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Overwatch young adult novel series expands with Deadlock Rebels

Overwatch young adult novel series expands with Deadlock Rebels

Scholastic imprint Away From Keyboard (AFK) has released the second installment in Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch novel series for young adults. The new book is titled Deadlock Rebels and it revolves around the player-favorite character Jesse McCree, as well as the novel's protagonist Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe and B.O.B., her omnic butler.

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Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Today we're taking a peek at a variety of Star Wars goodies released this week in celebration of Star Wars Day 2021. That's May the 4th (be with you), and we're at a very interesting moment in the history of the Star Wars universe. Disney's release blaster for Star Wars shows and movies is fully loaded and the product-making partners have the licensed goods to make it count.

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Assassin’s Creed children’s books tap Little Miss and Mister Men

Assassin’s Creed children’s books tap Little Miss and Mister Men

There's a book series in the making that teams a pair of unlikely partners. Ubisoft and Hatchette Heroes have paired up with Adam Hargreaves to extend the original Mister Men and Little Miss series with characters from the Assassin's Creed universe. This very adult-oriented video game will be converted to a format that's appropriate for all ages in a series of six short stories.

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Star Wars classic books will be re-released with stunning new artwork

Star Wars classic books will be re-released with stunning new artwork

In celebration of LucasFilm’s 50th anniversary, Random House’s publishing imprint Del Rey has announced plans to re-release popular classic Star Wars novels in trade paperback form. The re-releases feature all-new artwork, which Del Rey recently previewed in a long Twitter thread. One of the novels, Shatterpoint, will also get its first fully unabridged audiobook release.

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Lenovo Barnes & Noble NOOK 10-inch HD tablet released with keen design

Lenovo Barnes & Noble NOOK 10-inch HD tablet released with keen design

This week the folks at Barnes & Noble and Lenovo revealed a collaboration that puts the name NOOK back in the spotlight. This is the new NOOK tablet, a tablet that continues the line of eBook-focused eReader devices with a machine that can also just... be a more fully functional tablet, too. This is the tablet you'll want to seek out if you're looking for media consumption, eBooks first, everything else second.

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Next Star Wars: Boba Fett comic set during Shadows of the Empire

Next Star Wars: Boba Fett comic set during Shadows of the Empire

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters isn't the comic we expected it would be. The teaser and the setup seemed to suggest that the new Boba Fett comic would take place after the bounty hunter retrieved his armor in The Mandalorian. Instead, the comic will take place immediately after The Empire Strikes Back, at approximately the same time as the latest Darth Vader comic series.

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New comic says Darth Vader foresaw a different future

New comic says Darth Vader foresaw a different future

Canonical comic series Darth Vader (Pak, Ienco, Menon) released issue 10 this month with a giant revelation. It would appear that Darth Vader was shown his own future in the span of time between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. This should come as little surprise for those that believe Jedi can actually see the distant future in the Star Wars universe - but for Vader, this has some dire implications.

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Skywalker: A Family At War will collect all details in one single tome

Skywalker: A Family At War will collect all details in one single tome

A new Star Wars biography-style book is coming with the name Skywalker: A Family At War. This book will be legit canon, official canonical material, meaning it only uses and expands upon Star Wars stories that are verifiably "true" in the current Star Wars universe. This book does not include any bit of data or story that Lucasfilm, Disney, or otherwise, would consider "Legends."

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Star Wars The High Republic first wave comic and book release dates

Star Wars The High Republic first wave comic and book release dates

Today we're taking a peek at the first wave of books released by LucasFilm, Disney, and the publishers and authors behind a variety of new stories. Star Wars The High Republic is an era of Star Wars that takes place before the Star Wars prequel movies - before The Phantom Menace - in the "Golden Age" of the Jedi, a time we've not yet explored.*

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Star Wars: The High Republic release date and trailer

Star Wars: The High Republic release date and trailer

This week marks the first in a long line of releases for a new era in Star Wars. Star Wars: The High Republic has a launch date of January 5, 2021, appearing with a set of books that'll open the floodgates. Today we've got a launch trailer as well as an hour-long panel presentation with some of the main names in the first wave of publishing for Star Wars: The High Republic.

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Star Wars: The High Republic and a new lightsaber

Star Wars: The High Republic and a new lightsaber

This week the folks at Star Wars revealed a new sort of lightsaber that'll appear first in The New Republic. This is a new era that takes place before the Prequel movies. That means it's in an era before Luke Skywalker, before Darth Vader... but not before Yoda. And it'll be elegant - oh, so elegant.

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Comixology surprises readers by making all Black Panther comics free

Comixology surprises readers by making all Black Panther comics free

Amazon-owned comic book platform Coximology has surprised readers by quietly making all of its Black Panther titles available for free. It's unclear when the change arrived and how long it will last -- it doesn't appear that Coximology has advertised the new discount. The change recently came to public attention on social media, where multiple users reported seeing the new price tag.

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