many of these items will start soon! Check out the rest of the lineup over at the official Star Wars website!


Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Resistance Reborn

Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Rebecca Roanhorse
Format: Adult novel
Description: In this Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novel, Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn must struggle to rebuild the Resistance after their defeat at the hands of the First Order in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
On-sale: 11/12/2019

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Force Collector

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Author: Kevin Shinick
Format: Young Adult novel
Description: In this Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker young adult novel set just before The Force Awakens, a restless teenager sets out to discover what connection his mysterious Force powers have to the fabled Jedi and what the Force has in store for him.
On-sale: 11/19/2019

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Author: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Luke Ross
Format: Comic mini-series
Description: On the run since the destruction of the Starkiller Base, General Leia and the remaining handful of Resistance have barely managed to survive, much less strike back against the superior forces of the First Order. Running low on options, Leia decides to reach out to her former allies, the Mon Calamari, whose shipyards once powered the Rebel Alliance.
On-sale: #1: 10/9/2019; #2: 10/16/2019; #3: 10/23/2019; #4: 10/30/2019

 

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: We are the Resistance

Publisher: Random House Kids
Author: Elizabeth Schaefer
Illustrator: Alan Baston
Format: Little Golden Book
Description: Join Leia, Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, Rose, BB-8 and all the brave heroes of the Resistance in their fight against the First Order! Featuring stunning retro-stylized illustrations, this book includes iconic scenes from The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.
On-sale: 10/4/2019

 

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Spark of the Resistance

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Author: Justina Ireland
Illustrator: Phil Noto
Format: Middle Grade novel
Description: When a distress plea goes up from the isolated planet Minfar, Resistance heroes Rey, Poe, and Rose hear the call! Together they will face down a First Order battalion, terrifying flying creatures, and a weapon that could change the course of the war!
On-sale: 10/4/2019

 

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Adventures

Publisher: IDW Publishing
Author: John Barber, Michael Moreci
Artist: Derek Charm, Tony Fleecs
Format: Kids comic
Description: In a series of original stories, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team-up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.
On-sale: #27: October 2019; #28: November 2019; #29: December 2019

 

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Ultimate Star Wars – New Edition

Publisher: DK
Authors: Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Tricia Barr, Ryder Windham; foreword by Anthony Daniels
Format: Reference
Description: This fully updated, comprehensive, and detailed encyclopedia explores the characters, creatures, locations, vehicles, and technology found throughout the entire Star Wars galaxy. Ultimate Star Wars New Edition is an in-depth visual guide packed full of exhaustive information about Star Wars, including The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: Resistance and a sneak peek at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
On-sale: 10/4/2019

 

The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Publisher: Abrams
Author: Phil Szostak
Art: Lucasfilm Art Department
Format: Art of
Description: The official behind-the-scenes concept, production, and post-production art for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Go inside the creative process behind the most anticipated film of the century. The latest trilogy in the Star Wars film series brings the Skywalker Saga to a close and The Art of The Rise of Skywalker will take readers into the creative process behind visualizing the epic worlds, creatures, characters, costumes, weapons and vehicles of the landmark conclusion more than 40 years in the making.
On-sale: 12/20/2019

 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary

Publisher: DK
Author: Pablo Hidalgo
Format: Reference
Description: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary is a 200-page definitive guide to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with 500+ images and information, plus cross-sections of new vehicles, as penned by Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, it’s a must-have for all fans who want to go beyond the movie experience.
On-sale: 12/20/2019

 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Official Movie Special

Publisher: Titan
Author: Various
Format: Magazine special
Description: An in-depth collector’s edition featuring material from long-awaited the all-new Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, including interviews with the cast and crew and exclusive imagery.
On-sale: 12/20/2019

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