New Release and Review: ‘Princess Leia #2′

March 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Princess Leia #2 is out today from Marvel. While the first issue was a huge miss for me, this issue is a little better. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

March 18, 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 March 18 to March 24th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 19

  • Central California Garrison will be in Redding, CA for Make-A-Wish Results Radiothon at Mount Shasta Mall from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Chi-Fi 2015.

March 20

  • Alabama Garrison will be in Huntsville, AL for the 80’s Bash at Bailey Cove Branch Library.
  • Canadian Garrison will be in Toronto, ON for Toronto Comicon 2015 from March 20 to 22nd (Star Wars guests include Dickey Beer, David Ross, Stephane Roux, Ben Templesmith).
  • Capital City Garrison will be in Toronto, ON for Toronto Comicon 2015 from March 20 to 22nd (Star Wars guests include Dickey Beer, David Ross, Stephane Roux, Ben Templesmith).
  • Central Garrison will be in Minneapolis, MN for the Cub Scout Pack 110 Blue and Gold Banquet.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Syracuse, NY for Star Wars Night with the Syracuse Crunch.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Lansing, MI for Shuto Con and in Rochester Hills, MI for North Hill Elementary School Carnival.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Colorado Springs, CO for Colorado Cosmic Con from March 20 to 22nd.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for June 2015

March 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has revealed their comic solicitations for June 2015. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars #6

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover Artist: John Cassaday
Variant Cover: Action Figure Variant by John Tyler Christopher
Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: June 3, 2015

Luke vs. Boba Fett! Han Solo in hot water! Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for June 2015…

Cover Reveal for ‘The Clone Army Attaketh’

March 17, 2015 at 3:43 pm | Posted in Art, Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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CNET has revealed the cover for William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher. The book will be out July 7 and if you head on over to Quirk Books you can enter their pre-order campaign for Phantom of Menace for a chance to get a signed bookplate and other free swag.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

‘Star Wars: Aftermath’ Author and Cover Reveal

March 17, 2015 at 3:26 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has revealed the cover and the author for Aftermath. Check it out.

I’m also excited to share with you that Aftermath will be written by Chuck Wendig, the critically-acclaimed author of Blackbirds, Mockingbird, Under the Empyrean Sky, and many other novels, as well as countless blog posts about the craft and business of writing. We’re thrilled that he agreed to work on this epic new project with us.

The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors are flying that the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader, are dead. A new government is forming to replace the Empire. But the galaxy is a big place, and the fallout of this cataclysm will affect different worlds in different ways. Does everyone accept the fall of Imperial rule? Has everyone even heard the life-altering news? What rushes in to fill the vacuum the Empire has left? And who will try to stop them? Those are some of the themes we’ll be exploring in Aftermath, and as a lifelongStar Wars fan, just writing those words gives me chills. I can’t wait for our first canon glimpse into the state of the galaxy after the Battle of Endor.

What’s more, Aftermath will be the first book in a trilogy that begins to bridge the Star Wars timeline between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. There is so much unknown between the Battle of Endor and the events of The Force Awakens, and we’re excited to take our first step into that space.

Obviously I wish I could tell you more about the story, but I can’t just yet. What I can reveal is that you will be introduced to a sweeping new cast of characters, along with a fan favorite from the films. And who knows what other familiar faces will pop up along the way? And once you’ve seen The Force Awakens in movie theaters, you may find that certain names and places in Aftermath have a relevance you never knew–so keep your eyes wide open! -Jennifer Heddle, Editor Lucas Books

Pre-orders for Aftermath are up here on randomhouse.com.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

March 13, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | 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 has some more news on the recently announced upcoming Star Wars books for this Fall including prelim covers and blurbs.
  • Author Kevin Hearne revealed that Heir to the Jedi is hitting the New York Times Bestsellers List.

I raise this glass of Tullamore Dew to you! Just heard that HEIR TO THE JEDI hit the NYT bestseller list and you’re responsible. Thank you all so much for reading! And PEW! PEW! PEW! *turns up the John Williams soundtrack to 11* -Kevin Hearne

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news this week starts with new guests including Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Eckstein, Margo Apostolos, Debbie Carrington, Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Deep Roy, Kurt Thatcher and Kevin Thompson. They also revealed details about a Wikia Wizards event with Leland Chee, and a cosplay contest hosted by Dee Bradley Baker and James Arnold Taylor and judged by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Amy Beth Christenson. And don’t forget, Official Pix pre-orders go live Monday. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Release Dates for Episode VIII and ‘Rogue One’

March 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm | Posted in Episode VIII, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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release_datesDisney and Lucasfilm have revealed some very important release dates for their upcoming films, and Variety has the details. Star Wars Episode VIII will be out May 26, 2017 and the first Star Wars standalone film will be out December 16, 2016. Furthermore, the standalone film be called Rogue One. It will star Felicity Jones, and of course is being directed by Gareth Edwards. They also made it official that Rian Johnson is directing Episode VIII.

“Rogue One,” based on an idea by Oscar-winning vfx supervisor John Knoll, was written by “Cinderella” scribe Chris Weitz. Kathleen Kennedy will produce the standalone film alongside Knoll, Tony To and John Schwartz.

Click here to check out their full write up, or head on over to StarWars.com for more details.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

March 12, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Marvel, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 87 touches on the Star Wars costume exhibit in Seattle, troop reports, the Disney Star Wars Half-Marathon (including a mention of the BB-8 cosplayers, ie. Rich and Sarah from Skywalker Through Neverland), and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news and info.

Assembly of Geeks:Remembering Leonard Nimoy” features guests Lauren Gallaway and Kayla LaFrance as they share comments from Star Trek’s cast and crew on the passing of Leonard Nimoy, they play audio clips from Leonard, reveal the story behind the hand gesture, talk about his music, his books and their favorite Spock moments. It’s a touching farewell to an icon.

Coffee With Kenobi: Rebels Reactions “Rebel Resolve” features guest Darth Taxus as they cover the penultimate episode of Star Wars Rebels season one. It’s a pretty good review of the characters and themes of the episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #3′

March 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #3 is kind of all over the map with action, chaos and few good character moments. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Star Wars #3′

March 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #3 is out today from Marvel.

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artists: John Cassaday
Cover Artist: John Cassaday
Variant Covers: Leinil Yu (variant cover), John Cassaday (sketch cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant cover)

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES! The attack on Cymoon-1 comes crashing to an end! Will the Rebels overcome Vader to strike another blow against the Empire? And is Luke ready to be the Jedi Ben wanted him to be?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Click here for a preview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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