Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #4′

April 24, 2015 at 8:13 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Jabba the Hutt is one of my favorite characters, so when a comic writer can have the big Hutt stand toe-to-toe with Darth Vader in a credible fashion, I’m all in. Star Wars #4 delivers some great character storytelling as it sets everyone up for a clash on Tatooine. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 24, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Edelweiss has some Star Wars books updates…

Blurb for Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (304 pages, September 4, hardcover)

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart?

Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well as hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for all Star Wars fans.

Blurb for Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka (240 pages, September 4, hardcover). Continue Reading Around the Web…

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for July 2015

April 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Star Wars News, News, Star Wars, Marvel | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their solicitations for July 2015. Here’s the Star Wars coverage.

Star Wars: Lando #1 (of 5) Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for July 2015…

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: Cosplay Roundup

April 23, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Cosplay, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

One of my favorite things at Star Wars Celebration is all the cosplayers. From Stormtroopers to, well, this year, Disney Jedi, there’s always some awesome and interesting costumes to check out. This year I tried my best to take all the pics I could and try to snag a picture of every cool or unique outfit I saw. So without further ado, here’s our roundup of the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim cosplay, but a small selection of all all the awesome one’s that were there.

Continue Reading Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: Cosplay Roundup…

Podcasts in Review

April 23, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review including my reviews of the live podcast panels I was able to attend at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Coffee With Kenobi: Celebration live panel was a lot of fun and a great way to start the day. Everyone was high off the new trailer for The Force Awakens, and Coffee With Kenobi was able to keep the fun going. They had John ‘Dak’ Morton on as a guest to talk Star Wars. He compare the film to some of Coppola’s greatest movies, The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, and talked about how Star Wars stood out from films like that because of how it inspires people. They discussed fears and overcoming them, and how those themes tie into Star Wars. John also talked about visiting the people who waiting in line overnight, his thoughts on Star Wars Rebels and Ezra’s character, and the panel he’s doing at Celebration that focuses on military personnel and Star Wars. As always, John is a great guest and they touched on some good topics. Afterwards Dan and Cory covered The Force Awakens panel that kicked off the day, touching on Kathleen Kennedy, BB-8, Rey as a scavenger, the trailer, the impact of Han and Chewie, Mark Hamill’s narration, the passing of the sword and even the cinematography. Their second guest was Jeff McGee from Assembly of Geeks and Marvin Dog Media. Jeff chatted with them about the collectibles at Celebration like the Bossk hoodie and Funko Fett. And wrapping things up was Kevin Liell from Norse Legion and a giveaway of some of their cool Star Wars jewelry. I have to admit, I was very impressed with the panel. They pulled off a live show like pro’s with great guests, great discussion and lots of fun. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Greg Weisman Sticks with ‘Kanan: The Last Padawan’

April 22, 2015 at 4:21 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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kanan-the-last-padawanAmid all the news from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, one piece that might have slipped by was from the Star Wars Comes Home to Marvel panel. There it was revealed that Greg Weisman will be sticking around for the second arc of Kanan: The Last Padawan. Greg was originally hired to write just the first five issues as it was planned to just be a mini-series. Due to popularity, Marvel quickly decided to make it an ongoing series, and now they’ve brought Greg back to write the second arc. Very cool news and definitely something for fans to looks forward to.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Star Wars #4′

April 22, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #4 is out today from Marvel.

Star Wars #4

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: John Cassaday
Cover Artist: John Cassaday

Luke Skywalker is NOT a Jedi—not yet, at least. He’s only ever met one Jedi in his life…and he died. So, Luke’s quest leads him back to Obi-Wan’s hut…on Tatooine.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

April 22, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Charity, Conventions, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 22 to April 28th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 22

  • Old Line Garrison will be in Westminster, MD for the Special Olympics Spring Games from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Westminster High School.
  • Rancor Raiders Garrison will be in Oxford, MS for the Ole Miss Star Wars Night Baseball Game at Swayze Field.

April 23

  • Timberline Garrison will be in Boise, ID for the Star Wars Party at the Library from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

April 24

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for the Corporate Challenge Kick Off Party.
  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Audubon, LA for the Zoo-To-Do for Kids at Audubon Zoo from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Myrtle Beach, SC for Star Wars Night with the Pelicans.
  • Central Garrison will be in Bellevue, NE fro the Birchrest School Carnival from 4:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Pittsburgh, PA for 21+ SciFi at Carnegie Science Center from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in LaGrange, GA for the Relay for Life Troup County, in Hampton, GA for the Relay for Life Henry County.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for C2E2 from April 24 to 26th.
  • New England Garrison will be in Bangor, ME for the Bangor Comic and Toy Convention from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Michigan City, IN for the IKAN Talent Show from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Lakeview Christian Center.
  • Rancor Raiders will be in Florence, MS for A Knight in Hollywood at McLaurin Elementary School.
  • Spanish Garrison will be in Majadahonda, Spain for Taste of America.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Walnut, CA for Vejar Science Night and Star Wars.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Press Conference

April 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here’s our audio from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 press conference at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One

April 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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For those who haven’t heard yet, Rogue One will be part of what they’re calling the Star Wars Anthology series: “The film will revolve around a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy.”

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StarWars.com listed some of the crew: director of photography will be Greig Fraser (Foxcatcher, Zero Dark Thirty), special effects supervisor Neil Corbould (Gravity, Gladiator), casting director Jina Jay (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, War Horse), sound designer Chris Scarabosio (There Will be Blood, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith), co-production designers Doug Chiang (Star Wars Episodes I & II) and Neil Lamont (supervising art director for the Harry Potter series, Edge of Tomorrow), stunt coordinator Rob Inch (World War Z, Captain America: The First Avenger), creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan (Prometheus) and co-costume designers Dave Crossman (costume supervisor for the Harry Potterseries, Saving Private Ryan), and Glyn Dillon (costume concept artist forKingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending).

You can watch the teaser they played at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim here. The film will be out December 16, 2016.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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