Podcasts in Review

August 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Disney, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Comic Book Noob: The Atom covers the super hero’s Golden Age and Silver Age origins, the ties to the The Flash and Arrow tv shows, how he’s powered by white dwarf matter, the female version–Atomica–who I’ve read but didn’t realize it in Forever Evil, plus they give their suggestions on where to start in comics. Once again another good episode that’s both informative and entertaining. I highly recommend checking these out if you have an interest in comics and superheroes.

Comics With Kenobi: Issue #4 has a review of Star Wars #7, the Obi-Wan standalone issue, Kanan – The Last Padawan #4, and their top five favorite Star Wars: Tales stories from Dark Horse Comics. Lots of great discussion with a deep and heartfelt appreciation for the comics medium. Now, as for my favorite Star Wars: Tales stories, the first to come to mind are “Fett Club”, which is absolutely hilarious, and “Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc” with it’s gorgeous artwork by Kellie Strom. Oddly enough, I’m not a big fan of “Into the Great Unknown”.

Fly Casual: Episode 50 opens with a Disney chat. Mike talks about riding Star Tours during his recent trip to Disney World, they cover the news with Bob Iger being very happy with the cut of the film he’s seen so far, Simon Pegg talking Star Wars, Carrie Fisher writing another book, Gary Whitta talking Star Wars, new casting for Rogue One, and Senator Jebel. Changing gears, they talk about coming around to the new Star Wars books and comics, their picks for worst Star Wars books ever, and they do a Tarkin bite of the week since Cory isn’t in this episode (and the Tarkin bit was pretty good). Rounding out the episode, they do their toy coverage with the SDCC First Order trooper selling out in five minutes online and they’re experiences trying to buy it, the boost in Slave Leia sales since the controversy, the 18 foot Falcon, stores clearing out of Star Wars figures in preparation for Force Friday and new product and where to get good deals. While there was no Cory in this episode, it was still as funny as ever. It actually turned out really good with lots of laughs, on topic discussion and plenty of useful Star Wars info.

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Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #8’

August 12, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Darth Vader series was on a roll but Darth Vader #8 misses a couple steps, thus knocking it off it’s perfect score. However, it’s still a good one worth checking out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Golden Son’ by Pierce Brown

August 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Golden Son by Pierce Brown is the sequel to Red Rising (our current book of the month). This is the second novel in a trilogy, which will be concluded this winter, and a great follow up to the first story. If you’re looking for some great science fiction, look no further. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

August 6, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 8 features a discussion with the hosts of Skywalking Through Neverland as they talk about Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Now this is an older episode from back in April, but I’ve been wanting to check out and see what kinds of episodes this podcast does so I’ve been digging through the archives. Rich and Sarah are great guests, but I felt the hosting was a little weak on this one. Neither of the Big Beautiful Podcast hosts went to SWCA, so they interviewed Rich and Sarah to get an idea of what the experience was like. It made for an okay podcast, kind of like a Skywalking-Through-Neverland-lite episode.

Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 9 features an interview with Tad Stones. It’s a little confusing at first as the interview sort of starts right in the middle of a discussion about something called Bone. They don’t provide much context. Afterwards they talk about Hellboy animated movies. Again, not a lot of background, they just dive into it. He talks about a pitch he did for Amazon, a little bit about Darkwing Duck, and his work for Disney World. Not the most professionally done interview, however, there is some good content if you’re a Tad Stones fan.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #40 includes discussion of the Han Solo anthology film, they grill Corey with the five questions than talk about the Star Wars SDCC panel. They have a Star Wars Rebels interview about the action figures, and for the main discussion, they have guest Dr. Andrea Letamendi on to talk about collection which is an excellent discussion covering the differences between a healthy hobby and negative one. They also get into what drives people to collect. Afterwards is listener feedback. Overall, a great episode.

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Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #7’

August 5, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #7 shakes things up by going back in time to showcase a little adventure Obi-Wan had during his exile on Tatooine. Sadly, this may be a story only the most diehard of Obi-Wan fans will enjoy as it’s not very important to the overall scheme of things. Still, the artwork is nice to look at. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Lady Mechanika 0 & 1″

August 5, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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Steampunk can sometimes be a trite setting for watered down storytelling and mediocre writers looking to attach themselves to a hot genre. There’s no doubt there’s some great steampunk cosplay out there, but I’ve been hard pressed to find some good steampunk storytelling. Lo and behold Lady Mechanika. This comic finally proved to me that steampunk is a genre ripe for storytelling and that there are actually some writers out there than can do it justice. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Hunters in the Dark’ by Peter David

August 4, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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As a fan of the Halo video games and sci-fi literature, I thought I’d give Hunters in the Dark by Peter David a try. It’s a standalone Halo novel, so I didn’t have to worry about being committed to a long series, and I didn’t have to worry about catching up on anything. Alas, sometimes trying new things doesn’t always turn out well. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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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Comic Review: ‘Kanan – The Last Padawan #4’

July 29, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Kasmir turned on Kanan in the last issue, so what will happen in Kanan – The Last Padawan #4? Well without spoiling it, it’s a fun turn of events. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown

July 28, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews | Leave a comment
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There’s nothing worse than reading a great book, being swept up in that last page, and then it’s over. There’s nothing more to read. It’s that moment when you wonder, “what am I going to do next?” Well if you’re looking for another great book to read, might I suggest Red Rising. It was so good that I’m once again left wondering that painful question of what to read next. The problem is Red Rising was so good, it’s hard to find anything else that can match it. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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