Happy Birthday, Joe Corroney

July 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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joe-corroneyToday we wish a very happy birthday to Star Wars artist Joe Corroney. Be sure to wish Joe a happy birthday on Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to stop by his website.

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Marvel vs Dark Horse: Omnibuses

July 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, Opinion, Star Wars | 1 Comment

a-long-time-ago-volume-1As a fan of the Dark Horse Comics omnibuses, I was a little surprised to see the price point on the newly announced Marvel Star Wars omnibus. A $125 is a big chunk of change when compared to the $25 price tags on Dark Horse’s omnibuses. Checking around on Amazon, it seems this is a normal MSRP for Marvel’s omnibus collections, though they typically get a discount that puts them at $85 to $90. That’s still pretty high in comparison to Dark Horse. So where does the extra cost come in?

Size. Continue Reading Marvel vs Dark Horse: Omnibuses…

Podcasts in Review

July 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Avoid Transformers & 250 Great Geek Moments” begins with a very odd discussion of the latest Transformer’s movie given that none of the hosts have seen it yet. Regardless, they discuss the reactions of critics and fans and lament the daunting runtime of the movie (a whopping 2 hours and 45 minutes). Afterwards they rundown the latest geek news including the appearance of the pilot episode of The Flash online, Pacific Rim 2, the Phineas & Ferb Star Wars episode trailer, and then dive into SFX magazine’s 250 greatest moments in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Sadly a lot of the top ten is dominated by very recent films which seems like a poor way to form the list, but the hosts chime in with their picks and it makes for a good discussion.

Bombad Radio: Episode 155 has a bit of an intro with Jeremiah and Nick before going into an interview with actor Doug Jones. The Doug Jones interview is really good. He talks about working with Guillermo Del Toro, his roles in Hellboy, Hellboy II, Mimic, Pan’s Labyrinth, Falling Skies, Batman Returns, and Warriors of Virtue. As primarily a suit actor, he talks about how his background as a mime and listing himself as a contortionist has helped him get roles. However, the best parts are probably his impressions of Del Toro. It’s a very fun interview. Capping off the show is some more commentary from Jeremiah and Nick. Worth noting, the intro and extro audio quality isn’t the best but the interview portion is good, so you might want to skip ahead when listening. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release and Review: ‘Son of Dathomir #3′

July 16, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #3 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. Click here to check out our full review.

Darth Maul has captured Darth Sidious’s new apprentice! Mother Talzin and Maul attempt to sway Count Dooku to their cause, revealing surprising facts about Maul’s past. But an attack by an elite Jedi strike force throws everyone’s plans into chaos!

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Juan Frigeri
Inker: Mauro Vargas
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf

Format: FC, 40 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

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Databurst From the 501st

July 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 16 through 22nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 16

  • Garrison Titan will be in Stanwood, WA for the Shakespeare’s Star Wars author book signing from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

July 17

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Tonganoxie, KS for the Summer Reading Program at Tonganoxie Public Library from 11:00 AM to Noon.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Pardubice for GameCon from July 17 to 20th.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Jacksonville, FL for Ancient City Con from July 18 to 20th.
  • New England Garrison will be in Scarborough, ME for the Galaxy Event at Camp Ketcha.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Brick, NJ for Star Wars Camp at the Brick Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Grove City, OH for the Star Wars Celebration at Grove City Library from 1:30 to 3:00 PM, and in Metamora, OH for the Star Wars Summer Reading Challenge Party at Evergreen Community Library from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for BFI Sci-Fi Days of Fear and Wonder press launch.

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‘Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years’

July 15, 2014 at 11:30 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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star-wars-the-original-marvel-yearsStarWars.com has revealed that the first Marvel Star Wars comic. now that they’ve once again got the license, will be Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years. Reprinting Marvel Star Wars  #1-44 and Marvel Star Wars Annual #1 in a hardcover omnibus format. Marvel editor in chief Axel Alonso also hints that there will be more to come: “I am extremely proud to present these original Star Wars stories, told as only Marvel can, in the first in a massive and glorious Omnibus series.”

Writers: Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy and Chris Claremont
Pencillers: Howard Chaykin, Carmine Infantino, Walter Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Michael Golden, Al Williamson, and Mike Vosburg
Cover Artists: Howard Chaykin and Greg Hildebrandt
Details: 880 pages, $125
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9106-3
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9318-0 (Hildebrant cover only)

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New Release: Star Wars Sampler 2014

July 15, 2014 at 10:10 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, eBooks, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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star-wars-2014-samplerDel Rey’s Star Wars Sampler 2014 is out today with previews of John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn, James Luceno’s Tarkin, Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi and Paul S. Kemp’s Lords of the Sith. You can get your free digital copy via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo and Google Play.

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Monday Funny: Take a Wookiee With You

July 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Some Solo humor.

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Around the Web

July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Del Rey, Episode VII, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

Books News

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Give Us Legends: August 2nd

July 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Events, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 3 Comments

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Mark August 2nd on your calendars, Star Wars Expanded Universe fans. The community is joining together with Give Us Legends to let Lucasfilm and Del Rey know that we want to see the Legends line continue. For those who want another X-Wing novel, for those who want to see Thrawn one more time, and for those who want to see Sword of the Jedi reach bookshelves, August 2nd will be the day to make yourselves heard. Just hit Facebook and Twitter and spread the word #GIVEUSLEGENDS. Be sure to hit up Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page, their Twitter handle @DelReyStarWars, the official Star Wars Facebook page and Twitter handle @starwars, and they’re also pushing for the Star Wars Rebels Facebook page and Twitter handle @starwarsrebels.

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