Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #1′

February 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #1 dares to tackle one of the most popular characters in Star Wars with a new story. But can they truly tell something new, or will this just be a new take on a story already told? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release and Review: ‘Fire and Stone – Omega’

February 11, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics wraps up their Fire and Stone series today with Omega. Click here to read our full review.

Fire and Stone – Omega

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Agustin Alessio
Cover Artist: Dave Palumbo
Format: FC, 48 pages
Price: $4.99

Angela and her fellow survivors are stranded on LV-223, but their mission is not over yet. The answer to their quest could be hidden deep underground, but the strangest nightmare of all stands in their way.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Three #3′

February 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Often the key to a great story is great characters. In Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Three #3 the characters come to the forefront. Click here to read our review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Takedown’ by John Jackson Miller

February 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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For Star Wars fans who have no issues crossing franchises, John Jackson Miller’s first Star Trek novel is worth checking out. Takedown features Riker, Picard and Dax as they race across space in a mysterious series of attacks crippling communications arrays and sowing chaos. Great characters, great pacing and a fun story makes this a hard book to put down. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #2′

February 4, 2015 at 7:36 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel’s Star Wars #2 is out today, and with fewer pages and high expectations, they manage to pull off another great issue. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1952 #3′

February 4, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Can Hellboy survive being blown up by a hand grenade? What about a talking alligator and robotically modified monkeys? Check out our review of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1952 #3 to find out.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

January 29, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Collecting, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Coffee With Kenobi: Book Chat with Jordan D. White, Marvel’s Star Wars editor, dives into how he got the gig, his enthusiasm for the project, working with the story group, what lines they have coming out, and how they’re approaching them. It’s a great interview and definitely worth catching.

Rebels Reactions – “Path of the Jedi” features guest Tom Gross (Star Wars in the Classroom) as talk about the episode of Star Wars Rebels. I really liked how they covered the symbolism in the episode which certainly set it apart from other reviews.

Show #30 starts out with a nice conversation with Lillian Skye who talks about her fandom, writing a college paper on the impact of Star Wars, and working for Star Wars Underworld. The Bearded Trio mentions that there will be a new Jurassic World trailer during the Super Bowl. Then the show heads into an interview with Mark Bellomo, the author of The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985. Mark talks about vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, vehicles and playsets, the challenge of including prices, the difficulty of deciding what to include and what not to include, his choice of narrative and using the Expanded Universe, his previous works and the extent of his collection, as well as his overall passion for Star Wars and collecting. Really a great interview and well worth listening to as I’ve seen his book out there but I didn’t know anything about the author, which always makes me skeptical about picking up the book. Now, having heard the interview and learning who Mark is, I’m definitely going to check out his book. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Predator: Fire and Stone #4′

January 28, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Predator: Fire and Stone #4 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. Galgo and a predator set off take down an engineer. One last hunt, one last chance at redemption. This issue marks the end of the arc, with just one more issue that will wrap up the entire Fire and Stone series. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

January 22, 2015 at 12:02 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.

After Buzz:Path of the Jedi” episode features special guest James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Hosted by Dillon Chance and Katie Cullen, it’s an interesting review of the episode, but mostly I just enjoyed hearing James’ comments. One really nice treat was when James mentioned that there was originally a pitch done for Star Wars Rebels to sell the show. For that pitch, James did the voice of Kanan, Dee Bradley Baker did the voice of Zeb, and Catherine Taber did the voice of Hera and Sabine. Toward the end of the show, they went into a news and rumors section which I tuned out on as I’m still trying to avoid The Force Awakens spoilers, but there’s plenty of warning so no need to worry about accidentally getting spoiled.

Bombad Radio: Episode 183 kicks off with a tough questions – which five expanded universe novels would you make canon? After that, Jeremiah and Jason interview author Walter Jon Williams who talks about his start in historical fiction, his extensive travelling, doing Star Wars, the research involved, what events had to be in the book, rejected ideas that would have explained why Jedi couldn’t marry, coming up with the Sword of the Jedi idea, as well as working on movies and video games and differences between the mediums. It’s a nice interview that helps shine a light on part of the EU and gives fans a better idea about Destiny’s Way and the author behind it.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #15 reveals their newest member, Sarah Woloski, thus creating the fangirl trifecta of awesomeness. Seriously, these are my three favorite female podcasters and now they’re all in one show. A listener could not ask for more (…well maybe one more, Amy Ratcliffe). In this episode they talk about the runDisney Star Wars Half-Marathon, the Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume Smithsonian touring exhibit, Tricia mentions and interview she did with Star Wars writer Tish Pahl, they talk about Sabine sketchbook artist Annie Stoll, and they have a character discussion focusing on Luke Skywalker. Lots of fun and plenty of great topics. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Movie Review: ‘American Sniper’

January 22, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 2 Comments

american-sniper-posterAmerican Sniper, quite simply, is Clint Eastwood’s masterpiece. This is the best film he has ever directed. This is Bradley Cooper’s best performance. And this is one of the best war films I have ever seen. If you have any inkling to see this movie, do it.

As the trailers have hinted, this movie does more than just show the war, it portrays the life of a soldier. By diving into the main character, it shows a carefree guy going from the life of a cowboy to that of a Navy SEAL in Iraq. The pacing is perfect. Parts of the movie build the character, showcase his life at home and his family. We see him fall in love, get married, and have kids. Yet along the way, his life is interrupted by his other life, that of a soldier at war. There are scenes of combat, firefights, and brutality. As the movie continues, the war takes it’s toll and changes him. Consequently, his life changes to the point that his connection to his family becomes tenuous, and his reality becomes focused on fighting alongside his fellow soldiers. The significance of the separation plays a large part in the story as he grows away from kids and his wife, then struggles to return. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘American Sniper’…

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