When the news you are about to read landed online, io9 writer James Whitbrook broke into song…
…in the style of “Star Wars” by Nick the Lounge Singer on Saturday Night Live:
Nothing but Staaaaaaaaaaar Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiips,
Gimme those Staaaaaaaaaaaaaar Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiips,
Don’t let them eeeeeeeeeeeeeeendddddddddddd.”
Yes, we are huge fans of not just Star Wars, You name it, we love it, and Lucasfilm is further indulging this passion with an epic-sounding comic and book crossover.
The company just announced that the previously announced book titled Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed is actually the first in a trilogy. Described as a story about “five former rebel pilots [who] transform from hunted to hunters as they strike out against the vestiges of Empire,” it’s set after Return of the Jedi. They’re called “Alphabet Squadron” because each pilot flies a different class of starship. Here’s the newly revealed cover for book one.
The leader of the group, and book one cover star, is Yrica Quell, an Imperial defector who flies an X-wing. According to the book’s publisher, Del Rey, Quell and Alphabet Squadron are “tracking down a mysterious lethal force of TIE fighters” as directed under the orders of New Republic General Hera Syndulla.
Yes, Hera from Rebels, who we kind of like…