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December 19, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Episode VII, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters 2 is up and running. Authors in this anthology include Tiffani Angus, Antha Ann Adkins, Sarah Brand, Elizabeth Bridges, Megan Chee, Liz Colter, Janice Croom, Ellen Goodlett, Emily Lavin Leverett, Alison J. McKenzie, Megan O’Russell, Tish Pahl, Carrie Ryan, Rori Shay, and Tess Tabak with a line-up of additional authors as part of their stretch goals.

Comic News

  • Based on Barnes & Nobles upcoming titles, Marvel will be re-releasing Star Wars comics in digital formats this January (via Jedi News).
  • StarWars.com has a preview of some of the interior art for Princess Leia #1.
  • And while Dave Dorman might not be heading to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, he’s still canon, this time adding his talents to the array of Marvel Star Wars #1 cover variants. M&M Comics is even running a 50% off sale for pre-orders.

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Yoda Returns for Star Wars Rebels

December 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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yoda-tcwStarWars.com has revealed that Yoda will be coming to Star Wars Rebels. Not only that, but Frank Oz will also be voicing him. When Star Wars Rebels returns on January 5th, you’ll be able to catch both in the “Path of the Jedi” episode in its regular 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT time slot on Disney XD. For those using the Watch Disney XD App, it’ll be available on December 29th. Click here to check out all the details.

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Cover Reveal for Christie Golden’s ‘Dark Disciple’

December 10, 2014 at 5:29 am | Posted in Art, Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has revealed the cover for Christie Golden’s upcoming Asajj Ventress/Quinlan Vos novel Dark Disciple. Cover art is by Matt Taylor.

StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal the cover art for the upcoming novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden! Based on a series of scripts originally written for the unaired seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and starring ex-Sith bounty hunter, Asajj Ventress, and the unorthodox Jedi Quinlan Vos, this new Star Wars tale of love and loss, betrayal and redemption is being produced in creative collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group and Dave Filoni, supervising director of The Clone Wars and executive producer of Star Wars Rebels. Star Wars: Dark Disciple hits the shelves on July 7, 2015.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 26, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 26 through December 3rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 27

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for the STL Thanksgiving Day Parade from 7:30 AM to Noon.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for the Thanksgiving Parade.
  • UK Garrison will be in Durham for the Macmillan Cancer Support Collection.

November 28

  • Central California Garrison will be in Hanford, CA for the Hanford Christmas Parade.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Media, PA for the Arrival of Santa Claus & the Festival of Lights from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Herndon, VA for the Reston Holiday Parade.
  • German Garrison will be in Hockenheim Talhause at Globus from November 28 to 29th.
  • Mexican Garrison will be in Mexico City for ExpoColeccionistas 9.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Crystal Lake, IL for the Festival of Lights Parade and in Schaumburg, IL for the Food Drive at Dreamland Comics.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Dayton, OH for the Dayton Children’s Parade from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Mount Airy, MD for Star Wars Crafts Day at the Mount Airy Public Library from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Brisbane for Supanova from November 28 to 30th.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Simi Valley, CA for the St. Jude Give Back Hope event at Chili’s Restaurant from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

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Star Wars Celebration Artists Revealed

November 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Art, Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

StarWars.com has revealed the artist lineup for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

  • Steve Anderson
  • Drew Baker
  • Lin Zy Busch
  • Matt Busch
  • Jeff Carlisle
  • Jason Christman
  • Jeff Confer
  • Katie Cook
  • Joe Corroney
  • Doug Cowan
  • Mark Daniels
  • Chris Dee
  • Terry Dodson
  • Grant Gould
  • Karen Hallion
  • Scott Harben
  • Stephen Hayford
  • Jessica Hickman
  • Adam Hughes
  • Brandon Kenney
  • Brian Kesinger
  • Lee Kohse
  • Ken Lashley
  • Erik Maell
  • Randy Martinez
  • Brian Miller
  • Jake Murray
  • William O’Neill
  • Jason Palmer
  • Brian Rood
  • Alex Ross
  • Tsuneo Sanda
  • Cat Staggs
  • Shea Standefer
  • Chris Trevas
  • Malcom Tween
  • Jerry Vanderstelt
  • Russell Walks
  • Marc Wolfe
  • Brent Woodside

Sadly, Dave Dorman will not be attendance during this Star Wars Celebration, but you can check out his proposed art piece here. Would have been awesome to see it completed. Hopefully Dave will have another opportunity to do so.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 19, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 19 through 25th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 19

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Lindon, UT for the Alpine School District Star Wars Concert from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • New England Garrison will be at LegoLand Adult Night at 7:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be at Ayr Campus for the Tommy Gormley Talk at UWS.

November 21

  • Capital City Garrison will be in Ottawa, ON for World Trivia Night at the EY Centre from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for Grand Rapids Comic Con from November 21 to 23rd. Star Wars guests include Joe Corroney and Livio Ramondelli.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Morton, IL for Space Derby.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Bundaberg for the School Formal Escort.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Cerritos, CA for Stuff A Bus at the Los Cerritos Center Mall from 4:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
  • Southern Dewback Garrison will be in Adelaide, Australia for Supanova from November 21 to 23rd.

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Around the Web

November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Stephen Stanton reprised his role of Tarkin for an audio excerpt for James Luceno’s new novel Tarkin. Click here to listen.
  • Stephen King has a new book out this week called Revival.
  • Jason Fry’s The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra came out in paperback. Fans can look forward to the sequel which will be out next month in hardcover.

Convention & Event News

  • Atomacon is November 14 to 16 in North Charleston, SC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
  • Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Con is November 15 in Bolton, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Femi Taylor, Brian Wheeler.

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Databurst From the 501st

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

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 12 through 18th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 14

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charleston, SC for Atomacon 2014 from November 14 to 16th (Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller), and in Raleigh, NC for the North Carolina Symphony Move Music Concert from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Mexican Garrison will be in León, Fuera de México for Festival Internacional del Globo de León 2014.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Bakersfield, CA for Star Wars Night with the Bakersfield Condors.
  • UK Garrison will be in Peterfield for the Chrismas Light’s Switch On.

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Welcome Home Star Wars! Jaxxon is Back!

November 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

SW1VariantWelcome Home Star Wars!      Jaxxon is Back!

Star Wars #1 Party Variant Only Available at Local Comic Shops!

This January, the iconic Star Wars franchise returns to the House of Ideas in grand fashion with the first can’t-miss ongoing series kicking off in STAR WARS #1! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. are extremely proud to unveil artist John Tyler Christopher’s STAR WARS #1 Party Variant – featuring none other than the return of Jaxxon! Only available at Star Wars #1 Launch Parties, don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind variant cover to one of the biggest issues of the year!

“We couldn’t be happier to have Star Wars comics back at Marvel,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Star Wars has always been an important part of Marvel’s history and we knew we wanted to honor that legacy with a callback to the original Marvel Comics Star Wars series. We think old and new fans alike will be just as excited as we are to see Jaxxon, even if it’s only for this fun variant cover.”

From the star studded creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin comes a brand-new series spotlighting beloved characters from the original trilogy. Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, follow the continued adventures of Luke, Han, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and more as the growing Rebel Alliance battles for freedom against the Imperial Forces of the Galactic Empire!

Retailers: Please check upcoming Marvel Mailers for more information about how you can participate in STAR WARS #1 Launch Parties. Retailers are strongly urged to check their orders on this highly anticipated first issue.

STAR WARS #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by JOHN CASSADAY
Party Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
On Sale in January!

For more on Star Wars please visit marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #StarWars. To experience Star Wars online, visit StarWars.com or follow Star Wars on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com

 

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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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