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What’s New in Star Wars – November 2021

by @holocronGeorge for @sw_holocron

As the spooky season of Halloween draws to a close, November welcomes a range of new Star Wars stories ahead of the highly anticipated release of The Book of Boba Fett in December. It is important to note all of these release dates are subject to change. Below includes a list and description of upcoming Star Wars projects in the month of November:

November 2 – Star Wars: Battles That Changed the Galaxy

Explore some of the most iconic clashes in the Star Wars universe with this new reference book. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Explore the “Wars” in Star Wars as never before! Enter a galaxy ravaged by conflict and discover the complete story of the epic struggles that define the Star Wars movies. This ambitious book presents major galactic conflicts from an in-world “historical” perspective: each battle is depicted with captivating imagery, explored with newly commissioned maps, and explained through a detailed analysis of tactics, famous commanders, legendary warriors, key moments, and its impact on wider galactic history. This is the perfect book for any Star Wars fan, budding military historian, or would-be rebel hero!”

November 2 – Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, New Edition

Another DK reference book for a galaxy far, far away drops this November. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Star Wars in this complete history of the most famous franchise in movie history. Painstakingly researched and superbly illustrated,Star Wars™ Year By Year: A Visual History, New Edition presents a unique Star Wars timeline-the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you’ve never seen it before. This stunning visual journey features trivia and cultural cornerstones from director George Lucas’ early life through to the iconic movie stills, comic books, novels, toys, video games, and theme parks that have spawned from five decades of seminal film making. Fully updated and expanded, this edition encompasses all nine episodes of the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies, along with the standalone movies Rogue One and Solo, and the acclaimed television series, The Mandalorian.”

November 3 – Star Wars 18

The much anticipated meeting between Leia and Qi’ra takes place in Charles Soule’s latest issue of Star Wars for Marvel Comics. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “COLLISION COURSE. Reeling from the events on JEKARA and forced to confront the reality of her own choices and losses, LEIA ORGANA meets QI’RA to discuss the person they both have in common – heroic smuggler HAN SOLO! How has he influenced their lives to that point? And how will it change their fate moving forward?”

November 3 – Bounty Hunters 17

Ethan Sacks’ Bounty Hunters series continues with this latest issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “LAST STAND. Severely wounded, VALANCE must make a desperate escape attempt from an Imperial Star Destroyer. Will T’ONGA and her crew reach him in time? Plus: A shocking twist that will leave the survivors’ lives forever altered!”

November 3 – Star Wars Insider 206

The latest issue of Star Wars Insider places the focus on Boba Fett ahead of the new Disney+ series. This issue includes an interview with Temuera Morrison, celebrating Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary, and new The High Republic fiction.

November 9 – Star Wars Legends: Boba Fett – Blood Ties

Explore an adventure with Boba Fett from Star Wars Legends in this new collection. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter blazes into the spotlight! Years ago, Boba Fett’s father Jango took on an important mission with a big payday. But things went awry, and now Boba must pick up the pieces! Then, a rumor spreads that Boba Fett is dead — but who is picking off his “killers” one by one? Can the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones learn the truth? Plus, Boba takes on big bounties, battles the Empire and faces down an imposter in more tales of the fan-favorite in the Mandalorian armor!”

November 9 – Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook

Celebrate Life Day with this new cookbook from Insight Editions! The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Prepare a holiday feast with this cookbook inspired by Life Day, the galaxy-wide celebration of family, friendship, and hope. Originating on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, Life Day has since spread its message of fellowship and love to every corner of the galaxy, making it the perfect holiday to celebrate with a delicious family meal! CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH STAR WARS: Whether your family is celebrating Life Day at the Tree of Life, or in the comfort of your home, this Life Day cookbook will be the most scrumptious and festive addition to your Star Wars library! GREAT FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS: This cookbook will teach chefs of any skill level to prepare the galaxy’s most delicious appetizers, main courses, beverages, and desserts. OVER 40 HOLIDAY RECIPES: Packed with stunning food photography that’s sure to instill a passion for cooking in any Star Wars fan, this Life Day cookbook is the galaxy’s most exciting way to celebrate the holidays. BUILD YOUR STAR WARS COLLECTION: This holiday cookbook stands alongside fan-favorite Star Wars books including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, and Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi.”

November 9 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Tiny Book of Grogu

Experience the story of Grogu in this new pocket-sized book of quotes. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “ Hold the thrilling adventures of Grogu and Din Djarin in the palm of your hand, with this tiny book celebrating fan-favorite scenes from Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Loaded with imagery of the most mysterious and lovable alien in the galaxy, and quotes from all of his unlikely allies, Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Grogu will be the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan. BELOVED MOMENTS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND: With its 1.34″ x 1.73″ size, this tiny book packs a galaxy’s worth of adventure into a pocket-sized format. CELEBRATE GROGU: Featuring imagery and quotes from Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Seasons 1 and 2), this tiny book features Grogu’s most incredible escapades. From exploring the galaxy with Din Djarin, to meeting Ahsoka Tano and Luke Skywalker, this tiny book is a fun celebration of Grogu and the world of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. GREAT FOR FANS OF ALL AGES: As a stocking stuffer or a novelty gift for your favorite foundling, this tiny book will delight Star Wars fans of all ages. THE PERFECT ADDITION TO YOUR STAR WARS LIBRARY: A tiny but thrilling companion to your collection, Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Grogu is the most adorable addition to Insight Editions’ line of tiny books.”

November 9 – Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Volume 2

Check out a range of Legends and canon stories in this upcoming collection! The publisher’s summary is as follows: “ A collection of exciting short stories featuring tales that take will take you from the Battle of Endor to the desolate world of Jakku. The stories, which cover both Legends and tales that fit in with the current Star Wars continuity, feature popular characters such as Hondo Ohnaka, Lando Calrissian, Asajj Ventress, and Princess Leia. Written by renowned best-selling Star Wars authors including Alan Dean Foster, Mur Lafferty, Alexander Freed, David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams, this volume also includes stunning art from several of the saga’s best-loved interpreters, including Brian Rood, Joe Corroney, Brian Miller, Chris Trevas, and Chris Scalf

November 10 – Doctor Aphra 16

Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra series continues with this 16th issue. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A DEADLY GAME! DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS have escaped the VERMILLION, but there’s no escaping CRIMSON DAWN: their spies are EVERYWHERE! As DOMINA TAGGE contends with moles within TAGGE CORPORATION and Aphra struggles with the damage inflicted on her by a POWERFUL ARTIFACT, they strike one last bargain…But who can Aphra really trust?”

November 10 – The High Republic 11

We also have more adventures in the High Republic era this month with the 11th issue of Cavan Scott’s Marvel series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE HUNT FOR LOURNA DEE CONTINUES! The NIHIL have unleashed a unknown terror against the Jedi. MARSHAL AVAR KRISS is more determined than ever to bring LOURNA DEE to justice, but does STELLAN GIOS and the JEDI COUNCIL agree? As KEEVE TRENNIS struggles with what she experienced on the Nihil base, the Jedi prepare for war. PLUS, the truth about SSKEER is finally revealed – but what does it mean for his future?”

November 10 – The High Republic: Trail of Shadows 2

One of the most intriguing new comics in the Star Wars universe, the mystery/thriller Trail of Shadows continues this month. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming second issue: “EMERICK AND SIAN FACE TOTAL AN-NIHIL-ATION! As dead ends and loose threads mount in Jedi Master Emerick Caphtor’s investigation, he’s called to Coruscant, where Chancellor Soh introduces him to his new partner: private eye Sian Holt. Together, they must go undercover to infiltrate one of the most crime-riddled and dangerous planets in the galaxy. Will Emerick’s duty to the Republic get in the way of Sian’s personal vendetta? Time’s running out to close this case…and what do the Nihil have to do with any of this?!”

November 16 – Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil

Timothy Zahn’s latest Thrawn trilogy comes to a close this month with Lesser Evil. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The fate of the Chiss Ascendancy hangs in the balance in the epic finale of the Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn. For thousands of years The Chiss Ascendancy has been an island of calm, a center of power, and a beacon of integrity. Led by the Nine Ruling Families, their leadership stands as a bulwark of stability against the Chaos of the Unknown Regions. But that stability has been eroded by a cunning foe that winnows away trust and loyalty in equal measure. Bonds of fidelity have given way to lines of division among the families. Despite the efforts of the Expansionary Defense Fleet, the Ascendancy slips closer and closer toward civil war. The Chiss are no strangers to war. Their mythic status in the Chaos was earned through conflict and terrible deeds, some long buried. Until now. To ensure the Ascendancy’s future, Thrawn will delve deep into its past, uncovering the dark secrets surrounding the ascension of the First Ruling Family. But the truth of a family’s legacy is only as strong as the legend that supports it. Even if that legend turns out to be a lie. To secure the salvation of the Ascendancy, is Thrawn willing to sacrifice everything? Including the only home he has ever known?”

November 16 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Crochet

Thunder Bay Press have released amazing crochet sets for classic Star Wars characters and are now bringing their unique style to the world of The Mandalorian! Who doesn’t want a little crochet Grogu?!

November 16 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, Volume One

Collect issues 1-5 of Daniel Jose Older’s The High Republic Adventures series in this new trade paperback. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Two hundred years before the events of the Skywalker Saga, the galaxy is experiencing unparalleled peace–until a new enemy threatens everything the Jedi have built. In the days of the High Republic, the Jedi are at the height of their power. But the emergence of the piratical, anarchic Nihil proves that even the most successful peace is fragile, and the Jedi’s influence is neither as pervasive nor as benevolent as they would believe. Now Lula, Farzal, and Qort, inexperienced Jedi Padawans, must help the inhabitants of Trymant IV in the wake of a Nihil attack. All the while, they’ll face suspicion and outright opposition from a group of subversive citizens who resent and fear the Jedi. Two of those citizens, Zeen and Kriz, will have to decide whether to accept the Padawans’ aid or try to save the day on their own.”

November 16 – Star Wars Graphic Novel Adaptation Box Set

Experience IDW Publishing’s series of graphic novel adaptations of the original and sequel trilogies with this new collection. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Relive all the events from the twin sunset over Tatooine to the lightning-streaked skies of Exegol with this handsome selection of paperbacks, adapted from the films by writer Alessandro Ferrari. Each book combines the epic wonder of a galaxy far, far away with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs, making this a visual treat for longtime fans and a great introduction for newcomers. This special box set collects the graphic novel adaptations of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.”

November 17 – Darth Vader 18

The aftermath of the War of the Bounty Hunters saga picks up in Greg Park’s Darth Vader series. The publisher’s summary for the newest issue is as follows: “RED REVENGE. Fearful whispers echo in every corner of the Empire – Darth Vader is on the hunt, searching for anyone with any connection to the criminal organization known as Crimson Dawn.”

November 17 – Life Day 1

Celebrate Life Day with this upcoming canon one-shot comic! The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE GALAXY’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY! Happy LIFE DAY! Celebrate the galaxy’s favorite holiday with a collection of festive tales from all across the STAR WARS SAGA! Life Day is the last thing on HAN SOLO’S mind when he and CHEWBACCA find themselves outgunned and under fire. But Chewie won’t give up hope, remembering the lessons of Life Days past and present. As for Life Days yet to come…well, they’ll have to survive the night first!”

November 17 – Star Wars Adventures 12

The terrific Star Wars Adventures series from IDW Publishing picks up this month with stories from Cavan Scott, Manuel Bracchi, and Andrew Griffith. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “First, it’s a trap! Luke Skywalker and Rogue Squadron has been snared by the Empire. But who is the traitor and why is new recruit Ibti Myrak fighting with Admiral Ackbar on the deck of Home One? X-wings and TIE fighters clash in “Squad Goals,” part two by Cavan Scott and Manuel Bracchi. Then, from author and artist Andrew Griffith comes a new Tales of Villainy. Asajj Ventress must face off with Aayla Secura, who is dangerously close to uncovering the early stages of the Death Star Project.”

November 17 – The High Republic Adventures — The Monster of Temple Peak 4

The final chapter in Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott’s thrilling High Republic comic run arrives this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Follow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in this adventure-packed High Republic miniseries by Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott! In the final part, Ty uncovers the truth deep in the Gretalax’s cave and must make a choice: the way of the Jedi or the way of the monster hunter? She must choose fast in order to protect the villagers and bring harmony to the settlement.”

November 17 – The High Republic Adventures 10

Daniel José Older and artist Toni Bruno team up with IDW once again for an adventure in the High Republc era. The publisher’s summary for the latest issue is as follows: “Chaos at Takodana! After the Nihil have attacked the Jedi temple, the Padawans must face them once again. Overwhelmed and outnumbered, the heroes are backed into a corner until an unlikely Padawan among them unmasks their full potential and saves the day!”

November 23 – Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters trade paperback

The Star Wars comic event of the year is compiled into a trade paperback releasing this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The Star Wars comic event you’ve been waiting for! The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize — Han Solo, frozen in carbonite for easy transport. Fett will bring the smuggler to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Sounds easy. What could go wrong? There’s just one problem standing between Fett and the payday… and it’s a big one. But Fett will stop at nothing to get the job done! Prepare for a mind-blowing, space-shattering epic event like no other! COLLECTING: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha (2021) 1, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters (2021) 1-5.”

November 24 – Star Wars 19

Charles Soule’s Star Wars receives another issue this November. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “LUKE’S QUEST FOR ANSWERS TAKES A DANGEROUS TURN! As the REBELLION tries to pull itself together for a last-ditch effort to defeat the evil GALACTIC EMPIRE, LUKE SKYWALKER realizes it is time for his journey to become a JEDI to continue. After near-death at the hands of DARTH VADER, he knows he has much to learn if he will ever defeat the DARK LORD OF THE SITH. But the JEDI ORDER is gone, and his teachers have vanished… where can Luke turn to find the Jedi legacy he so desperately needs?”

November 24 – Bounty Hunters 18

Also continuing is Ethan Sacks’ Bounty Hunters series, a nice precursor to the upcoming Boba Show. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE GALAXY’S GREATEST! In the wake of the shocking events of WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS, the underworld has become more dangerous than ever. T’ONGA has assembled the greatest team of bounty hunters in the galaxy — including BOSSK, ZUCKUSS and TASU LEECH for a special mission! Can she keep them from killing each other long enough to become a real team while she grieves the loss of an old friend?”

November 24 – Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021

The publisher’s summary for Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021 is as follows: “Desperate to win Jabba the Hut’s favor, Han Solo and Chewbacca take the galactic gangster a very special present. Han thinks the adorable hoojib will make a perfect addition to Jabba’s menagerie, but the cute critter hides a terrible secret. Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The High Republic) and Arianna Florean (Marvel Action) reintroduce a legendary alien species to Star Wars canon, 40 years after their first appearance! THEN, follow a group of troublesome kids on Cloud City when they come across a rare coin worth a pretty credit. But when the coin turns out to belong to the one and only Lando Calrissian, the kids quickly find out they are in over their head. Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and Jason Loo (The Pitiful Human-Lizard) join forces to tell this Bespin-based story.”

November 30 – Star Wars Affirmation Cards

Insight Kids delivers a collection of philosophical and inspirational cards to promote mindfulness and inner strength, core fixtures of being a Jedi. 

November 30 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Handbook

DK and Star Wars are always a great combination, and this time their combination places the spotlight on The Mandalorian. The publisher’s summary for the upcoming reference book is as follows: “Packed with facts from the TV series Star Wars: The Mandalorian, this book is aimed at young kids who want to join Mando, Grogu, Boba Fett, and Ahsoka Tano on their thrilling adventures. They’ll meet strange aliens and droids, learn about new planets and frightening monsters, and read about the evil villains who will stop at nothing to complete their missions.”

November 30 – Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition

Last but not least, DK will also release an updated version of their definitive Star Wars guide this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The definitive guide to more than 275 heroes, villains, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy. The latest edition of this beloved title has been comprehensively updated to include new characters from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and both seasons of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Want to learn more about the Knights of Ren? Where is Padmé Amidala from? How tall is Grogu? To learn the answers to these questions and more, look no further than Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition. Written by Star Wars experts, the book is full of fun facts and intriguing information that’s guaranteed to enthrall fans of all ages.”

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

November 2 – Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy  

November 2 – Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, New Edition  

November 3 – Star Wars 18  

November 3 – Bounty Hunters 17  

November 3 – Star Wars Insider 206  

November 9 – Star Wars Legends: Boba Fett – Blood Ties  

November 9 – Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook  

November 9 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Tiny Book of Grogu  

November 9 – Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Volume 2  

November 10 – Doctor Aphra 16  

November 10 – The High Republic 11  

November 10 – The High Republic: Trail of Shadows 2  

November 16 – Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil  

November 16 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Crochet  

November 16 – Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, Volume One  

November 16 – Star Wars Graphic Novel Adaptation Box Set  

November 17 – Darth Vader 18  

November 17 – Life Day 1  

November 17 – Star Wars Adventures 12  

November 17 – The High Republic Adventures — The Monster of Temple Peak 4  

November 17 – The High Republic Adventures 10

November 23 – Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters trade paperback

November 24 – Star Wars 19

November 24 – Bounty Hunters 18

November 24 – Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021

November 30 – Star Wars Affirmation Cards

November 30 – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Handbook

November 30 – Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition

Images courtesy of Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing, Insight Editions, Del Rey, Titan Magazines, Thunder Bay Press

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