Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is shaping up to be one of the biggest events not only for this year, but also in “Star Wars” history when it opens later this summer. And as we get ready to travel to the world of Batuu, we will now be able to learn more about the planet and the stories that have taken place there over the years, with a series of new tie-in books and comics announced today by Lucasfilm that are all about the remote world!
StarWars.com has revealed the details on four of those upcoming titles in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge series, including a new comic series, novel, young adult novel, and middle grade novel that looks really cool.
Here are the descriptions, author details, and covers for those four titles from StarWars.com:
Marvel Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Miniseries
Written by Ethan Sacks
Art by Will Sliney
Issue #1 available: April 24, 2019
Black Spire Outpost has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants, and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market — or experience the exotic thrills the remote world of Batuu alone has to offer. Aliens like the infamous Dok-Ondar, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space in this all-new miniseries from Marvel writer Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) and artist Will Sliney (Solo: A Star Wars Story).
Written by Delilah Dawson
Available: September 3, 2019
In this novel, a prequel to the Disney Parks experience, General Leia Organa dispatches her top spy to Batuu in a desperate search for Resistance allies.
A Crash of Fate
Written by Zoraida Córdova
Available: August 6, 2019
In this Young Adult novel, Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy’s family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. Now she’s back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, the two friends will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other.
Star Wars: Myths & Fables
Written by George Mann
Illustrations by Grant Griffin
Available: August 6, 2019
In this middle grade novel, hear the thrilling space tales, fables, and myths that are told in a galaxy far, far away. The book features two stories that take place on the remote Outer Rim world of Batuu, plus many other untold tales from the edge of the galaxy, lushly illustrated in a style that pays homage to real-world children’s classics.
Also announced were a kids comic from IDW, and a Galaxy’s Edge cookbook from Insight Editions , both coming in the fall.
All of the books revealed here sound cool, but the one I’m most excited for is the Myths & Fables book, as the cover and description for it seem to really capture that fantasy feel that I love, which is great to see be used in “Star Wars.”
Be sure to head on over to StarWars.com to check out an excerpt from “Myths & Fables.”