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Empire Magazine Greatest Villains Darth Vader March 2018 Subscriber Cover Revealed
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Cutting through the gloom of winter like a blazing red lightsaber in a darkly-lit corridor, Empire’s subscriber cover for the March issue is here – and there’s only one bad guy who’s certifiably bad enough to take the spotlight in our Greatest Movie Villains Ever feature. Yes, it’s our  favorite respirationally-challenged Freudian nightmare Darth Vader, drawn in his iconic force choke-hold pose from Rogue One by illustrator Pete Ware, aka 17th & Oak.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Publications Revealed

The first twelve books to be published as part of the Solo: A Star Wars Story publishing programme have surfaced online at US Amazon, Book Depository and a host of other sites over here in on  the European book retail sites albeit limited and vague in some cases.

The first two in the list should come as no surprise – the traditional “Art of” and “Ultimate Visual Guide” to the films. Both of these will release alongside the film on May 25th 2018.

Solo- A Star Wars Story Publications Revealed

Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story

By: Phil Szostak 
Illustrated By: Various Artists
ISBN: 9781419727450
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
On Sale: May 25, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Price: $40.00 ($50.00 In Canada)

The book is currently listed at the Art of Red Cup, with no description.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – The Ultimate Visual Guide

Publisher: DK
On Sale: May 25, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128

Currently listed with no description.

Next up are two trade paperbacks from Marvel. A continuation of their “Colour Your Own” series focusing on Han Solo, and a trade collecting Han Solo focus stories from their comic series.

Both of these publications are Han Solo the character focus books, rather than Solo: A Star Wars Story connected books, and so only have an association with the film.

There is no word yet on whether Marvel will adapt the film. However, while we expect an adaptation from Disney Italy / IDW in a similar style to their Rogue One adaptation there’s no confirmation of a creative team.

Colour Your Own Star Wars: Han Solo

By: Mark Brooks
ISBN-10: 1302912097
ISBN-13: 978-1302912093
Publisher: Marvel
On Sale: May 1, 2018
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 120

You love Han Solo…and he knows! But don’t let that stop you from showing your affection by spreading color across his world! The galaxy’s greatest smuggler, his beloved piece-of-junk ship that’s got it where it counts, and just maybe his best Wookiee pal (Laugh it up, fuzzball!) are all here in glorious black-and-white artwork by Marvel’s finest, just waiting for you to bring their pages to life. But what are you gonna use? Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good crayon, pen or pencil at your side, kid! So grab your favorite color, and punch it! But don’t get cocky. Han isn’t known for staying within the lines, and you might have some trouble, too. What are the chances that you’ll get through Han’s whole book without making a mistake? Never tell him the odds!

Han Solo

By: Jason Aaron and Marjorie M. Liu
ISBN-10: 1302912100
ISBN-13: 978-1302912109
Publisher: Marvel
On Sale: May 1, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 232

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel goes Solo! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion: rescuing a group of informants and spies! His cover for the assignment? The biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy, the Dragon Void! A tournament he has dreamt of winning his entire life. With a chance for glory square in his sights, can Han keep his mind on the mission? Or is failing Leia worse than losing his chance? Place your bets for the ultimate space race! Our money’s on Han and the Millennium Falcon – after all, it’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs! Plus, a face from Han’s past returns…right when he and Leia don’t expect it! Who is Sana, and what’s her relationship to Mr. Solo?

Collects the comics series Han Solo #1-5 and Star Wars (2015) #8-12

Titan return with their now traditional Official Collector’s Edition.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – The Official Collector’s Edition

ISBN-10: 1785863010
ISBN-13: 978-1785863011
Publisher: Titan Comics; Collectors, Media Tie In edition
On Sale: June 12, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96

Meet the characters, visit the locations, and learn about the amazing technology of the Star Wars saga in this deluxe collector’s edition. Meet the characters, visit the locations, and learn about the amazing technology of the Star Wars saga in this deluxe collector’s edition.

Studio Fun will also have what we believe will be a continuation of their Replica Journal series. No confirmation on whom the character in focus will be, but meta data in the listing implies a connection to the Spice Mines of Kessel.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

ISBN-13: 9780794441029
Publisher: Studio Fun
On Sale: September 11, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96

This book for tweens will feature a first-person account from one of the main characters from the upcoming Han Solo stand-alone film. Format includes foldouts and lift the flaps.

DK will also have what is now their traditional DK Reader and Ultimate Sticker Collection tie in books. The listings provide no further details on the books.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Publisher: DK (DK Readers Level 2)
On Sale: May 25, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 48

Currently listed with no description.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Ultimate Sticker Collection
Publisher: DK
On Sale: May 25, 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 72

Currently listed with no description.

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Colouring Book

ISBN-10: 1405291508 
ISBN-13: 9781405291507
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books 
On Sale: May 25, 2018
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 32

Described in listings as a “Mickey Mouse Celebration Colouring Book” but with meta data indicating it is for Solo.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Activity Book

ISBN-10: 1405291494
ISBN-13: 9781405291491
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books 
On Sale: May 25, 2018
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 32

Described in listings as a “Mickey Mouse Celebration Activity Book”, with over 50 stickers but with meta data indicating it is for Solo.

Finally, two books that appear to be the same release in different configurations, most likely reprints of the 2015/2017 books of the same title.

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Book and Mega Model

ISBN-10: 0794442072
ISBN-13: 978-0794442071
Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist; Har/Toy edition
On Sale: October 2, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32

Read about and build the fastest ship in the galaxy with this out-of-this-world book and model! Learn the ins and outs of the Millennium Falcon, and then build your own sturdy foam mega model and become a part of this interplanetary adventure.

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Book and Mini Model

ISBN-10: 0794442188
ISBN-13: 978-0794442187
Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist
On Sale: May 1, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 36

Join Han and Chewbacca aboard the fastest bucket of bolts in the galaxy. Packed with amazing puzzles and a Millennium Falcon of your own to build, there are hours of Star Wars fun to be had. Work out complete mazes, code words, and puzzles in the uniquely illustrated, full-color activity book. Then press out the pieces to create your very own mini Millennium Falcon model, perfect for re-creating famous scenes from the Star Wars saga. The model is made from a sturdy foam core. Press out the pieces to build the Millennium Falcon—with no glue required!

All credit goes to Fantha Tracks for finding all this info

Synopsis for SOLO: A Star Wars Story Revealed

The official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been revealed on StarWars.com, offering some new details on the upcoming film. Read it below:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, 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.

solo a star wars story promo-art synopsis

Besides the obvious plot elements, a couple of points we can take away from this brief synopsis is that this confirms we will see how Han and Chewie met in addition to laying slay to the rumors of the film being delayed from its release date of May 25th.

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