Star Wars fans are out in force today, being May the 4th and all!
If you’re looking for epic Star Wars collectables, either to add to your personal collection, or as a gift, the books below are the perfect place to start. Or… browse Booktopia’s Star Wars collection here.
Star Wars and sequential art share a long history: Star Wars debuted on the comic-book page in 1977, when Marvel Comics began publishing a six-part adaptation of the first film, which morphed into a monthly comic book. Now, more than three decades later, new series by Dark Horse Comics continue to expand the Star Wars galaxy.
The second book in the Star Wars Art series, Star Wars Art: Comics brings together the very best artwork from the entire history of Star Wars comics publishing, showcasing original art from the top comics artists… Learn more.
Discover the Star Wars Arts Series here.
William Shakespeare’s The Phantom Menace
By Ian Doescher
The popular, NYT best-selling Elizabethan/sci-fi mashup series continues, with a Shakespearean take on the first Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace. When the bestselling William Shakespeare’s Star Wars presented the classic George Lucas film in the form of an Elizabethan drama, the results blew the minds of Star Wars fans and Shakespeare buffs alike.
Now the curtain rises once again on that star-crossed galaxy far away, this time revealing the tragedy, hubris, and doomed romance that will lead to the fall of the Republic and the rise of an Empire. The saga starts here with this reimagining of Episode I, William Shakespeare’s The Phantom Menace, a prequel tale in which a disguised queen… Learn more.
Discover William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series here.
The unprecedented box office success of 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and the ensuing pop culture phenomenon, took Lucasfilm by surprise. Fans had to wait nearly a year for the first action figures to appear. But as of 1978, an industry unto itself was born, consisting of Star Wars books, trading cards, magazines, video games and merchandise.
Thirty five years later, these printed book and magazine covers, trading cards and collector’s items continue to expand the limits and celebrate the iconography of the Star Wars galaxy through painting, illustration and graphic design. Now, the third book in the Star Wars Art series, Illustration, collects the very best of these artworks… Learn more.
Everything you ever wanted to know about your favourite classic Star Wars characters can be found in Star Wars Character Encyclopedia!
If your child loves Star Wars then let them meet the characters from their favourite TV series. From heroes like Luke Skywalker and C-3PO, to villains like Darth Vader. They’ll learn the ins and outs, ups and downs and secret info on all their favourite characters.
Focused entirely on the characters from the classic Star Wars series, this chunky encyclopedia will take them from A to Z in the Star Wars empire. And don’t forget, there’s a galaxy full of other DK Star Wars books to collect.
Coming Soon to a Galaxy Near You
Continuing the adventures of the ace pilot hero of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens! Poe Dameron faces the wrath of a vengeful Agent Terex! But how does Terex always seem to know what Black Squadron is doing? Could there truly be a traitor in the Squadron’s midst?
Poe will undertake a secret mission from General Organa herself…to escort none other than C-3PO on a dangerous mission to the planet Kaddak! But what will be revealed in a peek into Terex’s past?
Poe Dameron Vol 2. is out 3rd July 2017.
Lauded Star Wars author James Luceno returns to pen an intense tale of ambition and betrayal that sets the stage for Rogue One- A Star Wars Story.
In Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, war is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war.
As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key. Galen’s energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist… Learn more.
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel is out 29th May 2017.
By Greg Rucka
On the desert world of Jedha, Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe were once Guardians of the Whills, who looked after the Kyber Temple and the devoted pilgrims who worshipped there. Then the Empire came and took over the planet. The temple was destroyed and the people scattered.
Now Baze and Chirrut do what they can to resist the Empire and protect the people of Jedha – but it never seems to be enough. When a man named Saw Gerrera arrives, with a militia of his own and grand plans to take down the Empire, it seems like the perfect way for Baze and Chirrut to make a real difference. But will it come at too great a cost?
Guardians of the Whills will be available 1st June 2017.
Browse the Star Wars Collection here. You’ll find everything from picture books to DVDs, and must-have collectables!
About the Contributor
Bronwyn Eley is new to the book industry, having previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force & even spent some time as a barista until entering the exciting world of Booktopia. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn writes in her spare time, often has her face buried in a book and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for The Host (Stephanie Meyer), Peter Pan (J.M Barrie) & Outlander (Diana Gabaldon). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.