Around the Web

October 24, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has a small preview of Star Wars Art: Posters. Having just gotten a copy of the book, this is a really cool collection of Star Wars poster art. It’s definitely worth checking out.
  • IGN has a sneak peek at Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy (which will be out October 28).
  • And The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi and Ralph McQuarrie came out this week (Amazon link).
  • Edelweiss now has a listing for Jedi Academy 3. Release date is slated for July 28, 2015. Price is listed at $12.99, hardcover, 176 pages. Here’s the blurb for it…

After last year, Roan will attempt to redeem himself, avoid the Dark Side, be a better student, and a better friend. But as he and his friends deal with substitute teachers, new aliens, more robots, vegan food, braces, final exams, and more middle school awkwardness, will Roan be able to stay the path of the Jedi?

  • They also have listings for a new series of illustrated Star Wars movie trilogy books for younger readers. There’s Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope: Being the Story of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and the Rise of the Rebellion by R.J. Palacio with illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: June 23, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages); Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Tom Angleberger and illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: August 18, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages); and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want To Be A Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz and illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: July 21, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages).
  • Drew Karpyshyn also updated that he’s completed Chaos Unleashed (which won’t be out until July). Drew also revealed he’ll be heading to the Lucca Comics and Games convention in Italy.

Comic News

  • Newsarama has an interview with Kanan: The Last Padawan comic writer Greg Weisman.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for January 2015

October 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has released their solicitations for January 2015 which includes Star Wars #1 and a slew of variant covers.

Star Wars #1

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: John Cassaday
Cover Artists: J. Scott Campbell, Bob McLeod, Joe Quesada, Alex Ross, Sara Pichelli, Skottie Young and John Tyler Christopher

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!

Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet—the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

Details: 48 pages, Rated T, Price $4.99 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for January 2015…

New Release and Review: ‘Predator: Fire and Stone #1′

October 22, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Predator: Fire and Stone #1 is out today from Dark Horse Comics with two different covers. Click here to read our full review.

Predator: Fire and Stone #1

A universe of terror drawn to one world.

As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Chris Mooneyham
Colorist: Dan Brown
Cover Artist: Lucas Graciano (regular cover), Alex Maleev (variant cover)Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release and Review: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2′

October 15, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2 is out today from Dark Horse Comics, and things are getting good. If you haven’t checked this series out yet, now is a pretty good time to take a look. Click here to read our full review.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2

After landing on LV-223, a recovery crew uncovers the fate of the Prometheus’s doomed mission—and a horror unlike anything known to man!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Earth 2 #26′

October 15, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Tom Taylor’s Earth 2 run ends with issue #26. Unfortunately it doesn’t end on a high note. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Star Wars: Kanan’ Comic Series

October 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Straight out of New York Comic Con today, Marvel announced a new comic series starring Star Wars Rebels lead character Kanan. Star Wars: Kanan #1 will be out April 2015 and will be based on a story by Greg Weisman and Pepe Larraz titled “The Last Padawan”. The series will show Kanan’s training under Master Billaba. You can check out Marvel’s official website for more info including an interview with Greg Weisman.

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Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1′

October 8, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 takes a bold move by jumping ahead of all the other storylines to plunge readers deep into the action. At this point everyone is at war: the humans, the androids, the xenomorphs, and the predators. We don’t know how it all happened, but there are clues and glimpses. Still, even with all the confusion, the story is intriguing and packs in a lot of great artwork. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: Aliens vs. Predator and Rebel Heist TPB

October 8, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 is out today from Dark Horse Comics with two covers, as well as the Star Wars: Rebel Heist TPB.

Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1

As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Ariel Olivetti
Cover Artists: E. M. Gist (regular cover), Mike Mignola (variant cover)

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

Rebel Heist TPB

The Rebel Alliance’s newest recruits are teamed with its greatest heroes to hatch a plot and pull off a heist right under the noses of the Empire’s finest. Is it possible that Princess Leia’s, Han Solo’s, and others’ most obvious weaknesses might also be their greatest strengths? Collects Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1–#4.

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Matt Kindt
Penciller: Marco Castiello
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Adam Hughes

Format: FC, 104 pages; TP, 7” x 10”
Price: $15.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Earth 2 #25′

October 8, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Earth 2 #25 brings Tom Taylor’s arc closer to it’s end with one last hurrah. Click here for a full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

October 3, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Mike Stackpole fans have a lot to look forward to with the upcoming Athena’s Daughters anthology. Mike’s short story has now grown into a full length novella and he’s already planning on turning it into a full length novel at some point in the future. If you checked out our interview with Mike back in July, then you know this story will be set in his Crown Colonies series.
  • The Imperial Handbook is up for pre-order.
  • Star Wars Books released the opening crawl for James Luceno’s Tarkin.
  • Author Kevin Hearne posted an update including upcoming appearances, an Iron Druid eBundle, and a teaser for The Book of Five Meats.
  • Stories of the Raksura: Volume Two by Martha Wells is already up for pre-order over on B&N.
  • Chronicle Books is doing a book giveaway for The Bounty Hunter Code, The Jedi Path, and Book of Sith.
  • FANgirl Blog has an interview with Star Wars author Ryder Windham.

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