Around the Web

July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Star Wars artist Randy Martinez posted a nice still shot of his Kylo Ren painting from SDCC.

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  • As well as a nice Leia commission.

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Podcasts in Review

July 30, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Card Trader Illuminerdi: While there’s a handful of Star Wars podcasts I listen to on a regular basis, I try to branch out and listen to new ones every now and then. And yes, I do follow through on suggested ones (so feel free to hit me up with your suggestions). I got a poke on Facebook suggesting I listen to Card Trader Illuminerdy, so I did. First off, these guys live up to their name. They go in deep on the Star Wars Topps Trading App covering new cards, upcoming releases, and even the odds on different cards. Unfortunately if you’re unfamiliar to the trading app (like me) the discussion quickly gets overwhelming. I couldn’t really follow along with a lot of the stuff they were talking about. But, if you’re a big fan of the app, this may be the podcast you’re looking for. It’s certainly the only podcast I’ve heard of focusing on the game, they’ve got a good mix of hosts, good audio quality, and there’s some nice additions of humor and information. In particular, I checked out the July.17.2015 Episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Coffee Chat with Pablo Hidalgo features a conversation with Pablo covering storytelling, Star Wars, and insight on the story group. I especially enjoyed hearing his comments on how they’re handling Vader as a character. The only downside to the episode is that Pablo’s audio is a little crummy, everyone else is fine. Still worth a listen.

Comic Book Noob: Ant-Man episode is a nice little episode that provides some background on the main characters in the Ant-Man comics, their many iterations, and how it ties into the film. It doesn’t spoil anything and for anyone unfamiliar with Ant-Man (like me) it gives some much needed insight on the character and the series without diving too deep into the subject matter and getting bogged down. It stays light, informational, entertaining, and gives just the right about of info for fans new to the character. I have to say the Comic Book Noob episodes are a great thing to check out. I’m really enjoying them so far.

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Comic Review: ‘Kanan – The Last Padawan #4′

July 29, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Kasmir turned on Kanan in the last issue, so what will happen in Kanan – The Last Padawan #4? Well without spoiling it, it’s a fun turn of events. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #7′

July 29, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #7 is out today from Marvel featuring several variant covers.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

July 29, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 29 to August 4th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 29

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for Star Wars Night with the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in Long Island, NY for the Ducks game.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Downey, CA for the Downey City Library Mini Comic Con from noon to 5:00 PM.

July 30

  • Empire City Garrison will be in Port Chester, NY for the Weird Al concert at Capital Theatre.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Yucaipa, CA for the Food 4 Less Member Appreciation Picnic.
  • Star Garrison will be in Sugar Land, TX for First Colony Branch Library’s Nerd Day, and in Missouri City, TX for Sienna Branch Library’s Heroes Costume Party.

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Book Review: ‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown

July 28, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews | Leave a comment
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There’s nothing worse than reading a great book, being swept up in that last page, and then it’s over. There’s nothing more to read. It’s that moment when you wonder, “what am I going to do next?” Well if you’re looking for another great book to read, might I suggest Red Rising. It was so good that I’m once again left wondering that painful question of what to read next. The problem is Red Rising was so good, it’s hard to find anything else that can match it. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, Drew Karpyshyn

July 28, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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drew-k-minor-malevolent-spiritToday we wish a happy birthday to one of our favorite Star Wars authors, Drew Karpyshyn. Be sure to check out Drew’s latest book A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales or dive into his new original fantasy series The Chaos Born Trilogy which will wrap up in October with the third book Chaos Unleashed. And don’t forget to stop by Twitter and wish Drew a happy birthday.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, Tim Lebbon

July 28, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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tim_lebbonToday we wish author Tim Lebbon a happy birthday. Be sure to wish Tim a happy birthday on Twitter or Facebook and check out his new book The Hunt.

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‘Revan’ Giveaway Winner

July 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm | Posted in Books, Contest, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The winner of our signed paperback copy of Revan is…Chimpbot…congratulations! We asked everyone who their favorite Revan companion is and it looks like the meatbags won with HK-47 getting the majority of the votes and Bastilla coming in second.

We want to thank everyone who entered. Be sure to keep your eye out for more signed book giveaways in the weeks to come including more Drew Karpyshyn novels.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Death Star PR Ep. 5

July 27, 2015 at 11:27 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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