"Happy beeps here, buddy," Poe said. "Come on—we've pulled through crazier stunts than this. BB-8 didn't dignify that with a response. "Happy beeps," Poe said again, this time more to himself.
ne of the very first glimpses Star Wars fans saw of the incredibly highly anticipated Sequel Trilogy was of a droid. . . or was it a soccer ball? One thing was for sure, he had charm! BB-8 has since gone on to permeate recent Star Wars iconography, serving as the perfect companion alongside heroes like Poe, Rey, and even the animated series Resistance’s main character, Kaz.
Based on original concept art done over forty years ago by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie and re-imagined by his successor, Doug Chaing, BB-8 is the lovable astromech astromech for a new generation of fans. Quirky and animated, brave and loyal, he is the perfect companion for any adventure in the galaxy far, far away. Complete with the ability to tether himself inside the hold of the Millennium Falcon, thumbs-up like your best bro, or repair your X-Wing in a pinch in the middle of a high-risks space battle, BB-8 never fails to be a friend when the going gets tough.
This guide features a handful of BB-8’s best appearances in Star Wars books, from his wonderful ensemble of astromechs in Black Squadron in the ongoing Poe Dameron comics series, to getting a scene in his POV in the novelization for The Last Jedi. Stay tuned for an update in the near future when we add children’s books to the site, because BB-8 on the Run tells the heartwarming story of what happens to the creamsicle ball droid in The Force Awakens after Poe is captured and before BB-8 is rescued from Teedo by Rey. The future is sure to hold many more stories of his hilarious heroics, but we hope you enjoy these for now.
Our team is hard at work building out this collection. Stay tuned!
Books in this Collection
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Alan Dean Foster brings his fantasy and sci-fi storytelling experience to Star Wars canon for the first time in his adaption of the highly-anticipated 2015 film The Force Awakens.
The official novelization of the film expands upon the events shown onscreen, giving readers the chance to see the Resistance engage in battle with the First Order from the unique points of view of different characters. Whether you’re a fan of Rey, Poe, Finn, or a combination of figures old and new, this book will take you on a journey across the galaxy you’ll not soon forget.
More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.
Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.
So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .
Rolling with BB-8!
Poe Dameron Vol. 1: Black Squadron (Trade Paperback)
BB-8 on the Run
When BB-8 is separated from his master, Poe Dameron, on the lonely desert planet of Jakku, he has no choice but to keep rolling. It's all up to him to get a top-secret map to the Resistance so they can find Luke Skywalker and save the galaxy from the evil First Order.
It's scary to have a big job when you're just a little droid on your own. But BB-8 isn't alone for long. As he speeds across the sand, BB-8 meets all kinds of strangers who need his help. Should he do good things, as Poe always told him, or will that get in the way of his mission?
See how everyone's favorite little astromech droid makes friends and foils enemies in this funny and exciting new Star Wars adventure!
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
Jason Fry gets the honor of continuing Star Wars’s rich history with novel adaptation. In particular, his novelization shines in adding additional material to enhance the story in written form, such as Luke’s Force vision introduction and re-insterting deleted scenes from the film–even Rey’s third lesson! The novel allows us to get an inside look at certain characters such as BB-8 during the space battle over D’qar. Reading the novel of Episode Eight will allow you to soak up the story like never before, taking your time with the characters and getting the story from all-new perspectives.
Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.
From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy's freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.
Featuring thrilling photos from the hit movie.
Star Wars Adventures (2017) #15
Age Of Resistance Special
Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017's The Last Jedi—now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a pivotal conflict in Holdo’s early career that will start the young woman down the path to heroic infamy for the rebellion! With her ship at the mercy of a dangerous enemy, it's up to Holdo to outsmart their foe and win the confidence of her compatriots in the process. With art by Elsa Charratier!
The infamous "pirate queen" of Takodana, MAZ KANATA, thought she'd seen everything in her thousand-plus years of running a bar and hiring smugglers. But it turns out that the criminal underworld is always full of new surprises…especially when she hires HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA for a job! Story by Tom Taylor (AGE OF RESISTANCE)!
And Poe Dameron's loyal companion, the astromech droid BB-8, just can't seem to stay out of trouble. His missions always seem to escalate into a full-blown adventures! And if it means a win for his friends and the heroic Resistance freedom-fighters the little droid will stop at nothing to get the job done! Story by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS!