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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Comic Review: ‘Earth 2 #24′

October 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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I finally got some time to catch up on Earth 2. Unfortunately, Earth 2 #24 isn’t the best way to get back into the swing of things as it’s kind of mediocre. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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

September 24, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 is out today from Dark Horse Comics with two covers. Click here to read our full review.

Aliens: Fire and Stone #1

During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony—but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!

* First issue in an exciting direction for Aliens!
* From critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!

Click here for an eight page preview.

Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Patric Reynolds
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artists: David Palumbo (regular cover), Fiona Staples (variant cover)

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 19, 2014 at 9:29 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of cool stuff this week from the return of Darth Revan, new Episode VII pics and rumors, plus some cool movie trailers.

Book News

  • You can listen to an audio excerpt from James Luceno‘s upcoming book Tarkin over on Random House’s product page. Just click on the audiobook tab.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Bewitched Fan Fare 2014 is September 17 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include David Ankrum, Felix Silla.
  • GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention is September 19 through 21 in Grand Rapids, MI. Star Wars guests include Jeff Dee, Dave Dorman, Jeff Grubb, Mark McKenna.
  • Fiction Meets Reality is September 19 through 21 in Speyer, Germany at teh Technik Musuem Speyer. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan.
  • Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club Fall Festival is September 20 in Lexington, KY at Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Tates Creek Rd. from Noon to 6:00 PM.
  • Rose City Comic Con is September 20 through 21 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke.
  • RocCon is September 19 to 21 in Rochester, NY. Star Wars guests include Bonnie Piesse, Jeremy Barlow, Corrina Bechko, and Gabriel Hardman.
  • Autographica is September 19 through 21st in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Rusty Goffe, David Prowse.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 19 to 21 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Tim Rose, John Morton, Dickey Beer, Daniel Logan, David Michael Beck, Joe Corroney, Mark McHaley.
  • Vampire Ball is September 26 to 27 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Courts Celebrities FanFest is September 26 through 27 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Kathleen Gati.
  • Alamo City Comic Con is September 26 through 28 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Tom Kane, Hal Rayle, George Takei.
  • The Pittsburgh Comicon is September 26 to 28 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Orli Shoshan, Christian J. Simpson.
  • Stoke Con Trent is September 28 in Stoke-On-Trent, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Barrie Holland, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Toby Philpott, Marc Silk.
  • Star Wars Day is October 4 at Discovery World in Milwaukee, WI. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances. You can also find more of Timothy Zahn’s 2014 appearances on his Facebook page.

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The Star Wars Art of Ken Kelly

September 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment
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There are many Star Wars artists who have contributed to the franchise. From movie posters to concept artists, and of course, comics. One comic artist who caught my attention is Ken Kelly. Ken is reknown for his fantasy paintings. Studying under Frank Frazetta, Ken’s style is reminiscent of that same style of painting. Throughout his career, he’s done artwork for magazines, book covers, record albums, toy manufacturers, and comics.

For Dark Horse, he did the covers for Star Wars: Republic: Prelude to Rebellion, Outlander, and Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire. With those 18 covers, he left his mark by portraying Ki-Adi-Mundi, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett and Darth Vader.

To showcase his wonderful artwork, the Roqoo Depot Galleria present the Star Wars art of Ken Kelly. Continue Reading The Star Wars Art of Ken Kelly…

Comic Review: ‘Primacy #2′

September 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Transformers: Primacy #2 raises the stakes by bringing more allies to Megatron’s banner. In the war for Cybertron, numbers could decide the fate of all. Either way, it leads to large cast of characters in Primacy #2. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Kevin Hearne‘s short stories “The Demon Barker of Wheat Street” and “The Chapel Perilous” are now available as standalone digital stories.

Comic News

  • Dave Dorman is running a really good deal on his Wasted Lands Omnibus and throwing in all kinds of extras. Head on over to his website to check it out. Just $50 for the 152 page signed hardcover omnibus, a preview edition of Red Tide, and a limited edition art print.

Convention & Event News

  • Montreal ComicCon is September 12 to 14 in Montreal, QC. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff.
  • Richmond Comic Con is September 12 to 14 in Richmond, VA. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Fanboy Expo is September 12 through 14 in Tampa, FL. Star Wars guests include Erik Bauersfeld, Tim Rose.
  • HawaiiCon is September 12 through 15 in Kohala Coast, HI. Star Wars guests include Cree Summer.
  • Alpha: 2014 – The UK Chrysalis is September 12 to 15 in Peterborough, England. Star Wars guests include Pam Rose.
  • Le Salon des Geek is September 13 in Lorraine, France. Star Wars guests include Alan Flyng, Andy Herd.
  • Oz Comic Con Sydney is September 13 through 14 in sydney, Australia. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings.
  • Bewitched Fan Fare 2014 is September 17 through 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include David Ankrum, Felix Silla.
  • Fiction Meets Reality is September 19 through 21 in Speyer, Germany at teh Technik Musuem Speyer. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan.
  • Rose City Comic Con is September 20 through 21 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Cam Clarke.
  • RocCon is September 19 to 21 in Rochester, NY. Star Wars guests include Bonnie Piesse.
  • Autographica is September 19 through 21st in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Rusty Goffe, David Prowse.
  • Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 19 to 21 in Cincinnati, OH. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Tim Rose.
  • Vampire Ball is September 26 to 27 in Birmingham, England. Star Wars guests include James Marsters.
  • Courts Celebrities FanFest is September 26 through 27 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Kathleen Gati.
  • Alamo City Comic Con is September 26 through 28 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Tom Kane, Hal Rayle, George Takei.
  • The Pittsburgh Comicon is September 26 to 28 in Monroeville, PA. Star Wars guests include Orli Shoshan, Christian J. Simpson.
  • Stoke Con Trent is September 28 in Stoke-On-Trent, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Chris Bunn, Laurie Goode, Garrick Hagon, Alan Harris, Barrie Holland, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Toby Philpott, Marc Silk.

For more events, be sure to check out Star Wars Actors Appearances. You can also find more of Timothy Zahn’s 2014 appearances on his Facebook page.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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

September 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics is relaunching their Aliens and Predators franchise with Fire and Stone, kicking out four new runs focusing on Aliens, Predator, Aliens vs. Predator, and Prometheus. Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1, hitting stores today, is the first in the new launch. Click here to check out our full review. Fair warning, we delve into some minor spoilers.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.

* Ties directly into the hit motion picture!
* First issue in a blockbuster crossover event!
* From Eisner Award–nominated team of Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra (Colder)!

Click here for a four 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.
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