New Release and Review: ‘Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #3′

December 3, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #3 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. Click here to read our review.

Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #3

When a Predator is exposed to a mysterious genetic accelerant, the rest of the hunting party is put in unforeseen peril. And as the android Elden continues his violent evolution, his xenomorph allies reject him from the hive.

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Ariel Olivetti
Cover Artist: E. M. Gist

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

November 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 175 features another one of their outstanding interviews, this time with Star Wars author Sean Williams. They talk with Sean about some of his last Star Wars books like Fatal Alliance and The Force Unleashed I and II. However, the real fun kicks in when Sean talks about his ideas for books he didn’t get to write. More than just sharing the pitch, Sean actually goes over a bunch of the ideas he and a fellow co-writer had in mind for a book called Jedi Asylum. He also touches on his thoughts for The Force Unleashed III which he is still hoping might happen, and gets into a fun brainstorming session. It’s a very fun episode and one EU fans might get a big kick out of. I certainly enjoyed it a lot.

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with James Luceno focuses on the author’s latest Star Wars book, Tarkin. Now James has been doing the circuit on various podcasts, so you may have heard him interviewed elsewhere. Some of the questions and answers covers some familiar ground–his approach to the character, working with the story group, unveiling Palpatine’s name–but Jim also talks about focusing on the relationships. On one hand, there’s Tarkin’s relationship with Vader, and on the other is his relationship with Palpatine. He also talks about the Emperor and his ultimate goals. Overall it’s a very fluid discussion with good questions and enlightening conversation. If you’ve heard him on other podcasts, this one is still worth checking out.

Episode #26 kicks off with news, The Force Awakens title, Dave Filoni talking about Luminara, theme park news, and the Bearded Trio chimes in with their usual news segment. For the main discussion, they have special guest James Schron from Bombad Radio on to talk about the Jedi Order. They cover the significance of family and passion, bringing balance to the Force, and of course Anakin. What’s really fun is how they weave it altogether with the original trilogy, the prequels, TCW and Star Wars Rebels. It was also very amusing to hear James keep bringing up elements from the EU and the hosts constantly reminding him that none of that is canon. Us EU fans are a diehard bunch, and I have to admit it’s hard to let go of all that lore, especially when chances are high that authors will weave it back in with the upcoming novels. Aside from the Jedi Order, they also discuss lightsabers, the importance of their colors, and who welded what color blade. Ending the show off is some listener feedback, most of it focusing on Padme, which provides a nice examination of her character. Great show. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release and Review: ‘Aliens: Fire and Stone #3′

November 26, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Aliens: Fire and Stone #3 is out this week from Dark Horse Comics. Click here to read our full review.

Aliens: Fire and Stone #3

With their numbers dwindling and hopes for rescue fading, the desperate survivors on the strange planet known as LV-223 fight among themselves. A lone scientist may hold the key to their freedom, though—if everyone can live long enough to hear him out! Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!

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Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Patric Reynolds
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Transformers: Primacy #4′

November 26, 2014 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Transformer: Primacy #4 brings the series to an end and shows just how strong a Transformers story can be when done right. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Superior Iron Man #1′

November 26, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics, DC and now Marvel, Tom Taylor has worked for a lot of publishers and what better story to tackle that an evil Iron Man? Well, at least an Iron Man on a slippery slope of self-destruction. Click here to read our full review of Superior Iron Man #1.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Injustice Gods Among Us Year Two #9′

November 26, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Still catching up with Injustice: Gods Among Us, I dive into Year Two #9 as the war begins. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

November 20, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 173 features special guest David Collins as they talk about his podcast Star Wars Oxygen, whether they’ll cover video game music, Sam Witwer’s lyrics to The Force Unleashed music, how Republic Commando was slightly inspired by Halo, the limitations of memory on video game music, doing the sound work for the amazing Star Wars: The Old Republic trailers, Darth Malgus being voiced by Julian Glover’s son (Julian Glover being General Veers from The Empire Strikes Back) and much more. Whether it’s mixing sound for video games or recounting the old days when Sam Witwer would just hang out, Dave covers a lot of territory and fun stories. Awesome episode.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXXVIII features the hosts of Fangirls Going Rogue Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr as they join Mike, Bryan and Bobby for some really interesting conversations. Chief among them is their discussion of Star Wars Rebels, it’s placement on DisneyXD, ratings, marketing it as a boy’s show when there’s a significant female audience, they paywall, and whether it can get a season 3 if it stays on DisneyXD. They they have a character discussion on Darth Bane, the creator of the rule of two, as Teresa educates everyone on his background, what he did to make him so memorable, and the books by Drew Karpyshyn. Really nice episode and definitely one to check out.

Episode XC features guest Pablo Hidalgo as they talk about the dark times, how Pablo was introduced to Star Wars, sharing memories of their fandom, and much more. Very cool interview and well worth listening to. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release and Review: ‘Predator: Fire and Stone #2′

November 19, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Predator: Fire and Stone #2 is out today from Dark Horse Comics, and with Galgo teaming up with the Predator, things get interesting. Click here to read our full review.

Predator: Fire and Stone #2

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY MOTHER%*@$#!

After the mayhem and terror of Weyland-Yutani’s disastrous mission to the site of the Prometheus, Galgo’s troubles continue when his ship is shanghaied by a Predator stowaway! Its obsession with a mysterious, deadly quarry sends them to the last place in the universe Galgo’d like to revisit—the Xeno-infested LV-223!

* Dark Horse’s Prometheus event goes on the prowl!
* Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Captain Midnight) is Multiversity’s breakout writer of 2013!
* Five Ghosts’s Chris Mooneyham pits Predator against vicious game!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Chris Mooneyham
Colorist: Dan Brown
Cover Artist: Lucas Graciano

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #8′

November 19, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #8 sets everything up for the big war to come, but in doing so, it takes advantage of that quiet moment before the storm by playing up the characters who will participate. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Emilie & the Sky World’ by Martha Wells

November 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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With a slight hint of steampunk, Emilie & the Sky World takes to the air as a young female explorer finds herself on yet another adventure. This time around, Emilie must deal with her brother, a strange being from another world, and creatures best described as ghost pirates. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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