‘Maul: Lockdown’ Roundup

January 31, 2014 at 7:32 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is a roundup of reviews, interviews and more for Joe Schreiber’s latest Star Wars novel, Maul: Lockdown.

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Around the Web

January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Her Universe, Interview, Movies, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • CNET has a look at the next Star Wars book by Ian Doescher called The Empire Striketh Back.
  • Somewhat random, but Amazon has a listing for a deluxe box set of The Jedi Path and Book of Sith with an October 2014 release.
  • There’s also a listing on edelweiss now for a Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide with a July 21, 2014 release date. It’s a hardback by DK Publishing, 144 pages.

Travel the galaxy far, far away and experience Star Wars Rebels firsthand with the companion to the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Featuring key scenes and iconic moments, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!

Joe Schreiber Talks ‘Maul: Lockdown’

January 28, 2014 at 12:06 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Getting to the heart of the matter, we talked with author Joe Schreiber to get the inside scoop on his latest Star Wars novel, Maul: Lockdown. Click here to read our full interview.

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Inside Star Wars Insider 147

January 27, 2014 at 7:00 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Insider, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Insider 147 has already hit subscriber’s mailboxes. Here’s a look inside this month’s issue.

  • Star Wars Rebels “Frontline Update” provides some cool info on the progress of the show. Half of the scripts for season one are done, five episodes have been voice recorded, three episodes have been storyboarded, two episodes are being animated…and via Twitter, we know the animation for the first episode is now done…and the show has a theme already composed.
  • “50 Greatest Reasons to Love the Star Wars Prequels” is a cool article showcasing Star Wars fans across the board, from Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actors to authors and actors all weighing in on why they love the prequels.
  • Jedi News’ Mark Newbold has an interview with Gerald Home, the actor who portrayed Tessek and a Mon Calamari officer in Return of the Jedi. It covers Gerald’s first experience with Star Wars, his favorite scene, action figure and more. Continue Reading Inside Star Wars Insider 147…

Around the Web

January 24, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Author Kevin J. Anderson has wrapped up another Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. novel as well as a new short story which includes some Star Wars nods…

And, it’s off—final copy-edted ms. of Dan Shamble, Zombie PI SLIMY UNDERBELLY, and so is the Shamble story “Role Model” about murder at a cosplay convention for FICTION RIVER -Kevin J. Anderson

“This time a murder’s getting in the way—Star Wars fan dressed up in a stormtrooper outfit found dead with a stake through his heart. Turns out he was a vampire. We’ve got a Klingon as our main witness.” Yes, I love writing new Dan Shamble, Zombie PI stories! -Kevin J. Anderson

Dan Shamble’s new case, ROLE MODEL: “A Mandalorian “Boba Fett” bounty hunter sneered at a colorful figure of Kenny from South Park, saying, “He’s no good to me dead.” -Kevin J. Anderson

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Maul: Lockdown – Early Reviews & Interviews

January 23, 2014 at 12:10 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Maul: Lockdown doesn’t hit store shelves until next week, but already there’s some early press hitting the web. Megan, over on Blog Full of Words, has a nice interview with author Joe Schreiber talking about his new novel, the characterization of Maul, and more. Click here to check it out.

Brian, over on Big Shiny Robot, also has an interview with Joe covering the new Star Wars book which you can listen to here.

Pete, over on Lightsaber Rattling, has a spoiler free review.

William, over on EUCantina, has a minor spoiler review.

And you can check out the first 50 pages of Maul: Lockdown over on Suvudu.

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TFN Interview with ‘The Star Wars’ artist Mike Mayhew

December 30, 2013 at 11:16 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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TheForce.Net has an interview with Mike Mayhew, the artist behind Dark Horse Comics eight issue mini-series The Star Wars.

You’re responsible for the majority of the work that goes into designing the entirety of this alternate Star Wars galaxy. What does that process look like?

Well, that was something that was so daunting. And, the book was basically solicited before I came on, so any “extra” time I took to take the care and attention one would imagine that this project might need from a design standpoint was not a luxury. Pages were needed from day one. So, in essence, I needed to design everything, while doing penciling and inking chores on a monthly book. It would be like George designing Star Wars while he filmed it with the actors.

To make matters worse, I came on the book and agreed to a schedule, under the instructions that an “army” of artists was designing everything for me! This fell flat quickly for several reasons, some beyond anyone’s control, and because I actually wanted to control the design process, mainly so I wasn’t “stuck” drawing something that was difficult for me.

Click here to read the full interview.

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Around the Web

December 20, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Episode VII, Interview, Movies, 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.

Book News

  • For horror fans, you might be familiar with the Australian horror flick Wolf Creek. Not only is the movie getting a sequel in February, but a book series as well. Penguin Books will be releasing Wolf Creek: Origin February 1st, a prequel to the original film. The book will be by authors Greg Mclean and Aaron Sterns who are also the writers of the films. Alongside that will be Wolf Creek: Desolation Game by Greg Mclean and Brett McBean. Like Origin, it’s a prequel novel. Both are being published over in Australia so I’m not sure when they’ll be available elsewhere, however Amazon does have a US eBook listing for Origin and Desolation Game with a January 2nd release.
  • Jason Fry did a nice Q&A for a young fan. In his letter, he included a mention for three new Star Wars books he’s got coming out and one that’s on hold.
  • Martha Wells has a nice year end wrap-up post for fans wanting to make sure they didn’t miss out on anything.
  • Paul S. Kemp talked a little about The Godborn and Egil & Nix over on Fantasy Book Critic.
  • Plus an update on The Sentinel by Troy Denning, “Just finished proofreading the galleys for my Sundering novel, THE SENTINEL (due out in April). Boy, it’s fun to be in the Realms again!”
  • Kevin J. Anderson is also holding a bad joke contest for his Dan Shamble, Zombie PI character McGoo on Facebook.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

CBR Interview Rinzler Plus Art From #0 Issue

December 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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CBR has a nice interview with J.W. Rinzler covering The Star Wars. He made some interesting comments…

“This is the raw form and it’s just a fun adventure, a fun romp — the characters develop but it’s very organic — so it’s not even really clear who the central character is until you get to the fifth and sixth issue.” -J.W. Rinzler

“But there’s more story left than Annikin’s story. The Wookiees are going to come into it too. George never slows down his inventiveness so I think the story keeps getting better and better. What I like about “The Star Wars” #4 is that you get a “Dirty Dozen” team assembled and now they’re going off on their main adventure, which is to get to the princess to safety. And it’s kind of started already but it’s also basically a romance between Annikin and Leia while Annikin tries to succeed in his mission.” -J.W. Rinzler

“You’re going to see a bunch of Wookiees.” -J.W. Rinzler

“[General Luke Skywalker] is the mentor to Annikin, definitely. But he’s also more like Patton. “I don’t care who is up against me, I have a very short temper and I am going to cut off heads, legs, whatever it takes. I will even cut people in half.” Jedi in “The Star Wars” are take-no-prisoners. They’re almost like samurai. Once they take out their lightsabers, they are lethal. They’re not going to put it back in the sheath because a few people are missing arms, legs and heads.” -J.W. Rinzler

Click here to check out the full interview. They also have some page samples from the upcoming #0 issue which includes new sketch artwork and info.

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Around the Web

December 13, 2013 at 10:49 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. And to kick things off, let’s start with some ‘This Day in Star Wars’ trivia: On December 14, 1975, Twentieth Century Fox officially green-lighted Star Wars. One of the first steps in the legacy we enjoy today. Now on to…

Art News

  • You can check out Star Wars artist Dave Dorman‘s American Academy of Arts lecture online. In the video, he covers the full extent of his art career. At over an hour in length, you’ll need to set some time aside to watch this one.

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