'Star Wars' books are soldiering on


C3PO sends "this story from USA Today. 'A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, Del Rey Books published the first spinoff novels based on George Lucas' wildly popular Star Wars films. Nearly 30 years later, the books are a thriving enterprise in the ever-expanding Star Wars universe.'"


I've read more than a few of the new Star Wars books and, like any other series, you've got some great ones and some that smell of bantha poodoo.

Apparently, some are a bit distraught by the ending of the New Jedi Order series with the book The Unifying Force, as evidenced by this comic from Penny Arcade.

Warning: Cartoon violence ahead!