Upon first glance one might mistake Star Wars: Scum & Villainy: Case Files On The Galaxy's Most Notorious for being a book by another publisher that specializes in photo guides of various franchises for children, but this is much more. Pick it up and you will notice right away that the book is housed in a kind of semi transparent sleeve. Pull the hardcover book out and flip through the lavishly illustrated 128 page book and one will see that this gem of the is much, much more. Containing accounts of the actions of the Star Wars Galaxy's most notorious smugglers, pirates, gamblers, bounty hunters and thieves, this is an in universe accounting by three generations of law enforcers and the book is written by none other than Lucasfilm Story Group Brand Communications Manager for all Star Wars related media, Pablo Hidalgo.
As such the book goes into great detail regarding the subjects from the last days of the Republic, the Galactic Empire and the New Republic with references to characters seen in the three trilogies, the two spin-off features, animated series, animated Clone Wars feature film and much more. Perhaps things we will see in the future as well as details behind certain characters like the horrific experiments performed by Doctor Evazan, which earned him a death sentence in more than twelve systems or artifacts reported as being stolen that we see aboard Dryden Vos' ship in Solo: A Star Wars Story. There are 120 new illustrations that accompany the accounts found in this book and they are gorgeous.
This is a must own for every Star Wars fan or scholar's library. Star Wars: Scum & Villainy: Case Files On The Galaxy's Most Notorious is published by Epic Ink, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group and is available now at booksellers on and offline for the suggested retail price of $40.00 dollars in the U.S. and $50.00 dollars in Canada.
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