Lucasfilm Announces Journey to the Rise of Skywalker Novels and Comics

Lucasfilm announces Journey to the Rise of Skywalker novels and comics

May the fourth be with you as Lucasfilm has revealed that ahead of the highly-anticipated final installment in the primary saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the studio is releasing a series of novels and comics entitled Journey to the Rise of Skywalker, according to the franchise’s official website.

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‚ÄúThe Journey to¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker¬†publishing program is our biggest and boldest film tie-in program yet,‚ÄĚ Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm‚Äôs creative director of publishing, said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got exceptionally talented authors, artists, and publishers creating content for fans of all ages.¬†While these titles will include some hints and Easter eggs for the new film, the majority of these titles will feature all-new stories set following the events of¬†Star Wars:¬†The Last Jedi.¬†¬†Our ‚ÄėJourney to‚Äô books and comics will¬†star¬†Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and, of course, Leia, Chewie, the droids, and the First Order.‚ÄĚ

The full list of items reads as follows with the covers available in the gallery below:

Resistance Reborn

  • Publisher:¬†Del Rey
  • Author:¬†Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Description:¬†In this Journey to¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker¬†novel, Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn must struggle to rebuild the¬†Resistance¬†after their defeat at the hands of the First Order in¬†Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • On-sale:¬†11/12/2019

Force Collector

  • Publisher:¬†Disney Lucasfilm Press
  • Author:¬†Kevin Shinick
  • Description:¬†In this Journey¬†to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker¬†young adult novel set just before¬†The Force Awakens, a restless teenager sets out to discover what connection his mysterious Force powers have to the fabled Jedi and what the Force has in store for him.
  • On-sale:¬†11/19/2019


  • Publisher:¬†Marvel Comics
  • Author:¬†Ethan Sacks
  • Artist:¬†Luke Ross
  • Description:¬†On the run since the destruction of the Starkiller Base, General Leia and the remaining handful of Resistance have barely managed to survive, much less strike back against the superior forces of the First Order. Running low on options, Leia decides to reach out to her former allies, the Mon Calamari, whose shipyards once powered the Rebel Alliance.
  • On-sale:¬†#1: 10/9/2019;¬†#2: 10/16/2019; #3: 10/23/2019; #4: 10/30/2019

We Are the Resistance

  • Publisher:¬†Random House Kids
  • Author:¬†Elizabeth Schaefer
  • Illustrator:¬†Alan Baston
  • Description:¬†Join Leia, Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, Rose, BB-8 and all the brave heroes of the Resistance in their fight against the First Order! Featuring stunning retro-stylized illustrations, this book includes iconic scenes from¬†The Force Awakens,¬†The Last Jedi, and¬†The Rise of Skywalker.
  • On-sale:¬†10/4/2019

Resistance Heroes

  • Publisher:¬†Disney Lucasfilm Press
  • Author:¬†Michael Siglain
  • Illustrator:¬†Diogo Saito & Luigi Aim√©
  • Description:¬†Meet Rey, Finn, Poe and the rest of heroes of the Resistance who are fighting to save the save the galaxy from the evil First Order.
  • On-sale:¬†10/4/2019

First Order Villains

  • Publisher:¬†Disney Lucasfilm Press
  • Author:¬†Michael Siglain
  • Illustrator:¬†Diogo Saito & Luigi Aim√© On-Sale: 10/4/2019
  • Description:¬†Meet the sinister Kylo Ren and the rest of the vile villains of the fearsome First Order from¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
  • On-sale:¬†10/4/2019

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Finn & Poe Adventure

  • Publisher:¬†Disney Lucasfilm Press
  • Author:¬†Cavan Scott
  • Illustrator:¬†Elsa Charretier
  • Description:¬†Join Finn, Poe and BB-8 on a dangerous-but-necessary mission for the struggling Resistance. With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to choose carefully in order to keep Finn, Poe and BB-8 safe from the evil First Order.
  • On-Sale:¬†10/4/2019

Spark of the Resistance

  • Publisher:¬†Disney Lucasfilm Press
  • Author:¬†Justina Ireland
  • Illustrator:¬†Phil Noto
  • Description:¬†When a distress plea goes up from the isolated planet Minfar, Resistance heroes Rey, Poe, and Rose hear the call! Together they will face down a First Order battalion, terrifying flying creatures, and a weapon that could change the course of the war!
  • On-sale:¬†10/4/2019

Star Wars Adventures

  • Publisher:¬†IDW Publishing
  • Author:¬†John Barber, Michael Moreci
  • Artist:¬†Derek Charm, Tony Fleecs
  • Description:¬†In a series of original stories, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team-up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.
  • On-sale: #27: October 2019;¬†#28: November 2019; #29: December 2019

The Ultimate Star Wars: New Edition

  • Publisher:¬†DK
  • Authors:¬†Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Tricia Barr, Ryder Windham; foreword by Anthony Daniels
  • Description:¬†This fully updated, comprehensive, and detailed encyclopedia explores the characters, creatures, locations, vehicles, and technology found throughout the entire¬†Star Wars¬†galaxy.¬†Ultimate Star Wars New Edition¬†is an in-depth visual guide packed full of exhaustive information about¬†Star Wars, including¬†The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story,¬†and Star Wars: Resistance¬†and a sneak peek at¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
  • On-sale:¬†10/4/2019

Amazing Sticker Adventure

  • Publisher:¬†DK
  • Author:¬†David Fentiman
  • Description:¬†This 72-page sticker book includes more than 500 stickers of characters, locations, vehicles and props. Featuring all-new content from the highly anticipated film,¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!
  • On-sale:¬†10/14/2019

The Moviemaking Magic of Ships & Battles

  • Publisher:¬†Abrams
  • Author:¬†Landry Walker
  • Art & Photography:¬†Lucasfilm & Industrial Light & Magic
  • Description:¬†Go behind the scenes of the biggest movie franchise of all time in this immersive and interactive book to see how the most iconic vehicles in the galaxy‚ÄĒfrom the¬†Millennium Falcon¬†to X-wings and TIE fighters to AT-ATs and the Death Star‚ÄĒwere created and used in the films of the¬†Star Wars¬†saga. This collectible book includes special interactive elements, including six-page booklets, accordion folds, and flaps that reveal the magic behind the movies with concept sketches, molds, digital imagery and more!¬†Plus, get a sneak peek at some of the vehicles from¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!
  • On-sale:¬†12/3/2019

Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy

  • Publisher:¬†Insight Editions
  • Author and Pop-up Engineer:¬†Matthew Reinhart
  • Illustrator:¬†Kevin M. Wilson
  • Description:¬†Presented in a dynamic 360-degree format that enables the action to be viewed from all sides, the book also opens up to form a displayable 3D diorama of the entire saga. Packed with amazing¬†Star Wars¬†moments and hidden surprises to discover,¬†Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy¬†represents a whole new level of sophistication and interactivity in pop-up books and is guaranteed to thrill fans of all ages. Matthew is the King of Paper Engineering and returns to the franchise with this new, deluxe pop-up.
  • On-sale:¬†10/8/2019

The Resistance

  • Publisher:¬†Readerlink/Studio Fun
  • Author:¬†Sally Little
  • Illustrator:¬†Pilot Studio & PowerStation
  • Description:¬†Follow the rise of the Resistance with this six-button sound book featuring story moments, lines of dialogue, sound effects, and a light-up lightsaber sound module.
  • On-sale:¬†10/4/2019

Magnetic Playset

  • Publisher:¬†Readerlink/Studio Fun
  • Author:¬†Sally Little
  • Illustrators:¬†Diogo Saito & Luigi Aim√©
  • Description:¬†Create your own amazing scenes from¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! This handy carrying case includes¬†over 20¬†magnets, six play scenes, as well as a coloring & activity book featuring all of the characters from the film.
  • On-sale:¬†10/4/2019

Search & Find

  • Publisher:¬†Readerlink/Studio Fun
  • Author:¬†Sally Little
  • Illustrator:¬†Art Mawhinney, Fabio Piacentini, and Ferran Rodriguez
  • Description:¬†Travel across the galaxy and explore scenes from¬†The Force Awakens,¬†The Last Jedi, and¬†The Rise of Skywalker¬†in this fun, illustrated search and find collection.
  • On-sale:¬†10/4/2019

The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • Publisher:¬†Abrams
  • Author:¬†Phil Szostak
  • Art:¬†Lucasfilm Art Department
  • Description:¬†The official behind-the-scenes concept, production, and post-production art for¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.¬†Go inside the creative process behind the most anticipated film of the century. The latest trilogy in the¬†Star Wars¬†film series brings the Skywalker Saga to a close and¬†The Art of The Rise of Skywalker¬†will take readers into the creative process behind visualizing the epic worlds, creatures, characters, costumes, weapons and vehicles of the landmark conclusion more than 40 years in the making.
  • On-sale:¬†12/20/2019

The Visual Dictionary

  • Publisher:¬†DK
  • Author:¬†Pablo Hidalgo
  • Description:¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary¬†is a 200-page definitive guide to¬†Star Wars:¬†The Rise of Skywalker,¬†revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with 500+ images and information, plus cross-sections of new vehicles, as penned by¬†Star Wars¬†scribe Pablo Hidalgo, it‚Äôs a must-have for all fans who want to go beyond the movie experience.
  • On-sale:¬†12/20/2019

Official Movie Special

  • Publisher:¬†Titan
  • Author:¬†Various
  • Description:¬†An in-depth collector‚Äôs edition featuring material from long-awaited the all-new¬†Star Wars¬†movie,¬†The¬†Rise of Skywalker,¬†including interviews with the cast and crew and exclusive imagery.
  • On-sale:¬†12/20/2019

The Galaxy Needs You

  • Publisher:¬†Disney Lucasfilm Press
  • Author:¬†Caitlin Kennedy
  • Illustrator:¬†Eda Kaban
  • Description:¬†Have you ever stopped to think about how there is nobody else in the galaxy who is exactly like you? This empowering picture book celebrates young heroes-in-the-making and features illustrations that follow Rey on her own hero‚Äôs journey.
  • On-sale:¬†12/17/2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Official Guide

  • Publisher:¬†DK
  • Author:¬†Matt Jones
  • Description:¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Official Guide¬†is a 96-page informative guide to¬†Star Wars:¬†The Rise of Skywalker¬†for younger fans,¬†revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with images and information, it‚Äôs the perfect companion for those who want to relive the movie outside of the theater.
  • On-sale:¬†12/20/2019

Returning cast members for Episode IX include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. Ian McDiarmid is also set to return as Emperor Palpatine.

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The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by the late Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Episode IX began filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek) returning to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Episode IX.

The film will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin.

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20.