Yesterday Entertainment Weekly revealed a full slate of publishing tie-ins for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Now StarWars.com has updates on street dates, prices, and synopses for those titles. Below you can find a few of the highlighted releases, including fiction, non-fiction, and comic books. You can check StarWars.com to see the full listing, including children’s books.
(Last Shot, Most Wanted, Art of Solo, Solo: The Official Guide, and The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens are available for pre-order. Click the links provided below to order now at Amazon.)
by Daniel José Older
On Sale: 4/17/18
In a story spans the decades, from a time before Han and Lando ever met, to a time after the destruction of the Empire, Star Wars: Last Shot features the two biggest scoundrels in the New Republic on their most dangerous adventure yet.
The Empire has been destroyed and smuggler-turned-war hero Han Solo is trying to adjust to domestic bliss with his wife Leia and young son, Ben. Enter Lando Calrissian, who needs Han’s help or all life on Cloud City will be annihilated. Lando is being hunted by a gangster known as Fyzen Gor, and to no one’s surprise, it’s actually Han’s fault. Not long after Han met Chewie and completed the Kessel Run, he and Sana Starros cheated Gor out of getting his hands on a mysterious device. But Gor only knows the culprit was the owner of the Millennium Falcon: Lando Calrissian. In the present, Han and Lando must put together a team, including everyone’s favorite Wookiee, to put a stop to Gor and his nefarious plans. Along the way Lando will realize that he has his own connection to the device, one that goes all the way back to his own days flying the Falcon with the droid L3-37.
Star Wars: Last Shot takes place in three time periods: when Lando owned the Falcon; shortly after Han takes ownership of the Falcon; and not long after the Battle of Endor. And only secrets from all three time periods will help our heroes put a stop to a new threat to the galaxy!
by Rae Carson
On Sale: 5/25/18
Han and Qi’ra don’t have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They’re street kids on the industrial planet of Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia’s criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss. When the job goes disastrously wrong, Han and Qi’ra are on the run–from pirates, a droid crime syndicate, the Empire, and their boss—and will have to learn to trust each other if they have any chance of surviving.
Star Wars: Lando: Double or Nothing 5-issue miniseries by Rodney Barnes (writer) and Paolo Villanelli (artist)
Issue #1 On Sale: 5/29/18
When a beautiful crime lord commissions the galaxy’s most talented smuggler to help free her people enslaved by the Empire, Lando Calrissian must wager it all on an impossible mission fraught with danger. Set just prior to the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, our charming scoundrel must face Imperial forces with the help of his ship the Millennium Falcon in a deadly race against time. But even with the deck stacked against him, Lando can’t help playing the odds.
Star Wars Adventures Free Comic Book Day Issue by Cavan Scott (writer) and Derek Charm (artist)
On Sale: 5/5/18
Han Solo thinks he has an easy smuggling job—until bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM arrive with their sights set on Han’s cargo—and Han. But Han just might have a trick or two up his sleeve to save himself and finish the job.
Star Wars Adventures #10 by Cavan Scott (writer) and Derek Charm (artist)
On Sale: May 2018
“Powered Down” Part 1 of 2. Han and Chewie are on the run from bounty hunters and take refuge on a planet that mysteriously shuts down all electronics. With no way off the planet, will our favorite scruffy duo be able to evade their pursuers and save themselves?
Star Wars Adventures #11 by Cavan Scott (writer) and Derek Charm (artist)
On Sale: June 2018
“Powered Down” Part 2 of 2. Han & Chewie must work together with bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM to battle a horde of insect-like droids before they’re all powered down—for good!
by Phil Szostak
On Sale: 5/25/18
The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals, for the first time, the design evolution of each new fantastical set, otherworldly machine, and unforgettable character in the film. Packed with hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film—and a must-have keepsake for fans.
by Pablo Hidalgo
On Sale: 5/25/18
This essential visual guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the world of young Han Solo in unparalleled detail. An authoritative companion to the latest Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide features the fascinating planets, vehicles, and aliens that Han Solo encounters on his early adventures. Explore key characters, locations and props in captivating detail with extensive production photography and see the iconic Millennium Falcon as its never been seen before, in an exclusive cross-section artwork by Richard Chasemore.
Price: $19.99 (hc)/$10.99 (sc)
The collector’s guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story, featuring profiles on the characters, ships, and worlds from the new film!
by Mark Salisbury
On Sale: 5/25/18
Go behind-the-scenes of the biggest movie franchise of all time in this immersive and interactive book to see how favorite characters—Chewbacca, Yoda, Jabba and more—were created from concept to screen. This collectible book includes 20 special interactive elements, including six-page booklets, accordion folds, and flaps that reveal the magic behind the movie with concept sketches, molds, digital imagery and more! Includes creatures and aliens from all 10 Star Wars films from A New Hope to Solo: A Star Wars Story!
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