Lucasfilm has revealed a plethora of tie-in books and comic books for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. With the film hitting theaters May 25, 2018, it's about time we start getting announcements for all the tie-in media. The tie-in books are my favorite part about the road to a Star Wars film's release. Below are some of the books and comics that I am most looking forward to reading.
STAR WARS: LANDO: DOUBLE OR NOTHING #1
This is part one of a five part mini-series from Marvel. This series will be written by Rodney Barnes with art from Paolo Villanelli. The first issue goes on sale May 29, 2018
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: MOST WANTED
This young adult novel is written by Rae Carson. It goes on sale May 25, 2018.
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 ADVENTURES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ISSUE
If you love Free Comic Book Day like me, you should pick up a copy of this comic book written by Cavan Scott with art from Derek Charm. Head to your local comic shop on May 5, 2018.
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.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY THE OFFICIAL GUIDE
The film's official guide is a must have, especially since you're going to want to know every detail about the movie. It is written by Lucasfilm legend Pablo Hidalgo. Look for it on bookshelves May 25, 2018.
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.
STAR WARS: LAST SHOT
This adult novel is written by Daniel Older. STAR WARS: LAST SHOT hits bookshelves April 17, 2018.
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!
These are just a select few of the tie-in books being released. Click here for more books and prices. May the Force be with you.