Around the Web

April 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Star Wars author Kevin Hearne has finished off his untitled Luke Skywalker novel which will be the third book in the Empire and Rebellion series. So far, that book has a tentative January 2015 release date.
  • Author Tim Lebbon did a nice interview with SF Signal you can check out here. It covers his latest novel, Coldbrook.
  • Random House now has a new page for a William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Box Set. No details yet, but collector’s will definitely want to keep an eye out for this one.
  • And over on edelweiss and Rebels Report, they’ve revealed some covers for the Star Wars Rebels books.

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Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for July 2014

April 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has revealed their Star Wars solicitations for the July 2014.

Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #3 (of 4) Continue Reading Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for July 2014…

Podcasts in Review

April 17, 2014 at 6:08 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Captain America, Trekkies & Anomalies” episode has a nice discussion of Captain America: The Winter Soldier complete with themed intro. They dig into their thoughts on the movie, how it stacks up against the previous Marvel movies and they keep it light on spoilers. Later, they talk with special guest Jen Rhodes from the Anomaly Podcast who talks about her fandom, podcasting, Star Wars and more heavily, Star Trek. Capping things off, they talk about two Star Wars themed tv episodes (The Big Bang Theory and The Goldbergs) and some other movie news. An entertaining show and worth listening to for lots of fun geeky discussion. The Trek talk actually got me fired up to watch some Star Trek, so fair warning, you may need to set some tv time aside after listening to this show.

Bombad Radio: Episode 138 continues their discussion of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, this time diving into Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn trilogy. Unfortunately Jeremiah is absent on this episode. The hosts do a decent job of covering the books without revealing too much or anything too spoilery, so if you’re a new reader, you can still listen without any worries. That said, it was kind of an average show. I didn’t really get into it too much. It would have been nice if they could have probed some more interesting details or topics concerning the three best Star Wars novels ever written.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode #16 features special guest Consetta Parker and a fun chat about her love for Star Wars, why it’s special, and how she ended up marrying a stormtrooper. It’s a nice interview and a good way to round out their interviews with the Full of Sith podcast hosts, though, they could still do one with Bobby in order to cover them all. Beyond that, they cover some listener feedback and The Bearded Trio weighs in with some more Jurassic World news. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Dark Horse’s WonderCon Schedule

April 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Dark Horse Comics will have a presence at WonderCon this weekend and you can catch them at booth #519. Each of their signing will include free posters, comics or prints. There will also be a selection of panels fans can check out.

Signing Schedule

Friday, April 18

  • 1:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
  • 3:00 p.m. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Dan Parsons

Saturday, April 19

  • 11:00 a.m. Bad Houses: Sara Ryan
  • 12:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
  • 3:00 p.m. Tomb Raider: Gail Simone
  • 4:00 p.m. Never Ending: D. J. KirkbrideRobert Love
  • 5:00 p.m. The Fifth Beatle: Vivek J. TiwaryAndrew C. Robinson

Sunday, April 20 Continue Reading Dark Horse’s WonderCon Schedule…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #5′

April 16, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows comes to an end with issue #5. Will Hock make it out alive? For that, you’ll have to read the issue because we’re not spoiling it. But Vader and Hock both go on a warpath that delves into the emotions of war and consequences of revenge. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘The Star Wars #7′

April 16, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Star Wars nears the end with issue #7 and just one more to go. One of the great things about this issue, though, is the Wookiees. What happens when General Skywalker recruits them in a war against the Empire? Well, it’s not a good outcome for the bad guys. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #5, The Star Wars #7 and The Ruins of Alderaan TPB

April 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has three new Star Wars releases today.

Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #5 (of 5)

Stormtrooper Hock sabotages the remnant Separatists from the inside as they defend against Darth Vader’s advancing forces, and fights for his life against a figure from his past. At Vader’s side, Hock witnesses firsthand the power and ruthlessness of the man-machine he has followed into battle!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Tim Siedell
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

The Star Wars #7 (of 8)

When Princess Leia falls into the hands of Darth Vader, General Skywalker, Annikin Starkiller, and Han Solo must go on the offensive against the Galactic Empire. But they have a secret weapon on their side—one that the Imperials have vastly underestimated: Wookiees!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Jonathan Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhew
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Cover Artist: Nick Runge

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $3.99

Star Wars Volume 2: The Ruins of Alderaan TPB

The Rebels’ covert ops go on the offensive as Princess Leia sends two of her top pilots—Wedge Antilles and Luke Skywalker—to be “captured” by the Empire! Meanwhile, Leia takes off on her own to locate a safe haven. But Darth Vader is on the alert! Collects issues #7–#12 of the ongoing series.

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Brian Wood
Penciller: Ryan Kelly
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

Format: FC, 144 pages; TP, 7’’ x 10’’
Price: $19.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

April 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 16 through 22nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 16

  • Badlands Garrison will be at a Fan Expo promo event.

April 17

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Salt Lake City, UT for Salt Lake Comic Con from April 17-19th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Adler After Dark at the Adler Planetarium.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Salt Lake City, UT for Salt Lake Comic Con from April 17-19th.
  • UK Garrison will be in Waltham Abbey for Dream Factory Kids Easter Egg Hunt.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

May 4th Rebels Sneak Peak

April 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm | Posted in Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

star-wars-rebels-promoSweeties Freebies is reporting that there will be a sneak peak of Star Wars Rebels at a Million Dollar Arm premier event in Los Angeles, Ca.

Okay, now that you are up to speed, there is no slowing down. I’m going to be coming at you like a fastball with all kinds of awesomeness from LA. Not only will we be attending the Red Carpet Tailgate Premiere of Million Dollar Arm, we will also be partaking in some lightsabericious fun during a dinner and exclusive sneak peek of Star Wars Rebels that will be coming to Disney Channel and Disney XD this Fall! You now what’s pretty sweet? It will be happening on Star Wars Day, May 4th! :D

Thanks to Rebels Report for catching the news!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Celebration Anaheim Hosts

April 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Star Wars News, News, Conventions, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Insider #149 has revealed the hosts for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. James Arnold Taylor will be returning to the main stage. Also returning to the digital stage is David Collins. Gus Lopez will once again be hosting the Collecting Track. However, totally new to hosting will be RebelForce Radio hosts Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac who will be hosting the Behind the Scenes Stage.

Thanks to TheForce.Net for the news.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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