'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Publishing Tie-Ins Revealed

More than 20 books will lead up to the release of the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga.
Courtesy of Disney
'Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker'

For fans hoping to find clues to the end of the Skywalker Saga before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, that task will get a lot easier starting in October. That’s the month when the first of the publishing tie-ins to the next Star Wars film will be published and the run-up to the end of the long-running sci-fi saga fully begins.

“The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker publishing program is our biggest and boldest film tie-in program yet. We’ve got exceptionally talented authors, artists, and publishers creating content for fans of all ages,” Lucasfilm’s creative director of publishing Michael Siglain told StarWars.com about the new line. “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 ‘Journey to’ books and comics will star Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and, of course, Leia, Chewie, the droids, and the First Order. Here, you’ll get a glimpse at both the state of the galaxy and some of the ongoing battles between the Resistance and the First Order.”

Among the new titles announced are Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse, which deals with the attempt to rebuild the Resistance after it was decimated by the events of The Last Jedi, and the comic book series Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance, by Ethan Sacks and Luke Ross, in which General Leia Organa — during the same time frame as Resistance Reborn — reaches out the Mon Calamari in an attempt to rebuild an alliance with the aliens who built the starships of the Rebel Alliance.

In addition to fiction titles in prose and comics, new non-fiction releases were also unveiled, including The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary and an updated edition of DK Publishing’s encyclopedia The Ultimate Star Wars.

The full list of titles follows.

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: We are the Resistance by Elizabeth Schaefer and Alan Baston (Random House Kids/Little Golden Books; young reader fiction, Oct. 4)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Resistance Heroes by Michael Siglain, Diogo Saito and Luigi Aimé (Disney Lucasfilm Press; young reader fiction, Oct. 4)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: First Order Villains by Michael Siglain, Diogo Saito and Luigi Aimé (Disney Lucasfilm Press; young reader fiction, Oct. 4)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Choose Your Destiny — A Finn & Poe Adventure by Cavan Scott and Elsa Charretier (Disney Lucasfilm Press; young reader fiction, Oct. 4)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Spark of the Resistance by Justina Ireland and Phil Noto (Disney Lucasfilm Press; middle grade fiction, Oct. 4)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Resistance by Sally Little (Readerlink/Studio Fun, young reader sound book, Oct. 4)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Magnetic Playset by Sally Little, Diogo Saito and Luigi Aimé (Readerlink/Studio Fun, playset, Oct. 4)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Search & Find by Sally Little, Art Mawhinney, Fabio Piacentini and Ferran Rodriguez (Readerlink/Studio Fun, young reader, Oct. 4)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Ultimate Star Wars New Edition by Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Tricia Barr, Ryder Windham; foreword by Anthony Daniels (DK; non-fiction, Oct. 4)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy by Matthew Rienhart and Kevin M. Wilson (Insight Editions, pop-up book, Oct. 8)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance Nos. 1-4 by Ethan Sacks and Luke Ross (Marvel; comic book, weekly from Oct. 9)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Amazing Sticker Adventure (DK; sticker book, Oct. 14)
Star Wars Adventures Nos. 27-29 by John Barber, Michael Moreci, Derek Charm and Tony Fleecs (IDW Publishing; comic book, monthly from October TBD)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse (Del Rey; adult fiction, Nov. 12)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Force Collector by Kevin Shinick (Disney Lucasfilm Press; young adult fiction, Nov. 19)
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Moviemaking Magic of Ships and Battles by Landry Walker (Abrams, non-fiction, Dec. 3)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Galaxy Needs You by Caitlin Kennedy and Eda Kaban (Disney Lucasfilm Press, young reader, Dec. 17)
The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Phil Szostak (Abrams, non-fiction, Dec. 20)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo (DK, non-fiction, Dec. 20)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Official Guide by Matt Jones (DK, young reader non-fiction, Dec. 20)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Official Movie Special by various (Titan, non-fiction, Dec. 20)