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What’s New in Star Wars – November 2020

by @holocronGeorge for @sw_holocron

November is looking to be a great month for Star Wars fans, with new episodes of The Mandalorian, the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, and a whole host of interesting books and comics debuting this month. Below includes a list of upcoming Star Wars projects releasing in the month of October. These release dates are tentative and subject to change.

November 3 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 Poster Book

To celebrate the new season of The Mandalorian, a new poster book will release, featuring 16 full-color pull-out posters of Din Djarin and The Child. 

November 4 – Star Wars 8

Charles Soule’s reign in Star Wars continues with the eighth issue of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “TO ESCAPE THE EMPIRE’S TRAP, THE REBELS SPRING ONE OF THEIR OWN! What’s behind COMMANDER ZAHRA’s quest for revenge against LEIA ORGANA? The powerful, dark answer revealed this issue! And the REBEL’S Fourth and Seventh Divisions will pay the price for Zahra’s revenge. See LUKE SKYWALKER, WEDGE ANTILLES and SHARA BEY battle against an onslaught of TIE fighters in the greatest dog fight of the series.”

November 4 – Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle

Originally set to debut last month, Cavan Scott’s exploration into in the shadows of Vader’s Castle is one of the more interesting projects to debut this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The Empire has fallen, and the Mustafarians celebrate. But they know they will never be safe as long as they live in the shadow of Vader’s Castle. Two young boys decide they’re going to destroy the castle themselves. But a wizened old Mustafarian tries to put them off by telling them tales to teach them the lessons they might otherwise have to learn the hard way.”

November 4 – Star Wars Insider 198

Also set to debut last month, November sees the release of Star Wars Insider 198, featuring interviews with Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley) and Elizabeth Grullon (Second Sister).

November 5 – Star Wars: Complete Vehicles

You can’t go wrong with DK Star Wars reference books. Pablo Hidalgo and Jason Fry’s upcoming book looks to bring the brilliant vehicles of Star Wars to life in incredible detail. 

November 6 – The Mandalorian Season 2 – Chapter 10

Chapter 10 is the first of several episodes of The Mandalorian set to debut on Disney+ in November. This episode, as is most of the second season, is written by Jon Favreau.

November 10 – From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Our most anticipated book releasing in November is the highly anticipated compilation of 40 stories set during The Empire Strikes Back. Over the last several weeks, we’ve learned more and more about what some of these stories will entail and who they will focus on, making us anticipate this collection even more.

November 10 – Star Wars Vol. 1: The Destiny Path

The first six issues of Marvel Comics’ 2020 Star Wars, written by Charles Soule, are brought together in this paperback compilation. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “‘No…I am your father.’ In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter Boba Fett after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father, Anakin – Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance – for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses, is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Ellian Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will! Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesús Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away!”

November 10 – Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple

One year after the release of Star Wars: Jedi – Fallen Order, a paperback collection of Matthew Rosenberg’s Dark Temple companion series will release. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “DARK TEMPLE follows the Jedi Master Eno Cordova and his impulsive Padawan, Cere Junda, on their most dangerous mission yet! The Jedi Council has sent them to the remote planet Ontotho to oversee the peaceful excavation of a recently discovered temple. But Cordova and Junda will soon learn that what surrounds the temple may be even more dangerous than the mysteries within it! Clandestine local resistance forces and ruthless corporate security troops wage a war for the fate of Ontotho – and the Jedi are caught in the middle! Who are the deadly Temple Guardians, and what are they protecting? What secrets lie deep within the hidden temple? The race is on to find out!”

November 10 – Star Wars: From the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Stories from The Journals of Ben Kenobi included in Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series five years ago are compiled into this paperback collection releasing this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Lost tales of the Jedi, revealed! Obi-Wan has slowly adjusted to his life of exile on Tatooine, secretly protecting young Luke Skywalker. But now injustice reigns as villainous scum run rampant, extorting moisture farmers and wreaking havoc. Will “Old Ben” risk revealing himself to do what’s right? And when Jabba the Hutt hires a bounty hunter to find out who’s been thwarting his men, Obi-Wan must take on the galaxy’s deadliest Wookiee, Black Krrsantan! Plus, years earlier, when Obi-Wan was still a Padawan, Master Yoda found himself trapped on a savage world with a hidden power. Yoda must learn the secret of the stones – and his struggle in the past will affect Luke in the present! And can Obi-Wan save a young Tusken Raider?”

November 10 – Star Wars: The Jedi Mind

“Let go of everything you fear to lose.” Aligned with this line, one of many phrases of wisdom from Master Yoda throughout the Star Wars saga, Amy Ratcliffe delivers an interesting blend of Star Wars mixed with therapeutic techniques of mindfulness in her newest work “Star Wars: The Jedi Mind.” The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Star Wars®: The Jedi Mind takes quotations and lessons from Star Wars and pairs them with practices such a breathing, posture, and meditation.The Jedi Code is focused on peace, knowledge, serenity, and balance—principles that readers can engage in their own lives. The philosophical tenets are applicable not just in the galaxy far, far away, but also in our own galaxy, here and now. Quoted wisdom offers day-to-day life lessons. An accessible pop culture spin on the Star Wars universe. Features 20 color illustrations to illuminate the book’s thoughtful advice. Star Wars: The Jedi Mind is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans looking for balance, and seekers of inner calm open to learning from the Jedi Masters. Perfect gift for Star Wars fans who love self-care, reflection, and mindfulness. An enjoyable and useful primer for Star Wars lovers who are seeking inner calm. Add it to the shelf with books like Star Wars: Be More Yoda: Mindful Thinking from a Galaxy Far Far Away by Christian Blauvelt and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz.”

November 11 – Darth Vader 7

Greg Pak’s terrific Darth Vader series continues with this seventh issue, illustrated by Raffaele Ienco with incredible cover art by Daniel Acuña. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “PAIN LEADS TO ANGER AND ANGER LEADS TO AN ELEMENT FROM EPISODE IV! As DARTH VADER battered and broken by the EMPEROR as punishment for his rebellion, drags himself across the blasted surface of MUSTAFAR with vengeance on his mind! But can he survive the onslaught of a certain mysterious SITH ASSASSIN And how will his world change when he learns his enemy’s GREATEST SECRET?!!”

November 13 – The Mandalorian Season 2 – Chapter 11

Chapter 11, the third episode of The Mandalorian’s second season, will also be written by Jon Favreau and release on Friday the 13th. 

November 17 – The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

One of the most anticipated upcoming projects, November sees the release of The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special on Disney+. Set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, the new holiday special sees Rey seek out a deeper knowledge of the Force, while her friends prepare for Life Day celebrations. Rey hits a bump in the road, however, when she is thrown into an adventure that takes her across time. The special’s November 17th release date is the 42nd anniversary of the original Holiday Special.

November 18 – Bounty Hunters 7

Ethan Sacks’ Bounty Hunters comic series continues with this seventh issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “NO ONE CAN ESCAPE THE FINDSMEN! A badly wounded VALANCE reunites with a long lost love on a secret Rebel base… but trouble is right on his heels. ZUCKUSS AND 4-LOM, the deadliest bounty hunting duo in the galaxy are closing in, ready to take out their quarry dead or alive! And they brought an army of Clone War-era Battle Droids with them! Valance is trapped and if he wants to escape alive he’ll have to make the toughest decision of his entire life.”

November 18 – Star Wars Adventures 2

The delayed, second issue of the Star Wars Adventures comic series from Michael Moreci is set to debut this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, Poe and Finn have taken Rey to a remote planet to continue her Jedi training. But they’re surprised to find that the First Order’s reach extends far and wide.”

November 19 – Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is an upcoming VR experience from ILMxLAB and Oculus Quest. Set in between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, the game will connect to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including Batuu and the Black Spire Outpost. Interestingly, Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge utilizes storyLIVING, in which players make decisions with actual consequences in the game, rather than going along with a linear, predetermined narrative. 

November 20 – The Mandalorian Season 2 – Chapter 12

The 12th chapter of The Mandalorian debuts on November 20th and is also written by Jon Favreau. 

November 24 – Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1: Dark Heart of the Sith

Issues 1-6 of Greg Pak’s brilliant Darth Vader series are brought together in this paperback compilation. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, DARTH VADER infamously reveals his true relationship to LUKE SKYWALKER and invites his son to rule the galaxy with him. But Luke refuses – plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge”

November 24 – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation

Star Wars has an amazing tradition of delivering well written, beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptations of their films and Alessandro Ferrari’s The Rise of Skywalker adaptation looks to continue this tradition. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The Rise of Skywalker is the newest Star Wars film to receive a graphic novel adaptation!Faithfully bringing events from the film to the comics page, read along in The Rise of Skywalker as Poe faces the challenges of leadership, Finn and Rose make impossible decisions for the greater good, and Rey finally confronts her destiny. The true threat to the galaxy is revealed as the third Star Wars trilogy reaches its epic conclusion! Will Rey join Kylo Ren to lead the First Order? Can Poe, Rose, and Finn inspire a new generation of rebels to combat this grave threat? With Snoke destroyed, can anything keep Kylo’s rage in check? Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Rise of Skywalker, experience Episode IX as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs. This all-ages graphic novel is a must-read for longtime fans and a great introduction for young newcomers!”

November 24 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Vol. 1: Galaxy’s Deadliest

For those who haven’t had the chance to check out Ethan Sacks’ Bounty Hunters series yet, this paperback compilation of issues 1-5 may be a good starting place. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Never betray a bounty hunter – especially if it’s Boba Fett! Years ago, Valance and Bossk joined Fett on a mission that went sideways in a bad way, thanks to a violent betrayal by Valance’s mentor Nakano Lash! The trio barely escaped with their lives. Now, Lash has finally resurfaced under mysterious circumstances – and every bounty hunter in the galaxy wants a piece. Valance is hell-bent on getting to the prize first; after all, he has score to settle…but so does Boba Fett! With a slew of assassins on her tail, what could have possibly made Lash break her word and betray her protégé? The truth could shake the foundations of the galaxy’s criminal underworld! The biggest, baddest bounty hunters of all clash in a rip-roaring tale of scum and villainy, Star Wars-style!”

November 25 – Doctor Aphra 6

Doctor Aphra is easily one of the best characters introduced in Star Wars comics over the last several years and continues to reign supreme in Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra series. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming sixth issue is as follows: “APHRA HAS A NEW WORST ENEMY – THE VILLAINOUS DOMINA TAGGE RETURNS! Someone sinister has put a price on DOCTOR APHRA’s head… and it’s none other than DOMINA TAGGE! Now Aphra’s running for her life, trying to shake every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those is SANA STARROS… and for Sana, it’s personal! Aphra can’t out-think Domina or outrun Sana…what choice does she have left?!”

November 25 – Star Wars Adventures 3

The third issue of Michael Moreci’s Star Wars Adventures series is also set to debut in November, although this date may be shifted. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Join the Wookiees of Kashyyyk for part one of a special Life Day celebration! Then, follow Kylo Ren as he learns what it means to be the Supreme Leader of the First Order.”

November 27 – The Mandalorian Season 2 – Chapter 13

The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. sees the debut of Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Unlike the other installments this season, this episode is set to be written by Dave Filoni.

For reference, a condensed list of upcoming projects in September without descriptions is included below:

November 3 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 Poster Book 

November 4 – Star Wars 8  

November 4 – Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle  

November 4 – Star Wars Insider 198  

November 5 – Star Wars: Complete Vehicles  

November 6 – The Mandalorian Season 2 – Chapter 10    

November 10 – From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back  

November 10 – Star Wars Vol. 1: The Destiny Path  

November 10 – Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple TPB  

November 10 – Star Wars: From the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi  

November 10 – Star Wars: The Jedi Mind  

November 11 – Darth Vader 7  

November 11 – Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020  

November 13 – The Mandalorian Season 2 – Chapter 11 

November 17 – The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special    

November 18 – Bounty Hunters 7  

November 18 – Star Wars Adventures 2  

November 19 – Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge   

November 20 – The Mandalorian Season 2 – Chapter 12 

November 24 – Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1: Dark Heart of the Sith  

November 24 – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation  

November 24 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Vol. 1: Galaxy’s Deadliest  

November 25 – Doctor Aphra 6  

November 25 – Star Wars Adventures 3  

November 27 – The Mandalorian Season 2 – Chapter 13

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