New Release: ‘Lando #1′

July 8, 2015 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars: Lando #1 is out today from Marvel. Also out is the 4th edition of Darth Vader #1 with new variant cover, the sixth edition of Star Wars #1 with variant cover, and the 2nd edition of Star Wars #6 with variant cover.

Lando #1 (of 5)

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Alex Maleev
Cover Artists: John Cassaday, John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Alex Ross, Michael Kaluta, Skottie Young (young variant cover), Leinil Yu
Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

You know him…you love him…now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own comic book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship…but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element—trouble!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #7′

July 8, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #7 brings some touching moments with Darth Vader, and the colorful melange of the Star Wars underworld. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Princess Leia #5′

July 8, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Princess Leia #5 ends the mini-series, and sadly, it’s a big miss. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

July 8, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 8 to July 14th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 8

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Greenville, SC for the Weird AL concert.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for the Atlanta Summer Toy Market.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Jackson, NJ for a Star Wars event at the Jackson Library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Oregonia, OH for Star Wars at Camp Kern.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in LaVale, MD for the Summer Reading event at LaVale Library from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in San Diego, CA for San Diego Comic Con from July 8 to 12th.

July 9

  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Manchester, NJ for a Star Wars event at the Manchester Library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Athens, OH for Star Wars Night with the Southern Ohio Copperheads, and in Cincinnati, OH at the TEDxCinncinnati Masonic Theater from 2:00 to 9:00 PM.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Vader in ‘Rogue One’?

July 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm | Posted in Movies, Rumor, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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vaderAccording to Birth.Movies.Death., none other than the dark lord himself will be in the first Star Wars anthology film.

I ran into a good source this past weekend and, over drinks, was told a nugget that should make people pretty intrigued: Darth Vader will be in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. He will not be the main antagonist but he will be working behind the scenes, pulling strings and will appear onscreen. Literally, I’m told – he’ll be showing up via viewscreen or holo projection or something.

While this rumor is a bit thin and light on details, we’ll soon know if it holds water as San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: The Clone Army Attacketh

July 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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clonearmyLike the four Star Wars/Shakespearean hybrids that have come before it, The Clone Army Attacketh is a fun, illuminating, and interesting retelling of the Star Wars Saga. Written by Ian Doescher, this Shakespearean adaptation of Episode II plays like Romeo and Juliet with a touch of Macbeth, though the latter will surely be more prevalent in the final chapter due out in a few months.

What I enjoy most about these Shakespearean retellings – with The Clone Army Attacketh even more so than some others in the series – is the use of dialogue to convey action, something Shakespeare was renowned for. The Prequel trilogy has faced much criticism from critics and fans alike over the years, and one of the most persistent complaints was the weak dialogue. The Shakespearean adaptations exist, I feel, as a good reaction to that criticism, as it allows the characters to speak in a way that they could not in the film. Even Jar Jar Binks, who is humorously listed as a “Gungan Clown” in the book’s Dramatis Personae, has a monologue that sheds some interesting depth on the character and his motives. It was also quite interesting to read dialogue from the Arena beasts trio – the Acklay, Nexu, and Reek – as if they were speaking.

The prose and iambic pentameter is also superb for a Star Wars adaptation, and overall the book proved to be a fun read. With the Anakin and Padme romance came the feel of Romeo and Juliet, while Anakin and Palpatine’s dark intentions bubbling to the surface seeped hints of Macbeth into the novel. These themes, already prevalent in the movie, were prominent in this book considering the Shakespeare connection. All in all, it is worth a read, and I am looking forward to the last entry in Ian Doescher’s Star Wars Shakespearean adaptation due out in September, that is, until The Force Awakens.

5 out of 5 metal bikinis

Reviewed by Ryan for Roqoo Depot

New Release: ‘Dark Disciple’ by Christie Golden

July 7, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Based on unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this new novel features Asajj Ventress, former Sith apprentice turned bounty hunter and one of the great antiheroes in the Star Wars galaxy.
 
The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.

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‘Dark Disciple’ Contest Winner

July 6, 2015 at 5:45 pm | Posted in Books, Contest, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

The winner of our Dark Disciple giveaway is…

Brian

…congratulations! The split between votes for Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos was very close with 10 for Asajj and 9 for Vos. We want to thank everyone for taking the time to enter and be sure to keep an eye out for more giveaways in the weeks to come. The next one will be for a signed Drew Karpyshyn novel.

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Monday Funny: Death Star PR Ep. 2

July 6, 2015 at 8:38 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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‘Dark Disciple’ Interview with Christie Golden

July 6, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we were able to interview Star Wars: Dark Disciple author Christie Golden. Below you’ll find our transcript of the interview which covers her familiarity with The Clone Wars, how much of the scripts were utilized, and working with the story group with the new canon.


You’re next book is Dark Disciple, which will be out in July and will be starring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos. Up until this point, you’ve written all post-Return of the Jedi books, and this one will be during The Clone Wars. Did you have to do a lot of research in catching up with The Clone Wars episodes and the comics?

Christie Golden: Yes, I wasn’t familiar with them at all, and I had heard really good things about them, but it just hadn’t been something I’d invested the time in watching at that point. The nice thing about it is that it’s all really self-contained. There’s a finite number of episodes. I started watching it and I absolutely fell in love with it. What a great show. I’ve seen every episode and some of them more than once. Continue Reading ‘Dark Disciple’ Interview with Christie Golden…

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