With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort later this year, publishers are providing us with a literary step into the new land of Batuu with new books, comics, and fables surrounding the fringes of Wild Space. These new books and comics intersect with the Star Wars characters we know and love, as well as inhabitants of the far-flung world.
Written by Ethan Sacks
Art by Will Sliney
Issue #1 available: April 24, 2019Black Spire Outpost has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants, and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market — or experience the exotic thrills the remote world of Batuu alone has to offer. Aliens like the infamous Dok-Ondar, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space in this all-new miniseries from Marvel writer Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) and artist Will Sliney (Solo: A Star Wars Story). “Journey To Batuu” will be a 5-issue series that will take place before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope” and feature Han Solo and Chewbacca.
A Crash of Fate (Disney Lucasfilm Press)
Written by Zoraida Cordova
Available: August 6, 2019
In this Young Adult novel, Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy’s family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. Now she’s back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, the two friends will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other.
Star Wars: Myths & Fables (Disney Lucasfilm Press)
Written by George Mann
Illustrations by Grant Griffin
Available: August 6, 2019
In this middle grade novel, hear the thrilling space tales, fables, and myths that are told in a galaxy far, far away. The book features two stories that take place on the remote Outer Rim world of Batuu, plus many other untold tales from the edge of the galaxy, lushly illustrated in a style that pays homage to real-world children’s classics.
Black Spire (Del Rey)
Written by Delilah Dawson
Available: September 3, 2019
In this novel, a prequel to the Disney Parks experience, General Leia Organa dispatches her top spy to Batuu in a desperate search for Resistance allies.
Even more books and titles will also be released in the coming months, including a Galaxy’s Edge kids comic and an official Galaxy’s Edge cookbook featuring some of the exotic cuisine created for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, as well as dishes drawn from the saga’s history, written for home cooks of all ages and skill levels by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, New York Times bestselling author of A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Cookbook and The World of Warcraft Cookbook, with Marc Sumerak (Star Wars: Droidography).
At least we’ll have something to read during that 2-hour Single Rider wait for Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.