Around the Web

November 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, DK, Events, Marvel, Movies, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi Bibliothek spotted a new DK book, Ultimate Star Wars (via Star Wars Upcoming Books & Comics). Rather than just being an updated version of their visual guide line, this looks to be something new. It also has an interesting lineup of authors: Ryder Windham, Adam Bray and Daniel Wallace.
  • Bean release an interesting eBook, The Many Deaths of Joe Buckley, which includes author Timothy Zahn.

Comic News

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for February 2015

November 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has released their solicitations for February 2015. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Darth Vader #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artists: Adi Granov (standard cover), John Cassaday (teaser variant cover), J. Scott Campbell (connecting variant cover B), Alex Ross (variant cover and sketch variant cover), Michael Golden (variant cover), Mike Del Mundo (variant cover), Skottie Young (young variant cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant cover)
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Star Wars Celebration Artists Revealed

November 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Art, Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

StarWars.com has revealed the artist lineup for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

  • Steve Anderson
  • Drew Baker
  • Lin Zy Busch
  • Matt Busch
  • Jeff Carlisle
  • Jason Christman
  • Jeff Confer
  • Katie Cook
  • Joe Corroney
  • Doug Cowan
  • Mark Daniels
  • Chris Dee
  • Terry Dodson
  • Grant Gould
  • Karen Hallion
  • Scott Harben
  • Stephen Hayford
  • Jessica Hickman
  • Adam Hughes
  • Brandon Kenney
  • Brian Kesinger
  • Lee Kohse
  • Ken Lashley
  • Erik Maell
  • Randy Martinez
  • Brian Miller
  • Jake Murray
  • William O’Neill
  • Jason Palmer
  • Brian Rood
  • Alex Ross
  • Tsuneo Sanda
  • Cat Staggs
  • Shea Standefer
  • Chris Trevas
  • Malcom Tween
  • Jerry Vanderstelt
  • Russell Walks
  • Marc Wolfe
  • Brent Woodside

Sadly, Dave Dorman will not be attendance during this Star Wars Celebration, but you can check out his proposed art piece here. Would have been awesome to see it completed. Hopefully Dave will have another opportunity to do so.

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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…

Databurst From the 501st

November 19, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 19 through 25th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 19

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Lindon, UT for the Alpine School District Star Wars Concert from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • New England Garrison will be at LegoLand Adult Night at 7:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be at Ayr Campus for the Tommy Gormley Talk at UWS.

November 21

  • Capital City Garrison will be in Ottawa, ON for World Trivia Night at the EY Centre from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for Grand Rapids Comic Con from November 21 to 23rd. Star Wars guests include Joe Corroney and Livio Ramondelli.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Morton, IL for Space Derby.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Bundaberg for the School Formal Escort.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Cerritos, CA for Stuff A Bus at the Los Cerritos Center Mall from 4:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
  • Southern Dewback Garrison will be in Adelaide, Australia for Supanova from November 21 to 23rd.

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Around the Web

November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Stephen Stanton reprised his role of Tarkin for an audio excerpt for James Luceno’s new novel Tarkin. Click here to listen.
  • Stephen King has a new book out this week called Revival.
  • Jason Fry’s The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra came out in paperback. Fans can look forward to the sequel which will be out next month in hardcover.

Convention & Event News

  • Atomacon is November 14 to 16 in North Charleston, SC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller.
  • Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Con is November 15 in Bolton, England. Star Wars guests include Ken Coombs, Alan Flyng, Derek Lyons, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Femi Taylor, Brian Wheeler.

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New Marvel Star Wars Covers

November 13, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has revealed two new Marvel covers this week.

Darth Vader #1

Cover Artist: Alex Ross

Coming in 2015 from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca, the series will take place after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and star the saga’s most iconic villain.

Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 2

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Black Series: Jabba the Hutt

November 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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Jabba the Hutt is one of my favorite Star Wars characters, and Hasbro has done a pretty good job at capturing the galactic gangster in all his slug-like beauty. Thus we present a toy review of the Hasbro Black Series 6-inch Jabba the Hutt with tons of pictures. Enjoy!

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Podcasts in Review

November 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “All About Sheev (and Other Star Wars Names)” tackles the Marvel and DC movie lineups as well as movies heading to TV. Special guest Justin Bulger stops by to talk about Palpatine’s first name and Star Wars names in general. Other topics in this show include actors up for Marvel roles, and some Harry Potter discussion. Great episode all around.

Coffee with Kenobi: Rebels Reactions – Droids in Distress episode features guest Matt Moore. They get into the depth of Zeb’s character, the use of post traumatic stress disorder for him, how the Kanan comic is now being turned into an ongoing series rather than just a miniseries, Kanan’s character transition between A New Dawn and Star Wars Rebels, and R2 as the ultimate mole. Very nice on-topic, revealing discussions. I really enjoyed their guest for this episode and all of the insights he was able to bring to the topic. After the show, the hosts have their kids on to get their opinions on Star Wars Rebels.

Rebels Reactions – Fighter Flight episode includes guest Teresa Delgado. They cover the background role of the female characters up to this point of the series, Chopper’s mischievousness, TIE fighters and the lighter nature of this episode.

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Databurst From the 501st

November 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 12 through 18th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 14

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charleston, SC for Atomacon 2014 from November 14 to 16th (Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller), and in Raleigh, NC for the North Carolina Symphony Move Music Concert from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Mexican Garrison will be in León, Fuera de México for Festival Internacional del Globo de León 2014.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Bakersfield, CA for Star Wars Night with the Bakersfield Condors.
  • UK Garrison will be in Peterfield for the Chrismas Light’s Switch On.

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