Our good friend Florian of Jedi-Bibliothek and contributor for Making Star Wars has uncovered information on upcoming Marvel releases from their catalog for September through December. The big news is that the trade paperback Journey to the Force Awakens: Shattered Empire is scheduled for release in November with a $16.99 price, and while the artist is still be announced, Greg Rucka (who has worked on everything from Action Comics to X-Men: Unlimited) is listed as the writer.
Up first in the release schedule, though, is Star Wars Legends: Epic Collection – Rise of the Sith, Vol. 1 on September 8th, 2015 for $34.99. Via the publisher’s information:
When young Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is dispatched to prevent a civil war, he has a close encounter with the Dark Side! Years later, Qui-Gon and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi face an out-of-control cloud cruiser and the lawless world of Ord Mantell, where everyone holds a grudge – and a blaster! And Mace Windu‘s Jedi Knights face the threat of the Yinchorri – a race more deadly than they ever imagined!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: JEDI – THE DARK SIDE 1-5, STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN – THE AURORIENT EXPRESS 1-2, STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN – LAST STAND ON ORD MANTELL 1-3, STAR WARS: JEDI COUNCIL – ACTS OF WAR 1-4, MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS (1998) 4-6; MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS TALES 1, 3-5, 7, 9-10, 13-14, 24
The next release is Star Wars Legends: Epic Collection – The Empire, Vol. 2 on November 3rd, 2015 and is listed at $39.99.
As the Empire strengthens its grip in the wake of the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the remaining Jedi are marked for death! Jedi Master K’kruhk faces a battle for his life — one with deadly parallels for Bomo Greenbark and the crew of the smuggler vessel Uhumele. Meanwhile, Master Dass Jennir is down to his last credit, and faces a stark choice: compromise his ideals or starve. Being a Jedi may make him an outlaw, but will being an outlaw mean he’s no longer a Jedi? Darth Vader doesn’t care: He’s on the trail of Jennir either way — and so is the dread assassin Falco Sang!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: DARK TIMES 6-17, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES – BLUE HARVEST 0, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES – OUT OF THE WILDERNESS 1-5
Up next is Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Remastered Edition) on November 10th, 2015 for $24.99.
Luke Skywalker faces his destiny as the greatest trilogy in all of fiction concludes, remastered for the modern age! These are grim times for the Rebel Alliance. Han Solo is in the hands of the vile Jabba the Hutt. The Jedi Master Yoda grows weak. Emperor Palpatine is determined to turn Luke to the dark side. And Darth Vader nears completion of a new dreaded Death Star even more powerful than the first. To avert certain doom, the Rebels head to the forest moon of Endor — but will the native Ewoks be friends or foes? Before the Battle of Endor begins, Princess Leia faces dramatic revelations. And when Luke surrenders to Vader, the fate of the galaxy may rest on the ultimate father and son confrontation! It’s
return, remastered — read it!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) 1-4 (REMASTERED)
And finally, on December 29th 2015 Marvel will release Star Wars Legends: Epic Collection – Infinities for $39.99.
Play “What if?” with the original trilogy in a series of tales exploring the endless possibilities of Star Wars. How would A New Hope have gone if Luke Skywalker missed the target in his attack on the Death Star? What would have become of the Rebel Alliance if Luke perished in the icy wastelands of Hoth during The Empire Strikes Back? What if Return of the Jedi’s rescue of Han Solo had gone badly wrong? And in the ultimate alternate take on the galaxy far, far away,
follow Annikin Starkiller into The Star Wars in an epic based on the original draft of George Lucas’ screenplay!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS INFINITIES: A NEW HOPE 1-4, STAR WARS INFINITIES: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 1-4, STAR WARS INFINITIES: RETURN OF THE JEDI 1-4, THE STAR WARS 0-8