Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Bad Batch, Shadow Of The Sith, Crimson Reign, The Vintage Collection, Galaxy's Edge, And More!

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • "Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith" Review
  • Marvel's Upcoming "Star Wars" Comics
  • "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Reviews & Recaps
  • New "Star Wars" Toys & Collectibles
  • And More!

Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith review

Written by Adam Christopher ("Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town"), "Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith" is the most fun I've had reading a "Star Wars" book since the '90s Expanded Universe boom. 

Set between the events of "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens," the story follows Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian as they search for Ochi of Bestoon, a Sith assassin tasked with kidnapping six-year-old Rey, the granddaughter of Darth Sidious. 

"Shadow of the Sith" is the Sequel Trilogy's "Shadows of the Empire" — the 1996 novel by Steve Perry that fleshes out the events between "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi." It strengthens the connection between the Original Trilogy and the Sequel Trilogy while expanding the overall "Star Wars" universe. It's a galaxy-hopping adventure that adds new depth and dimension to legacy characters like Luke and Lando as well as Sequel Trilogy characters like Lor San Tekka, Beaumont Kin, Enric Pryde, Ochi of Bestoon, Ben Solo, Rey, and her parents, Dathan and Miramir. 

"Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith" is an essential read for "Star Wars" fans, so be sure to pre-order it now before it hits store shelves and digital displays on June 28. For more information, check out Jordan Maison's coverage at Cinelinx, and Alex Damon's review at Star Wars Explained, which you can watch below!

Marvel's upcoming Star Wars comics

In "Star Wars: Crimson Reign" #5, the final installment of the epic miniseries, written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Steven Cummings, Qi'ra's plot to create chaos within the Galactic Empire attracts the attention of Emperor Palpatine himself. has an exclusive preview of the issue, which arrives June 22 and is available for pre-order now on ComiXology.

Also available this month, "Star Wars: Darth Vader" #24, written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Marco Castiello, with a cover by Paul Renaud and "Star Wars: Obi-Wan" #2, written by Christopher Cantwell and illustrated by Luke Ross, with a cover by Phil Noto, both arrive on June 29 and are available for pre-order now.

Coming in September, "Star Wars: Visions" #1 will continue Takashi Okazaki's story from the "Star Wars: Visions" episode "The Duel," featuring the Ronin. Get all the details on this comic and September's other releases at

Obi-Wan Kenobi reviews & recaps

Over at Nerdist, Dan Casey has a new video breaking down everything you might have missed in Part V of "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

At Live Action Star Wars, Ralph and James to talk about Part V and what we might see in the finale.

On The Bombadcast, Gerry and Scotty discuss "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Part IV with Kyle Katarn.

And on The Resistance Broadcast, Lacey, James, and John go in-depth on the latest episode.

The Bad Batch Season 2 trailer breakdown

Star Wars Explained has a great in-depth video breaking down the trailer for "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" Season 2, which premieres this fall on Disney+.

New Star Wars: The Vintage Collection action figures

Bossk's Bounty looks at three new figures in the "Star Wars: The Vintage Collection" line: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Wandering Jedi), Reva (Third Sister), and the all-new Darth Vader (The Dark Times).

Behind the Build: L0-LA59 (Lola)

Hasbro Pulse has a new video detailing the making of the animatronic edition of L0-LA59, Leia Organa's adorable droid from "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track

The Collecting Track is a series of panels presented at every Star Wars Celebration. This year's panels covered a variety of topics, including Star Tours merchandise, collectibles from "Star Wars: Droids" and "Star Wars: Ewoks," original props and costumes, and the history of Kenner's rocket-firing Boba Fett, which you can watch above. Check out their YouTube channel for more great panels!


Speaking of Celebration, Andy and Josh from Holochronicles are back and they're talking Celebration Dos and Don'ts as well as new Hot Toys release and "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

Mighty Jabba's Collection

In his latest video, Mighty Jabba's Collection shows off his latest acquisitions, including a spectacular custom Maxifigure of Max Rebo.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge updates

Peter and Kitra from Ordinary Adventures have a new video covering updates at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Boba Fett and Fennec Shand can now be found wandering Batuu's Black Spire Outpost!

This Week! in Star Wars

Finally, on This Week! in Star Wars, host Kristin Baver gives us the lowdown on all the latest news from that galaxy far, far away.

"This week in Star Wars, we are on the edge of our seat for Part IV of the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' series streaming exclusively on Disney+, take a look at Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in the pages of Marvel's 'Obi-Wan' #2 and 'Darth Vader' #24, and check out the Father's Day gift guide on Plus, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Hayden Christensen stop in to talk about bringing Vader into the brand new series."