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 | 1 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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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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July 24, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • Dark Disciple by Christie Golden hit #17 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
  • Barnes & Noble is offering pre-orders for signed copies of Chuck Wendig’s upcoming Star Wars novel Aftermath.
  • And according to XPOSE, Carrie Fisher will be writing a new book recanting behind the scenes stories from her work on Star Wars.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

July 23, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 88 touches base with the trooper who finished walking around Australia and the trooper who trekked from San Francisco to San Diego. Then they recap their Star Wars Celebration experiences and play a live segment they did at the con. Wrapping things up is troop reports and upcoming events. Great way to catch up with the legion. Lots of good content in this episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Ultimate Star Wars Book Chat features authors Adam Bray and Tricia Barr as Dan and Corey interview them about the book Ultimate Star Wars. It was a good interview but I do want to note there were a couple audio issues with overlapping audio and one lengthy pause. Otherwise a good episode.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 1 is hosted by Jeff and Matt as they talk a little about themselves and their comic fandom then dive into Star Wars comics. They go over all the Marvel Star Wars series that are currently out and talk a little about the latest issues. With there not being that many Star Wars comic podcasts out there (in fact I actually don’t know of any dedicated solely to Star Wars comics), this podcast definitely fills a niche that’s been longing for some attention. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Monday Funny: Death Star RP Ep 4

July 20, 2015 at 10:49 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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July 17, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Kevin J. Anderson and Timothy Zahn will be part of a six author team writing tie-in novellas for Heroes Reborn. The first novella will be out in September.
  • Jedi News provided an update on Roger Christian’s upcoming book Cinema Alchemist. There is currently a crowdfunding project to raise money for a feature film version of his short film Black Angel. Part of the crowdfunding is signed copies of his book. Interesting to see they’re trying to get Rutger Hauer in the film.
  • Edelweiss has some new info on an upcoming Jason Fry The Force Awakens‘ novel.

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Podcasts in Review

July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 18 features an interview with author Christie Golden as they discuss her novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the prequels. This being my first time listening to this podcast, I was impressed with the sound quality and the hosts had some good questions which makes it worth checking out. I might be listening to some more episodes of this podcasts, especially if I can find some more Star Wars interviews.

Coffee With Kenobi: Rebels Reactions: The Siege of Lothal features Cory, Dan and Jeff as they discuss the episode with a nice, thorough breakdown. There’s a lot of thematic coverage that dives deep into the underlying story and the connective tissue of the premiere. With Cory, Dan and Jeff directing the discussion, it’s a dynamic trio.

Book Chat with Christie Golden has a nice, spoiler light discussion with the author of Dark Disciple. Dan and Cory do a great job as interviewers digging into some good subjects. Definitely a good one to check out.

Episode 39 begins with a donation thing they’re doing. The Bearded Trio provides an update on Jurassic World and the box office records it’s broke along with other Spielberg news. They talk about Star Wars SDCC exclusives before diving into their main topic: the music of Star Wars. For this segment they bring on guest Steve Torok whose music they use for the podcast. Ending things off is some listener feedback. Another great episode for Star Wars fans. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Monday Funny: Death Star PR Ep 3

July 13, 2015 at 11:06 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com revealed a bunch of info on upcoming books including cover reveals and synopsises.
  • Del Rey/Random House has their SDCC panel and booth signing schedule online.
  • The MONSTERS! anthology featuring stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn and Janine Spendlove successfully reached it’s Kickstarter goal.

Comic News

  • Jedi-Bilbiothek has a rundown on Marvel Star Wars trade paperback collections coming out in January 2016.
  • StarWars.com has an interview with Star Wars artist Stuart Immonen which features some of his penciled artwork for upcoming comics.
  • Comic Book Resources has a look at the cover for Lando #2.
  • John Jackson Miller has updated some more of his production notes.

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